Scam Week – How Scammers Get Paid

When a scammer gets your money, it is usually gone for good.  There are many ways that scammers use to receive payments from their victims, and often they will use methods that are unusual, such as gift cards, bitcoin, or other currency substitutes.

Today I will describe the different payment methods, and what advantages they offer the scammer.  What a ...

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Scam Week – Don’t Fall For Scams

Have you fallen for an online or telephone scam? How much money did you lose?  I’ve personally known of two cases where the amount lost was $500 and $16,000, but scammers often get more.

If you are above the age of 55, you most certainly have been targeted by telephone callers and cyber-scammers, and received emails, text messages, Facebook messages, ...

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Fifty Years of The Internet

Believe it or not, the Internet has been with us for 50 years.  The Internet has its origins in the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET), which began operation just over 50 years ago, in October 1969, with only two nodes.  By December there were four nodes, at UCLA, Stanford, UC Santa Barbara, and the University of ...

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Tomorrow Is Data Privacy Day

Keeping your information private is nearly impossible these days.  The Internet has turned us all into virtual blabbermouths oversharing everything.  And what we aren’t already sharing with wild abandon is being harvested, parsed, analyzed, stored in endless databases, and sold by big Internet companies.  Then that information is stolen by cyber-criminals and sold on the Dark Web.

The task of keeping our information private seems impossible, but there still are actions you ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


Mac users targeted by Lazarus ‘fileless’ Trojan

The Lazarus hacking group are trying to sneak a ‘fileless’ Trojan on to Apple computers, disguised as a fake cryptocurrency trading program.


[Heads-Up] In Just 3 Months, Google Alerted 12,000 People About Phishing Attacks by Nation-States

Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) delivered thousands of alerts of government-backed ...

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