PayPal is teaching fraudsters how to create the perfect phishing email

PayPal is sending a lot of emails these days, one of these got me confused. I am sure now it is a valid email, but the multitude of different links in it and the confusing information is making this email very suspicious.   Here is a summary of the email:   Ihre Meinung ist uns wichtig. Daher möchten wir Sie einladen, ein paar Fragen zu Ihrer Erfahrung mit PayPal zu beantworten. Sie helfen uns damit, unseren Service für Sie noch besser zu machen. Alle Antworten sind selbstverständlich anonym und vertraulich. Um an dieser 10- bis 15-minütigen Umfrage teilzunehmen, klicken Sie einfach auf den Button. Sie haben bis zum 27/01/2023 Als Dankeschön für Ihr Feedback erhalten Sie automatisch eine Gewinnchance für einen Mastercard-Geschenkgutschein im Wert von 1.000 €.* Für weitere Einzelheiten zu Gewinn und Teilnahmeregeln, klicken Sie bitte hier. Jetzt mitmachen     How do I know the email is not a phishing? Because all of these together (not separated): It addresses me via name It writes my email address below All domains belong to PayPal No confidential information is requested   Why is this email suspicious: The subject promises the chance to get a large amount of money if the…

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Never forget that as soon as any information is published on a public website, it doesn’t actually belong to you anymore

Avira Survey Finds Computer Users Don’t Feel Safe on Social Media Sites “This survey was very interesting because it demonstrated that even though social media sites are very popular among the general population, computer users from all over the world have the same concerns,” said Sorin Mustaca, data security expert at Avira.“They are wary of the safety of their personal information when it’s disseminated across social media sites. In order to use social media sites without being afraid of having your data misused, I strongly advise not storing private data on these websites. Never forget that as soon as any information is published on a public website, it doesn’t actually belong to you anymore,” he added. Read more here: http:/

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Avira Survey Shows 50 Percent of People Are Concerned About Banking Online

See the original article here and an interview with me for the Infosecurity US Magazine. I gave the interview on telephone calling the editor from home at 21.00h 🙂 Additional news here: In German: That’s fun 😉

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Interview with me in Signal Magazine : “Web Surfers Suspicious”

This is an interview I gave on telephone for Signal Magazine. “… Internet can be a dangerous activity, but the security status of different types of websites is not the same, Sorin Mustaca, data security expert, says. … ” I am a little bit unhappy about this, which I never said: “Mustaca admits that the survey information is more anecdotal than scientific” What I said was: “the interview was made with a random sample of Avira users”. But from experience I know that it can be much worse. 🙂 Enjoy.

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