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This online quiz is now confirmed to be a phishing scam
Katz has confirmed what many of us have already long suspected: those short quizzes shared on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms are scams. And behind them are sophisticated and coordinated efforts that were designed for prolonged user exposure to fraud campaigns.
Christmas tech scams roundup
Fake missives from scammers are a year-round proposition, but it pays to be wary over Christmas. Many a too-good-to-be-true offers turn out to be just that: a scam. Before you know it, your payment details are swiped and your logins are gone for good measure.
Class Tech Tips: 25 Reasons to Use TED-Ed in Your Classroom
If you’ve ever watched a TED talk before you’re familiar with the power of those short videos, focused on a single idea. Well the folks at TED also have a platform for students and teachers. It’s called TED-Ed, and you’ll find lots of short videos, resources and discussion questions for your classroom.
Something else is phishy: How to detect phishing attempts on mobile
Surprisingly, phishers seem to have tipped the scales to a new preferred target: iPhone users. Wandera, a mobile security solutions provider, has observed that iOS users experience twice as many phishing attacks compared to their Android counterparts.
Half of all Phishing Sites Now Have the Padlock
Maybe you were once advised to “look for the padlock” as a means of telling legitimate e-commerce sites from phishing or malware traps. New research indicates that half of all phishing scams are now hosted on Web sites whose Internet address includes the padlock and begins with “https://”.