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DMARC: Protecting Your Domains

The effortlessness in the capability to generate fake emails has long been exploited by cyber-criminals as a mechanism to deploy spam, phishing attacks or malware, and has been so since the invention of email. DMARC is a simple way to give the receivers of an email the ability to validate the authenticity of an email, an added protection to make it...

date:  July 12, 2017

What is... Punycode Phishing? Part 2

Last week we discovered the use of Punycode phishing, a system that allows International Domain Names (IDNs) to be registered using characters that can’t be written in ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange), easily tricking even the most advanced internet users by making the website address look legitimate.

date:  May 31, 2017

What is... Punycode Phishing? Part 1

What is it?

date:  May 24, 2017

Online Wallets and Mobile Banking

An online wallet (or digital wallet) is a program or web service that allows users to store and control their online shopping information (such as: usernames, passwords, shipping addresses and credit card details) in one central place. It also provides a convenient and quick method for consumers to make purchases from any person or store world-wide.

date:  April 26, 2017

Defending Against a Scareware Attack

In last week's blog article, we discussed what scareware was and what it could do to your computer. In this article, our experts at FraudWatch International provide an insight into how to spot a scareware attack, the steps you can take if you think you have been a victim of an attack, and also handy tips on defending against an attack.

date:  March 15, 2017

What is… Scareware?

What is it?

date:  March 08, 2017

What is… a Romance Scam? Don’t get fooled by Valentine’s Day fever!

Valentine’s day is one of the most sentimental times of the year, and can be one of the most stressful periods for lonely people searching for true love. A recent survey showed that 82% of Australians think that “loneliness is increasing”, a concealment for saying they are the ones who actually are lonely. 33% of the survey’s respondents said they had no...

date:  February 15, 2017

2016: The Year of DDoS Attacks

Last week, we discussed some of the main cyber-threats that occurred in 2016 and the lessons we can learn from them. The preeminent type of attack that occurred time and time again, was Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS).

date:  February 01, 2017

Understanding the Dark Web – Part 2

Last week, we talked about what the Dark Web is and the fact that it consists of untraceable, unsearchable websites that you need specific software, settings, approval and/or authority to access. Now, let’s focus on what is really happening on the dark web.

date:  December 07, 2016

Understanding the Dark Web – Part 1

What is it?

date:  November 30, 2016
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