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Next month, the Health Bureau (SSM) will reach out to the alcohol industry and local youth to collect their opinions on Macau’s alcohol control regime, which has already been drafted. According to Lam Chong, director of the Disease Control Center of the SSM, in November, the SSM will approach the alcohol wholesale industry and local youth groups, as well as other groups in order to reach a consensus on the definitions of alcohol, the minimum age for purchasing alcohol and the penalties for violating the regime. Currently, the SSM has not yet made a decision on a timetable for public consultation regarding the regime. In March, the SSM said that it expected to initiate public consultation for the regime in the second half of this year.

16 university students fall victim to phone scams

Sixteen university students have fallen victim to phone scams since the beginning of this year, according to the Judiciary Police (PJ). During this period, a total of 84 phone scam cases (around 10 fewer cases compared to the same period last year) were registered by the police authority, with a total claimed loss of 12.28 million patacas. For the 16 university students scammed, including one postgraduate student, most of scammers pretended to be government employees. PJ director Sit Chong Meng believes that, once the city’s cyber security law comes into effect on December 22 and once the SIM card real name registration policy is implemented, phone scams will be cracked down upon more effectively.

FDCT grants 1.46 billion patacas over 15 years

Between 2004 and 2019, the Science and Technology Development Fund (FDCT) approved 1,243 science research projects, granting a total of 1.46 billion patacas in funding, Ma Chi Ngai, chairman of the Administration Council of FDCT, revealed on Friday during a TDM program. A large sum went towards funding university research institutions, followed by industry. Only a small amount was granted to individuals. According to Ma, most of the research results of individuals were small inventions or daily necessities that require low technology. Currently, FDCT is considering how university research projects can be put onto the market. By doing so, Ma hopes to promote cooperation between industry and universities. Ma said that FDCT has already arranged for a team of experts to evaluate all types of projects.

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Flush times for hackers in booming cyber security job market

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The surge in far-flung and destructive cyber attacks is not good for national security, but for an increasing number of hackers and researchers, it is great for job security. The new reality is on display in Las Vegas this week at the annual Black Hat and Def Con security conferences,…

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Researchers Find Cyberattacks on The Epoch Times Part of Larger Hacking Campaign

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New research suggests that a series of large-scale cyberattacks on The Epoch Times, starting in January and continuing to the present, are part of a coordinated campaign. CitizenLab of the University of Toronto published a report on July 5, which detailed the cyberattacks and noted that several Chinese-language news outlets…

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Times Leader parent company falls prey to identity theft scam

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Times Leader parent company falls prey to identity theft scam

Civitas Media, the North Carolina-based parent company of the Times Leader, contacted law enforcement after an employee released federal W-2 forms to a person posing as a Civitas officer, according a letter from the company to its employees. The Civitas …

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NATO Says Hackers Attack the Alliance 500 Times Each Month

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NATO Says Hackers Attack the Alliance 500 Times Each Month

NATO has become a target for more hackers worldwide, a spokesperson for the military alliance said this week, revealing that an average of 500 attacks are recorded every month. The organization recorded an increase of approximately 60 percent in the …

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Russian hackers targeted NM’s Ben Ray Luján, NY Times reports

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Russian hackers targeted NM’s Ben Ray Luján, NY Times reports

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., was among those targeted by Russian hackers aiming to influence the November election, The New York Times is reporting.
A website that posted documents stolen from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), the campaign

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11 Times Trump Has Made People Want To Divorce Their Families

Like the wall Donald Trump dreams of building between the US-Mexico border, this election season is dividing families across the nation in huge ways. 

And as Jesse Singal wrote on New York Magazine’s Science of Us blog, trying to convince your loved ones to see it your way is pretty much pointless.

“It’s unlikely you are going to sit down with your Trump-supporting brother or uncle or friend, talk things out, and walk away having convinced them to stay home or to vote for Clinton,” he wrote. “If persuasion were that easy, our country wouldn’t be mired in polarization and partisan gridlock.

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Hacker who doxxed dozens and swatted nineteen times gets ONLY one year in Jail

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Hacker who doxxed dozens and swatted nineteen times gets ONLY one year in Jail

Strange laws see hacker jailed only for one year for doxxing and swatting while hacking a website to expose a high school rapist gets a longer sentence Strange are the laws of the United States of America. Its judicial system sentenced a former journalist and Anonymous member, Mathew Keys to two years in jail for […]

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Hackers Crack Pentagon’s Cyber Walls More Than 130 Times

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Under the “Hack The Pentagon” program, hackers found 138 “vulnerabilities” in the Defense Department’s cyber defenses. Editor’s Note: This article by Richard Sisk originally appeared on Military.com, the premier source of information for the military and veteran community. Hackers screened for their good intentions found 138 “vulnerabilities” in the Defense Department’s cyber defenses in a […]

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First Paid Fake Android Antivirus App Downloaded 10,000 times from Google Play Store

Well, we all are very conscious, when it comes to the security of our personal information, security of our financial data and security of everything related to us. In the world of Smart devices where our Smartphones knows more than we know ourselves.To keep our device protected from harmful viruses, malware or spyware, we totally depend on various security products such as antivirus, firewall and privacy guard apps, that we typically install from some trusted sources, Google Play Store. Most Antivirus apps are available to download for free, but some of them are paid with extra premium features like advance firewall protection, anti theft, App Locker or Cloud Backup etc.But do you believe that just because you’re downloading an application from an official app store and also if its a premium paid version, you’re safe from malicious software? Think twice.In Past, Mobile Security Researchers had spotted numerous fake mobile antivirus scanners that were available for free download at Google’s Play marketplace, but its the first time when a cyber criminals are offering a fake, but paid Antivirus Solution called ‘Virus Shield’ for your Android device at Google’s play store.Virus Shield masquerade itself as an antivirus that claims to “protect you and your personal information from harmful viruses, malware, and spyware” and also “Improve the speed of your phone,” which it does with just a click. Moreover, it claims to have least effect on battery, run in the background, and in addition it also acts as adblock software that will stop those “pesky advertisements,” which we deal every day.MORE THAN $40,000 FRAUD AT GOOGLE PLAY STOREVirus Shield antivirus app costs $3.99, and has been on the Google Play Store for just over a week and has already been successfully downloaded more than 10,000 times by Smartphones users with a 4.7 star review from 1,700 people, that means total amount received by developer is more than $40,000.Even 2,607 users had hit the Google “recommend” button, which means that the antivirus app must be doing great to users who look for trusted and efficient antivirus app to secure their devices.Surely it doesn’t scan or detect anything. Android Police has discovered that the app only changes a red “X” graphic to a red “check” graphic, that’s it, nothing less or more.

The virus shield antivirus app is a total scam and it doesn’t scan or secure your device, which means thousands of users have been scammed out of their money.When the creator (email : Jesse_Carter@live.com) tracked down by the investigators, it revealed that the creator was a well known scammer who was also accused and banned from forums for trying to scam people out of various low-valued online game items. You can check out the code for yourself from here, as the android police have decompiled the app and mirrored the java code on GitHub.There is no such way to protect you from these kinds of fraudsters. All you can do is report the Virus Shield via the Play Store app by listing the app’s “flag as inappropriate,” then tap “other objection” and write about the app’s fraud to users. Alternatively, you can report it on the web. Users are advised to only download applications from known and trusted publishers.

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