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Freelancer.com adds phone verification, country ID security measures for its 7m users

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Freelancer.com, a crowdsourced jobs marketplace, is strengthening the security of its platform against scams and frauds with two new mechanisms. The company has announced its 7 million users will need to register a phone number for security purposes, while their country of location will be identified and prominently displayed on the...
Freelancer.com adds phone verification, country ID security measures for its 7m users

Six Strikes Is Just 'Soft SOPA'

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The nationwide Six Strikes Copyright Alert System continues to roll out with many of the details still shrouded in secrecy. The few aspects of the system that can be guaranteed are negative: open WiFi could become a thing of the past and non-infringers are likely to be swept up...
Six Strikes Is Just 'Soft SOPA'
What entrepreneurs can learn from Nigerian email scammers

New Facebook Scam Is Targeting Everyone Who Wants To Lose Weight [News]

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Facebook scams are a dime a dozen, but they still tend to entice lots of people to click and share them. Only last week we told you about a scam which offers an alleged $500 Amazon gift certificate, and today we found out about one that offers instant weight loss....
New Facebook Scam Is Targeting Everyone Who Wants To Lose Weight [News]

Feds Seize Legit 49ers Merchandise, But Apparently Unconcerned About Actual Fraud In Ticket Sales

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Sometime in the next few days -- perhaps Thursday or Friday -- expect that ICE and the DOJ will announce excitedly how they've seized another hundred or so websites that they'll claim were selling counterfeit NFL merchandise -- and maybe a couple sites that were planning to embed streams of...
Feds Seize Legit 49ers Merchandise, But Apparently Unconcerned About Actual Fraud In Ticket Sales

Cody Burleson: Gmail Starts Sniffing Out Scammers

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Cody Burleson: Gmail Starts Sniffing Out Scammers

Atlantic Media Fails Hacking Test

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Earlier today, everyone at Atlantic Media received an email warning them to “reverify” their Google Apps account. But the email wasn’t actually sent from Google, it was from Atlantic Media’s Chief Technology Officer Tom Cochran, who wanted to test his staff to find out it they would click the fake link. And within...
Atlantic Media Fails Hacking Test

Online daters, be warned! 1 in 10 profiles are scams, report reveals

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Dabble in online dating? It turns out that the crippling fear of an awkward first date is the least of your troubles.  A fraud is sweeping online dating sites, according to a special report in this month’s issue of Glamour Magazine. The scam typically works like this: a con...
Online daters, be warned! 1 in 10 profiles are scams, report reveals

FrostWire Seizes Domain Name From P2P Scammer

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For more than a decade all sorts of shady companies have ripped off novice file-sharers by tricking them into downloading scam products. The sites in question appear to offer downloads for software such as uTorrent, Vuze, LimeWire and FrostWire, but these free clients come with a twist. In some cases...
FrostWire Seizes Domain Name From P2P Scammer

Feds Seize Legit 49ers Merchandise, But Apparently Unconcerned About Actual Fraud In Ticket Sales

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Sometime in the next few days -- perhaps Thursday or Friday -- expect that ICE and the DOJ will announce excitedly how they've seized another hundred or so websites that they'll claim were selling counterfeit NFL merchandise -- and maybe a couple sites that were planning to embed streams of...
Feds Seize Legit 49ers Merchandise, But Apparently Unconcerned About Actual Fraud In Ticket Sales
The spammer who logged into my PC and installed Microsoft Office

Six Strikes Is Just 'Soft SOPA'

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The nationwide Six Strikes Copyright Alert System continues to roll out with many of the details still shrouded in secrecy. The few aspects of the system that can be guaranteed are negative: open WiFi could become a thing of the past and non-infringers are likely to be swept up...
Six Strikes Is Just 'Soft SOPA'

This Pinterest Scammer Is Making More Than $1,000 a Day

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Is Silicon Valley's latest hot product the easiest to social network to game? A successful spammer seems to think so....
This Pinterest Scammer Is Making More Than $1,000 a Day

Triumphs in Trolling: Scammer Gets Punked by a Tech-Savvy Mark

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Internet edition. (Photo: MTV) In recent days the FTC has announced a crackdown on a particularly pernicious type of scheme: Scammers who call you up, out of the blue, purporting to be from “Windows Technical Support.” They tell you your computer is lousy with viruses, talk you into giving them remote...
Triumphs in Trolling: Scammer Gets Punked by a Tech-Savvy Mark

Facebook is on a new mission: to take down clickjackers

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Facebook has teamed up with the Washington state Attorney General to put real resources toward getting rid of spam on the social network — starting with a lawsuit. “Security is an arms race, and that’s why Facebook is committed to constantly improving our consumer safeguards while pursuing and supporting...
Facebook is on a new mission: to take down clickjackers

Dear Sir, I Am A Nigerian Prince And If You Believe That There's A Bridge I'd Like To Sell You...

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I'm no longer surprised that people fall for Nigerian advance fee "419" scams. It seems that every generation falls for something along those lines. In the past, I've talked about the bogus story of Drake's fortune, which was the "Nigerian scam" of nearly a century ago. But what certainly has...
Dear Sir, I Am A Nigerian Prince And If You Believe That There's A Bridge I'd Like To Sell You...

Sorry, Marc "Internet Rich Man" Andreessen Is Not Launching a New China Fund

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It’s 2012, so hopefully we’re all clear that you can’t believe everything you read on the Web. Sometimes, though, a piece of Web BS is so utterly ridiculous that it’s worth reading for pure entertainment value. This site claiming that Marc Andreessen is opening a new fund in China is...
Sorry, Marc "Internet Rich Man" Andreessen Is Not Launching a New China Fund

Detecting suspicious account activity

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Posted by Pavni Diwanji, Engineering DirectorA few weeks ago, I got an email presumably from a friend stuck in London asking for some money to help him out. It turned out that the email was sent by a scammer who had hijacked my friend's account. By reading his email, the...
Detecting suspicious account activity

Outing a BlackHat Scammer for Google Maps Spam

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Outing a BlackHat Scammer for Google Maps Spam Looking through some SERPS the other day I was looking into the Gold Niche.  What struck me as odd was a a Google Maps listing a local location here in Richmond Virginia.  The location turned out to be a parking garage adjacent...
Outing a BlackHat Scammer for Google Maps Spam

Romanian Auction Scammer on the Lam

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The suspect believed to be the ringleader of a Romanian auction fraud gang slipped out of the courthouse after his arrest and is now at large....
Romanian Auction Scammer on the Lam
Week In Gaming: Fake Pokemon apps, Kickstarter funding and helpful games

No, The San Diego Zoo Is Not Giving Away Free Monkeys on Craigslist

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Not for sale. (Photo by Flickr) Not even monkeys are safe from insufferable April Fool’s Day jokes. The San Diego Zoo found itself in the crosshairs of a ridiculous Craigslist hoax Monday when somebody named “Andrea,” who identified herself as the zoo’s chimpanzee trainer, offered to give away two baby...
No, The San Diego Zoo Is Not Giving Away Free Monkeys on Craigslist
Bad romance: Internet scammers prey on the love-struck and lonely
McAfee says Pinterest scammers are getting automated

Phones scammer or trustworthy solicitor? Software calls it

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Japanese researchers aim to protect potential victims of phone scams by identifying "overtrust" in their voices when they interact with the bad guys. [Read more]...
Phones scammer or trustworthy solicitor? Software calls it

Boot up: Surface Pro reviewed, Google mapped, LulzSec's voice speaks, and more

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Plus the messaging mess, Glass intentions, how to get hold of a Chromebook Pixel, the scammer who cost Google $500m, and moreA burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamMicrosoft Surface Pro review >> PC ProSasha Muller: Stop to consider what you're getting,...
Boot up: Surface Pro reviewed, Google mapped, LulzSec's voice speaks, and more
New Universal Exploit Lets Cyber Thieves Immediately Snatch Data From Browser Forms [Video]
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