SCAM: Apple Store Phishing Attempt

This one’s good. It sends a user a notice, indicating that a purchase was made on their Apple ID, and provides a link to a refund request form. It asks for your Apple login info, name, address, date of birth, and full payment card information.

DO NOT EVER FILL THIS OUT FOR A REFUND! Continue reading SCAM: Apple Store Phishing Attempt

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Tech Support Scams and Scareware

(Sorry about the lack of posts recently. I just switched day jobs, and the transition is still under way)

These are really just old tricks with a new twist. KnowBe4 is call them “new”, but this is simply the next evolution in the “Windows Tech Support Scam“. Basically, the scammer calls you and says your computer is infected, or in some other way compromised. They then convince you to allow them to access your computer to perform some remedial repairs. But, if they could detect these infections, didn’t they have access before (this should be the first clue)? Continue reading Tech Support Scams and Scareware

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My Walther CCP – A Review

It’s time for my review of my new two-tone Walther CCP – Concealed Carry Pistol.  Continue reading My Walther CCP – A Review

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SCAM: Illegal Game of Thrones Phishing Attack

So, with great television shows comes great responsibility – to PAY FOR IT. But some people don’t, and they try to get free shit all the time, despite it being heavily illegal. And, in some cases, dangerous to the thief.

Continue reading SCAM: Illegal Game of Thrones Phishing Attack

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Clinton Defenses: Hackers and Politicians Are Apparently Not Liable

[Warning: Slight Rambling Ahead]

Between March 2011 and May 2013, a phisher stole over 300 Apple and Gmail accounts, including many celebrities. (No, this is different from some more recent, but very similar, cases) Andrew Helton of Oregon was found guilty and sentenced recently: six months in prison plus two years of supervised release. He could have gotten up to five years.

So why do I call this a “Clinton Defense Lite”? Because Helton’s attorney, Shanon L. Gray, argued that Helton shouldn’t go to prison at all, simply because his client didn’t use any expertise.

There was no expertise involved. All I did was essentially copy and paste – Andrew Helton

Continue reading Clinton Defenses: Hackers and Politicians Are Apparently Not Liable

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SCAM: RNC Attendees Get Hacked Through Fake Wi-Fi Networks

So it seems a security company wanted to troll the RNC a little bit, and see who would connect to a potentially malicious Wi-Fi Hotspot. The results were scary…but expected.

(NOTE: This is not about Democrats vs. Republicans. I have no doubt that if this test were performed at the DNC, we’d see similar results)

Continue reading SCAM: RNC Attendees Get Hacked Through Fake Wi-Fi Networks

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Downtown Denver Shooting – 15th and Wynkoop

This one came very close to home – and not entirely figuratively.

Earlier this afternoon, an apparent lone gunman gained access to the building at 1536 Wynkoop in Downtown Denver and began shooting. Right now, I don’t have his name (nor would I publish it here, if I did), nor a motive or what type of weapon he used. What drives this to me is another factor: his location. Continue reading Downtown Denver Shooting – 15th and Wynkoop

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SCAM: Pieces of S*** Exploiting Orlando Atrocity

It’s still too early for me to talk about the Orlando massacre from the point of firearms, new proposed laws, terror watch lists, etc. But, I did want to bring this up – again, courtesy of our friends at KnowBe4.

It seems that lowlifes are now trying to scam generous people out of their money. Continue reading SCAM: Pieces of S*** Exploiting Orlando Atrocity

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SCAM: Bypassing Two-Factor Authentication

It’s that time for KnowBe4’s Scam of the Week. This is a way to fool the end user into bypassing two-factor authentication with no more technical knowledge necessary than sending a craftily-worded text message. Continue reading SCAM: Bypassing Two-Factor Authentication

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Phishing Emails, Ransomware, and You

So a recent study was published, stating that about 93% of phishing emails lead to ransomware, or have ransomware embedded directly in them. This is a staggeringly frightening number. And it’s only getting worse. Continue reading Phishing Emails, Ransomware, and You

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