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Re: SECURITY WARNINGS & Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #6825 on: December 29, 2022, 05:42:24 PM »
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You'll be a LOOSER as soon as you click anywhere on or in that email.
It's a Phishing Scam. Report it as Spam.

The problem with this, even if you don't reply, the chances you have already lost. 

Many such emails in order to display images they phone home to display the image and basically confirm the receipt of the email.  In the old days this was known as a web beacon/tracker and you may not even see an image as it can be as small as 1 pixel.

This is one of the reasons I run MailWasher Pro to pre vet my emails, it downloads a small part of the email and is displayed in plain text, you can view the code behind the content and it pre vets against a number of spam/scam resources.  At this point I can flag/mark it for deletion from the server or banning the sender, etc.

Once MailWasher does that it then calls your email program to download the remainder of your emails.
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Re: SECURITY WARNINGS & Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #6826 on: December 29, 2022, 10:48:07 PM »
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You'll be a LOOSER as soon as you click anywhere on or in that email.
It's a Phishing Scam. Report it as Spam.

The problem with this, even if you don't reply, the chances you have already lost. 

Many such emails in order to display images they phone home to display the image and basically confirm the receipt of the email.  In the old days this was known as a web beacon/tracker and you may not even see an image as it can be as small as 1 pixel.

This is one of the reasons I run MailWasher Pro to pre vet my emails, it downloads a small part of the email and is displayed in plain text, you can view the code behind the content and it pre vets against a number of spam/scam resources.  At this point I can flag/mark it for deletion from the server or banning the sender, etc.

Once MailWasher does that it then calls your email program to download the remainder of your emails.
Please note, my email is strictly via online. There is no email server to contact and remove the item.
This item normally would also not have been opened but directly marked as spam and added to the blocked listing.
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Re: SECURITY WARNINGS & Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #6827 on: December 30, 2022, 02:15:46 AM »
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You'll be a LOOSER as soon as you click anywhere on or in that email.
It's a Phishing Scam. Report it as Spam.

The problem with this, even if you don't reply, the chances you have already lost. 

Many such emails in order to display images they phone home to display the image and basically confirm the receipt of the email.  In the old days this was known as a web beacon/tracker and you may not even see an image as it can be as small as 1 pixel.
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Please note, my email is strictly via online. There is no email server to contact and remove the item.
This item normally would also not have been opened but directly marked as spam and added to the blocked listing.

Not necessarily just for you Bob, but to let others know the dangers in just receiving and viewing emails, can be calling home.
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« Reply #6828 on: December 30, 2022, 11:43:21 PM »

Weekly Security News Roundup w/e 12-30-2022

https://youtu.be/QREK7u81mt8
Security-related news thanks mostly to Avast Software.
https://www.avast.com/en-us/index#pc
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Re: SECURITY WARNINGS & Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #6829 on: January 02, 2023, 03:05:11 AM »

Stay Protected in 2023 with these 9 Cybersecurity Tips

https://youtu.be/D1gkBS8atpA
As new technology emerges, cybersecurity protocols also evolve.
The following are some basic tips you should carry with you everywhere to stay better protected against cyber attacks.
Here are some general rules to follow to stay safe in 2023.
My thanks to an article in How-To Geek for the inspiration of this video.
You can read the whole article at: https://bit.ly/3IhUPZc
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« Reply #6830 on: January 06, 2023, 11:00:23 AM »

Weekly Security News Roundup w/e 1-6-2023

https://youtu.be/s9Gihl71VGM
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https://www.avast.com/en-us/index#pc
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« Reply #6831 on: January 13, 2023, 06:23:13 PM »

Antivirus Exception? Think Twice

https://youtu.be/tJww9LIyjt0
Think twice before you add anything to exceptions,
even if an antivirus detection dialogue annoys you in the moment.
My thanks to the Avast Threat Labs for their inspiration for this video.
https://blog.avast.com/exceptions-risks
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« Reply #6832 on: January 14, 2023, 12:46:40 AM »

Weekly Security News Roundup w/e 1-13-2023

https://youtu.be/Auc8G3SyaEM
Security-related news thanks mostly to Avast Software.
https://www.avast.com/en-us/index#pc
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« Reply #6833 on: January 16, 2023, 05:37:57 AM »

Scammers are targeting online secondhand shopping platforms

https://youtu.be/n33dLD8Cjew
In general, we don’t need to look much further than popular places where people do business
to find cybercriminals and scammers perpetrating their crimes. I’m about to dive into a case
of theft that took place on Vinted’s platform, but this kind of crime could have started in many
different marketplaces of this kind. My thanks to Luis Corrins for his information on this topic.
You’ll find his article here: https://bit.ly/3XAmqZO
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« Reply #6834 on: January 19, 2023, 12:35:13 AM »

What's on the Dark Web in 2023?

https://youtu.be/57ILheI0NB4
The vast majority of what we know and use daily is the "surface web,"
which includes all the sites that can be easily accessed through a search engine like Google or Bing.
But beyond the surface web lies a much larger and mysterious realm known as the "deep web."
And within that deep web lies an even more secretive and controversial corner of the internet
known as the "dark web.“ My thanks to Emma McGowan for her excellent article on the Avast Blog
and the inspiration for this video. https://bit.ly/3ks2qul
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« Reply #6835 on: January 21, 2023, 12:18:39 AM »
Weekly Security News Roundup w e 1-20-2023

https://youtu.be/L8dxCV4ftmw
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« Reply #6836 on: January 21, 2023, 12:22:20 AM »

Security News Flash - T-Mobile Hacked Again

https://youtu.be/xtdm1heBZY0
T-Mobile has admitted that hackers were able to steal the information
of around 37 million postpaid and prepaid customers in another major data breach.
The carrier said in a regulatory filing that it discovered the issue on January 5th.
Read more at Engadget - https://engt.co/3QSxxeG
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« Reply #6837 on: Today at 12:27:54 AM »

What are the risks of malicious USBs?

https://youtu.be/j9Zg8BU6ADg
USB flash drives are still a common way for attackers to infect computers with viruses and malware.
They can damage your devices and data in seconds. If you think this can't happen to you, think again!
My thanks to an Avast Blog article for inspiration for this video (Author unknown):
https://blog.avast.com/malicious-usb-devices
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