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    Security Alert New "Can you hear me now" Phone scam leads to ID Theft

    Within the past week, there have been multiple warnings that a new method of phishing via a simple answer on the telephone "Yes" - Robocalls If someone calls and asks "Can you hear me now", hang up the phone. Criminals are using technology to record your voice, including you saying the word...
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    Tutorial Social engineering and user-intervention

    Previous thread: Why UAC should be taken seriously Hello everyone at MalwareTips! :) Today I would like to discuss user-intervention and social engineering, both heavily involved in a user becoming infected. It’s very common, it’s a massive threat and the worst thing about it is that security...
  3. SpartacusSystem

    10 easy ways to prevent malware infection

    Source: 10 easy ways to prevent malware infection We told you how to tell if you’re infected with malware. We told you how to clean up the infection if you get it. How about how to stop the infection from happening in the first place? Yes, it’s possible to clean up an infected computer and...
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    Security Alert Tech support scams and Google Chrome tricks

    Tech support scams coming as phishing pages that contain fake alerts urging you to call for immediate assistance are common place these days. We collect hundreds of such URLs each day and have observed countless tricks to fool users. In this post we examine a couple of sneaky techniques...
  5. Logethica

    Fight Social Engineering- Make Your Data Worthless

    Fight Social Engineering— Make Your Priceless Data Completely Worthless: SOURCE: bsminfo.com (ARTICLE DATE: 22nd Aug 2016) Security involves people and processes, in addition to technology. The most logical weakness is you and I, the human component. Hackers caught on to this years ago, and...
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    Security Alert Hacking A Phone In The 1930s Was Similar To Today

    Hacking A Celebrity's Phone In The 1930s Was Actually Similar To Today: Myrna Loy was a huge movie star in the 1930s and 40s. She starred in classic films like The Thin Man (1934), Manhattan Melodrama (1934), and The Best Years of Our Lives (1946). Ed Sullivan crowned her “Queen of the Movies.”...
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    What is Social Engineering?

    A good read from the Webroot blog. Social engineering is the art of manipulating people so they give up confidential information. The types of information these criminals are seeking can vary, but when individuals are targeted, the criminals are usually trying to trick you into giving them your...