Archive content category ‘Phishing’

04.14.16 Phishing Emails and You

When it comes to email, we’ve all come across a phishing email that appeared to be a legitimate email. Phishers take advantage of the fact that it is difficult to know with absolute certainty with whom you are communicating via email. They use this uncertainty to pose as legitimate businesses, organizations, or individuals, and gain […]

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10.21.14 Phishing Attacks: How to Protect Yourself from Malicious Email

Many times, the greatest danger when using the Internet doesn’t come from high-tech hackers tracking your movements and spying on you while you surf the web or cracking your passwords. Instead, a malicious actor can take advantage of you merely by tricking you into willingly turning over your sensitive information. Fortunately, with some basic knowledge […]

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10.01.13 Social Networking Sites: Security and Privacy Issues

Recent hacks involving several high-profile social networking accounts once again highlight the potential vulnerability of social media. The sheer volume of users and the information that gets posted on social media sites create plenty of opportunity for an attacker to use social engineering or other methods to gain access to the accounts of individuals and […]

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05.06.13 Protect Yourself from Email Phishing Attacks

In the pre-Internet era, con men, also known as confidence men, would gain victims’ confidence through the use of deception, to defraud them. The same principles are being used today, only now to an even greater efficiency through the use of online scams. One of the most prolific means for online scamming is phishing. “Gone […]

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08.25.11 Fake Traffic Tickets & False Credit Union Messages

There have been a number of recent “phishing” campaigns, which are attempts by individuals or groups to solicit personal information from unsuspecting users by employing social engineering techniques. This blog post will focus on some of recent campaigns and provide guidance for protecting yourself and your information. Did I just get a traffic ticket in […]

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