I had a very narrow escape today, thanks to my Norton Internet Security. I had an email purporting to be from PayPal, asking me to update my details. As a precaution, I opened the PayPal website in another window and the colour scheme, logo, layout and font all looked exactly the same; the email even had a warning about false emails asking for personal details! I really thought it was genuine and was about to enter my password when Norton intervened and told me not to do that.
I checked Paypal's own advice on security and found there were several giveaway signs to look for: the genuine article always addresses you by name, while the phishers don't have that information and use general terms, in this case 'paypal member'; there were also very slight differences in their internet address which I only discovered on close inspection.
I followed PayPal's security instructions and forwarded the dodgy email to them, they confirmed that it was a phishing email. I felt shaken at first, as though I had disturbed an intruder in the house, then I was very angry. After all, I use PayPal so that I can feel secure in buying online, who do these phishy people think they are? If they don't already look like Caliban, I hope they wake up tomorrow transformed into this 'deboshed fish'.