Archive for 'Cyber Security'

WOTD: SHA-512 (Secure Hash Algorithm)

Posted at Nov 03, 2011 | Posted in  Cyber Security, Word(s) of the Day | By IT Pixie | 1 Comment
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Sorry… This is going to be a long post since there’s so much information to cover… I apologize and thank you for your attention in advance… I was reading a post by security software maker Sophos about a company that checks to see whether your online account details have been compromised; that company suggested to use

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LulzSec Releases 150,000 User Logins – Is Yours On the List?

Posted at Jun 16, 2011 | Posted in  Cyber Security | By IT Pixie | No comments
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Scanning today’s tech/IT news this morning and saw that Lulz Security had created quite a stir.  LulzSec is a hacker group that claims its purpose is to bring awareness to security loopholes or shortfalls that big corporations hide/ignore/don’t know they have. This morning, LulzSec leaked a list of 62,000 user logins to its Twitter followers.

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Scam Alert – Phishing (Malware) Email from Facebook

Posted at Apr 28, 2011 | Posted in  Cyber Security | By IT Pixie | 1 Comment

Another day, another phishing/malware email from a hugely popular, legit company that everyone a customer of.  This time it’s Facebook. Today I received an email seemingly from Facebook, claiming that spam had been sent from my Facebook account so my account password had been changed for “safety”.  The email went on to instruct me to

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Scam Alert – Phishing Email from Gmail

Posted at Mar 11, 2011 | Posted in  Cyber Security | By IT Pixie | No comments

I just received another phishing email today, this time it is coming from Gmail (or so they claimed), asking for my username and password.  They also claimed that if I didn’t my Gmail account would be deactivated… Yeah right! Here is the email I got today:





Scam Alert – Phishing Email from Standard Bank

Posted at Mar 03, 2011 | Posted in  Cyber Security | By IT Pixie | No comments

Today I received an email from one Internet Banking Team Standard Bank which screamed “Phishing!” loud and clear…  Some random From: email address, the so-call login URL has another random domain, and who is this Standard Bank, anyways?  Not only I don’t have an account with them, I haven’t even heard of them prior to today… Geez,

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