Results for: spoofing
Staying safe from caller ID spoofing
Don't fall for scam phone calls that "spoof" caller ID. Erik Wahlstrom explains what to do if you get a suspicious call.
Others Are Using My Hotmail Address For Spoofing - Help
Some companies are falsely using my address when they send our their junk. Is there anyway to block this activity?
Friends Email Problem
I have a friend in the "Bible Thumpin" South that I get email from. Lately though I've been getting emails from her name but with a totally fictitious email address. I alerted her to the problem and she said that she would get with her tech people down there an have them look into it. Last week, I got another one, but this one was to me at an email address that I only used for less than a month when I first when on Facebook to get info on out upcoming class reunion. It was an oops moment using that email address and I changed it within a short time. That was telling me that whoever is spoofing her if using her Facebook account friends. Agree? I again alerted her. Received an email back and she replied that her HP guys couldn't tell her why that was happening, and that no one else had said anything. She's running Windows 10 and has her email @Yahoo.com. "Light bulb" going off... She needs to call Yahoo or Verizon not HP! So besides the usual virus scans yadda yadda. Anything else I can have check.... More minds are better than one. Thanks All
Where to learn?
I wasn't brought up with computers; I'm 66, but want to learn how to do more. In particular, I want to learn how to track the sources of scammers and spammers. I haven't fallen for any of the scams I've received, but want to be able to have papers served on the scammers, or have the police haul them off. What book(s) should I look for, or where can I find free or low cost instruction?
How Many of You Have Received?
How many of you have received your free download of Windows Wallpaper from Microsoft? Did you receive that email on your phone to get the free gift? If so...pretty cool! 👍😁👍 I think it was a fabulous offer to say the utmost to end the old same themes per day. I like the slideshow, that it offers also. It looks way better to view such displays at nights to end the glare sunlight of day. Your computer comes more alive at nights too. Thank You For Replying. 😎
I maintain 10 computers for our computer club. Our default setup is one administrator account, for maintenance and installations, and a generic member login with limited privileges. This is closer to a business environment than a home one. Yesterday I did a clean install of Win10 (20HS) on a laptop that been running Insider releases. Now, when I create an account I am asked to supply or create an MS email account, or phone number. Is there a way to create accounts to match what I have on all my other PCs or do I need to go back to an older release?
Staying safe from call scams
Windows Defender engineer Erik Wahlstrom shows you some ways to spot and avoid technical support call scams, and what to do if you get a scam call.
All my accounts are cancelled ! DO NOT FALL FOR IT
It's going to be a bleak Christmas for me this year. For the past couple of months PayPal has been sending me email saying they have restricted my account due to outdated information that needs to be corrected, and I still haven't gotten around to doing it! Last week I got an email from Netflix saying basically the same thing and that they were going to turn off my account unless I updated my info. Now if they do that, how am I supposed to watch Bing Crosby's White Christmas or some of the other Christmas classics? Next I got an email from Amazon and Yup! they're going to cancel me too. Well H$% now I can't fall back on them if Netflix goes away. SHEESH! But today was the one the took the cake! I got an email from our friend at Cupertino telling me that Apple was closing my account as well.... I give up folks! It's going to be a bleak Christmas! Protect yourself out there. Report this stuff. And DO NOT fall for it The best part is, I don't even have Apple, Netflix, Amazon Prime accounts.
Meet Raj: "Be the change you want to see..."
Windows Maker Raj Jain aims to make a difference. Here's how he does so, both through OneDrive and Files On-Demand, as well as his volunteer work in his community.
I keep getting these E-mail's, where I can't block them! Because, the To heading, is my Address and the From Heading is my Address! These Spammer are very smart! What can we do about this problem?
Spoofing is a common technique that's used by attackers. Spoofed messages appear to originate from someone or somewhere other than the actual source. This technique is often used in phishing campaigns that are designed to obtain user credentials.
As a result, no anti-spoofing action was taken on the message. View detailed information about suspicious and nonsuspicious domains. On the Spoof intelligence insight, click Suspicious domains or Non-suspicious domains to go to the Spoof intelligence insight page. The Spoof Intelligence insight page contains the following information:
Anti-spoofing protection considers both SPF hard fails and a much wider set of criteria. If you have anti-spoofing enabled and the SPF record: hard fail ( MarkAsSpamSpfRecordHardFail) turned on, you will probably get more false positives. We recommend that you disable this feature as it provides almost no additional benefit for detecting spam ...
Email spoofing Hello, i got a query about email spoofing. I run small business and my client email has been spoofed which resulted into loosing a lot of money. I have spoken to my mail box provider and was able to check my account with them for all IP addresses that were used to access my account and it was confirmed that there is no unusual ...