On Phone Numbers and Identity – Stories From Coinbase – Medium

Would you recognize someone trying to take over your phone and your identity? Would you know what to do?  How can you protect against it?

Read this account from Coinbase to learn more…

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SepticSmart Week 2016 | Septic Systems (Onsite/Decentralized Systems) | US EPA

SepticSmart Week is September 19 – 23

Next week is SepticSmart Week, which is a good time to learn more about taking care of your own septic system or onsite wastewater treatment system (OWTS).  A septic system or OWTS will serve a home or business for a long time if it is properly located, designed, constructed and maintained.  For information about the operation and maintenance of private, commercial and institutional onsite wastewater treatment systems, view DEC’s “A Guide to Help Managers of Small Businesses Keep their Wastewater Systems Working Properly (PDF)(520 KB)”. Information about home septic systems is available on NYS Department of Health’s Septic System Operation and Maintenance webpage.  EPA holds SepticSmart Week each year to encourage homeowners and communities to properly maintain their septic systems. 

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New York’s Internet Kiosks Are Being Shut Down As People Won’t Stop Watching Porn–UberGizmo.com

By Adnan Farooqui 

Where there is internet there is porn. It’s a fact, an undeniable fact, one that LinkNYC should have kept in mind when it started setting up public Wi-Fi kiosks in one of the biggest cities on the planet. When they were launched in February this year, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said that these 7,500 kiosks would “bridge the digital divide,” but operator LinkNYC finds that the kiosks are being used for other things. It’s now shutting off web browsing in the kiosks because people just won’t stop watching porn.

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Apple Watch Series 2 vs. Series 1 (and original)

 Will Shanklin 

The Apple Watch Series 2 is far from a major upgrade over its early 2015 predecessor, as the two smartwatches look nearly identical. There are, however, some key internal changes between the two: Dive in as we compare Apple Watch Series 2 vs. 1.

EDITOR’S NOTE: I find the the side-by-side graphic comparisons very useful.

See for yourself…

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The battle between Tesla and your neighborhood car dealership – The Washington Post

By Jacob Bogage

The first Tesla store opened in Columbus, Ohio, 72 miles away. Then one popped up in Cincinnati. Soon, another was in Cleveland. Tesla’s Ohio invasion was swift and — to longtime auto dealers such as Blake Arbogast — a growing threat, creeping ever closer.

In Ohio, dealers sued and lobbied their legislators. One called Tesla’s spread into his territory “Armageddon.” All to no avail. Tesla, the electric-car manufacturer, and its boutique “galleries” are here to stay. The question now: Are traditional dealers?

Tesla, the California company founded by tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, plans to not only make electric cars as cool and fast as gas-guzzling sports cars but also to upend the way cars are sold. For generations, automobile manufacturers from Ford to Toyota to General Motors have been banned by state law from selling directly to consumers. Instead, their vehicles are sold by third-party dealers, many of which have deep ties to their community and political leverage.

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Ten-year-old Windows Media Player hack is the new black, again • The Register

Darren Pauli

Net scum are still finding ways to take down users with a decade-old Windows Media Player attack.

The vector is a reborn social engineering hatchet job not seen in years in which attackers convince users to run executable content through Windows Media Player’s Digital Rights Management (DRM) functionality.

Windows Media Player will throw a DRM warning whenever users do not have the rights to play content, opening a URL through which a licence can be acquired.

Now malware villains are packing popular movies with malicious links so that the DRM warning leads to sites where they’re fooled into downloading trojans masquerading as necessary video codecs.

Malware researchers Amitay Dan of Cybermoon and Avi Turiel of Cyren (@popshark1) say the popular 2016 flick War Dogs was trojanised and served to victims over bit torrent.

Read more….

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Samsung expected to announce recall of Galaxy Note 7 soon

SEOUL, Sept. 1 (Yonhap) — Samsung Electronics Co. is expected to announce an unprecedented recall of all of its newest Galaxy Note 7 phablets sold at home and abroad in less than a week, a company official said Thursday, after reports that a few of the devices exploded while being charged.

The Samsung official told Yonhap News Agency that the cause of the reported explosions has been traced to the battery of the new phablet.

“The most important thing is the safety of our customers and we don’t want to disappoint our loyal customers,” said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Read more from Yonhap News Agency report…

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