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Fort Smith police offers tips for avoiding ‘phishing’ scams

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By Larry Williams II Times Record lwilliams@swtimes.com When untrustworthy online entities go “phishing”, they’re not looking to reel in yellow bass or rainbow trout; they’re looking to reel in your credit card or bank account information, or even steal your identity, and it could end up costing you thousands of dollars. The Fort Smith Police […]




Were Power Outages in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York Caused by Cyberattacks?

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CLAIM Three power outages that coincided in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York were caused by Russian hacking. unproven RATING unproven WHAT’S TRUE Two major power outages occurred on the morning of 21 April 2017 in New York and San Francisco. WHAT’S FALSE A third power outage in the Los Angeles area did not […]




Were Power Outages in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York Caused by Cyberattacks?

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CLAIM Three power outages that coincided in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York were caused by Russian hacking. unproven RATING unproven WHAT’S TRUE Two major power outages occurred on the morning of 21 April 2017 in New York and San Francisco. WHAT’S FALSE A third power outage in the Los Angeles area did not […]




This Apple Phishing Site Is As Sneaky As They Come

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Lee Mathews/Forbes Article source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/leemathews/2017/04/21/this-apple-phishing-site-is-as-sneaky-as-they-come/




Robots with Guns: The Rise of Autonomous Weapons Systems

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The future of war lies in part with what the military calls “autonomous weapons systems” (AWS), sophisticated computerized devices which, as defined by the U.S. Department of Defense, “once activated, can select and engage targets without further intervention by a human operator.”  Whether that’s a good idea or a bad one is debatable, but it isn’t a question of if, […]




LBIO SHAREHOLDER ALERT: The Law Offices of Vincent Wong Notifies Investors of Commencement of a Class …

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This phishing technique is more interesting than dangerous …

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There’s no shortage of ways adversaries will employ to get you to click through to a malicious website, some technical, some psychological. This one is interesting because it leverages a useful feature of browsers that you might have never thought about. Not all websites have names that can be written in the alphabet we that […]




Was a Protester Throwing Explosives Into a Berkeley Crowd Before She Was Punched?

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CLAIM Louise Rosealma was photographed holding an explosive device made from a glass bottle before she was punched by Nathan Damigo. MOSTLY FALSE RATING MOSTLY FALSE WHAT’S TRUE A photograph appears to show Louise Rosealma holding a glass bottle during the “Patriot’s Day Rally” at Berkeley in April 2017. WHAT’S FALSE There’s no evidence that […]




This weird trick lets hackers hide phishing URLs

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Here’s a challenge for you: you click on a link in your email, and find yourself at the website https://?????.com. Your browser shows the green padlock icon, confirming it’s a secure connection; and it says “Secure” next to it, for added reassurance. And yet, you’ve been phished. Do you know how? The answer is in […]




Calexit Leader Abruptly Quits Campaign to Live Full-Time in Russia

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On 17 April 2017, Louis Marinelli, who had headed a high-profile ballot initiative drive to break California off from the rest of the United States, abruptly announced he was dropping the campaign with plans to live permanently in Russia for the foreseeable future: As I have stated in the past, I do not wish to live […]




Sneaky Exploit Allows Phishing Attacks From Sites That Look Secure

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Phishing attacks can make even crusading technovangelists paranoid. One wrong click can put you out a ton of cash, or cause a corporate breach. And they evolve constantly. Case in point: A cunning new exploit makes malicious phishing websites appear to have the same URL as known and trusted destinations. You know by now to check your browser […]




Do Menstrual Cycles Synchronize When Women Live Together?

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CLAIM Women’s menstrual cycles synchronize when they live or work in close proximity to one another. Unproven RATING Unproven ORIGIN The idea that women living or working in proximity to one another synchronize their menstrual cycles is particularly persistent, and has now become accepted as conventional wisdom.  However, it’s a relatively new idea — it has […]