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Linux admins: Dire vulnerability gives attackers root access in RHEL, CentOS, Fedora

A flaw related to a NetworkManager integration script is trivially easy for attackers to leverage.<p>A command injection vulnerability has been …

Linux

How to save your privacy from the Internet’s clutches

Another week, another massive privacy scandal. When it’s not Facebook admitting it allowed data on as many as 87 million users to be sucked out by a developer on its platform who sold it to a political consultancy working for the Trump campaign, or dating app Grindr ‘fessing up to sharing its …

Privacy

Guide: How to make your own personal VPN in under 30 minutes

Article Contents<p>1 Should I host my own VPN?<p>2 Step one: Setting up a Linode VPS<p>3 Step two: Logging into the VPS<p>4 Step three: Setting up the VPN<p>5 Step …

Adjust these Facebook privacy settings to protect your personal data | ZDNet

​Facebook knows a lot about you<p>Facebook knows a lot about you. And so do the third-party app makers and partners in the social network's …

'PUBG' moves beyond battle royale with War Mode

The <i>PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds</i> team is now clearer about their plans to add game modes beyond the signature battle royale and zombie games. The developer has revealed that it's experimenting with a War Mode that behaves more like the conventional deathmatches in other games rather than <i>PUBG</i>'s …

16 items people waste too much money on at the grocery store and should stop buying immediately

Grocery stores — whether your local store or a big-box chain — have tons of items in stock and many for a fair, reasonable price. But that doesn't mean it should be your one-stop shop for anything you need to buy.<p>The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the average American spends more than …

Personal Finance

Iran hit by global cyber attack that left U.S. flag on screens

DUBAI (Reuters) - Hackers have attacked networks in a number of countries including data centers in Iran where they left the image of a U.S. flag on screens along with a warning: "Don't mess with our elections", the Iranian IT ministry said on Saturday.<p>"The attack apparently affected 200,000 router …

Cybersecurity

Facebook launches bulk app removal tool to clean up your privacy settings

Making it easier to cut off access to your data amid the Cambridge Analytica scandal<p>Facebook now lets you bulk remove third-party apps, and any and all posts those apps may have published on your behalf, a welcome privacy change that should make it easier to strip access to your profile from …

Eight months ago, Panera Bread was warned that they were leaking up to 7 million customers' data. They fixed it yesterday. Kinda.

On August 2, 2017, security researcher Dylan Houlihan contacted Panera Bread to warn them that their customer loyalty website had a serious defect …

Teach Yourself Computer Science Using This Site

Lifehacker has collected a lot of “learn to code” resources that are especially helpful to new learners. But if you’ve already done a little coding …

This Millennial Couple Is Saving $150,000 a Year and Plans to Retire by 2029. Here’s How They Do It

They even economize on food: 'Scallions are cheap.'<p>Some kids want to be a fire fighter, astronaut or a ballerina when they grow up. Lily He wanted to …

This new privacy tool would speed up your internet, too

It's no joke how much data your internet service provider can collect about you. A new service from Cloudflare aims to change that.<p>These days, you may wish you had a magic switch you could flip to keep your data more secure.<p>The misuse of Facebook user data by Cambridge Analytica is only the latest …

Privacy

This site guesses exactly who you are based on just 15 questions

Inti de Ceukelaire, the ethical hacker from ‘Oilsjt’ in Belgium, is back again. De Ceukelaire has built a tool that can pretty reliably tell who you are after answering 15 questions on his new site ‘Oilsjt Analytica,’ a cheeky reference to Cambridge Analytica’s recent Facebook scandal.<p>I would say …

When It Comes to Securing Your Network, the Worst Thing You Can Do Is Nothing

<i>Enterprises of all kinds face more network security threats today than ever before, and they must be proactive their approach to cybersecurity if</i> …

Perimeter vs Persistent Security: Five Steps to Ensure Network Security

<b>Enterprises Must Formulate a Plan of Action Through Testing and Remediate Issues Before They Get Out of Control</b><p>Enterprise security used to be …

PWYW: The Ultimate White Hat Hacker 2018 Bundle

We have an awesome Pay What You Want deal in the Geeky Gadgets Deals store today, the Ultimate White Hat Hacker 2018 Bundle .<p>You decide exactly how …

Here’s how much it costs to mine a single bitcoin in your country

So-called bitcoin mining is a hot topic of in the cryptocurrency world.<p>That’s chiefly because of the rising electricity costs associated with …

Bitcoin

How to build muscle as age tears it down

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you are in your 40s or 50s, chances are that you are starting to notice some changes in your body, including muscle loss and diminishing strength, even if you exercise fairly regularly.<p>Reduced levels of physical activity, increases in sedentary behavior and doing less intense exercise …

Muscle

The settings you should change immediately after buying a new TV

It's finally a good time to make the jump to a 4K TV. Prices have come down, HDR is up to snuff, and there are a bevy of great models to choose from. But once you bring your new TV home, you may want to take a trip through its settings and tweak a few in order to get the best possible picture.<p>If …

How to stop annoying robocalls on your iPhone or Android phone

Fight back against the constant, annoying scam calls<p><i>Update May 10th 9:30AM ET: This article was originally published on March 6, 2018 and has been updated to include video.</i><p>Mobile spam calls have been a nuisance for years, but over the last few months, it’s felt to me like there’s been a surge of …

Identity Theft

You can take Google's Machine Learning Crash Course for free now

Google’s new ‘Machine Learning Crash Course’ is now available and it’s free for everyone. If robots are coming for your job this class will prepare you for your next one.<p>This same course has been taken by more than 18,000 Google engineers, and this is the first time it’s been made available to the …

Creative's new Super X-Fi audio tech is frigging mind-blowing

The company known for Soundblaster finally has a new killer product, and you'll probably want one too.<p>When Creative called me up to ask if I was interested in hearing something incredible, I was skeptical but curious.<p>After all, this was Creative we were talking about, the creator of the …

Audiophile

How to Immediately Change Your Life For The Better

Ready for a change? Here's how you can make it happen.<p>There's an old joke where a man says, "I really want to go to medical school, but it takes at least seven years--and I'll be 50 in seven years!" A wise friend replies, "And how old will you <b>be in seven years if you don't go?"</b><p>If you're not where …

23,000 HTTPS certificates axed after CEO emails private keys

Flap that goes public renews troubling questions about issuance of certificates.<p>A major dust-up on an Internet discussion forum is touching off …

IT security

Fitness tracking app Strava gives away location of secret US army bases

Sensitive information about the location and staffing of military bases and spy outposts around the world has been revealed by a fitness tracking company.<p>The details were released by Strava in a data visualisation map that shows all the activity tracked by users of its app, which allows people to …

Middle East

Intel: Stop firmware patching until further notice

The chip giant believes it has found the root cause of the issue forcing Haswell and Broadwell chips to unexpectedly reboot.<p><i>Meltdown-Spectre: A</i> …

Hacking Tools List for Hackers & Security Professionals

Penetration testing & Hacking Tools Tools are more often used by security industries to test the vulnerabilities in network and applications. Here …

Information Security

Over 500,000 Users Impacted by Four Malicious Chrome Extensions

Security researchers from US cyber-security firm ICEBRG have spotted four Chrome extensions featuring malicious code that were available through the …

Cybersecurity