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Want to scam an online scammer? Here’s how you can do it with Re:scam

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 November 15, 2017
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How many times have you received an email congratulating you about winning a lottery of $1 Million or that your bank account will be suspended unless you take an action like clicking on a link to update your bank details? I’d guess, at least once in your lifetime. And even...

LinkedIn phishing attacks, new ransomware and other IT security news

 July 28, 2014

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In this week’s IT security news, LinkedIn users are increasingly under threat of new phishing campaigns. A new form of ransomware has been discovered and several other interesting developments have taken place. Keep reading for some insights into these news stories. LinkedIn users under threat by new phishing campaign This...

Gmail Security Checklist – 5 Great Gmail Security Tips and Tricks

 July 11, 2014

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Without doubt, Gmail is the most popular and widely used email service all across the world today and maybe even of all time. Almost anyone who has Internet access has a functional email account, and more likely than not, an active Gmail account. Some of the features and services that...

This Week’s Latest IT Security News and Updates

 February 7, 2014

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Beware of Emails Containing Free FIFA Tickets Malware artists sure are opportunistic. News are up that they are using the FIFA bait to lure their victims. Reportedly, users are receiving emails notifying them that they have won free tickets to 20th FIFA World Cup. The emails contain links to a...

How You Can Stop Strangers From Emailing You On Gmail

 January 13, 2014

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Thanks to a new feature in Gmail, anyone with a Google plus profile will be able to e-mail you, even if they are a complete stranger. And as obvious it is, you can also reply them back. Now if you think this new feature is not so cool, and would...

Security news and updates from the last week

 February 15, 2013

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India – Where most of the world’s spam originates from A large amount of email spam originates in India. This interesting report shows that most of the world’s spam actually originates in India. Facebook has more than 50 million duplicate user accounts worldwide Facebook officials have claimed that there are...

Future Watch VI: Passwords are on their way out due to their vulnerability

 December 6, 2012

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Every individual who is active on the Internet has a secret to protect. This secret is usually just a few characters long and is commonly known as the password. But how effective can a password really be? Passwords are a 20th century creation that were effective back when there was...

Security news updates from the last week

 December 1, 2012

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This week was a rather busy one in the security industry. Here are some of the notable highlights that you should not miss out on. Authorized email monitoring increases by 36% in September 2012 According to reports, email monitoring by national security agencies has jumped by 36% in September 2012....

Breaking down a fraudulent RBI email

 November 1, 2012

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I just received a scam email in my gmail inbox that pretends to be from the RBI. The message dangles the temptation of a windfall of money but asks me to make a payment first. Such emails are very common but there are still many people who fall for this...

‘Fake Payment Confirmation’ scam emails

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 October 31, 2012

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A series of new spam emails that target computer users and attempt to infect them with a variant of a ZBOT trojan have been discovered. The e-mail attempts to persuade a recipient to open an attachment and claims that the said attachment contains a payment confirmation for the recipient. However,...