New depths in phishing

David Ulevitch davidu at
Fri Mar 24 16:26:05 UTC 2006

On Mar 24, 2006, at 8:12 AM, Lucy E. Lynch wrote:

> On Fri, 24 Mar 2006, David Ulevitch wrote:
>> On Mar 24, 2006, at 6:50 AM, Lucy E. Lynch wrote:
>>> edu skimming - try
>> While it's kinda lame it is far from a phishing site.  They even  
>> say on the submit form: "Yes! I'd like additional information from  
>> and its marketing partners."  Chances are that you  
>> will actually get something from UMich (along with a bunch of  
>> other junk too no doubt).
>> Phishing is bad enough as it is, let's not broaden its definition  
>> to include all things we find uncool.
> actually, this is cross posted from the UNISOG list, and the schools
> in question have no connection with this and get no referrals from  
> collected data.

Your admissions office is misleading you or you just haven't asked  
them or they don't care to answer you.  They pull leads from many  
sources including the College Board and numerous others.  Many of  
those sources aggregate their data from places like this and flyers  
in high schools, reps and all kinds of junk.  If you are really  
concerned, tell your school CSO to talk to Admissions and get some  
details.  I think Admissions and Alumni Relations workers probably  
compete with each other over who can annoy more people. :-)

Universities are often huge organizations and do all kinds of great  
and sometimes some not so great things.  Don't be surprised.  But now  
we're getting off-topic.

David Ulevitch

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