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Seven tips for safer online shopping

Doing your holiday shopping online is generally preferable to braving the season's frantic mall crowds, slow moving checkout lines and tiresome holiday background music. But don't get too relaxed. There are still some security precautions everyone should take before sharing payment information online.
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Twitter Password Resets Linked to Torrent Sites

Twitter has explained in greater detail the reason behind its decision to reset the passwords for some of its users on Tuesday after an external phishing attack. It turns out the problem, which Twitter first described as a "combination of multiple bad acts," was part of a scam that may have exposed Twitter users who also visit torrent sites requiring login credentials. The incident also highlights, once again, that developing good password management habits is a crucial part of keeping your online identity secure.
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Twitter Password Resets Linked to Torrent Sites

Twitter has explained in greater detail the reason behind its decision to reset the passwords for some of its users on Tuesday after an external phishing attack. It turns out the problem, which Twitter first described as a "combination of multiple bad acts," was part of a scam that may have exposed Twitter users who also visit torrent sites requiring login credentials. The incident also highlights, once again, that developing good password management habits is a crucial part of keeping your online identity secure.
U.S.

Hosting services under attack

A new phishing attack is targeting webmasters in an attempt to gain access to site credentials.

According to security firm Trusteer, the attack targets cPanel, a popular management tool for web hosts.

The attackers have sent out emails claiming to originate from the hosting firms.

The emails tell the user that due to maintenance activities all FTP credentials must be updated. The message contains a link to a phishing site which asks for log-in information.

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How many people fall victim to phishing attacks?

According to a recently released report, based on a sample of 3 million users collected over a period of 3 months, approximately 45% of the time, users submitted their login information to the phishing site they visited.

The study, exclusively monitored users who successfully reached a live phishing site that was not blocked by their browser's built-in anti-phishing protection or filtered as fraudulent one (Phishing experiment sneaks through all anti-spam filters), and found out that on average, 12.5 out of one million customers sampled for a particular bank, visited the phishing site.

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