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Beware the Christmas Scammer!

Crime, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Security

The Midwinter Festival of Excess is upon us, and most people are out looking for deals in the hope of easing the sting of the January bills.  There are many deals to be found online and in various exchange fora such as classified ads, but it is crucial that a shopper exercise a certain amount […]

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The Christmas Phishing Campaigns Are In Full Swing

Security

I’ve been receiving plenty of reports lately about phishing mail – both email and, surprisingly, paper mail.  Every two-bit scumbag wants to see how many people he can suck in to divulging personal and financial info before Christmas. Everyone should be extra careful when receiving any kind of email asking for payment.  Before clicking on […]

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The Support Scam

Crime, Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Security

The Squidette is well versed in computer security, and it’s a good thing. Yesterday someone called to try and effect the Windows Support Scam. What happens is that someone calls you and claims to be receiving messages from your Windows machine. They’ll even talk you through a look into the event logger to show you […]

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