Thought for the day

"The more shocking a news story is, the more likely it's bullshit!" -- Michael Rivero

Bitcoin is Just Another Form of the Same Old Trick Sold to You by the Snake Who Wears a Tiny Hat alexmark Tue, 09/13/2022 - 08:47
Human Traffickings Newest Abuse: Forcing Victims Into Cyberscamming MikeRivero Tue, 09/13/2022 - 08:41

Unlike the countless people trafficked before them who were forced to perform sex work or labor for commercial shrimping operations, the two brothers ended up in a new occupation for trafficking victims: playing roles in financial scams that have swindled people across the globe, including in the United States.

Joe Biden Struggles to Break Through Online Despite Over 70 Staffers Dedicated to Digital Strategy MikeRivero Mon, 09/12/2022 - 12:41

President Joe Biden continues struggling to get his message to break through on social media, despite having over 70 staffers dedicated to digital content, according to a new report from CNN.

CNN reporter Edward-Issac Dovere cites in his article statistics provided to him by Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Bates, who noted that Biden’s schedule included weekly time to create digital content from “the over 70 people on staff who help create it and manage his various accounts.”

The rise of Linux malware: 9 tips for securing the OSS MikeRivero Mon, 09/12/2022 - 07:50

Jack Wallen ponders the rising tide of Linux malware and offers advice on how to help mitigate the issue.

A screen with program code warning of a detected malware script.

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How Much of the Internet Is Fake? Turns Out, a Lot of It, Actually. MikeRivero Mon, 09/12/2022 - 07:47

In late November, the Justice Department unsealed indictments against eight people accused of fleecing advertisers of $36 million in two of the largest digital ad-fraud operations ever uncovered. Digital advertisers tend to want two things: people to look at their ads and “premium” websites — i.e., established and legitimate publications — on which to host them.

On Friday the US issued new sanctions targeting Iran, particularly against Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) and its Minister of Intelligence over recent cyberattacks "against the United States and its allies."

The tech giant's planned acquisition of the maker of Roomba vacuum cleaners will give it access to the appliance's operating system that uses a front-facing camera to create complete maps of the inside of people's homes - all of which can then be fed into Amazon's existing, massive trove of data about hundreds of millions of consumers. 

Top secret NATO documents were published on the dark web as a result of the cyber attack on the General Staff of the Portuguese Armed Forces, Portuguese publication Diario de Noticias said.

Top secret NATO documents published on dark web

Hillary Clinton's private email server contained information that was classified at a higher level than "top secret," the inspector general of the intelligence community told members of Congress in a letter obtained by CBS News.