Google Launches Website to Help People Avoid Online Scams | Tempemail

Sourced from Google. Ever opened your emails and received a poorly-worded message about a payment that you weren’t expecting? What about one proclaiming that you’ve won a competition you never entered. “Congratulations!” it reads, beneath, a sinister attachment that you probably should not open. This is becoming more and more Continue Reading

Huge rise in hacking attacks on home workers during lockdown | Technology

Hackers have launched a wave of cyber-attacks trying to exploit British people working from home, as the coronavirus lockdown forces people to use often unfamiliar computer systems. The proportion of attacks targeting home workers increased from 12% of malicious email traffic before the UK’s lockdown began in March to more Continue Reading

Ripple sues YouTube over cryptocurrency scams – Finance- Tempemail

Blockchain firm Ripple sued YouTube on Tuesday, alleging the video-sharing platform failed to protect consumers from cryptocurrency “giveaway” scams that use fake social media profiles to dupe victims into sending money. The company says scammers on YouTube have been impersonating Ripple and its CEO, Brad Garlinghouse, to bait viewers into Continue Reading

Don’t click on the traffic lights: upstart competitor challenges Google’s anti-bot tool | Technology

The days of clicking on traffic lights to prove you are not a robot could be ending after Google’s decision to charge for the tool prompted one of the web’s biggest infrastructure firms to ditch it for a competitor. “Captcha” – an awkward acronym for “completely automated public Turing test Continue Reading

Coronavirus quizzes could be used to steal from people worried about covid-19, experts warn- Tempemail

Online coronavirus quizzes could be used to steal from people concerned about the disease, experts have warned. Questionnaires are being shared online that look like they are checking whether people know about the spread of the pandemic, but are in fact gathering personal information that could be used for fraudulent activity, Continue Reading

Six grand and a Rolex: lure of riches sucked me into online fraud | Technology

Like most 18-year-olds, “Carlos” is never far from his phone, using it to catch up on his social media feeds and scroll through friends’ pictures. Unlike most teenagers though, he posted photographs depicting a level of affluence unlikely for someone who left school after GCSEs and is now a junior Continue Reading

Text scams exploiting coronavirus fears see sharp rise in South Korea

What just happened? After killing nearly 2,000 people, the novel coronavirus has much of the world concerned, and that’s led to scammers exploiting people’s fears. The problem is especially bad in South Korea, which has seen a huge rise in scam text messages, known as smishing, that use false information Continue Reading

[Valentine’s Day] – Notorious Scams That Have Broken Several Hearts- Tempemail

Read Article Most of you are probably scrambling through websites to get ‘something special’ for your significant other or being bombarded with special endorsements by brands or on a quest to find someone or doing nothing at all. Pause for a minute. For some of you finding the best deal Continue Reading

56% Indians fall victim to online holiday scams: Survey

With Christmas around the corner, cybersecurity firm McAfee has revealed that 56.1 per cent Indians have fallen victim to discount scams by clicking on malicious links during holiday shopping online. The year-end festivities present a variety of threats to consumers shopping online, with more than half (53.6 per cent) Indians Continue Reading