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These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around.<p>The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the …

Bill Gates has read nearly all 37 books by this scientist — here are 7 of his favorites

This pick should come as no surprise — Gates has not been shy about his admiration of Smil's work. On his Gates Notes blog, he said he had read nearly all of Smil's 37 books, most of which delve into topics like food production, energy, public policy, and the environment.<p>"The truth is, I'd read …

Bill Gates

Bill Gates reveals his 6 favorite books he read in the past year

Bill Gates reads about 50 books a year, but only a few make his annual list of favorites.<p>For several years, the Microsoft founder has chosen five titles he enjoyed over the past year and published reviews of them on his Gates Notes blog.<p>Here are his recommendations.

Books

5 toxic habits I've quit to be happier, smarter, and more productive

Do you want to know the honest reason why I study productivity?<p>I'm lazy. And I love life.<p>I also sincerely believe that productivity is the key skill that leads to a successful career and happy life. Why? When you're productive, you know how to get the <i>right</i> things done so you never have to worry …

Self-improvement

iOS 11 has another feature to stave off snooping cops

Apple has made a couple of changes in iOS 11 that make it more difficult for cops to get into your iPhone. We discovered one of those last month, and now another has been uncovered by security software developer ElcomSoft.<p>It makes it even more difficult for law enforcement to obtain the data on …

Information Systems

This Email From Elon Musk to Tesla Employees Describes What Great Communication Looks Like | Inc.com

Throughout the years, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has demonstrated the art of masterful communication.<p>The following is a perfect example: It's a copy of a previously unpublished email Musk sent to Tesla employees a few years ago. Sent with the subject line "Communication Within Tesla," it …

Tesla

The Internet Of Things’ Massive Security Problem, Visualized

Earlier this year, the usernames and passwords for more than 8,000 internet of things devices were posted online so hackers could easily access them. The security breach was a perfect illustration of the IoT’s security problems: Of the 8,000+ username and password combinations, only 142 were …

Internet of Things

JavaScript Is Eating The World

Incase you haven't heard the news, JavaScript and NodeJS are single handedly eating the world of software. NodeJS is an Open Source server-side …

JavaScript

Learn All The Tricks With This Complete Guide to Ethical Hacking

All you need to know.<p>More so than ever before, hacking is everywhere. But there are two sides to every coin, the bad guys and the good guys. With the …

Ethical Hacking

FruitFly Mac malware - FBI investigating hundreds of infections, say researchers

The FBI is thought to be currently investigating hundreds of infections tied to the mysterious FruitFly family of Mac-based malware.David Bisson …

IT security

Internet of Things Safety: Nearly Half of U.S. Firms Using IoT Hit by Security Breaches

Nearly half of all companies in the United States that use an Internet of Things (IoT) network have been affected by a security breach that has hurt …

Writing Secure Node.js Code - Danny Grander

<b>In his presentation, Danny Grander walked us through hacking a vulnerable Node.js application, as well as looking in-depth into three different</b> …

JavaScript

How to choose the best VPN service for iPhone and iPad

In light of the latest news that President Trump has overturned the FCC Internet privacy rules, discussions for and against virtual private networks (VPNs) have resurfaced. One of the biggest complaints with the repeal is that internet service providers are now legally allowed to sell your browsing …

How To Secure Your Web App With HTTP Headers

Web applications, be they thin websites or thick single-page apps, are notorious targets for cyber-attacks. In 2016, approximately 40% of data …

Cybersecurity

DDoS denied: ExtraHop’s newest product detects security breaches and other network anomalies with machine learning

Last October, when a series of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks knocked out major websites like Amazon and Twitter, one financial firm …

Cybersecurity

With A Few Surprises, Cisco Releases 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report

At the end of January, Cisco Systems released their annual Cybersecurity Report (ACR) to the world. This report has become something of a tradition for Cisco, with this being the 10 th year running, and it’s always a good resource to keep your finger on the pulse of the rapidly changing field of …

Cybersecurity

Trump's Russia-U.S. Comparison Rejected by Democrats and Republicans

Some Republican and Democratic lawmakers have rejected President Donald Trump’s most recent notion that the United States government is morally equivalent to Vladimir Putin’s Russia.<p>The most recent controversial claim took place during the president's interview with Fox News' Bill O’Reilly, which …

Donald Trump

Become a Cyber Security Pro with 12 Courses & 117 Lectures

• Master ethical hacking & penetration testing w/ 117 classes<br>• Study security code, threat modeling, web-based vulnerabilities, cross-site request …

This USB Stick Can Kill Your Computer Almost Instantly

The USB Killer is a commercially available USB stick that can fry almost any computer in seconds by rapidly collecting power from the USB power lines …

Raspberry Pi

4 Reasons You Need Developers With Cybersecurity Skills in All Tech Teams

Beyond having dedicated experts, it is equally important to improve the practical security skills of all developers.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>According to a recent study, the global demand for cybersecurity professionals will create more than one million unfilled …

Cybersecurity

AWS Lambda – A Look Back at 2016 | Amazon Web Services

2016 was an exciting year for AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway and serverless compute technology, to say the least. But just in case you have been …

Cloud Computing

AWD winter motorbike looks like it's snow fun

Although they're not a common sight, there are already kits that let you replace a motorbike's rear wheel with a snowmobile-like tread, and swap its …

Amazon, Inc.'s AWS Is Crushing It -- and It Has More Room to Run

If you thought e-commerce sales account for the bulk of <b>Amazon.com</b>'s (NASDAQ: AMZN) business, you'd be right. But if you thought e-commerce sales represented the biggest portion of the company's operating profits, you'd be <i>way</i> off base. As it turns out, Amazon's global e-commerce business only …

Amazon Web Services quietly buys cybersecurity startup Harvest.ai to bolster cloud protections

Amazon Web Services has stealthily acquired San Diego-based cybersecurity startup Harvest.ai to bolster cloud security for its end-users, according …

Amazon Web Services

Light Dimmer Shows How to Steal Power from AC Line

We see a lot of traffic on the tips line with projects that cover old ground but do so in an instructive way, giving us insight into the basics of …

Top Cybersecurity Blog Posts From 2016

Government Technology

An Introduction to Apache's Newest Project: Metron

Let’s start with a brief on the latest from the Apache umbrella – Apache Metron.<p>Per Apache Software Foundation, Apache Metron is a cyber security …

AOL