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Phishing
ESET offers tips to phish out fakes on back of YouTube scam
Security company ESET is warning internet users to be even more vigilant for phishing scams, which it says are becoming increasingly complex and difficult to distinguish from genuine emails.
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Phishing
Kiwi businesses beware... of Silver Spaniels and rats
"New Zealand businesses must consider themselves potential new targets for Silver Spaniel and act to avoid becoming a target."
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Malware
Security the biggest loser during the World Cup...
"[Users] must protect themselves so that at the end of the event, they're left with fond memories and souvenirs - not malware infections that will result in depleted bank accounts and compromised devices."
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Telecommunications
2degrees narrows 2013 loss
Challenger mobile telephone operator Two Degrees Mobile pared back losses in the year to Dec. 31 and reported positive operating earnings for the second year since its establishment five years ago.
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Malware
Check Point: Dangerous phishing attacks in detail...
Phishing attacks and their more recent variations such as spear-phishing and whaling are by now well-known parts of the threat landscape.
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Apple
Apple-related phishing sites hit ANZ hard
ANZ rated the third highest region for hosting Apple targeted phishing sites, accounting for 10.7% of the phishing sites blocked globally in Q3 2013.
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Phishing
Spear-phishing: Don’t be the ‘Catch of the Day’
Phishing emails are designed to look like they come from a trusted source and extort personal information, which gets used in a criminal or fraudulent way.
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Telecommunications
2degrees ready for mobile data battle
Network operator expands 3G coverage, cuts prices as competition intensifies.
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Telecommunications
2degrees customer numbers climbing
Challenger network claims close to 50% user growth for the year.
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Phishing
Kiwibank scam warning
Latest phishing messages include emails sent from @kiwibank.co.nz addresses.
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Telecommunications
Tough tech decisions: 2degrees, Telecom, or Vodafone?
Which mobile carrier should you choose? We take a look at three options.
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Telecommunications
Vodafone claims 2degrees has harmed competition
Why the company is taking the credit for mobile price cuts and saying competition has slowed since 2degrees launched in 2009.
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Telecommunications
World’s first Te Reo Maori smartphone
The IDEOS X3 smartphone features menus in Te Reo, and will be available at 2degrees retail stores before Christmas.
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Telecommunications
200,000 number 'ports' for 2degrees
200,000 New Zealanders have ‘ported’ their number to 2degrees since its launch two years ago, the company says.
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Telecommunications
Vodafone customer base dips
The loss represents just over 1% of Vodafone’s customer base, which now stands at 2.458 million.
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Malware
Spammers reducing reliance on Botnets
Malware and phishing now being used to compromise genuine accounts.
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Telecommunications
2Degrees records loss
2Degrees spent around 15% of total expenses, or $18.1 million, on marketing and advertising.
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Phishing
Google pushes web safety after inbox hacks
Internet giant pushes safety message after successful phishing attacks on military, government and political Gmail users
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Telecommunications
2degrees worried about rural duopoly
Rural customers don't deserve a high speed version of the mobile duopoly New Zealanders have lived with for so long, says Chief Executive Eric Hertz.
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Telecommunications
Can 2degrees and XT top Vodafone’s gain?
2degrees will release its customer numbers on Friday – two and half hours after Telecom reveals the number of subscribers on its XT Network.
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Telecommunications
The four challenges facing mobile data providers
“In this new world, the price of having no real-time visibility into a subscriber’s experience of mobile data services is an unsustainable combination of decreasing profit and escalating subscriber churn.”
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Phishing
Phishing example from ESET
The scam is somewhat more elaborate than many we see, and it’s worth a little analysis to see what flags we can extract from it for spotting a phisher at work.