Why the UK Government is wrong to think it can control 93% of all pornography

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Why the UK Government is wrong to think it can control 93% of all pornography

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According to The Independent [quotation]Free porn websites could be shut down within months[/quotation] To get straight to the point, the UK hosts less than 8% of the world's pornography. So at best, it can might be able to control 8% of free websites. The rest however, can not be forced to shut down as it doesn't have acc...

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Phishing campaign strikes U.K. and U.S. companies

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Phishing campaign strikes U.K. and U.S. companies

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A phishing campaign of millions of messages has been aimed at organisations in the UK and US. Discovered by Proofpoint, the campaign employs bait via an authentic voice message containing an LNK attachment—an unusual method of delivering malware. The technique was used in a relatively restricted manner. Only one unique file...

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TD Bank warns of text phishing scam

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TD Bank warns of text phishing scam

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TD Bank is warning customers to beware of a fake mass text sent out Wednesday morning telling people — including those who don’t even bank with TD — that their accounts are suspended and to immediately provide their personal information. The phishing text, which includes a link, reads as follows: “From: 16193633585 ...

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A nasty malware masking as a 7-Eleven voucher is spreading via WhatsApp in Singapore

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A nasty malware masking as a 7-Eleven voucher is spreading via WhatsApp in Singapore

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Another phishing attack on WhatsApp users. A nasty malware has been spreading among WhatsApp users in Singapore over the past few days. It masks itself as a bitly link to a 7-Eleven voucher, and when you click on the link, it sends you to a spoofed page which appears to be harmless. In actual fact, your device has already be...

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Silicon Valley Bank Warns Clients About a Fraudulent Email and Payment/Wire Scam

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Silicon Valley Bank Warns Clients About a Fraudulent Email and Payment/Wire Scam

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Here's a good example of a malicious attack that banking customers receive on a regular basis. I received this one because MetaCert is a Silicon Valley Bank customer and apparently customers like us are being targeted with this scam. Most people worry about clicking the wrong links and submitting their passwords to the wro...

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Why Organizations Should Not Have A BYOD Policy

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Why Organizations Should Not Have A BYOD Policy

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People who use mobile devices for/at work, should be provided with locked-down devices with only the apps that are absolutely necessary for them to do their work (on that device). But even then, they are potentially exposing your corporate data to cyber attacks. If employees are expected to bring their own device to work, wh...

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How banks can help prevent phishing scams

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How banks can help prevent phishing scams

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Frank Abagnale is one of the most famous fraudsters in America. Leonardo Dicaprio portrayed him in the movie "Catch Me If You Can." After spending 12 years in prison for stealing millions of dollars, he has been working for the FBI for 40 years. Abagnale is even considered a rockstar in the cyber security industry, speak...

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Video: A Phishing Attack Inside a Productivity App

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Video: A Phishing Attack Inside a Productivity App

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Opening web links received by email can be problematic. They’re mostly safe, but sometimes they’re not. Sometimes emails take you to malicious websites, waiting to steal your login or credit card information. Sometimes the intention is to infect your computer or corporate network with malware, spyware or ransomware. If y...

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Mobile threats on the rise, Q1 2015 report shows. But it doesn’t recognize the underlying threat of apps with a WebView

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Mobile threats on the rise, Q1 2015 report shows. But it doesn’t recognize the underlying threat of apps with a WebView

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According to a recent Kaspersky report covered by SC Magazine about mobile security, there was 3.3 times as many new malicious mobile programs in Q1 2015 than it did in the final quarter of last year. I've taken from the article, the most important assertions made by Patrick Nielsen, senior security researcher at Kaspersky...

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Will the porn industry seek protection from the UK High Court?

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Will the porn industry seek protection from the UK High Court?

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I don’t believe Internet Service Providers (ISPs) should be expected to police the Internet on behalf of any organization or industry association. All links throughout this post are safe for work. The UK High Court has a different opinion however. Following complaints from Hollywood’s Motion Picture Association over pira...

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