Phishing for Your Olympic Spirit – Buyer Beware!

In General, How To, HTD Tech Tip, Opinion, Safety, Security, Software, Trend Micro by Michael Sheehan1 Comment

With the Olympics right around the corner, the last thing that you want to think about is security. Well, let me rephrase that, there is plenty of security at the Olympics itself and I’m one of many who sincerely hopes that the 2012 Olympics in London goes smoothly and safely. Go Team USA! But, if you are traveling or thinking about doing anything eCommerce-related, specifically regarding the Olympics, you need to be sure to follow this handyman’s adage, specifically “measure twice and cut once” but in this case, it’s “verify twice and order once.” If you have already booked your …

Phishing Scam Alert: “Information from Comerica Bank customer service team”

In General, Security by Michael Sheehan4 Comments

I just got the following email with the subject line: “Information from Comerica Bank customer service team [message id: 0715063392]” from “Comerica Bank” which, for me, was obviously a phishing scam. I wanted to quickly document what I found to alert others. While the English of this email message is not as bad as other phishing scams that I have seen, it does raise some red flags. However, it is also without any type of formatting (typically, banks have an email template). Also, banks normally don’t send out this type of information email. The email header shows that the sender …

ALERT: LogMeIn Phishing Scam claims New Encryption

In General by Michael Sheehan8 Comments

I just received an email supposedly from “security@logmein.com” claiming that LogMeIn.com is moving to 1024 bit encryption from 128 bit. I am an avid user of LogMeIn and love their service. This seemed a bit odd to me so I decided to investigate this a bit further. As it turns out, it is a Phishing Scam that is now trying to get users to put in their LogMeIn information. (I have covered Phishing scams before. See posts #1, #2 and #3.) This is a very big concern to any LogMeIn users since this essentially gives the scammer access to any …