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#parent | #kids | Looking for a new iPad game? These are the best ones we’ve played this year | #parenting | #parenting | #kids

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Life is Strange looks great on the iPad. GameSpot Searching for a new game to while away the weekend hours? Look no further than your beloved iPad, iPad Pro or […]

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Looking for love in the wrong place; BBB warns of online romance scams – Honolulu, Hawaii news, sports & weather | #bumble | #tinder | #pof | #onlinedating | romancescams | #scams

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“But immediately it turns very quickly. All of a sudden very quickly, they’re in love with you. They talk a lot about trust, and they start to build this relationship […]

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‘I was looking for love but Facebook fraudster duped me into giving them £35,000’ | #facebookdating | #tinder | #pof | romancescams | #scams

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Scammers are targeting lonely ­singles on dating sites with the prospect of love – and money. The crooks set up false profiles to woo their victims before sweet-talking them into […]

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Tinder, Duolingo give free language lessons to singles looking for love internationally | #tinder | #pof | romancescams | #scams

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That’s amore! Tinder is helping singles learn to flirt in other languages by partnering with Duolingo, the companies announced earlier this week.  The dating app will be giving 100,000 users […]

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Hinge CEO Predicts Boom in People Looking for Long-Term Relationships | #bumble | #tinder | #pof | #onlinedating | romancescams | #scams

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Dating app Hinge had a surprisingly successful 2020. CEO Justin McLeod told Insider he expects to see more users looking for long-term relationships. He also thinks quick, preliminary video dates […]

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#romancescams | Looking for love or a money mule? Outsider’s not your man | romancescams | #scams

_________________________ Outsider is grateful to be alive and well and living in the Emerald City rather than in Melbourne but, apparently, his relative freedom of movement means that he is […] View full post on National Cyber Security

#cyberfraud | #cybercriminals | Woolworths issues coupon-scam alert for Facebook users looking for Christmas savings

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Woolworths yesterday issued an urgent scam alert over a branded coupon offering Facebook users $100 off their next transaction.

The post is heavily branded with convincing features such as disclaimers and a barcode. Users are asked to activate the coupon by sharing the link with their family and friends.

Woolworths has reported the scam to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and Scamwatch, and asks shoppers to be vigilant with guarding their personal and financial details.

“Scams are often specially designed to look genuine, and often copy features from legitimate communications such as our logo and branding,” the supermarket giant said in a statement.

“Woolworths will never email, message, or call you to ask for your personal or financial information including your password, credit card details or account information.”

Woolworths suggests users take particular care with links similar to its official web address with misspellings.

“For example, the link might take you to the website www.woolwoorths.com.au instead of www.woolworths.com.au,” the statement reads.

The Facebook scam follows a string of similar scams and subsequent warnings, such as emails posing as surveys or phishing text messages posing as package alerts from Australia Post.

According to the ACCC, more than 3,000 Aussie SMEs lost over $4.5 million due to scams in the last year.

Cyber security experts have spoken to SmartCompany about being on guard year-round as they push for policy reforms to combat the rising prevalence of sophisticated online scams.

“For a while, there were a lot of email security programs that did a good job of stopping spam, but we’ve become over-reliant on them,” Andrew Bycroft, chief executive of the international cyber resilience institute, said.

“Even if you get an email from someone you believe is a friend it could have come from anywhere.”

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NIST #Cybersecurity Framework #Getting a #Facelift, Looking to Make #Adoption #Easier

One of the biggest obstacles to securing the nation’s critical infrastructure components, as well as to securing enterprise environments, is poor coordination.

Whether it’s the lack of a common vocabulary, a lack of agreement about best practices and recommended methodologies, or simply seeing security through different lenses, it’s clear that without a common playbook from which to collaborate, the public and private sectors both struggle to work create truly effective security strategies.

It’s against that backdrop that the National Institute of Standards and Technology is preparing to release an updated version of its Cybersecurity Framework, with an eye on making the framework easier to understand and adopt. NIST is currently reviewing public comments on the draft update (the comment period ended in January), and is expecting to release the new framework later this year.

The Cybersecurity Framework, which was first mandated by the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014, was born from an executive order issued by Barack Obama in 2013. Originally conceived as a way to get private sector entities charged with protecting critical infrastructure components such as roads, bridges and the power grid on the same page, the Cybersecurity Framework has subsequently been adopted by industries and organizations of all types and sizes.

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Looking #ahead to the #biggest 2018 #cybersecurity #trends

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Jon Oltsik, an analyst with Enterprise Strategy Group in Milford, Mass., examined some of the top 2018 cybersecurity trends. While some analysts have focused on ransomware, and others made dire pronouncements about nationwide power-grid attacks, Oltsik said he’s more concerned about cloud security, where easily exploitable vulnerabilities are becoming increasingly likely.

Security teams — many of which are facing a severe lack of cybersecurity skills — are struggling with the rapid deployment of cloud technologies, such as virtual machines, microservices and containers in systems such as Amazon Web Services or Azure. Many organizations are switching to high-end security options from managed security service providers or SaaS providers. ESG research indicated 56% of organizations are interested in security as a service.

Among other 2018 cybersecurity trends, Oltsik said he foresees greater integration of security products and the continued expansion of the security operations and analytics platform architecture model. As large vendors like Cisco, Splunk and Symantec scramble to catch up, they will fill holes in existing portfolios. Although he said he sees machine learning technology stuck in the hype cycle, in 2018, Oltsik projects machine learning will grow as a “helper app” in roles such as endpoint security or network security analytics.

With the introduction of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on May 25, 2018, Oltsik said a major fine — perhaps as much as $100 million — may serve as a wake-up call to enterprises whose security platforms don’t meet the standard.

“One U.K. reseller I spoke with compared GDPR to Y2K, saying that service providers are at capacity, so if you need help with GDPR preparation, you are out of luck. As GDPR anarchy grips the continent next summer, look for the U.S. Congress to (finally) start engaging in serious data privacy discussions next fall,” he added.

The challenges of BGP
Ivan Pepelnjak, writing in ipSpace, said when Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) incidents occur, commentators often call for a better approach. “Like anything designed on a few napkins, BGP has its limit. They’re well-known, and most of them have to do with trusting your neighbors instead of checking what they tell you,” he said.

To resolve problems with BGP, Pepelnjak recommended the following: First, IT teams need to build a global repository of who owns which address. Second, they need to document who connects to whom and understand their peering policies. And they need to filter traffic from those addresses that are obviously spoofed.

The good news, Pepelnjak, said, is most BGP issues can be solved with guidance from volume 194 of Best Current Practices — the latest update. In Pepelnjak’s perspective, internet service providers (ISPs) are often the problem. ISPs have little incentive to resolve BGP issues or reprimand customers who can easily switch to more permissive providers. An additional problem stems from internet exchange points running route servers without filters.

According to Pepelnjak, because engineers hate confrontation, they often turn to cryptographic tools, such as resource public key infrastructure, rather than fixing chaotic or nonexistent operational practices. “What we’d really need to have are (sic) driving licenses for ISPs, and some of them should be banned for good, due to repetitive drunk driving. Alas, I don’t see that happening in my lifetime,” he added.

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Artificial intelligence, low-code and abstracting infrastructure
Charlotte Dunlap, an analyst with GlobalData’s Current Analysis group in Sterling, Va., blogged about the repositioning of mobile enterprise application platforms (MEAP) to address app development and internet of things. Dunlap said advancements in AI, API management and low-code tools play into DevOps’ need for abstracted infrastructure.

GlobalData research indicated that MEAP is widely used to abstract complexity, particularly in use cases such as application lifecycle management related to AI-enabled automation or containerization.

GlobalData awarded high honors to vendors that integrated back-end data for API management, such as IBM MobileFirst and Kony AppPlatform. Dunlap said mobile service provider platform strategies have increasingly shifted to the needs of a DevOps model.

“Over the next 12 months, we’ll see continued momentum around a growing cloud ecosystem in order to stay competitive with broad platform services, including third-party offerings. Most dominant will be partnerships with Microsoft and Amazon for offering the highest levels of mobile innovation to the broadest audiences of developers and enterprises,” Dunlap said.

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Cybersecurity breaches: Centre is looking to roll out this major innovative approach

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The government is working on creating a single framework for reporting breach of cyber security at financial institutions and a working group is soon likely to be formed, sources in the know told FE. The government is working on creating a single framework for reporting breach of cyber security at…

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