Truth Frequency Radio


Feb 02, 2020

Jan Böhmermann (@janboehm) 19

The Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) advises Internet users to use the following services to continuously check whether sensitive data such as user names and passwords have been stolen from data leaks:

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– Pwned Passwords: This service from the Australian security researcher Troy Hunt allows you to enter passwords in a query mask. These are then compared with millions and millions of passwords from data leaks. If there is a hit, the burnt password should no longer be used and should be changed. Warning: The fact that a password is not in this or one of the other databases does not mean that it is secure.

Online accounts should not only be protected with strong, but with individual passwords and, if possible, two-factor authentication. A well-secured e-mail account is particularly important because it often represents a kind of master key for many other services that send links to reset the password by e-mail. The BSI recommends password managers as a tool for managing and using many different good passwords.

– “Have I been pwned?” : That means “Did it get me?” This query option is a variant of the “Pwned Passords” service that Troy Hunt also offers on his site. You can use your email address or user name to query whether the data of a particular account can be found on the network.

– Firefox Monitor: Mozilla’s query service accesses the database from “Have I been pwned?” back, works almost identically, but differs in a practical detail: Because the result of the query is only valid for the moment, you can also register on the monitor page with an email address and you will be informed immediately if your own data is on the network should appear.

Also useful for Firefox users: the browser sounds an alarm if you surf a page that has been hacked or on which there was a data leak. A notification then opens below the address bar, which provides information about the time and extent of the attack or the leak and advises a monitor query.

– Identity Leak Checker: Another query option offered by the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) in Potsdam.123helpme.me Here, too, email addresses must be given. A database comparison is then used to check whether the e-mail address has been disclosed in connection with other personal data such as telephone number, date of birth or address on the Internet and could be misused.

– Breach Alarm: This service also works with email addresses. The ad-hoc query and the monitor service with an e-mail address are free.

Potsdam (dpa) – The Potsdam Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) sees “a lot of need for education” in the population after the latest cyber attacks and data theft. The private institute wants to counteract this with free online courses. Basic IT knowledge is sufficient as a prerequisite, as the HPI announced.

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The program starts in mid-January with the course “Data Security on the Net – Introduction to Information Security”, which is primarily intended to familiarize people with encryption techniques. A course on “Digital Identity – Who am I on the Net” will follow in February. In it, institute director Christoph Meinel wants to provide information about secure passwords, the defense against possible attacks and secure storage methods. Prior registration is required for all courses.

The HPI has been offering free and interactive learning units online on its platform since 2012. The aim is to offer “free access to current university knowledge from the rapidly changing areas of information technology and innovation,” it said. According to its own information, the HPI is currently training around 500 students in practical engineering-related computer science courses.

During the Corona period, the need for advice among consumers in Brandenburg increased. In April, 37 percent more people in the state sought advice from consumer advice centers than in the same month last year, as the consumer advice center Brandenburg announced on Wednesday. In addition to the termination of savings contracts and incorrect interest calculations, unwanted phone calls are increasingly an issue during the corona pandemic.

Even if a call to the home office or in quarantine might provide a little variety, it is not uncommon for criminal structures to be behind it, said managing director Christian A. Rumpke.

Those seeking advice also reported problems with booked hotel and pension stays, which had to be canceled due to the ban on accommodation. Some providers refused to repay customers. “This is a systematic breach of law that is currently taking place,” said Rumpke. 36 percent of the total complaints received in April were in the area of ​​travel alone. In April 2019, the share was three percent, said spokeswoman Lisa Högden. “We had an insane increase.”

During the pandemic, people are playing with fear and panic is spreading, for example when buying gold on the Internet. Here inflation is threatened and prepayment is required. The gold would then sometimes never reach the buyers. Fake profiles are created in online trading. Well-organized structures were behind this. The prosecution lag massively behind, said Rumpke. This is an issue especially in the run-up to Christmas. Rumpke warned consumers to be vigilant right now.

Halle (dpa) – The consumer center Saxony-Anhalt sees scams via email as a persistent problem. “Mail senders have become” smarter “over time,” said Simone Meisel from the state consumer center in Halle.

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In the past, emails with dubious files attached were more likely to be sent. If you opened the documents, you could catch a virus and have to rid your computer of the harmful program. “Consumers who contact us now primarily inform us about new scams,” said the legal expert.

In July and August, according to the state consumer center, those affected reported so-called phishing emails with logos from the Sparkasse, the online retailer Amazon or the online payment service Pay-Pal.

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Phishing emails are fake emails with which fraudsters try to steal important data from their recipients, said the spokesman for the State Criminal Police Office (LKA), Andreas von Koß, in Magdeburg. That ranged from alleged banking institutes that asked to re-enter customer data, to telecommunications companies that supposedly required an update of the access data. The news can hardly be distinguished from official communications. With the “fished out” data, the fraudsters could, for example, shop on the Internet on behalf of their victims and cause great damage.

The fake e-mails can often be recognized by small features, explained von Koß. The form of address is often impersonal. In addition, the message partly contained Cyrillic letters or omitted umlauts, such as “a” instead of “ä”. Recipients should also become skeptical if they are threatened by e-mail to block their accounts.

According to LKA information, most e-mails often seem serious despite this. Social media services such as Facebook and Twitter were not spared the fraudsters either. Users should therefore under no circumstances reveal their personal data or open any links from strangers. “You should pay attention to particularly tempting offers or bargains,” said von Koß.

“However, consumer awareness of this problem has also increased in recent years,” said Meisel from the consumer advice center. Recipients of dubious emails would report them to consumer advocates and thus warn other consumers of new scams.

“If an email is considered suspicious, it should be moved to the folder for objects to be deleted and then completely deleted,” said von Koß. In addition, recipients should change their access data and inform the company belonging to the account about the fake email. Victims could in any case file a criminal complaint, as the LKA announced. This can be done in person in a police station or online. It is important that the phishing email is saved as a file, says von Koß.

In order to contain fraud in the long term, the police are increasingly relying on preventive measures. On the one hand, there are dates for those interested, at which officials would inform about the dangers on the Internet, explained von Koß. On the other hand, helpful tips are listed on the police crime prevention website. Associations, companies and municipalities also have the option of seeking advice from a special office at the State Criminal Police Office.

After the truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market on Monday evening, Jan Böhmermann and Olli Schulz canceled an event in the Berlin Tempodrom. You can no longer have fun while people are dying, they said.

According to “Focus”, the two entertainers interrupted their Christmas circus show after receiving the first reports and made urgent appeals to the audience. “That happened three kilometers from here. I was only there a few days ago,” said Schulz. You just might not be able to find the right words for what happened. “In any case, we can no longer spread a good mood and party when people die here.”

Dear people, the #janolli Christmas circus in the Tempodrom has ended because of the events at #breitscheidplatz. Have a safe way home!

– Jan Böhmermann (@janboehm) December 19, 2016

“Don’t listen to the ass violins”

Jan Böhmermann continued to the applause of the audience: “Come home safely. Don’t spread rumors and don’t listen to the fiddlers who are now instrumentalizing this terrible event for their political purposes. That’s the very last thing.”

No fear. No hate, no fear, no hate, let’s stick together, have a safe good evening. #tempodrom #janolli

– Jan Böhmermann (@janboehm) December 19, 2016 Dead people on Berlin Christmas market: What we know, what we don’t know Live blog: Dead people on Christmas market in Berlin

At least twelve dead

During the possible attack on a Christmas market near the Berlin Memorial Church, a truck was plowed across the market “like a path,” according to a police spokesman. At least twelve people were killed, many of them seriously injured.

On Monday evening, an attack with a truck was probably carried out at the Christmas market in Berlin. The truck crashed into a crowd. Several people died and at least 50 were injured, some seriously. All information about the truck attack in Berlin in our live blog.

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