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Phishing

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What is quishing? QR code phishing explained

Have you received a strange email asking you to scan a QR code to unlock a great deal? Beware – instead of an amazing special offer, you may be getting scammed. QR code phishing attacks, known as “quishing,” are on the rise as cybercriminals look for new ways to steal your data or infect your device with malware. more
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Beware of online romance scams in 2023

Nowadays it’s common for romance to blossom online, with almost one-third of US adults having used a dating website or app. Unfortunately for all the lonely hearts out there, there are also lots of scammers online looking for money rather than love. more
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What happens when data is hacked? What hackers do with personal data

Have you ever wondered “Would it make a difference if someone hacked my account? I don’t have any secret stuff in there anyway…” Unfortunately, whether it’s your email inbox or a social media account, hackers can do all sorts of dangerous things with the personal data they steal. And the consequences could affect not just you, but your friends and family as well. more
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Is this URL safe? How to check if a link you received is dangerous

“Check out this funny video!” “Click here for savings!” It seems like almost every email we receive these days is just begging us to click on one or several links. But unsafe links can install malware on your device or lead you to fraudulent websites. So how do you know when a URL is safe to click? more
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Fake job offer emails: How to avoid job scams

Taking advantage of people’s desire for remote positions and more flexibility, fake job offer scams are on the rise. Given the current rise in layoffs, more job seekers may be vulnerable to such scams. But fake job offers don’t just lead to disappointment – they are usually ploys to steal the unsuspecting target’s money or even involve them in criminal behavior. more
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How hackers steal passwords - and ways you can protect yours

From sophisticated programs to simple guesswork, there are many ways hackers steal passwords. No matter how your password lands in the hands of a cybercriminal, a hacked email account can be a real headache with often unforeseen consequences. Discover how to protect yourself from the most common methods of password theft. more
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Last minute holiday greetings: Should you send and open ecards?

Are ecards still a thing? They may seem like a relic belonging to the early days of the internet, but last year the New York Times reported a pandemic-related resurgence in ecards. Ecards are not just sent as email attachments anymore – there are also versions to send by text message or on social media platforms. more
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Black Friday: Up to 20 percent more spam

Black Friday is high season for internet bargain hunters. Wherever a lot of money is being spent online, however, cybercriminals are often not far behind. Email provider mail.com sees an increase in spam and phishing during the bargain holidays, with fake vouchers and shipping scams topping the list of scammers’ tricks. more
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Email spoofing: Definition and how spoofing works

A friend tells you they’ve received a strange email from your address, but there’s no sign of suspicious emails in your sent mail folder. Your caller ID shows a number you recognize, but there’s a strange voice on the other end of the line. Both of these are examples of spoofing, or communications under a faked name. more
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Unused emails: What happens to inactive accounts?

A lot of people have a “junk” email address or an old account they rarely log in to. But did you know that unused accounts can risk your online security and your data, and that inactive email accounts can “expire”? Explore your options for inactive email addresses. more
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