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July 31, 2013  10:56 PM

Humor: Bob, you’ve been phished!

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Fraud, Humor, Phishing, Security, Security Humor, Video

Time to lighten up a bit. This hokey "PSA" about phishing is really true, but the payoff in hilarity comes at the end. Pay careful attention to the "date" that Bob managed to finally get from that online dating site. Hope your July was great and here's to a fantastic month of August!

March 17, 2013  10:27 PM

How much of your spam contains malware?

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Fraud, Malware, Phishing, Security, Security best practice, spam, Virus

I am in my second year of using

November 28, 2011  10:42 PM

Think you can spot a Phish?

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cyber-criminal, Cybercrime, OpenDNS, Phishing

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March 12, 2011  12:37 AM

Anatomy of An Email Scam?

Posted by: Ken Harthun
E-mail scam, Online Scams, Phishing

Got this email a couple of days ago. I was going to delete it, but somehow it looked legitimate:

I'm interested in purchasing
I'd likely be able to pay in the $200 - $700 range for it.
Let me know whether or not you are open to hearing a formal offer.
Now, that seemed...

February 13, 2011  12:55 PM

How to Spot a Tech Support Scam

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cybercrime, Fraud, Identity Theft, Online Scams, Phishing, Scam

There seems to have been a rash of tech support scams lately, some with people actually to pretend to be from Microsoft. The scammers seem to target online forums and tech support sites, so be careful what you post if you really do have a technical problem. (You are always welcome to

February 12, 2011  3:00 PM

Watch Out for “Tech Support” Scams

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cybercrime, FakeAV, Fraud, Online Scams, Phishing

My reputation as a Geek often...

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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December 11, 2010  3:23 PM

Walgreens Pharmacy Data Breach

Posted by: Ken Harthun
data breach, Email security, Identity Theft, Phishing, spam

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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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