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    12 cyber-scams of Christmas

    Just saw this on the BBC website

    BBC News - The 12 cyber-scams of Christmas

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    The second scam of Christmas is the fake virus checker
    Would anybody like to guess what happened to the laptop on my desk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JHeaton View Post
    Would anybody like to guess what happened to the laptop on my desk?
    dipped in gravy?

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    I saw this article this morning. I couldn't help but think that these happen all-year-round (except maybe the wifi-based ones), and also there's not really much advice on how to not get stung by them (there's a little, but it's still sorely lacking!)
    Last edited by Garacesh; 11th December 2013 at 01:52 PM.

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    best advice for most of them is engage brain and turn wifi off when you dont need it

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    /harsh/ the best advise is to not be a moron. /harsh/

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    dipped in gravy?
    Wouldn't be the first time. :/

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    So on my desk and on every desk where children use computers, we have a stand up flyer (originally produced by Kent Community Network - thanks) which says amongst other useful things:
    "We can click on the buttons when we know what they do."
    Pupils seem to get this quite easily...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenbeast View Post
    /harsh/ the best advise is to not be a moron. /harsh/
    Mmm maybe a bit harsh? Would most people know that leaving your wifi on could lead to problems?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    Mmm maybe a bit harsh? Would most people know that leaving your wifi on could lead to problems?
    fair enough, it's the phishing and dodgy websites that get me

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