Tag: email

Spam, Scam and Infected Emails

November 22, 2013

Lots of emails are spam. Many contain infected attachments. Many are after your private details. Some take you where you shouldn’t want to go as they contain phishing links. Some examples of such emails are show in this blog entry.

Britain wakes up to CryptoLocker

November 18, 2013

The BBC report that the Police have issued a warning about the dangers of CryptoLocker that can infect a computer via email and then encrypt (scramble) your files. Another report says that the Swansea Police actually paid the ransom! There are steps you can take to protect yourself.

CryptoLocker demands $300 ransom to get your files back

October 30, 2013

CryptoLocker infection encrypts your files and holds them to ransom for $300. Pay the criminals within 72 hours or you will never get your files back.. How you get infected and steps you may take to avoid losing your files.

BT is separating from Yahoo because of hacking

July 8, 2013

BT is separating from Yahoo! email after hacking claims

Email hacked

November 19, 2012

An email account was hacked and contacts started to receive messages about being mugged in the Pilipines. The Inbox and Contacts on webmail were cleared out and no further emails were received despite changing the password.

Email pretending to be from Microsoft

September 4, 2012

Scam email pretending to be from Microsoft that was after some private details. Don’t be taken in by it. Don’t click the “Verify Now” link.

Problem downloading large attachments with BTinternet email

April 5, 2012

If you are on BTinternet and are having problems downloading emails with Outlook or Outlook Express etc it is probably due to a large attachment. I have been told by BTinternet that there is a problem with attachments over 1000KB at the moment and all you can do is to log onto webmail instead.

Safer Internet Day 2012

February 7, 2012

Read the excellent article from Kaspersky about keeping yourself and your children safe on the Internet. The article was released to mark Safer Internet Day 2012.

Outlook Express crash

August 2, 2011

Outlook Express crashed when it held too many emails.