Eric Vasbinder

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China’s biggest ally in the South China Sea? A volcano in the Philippines

On June 15, 1991, an otherwise unremarkable mountain in the Philippines blew its top. And with that massive eruption, Mount Pinatubo became an unlikely actor that profoundly shaped today’s South China Sea power contest.<p>Right in the line of fire of the volcanic eruption, just 9 miles (14.5 km) away, …

China

Windows 10 S succumbs to attack via Word macro-based malware

Microsoft produced its reduced-functionality version of Windows 10, dubbed Windows 10 S, for a few reasons. For one, it locks down app installs to …

Windows 10

It's Possible (and Fairly Easy) to Hack a PC With a Vape Pen

Researchers are warning that e-cigarettes can be modified, without a ton of effort, to infect a victim's PC with malware.<p>PCMag reviews products …

Communicate
Alternative Facts

15 Vulnerable Sites To (Legally) Practice Your Hacking Skills - 2017 Update - Hacking-News & Tutorials

As technology grows, so does the risk of getting hacked. So, it should come as no surprise that InfoSec skills are becoming more important and more …

Information Security
Donald Trump

A 29-year-old startup founder who built an ecommerce empire shares her advice for entrepreneurs

The recent inductee to Forbes 30 under 30 list for retail and ecommerce told Business Insider that she started her own business in middle school selling jean skirts.<p>"This was back when jean skirts were a big thing," Box said."I figured out how to stress denim using old jeans, bleach, and …

Entrepreneurship

For True Cyber Security, Using a USB Firewall Is Essential

While trojans and email phishing still feature prominently in hacker toolkits, getting into a system IRL is one of the most effective methods a truly …

The Dying Breed of Real Men

I once thought I was strong because I could bench press 365 lbs. and felt like the Hulk after a little workout. I once thought I was strong because …

The Spy Revolt Against Trump Begins

Intelligence Community pushes back against a White House it considers leaky, untruthful and penetrated by the Kremlin<p>In a recent column, I explained …

Donald Trump

A startup founder worth $15 million explains why entrepreneurs should think like farmers, not suits

My path to becoming a tech startup founder with more than $15 million in funding hasn’t been conventional. My formative years were spent living and working on my family’s farm in Gladbrook, Iowa, a town with a population of around 1,000. I didn’t attend college on either coast, develop a knack for …

Entrepreneurship

How to profit when the market dips

A wall of money is patiently watching from the sidelines as both small and professional investors wait to inject potentially hundreds of billions of pounds into the stock market - when the time is right.<p>So when does that magic moment arrive? Most investment managers will tell you it is impossible …

Why Everything Is Your Fault and Why That's Good

When your whole life is somebody else's fault, powerlessness is assured. Empowerment is about taking responsibility.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m about to turn 30. God willing, I’m about a third of the way through, but I’ve already learned some things thus far. …

Boot Camp

I studied millionaires for 5 years, and I found that they read differently than most of us

I was somewhat shocked when the host highlighted the fact that James' book had sold 165 million books worldwide.<p>As I pondered that thought, my shock was replaced by dismay. It dawned on me that many people only read for entertainment and not to learn.<p>However, the rich read books that educate.<p>In my …

Self-improvement

Why more and more countries are taking an interest in geothermal energy

<i>Originally published on</i> <i>Ensia</i><i>.</i><p>At 2:46 pm local time on Friday, March 11, 2011, Japan was rocked by the largest earthquake ever to strike its shores. The 9.1-magnitude quake triggered a devastating tsunami that killed more than 15,000 people. It also took out the backup emergency generators that …

Hydroelectric Power

For millennials, financial security may be out of reach, research suggests

Millennials are on shaky ground, struggling to gain the same financial security afforded to their parents, new data analysis suggests.<p>When baby boomers were young adults, their net worth was double that of today's young people, who earn $10,000 less than their counterparts did in 1989, according to …

College Students Show How Easy It Is to Use Terrifying Genetic Engineering Technology

The gene drive is quickly becoming one of the most controversial technologies of our time. Its possibilities are at once spectacular and alarming: by …

Genetics

Donald Trump attacks China on Twitter over currency manipulation and South China Sea deepening diplomatic row

Donald Trump launched an attack against China last night, accusing Beijing of currency manipulation and flexing its military might in the South China Sea.<p>The tweets deepened a brewing diplomatic row that began on Friday when the US president-elect broke decades of US policy and spoke on the …

China

US Navy ship fires warning shots after multiple ships 'harassed' by Iranian attack craft

(The USS Squall transits the Persian Gulf during exercise Spartan Kopis on December 9, 2013.MC1 Michelle Turner)<p>Just one day after video emerged of …

South Asia

8 Ways to Develop Long-Term Focus and Achieve Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s been said that your most valuable form of capital is your mind. Entrepreneurial Personality Types (or EPTs), discovered by Alex Charfen, are naturally capable of widespread success -- but what happens when you’re pushed off track? …

Luxury Lifestyle

A Controversial Surveillance Firm Was Granted a Powerful Encryption Certificate

Blue Coat Systems, whose spying technology has been detected in Sudan, Iran and Syria, was granted the power to sign its own encryption certificates.<p>A controversial surveillance company whose products have been detected in Iran and Sudan was recently issued a powerful encryption certificate by a US …

Surveillance

15 money lies you should stop telling yourself by age 30

After a decade of experimenting, failing, and learning from those failures, most of us have figured out how to navigate, or avoid, the most common money mistakes by the time we hit 30.<p>Still, we sometimes let ourselves — and a few money lies — get in the way.<p>Don't let these 15 lies hold you</i> …

Personal Finance
Brazil

The 11 Silliest Ships in the Star Wars Galaxy

The <i>Star Wars</i> galaxy is home to some of the most iconic spaceships in science fiction—the instantly recognizable X-Wing, the giant hulls of a Star …

Scientists Just Discovered Another Sign Suggesting Life Existed on Mars

Carbonates discovered in Martian rock suggest the planet used to have an Earth-like ocean that could have supported life, according to new research …

Geophysics

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Putin says Romania, Poland may now be in Russia's cross-hairs

ATHENS (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday warned Romania and Poland they could find themselves in the sights of Russian rockets because they are hosting elements of a U.S. missile shield that Moscow considers a threat to its security.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the …

Russia

Google wins against Oracle but the fight over fair use and APIs drags on

On Thursday, Google’s long protracted battle with Oracle ended in Google’s favor when a jury of 10 people found in Google’s favor.<p>The details of</i> …

Putin blasts West on first trip to EU country this year

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — On his first trip to a European Union country this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday sharply criticized western policy toward Moscow, describing a newly expanded U.S. missile defense system as a threat to his country's security — and vowing to retaliate.<p>Putin …

Russia