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Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Google Meet: scams and phishing at the time of the coronavirus

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Published on May 12, 2020

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The world in this period has changed, and so have the hackers and phishing scams and scam. With the vertical growth of smart working, which we have dedicated a special, and then video calling, the numbers of services, such as Zoom, Google Meet (which recently became free for all) and Microsoft Teams have surged exponentially. On the one hand, revealed as large sections of the population are still unprepared and may have difficulty in using these tools, on the other, the tools themselves have shown the side, revealing structural weaknesses: the security flaws of the Zoom have been a topic much discussed in recent months.

In short, these platforms videocall suddenly became a new frontier for campaigns and phishing scams. The data provided by Check Point Research speak, for example, of the 2,449 domains that "pretend" to be Zoom only recorded in the last three weeks: 32 of these were assessed as harmful, and 320 suspects. And then there is the inevitable phishing, which at the time of the coronavirus, also passes to the fake mail to Microsoft Teams, or Google Meet: the aim is always to convince the user of being in a protected space so as to estorcergli sensitive data, or to make him download and install malware. Another attempt to spread phishing, which is beyond the scope of video calling but insists on the emergency coronavirus, is represented by mail of the alleged World Health Organization.

For those who are more cunning, of course, to recognize these dangers is the immediate: but in this period a lot of people digiune or almost of computer knowledge primary you are due to bring the computer for the first time or in new ways, maybe even every day, increasing the pool of potential victims who may fall victim to these practices.The top of Huawei at the best price? Huawei P30, Pro, on offer today from Mobzilla to 452 euros or from Amazon at 543 euro. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING

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