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…

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…

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:…

Phishing Email Targets Apple Customers

Over the holiday weekend some Apple customers began receiving email messages claiming to be from Apple. The message informed customers that they needed to update their billing information or have their accounts shut down. The email included an apparent link…

Is Your Mobile Device Secure?

Mobile devices today are used for just about everything. From gaming to social networking to banking to office tasks – nearly anything you need to do, you can do it on your mobile device. It’s funny to think about, but the phone features are almost secondary with some users.

Gmail Shows Users More Info About Senders

Google has decided to start showing more information to Gmail users about who email is actually coming from. It’s that you’re getting new information exactly, but more that it’s just more readily visible. When you get a message from someone…

Epsilon Breach – Phishing Likely the Main Threat for Customers

The Epsilon security breach continues to have people on edge and irritated. Meanwhile, the companies’ with email databases that were compromised continue to send out emails to customers alerting them of the situation. Some are going further, and providing advice…

Phishing Gangs Focusing On Social Networks And Classifieds

Phishing gangs have been increasing their tactics against brands, social networks, online  classifieds and online gaming, according to a new report from the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG).

PayPal Responds to iTunes Scam Issues

The other day, reports surfaced of scammers running up iTunes users’ tabs through PayPal. Apple said there was no vulnerability in its system, and some blamed users for being gullible and falling for phishing scams.

PayPal Users Find Unauthorized iTunes Charges – Phishing Suspected

Some iTunes users are finding that scammers are stealing their money through PayPal. Numerous people have been claiming as much on Twitter and Facebook.