Articles tagged: Phishing

No Spam

Why Is There so Much Spam?

Even though most of us might never fall for it, the reason there’s so much spam is simple: spam works.

PayPal

Why Does Legitimate Email from PayPal Instruct Me to Click a Link?

The rule is, never click on links unless you are 100% certain that they are from who you think they are. The question is, how can you be certain?

https

Are HTTPS Connections Really Safe?

Https is an important part of keeping your data safe, but it’s only a part. It’s important to understand what it does and doesn’t mean.

What is it About Attachments?

What Is It About Attachments?

Email attachments are useful, ubiquitous, and convenient. They’re also abused, dangerous, and responsible for infections and data breaches.

Online Banking

Is Online Banking Safe?

You can bank online safely, as long as you know what to look for and what steps to take.

Paypal via https

How Do I Know a Web Address is Safe?

Domain names are simple in concept, yet can be constructed in ways that might fool you. I’ll look at some examples, and discuss what’s important.

12 Steps To Keep from Getting Your Account Hacked

12 Steps to Keep from Getting Your Account Hacked

Here are the steps you need to take to prevent losing your account — forever — to a hacker.

LastPass Master Login

Possible LastPass Phishing Vulnerability

News broke over the weekend regarding a potential phishing vulnerability that could lead you to give a hacker your Lastpass master password.

Phone Scam

Is my ISP calling me to clear up my problems with Windows?

In a brazen scam attempt, you may get a phone call from someone claiming to be your ISP or other service provider to “help” you with your Windows problems. Don’t fall for it.

Phishing

Phishing: How to Know it When You See It

Phishing is a way that internet scammers trick you into providing your personal and financial details. Phishing opens the door to identity theft, and more.

Zip

Why Spammers Love ZIP Files and How You Need to Stay Safe

ZIP files are incredibly useful for compressing files and containing collections of files. Unfortunately they’re also useful to hackers, spammers and scammers.

Credit Card Swipe

Should I take the security protection offered after the most recent security breach?

Hackers are very good at sending emails that look like they come from legitimate companies. So, how do you tell the truth from a lie?

Fraud

Is the internet just full of scams?

Many advertisements of computer products include promises that they can’t keep, or know that they won’t keep. By making things seem much worse than they actually are they attempt to entice – or even scare – you into purchase tools you simply don’t need.

Giving a Thief Your Password?

Why Does this Email Message Ask Me to Enable HTML When It Already Is Enabled?

Viewing an email in HTML seems to be the default in the new Outlook.com. There is no easy way to change it. So why are you seeing this message?