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Tinder and Bumble Scams Rake in Millions in Bitcoin Abusing iPhone Victims

Episode 26

A report by Sophos reviled a dating app scam that led to the theft of millions of dollars from people on Tinder, Bumble, Facebook Dating and similar apps. Scammers convinced victims to download fake crypto apps, where they duped them into investing money before freezing the accounts.
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Daily Crunch: Citing regulatory restrictions, Microsoft shuts down LinkedIn in China

Microsoft made waves in technology, regulatory and international domains today by announcing the eventual end of its LinkedIn service in China. The company had previously made certain profiles unavailable in the country due to regulatory pressure.

Daily Crunch: Citing regulatory restrictions, Microsoft shuts down LinkedIn in China

iPhone users ripped off at least $1.4 million through Bumble and Tinder scams

Cybersecurity company Sophos has released new insight on international cryptocurrency trading scam targeting iPhone users through popular dating apps. Researchers claim that attackers have expanded from targeting people in Asia to including users in the US and Europe.

Worried Over Antitrust Debate, Apple Talks Sideloading Dangers

Apple released a position paper on Oct. 13, arguing that forcing the company to open its App Store software-distribution platform to allow third-party software sellers to install software — a process often called “sideloading” — would undermine the security of iOS devices.


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Honey Beez

Honey Beez is a retired computer hacker, chess addict, author, and mother. Honey is an American and a New Yorker.  She has written several Children’s books and chess books as well as creating an American chess opening called The Bee Defense.

Trip Elix

Trip Elix is an author, podcaster and video personality Over the last 30 years, he has worked as a security analyst and privately as a consultant, investigator, forensic technician and a skip tracer. He is the author of three books and gives talks on security and privacy.

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