Momo challenge shows how even experts are falling for digital hoaxes

“An evil suicide game” was how one newspaper described the “Momo challenge”, a so-called game that supposedly involved children receiving a series of threatening and increasingly dangerous instructions from an anonymous contact on their smartphone. Such sensationalist reporting risked whipping up a frenzied panic, and it soon became apparent there was little evidence the game […]

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For Sale: Phone Hacking Tool, Lightly Used

The Cellebrite Universal Forensic Extraction Device (UFED) is a high-end tool used by law enforcement to crack mobile phones. A new unit will run you about $6,000. But as reported by Thomas Brewster at Forbes, the hacking community has discovered that with a newer model now going on sale, older Cellebrite UFEDs are hitting the […]

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Panasonic Unified Digital Evidence

This is no upgrade. Manage and secure your entire Arbitrator In-Car and Body Worn video, including all your digital evidence from multiple sources using a simple, yet powerful, web-based Unified Digital Evidence cloud hosted solution, delivered in a Software as a Service (SaaS) model. Unified Digital Evidence: Key Benefits Manage every camera from one dashboard […]

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Motorola Solutions launches Si200 BWV camera in North America

The Si200 integrates with CommandCentral Vault, the company’s software solution for digital evidence management that enables agencies to manage content from its capture in the field through to sharing it with criminal justice systems. Motorola Solutions describes the Si200 as being compact and lightweight. Once the captured footage is uploaded to CommandCentral Vault, the latter […]

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Defeating credit card fraud

Online behavioural targeting and device fingerprinting could be used to combat credit card fraud according to a team from Botswana International University of Science and Technology, in Palapye, Botswana. Writing in the International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics, Motlhaleemang Moalosi, Hlomani Hlomani, and Othusitse Phefo explain how there are numerous existing credit card […]

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Third Canadian detained in China amid Huawei spat

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has urged caution and said he will not be “stomping on a table” after China detained a third Canadian amid a diplomatic dispute over the arrest of a Chinese technology executive. The detentions of the Canadians — including one revealed on Wednesday — followed the December 1 arrest in Vancouver […]

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700,000 People Were Sexually Assaulted Last Year – But Most Offences Don’t See Justice

Around 700,000 people were sexually assaulted in the year up to March, with the number recorded by police tripling in recent years. Women accounted for 560,000 of all victims, while 140,000 were men. The rise “largely reflects” improved police records and more victims being willing to report, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). […]

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Deepfakes: the next threat to our elections?

President Donald Trump stands behind a podium against a stately backdrop and speaks directly to the Belgian people. “I had the (guts) to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement and so should you because what you guys are doing right now in Belgium is actually worse,” he says. His lips move unnaturally quickly, but the […]

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Cybercriminals Distribute TimpDoor Malware to Turn Android Devices Into Network Proxies

A recent investigation into an active phishing campaign uncovered a malware family that enables attackers to turn infected Android devices into network proxies without users’ knowledge. According to the McAfee Mobile Research team, the campaign uses text messages to trick users into downloading the malware, known as TimpDoor, which is disguised as a fake voice […]

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