Raul Veras

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SQL Injection 101: How to Avoid Detection & Bypass Defenses

It is often said that the best hackers remain unknown, and the greatest attacks are left undiscovered, but it's hard for an up-and-coming penetration …

Getting Started with AWS Lambda and Node.js

Once upon a time, not so long ago, a word caught my ear. <b>Lambda</b>. That struck a chord, remembering the good old days of playing Half-Life as a kid. …

Applied Data Science with Python by University of Michigan: A Course-by-Course Review

One of the first data science specializations I took in Coursera is the five-course sequence from the University of Michigan. The specialization …

The 24 Rules for Success Left Behind by a Legendary Wall Street Banker

14. "Have some fun—but not all the time!"<p>Richard Jenrette, who co-founded the investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in 1959, spent four …

Wall Street

How to Become An Expert At Just About Anything In Just 45 Minutes A Day

“It takes 10,000 hours to become an “expert in an ultra-competitive field” but to go from “knowing nothing to being pretty good”, actually takes 20 …

Self-improvement

The media merger wars are on. Next up: Comcast’s bid to undercut Disney’s purchase of Fox.

Comcast bid $31 billion for European pay TV service Sky, besting Rupert Murdoch’s bid.<p>The merger wars are on.<p>Comcast, which owns NBCUniversal*, announced today it made a surprise $31 billion bid for European pay TV company Sky.<p>What’s more interesting is how that could end up spoiling Disney’s $52 …

Media Industry

Why These 3 Resume Mistakes Make You Look Out-of-Date in 2018

Some resume formats make you look 'old school' and can get you knocked out of the running.<p>Studies show employers are literally getting thousands of online applications for their open positions today. Thanks to technology, it's never been easier to apply to a job. Unfortunately, that creates a …

Employment

How much money do you really need to be happy? A new study has answers.

Are rich people happier? The answer is complex. Some research shows having more cash decreases sadness, likely since it helps you combat adversity, …

This Renowned Wharton Professor's Best Leadership Advice: For the Love of God, Stop Brainstorming

Superstar leadership expert Adam Grant identifies the most important evidence-based truths to apply to your business today.<p>Leadership is not mysterious. If you understand how people and organizations behave, you'll have a pretty good idea how to maximize the performance of both. Fortunately, we're …

Leadership

How to sell yourself in 30 seconds and leave people wanting more

How do you get people interested in you when you only have 30 seconds?<p>Whether you're in a job interview, networking at a cocktail party, or happen to …

The 4 Types of Problem-Solvers (and Why Knowing Which One You Are Will Make You More Successful)

There is more to motivation than ambition and work ethic. Learn how to recognize and maximize key drivers for business success.<p>Entrepreneurs are typically highly motivated individuals. Driven and ambitious, they see the reward in taking less predictable approaches and embracing routines that stray …

Self-improvement

Large employers want mandatory drug testing as part of marijuana legalization

The country's biggest airlines, train and trucking firms, construction companies and transit authorities are urging the government to allow them to conduct mandatory drug tests for key members of their work forces.<p>The issue of testing is currently in front of the Senate, where two bills are being …

What students know that experts don't: School is all about signaling, not skill-building

Parents, teachers, politicians and researchers tirelessly warn today's youths about the unforgiving job market that awaits them. If they want to succeed in tomorrow's economy, they can't just coast through school. They have to soak up precious knowledge like a sponge. But even as adulthood …

How to Beat the Patriots

H old up, hold up … we might have to change the title of this article. It’s a little misleading. Maybe we should go back and just call it <i>Football …

NFL

Market Volatility Has Gone Through the Roof. Here’s Why That Matters

A popular investment strategy for riding the unusual recent calm of global stock markets is suddenly in tatters. It’s called short volatility, and …

Only 5 Nations Can Hit Any Place on Earth With a Missile. For Now.

North Korea is among a number of countries that have been working to improve the accuracy and range of their missiles.

North Korea

WD My Cloud NAS devices have hard-wired backdoor

This is serious: some of the messed-up machines can host VMs and databases<b>UPDATE</b> If you have a Western Digital My Cloud network attached storage …

The world’s 13 most efficient, open, and competitive economies

The organisation compares 104 variables to come up with its list, splitting those variables into nine subindexes. One of the big components of the ranking is the strength of a country's economy.<p>Economies are not ranked solely by their size and strength, with the Legatum Institute taking factors …

What You Need to Know About The Intel Flaw Everyone's Freaking Out About

Practically every PC, laptop, tablet, and smartphone is affected.<p>Silicon Valley is abuzz about 'Meltdown' and 'Spectre' – new ways for hackers to …

7 Best Exercises to Naturally Increase Testosterone in Men

For dudes, testosterone is the holy grail of hormones—it’s what literally makes us men. Often referred to as the “male sex hormone,” testosterone …

Exercise

The iOS apps that dominated our screens in 2017

2017 was a great year for Apple as a whole, and the App Store was no different.<p>From messaging apps to music-generating tools to a smart AI assistant, Apple and various third-party developers unleashed an impressive array of new software designed to get us tapping, swiping and — most importantly — …

Apps

Trump administration ends 2017 confronting Russia after year of collusion accusations

The year that began with the narrative of Trump-Russia collusion is ending with an unexpected plot twist – the Trump administration is confronting and cracking down on Russia on several fronts, a development drawing praise from some of the president’s biggest critics.<p>Allegations that Trump …

Want To Be More Successful Next Week? Remove These 4 Thoughts This Weekend

Establishing the foundation for a successful week requires establishing the foundation for an empowering mindset which starts with removing these 4 thoughts.<p>High performers take advantage of the weekends to separate themselves from the pack by deliberately refocusing and recharging along with …

Self-improvement

The 8 Best Interview Questions You Could Ever Ask

The right questions that can lead to a successful hire<p>I've interviewed a lot of people in my career for all kinds of positions and from many backgrounds. Most people have favorite interview questions to ask and some believe certain questions can quickly reveal what they need to know about a …

Employment

Research Says 86 Percent of Employees Quit Within the First Six Months, Unless Managers Do These 4 Things

This is a powerful and simple strategy that most bosses rarely implement for an effective new hire experience<p>Here's something to seriously ponder: Research is saying that a new hire's decision to stay with a company long-term is made within the first six months of employment.<p>Think about that for a …

Employee Engagement

Republicans are starting to notice another big problem with their tax plan

I've written before about problems with the provision of the Republican tax framework that President Donald Trump touts as good for small businesses.<p>This tax break would ensure that people who own so-called pass-through businesses would be taxed at no more than 25% on income from those businesses, …

Why This REIT Stock Is a Dividend Investor's Dream

Realty Income stock pays a higher-than-average dividend yield, has outperformed the market over the long term, and has continued growth potential.<p>If …

New system in the human brain discovered

Exploring the Human Brain<p>The human brain is a complicated organ that’s difficult to understand, so it’s only natural that we always have more to …

Undiscovered

Chalk Is the AR App I’ve Been Waiting For

There are two kinds of people: those who have needed tech support, and those who constantly give it over the phone to their friends and families. …

Indiana couple admits to stealing over $1 million worth of electronics from Amazon

And now they have to pay it all back<p>An Indiana couple has pled guilty to charges of federal mail fraud and money laundering resulting from an elaborate plot that fleeced Amazon out of over $1.2 million in merchandise, according to <i>The Star Press</i>.<p>Erin Finan, 38, and Leah Finan, 37, enacted their …