Mastering the Internet

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RRSP facts and guidance for 2017

The “RRSP season” is now in full swing but it’s important to know the ins and outs of this tax-deferred plan in order to optimize the use of this …

Retirement

The Untold Story of Atari Founder Nolan Bushnell's Visionary 1980s Tech Incubator

After bringing us Pong and Chuck E. Cheese's, the legendary entrepreneur built a startup factory that tackled 21st-century ideas with 1980s tech.<p>In the annals of Silicon Valley history, Nolan Bushnell's name conjures up both brilliant success and spectacular failure. His two landmark achievements …

Silicon Valley

20 best audiobooks of all time

Following the announcement that sales have doubled in the past five years, Carole Mansur picks the 20 best audiobooks of all time:<p><b>1 A Delicate Truth written and read by John le Carré</b> <br>(10 hrs 30 mins, Penguin/Audible download £13.10)<br>Le Carré’s 23rd novel, a post-Iraq inquest into the privatisation …

Literature

Ransomware Gangs Have Become the High-Seas Pirates of the Internet

<b>SAN FRANCISCO</b>–As bad as the ransomware problem is right now–and it’s plenty bad–we’re likely only at the beginning of what could become a crisis, …

How to become a 6 Figure Blogger

Not Mine But Very Funny<p>I guess I WAS a 6 figure blogger!<p>Harold is a Robot #3 – How to Earn a Six Figure Income From Blogging in Two Easy Steps. He is …

Security Firm Trend Micro's Blog Falls Victim To Content Spoofing Attack

Trend Micro confirms a content spoofing vulnerability allowed fake articles onto its blog and says firms should respond honestly and swiftly<p>In an era …

Cybersecurity

A rash of invisible, fileless malware is infecting banks around the globe

Once the province of nation-sponsored hackers, in-memory malware goes mainstream.<p>Two years ago, researchers at Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab discovered …

How UPS Trucks Saved Million of Dollars by Eliminating Left Turns

UPS, the world’s largest shipping and package delivery service, has trucks deployed all over the world, delivering as million as 15 million packages …

Carnegie Mellon researchers want to fix app permissions once and for all

An app to help you figure out your apps<p>Mobile app permissions are a daunting problem: it’s difficult to know exactly what each app on your phone is doing, reading, or tracking when you’re not using the app. With the right combination of permissions, an app can have access to everyone you’ve talked …

Apps

New Mac malware from Iran targets US defense industry, human rights advocates with fake Flash updates

Security researchers have discovered new malware for macOS called 'MacDownloader,' which is believed to have been created by Iranian hackers to try …

Defense Industry

This Teen Hacked 150,000 Printers to Show How the Internet of Things Is Shit - Motherboard

On Saturday, February 4, 2017, a self-described "pissed off high school student" in the United Kingdom sat in front of his computer, listening to Bones and Yung Lean, coding a rootkit, a set of software tools that allows an unauthorized user to control a computer system. He got to thinking about …

Mind

A Hacker Just Pwned Over 150,000 Printers Left Exposed Online

A grey-hat hacker going by the name of Stackoverflowin says he's pwned over 150,000 printers that have been left accessible online.<p>Speaking to …

3D Printing

How to Build the Ultimate Movie and Music Server

If you’re like me, you’ve got hundreds of gigabytes of digital media files, everything from movies, to music, to TV shows, stored across portable …

Linux

Thieves now use “Shimmers” to grab Chip/PIN card data

Just when you thought it was safe to slip your card in a slot ATM skimmers have gotten just a bit smarter. New devices called Shimmers can now read your card number and, in certain instances, access your card’s chip. While the technique isn’t new – Shimmers began appearing in 2015 – they are still …

Identity Theft

How to watch Super Bowl LI live on iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV

This Sunday we’ll celebrate one of the biggest U.S. traditions of the year, the Super Bowl. This year’s game marks Super Bowl LI and sees the New England Patriots take on the Atlanta Falcons in Houston, TX.<p>As has been the case for the past few years, you have a few options for live streaming the …

Apple TV

TVO dropping over-the-air transmission outside Toronto

Ottawa, Belleville, Chatham, Cloyne, Kitchener, London, Thunder Bay and Windsor to lose signal<p>Ontario's public broadcaster is about to become less …

Canada

Tesla’s Battery Revolution Just Reached Critical Mass - Bloomberg

Tesla Motors Inc. is making a huge bet that millions of small batteries can be strung together to help kick fossil fuels off the grid. The idea is a …

Renewable Energy

The NFL’s Concussion Problem Isn’t Getting Much Better

New figures from the National Football League (NFL) suggest that recent efforts to combat concussions aren't making much headway.<p>A little more than a …

NFL

Apple will move its entire international iTunes business to Ireland

International HQ will move from one tax haven to another.<p>Apple is moving its international iTunes business assets from Luxembourg to Ireland at the …

Ireland

Alternate Financial Facts, 1984 and #Moneytalk - Canadian Personal Finance Blog

Amazon Link for 1984<p>This week we were introduced to a new term that I am pretty sure is going to stick around for a while. Arguing a point a Trump …

Kevin O'Leary

Source: Google’s Pixel 2 to feature improved camera, CPU, higher price, but ‘budget’ Pixel also in works

It feels like the first Google Pixel was just announced, but now we’re hearing more about the next-generation ‘Pixel 2’ from a source that has been reliable in the past. I mentioned yesterday that we previously heard Google Pixel would bring ‘waterproofing,’ a feature we’re now told is “still on …

Mobile Technology

State of Mobile Networks: Canada

When we last looked at the mobile operators of Canada, OpenSignal found a mobile market with very high performance 3G and 4G networks. A year later, …

Viruses, spyware found in 'alarming' number of Android VPN apps

If you've thought of using a VPN to get around the Federal Court’s blocking of The Pirate Bay and other file-sharing websites, you might want to take …

Apps

HP expands laptop battery recall after reports of overheating and property damage

A new recall for HP notebook computer batteries includes roughly 101,000 units across the US, Canada, and Mexico.<p>Overheating and exploding batteries …

Laptops

Analysis: Methods and Monetization of a Botnet Attacking WordPress

This entry was posted in General Security, Research, Wordfence, WordPress Security on January 24, 2017 by Mark Maunder 0 Replies<p>At Wordfence we see a …

WordPress

The Human Errors that Defeated Enigma - OpenMind

Recently, when researchers at the University of Rochester (USA) finally succeeded in developing <b>a totally secure encryption device based on quantum</b> …

Data Mining Solves the Mystery of Your Slow Wi-Fi Connection

Chinese researchers have worked out the reasons for why Wi-Fi can take so long to connect.<p>Wi-Fi is one of the 21st century’s great liberators. The …

Wi-Fi

CyberSquirel1.com

Total Successful Cyber War Ops As of 2017.01.08 - 1748<p>About this Map<p>This map lists all unclassified Cyber Squirrel Operations that have been released …

Google reveals its servers all contain custom security silicon

Google has published a Infrastructure Security Design Overview that explains how it secures the cloud it uses for its own operations and for public …

Security