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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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16 years ago we were sending e-mails to space. And space is awesome! Thanks +Julio Ojeda-Zapata.
 
So this was the first presidential e-mail.
Toshiba laptops were so sick in 1998. They sent emails to SPACE!
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Indictments have been laid down against nine people responsible.
 
“Zeus” scammers accused of stealing millions, infecting thousands of computers

"Nine people connected to the 'Zeus' malware have been indicted, federal officials announced Friday as they declared the code 'one of the most damaging pieces of financial malware that has ever been used.'"
Botnet helped defendants get bank account numbers, passwords, RSA SecureID tokens.
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Newcloner's Guide to Orphan Black

When Orphan Black premièred last year, I loved it.  It was a quirky small little show with a cult following.  Fellow geeks and nerds like me enjoyed it, and everyone else mostly just ignored it.  Since then, its popularity has exploded.  More and more people have found it and fallen in love with it.

And that's a good thing.  Tatiana Maslany is an amazing actress.  And she deserved an Oscar or Golden Globe for her portrayals of the clones.  If they didn't all look a like (which of course would defeat the purpose of their being clones then) you would swear they are all played by different actresses.  That's how good she truly is.

And it is almost back.  Orphan Black is back April 19th.  Until then, Alicia Lutes of the +Nerdist has summed up the entire first season very succinctly.  You can find that below.  What do you think?  Have you watched the first season?  Are you like me barely able to wait for the second season?  Let me know in the comments below.

http://www.nerdist.com/2014/04/the-newcloners-guide-to-orphan-black/
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I think Twitter (as well as +Google+) should be less worried about this practice. It makes sense to lock down your name, your company's name, etcetera just like you register several variants of your URL (but only really use one).

Some people even create accounts for their babies so they will have them when they are old enough. Who wants to be SarahJane2468 when they can just be SarahJane?

Great companies like +KnowEm even exist to help you register on all social media sites your name. This is really just more of a convenience then a cost.

No one knows how soon Facebook will fall. Few people predicted the crash of MySpace. When Google+ first started everyone thought it would fail. Look at it now.

It makes sense to at least register your name on all the major or up and coming social media sites, then when you need a presence there, you are ready to go.

At least, that's what I think. What do you think? What do you say +Mathew Ingram?
 
According to one estimate, less than half of all the users who have created Twitter accounts have ever posted a tweet. While that should be of interest to Twitter and its investors, they have a bigger problem — namely, people who sign up and never return
Summary: According to one estimate, less than half of all the users who have created Twitter accounts have ever posted a tweet. While that should be of interest to Twitter and its investors, they have a bigger problem — namely, people who sign up and never return
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You are very welcome +KnowEm and you are a great service, that is why I mentioned you.
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This is a pretty awesome map exploring the fictional world of Game of Thrones.
 
What's better than maps and science? Maps and science about Game of Thrones. Check out Stanford's Generation Anthropocene blog for the full write-up on the geology of Game of Thrones: http://goo.gl/WCkbU8 and find more fun #GOT posts in Game of Thrones Circle community: http://goo.gl/QxMZZ0.

#WesterosWednesday #GameOfThrones  

h/t to +Allen Powers
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229 days is a long time, and not a good sign for our industry.
 
Advanced attackers go undetected for 229 days

"A new FireEye report details the tactics used by threat actors to compromise organizations and steal data. It also highlights emerging global threat actors, their suspected motives, as well as the types of targets and information they are after."
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Russian Engines and the U.S. Space Program

Time was the United States ruled outer space.  Fairly, but with relatively little challenge.  It all started with the race to the moon.  But those days are long gone now.  Partly due to co-operation, innovation, competition, privatization, but mostly due to a lack of funding from the U.S.A. Government for NASA.

With little other choice, we've had to adapt.  Satellites are now launched into space by Russian engines.  Astronauts are delivered to the International Space Station by other countries.  Until the various private space companies get faster, better, that's what we've had to do.

And that's been fine up to now, but with the recent troubles in the Crimea, this choice may no longer be available.  National Security may in fact be at stake.  So what do we do?

That's what this article from +Forbes explores.  The choices we face, the issue we've caused, and what we can do about it now.  I'm all for innovation, entrepreneurship, re-developing, and inventing.  And if that's what it takes, then go for it.  But it may also mean re-investment, and make no mistake, every penny put into NASA's budget is an investment back in to our futures.

What do you say?  Are you with me or does it cost to much money when we don't have enough left to spend?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenthompson/2014/04/07/new-rocket-engine-needed-to-rescue-americas-faltering-role-in-space/
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Good advice from the +Electronic Frontier Foundation for SysAdmins everywhere.
 
Sysadmins are the front line when it comes to helping the internet recover from Heartbleed. Here's how they can help stem the flow of data.
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 #HP
 
Interesting, but not really surprising. Something to consider. Thanks +Tony Bradley
 
There are plenty of vulnerabilities embedded in the applications we rely on and use everyday. According to research from HP, though, there are four times MORE vulnerabilities that are a function of user error.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2142581/hp-report-80-percent-of-the-vulnerabilities-are-really-your-fault.html
Let's be clear: There is no such thing as an invulnerable application. Some have more critical vulnerabilities than others as we discovered this week with the Heartbleed bug, but any application can be exploited given a dedicated attacker. According to the HP 2013 Cyber Risk Report, though, the application itself is not to blame for most vulnerabilities—you are. HP compiled data from 2,200 applications scanned by HP Fortify on Demand and report...
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Here's what you need to know, and you do need to know this.

Thanks +Mathew Ingram for sharing this.

#infosec #zeroday
 
Researchers have discovered a serious flaw known as Heartbleed that affects the security software that runs on about two-thirds of the servers on the internet and could expose user data, including passwords. Here’s what you need to know about it
Summary: Researchers have discovered a serious flaw known as Heartbleed that affects the security software that runs on about two-thirds of the servers on the internet and could expose user data, including passwords. Here’s what you need to know about it
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New sneak peek for Beauty and the Geek Australia. Music is Good Time by Owl City. Great track.

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YOU DON'T KNOW JACK: The Marriage Proposal
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Google+: New Dad
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With Google+ Instant Upload, every picture you take on your phone is instantly backed up to a private Google+ album. It's a simple way to ma