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#comptia | Google searches for coronavirus will now show you safety tips

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Searching Google for “coronavirus” will now send users to a curated search results page with resources from the World Health Organization, safety tips, and news updates, Google and the WHO announced today. This effort, which is just one of Google’s SOS Alerts, is now live. Google […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com

#cybersecurity | hacker | Ring camera hacks show the need for better IoT security

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Ring camera doorbells gained fame for catching porch pirates steal packages but after several high-profile cases where hackers gained control of them they are being held up by the cybersecurity industry as a prime example why companies and homeowners need to take IoT security seriously.

The Ring
cases revolve around malicious actors hijacking these devices and using them to
communicate with people inside the home. In an incident in Mississippi a
malicious actor used an internal Ring camera to talk to a young girl using racial
slurs and back in October another hacker gained control of a Nest camera and
threatened to kidnap a baby.

It is believed in each case the malicious actors took advantage of the device’s poor security to gain access. In the case of the Ring camera, which his owned by Amazon, the company recommended to those buying or who already have a Ring to not reuse old passwords and to implement MFA to make it more difficult to hack.

Keeping home
devices up to date with secure logins and having the latest security patches is
now a must for anyone who has installed this or any type of IoT said Avast Vice
President Leena Elias.

“Ordinary
people now need to be able to assess the security of new tech devices that
could be used against them,” We need to use a wide variety of security measures
to ensure that devices connected to our home networks are secure,” she said,
adding to not forget about the home’s router which is frequently shipped with a
standard admin login that needs to be changed.

One of the reasons consumers don’t update is that they are simply unaware of the need and the benefits of doing so. Another factor is difficulty. Gaining access to the admin functions is not always a simple matter for the average person.

“Recent
studies in the financial industry have found consumers are willing to embrace
more engagement around fraud prevention if it means their information is
secured (think: multi-factor authentication.) However, if consumers aren’t
aware of the benefits associated with taking more control, they leave
themselves vulnerable to malicious attacks. Sherif Samy, senior vice president,
North America for Entersekt.

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#deepweb | A fake movie review show just spawned one of the year’s best comedies

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A parody movie review show has, surprisingly enough, spawned an elaborate fictional universe spanning almost a decade. Now it’s making the jump to feature film, and there’s no sign of it losing steam.

The story of Mister America, the new mockumentary about a long-shot campaign for local office out on video on demand Friday, is a complicated one. It begins in 2011 when comedians Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington launched the spoof podcast On Cinema, episodes of which center around discussions of classic movies. But the amateur critics, fictional characters who share Heidecker and Turkington’s real names, supply the opposite of insightful commentary, generically declaring “it’s a classic!” before quickly wrapping up.

The gag continued as the podcast became a web series called On Cinema at the Cinema, a shabby Siskel and Ebert-type show with Tim and Gregg reviewing new releases. Once again, there’s no expertise to be found. Observations from the fumbling hosts are always either uproariously wrong or worthlessly broad, and nearly every film gets a glowing review. Both projects hilariously poke at the fact that the internet has fostered a culture of amateur creators oblivious to the uselessness of their creation and amateur commentators clueless about the very topics they’re commenting on.

But beyond being a spoof of pointless online content, On Cinema is also an examination of two pathetic, borderline psychopathic characters. Tim, an egotistical blowhard, and Gregg, a pretentious film “expert” who knows little about film, make each other miserable yet have nothing in their lives but this lousy show, meaning their constant on-screen fights and meltdowns always resolve with a return to set the following episode. The longer they continue coming back and failing to improve themselves or On Cinema, the bleaker, and funnier, it gets.

As On Cinema progresses, references to both characters’ dreary off-screen lives develop a deep mythology, and running jokes build a language for fans to use online while maintaining the charade that the show isn’t fiction. Heidecker and Turkington also further storylines with in-character tweets, essentially creating a year-round alternate reality game. Getting into the series requires patience, seeing as episodes don’t have obvious setups and punchlines. But once you start appreciating the dry humor of the hosts’ passive aggression and believably dumb remarks, there’s nothing quite like it.

Over the years, On Cinema has only grown more ambitious with numerous spin-offs, including Decker, a spy series Tim ineptly directs and stars in that subtly advances the larger story in a way that’s legitimately inventive. One edition of On Cinema, for instance, features Tim interviewing Gregg in front of a green screen for reasons that aren’t clear until Tim later that month uses the footage to insert Gregg into an episode of Decker without his permission, prompting yet another gut-busting squabble in a gag that takes weeks to show its true form. The wildest spin-off of all, though, came in 2017 when Tim faced murder charges in On Cinema‘s ninth season, the latest in a nutty sequence of soap opera level plot turns, and Adult Swim actually streamed a five-hour, surprisingly realistic trial.

This helped launch Mister America, the new mockumentary which follows Tim as he runs for district attorney to exact vengeance upon the prosector who charged him. Shot in a mind-boggling three days, it’s quite small in scale, and like On Cinema itself, it’s not so much about traditional setups and punchlines as it is about stewing in delusion and subtle stupidity; scenes often consist of little more than Tim dictating a nonsensical press release between burps or bloviating about Martin Luther King Jr. While unlikely to have much wide appeal, for On Cinema devotees, it’s a riot.

In a testament to how sprawling On Cinema has become, Mister America pulls from jokes that originated not only in the web series but on Decker, the murder trial, and even the comedians’ social media, where the election storyline unfolded last year. Naturally, it’s hard to imagine key scenes registering with newcomers. But when, for instance, Gregg speaks about Sully in an interview, it gets a huge laugh from those who realize the subtext: he’s only doing so to get in a petty dig at Tim as part of an argument they’ve had, primarily on Twitter, dating back years. When Tim watches Mister America and hears everything Gregg said, not to mention sees everything else he instructed the fictional director not to include, he’ll surely freak out on On Cinema, which is currently in the middle of a new season. This kind of slow burn multimedia storytelling is the series at its very best.

Mister America isn’t any sort of a masterpiece, to be sure; it’s limited by its tiny budget and isn’t as effective of a political satire as it could have been, especially seeing as a final monologue attempting to make a broader point feels at odds with the way the story actually played out. But it’s still consistently funny, and as a small piece of the larger project, it delivers.

This is in contrast to Between Two Ferns: The Movie, another spin-off of a web series about a terrible talk show. With that film, it was clear there had been little thought previously paid to the world the sketch occupies or who its central character is outside of the show, and so the struggle to turn it into a 90-minute feature was palpable. That Mister America, in contrast, feels like a natural evolution of everything that’s been cooking since 2011 is a testament to Heidecker and Turkington’s brilliant creation. It sounds strange to say about a silly spoof, but On Cinema has become a genuinely rich comedic world, and even after all this time, its creators are still finding new ways to expand it.

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WIKILEAKS DOCS SHOW HOW THE CIA ALLEGEDLY INFECTED OFFLINE COMPUTERS

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It seems that more and more information continues to come to light regarding hacking — not just by your average hacker, but by the CIA and other government agencies, too. Now, WikiLeaks documents have revealed how the CIA infected offline computers using air-gap hacking. Air-gapping refers to a security measure…

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St. Marys couple arrested after kids repeatedly fail to show up to school

A St. Marys couple is behind bars after their four children failed to show up to school for months on end, according to the St. Marys Police Department.

The investigation started in February 2017. A school social worker, identified as Dr. Bianca Booker, notified the St. Mary’s Police Department about four students enrolled at Crooked River Elementary School who had “an excessive amount” of unexcused absences and tardies, according to the arrest warrant.

Booker told police that she made several home visits that spanned for months to try and find out why the students were absent, offered the family assistance to help solve the problem, as well as had the mother, identified as Stephanie Cain, attend an attendance panel where she signed a statement promising to fix her children’s absence problem.

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Someone hacked a giant electronic Billboard in Mexico City to show Xvideos clips

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Yesterday we had reported how hackers breached the radio station in Indiana and started streaming Zombie Apocalypse messages. Today we have even worse news for you. Unknown hackers managed to breach a giant electronic billboard on a busy junction in …

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Tesla Fixes Bugs After Chinese Hackers Show They Can Open Trunk, Apply Brakes

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Tesla Fixes Bugs After Chinese Hackers Show They Can Open Trunk, Apply Brakes

Tesla has rolled out a security patch for its electric cars after Chinese security researchers uncovered vulnerabilities they said allowed them to remotely attack a Tesla Model S sedan.
In a demonstration video, the researchers remotely engaged the brake on

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50 Photos That Show The Raw Power Of This Year’s Olympic Women

Becoming an Olympic athlete is no small feat. It’s an achievement that takes a lifetime of hard work, dedication and an unstoppable pursuit to be the best. And no one knows that better than the women of the 2016 Rio Olympics. 

From Alaska to Florida, 391 women from around the country are representing the U.S. in Rio de Janeiro during the 2016 Olympic Summer games which begin August 5. Each woman is at the top of her game, in peak physical condition and ready to win gold. 

In honor of the badass athletes representing the U.S. this summer, we rounded up 50 photos of 2016’s female Olympians doing what they do best:

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The ‘After School Satan Club’ Wants To Show Kids Another Path To The Moral Life

The Satanic Temple seeks to bring an After School Satan Club to elementary schools around the country.

The goal of the group ― which does not promote a belief in any higher being, Satan or otherwise ― is to counteract the influence of religion on school grounds. The Satanic Temple is specifically trying to form clubs in elementary schools that already have Good News Clubs, which are affiliated with evangelical Christianity.

An After School Satan Club would show kids that “there are people with distinctly different religious points of view that are still leading moral and productive lives,” said Satanic Temple spokesman Lucien Greaves (who also goes by the name Douglas Mesner).

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Delaware students show slight improvement in statewide tests – Education Week

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