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Security Fix: January 4, 2009 - January 10, 2009

Caveat Emptor: Watch Out for Phantom Stores

Most people are proud to say they would never fall for a phishing scam, that they would never give their personal and financial information away at fake banking sites, just because someone asked them to in an e-mail. But how...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 7, 2009; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  Fraud , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips , Web Fraud 2.0  
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Spamhaus: Google Now 4th Most Spam-Friendly Provider

Google's free services are being heavily exploited by spammers to redirect visitors to sites touting knockoff designer drugs and scams, according to the latest rankings from Spamhaus.org, a group that tracks unsolicited commercial e-mail. Last month, Security Fix called attention...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 5, 2009; 6:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Web Fraud 2.0  
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Phishers Now Twittering Their Scams

Phishers are trying to trick Twitter users into forking over their user names and passwords by sending tweets that direct users to fake Twitter login pages, security experts warn. Update, 7:31 p.m. ET: Twitter now says that in an unrelated...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 5, 2009; 11:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Fraud , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips , Web Fraud 2.0  
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