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Jan 30, 2006

Microsoft phished?

The above go.microsoft.com link in a Microsoft Partner Programme email redirects to a Security Assessment Tool hosted at www.SecurityGuidance.com. The domain looked a bit odd to me so I checked on whois the domain registration details. The domain belongs not to Microsoft but Ziff-Davis ... which seems rather odd for a Microsoft branded page and a Microsoft security tool. The 'tool' itself appears to consist of a questionnaire about visitors' security arrangements, exactly the kind of information someone with malicious intent might want. The FAQ on the site notes that Microsoft has a relationship with Ziff-Davis, but why should I trust the information on a dubious website? My advice FWIW - steer clear.
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