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Oil And Gas Executives Bemoan The Pace Of The Digital Transformation

At the recent EAGE Annual 2018 conference in Copenhagen I heard views of oil and gas executives about the pace of the digital transformation for the industry. The sector has the luxury of a price system that is set by factors outside their direct control. Until the recent oil price crash, it was …

Innovation

24 best free security tools

Who doesn't love free software?Infosec professionals are fortunate to have many good free tools for a range of tasks. The following list of two dozen …

Cybersecurity

This malware is harvesting saved credentials in Chrome, Firefox browsers

Researchers say the new Vega Stealer malware is currently being used in a simple campaign but has the potential to go much further.<p>Vega Stealer …

The Seven Phases of a Cyber Attack

In the cyber security industry, we are seeing a change in the way that hacks are being performed.<p>A recent set of attacks against critical …

30+ Real Examples Of Blockchain Technology In Practice

While Bitcoin and cryptocurrency may have been the first widely known uses of blockchain technology, today, it’s far from the only one. In fact, blockchain is revolutionizing most every industry. Here are just a few of the practical examples of blockchain technology.<p><b>Entertainment</b><p>‌KickCity—Platform …

Blockchain

Understanding Blockchain: A Beginners Guide to Ethereum Smart Contract Programming

One of the hottest technologies of late is <i>blockchain</i>. A blockchain is a digital transaction of records that’s arranged in chunks of data called …

Now that Russia has apparently hacked America's grid, shoring up security is more important than ever

Hackers taking down the U.S. electricity grid may sound like a plot ripped from a Bruce Willis action movie, but the Department of Homeland Security …

Mercury - A Hacking Tool Used To Collect Information And Use The Information To Further Hurt The Target

Mercury is a hacking tool used to collect information and use the information to further hurt the target.<b> <br>Installation</b><br>Requires Python2 …

Marketers: Here’s what your job will look like in a blockchain world

General Stanley McChrystal was responsible for the U.S. Army in Iraq and Afghanistan. In his book <i>Team of Teams,</i> he talks about the rude awakening he had when he saw how disadvantaged his centralized command was compared to the decentralized networks of Al-Qaeda in Iraq and Afghanistan. McChrystal …

The Billion-Dollar Hacking Group Behind a String of Big Breaches

This week, Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off 5th, and Lord & Taylor department stores—all owned by The Hudson’s Bay Company—acknowledged a data breach …

Blockchains aren’t just tech, they’re new economic systems

Forget for a moment about the value of the cryptocurrencies that you may or may not own. Instead of thinking of blockchains as investment bets or just cool technology, think of them as entirely new, and previously impossible, economic systems. Because that’s what they are.<p>Just like any economy, a …

Blockchain is on a collision course with EU privacy law

Those who have heard of “blockchain” technology generally know it as the underpinning of the Bitcoin virtual currency, but there are myriad organizations planning different kinds of applications for it: executing contracts, modernizing land registries, even providing new systems for identity …

Fostering Inclusion Through The Blockchain

At a time when we face division across political, socio economic and racial lines, blockchain technology has the potential to become a great equaliser. By definition, it supersedes national borders, language, race and even bias. While there has been rapid growth along with much curiosity and hype, …

Cybersecurity

10 Best Family-Friendly Beach Hotels in Florida

1 of 10<p>TradeWinds Island Grand<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa<p>3 of 10<p>Portofino Island Resort<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 10<p>Four …

Download New Storyboarding Software That’s Free & Open Source

Quick tip: The new software package, Storyboarder, makes it "easy to visualize a story as fast you can draw stick figures." You can create a story …

GIF Animations

22 Chic Autumn Nail Colors You'll Want to Buy ASAP

Fall not only brings us cooler weather and pumpkin spice everything, it also treats us to new Autumn nail polish collections. With ranges of burnt orange, olive greens, and plums to choose from, we're spoiled with choices from the likes of Essie and OPI. Ahead, find a few of our favorite old and …

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12 Amazing Holiday Vacation Packages

Magnolia Hotel & Spa, Victoria, B.C.<p><i>From $199 CAD, magnoliahotel.com</i><p>Dripping in nostalgia, Victoria makes a charming place for a Canadian holiday. …

Amazon Says These Will Be the Hottest Toys This Christmas

Fingerlings Glitter Monkey<p>Her name is Rose and, along with her funky hair, she loves to grab onto things. Your kids will love monkeying around with …

Enhance Your Thyroid Power and Melt Away 20 Pounds

When Mark Hyman, M.D., wrote his mega-bestseller <i>The Blood Sugar Solution</i>, he wasn’t aiming to jumpstart thyroid glands across the nation. But folks …

I travel the world for 3 months of the year — here are my 10 best tips to make trips less expensive

While we enjoyed a comfortable lifestyle, our lives felt hurried. If we weren't at work, we were getting ready for work, doing chores or taking care of our kids. We only had 15 vacation days to burn each year — not nearly enough to account for sick days and to travel the way we wanted.<p>Fast forward …

Learn a Computer Programming Language Online for Free

It's Never Too Late to Learn How to Program<p>Many new graduates find frustration in today’s job market as employers increasingly focus on hiring …

Online Education

A ‘bug’ that let a $500 password cracking box open up iPhones is patched as of iOS 11

A video posted to YouTube by users EverythingApplePro yesterday shows a small $500 box unlocking an iPhone 7 locked with a short passcode. The box works on all iPhone 7 and iPhone 7+ models, as well as some iPhone 6 and 6S models and, unless you’re willing to wait an incredible amount of time, only …

Codacy, a platform that helps developers check the quality of their code, raises $5.1M

Codacy, a startup based in Lisbon, Portugal that offers what it calls an “automated code review platform,” has raised $5.1 million in Series A funding. EQT Ventures led the round, with participation from existing investors Faber, Caixa Capital, Join Capital, and Seedcamp.<p>Launched in 2014, Codacy …

A Genius Former Hacker Explains How to Keep Your Business Safe From Cyber Attacks

Scott Duffy and Alan Taylor catch up with Walter 'Scorpion' O'Brien to chat about minimizing cyber threats for your small business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With an IQ of 197, Walter “Scorpion” O’Brien has the fifth highest intelligence in the world. After hacking …

Facebook robot is shut down after it ‘invented its own language’

Scientists have switched off Facebook’s robot because it has reportedly created its own language.<p>Researchers noticed that Artificial Intelligence …

Artificial Intelligence

Thermomix, the magical German do-it-all kitchen appliance, is here to conquer America

In a fanciful advertisement from 1956, a limber American housewife is spirited to Frigidaire’s “Kitchen of the Future,” where she delightedly pushes buttons, gazes at flickering screens, and twirls a rotating cylindrical fridge. She skips away for an interlude of recreation involving tennis, golf, …

Kitchens

Hackers can take a hidden test to become mid-grade officers in the US Army's Cyber Command

As cyberattacks on the US become commonplace, disorienting, and potentially damaging to the US's fundamental infrastructure, the US Army's Cyber Command reached out to civilian hackers in a language they could understand — hidden hacking puzzles online.<p>In the opening sequence of a Go Army …

Budget & Small Space Friendly: DIY Cinderblock Planters

When we start talking about outdoors and all the fun things to make, build or plant, there is always one project that immediately comes to my mind: …

Turn an Old Computer Into a Do-Anything Home Server with FreeNAS 8

You've heard the word "server" thrown around a lot, but usually in the context of web sites or big companies that have a lot of data to store. In …

How to Start a Career in Cybersecurity

Are you searching for a high-paying job with excellent growth prospects? You could look at some of the top jobs for the future. Or you could consider something that's hot right now: a career in cybersecurity.<p>According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median salary for information …