Archive for the 'Scams' Category

Bird Flu Migrates to the PC

posted: November 9th, 2005 | by: Ken

Hackers are capitalizing on the fear people have over the bird flu. By disguising themselves as useful e-mail messages, they lure computer users into downloading documents containing important information about the bird flu.
With subject lines that read “What is avian influenza (bird flu)?” or “Outbreak in North America”, the e-mails are hard to ignore. Once […]

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Using Throw-away E-mail Addresses

posted: November 8th, 2005 | by: Ken

I’ve been using an online service for the past few weeks that allows me to generate an e-mail address on the fly. It’s called GishPuppy.
Let’s say you’re registering for a site or making a purchase and you really don’t want to get stuck on another e-mail list. Just right-click and “Gish It!” to create a […]

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Phishing on Google’s Brand

posted: October 31st, 2005 | by: Ken

A report earlier this month described phisher’s using Google’s brand to trick users into installing a bogus Google toolbar. The method of communication was through IM and IRC networks.
Several goals are on the table. First, users are tricked into entering their credit card information. Second, a phony Google toolbar is installed. Yet another is to […]

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