Teach a man to Phish...

Presented at BSidesLV 2014, Aug. 6, 2014, 4:20 p.m. (30 minutes)

"When the world ends, the only things that will be left on earth will be cockroaches, Twinkies, Keith Richards, and Phishing emails. With easy access to free and low cost cloud services, the Phisher's job is easier than ever. This session will shed light on the number, variety, and complexity of Phishing emails in an effort to explain why they have not disappeared and why things will get far worse before they get better. Data from OpenDNS' PhishTank will be collected, analyzed, and presented to reinforce just how serious the Phishing problem is and how you can help Vinny punch a Phisher in the face by joining the growing community."


  • Vinny Lariza
    "As the OpenDNS Community Moderator, Vinny LaRiza does a lot more than swing the banhammer. In addition to patrolling the groups, he serves as support for people experiencing website blocks due to malicious activity, and helps the research team identify malware false positives. Vinny also serves as liaison between OpenDNS and the public. Part of his work consists of checking in on the communities in terms of activity, and making sure they're on point. But more importantly, staying in constant contact with group members, and providing a point of human contact - almost like a lifeline to the company. Prior to OpenDNS Vinny was the Content Ingestion Manager at a little company you've never heard of called BitTorrent."


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