What is Apple Pay and how does it work?
In this article, I describe the Apple contactless payment service, included the security features it comes with. Apple Pay service is designed to simplify the process of buying and selling. Instead of using a plastic card or cash, any purchase can be made using an Apple device. A transaction can be initiated when the user brings the device (an iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch) close to a contactless terminal. After that, a message appears on the screen providing details...
Did you know that Facebook pays $20 per month for installing its own pseudo-VPN?
Many Internet users do not believe that they can earn up to $20 a month selling their personal data. The latest scandal around Facebook shows that this statement has its right to exist. It turned out that Facebook has been running a secret Atlas project for more than two years, within which people get paid up to $20 a month for installing and using on their smartphones Facebook branded pseudo-VPN.
Apple.firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com email scam: unlock hacked Mac
When it comes to compromising Apple devices, black hat hackers are confronted with elaborate security barriers. Some call it quits and repurpose their attacks to zero in on machines running Windows, while others persist and contrive frauds like the firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com ransom attacks. Learn how this malware works and what to do if your Mac device ends up locked this way.
Get rid of iPhone virus warning popup scam
In terms of the present-day cybercriminal techniques, manipulating humans is almost as effective as exploiting software vulnerabilities. Threat actors know perfectly well about most users’ apprehension of digital viruses, therefore social engineering frauds typically revolve around keywords like “virus”, “malware”, or “security problem” to turn that sensitive switch on. This is exactly the case with the recent iPhone virus popup scam.
Unlock.firstname.lastname@example.org ransom scam: How to unlock hijacked iPhone, iPad or MacBook
Blackmail is becoming the scourge of the present-day online world, mostly due to the ubiquity of ransomware. Crypto infections, though, are chiefly the prerogative of threat actors who focus on targeting Windows, although a few Mac samples have been spotted this year as well. Hackers who zero in on Apple devices prefer an easier route, such as the email@example.com screen locking fraud.
Help.firstname.lastname@example.org ransomware fraud: Unlock hijacked iPhone or MacBook
Although Apple is generally doing a great job securing their devices from malware attacks, hacking is quite a common encounter for this platform. Moreover, cybercrooks are obviously thinking out of the box as they have started weaponizing features that are otherwise helpful, such as Apple ID. A recent wave of such hijacking engages the email@example.com email address in the blackmail chain.