Is Your Genuine Antivirus Protecting Your Computer from All Online Threats?

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Cyber Awareness, Opinions | Posted on 10-05-2011

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A person may be using a genuine operating system, applications and of course a world class antivirus software – all of them purchased for few thousands of rupees or hundreds of dollars and nothing for free. But still he is not 100% safe in the wild west of Internet today. Because it is not just virus, trojan or any such malware – it is social engineering.… Continue reading

Web Chicanery followed by Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Be Informed on Cyber Security, Cyber Awareness | Posted on 12-03-2011

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Immediately after the massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan, experts noticed many Internet fraudsters exploiting the situation through black hat SEO techniques.

The experts said that the criminals immediately started customizing their malicious websites, including keywords related to tsunami and earthquake, to get on top of the search results using black hat seo methods. It has been found out that they were trying to deploy malware… Continue reading

Beware of Spoofed Websites Online

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Cyber Awareness, Online Shopping | Posted on 12-05-2010

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Website spoofing is one of the deceptive snare used by cyber criminals for phishing. Internet is still a highly vulnerable place for transactions. Cyber-criminals keep finding different ways to exploit a user online. The only way to survive them is through conventional awareness and credible preventive measures.

What are Spoofed Websites?
A spoofed website is usually a replica of a legitimate website. Almost all the features… Continue reading

Malware Lurks Within Pirated Versions of Popular Movie Downloads

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Secure Downloading | Posted on 11-12-2009

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Now-a-days cyber criminals are using popular events, current developments and even movie premieres to attract people who seek free or pirated content and exploiting.

A recent online scam which promises viewers to download the recent “Twilight – New Moon” movie is found to install malware in PCs.

The entire process of this scam is as follows…

  • Viewers are lured

Yet Another Email Scam – Beware

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Cyber Awareness | Posted on 21-10-2009

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As we are aware of the recent issue with a few thousands of emails, lets see how some of these scammers have used the emails they hacked into.

The following email was sent to a small business support’s email id for financial gain from a@gmail.com – an email id belonging to their client.

“I’m sorry for this odd request because it might

Beware of eMail from US VISA Lottery

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

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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