Tag Archives: Security

SCAM: Evil Airline Phishing Attack

From our friends at KnowBe4. It appears a new phishing attack has a 90% success rate, and is very super simple. No real sophistication here. Continue reading SCAM: Evil Airline Phishing Attack

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Challenge Accepted: Helping Others at the Range

So, a couple of years ago, I posted a challenge to all my shooter friends to be good ambassadors, and help receptive new shooters. And I was reminded of a fairly recent situation I encountered on my local range. Continue reading Challenge Accepted: Helping Others at the Range

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SCAM: IRS Form Used to Scare You Out of Money

From our friends at KnowBe4. There appears to be a new sort of phishing attack to scare you out of your hard-earned money. And it claims to come from the IRS (spoiler alert: it’s not the IRS). Continue reading SCAM: IRS Form Used to Scare You Out of Money

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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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SCAM: Illegal Game of Thrones Phishing Attack

So, with great┬átelevision 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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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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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.┬áBut, 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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SCAM: Reset Your LinkedIn Password

So apparently the 2012┬áLinkedIn breach of 6.5 million records was inaccurate. Over 117 million records were compromised, and easily decrypted (somebody probably forgot to salt their decrypted records). And now, they’re asking you to reset your password – this is a good thing.

But the bad thing is that hackers are asking you to reset your password, too. And if you use the wrong method, you could get into trouble. Continue reading SCAM: Reset Your LinkedIn Password

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