BEWARE – Shipping Emails

BEWARE – Shipping Emails
Did you order online?  Are you expecting an email on the status of the order or shipping information?  Who isn't?? The hackers know this and during the Holiday Season, will be sending out high volume of emails made to look like emails from UPS, Fed-ex, US Mail Service, Amazon, etc.  These emails will try to have you 1) click on a link to check the status of your order or shipping details, or 2)...
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Fraudulent Links in Emails

Fraudulent Links in Emails
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With the Holiday Season on us, there will be a higher volume of malware emails who's sole purpose will be to have you run an attachment or click on a link.  The link may look proper, but you need to understand how they work and the method to check where you are truly being redirected to.  The link is what is called "Hyperlink".  It is a special link that allows you to display a text with an underl...
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New Method to Lure you to Malware Site

New Method to Lure you to Malware Site
There are now emails that pose as providing technical information for your computer system.  The most recent deals with "how to increase physical memory dell inspiron 1018".  The contents of the email only provides a link to view the full document in web version.  The link will take you to: https://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fya85b.iqgoodwitiq.com%2F%3Fa%3D400139%26c%3Dbrain&sa=D&...
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Email Trojan

Email Trojan
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Here is another example of an email validated to be a Trojan.  Once the button is clicked, you are taken to a website in Nigeria where a virus will be loaded on your computer.  Always assume emails like these are bad.  Never click on these buttons.  1.  If it looks to good to be true, most likely it is very bad.  2.  Look at who is giving you money.  AT&T.  If you don't have an AT&T accoun...
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Malware Email

Malware Email
A recent rash of emails trying to get you to click on a link have been seen.  These emails entice you to receive coupons, rebate cash, etc.  The links do not take you to the vendors site but some other location on the Internet.  Below are 2 examples of recent emails.  Review of these emails could not be validated.  Neither Kohl's or CVS had any reference to these on their website.  Emails like the...
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E-ZPass Phishing Email

E-ZPass Phishing Email
Watch out for this new type of phishing email.  This is another attempt to have you click on the link.  It is an email from support@su-usa.com and the subject line reads: Indebtedness for driving on toll road The content of the email looks like this: If you click on the link "here", your web browser will be taken to a web site that will try and load malware on your computer.  If you h...
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Avoid tech support phone scams

Avoid tech support phone scams
It's been happening for a while now, but there seems to be a recent surge in the amount of phone calls people are receiving. Don't become a victim, know what to look for, and how to protect yourself. Firstly Microsoft will NOT call you about malware/viruses on your computer. If you receive a phone call from someone saying they are with Microsoft, and that they detected that there is something m...
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Tablet or PC in tablet form factor

Tablet or PC in tablet form factor
Tablet or Tablet Like "PC". Most people can get away with having a tablet to perform most of what they need to do. But for business people, there are needs to have a tablet like device but with a full blown Windows. The Surface Pro 2 is such a device. It is a PC with a full Windows 8.1 Professional in a "tablet" looking piece of hardware. This is not a "portable" which are normally larger and bulk...
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Should you open that email?

Should you open that email?
Should you open that email from a friend that has one web link in the body for you to click on? Or an email from a friend that asks you to look at the attachment. The "safest" answer is NO. Even though you may know the sender, that does not mean the sender "knows" his computer is mass mailing to his contact list. Your friend may have a virus on his computer running in the background, which finds h...
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Phishing scam

Phishing scam
Another "Phishing" Alert. Do NOT click on this link. It will take you to a site in Russia and will try to load malware on your computer. A telltale sign. Look at the From address. Postal Service <us_82@galina-po.ru> Definitely not from usps.com. ALWAYS be leery of emails from IRS, USPS, Police Departments. The malware guys like to use these types of email to get you to click on the link. If ...
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