Telephone Scams: Your Credit Card was Used in Fraudulent Activities

Everyone by now should have heard about the telephone scams involving a caller who claims that they are from the CRA (Canada Revenue Agency) or the IRS (Internal Revenue Service). These tax ...

Preventing Illegal Robocalls, Webcam Spying, Dating App Account Hacking – WB56

This is your Shared Security Weekly Blaze for February 18th 2019 with your host, Tom Eston. In this week’s episode: Preventing illegal robocalls, should you be scared of your laptop’s webcam, and ...

Using Gmail "Dot Addresses" to Commit Fraud

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In Gmail addresses, the dots don't matter. The account "bruceschneier@gmail.com" maps to the exact same address as "bruce.schneier@gmail.com" and "b.r.u.c.e.schneier@gmail.com" -- and so on. (Note: I own none of those addresses, if ...

Don’t Get Caught in a SMiShing Scam

The word ‘SMiShing’ may sound like gibberish — we think it’s a weird one — but some of the world’s largest enterprises are losing millions of dollars to these scams every year ...

Phishing Attack Targeting Two-Factor Authentication, Amazon Echo Eavesdropping, Netflix Email Scam – WB49

Watch this episode on our YouTube Channel! This is your Shared Security Weekly Blaze for December 31st 2018 with your host, Tom Eston. In this week’s episode: a new phishing attack targeting ...
126 Arrests: The Emergence of India's Cyber Crime Detectives Fighting Call Center Scams

126 Arrests: The Emergence of India’s Cyber Crime Detectives Fighting Call Center Scams

The Times of India reports that police have raided a call center in Noida Sector 63 where hundreds of fraud calls were placed every day to Americans and Canadians resulting in the ...

Susceptibility to phishing

The more you know about phishing, the likelier you are to fall for it? Really? ...

YAPBS – Yet Another Password Breach Scam

Back in July, I wrote about the sextortion scam that had been circulating for a while. A new wave was spreading, and I’d seen multiple people taking about it on my Facebook, ...

Google+ Shutdown, Weapons Systems Vulnerabilities, Voice Phishing Scams – WB38

This is your Shared Security Weekly Blaze for October 15th 2018 with your host, Tom Eston. In this week’s episode: Google+ shutdown, weapons systems vulnerabilities, and new data on voice phishing scams ...
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NCSAM: Consider the Nexus Between your Personal and Professional Life on Social Media

Another National Cyber Security Awareness Month is upon us, and although I have recently wished for its demise through better automated protections, there are some things that cannot be automated. One such ...
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