Posts Tagged ‘spying’

Phishing

Phishing is a scam where Internet fraudsters send spam or pop-up messages to lure unsuspecting victims into providing passphrases, personal, and/or financial information.

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Social Engineering

In computer security, social engineering is a term that describes a non-technical kind of intrusion that relies heavily on human interaction and often involves tricking or manipulating other people to divulge confidential information or break normal security procedures.

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What Are Phishing Scams And How Can I Avoid Them?

Phishing scams are crude social engineering tools designed to induce panic in the reader. These scams attempt to trick recipients into responding or clicking immediately, by claiming they will lose something.

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Privacy And Security In Uncertain Times

Recently I was at a conference and the subject of computer and Internet security came up.  That, coupled with all that has been in the news lately, helped me decide to do a series of posts covering some of my general security suggestions.

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