"We trusted the government not to screw us, but they did. We trusted the tech companies not to take advantage of us. But they did. That is going to happen again, because that is the nature of power." -- Edward Snowden.

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Unauthorized websites distributing trojanized versions of cracked software have been found to infect Apple macOS users with a new Trojan-Proxy malware.

"Attackers can use this type of malware to gain money by building a proxy server network or to perform criminal acts on behalf of the victim: to launch attacks on websites, companies and individuals, buy guns, drugs, and other illicit goods," Kaspersky security researcher Sergey Puzan said.

The Russian cybersecurity firm said it found evidence indicating that the malware is a cross-platform threat, owing to artifacts unearthed for Windows and Android that piggybacked on pirated tools.

Posted on: Dec 08 05:15

Google has released an updated version of the Google Drive app for Windows and macOS that, along with some simple manual work, should resolve missing file issues.

A help page was published by Google yesterday that includes steps to resolve issues with missing files for "the small subset" of Drive for desktop users it said were experiencing the glitch. Per the company, affected users should install the latest version of Drive for desktop, which should be version or newer.

Once installed, Google said users should run the app, click the Drive for desktop button in their menu bar or system tray, and while holding the Shift key, they should click Settings, where "Recover from backups" should appear. Click that to start the recovery process.

Posted on: Dec 08 05:11

A series of attacks against Microsoft Active Directory domains could allow miscreants to spoof DNS records, compromise Active Directory and steal all the secrets it stores, according to Akamai security researchers.

We're told the attacks - which are usable against servers running the default configuration of Microsoft Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) servers - don't require any credentials.

Akamai says it reported the issues to Redmond, which isn't planning to fix the issue. Microsoft did not respond to The Register's inquiries.

The good news, according to Akamai, is that it hasn’t yet seen a server under this type of attack. The bad news: the firm’s flaw finders also told us that massive numbers of organizations are likely vulnerable, considering 40 percent of the "thousands" of networks that Akamai monitors are running Microsoft DHCP in the vulnerable configuration.

Posted on: Dec 08 05:08

The Hubble Space Telescope is expected to resume science operations on Friday, after a gyroscope glitch forced NASA to suspend astronomical observations for weeks.

"After analyzing the data, the team has determined science operations can resume under three-gyro control," the US space agency confirmed in its latest update. "Based on the performance observed during the tests, the team has decided to operate the gyros in a higher-precision mode during science observations. Hubble's instruments and the observatory itself remain stable and in good health."

Posted on: Dec 08 05:05

A lawyer who helps individuals recoup lost savings after being victimized by cybercrimes, Marc Maisch, warned in a recent interview with the German Die Welt newspaper that a major crime wave is on the horizon in which clever cybercriminals could scam millions of people out of their money with help from AI tools.

He explained: “AI is a great tool, but of course cybercriminals also use it to create phishing emails in order to have ChatGPT write malicious code that can be used immediately. And we haven’t yet talked about deepfakes and voice phishing, i.e., faces and voices are recreated.”

AI voice cloning scams are one concern that has been on the rise lately, with new technology enabling thieves to clone the voices of people they are targeting on social media so they can create fake calls in which they contact the victim's friends or family, impersonating the victim and claiming they are in danger and need money or access to sensitive information right away.

Posted on: Dec 08 04:57

Several new studies out of Korea reveal that people who get vaccinated are much more prone than the unvaccinated to develop serious health conditions like ear disease and blood disorders.

Researchers looked at data from the Korean National Health Insurance Service to compared health outcomes between vaccinated and unvaccinated people. Pretty much across the board, vaccinated people are much sicker than unvaccinated people.

In one of the studies they looked at, researchers discovered that rates of 13 different immune-related non-fatal adverse events (irAEs) are notably higher among the vaccinated compared to the unvaccinated. These non-fatal problems include menstrual disorder, bruising, tinnitus, inner ear disease and other forms of ear disease.

Posted on: Dec 08 04:55

Footage shared by Israeli media appears to show Israel Defence Forces (IDF) troops rounding up scores of men and transporting them on the back of trucks.

The men are believed to have surrendered in the Jabalia refugee camp and other areas around northern Gaza, with Israeli outlet Walla saying they were stripped 'to rule out the possibility that they were carrying weapons'.

Dozens of captives are reported to have been paraded through Palestine Square in Gaza City, with shoes and sandals strewn across the street in one image.

When asked about the images, IDF spokesman Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari seemed to confirm that the men had been taken prisoner but did not clarify whether those pictured were members of Hamas or civilians.

Posted on: Dec 08 04:42

COP isn’t a new acronym, but the United Nations’ climate conference and it’s been running for decades.

Farhana Yamin is a key architect of the UN’s Paris Climate Agreement who seems to be involved (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farhana_Yamin#Career) with the British deep state and she attended COP28 promoting decolonization and reparations.

Posted on: Dec 07 21:11

As Germany’s economic model falters, the ECB faces the challenge of sustaining the troubled Euro experiment.

Posted on: Dec 07 21:11

 Wall Street is increasingly pulling its money out of China as the country’s economy continues to struggle amid a real estate crisis and troubling economic data, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Posted on: Dec 07 20:31

 The Biden State Department released a proposal this fall that could increase the costs of childcare for thousands of families across the U.S. who rely on foreign nannies, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Posted on: Dec 07 20:31

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Israel on Wednesday that Israel would “pay a very heavy price” if it attempted to eliminate Hamas members in Turkey.

Posted on: Dec 07 15:39

Welcome to a fascinating journey through the annals of American history, where we learn about the lives of United States presidents who faced significant health challenges while in office. From the nation's founding with George Washington to the modern era of Donald Trump and Joe Biden, this slideshow gallery offers a captivating exploration of how health and medical practices have evolved over the centuries to the nation's highest office. We invite history enthusiasts and curious minds alike to join us on this compelling journey as we highlight the remarkable stories, resilience and medical advances that have shaped the presidency. Read on to learn more about the extraordinary lives of these leaders, their battles with disease and the lasting impact they have left on the country.

Posted on: Dec 07 15:38

Step into the time machine, dear viewers, and let's take a trip down memory lane to the days of groovy fashion, waterbeds and Saturday morning cartoons. In this slideshow gallery, we have prepared a collection of old photos that will definitely take you straight to the heart of cherished memories. You might just see a few familiar faces, or perhaps these snapshots will feel like a cozy embrace from days gone by. Whether you're missing the wild and wacky world of daytime dramas or longing for the simplicity of yesteryear, these photos are meant to ignite that warm, fuzzy feeling of nostalgia. So what are you waiting for? Keep reading and let the nostalgia wash over you like a wave of retro awesomeness!

Posted on: Dec 07 15:35

Kim Dotcom presents a scathing critique of the US government’s actions in Ukraine, highlighting a series of alleged wrongdoings, manipulations, and geopolitical strategies. 

Posted on: Dec 07 15:34

  Take a step back in time with these incredible never-before-seen images from the 60s and 70s. This collection of photographs is like a time capsule opened, revealing a world that many of us may have never experienced. From celebrities to ordinary people, these photos capture moments that are both candid and intimate, giving us a glimpse into a world that has long since passed. Photographs may belong to the past, but their impact is timeless, as they allow us to see the world in a new light. But be careful, some of these images may show you things you never knew about, making this collection even more interesting. So, join us on this journey through time and discover a whole new world in these unseen photographs.

Posted on: Dec 07 15:33

  Step into a world of glitz, glamor and excitement as we enter the Roaring 20s, a dazzling decade that left an indelible mark on history. Known for its wild parties, flapper fashion, and the heady sound of jazz, the 1920s were a time of unprecedented social change, artistic innovation, and wild celebrations. From the allure of speakeasies during Prohibition to the rise of iconic figures like the Great Gatsby himself, the era was an extraordinary mix of prosperity and rebellion. So, whether you're a history enthusiast or just curious about the decadence of this bygone era, join us as we take a step back in time. Come explore the glittering jewels, iconic dances and fascinating stories that defined the Roaring 20s. Keep scrolling to uncover the secrets of this unforgettable decade!

Posted on: Dec 07 15:30

The housing market is in turmoil as median house prices took a sharp 17.6% dip in October, plummeting to $409,300 compared to the previous year, according to Reuters. Home sellers, grappling with the fallout, are slashing their asking prices as prospective buyers face insurmountable challenges securing approval amid soaring rates and prices.

Posted on: Dec 07 15:21

Gina Lollobrigida, renowned as one of the most high-profile European actresses of the 1950s and 1960s, emerged as an international sex symbol during the era of cinematic grandeur.


With the alluring title of "The Most Beautiful Woman in the World", she graced both the silver screen and the public consciousness.


Gina's amazing beauty and impeccable style turned her into a global fashion icon. Her jet-black hair, captivating eyes and poise made her the embodiment of classic Hollywood glamour.



Her image graces magazine covers and fashion spreads, and women around the world try to emulate her style. Her influence on the fashion world was profound and she became synonymous with beauty.

Posted on: Dec 07 15:03