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Clever Gmail login scam is still tricking people

We’ve told you about phishing scams before, and even scams that take advantage of your misspellings or fat-finger moments—but this one? It may just take the cake in terms of sneakiness. If you have a Gmail/Google sign in, listen up (and don’t open any attachments until you read this). But even if you don’t have a Google login, this kind of technique could be used for other services so keep reading.
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Security Alert: Cloudbleed vulnerability exposes sensitive data across the internet

A new security vulnerability has hit the web you should know about. This code error may have caused passwords, messages, cookies and more to leak onto the internet. While there’s reason not to panic, there are steps you should take to protect yourself.
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How crackable is your password?

We may scoff at those who actually use the word “password” as their password (or "123456"), but we probably shouldn’t be too smug. After all, are your passwords really any good? They may not be nearly as awesome as you think.
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New year, new security threats

It’s a brand-spanking new year and it’s coming with fresh round of online security challenges. There are three new issues you should know about (and take action on), to keep your personal information safe.
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Be careful what you type: scams (and malware) lurk in misspellings

We all make typing mistakes, but due to a new type of scam, your fat fingers could cost you—big time. It’s called typosquatting—creating a website that has a domain name that is super similar to a legitimate, popular website, but takes advantage of common misspellings or accidental keystrokes.These fake sites can look so real, they can trick you into revealing your login or payment credentials, or even place backdoors into your computer system or install ransomware without your knowledge.
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Consumer alert: Don’t fall for “scareware”

Our Remote PC Support team has been fielding lots of calls from customers asking what is known as “scareware.” Designed to scare you into action, these real-looking popup windows “warn” you about security vulnerabilities and urge you to call a 1-800 number for help. The thing is, it’s a scam—these popups (see above and below) are NOT from TDS.
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LastPass password manager hacked: what you should do

LastPass, the password management company, announced today that it was hacked. Don't panic—actual passwords were not stolen. But, some information was taken that could leave you vulnerable. Find out what you need to do to make sure your "password vault" is secure.
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How to spot a phishing email scam

Cyber criminals are always looking for ways to try and steal your information. One of their favorites is to send legitimate-looking emails to "phish" for account numbers, or, better yet, payment information. So how can you spot fake emails from the real thing? We show you five ways to spot a scam.
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Alert: new email phishing scam

Although it’s April Fools’ Day this is not a joke—we’re getting reports of customers receiving an email that looks like the real thing but is actually a phishing scam. Learn what you should do and get five tips for spotting this kind of scam email.
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Consumer alert: Phishing emails

Customers are receiving emails which appear to be from TDS asking for account information. These emails are NOT from TDS and are a phishing attempt.
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