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Today’s Fake PayPal Email Scam

TweetPayPal Email Scam DuJour Today’s email scam is pretty lame by most standards, but people fall for these things every day. So… See the screenshot for highlighted obvious grammatical errors that should cause you to delete this message immediately.  But the very first clue is that you are not addressed by name.  There is no Continue Reading

Locky Ransomware Emailed to 23 Million Users

TweetRansomware is not new, as anyone with a reliable electrical supply knows by now.  Variants are many.  Results are the same.  Ransomware encrypts every data file on your computer, rendering them unusable until you pay the ransom demanded by the cyber criminals who infected your computer.     The delivery mechanisms are very simply: Infected Continue Reading

iPhone Fake Virus Alerts Now

TweetWe’ve become accustomed to finding these fake malware popups on computer screens on a regular basis.  They are very disturbing and warn you that your computer is thoroughly infected, that irreversible damage will occur if you don’t call their toll-free number IMMEDIATELY and lock up your computer.  You can’t get around them (at least not Continue Reading

Today’s Email SCAM From Apple ID

Tweet The Apple ID SCAM Email contains: From: Apple ID noreply@icloud-id.org (NOT APPLE) Subject: Account Notification Message Text: Your Apple ID was used to sign in to iCloud via a web browser. <Anything that does not address you by name and / or account ID personally is FAKE.> Date: June 17, 2017 Browser: Mozila <NOTE Continue Reading

Major Scale Mac Malware on the Loose

TweetWell, it really was only a matter of time before the virus writers turned their attention to the venerable Apple platform.  Up until now, there have really only been “proof of concept” viruses that attack the Mac OS.  There have been a few mass-distribution infections, but for the most part those only attacked users downloading Continue Reading

One Million Android Phones Infected by Hackers

TweetOK… Not literally.  Actually it’s MORE than one million phones have been infected by hackers, making their Google accounts, photos and emails vulnerable. Hackers have gained access to roughly 1.3 Million Google accounts.  This includes photos, emails and documents stored in those accounts.  How was this accomplished?  Simple.  By users downloading bogus apps.  This once Continue Reading

Don’t Fall For This LinkedIn Email Scam

TweetDon’t fall for this bogus LinkedIn email scam. The message subject reads: AVIOD SUSPENSION,Please confirm your email address The first clue should be the misspelling of AVOID. Beyond that the footer in the message claims to be from LinkedIn Ireland in Dublin. If you are in the United States like I am, any communications from Continue Reading

Simple Steps to Protect Your Privacy

TweetI was reading Forbes today and they recently published a list of ten simple things you should do to protect your privacy. Given that Identity Theft is a rapidly growing problem, I thought this seemed like an excellent topic.  By this point in time, most of us either know someone personally – or ourselves have Continue Reading

Don’t Fall for the Family Reunion Scam

TweetThe latest scam is hitting photographers from every side. This is the classic Overpayment Scam under the guise of hiring a photographer to shoot a 5 hour family reunion in the “general vicinity” of the photographer’s base of operations, “some time” in the next month.  As if those vagaries are not enough to put the recipient Continue Reading

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