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Learn About the Phishing Scam That Penetrated Wall Street and Could Probably Trick You Too

Dec 8th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Learn About the Phishing Scam That Penetrated Wall Street and Could Probably Trick You Too

One of the best parts about phishing scams is that they’re easy to stop. You’ll see a story on the internet about how some “Nigerian prince” swindled some idiot in a developed country out of thousands of dollar. You laugh and think, “Haha! There’s no way I’m dumb enough to fall for a phishing attack like that. How are people so dumb and I am so smart?” Well, I’ve got some b

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Even Smart PC Users Are Falling Victim to This Dropbox Phishing Attack

Nov 1st 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Even Smart PC Users Are Falling Victim to This Dropbox Phishing Attack

If you’re reading this blog, then I already know you’re a smart PC user. Most PC users don’t bother looking up PC tips online, or learning how to speed up and optimize their computers. But you do. Unfortunately, even smart PC users like you are falling for this latest phishing attack. This sophisticated attack uses Dropbox and a legitimate-looking domain to trick internet users into di

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Phishing Campaign Revealed After 5 Years of Tricking Computer Users with “HR”-Style Emails

Jul 27th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Phishing Campaign Revealed After 5 Years of Tricking Computer Users with “HR”-Style Emails

Phishing is one of the deadliest PC threats out there today. Phishing involves tricking someone into divulging personal information – like account usernames or passwords. Today’s best phishers are trained professionals with decades of experience luring people online. They know exactly how to trick people, misdirect them, and extract the information they need. That’s what makes them so

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Scam Phishing Emails Reach New Low: Trick People Into Thinking They Have Cancer

Mar 19th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

Scam Phishing Emails Reach New Low: Trick People Into Thinking They Have Cancer

Online scammers are one of the lowest forms of humanity. They trick people into clicking links, downloading malicious software, and performing all sorts of evil tasks. Most scam emails are relatively innocent and even a bit funny. They may claim to be princes from Nigeria, for example. Or, they may claim to be an official representative from your bank despite poor grammar and vocabulary in the

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5 Easy Ways to Spot a Phishing Email

Feb 20th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Pc Protection | 0 Comment

5 Easy Ways to Spot a Phishing Email

Phishing emails are the most devastating type of online attack in 2014. Even the best antivirus software won’t protect you from a good phishing email. A good phishing email convinces you to perform all of the malicious tasks yourself. You personally install software, share private information, or hand over remote access to your PC online. For all of these reasons, phishers are getting thei

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PayPal Phishing Scams Increase Dramatically Over the Holidays

Dec 8th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Quick Fix Tip | 0 Comment

PayPal Phishing Scams Increase Dramatically Over the Holidays

Usually, the holidays are a time for cheer, joy, and other happiness-related words. But as computer security experts already know, the holidays are also a time for criminals to take advantage of unsuspecting consumers. Phishing scams are particularly common around the holiday season, and PayPal is one of the biggest targets for these criminals. PayPal phishing scams involve: -Sending users a

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New Facebook scam –“Your friend added a new photo”

Aug 29th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

New Facebook scam –“Your friend added a new photo”

Facebook scams come in all shapes and sizes, but usually they’re pretty easy to detect before they infect your computer. However, a recent scam is working on an above average number of Facebook users. So how does it work? Well, Facebook users are sent a message that appears to be from Facebook. This message claims that “One of your friends added a new photo with you to the album.” The des

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Facebook takes preventative measures against phishing

Aug 9th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

Facebook takes preventative measures against phishing

Phishing has been a common problem for internet users ever since the World Wide Web was first created (okay, maybe not that early). Hackers use phishing techniques to steal email addresses, user information, and other sensitive data from individuals on the internet. This data can be used to steal money from bank accounts or to replicate somebody’s identity. In any case, phishing is very bad.

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