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Everyday is April Fools Day in your Mailbox

Published: 2006-04-01
Last Updated: 2006-04-01 21:18:42 UTC
by Kevin Liston (Version: 2)
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Wishing everyone a happy April Fools Day (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_fools) from the ISC.  I'm not a big fan such silliness, but I appreciate the important lessons it tries to teach.

 

Some of the fun that's crossed my screen today:

http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/burningcrusade/townhall/wisps.html

http://www.google.com/romance/

http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/wec.shtml

http://slashdot.org

 

Although some don't like it when I put up a link to exploit code, here is a special 4/1/2006 exploit for you:

http://www.metasploit.com/archive/framework/msg00919.html

 

Irresponsible disclosure. :-)

 

Today's signifigance makes a good opportunity to educate your friends and neighbors about the everyday April Fools pranks going on in your email boxes.  Teach them the skills to recognize legitimate websites, avoid clicking on links in unsolicited email, recognize spoofed email, and think critically.

 

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