I received in an email recently a PDF attachment of an 'official' looking iTunes receipt from Apple. Now, based on the grammar alone, it's pretty much safe to assume that this receipt is not genuine. The goal is to get you to log into your iTunes account so that the scammers can then take over … Continue reading Apple iTunes and Apple ID Hijacking
If you're like me, you occasionally receive the odd spam, or phishing email that wants you to open a zipped attachment pertaining to hold some invoice or information that you need to see. Unfortunately, if you do manage to open the zipped file from an email that you weren't expecting, you could be opening up … Continue reading ZIP Attachments in Email
Malware So what is malware and how can it affect my system? Most of today's malware are delivered by two common methods, by email or by an infected web page. Malware is a short form of malicious software. Malicious software is software that is installed, usually without your consent, and can affect your system in … Continue reading Virtual Machines and Malware
We have heard of skimmers installed in ATM's and even some stores have had skimmers replacing their debit machines, but not many people know that fuel pump skimmers exist as well. At one of the gas stations I frequent, they have tamper seal stickers on the pumps which are a quick way of indicating if … Continue reading Gas Pump Skimmers
In the wake of the recent hack of Equifax, it's important to realize that, and with like any other large hack, there will be scammers and other nefarious groups vying for your personal information, so how can you protect yourself? Here are some tips to prevent yourself from falling victim to these scammers, and how … Continue reading Equifax Hack – Now What?