Beware ‘SearchNightmare,’ the Latest Microsoft Vulnerability

Last week, we covered “Follina,” the Microsoft security vulnerability affecting Microsoft Office documents. After you opened an affected Office document, a bad actor could potentially take control of your system. This week, the threat turns to “SearchNightmare,” another Microsoft vulnerability. SearchNightmare is not unlike Follina: like the latter, SearchNightmare tricks the victim into opening a malicious document, such as Word …

Be On the Lookout for Smishing Attacks

You’re likely aware of phishing attacks, which are schemes hackers use to coax unsuspecting users out of their personal data and information. But there’s another kind of phishing attack, dubbed “smishing,” that you also need to be aware of when protecting your digital life.  Smishing, like phishing, looks to sneakily steal your information. However, instead of operating through email, smishing uses …

Be On Alert for Microsoft Office Website Scam

Microsoft has identified a multi-stage phishing attack against a number of users. The company reported that hackers took stolen credentials, and registered devices on the targets’ networks, which were then used to deploy phishing email scams. This latest fishing scheme tries to convince users they need to sign a document with an online DocuSign form. When a user would click …

Keep an Eye Out for Holiday Scams

The holiday season is upon us. While that means get-togethers, gift-exchanges, and a send-off to 2021, it also means holiday-specific scams. Scammers are likely to know that people are shopping like crazy right now. As the time to Christmas shrinks exponentially, don’t be surprised to see an uptick in phishing emails or texts. Any unsolicited messages (not from official sources) …