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The Fear Tactic Yet Again

I recently found another example of emails sent that try to use fear to get you to click a link and very likely install malware that will give the sender access to your computer. This one had a subject of ... READ MORE 

Posted on by Nathan Lyle in Email, Security, Spam Hall of Shame

Mailbox Quota Exceeded – Email Notification

Here’s another example of an email you should always be suspicious of… the “hurry up your email is not working” message. Always be suspicious of messages that try to induce a bit of panic or fear – they do this ... READ MORE 

Posted on by Nathan Lyle in Email, Security, Spam Hall of Shame
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New Malware Trick (Form Spam)

There are always new tricks being tried to get you to reveal information or download malware to your computer. The most recent common one we’ve seen has tried to use fear of legal repercussions to get you to click a ... READ MORE 

Posted on by Nathan Lyle in General News, Security, Spam Hall of Shame

Don’t be Fooled by Predatory PayPal Money Requests

This isn’t a case of PayPal acting in a predatory manner, but of people taking advantage of one of the PayPal features where you can request money from anyone with an email address. While it’s great that there’s an easy ... READ MORE 

Posted on by Nathan Lyle in Email, Security, Spam Hall of Shame
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Don’t Panic, Don’t (Most of the Time) Click!

One of the easiest ways to misery is being tricked into clicking a link in the wrong email. Many spam messages will have links, that if clicked, will end up installing viruses or malware on your computer. These fall under ... READ MORE 

Posted on by Nathan Lyle in Email, Spam Hall of Shame

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