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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Phishing’

Gmail Phishing Attacks Could Dupe the Unwary

The security gurus over at Naked Security are warning gmail users about a phishing scam they have seen emailed around to gmail users recently. A phishing scam is one in which a user is tricked into entering account usernames, passwords, or other personal information into fields on compromised websites designed to look official. The usual format is something along the …

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BBB Warns of Walmart Text Message Scam

The Better Business Bureau has warned of a new scam regarding cellular text messages which offer a potential $1,000 Walmart gift card. Uninformed recipients are then taken to a website which prompts the entry of personal information, after they click on a link embedded in the message text. The BBB is fielding complaint all across the U.S. concerning the texts. …

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Gmail Now Tells You Why An Email Was Marked Spam

Not everyone delves into the dark depths of their Gmail spam folder, but for those that do: Have you ever wondered why Gmail marked a particular email as spam? Now you can easily find out, as each email marked as spam now displays a little message box at the top that explains to you why it was thrust into your …

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DMARC: Major Web Players Join Forces On Antiphishing Standards

Fifteen major companies have joined forces on a “technical working group” called DMARC to develop new standards to help reduce the threat of spam and phishing emails. DMARC stands for Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance. The companies involved include: Google, Facebook, LinkedIn AOL, Microsoft, Yahoo, PayPal (eBay), Bank of America, Fidelity Investments, American Greetings, Agari, Cloudmark, eCert, Return Path …

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