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Why Hackers Attack Phones

Why Hackers Attack Phones

When we think of hackers, we think computers or laptops or networks.  We don't always think of our phones. Why would hackers attack your phone? Phones are the next logical step for hackers.  We put so much data into our phones.  All of our contacts, our photos, our...

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Virus in Word Attachments!

Virus in Word Attachments!

It happens to all of us.  Your friend has sent you an email with an unexpected word document. What do you do?  Do you open it? Hopefully, you answered no.  You don't open the attachment. Double check who it's coming from by hovering over the from name.  If it says...

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Social Security RoboCalls!

Social Security RoboCalls!

The Federal Trade Commission, or FTC, is warning everyone of a new SSN scam.  Hackers are taking to the phones and using RoboCalls to make their threats. The message goes something like this: …law enforcement agencies to suspend your Social Security number on an...

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Encryption Virus Making Rounds!

Encryption Virus Making Rounds!

Djvu is a ransomware that is bundled in with adware and downloaded when you aren't paying attention. It will download 4 files. The first file basically disables Windows Defender and then starts the second file. The second file loads help web pages (mostly anti-virus...

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Scam Exploiting Valentine’s Day!

Scam Exploiting Valentine’s Day!

It's almost February and hackers have come up with a new email trick hoping to fool us into opening their attachments. They are sending 'love letters' with subjects similar to: : ) ; ) : D I love you My letter just for you Please read and Reply Wrote this letter for...

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Newest Adware Apps Found!

Newest Adware Apps Found!

Adware, usually in the form of games or messaging apps, runs in the background on your phone and click on ads without your knowledge.  There have been two different sets discovered lately that should be deleted from your phone immediately! The first set were all made...

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Amazon Phishing Scams

A staff member recently received the following email from "Amazon": This phishing scam stands out from others for a few reasons. 1:  It's from 'Amazon' Hackers love to pretend they are someone trusted and most people have Amazon accounts that they use frequently!...

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Phishing Scams (& How to Spot Them) – Part 3

Phishing Scams (& How to Spot Them) – Part 3

4:  Search Engine Phishing or Malvertising These are cleverly disguised ads that offer something great, like a vacation.  When you click on the ad, you are directed to a site that requires all of your information. 5:  Pharming This is when hackers take a popular site,...

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Phishing Scams (& How to Spot Them) – Part 2

Phishing Scams (& How to Spot Them) – Part 2

2:  Spear Phishing As the name suggested, this is a targeted email focused specifically on you or your organization. 3:  Smishing or SM Phishing These are phishing text messages or phone calls.  Usually text messages.  These usually have a link in them that hackers...

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Phishing Scams (& How to Spot Them) – Part 1

Phishing Scams (& How to Spot Them) – Part 1

We have done a lot of blogs about phishing scams in the past but with the new year comes new scams.  We want to go over the basics of phishing scams and how to spot them! 1:  What is Phishing? Phishing is no different than any other scam.  The purpose is to get...

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