UK Airport email scam

  1. jimbo45's Avatar
    Posts : 7,662
    Windows / Linux : Centos, Ubuntu, OpenSuse
       #1

    UK Airport email scam


    Hi there

    this obviously could have been a big problem -- although it would seem to me a pretty obvious scam -- however so many people are very lax when it comes to email type scams I'm hardly surprised though.

    Airport email scam thwarted by UK's cyber-defender NCSC - BBC News

    Cheers
    jimbo
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    #2

    I don't have any security on my phone other than what android provides. I haven't been to an airport in 10 years but I do occasionally use public WiFi, should I have some AV installed?
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3. jimbo45's Avatar
    Posts : 7,662
    Windows / Linux : Centos, Ubuntu, OpenSuse
    Thread Starter
       #3

    swarfega said: View Post
    I don't have any security on my phone other than what android provides. I haven't been to an airport in 10 years but I do occasionally use public WiFi, should I have some AV installed?
    @swarfega

    This type of scam isn't really preventable by any AV system -- bogus email / phishing yet it still seems to catch zillions of otherwise supposedly intelligent people out unawares --fake Gov websites (in any country) offering refunds etc etc by email I would have thought so obvious scams that people would be used to them by now.

    Some people never learn though .........

    Cheers
    jimbo
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    #4

    I was thinking of in general. Do you have any AV on your phone?
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5. jimbo45's Avatar
    Posts : 7,662
    Windows / Linux : Centos, Ubuntu, OpenSuse
    Thread Starter
       #5

    swarfega said: View Post
    I was thinking of in general. Do you have any AV on your phone?
    @swarfega

    Hi there
    I don't bother with AV on phones -- I'm not a huge email / internet surfer on phone -- only use for contactless payments in pubs etc -- these are small amounts of money so easily checkable if payments go astray etc.

    On computers I only use WD on W10 and nothing on Linux systems -- I do have Router firewall enabled (it's so much better than the software ones although I just leave Windows firewall as standard ) Do check router logs regularly -- I can't understand how when people posting in this section riddle their computer with so many variations of (generally) 3rd party useless AV software and yet fail ever to look at the router logs --or even undertand that routers do have a firewall and decent logs --even "el cheapo" domestic routers !!!!

    Cheers
    jimbo
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    #6

    I don't do anything nefarious on my phone but you never know with websites if some might be hijacked.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  7. jimbo45's Avatar
    Posts : 7,662
    Windows / Linux : Centos, Ubuntu, OpenSuse
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Hi there

    Hi @swarfega

    That's where "Brain" comes in handy -- AV software can't really help you against "fake websites" - especially if they are "properly crafted" and some can look quite professional too.

    Some sort of future decent AI (Artificial Intelligence) algorithm might help -- it would have to have some way of knowing what was real and what was fake -- and would have to regularly build up a dynamic database - however this is well beyond what current AV software alledges to protect against as we are now entering the area of Human behaviour rather than just technical solutions for things like malware and malevolent modifications to an OS.

    This is why I think a lot of so called "Computer security experts" aren't doing their jobs properly as far as ordinary consumer grade systems are involved -- 99% of the problem lies with Individuals and scams rather than technical "malware" these days.

    Note I'm not talking about commercial cloud servers, corporate systems or people malevolently trying to hack into specific countries Infrastructure to cause mass chaos etc -- Computer security is still vital for those things and increasingly so.

    Cheers
    jimbo
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    #8

    I don't click on anything obvious but sometimes you cannot tell in advance.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
I'm normally a Mac user, i'm just updating my home network... I have an Apple Airport Extreme connected via LAN/ethernet to the main modem/router, and the HP Photosmart connects over USB to the AAE. All my iMacs and macbooks connect to the internet...
New Email Scam Alert! in Chillout Room
Will it ever end? I received a new email scam about my Windows license key. The email states that my Microsoft Windows license key has expired and they want me to call a toll free number to renew it. :mad:
Is this a scam?? - in Browsers and Email
130665 Not replied to this of course, since I am not "[email protected]". Does anyone else have this? I don't use Outlook as such - just webmail in my browser. Seems like a phishing scam trying to get me to expose my email address?
What A Scam in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
I updated my windows 10 last night and had no problems getting online this morning. After running some errands, I returned and attempted to go online and got a message stating that my network was deemed unsafe by Microsoft and I needed to fix it...
Solved scam but questions in General Support
Just received a phone call from someone with a thick eastern European accent stating he was from Windows 10 and that I had a problem with my computer, running slow, etc. He had my correct address. After asking me to run something that brought up the...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:38.
Find Us