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Voice Phishing is the term used for obtaining personal information for criminal purposes using Voice over IP (VoIP) technology. One method is to use auto-diallers with recorded messages asking victims to dial another number of a bogus agency requesting credit card or other details.
Online shopping fraud prevention advice
AlienVault is providing consumers with advice on how to avoid becoming the victims of online credit card fraud as the shopping season reaches its peak before Christmas
Combined Voice and Text Based Social-Engineering Attacks Increasing on Skype
AVG is warning Skype phone users to be wary of unsolicited incoming calls and to change skype settings to prevent messages from unknown users
Mitel Takes WatchGuard Firewalls For Unified Communications Protections
Customers of Mitel using the company's VoIP and corporate network communication systems will gain protection from next-generation firewalls supplied by WatchGuard Technologies
Score card available for 2009 Banking identity safety
Banks and financial institutions have been ranked in a report from Research and Markets regarding identity theft protection and detection
Full protection against latest network and application threats
WatchGuard XTM 8 Series provides Unified Threat Management protection to enterprises from the latest malware technology without compromising network performance
Unified Communications security collaboration
Sipera joins forces with Westcon for providing customised VoIP security for Education and Healthcare
Present trends in identity theft
During National Consumer Protection Week, LifeLock describes the latest trends concerning identity theft
Brand abuse continues to increase.
MarkMonitor Brandjacking Index report reveals increase in cybersquatting with reductions witnessed in pay per click fraud.
Verification line quoted in phishing e-mails fraudulent, warns Sophos.
Latest wave of phishing e-mails contain fake telephone number for recipients to call to verify authenticity of "bank" originated e-mail.
Survey reveals that phishing e-mails reflect on brand reputation.
Respondents believe that originating and transporting ISPs should hold more responsibility for the propagation of phishing e-mails.
Prediction of increase in malicious attacks over mobile networks for 2008.
Worldwide increases in levels of spam and phishing attacks over mobile networks are predicted by Cloudmark for 2008.
IT Security threat predictions for 2008 from Websense.
Websense predicts that hackers and malicious code writers will get smarter and there will be an increase in cross platform attacks and web 2.0 exploits.
McAfee cyber crime study reveals increasing threat sophistication
McAfee predict increased incidences of fraudulent internet based activity during 2008 along with widespread use of cyber espionage by governments which may threaten national security.
McAfee forecasts malware trends for 2008
Instant messaging, web 2.0 and MS Vista seen as the predominant areas of increasing concerning for malware in 2008 according to McAfee combined with a welcome reduction in adware.
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