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New Smishing and Phishing Scams on the Rise

TweetThere’s a new scam every fifteen seconds Or at least that’s the way it seems. I have recently become far more proactive about blacklisting IP addresses that overload my inbox with scams.  You know the ones: From: <your email address> Subject:  Security Notice.  Someone have access to your system Body: Hi! As you may have Continue Reading

The Tax Evasion Email Scam

TweetToday’s scam comes in the form of a threat to rat you out to the authorities for tax evasion. The perpetrator wants a bitcoin for not ratting you out to the “state’s department of taxation and finance”.  Actually they want 1.4573 Bitcoins.  In today’s market that’s $5,858.00. As with every other current phishing scam, it’s Continue Reading

Today’s Email Scam – Caught You Wanking

TweetToday’s email Scam: Busted Visiting Porn Sites These are becoming more prevalent all the time. It’s a numbers thing. The scammers figure if they send this out to enough people, they’re going to score with a few. Here’s the email I recently snatched out of a client’s SPAM filter: Subject: Ti?k?t#419410607 <your email address here> Continue Reading

Fake Flash Player Update Latest Example

TweetThis morning I was searching for a local business to find an event to attend. I Googled the business, determined the URL looked appropriate and clicked on the link. Firefox immediately issued a redirect warning, something I always take seriously and evaluate. The next thing I know there is a Flash Player Update alert with Continue Reading

VPNFilter May Already Infect Your Router

TweetReboot Your Router – Now! In recent days the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI have both released statements regarding the worldwide infestation of a malware product infesting hundreds of thousands of residential and small business routers. VPNFilter is using your router to create a botnet capable of targeting government, military, security organizations, and Continue Reading

Amazon Assistant Popup Virus

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TweetAmazon Assistant Popups Galore aa.hta Sound familiar? I had a client contact me at dinner time yesterday in near hysterics.  The desktop of her Windows 7 computer had been overtaken by white screen popups that covered everything and she was working on some very high priority projects and a tight deadline. I managed to remote Continue Reading

Avoid These Common Facebook Scams

TweetThe Current Batch of Scams Facebook Messenger “video” link   You receive a Facebook Messenger message from someone you know with your name and the word “video” followed by a short URL or link that has a bit.ly or t.cn address. Most likely your friend’s account has been hacked and they know nothing about this. Continue Reading

Another Fake Microsoft Support Hijack

TweetI had been out for some time when I came back and heard this pulsing sound and a recorded voice in the background. I had left Google Chrome up with several tabs open. Facebook, CNN, National Weather Service, Google Calendar and a ticket order form for Annie LIebovitz tickets at SMU. One of them spawned Continue Reading

Massive WiFi Vulnerability Exposed

TweetWe’ve all been warned against using public WiFi for sensitive communications like banking transactions.  You never know who is on the same network eavesdropping on your traffic.  This is just common sense. However…  On your own personal WiFi network you feel pretty secure, right? Maybe not so much.  For years I’ve told my clients to Continue Reading