Prevent SIM-Swapping Hackers From Stealing Your Phone Number—and the Rest of Your Identity


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Prevent SIM-Swapping Hackers From Stealing Your Phone Number—and the Rest of Your Identity

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You know what?s worse than having your password stolen? Having your phone number stolen. SIM-swapping, a type of identity theft, is a means for scammers to get access to your phone number and all of the personal accounts secured through it.

The attacker calls a phone provider, pretending to be a customer, and asks to port the number they?re trying to steal to a new SIM card, possibly on a new provider. With your phone number, the attacker can access any personal information secured with your phone, including any platforms that send two-factor Authentication codes via SMS. Since these ?cyberattacks? involve good old fashioned cons over the phone, the usual digital security measures we recommend will not save you.

That doesn?t mean you?re powerless, though. All four of the major phone service providers?AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and…

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Skidmap Linux Malware Uses Rootkit Capabilities to Hide Cryptocurrency-Mining Payload


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Skidmap Linux Malware Uses Rootkit Capabilities to Hide Cryptocurrency-Mining Payload

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By Augusto Remillano II and Jakub Urbanec (Threat Analysts)

Cryptocurrency-mining malware is still a prevalent threat, as illustrated by our detections of this threat in the first half of 2019. Cybercriminals, too, increasingly explored new platforms and ways to further cash in on their malware — from mobile devices and Unix and Unix-like systems to servers and cloud environments.

They also constantly hone their malware’s resilience against detection. Some, for instance, bundle their malware with a watchdog component that ensures that the illicit cryptocurrency mining activities persist in the infected machine, while others, affecting Linux-based systems, utilize an LD_PRELOAD-based userland rootkit to make their components undetectable by system monitoring tools.

Skidmap, a Linux malware that we recently stumbled upon, demonstrates the increasing complexity of recent cryptocurrency-mining threats. This malware is notable because of the way it loads…

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Heavenly Mountain, Fresh Water Beach: Lake Tahoe


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Lake Tahoe is probably one of the most visited places from California and Nevada. It’s a perfect place in winter for skiing and equally great to spend a weekend in summer. I have been to Lake Tahoe twice and it was equally great. Trees, Fresh air, Smell of pines, Crystal clear blue water, Watersports, Hot air balloon, and Tall mountains circling the lake, there is nothing like it.

There is a lot to do in Lake Tahoe and it’s almost impossible to cover everything in a weekend. The first time, I visited Lake Tahoe it was my flatmates birthday and we decided to stay in Reno which is an hour drive from Lake Tahoe. Contrary to Lake Tahoe Reno which is the is the peak of natural beauty Reno is filled with Casinos and Clubs. We spent one day in Reno and another on North Lake Tahoe.

Every one of us…

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A Gondola Ride to a gorgeous view of Mt Ranier


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Crystal Mountain Resort is located two-hour drive from Seattle is known for winter sports. Skiers and snowboarders flock the mountain each year to enjoy the slopes. While most of the people visit during the winter for skiing, summers at Crystal Mountain Resort can be just as fun. With plenty of outdoor activities and proximity to Mount Rainier, it’s a great weekend getaway in itself from Seattle. The resort is also right next door to Mount Rainier National Park. It’s less than a 15-minute drive from the park entrance, making it the perfect location for people looking to spend a few days exploring the park.

If you are visiting during summers, a star attraction at Crystal Mountain Resort is the Mount Rainier Gondola. The roughly 10-minute ride takes you about 2,500 feet up (to an elevation of 6,800 feet) and…

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Gorgeous Gorge: Zion National Park


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The third day of our road trip, we reached Zion National Park. Zion is probably one of the smallest National Parks in terms of area nonetheless it is one of the best when it comes to picturesque landscape, hikes and viewpoints. It is home to one of the most unique hikes, “The Narrows” where you walk in a river and one of the most dangerous ones, “Angel’s Landing” wherein you hike on a narrow rock fin with dizzying drop-offs on both sides. We had limited time so needed to pick one. Initially, we were confused about which one to choose from them and then decided to hike the Narrows as hiking in waters was going to be a new life experience altogether for all of us.

Water in the Narrows gets really cold in winter so we rented a wet suit, boots, stick and a waterproof bag (to…

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Comprendere per amare


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Dobbiamo davvero comprendere la persona che vorremmo amare. Se il nostro amore è solo una volontà di possesso, non è amore. Se solo pensiamo a noi stessi, se sappiamo solo dei nostri bisogni e ignorano i bisogni della persona, non possiamo amare.

Thich Nhat Hanh

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We really have to understand the person we want to love. If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love. If we only think of ourselves, if we know only our own needs and ignore the needs of the other person, we cannot love.

Thich Nhat Hanh

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Una perla al giorno – Thich Nhat Hanh


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Quando entriamo in contatto con l’altra persona, i nostri pensieri e le azioni dovrebbero esprimere la nostra mente compassionevole, anche se quella persona dice e fa cose che non sono facili da accettare.Dobbiamo mettere in pratica questo modo finché non vedremo chiaramente che il nostro amore non è subordinato a come l’altra persona sia amabile.
Thich Nhat Hanh
When we come into contact with the other person, our thoughts and actions should express our mind of compassion, even if that person says and does things that are not easy to accept. We practice in this way until we see clearly that our love is not contingent upon the other person being lovable.

Thich Nhat Hanh

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