Heartbleed and JetPack exploits

Many of you may now be aware of a couple of potentially disastrous issues plaguing the Interwebs and especially WordPress users.

There are a couple of potentially distressing issues getting around the Internet at the moment

I am of course talking about the OpenSSL Heartbleed and JetPack plugin exploits. [Continue Reading]

New Email Phishing Scam Warning

I m putting out a general warning to all customers of the following email phishing scam currently going out to a lot of Internet users around the world. Phishing means that a scammer is pretending to be a trustworthy entity requesting to supply sensitive information which can be used to gain unauthorised access to your Account(s).

Below is an example of the phishing e-mail received by a customer today:

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Hey someone is saying nasty rumors about you … Twitter DM Phishing Scam

About twice a week I recieve a  Direct Messag (DM) from someone on twitter saying that there are bad rumours spreading about me.

It is very tempting  to click on the link offered to see what it is.    If you do click on the link , you may  have your Twitter account hijacked,  all of your Twitter followers will be sent a personal copy of the same DM saying that someone is spreading lies about them.

Then they’ll click the link and have their credentials stolen, spam will begin flowing from their accounts and their followers will receive the same message, resulting in a never-ending cycle of Twitter account hijacking.

This scam has been around for some time now, it just keeps going around and around , occasionally the message will change, however the problem stays the same.  \

Here are some of the  possible messages you may receive – This list may not be comprehensive.
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