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If you see an ad offering a ‘private video’ or ‘naked video’ of one of your Facebook friends, by all means, ignore it.  (Who would want to see that anyways?  Ewww.   But I digress.) This is the latest scam that will result in malware called Trojan.FakeFlash.A being installed on your computer.  It has already Read more

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Target Breach – The News Keeps Getting Worse Target announced this week that 70 million customers have had their personal information hacked.  These customers had their name, address, phone number and email address stolen.  These victims are not limited to those who have recently shopped at Target.   Target says that this is not a Read more

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credit-card-fraud

The following excerpt is taken from an original article published by Brian Krebs on his KrebsOnSecurity blog. The article details a massive internet based credit card scam affecting possibly thousands of consumers. It is a complex scenario yet ultimately enlightening read which clearly displays Brian’s investigative skills as he digs deeper and deeper to get Read more

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cryptoprevent - latest version

We first published an article regarding the pernicious CryptoLocker ransomware and how to avoid the infection using CryptoPrevent a couple of weeks ago… you can catch up with that original article here: Block CryptoLocker Ransomware with Free *CryptoPrevent*. In précis; CryptoLocker introduces a particularly nasty innovation into what is essentially an old scam. This malware Read more

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Credit: Jerome Segura - Malwarebytes

Security researchers have uncovered a new type of ransomware which is not actually designated as malware but attempts to extort payment from its victims nevertheless. The new strain of ransomware is being labeled “HTML Ransomware” and it works by injecting JavaScript code into the browser. This is a pretty savvy approach on several levels: Because Read more

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It’s something you’ve probably heard or read many times over, I know I’ve repeated it often enough… ‘the best security starts between the ears’. It’s always been a truism and never more so than in these days of ever increasing threats and cybercrime. Getting the priorities right Lately the net has been inundated with stories Read more

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email scam

In all the time I’ve been computering I’ve never actually received any phishing or scam emails myself. Sure, I’ve seen plenty of examples across the net and on computers belonging to my clientele but I’ve never actually had one come through my own inbox… until now! Just to show how sneaky these people are; I Read more

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visa-mc-amex-disc

This is Part 2 of a 3 part series. If you missed part 1 you should check it out at Online Credit Card Security – Part 1. OK . . . you’ve decided that you want to make your purchase from AcmeExplosives.com (after all, Wiley Coyote gets his dynamite from there, so he trusts it). Read more

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