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April 17, 2014

Christopher Boyd

Phishers Bypass Steam Guard Protection

Scammers have come up with a somewhat novel way to try and get around Steam Guard to steal your account.

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Another Game Company Encourages a Bad Email Habit

Another Game Company Encourages a Bad Email Habit

Informing their users about a potential breach is the right thing to do. However, GearBox executed it poorly by including a direct reset link within the email.

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Netflix-themed tech support scam comes back with more copycats

Netflix-themed tech support scam comes back with more copycats

The infamous Netflix scam resurfaces again along with a AOL, Comcast, CenturyLink, etc phishing pages urging the user to call a 1-800 number.

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Be Still My Bleeding Heart! Q&A on the HeartBleed Bug

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Phishers Bypass Steam Guard Protection

Scammers have come up with a somewhat novel way to try and get around Steam Guard to steal your account.

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Informing their users about a potential breach is the right thing to do. However, GearBox executed it poorly by including a direct reset link within the email.

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