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Snapchat worker falls for email phishing scam

Employee payroll information gets spilled, but the maker of the popular photo-sharing app says your user data stayed under wraps.

By 1 March 2016

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Hacker trades 272 million passwords for social media likes

Security researchers find a hacker bragging online that he'd amassed a mountain of passwords. And he didn't want much in return for them.

By 5 May 2016

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World Password Day: Here are 4 tips for staying safe online

You can try a little harder than "12345" and "password."

By 6 May 2016

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How to use Google's Password Alert tool to thwart phishing attacks

Google created a new Chrome extension that alerts you when you enter your Google password on a non-Google site. Here's how to set it up.

By 29 April 2015

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Hacker who stole celebrities' nude photos will plead guilty

Using phishing emails and guesswork, the Pennsylvania man rummaged through actresses' iCloud accounts. He's not accused of sharing the photos.

By 16 March 2016

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Google cracks down on Gmail phishing with spam filters

In an effort to stop spammers, the web giant rejects emails that include "highly restricted" character combinations.

By 13 August 2014

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Australia Post scam email linked to Russian phishing site

A scam email, linked to a Russian phishing site, has been warning Australia Post customers that they need to pay to retrieve an uncollected parcel.

By 6 August 2014

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Australians take the bait as online phishing scams increase

More Australians are getting scammed and they're losing almost $90 million a year to swindlers, with the number of people hit by phishing and identity theft cons almost doubling in a single year.

By 16 June 2014

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Google patches Password Alert after flaw exposed

Just seven lines of code were used to dupe the anti-phishing tool. Google fixed the problem, but a new flaw has apparently been revealed.

By 2 May 2015

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ACCC cracks down on online payment phishing scam

The ACCC is warning Australians about a phishing scam calling for payment of bogus gas or electricity bills, as part of a crackdown on online fraud.

By 1 May 2014