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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
1/31/2019 8:58:03 PM
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Re: Useful tip
Though companies hevaily advertise security practices not to open email attachmnet from unknown sources, there are incidents that keep occurring for that same reason. It just depends on how much attention people pay to these things.

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Michelle
Michelle
12/30/2018 10:13:43 PM
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Dark UX patterns
Marketing emails with hidden unsubscribe options are awful. They can arrive without an invitation as well. I have worked on the marketing side of things and was very surprised to learn that some mailing list companies offered email append services. The company would match email addresses to physical addresses for a fee. I assume emails were found from web scraping. Anyway, businesses could email these folks without asking them to opt-in first. Awful practices all around!

see also: https://darkpatterns.org/

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TaimoorZubair
TaimoorZubair
12/30/2018 4:11:21 PM
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Useful tip
Quite a useful tip, Alan. This is something email attackers have been making use of for some time now. Most people don't bother checking the URL before clicking the unsubscribe button and that's the mistake that leads to disaster. While most organizations do block opening of suspicous links through emails, there's still the chance something might get away with and infect the whole network.

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