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Scam Impersonating Trader Joe’s with a Fake Voucher for Free Groceries Continues April 2020

1,218 Trader Joe’s on April 15, 2020 announced a scam involving an “organization” that is impersonating the company and claiming that Trader Joe’s is offering a voucher for free groceries at the grocery retailer. “Trader Joe’s has announced that it is giving away free groceries worth $150 to everyone due to (sic) Coronavirus Pandemic. Hurry […]

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Apple FaceTime Users with iOS 12.1 Face Serious Bug Affecting Privacy

60 YOU PROBABLY SHOULDN’T BRING YOUR IPHONE INTO THE BATHROOM ANYWAY, BUT NOW YOU REALLY HAVE A REASON TO KEEP IT OUT OF THE BATHROOM Apple users are facing news, on Tuesday January 29, 2019, of a FaceTime bug that exists on iOS devices using iOS 12.1 or later. Apple Facetime customers using a new […]

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Facebook Down for About 5 Minutes Friday Late Morning, 2 Days After Taking Down Russian Pages

38 Facebook was down about 11:20 a.m. CDT for about 5 minutes in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Outage tracker Down Detector (downdetector.com/status/facebook) reported a spike in reports from Facebook users from countries around the world, including the USA, UK, India, Brazil, France, Australia and more. Most of the USA outage reports were in the Northeast (DC […]

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Corrupt ASes: Outages at Comcast, RCN, Verizon and More Caused by Misconfiguration at Level 3 Internet Backbone Company

84 An Internet outage Monday November 6, 2017 was caused, according to several media sources, by a misconfiguration of manually typed characters at Level 3, an internet backbone company headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado. The misconfiguration caused ASes (Autonomous Systems) to forward incorrect Internet Protocol (IP) Level 3 is an enterprise level ISP that serves other […]

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Google Docs Email Phishing Scam Fix: How It Works and What to Do About It

43 UPDATE: Google has confirmed it has now fixed a phishing attack, where a sophisticated attacker was able to obtain contact lists, and access Gmail accounts to spread spam messages widely. Google has taken action to protect users against an email impersonating Google Docs, and have disabled offending accounts. Google removed the fake pages, pushed […]

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Apple Hack Attack on Apple’s iOS App Store by XCodeGhost

47 Apple left to clean up big mess in app store after being hacked. Apple has removed infected apps in their Chinese App Store, after iOS developers downloaded a malicious version of Xcode from the cloud file sharing service Baidu. The iOs developers then created apps using the malicious Xcode to compile their app and […]

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Go Daddy Down: Millions of Websites Down After Hacker Disrupts Domain Service

38 Go Daddy, Internet domain registrar and web hosting company for over 45 million domain names, has been brought down by a malicious flood of network traffic or Denial of Service attack. A self-proclaimed member of the hacktivist group Anonymous took responsibility for shutting down GoDaddy along with all GoDaddy serviced websites. On Twitter (@AnonymousOwn3r), […]

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AVOS Aquires Internet Bookmarking Service Delicious from Yahoo!

37 Announced today, AVOS is acquiring the popular web page bookmarking website Delicious.com. The website allows users to collect website bookmarks from any computer or mobile device and also view the collection from any computer or mobile device, such as Apple’s iPhone or an Android operating system device. AVOS is a new Internet company, led […]

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Amazon Data Center (Cloud-Based Service) Failure Takes down FourSquare,HootSuite

39 Scores of websites and Internet services like Foursquare and Reddit crashed or had limited availability Thursday because of problems at a data center run by Amazon. An outage described by Amazon as “instance connectivity, latency and error rates” was first disclosed early Thursday morning. Many Web companies use Amazon’s cloud-based service to serve their […]

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Phone Data Extraction Devices (UFEDs) by Celebrite Used By Michigan State Police

57 Concern That Michigan State Police Officer Are Not Complying with Fourth Amendment Requirements Michigan State Police are using handheld phone data extraction devices that can retrieve a variety of information from cell phones. State Police purchased what are called UFEDs made by Cellebrite. In a minute-and-a-half, the handheld devices can extract almost all data […]

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Location: Apple iPhone Forensic Analysis Is Easy with a File That is Located on All iPhone and Computers Synchronized with That iPhone

94 Location, Location, Location: Apple iPhone Forensic Analysis Is Easy with a File That is Located on All iPhone and Computers Synchronized with That iPhone Security data researchers Pete Warden and Alasdair Allan have discovered that Apple’s iPhone keeps track of where the phone goes – and saves every detail of location points to a […]

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New 4G Network from LightSquared Could Hamper GPS Technology

82 A new ultra-fast wireless Internet network is threatening to overpower GPS signals across the country and interfere with everything from aviation systems to consumer navigation devices. New 4G technology … LightSquared, a satellite wireless internet company, has been given permission to launch broadband Internet service. A network of cell towers will amplify the signals […]

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