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The A’s … OAKLAND — Are A’s fans sick of silver linings? Understandable, if so.After all, now following a 5-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in the Wild Card game on Wednesday, the A’s haven’t won a postseason series since they swept the Minnesota Twins in 2006 ALDS.Talent flows from this organization, and this 2019 team in particular had the talent to challenge even generationally great times like the Houston Astros.After the Wild Card loss, I floated this silver lining on Twitter:
Tags:#enterprise#networking klint finley Related Posts Java and PDF are both frequently exploited, but according to Cisco Java exploits rose last year and PDF exploits fell. Java surpassed PDF as the most commonly exploited technology.Cybercrime in the Post-PC EraAccording to the report, Windows has been so prevalent and so easy to exploit that there was no need for criminals to try to exploit other systems. However, the proliferation of other devices and OSes along with improved security in Windows 7 has changed that.However, this move is happening slowly. A report from Forrester on security in the post-PC era notes that mobile device OSes are inherently more secure than desktop OSes due to sandboxing. This means that even jailbroken iPhones and rooted Android phones will be harder to compromise than older Windows PCs. However, social engineers can prey on anyone, regardless of the device they are using.The Cloud: Friend or Foe?The report cites the cloud as having both benefits and drawbacks for security. The drawback is that data can be intercepted while traveling between a server and the devices that access it. The advantage is that having data stored off-device makes it hard to extract sensitive information from lost or stolen devices.Money MulesThe report has an interesting section on “money mules.” Once a criminal has stolen a victim’s bank account information, they need a way to get the money into their own accounts without getting caught. Money mules are people who transfer money from a victim’s bank account to a criminal. One way to do this is to transfer money into the mule’s account, then have the mule wire it via Western Union to the criminals overseas. The recipient of the wire from Western Union might not have to provide bank account information to receive the money, making them more difficult to trace.Some mules are low-level criminals who participate for the money. Others are duped by work at home job ads. Students and people with large debts are often targets.However, there’s a shortage of mules. “Currently, the ratio of stolen account credentials to available mule capacity could be as high as 10,000 to 1,” says the report.Winners of the Cybercrime ShowcaseCisco highlights two winners in this year’s “Cybercrime Showcase” – a “good” winner and an “evil” winner.The Good winner is Thorsten Holz of the security firm LastLine. Holz identified the top 30 servers that the botnet Pushdo/Cutwail used for sending spam. Holz got ISPs to shutdown those servers and, as a result, the rate of spam decreased from 350 billion messages per day to 300 billion per day.The Evil winner is Stuxnet, which we’ve covered frequently.What, No Malvertising?Surprisingly, there is no discussion of malvertising in the report. You can read our post “What You Need to Know About Malvertising” for more about this threat. 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Social EngineeringCisco warns of the “seven deadly weaknesses” exploited by social engineers:Sex AppealGreedVanityTrustSlothCompassionUrgency Even the most savvy users can fall prey to social engineering. For example, Thomas Ryan of Provide Security created fake identity called “Robin Sage.” Ryan was able to get hundreds of government officials and security professionals to friend this imaginary person on social networking sites and, as a result, share personal information with Ryan.According to the report:Clickthrough rates for most malware or spam incidents consistently hover at around 3 percent, according to data from Cisco ScanSafe. While 3 percent may not seem high, imagine the impact of repeated waves of spam to which 3 percent of workers consistently respond to and click on. Even this small percentage is the equivalent of having a gaping hole in the network firewall that cannot be closed. Instead of trying to change human behavior, security researchers are exploring the possibility of changing the way we use software to reduce risks.Java: The New Number One Target Cisco released its 2010 Annual Security Report yesterday. The report covers criminals’ slow shift from targeting Windows PCs to targeting other operating systems and devices, the importance of exploiting users’ trust in their social network friends and the rise of Java exploits, and more.Social NetworksAccording to Cisco, criminals are targeting social network users more aggressively. In particular, criminals are spending more time and effort trying to steal users’ social networking credentials, since that makes it possible to exploit the trust of all that users’ friends.Although the exploitation of trust is crucial, Cisco predicts a decline in simple phishing and social networking scams. The company expects instead a rise exploits similar to the Zeus trojan, which steals banking credentials and propagates on social networks, mobile devices and more. Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair
Proxy voting to expert friendsopen source democracy“Filter Bubbles” and how to prevent them Related Posts Can we build an alternative Internet that can’t be turned off?Alternatives to top-down registries and corporate-controlled access 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Program or Be Programmed author Douglas Rushkoff proposes that we fork the Internet, and he’s convening a summit on the subject. Contact will be held October 20, 2011 at the Angel Orensanz Center in New York City. From Rushkoff’s description, it sounds like it will be conference/unconference hybrid: there will be scheduled speakers, but attendees will also be able to convene meetings at the event.We’ve highlighted a few projects that aim to create a create government-less Internet before. This isn’t a new idea for Rushkoff either. In this CNN piece he suggested the creation of a new Internet that would work a bit more like FidoNet.Here’s Rushkoff’s proposed list of subjects:TECHNOLOGYBUSINESS AND ECONOMICSCULTUREGOVERNMENTMEANING New net-based currencies and transaction networksNet-enabled Local Activism and Job Creation What Factors Facilitate Collective Intelligence?The Reclamation of Public Space “Contact will hope to revive the spirit of optimism and infinite possibility of the early cyber-era, folding the edges of this culture back to the middle,” Rushkoff writes. That sounds a little too utopian and nostalgic, but this is an important event. I also like the slogan: “Content was never king. Contact is.” klint finley A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#cloud#events Arts networking initiativesDecentralized social networking platforms
An agreement reached in California will save consumers an estimated $1 billion a year in energy costs by making television set-top boxes a lot more efficient, The Los Angeles Times reports.The voluntary agreement announced on December 23 followed a year of talks between environmental advocates, government regulators, and the cable and satellite TV industry. The deal will reduce the amount of electricity used by the 230 million set-top boxes in the U.S. by as much as 45% by 2017, according to a blog written by Noah Horowitz of the Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC) office in San Francisco.That’s enough electricity to power 700,000 homes, the NRDC said.A TV set-top box is an electronic device that captures a signal from a satellite or cable system, for example, and routes it to the television for display. It uses electricity even when the television is turned off, and it’s one of a number of common electrical devices that sap electrical energy without a homeowner’s knowledge.“It’s extremely significant when household names like Comcast, Motorola, DirecTV, and AT&T all acknowledge that their TV set-top boxes are using billions of dollars’ worth of electricity each year,” Horowitz told the newspaper. Until now, no incentives to make devices more efficientIn his blog, Horowitz writes that a 2011 study found set-top boxes collectively use at least $3 billion worth of electricity a year. The boxes are installed by pay-TV providers, who have had little incentive to pay attention to energy consumption, he says, because homeowners paid the power bills. But publicity generated by the study eventually helped get the talks started.Horowitz’s blog contains a number of details about the agreement, including provisions on a “light sleep” function for DVRs and “energy use disclosures” that will help consumers find out how much energy the devices use.“Today’s voluntary agreement is an important first step to reducing national set-top box energy use,” he writes. “We hope it will not only translate to near-term savings, but the next-generation boxes and their associated new features will be designed to be efficient from the start — and not erode much of the hard-earned energy savings that this agreement is designed to deliver.
Tottenham boss Pochettino: Toughest time in five years hereby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino concedes they’re in crisis after their defeat at Brighton.Pochettino was expecting a response from his players, only for goalkeeper Hugo Lloris to gift Neal Maupay a bizarre opener.The Spurs captain suffered a freak arm injury in the process, and Aaron Connolly compounded Tottenham’s problems by doubling Brighton’s lead on his first Premier League start.And although Spurs made a positive start to the second half, Connolly killed off any hope of them launching a fightback as the 19-year-old Irish striker produced a well-taken strike for his second goal to seal Brighton’s first home win since March.Pochettino said: “Hugo Lloris’ injury had massive impact on the game. It was so early in the game. To concede so early and losing our captain it had an emotional impact on the team. We tried to find solutions, a different way to play but it was impossible. It’s a very difficult moment.”I want to say thank you to the fans, it was a big effort to the fans and we put out that performance. We were at the top together but now we need to get more. It is not easy.”On how to improve, he added: “After five and a half years this is the first tough time we are having. There is a feeling that this is not good at the minute. We are feeling the emotion. I want to keep working hard and believing.”I hope the pressure is coming to me and leaves the pressure off the players. Now is a moment to be strong. We cannot underestimate the situation but we need to work. There is always the possibility to make us stronger.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TORONTO – A no-harassment policy at a Winnipeg bar featuring amateur and emerging comics likely stirred more Twitter attacks than quelled off-colour show remarks, admits Winnipeg talent booker Tim Gray.But he says it’s also found lots of support from like-minded comedy fans tired of cracks that are more abusive than funny.Gray says his unusual move to post a list of banned behaviours at Wee Johnny’s was meant to address the divisive times we live in, not to limit free speech.“With the current climate in our society I feel like it’s important to make it clear where you stand on anything that comes down to abusive behaviour,” says Gray, whose bar hosts regular open-mic nights as well as emerging comics.“When you have a president in the United States as they do saying what he’s saying on Twitter all the time, the whole alt-right movement, all that stuff, I just want to make sure it’s completely clear where we stand at Wee Johnny’s when it comes to discrimination or hateful speech or abusive behaviour.”Gray crafted a sign last week to warn audiences and comics alike that they could be asked to leave if they engage in “sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, physical intimidation or any other form of abusive behaviour.”While most professional clubs are “self-policing,” an attempt to ban certain language or subject matter in comedy is nothing new, says Andrew Clark, director of the Humber College comedy writing and performance program in Toronto.He points to strict codes of conduct during the days of American vaudeville that banned swearing, drinking and sexual material.Still, comics coming of age today do appear to be more mindful of a myriad of socially sensitive issues dominating headlines.“Comedy is falling more under the rubric of how theatre and other things have been run, certain kinds of comedy, in that there has to be some kind of social good to it,” notes Clark.“There are so many different factors now going in comedy and I think there’s a real belief that comedy has some kind of social engineering function.”There are also a lot more opportunities for diverse voices to speak their truth, thanks to a proliferation of open mic nights and amateur comedy rooms where alternative voices can work out their material.“Whereas 20 years ago you would have gone to (top-lining Winnipeg comedy club) Rumor’s and the lineup would have been fantastic because there really wasn’t anywhere for people to go. In Toronto it was the Laugh Resort and Yuk Yuk’s…. It was like the Top 40 of Canada,” says Clark.“Now, I’ve got students who are doing this month (a show called) the ‘Ebony Tide,’ so it’s people of colour every week and then at the end of the month they’re doing the ‘Ethnic Rainbow’ which is all gay people of colour. First time ever. I just think comedy has mirrored everything else in our society.”And that’s important, says comedy writer and producer Emer O’Toole, who says material that might seem innocuous to one person might actually register as aggressive to another.Meanwhile, material that touches on difficult topics like rape can be funny and still fall well within the boundaries suggested by Wee Johnny’s.“Sometimes I go to gigs with cisgender heterosexual male friends and we have very different experiences,” says O’Toole, part of a feminist humour group at Concordia University that helped produce a comedy show about rape called “Rape is Real and Everywhere.”“I come out saying, ‘Wow that was super sexist.’ And they’re like, ‘What sexism?’ And it’s not that they don’t care. It’s that we are differently attuned to these things.”That’s not to say the mainstream clubs don’t make room for different points of view.Yuk Yuk’s founder Mark Breslin notes his national chain has had a monthly all-black comedy show for 20 years, as well as all-female bills. But he created his club to be an “absolute free speech zone.”“There is literally nothing that could be said on stage that I would not allow. Nothing. No matter how vicious, no matter how racist, no matter how sexist, I would still allow it because it is not up to me to censor the act, it’s up to the audience to censor the act by not laughing,” says Breslin, whose clubs are nevertheless a heckler-free zone.He can’t help but see a ban as something that undermines the very thing that makes comedy such a powerful tool to shift hearts and minds.“Free speech allows people to talk against the government, to make fun of the way that we act towards minorities and all kinds of things. But it also cuts the other way, where we just make fun of those minorities because they’re funny. Because people’s behaviour is funny.”For O’Toole, the battle is against “a kind of lazy comedy that reinforces oppressive structures.” Offensive material is often simply not funny, she says.“The things that get the biggest laugh are things that are punching up at sexism and racism and able-ism and homophobia and not the stuff that’s punching down at queer people and women and people with disabilities,” she says.“Those spaces exist. Are they the mainstream? No, of course they’re not the mainstream. I mean turn on any mainstream comedy channel … and what you’re getting is often tired jokes that take their humour from punching down.”Being aware of these things can actually foster more creativity, she says.“You’re not saying, ‘Don’t joke about these things.’ You’re saying, ‘Put a bit of thought in. Where is the humour coming from?’ It’s my sincere belief that asking comedians to do that makes better comedy.”
The thieves then loaded up a pair of duffle bags with 25 of the digital cameras, worth an estimated $10,000. Wright said that the two thieves were in and out of the store in less than a minute, and that the two were focused only on stealing the cameras, explaining that the pair ignored several pieces of stereo equipment that were sitting out in the open.According to the surveillance video, one of the suspects was wearing a dark-coloured hoodie, jeans, and dark-coloured running shoes. The other was wearing a grey hoodie, light gray sweatpants, and white Nike running shoes. It’s not known how old the suspects are or what their ethnicity is, since their faces were not caught on camera.Wright said that the two suspects likely walked in across the store’s front lawn, since the parking lot camera was not activated. It is not known if or what type of getaway vehicle the thieves used.Cpl. Madonna Saunderson with North District RCMP said that police are currently investigating the break-in, and are asking anyone with information to call the Fort St. John RCMP at (250) 787-8100, or Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Mounties in Fort St. John are searching for two suspects who broke into Autographics Trim & Signs this week.Autographics co-owner Jason Wright said that the break-in happened at around 4:45 a.m. on Wednesday morning. According to surveillance video that the store posted on its Facebook page, two men smashed the front door to gain entry to the store, and proceeded smash a locked display case containing Go-Pro digital cameras.
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri was pleased to welcome back the club’s returning World Cup players in Tuesday’s win over LyonAfter playing out a goalless draw, Chelsea prevailed over their French opponents by winning 5-4 on penalties with new goalkeeper Rob Green saving Lyon’s fifth spot-kick to wrap up their pre-season preparations ahead of the new campaign.But it was the sight of captain Gary Cahill, N’Golo Kante, Eden Hazard and Olivier Giroud returning to action for Chelsea that pleased Sarri the most, even if it was just for a mere 25 minutes.“They arrived yesterday or the day before so it was only because I think it’s better to play 25 minutes than to have a session alone with a physical coach,” said the Italian on the club website.“They have to work, obviously. I’m very happy and at last I can work with all my players for the first time [together] tomorrow. We have only three days to prepare for the next match and it will be very important for us.“I think we have to work, but we started to work [together] two days ago. Potentially, in two or three months, we can become a very good team.”Maurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.Another player that was in action was Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who has previously suggested that he will consider going on loan if Sarri cannot guarantee him regular football at Stamford Bridge for the new season.“He is potentially a great player. He has to improve from the tactical point of view but that’s not a problem,” said Sarri.“He’s very young and I think he can be a very useful player for us.”Michy Batshuayi has also returned for Chelsea but was unavailable on Tuesday night.Chelsea will now travel to Huddersfield for their first game of the Premier League season on Sunday.
Julian Draxler has warned his Germany teammates that Kylian Mbappe’s speed can reach up to 300 horsepowerDie Mannschaft head into tonight’s Nations League clash at France in desperate need of a strong result in order to avoid relegation to the B division.One player that must be stopped at all costs is Mbappe, who inspired France to a late comeback 2-2 draw with Iceland last time out.The 19-year-old striker is in superb form right now and Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Draxler knows that Germany cannot let their guard down against him for even a second.“If he has space to get started, it’s almost impossible to catch him with his 300 hp,” Draxler told T-online.PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.“His speed and his finishing [are his biggest weapons]. We must not allow him to use either, by defending very compact.”Draxler, whose own PSG future is in doubt at the moment, believes that the squad have responded well under new manager Thomas Tuchel’s methods.“He spreads a good atmosphere, inside and outside. He lets us play attractive football, he has clear ideas and he gives these to us very clearly,” Draxler added.“After losing to Liverpool, he told us very clearly what had gone wrong. Not everything is ‘peace, joy and pancakes’ on the way to success. But that’s also why he does very well and has the team on his side.”