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The Week in Ransomware – July 2nd 2021 | #microsoft | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #cybersecurity | #infosecurity | #hacker

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Ransomware news has been steady this week with new tactics, decryptors, the return of ransomware gangs, and likely the largest single ransomware attack in history conducted Friday afternoon. Friday afternoon, […]

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Our Recurring Political Hodge-Podge Week! – “The Sunday Political Brunch” June 6, 2021 | #tinder | #pof | #match | #sextrafficking | romancescams | #scams

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Sunday, June 06, 2021 Mark Curtis, MINDSETTER™   View Larger + Former Vice-President Mike Pence Politics often runs with common themes and debates, such as the lead-up to a big […]

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Game Week: Panthers Open 2020 Campaign with Austin Peay | #facebookdating | #tinder | #pof | romancescams | #scams

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#cyberfraud | #cybercriminals | The Week that Was, 3.7.20

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Super Tuesday goes off (mostly) without a hitch.

Super Tuesday in the US proceeded without any evidence of hacking or significant disinformation, according to the Washington Post. A senior official at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) told the press that US law enforcement and intelligence agencies didn’t see any noteworthy malicious activity, ABC News reports. There was a spate of robocalls in Texas that instructed Democrats to vote on Wednesday, but the CISA official noted that these types of calls are common on election days.

Some states did encounter technical glitches with voting machines and election websites. State-run polling location websites for Texas and Minnesota temporarily went down due to heavy traffic, Nextgov says. Los Angeles County in California experienced voting machine shutdowns that resulted in very long wait times, the Los Angeles Times reports. CISA said none of these issues were attributed to malicious activity.

General Paul Nakasone, director of US Cyber Command and NSA, told Congress on Wednesday that his “top priority is a safe and secure election that is free from foreign influence,” according to The Hill. General Nakasone said the government coordination during the 2018 midterms looked “like a pickup game” compared to what he saw this past Super Tuesday. He added that adversaries are still using social media platforms to conduct influence operations, but said “we are ready for them.”

Prior to Super Tuesday, the heads of eight US government agencies (DOS, DOJ, DOD, DHS, ODNI, FBI, NSA, and CISA) released a joint statement warning foreign adversaries not to interfere with US elections, saying “We continue to make it clear to foreign actors that any effort to undermine our democratic processes will be met with sharp consequences.”

Chinese security company calls out CIA for cyberespionage.

Chinese security firm Qihoo 360 published a report asserting that the US Central Intelligence Agency conducted an eleven-year espionage campaign against organizations in China and around the world. The content of the report isn’t new or surprising. For the most part, it lays out information that was already known from the Vault 7 files, although ZDNet points out that the targets of the alleged operation weren’t previously known.

Most observers believe the timing of the report is more significant than its contents. Qihoo 360 generally publishes useful and detailed reports on malware campaigns and APT activity, but Forbes and others see this particular report as the Chinese government’s response to the US Justice Department’s recent indictment of Chinese military hackers.

TA505 targets South Korea.

CyberScoop reports that the financially motivated threat group TA505 largely concentrated its efforts against South Korean organizations in 2019. According to researchers at South Korea’s Financial Security Institute, the group has been distributing the FlawedAmmyy Trojan via spearphishing emails tailored to South Korean recipients. The researchers say the threat actor has also been deploying the Clop and Locky ransomware strains. In one case, the group appeared to use the Rapid ransomware, which TA505 hasn’t been known to use in the past, although the researchers suspect the Rapid incident was “a one-time attack because it did not use valid digital signatures and custom packers commonly found in malwares distributed by the TA505 Threat Group.”

DoppelPaymer begins publishing stolen data.

Colorado-based manufacturing company Visser Precision disclosed to TechCrunch that it had sustained a cyberattack, which Brett Callow at Emsisoft concluded was a DoppelPaymer ransomware infection that was preceded by data theft. Visser’s customers include SpaceX, Tesla, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin, and the ransomware operators have apparently stolen files related to contracts with these companies. Some of the stolen files have been publicly posted to a website set up by DoppelPaymer’s operators. Callow told Forbes and other outlets that DoppelPaymer’s proprietors have been exfiltrating and selling data from their victims for some time now, but they’ve only just begun publishing those data as an extortionary tactic.

DoppelPaymer’s operators gave BleepingComputer the rundown on their preferred method for exfiltrating their victims’ data. As the crooks move laterally within a compromised network, they seek out cloud backup credentials. They then download these backups to their own servers, explaining that there’s “No need to search for sensitive information, it is definitely contained in backups. If backups in the cloud it is even easier, you just login to cloud and download it from your server, full invisibility to ‘data breach detection software.’” After this, they delete the backups from the victim’s cloud service and begin encrypting the data on the victim’s servers.

Coronavirus phishbait and disinformation.

COVID-19 continues to be widely used as phishbait, the Wall Street Journal reports. Proofpoint and other security companies have observed a significant spike in coronavirus-themed phishing emails and scams since the end of January. Proofpoint’s senior director of threat research Sherrod DeGrippo told the Journal that the global nature of the subject lends itself well to widespread phishing campaigns, describing it as “social engineering at scale, based on a fear.”

Disinformation and misinformation are also coming into play. Lea Gabrielle, the coordinator of the US State Department’s Global Engagement Center, told Congress on Thursday that Russia had used “swarms of online, false personas” to spread disinformation about the coronavirus, the Washington Post reports. The Post also obtained a report from the Global Engagement Center that said the Center had identified around two million tweets pushing hoaxes and conspiracies about the virus between January 20th and February 10th, some of which displayed “evidence of inauthentic and coordinated activity.” Gabrielle didn’t mention this report in her testimony, and the report didn’t mention Russia, so it’s not clear if the activities are related.

Russian President Putin said on Wednesday that Russia itself was being targeted by a wave of fake news seeking to spread fear about the coronavirus, according to Reuters. Group-IB said on Monday that it had identified a voice message concerning a coronavirus outbreak in Moscow being widely shared by bots on the Russian social media service VK. The Russian cybersecurity firm states, “We strongly urge the general public to stay vigilant about unverified sources distributing such fake claims and follow the recommendations of the World Health Organization to prevent coronavirus infection.”

Let’s Encrypt revokes three million certificates.

Let’s Encrypt on Wednesday revoked three million certificates after it identified a bug in the way its code checked Certificate Authority Authorization (CAA) records, the Register reports. Naked Security explains that certificate-issuing organizations are required to check a domain’s CAA record every time they issue a new certificate for that domain, in order to prevent fraud. Some organizations have a different Let’s Encrypt certificate for each of their domains, and the company conveniently allows them to renew all of these domains at once. When this happened, however, instead of iterating through the list of domains and checking the CAA record of each one, Let’s Encrypt’s Go code would repeatedly check the record of just one of the domains in the list (Jacob Hoffman-Andrews from the EFF noted that this is a common mistake in Go programming). As a result, Let’s Encrypt had to revoke the certificates of every domain whose CAA record hadn’t been properly checked.

Let’s Encrypt has advice for affected customers here.

Patch news.

Cisco is developing patches to address the Kr00k vulnerability in Broadcom and Cypress chips, which can allow an unauthenticated attacker to intercept and decrypt certain Wi-Fi data frames, ZDNet reports. Multiple Cisco products use Broadcom chips, and Cisco notes that “There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.”

Crime and punishment.

The US Department of Justice has indicted Charles K. Edwards, former Acting Inspector General for the US Department of Homeland Security, for allegedly “stealing confidential and proprietary software from DHS Office of Inspector General (OIG), along with sensitive government databases containing personal identifying information (PII) of DHS and USPS employees, so that Edwards’s company, Delta Business Solutions, could later sell an enhanced version of DHS-OIG’s software to the Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Agriculture at a profit.” The Justice Department maintains that Edwards continued this scheme even after resigning from the DHS-OIG, with the help of a former subordinate, Murali Yamazula Venkata, who was also charged in the indictment. Edwards allegedly hired “software developers in India for the purpose of developing his commercial alternative of DHS-OIG’s software.”

Reuters reports that the Swiss government has filed a criminal complaint “against persons unknown” over reports that the Switzerland-headquartered encryption company Crypto AG was secretly owned by the US CIA and Germany’s BND. The Swiss attorney general’s office on Sunday said it “has received a criminal complaint by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) dated Feb. 2, 2020 regarding possible violations of export control law.”

Computing reports that London’s Metropolitan Police stopped and questioned five people after they were incorrectly identified by the police force’s facial recognition technology. The Register notes that according to a small sample of the Met’s own data, the force’s facial recognition software has an inaccuracy rate of 87.5%.

Huawei has pleaded not guilty to US charges of racketeering and fraud, according to Reuters.

Courts and torts.

Axios notes that the US Federal Communications Commission has disclosed the proposed size of the fines it plans to impose on the four major US wireless carriers over their sale of customer location data to third parties. T-Mobile faces a $91.6 million fine, AT&T is looking at $57.2 million, Verizon, $48.3 million, and Sprint, $12.2 million. The FCC stated that “The size of the proposed fines for the four wireless carriers differs based on the length of time each carrier apparently continued to sell access to its customer location information without reasonable safeguards and the number of entities to which each carrier continued to sell such access.” The Wall Street Journal says T-Mobile plans to challenge the FCC’s proposed fine.

Brussels Airlines is suing a Flemish man who fraudulently used an app designed for airline employees to obtain three tickets to New York, the Brussels Times reports. The man bought the tickets through the app, then cancelled the purchase and received a refund. He then manipulated the URLs of the tickets so that they were still valid. The airline is seeking the price of the tickets plus an extra €1,000 for the cost of securing their system. The man’s lawyer contests this extra charge, according to HLN, arguing that “my client told Brussels Airlines exactly where their weaknesses were, so they should be grateful for that.”

Policies, procurements, and agency equities.

US Senators Lindsey Graham (Republican of South Carolina), Richard Blumenthal (Democrat of Connecticut), Josh Hawley (Republican of Missouri), and Dianne Feinstein (Democrat of California) introduced the EARN IT Act on Thursday. The bill would set up a government commission that would define best practices for tech companies to fight child sex abuse material online. If companies refuse to comply with these best practices, they could lose immunity provided by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which holds that, for the most part, tech companies can’t be held liable for content hosted on their platforms as long as the companies take appropriate action when they come across illegal content. According to Politico, the bill currently has the support of four Republicans and six Democrats in the Senate.

Most observers, including WIRED, see the EARN IT Act as the US Justice Department’s long-anticipated attempt to compel companies to build ways for law enforcement to gain access to encrypted communications. Riana Pfefferkorn, Associate Director of Surveillance and Cybersecurity at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, told the CyberWire that the Act is a “way of coming up with best practices that would tell providers, you would be risking your immunity under Section 230 if you did not adopt best practices that basically require walking away from privacy and security protective measures that those platforms have implemented, such as end-to-end encryption.” Pfefferkorn summarizes the ways in which the proposal that was introduced Thursday differs from an earlier draft of the bill, concluding that “It’s still a sprawling mess that would take a roomful of lawyers and policy wonks, with many different kinds of expertise, to issue-spot everything that’s weird or problematic with it.”

Members of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission (CSC) on Tuesday previewed some recommendations in their report due to be released next week. First, the CSC strongly advocates for the use of paper ballots due to the importance of trust in the voting process. Second, the CSC will recommend that a fifth member be added to the US Election Assistance Commission (EAC), who will focus solely on issues of election security. The EAC is currently made up of two Republicans and two Democrats, which often leads to gridlock. The CSC believes adding another member to address the non-partisan issue of election security can help get the wheels moving, at least in this area. A third recommendation is civic education, particularly around disinformation.

Germany’s BSI has instructed local government institutions not to pay the ransom if they suffer a ransomware attack, BleepingComputer reports.

Fortunes of commerce.

Maersk is laying off 150 employees from its command-and-control center in the UK, the Register reports. These employees were largely responsible for Maersk’s recovery from the NotPetya attack in 2017.

Labor markets.

The Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) will oversee a Cyber Talent initiative that will contact more than 20,000 people for potential talent-spotting for cybersecurity jobs, the Straits Times reports.

Mergers and acquisitions.

Xerox is moving forward with its attempted takeover of HP, the Wall Street Journal reports. The company is offering HP’s shareholders $24.00 per share. HP maintains that it’s open to a potential combination, but argues that Xerox’s offer is too low.

Professional services firm Accenture has purchased UK-based cyber defense consultancy Context Information Security from Babcock International Group for an undisclosed amount.

UK-based semiconductor maker Arm has sold its cybersecurity unit Trustonic to London-based private equity firm EMK Capital for an undisclosed amount, the Telegraph reports.

Northern Ireland-based network intelligence and security company Titan IC has been acquired by Sunnyvale, California-based Mellanox Technologies, a company that provides interconnect products for servers and storage. The Irish News notes that Mellanox itself is being acquired by Santa Clara, California-based Nvidia for $6.8 billion.

Thoma Bravo has completed its acquisition of British cybersecurity firm Sophos for $3.9 billion. The deal took Sophos private, and the company’s stock is no longer being traded on the London Stock Exchange.

Investments and exits.

Santa Clara, California-based network-level security company Ordr has received additional Series B funding from Mayo Clinic and Kaiser Permanente. The company didn’t disclose the exact amount of the new funding, but said it has “now raised approximately $50 million.”

Virginia-based software security company RunSafe Security has secured $3.5 million in a Series A funding round led by Lockheed Martin Ventures and NextGen Venture Partners.

Pleasanton, California-based smart security camera company Deep Sentinel has received investments from Nationwide and other undisclosed investors that have brought its Series A round up to $24 million, though the exact amount invested by Nationwide wasn’t disclosed, VentureBeat reports.

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#cybersecurity | #hackerspace | Robert M. Lee’s & Jeff Haas’ Little Bobby Comics – ‘WEEK 263’

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#deepweb | This week in crypto: clouds, mugs, and Binance

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Thank God for the weekend! It’s been, what, ten days since the last one? But it’s finally here! So, what’s happened in blockchain world this week? A whole bunch: Peter Schiff’s tweets are memorialized, Nimbus gets $650,000 to build on Ethereum, and Binance cures coronavirus… or […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com

#deepweb | 22 of the best shows to watch this week

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Top Gear
Sunday, BBC2, 8pm
The intrepid trio of Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff, Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness have got their feet behind the wheel of the long-running motoring show. After a couple of dodgy runs following the departure of Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond, Top Gear is no longer stuttering like a clapped-out old banger, but purring like a brand new sports car. The 28th series will once again feature a mix of test drives and out-of-this-world adventures, beginning with a road trip in a trio of affordable second-hand convertibles. Also: Harris’s views on the new Ariel Atom and the sight of daredevil Flintoff bungee-jumping off a dam in an old Rover.

Win the Wilderness: Alaska
Sunday, BBC2, 9pm
Six couples are challenged to prove their survival skills in Alaska’s harsh wilderness, with the most successful pair winning a remarkable home miles from the nearest road, which was built from scratch by its original owners. In the first episode, they receive a crash course in what to do when encountering a bear before being sent into the woods to gather material and build shelters. They must then fell trees, make a fire and brave the freezing waters of Lost Lake.

Keeler, Profumo, Ward and Me
Sunday, BBC2, 11pm

Mandy Rice-Davies in July 1963. Photograph: PA

If you watched BBC1’s The Trial of Christine Keeler, switch over immediately after the final episode ends for this documentary, which offers a personal insight into the 1963 scandal that brought down Harold Macmillan’s government. Journalist Tom Mangold reported on the story while working as a reporter on Fleet Street, and describes the atmosphere around the country at the time. There’s also a chance to hear secret audio recordings made by the producers of the 1989 film Scandal, in which both Keeler and Mandy Rice-Davies discuss their weekends at Cliveden and their claims that they were pressured into giving evidence against their friend, society osteopath Stephen Ward.

Stockholm Requiem
Sunday, Channel 4, 11pm

Liv Mjönes in Stockholm Syndrome
Liv Mjönes in Stockholm Syndrome

Channel 4 premieres the first episode of this Swedish psychological crime drama (original title: Sthlm Rekviem), based on Kristina Ohlsson’s bestselling novels, with the entire 10-part series available online on All 4. After a tragic accident, unconventional criminologist Fredrika Bergman (Liv Mjönes) joins a special investigations team in Stockholm and is assigned to work with the leader of the unit, Alex Recht. He is resistant to Bergman’s intellectual presence but they needs her help in tracing the main suspect in the case of an abduction of a little girl: her apparently abusive father.

The Windermere Children
Monday, BBC2, 9pm

Tara Cush and Romola Garai in The Windermere Children
Tara Cush and Romola Garai in The Windermere Children

As the literary and cinematic worlds grapple with a glut of Holocaust-based fiction, is there room for a drama, based on a true story, about a group of children who survived the concentration camps and are brought to England’s Lake District in 1945 to try to rebuild their shattered lives? They’re helped in this slow, painful process by child psychologist (Thomas Kretschmann) and a team of counsellors who include an art therapist (Romola Garai). We’re not expecting any Beatrix Potter-style happy endings by Lake Windermere, but we may just see some glimpses of lost innocence. Followed at 10.30pm on BBC4 by The Windermere Children: In Their Own Words.

Holocaust Memorial Day
Monday, BBC2, 7pm
Seventy-five years after the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp, more than 150 survivors attend a commemoration to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. Through music, poetry and powerful personal testimony, all those who were persecuted by the Nazis, as well as those who were victims of later genocides are remembered. Among those taking part are cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason accompanied by his brother Braimah, actors Simon Russell Beale and Warwick Davis, and the Fourth Choir. Huw Edwards presents.

Bring Back the Bush: Where Did Our Pubic Hair Go?
Monday, Channel 4, 10pm
There have been a lot of new trends in personal grooming over the past few decades, but there’s one very big (and very personal) one that doesn’t get talked about much, at least not on TV. In this documentary, Chidera Eggerue finds out why so many women are removing their pubic hair. As she discovers, you only have to go back a few decades to find a time when this wasn’t seen as necessary, so what caused the change in our attitudes to our bikini lines – and is it time for the bush to make a comeback? To find out, Eggerue challenges herself and her peers to grow theirs back as part of an exhibition where they will reveal their bodies to the world in their natural, naked state.

Shortscreen: Heartbreak
Monday, RTÉ2, 11.35pm
Dave Tynan’s Ifta-winning short from 2017, only seven minutes long, is a spoken word film originally commissioned by theatre company ThisisPopBaby. Heartbreak is written and performed by Emmet Kirwan, who narrates the story of a schoolgirl, Youngone (Jordanne Jones), from teenage pregnancy to raising a son as a single mother.

Great Asian Railway Journeys
Monday, BBC2, 6.30pm
Michael Portillo sets off on the first leg of a new quest as he travels around southeast Asia, guided by his 1913 Bradshaw’s Handbook on a 2,500-mile railway adventure across six countries. Beginning in Hong Kong, the former Conservative politician investigates how Britain won the island and Kowloon from China after two 19th-century wars over the trade in opium, before boarding the island’s most famous funicular to the Peak, and straddling a bamboo pole to learn the traditional Cantonese art of noodle-making.

Ár gClub
Tuesday, TG4, 8pm

Ár gClub
Ár gClub

In the first programme of the series we join Naomh Anna ladies football manager Tony Lee as he prepares his newly promoted team for a season in the Galway Intermediate championship. In Rathnure, Wexford, all five O’Connor family sisters are involved with the club; but Claire has to decide if she will return to the playing fields after the birth of her second child. In Belfast, newly formed Laochra Loch Lao, which played their first game in the Antrim league in 2018, has big ambitions both on and off the field.

Tuesday/Wednesday/Thurday/Friday, BBC2, 8pm
Time for a final walk in the winter wonderland that is the Dell of Abernathy in the Cairngorms; Springwatch will move to a new home later in the year. Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Gillian Burke pack their thermal underwear, down-filled coats and hardiest walking boots in preparation for sub-zero temperatures. Perhaps they’ll be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Britain’s only herd of reindeer, which have been residents in the park since 1952. Other creatures popping up include badgers, squirrels and pine martins, whose habits will be viewed via secret cameras. There are also various challenges and pre-filmed reports, with extra content available via the Winterwatch website.

Belsen: Our Story
Tuesday, BBC2, 9pm
Documentary about the concentration camp in northern Germany, featuring personal accounts from the few remaining survivors and archive footage shot by the British forces that liberated them. Bergen-Belsen was used to hold prisoners evacuated from camps that had fallen to the Allied advance, leading its population to increase to nearly 60,000 by the winter of 1944. Thousands died at the camp from starvation and disease, their bodies left unburied. The British and Canadian forces who discovered the camp were left with no choice but to burn it to the ground.

Farage: The Man Who Made Brexit
Wednesday, Channel 4, 9pm

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage addresses a rally in Durham during the European elections last May 11th. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage addresses a rally in Durham during the European elections last May 11th. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

With Brexit looming, here is a profile of the man many people believe is responsible for the UK leaving the EU. Nigel Farage is one of Britain’s most divisive politicians, but this documentary, which was filmed over the course of five months, initially finds him riding high after his Brexit Party’s historic success in last May’s European elections. However, as Britain heads into December’s general election, the poll ratings start to plummet. The documentary asks whether the election is a sign that while the UK voted for Brexit, they don’t necessarily want Farage. Or with a new government that appears to support much of what he stands for, can he claim a bigger victory?

Tabú: Ailléirgí
Wednesday, TG4, 9.30pm
An in-depth look at the alarming increase in allergies in Ireland. This informative programme blends observational documentary with scientific factual content to give the audience a comprehensive view of the impact allergies are having on Irish society.

Laughter in the Eyre – Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway
Thursday, RTE 2, 10.30pm

Jo Caulfield on Laughter in the Eyre
Jo Caulfield on Laughter in the Eyre

A sort of Other Voices of the comedy world, this one-off special is a showcase of the Vodafone Comedy Carnival, held every October in the City of Tribes. Last year the clever producers thought ahead and sent a camera crew into carnival to capture all the comedy action. Now the rest of the country gets to see what all the chuckling was about last autumn in the west of Ireland. An array of laugh-merchants will lay out their wares for the audience’s delight, and if the show’s punning title is anything to go by, there’s a serious danger we might die laughing on our couches. One of the comedians is Andrew Maxwell, but if you saw him looking glum on I’m a Celebrity . . . just before Christmas, don’t be put off. When he’s not being force-fed bugs and bullied by his campmates, he really can be quite funny. Other guffaw-inducing guests include Reginald D Hunter, Terry Alderton, Jo Caulfield and Seann Walsh.

Deep Water
Thursday, RTÉ One, 11.50pm

Anna Friel and Rosalind Eleazar in Deep Water
Anna Friel and Rosalind Eleazar in Deep Water

This twisty six-part drama, which originally ran on UTV last August, is set against the backdrop of England’s Lake District and based on the novels by Paula Daly. Deep Water follows the sometimes messy lives of three women as they navigate the choppy waters of family, friendships and finance. Anna Friel plays Lisa, a disorganised mum whose efforts to juggle family life with running her own business often result in chaos. Roz (Sinead Keenan) is a physiotherapist trying to repay crippling debts. And wealthy Kate (Rosalind Eleazar) appears to have the perfect life, the perfect husband and the perfect kids – but is it all just for show? 

Save Money: Lose Weight
Thursday, UTV, 11.45pm
Sian Williams and Dr Ranj Singh takes two fresh diets (the Eat What You Like and Lose Weight for Life cookbook, and Noom, an app that is trending worldwide) and put them through their paces in a 28-day value-for-money road test. The programme also looks at the latest new diet products and finds out which are fleeting fancies and which are future foods worth splashing out on. Williams tests a new super grain, pea milk and a vegetable sheeter, while Singh investigates technology and gadgets designed to boost willpower when it comes to dieting. These include a state-of-the-art headset to fight food cravings and a low-tech fridge piggy gadget that actually oinks when you open the fridge.

The Late Tackle
Thursday, Virgin One, 10pm
Muireann O’Connell and last year’s Love Island winner, Greg O’Shea, host this new entertainment show focusing on the Guinness Six Nations Championship. Celebrity guests including past and present rugby players, while comedians and actors chat about rugby and life in front of a live audience.

Leaving the EU: BBC News Special
Friday, BBC1, 10pm
It’s a day some people were hoping would never come and others were getting impatient waiting for. But if all goes to plan, today Britain will leave the EU after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal was backed by MPs in the wake of the general election. However, not everything is cut and dried, as Britain is now due to enter an 11-month transition period. Huw Edwards hosts a special edition of BBC News covering this momentous day and asking what Britain’s new relationship with the EU will look like.

The Last Leg: Countdown to Brexit
Friday, Channel 4, 10pm
For a more comical — and opinionated — take on the big Brexit day, The Last Leg team of Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker are conducting their own countdown. They’re joined by writer and director Armando Iannucci, who knows a thing or two about satire via his influential news spoof The Day Today and the savage sitcom The Thick of It. So, if Iannucci was devising a Brexit satire, what angle would he take?

Box Office
Friday, Virgin Two, 8.30pm
Lisa Cannon returns for another series of the movie-show. In advance of the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival, Cannon speaks to festival director Gráinne Humphreys about the very best of world cinema and film talent in Dublin.

All Walks of Life
Friday, RTÉ One, 8.30pm

Mary McAleese and Amy Huberman on All Walks of Life
Mary McAleese and Amy Huberman on All Walks of Life

As they wander part of St Kevin’s Way in the Wicklow Mountains, actor Amy Huberman talks to Mary McAleese about the importance of her mixed Catholic-Jewish roots and how she tries to balance her multiple careers with her more private roles as the wife of Irish sporting legend Brian O’Driscoll and the mother of two small children. Huberman is the proud daughter of a Jewish immigrant who came to Ireland in the 1960s to work as a designer. A few years ago, she and her father visited the Auschwitz concentration camp together. She reveals to McAleese what that experience meant to her and her thoughts on being Jewish.

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#nationalcybersecuritymonth | 12 months of FE Week: October

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans For the last 12 days of 2019 we’re running back through the previous 12 months of FE Week. Today we take a look at October… Colleges received a welcome boost when analysis revealed 78 per cent of them had received the top two Ofsted grades – […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com

#school | #ransomware | Las Cruces Public Schools computers still offline a week after hacking attack

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Education LAS CRUCES, New Mexico — The computer network for the Las Cruces Public Schools remained offline a week after a ransomware attack by hackers forced the shutdown of the entire system. After originally trying to get existing servers for dozens of schools back online late […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com

Second Major Ethereum Hack In a Week Leads to $34 Million Theft

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While cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum have enjoyed meteoric popularity over the past several months, there are still many potential investors who remain skeptical. And one of the reasons for this skepticism is the ongoing concern about cryptocurrency security. Now that a second major hack of Ethereum has taken place…

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