Mailbox messages with dangerous zip files. These can appear in your mailbox disguised as a legitimate fax from a reputable company, in this case Xerox. . In fact, the link to Xerox is valid and will send you to their website. However, the same cannot be said about the attachment. Although innocent looking, it may contain dangerous […]
This is an example of a phishing email. It came with an attached ZIP file which as you see below claims to contain a key change to your credit report, but will no doubt contain malicious code. The usual purpose of this a phishing email is to either get your personal information or install a […]
How would you feel if your best friend turned on you? If email is your best friend you better know how to deal with it. Otherwise you could end up being betrayed. February Ouch! Newsletter teaches you how to avoid the pitfalls of email phishing attacks. http://www.securingthehuman.org/blog/2013/02/06/feb-ouch-newsletter-is-out-email-phishing-attacks To view this newsletter in a different language, click here.
Public Wifi is available in many of our favourite coffee shops and restaurants. You may be greeted with a sign, “Free WiFi”. That is a convenient service that lets us check our email or surf the web while we eat or have a drink. But what surfing can you safely do there?
In an age when security on the internet is of the utmost importance, secure transmission of data is often an issue especially financial or other sensitive information. That is why websites will begin with either http or https. WHAT is HTTP and HTTPS? HTTP stands for “Hypertext Transfer Protocol”. Add the “s” and you have […]
Many advancements in computer and internet security have been made. Anti-virus, anti-malware, firewalls, rootkits scanners, spam filters and much more have made it increasingly difficult for the bad guys to get into your computer and steal your information. So they are the “confidence man” of the 21 century. The confidence man of the past would […]