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Berkeley boffins build better spear-phishing black-box bruiser

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Security researchers from UC Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the US have come up with a way to mitigate the risk of spear-phishing in corporate environments. In a paper presented at Usenix 2017, titled “Detecting Credential Spearphishing in Enterprise Settings,” Grant Ho, Mobin Javed, Vern Paxson, and David Wagner from UC Berkeley, […]




Tweet from ‘Unite the Right’ Organizer’s Account Attacks Charlottesville Murder Victim

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The issuance of an explosive, late-evening tweet from the account of Jason Kessler, organizer of the “Unite the Right” rally that ended in fatal violence one week earlier in Charlottesville, Virginia, has prompted a rare condemnation from the entire length and breadth of the United States political spectrum, from extreme left to extreme right. The criticism […]




Researchers Win $100,000 for New Spear-Phishing Detection Method

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Facebook has awarded this year’s Internet Defense Prize worth $100,000 to a team of researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, who came up with a new method of detecting spear-phishing attacks in closely monitored enterprise networks. The five-man research team has focused on detecting spear-phishing attacks alone, and not spam or other types of […]




White Nationalists, Neo-Nazis, and Constitutional Limits on Free Speech

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On 17 August 2017, the Washington Post and other outlets reported on a joint statement released by the Northern, Central, and Southern California chapters of the American Civil Liberties Union in response to the violent white-supremacist and neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on 12 August 2017, which stated in part: For those who are wondering […]




HKMA and HSBC Warn Public Against Phishing Attempts

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In using this website you are deemed to have read and agreed to the following terms and conditions: The following terminology applies to these Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement and Disclaimer Notice and any or all Agreements: “Client”, “You” and “Your” refers to you, the person accessing this website and accepting the Company’s terms and […]




Are ‘Antifa’ and the Alt-Right Equally Violent?

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In the hours and days following the deadly “Unite the Right” rally on 12 August 2017, President Donald Trump laid the blame for the violence that took the lives of three people in Charlottesville, Virginia on “many sides.” The claim that white supremacists and counter-demonstrators carry equal responsibility for the weekend melee in Charlottesville has […]




Internet turns on white supremacists and neo-Nazis with doxing, phishing

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reader comments 288 In the wake of last week’s “Unite the Right” march in Charlottesville, Virginia—as well as the vehicular murder of a woman by (probably) a neo-Nazi connected to the event—the quest to identify and out those who marched with white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups last Friday and Saturday is in full swing. In […]




Internet turns on white supremacists and neo-Nazis with doxing, phishing

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reader comments 288 In the wake of last week’s “Unite the Right” march in Charlottesville, Virginia—as well as the vehicular murder of a woman by (probably) a neo-Nazi connected to the event—the quest to identify and out those who marched with white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups last Friday and Saturday is in full swing. In […]




Did ‘Antifa’ Stab a Vermont Man for Not Condemning a Nazi?

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CLAIM A group of anti-fascists attacked and stabbed a man outside his home in Vermont for not condemning a local white nationalist. UNPROVEN RATING UNPROVEN ORIGIN On 16 August 2017, the right-wing web site BigLeaguePolitics.com reported that a Vermont man was attacked by an “antifa mob” — a description the alleged victim said did not come […]


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Scam Watch: Phishing callers using names, numbers you trust

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SYRACUSE (WSYR-TV) – Constant calls from unknown numbers in recent months has gone beyond an annoyance as the Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York tallies more than 100 phishing phone calls in its Scam Tracker. Those are just the calls that get reported. Each time around, the calls have different names and numbers, but […]




Activists Criticize Alameda County Sheriffs For Sharing White Nationalist’s Tweet

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The Alameda County Sheriffs Department officer who distributed a tweet by white supremacist Richard Spencer took responsibility for what he described as an error, while also saying that he was engaged in “legitimate research” on the part of the department. Sgt. Ray Kelly came under criticism after retweeting a post from Spencer’s account carrying a […]




Gmail now warns iOS users about suspicious links in fight against phishing threats

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Should you really be clicking on those links you just received in your email? Despite all the headlines about zero-day threats and state-sponsored attacks, the rather less dramatic truth is that the majority of security incidents start with a user simply clicking on a malicious link or opening a dangerous attachment – threats that we’ve […]




Did a 1940s U.S. War Department Film Compare Anti-Minority Hate Speech to Nazi Propaganda?

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CLAIM A U.S. War Department film from the 1940s warns Americans that political rhetoric condemning minorities and foreigners is a precursor to fascist movements like Nazism. TRUE RATING TRUE ORIGIN On 12 August 2017, in the aftermath of a so-called “Unite the Right” protest in Charlottesville, Virginia that ended in a fatal vehicular attack, Al […]




No more shady links! Google rolls out anti-phishing mechanisms for …

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SAN FRANCISCO: Google has rolled out its anti-phishing mechanisms for the Gmail app for iPhone users that will warn you about potential phishing attacks when you click on a shady link. Google said the new feature will take nearly two weeks before it is available everywhere. According to a statement, Google said that if you […]