WaveEgreetings.com Scam? or Legit?

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

This afternoon I received an email that said the following… Welcome to Midwave Products LLC! Congratulations Avery, This e-mail is to confirm your recent/successful WaveEGreetings.com order! Log in online and get instant access to hundreds of E-Greeting Cards! Billing Telephone Number: ********** As part of your service with the WaveEGreetings.com program, you will receive: Unlimited […]

How To Remove Alpha Antivirus (Removal Guide)

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

There is a new rogue among us. It appears that Alpha Antivirus has replaced Personal Antivirus as one of the latest rogue security programs. This particular rogue installs through online “scans” (popups.) The reason I say “scans” is they’re essentially animations of a scan (every one that visits the site will see the same thing […]

Network administration over the holidays

Saturday, December 24th, 2005

Nobody wants to be tied to their job over the holidays, but what if someone has hacked your servers and is using your machine to scam thousands of people a day? Does that keep for two weeks? Does someone monitor the abuse address? Incidents.org has a post on messages they’ve got from some reporting to […]

Another example of how we’re vulnerable for identity theft

Monday, December 19th, 2005

The SecurityFix is reporting on a security breech at reevesnamepins.com a company that supplies (among others) law enforcement personnel. Apparently, CardCops (which monitors for possible stolen data), discovered names and addresses of several law enforcement officers from across the country. The common denominator seemed to be recent orders at reevesnamepins.com and the company has confirmed […]

Takedown phishing sites

Friday, December 16th, 2005

Sunbeltblog has a good post on a group that helps “take bad guys out”. The Internet Crime Provention and Control Institute (Link expired). Basically, they will take submissions of complaints and assist in getting sites taken down. A good example would be phishing sites, maybe servers hosting illegal content, stolen information, etc. etc. Or, perhaps […]

Registrars not verifying contact information on domains?

Thursday, December 8th, 2005

According to a GAO report one of the reasons that phishing and scam websites are because of a lack of enforcement and policing by registrars of accurate contact information. According to their study over 5% of sites had been registered with false data. ~2.5% had been registered with incomplete information. These findings come from a […]

Barcode Scam to get $4.99 iPod

Sunday, December 4th, 2005

A Colorado University student was arrested for a barcode scam after trying to buy an iPod for $4.99 (with a fake barcode) at a Colorado Target store. Apparently the scam was successful once and he came back a second time. Basically he used a barcode printing program to duplicate the barcode for a cheap item, […]

Beware emails that sound too good to be true

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

A new phishing scheme is promising tax refunds in the amoutn of over $500 to recipients of the scam. Sophos has an advisory. It looks pretty devious – asking people to type in the link address (or copy and paste) and using URL redirect to make it use an official site to then redirect to […]

FBI nabs Zotob and Mytob authors

Friday, August 26th, 2005

I’m impressed, it looks as though the FBI has announced the arrest of the authors of both the Zotob and Mytob viruses. Of course Zotob was in the wild in the last 2 weeks. This is really very good news as it is rare for virus writers to be identified and captured. Maybe the FBI […]

Phishing test…

Thursday, August 18th, 2005

So, I’ve talked a good deal about phishing scam emails and I had to read when I found this article at the sunbeltblog. They posted a link to a site with some tips on phishing, as well as a “test your phishing smarts” kind of test at mailfrontier.com.    Send article as PDF   

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