The Fake Email Hacking Alarm System!

“For my email I built in a canary: a tempting looking email that’s sitting in my inbox that’s entirely fake and designed to tempt an attacker into clicking on it,” writes John Graham-Cumming. “That starred email from ‘Barclays Private Banking’ is entirely fake. And in clicking on it you’ve activated the canary. The company logo at the bottom is being loaded externally from a private server that I own. On that server a script logs the complete information about the machine that loaded the picture and sends a text message to my phone.” Who wouldn’t pay $10 a month for this? And there’s lots of ways to soup it up. (via)