Email Phishing Scam Alert

The bad people trying to make the world worse never take a day off, so why should I? – Bob Marley. Email Phishing Scam Alert Scammers never stop. Constantly tweaking, wheedling, and trying to entice you to click their links. Whilst you don’t have to work all day against the scammers, you should always be…

John McAfee Dead

John McAfee dead: Antivirus tycoon killed himself in prison after court OK’d extradition, says lawyer. For those of you who’ve been around the interwebs for more years than you can remember, you are probably aware of the infamous John MacAfee and the sad unravelling of well, a genius of sorts. British-American software tycoon John McAfee…

On This Day..

Link to Source. PGP Marks 30th Anniversary 6 June 2021 Today marks the 30th anniversary of the release of PGP 1.0. It was on this day in 1991 that Pretty Good Privacy was uploaded to the Internet. I had sent it to a couple of my friends for distribution the day before. This set in…

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…