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Re: SECURITY WARNINGS & Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #6765 on: September 03, 2022, 07:39:57 PM »

Samsung Data Breach

https://youtu.be/Y5cAbeLB3ew
Another breach. This time it's Samsung. The information revealed includes the following:
name, contact and demographic information, date of birth, and product registration information.
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« Reply #6766 on: September 07, 2022, 11:54:56 PM »

Watch Out For Brushing Scams

https://youtu.be/FBJtnctdSuQ
Millions of people across the US and other countries are surprised to receive packages they never ordered.
In most cases, the source is a scam called “brushing.” Watch the video to learn more.
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« Reply #6767 on: September 08, 2022, 01:20:04 AM »
Now that is interesting, a motion (not the best word) activated light for your toilet :)
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« Reply #6768 on: September 08, 2022, 02:34:33 AM »
Now that is interesting, a motion (not the best word) activated light for your toilet :)
It's only on when you're sitting and shixxxng.
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« Reply #6769 on: September 10, 2022, 06:24:30 PM »

Weekly Security News Roundup w e 9-9-2022

https://youtu.be/xUPMP4eXCK0
Security-related news thanks mostly to Avast Software.
https://www.avast.com/en-us/index#pc
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« Reply #6770 on: September 11, 2022, 12:11:34 AM »

What Is Email Spoofing

https://youtu.be/F5kMpVhQD5Y
What Is Email Spoofing,
and How Can You Protect Yourself?
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« Reply #6771 on: September 11, 2022, 12:41:47 AM »
The same spoofing goes on in Text messages to your phone.

Only two days ago I got a spoofed text supposedly from the British NHS (National Health Service), this scam.spoof text plays on the Covid fear.  The gist of the message says someone you have been in contact with has covid and invites you to click on a link to get a free test kit. 

This link isn't the real NHS site but purports to be from national-health-service.com, this is fake (detected on VirusTotal) and Avast would actually alert if you clicked it as the redirected url is on the virus definitions.

I knew it was a fake right from the start from the link as I hadn't signed up to the track and trace system (which is trying to emulate/look like).  So I contacted my local doctors surgery to report it, in the hope the real NHS could get it shut down.
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« Reply #6772 on: September 11, 2022, 12:56:02 AM »
@David R,
I hope you have better luck that I.
All the ones I've reported are still alive and stealing other peoples money.
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« Reply #6773 on: September 11, 2022, 01:35:27 AM »
@David R,
I hope you have better luck that I.
All the ones I've reported are still alive and stealing other peoples money.

In all honesty, the receptionist didn't appear to be overly interested. She said some others had reported it, but she didn't even write down the url (I showed here the text on my phone).  So no way to say if it is/was the same domain.  When I asked if they had a computer tech/IT guy I got the distinct impression they didn't.  So I'm not holding my breath.
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« Reply #6774 on: September 11, 2022, 05:36:48 PM »
@DavidR. In UK you should simply report Smishing to 7726.

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« Reply #6775 on: September 11, 2022, 07:18:26 PM »
@DavidR. In UK you should simply report Smishing to 7726.

I have little confidence in this either. As it requires that you forward the text, this would also give information on the recipient.  By now you have got the message that I'm a trusting sort (NOT) ;)

EDIT:  Also having visited the ofcom website it is a rather long winded process.
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« Reply #6776 on: September 13, 2022, 03:51:18 PM »

Avast News Companion

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« Reply #6777 on: September 13, 2022, 11:28:59 PM »

What Is Phishing, and How Do You Avoid It

https://youtu.be/-DHOGngwyz0
Phishing attacks are more common than ever before, and they regularly lead to fraud,
identity theft, and corporate data breaches. But what is phishing, and how can you avoid it?
My thanks to Andrew Heinzman for his excellent article on this topic published in Reviewgeek,
https://bit.ly/3xkFMHM which inspired this video.
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« Reply #6778 on: September 17, 2022, 04:09:00 PM »

Weekly Security News Roundup WE 9-16-2022

https://youtu.be/JQqbHtVv68Q
Security-related news thanks mostly to Avast Software.
https://www.avast.com/en-us/index#pc
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« Reply #6779 on: September 19, 2022, 11:16:52 PM »
L.S.

N.B.   All you type into your chomium type browser and Edge browser (for instance via spellcheck and via GBoard on Android) could land at Google and Microsoft (yep, also your passwords and other strictly personal information could land on their servers).

Such problem, as found by Otto-js, is existing for Office 365, Alibaba Cloud, Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services and LastPass. Amazon and LastPass decided to take immediate measures after being informed of that particular data hole. It is advisable for you to set spellcheck in your browser settings to false (inside the three dots menu you find at the right hand corner of your browser).

Yes folks. 'Extra super-smart does not always stand for ''extra super-secure'. This posting was written inside Avast Secure Browser-beta, that is being tested by yours truly,

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