Email Spam Volumes Fall to Lowest Level in Two Years: Symantec

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Be Informed on Cyber Security | Posted on 03-02-2011

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A recent report from Symantec declared that spam volumes in January 2011 fell to the lowest levels, since March 2009. The spam volumes seemed to drop dramatically since 25th December of 2010 and continued its phase in January. The only time that spam volumes dropped by such a remarkable extent was after the closure of McColo, a California-based ISP in 2008, for being implicated in criminal and botnet… Continue reading

Technical Tips to Prevent Phishing

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Cyber tips | Posted on 29-10-2009

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Many anti-phishing browsers have been implemented till date and some of them include embedding features in browsers, as extensions or toolbars in browsers, and as part of website login procedures. Most websites that are targeted for phishing are secure, meaning that SSL with strong cryptography is used for server authentication. In principle, it should be possible to confirm the site using the SSL authentication, but in practice, it… Continue reading

Social Responses to Prevent Phishing

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

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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

Phishing – Types And Precautions

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

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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