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More happy news for your Friday

(I hope you didn’t eat at a Wendy’s recently..)

Absolutely none of this should surprise you.

First up:
* Hackers Can Steal Your ATM PIN from Your Smartwatch Or Fitness Tracker

As your day-to-day apparel and accessories are turning into networked mobile electronic devices that attach to your body like smartwatch or fitness band, the threat to our personal data these devices collect has risen exponentially.Read more..

(There are Privacy concerns with those dang things too, BTW.)

* Flaw Allows Attackers to Remotely Tamper with BMW’s In-Car Infotainment System

The Internet of things or connected devices are the next big concerns, as more Internet connectivity means more access points which mean more opportunities for hackers. When it comes to the threat to Internet of Things, Car Hacking is a hot topic. Since many automobiles companies are offering..Read more..

* This Android Hacking Group is making $500,000 per day

The bad news for affected Android users is that Hummer is extremely difficult if not impossible to get rid of, because the Trojan takes control of the phone at admin level, making it impossible for traditional antivirus tools to uninstall Hummer.

The dangerous part: It is impossible to delete the Trojan through a factory reset due to the fact Hummer comes equipped with up to 18 different separate rooting exploits that allow it to root itself on a phone..Read more..

( Infecting a million phones each day…!!! )

And last but not least..
* Over 1000 Wendy’s Restaurants Hit by Credit Card Hackers

The Popular fast-food restaurant chain Wendy’s on Thursday admitted that a massive cyber attack had hit more than 1,000 of its restaurants across the country. The burger chain did not speculate how many people may have been affected, though it did confirm that the hackers were able to steal its …” Read more..

So.. let’s see if I can come up with a good quote after all that news..

Today’s quote:Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.” ~ Ernest Holmes

(And I’m thinkin’ it’s time to Just Say No to our current tech… All of us.)

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Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.

July 8, 2016 Posted by | advice, Android, cloud computing, computers, consumer electronics, hackers, Internet, Internet of Things, mobile, News, privacy, rootkits, security, software, tech | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

omg! Yahoo! | Stealthwear | Friday Fun

Let’s get things rolling, and help the weekend arrive..
(AKA “A few Items of Interest”)

Beardless Ben Makes First Post-Oscars Appearance

First up, Silk (the web browser in my Kindle Fire) recommended to me a website, which, I had never heard of. It’s named omg! Yahoo!. Naturally, I click on anything “Recommended for Paul”, so I discovered that omg! features the latest Celebrity Gossip and photos (Did you know that Affleck has shaved his beard? And that Aaahnahld S. has a new gal pal?) and more. (As in.. plenty of ads..)

OMG. Please pass me a barf bag! But if your tastes and “likes” include Access Hollywood and/or ET, be sure to check out the great pics the stalker parasites paparazzi snapped of Famous People today.

Do you .. Yahoo?

(Must be a ‘glitch’ in their algorithm.. I have never looked at “Hollywood news”, Celebrity, or Gossip items… and I don’t Yahoo!)

* Very interesting (to me) .. How To Avoid The Predator Drone. Well.. that’s what I might have named the article.. But check out: DIY Anonymity on the Internet

“A recent fashion show in London presented Stealth Wear, meant to explore “the potential for fashion to challenge authoritarian surveillance.” Featuring an “anti-drone hoodie,” to thwart thermal imaging, with an “off pocket” to mask mobile phone location signals, these fashion accessories may exemplify a larger trend — the drive to find personal means to maintain anonymity in response to ever more powerful and ubiquitous methods used to track our activities, both licit and illicit.” Read more..

* Oracle investigating after two more Java 7 zero-day flaws found

Polish security researchers have discovered yet more zero-day vulnerabilities in Java, the beleaguered Web plug-in, that led to the successful intrusion of Facebook, Apple and Microsoft in recent weeks.” Read more..

* A free version of Microsoft Office? (Legal???) Are Microsoft’s free Office Web Apps good enough for you?

When you think of Microsoft Office, you probably think of retail software that commands a premium price. Surprise! The latest iteration of the Office Web Apps are free and surprisingly powerful. How do they stack up against Google’s offerings?Read more..

[ah.. the wonders of the cloud..]

* Reader submitted ‘podcast’.. Why internet addiction is a controversial diagnosis

Isaac Vaisberg is a self-described recovering Internet addict. He’s getting treatment through a pioneering new program in Washington State. And this spring, Internet Use Disorder will be officially recognized as an area that warrants further study. But not everyone thinks this is progress.Listen

[IUD.. I thought that was something different..]

Okay. Enuff dat. Here’s our Friday Fun Video:

well… omg!

Update: What can you (Dear Reader) tell me about Fandango? Various young people have told me that it is THE website and smartphone app for anyone considering going to the movies… (Use the “Leave a Comment” link, below.)

Today’s quote:The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you.” ~ Tony Robbins

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