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Text Messages from Microsoft – Genuine or Phishing?

If you receive text messages from Microsoft, they could be genuine, or they could be some kind of phishing attempt. We’ll discuss both in this post about why Microsoft is texting you. With text messaging becoming so popular, scams involving SMS’s […]

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PhishTank will help you verify or report Phishing websites

PhishTank is a project from OpenDNS that aids in checking out websites that attempt Phishing. OpenDNS is a service that offers both domain name resolving service as well as blocking websites that are suspected as phishing domains. PhishTank is a […]

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Password Spray Attack Definition and Defending yourself

The two most common used methods to gain access to unauthorized accounts are (a) Brute Force Attack, and (b) Password Spray Attack. We have explained Brute Force Attacks earlier. This article focuses on Password Spray Attack – what it is […]

Password Spoofing

Password Spoofing and How login passwords are stolen

Password Spoofing also-known-as login spoofing is one of the most common practices used by the attackers to steal your password. Spoofing is an attack where the invaders successfully falsify the login page of any website and convince you to give […]

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How Social Engineering attackers use PDF Attachments for Phishing

Efforts like raising awareness about Phishing have yielded desired results, but the cybercriminals continue to find new ways of devising attacks. The latest attacks through PDF attachments are geared towards pushing users to enter their email account credential into well-crafted […]

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Spear Phishing: Explanation, Examples and Protection

You already know about Phishing: the process of putting in some bait and waiting for someone to divulge his/her personal information. Phishing comes in many flavors like Spear Phishing, Tabnabbing, Whaling, Tabjacking, and Vishing and Smishing. But there is yet another […]

Avoid Online Shopping Fraud & Holiday Season Scams

The holiday season is synonymous with festivities, cheer, and mirth. It is also that “much-awaited time of the year” when flashy discount signs lure shopaholics with their special festive promotions and offer: the beginning of the “Sale Period”. While you […]

How To Avoid Phishing Scams And Attacks

Phishing Scams are those which fool you into giving out personal information by using emails, etc. We have already seen what is Phishing. In this article, I will give some tips on how to avoid Phishing attacks and scams. Avoid […]

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What is Phishing and how to identify Phishing Attacks

Phishing (pronounced fishing) is a process which entices you to give out personal information by using electronic communication technique such as emails, masquerading to be from a legitimate source. Phishing is one of the fastest rising online crime method used […]

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Tabnabbing attacks – A new Phishing tactic

Most of you are aware of Phishing, where a fraudulent process is initiate with the intent of acquiring sensitive information like passwords and credit card details, by presenting oneself as a legitimate entity. But what if you are on a […]