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New Identity Theft Technique - DSD

January 31, 2013  Security news

Security experts are warning about a growing identity theft technique called DSD (Distributed Spam Distraction). This technique distracts victims, whose personal information had previously been stolen, from noticing alerts about account transactions taking place. DSD works by overwhelming users’ mailboxes with spam (often tens of thousands of emails a day). The goal is to distract users from recognizing confirmation emails about executed transactions on their accounts. Attacks are sometimes associated with spamming users’ contact telephone numbers, which prevents dial-authentication from the bank to confirm suspicious transactions. To protect yourself from DSD and other Internet attacks, follow the safety rules outlined in our article series on security basics.

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Stagefright - probably the most dangerous threat to smartphones right now

August 25, 2015  Security Suite

Can you imagine a single received MMS could allow hackers to access all your data on your phone? Meet Stagegright, the exploit that is a threat for 950 million smartphones with Android. Vulnerability like this is very dangerous because it does not require any action by the victim - all the hacker needs to compromise your smarthphone is your phone number.

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