Mark Thomsen

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How To Schedule Your Day For Peak Creative Performance

Are you a certified organizational ninja? It’s okay, nobody is–so steal this idea from career kickstarter Amber Rae, who shares her “Work, Play, Fit, Push” framework for getting things done while staying inspired.<p>About four years ago I started working for myself. I wanted the freedom and …

'Cheating' Can Be An Effective Learning Strategy

It's the end of the semester here at UC Berkeley, and I've got testing on my mind. I'm not the only one; across campus, instructors are engaged in the arduous task of grading quickly and fairly while students sigh with relief as they exit their final, final exams.<p>We most often think of tests as …

The Rotator Cuff: Unlocking the Shoulder

By Dr. Mark Cheng<p>The rotator cuff is one of the most constantly used muscle groups in the human body. Every movement of your hand requires some …

Daft Punk On 'The Soul That A Musician Can Bring'

<i>With a few Grammy Awards behind their helmets,</i> All Things Considered <i>revisits a conversation with Daft Punk. It originally aired May 16, 2013.</i><p>French electronic duo Daft Punk burst out of the late-'90s dance movement with music they produced in a home studio. Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de …

Oracle updates Java versioning to allow more security fixes

Seemingly borrowing a page from the old, line-numbered BASIC programs of the 1980s, Oracle has adopted a new version numbering strategy for the Java …

Study: Application Vulnerabilities Are No. 1 Threat

5/16/2013<br>06:02 AM<p>50%<p>50%<p>Shortage of training among developers is a key cause of high vulnerability rates, (ISC)2 survey says<p>Looks like you've hit your …

Eating Nuts May Help You Achieve Your Ideal Weight

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Many people needlessly shun raw nuts from their diet, believing their fat content contributes to weight gain. A new study once again …

Beware of the “Decoy Habit.”

Lately, I've been thinking about "<b>decoy habits</b>" (still pondering whether this is a good name). A decoy habit is a habit that a person claims to want …

My Imagination and My Reality Don’t Match Up.

This morning, I had a very strong yet puzzling emotional experience, and I realized that I've felt before. I wish there were some wonderful term for …

Should You Get a Ph.D.?

<i>Dear potential Ph.D. students in international studies,</i><p><i>Congratulations on getting accepted into our prestigious/competitive/up-and-coming doctoral</i> …

Do You Agree About These Motivations of the Upholder, Questioner, Rebel, and Obliger?

<b>Assay</b>: With all modesty, I do think my <b>Four Categories of Personality</b> may be one of my finest contributions to the study of human nature. Right up …

Web Application Defender's Cookbook: CCDC Blue Team Cheatsheet

Trustwave is a corporate sponsor of the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) where the SpiderLabs team members actively participate …

27 Ways to Make Your Groceries Last

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>If you're like the average American, you waste more than 20 pounds of food every month. This is because 40 percent of the food in the …

Acupuncture May Help Relieve Chronic Stress

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Acupuncture, which has been valued as part of traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years, is now used by millions of Americans …

Understanding Recent Trends in IT Security Management | The State of Security

Tripwire’s President and CEO Jim Johnson discusses how there has been a significant shift in IT security as CISOs who were purely technical in their …

Secrets of FBI Smartphone Surveillance Tool Revealed in Court Fight

A legal fight over the government's use of a secret surveillance tool has provided new insight into how the controversial tool works and the extent …

Can Moving Data to Cloud Reduce Risk?

NIST's Ron Ross sees the <b>cloud</b> as a helpful tool in reducing the complexity of managing data and keeping it secure. But security expert Eugene …

22 Positive Habits of Happy People

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Many people spend their lives <i>waiting</i> to be happy. You may think, “if only I had more money,” or “could lose weight,” or <i>you</i> fill in the …

Microsoft Windows Portable Devices

Synopsis<p>It is possible to get a list of portable devices that may have been connected to the remote system in the past.<p>Description<p>By connecting to …

Second Level Domain Usage in 2012 for Common Top Level Domains

Hi, this is Leigh Metcalf with my colleague Jonathan Spring. Here is a look at second level domain (SLD) usage in 2012 for the most common generic …

MS13-027: Addressing an issue in the USB driver requiring physical access

Today we are addressing a vulnerability in the way that the Windows USB drivers handle USB descriptors when enumerating devices. (KB 2807986). This …

VNC Server Unencrypted Communication Detection

Synopsis<p>A VNC server with one or more unencrypted 'security-types' is running on the remote host.<p>Description<p>This script checks the remote VNC server …

Don't Use Linksys Routers

Encoding vs. Encryption vs. Hashing vs. Obfuscation

There is often significant confusion around the differences between encryption, encoding, hashing, and obfuscation.<p>Let’s take a look at each one:<p>The …

Oracle Java JRE Enabled (Internet Explorer)

Hacker uses Evernote account as Command-and-Control Server

Cyber criminals are using popular note-taking app <b>Evernote</b> as Command-and-Control Server to give commands to the malware installed on infected PCs …

Malicious Process Detection: User Defined Malware Running

Synopsis<p>Nessus detected potentially unwanted processes on the remote host.<p>Description<p>The checksum of one or more running processes on the remote …

Internet Storm Center Diary 2018-04-09, Author: Johannes Ullrich

This week I was reminded how efficient ARP (Address Resolution Protocol) spoofing attacks might be. A single Android device equipped with offensive …