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  • 27 Aug 2016 8:07 AM | Anonymous

    If you have a phone, you probably get robocalls. These unwanted telemarketing calls—often used by scammers - are annoying, distracting and a real invasion of your privacy. And yet, there's no way for you to stop them.

    Law enforcement tries to go after the people who thumb their nose at the law, but they're often based in foreign countries and very good at using computer technology to hide their tracks.

    "We're using every tool we have," said Lois Greisman, associate director of marketing practices at the Federal Trade Commission. "We tightened the rules about robocalls and aggressively brought cases to shut down robocallers. But, unlike the Lone Ranger, we don't have a silver bullet to end invasive robocalls."

    So, the calls go out and the complaints pour in.

    Robocalls make up the largest number of complaints to both the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC alone receives more than 200,000 robocall complaints per month.

    Finally! No More Annoying Robocalls and Telemarketers.

    How Does Nomorobo Work?

    Nomorobo uses a feature known as "Simultaneous Ring".  When simultaneous ring is enabled, your phone will ring on more than one number at the same time. The first device to pick it up gets the call and the other phones stop ringing.

    So, when the Nomorobo number is enabled as a simultaneous ring number it is the first number to screen the call. If it’s a legitimate call, the call goes through to your number. If the call is an illegal robocaller, Nomorobo intercepts the call and hangs up for you. Your phone will ring once letting you know that the robocall has been answered and stopped.

    SOURCE: http:///nomorobo.com

  • 26 Aug 2016 3:56 PM | Anonymous

    Apple issued a patch Thursday to fix a dangerous security flaw in iPhone's and iPad's after researchers discovered that a prominent United Arab Emirates dissident’s phone had been targeted with a previously unknown method of hacking.

    " Rush Limbaugh - What happened was this.  There's an Israeli company that created an amazing piece of malware, and they offered it for sale, million dollars minimum.  The people who bought it were governments, primarily in the Middle East.  What this did, I guess the way to describe it would be a very sophisticated form of phishing, p-h-i-s-h-i-n-g. 

    The way it was discovered, there's a dissident/journalist in the United Arab Emirates, and he got a text message from somebody he didn't know.  There was an internet link in the text message about a subject that he's very interested in, and that is torture in jails in Middle Eastern companies.  He did not click on the link wisely, because he didn't know, he didn't recognize who had sent it to him.  If he had clicked on that link, one link, his phone would have been jail broken, and the people behind it would have had access to everything on his phone.  They would have been able to monitor him using the phone. They would have been able to listen via his microphone, watch via his camera. 

    It was one of the most amazing exploits -- there were actually three, what they call zero day.  There were three different exploits here combined in this one hack.  Now, the odds that this is gonna happen to you are slim, but phishing is one of the most common tricks used to get people to, in a way in which they're totally unaware, expose the contents of their devices. 

    You get an email from somebody, it's a fake email like it's from your credit card company or your bank, and it looks real. They tell you there's a problem in your account, please click on this link, it says, and reenter your ID information.  And a lot of people fall for it. 

    Well, in this case, you would have totally burned your phone. You would have jail broken the phone, which meant no security, anybody behind this link could have gotten into your phone and found out everything on it, all of your passwords, every password that you've got, every person in your contact sheet, your address book. 

    So, yeah, upgrade to 9.3.5. 

    One of the emails said, "How come Apple hasn't made a big deal out of this?" Well, they have in a way.  In the tech community they have, and they're relying on the tech community to get the word out, but at the same time you don't like to admit that such vulnerabilities are possible.  So it's been low-keyed a little bit. 

    That's why I'm telling you to do it.  It's harmless.  In fact, nothing else is gonna happen.  That patch is just gonna be placed on your phone, security is gonna be reestablished.  That's the only reason to do it.  Doesn't change, there's no new features, there's nothing that's gonna make the phone run better or worse.  It just patches this giant security hole that was discovered just in the past 10 days.  So that's what it's all about."

    SOURCE: Rush Limbaugh Show


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