Email Based Attacks

Email-based Cyber Attacks Continue to Target Users in Philippines

Cybercriminals use social engineering techniques to trick users into providing login credentials, initiating fraudulent transactions, or unknowingly install ransomware TAGUIG CITY, PHILIPPINES, 25 Sep 2018 – Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated, and automated

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Advertising Inquiry Spam

I’ve noticed that in the past few months, I’ve been receiving several emails with the same subject line and message but from different names/persons & email addresses. The subject is “Advertising on” and the

WordPress Plugins

Updated to Akismet 2.5.6

In the past I used several plugins like Cookies for Comments and Simple Trackback Validation along side Akismet to fight comment and tracback/pingback spam. Nowadays I only use Akismet because it does an excellent job

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Beware of Fake iTunes Receipt Emails

If you own an iPhone, iPod or iPad then you’re used to regularly receiving iTunes receipt emails on your inbox. Last week, my wife was surprised when she received an iTunes receipt in her email

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Google Adds Email Signing on Google Apps

Since 2004, Gmail has supported e-mail signing standards like DomainKeys and DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) to validate mail with digital signatures and help users identify that the emails they receive are from verified senders like

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WordPress WordPress Themes

Beware of WordPress Theme Malware

One of the things that make WordPress great and popular is the huge number of available free themes and plugins. Unfortunately, the popularity of free WordPress themes have been used by scammers, spammers and malicious

Gmail Priority Inbox

Gmail Priority Inbox

I have been using Gmail the past 5 years and for me what makes it better than other webmail services, (aside from it’s very effective spam filter) is that the Gmail team is constantly coming

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Google Webmaster Tools: New Message Center Notifications

From small personal sites, forums, school & university websites, large corporate websites to government websites – thousands of websites get hacked, maliciously attacked and compromised with spam and bad content each day. In an effort

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WordPress Plugins

Akismet 2.2.1 – Now With Stats

Spam comments graph Was checking my WordPress dashboard earlier today when I saw a notification for a plugin update. When I checked on the Plugins page, I saw that it was an update for a

WordPress Plugins

Update to Akismet 2.1.8

The first thing I did when I went back to blogging was to make sure my WordPress installation was up-to-date so I upgraded it to the latest version which was WordPress 2.6.1. I also updated