One morning as I was enjoying my first hot cup of coffee, I suddenly heard my computer’s email notification sound. I read the subject line of the message stating, “You have received a new voice-mail.” As I looked through the email, I saw that the sender was Microsoft Office voice-mail. I wondered, “What in the […]
I got a call today from a customer that mentioned that he needed to renew his antivirus program. During the process, he was offered a service where they would login and clean up his system. There are two ways this could have gone. 1. They could have – with his permission – logged into the […]
Very often when I am taking to companies and the topic of back-up comes up and I ask them when was the last time you backed-up, the answer is usually one of the following: Last week – I think My assistant handles that I am not sure I have been meaning to get that done […]
What do these phrases (subject lines) have in common? Order Details Payment Overdue Account alert Notice to appear Incoming Fax Report Delivery Status Notification Discover Card Postal Service Amazon.com They are all email phishing attempts. If the “bad guys’ send you 10 e-mails, there is a 92% chance you will open one of them according […]
You would be amazed at the number of people that think they do not need to do anything to protect their identity. People are thinking that since I am not popular or do not have a lot of money, I am safe from Identity Theft. Well that is just not true. The organized criminal groups […]
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