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Bad security practice

GonzoYolo
I'm a Participant Level 2
I'm a Participant Level 2

Asking to visit fido.ly domain by SMS is BAD security practice NO fido NO!

Came here just to say that.

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Cawtau
Senior MVP Senior MVP
Senior MVP

Hello GonzoYolo,

 

  Welcome to the community!

 

  I'm not sure Fido is using that as their domain per se. I'm guessing they are using a custom URL shortener service like Bitly. I understand a Fido URL might not be that long, but those services also offer businesses analytic metrics. If they are using Bitly, you should be able to preview the link by adding a plus sign to the end of the shortened link (see here).

 

Hope this helps 😀

 

Cheers

 


GonzoYolo
I'm a Participant Level 2
I'm a Participant Level 2

I know there might be a technical (or marketing most likely) reason for them to have done it. I work in the IT/webdev industry and I started this thread to criticise what I saw. I'm not really looking for an answer here, just pointing out the problem and hope someone from the company pays attention to it. Fido needs to be educating users about security practices not doing the contrary.

mikeyjpas
I'm a Contributor Level 2
I'm a Contributor Level 2

Did that actually come from Fido? I receive many many many SMS from fraudulent numbers asking to click on various links that look similar to fido but not fido

GonzoYolo
I'm a Participant Level 2
I'm a Participant Level 2

Yes, actual promotional SMS coming from their usual promotional channel number. Didn't visit the link from the SMS, obviously. But upon logging onto their website I received the same promotion as a popup message. Actually signed up for it. But the whole incident made me think BAD FIDO.