Tag Archives: Spam, Phish, Viruses and Hackers

Phishing Moves to Vishing

I have been meaning to write up something related to the many Phishing expeditions that have been hitting me lately related to PayPal. They have been pretty sophisticated and the sites look very official if you go to them.

But being a very well practiced in the art of putting things off, I just haven’t gotten around to it. Today on my rounds of some of my computer magazine reading, I noticed an article in PC Mag, titled “Security Watch: The Vish Are Biting”.

This article covers the PayPal emails I have been getting as well as a new form of phishing called vishing (phishing using voice and actual telephone numbers).

If you aren’t acquainted with the term phishing, you should read it before you act on emails telling you that you have an account of any kind that needs attention.

Are You The Reason I AM Getting More Spam?

Everyone complains about spam, but few people do anything about it. And what is worse, a lot of the people that complain the most are probably contributing to the problem. In fact they may be part of the ring of computers around the world that are pumping spam and viruses around the net. Continue reading Are You The Reason I AM Getting More Spam?

Spam Comments

Everyday I receive a large amount of “Comment Spam”. When comments are entered, WordPress requires an email and it is also possible to enter a URL of the commenter’s site.

Spam comments obviously don’t have legitimate email addresses. Most fake a yahoo or hotmail address, though I am starting to see that gmail addresses are increasing in use. Continue reading Spam Comments

Reverend Willy Graham Is No Longer With Us

It is with deep sadness that I notify the fans of Reverend Willy Graham that he is no longer with us. I do not know if he succumbed to one of the many viruses that he received in his emails or if he suddenly became wealthy beyond his wildest dreams and is off doing good for the less fortunate. I understand that at last count he had over 8 new propositions that offered him great wealth.

I only know that his email address has been removed. Wherever you are Reverend Willy, we will always remember you.