Cybercrime rates are on the rise, but what exactly does that mean? Cybercrime is any sort of crime using a computer—simple enough. And now that most people in the United States have a computer or access to one, cybercrime is more common than ever.Say, for instance, someone wanted to take down a popular website through what’s called a distributed denial-of-service, or DDoS, attack. An example of this is the 2016 DDoS attack on the internet performance management company DYN that temporarily took down more than 75 major websites.A single computer could not possibly do something like the DYN attack on its own, but cybercriminals aren’t using just one. They infect thousands of computers with malware to create a network of computers called a botnet. This botnet is a sort of zombie army that stands by waiting for commands and can be sold to bidders to do whatever a bad actor wants.This person could recruit the zombie army, which would then do whatever they’re told, … [Read more...] about Preventing a cyber zombie apocalypse
Apocalypse rising hacks
Doom busters LABOUR paints Britain as a poverty-stricken ruin. Remainers insist Brexit is an unfolding catastrophe. Why, then, was there a tsunami of good economic news yesterday Employment at its highest percentage since 1971. Unemployment at historic lows. Average wage rises of 2.8 per cent — higher than the latest inflation figure, now falling to 2.7 per cent. The deficit lower than it has been in a decade. Mysterious, isn’t it, how all this can happen under the “wicked” Tories who — if you believe Labour’s tripe — “only care about their rich banker friends”? And despite the looming apocalypse of the Remainers’ fevered imaginations. Brexit row in Commons as Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn attacks PM over transition period and single market Healthy rise NHS nurses and other staff are overdue a big pay rise. But it is not without risk. It is right finally to reward those keeping the health service afloat during its … [Read more...] about Labour and Remoaners must stop painting Brexit as an apocalypse — especially when our economy is on the up
Driving the Day Good Sunday morning. BREAKING LATE LAST NIGHT -- JOHN MCCAIN OUT DUE TO EYE SURGERY -- STATEMENT FROM SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL: “Elaine and I, along with the entire Senate family, wish John the very best and wish him a speedy recovery. There are few people tougher than my friend John McCain, and I know he’ll be back with us soon. Our thoughts are with Cindy and his family, his staff, and the people of Arizona. “While John is recovering, the Senate will continue our work on legislative items and nominations, and will defer consideration of the Better Care Act.”Story Continued Below -- BURGESS EVERETT and SEUNG MIN KIM, who broke the news of the delay: “The Senate may consider the Federal Drug Administration user fees extension and lower level nominees while McCain is out. The chamber may also try to raise the debt limit. McConnell canceled two weeks of recess last week as GOP senators grew antsy at the swelling workload. That … [Read more...] about MCCAIN OUT due to eye surgery: McConnell delays health care vote — The president’s week ahead — DAWSEY DOWNLOAD — Sekulow makes Sunday rounds — RNC’s talking points on DON JR. — WEEKEND READS
ROBOT sex dolls are becoming big business and manufacturers are now claiming their products are so realistic people are MARRYING them. It comes as the UK's first sex doll brothel opened in Greenwich, South London last month and it already has a few regulars. What are sex robots? Robots already build our cars, clean our houses and make our food – now manufacturers are on the verge of offering life-like, moving dolls for “private fun”. Sex robots are essentially realistic dolls that have sophisticated movements that closely mimic humans so that they can romp. Prof Noel Sharkey, chairman of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics, said guilt-free threesomes was just one of the potential uses for sex robots. Others include “teledildonics” - wireless technology which allows a person to stimulate their partner remotely. Sex bots are expected to be hyper-realistic with features such as built-in heaters to create the feeling of body warmth. … [Read more...] about What is a robot sex doll, how much do they cost and what is the sex robot brothel in Paris?
Updated 5:08 AM ET, Sat December 31, 2016 CNN's David McKenzie and Ingrid Formanek have reported extensively from southern Africa. Most recently, they covered the Great Elephant Census, which found these animals declined 30% between 2007 and 2014. Some 144,000 elephants disappeared during that period. This story is part of CNN's "Vanishing" series. Learn more about the sixth extinction and get involved. Johannesburg, South Africa (CNN)The female elephant charges through shrub, ears pinned back, silent. At least that's how I remember it. I was 7. I'm wedged between a cousin and my father, my grandmother perched behind. We are in the back of an open pickup near the banks of the Olifants River in South Africa. "Drive!" we shout at my uncle in the cab, banging on the roof. But banging on the roof is our signal to stop. Read More The truck stops and the elephant is right behind us. We can see the milk discharging from her teats. Her newborn is somewhere hidden in the … [Read more...] about ‘We are failing the elephants’