Archive for August, 2017

postheadericon More than 700 million email addresses leaked in huge data breach

Huge data breach sees more than 700 million email addresses and passwords leaked publicly thanks to a misconfigured spambot, dubbed ‘Onliner’.

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postheadericon Don’t fall for Hurricane Harvey charity scams!

Merciless scammers have no qualms about exploiting people’s kind-hearted nature by spreading their attacks via social networks and email, linking to counterfeit charity websites designed to steal the public’s payment card details.

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postheadericon Knife Attack Turns Shots Fired In Apparent Self-Defense Shooting

SISSONVILLE, WV — A man is dead after a bizarre chase with a knife turned into a prime example on why you don’t ever bring a knife to a gunfight.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that a man shot and killed Tracy Stalnaker, 53, after being pursued with a knife.

“He was never right, but today he was really messed up in the head,” Debbie Carpenter, owner of the Raw Bar II, said.

About 15 minutes before his death, Stalnaker came into her bar and started an altercation.

He was carrying a can of beer not bought in the bar.

Carpenter told him to get rid of the beer, so he left. When he came back, she noticed that he was carrying a knife in his waistband.

Then she noticed that he was not carrying one knife, but several.

At one point, Stalnaker threatened her with a knife in each hand.

Although she could well have shot him and remained within legal bounds, she didn’t. That came shortly thereafter.

Stalnaker pursued another man, still armed with a knife, to the front of Smitty’s Auto Parts, when the man he was chasing turned, produced a firearm, and shot Stalnaker.

Stalnaker did not survive.

As for the man he was pursuing, it does not appear that he will be charged.

“No one is in custody,” said Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office’s Sgt. Brian Humphreys. “There is no ongoing danger.”

It is well that he was not charged — his life was clearly in danger, and it seems equally clear that the armed citizen couldn’t do a thing to break off from the engagement if had chose to evade rather than engage.

A relative of Stalnaker reported that he had a mental illness.

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postheadericon Spanish giants the latest to fall foul of hackers

Real Madrid’s official Twitter account was hacked with a post announcing the signing of rival Lionel Messi.

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postheadericon Best VPNs for Bitcoin

Bitcoin is a revolutionary technology that may change currency forever. Not sure what it is? Or why you should purchase it? FlashRouters has the 411.

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postheadericon [VIDEO] Anti-Gun Art Turns Gun Owners On

The video above shows us some artwork that was unveiled at the DNC last year. The creator, Michael Murphy, probably didn’t suspect that it’d appeal to gun lovers across the country.

A friend sent this to me on Facebook and after I watched it, I immediately loved it. At the time, I didn’t realize that it was meant to be an anti-gun statement.

I’ve seen a few videos of this artwork, and some start with either the handgun or the silhouette of America. Regardless of the direction seen, it speaks to me that America is alive and well. It also shows that America is filled with responsible gun owners, hunters, and those who seek out viable means of self-defense.

It’s a fail that we can appreciate.

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postheadericon Four Intruders Enter Home, Hurt Dog, Couple Works As A Team To End The Assault

SUMMERFIELD, FLORIDA — Having a gun gives us at least a fighting chance in the event that a home invader manages to get in. One couple recently realized just how important it is to be armed.

From clickorlando.com;

“The fatal shooting was reported at 10:30 p.m. at a house on SE 158th Place in Summerfield. According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to the home in connection with an armed home invasion.

The victim said that he was about to go to bed when four masked people entered his home and injured his dog.

“I just heard my back door get kicked in and next thing I know, my dog ran out and I heard a gun shot,” the victim said. “And the next thing I know, a guy was meeting me at my door with a gun, stuck the gun in my door. I slammed the door and the gun just started going off.”

The victim said that his girlfriend, who was in the closet at the time, threw the shotgun to him so he could defend them.

He shot one of the intruders, who was identified Wednesday as Shawn King, 32. King was dropped off outside the Ocala Health Summerfield Emergency Room, where he died.

The homeowner told reporters that his dog, Zeus, is recovering after being shot in the head during the invasion.

I read one time that just the fear of being shot is often enough to dissuade criminals from targeting certain homes. Do you believe it? Leave your comments below to get the discussion going. I would say that those invaders, and a lot of others, don’t take that into consideration. Then when they stumble upon a home with armed occupants, it’s probably going to be a bad day for them. Here’s to show how important carrying your firearm is, or in this particular situation, being alert and acting wisely with a little team effort.

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postheadericon What are the risks of allowing people to use their smartphone at the bank?

Using smartphones at a bank might seem like the most routine habit in the world but sometimes these smartphones are being used as way to gain access to the bank’s WiFi and sensitive data.

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postheadericon Malware coded into synthetic genomes

When I began researching this topic towards the end of 2013, I sensed a certain skepticism from the scientific community, particularly when people with different backgrounds started experimenting between disciplines, which can reveal new vectors of IT security attacks. In late 2015, when I presented my Master’s thesis (in IT security) on “Malware that infects

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postheadericon [VIDEO] The​ ​Thompson​ ​Submachine​ ​Gun’s​ ​Rich​ ​History​ ​and​ ​Range Experience

Any movie or historical enthusiast will tell you the Thompson submachine gun is an American Icon with a rich history with military, law enforcement, civilians and gangsters. Developed in 1918, John Thompson sought to replace the bolt action rifle with an auto rifle chambered in .45 ACP. Over time and with some financial backing, the company Auto Ordnance was created.

Thompson, with the help of other designers, envisioned a hand held one man operated submachine gun. Once their vision was realised, the Thompson submachine gun became a reality and production began in 1921. Over time, the “Tommy Gun” made it’s way to the United States.

The Thompson was attractive due to it’s fast rate of fire. I was amazed at how fast the Thompson fired. Notice in the video above how quick a 30 round stick magazine was spent. However, the Thompson was criticized by some for it’s heavy weight, poor accuracy past 50 yards and it’s lack of penetration with the .45 ACP.

The Thompson submachine gun gained popularity with depression era gangsters and the law enforcement officers who pursued them. It quickly became known as the “Tommy Gun,” “Chicago Typewriter” or the “Annihilator.” As the years passed, the Thompson submachine gun became a famous part of American history.

I had an incredible opportunity to experience a “Tommy Gun” myself. I say “incredible” because Thompson submachine guns are rare, expensive and subject to NFA regulations which makes it near impossible for the average American to experience this rifle let alone own one. In today’s market, a decent condition Full Auto Thompson is priced between $ 20,000 – $ 25,000.
The Thompson’s also became famous with their high capacity drum magazines that the Hollywood film makers loved to feature. The rifle I fired was equipped with several 30 round stick mags which I found easy to reload and continuing to fire away.

The video above explains the features, controls, magazines and shooting impressions. To experience a Thompson, people may have to go to a range and rent this rifle for a hefty price as a range officer looks over their shoulder. I was fortunate enough to have a friend who owns this rifle and was more than happy to let me show it off. If you ever get the chance to experience a full auto Thompson submachine gun, by all means check it out. Spend a few extra bucks on ammo because the 30 round sticks sure go fast. American Icon and Hollywood favorite? No doubt. A blast at the range? Like an experience I will never forget.

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