Archive | phishing

Beware Coronavirus-Themed Malware Disguised as Excel Spreadsheets

While many parts of America are preparing to slowly reopen after months of lockdown, coronavirus-related scams and malware campaigns show no signs of abating. The Microsoft Security Intelligence Team recently disclosed details on two massive coronavirus phishing campaigns duping users into downloading and opening…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Protect Yourself in Microsoft’s Recent Data Breach

You’ve probably seen some scary-looking headlines about 250 million Microsoft users being compromised in a recent data breach. While those numbers are accurate, they don’t tell the whole story—it wasn’t quite as dangerous as it sounds. Let’s quickly go over the details of the breach and ways you can help keep your…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Prevent Hacks Like the TikTok Breach

Cybersecurity firm Check Point Research recently came out with a pretty damning article about TikTok vulnerabilities that gave hackers a great way to infiltrate users’ accounts. TikTok has since patched the issues, so you’re safe, but the creative way that these attacks were generated offers a great learning…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Beware Scammy ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Download Sites

You read that right. Rey and Kylo aren’t using the Force to peer into your mind and read your user names and logins, but plenty of hackers—scammers, really—are setting up bogus websites and downloads to take advantage of today’s premiere of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. And you should avoid them with as much…Read […]

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Uninstall These Snooping AVG and Avast Browser Extensions

We always recommend keeping your extension list light, because you never know when something might try to siphon data from your browser—especially more data than it should be able to access. That’s exactly the issue Mozilla is raising with four seemingly “good” extensions—Avast Online Security, AVG Online Security,…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Beware a New Scam That Asks for Your Bank PIN on the Phone

How easy is it to get caught up in a financial phishing scam? Just ask Twitter user Pieter Gunst. He faced “the most credible phishing attempt I’ve experienced to date,” he wrote, outlining the steps that almost fooled him. His ordeal is a reminder that even the most cautious people can be targeted by increasingly…Read […]

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Beware a New Scam That Asks for Your Bank PIN on the Phone

How easy is it to get caught up in a financial phishing scam? Just ask Twitter user Pieter Gunst. He faced “the most credible phishing attempt I’ve experienced to date,” he wrote, outlining the steps that almost fooled him. His ordeal is a reminder that even the most cautious people can be targeted by increasingly…Read […]

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No, That Email About the Apple Card Wasn’t a Phishing Attempt

Whenever you receive an email that’s allegedly from a company, but it’s asking you to click a link and confirm some piece of information said company should already be very familiar with, you have every right to be skeptical. In fact, you should be very skeptical; common sense is your best, first defense against…Read more… […]

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