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Deputy Presidency warns against phishing emails in Ramaphosa’s name

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JOHANNESBURG – The office of the Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa has warned the public against phishing emails sent in his name.  According to Tyrone Seale, Ramaphosa’s spokesperson, “the office of the Deputy President can confirm that several phishing emails have been sent in the name of the Deputy President. We urge people not to open them.” […]




Four Times More People Are Stabbed to Death Than Killed with Rifles of Any Kind?

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CLAIM More than four times more people are stabbed than killed with rifles of any kind. UNPROVEN RATING UNPROVEN ORIGIN On 16 October 2017, Breitbart.com posted a story reporting that according to 2016 crime statistics published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, more people are murdered with knives or by beaten to death than with […]


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Google Chrome adds Predictive Phishing Protection, Better Gmail security

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(No Ratings Yet) Loading… Chrome will use insights from the Safe Browsing filter to predict new phishing sites. Google has announced a pair of security improvements for its Chrome browser. Now, users will get smarter browser featuring with a new predictive phishing feature and high-risk Gmail users will get an added layer of security. We […]




Google Chrome can now spot even brand new phishing pages

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Google is stepping up defenses against phishing through a new predictive feature coming to Chrome and its Advanced Protection Program for high-risk Gmail users. Google has updated its Safe Browsing technology to warn users when they visit a new phishing page that hasn’t existed long enough to be detected by Safe Browsing as a known […]




Will Burning Bay Leaves Reduce Anxiety?

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CLAIM Bay leaves contain a compound that decreases anxiety when burned. UNPROVEN RATING UNPROVEN ORIGIN One of the more popular topics on web sites that advocate for “natural” cures is the cornucopia of purported benefits ascribed in some way to leaves from the bay laurel (Laurus nobilis). Blender spokesperson and gravity skeptic David “Avocado” Wolfe, […]




Police help woman get back half the money lost through phishing

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VIRUDHUNAGAR A woman victim, who lost ?44,000 to a phishing fraud, got back ?22,000, thanks to the prompt action taken by Virudhunagar district police. Superintendent of Police M. Rajarajan said on Monday that the swift action by Cyber Crime police helped the woman, Karthik (35) of Narikudi, get back her money. He said Cyber Crime […]




Is the Mandalay Bay Security Guard ‘Missing’?

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CLAIM Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos is “missing.” FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN In the days following the 1 October 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas, various conspiratorial web sites and Internet personalities began casting aspersions on a wounded Mandalay Bay security guard, falsely claiming he was an “accomplice” to gunman Stephen Paddock, 64, who […]




SMS phishing: The mobile security risk you need to know about

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Social engineering schemes targeted at executives and business decision-makers are big business for cybercriminals. The FBI reports CEO email scams cost US businesses over $360 million in 2016. However, the latest mobile security risk could land in your text message folder, not your email inbox. SMS phishing, or “smishing,” is on the rise. Though SMS […]




Woman Loses Home in California Wildfires After Surviving Vegas Massacre

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On 1 October 2017, Michella Flores was using a discount offered to flight crews to stay in the Hooters Hotel in Las Vegas between assignments. She walked down the street to catch Jason Aldean’s set at the Route 91 Harvest Festival from outside the fence and ending up witnessing the worst mass shooting in U.S. […]




Netflix users beware – there’s a phishing scam after your credit card details

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Netflix users have more to worry about than price hikes, as they could now be the target of a phishing scam that goes after personal and business emails in an attempt to glean sensitive information.  Spotted by cyber security researchers at PhishMe, the phishing scam aims to trick Neflix users into revealing their credit card details […]




Does a Urine-Revealing Pool Chemical Exist?

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CLAIM A special compound added to the water in swimming pools will reveal the presence of urine and catch those who pee in the pool. FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN No matter what your parents might have told you, there isn’t any magical chemical that when added to a swimming pool will reveal the presence of […]




Netflix phishing attack is not chill – TheINQUIRER

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A PHISHING AWARENESS OUTFIT has discovered a phishing attack that targets both the business and personal accounts of Netflix users. PhishMe, the angling outfit, reports that the phishing attack looks like a Netflix account renewal email and smells like a Netflix account renewal email. It adds that the option to update bags the phishing bad guys […]




Energy Drink Results in Hole in Expectant Father’s Skull?

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CLAIM Energy drinks caused an expectant father to lose a large portion of his skull. UNPROVEN RATING UNPROVEN ORIGIN More than a week after it was published, a 3 October 2017 Facebook post purporting to depict the aftermath of an expectant father’s brain hemorrhage and surgery went viral. The post, which was subsequently deleted from […]