There in lies the exploit. Social engineering. The human aspect of computer security will always always always be the weakest link. The type of people who aren’t too versed on computer or internet security are the type of people that are better off keeping their monies under their mattress.
Cybercriminals are sneaking past security protections to access online accounts across 34 banks in Switzerland, Sweden, Austria and Japan. And in doing so, experts say, the hackers are defeating what’s often touted as one of the more effective online security protocols.
The attack can get past two-factor authentication, which requires customers to type in a code sent to their cellphone or inbox to ensure the user is who he or she claims to be, by convincing customers to download a malicious smartphone app, according to a report released Tuesday by the security firm Trend Micro. The researchers dubbed the technique “Emmental” — like the Swiss cheese — because they say it shows the security flaws in online banking. So far, funds “in the seven figures” have been taken from bank accounts, according to Trend Micro spokesman Thomas Moore.
Or maybe I am a dickbag and do things on whim and fancy and expect them to just sort of buff out. And don’t really operate my life in accordance with whatever licensing I would need from the government. Like if I want to grow and sell food, I don’t think the government needs to be involved at all.
It is really interesting that the article mentions “government regulationand certificates.” As a reason for farming being an expensive vocation. If there were less regulations and licensing involved farming in general might be easier for more people to get into. Because once you understand how each food stuffs grows throughout the year. And develop a planting plan, really everything else comes easy ie finding consumers or distributors. I think generally if you can keep costs low initially and then grow and continue to practice polyculture farming techniques, the rest will come easy.
As people begin to develop a renewed interest in where their food comes from, many young people and urbanites are seeking out agricultural lifestyles, giving up desk jobs for tractors and field work. But it’s difficult to kickstart a profitable farm, especially as a primary career.
A new initiative in Virginia is striving to help these new farmers—even while encouraging them not to quit their day job.
In response to his charitable campaign, Beck’s listeners evidently flooded him with threats made against his life and work… So much for the Christian mission of mercy and tenderness. For Beck’s enraged audience, any act of kindness, no matter how small — the immigrants would have eaten whether or not Beck served the food, and ‘millions of dollars’ were never on offer — was too great a risk.
When Glenn Beck announced he would deliver food and toys to immigrant children, the attacks were blistering — and profoundly unchristian. (via theweekmagazine)
I wrote about Beck’s decision to help the immigrant children regardless of their legal status, an even more admirable decision given the grief he must have known he’d get. I did not, however, read until today about the backlash his charitable activities did indeed produce.
It’s sad. I don’t know that it’s shocking—I want to be shocked, but I’m not sure I am. This inability to disconnect a political/legal opinion from very real human needs is troubling to me. It’s a major reason why I’ve long since ceased to allow myself to be grouped under the broad “conservative” label.
When it comes to social welfare broadly speaking, I think admitting that—as things currently stand—there is a real need for these programs is not a strike against the cause of private charity and the free market. Sure, welfare programs are abused (as any government program will be), but there are people who legitimately need outside help to meet their basic needs and those of their children.
To acknowledge these needs is not to say that government should be the entity meeting those needs or that private organizations couldn’t do it way more efficiently, effectively, and morally. It’s just to say that, regardless of political opinions, these needs are real, and it’s good to help people.
To the extent that any political movement cannot make this distinction, I suggest it will tend to be inhumane and unappealing both.
I like when people are all like ‘don’t get this animal for your first pet’… Like if you are willing to put in the time and dedication to train and care for your animal, get whatever fucking animal you want, doesn’t matter how long you work, or whatever, if you have waking hours, spend an hour or two training your animal.
People say don’t get a husky for your first dog, fuck that, I do things on whim and fancy. because it suits my fancy to do things. Peeta is the best decision I’ve made in a while. even tho she is sometimes a little shithead, but that is my fault for not working her more.