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New Gmail phishing scam is dangerously clever | Inquirer Technology

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Image: INQUIRER.net Phishing scams are some of the worst when it comes to things that you need to watch out for on the internet. They’re often cleverly implemented and enticingly clickable. A new scam is currently making the rounds in Gmail inboxes and it is by far one of the cleverest to date. The new […]




Don’t get caught in a phishing scam – KRISTV.com | Continuous News Coverage | Corpus Christi

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Phishing scams, better known to civilians as phony emails and webpages that can leave you in a bind. Regional Director, Kelly Trevino with the Better Business Bureau warns what to watch out for. “When con artists create emails, links or webpages assuming the identity of a trustworthy source, it could prompt you to share sensitive […]




Phishing: Would you fall for one of these scam emails?

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Phishing scams continue to be an effective method. Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto Staff are still falling for phishing scams, with social media friend requests and emails pretending to come from the HR department among the ones most likely to fool workers into handing over usernames and passwords. Your password is probably useless, says coding guru Jeff […]




Zero-days? Sexy, sure, but crap passwords and phishing are probably more pressing

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A new study from RAND Corporation concluded that zero-day vulnerabilities – security flaws that developers haven’t got around to patching or aren’t aware of – have an average life expectancy of 6.9 years. The research, based on rare access to a dataset of more than 200 such vulnerabilities, also looked at how frequently the same […]




Instagram phishing apps pulled from Google Play

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Security researchers have discovered 13 new Instagram credential-stealing apps on Google Play. The malicious apps, which pose as tools for either managing or boosting Instagram follower numbers, are actually designed to phish for Instagram credentials. The stolen credentials allow hackers to abuse compromised accounts in order to distribute spam and ads, enriching crooks in the […]




Phishing: Draining the corporate bottom line

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Quick quiz — how many of you have not experienced a phishing attack on your organization in the last month?  I suspect that there are not many hands up. As you likely know, phishing is a pervasive problem for the corporate world, and the problem is growing. One organization I work with has seen a […]




9 Phishing Lures that Could Hijack your 2017 Tax Refund

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Scammers are taking an aggressive approach to tax season this year, packing attachments and links with banking Trojans, and fairly new strains of ransomware. Image Source: Flickr Tax season has arrived – and so have the scammers. Unfortunately, crooks either prey on people’s sense of fairness and willingness to comply with authority, or appeal to […]




Personalized Scam Emails on the Rise

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Hackers are taking the time to get to know smaller colleges. IT departments at smaller institutions are reporting that they are spending increasing amounts of time protecting against the kind of sophisticated, personalized attacks that once plagued mostly large research universities. Gone are the days of typo-ridden emails with questionable grammar addressed to “Dear Sir.” […]




A phishing campaign about nothing

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Not using a message saves the bad guys time and money.  A new phishing campaign that has taken a Jerry Seinfeld-like approach with its scam by making the email about nothing by not including any text in the email body, just an attachment, is also abusing web hosting providers at a prodigious rate. Unlike almost […]