5 tips to protect your devices from cybercrimeYour smartphone, your tablet, your computer – they are some of your most important and most used possessions. They are the daily tools you use for research, to connect with others and make purchases. You take them everywhere and fill them with your important, personal information.And all of that makes them the perfect targets for a cyberattack.The number of cybercrime incidents in the United States grows each year, and as Americans move into an increasingly digital society – thanks to smart phones, smart cars and smart in-home technologies – cybercrime is expected to grow in frequency again in 2017. Protecting yourself, your family and the vital information on your devices means increasing your focus on your own cybersecurity. That starts with these five tips.* Recognize you’re not immune. Cyberattacks increase in frequency and severity every year, so don’t make the mistake of believing it can’t happen to you. “It’s important to protect yourself by taking personal responsibility for your data; we can’t expect banks or other institutions to do it for us,” said Jim Karagiannes, Ph.D., professor in DeVry University’s College of Engineering & Information Services. “We lock our doors and take other security measures to protect our home and car. We need to also take precautions with our personal security and information.”* Don’t store your username, password or credit card information with a website. The convenience makes it tempting, but websites are a popular target for cybercriminals because a successful hack gives them access to hundreds or thousands of files, including yours. Even storing this information on your own computer can expose it in a cyberattack, and if your credit card information is captured, criminals can use it to gather your social security number. That exposes you to identify theft. Keep this information off your devices and, instead, create complex passwords and write down all of your usernames and passwords on a piece of paper that you keep in a safe place, such as a deposit box.* Use only a credit card, not a debit card, when making online purchases. Using your credit card instead of your debit card allows you to keep better track of the purchases you have made. It also limits the effects of any possible theft to just the one card instead of several. If you have no choice but to use a debit card for an online purchase, do not use your pin number online.* If it feels like a trick, it probably is. Cybercriminals often engage in “social engineering” or other non-electronic methods to try and trick you into surrendering your data. If you get a phone call about a banking or credit card issue or if your computer tells you to call a number because it just caught a virus, be cautious. Do not divulge any personal history or credit card details. Hang up or ignore the computer-generated notices and call the customer service number of the institution’s website with any questions.* Replace your existing credit cards with chip cards as soon as possible. Chip cards are becoming the new normal these days, and if your current credit card does not have a silver square chip on its front, consider replacing it quickly. Popularized in Europe, chip cards possess the necessary encrypted information to eliminate delays in the transaction process. Doing so closes the window criminals need to steal your personal information, thus protecting you from identity theft.You have no intention of abandoning your devices, of course, so protect them. Following the tips above will help better secure your technology and personal information from the threats of cybercrime so you can enjoy your devices with greater peace of mind.
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ABC(NEW YORK) — The Wendy Williams Show is the latest talk show to cancel live audience tapings due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. The show released a statement via Instagram reading, “Wendy values her co-host and their daily participation, but in light of the current health climate, The Wendy Williams Show will not have a live studio audience until further notice. We will continue to produce a daily live talk show & look forward to welcoming the studio audience back when the time is right.”Wendy’s production staff filled in as her co-hosts during yesterday’s episode — the ones who weren’t in the control room or answering phones. “We don’t have much going on around here but we do have each other. These are people who support me and this entire production everyday,” Wendy Williams said in a clip from the show posted on Instagram.The View, Good Morning America, Rachael Ray, Live with Kelly and Ryan in New York, and game shows such as Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune that tape in Los Angeles, have also opted out of having live audiences due to the outbreak.Copyright © 2020, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
During Minnesota’s home game against Indiana on Friday night, Goldy took to Twitter to show off the new outfits.First came Goldy’s take on Frankenstein’s monster.Costume 1: It’s Alive! That’s right FrabkenGoldy’s monster is coming to Gopher Spirit Rally and the tailgate lots! #GoldyHalloween pic.twitter.com/ajZEdg7HsE— Goldy Gopher (@GoldytheGopher) October 26, 2018Then came King Bowser from Super Mario Bros. Costume 2. Having a shell of a good time! I’m Bowser! Watch out for my shell throws. #GoldyHalloween pic.twitter.com/icpP1AMj9G— Goldy Gopher (@GoldytheGopher) October 26, 2018Bob Ross decided to stop by and paint some happy little trees . . .Costume 3: The joy of @GopherFootball Bob Ross Goldy! #GoldyHalloween pic.twitter.com/9LmAbYs3jD— Goldy Gopher (@GoldytheGopher) October 27, 2018. . . followed by Black Panther all the way from Wakanda.Costume 4: Minnesota Forever. #BlackPantherGoldy #GoldyHalloween pic.twitter.com/6SkwBYPQuI— Goldy Gopher (@GoldytheGopher) October 27, 2018Dwight Schrute from “The Office” was in town on business all the way from Scranton, Pa.Costume 5: Question. What type of mascot is best? #DwightSchrute #GoldyHalloween pic.twitter.com/6bDqM0LVps— Goldy Gopher (@GoldytheGopher) October 27, 2018An appearance by WALL-E was a pleasant surprise.Costume 6: GOLD-E is cleaning up! #WALLE #GoldyHalloween pic.twitter.com/bnxz35uzdM— Goldy Gopher (@GoldytheGopher) October 27, 2018Then the Tin Man stopped by on his way to the Emerald City. Halloween is just around the corner, and the mascot for the University of Minnesota can’t hardly wait.Goldy the Gopher has dressed for the occasion since 2013, and this week it teased a new set of costumes on the internet: Costume 7: follow the Golden Brick Road! #Tinman #GoldyHalloween pic.twitter.com/FfbAFHeVbs— Goldy Gopher (@GoldytheGopher) October 27, 2018The Predator was on hand to watch the Gophers as well.Costume 8: Did you that #Gophers are the natural predators of Hoosiers? #Predator #GoldyHalloween pic.twitter.com/xTBFY3vztC— Goldy Gopher (@GoldytheGopher) October 27, 2018Finally, a member of the Incredibles arrived just in time to save the day.Costume 9: This is a pretty Incredible #GoldyHalloween #MrIncredible pic.twitter.com/duRajvkN6D— Goldy Gopher (@GoldytheGopher) October 27, 2018It’s safe to say when it comes to Halloween costumes, Goldy is truly a cut above the rest. #GoldyHalloween is exactly 48 hours away! Here are a few of my favorites from the past. What do you think I should be this year??? pic.twitter.com/MrmgTuPGLw— Goldy Gopher (@GoldytheGopher) October 25, 2018All Gophers Rise! #GoldyHalloween is coming, tonight at @GopherFootball gameday! #SpookUMah #Gameday pic.twitter.com/jd4eBtSe7U— Goldy Gopher (@GoldytheGopher) October 26, 2018From Iron Man to Shrek, Goldy has set the costume bar pretty high, and the latest show didn’t disappoint.PHOTOS: Live animal mascots
By Greg AregoniFRANCIS CREEK, Wis. (July 18) – You always remember that first career win. Usually it happens with a heat race win one week and the feature later on. For Beau Handschke it just decided to happen on the same exact night.Handschke picked up his first career 141 Speedway heat race win and then later Saturday won the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature.Brandon Long won many features in his Northern SportMod career. It took just four months to earn his first career Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified win. Long outlasted defending champion Johnny Whitman and older brother Josh for the win.John Heinz earned his sixth IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature win. Part-timer Matt Brehmer returned after a six-week absence to win the Mach-1 Sport Compact main event.
Related File photo. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. William Collette)(WASHINGTON) — The Pentagon released video Wednesday showing the dramatic moment — in grainy color footage — that the U.S. successfully destroyed an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) over the Pacific Ocean during a historic test of its ground-based interceptor system.The interceptor missile launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California shortly after 3:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday. A little more than one hour later, the Pentagon confirmed that it had successfully collided with an ICBM-class target.On Wednesday, the Pentagon touted the success of its historic test, calling the intercept a “direct hit” and an “annihilation” of the target.“All our systems performed exactly as designed,” Vice Adm. Jim Syring, head of the Missile Defense Agency, told reporters Wednesday during a phone briefing.He said the ground-based interceptor is “ready to defend the homeland” after completing a “very realistic test” that included the use of decoys, similar to what North Korea could use, though he declined to provide specifics.The intercept occurred in the exo-atmosphere, one thousand miles off the coast of California over the Pacific Ocean, but east of Hawaii.Syring said the intercept outpaces foreign threats to the U.S. through 2020, which is how far out the U.S. has designed these tests to replicate intelligence projections.The test occurred just days after the North Korean regime launched another missile this year, though U.S. officials say it had been planned for years.North Korea has spent the last decade working to develop a nuclear-tipped ICBM capable of reaching the continental United States. Though North Korea has conducted nine missiles tests in 2017 and shown considerable progress toward reaching longer ranges and solid-fuel technology, none have been ICBMs.Syring said the test is estimated to have cost $244 million.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico
Related “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” – Fox Searchlight Pictures(LOS ANGELES) — Yes, there were a bunch of awards given out last night in Hollywood at the 75th Annual Golden Globes, but who won what took a back seat to who said what, as the evening was punctuated with passionate and heartfelt speeches from women praising and championing the #MeToo movement and Time’s Up initiative.Seth Meyers got the show started with joke after joke about the fallout of the Hollywood sexual harassment scandals, taking on Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and men in general. Unfortunately, he disappeared for most of the rest of the show.Every female star who took the stage last night wore black in solidarity with victims of abuse and assault, including Oprah Winfrey, who received the Cecil B. DeMille Award and brought down the house with her rousing and touching speech. She began by recalling watching Sidney Poitier win an Oscar in 1964, and how it inspired her, and how she hoped that she was inspiring young girls watching her tonight, as she became the first black woman ever to be presented with the honor.“What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have,” she said. “I’m especially proud and inspired by all the women who felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories…This year, we became the story.”“I want to tonight to express gratitude to all the women who have endured years of abuse and assault,” she added. “Because they, like my mother, had children to feed and bills to pay and dreams to pursue.”Oprah then shared the story of Recy Taylor, who in 1944 was raped by a group of white men in Alabama, and whose case was championed by Rosa Parks. “Recy Taylor died 10 days ago. She lived too many years in a culture broken by brutally powerful men. Women were not believed,” said Oprah, who then remarked about abusive men, “Their time is up! Their time is up!”“I want all the girls watching to know a new day is on the horizon,” she continued. “And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure they are the leaders to take us to the time where nobody has to say ‘me too’ again!” The applause was thunderous.Other women who spoke out about the Time’s Up initiative, and the #MeToo movement, included Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern and Nicole Kidman of Big Little Lies, which won four awards, and Frances McDormand, who was named Best Actress in a Drama for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. That movie also won four awards, including Best Drama. Also speaking out: Rachel Brosnahan who won Best Actress in a TV Comedy for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Elisabeth Moss, who won Best Actress in a TV Drama for The Handmaid’s Tale.Lady Bird was named Best Comedy or Musical, though its director, Greta Gerwig, was not nominated. Presenter Natalie Portman pointedly made reference to this when she announced the nominees for Best Director by saying, “And here are the all-male nominees.” Guillermo del Toro won that category for The Shape of Water.But it wasn’t just sexual harassment that women spoke out against last night: The wage gap between male and female actors, as well as the lack of women in powerful positions in Hollywood, were also remarked upon. Awarding the Best Actress in a Comedy trophy, Jessica Chastain said, “The winner will receive the 25 percent of her salary that went missing in the wage gap.” Presenting the Best Actor in a Drama award,Geena Davis said that the winner would give “half of their salary back so that women can make more than them.”Barbra Streisand, presenting the final award of the night for Best Drama, was introduced as the only woman in history ever to win the Golden Globe for Best Director. But, she noted, “That was 34 years ago! Folks, time’s up!”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico
By Michael HannManchester United, buoyed by five successive Premier League victories, head into Sunday’s derby against Manchester City (6pm) a place and a point above their rivals and believing they are poised to restore red ascendancy in the city.Champions City have won the last four league meetings against United, including a 1-0 victory at the Etihad Stadiumin November, but their hopes of retaining the title have faded.They have dropped down to fourth after four wins in 11 league games and trail leaders Chelsea by nine points.United, meanwhile, have put their early season struggles behind them to climb to third, eight points clear of fifth-placed Liverpool in the race for Champions League qualification.“It was another Manchester United (last November), I believe,” United boss Louis van Gaal told reporters after Saturday’s 3-1 win against Aston Villa.“That was more in the start of the process and now we are in the end of the process.“Now we have developed the team. I think also the confidence of our players is very high at the moment.“This next game is the decisive game… you have to win these kinds of matches.”City arrive at Old Trafford on the back of a 2-1 defeat by Crystal Palace but captain Vincent Kompany believes form counts for nothing in a derby.“It doesn’t matter what place you are in the league, it’s a derby,” Kompany said after the Palace loss.“If anything, it’s a good moment to go into a derby.“I guess the momentum is a little bit with our neighbours at the moment, but it’s the perfect place for us to go and try to rectify what we’ve had.”Chelsea, who need 16 points from their remaining eight games to win the title for the first time since 2010, travel to relegation-threatened west London rivals Queens Park Rangers on Sunday (3.30pm).“I’ve never played at QPR as a Chelsea manager,” Jose Mourinho told the club’s website (www.chelseafc.com). “But I know history and I know that for QPR to play against Chelsea is a special match.“The most difficult job is the job of the others that come from behind, because… if they draw one game, they are in trouble. They have to win every game.”Second-placed Arsenal, who have won 10 out of 11 league matches, travel to struggling Burnley on Saturday (7.30pm), while fifth-placed Liverpool will be aiming to close the gap on the top four with victory over Newcastle United at Anfield on Monday (10pm).
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):West Indies Women’s head coach, Vasbert Drakes, says that he is looking forward to the next month of preparation as he gets his side in gear for the ICC Women’s World Cup, starting next month in the United Kingdom.Team-bonding activities, personal development sessions, and physical assessments will be on the schedule during a five-day camp when the 15-member squad assembles here today.Following the team’s departure next Wednesday, they will have a 17-day training camp in the southern English city of Southampton before moving to the city of Leicester for the formal start of the Women’s World Cup programme.”We are eager to get the group together,” said Drakes in a WICB media release. “It’s an exciting line-up of players with a balance of established players, a couple of returnees, and a group of four new faces.”This camp will enable the team management unit to spend valuable time with the players and start to build the desire for success in the team as they get ready to face the challenges of the World Cup.”Drakes added: “It will be a good opportunity for us to recreate the strong team culture that was a hallmark of our side over the last two years as we worked very hard to qualify for the Women’s World Cup.”PREPARATION PERIODThe preparation period in England will include practise matches against an England Women’s XI on June 6 at Loughborough and the Southern Vipers on June 9 at the Ageas Bowl before they play official World Cup warm-up matches against Pakistan on June 20 at Leicester and South Africa on June 22 at Oakham.”We will have almost a month in the UK before our opening game in the World Cup to get the team into game mode,” said Drakes.”We will spend that time trying to get acclimatised to the conditions and being purposeful in our build-up to the tournament so that we can significantly improve on our past performances and prepare to take on the World.”The Windies Women were runners-up at the previous Women’s World Cup in India when Australia Women claimed their sixth title with a 114-run victory at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.Stafanie Taylor’s side earned automatic qualification to the Women’s World Cup following their fourth-place finish in the ICC Women’s Championship – a tournament contested between the top eight sides in the World over the last two years.
The Senate Committee on Education and Public Administration has recommended to plenary to confirm Minister of Education-designate, George Werner. He is the former director-general of the Civil Service Agency (CSA).According to the Committee’s report to plenary on Thursday, which was expected to be acted upon in executive session, Mr. Werner and other nominees to the Ministry of Education posts were found to be qualified for their respective designated positions following what was described as ‘thorough scrutiny.’The recommendation was signed by five of the six members of the Education Committee namely Senators Albert Chie, co-chair; Conmany Wesseh, Milton Teahjay, Oscar Cooper, the Chairman Jewel Howard Taylor, and the excused Senator Joseph Nagbe.Mr. Werner replaces Madam Etmonia David Tarpeh who has gone to the National Investment Commission (NIC) as head.The soft-spoken recommended Minister informed the Senate Committee during his confirmation hearing last month, that he will leave no stone unturned to ensure that the country’s education system is overhauled from “mess to best.”Despite his experience as a classroom teacher for years, Mr. Werner told the hearing that he would need the political support in order to succeed.It may be recalled that Mr. Werner was once rejected by the Senate for the position of Health Minister after Senators argued that he “lacked the requisite qualification” to head such an important post since he was not a medical practitioner.The issue of requisite qualification was one of the sticky concerns raised by members of the Health committee headed Dr. Peter Sonpon Coleman, when the then Minister-designate appeared for confirmation hearing.Werner had informed the committee that he has basic knowledge in public health care from the Children Hospital in the state of Pennsylvania, United States of America, and also taught some public health courses at the Mother Patten College of Health Sciences in Monrovia on two separate occasions.But that did not qualify him to become the Minister of Health in the wisdom of the Senators.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)