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February 25, 2009  1:52 AM

Beware the Phone Phishing Scam



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cybercrime, Password, Phishing, Scam

In my area, there has been a rash of phishing calls targeting bank customers. Coincidentally, today's WXP News (Vol. 8, #59 - Feb 24, 2009 - Issue #367) addresses the same issue:

You might never click a link in an email purporting to be...

February 24, 2009  3:37 AM

Scareware – Yes, People Do Fall for the Ruse



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Anti-malware, Anti-virus, Malicious Software Removal Tool, Malware, Scam, Security, Social Engineering, Virus

What happens when people fall for the scareware ruse and actually install the stuff? Oddly enough, they may not even know they’ve been duped. Their systems may run a little slower, but they may be fooled into thinking they’re now being protected by the malware they’ve installed. What...


February 18, 2009  5:05 PM

Scareware–Using Fear & Deception to Dupe Consumers



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Anti-malware, Anti-virus, Cybercrime, Malware, Scam, Security, Virus

You're checking out your favorite web sites when out of the blue a scary message appears on your desktop, which may look like the picture below, or it may just be a box that says "Warning! Spyware detected on your computer!"


November 25, 2008  10:11 PM

Phony Security Software Cleared from 1 Million PCs



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Anti-malware, Cybercrime, Malware, Scam, Security, Trojan

According to Microsoft, the November release of its Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) removed the phony security software, Win32/FakeSecSen, from 994,061 distinct machines in just nine days:


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