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How to Recover from a Phishing Password Compromise

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What is a Phishing Password Compromise?

A phishing password compromise occurs when an attacker tricks you into revealing your login credentials, such as your username and password, through a phishing attack. Once the attacker has your login credentials, they can access your account and steal sensitive information or use your account for malicious purposes.

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Ways to Avoid Email Phishing Scams

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What is Email Phishing?

Email phishing is a type of cyber attack where the attacker sends a fraudulent email to trick the recipient into revealing sensitive information, such as login credentials or financial information. Phishing emails can be very convincing and may appear to come from a legitimate source, such as a bank or a popular online service.

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NSA Releases Best Practices For Securing Your Home Network > National Security Agency/Central Security Service > Article

FORT MEADE, Md. — The National Security Agency (NSA) released the “Best Practices for Securing Your Home Network” Cybersecurity Information Sheet (CSI) today to help teleworkers protect their home

Source: NSA Releases Best Practices For Securing Your Home Network > National Security Agency/Central Security Service > Article

Netgear Router Vulnerabilities

Multiple Netgear router models contain vulnerabilities that a remote attacker can exploit to take control of an affected device. Widomaker does not provide Netgear routers with our service, however, many of our customers may have purchased one, themselves, to use with their Internet service. If you are using one of the affected Netgear models, you should update or replace the device, immediately. Please continue reading to determine if your Netgear router model is affected…

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Increase in Emotet Malware Attacks via Email

Trojan HorseThis is just a quick note to remind customers to be vigilant when reading email.

In recent days there has been an increase in malware attacks by a family of malware, and cybercrime operation, known as Emotet. [1] The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) recently posted an update regarding Increased Emotet Malware Activity. [2]

Some main points, to be aware of, include…

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FBI Releases Article on Defending Against Phishing and Spearphishing Attacks

In recognition of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released an article to raise awareness of phishing and spearphishing. The article provides guidance on recognizing and avoiding these types of attacks.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users to review the FBI article and CISA’s Tip on Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks. For more information on NCSAM, see the NCSAM 2019 webpage and the NCSAM 2019 Toolkit. Users can report suspected attacks to their local FBI office or to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov.

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