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2018-11-25

Emirates NBD Issues Warning over VAT Phishing Email Targeting Clients

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A fake email message claiming to be from Emirates NBD alerting customers of VAT refunds is a phishing attempt. One of the biggest banks in the regions, ENBD has published a warning note on its website advising customers to keep an open for an email with the subject “VAT Refund Notification”. “Please be aware this is a phishing e-mail,” the bank wrote. “We urge you to be highly vigilant and always check the source before clicking on any links or attachments in e-mails.”

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2018-11-25

App to Help Reduce Selfie-related Deaths

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Selfie fads have often lead to deaths and serious mishaps, however, now there is an application that will notify people about the risk of capturing that ‘perfect shot’. Experts at the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology-Delhi (IIIT-Delhi) have created the application called Saftie. “This app is an effort to reduce deaths related to selfies. This camera does a real-time analysis of the image it is seeing and nudges a user if it infers a scene to be dangerous.

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2018-11-25

Angry Hacker Deletes Instagram Influencer’s Account

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An Instagram influencer from UAE who writes about travel recently got the rudest shock that an influencer can get. An online criminal deleted Delaine Maria D’Costa’s Instagram account with 100,000 followers, after hacking it. The hacker did this as he was angered when Delaine didn’t respond quickly to his ransom demand of $200 to let her regain access to her account.

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2018-11-04

Binging on Netflix at Night? Get Ready to be Sleepless

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Browsing on the phone or binging on Netflix before going to sleep seems to have become an everyday ritual for most of us! But did you know that those addictive on-screen moments can leave you sleepless or cause even greater damage to health? Here are three ill-effects of screen-gazing in the night, which you might have never thought about.

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2018-11-04

You Might become the Next Victim of this ‘Amazon’ Scam

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Criminals are sending mass emails that appear to have come from Amazon and thank recipients for making purchases on Amazon’s “Prime Day” back in July. The emails then invite recipients to go to the Amazon website to “write a review” and receive a special $50 “bonus” credit for doing so.

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2018-11-04

Want Free WiFi? Here’s how you can Find it in UAE!

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As always is the case with free offers, there is a catch to this free internet. You not only have to be an Etisalat subscriber, you have to have a data subscription package that you already use with Etisalat to avail of free internet.

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2018-10-28

What to do if your WhatsApp is hacked in UAE? TRA issues advisory

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One of the most commonly used messages apps in the UAE, WhatsApp is no wonder being targeted by scammers who are trying to take advantage of its popularity to hack into sensitive information.

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2018-10-21

Google to Close Google+ social Networking Site

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Google recently announced it would shut down its social networking site Google+ due to low use and multiple bugs reported on the platform in March 2017. The bug resulted in a leak of millions of user’s data.

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2018-10-21

Are your Frequent Flyer Miles Safe from Dark Web Hackers?

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Are your air miles safe from Dark Web hackers? To many fliers, the Dark Web is a minefield of hitmen, online drugs markets, forged currency, and porn too dark for the mainstream web. With regards to illicit services, you’d be surprised what you can get, one of the newer arrivals to the Dark Web is air miles.

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2018-10-21

Facebook ‘Fake clone’ message: Are you a victim?

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Scores of Facebook users recently raised concerns of their accounts being cloned on receiving a duplicate friend request message asking them to forward the message to friends. On Sunday the hoax message went viral; stating that a duplicate retuest has been received by the sender friend from the recipient.

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