The sites, JerryFalwell.com and JerryFallwell.com, were launched by Illinois resident Gary Cohn, who was angered by the evangelist’s tirade blaming the Sept. 11 attacks on feminists, gays and lesbians, among others.
The creator (and star) of the cult movie The Room, Wiseau initially tried to sell his love-triangle drama about a banker and his fiancée as a play and a 500-page book, before scraping together a reported $6 million to turn the tale into an independent film on his own. Despite renting a giant billboard on Highland Avenue in Los Angeles to advertise what he hoped would be a successful Hollywood film, the self-funded drama flopped pitifully in 2003 – before making a miraculous comeback as a cult favorite.
Aside from mere phishing, the spoofed sites also infected victims with a malware download that disguised itself as an update to the Trusteer browser security plug-in that the Brazilian bank offered customers. According to Kaspersky’s analysis, the malware harvests not just banking logins—from the Brazilian banks as well as eight others—but also email and FTP credentials, as well as contact lists from Outlook and Exchange, all of which went to a command-and-control server hosted in Canada. The Trojan also included a function meant to disable antivirus software; for infected victims, it may have persisted far beyond the five-hour window when the attack occurred. And the malware included scraps of Portugese language, hinting that the attackers may have themselves been Brazilian.
“Although Saturn’s radio period has clearly shifted substantially since the Voyager measurements, I don’t think any of us could conceive of any process that would cause the rotation of the entire planet to actually slow down,” said University of Iowa space physicist Don Gurnett, principal investigator for the Cassini Radio and Plasma Wave Science instrument.
The parents are “insisting I owe them hundreds of thousands of dollars for harm these children don’t even know is going on,” Boland said.
Remember the Sony story: The most insecure feature in that DRM system was a cloaking mechanism that gave the rootkit control over whether you could see it executing or spot its files on your hard disk. By taking ownership away from you, it reduced your security.
Today, BuzzFeed said it’s going to change how it measures itself. Specifically, the company said it will no longer rely on web publishing’s old standby, the “unique visitor.” Instead, in an effort to look at itself more holistically, BuzzFeed publisher Dao Nguyen says the company will embrace a range of metrics, from time spent with a piece of content to what it calls “content views.”
BJ’s Wholesale CEO Chris Baldwin on Wednesday discussed the company’s future investments in online retailing and how it can utilize online strategies to complement their brick and mortar stores.
Fraud is a big problem for internet merchants, who often bear the financial cost of fraudulent credit card charges. The problem is that many fraud detection services rely on a small number of tried-and-true rules to spot scammers. The criminals quickly figure them out, and it’s often tricky to stay on top of new techniques.
According to estimates from George Mason University, in 2010 there approximately 217 million eligible voters in the United States but only 41 percent of them voted that year. Participation is typically higher in presidential election years.
A single deck of cards can be used between two players, and a three player game is best played with two decks. Players divide the cards amongst all players and players determine who goes first. (I recommend a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock.) Each player draws the top card from their stack. The player whose turn it is reviews their card’s stats and chooses one they think has the best value. Each player reads their value and the one with the best card wins all the cards. Continue until a player wins all of the cards.
E Ink, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, has popularized electrophoretic displays that consume very little power, require no backlights and are easily readable in sunlight. E Ink’s displays are used in virtually every e-book reader on the market today, thanks to a crisp, readable appearance that is closer to the experience of reading ink on paper than any LCD screen.
“(During the Olympics) the IOC was frantically afraid of the Internet breaking through the safely guarded environment (of television rights),” Specker said, “whereas FIFA seems to embrace (the Internet) more openly because of its relationship with Yahoo.”
The Ambient control panel may look busy, but it becomes more intuitive after you spend some time with its iconography. The upside of such a packed homescreen is that everything you need is right there, no digging around required. And its inclusion of a dynamic, color graph of your choice of historical temperature, humidity, or pressure is a neat touch that makes it easier to understand trends and patterns.
Dropbox saves storage space by analyzing users’ files before they are uploaded, using what’s known as a hash – which is basically a short signature of the file based on its contents. If another Dropbox user has already stored that file, Dropbox doesn’t actually upload the file, and simply “adds” the file to the user’s Dropbox.
The executive, however, laid considerable groundwork for the success GM enjoys today. Under Mr. Wagoner, GM jumped back into electric-vehicle production before most of its rivals by creating the Chevrolet Volt. And the company took leadership positions in the Chinese auto market and the profitable full-size SUV segment in the U.S.
With Broadly, Morrissey set out to build something different. Formerly a veteran editor at Jezebel, she brought the idea of a site telling stories from a woman’s perspective to Vice cofounders Shane Smith and Suroosh Alvi last year. “I pitched them this idea,” she says, “and they hired me on the spot.”