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January 7, 2011  1:49 AM

Don’t Spread Hoaxes or Inaccurate Warnings



Posted by: Ken Harthun
E-mail scam, hoax, virus warning

A whole spate of this floating around today. Hey, people, wake up! This is ancient.

URGENT WARNING TO ALL ABOUT NEW COMPUTER VIRUS > This ...

November 30, 2010  7:43 PM

Why Will Some People Fall for Anything?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
E-mail scam, Nigerian 419 Fraud, Phishing

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September 26, 2010  4:02 PM

Hotmail Phishing Attempt



Posted by: Ken Harthun
E-mail scam, email, Phishing

I have to admit this one is good enough that I opened it, but as soon as I started reading, its true intent was obvious. By the second sentence, it doesn't even make sense anymore. Not only that, but another telltale sign is the way the headline is constructed. See for yourself:


July 11, 2010  9:54 PM

How to Recognize and Avoid Email Scams – Part 3



Posted by: Ken Harthun
E-mail scam, email, Email security, IRS Phishing, Nigerian 419 Fraud, Phishing, Scam, Trojan

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July 7, 2010  12:42 AM

How to Recognize and Avoid Email Scams–Part 2



Posted by: Ken Harthun
E-mail scam, email, Email security, Security practice

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June 30, 2010  8:40 PM

How to Recognize and Avoid Email Scams – Part 1



Posted by: Ken Harthun
E-mail scam, Phishing, spam

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June 26, 2010  3:30 PM

Scam Alert: Thanks for Your Order!



Posted by: Ken Harthun
E-mail scam, OpenDNS, Phishing, spam

Nothing new about these phishing scams, but it seems they've gotten more frequent. I've gotten my share of them before, but now two in as many days. Here's the first one purportedly about my amazon.com order that I never placed.


November 19, 2009  2:51 AM

Law, PR Firms Being Targeted by Hackers says FBI



Posted by: Ken Harthun
E-mail scam, email, Phishing, Security, Security bulletin

According to the Washington Post, "Hackers are increasingly targeting law firms and public relations companies with a sophisticated e-mail scheme that breaks into their computer networks to steal sensitive data, often linked to large corporate...


October 29, 2009  1:16 AM

18 Nigerian Spammers Headed for the Slammer



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cyber-criminal, Cybercrime, E-mail scam, Nigerian 419 Fraud

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October 21, 2009  7:08 PM

Panda Security Finds Automotive Industry Hit Hardest by Spam



Posted by: Ken Harthun
E-mail scam, spam

Interesting study. It seems that spam content received is constant across all industries and the majority of it is pharmaceutical related. This could mean one of two things: either very few spammers are responsible (likely); or, a lot of men fall for the v-i-AGR*A spam. Anyway, check it...


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