Phishing Protection

by Vincent Sammons 7. May 2007 01:35

We support Macafee and Symantec Anti-Virus solutions. Prevention is one of the the keys to keep your PC fast and safe.

How They Attack (Phishing):
Phishing is essentially an online con game and phishers are nothing more than tech-savvy con artists and identify thieves. They use SPAM, malicious Web sites, email messages and instant messages to trick people into divulging sensitive information, such as bank and credit card accounts.

How Do You:
Known Phishers, pretending to be legitimate companies, may use email to request personal information and direct recipients to respond through malicious web sites.
Phishers tend to use emotional language using scare tactics or urgent requests to entice recipients to respond.
The phish sites can look remarkably like legitimate sites because they tend to use the copyrighted images from legitimate sites.
Requests for confidential information via email or Instant Message tend to not be legitimate.
Fraudulent messages are often not personalized and may share similar properties like details in the header and footer.

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SPAM Removal and Protection

by Vincent Sammons 7. April 2007 01:36

We support Macafee and Symantec Anti-Virus solutions. Prevention is one of the the keys to keep your PC fast and safe.

How They Attack (SPAM):
Email SPAM is the electronic version of junk mail. It involves sending unwanted messages, often unsolicited advertising, to a large number of recipients. SPAM is a serious security concern as it can be used to deliver Trojan horses, viruses, worms, spy ware, and targeted phishing attacks.

How Do You Know:
Messages that do not include your email address in the TO: or CC: fields are common forms of SPAM
Some SPAM can contain offensive language or links to Web sites with inappropriate content

What To Do:
Install SPAM filtering/blocking software
If you suspect an email is SPAM, do not respond, just delete it
Consider disabling the email’s preview pane and reading emails in plain text
Reject all Instant Messages from persons who are not on your Buddy list
Do not click on URL links within IM unless from a known source and expected
Keep software and security patches up to date

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General | Security

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