Even if you are using the best antivirus software available, sensitive company data can still be compromised by users falling victim to phishing scams. Phishing is a tactic where scammers trick users into giving out their personal information, usually through deceptive spam e-mails. Looking to fry bigger fish, scammers are trying their luck at whaling.
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Any Facebook application that offers to reveal who is viewing your profile is a scam. Security research firm Sophos posted a memo about a rogue app that was spread on Facebook recently with messages like: "OMG ... I can't believe this actually works! Now you really can see who viewed your profile!" The app is bogus. Facebook has confirmed that apps on the site do not have the ability to track who is viewing profiles. In this particular case, clicking on the link provided in the message takes users to a Web page that encourages people to permit an application to access their Facebook profile. "But do you really want complete strangers to be able to e-mail you, access your personal data,...Continue reading
McAfee, the Internet security firm, has revealed its "12 Scams of Christmas" -- the 12 most dangerous online scams that computer users should be cautious of this holiday season. In order to avoid getting taken by one of these scams, you should follow some basic rules. Stick to well-established and trusted sites that include trust marks (icons or seals from third parties verifying that the site is safe), user reviews and customer support. A reputable trust mark provider will have a live link attached to its trust mark icon, which will take visitors to a verification website of the trust mark provider. Do not respond to offers that arrive in a spam e-mail, text or instant message. Prev...Continue reading