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Angry Hacker Deletes Instagram Influencer’s Account
An Instagram influencer from UAE who writes about travel recently got the rudest shock that an influencer can get.
App to Help Reduce Selfie-related Deaths
The application will work even if mobile data is off, as it can analyse the elevation at which one is standing
Emirates NBD Issues Warning over VAT Phishing Email Targeting Clients
Dubai’s biggest lender has posted a warning note on its website urging customers to be wary of the email with the subject line “VAT Refund Notification”
Binging on Netflix at Night? Get Ready to be Sleepless
Here are three ill-effects of screen-gazing in the night, which you might have never thought about
You Might become the Next Victim of this ‘Amazon’ Scam
Here is what you need to know about a new, realistic-looking phishing campaign that targets Amazon customers
Fake Email Hackers: Don’t be Fooled by them
Incidents of scared victims paying the extortion amount due to such ‘hacks’ have been reported in the region.
Stay away from the Scam Apps on Google Play Store
Did you know that the Google Play store is filled with scam apps? While this may or may not be surprising to you, it’s actually quite possible that you might have one or several of these apps installed on your device.
What to do if your WhatsApp is hacked in UAE? TRA issues advisory
Scammers know that it’s easy to hack someone’s WhatsApp account and they have started hacking accounts.
Google to Close Google+ social Networking Site
Internet giant Google has said it is shutting down the consumer version of its own social networking site Google+ due to low usage
Are your Frequent Flyer Miles Safe from Dark Web Hackers?
These points can be then exchanged for airfare, seating class upgrades or access to luxury airport lounges.
Facebook ‘Fake clone’ message: Are you a victim?
Several Facebook users have reported their accounts were cloned after they received a duplicate friend request message asking them to forward the message to friends.
Mahboub App: RTA Dubai Introduces a Robot that can Help you
Mahboub an interactive tool that uses artificial intelligence to ‘talk’ to ‘words’ or text.
Snapchat Addict Killed her Boyfriend to Post a Revenge Video
Fatima filmed the whole incident and posted it on Snapchat with the caption: “This is what happens when you f*** with me.”
Twitter – Live Streams on Top of your Timeline
The new feature will include latest news, personalities and sports.
Will a Web without URLs be Safer?
The issue with URLs is that they’re hard to understand, and hackers depend on this confusion to develop fake sites
New WhatsApp Dark Mode Coming Soon?
WhatsApp is reportedly working on the much-awaited dark mode feature for its Android app.
Online Sense Digest #66 (Sep 16, 2018)British Airways Hacked with Details of 380,000 Bank Cards Stolen If you logged into British Airways’ website any time between 2158 GMT on August 21 and 2045 GMT on September 5 chances are that your personal and financial details are at risk. Recently hackers broke...
British Airways Hacked with Details of 380,000 Bank Cards Stolen
If you logged into British Airways’ website any time between 2158 GMT on August 21 and 2045 GMT on September 5 chances are that your personal and financial details are at risk.
Momo Game: Suicide Cases Reported
A 12-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy in Colombia committed suicide after playing a suicide challenge game on WhatsApp called Momo.
Facebook is making AI that can Identify Offensive Memes
Facebook’s moderators can’t possibly look through every single image that gets posted on the enormous platform, so Facebook is building AI to help them out.
Banks in UAE raise an alert on vishing (voice phishing)
In the recent months, there have been numerous complaints in the UAE of scamsters calling people, posing as agents from banks, to steal their personal information.
Dubai Teacher’s Child Sex Scandal Reminds us about the Dangers of Online Grooming
This teacher reportedly travelled from Dubai to Florida, to ‘have sex with a seven-year-old girl he had solicited online’
Don’t Fall for this New WhatsApp Scam!
If you have received a WhatsApp message claiming that you have won in the Dubai Expo 2020 Lucky Draw, don’t be happy yet!
This Schoolboy Hacked Apple’s Servers
The young hacker accessed the system multiple times over a year.
Facebook Things and Common: Want to make Friends with Strangers?
Exercise caution while connecting with strangers while making friends based on the “things with common” feature.
Privacy alert: Free Google Drive Backup of WhatsApp Data isn’t Encrypted
Unlike WhatsApp, which cannot view your information, Google could access your data stored on its servers
How to find and delete where Google knows you’ve been
If you thought switching off your location history stops Google from storing your location, you are in for a surprise.
WhatsApp Launches New Report Feature
Cross-platform messaging app WhatsApp recently included a ‘Report feature’ and today in the 2.18.246 update it made available a new layout for it.
Google Search Bars Ex-employees from Writing Negative Reviews
If you always thought that a nasty review of a restaurant, spa or bank on Google search is genuine, think again if it’s actually an unsatisfied customer’s view.
Here’s why Terrorists Love Video games
Interactive online might seem like a lot of fun, but like any other platform that lets strangers interact, electronic games expose people (Especially youngsters) to harmful grooming. When it comes to grooming, terrorists find violent games an ideal platform to manipulate young minds.
Kiki Challenge Alert: Watch these Deadly Accident Videos
In a shocking trend, people are stepping out of moving cars to dance, completely oblivious to traffic, and uncaring of the hazard of stepping out of moving vehicles.
Seven Signs of your Computer being Hacked
You have to pay attention to small changes in your computer to prevent your passwords and other important data from being stolen.
Is your Mobile now a ‘Bad Robot’? Mobiles and Botnets
Did you know that a large number of people in the UAE don’t even know that hackers are using their phones and computers to attack other people’s mobiles across the world?!
Radiation Protection – 5 Ways to Keep your Child Safe
Not many people think about this often, but smart devices actually expose people to radiation. According to researchers, mobile phone radiation can severely impact a child’s brain development.
The Dark Web Goes Mobile—and More Untrackable
An IntSights Cyber Intelligence threat report, Messaging Applications: The New Dark Web, suggests that apps like Discord, ICQ, Skype, Telegram and Whatsapp offer a convenient mobile platform for criminals, given the availability of group chat.
This Messenger App has what WhatsApp doesn’t
Telegram seems to be the safest and fastest instant messaging platform out there.
Become Invisible Online: This is the Best Browser for Internet Privacy
Did you know that your location, and virtually anything you browse through popular browsers such as Chrome or Firefox can be tracked? It’s like putting a camera in your bedroom and letting people see whatever you do there!
New Malware in the Middle East can take Control of your Device
This malware can hide in your router and extract personal information for your device for months without your knowledge. No images of skeletons dancing in your screen, or no signs of being hacked like typical virus attack visuals you see in movies!
Meet the Selfie Daredevils! Don’t try to become One among them!
The people participating in these growing trends are called daredevils or outlaws.
Should you #DeleteFacebook Today…
If you are following the #DeleteFacebook trend on websites like Twitter, you will understand how big an issue this has become
More than a Million Online Shoppers in UAE Exposed to Scams
The report published in 2017 that online shoppers in the UAE lost more than 321 million AED, with one out of four victims losing their sensitive financial details.
10 Things you Should Never Share on Facebook
Pause for a moment and think what you don’t post will save you from a lot of trouble.
Are VPNs Legal in GCC, Egypt and Iraq?
Installing a VPN app on your phone or laptop makes the whole internet accessible to you, but you must stay cautious and know VPN rules in your country well before biting the forbidden apple.
Eight Apps you didn’t know can be Harmful to Children!
The world of online Apps is such a secretive realm in which your children in their teens or tweens might be harming themselves while you might think they are simply ‘having fun’ with the cell phone.
Google Users can now Block any Online Advertisement
New features will let people restrict ads targeted at them, based on their personal information such as product preference.
Gaming Addiction Classified as Mental Health Disorder by WHO
Addiction to video games has been recognised by World Health Organization as a mental health disorder.
Man Arrested for Creating Fake Government Facebook Account
Dubai Police have arrested a young man on suspicion of creating a fake social media page for a government entity with the intent of selling fraudulent UAE residencies for Dh 30,000
Say ‘Goodbye’ to this Good Old Chat Service on July 17
Yahoo Messenger will no longer be supported after July 17, 2018. Until then, you can continue to use the service normally.