WOT vs. Russian spammer?

Kevin (a student) recently showed me an email from an internet vendor.   Having placed several orders he hesitated before he clicked an order he knew he didn’t order.   He knew he didn’t place an order and he had WOT (Web of Trust) loaded.   The links in the email are red and marked by WOT.   This indicates and warns the user the link is more than likely malicious.  He also hovered over the link and as you can see, the link (bottom left corner) goes to a .ru domain.   The likelihood the link contains malicious code is great.   Use caution when you receive any email.

If you receive an email like this, mark it as spam, delete it and never click the link even out of curiosity.

A review by Bill Mullins

Rick reviews WOT at Whats On My PC


About TCAT Shelbyville IT Department

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology - is one of 46 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents System, the seventh largest system of higher education in the nation. This system comprises six universities, fourteen community colleges, and twenty-six Applied Technology Colleges.
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