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October 16, 2023

LinkedIn Phishing Scam, Using AI-Generated Photos, and More

This Week In Tech, we talk about LinkedIn's Phishing Attack, Recognizing Online Scams and Using AI-Generated Profile Photos.
Written By: AlphaKOR

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LinkedIn phishing scam

Smart Links used to bypass email protection

Over 800 emails with over 80 distinct Smart Links made up a phishing operation that used LinkedIn Smart Links to spread credential phishing. Credential phishing was made possible by using Smart Links to get around protected email gateways. Through the use of trackable “smart” connections, business accounts can communicate with other LinkedIn users. The sender may observe who responded to the messages and in what way, thanks to this feature. The phishing campaign aims to obtain login credentials for Microsoft accounts. You may report a message on LinkedIn that you believe to be a phishing attempt by clicking the Plus button, choosing Report/Block, choosing It’s Spam or a Scam, and responding to the questions that appear.

Read More: Tech Radar

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Online Scams are Everywhere

The web can be a dangerous place

Internet scams are getting more complex and might be hard to spot. Scammers sometimes pose as respectable companies or people in an effort to win your trust and deceive you into clicking on dangerous links. Stay vigilant against unseen or unexpected emails, texts, or requests on social media to safeguard yourself from phishing frauds. Verify the email address of the sender and search for misspellings and grammar errors. Keep an eye out for messages that start with “URGENT!!!” and be skeptical of demands for money or personal information. Proceed with caution before clicking on any links in a message that you’re not convinced is authentic.

Read More: Mashable

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Using AI profile pictures

Could this trend land you a job?

Remini is an AI-powered app that can create professional headshots for LinkedIn. To use the app, you need to upload eight to ten selfies, taken from different angles and in good lighting. The AI uses these images to learn more about your facial features, and creates artificial photos of you looking smart and stylish, with your hair styled in different ways and wearing different clothes while sitting in perfect lighting conditions. This app is becoming popular among young people who are job hunting and want a professional-looking LinkedIn photo. If you want to try it out, you can download the Remini app on iOS and Android devices.

Read More: BBC