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Re: SECURITY WARNINGS & Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #6810 on: December 05, 2022, 11:26:23 PM »

Order Scams are Increasing for the Holiday Season

https://youtu.be/6POP4n6ms_8
Some timely advice from Avast about the fake order scams that are rampant
during the holiday season. https://www.avast.com/en-us/index#pc
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« Reply #6811 on: December 08, 2022, 08:55:24 PM »

Holiday Season - Scam Season

https://youtu.be/BgXZMQvcTfU
Here are 9 online scams to watch out for this holiday season.
My thanks to Emma McGowan for her article on this topic
and the inspiration for this video. You'll find her article here:
https://blog.avast.com/online-holiday-scams
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Re: SECURITY WARNINGS & Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #6812 on: December 09, 2022, 11:49:29 PM »

3 Major Cybersecurity Predictions for 2023

https://youtu.be/GcG6baCh4GM
This year, Avast has three major predictions for 2023.
My thanks to Emma McGowan for her article on this topic which was the inspiration for this video.
You’ll find her article on the Avast blog at: https://blog.avast.com/2023-predictions
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« Reply #6813 on: December 10, 2022, 06:39:39 PM »

Weekly Security News Roundup w/e 12-9-2022

https://youtu.be/LMKfyndeapQ
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 #6814 on: December 11, 2022, 05:03:42 PM »

Hey Google - This needs fixing

This one was sent from the following email address:
from: Thank-You** <-PAWTXGNZFLBOL@housedump.best
All the emails have the same theme. You are always a Winner of some kind.
If you react to any of the links that are part of this email,
They are the winner and you loose.
There have been SPAM and PHISHING campaigns in the past that managed to
get past the spam filter in Gmail but this campaign seems to have stumped GOOGLE
it's been going on far too long.
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« Reply #6815 on: December 11, 2022, 05:42:59 PM »
I think we all need to be more wary of such emails.

For more years than I can remember I have been using MailWasher (and eventually Mail Washer Pro, paid version).  That pre filters the email service/s you use.  That doesn't download emails, but just a part of it (but leaves it on the mail server), it looks for spam/scams.  It is also very highly configurable and the partial email can be viewed by the user in plain text (within the MailWasher program), no images calling home or beacons to confirm receipt, etc.

You can examine the headers and email content, flag it as spam or to add to blacklist or to bounce.  Once done it deletes any emails flagged as spam from the email server and calls your email client.  You then download only the email you wanted.

Whilst it is a paid program, I bought a lifetime license many years ago (great deal I couldn't turn down) and it has served me well over the years.
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« Reply #6816 on: December 11, 2022, 09:12:05 PM »
Just to clarify, the email I've received has been marked as spam.
So have all the others that are very similar in appearance but,
new email addresses are used and new ISP's are used and the spam continues
as it would even if I were to use a third party spam blocker.
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« Reply #6817 on: December 12, 2022, 09:54:17 PM »

Amazon launches another controversial ad feature

https://youtu.be/kFkNFQygYCs
This video explains a new ads feature offered by Amazon that may raise
unacceptable privacy concerns.
This video is based on information obtained from an article at ghacks.net.
Read it here: https://bit.ly/3W5D56S
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« Reply #6818 on: December 14, 2022, 10:20:46 PM »

Phishing - Vishing - Smishing

https://youtu.be/P3ye21crXfo
Knowing the differences between these terms can help you stay safe online.
Avast Software provided the definitions. https://www.avast.com/
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« Reply #6819 on: December 16, 2022, 12:04:03 AM »

Don’t Fall for These Common Holiday Scams

https://youtu.be/fl6a3jlS8CY
The holiday season is here, whether you’re happy about it or are a grinch.
It’s a time to shop, enjoy the festivities, and spend time with family,
but make sure you avoid all the holiday fraud. Unfortunately, every year,
thousands of people fall victim to scams.
My thanks to Cory Gunther for his excellent article on this topic.
Please read his article here: https://bit.ly/3PsKpHy
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« Reply #6820 on: December 16, 2022, 04:07:31 PM »

Weekly Security News Roundup w/e 12-16-2022

https://youtu.be/Lu2hnthL6iM
Security-related news thanks mostly to Avast Software.
https://www.avast.com/en-us/index#pc
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« Reply #6821 on: December 19, 2022, 09:45:19 PM »

Every new tech toy can be a potential privacy and security concerns

https://youtu.be/1ijSuksGKbI
Let’s take a look at some of this year's hottest tech gadgets and the potential privacy risks
that come with each.
My thanks to Emma McGowan for this info and the inspiration for the video.
You can read her article here: https://bit.ly/3HND3wG
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« Reply #6822 on: December 23, 2022, 05:29:24 PM »

Weekly Security News Roundup w/e 12-23-2022

https://youtu.be/slL3bNlvBo8
Security-related news thanks mostly to Avast Software.
https://www.avast.com/en-us/index#pc
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« Reply #6823 on: December 26, 2022, 12:56:56 PM »
WordPress websites being attacked through YITH WooCommerce Gift Cards plug-in.
Vulnerable through a leak known as CVE-2022-45359. Vulnerable could be  56.567 websites with that particular plug-in.

Update as soons as possible to version 3.20.0 -> https://yithemes.com/themes/plugins/yith-woocommerce-gift-cards/

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« Reply #6824 on: December 29, 2022, 02:55:41 PM »
Caution with this "Expiring Soon" email.

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.
This same type of email spam has been arriving in your Gmail folder
for quite some time. Google still hasn't figured out how to block it.
Be careful and never click on something that promises to deliver anything
for FREE. There is no free lunch. Stay safe.
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