OPQ SCAM ALERT

SCAM ALERT! Please be aware there is a phishing scam on the Internet that pretends to be OPQ. We have had reports that this below screenshot pops up when accessing Google drive. THIS IS NOT AN OPQ PROMOTION, do not click any link on this pop up. Scan and clean your PC for viruses and…

Passwords: Ad Nauseam

Not passwords again!? Yes, we’re afraid so, hence the title of this post. We’ve discussed passwords on different levels and for different reasons and here we are again. We make no apology for bringing this dull but all important subject to the fore once more. You see, we only have your best interests (and ours!)…

“I Hacked Your Device” – Email Scam

Regular readers will know that we here at OPQ post regularly about SPAM and email scams, particularly ‘phishing‘ scams. Today we are seeing a re-appearance of a phishing scam from last year. As we expect the prevalence of these scams to increase we thought we’d publish an example so our readers can spot them more…

Avast Shuts down Data Collection Firm After Scandal

Avast is shutting down subsidiary Jumpshot over allegations that it sold user data. Free antivirus software-maker Avast is shutting down subsidiary company Jumpshot following reports that it sold “highly sensitive” web browsing data, its CEO said Wednesday. Avast’s software, installed on millions of computers worldwide, allegedly gathered data on people’s online activities and sent it…

Avast Antivirus Harvested User Data, Then Sold To Google, Microsoft

Maybe it’s time to review your anti virus applications. “The Mac and Windows version of Avast antivirus has been used to harvest user data, an investigation claims, with some sensitive info sold to third parties, including Google, Microsoft, and Intuit. ” AVG is also under the spot light for the same shenanigans. Read the full…

Make Sure to Update Your Apple Devices

More than 86% of the world’s iPhones can still be hacked with just a text.   At the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Google Project Zero researcher Natalie Silvanovich is presenting multiple so-called “interaction-less” bugs in Apple’s iOS iMessage client that could be exploited to gain control of a user’s device.…