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Fighting Malware and Phishing Scams with

  • Episode 267
  • October 30, 2012

Spiderman, Spidergirl and Anti-Malware Man talk about recognizing phishing scams and how to protect ourselves in this frightening connected world.

This episode is sponsored in part by: Malwarebytes, Netflix, Eco Alkalines and Cordery Electric.

Topics Covered:

  • Robbie Ferguson and Sasha Dirmeitis present from the Category5 studios in Barrie, Ontario. Adam Kujawa from Malwarebytes joins via Skype Video.
  • {play 4:45}Feature: Anti-Malware Man (Adam Kujawa) joins us from Malwarebytes to talk about Phishing scams, malware and other threats that cyber-criminals use to obtain your information.
    • Why cyber-criminals create fake versions of popular web sites such as Paypal.
    • The best protection from Phishing Scams: education and knowledge.
    • How to test if a link in an email is actually going to lead you to the site you're expecting, or if it is re-routing to something else.
    • Malwarebytes' professional software will proactively protect Windows users from Malware and Phishing Scams.
    • Excellent resources about Phishing from Anti-Malware Man himself: Phishing 101 - Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
    • How realistic Phishing web sites are these days: almost indistinguishable from the real thing.
    • The difference between "malware" and "phishing".
    • Malwarebytes Unpacked Blog:
    • Prize Giveaway: Malwarebytes Professional Lifetime Licenses
  • {play 27:27}Top Stories from the Category5.TV Newsroom
  • {play 34:08}Viewer Questions
  • Viewer Question: I have a friend who is starting a business, and I'm trying to determine the best way to economically perform his backups for a lot of data. Do you suggest a NAS device? Or should I backup to DVDs or utilize the cloud? A couple of the technologies mentioned:
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  • Viewer Comment: Here is a picture of me with the year supply of Eco Alkalines batteries I won during your 5th Anniversary Celebration. Thanks for the great show!
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  • Viewer Question: I am trying to print this calendar from Firefox using the little "Print" icon on the page, but it doesn't look the same in print as it does on my screen. How can I get it to print properly?
  • Viewer Question: On Episode 266 you showed how to setup a mountpoint for a samba share and it worked great. Now, I'd like to replace my Documents folder with a network share, but had no luck. Could you show me where I went wrong?
  • {play 62:27}Behind the Scenes: How Sasha and Robbie made it look like Spiderman was hanging upside down in the studio.

Links to Relevant Web Sites:

  • Host: Robbie Ferguson
  • Co-Host: Sasha Dirmeitis


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