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#onlinedating | Love Island’s Curtis Pritchard admits he cannot face dating again following split from Maura Higgins | #bumble | #tinder | #pof | romancescams | #scams

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Curtis Pritchard admits that he cannot face dating again following his messy split from Maura Higgins.

The Love Islander, 24, has said that he is not looking for another relationship after he and his former co-star broke up in a series of blazing bust-ups and public rows.  

Speaking to The Sun about the split, Curtis said: ‘It hurt. I wasn’t ready for everyone to know we had split up — I wanted some time.

Candid: Curtis Pritchard admits that he cannot face dating again following his messy split from Maura Higgins

‘It was a shock to see that she had announced it on social media hours later.’ 

He insists that he is now content to remain single and will not be signing up to online dating platforms anytime soon.

The TV personality added: ‘I’m very old-fashioned. I don’t actually like talking to people over a mobile phone or laptop. I’m a very sociable person. I like to be with somebody and talk to them.’ 

Heartache: The Love Islander, 24, has said that he is not looking for another relationship after he and his former co-star broke up in a series of blazing bust-ups and public rows

Heartache: The Love Islander, 24, has said that he is not looking for another relationship after he and his former co-star broke up in a series of blazing bust-ups and public rows

But it comes after Maura herself said that she would consider going back onto Love Island because she ‘needs a man’.

The 29-year-old took to Instagram last month to discuss her love life with fans. 

She rubbished claims linking her to Dancing on Ice partner Alexander Demetriou after he separated from his wife of four years, Carlotta Edwards, last month.

Newly-single: But it comes after Maura, 29, said that she would consider going back onto Love Island because she 'needs a man'

Newly-single: But it comes after Maura, 29, said that she would consider going back onto Love Island because she ‘needs a man’

Maura said during the Q and A: ‘It doesn’t bother me. We’re in 2020 and a man and woman cannot just be friends…’ 

She then zoomed in on her face and said: ‘Pure sh*** you know.’

Maura also revealed that she has struggled with adjusting to fame since leaving the Love Island villa but assured fans that she is still single. 

Asked if she would ever return to Love Island, the Irish beauty replied: ‘Well, to be honest, I need a man. So maybe I’ll go back in next year, you never know.’ 

All over: Maura's revelation comes after Dancing On Ice star Alexander Demetriou  confirmed he has separated from wife Carlotta Edwards (pictured together last November)

All over: Maura’s revelation comes after Dancing On Ice star Alexander Demetriou  confirmed he has separated from wife Carlotta Edwards (pictured together last November)

Sad times: The reality star was asked by a fan if she's bothered by the speculation surrounding her and Alexander's relationship following the news he and his wife had split

Sad times: The reality star was asked by a fan if she’s bothered by the speculation surrounding her and Alexander’s relationship following the news he and his wife had split

Confirmation: The professional skater took to Instagram stories to confirm the news and revealed to his followers that it had been a 'tough time' for him

Confirmation: The professional skater took to Instagram stories to confirm the news and revealed to his followers that it had been a ‘tough time’ for him

Last month, Alexander, 28, took to Instagram stories to confirm he had split from Carlotta amid reports that he became ‘besotted’ with Love Island beauty Maura. 

In a statement posted on Instagram stories, Alexander said: ‘I’m sorry I have been quiet on social media recently but it’s been a tough time for me personally. 

‘Carlotta and I have separated. Although it saddens me that we can no longer be together, I feel this is best for both of us.

‘I’m looking forward to what the future will bring but in the meantime let’s all say home and stay safe.’

A friend of the former couple recently told their marriage troubles ‘came as a shock’, as they were so close before the last Dancing On Ice series. 

Heartache: Maura has been single since splitting from her Love Island beau Curtis Pritchard earlier this year

Heartache: Maura has been single since splitting from her Love Island beau Curtis Pritchard earlier this year 

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Love Island’s Curtis Pritchard says he can’t face dating again after split from Maura Higgins following cheating claims | #tinder | #pof | romancescams | #scams

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CURTIS PRITCHARD has revealed he is not looking for another relationship after his split from Maura Higgins.

The pair dated for eight months after meeting on last summer’s Love Island, but split in March after a series of blazing rows and public ­bust-ups. There were also accusations of cheating.

Curtis Pritchard says he can’t face dating again after split with Maura Higgins following cheating claimsCredit: Getty – Contributor

Speaking about the break-up previously, Curtis said: “It hurt. I wasn’t ready for everyone to know we had split up — I wanted some time.

“It was a shock to see that she had announced it on social media hours later.”

Curtis is now content to remain single for the time being — and insists you will not find him on a dating app any time soon.

He added: “I’m very old-fashioned. I don’t actually like talking to people over a mobile phone or laptop. I’m a very sociable person. I like to be with somebody and talk to them.”

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Maura Higgins proved popular with fans during her time in the villa and even landed herself a job on This MorningCredit: Ann Summers

When asked if he had signed up for dating apps such as Tinder, Curtis said: “No.” His older brother, who has been with girlfriend Abbie Quinnen, a fellow dancer, for two years, added: “He’s too lazy for that, honestly.”

The Pritchard brothers have revealed their “end goal” is to become a presenting duo to rival Ant and Dec.

And they are keeping their eyes firmly on that prize — with no distractions.

For dance pro AJ, quitting Strictly just weeks before the pandemic hit put a break on his ambitious career plans.

Curtis and Maura finished fourth place in the 2019 series of Love Island

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Curtis and Maura finished fourth place in the 2019 series of Love IslandCredit: Rex Features

But dancer AJ Pritchard has no regrets — and no plans to ever go back
Speaking exclusively to The Sun, the 25-year-old, who made it to the latter stages of the BBC1 series last year with YouTube star Saffron Barker said: “I made a decision and I’m very happy with that decision.

“I felt like coming out on what was a complete high.

“That last year with Saffron was a fantastic year, and if you don’t move forward and keep striving for what is your end goal,  you won’t be able to make that jump.

“To wait another year just didn’t feel right for me. I won’t ever go back.”

AJ says that he is happy with his decision to quite Strictly and has no regrets

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AJ says that he is happy with his decision to quite Strictly and has no regretsCredit: Getty – Contributor

AJ was the second big Strictly name to announce their departure this year, after Kevin Clifton quit the show in March.

In his four years there, AJ’s highest finish was fourth with Team GB gymnast Claudia Fragapane in 2016.

However, his most memorable series came the following year with singer Mollie King from The Saturdays, as the pair were rumoured to be getting close away from the dance floor.

TV chiefs are still trying to replace AJ and Kevin for the upcoming series, which is set to go ahead despite the complications from Covid-19.

The dancer says he will never go back to the show as he is ready to move on

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The dancer says he will never go back to the show as he is ready to move on

AJ is backing plans for the show to return, but admits there will obviously be draw-backs.

He  says: “There are things you can do to still work with social distancing, whether that be dances like the Charleston or jive.

“You can create routines where you don’t have to be close together. I think the professional group numbers are the one thing that could fall short this year. Usually the professionals learn them as a group.”

And he joked: “You could replay all the numbers from the past few years — and then I’ll be back on the TV.”

‘WE WANT TO BE LIKE ANT & DEC’

In recent months, AJ and Curtis have got a taste of their dream jobs as a presenting duo with an appearance on the BBC’s Big Night In charity appeal for those affected by coronavirus.

But their ultimate aim is to bag a prime-time Saturday night variety show, such as Britain’s Got Talent, which AJ appeared on as a contestant in 2013 with dance partner Chloe Hewitt.

AJ said: “Our aim is to get roles on big shiny floor TV shows and to become a household name as presenters.

“We want to definitely get our own shows commissioned and be like Ant and Dec.

The brothers have big dreams of becoming TV regulars like Ant and Dec

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The brothers have big dreams of becoming TV regulars like Ant and Dec

“My first TV appearance was on Britain’s Got Talent. Doing some presenting on a variety show like that would be an absolute dream for me.”

The boys were tight-lipped on whether they had been in any meetings to discuss their own series yet, but did confirm nothing had been commissioned.

Curtis added: “We would absolutely love to be presenters.

“BGT is a prestigious and incredible show so hosting something like that would be a bit of a dream come true.”

‘I NEVER WANTED TO BE LABELLED DYSLEXIC’

But with both boys suffering from dyslexia, reading autocues on live shows can be extremely difficult.

Instead, they have to learn their lines ahead of time.

AJ said: “Reading the full text and learning lines can be difficult with dyslexia.

“We do work that bit harder, but I think that TV producers see that and adapt to work with us.”

The pair hosted the BBC's Big Night In to help riase funds and fight Covid-19

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The pair hosted the BBC’s Big Night In to help riase funds and fight Covid-19

The boys, who this month became ambassadors for the British Dyslexia Association, credit their dyslexia with making them creative people and for steering them towards dancing.

But they were not always pleased with being a bit different.Curtis said: “I never wanted to be labelled dyslexic for a couple of reasons.

“I was scared of it and I thought it was a bad thing —  that I’ve got a problem or something, when in reality I couldn’t have been more wrong because it moulded me into the person I am today.

“And really it’s actually made me more creative and expressive and more knowledgeable.” With their creativity and upbeat attitude, all the brothers need now is for the TV industry to come back to full strength after lockdown.

And they are confident it will.

AJ said: “We’re both in the same mindset to move forward with that career.

“But the entertainment side will bounce back because people need to be entertained and want to have fun.”

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#deepweb | Iditarod Teams Yet To Reach Nome Face Overflow, Three Mushers and Their Dogs Rescued – KNOM Radio Mission

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Earlier today Sean Underwood, Tom Knolmayer, and Matthew Failor requested assistance from race staff after they went through a section of trail with deep overflow from the Solomon River, outside of Nome.

According to Chas St. George, COO of Iditarod, the incident
occurred sometime last night, but the group of teams didn’t activate their
emergency beacons until about 9am this morning.

“Once that was set off, we immediately tried to find out exactly what was happening out there and that led us to realize, a few texts were exchanged and that led us to realize we needed to get in there and get them out of the situation they were in.”

A minimal statement from the Iditarod says Underwood, Knolmayer, and Failor were rescued by helicopter from a section of trail outside of Safety Roadhouse. Safety is the final checkpoint in the 1,000 mile race, which mushers normally cruise through before finishing in Nome. Local Search and Rescue officials confirm the three men were rescued by air guard and brought into town around 1pm.

The mushers were checked into Norton Sound Regional Hospital in Nome and evaluated for precautionary measures. As far as St. George knows, Underwood, Knolmayer, and Failor are doing fine.

“From our periphery they’re okay, and that’s what counts. And also of course, again, the dogs who are first and foremost in this whole equation are doing just fine as well. So everybody should be reunited in Nome in the not too distant future.”

The COO says the plan is to keep the three dog teams,
totaling 28 four-legged athletes, at Safety Roadhouse until Iditarod staff can determine
if they will snowmachine the dogs to Nome or transport them by some other
means.

With temperatures warming up to the mid-30s, melting snow, and high winds in the Nome area within the last 24 hours, water overflow is expected to linger near Safety and even closer to Nome’s shoreline.

Iditarod musher Tim Pappas navigates his team and sled through a strip of overflow just outside of Nome on Thursday afternoon. Photo from JoJo Phillips, KNOM (2020)

According to St. George, the Iditarod will reroute the existing
trail so the last 11 teams, who are all currently resting in Elim, can avoid this
dangerous area.

“We’re actually going to put in a trail that’s just adjacent to the trail that exists already. That looks like there is no overflow in that area, and we’re just going to bypass it basically. That will be done well before the next wave of mushers head up the trail.”

Each of the latest four Iditarod teams to finish in Nome yesterday afternoon told KNOM about their struggles going through other ledes of open water during their run in from Safety to the finish line. So far, 23 out of 37 remaining teams have completed this year’s Iditarod race.

One particularly challenging are of overflow is located at the bottom of a local snow ramp, which mushers use to access Front street and cross into the city for their race-finish in Nome. Iditarod staff have since setup an alternate overland section of trail that avoids that area.

KNOM’s JoJo Phillips also contributed to this report.

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#cyberfraud | #cybercriminals | Ashley Madison users face extortion scam, five years on

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Victims of the Ashley Madison data breach are again under attack, this time, via email. In 2015, ‘Impact Team’ dumped 32 million Ashley Madison users’ personal information, credit card and payment details, passwords, security question answers and ‘preferences’ on the dark web, after Avid Life Media […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com

4 Tips to Run Fast in the Face of Digital …

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

This gridiron-inspired advice will guarantee your digital transformation success and keep your data safe.

Unlike the 16-game NFL season, for the eight in 10 companies in the US undergoing digital transformation (DX), there’s no off-season. The journey is an ongoing one that, for IT leaders, can feel like an endurance challenge, not to mention a massive expense, with DX spending predicted to reach nearly $2 trillion in 2022, according to IDC.

Application-centric visibility is key to accelerating DX. By better visualizing, isolating, and understanding application interaction and usage patterns, organizations can accelerate secure deployment of their digital applications and prompt touchdown dances for DX victories both small and large along the way. I mean, who doesn’t want to see a SecOps team do the Ickey Shuffle?

But getting there requires adapting to the speed of the game, or transforming rapidly, which isn’t an easy feat when DX involves complexities like public, private, and hybrid cloud infrastructure and a new breed of multitier applications need to be managed and secured. Much like a wide receiver making plays in double coverage, networking pros have to be able to run fast networks during DX while navigating everything from changing IT environments to regulatory challenges like the General Data Protection Regulation and security demands in the context of escalating cybercrime.

Here are four gridiron-inspired tips that can help see your way to DX success with data, guaranteeing a SecOps Gronk spike:

1. Create a championship culture from top to bottom.
Organizations can take a cue from great sports franchises that develop and maintain a winning culture. Digital transformation is a business imperative and, much like winning, is built on strong technology underpinnings, ultimately focused on driving the culture of the organization. It starts at the board and C-level team with a vision of what you want the company to be in five years and then determining whether or not you have the culture, people, and resources to get there. You have to deliberately become a data-driven culture in every aspect from top to bottom, and treat cybersecurity as a strategic business enabler rather than an obstacle, in order to win at DX.

2. See everything, all the time. 
Whether we’re talking turf or network, clear visibility of the traffic is just as important as any other technical skills. Like a pass rusher on the quarterback’s blind side, malware moves and data exfiltration happens across the network in stealth mode — not to mention the complexity of applications operating on-premises, in the cloud, or both. Having a clear line of sight into the organization’s network and application layers lets you visualize your infrastructure, what’s running on it, and how applications are performing and interacting with each other — and from there, extract kernels of insight to guide your DX efforts.

3. Handle complex schemes at top speeds.
Getting 53 professional athletes to master an NFL playbook comes with its challenges, not unlike wrangling the new breed of digital applications. Both require turning complexity into cohesion — and doing so fast. I’m referring to applications with multiple tiers (where each tier is scaled out and there’s a set of microservices), some of which are built in-house, others are built externally, and some come from open source. When the components are sandwiched together, complexity escalates rapidly, which ultimately manifests itself as challenges around securing the applications, as well as ensuring consistent performance and experience. The key to keeping things under control is having the right kind of data to help you understand the interaction, performance, and security characteristics of these applications.

4. Be a good halftime coach.
Good coaches make quick adjustments to position the team for second-half success. NetOps and SecOps teams can relate when it comes to troubleshooting, managing, and securing applications. Whatever the application architecture, once in deployment something at some point is bound to go awry. You need to figure out what’s happening and quickly course correct, but when you’re scaling microservices, it’s hard to troubleshoot just through application instrumentation. By analyzing the network traffic pertaining to these applications, you get immediate actionable data points that can be used to address trouble spots and understand security implications as well. The ability to isolate specific applications or microservices communication streams for deeper inspection would allow the security operations to easily understand access patterns and put in place effective micro segmentation strategies.

The NFL game is faster than ever, and the same can be said for the pace of digital business and the proliferation of cyber threats. The ability to the handle day-to-day challenges while positioning the organization for future success is only possible with the appropriate infrastructure in place. NetOps and SecOps teams are tasked with the development, implementation, maintenance, and security of very complex enterprise infrastructures that prepare their organization for tomorrow, much like NFL teams must draft and develop players for future success. Both must do so while reducing risks, costs, and security threats along the way. With the above-mentioned tips as the foundation of your journey, you can position your organization for success for seasons to come.

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#nationalcybersecuritymonth | Pollies to face phishing tests after Parliament breach – Strategy – Security

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Parliamentarians and their staff will be subject to phishing email simulations in the wake of the state-sponsored cyber attack against Parliament House earlier this year. The Department of Parliamentary Services will conduct the simulations as part of a new program to test the cyber security awareness […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com

#cybersecurity | #hackerspace | Porn-User Face Scans: Australia Thinks of the Children

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The Australian government has a cunning plan: It’s going to protect kids from pornography—by taking photos of users’ faces. Yep, you read that right.

What could possibly go wrong? The Department of Home Affairs in Canberra appears to think everything is defo dardy, so long as they’re protecting fair-dinkum ankle biters from nuddy Sheilas.

Bloody oath, Bruce. In today’s SB Blogwatch, we think of the shark biscuits.

Your humble blogwatcher curated these bloggy bits for your entertainment. Not to mention: gay pirate assassins.


Rack Off, Ya Mongrels

What’s the craic? Finbar O’Mallon reports that the government “suggests porn viewers be subject to face scans”:

 The Department of Home Affairs has suggested using face scans to confirm people’s age before they watch online pornography. … The United Kingdom this month abandoned plans to introduce a nationwide age verification system for online pornography, after years of … concerns from privacy campaigners.

[It] would piggyback off a separate proposed facial recognition scheme being pursued by the federal government, [in] a contentious plan to permit government agencies, telecom companies and banks to use [the] technology. … Under the laws, driver’s licence, passport and visa images would be stored by the Home Affairs Department in an “interoperability hub.”

Wait, what? Claire Reilly jests—“Proving that you’re old enough for online porn could get a lot more awkward”:

 Australia is going all-in with a new proposal that could require internet users to verify their identity in a face-matching database. … The first phase of the Face Verification Service launched in 2016 with a database that included citizenship images, accessible by government agencies.

However, the Government has proposed expanding the Service to include drivers’ license photos to capture a larger part of the population. … The proposal comes at a time when the issue of age verification is being keenly debated, with religious groups calling for the protection of minors and civil liberties groups raising concerns about … privacy and security.

Yikes. ryanja tries to draw parallels:

 Wow, I thought it was bad when Amazon gave Ring footage to authorities without a warrant. This is literally the government wanting access to view cameras inside your house because “think of the children.”

And to what end? Pat Gunn comes right out and says it—“Children should have access to porn”:

 Age limits … seem like a senseless hassle for an incomprehensible end. It’s not like it was hard for people in earlier times to get access to porn.

But is that really what they’re trying to do? A_Very_Tired_Geek is suddenly wide awake:

 This is less about keeping porn away from kids, than it is keeping adults away from porn. … It’s a back door towards censoring porn sites without saying they’re actually doing that.

Then you get the slippery slope argument: first porn, then…?

What could possibly go wrong? omnichad counts the ways:

 1) Data gets MITMed and used for blackmail
2) Pictures of faces – like the actual one on the ID photo will probably work fine
3) Giving any personal information to an untrusted web site … is a problem if you’re required to match up info with the face
4) Access would be limited only to devices with cameras, which is bizarre on its own
5) False positives could be associated with a different person
6) Government has a database of this activity
7) Yeah, I’ll quit now – there are too many.

But something must be done! thekaj suggests something else:

 I’m certainly not advocating that parents actually promote that their kids watch porn. But it’s Children 101-level stuff to know that the more you do to tell a kid that something is forbidden, the more they’re going to want to see/do it. One only has to look at the inverse relationship between abstinence-only sex education and teen pregnancy rates to see that.

OTOH, Collective Shout—“A grassroots campaigning movement against the objectification of women & sexualisation of girls”—is campaigning for exactly this:

 It’s touching to see how many men suddenly become champions of women’s rights, so concerned about women’s ‘freedom’ to be objectified & degraded for men’s entertainment. Their attempts to frame men’s sexual use, abuse & exploitation of women as women’s freedom are transparent.

It’s about objecting to misogyny and the view that women and girls exist to be objectified, demeaned and exploited for men’s sexual gratification.

Bit by bit, we are changing a culture that tolerates sexist and pornified representations of women as ‘normal’ and acceptable. We will continue to campaign for porn age verification to prevent Australian kids from being exposed to porn.

Meanwhile, Hallux-F-Sinister thinks of ways around it:

 Very funny, Australia. … What are they going to do about kids downloading a picture of an adult [Australian citizen’s] face from the internet, printing that out or just displaying it on another device, then holding THAT up to the camera?

Good luck with all that, Australia. The kids definitely will never find a way to circumvent the things preventing them from looking at what they want to look at.

And Svip thinks of whose face to download:

 I predict government data will soon show that Scott Morrison [the Prime Minister] consumes 80% of all porn.

And Finally:

Consumer VPN services suck; Tom Scott piles on

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UK #businesses face #growing #threat from #cyber-attacks

Criminal cyber-attacks on UK businesses increased last year, according to the annual report of the National Cyber Security Centre.

Firms face a growing threat from ransomware, data breaches and weaknesses in the supply chain, according to the report, published on Tuesday. Emerging threats include theft from cloud storage, which the NCSC argues too many businesses put their faith in.

“Criminals are launching more online attacks on UK businesses than ever before,” a summary accompanying the report said.

The NCSC, in effect the shop window for the government surveillance agency GCHQ, was set up in late 2016 amid alarm over potential attacks on UK institutions, infrastructure and businesses.

The report, Cyber Threat to UK Business Industry 2017-2018, is published to coincide with the opening of a organised by the NCSC, which is expected to attracted 1,800 cybersecurity experts from law enforcement, government and the private sector.

Ciaran Martin, head of the NCSC, said: “The last year has seen no deceleration in the tempo and volume of cyber incidents, as attackers devise new ways to harm businesses and citizens around the globe.

“The NCSC’s aim is to make the UK an unattractive target to cyber criminals and certain nation states by increasing their risk and reducing their return on investment.”

The report was written in collaboration with the National Crime Agency. Donald Toon, director of economic and cybercrime at the NCA, said: “UK business faces a cyber threat which is growing in scale and complexity. Organisations which don’t take cybersecurity extremely seriously in the next year are risking serious financial and reputational consequences.”

Under-reporting of cybercrime by businesses means crucial evidence and intelligence about threats and offenders can be lost. Toon called for full and early reporting of cybercrime.

by the NCSC show 34 significant cyber-attacks took place between October 2016, when the agency was launched, and the end of 2017. A further 762 attacks were less serious. “2018 will bring more of these attacks,” the report said.

It does not break down the figures to distinguish which attacks were purely criminal and which were state-sponsored. The report said that the distinction can be blurred, making attribution difficult.

Among the surveys cited was one by , which recorded a 91% increase in ransom attempts between the first and third quarters of last year.

Vulnerabilities highlighted in the NCSC report included the spread of the , which includes the interconnection of household appliances and other devices. “The internet of things and its associated threats will continue to grow and the race between hackers’ and defenders’ capabilities will increase in pace and intensity,” the report said.

“Many internet-connected devices sold to consumers lack basic cybersecurity provisions. With so many devices unsecured, vulnerabilities will continue to be exploited.”

The NCSC has also issued a warning over cloud security: “As more organisations decide to move data to the cloud (including confidential or sensitive information), it will become a tempting target for a range of cyber criminals.

“They will take advantage of the fact that many businesses put too much faith in the cloud providers and don’t stipulate how and where their data is stored. This could lead to high profile breaches involving UK citizen information.”

The report warns that no matter how good a company’s cybersecurity, it is at risk if this is not matched by the management of service providers and software, which can offer a potential stepping stone into the networks of thousands of clients.

“It is clear that even if an organisation has excellent cybersecurity, there can be no guarantee that the same standards are applied by contractors and third-party suppliers in the supply chain,” the report said. “Attackers will target the most vulnerable part of a supply chain to reach their intended victim.”

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Face #ID shown #unlocking for #family #members who aren’t #alike

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Apple’s Face ID is the safest facial recognition system ever made for smartphones. Unlike its Android alternatives, it can’t be hacked with photos, and it can be used to authenticate mobile payments. It’s a lot more secure than Touch ID, and it’ll likely equip more Apple devices in the future. Even Android device makers are expected to copy Face ID this year.

But Face ID isn’t hackproof. It’s been proven already that young children can hack into their parents’ iPhone X units. Twins and triplets can also unlock the phones belonging to their siblings, especially at young age, and it’s pretty obvious why that happens.

A brand new video shows the same kind of Face ID hack between two family members who aren’t alike.

Posted on YouTube, a short video clip shows a daughter and mother unlocking the same iPhone using Face ID. The daughter isn’t that young, and she’s not so similar to her mother.

The Face ID hack is successful time and again, which is impressive. Somehow, the device thinks the same person is facing the phone, and it’s unlocking the device accordingly.

It’s unclear at this time whether the iPhone was trained to recognize both family members. The way Face ID works is that it keeps taking images of the user whenever the phone is unlocked, to continuously update the mathematical expression assigned to one’s face. By inputting the password after a failed Face ID unlock, you practically instruct the phone to include the most recent scan in its library, especially if it somewhat matches your face. Is this a real hack? Or is it a sort of error where Face ID was simply trained to recognize both faces, and made up some sort of weird mix between the two? After all, the two women are still mother and daughter, so it’s likely Face ID can find more than a few similarities between them.

Here’s a reminder of how Face ID works:

To improve unlock performance and keep pace with the natural changes of your face and look, Face ID augments its stored mathematical representation over time. Upon successful unlock, Face ID may use the newly calculated mathematical representation—if its quality is sufficient—for a finite number of additional unlocks before that data is discarded. Conversely, if Face ID fails to recognize you, but the match quality is higher than a certain threshold and you immediately follow the failure by entering your passcode, Face ID takes another capture and augments its enrolled Face ID data with the newly calculated mathematical representation. This new Face ID data is discarded after a finite number of unlocks and if you stop matching against it. These augmentation processes allow Face ID to keep up with dramatic changes in your facial hair or makeup use, while minimizing false acceptance.

Whatever is allowing this hack to work, Apple should definitely find a way to fix it.

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