Beware Malicious Keyloggers

Published on February 3, 2010 by in All Articles, Investing

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Cybercrime is endemic and whilst most people now know not to respond to emails asking for personal information or passwords few are aware of the dangers of “keyloggers”. What is a keylogger? A keylogger is a small piece of software which captures all of the keystrokes you make on your keyboard. Originally these programs were designed […]

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There has been a sudden upsurge in scam emails purporting to come from PayPal. These look like a receipt for a bogus payment to various named people. If you get one of these then DON’T CLICK ON THE CANCEL LINK – that’s where the phishing bit is!!! The emails have the giveaway salutation “dear Paypal member” rather than your real name, […]

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Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has issued a warning that fraudsters are sending out fake e-mails promising rebates.   An estimated five million people filed their tax returns online last month and now many of them are receiving emails which purport to come from HMRC saying there has been an error in calculating their […]

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Internet fraudsters are exploiting the banking meltdown by attempting to trick users into handing over details of their bank accounts. These crooks – called Phishers – set up false websites which look like the websites of real banks and send out emails trying to get people to log on to these sites and by so […]

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Investors have been warned to beware of fraudsters targeting former customers of rogue stockbroker Pacific Continental Securities. The UK Financial Services Authority closed down Pacific Continental Securities in June of 2007. The company had been authorised as a broker for several years but had a turbulent and contentious history. Having done little to police the […]

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Despite having some pretty good anti-spam software hardly a day goes by without at least one spam email reaching my in box offering me a part-time job which involves transferring money through my bank account on behalf of someone else. I’m sure you get them too, and they are also popping up on the internet […]

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