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New Instagram tool aims to prevent phishing attacks

Oct 08, 2019 - 6:38 PM

The new Instagram tool lets users check if an email sent by the service is genuine. It will give users a list of emails sent by Instagram across a period of two weeks.

INSTAGRAM. A picture taken on October 1, 2019 in Lille shows the logo of mobile app Instagram displayed on a tablet. Photo by Denis Charlet/AFP

Journalists investigating Russia targeted by cyberattacks – ProtonMail

Jul 28, 2019 - 10:11 AM

The phishing attack, which sought to dupe users into sharing their ProtonMail passwords, is aimed at journalists from the website Bellingcat, which helped identify the agents who poisoned former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in Britain

Are you good at spotting phishing scams? Take this Google test

Jan 28, 2019 - 1:55 PM

We've checked the URL of the test too. It's legitimate.

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Phishing 101: How to spot and avoid phishing

Oct 19, 2018 - 3:03 PM

Phishing is an industry problem. Arm yourself with information to protect yourself and your money

Democrats say hacking attempt was unauthorized 'test'

Aug 23, 2018 - 11:06 PM

DNC Chief Security Officer Bob Lord said the party and its security partners 'now believe it was built by a third party as part of a simulated phishing test on VoteBuilder,' the party's crucial computerized files on voters

BOB LORD. Chief Information Security Officer at Yahoo Bob Lord speaks onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2017 at Pier 36 on May 15, 2017 in New York City. Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for TechCrunch/AFP

Passwords: Security, vulnerability, constraints

Mar 24, 2018 - 8:30 AM

Technological progress has made brute-force password-search tools, like 'John the Ripper' extremely effective. As a result, attackers can find passwords fairly easily by following their electronic fingerprints.

How secure is your password? Avi Richards/Unsplash

Google Docs phishing scam doused after catching fire

May 04, 2017 - 11:14 AM

The scam makes use of a deceptive email that impersonates Google Docs in order to spread malicious code


BPI hits higher net income in Q1, makes progress vs ATM hackers

Apr 20, 2017 - 5:50 PM

The bank kicks off 2017 with a net income of P6 25 billion in the first quarter It also announces the conviction of a member of an ATM skimming syndicate

Gmail phishing scam 'highly effective' even on experienced users

Jan 19, 2017 - 7:10 PM

The new phishing technique mimics Google s log in page accurately

SNEAKING BY. The text string 'data:text/html' in the location bar signifies the phishing site.

Facebook's 'Spam King' gets 30 months in jail

Jun 17, 2016 - 5:20 PM

Wallace compromised some 500 000 Facebook accounts between November 2008 and March 2009 by sending people links to websites that harvested login details and friends lists says the US justice department

Apple ID phishing scheme revealed

May 03, 2013 - 3:09 PM

These phishing pages appear like Apple sign in pages but are actually out to steal your credentials

PHISHING FOR APPLES. A number of phishing sites are trying to mimic Apple ID login pages to gather user information. Photo of police car courtesy of Flickr

Phishing caused South Korea system crash

Mar 22, 2013 - 4:25 PM

The recent South Korean cyber attack looks to have been started through a phishing attempt

PHISHING BAIT. Malware disguised as an emailed document looks to have been what started the concerted South Korean cyber attack.

Are you sending out too many e-mails?

Mar 29, 2012 - 11:03 AM

Google s new service tracks how many emails you sent and received over the past month

TOO MANY EMAILS? Google's new service helps you track your activities online