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Displaying items by tag: Fake

With the world currently undergoing one of the largest and most complex vaccination campaigns in history, it's not surprising to find scammers and sellers on the dark market eager to make a profit off the process.

Published in Health
Monday, 15 February 2021 11:53

Watch out for fake CommBank phishing SMS

An SMS popped into my iPhone's messages inbox last night, proclaiming to be an "IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM COMMBANK". Given I don't use that particular bank, well, it was obviously a scam, but some might be fooled.

Published in Security

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has tweeted a quote from Steve Jobs in memory of his birthday as a touching gesture, but Ethereum scammers have hijacked replies with false promises of free money.

Published in Home Tech
Sunday, 05 June 2016 19:05

Beware fake emails, supposedly from Google

The disgusting, opportunistic, evil and criminal slimes trying to fool us all are back with new emails from Google to trick and trap us. Be careful!

Published in Fuzzy Logic

Ok, so we’re not talking counterfeit Dysons but fraudulent product reviews and fake followers on social media with a high cost to the low blow of fake popularity.

Published in Home Tech
Wednesday, 14 January 2015 03:14

Crapple Watch now on sale - US $38.53, free shipping

I’m waiting for the Apple Watch, but the Crapple Watch is available now at a tenth of the price, a hundredth of the features and free shipping - but is it any good?

Published in Mobility
Tuesday, 30 December 2014 22:23

Xiaomi’s MacBook Air clone claim - a hoax?

An online blog claimed to have a photo of perennial Apple cloner Xiaomi’s new MacBook Air clone, and even before it appears to have been outed as a hoax, I had my suspicions.

Published in Home Tech
Thursday, 19 September 2013 14:19

'Don't get scammed' says Woolies

Shopping giant Woolworths has warned customers against filling out a fake customer satisfaction survey which asks for bank account details in exchange for a $150 Woolworths voucher.

Published in Security

A pic of what appears to be an odd-looking iPhone with volume, mute and front-facing camera on the wrong side, along with a warped-looking screen and rounder edges'¦ faaaake?

Published in Mobility

China (or is it iChina?) is the king of the cloners, the land where fake electronics can be more popular than the real deal, where intellectual property rights are but figments of western imagination and where not just electronics are faked, but even entire shopfronts.

Published in Home Tech
Tuesday, 19 July 2011 11:16

Not so LOL: Lulzsec hacks the Sun King

Rupert Murdoch's woes continue as his UK newspaper, The Sun, is hacked by Lulzsec with a fake story falsely claiming Rupert Murdoch passed away overnight at the age of 80 through the intake of 'palladium'.

Published in Home Tech
Wednesday, 25 May 2011 18:51

Malware/pornware attack targets Apple's Mac

Similar to the RogueAV malware on PCs that falsely informs end-users that their computers are infected with all manner of nasties, MacDefender claims to be security software that is instead attempting to extort a payment from you to clear the fake infections and to stop a slew of filthy porn pop-ups polluting the screens of 'infected Mac users.

Published in Home Tech
Tuesday, 09 March 2010 09:48

Fake Intel Core i7 chips reach customers

Non-functioning replicas of the Intel Core i7 processor have been delivered to customers of a well-known online retailer.
Published in Market
Friday, 10 July 2009 12:58

Beware of itsecure.microsoft.com

Just because itsecure.microsoft.com sounds like an authentic Microsoft subdomain, that doesn't mean it is safe to visit.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 24 December 2008 06:12

New iPhone nano photo tips up, looks faaaake

Macrumors has published a “concept photo” of an iPhone nano next to a standard iPhone 3G, but it looks like a photoshopped shrinking of the beloved existing model, and thus looks totally faaaaaaaaaake. What do you think?

Published in Market
Around 1 billion people around the globe are estimated to have tuned in to watch the spectacular opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics. I wonder how many of them realised that some of those fantastic fireworks they were watching had been created by a computer visual effects team?

Published in Networking
Many people consider the setting up of a fake profile on a social networking site as almost the done thing. However, as the UK High Court ruled today, when you do it to exact revenge on someone else then you better be prepared to face the legal consequences...

Published in Networking
Monday, 07 July 2008 19:57

AVG flip-flops over fake traffic fiasco

Security vendor AVG has issued an updated version of its AVG 8 anti-virus software that fixes the fake traffic issue that has caused a huge online backlash amongst web masters the world over...

Published in Home Tech

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