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Mac malware is spreading at a frightening rate, claims report

appleAs we’ve said all along, it’s not a matter of “if” but rather “when” malware will infest the Macintosh / Apple world.  We’ve seen many nibbles and tests, especially through Apple Mail, and particularly through the iPhone. Glad to report nobody’s been really hurt that bad — other than the ransomeware victims — but things are about to get ugly, as Darren Allan points out in this article.

Just follow our rule: Watch yourself at all times, don’t let your guard down, and keep your security settings high!  Darren Allan goes on to say:

Macs are becoming an increasingly big target for malware authors, and a new report has pointed to a massive increase this year in the likes of viruses aimed at Apple’s machines (which were once regarded as relative safe havens in comparison to Windows PCs).

The findings from Malwarebytes show that as of July 2017, there has been a huge leap of 230% in Mac malware compared to the previous year.

Some categories of malicious software are increasing at an even faster rate than this, namely adware and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) according to the security firm, although it didn’t clarify any percentage rates in these cases.

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FAKE NEWS can do more harm than you think … if you click it in this phishiing email, you may become a victim!

Cybercrime attack in spam email

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People cannot resist a good juicy story these days … Clickbait and Fake News are trying to make you click — but don’t do it!  This one takes you to a page selling drugs online, and it’s a very convincing story!  If you click in the email though, they’ve got your account, and you’ll never get off their list.

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New Credit Report scams attacking your email, phishing for your financial details!

BEWARE Credit Report Fraud

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There’s a new campaign of  Credit Report scams attacking your email, phishing for your financial details!

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Resist clicking or sharing FAKE NEWS … it may actually be cybercrime!

These days of FAKE NEWS can trap you

So you read these juicy headlines in your email and you cannot resist clicking!   When you arrive on the destination page you cannot believe your eyes!   Well, that’s because it’s all a FAKE NEWS effort to sell you weight loss drugs online.

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Cybercrime drug cartel targets high blood pressure to sell drugs

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Apple being targeted by cybercrime cartel: guard your ID

 Safe Netting Spam Email ALERT

DO NOT CLICK any mail that looks like this

This scam campaign hit email systems today attempting to gain your Apple account.  We do not know the location or source, the cyber criminals are being masked by cybercrime registrars and Cloudflare anonymous hosting.

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Beware : Netflix phishing expedition wants your payment method!

Netflix Phishing BEWARENetflix users beware of this new phishing campaign… did you get an email from Netflix ?? Continue reading »

Beware : Spam of the season is out to get YOU!

Be extra careful in the days, weeks ahead.  As the holidays approach the cybercrime industry has all new, and convincing ways to extract your identity, bank account, and privacy.  Be alert. Be vigil . . . DO NOT CLICK!

Please post this to your user group or social club … share through your social media circles . . . don’t let anyone fall prey to this evil.

Holiday spam alert - do not click

Fake News InfoManager : Paramedia and the woes of social media!

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InfoManager : what's new online We started warning everyone about this in 2012. And, more recently we’ve turned up the heat on all click-bait and fake news sites!
      Even President Barack Obama addressed the issue of fake news stories going viral on Facebook and its role in galvanizing support for Donald Trump’s successful run for the presidency. But hey : the pot don’t call the kettle black . . . Obama was elected by Fake News too — we screamed and screamed at people spreading click bait and fake news throughout the last three elections! (Over fourteen years!) But nobody listens to us, and we’ve got such a small readership the fake-news media rolled right over us.
      Now, somebody else has noticed, and they’re making a stink about how it’s influenced the elections. Of course with any digital, online phenomena, the InfoManager is there. Here’s just the tip of the iceberg . . . .

  • How Alt-Right Fake News and Hoax Sites Trick Voters
  • Nine Fake News Posts That Tricked Trump Voters
  • Paramedia: How Did Donald Trump Win Again?
  • How Fake News, Bots and Social Won Trump the White House
  • Post-Election, Five Fake News Stories Scammed Millions
  • We Need A Hero To Save Us From Fake News. Could It Be ICANN?
  • A Psychologist Explains Why People Believe Fake News
  • Why Are Americans So Stupid — And So Proud of It?
  • Zuckerberg shares some thoughts on Facebook and the election.
  • Fluff Busting ( FB ) Purity
  • Please Stop Sharing Links to These Sites
  • What is Paramedia and why should you be afraid of it?
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More Bank Spoofing is after your identity …

Always make sure you hover over the link and are sure where the link is taking you!

BEWARE Bank Spoofing

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Alert : Malware email coming your way! Will you recognize it?

A new wave of exploit email has arrived

YOU ARE UNDER ATTACK

BEWARE : Embedded Malware attempted download

Quick post here … while squashing spam this morning, one initiated an auto download … BEWARE — Keep your download permissions set to require approval!  This one was one of those “invoice” spams that claim you have an unpaid invoice . . .


Notice, the file is hosted on Amazon servers !!!  No one is safe.

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InfoManager: is ad-blocking good or bad! Ad-blocking helps sites suck less

Ad blockers keep you secure Congratulations to YOU! Good news for you! The web-surfing public has discovered they can get rid of those rude, insidious, intrusive online ads and have effectively saved hundreds of thousands of hours and avoided some of the worst evils on the web! Bad news for money monger web sites: an estimated billion in revenue lost to ad blockers. But hey, we’re always here to help User Group members have a safer, more beneficial, more plearurable experience with technology. From our early days setting up Apple eWorld and AOL groups fighting spammers and flamers to keeping you informed today, that’s what InfoManager is all about

  • The industry bites itself, bites back, screws users. Where will it end
  • The digital media industry needs to react to ad blockers … or else
  • A prominent ad-blocker-blocker served malware to Economist readers
  • Is Alphabet Inc Worried Ad Blocking Will Cut Into Revenue?
  • Ad-Blocking Has Online Ad Industry On The Run
  • How the IAB plans to fight ad blocking

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Firefox Reader icon lets you avoid spam, stalkers, malware

Avoiding Spam Sites

Always look for the “Reader” icon in the address bar (field) and if it’s there, click it to avoid all of the screen spam! This will also help avoid spam, stalkers, trackers, predators and most malware content on web sites!

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