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  • Phishing Scam Targets Amazon Customers
    Phishing Scam Targets Amazon Customers
    Beware of a new phishing scam with e-mails that appear to be from Amazon.com. They look like this:Dear Customer,Some information on your account appears to be missing or incorrect.Please update your information promptly so that you can continue to...
  • For your safety: Understanding computer terms for illegal activity, phishing
    For your safety: Understanding computer terms for illegal activity, phishing
    Scam artists and identity thieves are continuously, ruthlessly, and successfully stealing your money. They use an array of illegal practices. Combating these means knowing and understanding their most commonly used terms of the trade. One of them...
  • 7 Ways to Tell If It’s a Fake
    7 Ways to Tell If It’s a Fake
    Unfortunately in today’s world, scammers are coming at us from all angles to try and trick us to get us to part with our hard earned money. We all need to be vigilant in protecting ourselves online. If you aren’t paying attention&mdash...
  • Tax Scams
    Tax scams and how to avoid them
    Tax time, like any special time of the year, always sees an increase in phishing scams in email and online. So it is a good idea to be on your guard so you don’t become a victim.Scams at tax time often use the IRS name/logo looking for your...
  • Warning: 'Netflix' phishing scam steals your data
    Warning: 'Netflix' phishing scam steals your data
    “Netflix” subscribers beware. A new phishing scam directed at “Netflix” subscribers steals your data and your identity by tricking you into calling phony “Netflix” tech support, according to a March 5 article in...
  • Netflix phishing scam
    Netflix phishing scam: 40 million Netflix subscribers at risk for phishing scam
    A Netflix phishing scam is targeting millions of customers of the on-demand Internet streaming media company with a bogus site alert which states the user's Netflix account has been suspended. The warning says that “unusual activity...
  • Cyber Monday Awareness
    Cyber Monday Awareness
    With the upcoming online shopping event Cyber Monday approaching in a few days, the potential for Distributed Denial of Service attacks (DDoS) and other issues of hacktivism and cyber-crime are likely to emerge and become more prominent. Although...
  • How's your phishing fitness?
    How's your phishing fitness?
    Most readers know what “phishing” is – when someone tries to acquire your username, password, credit card or bank account number, or even send computer viruses - by pretending to be a legitimate source of inquiry via e-mail...
  • Royal baby
    Royal baby scams and malware
    With each real world event—good or bad—there seems to be a wave of malware that accompanies it. Whether it’s a hurricane or a new royal baby, you can always expect spam laced malware to follow. With the birth of Prince George it...
  • Twitter two-step verification
    Twitter launches two-step verification, but who does it benefit?
    After the recent Twitter attacks against members of the media, Twitter has decided to bump up their security. According to the LA Times on May 23, there is now a two-step verification option that should keep hackers on the outside. And this...
  • FBI warns of phishing attacks
    FBI warns of telecommunication phishing attack
    Did you receive a call from your phone carrier urging you to visit their website? Were you asked to verify your information to avoid account interruption? The FBI warns thatmany consumers are receiving automated phone calls claiming to be from...
  • Dr. Zauis
    Technology: Beware of the cat that killed the computer or gave it a virus
    Large companies are wising up these days. They are hiring outside companies to simulate cyber attacks in an effort to prevent unwary employees from killing their computer systems by unknowingly clicking on links in emails that may contain...
  • RSA Conf 2013
    Five things you must do to stay safe online
    SAN FRANCISCO – The RSA Conference 2013 on cybersecurity is winding down today at the Moscone Center and while a lot of the focus is on what big businesses and government agencies need to do, I took time with one security expert to talk...
  • Florida DHSMV warns of phishing expedition using agency email address
    Florida DHSMV warns of phishing expedition using agency email address
    The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles warned Floridians on Wednesday to be aware of an email fraud scam that recently surfaced. Fraudsters are allegedly using the Department’s name and email address, DoNotReply@flhsmv.gov, to...
  • Comcast Phishing Email screenshot
    Beware of increase in Comcast phishing emails
    Philadelphia-based cable, Internet, and phone service provider Comcast has seen an increase in the number of spoof or phishing emails, according to its Constant Guard website. The website reports four new phishing emails that are making the rounds...