A computer keyboard. (CBS)

Bogus Child Predator Warning Hides San Mateo Email Phishing Scam

San Mateo police are advising Internet users to be on the lookout for a dangerous email in their inbox that is not only fraudulently reporting a child predator in the neighborhood, but also attempting to acquire the email recipients’ sensitive information.


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Fed Jury Indicts Haitian Man In Email Takeover Scam, That Emptied $233K From NorCal Man’s Account

Authorities said Maxito Pean sent a phishing email to a man in Saratoga to trick him into entering his bank username and password on a phony website.


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Larry Magid: Parent’s Guide To Cyber Security

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and our technology analyst just happened to finish writing a guide for parents on this very issue.


A computer keyboard. (CBS)

California Has Highest Number Of ID Theft Complaints; CALPIRG Offers Advice

CALPIRG has released a report that puts the Golden State at the top when it comes to ID theft complaints, but they have some tips on how to protect yourself.



Google Alerts Gmail Users Of Possible Hacker Attack

Google has warned some Gmail users their accounts may fall victim to a well-financed, coordinated hacker attack.



Tech Firms Combine To Combat Phishing Scams

Google, Yahoo and other tech companies are working together to combat email “phishing” scams.


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Banks, Retailers Warn Of Huge E-Mail Data Breach

Epsilon, the world’s largest “permissions-based” e-mail marketing company which has offices in San Francisco, said that someone hacked into its computer system and stole an unknown number of e-mail addresses and names.

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Shoppers Advised Against Online Scams

Now that the holiday shopping season is in full swing, so are scam artists trying to get at your personal information. McAfee has come out with its 12 Scams of Christmas to help prevent shoppers from online predators.



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