What is the world coming to? Obviously an off-shore exploit. No self-respecting US citizen – crook or not – would defile our national treasure Star Trek. To boldy go where no man has gone before. Hmmmm! Source: Shameless crooks fling Star Trek-themed ransomware at world • The Register Thanks to The Register
Source: Shameless crooks fling Star Trek-themed ransomware at world | The Cloud Is Huge 2.0
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The message: Your mobile and computing devices can be attacked, breached, infected, or otherwise compromised anytime – anywhere – and without warning. The important truth about technology in the 21st Century is that its fraught with danger AND you ignore the threats until YOU become a victim.
Source: Top Story: Malicious fake app bricks phone and installs ransomware | Komando.com
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As part of its consumer protection mission, the FTC regularly holds events designed to bring together broad expertise to enhance public understanding of key issues. In 2014, the Commission held a series of seminars examining the privacy implications of mobile device tracking, consumer generated health data, and alternative scoring techniques. The FTC’s exploration of these topics informed subsequent policy, research, and enforcement work. The agency recently held a workshop on cross-device tracking, as well as the first-of-its-kind PrivacyCon, which provided a platform for academics to present novel research on privacy issues.
Source: FTC to Host Fall Seminar Series on Emerging Consumer Technology Issues | Federal Trade Commission
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The latest of the nasty stuff has been reported.
A new strain of “ransomware” is striking – CBS News.
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Any smartphone message that prompts an immediate “call to action” is probably malware or a scam. So heed the following advice:
1. Always verify the source by conducting a Google or Bing Search of the “topic”.
2. Resist the urge to get sucked in.
3. If you have time, report the incident to one of the many popular (and safe) scam sites – http://www.consumerfraudreporting.org/reporting.php
Android Phones Hit by ‘Ransomware’ – NYTimes.com.
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