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Home delivery scams get smarter – don’t get caught out

by Paul Ducklin We’ve written several times before about home delivery scams, where cybercriminals take advantage of our ever-increasing (and, in coronavirus times, often unavoidable) use of online ordering combined with to-the-doorstep delivery. Over the past year or so, we’ve noticed what we must grudgingly admit is a gradual improvement . . . Read more

Tis’ the Season for Online Holiday Shopping; and Phishing

Watch out for these top phishing approaches this holiday season. While online holiday shopping is nothing new, more of us will be avoiding the malls and brick-and-mortar stores this year — which opens up big opportunities for cybercriminals. This, along with COVID-19, is expected to anchor most of the scam . . . Read more

Smishing attack tells you “mobile payment problem” – don’t fall for it!

by Paul Ducklin As we’ve warned before, phishing via SMS, or smishing for short, is still popular with cybercriminals. Sure, old-fashioned text messages have fallen out of favour for personal communications, superseded round the world by instant messaging apps such as WhatsApp, WeChat, Instagram, Telegram and Signal. But for brief, . . . Read more

Phone scamming – friends don’t let friends get vished!

by Paul Ducklin As regular readers will know, we write up real-world scams fairly frequently on Naked Security. Despite ever more aggressive spam filtering, including blocking some senders outright without even seeing what they’ve got to say, many of us receive a daily crop of outright dishonest and manipulative messages . . . Read more

Free Apple iPhone 12? Chatbot Scam Spreads Via Texts

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