Email Spoofing – Commonly faced problem online

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in eMail Spam Awareness | Posted on 03-09-2010


The trend of internet exploitation has moved away from viruses and trojans. Hackers are no more interested in just deploying these small infectious agents in others PCs unless there is any economic benefit in doing it. Getting access to the computers using technologies like malware, spambots, etc has become widely prevalent today.

Getting access to the computer of a well settled person is like getting access… Continue reading

Social Responses to Prevent Phishing

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Secure Downloading, Spam Awareness | Posted on 27-10-2009


One technique used to combat phishing is training people to recognize phishing attempts, and exposing them to the know-how of dealing with them. Education can be effective since training provides a direct feedback. Spear phishing, a form of phishing targeted at a specific company, was harnessed to train individuals at various locations that included the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY. In a spear phishing experiment… Continue reading

Impact of Junk Emails on Corporates

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in eMail Spam Awareness | Posted on 25-10-2009


Unsolicited email was first considered a bit of joke earning the jocular name of spam. However, as the spam volumes rose to epidemic proportions what was a minor crisis in the life of an IT professional soon snowballed into a major crisis. Factual figures estimate that spam amounts to nearly 95 percent of all emails. According to Jupiter Research reports, the active email consumer received a shocking 3253… Continue reading

Keeping Your Email Account Safe

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in eMail Spam Awareness | Posted on 08-10-2009


Email users can help reduce the spam outflows in the Internet. When a user signs up for something online, he should be careful while checking checkboxes and must not check checkboxes for additional offers. Else, he will receive email from partners of the site he signed up at. It is advisable to use freebie accounts to fight spam. Create a few freebie accounts, direct them to your main… Continue reading

Phishing – Types And Precautions

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Cyber tips, Secure Downloading, Spam Awareness | Posted on 10-09-2009


The criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication is known as Phishing.

Types of Phishing
Phishing is usually carried out by email or instant messaging and it often directs users to enter details at a fake website, which is similar to the legitimate one… Continue reading

Most Dangerous Celebrities in Indian Cyberspace

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Secure Downloading, Spam Awareness | Posted on 09-09-2009


McAfee says that searching for Yuvraj and Aishwarya in the cyberspace can damage one’s PC. The research from McAfee on India’s glamorous celebrities from the world of cinema, cricket and politics to reveal the most risky celebrities on the web, has rated Yuvraj and Aishwarya on top.

Fans searching for ‘Yuvaraj Singh wallpapers’, ‘Yuvraj Singh downloads’, ‘Yuvraj

New Malicious Web Links Increase By 508%: says IBM

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Spam Awareness | Posted on 29-08-2009


IBM’s X-Force 2009 Mid-Year Trend and Risk Report says that there has been a tremendous increase of 508% in malicious web links over Internet during first half of 2009. The malicious content was found even on trusted sites, including search engines, blogs, bulletin boards, personal websites, online magazines and mainstream news sites.

Beware of eMail from US VISA Lottery

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in eMail Spam Awareness | Posted on 29-08-2009


An email pretending to offer even to pay the flight ticket to US along with VISA and accomodation, is very rare to find. The new VISA lottery scam email interestingly has all these features. This scam email offers you a single visa for about 980 USD and a family visa for 1520 USD. A flight ticket along with accommodation in US! Very