Are you stupid for still falling for phishing attacks?

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In the past two days I received three phishing mails from people I like and respect. One is a PR person, the other a venture capitalist and today I received a classic ‘Check the attached Google Doc’ phishing mail from a designer. These are all internet professionals. Not a retired uncle who’s just discovering the Interwebs. So my question is: Are these people just stupid? Or are phishing mails getting better? And at what point can I get angry?  Who’s to blame? Can we chastise our friends for being stupid for still falling for these scams in 2016? Can we tell our friends to…

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