Tag: Email address

Outlook 2016

Saving a Contact Group in Outlook 2016

Have you ever received an Outlook 2016 contact group from someone and weren’t sure how to handle saving it into your contacts so that you could use it?  I know that I have, and others I’ve worked with have as well.  You would think it would be as simple as opening the group (which usually […]

phishing attempts

Phishing Attempts from Friends: What to do

This morning I received a phishing attempt from a person I know, albeit not very well.  Martha is a church friend, someone that I’ve met on a handful of occasions, but not one that I would expect to receive email from that wasn’t directly related to a project at church.  This morning, though, I received […]

Breaking News: Yahoo! Data Breach

Breaking News out of Yahoo! The company confirms that as many as 500 million data accounts were breached by a hacker in a huge data breach.  Information obtained through the data breach may have included names, email addresses, dates of birth, telephone numbers, and possibly even encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers.  Yahoo! believes […]

Beware of Phony Tech Support!

Yesterday I received from the North Carolina Department of Justice Alert mailing list a warning — to beware of phony tech support.  The ruse is elaborate and devious, and can cost you hundreds, even thousands, of dollars if you fall victim.  Here’s the email I received: Phony tech support and overpayment: two scams in one […]

Phishing Attacks — is there any way to prevent them?

{Editor’s Note: Today we conclude our look at Phishing Attacks, and focus on what we, as internet users, can do to prevent receiving them at all. Click the links to read part one and part two of this series.} Phishing Attacks — is there any way to prevent them? Written by Mike Ellis. Over the […]

Phishing Attacks — how do I detect them?

{Editor’s Note: We continue our look at Phishing Attacks.  Yesterday, we talked about what a phishing attack is. Click here to read part one.} Phishing Attacks — how do I detect them? While phishing attacks are extremely common in today’s internet environment, the fortunate reality is that the vast majority of phishing attack emails that […]