A new cyber-scam collecting social media account logins is making its way through iOS devices, fooling users with its realistic-looking login process, which is really a video simulation. Unsuspecting victims are entering their Facebook credentials into…
Another Facebook flaw puts user data at risk
The media is abuzz this week with news about Facebook falling victim to yet another vulnerability that could have exposed very sensitive, private user data.
It’s that time of the year again – tax season is upon us. Recently, the Internal Revenue Service wrapped up its annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams. This year, identity theft topped the list, but phone scams and phishing schemes also deserve special mentions. It’s important that taxpayers guard against ploys to steal their […]
When I was checking my Facebook News Feed this morning, I found this message. It seems one of my friends was very excited because Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, was scheduled to give away 4.5 million shares of Facebook stock at midnight. To enter this lottery-like giveaway, all you had to do was copy and paste […]
Scammers copy information from real LinkedIn profiles to pose as recruiters and attract new connections.Read More
Tech support scammers may have bolstered their arsenal by using the Nuclear exploit kit to drop ransomware onto victims’ computers.
Tis’ the season for scams to circulate on Facebook and other social sites. It sounds like great fun! Join your friends for a “Secret Santa” type gift exchange, and invite lots of others to the party. Only problem is that it’s a hoax. Watch out if you get a message on your Facebook Newsfeed (also spotted […]
Almost exactly two months ago, we reported on some fake apps found in the Windows Phone Store. Unfortunately, the news hasn’t stopped there – instead, it seems that this third-party app store is becoming an increasingly popular platform for the bad guys. Today, we‘ve uncovered quite a large set of fake apps which includes scams […]
Scammers rob elderly victims of an estimated $3 Billion per year. A scam that has been around since at least 2008 is still active and targeting elderly folks. Seventy-four year old Avast evangelist, Bob Gostischa, who knows a thing or two about scams, security, and privacy, received a call just yesterday from a scam artist […]