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postheadericon FOLLOW UP: Woman Who Thwarted Kidnapping Reveals Gun Used, And Incident Details

MOLINE, ILLINOIS — In a story that we brought you last week, we saw a woman defend herself against a kidnapper with a large knife in a parking lot. Now, the woman gives the whole story and shares the experience with everyone during an interview with local news.

Her Glock 42 saved her life that day.

“The grace of God is what saved me, and the sense to have calm, and have my weapon, ” Diane McIntire told a reporter during an interview.

What we didn’t know is that the kidnapper, 61-year-old Floyd R. May, made McIntire drive for 20 minutes until he made her pull over on a rural part of the road.

“He apologized for the cut in my arm,” she said.

“He also said I know you can identify me. I know it’s kidnapping.”

Watch her interview below:

The initial story tells us that McIntire was able to get her gun and point it at May, which ultimately made him flee to a nearby home.

For the whole car ride, she didn’t have a move to make until May made a crucial mistake.

“He got out of the truck and the butcher knife fell onto the ground and he got out to pick up the knife, I opened the console and grabbed my pistol. I went ahead and got out of the truck. I had the gun at his chest, and I told him do not come near me,” she recalled.

“I said, if you come near, me, I’m going to shoot you.”

She says May retreated to a house, and she took off in her truck. She drove herself to a hospital, and called police.

“I didn’t want to take a human life, if I didn’t have to. If he took one more step toward me, my finger was already squeezing the trigger, and yes, I would have shot him. There’s no doubt in my mind,” she said.

There is no telling that McIntire’s fate would have been if she didn’t have her Glock 42 with her — and what would have happened if she were unable to get to it.

McIntire made the decision to get her concealed carry permit three years ago. Back in 2013, Illinois became the last state in the country to allow it’s citizens to carry concealed. With this timeline, it wasn’t long after the law was enacted that McIntire applied for her permit.

And if Illinois hadn’t passed concealed carry, McIntire may not have made it out of this terrible situation. It goes to show how important it is for citizens to be armed, if they choose, to defend themselves when they need it.

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postheadericon Birthday Reminder looks benign but the devil’s in the details: Hooks DNS, serves dodgy ads

The strange behavior of a simple Windows application caught our attention and sparked the analysis by ESET of a previously undocumented malware.

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postheadericon 550,000 Australian Red Cross blood donor details leaked

The personal details of 550,000 Australian Red Cross blood donors have been leaked in an event being described as Australia’s largest ever security breach.

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postheadericon Over 1000 Wendy’s restaurants hacked – customers’ credit card details stolen

Fast food giant Wendy’s says that it now believes that more than 1000 of its restaurants across the United States have fallen victim to a hacking gang, who used malware to steal customers’ credit and debit card information.

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postheadericon Microsoft introduces Lumia 540 Dual SIM: crafted details and crisp, clear HD for under $150

REDMOND, Wash. — April 14, 2015 — Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday unveiled the Lumia 540 Dual SIM, designed for young, ambitious people looking for their first serious smartphone. The Lumia 540 Dual SIM features the latest Windows Phone 8.1 innovations and boasts a 5-inch HD display and crafted design details. It helps people stay productive on-the-go with Microsoft services like Skype and Office available out-of-the-box, and enables better mobile experiences, such as taking wide-angle selfies that fit in more of the action, thanks to the front-facing 5 megapixel camera. The new Lumia 540 Dual SIM is capable of upgrading to Windows 10 when the service becomes available later this year1. It is priced to appeal to value-conscious consumers in markets like India, the Middle East and Africa and Asia Pacific, starting at just $ 1492.

The Lumia 540 Dual SIM features quality-crafted hardware including a removable, durable back cover with a luminous, layered design3 and a generous 5-inch HD display for enjoying apps, photos, videos and the personalizable home screen. Built-in Skype integration enables people to switch seamlessly between voice and video calls, with the wide-angle, front-facing camera capturing even more of the conversation. The rear-facing 8-megapixel camera captures detail-rich photos with the help of an LED flash. Available apps include favorites such as Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Instagram, with thousands more available from Windows Phone Store. Microsoft services like Office, Outlook and up to 30 GB of free cloud storage via OneDrive4 mean people have the productivity tools to achieve more, anywhere. Smart Dual SIM allows people to assign unique profiles to their SIM cards, such as “work” or “family,” to help them better manage daily communication.

“The Lumia 540 Dual SIM is a testament to our passion for product-making that is reflected across the entire Lumia product portfolio and will continue with future devices,” said Jo Harlow, corporate vice president for Phones at Microsoft. “With the Lumia 540 Dual SIM, we’ve made it possible to deliver a smartphone with strong design and technology credentials that is also fun to use, and incredible value for money.”

The Lumia 540 Dual SIM is powered by a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor featuring a quad-core CPU running at 1.2 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB5 of mass memory. The device will start rolling out in India, the Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific, and Italy beginning in early May 2015. Pricing for the Lumia 540 Dual SIM starts at $ 149.6 It will be available in four colors: cyan, orange, white and black.7

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1 Like any upgrade to a new operating system, not every phone will support all possible Windows 10 features. Certain features and experiences will require more advanced future hardware.

2 Estimated price before local taxes and subsidies. Actual pricing may vary by market.

3 Except in black.

4 15 GB free space on OneDrive on signup and additional 15 GB free when camera roll backup is activated.

5 Memory available for users may be less than indicated due to pre-loaded operating system and applications.

6 Before local taxes and subsidies. Actual pricing may vary by market.

7 Device color varies by market.

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postheadericon Passport and visa details of world disclosed in accidental G20 privacy breach

A common email mistake accidentally disclosed passport and visa details of 31 world leaders attending the G20 summit in Australia, the BBC reports.

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postheadericon New cybersecurity report from Microsoft details risks of running unsupported software

REDMOND, Wash. Oct. 29, 2013 On Tuesday, Microsoft Corp. released its Security Intelligence Report volume 15, which analyzes threat intelligence from more than 1 billion systems worldwide to provide in-depth perspectives on exploits, vulnerabilities and malware to help customers manage risk. Among other intelligence, the report examines the security risk that consumers and businesses face when using unsupported operating systems and software and looks at the implications of using Windows XP once support, including security updates, ends April 8, 2014. In addition, new telemetry compares the security of modern operating systems such as Windows 8 with older operating systems such as Windows XP that, according to StatCounter, make up approximately 21 percent of operating systems used today.

The report found these top three worldwide threats for those running Windows XP:

  • Sality. Malware family that can steal personal information and lower a PC’s security settings.

  • Ramnit. Malware that infects Windows executable files, Microsoft Office files and HTML files.

  • Vobfus. Family of worms that can download other malware onto a PC; it can be downloaded by other malware or spread via removable drives, such as USB flash drives.

The report found that in the first half of 2013, nearly 17 percent of computers worldwide running up-to-date, real-time security products from Microsoft encountered malware. Although Windows 8 encountered a similar amount of malware as Windows XP, computers running Windows XP were six times more likely to actually be infected with those threats.

“The data help illustrate the positive impact that security innovations in newer operating systems are having. Modern operating systems such as Windows 8 include advanced security technologies that are specifically designed to make it harder, more complex, more expensive and, therefore, less appealing for cybercriminals to exploit vulnerabilities,” said Tim Rains, director of Microsoft Trustworthy Computing.

Rains added that once security updates for Windows XP stop on April 8, 2014, security risks associated with continuing to use the outdated software will increase as cybercriminals seek to exploit newly discovered vulnerabilities. The last version of Windows XP to go out of support was Service Pack 2. In the two years following, malware infections jumped 66 percent when compared with Windows XP SP3, the version for which support ends next year.

“The importance of upgrading from Windows XP cannot be overstated,” Rains said. “We truly want people to understand the risks of running Windows XP after support ends and to recognize the security benefits of upgrading to a more modern operating system — one that includes the latest in security innovations, provides ongoing support and can in turn better protect them.”

Those wanting to download and learn more about the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report findings should visit http://www.microsoft.com/sir.

Microsoft releases its Security Intelligence Report twice a year to inform the public about the most prevalent global and regional threats so they can better protect themselves and their organizations. Volume 15 of the report includes new data from the first half of 2013.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

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