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New Phishing Attack Targets 550M Email Users Worldwide
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ThomasMaloney
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ThomasMaloney,
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12/21/2018 | 2:23:32 AM
Recognize and avoid
This really is no surprise to me. There are billions of people around the world. Why should a mere 550 million be a surprise? At the end of the day, there are so many of these hacks and scams and fake emails going around that if you sneeze, you'll probably receive 3 while you were at it. We just need to stay vigilant and informed so that we're able to recognize them when they hit us!
CameronRobertson
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CameronRobertson,
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12/13/2018 | 10:28:20 PM
Too easy
Sadly, I have to admit that I have personally taken online quizzes too just for fun. Some of them even offered rewards which are not that great but hey, who wouldn't want a free gift just for taking an easy 5-minute quiz? However, we need to be on our toes at all times especially for quizzes that ask for our credit card details. If we are not expected to pay for anything, why would they want our credit card details then? Look out for such factors to safeguard ourselves.
RyanSepe
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RyanSepe,
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4/30/2018 | 9:24:09 PM
Re: online quiz or contest
True enough, but I have been known to search for a coupon code or two.... Anything that actively searches for you can turn into trouble.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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4/29/2018 | 6:00:11 PM
Re: Coupon lure is emblematic of broader concern
As data is shared, sold, stolen, inherited and otherwise obtained from a variety of sources and over time It becomes more valuable. Now it is noy only the raw data but also the relation, that is invaluable.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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4/29/2018 | 5:57:59 PM
Re: Coupon lure is emblematic of broader concern
The real threat from casually proffered data I woudl agree, that is the one actionable and most impactful.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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4/29/2018 | 5:55:57 PM
Re: Coupon lure is emblematic of broader concern
enterprise might invest large sums to attain data of a similar nature shouldn't surprise us. When facebook says we do not sell user data, they play with the wording, of course they sell data, that is what ads are about, they would not get any ads if they did not have the data
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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4/29/2018 | 5:53:06 PM
Re: Coupon lure is emblematic of broader concern
others value data which we don't That is true, we give ot away for free to facebook , google and otehrs without any concern what so ever.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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4/29/2018 | 5:51:38 PM
online quiz or contest
online quiz or contest are good way of gettign people engage and trapped. My rule is: I do not need any coupon or discount on anyting from the Internet.
BrianN060
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BrianN060,
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4/26/2018 | 1:19:38 PM
Coupon lure is emblematic of broader concern
For decades, retailers have used "with your card" coupons to generate data about their customers (who doesn't have a wallet, keychain or smartphone full of "membership cards"?).  The key takeaways with these incentives are: that others value data which we don't, and that we have come to accept these forms of coercion to participate.  That a criminal enterprise might invest large sums to attain data of a similar nature shouldn't surprise us. 

Also, the enticements to participate in social media services, such as Facebook, are of a similar nature, and serve the same purpose: to leave us little choice but to take the bait.  After all, how many can afford to pay a third more at the grocery store, or not to participate in a "Facebook only" web event? 

The data gathered, even if we are aware of the extent, never seems to be anything we should worry about - and taken as individual packets, utilized by the original entity, perhaps it isn't.  The real threat from casually proffered data is when it is processed in combination with data from a number of sources and instances.  As data is shared, sold, stolen, inherited and otherwise obtained from a variety of sources and over time, the value of this "information ore" to someone we never met far exceeds the cost of collection. 

At the end of the day, does it really matter if the organization or website used to obtain this "trivial" data is legitimate or not?  Data has no loyalty

 


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