I think your website is a phishing site!
We have received a few of these e-mails lately accusing us of being a phishing site and frankly we’re totally confused. We’re not really sure if people even understand what a phishing site is. Or perhaps they’re just trolling hard. Lets go with the first scenario and break it down for the people out there. I also have this FAQ thing which people can read for other basic questions as well.
What is phishing?
Well, phishing is an attempt to gain sensitive data from a client or user about possible usernames, passwords, or other data which could lead to identity fraud. A phishing site asks a series of questions in order to find out more about the user. If the user fills out all of the information the person running the site can then attack their social media, bank, e-mail, and simply put be a complete asshole. Which brings up the obvious question:
ARE YOU A PHISHING SITE?
Lets see, were you anything of a personal nature anywhere on this site? Did you have to login in order to gain access to information on this site? The closest you will have come (and will ever come) is if you decide to leave a comment (only if you CARE to leave a comment that is.) At the bottom of my site I will ask you for an e-mail address which I don’t give a shit about if you answer that with a bogus e-mail. A name of alias which we would prefer you to use an Alias so you protect yourselves out there!
You are reading a blog from a person that uses a single character as a handle/alias. In other words; We would have to be the worlds best hacker in order to go off of the few data packets you leave in the comments below. Sorry guys, We just don’t have that kind of time as we’re way too distracted for- Oh, potato chips!
Phishing sites masquerading at someone important.
If this was a phishing site. S-Config.com would disguised as a trustworthy source such as a store or bank. Which we’re sorry to report that we don’t have tons and tons of domain aliases to s-config.com. We understand having a ‘dash’ in your domain name is suspect. But we don’t like run-on characters like sconfigblogsource.com. Also, single character domains to represent my handle are in the millions of dollars so that isn’t happening.
Security is important to us.
You may have seen that green lock icon in the corner of your browser address. It’s not there to just look pretty!
Most phishing sites don’t spend the kind of time and money to get an official SSL certificate like we do. This site is encrypted all the way through. Meaning that there is no way for a man-in-the-middle hacking attack to occur without something going terribly wrong with the connection to this site.
Tracking and cookies.
You’re tracking us!
Incorrect. This website has gone through considerable lengths to separate all instances of third party cookies and plugins from even touching this site. From hosting our own fonts to even hosting our own videos and saying screw you to YouTube. The only analytic we run is in-house right off of the Apache logs which the report is only run to check for errors within this very site.
Paranoia phishing levels increasing!
I don’t believe you!!
Fine!! Lets go through some plugins so you can verify it yourself.
For starters if you wondered how I got that graphical interface about my website versus all of the others connected then checkout the Lightbeam plugin for Mozilla Firefox. Don’t have Firefox and still rolling with internet explorer? Get away from internet explorer!
Don’t let the college animal mascot graphic fool you. This plugin is legit coming from the EFF themselves which are people who fight for your right to electronic privacy. This is available for both google chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Once again, if you are running internet explorer. Stop that! For those two people that visit my site running Netscape Navigator. Are you two okay over there? Anyhow, the controls are very easy to use. And it will scan for any cookies on all websites giving you the option to block them and shut them down if you so choose. Don’t make yourself a net-victim! And don’t let anyone profit off of your website visits. Duckduckgo is a nice start but once you click on a search query you’re on your own!
This is almost a necessity of being online as the majority of ways your computer can get infected from spyware is from ads. Yes, even google ad-sense is riddled with websites that attempt to hi-jack your computer. Some would argue that you’re sealing the revenue from YouTubers by blocking the Ads . To which our only response is:
Find a way to display ads without screwing up peoples PCs and we’ll talk. We’re talking to you Google Ad-Sense!
Paranoia hacking levels increasing!!!
This site is dark! You’re a hacking site out to steal all of my megahurtz!!!
Well! We do some hacking here. But it’s not what you think!
When you get right down to the definition of hacking. You’re kind of right. A lot of my guides deal with hardware hacking of various electronics and consoles. So in a sense you are kind of right that my blog can be described as a hacking site. But it’s nothing of a malicious nature unless of course you’re a multi-million dollar corporation that locks your hardware down. If you are that kind of company well, screw you!
Style and image is everything. For us it’s dark and retro.
There’s a certain style I like with my blogs which is simply put I actually like feeling like a mid-2000’s site using dark colors. There’s plenty of sites in our cellar door which have a similar feel and they have been an inspiration to us here at s-config.com We’ve seen what many other sites have done by making their website feel “Clean” which is one word for it. Medical grade sterilization would be my interpretation of it. To the point where the text is just a few shades lighter then the background color.
I’m sorry that my site doesn’t make you feel like you just walked into the Apple Store ready to get your wallet raped by the latest Mac product. This is a personal blog. We don’t need your money or anything in your wallet. Just by you visiting this site I have gotten all I want which is readership.
Paranoia levels at maximum!!!!
I don’t believe anything you say!!! They’re all out to get me! Including you!
For those people who think the world is out to get them. I got bad news for you. You’re right! Everyone wants your soul! Both everyone and no one cares at the exact same time. Welcome to the net! If you are truly that paranoid of the internet then the Tor project might be for you. Just don’t go logging into Facebook or twitter with this utility because you are being bounced through a few (anonymous) servers in the middle of Sweden, France, and Germany.
We could go on and on about being a good net denizen, having a virus checker, and a basic etiquette on how to handle yourself on the net. We’re not trying to be mean about this but when people start throwing accusations out there it tends to stick on sites which determine reputation. If thousands of people think your site is a phishing site then what’s the real difference between a false-positive and the real deal at that level?
We get it and why the paranoia exists. It’s a real information war happening and the internet is slowly getting eroded from what it once was which is to provide information.
If there is one thing you can take away from this article. It’s our word that unlike ninety percent of the online web-world out there. We could care less about your personal information! We’re just happy you stopped by! That’s right! Our mission is accomplished the moment you clicked from that forum, or search engine, or e-mail your buddy sent you. So click around my site. Read some articles. And if you feel so bold drop some comments. We try to respond to as many as we can here! It is our believe that the internet is intended to share information freely. Don’t you worry about the hosting costs. That part is all covered.
Until then, don’t die. May server protect you
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