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Rip Off Britain – presenters urge viewers to AVOID identity theft using THIS simple step

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Rip Off Britain – presenters urge viewers to AVOID identity theft using THIS simple step

RIP OFF BRITAIN is back for a ninth series featuring the pitfalls and problems that consumers find themselves falling foul of. And Presenters Gloria Hunniford and Angela Rippon spoke to Express.co.uk ahead of the first episode about their own bank scam experiences and how to avoid identity theft.

Returning to front the BBC One Daytime shows are presenters Angela Rippon, Gloria Hunniford and Julia Somerville who will be travelling the length and breadth of the country to investigate the issues that have prompted viewers to contact the show.

With ten episodes featuring real-life stories from consumers who have found themselves at the wrong end of bad customer service, online security breaches and the ill-will of scammers, the team meet a variety of the people with stories to share, and will be offering tips and advice to make sure others don’t suffer the same fate.

Episodes across the series challenge high street banks, online safety and cybercrime, ticket tours, energy companies, investment scams and identity fraud.

In one episode the team meet a former hacker – who was arrested for his role in targeting websites including that of the CIA. However, Mustafa is now pushing for companies to up their online security.

In the show he lifts the life on how one of the biggest names in telecoms fell victim to a cyber-attack, and tells Rip Off Britain viewers how to avoid becoming a victim of a hack themselves.

In another episode the team also meet a homeowner from greater Manchester whose identity was stolen and used to put his house up for sale by fraudsters.

The crime was only intercepted by chance when his daughter saw her father’s property advertised online.

Many of the issues hit close to home, as Gloria reveals how she was affected by a banking scam.

The 77-year-old had £120,000 drained from her savings account after an imposter walked into a bank and pretended to be her.

Speaking to Express.co.uk, Gloria said: “i felt violated and very insecure.

“I’ve been warning people for years about bank security and identity theft, and it just goes to show this can happen to any secure account.”

Angela, 72, revealed her best advice for people to avoid identity theft: “Make sure you shred anything which has any information about you on it.

“Secondly, be careful what you put out there – on Twitter and Facebook – because it could be giving criminal the exact information they need.”

The first ten episodes are followed by a special week of live programmed from London. Consumers are invited to contact the show and have their queries addressed live int he programme – either online, or in person, with a drop in area popping up during the week outside BBC’s London HQ, New Broadcasting House.

Rip Off Britain will air on weekday mornings, BBC One, at 9.15am between the 1st and 12th of May – followed by a special week of Live programmes from Monday 15 May at the same time.

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Advocates urge Texas to prevent child abuse by expanding ‘home visitor’ programs

Texas needs to ramp up spending on proven child-abuse prevention programs, child advocates and several lawmakers said Tuesday.
Sending “home visitors” such as nurses, teachers and social workers to work with disadvantaged pregnant women and high-risk young families can avert huge state costs, several speakers said at a “Home Visiting and Child Protection Day” rally at the Capitol.
The programs improve future graduation rates and avoid social ills such as incarceration, they said.

But the state is spending only about $70 million, including federal funds, on Home Visiting and Nurse-Family Partnership programs in the current two-year cycle, said Sen. Carlos Uresti, D-San Antonio.

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Computer scientists urge Clinton campaign to challenge election results

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Computer scientists urge Clinton campaign to challenge election results

Hillary Clinton’s campaign is being urged by a number of top computer scientists to call for a recount of vote totals in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, according to a source with knowledge of the request.
The computer scientists believe they

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Youth groups urge US governors to reject transgender bills – Education Week

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WhatsApp Web Bug Fixed, Security Firms Urge Users to Update Now

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Towards the end of last month, Check Point, an Israeli-based security firm discovered a bug in WhatsApp Web, the PC version of the famous instant messaging and voice calling app, WhatsApp. However, even before this bug became known to the public, the company moved in swiftly with a fix to this bug. The attack, which could have easily put more than 200 million users of this web client at risk, was spotted on August 21 by a security researcher by the name of Kasif Dekel, who works with Check Point. After Check Point had sent a warning or rather notification to WhatsApp developers, they did not hesitate to take immediate action and by the time August 27 was coming around, a fix had already been issued. WhatsApp fixes available via the Web version WhatsApp Web is simply a web client that mirrors the messages of the phone app to the PC client. This is done by syncing the phone and PC such that the messages display on both devices at a time. The web client requires that the phone app be running and the phone connected to the internet to mirror the messages to the PC client. However, you don’t […]

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Police urge people to use ‘extra caution’ when online dating

TORONTO – So you’ve met someone on a dating website or app. They’re cute, you’re single and you want to meet them. Before you do, police want you to exercise a little more caution. “There’s some dating sites that don’t actually validate who you are, so you can set up a completely fake profile and it’s those ones that [the Sex Crimes unit] wants people to be aware of,” Victor Kwong, a spokesperson for Toronto Police said. Read More….

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Obama to urge tech firms to share data with government

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Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

The White House confirmed today the President would do so ahead of a cybersecurity summit bringing together leading industry and law enforcement figures. Besides Mr Obama, Apple’s Tim Cook is also due to speak at the conference. Top Google, Yahoo and Facebook executives turned down invitations. A rift has appeared between the President and senior industry figures over his calls for them to hand over more data. According to a White House statement, the President would sign an advisory executive order encouraging the setting up of information sharing and analysis organisations (ISAOs) to help firms and government to share material on potential threats. It will also develop a common set of voluntary standards for the organisations to follow, including the protection of civil liberties, the White House said. Mr Obama has also launched an intelligence unit to co-ordinate cyber-threat analysis. A senior member of Britain’s National Crime Agency is also due to appear, along with executives from Microsoft, Facebook and Google. The figures are appearing at a White House summit, but one that the president has chosen to hold in Silicon Valley, rather than in Washington DC. Facebook, Yahoo, Google and Microsoft have all sent their information security executives to […]

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