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How to talk to your partner about dating safely during the pandemic | #tinder | #pof | romancescams | #scams

During the pandemic, many couples and singles have had to find safe ways to date and see each other.  As it gets colder, it is now time to have another […] View full post on National Cyber Security

Board of Education Candidate Talks With High School Students About Virtual Learning | #Education | #parenting | #parenting | #kids

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Why there’s reason to be skeptical about Trump’s drug pricing order | #tinder | #pof | romancescams | #scams

President Trump released an executive order on Sunday ordering the Department of Health and Human Services to begin the process of limiting what Medicare pays for prescription drugs relative to […] View full post on National Cyber Security

#parent | #kids | I’m a New Dad Scared About Pandemic-Era Day Care Safety. There’s Only One Expert I Wanted to Call. – Mother Jones | #parenting | #parenting | #kids

Rob Dobi The coronavirus is a rapidly developing news story, so some of the content in this article might be out of date. Check out our most recent coverage of […] View full post on National Cyber Security

#sextrafficking | Fact check: Media was not “silent” about the NXVIM case | #tinder | #pof | #match | romancescams | #scams

Users on social media are sharing the screenshot of a 2019 tweet that misleadingly alleges the media did not report the NXVIM case, a U.S. sex cult founded by Keith […] View full post on National Cyber Security

Doctor answers your coronavirus questions about COVID-19 vaccine trial, antibodies, kids | #covid19 | #kids | #childern | #parenting | #parenting | #kids

During ABC7’s Ask the Doctor live stream Tuesday, Dr. Daisy Dodd, an infectious disease specialist from Kaiser Permanente, answered your questions about the coronavirus.Dodd discussed the effect of COVID-19 on […] View full post on National Cyber Security

WhatsApp “Martinelli” hoax is back, warning about “Dance of the Pope” – Naked Security

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

If you follow @NakedSecurity on Twitter, you’ll have noticed that we warned last week about an old WhatsApp hoax that suddenly reappeared.

The bogus news is generally known as the “Martinelli hoax”, because it starts like this:

If you know anyone using WhatsApp you might pass on this. An IT colleague has advised that a video comes out tomorrow from WhatsApp called martinelli do not open it , it hacks your phone and nothing will fix it. Spread the word.

When we last wrote about “Martinelli”, back in 2018, we noted that the hoax was given a breath of believability because the text above was immediately followed by this:

If you receive a message to update the WhatsApp to WhatsApp Gold, do not click!!!!!

This part of the hoax has a ring of truth to it.

Back in 2016, hoax-checking site Snopes reported that malware dubbing itself WhatsApp Gold, was doing the rounds.

The fake WhatsApp was promoted by bogus messages that claimed, “Hey Finally Secret WhatsApp golden version has been leaked, This version is used only by big celebrities. Now we can use it too.”

So WhatsApp Gold was actual malware, and the advice to avoid it was valid, so the initiator of the Martinelli hoax used it to give an element of legitimacy to their otherwise fake warning about the video.