Report Phishing Email: What to Do When You Catch a Phish
Nov07

Report Phishing Email: What to Do When You Catch a Phish

We’ve been educating you about phishing emails for years and in trolling around your inbox, it’s not uncommon to come across one of those pesky emails just about every day. The easiest approach is to ignore it or mark it as spam and go on with your day. However, by taking just a minute or two to report it, you can help make the Internet a safer place for you and the rest of the world. Out of the Net and into the Tank OpenDNS,...

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Facebook Awarded $711 Million from “Spam King”
Oct30

Facebook Awarded $711 Million from “Spam King”

Facebook won a huge judgment from the spammer who already owes MySpace $234 million from an earlier suit. Sanford Wallace has been a known spammer since the 1990’s and is one of the first to be crowned “Spam King”. His most recent spamming scheme was sending phishing messages to Facebook users that contained links to phishing websites asking for login information. The information submitted was used by Wallace to spam...

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“Smishing” Scam Audio Sample
Apr21

“Smishing” Scam Audio Sample

Lately I’ve received several “smishing” text messages on my phone and I finally captured the audio of a full phone interaction with their voice response system. Audio of Smishing Call Here is the audio from a smishing phone call I recorded. Listen closely to see how they use fear to manipulate the victim into providing information. What is Smishing? Well, someone somewhere comes up with these cute names for things...

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Breaking News: Obama Refuses to Be President
Jan20

Breaking News: Obama Refuses to Be President

Did that get your attention? Scammers are hoping it will. Breaking News Malware Emails An ongoing strategy of scammers is to send out spam emails with shocking or titillating subject lines. They’ve decided the recent nomination of Barack Obama is a perfect topic and Symantec has reported that emails are showing up that read something like this: Sample Emails Subject: Breaking news Barack Obama refused to be the president of the...

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New Phishing Technique Discovered. Learn How It Works…
Jan15

New Phishing Technique Discovered. Learn How It Works…

It’s a new year and — what do you know — there’s a new tactic in the endless quest for new and improved phishing schemes from scammers. Here’s How It Works Researchers at Trusteer recently released a security advisory detailing this new phishing technique. Rather than using email to lure unsuspecting victims into clicking over to a fake web site, this technique uses what Trusteer is calling “in-session”...

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What is Adware?

What Is It? A computer worm is a self-replicating computer program, similar to a computer virus. A virus attaches itself to, and becomes part of, another executable program; however, a worm is self-contained and does not need to be part of another program to propagate itself. They are often designed to exploit the file transmission capabilities found on many computers. The name ‘worm’ was taken from The Shockwave Rider, a...

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