Daily Archives: July 17, 2017

Amazon ‘Security Enhancement Protocol’ Phishing Scam 

According to this email, which purports to be from Amazon, the company has observed multiple login attempt errors on your account during it’s “usual security enhancement protocol.”  Supposedly, Amazon is concerned that someone other than you has been trying to access your account. Therefore, claims the email, Amazon has suspended your account for security reasons and your access will be restricted until you click to update your details.However, the email is not from Amazon and the claim that your account has been suspended is untrue. Instead, it is a phishing scam designed to steal your Amazon account login details and a large amount of your personal and financial information.Here’s what the scam email looks like:Dear Amazon.com Customer,During our usual security enhancement protocol, we observed multiple login attempt error while login in to your online Amazon account.We have believed that someone other than you is trying to access your account for security reasons,we have temporarily suspend your account and your access to online Amazon and will be restricted if you fail to update.

Source: Amazon ‘Security Enhancement Protocol’ Phishing Scam – Hoax-Slayer

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Google Home Smart Device Hears Trouble, Calls 911 During Violent Domestic Dispute

As reported by ABC News, New Mexico man Eduardo Barros was house-sitting at a home in Tijeras with his girlfriend and her daughter this past Sunday.

Barros then got into a fight with his girlfriend, and things grew violent. At some point, he allegedly threatened her with a gun, saying: “Did you call the sheriffs?” However, the home that the couple was occupying had an active smart home device running inside.

The Google Home misinterpreted Barros’ threat as a voice command, and called 911. When the police heard the altercation over the phone, they immediately rushed over with a SWAT team. After a long standoff, the police were able to capture Barros.

His girlfriend sustained some injuries, but was not hospitalized. Her daughter was unharmed.

continue http://all-that-is-interesting.com/google-home-calls-police

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