358 Lotus blogs updated hourly. Who will post next? Home | Downloads | Events | Pods | Blogs | Search | myPL | About 
 
Latest 7 Posts
Site Migration Starts Today
Mon, Dec 1st 2014 158
Where to Find Me @ SAP TechEd && d-code Las Vegas 2014
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 274
Poorly Designed Web Sites
Tue, Sep 16th 2014 120
Bootstrap Complete NavBar Example Application
Mon, Sep 1st 2014 164
When to Check for Updates
Mon, Aug 11th 2014 125
CEF & Monty Python
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 127
Free Introduction to Apache Cordova
Thu, Jul 31st 2014 121
Top 10
Where to Find Me @ SAP TechEd && d-code Las Vegas 2014
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 274
Bootstrap Complete NavBar Example Application
Mon, Sep 1st 2014 164
Site Migration Starts Today
Mon, Dec 1st 2014 158
Apache Cordova API Cookbook Print Copies
Sun, Jul 13th 2014 133
Cordova DeviceReady Firing
Mon, Jul 29th 2013 130
CEF & Monty Python
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 127
When to Check for Updates
Mon, Aug 11th 2014 125
Free Introduction to Apache Cordova
Thu, Jul 31st 2014 121
Poorly Designed Web Sites
Tue, Sep 16th 2014 120
Apache Cordova API Cookbook Kindle Edition
Fri, Jul 11th 2014 114


Interesting Spam – Airline Ticket
   

 

I just received yet another interesting spam message in my inbox. Well actually it wasn’t in my inbox; Outlook recognized it as spam and quarantined it – I’m surprised Norton Antivirus didn’t catch this one (because of the likely infected attachment).

Anyways, here’s a screen shot of the email.

Figure 1

What I imagine happens is someone gets this email and goes “Crikey, I didn’t buy any plane ticket” and opens the attachment to see who purchased a ticket. Of course they open the ‘ticket’ and get infected. It must work since I’ve received many of these over time.

I don’t get it, how do people actually fall for this. Have any of you ever received an email attachment with an airline ticket from an airline? No, tickets come to your inbox – as an email message, not an attachment after you’ve checked in. No airline that I can think of has ever sent tickets in advance of checking in – even if they did, they wouldn’t zip it. They’d send it as a PDF file (which is already compressed).

You’ll notice that the itinerary information doesn’t list the name of the departure city – that alone would tell me that it’s a scam – where you’re leaving from is as important as where you’re going to. Right?

Of course, Outlook hides the message routing information from me, so I can’t look to see where the email actually came from. In this case, the email address shown as the from email is correct – it would go to Delta Airlines if you replied. However, it wouldn’t actually get to anyone since all the spammer wants you to do is open the attachment; if you don’t do that, he doesn’t care what else you do.

Of course, this email was written by someone who doesn’t speak English as a primary language:

Your bought ticket is attached to the letter as a scan document.

You can print your ticket.

Thank you for using our airline company services.

What was it that PT Barnum said?



---------------------
http://www.johnwargo.com/index.php/Miscellaneous/interesting-spam-airline-ticket.html
Apr 02, 2012
29 hits



Recent Blog Posts
158


Site Migration Starts Today
Mon, Dec 1st 2014 10:11a   John Wargo
I will be migrating this site to a new hosting account starting today. I don't know how long this process is going to take, so please be patient as I work through this. I'm migrating the site for several reasons. It's been running on one of my personal hosting accounts and I want to move it to its own account/server for performance and security reasons. It's been running on Joomla 2.5 for a while and I want to get it to Joomla 3.x. Hackers have been having some fun with my site lately, so [read] Keywords: security server
274


Where to Find Me @ SAP TechEd && d-code Las Vegas 2014
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 6:10a   John Wargo
Next week I’ll be attending SAP’s TechEd conference in Las Vegas. In previous years, I’ve attended the conference and spent most of my time visiting with customers on the show floor. This year I’ve been assigned several sessions (along with some colleagues), so I thought I’d let you know what I have going on this year. First I’m doing a session entitled “MOB101: Hybrid Mobile Application Development with Kapsel” – it’s a one hour lecture session where I introduce Hybrid deve [read] Keywords: application community development mobile networking sap security server
120


Poorly Designed Web Sites
Tue, Sep 16th 2014 7:11a   John Wargo
As look at the world around me, I’m surprised that in the world of the connected, mobile user, that companies are still not thinking of mobile-first users. There are millions or billions of mobile devices sold every year, but companies with public facing web sites still don’t seem to notice and I’m really surprised by that. The local Charlotte BIG insurance company is Novant Health, and they’re usually pretty organized. I was in one of their facilities a while back and noticed that ther [read] Keywords: css mobile network wireless
164


Bootstrap Complete NavBar Example Application
Mon, Sep 1st 2014 6:12a   John Wargo
I had an idea a while back for a web application I wanted to create. I’d not worked much with Bootstrap (http://getbootstrap.com/) and wanted to have some experience with it, so I thought I’d play around with building the app I wanted using the framework. The Bootstrap web site is pretty detailed, and I quickly found an application template I could use for my application. As I poked around, I noticed that the template allowed me to add a simple menu to my application and that worked for me. [read] Keywords: application javascript twitter
125


When to Check for Updates
Mon, Aug 11th 2014 7:12a   John Wargo
I’ve been trying to build a sample application using Ionic, an HTML5 framework specifically designed for hybrid applications. I read the instructions, downloaded the code and initiated the command to create a new project. What happened? Failure. I posted my issue on their forum only to be told that my Cordova development environment must be old. I explained that it was all up to date and working perfectly for every other Cordova development I’ve ever done and what I got for my trouble was [read] Keywords: application applications development
127


CEF & Monty Python
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 8:16a   John Wargo
Note: The original title for this post was supposed to be ‘How is the Chromium Embedded Framework Documentation like a Sketch from Monty Python’s Meaning of Life?’ but the title was just too long. I was getting some exercise yesterday and came up with an idea for an app I wanted to write. The app needed to work for Windows as well as Macintosh, so I started thinking about how I’d do it. I’m a big Delphi developer, and the recent Delphi tools support Windows & Macintosh, but I imag [read] Keywords: application blackberry development google java linux macintosh properties python wiki xml




121


Free Introduction to Apache Cordova
Thu, Jul 31st 2014 5:15p   John Wargo
Whenever I publish a book with my publisher, they always pick one chapter and post it online for anyone to read. Picking the right chapter has always been a challenge for me because I want them to publish a chapter that’s interesting enough to make you want to buy the book while at the same time not being so good that you get everything you need and don’t buy the book. Get it? Please buy my books. I write them because I like to write and think I have a special skill when it comes to describ [read] Keywords: development mobile
133


Apache Cordova API Cookbook Print Copies
Sun, Jul 13th 2014 7:12a   John Wargo
Print copies of Apache Cordova API Cookbook arrived on Friday; my expectation is that they will be available for shipment from Amazon.com and other retailers by the end of next week. This book, along with my Apache Cordova 3 Programming, provide 600 pages of coverage for Apache Cordova. These two books give mobile developers everything they need to be able to write cross-platform mobile applications using Apache Cordova or Adobe PhoneGap. [read] Keywords: applications mobile
114


Apache Cordova API Cookbook Kindle Edition
Fri, Jul 11th 2014 3:11p   John Wargo
I was poking around on Amazon yesterday and noticed that the Kindle edition of Apache Cordova API Cookbook was published back in June. You can get your copy immediately using the following link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LB6X2SO/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00LB6X2SO&linkCode=as2&tag=mcnsof-20&linkId=AXKNHCPITM4FNLNK. [read] Keywords:
97


PhoneGap Essentials Sales
Thu, Jul 3rd 2014 7:11a   John Wargo
I keep hearing from readers who have just started reading my PhoneGap Essentials book. That book was published more than two years ago and PhoneGap has changed dramatically since then. The code in the book should still work - not much has changed on the API side of things. The content covered in the first half of the book however is no longer valid. I rewrote the first half of PhoneGap Essentials last year and released it as Apache Cordova 3 Programming in December. That book takes the first [read] Keywords: development




Created and Maintained by Yancy Lent - About - Blog Submission - Suggestions - Change Log - Blog Widget - Advertising - Mobile Edition