Beware of banking text message scam (Smishing)

Beware of banking text message scam (Smishing)

Scammers are sending out text messages that appear to be from your bank, with the goal being to trick you into giving away your personal banking information. This is known as Smishing, which is short for ‘SMS phishing’, and relates to any attempt to defraud you via a text message.

 
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Banking apps leave millions vulnerable to hacking attack

Banking apps leave millions vulnerable to hacking attack

Banking apps have left millions vulnerable to hacking attacks, including those from HSBC, The Co-operative and NatWest banks.

 
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Wouldn’t you love to know who’s been checking you out on Facebook?

Wouldn’t you love to know who’s been checking you out on Facebook?

Wouldn’t you love to know who’s been checking you out on Facebook? Maybe an ex, a boss, or a neighbour?

 
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Child Safety Initiative Phone Scam

Child Safety Initiative Phone Scam

Today I had a call from ‘The Child Safety Initiative’. The woman who called had a northern accent and said she’d “spoken to Lindsey back in February”, and Lindsey had agreed to sponsor a campaign to education children about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

When I said I had no recollection of speaking to her and hadn’t agreed to sponsor anyone she asked if I was Lindsey Harris. When I confirmed I was, she reiterated that, oh yes, we’d spoken in February and M35 Web Design had agreed to sponsor their publication for a one-off cost, instead of their five-yearly sponsorship deal. The cost of this ‘sponsorship’? £125 + VAT.

 
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Ransomware targeting WordPress websites

Ransomware targeting WordPress websites

Ransomware is now targeting WordPress websites, so if you have a site that’s been built with WordPress, this post is for you.

Ransomware encrypts all your website’s files using strong and unbreakable encryption, then the attackers ask you to pay them to decrypt your files. They usually ask for payment by Bitcoin, although paying doesn’t unlock the files anyway.

There are ways to protect your site from being compromised by Ransomware.

 
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