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postheadericon Your Android lock screen pattern isn’t as safe as a PIN code

What’s safer? Using a numeric PIN code to unlock your Android smartphone or relying on a finger squiggle? The answer might surprise you.

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postheadericon Fake Chrome extensions inject code into web pages

Recently, here at our research lab, we have seen an increase in the number of JS/Chromex.Submelius threats detected, says Camilo Gutiérrez Amaya.

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postheadericon Released Android malware source code used to run a banking botnet

ESET researchers have discovered a new variant of botnet-forming Android banking malware based on source code made public a couple of months ago.

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postheadericon Microsoft and Code.org announce free Minecraft Hour of Code tutorial for Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 5–11

REDMOND, Wash. — Nov. 15, 2016 — Microsoft Corp. and Code.org on Tuesday unveiled the Minecraft Hour of Code Designer, a coding tutorial for students and educators created for Hour of Code, an annual, global campaign held during Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 511. The new web-based tutorial available for free at http://code.org/minecraft — enables beginner coders to create and share their own simple “Minecraft” game, and is designed to empower anyone to begin learning the problem-solving and critical thinking skills required in today’s tech-fueled world.

mchoc2016Created by “Minecraft” game designers at Mojang and Microsoft, in partnership with Code.org, the fun and easy-to-learn one-hour experience builds on the success of last year’s record-breaking “Minecraft” tutorial, which reached more than 30 million students worldwide. With the goal of inspiring millions more to try coding for the first time — and to keep going on their journey of learning computer science — as of today’s launch, the tutorial is available in 10 languages, including Spanish. It is scheduled to be available in 50 languages by Dec. 5.

With the immense popularity of “Minecraft” around the world, Microsoft and Code.org believe the tutorial has the potential to reach people of all ages and likeness. Women and girls already compose nearly half of the game’s global fan base. The tutorial also underscores Microsoft’s commitment to ensuring all young people have the opportunity to learn computer science, an economic and social imperative in this era of digital transformation, which is expected to generate 1.4 million computing jobs in the U.S. alone by 2020 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In the U.S., 40 percent of schools do not teach computer science, and Microsoft aims to reach students most likely to be among those without access, particularly girls and minorities.

“We are partnering with Code.org again this year to make computer science more accessible to millions of youth around the world with ‘Minecraft’ and Hour of Code,” said Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft. “I am inspired by the ‘Minecraft’ generation who view themselves not as players of a game, but as creators of the new worlds they dream up. This is the generation that will imagine, build and create our future, and together we can equip them with the computational thinking and problem-solving skills to seize the opportunities ahead.”

Designed for ages 6 and up, the Minecraft Hour of Code Designer teaches students to create their own “Minecraft” experience where they can program the rules. They can make chickens that drop gold, or zombies that run away instead of attacking. Along the way, students use Code.org’s familiar drag-and-drop coding interface to learn computer science concepts such as object-oriented programming, event handlers and repeat loops. Players face a series of 12 challenges, culminating in creating their own simple game, which they can share with friends.

bts-1080-copy-07-00_00_31_23-still001“The 2016 Minecraft Hour of Code tutorial builds on the success of the original in a great way,” said Mike Harvey, technology teacher from Falmouth, Maine. “By programming familiar game events themselves, learners will be able to experience computer science in a way that is authentic as well as fun. The open-ended challenges help to show that our favorite games (like ‘Minecraft’) are ultimately created with code.”

“Code.org was founded with the vision that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science — not only because it’s foundational for any career, but because students love it,” said Hadi Partovi, co-founder and CEO, Code.org. “‘Minecraft’ is a special game that appeals to a diverse global community. We’re delighted to have the chance to teach students coding with the fun familiarity of ‘Minecraft,’ to engage students of all backgrounds and skill levels.”

In support of Code.org and the global Hour of Code campaign, Microsoft will also lead thousands of youth coding events in more than 60 countries. During Computer Science Education Week, this includes hundreds of free workshops hosted by Microsoft Stores across the globe. Students can reserve a spot in a store workshop by visiting microsoft.com/youthsparkprograms and also visit their local Microsoft Store to learn more.

In addition to the latest tutorial and coding events, Microsoft has also been receiving rave reviews from educators on the newly launched “Minecraft: Education Edition” title, a fully featured title that brings the magic of “Minecraft” to the classroom for more immersive, long- term lesson plans.

About Code.org

Code.org® is a 501c3 public non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Its vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer programming. Code.org is the organizer of the annual Hour of Code campaign, which has engaged 10% of all K-12 students in the world, and the leading provider of curriculum for K-12 computer science in all of the largest school districts in the United States. Code.org is supported by philanthropic donations from corporations, foundations, and generous individuals, including Microsoft, Facebook, the Infosys Foundation, Google, Omidyar Network, Ballmer Family Giving, and others.

About Microsoft

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.

For more information about Code.org, visit https://www.Code.org.

For more information about Minecraft’s use in education, visit http://education.minecraft.net.

For more information about Microsoft’s commitment to ensuring access to computer science education for all youth, visit https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/philanthropies/youthspark.

Note to editors: For more information, news and perspectives from Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft News Center at http://news.microsoft.com. Web links, telephone numbers and titles were correct at time of publication, but may have changed. For additional assistance, journalists and analysts may contact Microsoft’s Rapid Response Team or other appropriate contacts listed at http://news.microsoft.com/microsoft-public-relations-contacts.

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postheadericon Birds of a feather code together

Lysa Myers, a security researcher at ESET, looks at the diversity challenges and opportunities in information security – while there is much to be done, there’s a lot to be optimistic about she says.

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postheadericon Microsoft and Code.org team up to bring ‘Minecraft’ to Hour of Code

REDMOND, Wash. — Nov. 16, 2015 — Microsoft Corp., Mojang AB, and Code.org on Monday unveiled a “Minecraft” coding tutorial for students and educators, created especially for the third-annual Hour of Code, a campaign to broaden global participation in computer science, held during Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 7–13. The new tutorial, now available at https://www.code.org/mc, introduces players to basic coding within the fun and popular “Minecraft” environment. Created by “Minecraft” game designers together with Code.org, the tutorial features Steve and Alex from “Minecraft” and “Minecraft”-inspired challenges that will be familiar to its more than 100 million players around the world.

“A core part of our mission to empower every person on the planet is equipping youth with computational thinking and problem-solving skills to succeed in an increasingly digital world,” said Satya Nadella, chief executive officer, Microsoft. “With ‘Minecraft’ and Code.org, we aim to spark creativity in the next generation of innovators in a way that is natural, collaborative and fun.”

Designed for ages 6 and up, the “Minecraft” tutorial introduces players to basic coding skills, encouraging them to navigate, mine, craft and explore in a 2-D “Minecraft” world by plugging together blocks to complete all actions and generate computer code. Players are offered a set of 14 challenges, including free play time, to explore coding concepts they’ve learned through the tutorial.

“‘Minecraft’ is a special game that girls and boys alike often can’t be pried away from,” said Code.org CEO and Co-founder Hadi Partovi. “Microsoft continues to be Code.org’s most generous donor and one of the largest supporters of the worldwide movement to give every student the opportunity to learn computer science. This year’s ‘Minecraft’ tutorial will empower millions of learners around the world to explore how a game they love actually works and will inspire them to impact the world by creating their own technology or apps.”

To date, more than 100 million students across 180 countries and 40 languages have participated in the Hour of Code, including one in three students in U.S. schools. This year, the campaign expects to exceed 100,000 events during Dec. 7−13 and to continue introducing more girls and underrepresented students of color to this foundational 21st century field.

In support of Code.org and the global Hour of Code campaign, Microsoft will also lead thousands of Hour of Code events in more than 50 countries around the world. Events will take place at Microsoft stores, offices and innovation centers as well as facilities of Microsoft’s YouthSpark nonprofit partners and schools. They will be led by over 7,000 Microsoft Student Partners, Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) and employee volunteers. In addition, Microsoft is gifting Windows Store credit to every educator who organizes an Hour of Code event worldwide.

About Code.org

Launched in 2013, Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Its vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. Code.org believes computer science should be part of core curriculum, alongside other courses such as biology, chemistry or algebra.

For more information, visit https://www.Code.org.

About Microsoft

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.

About Mojang

Mojang is a game development studio based in Sweden, best known for developing “Minecraft.” In 2014, Mojang joined Microsoft Studios to continue work on “Minecraft” and bring their vision, creative energy and innovative mindset to the development of future games.

Note to editors: For more information, news and perspectives from Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft News Center at http://news.microsoft.com. Web links, telephone numbers and titles were correct at time of publication, but may have changed. For additional assistance, journalists and analysts may contact Microsoft’s Rapid Response Team or other appropriate contacts listed at http://news.microsoft.com/microsoft-public-relations-contacts.

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postheadericon Exclusive Overplay VPN Discount Code (New or Renewal) From FlashRouters

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It has been a minute since we did an overview of Overplay and it’s excellent combination VPN/SmartDNS service. Overplay has server options in more than 60 countries including: United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Australia, Russia, Singapore and many more. The list goes on and on.

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Advantages of Using Overplay with a DD-WRT Router

FlashRouters strives to offer the best VPN services, with the easiest VPN integration and set up possible. A FlashRouter is one of the best ways to optimize your Overplay experience, with an excellent VPN service and added support alongside great hardware implementation to bring your entire network to a new level of speed & security.

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The Difference Between Using OverplayVPN Client & Overplay with a DD-WRT Router

The standard Overplay client allows you to connect to one device at a time whether it PC or Mac, smartphone, tablet or computer. Some devices without VPN settings such as a SmartTV, Roku or AppleTV need VPN implementation at the router level in order to use VPN with your streaming video.

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Trying to integrate each device one by one can take a lot of effort and may not work consistently. Not only can you integrate these devices with Overplay’s excellent high-speed VPN service, but you can improve and tweak your wireless connection speeds with our custom firmware upgraded routers.

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With our popular Dual Router Setup, available right out of the box, use your main router to give you local speed & connectivity and let the DD-WRT VPN FlashRouter create an always-on VPN gateway to global web access for streaming video websites like Netflix, Hulu, Crackle, as well as streaming music sites like Pandora & Slacker. Don’t forget worldwide access to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Skype calling from anywhere.

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postheadericon How to Watch the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Streaming HD Video for Free (and a coupon code!)

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The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics are less than two weeks away. Just looking at the logo gives you the chills, doesn’t it? Add in a little orchestral majesty and the Olympics cuts to the core to just about everyone, from the sports fanatic to the casually interested. I mean listen to this, how can you not get excited!

2014 Sochi Winter Olympics – Let The Games Begin (And Not Buffer!)

If you are a Winter Olympics fan like we are, you can’t watch enough TV coverage of your favorite Olympic events, like bobsledding, luge, and cross-country skiing. And thanks to a deal Yahoo struck with NBC, you’ll be able to live-stream all of the events.

But what about watching the more niche Winter Olympics sports with smaller fanbases and limited live video coverage? Sports like team relay luge, ski half-pipe, the oft-mocked-in-the-US curling, and the rest of the 98 events in 15 different sports at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics? These athletes train a lifetime to exhibit their wares on this huge stage for you to see.

For Olympics addict, the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games will be like none other in history. The amount of high quality streaming sports video that will be available of practically every moment of the Winter Olympic Games is monumental and historical.

Where Can I Watch the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games Online?

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NBC Olympics will be covering every single event as it happens, which is great news for fans with more esoteric winter games tastes.

Unfortunately for cord-cutters though, NBC is also insisting that you register by entering your cable provider before you stream the Olympics Games online, so those of you who’ve ditched your pricey cable package could very well be out of luck.

Enter the BBC: the venerable national broadcasting station of England will be offering six simultaneous live streams in order to help you avoid missing anything. Since UK channels tend to keep their online materials restricted to those outside the UK, that may create a problem for your average streamer, but those who’ve subscribed to VPN service provider will have no trouble getting the access they need.

This is a case for the confusing country-by-country restrictions of coverage of this major worldwide sporting event. Using a VPN Service provider with server access in many different countries, ex-pats from across the world can watch local coverage of their favorite athletes and events. Some of our top Recommended VPN service providers for streaming the Olympics include HideMyAss, IPVanish, Overplay,& PrivateInternetAccess. It is important to get high-speed access in the US, UK, Australia, Asia, and the Middle East for watching the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

Once a FlashRouter is set up, even after the Sochi Winter Olympics, you will have full access to your favorite worldwide streaming video content from anywhere like the the UK (40D – Channel-4-on-demand, LoveFilm, iTV, or your favorite catch-up telly) or the USA (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant Prime, Fandor, SnagFilms).

Whether you’re an American at home without a cable package or traveling overseas on business, a VPN in conjunction with a top-of-the-line FlashRouter will keep you in touch with every game at the Sochi Winter Olympics. You can still rep for the red, white, and blue, no matter where you are in the world.

For a more in-depth look at the top VPN providers, visit a list of our most popular VPN service providers of 2014

2014 Olympic Games High Quality HD Streaming Tips

With the advancements of streaming HD technologies, following your favorite sports, teams and athletes can be easier than ever as long as you have the right hardware in place.

If you hope to watch a lot of streaming HD sports video of the Sochi 2014 Oympics but have already had issues with Internet video quality in the past, it could be your router. Many people worldwide will be trying to access this content so having the optimal delivery system from the net to your favorite device for streaming video is imperative.

To receive the best high quality HD streaming of the Sochi Winter Olympics, having the right gateway router with prioritizing of streaming video and bandwidth allocation for your favorite devices is of the utmost importance. QoS Bandwidth Prioritizing is built into all of our upgraded, super-charged Tomato and DD-WRT Routers.

Whether it is your iPad, iPhone, your Dell laptop, or Samsung Android Tablet or an Internet enabled Smart TV, having a router with high-powered and stable wireless signal can make all the difference. And not only will making this network upgrade help you during the Olympics but think about all the major live sporting events in the future that you will now be optimized for: the 2014 World Cup in Rio, the Super Bowl, the NBA Finals, the World Series and more.

A high quality router upgrade is an important tool for providing the best streaming HD video quality of live events – whether you prefer the NFL, NBA, or the English Premier League – as well as all of the amazing content the Internet has to offer. Don’t be let down by under-performing, overtaxed networking equipment. Have the right equipment in place before the big game.

As a special Olympics offer (for world unity, you know), use the coupon SOCHI for $ 10 off any router over $ 70. And just to let you know, this can not be combined with any other discounts either. This deal is valid through the end of the Olympics, 2/17/2014.

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postheadericon iCloud: About iCloud Security Code alert messages

Learn what do to if you get an alert indicating that you entered your iCloud Security Code incorrectly too many times.
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