IT Home News Jan. 5: Phishing scams against iPhone users are getting trickier and trickier. Security researcher Brian Krebs
outlines the latest phishing scams he’s seen. The scammers can impersonate calls from Apple.
Krebs said Jody Westby, chief executive of Global Cyber Risk, a security consulting firm, recently received a call on her iPhone called “
Apple Inc.” warning her that the service containing Apple’s user ID had been hacked and asking her to dial a 1-866 number for processing.
Westby contacted Apple’s customer service through the official Apple support page and asked Apple employees to call her. After contacting,
the customer service told her that the phone was fake, but when she checked the latest call records, she found that the so-called fraudulent phone information was exactly the same as Apple’s official.
Krebs then called the fraudster and asked Westby to make a call. On the other hand, an automatic response system said that he had contacted Apple
after sale. A few minutes later, a person called to inquire about the reason for the call. Krebs answered that he was told that the service containing Apple’s user ID had been hacked, and then the other party’s phone hung up and never called again.
Krebs argues that the purpose of the fraud is to obtain personal information and financial information, including bank cards, from Apple
users, as well as payment passwords. He said it was shocking and worrying that Apple devices could not distinguish between Apple’s official phones and fraudulent phones, which could easily convince users to be deceived.
If a user receives such a call, it’s best to contact Apple for confirmation. In addition, Apple generally does not contact users by phone.
Tomorrow morning, the 2019 Asian Cup will begin. The Chinese men’s football team will finish in two days. The opponent is Kyrgyzstan.
This is the weakest team in the Asian Cup, but it is not easy before the national football match, because in the previous warm-up match, the national football team has many problems in attack and defense, and it is not easy to win any opponent.
The second match of FIFA will be against the South-East Asian team Philippines, which would not have reached the finals if it had not been for the expansion of the Asian Cup.
But now the team led by Eriksson is keen on the FA, Eriksson said: “We are in a very tough group.
South Korea and China are both very strong teams. I think South Korea will be the first team in the group and China may be the second team.
But the second group may be the Philippines or Kyrgyzstan. We will try to get the line out. On paper, the Chinese team will be stronger, but I hope we can advance.
In terms of paper strength, the national football team is naturally weaker than South Korea and stronger than Kyrgyzstan and the Philippines, but now the national football team is in a bad state.
Eriksson has coached Guangzhou Fuli, Shanghai Shanggang and Shenzhen teams successively in China. He is familiar with both Chinese national team and Chinese players.
Even international football coach Lippi is also very familiar with it. This will be the Philippines’advantage against China. They know where China’s weaknesses lie.
More importantly, today’s football players seem to have lost self-confidence. Continuous defeats and poor performances have severely impacted the football players.
If in the past they could rely on Lippi to build self-confidence, but now Lippi is also angry with them, Lippi can no longer calm down, which for the international football players,
It’s the last straw of confidence that’s gone. It’s very dangerous. Second, the group seems to be shaky.
The king wore lambswool breeches and a quilted doublet, yet somehow he looked as stiff and uncomfortable as if he had been clad in plate and mail. His skin was
pale leather, his beard cropped so short that it might have been painted on. A fringe about his temples was all that remained of his black hair. In his hand
was a parchment with a broken seal of dark green wax.
Jon took a knee. The king frowned at him, and rattled the parchment angrily. “Rise. Tell me, who is Lyanna Mormont?”
“One of Lady Maege’s daughters, Sire. The youngest. She was named for my lord father’s sister.”
“To curry your lord father’s favor, I don’t doubt. I know how that game is played. How old is this wretched girl child?”
Jon had to think a moment. “Ten. Or near enough to make no matter. Might I know how she has offended Your Grace?”
Stannis read from the letter. “Bear Island knows no king but the King in the North, whose name is STARK. A girl of ten, you
say, and she presumes to scold her lawful king.” His close-cropped beard lay like a shadow over his hollow cheeks. “See that you keep these tidings to yourself, Lord
Snow. Karhold is with me, that is all the men need know. I will not have your brothers trading tales of how this child spat on me.”
“I’m going to show you how dangerous tigers are,” hecontinued. “I want you to remember this lesson for the rest ofyour lives.”He turned to Babu and nodded.
Babu left. Mahisha’s eyesfollowed him and did not move from the door he disappearedthrough. He returned a few
seconds later carrying a goat withits legs tied. Mother gripped me from behind. Mahisha’s snarlturned into a growl deep in the throat.
Babu unlocked, opened, entered, closed and locked a cagenext to the tiger’s cage. Bars and a trapdoor separated thetwo.
Immediately Mahisha was up against the dividing bars,pawing them. To his growling he now added explosive,
arrestedwoofs. Babu placed the goat on the floor; its flanks wereheaving violently, its tongue hung from its mouth, and its eyeswere
He untied its
legs. The goat
got to its feet.
Boy was not the worst of the things that Jon Snow had been called since being chosen lord commander. He ignored it.
“Snow,” the voice insisted, “Lord Commander.”
This time he stopped. “Ser?”
The knight overtopped him by six inches. “A man who bears Valyrian steel should use it for more than scratching his arse.”
Jon had seen this one about the castle—a knight of great renown, to hear him tell it. During the battle beneath the Wall, Ser Godry Farring had slain a fleeing giant, pounding after him on horseback and driving a lance through his back,
then dismounting to hack off the creature’s pitiful small head. The queen’s men had taken to calling him Godry the Giantslayer.
Jon remembered Ygritte, crying. I am the last of the giants. “I use Longclaw when I must, ser.”
Countless stories are told of them. They are the pendants ofthose “vicious”, “bloodthirsty”, “depraved” animals that inflamethe ire of the maniacs I have
just mentioned, who vent theirspite on them with walking sticks and umbrellas. In both caseswe look at an animal and see a mirror. The obsession
withputting ourselves at the centre of everything is the bane notonly of theologians but also of zoologists.
I learned the lesson that an animal is an animal, essentiallyand practically removed from us, twice: once with Father andonce with Richard Parker.
It was on a Sunday morning. I was quietly playing on myown. Father called out.
“Children, come here.”Something was wrong. His tone of voice set off a smallalarm bell in my head. I quickly reviewed my conscience. Itwas clear. Ravi must be in trouble again. I wondered what hehad done this time. I
“Ravi, Piscine, I have a very important lesson for you today.””Oh really, is this necessary?” interrupted Mother. Her facewas flushed.
I swallowed. If Mother, normally so unruffled, so calm, wasworried, even upset, it meant we were in serious trouble. Iexchanged glances with Ravi.
walked into the living room. Mother wasthere. That was unusual. The disciplining of children, like thetending of animals, was generally left to Father. Ravi
all over his