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

Windows DNS Server Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Severe/Critical vulnerability in Windows DNS. Severe enough that DHS CISA is classifying it a level 10 (out of 10). A quick workaround is mentioned in the Microsoft link below: To work around this vulnerability, make the following registry change to restrict the size of the

Don’t Click On That Link! | Avoid Becoming a Phishing Victim

Be careful about clicking on links in emails that purport to be from your company helpdesk, CDC, Microsoft, your bank, the IRS, or another company that you deal with. With this COVID19 running rampant, and more people working from home, your work

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