A nasty malware masking as a 7-Eleven voucher is spreading via WhatsApp in Singapore

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A nasty malware masking as a 7-Eleven voucher is spreading via WhatsApp in Singapore

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Another phishing attack on WhatsApp users. A nasty malware has been spreading among WhatsApp users in Singapore over the past few days. It masks itself as a bitly link to a 7-Eleven voucher, and when you click on the link, it sends you to a spoofed page which appears to be harmless. In actual fact, your device has already be...

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Silicon Valley Bank Warns Clients About a Fraudulent Email and Payment/Wire Scam

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Silicon Valley Bank Warns Clients About a Fraudulent Email and Payment/Wire Scam

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Here's a good example of a malicious attack that banking customers receive on a regular basis. I received this one because MetaCert is a Silicon Valley Bank customer and apparently customers like us are being targeted with this scam. Most people worry about clicking the wrong links and submitting their passwords to the wro...

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Why Organizations Should Not Have A BYOD Policy

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Why Organizations Should Not Have A BYOD Policy

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People who use mobile devices for/at work, should be provided with locked-down devices with only the apps that are absolutely necessary for them to do their work (on that device). But even then, they are potentially exposing your corporate data to cyber attacks. If employees are expected to bring their own device to work, wh...

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How banks can help prevent phishing scams

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How banks can help prevent phishing scams

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Frank Abagnale is one of the most famous fraudsters in America. Leonardo Dicaprio portrayed him in the movie "Catch Me If You Can." After spending 12 years in prison for stealing millions of dollars, he has been working for the FBI for 40 years. Abagnale is even considered a rockstar in the cyber security industry, speak...

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Video: A Phishing Attack Inside a Productivity App

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Video: A Phishing Attack Inside a Productivity App

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Opening web links received by email can be problematic. They’re mostly safe, but sometimes they’re not. Sometimes emails take you to malicious websites, waiting to steal your login or credit card information. Sometimes the intention is to infect your computer or corporate network with malware, spyware or ransomware. If y...

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Mobile threats on the rise, Q1 2015 report shows. But it doesn’t recognize the underlying threat of apps with a WebView

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Mobile threats on the rise, Q1 2015 report shows. But it doesn’t recognize the underlying threat of apps with a WebView

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According to a recent Kaspersky report covered by SC Magazine about mobile security, there was 3.3 times as many new malicious mobile programs in Q1 2015 than it did in the final quarter of last year. I've taken from the article, the most important assertions made by Patrick Nielsen, senior security researcher at Kaspersky...

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Will the porn industry seek protection from the UK High Court?

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Will the porn industry seek protection from the UK High Court?

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I don’t believe Internet Service Providers (ISPs) should be expected to police the Internet on behalf of any organization or industry association. All links throughout this post are safe for work. The UK High Court has a different opinion however. Following complaints from Hollywood’s Motion Picture Association over pira...

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Chrome extension, ‘Password Alert,’ to mitigate phishing attacks. But still no protection for mobile users

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Chrome extension, ‘Password Alert,’ to mitigate phishing attacks. But still no protection for mobile users

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As the number one target of phishing attacks, Google has responded to the ongoing threat with the release of a new browser extension, dubbed ‘Password Alert.' The free, open-source Chrome extension is designed to protect its users from phishing attacks with a pop-up warning should a user attempt to type their Google password i...

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How mobile apps and mobile browsers expose you to KNOWN malicious websites

How mobile apps and mobile browsers expose you to KNOWN malicious websites

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This is a short video to demonstrate how mainstream desktop browsers such as Chrome, Safari and Firefox protect you from known malicious URLs. Whenever your browser renders a web page, it first checks to see if it has been classified as 'malicious'. However, these same browsers on mobile, offer absolutely no safety. Given...

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Phishing email targets Tesco Bank customers

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Phishing email targets Tesco Bank customers

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A new phishing email bearing the subject 'Tesco Bank Changes to Interest rate' is currently targeting Tesco Bank's customers. The email tells its recipients that they can have a look at the most recent interest-rates and modifications from the Bank by simply opening an attachment, reported hoax-slayer.com. I picked up on the pos...

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