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Impersonation is one of several social engineering tools used to gain access to a system or network in order to commit fraud, industrial espionage or identity theft. The social engineer "impersonates" or plays the role of someone you are likely to trust or obey convincingly enough to fool you into allowing access to your office, to information, or to your information systems....

Whenever there is a major natural or other disaster, disaster scams begin to appear. It happened with past hurricanes, and it’s no surprise that bad people will try to exploit any type of disaster. Scams quickly begin to spread. For example, within days of Hurricane Katrina, about 4,000 websites appeared claiming to offer help to victims; however, the FBI investigated and presumed 60% were bogus....

Follow these 10 tips to ensure a safe and pleasant online shopping experience: Trust your instincts, make sure the Internet connection is secure, know who you're dealing with and understand the terms of the deal, know what you buying, know what it will cost, use the safest payment method, keep detailed records, and protect your personal and financial information, inspect your purchase, and avoid online shopping scams....

A Facebook scam highlighted the threats posed to the millions of users of the popular social network. Security experts say users of social networks and Facebook, in particular, have high confidence in the links and information shared there. Attackers are constantly trying to take advantage of the high levels of behavioral trust, according to security firm BitDefender. While Facebook has security teams and automated systems to detect suspicious activity and contain threats quickly, third-party app baits, spam, Likejacking and other activities persist, said Catalin Cosoi, head of the online threats lab at BitDefender. Here are six signs you may have...