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July 24, 2011  1:05 PM

Amusing 419 Scam Tactic



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Fraud, Identity Theft, Nigerian 419 Fraud, spam

[caption id="attachment_1227" align="alignleft" width="182" caption="Source: FortBendNow.com"]

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June 18, 2011  10:15 PM

Reduce Unwanted Email



Posted by: Ken Harthun
disposable email address, spam, UCE

If you use your main...


May 28, 2011  1:12 AM

Wire Fund Transfer Trojan



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Email security, Fraud, Malicious Website, Malware, Security, Trojan

Got an interesting email this morning purportedly from "alerts@federalreserve.gov" with "Your Wire fund transfer" as the subject. Here's a screen shot:

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March 30, 2011  6:55 PM

UPS Notification Spam



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Email security, Scam, Security, spam, Trojan

I can't believe that a somewhat savvy friend of mine asked me about this message. He was actually considering opening it. Some people will fall for anything. The first thing is that this message is very poorly written. Anyway, please inform your family and clients that this is bogus and contains a...


March 9, 2011  1:00 AM

Give Spam the Finger



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Botnet, Security, spam, spambot, zombie

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February 26, 2011  4:17 PM

Website Security – How to Block a Country



Posted by: Ken Harthun
.htaccess, Block IP, Security, spam

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February 11, 2011  12:58 AM

Google Adds 2-Factor Security to Gmail and Apps



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Email security, Google, Security best practice, Two-factor authentication

In the Official Google Blog today, developed an advanced opt-in security feature called 2-step verification . They announced this to their...


January 9, 2011  4:25 PM

Sometimes Clients Do Listen to My Advice



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Email security, Encryption, insecure, Password, Security, Security best practice

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December 31, 2010  12:40 AM

Friend Sent You a Link? Verify it!



Posted by: Ken Harthun
cyber security, Hacking, Phishing, Security best practice, spam

A friend of mine, whom I'll call Sally, told me of a recent hack on their PayPal account that could only have resulted from her clicking a link that a "trusted friend" sent her in an email. You know, one of those "You have to see this!" things. She gets them all the time of course, and most of the...


December 17, 2010  8:20 PM

Spam: This Tactic Is Just Weird



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Email security, Phishing, spam

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