Posted October 16, 2012 You can thank India for one out of six spam messages in your inbox, up from one in 10 when SophosLabs last put out its list of the Dirty Dozen top spam-relaying countries. The UK has upped its spam output as well, meaning it’s rejoined the dirty dozen after an 18-month [...]
Posted August 8, 2012 The bogus messages contain links to Java exploits that some anti-virus products struggle to detect. Read more here.
Posted July 20, 2012 Phishing attacks succeed against even those who should know better. Which all begs the question, “Why bother with security training?” Read the full story.
Posted May 8, 2012 A 31-year-old US man from Atlanta, Georgia, admitted last week that he and his gang stole more than $1.3 million USD by phishing confidential account information from e-commerce sites. Be careful, particularly if you do your banking at a large online bank, because those are now scammers’ favored phishing grounds. The Anti-Phishing [...]
Posted April 30, 2012 The studio behind Star Trek Online, City of Heroes, City of Villains, and Champions Online suffered a user account database breach 16 months ago… and is only warning users about it now. Read it.
Posted April 16, 2012 Apple is prompting some of its iTunes/App Store/iOS customers to set up three new security questions and an alternate email, in an attempt to smother a growing wave of phishing and fraud. Here’s the story.
Posted February 22, 2012 Ushering in tax season, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released its annual “Dirty Dozen” tax scams for 2012. Read the story on Naked Security.
Posted: December 14, 2011 Whether you approach the holiday travel season with dread or excitement, chances are you’ll be carrying one or more mobile devices and looking for those last minute-travel bargains. Read my Naked Security post to learn what to watch out for this year.
Watch out for shopping scams as the seasonal shopping frenzy ramps up over the US Thanksgiving weekend. Check out the story here.