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

Google to Close Google+ social Networking Site

Google recently announced it would shut down its social networking site Google+ due to low use and multiple bugs reported on the platform in March 2017. The bug resulted in a leak of millions of user’s data. “The consumer version of Google+ currently has low usage and engagement: 90 per cent of Google+ user sessions are less than five seconds,” said Google, which is headquartered in Mountain View in northern California, Xinhua reported.

Are your Frequent Flyer Miles Safe from Dark Web Hackers?

Are your air miles safe from Dark Web hackers? To many fliers, the Dark Web is a minefield of hitmen, online drugs markets, forged currency, and porn too dark for the mainstream web. With regards to illicit services, you’d be surprised what you can get, one of the newer arrivals to the Dark Web is air miles. Air miles are usually received from a loyalty scheme provided by airlines. Mile points are accrued by flying with an airline.

Facebook ‘Fake clone’ message: Are you a victim?

Scores of Facebook users recently raised concerns of their accounts being cloned on receiving a duplicate friend request message asking them to forward the message to friends. On Sunday the hoax message went viral; stating that a duplicate retuest has been received by the sender friend from the recipient. “Hi I actually got another friend request from you yesterday…which I ignored so you may want to check your account.

Fake Email Hackers: Don’t be Fooled by them

Online criminals are now running a new software to figure out the first 3 characters of email account passwords to blackmail users, and demand Bitcoins as ransom. As part of this alternative mode of extortion, the criminals shoot a message to the victim with the first 3 characters of their passwords as a way of convincing them they’ve already gotten access to their email content. In reality, it’s entirely possible that they don’t have the whole password!

Mahboub App: RTA Dubai Introduces a Robot that can Help you

If you want to acquire a driver’s license or perhaps renew your vehicle registration in Dubai or are planning your commute from home to any other destination, you can ask Mahboub. Mahboub, an Arabic guy name which means “the liked good” in English, is the newly-launched chatbot or virtual assistant of the Roads and Transport Authority. Mahboub an interactive tool that uses artificial intelligence to ‘talk’ to ‘words’ or text.