News, tips, advice, support for Windows, Office, PCs & more. Tech help. No bull. We're community supported by donations from our Plus Members, and proud of it
Home icon Home icon Home icon Email icon RSS icon
  • Patch Lady – are you safe online?

    Posted on Susan Bradley Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Home Forums AskWoody blog Patch Lady – are you safe online?

    Viewing 4 reply threads
    • Author
      Posts
      • #2223526 Reply
        Susan Bradley
        AskWoody MVP

        Just spotted this… It’s a series of 30 minute webinars next week put on by a company that normally does security assessments for companies.  Their h
        [See the full post at: Patch Lady – are you safe online?]

        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

        2 users thanked author for this post.
      • #2223571 Reply
        Barry
        AskWoody Plus

        Wants you to register. No thanks.

        Barry (Seeker)
        Windows 10 Home V 2004

        1 user thanked author for this post.
        • #2223576 Reply
          Seff
          AskWoody Plus

          Agreed @Barry, clicking on a link on a website (albeit a trusted one) and then being asked to give my email address to a company I’d never heard of before wasn’t the best way of assessing my security score! No thanks.

          • #2223580 Reply
            Susan Bradley
            AskWoody MVP

            I use a throwaway email address.  It has valid questions.

            Susan Bradley Patch Lady

            3 users thanked author for this post.
      • #2223591 Reply
        alkhall
        AskWoody Lounger

        Not ‘signing up’.

        In my opinion, if these people were about helping more than profiting, it would be free without that.

      • #2223644 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        You can use fake email like this to register site:

        support@s2me.io.com

        admin@s2me.io

        customer@s2me.io

         

        All three will work with the site. No need to use a throwaway email if you do not have to.

        • #2223740 Reply
          rc primak
          AskWoody_MVP

          As of this moment, Chrome Beta 81, Windows 10 Pro 1909, just fully updated, all ad blockers off, this trick does NOT work. The login page (required) has a redirect which sends a code to the email address you used to sign up. If this address lists their own domain, an endless loop is created, which causes the login page to flash on and off endlessly. No login is possible without two-factor verification as of this posting.

          This site is phishy. Do NOT use!

          If you want to see what is involved in a real security risk assessment for a business, check out this article.

          I have never seen an online “Personal Security Risk Assessment Tool” which was legitimate, and was not set up as a phishing site. They all are trying to sell you something (like a security program) or else they are collecting email addresses and selling them. Every last one.

          -- rc primak

          • This reply was modified 1 month, 3 weeks ago by rc primak.
          1 user thanked author for this post.
      • #2223969 Reply
        Robb
        AskWoody Plus

        Well I used a made up name and email and was allowed to register and complete the test. Well almost – I got as far as “99% complete”, but there was no way to proceed to 100% and get a final report. All I could do is go into my profile and read the answers to my questions and get their feedback answer to each question. But that covers 9 different pages and there is no simple PDF to download that consolidates and shows everything and giving an overall score (Not that an overall score actually means very much – a weakness is a weakness).

        But as someone mentioned above – they are good valid questions and their feedback is usefull.

        RobB

    Viewing 4 reply threads

    Please follow the -Lounge Rules- no personal attacks, no swearing, and politics/religion are relegated to the Rants forum.

    Reply To: Patch Lady – are you safe online?

    You can use BBCodes to format your content.
    Your account can't use Advanced BBCodes, they will be stripped before saving.