Scare scam

Spotting Scare Scams

Bad guys have been using scary emails and pop-up messages to bilk unsuspecting victims of millions of dollars for a long time now. But recent scams purporting to be from the CIA have taken things to a new level. In today’s show, I’ll walk you through one variant of this scam and teach you how to spot similar scare scams.

In other news, government spyware has made its way into everyday apps on the Google Play Store, WinRAR has a serious bug that you need to patch, hundreds of millions of Facebook records were found lying around unprotected in the cloud, ASUS computer users were targeted by ShadowHammer malware, and Cloudflare has a new mobile VPN app you should take a look at.

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