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What Is Smishing (And How To Protect Yourself)

Smishing is a new form of phishing that uses text messaging instead of email. It’s a growing problem worldwide, happening over 30 million times per day! Smishing scammers try to trick you into giving personal information by pretending to be a trusted person or business. They might ask for your name, email address, credit card …

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The anatomy of a targeted email account hack

\”OMG! My email is hacked!\” This is a true account of an email hack we\’ve just witnessed and helped a client through. It all started with one of our client\’s bank account manager calling our client (will call him Bob in this email): Bank: Bob, Happy New Year! We have received an email from your …

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Stealing is Dangerous – why Apple in-app purchases should not be stolen

The Apple AppStore offers thousands of free apps. Many developers offer in-app purchases for extra functions. The system isn\’t perfect because if you make an in-app purchase on one device, it is not transferrable to another. This is what thieves many of us use as a justification for bypassing the in-app purchase technology altogether, and …

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Beware of unexpected phone calls about your computer

Unexpected calls to homes from all over the world continue with callers\’ statements like: \”We are calling you from [XYZ] company and noticed that your computer is infected with a virus.\” Unaware clients are then misled into giving remote access to home computer(s) to the caller, who proceeds to install what appears to be anti-virus …

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