HTTPS: why the green padlock is not enough

Cheap hosting deals offering free certificates have made the green padlock a less convincing sign of security. Here’s what to look for to ensure a website is safe to visit.

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A week in security (November 27 – December 03)

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from Monday, November 27 to Sunday, December 3, including smart toys, another security breach, ransomware, and things to ponder when shopping for gifts this Christmas season.

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PayPal phish asks to verify transactions—don’t do it

We take a look at a batch of fake PayPal emails asking potential victims to visit a so-called resolution center to address unverified transactions.

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Advanced phishing tactics used to steal PayPal credentials

A new example was found of a phishing mail trying to get a hold of your PayPal login credentials by using a javascript sending them to a data_receiver_url

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“Your Account PayPal Has Been Limited” Phishing Scam

A phishing mail claims your PayPal account has been limited. We take a look at a number of sites which all seem to be related.

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A look at a PayPal phish in the making

With the surge in PayPal phishing emails, this phish PayPal page asks users to use a different browser from Chrome.

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A Week in Security (May 11 – 17)

Here’s a review of last week’s posts on Malwarebytes Unpacked: “Your Photos Are being Used” Phishing Lure (Fraud/Scam Alert) An old Facebook scam makes an appearance once more to cause slight worry and panic to users, especially when real-life cases of people using photos from others without consent is practiced by many. Paypal Phishing Flood (Fraud/Scam Alert) Malwarebytes researchers…

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Paypal Phishing Flood UPDATED

A new paypal phishing flood tries to steal logins and infect users.

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PayPal “Unauthorized Credit Card Payment” Phish

New PayPal phishing scam tells users there’s an unauthorized payment attempt to lure victims for personal info.

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Fake PayPal “Survey Program” Email Wants Card Details

Emails are in circulation asking recipients to fill in a “PayPal survey” for a £25 reward.

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