Archive for August, 2017

postheadericon Hackers can control damaged phones using replacement screens

Replacement screens for cracked smartphones bought from third party vendors could leave you vulnerable to hackers, a new study has revealed.

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postheadericon Fines of £17m for unprotected UK firms

The UK Government’s Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced that firms could face fines of up to £17m or 4% of global turnover if they fail to protect themselves from cyberattacks.

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postheadericon Here’s Why You Don’t Get Stupid Drunk And Enter The Wrong Home

Tuolumne County, California — A man, highly intoxicated after being at a party, tried to enter a home and was forced to run away after being shot by a woman who believed him to be breaking in. Police believe that the man, who had been at a party, simply tried to enter a place that he thought was the party.

The man’s BAC was .250 which is three times the legal limit for the state. When the woman at home noticed the attempted break-in, she secured her windows and doors and called 911 to report the incident. She also hid her children upstairs.

Then, she armed herself with a handgun.

Authorities said that while she was on the phone with a dispatcher, the intruder entered the home through a door. The resident fired one shot at him and causing an injury that was not life-threatening, police said.

The man fled and was found by police in a neighboring home where he’d been attending a party just before breaking into the woman’s house, officials said.

The man hasn’t been charged with any crimes yet, but police are still investigating the case. He was taken to the hospital after the incident and treated for his injuries.

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postheadericon Gamescom 2017: It’s all fun and games until black hats step in

ESET researchers have discovered a new sneaky malware threat named Joao, targeting gamers worldwide.

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postheadericon Woman Beats Robbery Suspect Senseless With His Own Shotgun

LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK — If you’ve ever wanted to see the face of defeat, here it is in all it’s glory.

During an attempted armed robbery of a thrift store on Long Island, suspect Ronald J. Kelly didn’t quite know what he was getting himself into.

From nypost.com;

Ronald J. Kelly walked into Island Thrift store carrying the firearm around 8:25 p.m. Saturday, and demanded the store manager empty the til, according to the Suffolk County Police Department.

The woman grabbed the gun, and with the help of two other employees managed to wrestle him to the ground.

“She grabbed the gun and started struggling with the guy,” store manager Rich Rodriguez told The Post. “The two male employees saw what was going on and started punching the guy in the face. She grabbed the shotgun and started hitting him in the face with the butt of the gun.”

The employees kept Kelly pinned to the floor until police arrived.

None of the employees were injured, however Kelly was pretty banged up during the incident. He had it coming, no doubt. It’s a good day when citizens are able to fend off the bad guys.

While Long Island isn’t NYC, it’s still a relatively difficult place to obtain a concealed carry permit. But hopefully with stories like these, and the continued need to defend, it’ll become more of a reality for many others in gun control-heavy states.

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postheadericon PlayStation social media accounts briefly hacked

Sony became the latest entertainment company to suffer at the fingertips of hackers after their PlayStation social media channels were temporarily hacked on Sunday evening.

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postheadericon Free VPN Fail: Hotspot Shield, Opera Max & More

Interested in using a Free VPN Service? You may want to think again. Yet another Free VPN Fail has occurred. This time it is Hotspot Shield.

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postheadericon Rogers Cup ‘Tech and Tennis Day’ cybersecurity panel

While you might not think tennis and cybersecurity have much in common, both can be unpredictable and therefore require you to keep your eye on the ball.

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postheadericon Is A Glock(s) Gen 5 Coming This Month? Quite Possibly…

The rumor mill is buzzing with a new release, or releases, of a Gen 5 Glock… or… Glocks.

It’s widely unknown whether the rumors are true, but we do have a little information to go on.

From Outdoorhub.com;

A photo posted by a law enforcement officer to the Glock Talk forums shows a slip marked “Gen 5,” and the officer claims he was able to pre-order a Glock 17 Gen 5 through his dealer. The photo of the pre-order slip can be seen below:

There isn’t a picture of any new Glocks floating around and even if there were, we’d wait for official confirmation from Glock themselves before posting. Because as we know, rumors are just that.

But to add a little more fuel, another little tidbit was released around the same time, and it deals with a Glock event.

Posted by Royal Range USA on Monday, August 14, 2017

If there is a launch party, we weren’t invited. *keeping tears inside while slowly dying in a quiet corner all alone*

When (if) the news drops, we’ll let you know as soon as we do. Hopefully, we’ll be all happy soon with a signed NDA *cough* GLOCK *cough* but until then, enjoy the rumors.

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postheadericon Cybercrime update: Big trouble in dark markets?

Many of the components required to commit cybercrime can be bought and sold online if you know the right part of the internet in which to look.

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