Tag: Spamming

5
Dec

The 12 Scams Of Christmas

We found this great graphic online today from the folks at McAfee.  The holiday season is here and so are the scammers. Be careful and buyer beware.  Crooks are out there trying to steal your identity, credit card information and …

14
Nov

Bad news of unethical SEO and webspam: Penguin update is here

The dominance of webspam and SEO trickery is now over since Google released the Penguin update on April 24, 2012. This update from Google actually looks out for sites with excessive use of unethical or wrong SEO tactics and webspam …

1
Oct

Majority of Canadian sites leak registered users’ personal information

Yes, you read that right. Your favorite Canadian site might have been leaking your personal information to third parties without even telling you. A recent research finding from the Privacy Commissioner of Canada revealed the shocking news. According to the commissioner, leading and popular websites in Canada are sharing the personal information of their registered…

3
Jul

Lose an AMAZING 10 lbs per week, heard on Twitter

We ran across this post on the Sophos’ Naked Security blog today. Lose an amazing 10 lbs. It must be true, it was broadcasted on Twitter.  Be wait, it is just a scam. Graham Cluley posted this YouTube video describing what is happening and how to prevent yourself from becoming another victim of this scam….

27
Jun

Warning – The Front-Desk Scam

Summer is one of the busiest times of the year for travel. People want to take advantage of the nice weather to visit places they’ve always wanted to go and see the things that they’ve always wanted to see. Peak travel times are also peak operation times for scammers. According the Better Business Bureau (U.S….

16
May

How to Avoid a Common Email Hacking Threat

Despite Gen Y’s love for sending text messages, email is still the most common form of electronic communication, especially in the business world. So, the last thing that you want is to have your or an employee’s email to get compromised by a hacker. One common email hacking method is something called “spear phishing,” and…

15
May

2 New Russian Ransomware Scams – Warn Your Employees

From: CyberheistNews Check out their free phishing test at http://www.knowbe4.com/phishing-security-test/  Just in the last week, two new Ransomware scams were found in the wild. One scam accuses the end-user of copyright violation, as content was found on the victim’s PC and has been moved to an encrypted directory. To release the encrypted data, and to prevent…

12
Apr

How to Downsize Your Email

Most professionals receive dozens of emails all day every day, legitimate emails from PR reps touting their companies’ latest achievements, authors offering free excerpts of their latest books, questions from co-workers, instructions from supervisors and so on arrive throughout each day. Add to that any personal emails that come in, and it starts to become…

7
Apr

Apple Users Download Malware

Once upon time, people with Apple computers believed that their devices were impenetrable when it came to malware. That myth has been dispelled. Once again the Mac OS has been infiltrated by malicious software. A malware program called Flashback has infected nearly 600,000 Apple computers, according to research conducted by Russian security software vendor Dr….

21
Mar

Blogger Links Blocked by Facebook

Almost everyone has his own blog these days. Many people use Google Blogger because it’s easy and free. With so many people out there who started their own businesses after losing their jobs during the recession, Blogger hosts dozens of professional blogs. Unfortunately, Blogger also hosts dozens of spam accounts, and Facebook doesn’t like that….

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