Sneaky Tax Refund e-mails

Tax refund scam

Tax refund scam e-mails are nothing new. They’ve been doing the rounds for many many years at this stage. Like the “Nigerian Prince” scams, that are enjoying a resurgence presently,…

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Dodgy e-mail that looks legit.

Dodgy e-mail

I received a dodgy e-mail on my personal account yesterday. I’m surprised the GMail spam filters didn’t catch it and flag it for me. Like last weeks story, this message…

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Double check your security.

Double Check Security

There is an easy double check that you can implement which will offer you excellent protection. It is called two factor authentication (or two step verification).

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Phone scams – some current examples

Phone scams

In the last few days, I’ve received a couple of attempted phone scams. The first was a new one on me, but the second was an old favourite.

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How a typo can cause you problems.

Typo squatting

Nobody is perfect and we all make mistakes. One of the most common mistakes, in particular with mobile phones and their small keyboards, is the simple typo. Did you know…

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Evil e-mail has your name and address!

Evil e-mail

Reports today are somewhat concerning. Below are two examples of evil e-mail that has been doing the rounds in the last day or so. The greeting addresses you by your…

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Snail mail delivers USB keys … WTF?

Bad USBs delivered by mail

I find I’m writing a second article about Evil USBs within a week. At least these ones don’t destroy your equipment, but they might infect you with nasty software that…

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Don’t open that Voicemail!

Evil voicemail e-mail

The evil doers are up to their old tricks, trying to hoodwink people into opening up their dastardly files and execute their nasty contents.  Usually they send files that claim…

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A slew of fake LinkedIn connection requests.

Fake LinkedIn connections

For somebody who normally receives a LinkedIn connection request about once a week, yesterday I suddenly received 6! Wow, am I popular or what??? Well in this case I am…

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Internet Security Awareness and Safety Training

Security Awareness Training

Justification: Did you know that malicious software gets past commercial, enterprise grade anti-virus and e-mail filtering products on a worryingly regular basis? Firewalls and Anti-virus packages lure people into a…

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