Whilst driving to work this morning, I was listening to 3AW talk radio – as my (cheap) MP3 player is just about dead (damn headphone socket – had to jiggle & fiddle to get any sound out of it – might be time for an iPod).
Anyway, the target demographic for 3AW is probably a little “above” my tender years (nearly 35 !), and was interesting to hear some soothing music during an infomercial for Microsoft (!)
The context was about phishing (with a “ph”, as the voice-over said), and warned about replying to emails requesting logins, passwords and credit cards.
The ad wasn’t “alarmist” – just notified listeners to ignore any emails with such requests, or contained links to login, however legitimate they may appear :
“as your information will be captured, and the receipients will attempt to empty bank accounts, or undertake other criminal activities”
Lastly, the advertisement mentioned to install the “phishing filter” – by visiting www.microsoft.com.au (forward-slash) security.
The ad finished with “this is a community service announcement in the interests of safer internet usage, brought to you by Microsoft Australia”.
Nice one, Microsoft. 🙂