Tag Archives: Daniel McNamara

Phishers Raise The Bar

Phishers can now access banking websites that use an extra ‘keylog-proof’ security layer. For several months phishers — folk fooling you into giving up valuable passwords — have used keylogging software which will capture passwords and user names as you type them into banking and other financially-oriented sites. But these aren’t much use against websites… Read More »

Beware the phisher’s revenge

Australian Daniel McNamara, who runs the hugely informative anti-phishing website Code Fish Spam Watch says he was today the victim of an attack on his website and his character, by a phishing email. The email, spammed all around, pretends to be from him and says,  Dear Online Banking User, You should be heard about such called… Read More »

The Maibach Mystery

Spam, scam, smear or did someone really buy earthenware and a bomb? You may have recently received a copy of what looks to be weird spam: You’ve just purchased set of Maibach brand earthenware on web site cvv2.ru Easy to use, Maibach kitchenware is also famous for its modern look. Our utensils, designed for easy… Read More »

Visual Spoofing And The Art of The Sting

Here’s a potential scam that raises the bar — and alarum bells — for everyone. It’s already got a name: Visual Spoofing. It works like this (I think): Instead of ne’er-do-wells concealing addresses to make you think you’re at a legit website (say your bank, or PayPal) rather than at their sleazy password-grabbing site —… Read More »

Phishing and Keylogging – The Missing Link?

Here’s evidence that ‘phishing’ – the art of conning users into handing over banking and other passwords by fake, but convincing-looking emails and website — may have branched out into viruses and worms. Symantec, McAfee and Sophos have published details of a new virus/trojan called Stawin (also known, because the anti virus people don’t seem… Read More »