Oct 062017
 

The fallout of the Equifax data breach is going to be felt by companies, individuals and government for years to come.

The fallout of the Equifax data breach is going to be felt by companies, individuals and government for years to come.

This digital disaster will cause millions of people significant stress as they are dragged into a near never-ending battle with identity thieves.

It will cost billions to contain, and attempt to clean-up, and the proceeds of the crime will throw even more fuel onto the roaring fire that is global cyber crime.

What is Equifax and what happened?

Equifax is one of the big four credit bureaus — they rank a person’s worthiness to receive credit — things like car loans, mortgages, credit cards or sometimes even services such as telephone, cable and, in the US, even health care.

Their database includes personally identifiable information — names, addresses and most crucially, data like social security numbers in the US or social insurance numbers in Canada.

‘Companies aren’t yet required to report data breaches or disclose any information about such breaches. We are severely lagging behind many countries in this regard … ‘— David Shipley

In May, an unknown group successfully breached Equifax’s online services by exploiting a vulnerability in their servers.

A software fix, called a patch for the vulnerability, had been available in March but was not put in place. Equifax only reported the breach last week. As many as 143 million Americans and reportedly as many as 44 million people in the UK are affected.

As of this weekend, all we know about Canada is that some people are affected, but no idea exactly how many or how much personal information has been compromised.

Reportedly 10,000 Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) subscribers in Canada have been notified that their information was included in the breach.

Why don’t we know more?

To be honest, it’s the result of gaping holes in Canada’s privacy legislation.

Companies aren’t yet required to report data breaches or disclose any information about such breaches.”

Read the entire article at the link below.

Source: Equifax data breach a ‘digital disaster’ for Canadians – New Brunswick – CBC News

Toilet Paper Cost Calculator – RedFlagDeals.com – essential tools ..

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Sep 212017
 

Toilet Paper Cost Calculator NAME (OPTIONAL) PRICE ROLLS SHEETS PER ROLL ImperialMetric Sheet dimensions (in) Total surface area (sq. ft) $0.00per sq. ft$0per 1000 sheets ADD TO COMPARE Maximum of 6 results for comparison These price ranges are estimates and should be considered a rough guideline. Great – $0.018 or less/square foot Good – $0.018 – $0.023/square foot Average – $0.023 – $0.028/square foot Poor – $0.028 and up/square foot All ratings based on 2-ply toilet paper.

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KernelMode.info • View topic – Sandboxes / Online Link checkers

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Sep 212017
 
KernelMode.info • View topic - Sandboxes / Online Link checkers

While some of these are long gone, there are some decent links to get started with .. not opening sketchy links .. #Sandboxes Anubis http://anubis.iseclab.org/ BitBlaze http://bitblaze.cs.berkeley.edu/ Comodo Instant Malware Analysis http://camas.comodo.com/ Eureka http://eureka.cyber-ta.org/ Hybrid Analysis http://www.hybrid-analysis.com/ or https://www.reverse.it/ Jevereg http://jevereg.amnpardaz.com/ Malwr http://malwr.com/ Sunbelt Sandbox: http://www.sunbeltsecurity.com/sandbox/ ThreatExpert http://www.threatexpert.com/ ViCheck https://vicheck.ca/ URL Profiler http://urlquery.net XecScan http://scan.xecure-lab.com/ Detux http://detux.org/ Viper https://viper.malwareconfig.com/ deepviz https://sandbox.deepviz.com/ Nviso https://apkscan.nviso.be/ Online #Link Checkers AVG Link Scanner http://linkscanner.explabs.com/linkscanner/avg/ Dr.#Web Online Scanner http://vms.drweb.com/online/ Exploit […] Read More

Brands on Instagram Can Now Run Click-to-Messenger Ads – Adweek

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Sep 202017
 
Brands on Instagram Can Now Run Click-to-Messenger Ads – Adweek

The click-to-Messenger ads Facebook introduced last November are now available for #Instagram. Source: Brands on Instagram Can Now Run Click-to-Messenger Ads – Adweek

‘Aire’ is a hovering robot with Alexa that will definitely scare your pets

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Sep 192017
 
'Aire' is a hovering robot with Alexa that will definitely scare your pets

Corbin DavenportRobots on Kickstarter or Indiegogo usually are slow-moving and expensive products, with little or no real utility. I don’t think ‘Aire’ is anything differe… by Corbin Davenport in News Aire claims to be “the world’s first intelligent robotic home assistant capable of autonomous flight.” Functionality-wise, it’s essentially a drone with the propellers covered by […] Read More

Sep 092017
 
Siri, Google Assistant, Alexa Said To Be Vulnerable To This New Attack

Virtual assistants like Siri, Google Assistant, Alexa etc. are said to be vulnerable to a new attack through which hackers could easily hack your device. Dolphins inspire scientists The method, dubbed DolphinAttack, takes advantage of the fact that human ears are useless when confronted with sounds well above 20 kHz. So the team added an […] Read More

Sep 072017
 
How to run Graphical linux apps form win 10 Bash shell..

Thanks to the author below from whom I … well, I just didn’t want to misplace it .. by Chris Hoffman on July 11th, 2016 Windows 10’s Bash shell doesn’t officially support graphical Linux desktop applications. Microsoft says this feature is designed only for developers who want to run Linux terminal utilities. But the underlying “Windows Subsystem for Linux” is […] Read More

There’s a New Possible Explanation for the Weird Light Behavior of the ‘Alien Megastructure’ Star

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Aug 242017
 
There's a New Possible Explanation for the Weird Light Behavior of the 'Alien Megastructure' Star

 NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle IN BRIEF Researchers from the University of Antioquia in Columbia proposed a new explanation for the weird light behavior of the so-called “Alien Megastructure” star. It seems a ringed-exoplanet the size of Neptune might be the cause. IRREGULAR DIPS A team of scientists led by Mario Sucerquia at the University of Antioquia (UdeA) in Colombia have […] Read More

We Will Extend Our Lives but Not Attain Immortality, Says Anti-Aging Researcher

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Aug 242017
 
We Will Extend Our Lives but Not Attain Immortality, Says Anti-Aging Researcher

We Will Extend Our Lives but Not Attain Immortality, Says Anti-Aging Researcher  Pixabay IN BRIEF Eric Verdin, a world-leading researcher on aging, recently shared what he has learned about the future of growing old. While Verdin views immortality as a fairy tale, he said that many promising methods for extending life are being studied. THE […] Read More

Sexbot Brothels: What Are the Pros and Cons of Robotic Sex Workers?

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Aug 182017
 
Sexbot Brothels: What Are the Pros and Cons of Robotic Sex Workers?

Sexbot Brothels: What Are the Pros and Cons of Robotic Sex Workers? By Tom Woodley Last updated May 28, 2017 Android escorts could take over the sex industry. Sex robots are coming. Just last month, Realbotix launched the beta version of its artificial intelligence app that will pair with its soon-to-be-released robotic heads—heads that will attach to the bodies of […] Read More