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For Mac users encountering Scareware/Ransomware Websites.
If a Web site purports to lock your browser or encrypt your data, and then tries to get you to call a phone number for "Macintosh technical support" or to pay a ransom. First, you should know that your browser isn't really locked, your data isn't really encrypted, and if you call these scammers and allow them access to your computer, the results are likely to be very bad. So, whatever you do, don't call the number in a pop-up from one of these Web sites
Here is something new to keep the above from being a problem:
ScamZapper for Safari (free)
The ScamZapper extension for Safari blocks a specific kind of pop-up: the kind that claims that your computer has been infected with a virus, and you need to call a number for assistance, usually accompanied by there seemingly being no way to close out of the pop-up, as Cit has locked up your browser.
Here are several links to check for Anti Virus software for Macs:
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KIM KOMANDO SECURITY ALERT - Fake Confirmation of Order delivers virus
There's a new round of virus-laced emails going around today. These emails pretend to be from major retail stores confirming your online orders.
This time, the hackers have done a pretty good job making authentic-looking emai. Unlike previous email scams I've seen, things like the store logos and the fine print look legitimate. And the scammers know that so many folks are ordering online right now, there's a very good chance that more than a few of you will be fooled.
But don't fall for them!
The emails have a link "for more information about your order." But instead of delivering holiday gifts, these emails deliver a nasty virus that can take over your computer and steal your passwords.
I've been collecting these dangerous emails supposedly from stores like Target and Walmart all day today. I'll show you what they look like along with the telltale signs that they are fakes and not to be trusted.
If you are doing any holiday shopping online, this is important information you need right now to separate these dangerous fake emails from the real ones confirming and tracking your actual orders.
Click here now to see these fake emails so you don't fall for the hackers' scams. >>
Information on Apple iOS "Masque Attack" (affects third party Apps)
This is worth passing along. With the holidays coming up, I can see where this could be a real problem.
The newest virus circulating is the UPS/Fed Ex/USPS Delivery Failure.
You will receive an e-mail from UPS, Fed Ex, or USPS along with a packet number.
It will say that they were unable to deliver a package sent to you on such-and-such a date.
It then asks you to print out the invoice copy attached.
DON'T TRY TO PRINT THIS. IT LAUNCHES THE VIRUS!
Pass this warning on to all your PC operators at work and home.
This virus has caused Millions of dollars in damage in the past few days.
WARNING...Android phones and tablets
A recent find by Snoopwall, a cybersecurity company, found that the top 10 Flashlight APPS offered on the Google Play store for phones and tablets using an Android OS, have malware attached to them. When downloaded, these APPS install the malware as a Trojan where it can copy personal information without the owner being aware it’s being done.
When you hit the ON button to turn on the Flashlight, the malware can access ALL your personal data, including credit card and banking information, if you store that in in your device. Snoopwall has found that any information gathered can, and is, transmitted to Servers in China, India and Russia where it can be used for criminal purposes.
In many cases uninstalling the APP does not uninstall the malware. While the APP is gone, the Trojan is still running in the background and able to continue spying
The only way to insure the malware is gone is to reset the device to factory settings. Before you reset the device, backup your photos, contacts and any other important data. For those who do not know how to reset their phone, go to your provider and ask them for help.
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Recent policy changes with Yahoo and AOL are affecting Outlook mail delivery. If you use Outlook and are having a problem with Yahoo and AOL, here is a recent message from Outlook.com:
Outlook.com supports a protocol called DMARC ("Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance"), which helps protect you by making it harder for scammers to spoof email addresses. Recently, Yahoo and AOL made changes to their DMARC policies, which could cause send-as emails from your Outlook.com account to be rejected by the email providers of people you are sending mail to.
We recommend that you set up SMTP send. It's the most secure way to send email from your Yahoo or AOL addresses via Outlook.com, and it's easy to set up.
Setting up SMTP send
Once set up, emails sent with a send-as address from your Yahoo or AOL email address will be delivered more securely.
Ebay users should change their passwords: