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A. Ryan Robbins
Works at is an Anti-Virus Information Security writer, Search Engine Optimizer Copywriter, and prolific Social Media Blogger for the Law Enforcement community.
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A Most Perplexing Paradoxical Crystal

Samarium hexaboride exists simultaneously as both a metal, and an insulator.  As such, it can both allow the smooth flow of electrons, and stop their movement and free passage.

Although this material has been known for quite some time.  It wasn't until Suchitra Sebastian and Beng Tan "failed" at an experiment for his doctoral thesis that they discovered its duality.

Contamination (a likely cause) has already been tested for, and in fact the experiments have already been replicated.  So where does that leave us?  How exactly is this possible?

You can read the full article at +WIRED http://www.wired.com/2015/07/paradoxical-crystal-baffles-physicists/ or the actual paper at Science.

And if you have any theories, feel free to comment below.
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Adobe Flash, is it on its last legs?

Now that mobile has done away with it, and +YouTube +Netflix etcetera don't need it, do you really need +Adobe Flash?

On average, last time I checked, Adobe updates Flash every ten days.  That's a lot of critical exploitable information security #vulnerability  to deal with.  That's a significant amount of #zeroday  problems.

Do you still have Flash installed?  Do you still use it?  Can you live without it?
Flash is officially more trouble than it’s worth. Here's how you can kill it now.
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Apple Watch versus Google Glass

Do you personally in real life know anyone who has an Apple Watch?  If you do, I bet they are a techy technology loving early adopter, am I right?  I also bet they don't own the most expensive red gold Apple Watch Edition watch, do they?

Now, in the interests of being fair, same question, do you personally in real life know anyone who has +Google Glass?  If you do, it is likely the same answer, right?

The difference however, is that Google Glass was a beta invite-only experiment.  Some might say that experiment failed.  The Apple Watch was a major prime-time Super Bowl Sunday kind of product.  Who paid more in advertising?  Who spent more on launching?  Who has tons of product lying around not being bought?

Where does this failure leave Apple?  Sales of tablets are way down, across the market.  But, as the industry leader, the Apple iPad sales are down even more than most.

Apple Mac computers have always woefully undersold PC's.  That just leaves the iPhone.  If Apple's entire fortune relies on just one product selling, a product way back in second place for sales, where does that leave them?

Sure they charge significantly more for the iPhone than their competitors do, and this brings in more profit short-term.  But that is exactly why they went bankrupt the first time around.  And fired Steve Jobs.

What do you think?  Is the Apple Watch failing?  Can Apple turn it around?  What about Google Glass?  Let me know in the comments below.
Something just doesn’t seem right. And that something seems to be sales.
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Great news from +Adobe​ on the #HackingTeam multiple zero-day exploits being patched quite quickly.
 
#Adobe has acknowledged the existence of two new critical security flaws affecting #FlashPlayer and has promised a fix to protect users from the zero-day #vulnerabilities . Adobe Flash is used to stream video content across the web -- and is usually subject to a monthly patch update to fix security flaws as and when they are discovered. #HackingTeam #0Day  +CNET 
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Mozilla Firefox Browser

If you use Firefox, then you should update it to get the latest bug fixes and patches.
 
#Mozilla has issued a new #Firefox #browser update with fixes for four critical vulnerabilities and a number of less severe issues. It is advised that users update their Firefox browser to the latest version, as these vulnerabilities could be exploited by cyberattackers looking to hijack sessions or steal sensitive data. #vulnerability #cybersecurity  +CNET 
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This isn't just a little bit too much. It's a lot too much!
 
Whoa! Nearly 5,000 new Android malware samples discovered each day in Q1 2015

David Bisson reports:
https://grahamcluley.com/2015/07/nearly-5000-android-malware/
Android's malware problem is growing, says security firm.
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Google Safe Browsing

+Google now offers even more protection for you when you are surfing the world wide web.  If you see the warning below, you should take heed.  Google doesn't block "inappropriate" sites (or at least not until you ask it to) but it does warn you if a site appears dangerous.

Dangerous sites include drive-by downloads, malware, etcetera.  So, thanks Google for making us slightly safer today.
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UEFI BIOS Rootkit and RCS 9 Agent

The #HackingTeam  news keeps getting more and more serious.  This one is very critical.  Keep on top of your updates!
The dissection of data from the Hacking Team breach has yielded another critical discovery: Hacking Team uses a UEFI BIOS rootkit to keep their Remote Control System (RCS) agent installed in their targets'
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Mozilla Disables Adobe Flash in Firefox

Users of Mozilla's popular Internet browser Firefox should be aware of what it has done to protect from the #HackingTeam   +Adobe Flash #ZeroDay  
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Now that's a big number. Way too big. Let's do something about it. Shall we?
 
Did you know 125K malicious programs appear every day! #malware #trojan
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This sounds like a pretty major disrupting affect on the industry? What do you think?
 
Moore's Law, two steps in the future: IBM Research has led a team that's got chips with 7-nanometer features. That's less than 2.5 times the width of a DNA strand. It's just a test chip for now, but the manufacturing process works.
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Hacking Team Hack

The #hack of the Hacking Team from Italy by unknown attackers is the story of the night. Like most information security professionals, we've been waiting for them to wake up.

And now that they are awake, what's next? Press releases? Abject denials? Threats of lawsuits? Yes, almost definitely.

The 400 GB torrent file is huge. And (so far) malware and virus free (despite threats to the contrary). So much data to mine.
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Why The Apple Watch Debut Is Worse For Apple Than Glass Was For Google
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Something just doesn’t seem right. And that something seems to be sales.

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With Street View on Google Maps, explore the world at street level. New! Street View smart navigation -- move around by dragging "Pegman" wh

Montage: Unboxing the Nexus 7 is fun!
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Introducing Google Drive... yes, really
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Just like the Loch Ness Monster, you may have heard the rumors about Google Drive. It turns out, one of the two actually does exist. Today,

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My name is Linus Torvalds, and I am your god. You don't have to be a Linux user, or even a nerd, to love Linus Torvalds. His arrogant and ir

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