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Draft of New HHS Strategic Plan Says Life Begins ‘at Conception’

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A new U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) draft Strategic Plan for 2018 through 2022 contains verbiage defining human life as “beginning at conception” (i.e. with the fertilization of an egg), a radical departure from the language used by previous administrations. Conservatives and pro-life organizations have welcomed the change as a much-needed corrective to […]




Developer Demonstrates iOS Phishing Attack That Uses Apple-Style Password Request

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Developer Felix Krause today shared a proof of concept phishing attack that’s gaining some traction as it clearly demonstrates how app developers can use Apple-style popups to gain access to an iPhone user’s Apple ID and password. As Krause explains, iPhone and iPad users are accustomed to official Apple requests for their Apple ID and […]




Developer Demonstrates iOS Phishing Attack That Uses Apple-Style Password Request

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Developer Felix Krause today shared a proof of concept phishing attack that’s gaining some traction as it clearly demonstrates how app developers can use Apple-style popups to gain access to an iPhone user’s Apple ID and password. As Krause explains, iPhone and iPad users are accustomed to official Apple requests for their Apple ID and […]




Developer Demonstrates iOS Phishing Attack That Uses Apple-Style Password Request

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Developer Felix Krause today shared a proof of concept phishing attack that’s gaining some traction as it clearly demonstrates how app developers can use Apple-style popups to gain access to an iPhone user’s Apple ID and password. As Krause explains, iPhone and iPad users are accustomed to official Apple requests for their Apple ID and […]




Developer Demonstrates iOS Phishing Attack That Uses Apple-Style Password Request

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Developer Felix Krause today shared a proof of concept phishing attack that’s gaining some traction as it clearly demonstrates how app developers can use Apple-style popups to gain access to an iPhone user’s Apple ID and password. As Krause explains, iPhone and iPad users are accustomed to official Apple requests for their Apple ID and […]




Is ‘Antifa’ Planning a Civil War?

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CLAIM Law enforcement agents have announced that “antifa” is planning extended violent unrest or civil war beginning on 4 November 2017. FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN In August 2017, rumors began to spread on social media that anti-fascists (a name often shortened to “antifa”, which has become shorthand for a subset of protestors, usually clad in […]




Is ‘Antifa’ Planning a Civil War?

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CLAIM Law enforcement agents have announced that “antifa” is planning extended violent unrest or civil war beginning on 4 November 2017. FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN In August 2017, rumors began to spread on social media that anti-fascists (a name often shortened to “antifa”, which has become shorthand for a subset of protestors, usually clad in […]




PSafe detects 8.5 times more phishing scams in 2017 to date than malware attacks; Launches DFNDR Security 5.0 …

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SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — PSafe Technology, Inc., a leading provider of mobile security and optimization solutions for Android phones, today announced DFNDR Security 5.0, its flagship product with enhanced anti-hacking technology and anti-phishing features. The new app version—DFNDR Security 5.0—steps up protection against phishing attacks through the latest advances in machine learning […]




Does Hobby Lobby Refuse to Sell Jewish Holiday Items?

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CLAIM The arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby does not sell Jewish holiday items at any of their stores. OUTDATED RATING OUTDATED ORIGIN In October 2017, social media users re-shared a four-year-old Internet meme announcing that the craft store chain Hobby Lobby, whose president is an outspoken conservative Christian known for holding controversial views, will […]




Why Africans need to understand phishing – IT

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Phishing is the term used when a cybercriminal sends some sort of electronic message to trick one into doing something doubtful. The “fishing” metaphor refers to the impression of getting one on the hook and then reeling one in, writes Harrish Chib, vice-president: Middle East and Africa at Sophos. The criminals behind this kind of […]




New York City Businesses Targeted With Homophobic and Racist Fliers

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The New York Police Department and Brooklyn’s district attorne are investigating an early October 2017 episode in which several businesses in Brooklyn and Manhattan were targeted with anti-semitic, homophobic and racist leaflets.  A spokesperson for the NYPD told us that nine businesses in total were targeted, including a kosher bakery in Borough Park, Brooklyn, three law […]




This sneaky phishing attack hijacks your chats to spread malware …

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Victims of the highly-targeted FreeMilkphishing campaign include a bank, a services firm and an international sporting group. Image: iStock Hackers are intercepting legitimate email conversations between individuals and hijacking them to spread malware to corporate networks by using highly-customised phishing messages designed to look as if the victim is still communicating with the person they […]




Was the Security Guard at Mandalay Bay an ‘Accomplice’ to the Las Vegas Mass Shooter?

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CLAIM Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos was an “accomplice” to Las Vegas Strip mass shooter Stephen Paddock. FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN On 5 October 2017, the disreputable web site GotNews.com — run by notorious Internet troll Chuck C. Johnson — reported (with no evidence or citations) that the security guard being lauded as a hero […]




Hackers Are Using LinkedIn to Tailor their Phishing Attacks Just for …

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(No Ratings Yet) Loading… Beware of who you accept LinkedIn requests from. Hackers have begun using LinkedIn, the popular social network for business professionals, to create better phishing attacks. Already, one breach – at Vevo – has been attributed to the practice. According to a report by USA Today: Cybersecurity firms say criminals have figured […]