Tuesday, May 19, 2009

vishing?!?! vishing?!


Okay, I learned a new word today - "vishing", which means using "voice" to "phish" data from people.  Am I the only one that couldn't stop laughing after reading this word in the CNet article on vishing?  It's good ol' fashioned social engineering, folks. Tele-scam.  Nothing new, really, autodialers have been doing this nonsense for decades.  And really, any old phone phreakers see the irony in "vishing" being the word associated with *phones*.  Please tell me this won't catch on. I can't imagine the outrage in Beige-ing. ;-)