Archive for December, 2016

postheadericon Retailers! Avoid getting hacked during the holiday season (or any other time of the year)

Tips for cash-strapped retailers looking to avoid getting hacked, during the holiday shopping season, or any other season.

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postheadericon Two Home Invasions In One Night In Houston — See If You Can Spot The Difference On How They Played Out

HOUSTON, TEXAS — We just finished covering a home invasion where a man had to wrestle control of a gun from one of the armed intruders before he could fight back to defend himself and his family. Go figure, that same night, another home got broken into in Houston and the homeowner was armed. It worked out a bit differently…

We already reported on that first home invasion here. The guy did what he had to do to defend himself and we’ll never fault him for that. However, in the second event of the evening, the homeowner was armed with a .22 caliber rifle and shot the intruder twice in the chest before the intruder fled.

According to MySanAntonio News, the suspect was apprehended outside the home and taken to a nearby hospital for treatment for his gunshot wounds. He’ll likely face criminal charges relating to the unlawful intrusion into that man’s property.

One homeowner doesn’t have a gun and is forced to fight for control of one to defeat two armed intruders pointing guns at him and his family. He takes a bullet to the hand and a grazing wound to his head. The other homeowner suffers no injuries.

This is where guns come into play, folks. It’s better to have one and never need it than to need it and not have it. The level of pain and misery required to overpower two intruders bent on violence is completely different than neutralizing the threat with your own gun.

Everyday carry of a firearm just isn’t in the cards for some people. While I would personally hope that any law-abiding citizen that can hold a gun, should, I fully realize there will be people who just simply won’t. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a gun for your own personal protection in your home. In fact, I strongly encourage it.

If an ambulance has to pull up outside your home after a violent home invasion, I would always hope it would be the other guys getting loaded in and not you. That’s a whole heck of a lot easier if you’re the person with the gun.

Personal protection in the home as well as out in the regular world is downright necessary. If not you, who will defend you, your family and your home? Make the conscious decision for it to be you and keep that gun nearby while you’re in the home. It’s a decision that could save your very life.

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postheadericon Free VPN vs Paid VPN: FlashRouters FAQ

Looking for a VPN provider? Unsure if you should pay? FlashRouters dishes out some advice on the battle of Free VPN vs Paid VPN.

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postheadericon The 10 biggest security incidents of 2016

In 2016, companies have had their security solutions tested by increasingly sophisticated cybercriminals. We look at the year’s biggest security incidents.

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postheadericon Distributed Guessing Attack can ‘compromise Visa cards in just six seconds’

A new study from Newcastle University in the UK suggests that cybercriminals can access online banking details of any Visa card through a so-called Distributed Guessing Attack.

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postheadericon Two Teens Were Looking For A Victim — What They Found Was A Concealed Carrier Instead

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN — Two teenagers staked out a secluded, quiet block in Milwaukee to find themselves someone to rob. They waited and when a 36-year-old man drove up, presumably to go home for the evening, they moved on him. Go figure, they picked a guy who was also a concealed carrier.

According to FOX 6 News, 17-year-old Deonte Thomas was shot dead at the scene and his buddy, 18 years of age, was also shot but survived and was taken into custody. Both of them attempted to violently rob a man in the dead of night and both received exactly what was coming to them.

“…They were looking for trouble and they clearly picked the wrong guy — because he defended himself,” Alderman Mark Borkowski said.

We highlighted the part of the alderman’s speech to Milwaukee residents because the other parts are clearly going to show how little the average non-firearm-carrying resident understands about the realities of violence.

“…Be aware of your surroundings, and if you are targeted for a robbery, police say it is usually always the right call to give the crooks what they want (because they will likely flee as soon as you hand it over).”

Perpetual victimhood. Be a victim. Don’t fight back, man. Give the two violent teenagers, with a combined IQ of 75, all of your possessions and they’ll just leave afterwards.

Here’s where I divest from the party line.

Your defense is your problem. It’s not the police. It’s not the bad guy. It’s you.

If you’re attacked by two men in the dead of night, do you want to be the guy with the gun that fights back or do you want to be the guy in the hospital? That’s the choice.

This weird idea that somehow bad guys don’t hurt people if they don’t fight back is both dangerous and perpetrated by people who refuse to take responsibility for their own lives.

How did Deonte Thomas decide it was a good idea to ambush a dude at 10:30 p.m. at night in a secluded section of the city?

He was sitting home, doing his physics homework, contemplating life on other planets and decided, “gee, I bet if my buddy and I go jump some dude, everything will work out just fine!”

Makes perfect sense, right? Astrophysicists usually start their career with violent felonies. It’s a very clear cut path between beating a man for his possessions in the dead of night and curing cancer.

Don’t take my word for it. If you run up against some guys that want your things or just want to beat you, you get to make that decision and no one else. This concealed carrier decided he wasn’t going to be a victim that night. That’s a deeply personal decision that I respect.

It only happens if you get that permit, get the gun, carry it everyday, and refuse to just sit down and take whatever some violent idiot wants to throw your way. It’s not cowardice to run from a fight but it is cowardice to lay there and get beaten or shot because you don’t want to take responsibility for your own life.

Stay safe. Do call the police. Do carry concealed everyday, everywhere. Don’t be a victim.

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postheadericon What is encryption and how does it work?

It has become one of the most topical and discussed topics in information security in recent times. In this video we outline some of the key aspects of encryption.

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postheadericon The rise of TeleBots: Analyzing disruptive KillDisk attacks

ESET’s Anton Cherepanov analyzes the work of TeleBots, a malicious toolset that was used in focused cyberattacks against targets in Ukraine’s financial sector.

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postheadericon Christmas Weekend In Chicago: At Least 27 Shootings With 7 Fatalities

In one of the Gun Control Capitals of the Country, Chicago saw bullets flying this Christmas weekend with at least 27 shootings. Of those shootings, 7 fatalities were recorded.

Of course gangs are to blame for most (if not all) of the shootings, and it helps to highlight the uselessness of gun control laws on the books. Of all the laws dealing with illegal possession of firearms, it seems that these thug life folks don’t care.

Surprise?

If you’re a citizen of Chicago, or better yet a politician with an open mind, it’s a great time to speak up about how useless these laws really are. While we have gangs fighting for turf and arguments over girlfriends, millions are unable to adequately protect themselves as law-abiding citizens.

While the below information isn’t clear as to whether it was gang related or not, it highlights the very real possibility that innocent lives can be injured or killed during these absurd gunfights;

This weekend, one of the victims was an 18-year-old man who was shot multiple times in the neck and back while he was driving at 1:30 a.m. on Christmas Day in the Gage Park neighborhood, on the city’s Southwest Side.

That’s all, really. Gun control punishes the people who abide. It’s so simple to me, and so crazy that some folks still cry for more gun control. #commonsenseisntsocommon

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postheadericon Fix The Latest Major Netgear Router Firmware Bug

A new vulnerability has been discovered in Netgear firmware. If you want to avoid the Netgear Firmware Bug, look into Open Source Firmware.

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