Posts Tagged ‘phishing’

New Ransomware Claims FBI is Tracking You, Demands Payment

By August 20th, 2012 in Tech Tips

We’ve been seeing a new malware infection daily, and its rapid growth is giving users a scare.  Once it infects you, it freezes your computer, warns you that the FBI is tracking you, and demands that you make payment of a fine to the government in order to unfreeze your computer.  Here are the details:

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Hackers steal your e-mail address from Chase, Citi, Walgreens, Best Buy, others

By April 4th, 2011 in Tech Tips

Prepare to be inundated with even more spam. Hackers have stolen the e-mail databases from Epsilon, an e-mail service provider that sends e-mails to you on behalf of such big name clients as Chase, Citibank, Walgreens, and others.  While Epsilon has sent assurances that no bank account information or other highly sensitive data was compromised,

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Avoid getting hacked, use a program to remember secure passwords

By February 26th, 2011 in Tech Tips

Everybody knows they should use secure passwords, but far too many people are guilty of using their pets’ or children’s names as passwords instead of strong passwords.  The problem is it’s difficult to remember a combination of upper and lower case letters, symbols, and non-dictionary words.  Enter the password manager. Password Managers These programs securely

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Amazon phishing scam’s authentic appearance fooling many

By July 27th, 2010 in Tech Tips

The latest phishing scam to cross our desks is an e-mail that appears to be an order confirmation from Amazon.com.  In order to create a legitimate looking e-mail, the offenders have copied an actual Amazon order confirmation including all the graphics.  It appears to be legitimate, although there are some typos that should raise a

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Yahoo! Phishing Scam is Stealing Passwords

By July 19th, 2010 in Tech Tips

According to Wikipedia, “phishing is the criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.”  The latest phishing scam making the rounds is an e-mail ostensibly sent from Yahoo! asking you to provide sensitive information to prevent

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