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Most spam, especially the sort that is mass-mailed on behalf of businesses, has quite an impersonal format: spammers create a message template for a specific mailing purpose and often drastically diversify the contents of that template. Generally, these kinds of messages do not personally address the recipient and are limited to common phrases such as “Dear Client”.

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At this time of year, the number of tax scams reaches a peak, with fraudsters looking for any chance to cash in on consumers, the self-employed, and small businesses that might get excited enough about potential refunds to throw caution and good sense out the window. Many people now do their taxes online, and cybercriminals see that as a huge opportunity to make money with phishing schemes.

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For more than a decade, a debate has rumbled on: are Macs more secure and less prone to malware than Windows computers? As more malware targeting Macs entered the scene, Windows devotees used that to make the case that Apple’s technology was no more secure than all the others.

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The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) observed that 2016 ended as the worst year for phishing in history. The total number of phishing attacks in 2016 was 1,220,523. This number represents the highest ever recorded, and fully a 65 percent increase over 2015.

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