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#iossecurity | #applesecurity | How Tim Draper’s first job picking apples made him a capitalist

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Tim Draper — the billionaire venture capitalist who built his fortune by making early investments in Twitter, Skype, Tesla and SpaceX (to name a few) — says his first job as an apple picker drove him to capitalism.

“When I was about 8 years old, my first job was picking apples. We had a couple of apple trees in our backyard and it was harvest time, so I picked a bunch of them and I would take them down to the end of the driveway and sell them,” Draper, 61, founding partner at Draper Associates, tells CNBC Make It.

His asking price: 5 cents an apple, which in 1966 was the same price as a U.S. postage stamp.

“I [sold apples] every day for a couple of months, and every once in a while one of my friends would come by in the neighborhood and stay with me for a little bit while I sold them,” Draper remembers.

At the end of the season, he says, he was wrapping up selling his last batch, when his friend’s mother approached him and asked him how much he made.

Draper says he told her $8, which meant he sold 160 apples that season. He says he was ecstatic over the accomplishment.

But his friend’s mother wasn’t. Draper says she took the $8 away from him and asked him who else had been there to help him sell apples. She then divided up the money and gave each kid a dollar who stopped by to help, leaving Draper with a dollar himself.

“It was my first exposure to socialism, and I decided at that point that there had to be a better system for sharing the wealth,” Draper says.

The experience, he says, led him to become a capitalist — just like his dad and grandfather were.

Draper’s grandfather, William Draper Jr., founded the first venture capital firm in Silicon Valley in 1959 called Draper, Gaither & Anderson, while his father William Draper III, founded Draper & Johnson Investment Company in 1962. Draper started his own early-stage venture capital firm in 1985.

While Draper does believe change is desperately needed to combat income inequality not only in the U.S. but globally, he doesn’t believe socialism or free-cash handouts (the idea of giving out a “no strings attached” cash handout to every citizen regardless of employment status) are the solutions.

“It all depends on how it’s done. I think that it is an interesting idea and a good safety net for people,” Draper says, “but I’m always a believer that you have to teach people to fish rather than handing them all the fish. And I would rather see that money go into improving education instead.”

Draper says what the government really needs is a “Steve Jobs type candidate,” meaning someone capable of completely revolutionizing the way something works, to get elected and reshape our government systems like Jobs did with the iPhone.

“The government is still operating like a mainframe computer while the rest of us all have smartphones.”

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The software bug in HomeKit can apparently allow bad actors to control accessories in smart homes.

Following the news of Apple’s recent security flaw in High Sierra OS for Macs, news has broken of a zero-day vulnerability in the firm’s HomeKit.

According to 9to5Mac, a flaw in the current version of iOS 11.2 could theoretically allow unauthorised individuals access to smart accessories such as smart locks and garage doors, using the home automation platform. 9to5Mac described the vulnerability as “difficult to reproduce” and said it also affected other smart accessories such as lights and thermostats.

The issue was not with the smart accessories, but with the HomeKit framework itself, which connects products from a broad range of companies together in a single interface. The details of the vulnerability itself are scant, but it required at least one iPhone or iPad running iOS 11.2 connected to the HomeKit user’s iCloud account.

Apple quick to remedy the HomeKit issue
Apple has released a temporary server-side fix that remedies the issue. On the user end, nothing needs to be done, but they will notice that the ‘remote access to shared users’ feature for HomeKit-connected devices has been disabled temporarily.

A full patch that completely solves the issue will arrive early next week along with the next iOS update.

The discovery of this vulnerability highlights existing concerns around smart home devices, and the general need for more robust protocols in terms of IoT, particularly in a domestic setting.

It also raises questions for Apple in terms of its own security-auditing process for its operating systems and products, especially considering its otherwise positive reputation as a technology vendor and innovator. Bugs are not uncommon in the development process but when it comes to home security, a certain level of trust is required in order to get customers on board.

More than 50 brands worldwide are compatible with HomeKit, including some models of Honeywell thermostats, the August smart lock and Chamberlain MyQ Home Bridge, a garage-door opener.

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Copy-Pasting Malware Dev Made $63,000 From Mining Monero on IIS Servers

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A malware author (or authors) has made around $63,000 during the past five months by hacking unpatched IIS 6.0 servers and mining Monero. ESET researchers just recently uncovered the attacker’s operation. Experts say the malware author used CVE-2017-7269, a vulnerability in IIS 6.0 servers to take over vulnerable machines and…

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Hackers made plans to send deleted Hilary emails to Michael Flynn

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Russia’s programmers talked about amid last year’s general election battle on if messages could be erased by Hillary Clinton as well as getting it unto Michael Flynn, a resigned military brass, an individual from the president’s crusade, a business magazine wrote last week. This daily paper ascribed this disclosure unto…

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Hackers have made just 3.7 bitcoin – or less than $10,000 – with the latest cyberattack

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Those behind the recent cyberattack affecting businesses around Europe have successful received a total of nearly 4 bitcoins, worth around $9621 at today’s price. On Tuesday, reports emerged of a ransomware virus affecting businesses and governments throughout Eastern Europe. Ukraine and Russia have been particularly affected. The malware, which has…

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Arrest made in Coppell HS parking lot armed robbery

Coppell police arrested a man just before 9 p.m. Wednesday for an armed robbery in the Coppell High School parking lot.

Gerald Hiam, 29, of Gilmer was arrested and booked into the Dallas County Jail on an outstanding warrant for aggravated robbery out of Upshur County.

Coppell police said he is suspected of committing the aggravated robbery at Coppell High School

The arrest happened in the 100 block of Hartford Circle, a residential street just blocks from the school, where police located the suspected robber’s vehicle.

According to a police spokesperson, a resident called police reporting “suspicious activity.” When police arrived, the driver of a vehicle parked outside became uncooperative and would not exit his vehicle.

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‘I still don’t feel safe’: Arrest made in Snapchat threat to Longview school

Longview police arrested a 14-year-old boy after he sent a threatening Snapchat photo to friends. The teen told police he sent the photo as a joke, but the picture worried a lot of people.

Police said they received hundreds of calls to the dispatch center Monday night from people concerned about a potential threat toward Mark Morris High School. Callers said the photo was sent to people on Snapchat and Facebook.

The photo shows a boy holding what looks like a sub-compact rifle with the caption “Don’t go to school tomorrow (markmorris).” Police said the photo appeared to have been taken by a second person who was holding a pistol.

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Finding A Convenient and Trusted Hookup Site Has Been Made Easier

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Top50hookupsites.com, a website providing honest and far-reaching reviews of hook up sites has recently been launched. Anyone, therefore, interested in finding a trusted hookup site can now find honest reviews of different sites before finally making up his mind. In …

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Student arrested for school threat made on Snapchat says it was a joke

A student has been arrested after police said he made threats to an Attica school and specific students via a social media post.

According to Attica Police Chief Robert Cole, officers responded to Attica Jr.-Sr. High School around 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Cole said 18-year-old Nicholas Jordan was detained for questioning for allegedly making threats on his Snapchat account to shoot up the school. Cole said Jordan also threatened specific students.

“It was inappropriate in nature, threatening in nature,” said Attica Consolidated School Corporation Superintendent Derek Marshal. “Within a matter of minutes, they and the resource officer had him in their possession.”

Cole said Jordan admitted to sending out the Snapchats.

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