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Black Friday spams are too good to be true

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With the holiday season approaching and lots of super good deals being offered around the American Thanksgiving holiday, retailers aren't the only ones looking to make a buck.

Spring ushers in US tax scam season

Spring ushers in US tax scam season

To remind taxpayers to be on the lookout for scams ranging from identity theft to return-preparer fraud, the IRS posted its Dirty Dozen list of tax scams for 2013.

Holiday hucksters won't stop at Cyber Monday

Holiday hucksters won't stop at Cyber Monday

While the biggest shopping days of the year in the United States are now over, the scams are likely to continue through the end of the year. Read on for tips on what to look for.

Hurricane Sandy spams lead to survey scams

Hurricane Sandy spams lead to survey scams

As usual online scam artists have latched onto the interest in Hurricane Sandy to attempt to lure people into their traps. It is only spam and survey scams at the moment, but be on the lookout for further attacks.

Practical IT: How your firm can better secure access to social networks

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Facebook’s potential to ruin (or make) your business is a common news topic. We've looked into the risks, and how businesses might provide a more secure way of accessing social networks.

Cyber romance scams cost US victims $50 million in 2011

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Who doesn't love a good romance story? Oh, probably those who have ended up losing out on a lot of money.

Don't get slammed by Super Bowl scams

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The countdown to first kickoff in Super Bowl XLVI on February 5 has begun, and scams for knock-off team jerseys, counterfeit memorabilia, and fake YouTube videos will be sure to hammer our defenses.

How to stay safe when traveling for the holidays

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Whether you approach the holiday travel season with dread or excitement chances are you will be carrying one or more mobile devices and looking for those last minute travel bargains. Naked Security's Lisa Vaas provides her advice on what to watch out for this year.

Jobs opportunities for Apple scammers?

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Steve Jobs has now done what many of us thought would happen sooner or later - stepped off the very prestigious CEO plinth, taking a less taxing role as chairman of the Apple board.

BBC News/Dad walks in on daughter Facebook scams

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Facebook continues to be hit hard by scammers. This time they are pretending to be BBC News and playing to the curiosity of Facebook users who want to see the video "Dad walks in on daughter... EMBARRASING!!!".

Bogus support call scams - this time with market research

Bogus support call scams - this time with market research

Bogus support call scams remain a big problem in Australia.

This time round, the crooks seem to have done their homework, doing a spot of market research first, then waiting a few weeks before starting the scam.

IPv6 and cybercrime - what's the story?

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I've recently returned from the Australian IPv6 Summit 2010, where I was invited to give a talk about IPv6 and cybercriminality. Does switching to IPv6 have the handy side-effect of kicking the Bad Guys in the teeth?