Inside the Business E-mail Compromise Scam

Trick e-mail = fraudulent wire transfer = hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars stolen.That’s what’s happening with business executives in select industries (e.g., chemical operations, manufacturing), says a report at threatpost.com, citing a finding from Dell SecureWorks.The phishing e-mails are part of those Nigerian scams you’ve heard so much about, a business e-mail compromise scheme....more

Beware of the CEO E-mail Scam

Beware of the B.E.C. scam, says a report at fbi.gov. The hackers target businesses and are good at getting what they want.The hackers first learn the name of a company’s CEO or other key figure such as the company’s lawyer or a vendor. They then figure out a way to make an e-mail, coming from them, appear to come from this CEO, and send it to employees....more

How to unsend or cancel an E-mail

If the person you are sending an e-mail to pretty much instantaneously receives it, how on earth can you unsend or cancel it? Well, you have several options.Criptext...more

Is private NSA proof E-mail possible?

You can buy encryption tools to prevent people from reading the contents of your e-mails should they intercept them. But what about those who have NSA-caliber resources and skills?The problem is that encryption services usually leave wide open the e-mail’s metadata: e.g., sender, recipient, subject line and timestamp....more

6 Ways to Secure Your Email Account

On August 30th, 1982, a copyright for a Computer Program for Electronic Mail System was issued to Shiva Ayvadurai. Thus, email was born. 32 years later, email has become an essential part of our lives. Emails are a must-have item, allowing us to connect and share information with friends, teachers, and co-workers.To celebrate email’s birthday, here are 6 ways to secure your email account....more

6 Ways to remove Junk mail forever

If you’re sick of junk mail, stop putting off putting a stop to it, because you can actually make a difference by implementing the following 6 strategies. Though you won’t be able to completely eliminate junk mail, the following approaches will considerably de-clutter your mail box....more

10 Ways to protect your Gmail Account

Protecting your Gmail account means you must activate some tools that Google offers, and you must increase your scam savvy intelligence in order yto spot phishing scams. If you do both, you can have a very well-protected Gmail account....more

Fake Funeral & E-mail Scams: Recognize & Avoid

How does a funeral scam work in the first place? This is something that I, as a security analyst, teach to the consumer public. First of all, the fake funeral scam starts off with an e-mail. The fraudulent e-mails come disguised as a notification for a funeral.The Better Business Bureau describes how the funeral scam works:...more

Guarding Your Internet Security and Privacy

There are always new threats and viruses and malware facing those of us who are spread around the Internet on multiple sites. It is time for a review of the basics as well as a look at some of the new threats. Don't make it easy for the bad guys to get in. Image Credit: Aunt Owwee Important Basics ...more
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