Social media users put on alert about a scary new scam

first_imgInstagram users are being warned about a new scam that encourages people to hand over their login details to crooks.The so-called ‘Nasty List’ swindle is rapidly spreading across the popular photo-sharing platform, fooling unwitting users.The phishing scam lures people in by sending messages to users saying they have been spotted on the ‘Nasty List’. The profile people are then directed to will be called ‘The Nasty List’, followed by a series of numbers.The profile includes a link to a website and claims that it will let you see the list – but the list doesn’t really exist.Cybersecurity firm Sophos has also put out a warning about the scam.“Anyone entering their credentials will find themselves in a spot of trouble, starting with their entire base of followers receiving the same message telling them that they too are on the Nasty List – and so the social media phishing attack grows,” Sophos explained. “They’ll also potentially have handed control of their account to criminals to do whatever they want with.”An Instagram spokesperson said: “Fake and fraudulent activity is not allowed on Instagram.“We proactively fight against this type of content and are always improving our systems to quickly detect and remove anything that violates our Community Guidelines.”Social media users put on alert about a scary new scam was last modified: April 22nd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Efficient Windows

first_img9 Steps to A Greener CodeNew homes built using the 2009 International Residential Code (IRC) or International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) will be more energy efficient than ever. As a consequence, a builder’s world may become a bit more complex and, in some cases, a bit more expensive. STEP 6: EFFICIENT WINDOWSCode: N1102.1 In certain warm climates, the thermal performance of windows has been increased.What it means to you: Heat gain or heat loss from windows causes a significant loss of energy. Windows are rated by U-value, which is the inverse of R-value. The lower the number, the more efficient the window is at blocking heat flow. In climate zones 1 to 4, which are generally hotter in the summer, U-values have decreased, representing an increase in energy efficiency.Solar-heat-gain coefficients (SHGC) measure how well a window blocks heat from sunlight. these standards also have changed. SHGC is expressed by a number between 0 and 1. The smaller the number, the less solar heat is transmitted into a home. In hotter climates (1 to 4), the SHGC requirement has been reduced considerably, which reduces the stress on cooling equipment and overall home operating costs.The 2009 building codes reflect practices that not only increase energy efficiency—air-sealing measures and increased insulation, for example—but also address sustainable building practices, such as moisture control.Other segments of this series:Part 1: Air SealingPart 2: InsulationPart 3: LightingPart 4: Programmable ThermostatsPart 5: Insulating Mass WallsPart 6: Efficient WindowsPart 7: Insulating Mechanical PipesPart 8: Exceeding the Energy CodePart 9: Vapor Retarderslast_img read more

Violence in Surat after Patidar leader’s arrest

first_imgViolence erupted in Gujarat’s Surat after the arrest of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Alpesh Kathiria in a 2016 sedition case. Mr. Kathiria was arrested in connection with a two-year old case on the day when police also arrested the quota agitation leader Hardik Patel in Ahmedabad. Mr. Patel was later released on bail late night. However, as soon as the news of Mr. Kathiria’s arrest became public, hundreds of Patidar youth came out on streets in Surat’s Patidar-dominated Varachha area where mobs torched several buses and also a bus station. Police have been deployed in large numbers in the Patidar-dominated pockets of Surat.Mr. Patel alleged that some “anti-social elements” are resorting to violence to defame the Patidar quota agitation. He appealed for peace and stressed that the Patidar community’s agitation for quota will continue peacefully.last_img read more

Two militants and a soldier killed in two separate incidents in Kashmir

first_imgTwo millitants, soldier killed in KashmirTwo militants and an off-duty soldier were killed in separate incidents in Kashmir on Saturday. The police said the militants were killed after they ambushed an Army patrol at Pinjora in Shopian. Preliminary reports suggest that Rahil Rashid Sheikh from Ganderbal’s Nunner Ganderbal was among the dead. Locals identified the other militant as Bilal Ahmad, a resident of Keegam. Meanwhile, suspected militants shot dead an Army man at his home in Warpora Sopore in Baramulla district. A soldier with the J&K Light Infantry, Muhammad Rafeeq Yatoo was on leave.last_img read more