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Go here to help fight against coronavirus abuse

A coalition of over 1,000 security experts, domain name providers and others have got together to help coordinate efforts to combat abusive coronavirus-related domains. A workspace on the collaboration platform Slack has been growing steadily since it ...
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Morgan Stanley’s interesting domain name patent application

Company proposes a way to determine if a domain name might trick web users. I often come across domain name-related patent applications filed by internet security companies. But it was interesting to see financial services company Morgan Stanley file one. The company filed application number 16/059707 (pdf) for “Optically Analyzing Domain Names” in 2018 and […]

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Google launches Safe.page to improve web security smarts

Survey shows people still need help. Google Registry, the Alphabet division responsible for new top level domain names such as .dev and .app, has launched a website at Safe.page that helps people learn about phishing and secure websites. The company released survey results today showing that people still need security help. The survey of over […]

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The secure padlock doesn’t mean a website is safe

Nearly half of phishing sites now use SSL. Google has led a big push in recent years to get all websites to use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). You know a site uses it when it starts with https:// instead of http:// and the browser shows a padlock next to the URL. People have been trained […]

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Warning : Phishing scam using a dot .PRO domain

There is an ongoing phishing scam via SMS, and they are using a dot .PRO domain name. While there are not many .PRO domains around, this one targets users via a text message related to their banking system, Bank of Montreal, BMO. We received this from a fellow domain investor in Canada; when visiting bmo.com.account-secure.helppro.pro […]

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Phishing Scam Targets USAA

Last Saturday, I received a phishing email targeting members of USAA, which is a bank extensively used by active-duty military members, veterans, and their family members. See for yourself: Subject: Important Message From: USAA <onlineservices@ussa.com> Message: Dear valued USAA member: Thank you for your support, At USAA we are updating our server for security reasons […]

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