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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”
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.
YouTube Kids announces new measures to safeguard children
YouTube Kids recently announced new measures for parents if they find kids watching inappropriate videos at home even by mistake.
Netflix email scam hits millions of subscribers
Coming with the subject line “Your suspension notification”, the email contains a link to a fake Netflix page which asks for log-in information and card details
Dubai Fitness Challenge App: Have you Accepted the Challenge Yet?
Once you start participating, the Dubai Fitness Challenge App will be your closest companion that will help you achieve your goal
Dubai Police Alerts People Against Blackmailers on Facebook
Dubai Police revealed last week that it has investigated 83 cases of harassment on Facebook so far this year.
Snapchat: iOS 11 users cannot secretly record ‘Snaps’ anymore
Snapchat has started notifying the user every time someone uses the “Screen Recording” feature to save “Snaps” on iOS 11 operating system (OS)
Check out Two New Whatsapp Messenger Features you will Love!
Whatsapp users have been eagerly waiting for these features, and finally, these are here!
Warning to UAE Snapchat Users over Hacks and Privacy
Security experts in the UAE recently alerted that Snapchat has a few safety and privacy concerns about which users in this region should be aware of
Trend Alert: Sexual Harassment and Blackmail of Girls on Whatsapp Messenger and Snapchat
Two incidents of online harassment of girls this month have brought the focus back on the urgent issue of online harassment and blackmailing in UAE.
Is the Sarahah App Stealing your Contacts?
According to Fortune Tech, the app harvests phone numbers and email addresses from smart phones in which it is installed.
All about Sarahah, the New Anonymous Messenger App
Sarahah, which was developed in the Saudi Arabia, topped the list of most downloaded apps in the Apple App Store. Is it a great feedback medium or a bully’s new favourite?
Can I Trust a Password Manager to Keep my Account Safe?
Password managers promise us they will keep our numerous difficult passwords safe. Can we trust them 100%?
Making a Free Call Online? It can Risk your Security like you Never Knew
Making a free call online might look like a better alternative to phone calls, but it can put you at risks you never knew about.
Take the Great Kindness Challenge to Counter Cyber Bullying
Initiatives like the Great Kindness Challenge, which aims at helping children in developing empathy, combating bullying, and building self-esteem.
How Strobes, Seizures, and Social Media Led to One Man’s Arrest
On December 15, 2016, Eichenwald said he received a message from the username @Jew_Goldstein on Twitter. The tweet was an animated image (GIF) of a blinding strobe light that said, “You deserve a seizure for your posts” in capital letters. Mr. Eichenwald, who has epilepsy, saw the post and immediately went into a seizure.
How One Man Earned $10,000 from Facebook by Hacking into (and Deleting) Their Videos
Did you know that there was a time when someone could gain control over Facebook users’ videos to edit or delete them? Dan Melamed, a cyber security researcher who worked at Microsoft and A&T helped Facebook identify the security loophole that could have impacted billions of people.