Computer Freezes & A Tech Support Splash Screen Appears – What Should You Do ?

So your computer freezes and a splash screen appears urging you to call a number that appears to come from Microsoft – what should you do
First it has not come from Microsoft – you went to a webpage that was infected through the ads on the page.I have received calls again on this and people letting these ” so called tech support ” people logon to their computer – which you should NOT DO.

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Receive An Invoice Via Email – The One Thing To Check

So you receive an email with an invoice from a company / business that looks incredibly good. You then go to click on a link in the email to pay your invoice. The first thing you should do is stop and look at the address where the email is coming from. You will see from the image below that this Telstra invoice looks tremendous but is obviously fake when you look at the address that it was sent from that follows the image. So look at the address and think before you click.

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Receive An Email Saying You Have Been Browsing Adult Content – What To Do

Whether you have or you haven’t been browsing adult content , do not respond to these emails – just delete them and remember your secret is probably safe , no one has been watching you and no one is going to send a video clip of you doing it to your contacts.  

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Stop Clicking Links & Opening Emails That Deep Down You Know Are Wrong

We still have an issue with opening emails and clicking links in them when we know they are wrong. From fake ASIC emails asking you to renew your business name to promises of refunds from Telstra , I get calls every week. Now for the bad news – your antivirus – especially the brand name ones – will rarely save you.

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Beware Of Origin Energy Fake Email Bill

During the last 24 hours many have received ” fake ” emails which purportedly have come from Origin Energy but are in fact fake designed to get you to click the links in them. The  email uses Origin Energy branding, and uses the subject line ‘Your Origin electricity bill’, with a due date of May 16.” If you do click the link you will go to a fake Origin Energy Site but that is not the major issue. It will link to a ” JavaScript dropper” that can install additional malware such as keyloggers that can steal passwords and other information. The email has originated from servers in France using the domain originenergysolar.net which was registered in China just days ago. So What Should You Do ? The approach should be to treat a billing email just as a reminder to visit the company’s website directly (do not click links in the… Read More

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