Social Engineering

Do not take that IQ Test on Facebook. It’s a Scam!

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 January 7, 2016

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

The beginning of a year gives us a reason to do better than what we have been doing so far. Most of us make new resolutions, take up new interests, improve and build relationships at work and home, and so on. Then there are those who work tirelessly to invent...

Top 10 Security Blog Posts of 2015

 December 30, 2015

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As we turn over a new leaf, and anticipate new beginnings, it’s time to look at the top 10 security blog posts of 2015 in retrospect. #1. 6 Easy Steps to Tighten your Gmail Security! The post talks about some really easy steps that users must take to ensure that...

13 Tips to Avoid Online Scams this Festive Season

 October 23, 2015

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Before you get on a shopping spree with so many offers running rampant on the Internet, here are 13 tips to avoid online scams this festive season. Tip#1. Never click on pop-up advertisements, even if they look genuine. Tip#2. Don’t respond to unwanted or unexpected promotional emails, even if the...

One Ring Scam! Don’t Return Missed Calls from Unknown International Numbers

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 October 7, 2015

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Returning missed calls from unknown or unexpected International numbers can cost you or at the least, make you a likable target for online scammers and cyber criminals. Know how by reading the rest of post below. We are talking here about the ‘One Ring Scam’, a racket that has been...

8 Security Tips to Avoid Falling Prey to SIM Swap Frauds

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 September 10, 2015

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

With online banking gradually becoming a preferred choice of financial transaction for most, fraudsters have renewed their malicious efforts to target their victims. A relatively new type of fraud has come to light. It is known as SIM swap fraud. And we’re here to tell you how you can avoid...

10 Tips to Stay Safe Against Cricket World Cup Online Scams

 February 13, 2015

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

This Cricket World Cup, stay safe against hackers and online scammers by following these few simple security measures. If there is anything that the entire world eagerly awaits after FIFA World Cup, it is the ICC Cricket World Cup. Held every four years, it is rated as one of the...

Alert: Beware of Malicious Ebola Emails!

 August 20, 2014

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The recent outbreak of the Ebola virus has claimed over 1000 lives. While people in the affected regions are struggling to fight the infection and people elsewhere skeptical about its spread, cyber criminals are busy inventing new attack vectors in the form of malicious emails. Reportedly, attackers have started email...

“The Rock Passes Away!” – Beware of this Facebook Hoax!

 June 20, 2014

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Most of us are familiar with WWE superstar Dwayne Douglas Johnson, popularly known by his ring name ‘The Rock’. Although we miss watching him tussling with other wrestlers, we do get to see him in movies. But unfortunately, we will never get to know what the Rock is cooking, because...

Scam Alert! Facebook Online Lottery Email

 April 28, 2014

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

If our readers can recall, we had put together a list of some common Facebook online scams that people fall prey to. Adding to this list is another scam that is doing the rounds on the Internet. We call it the ‘Facebook Online Lottery Scam.’ Here’s a brief about what...