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Protecting Our Seniors from Scams: The Importance of Education and Awareness

Recently, a friend of mine called me with a problem: his elderly father in law that was living with him had his bank account hacked; nearly $10,000 had been stolen. Could we help? We couldn't retrieve the money, but we did take a look at his father's laptop. Sure enough, it was rife with malware and a key-logger had gotten his bank credentials. Unfortunately, our seniors are vulnerable to scams. These come both in the form of phishing emails or, [...]

Phishing Alert: Ashley Madison Scams Quickly Spreading

This week 36 million names, addresses, and phone numbers of registered users of the Ashley Madison website (which makes it easy to cheat on your spouse) were posted on the Internet.  All these records are now out in the open, exposing highly sensitive and personal information. Internet criminals are wasting no time exploiting this in many ways, sending spam, phishing and possibly blackmail messages. There have already been reports of social engineering tactics which try to convince people to click on links [...]