Archive for September, 2016

postheadericon FlashRouters 2016 Fall Router Deals & Specials

What better way to celebrate the new Fall season than with great savings on some of the best FlashRouters?

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postheadericon 8 years of Android: malware, malicious apps, and how to stay safe

At eight years old, Android is hugely popular. Both with users and attackers.

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postheadericon Mr. Robot security recap: 10 lessons learned from Season 02

Cybersecurity and hacking play a leading role in the series, so with Mr. Robot season 02 almost over, we want to do a reality check on the scenarios we saw.

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postheadericon Delivery Driver Wrestles Gun Out Of Robber’s Hands

NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT — A delivery driver making a food delivery at 3 a.m. was surprised to be greeted by a man with a gun. He showed up at the listed address with an order for $ 37 worth of food. Instead of paying for the food, the occupant decided to rob him at gunpoint.

According to NBC Connecticut, the victim was threatened multiple times throughout the robbery that he would be shot and killed by the armed robber. At first, the robber just wanted the food and then some soda from the back of the victim’s car. Then he wanted his cell phone. Then he wanted his wallet…

You see where this is heading?

The armed robber wouldn’t be satisfied with just a glass of milk and a cookie. You give a mouse a cookie, he’s going to want a glass of milk. And eventually, it ends when he takes your car, your home, and if he’s feeling angry that day — your life. That’s where the robber was headed and the delivery driver knew it.

At some point in the encounter, the delivery driver realized it wasn’t going to get any easier than it already was. A gun pointed at him by an unstable, idiotic youth that doesn’t know any better — take your chances with no gun. He allegedly overpowered the youth, took his gun, and opened fire on him with it.

The robber fled into the night. Police showed up and took the handgun and filed their reports. Surprise, surprise, Shawn Pauls, 23, shows up in the hospital the next morning after someone dropped him off. He has a single non-life-threatening gunshot wound and somehow knows nothing about all the events from last night.

Pauls is a felon with a prior record that indicates if anyone was dumb enough to push his luck with a delivery driver, he surely would be dumb enough for that. And it turns out the New Haven police think the same. They’ve since charged him with criminal possession of a firearm, first-degree robbery, second-degree larceny and first-degree threatening in connection with the incident.

Paul’s gun obviously wasn’t bought at the local gun shop. This should help inform anyone curious that there isn’t an armed criminal out there who will hesitate to get his hands on a stolen or illegal gun and use it. Thus, any law-abiding person wandering about may as well strongly consider the same.

That delivery driver was tough as nails. That’s not a safe bet for the average person. It’s better to be prepared than rely on a lucky break in a bad situation. Carry everyday — especially in Connecticut.

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postheadericon Book of Eli: African targeted attacks

ESET’s latest research analyzes a piece of malware active since 2012, but which has targeted one specific country – Libya.

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postheadericon Tesla Model S hacked from 12 miles away

A team of researchers was able to hack the controls of a Tesla Model S from a distance of 12 miles – adjusting the mirrors, locks and even slamming on the brakes.

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postheadericon Microsoft announces quarterly dividend increase and share repurchase program

REDMOND, Wash. — Sept. 20, 2016 — Microsoft Corp. today announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $ 0.39 per share, reflecting a 3 cent or 8 percent increase over the previous quarter’s dividend.  The dividend is payable December 8, 2016 to shareholders of record on November 17, 2016.  The ex-dividend date will be November 15, 2016.

The board of directors also approved a new share repurchase program authorizing up to $ 40 billion in share repurchases. The new share repurchase program, which has no expiration date, may be terminated at any time. The company reaffirmed that it is on track to complete its current $ 40 billion stock repurchase program by December 31, 2016.

In addition, the company announced the date for the 2016 Annual Shareholders Meeting, to be held on November 30, 2016. Shareholders at the close of business on September 30, 2016, the record date, will be entitled to vote at the Annual Shareholders Meeting.

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

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postheadericon How Do You Hold Your Flashlight? These Guys Offer Some Great Suggestions

The US Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) has a very interesting series on concealed carry readiness called “Into the Fray”. We’ve featured a few of these videos because we felt that they demonstrate key techniques, ideas, and methods that will directly benefit the individual concealed carrier.

In this episode, USCCA editor Kevin McCloskey discusses a few different ways that concealed carriers may use their flashlights.

In the dark, there’s two major methods to use light discipline to a concealed carrier’s advantage:

Spot (“blip”) lighting – This is where you key the flashlight on for a brief moment to orient yourself in your environment and then turn off the flashlight. The flash of light helps you orient while not giving a potential enemy a place to zero on target.

Continuous light – When you find your target, turn the flashlight on and keep it focused on the attacker while you engage. This ensures your aim is precise and on target while giving your attacker the disadvantage.

Major issues brought up in the video: how you hold your flashlight.

There is an FBI method which includes holding the light up and away from the body. This allows you to see your target but ensures your opponent, if aiming towards the light, doesn’t have you in his cross hairs.

Another popular method is cross-arm. This is where you hold the flashlight in your non-dominant hand and overlay your dominant arm in a single-handed grip over top. This provides support to your dominant hand and allows you to keep your muzzle pointed down until your target is confirmed.

Target confirmation is a big deal in a darkened area. Knowing what you’re shooting at is just as important as locating the bad guy.

This is applicable in both home defense as well as everyday concealed carry.

“What if the bad guy shoots at my light?”

This is a very common question which Kevin does an excellent job in addressing. He mentions that some 80% of shots on target miss their mark. While the conditions of those shots may play an important factor, he uses his case to make the argument that it really doesn’t matter how you hold the flashlight so long as you can maintain control of it and your handgun to ensure you can put rounds on target.

Ultimately, we agree on this point.

The flashlight needs to be in a position where it’s useful for you, comfortable for the situation, and effective in helping you navigate and differentiate between friend or foe. Outside of that — and all other factors being equal — there’s no guarantee in a real life situation that the method of you holding your flashlight will have any noticeable effect on your opponent’s shooting.

The most important part is for you to identify and neutralize your opponent. Everything else takes a second place in terms of factoring.

Practice regularly for real life situations you believe you may encounter and definitely practice properly identifying your targets. These are both activities you can do in your home.

Navigating with a flashlight takes time and patience but it ought to be done by anyone seriously interested in defending the life of himself, his family, and his property from bad guys.

Stay safe. Carry concealed.

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postheadericon Edward Snowden, the NSA, and Oliver Stone: An Update

FlashRouters checks in on Edward Snowden, infamous NSA PRISM whisteblower, to see what’s changed in the aftermath of his groundbreaking actions.

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postheadericon VMworld: The year of the developer

At VMworld there are a bewildering number of technologies trying to integrate in order to provide your data to entire networks, reports ESET’s Cameron Camp.

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