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Security and Risk Complains Online : Elbit's Cyberbit Hones Military Technology for Commercial

RAANANA, Israel (Reuters) - Israeli defense Electronics Company Elbit Systems forecasts double-digit growth for its Cyberbit business, which is transforming the technology it has long provided for military intelligence to the fast-growing commercial market. Cyberbit took shape after Elbit's $150 million acquisition of the cyber and intelligence unit of Israel's Nice Systems in 2015, blending Nice's technology designed for law enforcement and intelligence agencies with Elbit's military-focused capabilities.

 

Today Cyberbit operates as two companies - one focused on government security and intelligence and subject to Israeli export restrictions, the other catering for the commercial market, mainly financial firms and utilities. Both are headed by Cyberbit Chief Executive Adi Dar.

 

 

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A massive failure that leaves iPhones, Android mobes open to tracking

Security flaws smash worthless privacy protection

 

Analysis To protect mobile devices from being tracked as they move through Wi-Fi-rich environments, there's a technique known as MAC address randomization. This replaces the number that uniquely identifies a device's wireless hardware with randomly generated values.

 

In theory, this prevents scumbags from tracking devices from network to network, and by extension the individuals using them, because the devices in question call out to these nearby networks using different hardware identifiers.

 

It's a real issue because stores can buy Wi-Fi equipment that logs smartphones' MAC addresses, so that shoppers are recognized by their handheld when they next walk in, or walk into affiliate shop with the same creepy system present. This could be used to alert assistants, or to follow people from department to department, store to store, and then sell that data to marketers and ad companies.

 

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ONLINE SECURITY - CYBER RANSOMING A GROWING PARASITICAL BUSINESS FOR UK HACKERS

'There are minimal overheads and profits can be limitless'

 

Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting UK workers files and data, and the Metropolitan Police have warned that “no one is safe”.

 

The FBI, Metropolitan Police, and security experts all agree that cyber ransoming has fast become one of UK’s biggest economic crimes.

 

Unpredictable, unstoppable and potentially fatal to a business, the rapid emergence of ransomware has become a threat to people across the nation.

 

August Graham, the editor of the Sentinel, arrived at work one morning last summer to find a note pop up on one of the computer screens. It informed him that all the files on the firm’s server had been encrypted and were being held ransom.

 

He was told he had to pay £500 to get them back, or they'd be destroyed.

 

Last year, 54 per cent of businesses in the UK were hit by ransomware attacks, according to a survey by Osterman Research on behalf of Malwarebytes. In 20 per cent of the cases, it stopped b

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Easy Ways To Protect Your Privacy On Google Chrome

Internet world is not secure at all. You need to be extra careful while accessing internet. Google knows more about you and understands how critical is your web security. You don’t know, people can track each and every click you make on the web if you are not going through the right security measures, especially your bank account details which you generally share through your google gmail account or any website you use, in which you share your highly important business information.

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IRS Dirty Dozen Phishing, Phone Cons and Identity Theft Lead Scam List For 2017

“This is one of the most dangerous email phishing scams we’ve seen in a long time. It can result in the large-scale theft of sensitive data that criminals can use to commit various crimes, including filing fraud  tax returns. We need everyone’s help to turn the tide against this scheme,’’ said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen in a statement.

 

 

In addition the latest Phishing Trends and Intelligence Report, which has data about January 2016, says that the IRS phishing sites spotted in that one month totaled more than the IRS phishing attempts seen during all of the previous year. While the numbers for January aren’t in yet, PhishLabs researchers expect yet another spike.

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IRS Dirty Dozen Phishing, Phone Cons and Identity Theft Lead Scam List For 2017

The Internal Revenue Service rounded up some of the usual suspects in its annual look at the Dirty Dozen scams you need to watch out for this year.

 

“This is one of the most dangerous email phishing scams we’ve seen in a long time. It can result in the large-scale theft of sensitive data that criminals can use to commit various crimes, including filing fraud  tax returns. We need everyone’s help to turn the tide against this scheme,’’ said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen in a statement.

 

In addition the latest Phishing Trends and Intelligence Report, which has data about January 2016, says that the IRS phishing sites spotted in that one month totaled more than the IRS phishing attempts seen during all of the previous year. While the numbers for January aren’t in yet, PhishLabs researchers expect yet another spike.

 

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Cyber Security on February means romance...and romance scams: BBB offers tips to avoid

As the month when Valentine's Day falls on the calendar, February has a reputation for being "prime time" for romance. It's also definitely a time when scammers seek to prey on those searching for romantic interests online. Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) advises people to proceed with caution before they let their hearts—and their finances—get tangled up in a romance scheme.

 

 

Romance scams can happen to anyone. You meet someone who seems like a match online, you get to know them, and everything appears to be going well; however, you aren't able to meet in person for some reason (due to issues they claim such as distance, military deployment, work travel, etc.). Then suddenly your online love interest claims they're in desperate straits and asks you to wire money, or says they can come to meet you but need you to wire funds for the airline ticket. Be aware that these are classic signs of a romance scam, and if you dip into your own pockets once, he or s

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Security and risk complaints online: Police launch bid to tackle dating fraud

Scotland Yard have teamed up with charities and other forces across the capital amid a spike in fraud linked to dating websites and apps.

 

According to City of London Police one victim reports scams linked to romantic liaisons every three hours.

 

Scam victims lose an average of £10,000 in the UK with almost all fraudsters demanding their targets transfer money within the first month of contact.

 

 

The two police forces, alongside charities Age UK and Victim Support have urged those looking to romance to follow dating tips in order to avoid financial misery.

 

 

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Online Fraud Detection on Western Union settlement highlights risk of wire transfer scams

 

The median loss on frauds involving money transfers was $600 last year, twice as much as 2015, according to fraud.org.

 

Around 39,000 Texans will receive restitution for wire fraud scams involving Western Union in a $586 million settlement announced by the U.S. Department of Justice last month.

 

The settlement is on top of a $5 million settlement reached last week with Texas and 48 other states over the same issue — complaints by people who used Western Union’s wire transfer service to send money to third parties who were involved in schemes to defraud them.

 

In both cases, Western Union, the largest money service business in the world, has agreed to implement an anti-fraud program that includes mandatory training of its agents on fraud-induced wire transfers, heightened anti-fraud procedures and other measures to prevent scams through its wire service.

 

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Online Security - What is Pharming and how can you Prevent this Online Fraud?

When we look around we are amazed at the speed with which the world is changing. Online fraud techniques such as Pharming and other cyber-crime attacks are at all time high. To overcome such challenges, we need to at least have some basic understanding of these terms. The intention of this informational document is to approach the problem with a solution.

 

What is Pharming

 

Pharming redirects Internet users from legitimate websites to malicious ones using a strategy called DNS Cache Poisoning – where corrupt data is inserted into the cache database of a DNS.

 

The attacker uses several ways to carry out pharming attacks, one of the most popular way is to modify the Host file. The Pharmer covertly hijacks your computer and takes you to a forged website. Your browser may display the legitimate URL, but you will not be on the legitimate server. This, in most cases, is a page that looks identical to that of your bank, financial institution or online shopping websites like, eBay, or

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