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Ted Landau's tips and techniques for avoiding online scams.

Tax prep maker warns customers of Epsilon e-mail hack impact

Intuit has warned users of its tax preparation software to be aware of identity theft scams in the wake of a major breach at marketing firm Epsilon.

Experts: Expect targeted attacks after massive Epsilon e-mail breach

Security experts warned users to watch for targeted e-mail attacks after a breach at a major marketing firm that may have put millions of addresses in the hands of hackers and scammers.

Compromised email? Avoid the scams

Has your name and e-mail address been exposed in the recent Epsilon attack? Here are steps you can take to protect yourself.

IBM: Phishing attacks down dramatically in 2010

The volume of phishing attacks dropped in 2010 to less than a quarter of what was seen in the previous two years, according to IBM's annual research report on threats and risks.

Criminals kick off Japanese disaster scams at record speed

Criminals have jumped on Japan's twin earthquake and tsunami disasters at record speed, security experts said today.

'Patriot Act' phishing e-mails resurface, FDIC warns

Scammers are trying to steal banking information using fake e-mails that look like they've come from the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the FDIC says.

Hacked iTunes accounts taken off China e-commerce site

The sale of hacked iTunes accounts in China has been dealt a blow as the Chinese online retailer has decided to remove all product listings relating to the sale of the stolen accounts.

McAfee announces Internet Security, Family Protection for Mac

Antivirus maker McAfee has announced the availability of two of its protection products, Internet Security and Family Protection, for the Mac.

Security expert: iPhone app scam likely fueled by phishing

It's unlikely that consumers' iTunes accounts were hacked by a Vietnamese iPhone developer, a security researcher said,