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Sample Bank Phishing Email

Sample Bank Phishing Email

Below is a sample bank phishing email. Phor those of you unphamiliar with the term “phishing”, it refers to the use of email to attempt to acquire sensitive personal (often financial) information, for malicious purposes, by posing as a trustworthy entity. Phishing has been around for a long time and is still a problem – and […]

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Phishing after Philippines Typhoon

Filed in Security, Uncategorized by on November 25, 2013 0 Comments
Phishing after Philippines Typhoon

A lot of unscrupulous people have gone phishing after the Philippines typhoon. It’s quite common to see emails and websites requesting donations for bogus charitable organizations pop up soon after a natural disaster (or around the holidays). How DO these people sleep at night? Phishing attacks use email or malicious websites to solicit information by posing as a trustworthy […]

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What a “phishing” email looks like

Filed in Security by on November 8, 2013 0 Comments
What a “phishing” email looks like

In case you were wondering, here is what a “phishing” email looks like. FYI – “Phishing” refers to an attempt to obtain personal information via fraudulent emails. Below is an actual email I received at a personal email address. From: “amajorbank.com” (Changed to protect the very large but innocent, in this case, bank.) Date: November 1, […]

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Avoid these common debit card PINs

Filed in ATMs, Security by on January 31, 2013 0 Comments
Avoid these common debit card PINs

You should avoid these common debit card PINs. A recent study by a former rocket scientist (yes – an actual rocket scientist; times must be slow in the rocket biz) revealed that nearly 30% of ATM and Debit Card PINs use the exact same 20 passwords. He equates this to a one in five chance […]

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