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How “omnipotent” hackers tied to NSA hid for 14 years—and were found at last

"Equation Group" ran the most advanced hacking operation ever uncovered.<p>CANCUN, Mexico — In 2009, one or more prestigious researchers received a CD …

Kaspersky Lab

Lewis Carroll on Happiness and How to Alleviate Our Discomfort with Change

“There’s no use in comparing one’s feelings between one day and the next; you must allow a reasonable interval, for the direction of change to show itself.”<p>I am the frequent and fortunate recipient of wonderful letters from readers, many of whom share deeply personal stories of their struggles and …

Learn to Draw Mickey’s Pal, Pluto, at Disney's Hollywood Studios

I have to say that of the “Fab Five” Disney characters (Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Donald and Goofy), my favorite sidekick for Mickey Mouse of these has …

Walt Disney Company

Hiding currency in the Dark Wallet

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1109000/1109585_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524678316_f4ec36d1f50f343bac3b062c276577a4<p><b>What if the software you developed ended up being used by extremists?</b><p>Amir Taaki is one of the key programmers behind a tool which could …

Bitcoin

NSA threatened Yahoo with $250,000 Daily Fine For Opposing Surveillance Request

Yahoo! has broke its silence and explained why it handed over its users’ data to United States federal officials, thereby promising to expose those …

Twitch malware spends users' money

<b>Malicious software spread via chat forums on the video games streaming site Twitch can spend users' money without authorisation, it has emerged.</b><p>The Finnish security firm F-Secure said clicking on the malware links also enabled infiltrators to wipe accounts on the gaming shop, Steam.<p>Twitch is …

Internet

IEEE Computer Society shares top security design flaws

The IEEE Computer Society's Center for Secure Design released a report Wednesday on the top 10 software security design flaws plaguing developers, as …

Internet Explorer security feature blocks outdated ActiveX controls

On Tuesday, versions of Internet Explorer began blocking out-of-date ActiveX controls – primarily as a way of preventing security flaws from being …

Yahoo 'threatened' by US government with $250,000-a-day fine

<b>Yahoo said the US government threatened to fine it $250,000 a day if the search giant failed to hand over user data.</b><p>According to court documents, the National Security Agency (NSA) had demanded that Yahoo comply with new surveillance rules, something the company said was unconstitutional.<p>Yahoo …

Surveillance

3D-Printed ‘Bump Key’ Can Open Almost Any Lock

Bump keys are primitive tools used by locksmiths (and HAXoRZ) to knock open simple locks. Until now, many locks were secure simply because they were too complex to be bumped and, as a result, you had a bit of security by obscurity. That’s all changing.<p>Created by Jos Weyers and Christian Holler, …

What Children Can Teach Us About Risk, Failure, and Personal Growth

<i>“If I limit myself to knowledge that I consider true beyond doubt,”</i> E.F. Schumacher wrote in his timelessly wonderful <i>A Guide for the Perplexed</i> in 1977, <i>“I minimize the risk of error but I maximize, at the same time, the risk of missing out on what may be the subtlest, most important and most</i> …

Man jailed for filming Fast And Furious in cinema

<b>A man has been jailed for 33 months after recording Fast And Furious 6 from the back of a cinema in Walsall.</b><p>A judge in Wolverhampton ruled that Philip Danks, 25, uploaded the movie, which was downloaded 700,000 times.<p>The Federation Against Copyright Theft (Fact) claimed this meant "millions of …

Filmmaking

GCHQ's HACIENDA Port Scanning Program Targeting Devices in 27 Countries

Have you ever used Shodan search engine? A publicly available service crawls the Internet looking for connected devices and list their open ports, …

AlienVault Releases Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) Best Practices

Network security practitioners rely heavily on intrusion detection systems (IDS) to identify malicious activity on their networks by examining …

SandroRAT — Android Malware that Disguises itself as "Kaspersky Mobile Security" App

Researchers have warned users of Android devices to avoid app downloads from particularly unauthorized sources, since a new and sophisticated piece …

Microsoft tip leads to child porn arrest in Pennsylvania

<b>A tip-off from Microsoft has led to the arrest of a man in Pennsylvania who has been charged with receiving and sharing child abuse images.</b><p>It flagged the matter after discovering that an image involving a young girl had been allegedly saved to the man's OneDrive cloud storage account.<p>According to …

Crime

Why your washing machine is a security risk

<b>"Hello! Do you need any help, sir?"</b><p>"No thanks, I'm just browsing."<p>This is a lie. I am not just browsing. I am trying to make a smart washing machine on display in this electronics store cough up its deepest secrets.<p>On this model, that means I need to simultaneously press a couple of buttons on the …

Washing Machines

How to slack off successfully at work

<b>At some times of the year work feels more of a chore than at others. Summer is one of those times, when if you are stuck in the office, the mind strays to work avoidance strategies, writes Lucy Kellaway.</b><p>For inspiration I've been studying two colleagues, both the same age, both equally talented.<p>One …

Behavior

The French spy who wrote The Planet of the Apes

<b>Before the newly released Dawn of the Planet of the Apes film, there was a long franchise going back to the first Apes movie - the 1968 classic with Charlton Heston. But before that there was the book.</b><p>Today few people have heard of Pierre Boulle. He was the French author who first had the brilliant …

Literature

Five Medical Conditions to Treat Immediately - Consumer Reports News

1. Stroke<p>2. Deep cut, puncture wound, or animal bite<p>3. The flu<p>4. Bell’s palsy<p>5. Sudden deafness

Ars tests Internet surveillance—by spying on an NPR reporter

A week spent playing NSA reveals just how much data we leak online.<p>On a bright April morning in Menlo Park, California, I became an Internet spy.<p>This …

DigitalOcean

Introduction<p>When deciding which server architecture to use for your environment, there are many factors to consider, such as performance, …

Picasso on Success and Why You Should Never Compromise in Creative Work

<i>“Imagine immensities. Pick yourself up from rejection and plow ahead. Don’t compromise,”</i> Debbie Millman advised in her magnificent meditation on what it takes to design a good life. But how does one resist compromising one’s creative ideals when straining to meet the practical essentials of …

Lynne Tillman on What to Say When People Ask You Why You’re an Artist or Writer

What compels writers to write, to trek to the desk day in and day out under the self-elective mesmerism of their unrelenting routines? George Orwell attributed the impulse to four universal motives, and Mary Gaitskill listed six. Joan Didion saw it as access to her own mind. For David Foster …

David Lynch on Where Ideas Come From and the Fragmentary Nature of Creativity

As soon as we ask what creativity is, we invariably ponder the essential question of where good ideas come from and how we can coax them into manifesting. In 1926, Graham Wallace proposed a pioneering model for the four stages of the creative process, which was adapted into a five-step “technique …

The Backfire Effect: The Psychology of Why We Have a Hard Time Changing Our Minds

<i>“Allow yourself the uncomfortable luxury of changing your mind,”</i> I wrote in reflecting on the 7 most important things I learned in 7 years of <i>Brain Pickings</i>. It’s a conundrum most of us grapple with — on the one hand, the awareness that personal growth means transcending our smaller selves as we …

Leo Buscaglia on Education, Industrialized Conformity, and How Stereotypes and Labels Limit Love

In the winter of 1969, shortly after a young woman he considered one of his brightest and most promising students committed suicide, <b>Leo Buscaglia</b> decided to deal with the flurry of confusion by starting an experimental class at the University of Southern California where he taught, exploring the …