Phishing for fun and profit

Catching unsuspecting prey The goal of the boat captain is to catch as many fish as possible using all of the tools available to him. Living in a fishing community, I’ve seen the evolution of fishing techniques and tools to help the captains locate and catch fish. In the old days, captains used landmarks and…

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Don’t fall victim to online mayhem

The online (fraudulent) giveaway event True story: last weekend I received an email alert from American Express notifying me of a large purchase at Walmart.com. A large purchase I did not make. Called and spoke with a representative at American Express and he canceled the transaction and issued me a new card. Crisis averted. The…

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Backup for disaster prevention

Backup your digital life In light of Hurricane Havey’s impending landfall along the Texas gulf coast, let’s talk about disaster recovery and prevention. Backups are like life insurance – you never hope to need it but you should buy as much as possible just in case. Most of us don’t think about backing up our…

Spear Phishing with PowerPoint

PowerPoint Phishing From the “Why don’t they leave me alone” file, your computer can now be attacked via a compromised PowerPoint slide deck. Researchers at our good friends and partners Trend Micro (www.trendmicro.com) have found cyber criminals are exploiting a flaw in the Windows Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) interface to deliver the Remcos malware…