Phishing/SPAM Example Series – Number 2

PayPal

Photo by Brady Rogers on Unsplash Here is another “PayPal” email. This one purports to be “looking out” for me. All the links in the email (including the “change your password” and “Help & Contact” lead to https://vk.cc/azxnUK. Also note the actual

Internet Explorer 8 – Does Not Remember Password

Problem: Internet Explorer 8 won’t remember the user’s password information for a website Symptoms: User starts IE8, types in “salesforce” in the address bar, which automatically brings him to to Salesforce.com. He clicks on the Login link, enters his Username and Password,

Spyware On Every Android (And Possibly Blackberry) Phone Out There

Per Gizmodo – Spyware on every Android (and possibly Blackberry and Nokia) phone out there… If you have any decently modern Android phone, everything you do is being recorded by hidden software lurking inside… Carrier IQ’s software is installed in your phone

ID Theft – And So It Begins…

I’ve written about ID theft before. Never thought I’d experience it, first hand. But I guess it’s bound to happen to everyone, the way they’re hacking nowadays. Found out yesterday, some wonderful slime ball walked into an Apple Store last week, used

HuffPost – Texas Exposes Private Records: State Accidentally Releases 3.5 Million Personal Records

Another case for making it mandatory to have peoples personal info stored in an encrypted database: The personal records of some 3.5 million Texans were inadvertently exposed after they were placed on a state computer server that was accessible to the public

SecureID firm, RSA, has it’s servers hacked

Man, security is getting tougher. When the servers at a well known security firm get hacked, we need to rethink our security protocols and business practices. From Sophos/Naked Security: Hackers have broken into the servers of RSA, the security division of EMC,

Obama Eyeing Internet ID for Americans – Tech Talk – CBS News

President Obama is planning to hand the U.S. Commerce Department authority over a forthcoming cybersecurity effort to create an Internet ID for Americans, a White House official said here today. If it weren’t for the Wikileaks debacle (nice security there guys!), the