World: Isolated Iceland newly vulnerable to computer scams - - PressFrom - US
  •   
  •   
  •   

World Isolated Iceland newly vulnerable to computer scams

12:15  22 november  2019
12:15  22 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

Apple’s new Mac Pro is shipping next month

  Apple’s new Mac Pro is shipping next month Along with the Pro Display XDRThe Mac Pro starts at $5,999 for a model with an 8-core 3.5GHz Intel Xeon processor, a Radeon Pro 580X GPU, 32GB of RAM, and 256GB of SSD storage, but of course many orders will be customized, and the pricing on those upgrades is still unclear. Apple tells us you can outfit the Mac Pro with up to 8TB of SSD space, for example, which will not be cheap. The computer can also handle up to six 8K streams in Final Cut Pro, we’re told, but we don’t have a precise breakdown of the specs you’d need to achieve that.

Guide to Iceland is the world's most popular source of Iceland travel information. We provide you with more material about Iceland than any other website. Discover a wealth of unique articles and travel blogs; study up on local hints, tips and find insider knowledge.

Iceland ( Icelandic : Ísland; [ˈistlant] (listen)) is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic, with a population of 360,390 and an area of 103,000 km2 (40,000 sq mi)

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — "Hi, I hope you are not busy?"

Here is who made the November debate stage

  Here is who made the November debate stage Ten Democratic presidential candidates have qualified for the November debate, the Democratic National Committee announced on Thursday. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The most notable candidate to miss this month's debate will be Julián Castro, the former Housing and Urban Development secretary, who did not receive a single poll that moved him closer to reaching the committee's polling threshold.Former Rep.

Rats that are socially isolated during a critical period of adolescence are more vulnerable to addiction to amphetamine and alcohol, found researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.

We're all vulnerable at some point, and if you haven't touched the settings on your computer since you took it out of the box, it might be time to take another look. A hacker finds an exploit, and suddenly all your favorite software and web sites are vulnerable to people snagging your passwords.

The treasurer of the Icelandic soccer club Afturelding got the email from his manager late in the afternoon, soon before banks were about to close. The words “Sent from my iPhone” were at the bottom, suggesting urgency, and through a series of exchanges, the manager asked that a quick payment be made.

It was a scam, perpetrated from someone posing as the club manager - and part of a sudden rush of online fraud that is catching Icelanders unprepared.

Online apps have now become good at translating the country’s complex language, a version of Old Norse spoken only by about 400,000 people. And the government has lifted limits on bank transfers out of the country. The combination over the past two years has attracted scammers to target a population that has not developed the same instincts of caution about online fraud as other such wealthy, high-tech countries.

WikiLeaks founder Assange has unsuitable computer in jail, court told

  WikiLeaks founder Assange has unsuitable computer in jail, court told WikiLeaks founder Assange has unsuitable computer in jail, court toldAssange, 48, who spent seven years holed up in Ecuador’s embassy before he was dragged out in April, is wanted in the United States to face 18 counts including conspiring to hack government computers and violating an espionage law. He could spend decades in prison if convicted.

Computer security professionals tend to be a highly paranoid bunch, seeing potential threats everywhere. It turns out that some aren't cautious The scam was designed to expose the trust that even some of the most skeptical Internet users display on some of the most insecure sites on the Web.

IRS/Bank/FBI/Police scams (more tax scams during tax season). While they do not wish to part with their landlines, I have investigated some other And if that caller is a scammer , then they know caller ID is trivial to spoof. Scammers have long since figured out how to spoof numbers so that it appears

“The trick is always the same, but the Icelandic gets better and better,” said Audur Thorsteinsdóttir, manager of The Icelandic Youth Association, an umbrella organization regularly warning member clubs against fraud emails.

Large and small enterprises, from vehicle inspection companies to residents’ associations, have been shaken this year by someone posing as the CEO or chairman seeking a swift payment. By using Google Translate or Microsoft’s Translator - the two apps that can translate Icelandic - the criminals were able to sound credible, police say.

Known as “CEO fraud” - when criminals pose as high-ranking executives after thoroughly researching the company structure - the scams did not exist at Icelandic workplaces in the early days of online translators. Software offered poor, often comically inaccurate, results: Icelandic for “youth” for example, was translated as meaning “Youtube.” The apps have since improved.

Apple just released iOS 13.3 beta 3 and iPadOS beta 3 on iPhone and iPad

  Apple just released iOS 13.3 beta 3 and iPadOS beta 3 on iPhone and iPad The weekly release schedule of iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 betas continues this week with the third developer beta. Apple rolled out the new software on Wednesday, and as with the last release, we're not expecting anything major from beta 3. That said, there are sure to be plenty of bug fixes and maybe a new feature or two if you want to download iOS 13.3 beta 3 right away. Instructions for doing so can be found below. If you’re wondering whetherIf you’re wondering whether or not your device is compatible with iOS 13.3 or iPadOS 13.3, we put together a full list below that contains every compatible device.

Isolate is the perfect place for everyone from first-time floaters looking to “dip their toes in the salt water” to hard core float enthusiasts looking to get fully submersed in the float experience. We can’t wait to get you in a float tank and we can’t wait to see the look of bliss on your face when you get out!

Based in Stevensville and now Easton Maryland, Computer Island LLC provides computer repair and IT services in addition to general equipment sales and classes to the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

“The text has the kind of errors Google Translate makes,” such as awkward capitalization and syntax, said police detective Dadi Gunnarsson. "But it reads remarkably well, and that fools many.”

Recent scams have amounted to the largest thefts the island nation has ever seen. Geothermal energy company HS Orka recently lost $1.5 million and a total of $13 million has been lost to foreign scammers over the past twelve months, the police estimate.

In another case, a series of promoted ads on social media promised to explain how to bounce back from bankruptcy. The link brought users to a website mimicking a respected business paper, with its trademark pink background. It was a bitcoin scheme meant to defraud.

Icelandic was introduced to Google Translate in 2009, earlier than many other more widely spoken languages as a Reykjavík-born employee at the tech company wanted his mother tongue included as soon as possible. Dozens of students and faculty at Reykjavík University volunteered to help Google gather samples for voice recognition.

Still, the translations were incomplete and spotty for many years.

Can AI Compose Good Music?

  Can AI Compose Good Music? Computers can now drive cars, identify faces and transcribe speech, but many experts said that it would take much longer for AI to tackle creative endeavors. This week on Decrypted, Bloomberg Technology's Natalia Drozdiak meets three composers using artificial intelligence to make music, and she and host Aki Ito dissect their robo-generated songs. Want to hear more? Subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Pocket Casts for new episodes every week. Decrypted is a podcast that uncovers the hidden projects, quiet rivalries and uncomfortable truths in the global technology industry.

Guide to Iceland is the world's most popular source of Iceland travel information. We provide you with more material about Iceland than any other website. Discover a wealth of unique articles and travel blogs; study up on local hints, tips and find insider knowledge.

Landvernd is the leading nature conservation and environmental NGO in Iceland . Landvernd is an active participant in strategic planning, education and informed decision-making in matters relating to land use, resources and the environment.

“The learning curve has been steep for Iceland,” said Morten Tandle, director of the Nordic Financial Cert, a Norway-based organization coordinating cyber security responses between large companies in the region.

Experts say that as artificial intelligence improved, translation apps only really became good enough at Icelandic around 2018.

That was just months after the government removed limits on the amount of money that could be transferred out of the country that had been imposed since the financial crisis over a decade ago.

It was like foreign scammers had been waiting for the day, police said.

Cases of online fraud began piling up, with the number this year about six times higher than the year before, according to Landsbankinn, a large commercial bank. Victims rarely get their money back.

In most countries, Tandle said, people learn to be cautious online because someone around them has been scammed or hurt by messages with malicious software. The country’s isolation from such trends until recently made its sudden exposure all the more painful.

The rule of thumb, experts advise, is to always respond to financial inquiries through a different medium, like replying to an email with a phone call.

Icelanders pride themselves on their sense of community and have one of the highest levels of “social trust” in surveys measuring people’s belief in each other and in honesty and integrity.

Save up to $400 on Razer Blade laptops at Amazon

  Save up to $400 on Razer Blade laptops at Amazon With Black Friday around the corner, now is a great time to spring for a laptop -- particularly if you're looking for one that can be used for gaming. Amazon will discount Razer's Blade 15 until December 2nd (or, more likely, while supplies last). If you don't want a gaming machine, but would still like to buy a new laptop this year, you may also want to check out our Dell and Lenovo roundups. Blade 15 Razer offers several different configurations of the Blade 15, but the model we think offers a good mix of internals for the price is the RTX 2070 Max-Q variant with 256GB solid-state drive and 144Hz display. Amazon plans to sell this version for $2,000, down from $2,400.

C Computers is your New Or refurbished computer world. We carry everything IT needs including peripherals, network devices, laptops, desktops, tablets, monitors, TV, Stands, Custom Build PCs, Gaming Devices, Wireless Technology and much more including installation , repair , and special

Financial scams abound around the holidays, and it's long been known that the elderly are more vulnerable . Now, scientists are learning why: New research Financial exploitation of the elderly — from telemarketing scams to identity theft, fake check scams and home repair fraud — costs an

“Social trust is the desired quality of every society,” said Gunnar Helgi Kristinsson, a politics professor at the University of Iceland. “It makes the economy more dynamic, democracy stronger and people happier and healthier - in academic literature nothing bad is ever associated with healthy trust.”

Yet police and cybersecurity experts note that online scammers successfully exploit it and are urging more caution.

“Digitalization of finance and public service needs to be followed by more awareness,” said Jarno Limnéll, a professor in cybersecurity at the Aalto University in Finland. “We should approach the internet like driving: Always on the alert.”

Kristján Ásgeirsson, a fishing industry entrepreneur known as Fiskikóngurinn, “the King of Fish,” made a splash in local media recently speaking about the shame and distrust he felt after falling for a scam.

Ásgeirsson received an email from what appeared to be a trusted American business associate asking for the next invoice to be paid to a separate account for tax purposes. Someone had hacked Ásgeirsson’s inbox and was posing as his contact under a false email address. He lost $68,000 and only discovered the scam weeks later.

“I felt like a complete idiot,” Ásgeirsson said. “It can happen to everyone,” he added, before pausing and revising his statement: “It is happening to everyone.”

Homeland Security issues new warnings on online shopping scams .
As the shopping season kicks off, federal authorities are issuing new warnings about online scams targeting tens of thousands of holiday shoppers.Department of Homeland Security investigators, who track fraudulent transactions, confiscated more than $500 million worth of counterfeit goods in the past year, leading to hundreds of arrests and convictions, according to government data.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 0
This is interesting!