Tuesday, September 20, 2016

New phishing scam offering an American Express PSK reported

Joseph Steinberg warns users about a new phishing scam pretending to offer an American Express Personal Safety Key (PSK). 

His article in “Inc” offers rather stern advice for users who realize they have clicked on risky links in emails or on malicious websites:  disconnect from the Internet, run a scan, turn machine off for several days, run another scan with an updated database.

If I am suspicious of any place I have visited, I restart my machine (Windows 10 with Anniversary Update), run a quickscan in Trend Micro and then a full scan (or on Webroot, on one machine).  Trend’s full scan takes about 40 minutes, not too long.  It’s a good idea to do at least one per week. 

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