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JP Morgan Targeted In New Phishing Campaign
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AnonymousMan
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AnonymousMan,
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8/25/2014 | 8:53:32 AM
Re: Chase encourages phishing
I was just being sarcastic.  Simple misspelling are possible, but I would suggest something like chasesecurityalert.com or similar.  I don't buy your second argument.  The "no hyperlinks in email" only works for sophisticated users.  For the general population, that HTML email train has left the station IMHO.  It might transfer some risk from the bank to the user though, which is all the more reason to take that approach if you are the bank.
JohnRS
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JohnRS,
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8/22/2014 | 5:42:48 PM
Re: Chase encourages phishing
It's possible.  First, phishing mail claiming to be from a company often comes from a "look alike" domain, something like chasse.com for example.  DMARK doesn't stop this sort of mail at all.

Second, a Chase customer will be more likely to click on a link in a phishing message because regular, valid messages from Chase encourage them to do so.  In their "E-mail Security Information" at the bottom of many of the messages which Chase sends to customers they tell them that if they suspect the authenticity of the message, to "click here" (a link inside the suspect message) - the exact OPPOSITE of what they should be advising customers to do.
AnonymousMan
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8/22/2014 | 5:15:51 PM
Re: Chase encourages phishing
http://agari.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/130819_Dmarc_JPMorgan.pdf

"JP Morgan Chase evaluated its options and embraced the DMARC (Domain-based Messaging Authentication and Controls) standard to stop phishing attacks, restore its brand and protect its customers."

emphasis added.  You see, JP Morgan can't be phished anymore.  Nothing to see here folks.
JohnRS
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JohnRS,
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8/22/2014 | 3:04:27 PM
Chase encourages phishing
A phishing attack might be more effective against Chase customers than expected since Chase encourages customers to click on links in phishing messages.

I have some accounts with Chase.  Recently I realized that the boilerplate at the bottom of many of their messages includes instructions regarding phishing messages which is the OPPOSITE of what you should do.  Here it is, from a block boldly labelled "E-mail Security Information":

"If you are concerned about the authenticity of this message, please click here or call the phone number on the back of your credit card. If you would like to learn more about e-mail security or want to report a suspicious e-mail, click here".

Yes, Chase is telling you (twice) to click on a link in a suspected phishing message.  Duh!


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