Online Sense is ICDL Arabia's philanthropic arm aimed at raising public awareness on Cyber Safety.

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. IntSights analyzed thousands of black markets, text storage/paste sites, hacking forums, IRC channels, apps and social media pages, and discovered a steady increase in criminals inviting users to join their messaging groups.

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. Parents can now report inappropriate videos to YouTube which will be reviewed by a policy team. If the user is signed in while reporting a video, it will also be blocked from the YouTube Kids app, the company said in a statement.

Netflix email scam hits millions of subscribers

Account holders around the world have been sent a well-crafted email, designed to look official, asking them to update their account information otherwise be suspended. There have been no reports of people in the UAE being impacted by the scam, but it’s best to stay cautious and avoid such emails.

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?! These people are part of a botnet network and they aren’t even aware of it yet. Sounds confusing? Before we tell you more about the botnet issue in the UAE, let’s first explain what a botnet is, in simple words.

‘Instagram with a friend’ Feature: Now go Live with a Friend!

Have you tried Instagram’s new “with a friend” live video feature yet? It’s a fun way to post live videos with friends; all you need to do is invite a friend or anyone on Instagram to join a broadcast while shooting a live story. You can include guests by tapping the new ‘two- smileys’ icon on the bottom right. Next you need to “add” anyone who is currently watching your video stream.