What is Identity Theft, How It Happens and the Best Protection

With increasing digital footprints on online platforms, there comes the risk of enhanced security threats to your data & identity. Here, users are prone to numerous cyber threats and cyber-attacks performed in different forms. So, if you have recently noticed some suspicious activity while being online then it is the time to look for certain … Read more →

Can You Spot a Phishing Scam?

Are you sure that email you received from Apple is actually from Apple? Fraudulent emails are one of the biggest security threats impacting businesses and individuals. Known as phishing, these emails lure users into clicking a malicious link or downloading malware-infected file by mimicking the look of emails sent from reputable companies. This is done … Read more →

Don’t Get Hooked by Social Phishing, Here is How

Prevention is better than consequences. Before we go on to discuss about the ways to survive phishing, let us first get an idea about what it is. What is phishing? Not to confuse with fishing (although the idea is same), phishing is a fraudulent attempt to extract sensitive information from online visitors by putting on … Read more →

Choosing the right antivirus software for your PC

Internet has revolutionized the world and so our life style. We cannot deny its countless blessings, which has made our life easy and convenient with floods of information and services at just one click. But with the expansion and progress in this area, our computers are more expose to the evil of viruses, which are … Read more →

One Hundred Bad Guys From A Phishing Gang Indicted

Softpedia reports FBI announced that 33 bad guys were arrested in the connection with an international phishing gang that operated out of U.S. (California, Nevada and North Carolina) and Egypt. So far 53 individuals have been charged but the number is expected to rise to 100 in the coming days, as Egypt authorities have identified … Read more →

A Child Can Crack Your Password – Change It Now!

If you can count to 10, you can crack most passwords. That seems to be the case by looking at most of the thousands of leaked Windows Live ID passwords last week – they very often are just simple number combinations such as “123456”, birth dates or names. Passwords that can easily be found out … Read more →

Over 10,000 Hotmail User Logins Leaked On Pastebin

A list of over 10,000 usernames and passwords for Microsoft Live ID was leaked October 1st on the web site pastebin.com which is a tool for collaborative debugging and editing, usually for developers to paste code snippets etc. to share with others. The list was later removed but is said to include usernames starting with … Read more →

TDC Warns Against Phishing

scam_truckFormer telecom monopoly in Denmark, TDC, says in its latest press release that phishing e-mails are increasing.

A phishing-mail is an e-mail with the sole purpose of trying to fish personal information from you, like username and password to an e-mail account, bank account, etc. It might also cut straight to the point and try to lure your credit card details by convincing you to enter them on a site, or something “bad” might happen to your e-mail account or stuff like that.

The spamfilter at TDC catches between 300 and 500 million e-mails every month, but it also catches phishing-mails. It’s said that 1 out of 300 e-mails sent on the Internet is a phishing mail. Studies show that users are more inclined to react (get caught) on a phishing-mail rather than ordinary spam. That explains why we are seeing more and more phishing e-mails.

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Get Rich Schemes – How To Avoid Internet Scams & Phishing

Uncle Scam Wants YOUR MoneyIn his “Atlantic City”-song, Bruce Springsteen sings:

Now I been lookin’ for a job but it’s hard to find
Down here it’s just winners and losers and don’t get caught on the wrong side of that line
Well I’m tired of comin’ out on the losin’ end
So honey last night I met this guy and I’m gonna do a little favor for him

When it comes to “get rich” schemes and Internet scams, don’t be a loser and get caught on the wrong side of the line, no matter how tempting the offer might be. We’ve all tried to receive e-mails saying that a rich uncle of ours, that we never heard of, died in a country far far away and we can get all his millions of dollars if only we transfer some money down there first to cover the expenses and so on. What happens – you never see your “cover the expenses”-money or the money from your rich uncle. While this kind of scam is so old, people still fall for it.

But that’s not biggest threat.

What really sucks, are the phishing sites. They can be really, really hard, to spot.

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