10 tips for spotting a phishing email

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Phishing emails flow into inboxes year-round, especially during the holidays. Here are some clues to help your users spot “fishy” emails This is a post that expands upon one of my previous posts, 3 steps to identify a potential phishing email. Every day countless phishing emails are sent to unsuspecting victims all over the world. While some of these messages are so outlandish that they are obvious frauds, others can be a bit more convincing. So how do you tell the difference between a phishing message and a legitimate message? Unfortunately, there is no one single technique that works in … Read More

New credit cards aim to protect consumers, banks from hackers

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A chip implanted in new cards is designed to stop cybercrime. Starting Thursday, stores that haven’t upgraded their card-reading terminals will be on the hook for fraudulent charges US consumers are about to get a new defense against cybercrime. The armor will take the form of credit and debit cards with a built-in chip, which retailers must be able to read as of Thursday. Short for EuroPay, MasterCard and Visa, EMV chips create a one-time-use code needed for each purchase, which makes stolen card numbers less valuable on the black market. Consumers may see slightly longer transaction times as in-store … Read More

3 steps to identify a potential phishing email

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CSO was recently targeted by a phishing campaign. In this how-to guide, Staff Writer Steve Ragan breaks down the elements of the email that were red flags to the team, and offers information to keep users in your organization from clicking, too, in the event that you’re targeted by a phishing attack   Each time an email arrives, for most us anyway, it is quickly scanned. Based on a few key elements within the message, the choice of what to do with it is made. Check the address fields, subject, and look at the attachment(s) The first area of focus … Read More