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A tiny ray of hope: Chrome now warns that the site is a suspected phishing site.

Ben

On Apr 2, 2012, at 4:44 PM, Benjamin Coddington wrote:

> We have failed to convince the processes at google that this form is abuse, but we have not failed to learn that reporting abuse is most likely an ineffective channel.
> 
> The evil form persists.  Its seasonally inappropriate stylings have somehow fooled several UVM entities.  It has crushed my spirits as it continued to render in my browser throughout the day -- the chains of lights separating its divs, much like the chains of email it will send through its victim's smtp servers.
> 
> These additional people reported, bringing our total tracked reports to 49:
> 
> Gail
> Deb
> Holly
> Kelley
> Richard
> Cody
> Russ
> Naima
> Adam
> Mary
> Dusty
> Jacob
> Norm
> 
> Thanks, everyone.  I love you all.
> Ben
> 
> On Apr 2, 2012, at 12:11 PM, Benjamin Coddington wrote:
> 
>> Update: the form lives on!  It persists in its existence.  We've had 36 people report abuse, but we need moar!
>> 
>> These people rock:
>> Dean
>> Georgia
>> Alison
>> Kent
>> Paul
>> Mike (off campus submission - no bonus points)
>> Keith
>> Martin
>> Jarlath
>> Peter (uses olde english)
>> David
>> Warren
>> Larry
>> Helen
>> Mediha
>> Frank (uses Chrome)
>> Charley
>> Ernie
>> Marcie
>> Bryan (off campus submission - bonus points)
>> Zaneta
>> Justin
>> Geoff
>> Andrew (reports as nudity)
>> Judi
>> Emily
>> Christopher
>> Nick
>> Jonathan
>> Cathy
>> Garret
>> Geetha
>> Rob
>> Patrick
>> Mickey
>> 
>> Ben
>> 
>> On Apr 2, 2012, at 9:09 AM, Benjamin Coddington wrote:
>> 
>>> Hey IT-Discuss, some phishers have been using google docs to try to gain UVM netids.  Every google docs doc has a "Report Abuse" link in the footer.
>>> 
>>> I'd like to perform an experiment to find out if google will quickly pull the doc if enough unique browsers report abuse.  Would you take a 15 seconds, follow the link and report abuse?  Then reply to me directly telling me you did so.  I'll keep a tally and report back on this thread throughout the day with the number of complainers and the form's state.
>>> 
>>> If google does pull the doc, then we can mount a reasonable defense against this kind of phish, and SAA will have more time to build bigger INBOXes.
>>> 
>>> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEhBT1k0SVUxb2lkNHA5RjItektSNEE6MQ
>>> 
>>> Ben