Sunday, December 14, 2008
I recently received an email reportedly from StumbleUpon with the subject line ‘Confirm your email address’. My initial reaction was that it was a phishing attack (where someone wants to access your account), spam related activity or some other form of scam.
The email is copied below, and is asking me to click on a link to confirm my email address. This is not an attack or scam, because the link is going to www.stumbleupon.com. It is absolutely critical to confirm that the link that is printed in the message matches the actual website, you verify this by copying and pasting the link into a text file.
There is reference to this email on a Stumbleupon forum and it is mentioned as being legitimate, likely as part of a form of housekeeping of even a form of spam minimization by Stumbleupon (because a human needs to reply to this email).
Thanks for using StumbleUpon. Please click the link below to confirm your email address:
Clicking this link confirms your email address and protects your privacy. Soon, you’ll need a verified email address to access all of the features available on StumbleUpon.
â€” StumbleUpon Community Support
Questions? Send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Thursday, November 30, 2006
Your invoices, quotes, receipts and customers details are protected if you use Invoiceplace. In fact, your data can be safer than if you store your invoice details on your computer at home or in the office. Your data is protected several ways -
- Network protection – the computer (server) that runs Invoiceplace has a firewall and other measures to secure against people trying to break-in electronically.
- Physical protection – the server is located in a secure hosting center that has security measures to protect the server from theft and other faults (such as electrical power surges).
- Built-in software protection – there are very strict conditions and checks to ensure it is not possible to view invoices for other Invoiceplace users (either inadvertently or maliciously).
- Data protection – there are regular, secure backups of your data.
Your data can be safer and more secure than if you just kept your invoices stored on your computer particularly if you don’t have regular backups, and keep your computer up to date with security updates and other security measures (i.e. virus protection, a firewall).
For a lot of people (particularly those who don’t back-up regularly or at all) having their laptop or desktop computer stolen would be devastating to the business – and your business data lost forever.
Using Invoiceplace gives you convenience and peace of mind – your invoices can be accessed from anywhere you have internet access, and you don’t need to worry about backups.