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Analyzing A First Bank Scam Email

Possibly the same bunch of never-do-wells behind the GTBank scam email that I published on this site last week are also behind the First Bank scam email I received last week – reproduced below. However, this scam mail is a little less sophisticated than the previous. My comments, in red,

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Broken Beats by Dr. Dre HeadPhones? A Quick Fix

Got a pair of Dr. Dre Beats headphones that got broken after only a few weeks of use. While the quality of the speakers are well above average, the plastic band and particularly the hinges seems quite cheap. Mine snapped right at the hinges. These headphones are not cheap, so

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Oh My God! It Works!

A while back, I was on a search for the perfect phone. A search that took me to the Far East where i finally settled for the Chuwi VX3, a premium grade Octa Core, 2GB RAM Chinese 7 Inch tablet. Some may wonder how possible it is to mention “Premium

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October – National Cyber Security Awareness Month

So much has been said about the Internet and the inherent risks that comes with accessing it. Many have fallen victims to identity thieves, phishing attacks and scams. Lately, hardly any week goes by without news about hacks or attempted hacks on high profile internet websites. The recent icloud hack

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Using Gmail’s 2- Factor Authentication In Nigeria

Wikipedia defines Two-step verification (also known as Two-factor authentication, abbreviated to TFA) as a process involving two stages to verify the identity of an entity trying to access services in a computer or in a network. For Gmail, what this means is that even if your password is compromised, no

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Use The ATM And Risk Losing Your Money!

Windows XP finally reached its end-of-life this April (2014), after which Microsoft ceases to release bug fixes for the operating system. If you’ve upgraded your PC then everything should be fine – but what about your bank? Have they upgraded? The Risk Isn’t Necessarily With You Have you upgraded from Windows XP yet?

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Heartbleed – What You need to know

A major new vulnerability called Heartbleed could let attackers gain access to users’ passwords and fool people into using bogus versions of Web sites. Heartbleed is a recently discovered software flaw that could leave millions of servers on the Internet open to an attack which allows sensitive data, such as

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Bank App Users Warned Over Android Security

Mobile banking on Android smartphones could put consumers at risk of fraud and cost banks millions. An IT security company, MWR Labs, investigated the security standards of Android mobile phone brands to determine the overall exposure to risk of consumers who use mobile banking. It said that its results indicated

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