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Understanding Romance Fraud: Insights from Domestic Violence Research

Romance fraud is a particularly harmful issue that affects thousands of people every year. The damage that romance fraud can cause makes particularly startling the relatively little research that has been done on this subject.  Cassandra Cross, Molly Dragiewicz and Kelly Richards provide insights by comparing romance fraud and domestic violence in the hope that …

Security in virtualized infrastructures: A networking perspective

Presented by Dr. Ashraf Matrawy at the SERENE-RISC workshop 2017, April. For economic, technical, and environmental reasons, there is a very strong trend towards virtualizing computing infrastructures and relying less on private computing infrastructures. This trend utilizes information infrastructures that are built using virtualization techniques while taking advantage of very rapid advances in networking technologies. In …

CAFC Financial Crime Trend Bulletin: Counterfeit Merchandise

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre produces regular bulletins to help Canadians to better protect themselves against fraud.     Canadians shopping online need to be on the lookout for deals that can be too good to be true. The Canadian Anti‐Fraud Centre continues to get reports of Canadians buying merchandise online that turn out to be counterfeit. Websites …

CAFC Financial Crime Trend Bulletin: Phishing

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre produces regular bulletins to help Canadians to better protect themselves against fraud.   Phishing scams are traditionally associated with misleading and deceptive emails, falsely claiming to be from a legitimate organization such as a financial institution, business or Government agency in an attempt to have the consumer surrender private and personal information. Scammers …

Develop with protocols for better OTR encryption

Cryptography done right has become important as the impacts of poor implementations are increasingly felt by journalists, whistleblowers and political activists around the world. Nik Unger and Dr. Ian Goldberg at the University of Waterloo have been working on improving cryptography for messaging. Cryptography is designed to provide a level of security for messages beyond …