What Does This Software Want From Me?

The latest J Street Buzz is out – What Does This Software Want From Me?

 
http://www.jstreettech.com/JStreetBuzzArchive.aspx

Another Phishing Scam

Be on the lookout for this phishing scam in your inbox!  Notice how the email uses a local address (in this case an address in Bellingham, WA) to look more legitimate.  But, if you hover on the link you will see the real hyperlink!  Can never say this enough – ALWAYS hover to reveal the real hyperlink address!

Access Day Lite – March 9, 2018 – Redmond WA

Access Day Lite is March 8th in Redmond WA and is ONLY $25!

Armen Stein is one of several speakers and will be discussing:

Software Project Estimating Tool – Many developers acknowledge that the hardest part of a software development project isn’t designing or coding – it’s estimating! Our clients want to know how much their projects will cost, but it’s hard to get accurate numbers in a short time frame. Armen will demonstrate an Excel estimating tool that J Street Technology has been using for a few years now, and will make it available to attendees.

Register now for Access Day Lite!

Access Day Lite is coming to Redmond, WA March 8th!  Register now so you don’t miss out!

J Street Buzz – Is Your Database Like a Thai Utility Pole?

The latest J Street Buzz is out! http://www.jstreettech.com/newsletters/JStreetBuzzJan2018.pdf

J Street Buzz – Web or Desktop? Which Type of Application Do I Need?

Read the latest J Street Buzz newsletter here! http://www.jstreettech.com/newsletters/BuzzNov162017.pdf

Phishing Scam From “Wells Fargo”

One of our team members received this email today from “Wells Fargo” – CLEARLY a phishing scam!

How can you tell an email is not real?  Hover on the links (DO NOT CLICK ON THEM) and see what the hyperlink address is,  If it does not match the “sender”, you can be sure it is a fake!

Phishing Alert!

Use caution when opening and clicking on ANY links in an email!  It may be a phishing scam!

This email from “Microsoft” was received by a team member at J Street.  Thankfully, the person hovered on the links to see the TRUE identity and did not click on any of the links!

We also received an urgent call today from a client that had NOT checked the links in an email before clicking…  and their computer was compromised…

If you think that you have opened yourself (and all the data on your computer!) to a hacker, here are some quick steps to limit the damage:

 

1 – Immediately change your password to the “account” that was infected.

2 – Install and run a reputable anti virus/spyware software.  New Windows based machines come pre-installed with Windows Defender, and there are many other third-party anti-virus software applications on the market.

3 – Ensure that you Quarantine or delete any found infections, then reboot your computer and run the scan again.  This will help ensure that you have truly removed all viruses/spyware.

New Phishing Scam – Beware!

One of our team members received a new type of phishing email – this one says that their account has seen irregular activity!

And it looks so official – until you look a bit closer…  Notice the hyperlink email addresses, and notice the hyperlink that the email say to click on!

Safeguard yourself against fraud – CHECK before you CLICK!

Phishing Scam – Beware!

Heads up – scammers are getting more and more tricky!  One of our team received this email from “Microsoft”.

  • Notice that the email address from “SupportMicrosoft-Team” is not actually a Microsoft email address.
  • Notice that this official-looking email says that this user will stop receiving new emails within 24 hours if the account is not up graded.
  • Notice that the UPGRADE NOW link (viewed when hovering on the link but NOT clicking on the link) links to a page that is NOT part of Microsoft’s domain.

As scammers become more and more clever, you should use diligence before clicking on any links – even if the email LOOKS legitimate!

  1. ALWAYS review the email address that the email was sent FROM.  Don’t just ASSUME that the From NAME is legitimate.
  2. ALWAYS use your “skeptical glasses” when text in an email says that your account will be terminated, suspended, or any other language that threatens that your account will be interrupted.
  3. ALWAYS review links (by hovering over the hyperlink text to see the real hyperlink address) before clicking on said link.
  4. REPORT fraudulent links to the appropriate parties: