The Lowcountry & Resort Islands Tourism Commission

The Tourism Commission is a nonprofit organization, funded in part by the State of South Carolina through the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism (SCPRT), by local governments through Accommodation Tax Funds, gift shop sales and private contributions. A 12-member board of volunteers help establish a program of work and promotional projects, approves the annual budget and marketing plan and directs the professional staff. View The Website

Ocean Eye

Ocean Eye will exceed your expectations. Ocean Eye have gained a wonderful reputation within the Charleston area for providing great service and impeccable product quality. They will strive to become the optometric practice of choice for you and your friends and family!  Visit The Website

Aesthetic Dentistry

Aesthetic Dentistry is the general and cosmetic dental practice of Dr. Cliff Wilson, located in the Pee Dee Region of South Carolina. Healthy confident smiles are thier life’s work.  Visit The Website

Suttles Law Firm

With a decision as important as buying a house or other real property in Summerville or Charleston, South Carolina, you need the services of an experienced real estate closing attorney. For many years, Suttles Law Firm have been helping the people in Summerville and the surrounding communities successfully close their real estate transactions  Visit The Website

Scarlett’s Home Decor

Your New Destination for Uniquely Inspired Home Decor & Gifts. Scarlett’s is a high‐end home decor store, featuring the combination of beautifully designed pieces and unique creations from artisans from around the country.  Our one‐of‐a kind items will  only be featured locally at Scarlett’s. You will want to stop by often to see exclusive pieces made with you in mind!  Visit The Website

Vision Financial Group

Vision Financial Group, Inc. (VFG) is a privately held, independent, full service general equipment leasing & financing company.

Vision Financial Group serve large and small businesses, non-profits, and both municipal and federal government entities. They are a complete one-stop-shop for most of your equipment lease financing needs.  Visit The Website

James Island Youth Soccer Club

James Island Youth Soccer Club’s goal is to provide the best opportunity for children of all ages to develop and enhance their soccer abilities, technically and tactically, while maintaining a level of enjoyment and love for the game of soccer.  Visit The Website

New GMail Phishing Attack, Very tricky, What to look for to spot it

An insidious new Gmail phishing attack is tricking even the most careful of users

Jacob Siegal
BGR News 

A new phishing technique is fooling internet users into giving hackers access to their Gmail accounts. According to WordPress security plugin creator Wordfence, the way that the attack works is that hackers send emails to the contacts of compromised accounts containing a seemingly innocuous attachment. When the user clicks the attachment, a new tab opens in the browser that looks nearly identical to the Google sign-in page. If the user inputs their log-in information, it goes straight to the attacker.

On Hacker News, a commenter describes an incident that occurred at his school last year in which several employees and students were tricked into handing over their account information to attackers after receiving compromised emails and opening the attachments, thus perpetuating the cycle:

“It’s the most sophisticated attack I’ve seen. The attackers log in to your account immediately once they get the credentials, and they use one of your actual attachments, along with one of your actual subject lines, and send it to people in your contact list.

For example, they went into one student’s account, pulled an attachment with an athletic team practice schedule, generated the screenshot, and then paired that with a subject line that was tangentially related, and emailed it to the other members of the athletic team.”

While the idea of having your Gmail account serve as a host for the chain of hacks to continue is frightening enough, the hackers will also have the ability to download and read through all of your private emails, as well as gain access to other information connected to your Google account (or whichever service is hacked).

Here’s what you need to look out for in your address bar to avoid this attack:

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gmail-phishing-attack

As you can see, not only is the beginning of the string odd, but there is a script hidden behind a long wall of whitespace. You won’t be able to see the script in your address bar without tapping on it and scrolling to the right, but there are several other signs to watch out for that are even more obvious.

For example, here’s what my address bar looks like when I navigate to Gmail in Chrome:

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secure-gmail-address-bar

See the green text and the “Secure” label in front of the address? That indicates that I’ve reached a safe, secure website, as opposed to the black text up above. Not every site is going to be certifiably secure like that, but if you are visiting a Google log-in page specifically and don’t see it, alarms should go off in your head. Google might fix this eventually, but for now, just pay attention and look for green text.

Furthermore, if you don’t have two-factor authentication on your Google account (or any other account which contains sensitive information), treat this as a wake up call and set it up immediately.

Alison Hauck Photography

Alison Hauck Photography is a St. Cloud Minnesota Photographer specializing in newborn photography, wedding photography, and portrait photography.

Capturing photographers work in a website is always challenging task but we believe we have succeeded.  Visit The Website

Conover Consulting

Conover Consulting straight-forward approach makes understanding regulations, policies, and insurance easier. Conover Consulting will help you put the puzzle together, simplify the process, and provide competitive and affordable products: employee benefits, insurance, 401K, and retirement plans to businesses and individuals.

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