I am not a computer guru … but if there is truth to this why not assist…???

I am not a computer guru … but if there is truth to

this why not assist…???

FBI says rebooting your router can weaken a global malware attack

By Hayley TsukayamaMay 30 at 2:56 PM

 

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is asking everyone with a home router to do one small thing: Turn your router off and then back on again.

The agency issued a warning on Friday asking home Internet users and small business owners to reboot their routers to ward off a pernicious piece of malware called VPN Filter. The malware infects routers during the first stage of an attack that eventually gives hackers great control over the devices connected to the Internet. The malware has been linked to a group believed to be connected to the Russian military.

[The Cybersecurity 202: The FBI is trying to thwart a massive Russia-linked hacking campaign]

Research from Cisco’s Talos security group, published last week, estimates that 500,000 devices around the world may be affected by the malware, including routers made by major manufacturers such as TP-Link, Netgear and Linksys. While the FBI recently seized a critical part of the network that runs this attack, the agency still recommends that everyone reset their router, regardless of manufacturer, to cast a wider net.

Simply unplugging your router may not seem as if it could do much for your security. But resetting the router sets this complicated malware back to Stage One, said Ashley Stephenson of Corero Network Security. In its first stage, VPN Filter establishes a presence in a router, but it needs to talk to another part of the network to download the second stage of the attack.

[U.S. identifies suspect in major leak of CIA hacking tools]

Now that the FBI has control over part of the network, routers trying to enter that second stage will send information to the agency instead of hackers, Stephenson said.

Simply hitting the power button without updating their router would leave users at risk, software experts warned. As a next step, they should download the latest firmware for their devices and change their password to further guard themselves against infection.

Routers are often neglected — even forgotten — pieces of technology in our homes. After they’ve been set up, they are rarely given a second thought. But they have increasingly become a focal point for hackers looking to build massive networks of computers to control.

[How spies can use your cellphone to find you – and eavesdrop on your calls and texts too]

Several companies, such as Google, Eero and security firms Norton and F-Secure, are trying to make routers and their security easier to understand. Most people, however, simply stick with the router issued by their Internet service provider or one that they can find cheaply for $25 or $30 online, experts said.

Poor router security comes from a combination of factors, said Ben Herzberg, threat director at the security firm Imperva. Many people don’t know how to access their router settings or how to check for software updates, he said. And some manufacturers are slow to push security updates, he said, out of negligence or because their devices are so old that they can’t easily be updated over the Internet.

Herzberg recommended that anyone with a router that’s at least 15 years old replace it with a newer device and that they regularly check for updates to guard against potential new attacks. And while regularly rebooting your router isn’t always a necessary part of good security hygiene, he thinks it’s good advice to follow this time — considering the source.

“If the FBI says to reset your router, I would reset my router,” he said.

You can have anything you choose

…You can have anything you choose … IF & WHEN …you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it…

...This is not a gimmick or trick … but … read carefully, critically, cautiously the caption above, until it resonates with you as unquestioningly true. Until then you will see and feel there is a hook or trick involved.  There most assuredly is NOT

…. Know what you “choose”…???

How do you go about determining what you “choose”…???

Honestly, this is not intended to be a rhetorical question.

Implicit in choose/choice … it’s solely up to you and you alone.

This task you cannot lay off to another, as many have belatedly discovered.

You – yourself – I – alone – choose/choice make

Welcome to freedom…!!!

Not what you expected….???

Is it…???

What’s missing for you…???

Let me guess.

Where are “they”…???

You know well to whom I refer.

“They”… the ones to whom you likely have always, turned for direction, advice, guidance … who spectacularly influence, and help mold what for you – “choices” – became.

Yea, you can make a huge dramatic production of the “choices” made – blaming, shaming, and pointing a finger at “they.”   They made you “choose” it, you had no choice.   Really…???

This might have a bit of validly during our early infancy and perhaps even up to kindergarten year… but… after that … come on be honest at least with self…???.

I have no doubt even today, you can recite, likely mimicking their tone of voice, the mixed messages, you heard, from parents, siblings, teachers, preachers, friends, neighbors too…

The underbelly of their choices, in many cases, they want you to covet, are do as they say, not as they did

Often “choices” in the moment, made seek solution/resolution, to those annoying requests, from self, made hoping we just keep it from comping back..

Perhaps, the topic of the choice we need make, like a re-occurring bad dream, is still, just there

A ”choice” you made, now move on, knowing always, that another “choice” awaits.

Perhaps the foundation for your “choice” was nourished by:

YES … at church the minister righteously declared … they  … cannot be trusted, they always to kill.

YES …  your sport coach said kick their butts, knock’em on their ass, just win.  Be a winner, not a loser.

YES … at work, the boss declared we cannot trust them, so run them off.

YES … and now our President says … they need to be eliminated, they need to get a job, they have no right to health care, and they have no right to a job. He decrees it is us vs. them, and that, do not forget. 

And to ensure his “choices”  become ours too, America’s communication/tech industry, 24/7 incessantly blasts, TRUMP messages of divide, separate, conquer, isolate, of quickly vanishing “white” control, forever elevating fomenting FEAR.

Are these your “choices” too…???

Or might your “choices” include…???

Unpolluted blue sky and air which replenished life.

Freely running water wherein all manmade chemicals and life threatening ingredients are no more.

Education which enriches the spirit of man with music, literature, poetry, art as well as stimulating the mind to think, to question and demanding truthful answers accepting nothing less.

Where “drones” are utilized to deliver things benefitting life and never bombs destroying homes, limbs, life and land.

Where partaking in sports is encouraged for all for exercise, entertainment and opportunity to communicate and interact.

Where, if your life ambition is “professional” sports to be, you will be OK financially, but make no more than our teachers make … as theirs shall be the highest.

Where our time and talents are utilized, by choice, to enhancing life for self and others.

If these be your “choics” … know, believe, understand and accept, you and I can have that … IF & WHEN.. we willing give up the belief, we can’t…

Yes, “we” can make our CHOICES come alive..

Aren’t all our “choices” actually pre-ordained – -arranged…???

So, are “we” actually performing anything or is this just another sham…???

 

And knew that we must constantly assess, is it a “choice” or a “need,” and the difference is…???   That difference is solely yours to be resolved.

That obstacle you face, is for you, to get out of your own way, and stop sabotaging yourself.   Easier said than done, or it would have accomplished it long ago.

 

the mental discomfort(psychological stress) experienced by a person who simultaneously holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values

imageCognitive Dissonance

 

In the field of psychology, cognitive dissonance is the mental discomfort(psychological stress) experienced by a person who simultaneously holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values. The occurrence of cognitive dissonance is a consequence of a person’s performing an action that contradicts personal beliefs, ideals, and values; and also occurs when confronted with new information that contradicts said beliefs, ideals, and values

 

… Each day that passes since 7 November 2016 bears increasing witness to a prolong cognitive dissonance affect afflicting America and its citizens.

One of the more pervasive, is the declaration, commanded by Trump substituting “alternative fact” for “truth” (or truth as declared for the moment by Trump).

In Trump land it matters not what your eyes see, your nose smells, your finger touch, or your heart feels, you need and shall only accept what is in this moment declared by Trump…true…therefore declared real.

That, what one moment later, this truth, is jettisoned by Trump, is to be seen as irrelevant as a new “truth” has been established.

In Trump land what is decreed “true” changes at light speed leaving Americans dizzy, feeling pushed, pulled, go left, go right, run, walk go back, stop.

Living a life on this merry-go-round is incredibly debilitating, affecting each individual just a bit differently, and at the same time all the same.

The “tweets” often announcing the new “truth” come at all hours of the day and night leaving us in a constants state of confusion…by design.

So “slippery” are these new “truths” delivered and with such frequency it is often impossible to recall what the former “truth” was proclaimed to be.

But you need understand, Trump has absolute expectation, you are in this moment, fully aware of what he has precisely declared “true.”   Failure to be able to regurgitate accurately and completely the Trump “truths” is NOT an option.

Failure on this level is declared by Trump as disloyalty, and he will suffer no disloyalty.

honestly running out of potable (drinking) water . . . ?

Are “we” – that’s you and me – and the whole of mankind honestly running out of potable (drinking) water . . . ?

 

Trusting solely our five senses of touch, smell, taste, hearing and sight all current empirical evidence seems to suggest that indeed the world supply of potable (drinking) water is acutely diminishing and appears to be on course headed for virtual extinction. 

 

But is it … ?

 

Contemporary Americans as well as many western Europeans having been educated in institutional situations programmed by multinational “corporations” having been “morphed” and “dumb-down” to fit the new collective are thoroughly resistant to any information or contravening evidence suggesting that potable water may well be inexhaustible. 

 

But why is that …?

 

Contemporary man in so-called “advanced” civilizations, such as those reputedly existing in the USA and Western Europe can in religious like manner recite the chemical formula for water as H2O, oblivious to, as well as trained to automatically reject any other attributes or distinguishing characteristics of water, which indigenous peoples of the world claim.

 

But why are “we” blind to other voices and other views …?

 

Like rats thoroughly trained and bred to navigate the “maze” established by others, in an acceptable and appropriate manner, “we” are understandably resistant to any information or ideas or views which do not support the belief systems to which we have become accustomed.   We are taught and reinforced to categorically and immediately reject any information or beliefs which conflict with the “word” as laid down for us by others.

surveillance

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…A word many Americans normally associate with an activity performed by legitimate law enforcement necessary to terminate some unlawful, illegal activity or action…

…Normally not an activity most Americans associate with their government’s conduct on the daily movement and interaction of its citizens…

…Thanks to “W” Bush/Cheney and Congressional approval of their Patriot Act … surveillance … of Americans lives 24/7 became a for-profit-endeavor which corporate interests have embraced and handsomely profited…

…Technical enhancement surveillance techniques has launched mega corporate empires Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Verizon, Mega-bank$$, each seeking to extract specific significant bits of data about you which they utilize to motivate you to act in a manner which they trust ultimately rewards them financially$$$…

…Moreover these same corporations compile ever increasing bits of data about you in every aspect of your life to which you grant them access … which they $ell to any party willing to pay the price they ask…

NOTE… though likely an unpopular notion it is high time Americans thoroughly contemplate that “we” voluntarily choose to abide by the rules, regulations, conditions imposed by corporations like Google, Facebook, Verizon, Amazon, et.al., as they did not put a gun to our head and coerce, threaten, nor intimidate us to agree to their usage terms…

…And while they did NOT specify these sites are essentially open to the public it should not come as surprise that the data we provide to them becomes part of the data available to anyone with the technology to access it…

That is not to say there are sites where it is specifically stated the data we provide, especially to government, and medical, are private and disclosure of our data is to be only provided pursuant to legal precedent…

…Our lives, our actions, our feelings, our pictures, our finances, our health, our voting record, is now … thanks to 24/7 surveillance for sale to the highest bidder…

..Who paid for this study, how was it conducted, over what period of time … show us the raw unfiltered data and allow us to derive our own conclusion…

..Who paid for this study, how was it conducted, over what period of time … show us the raw unfiltered data and allow us to derive our own conclusion…

Evidence Mounts That Vitamins Might Not Do Anything For Your Health

Evidence mounts that vitamins might not do anything for your health

By Nicole Karlis / Salon ……May 30, 2018, 2:13 AM GMT

Vitamins are to health as music is to dancing — or at least that is what the multi-billion dollar vitamin and supplement manufacturing industry wants you to think. Yet in the past few years, medical research has started to question that tenet.

As many debates are in science and health, there are plenty of varying opinions, but according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the most popular vitamin and mineral supplements provide zero health benefits.

The study, which was conducted by researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto, analyzed data and single randomized control trials published in English from January 2012 to October 2017. The systematic review found that multivitamins, vitamin D, calcium and vitamin C showed no benefit, or added risk, in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, heart attack, stroke or premature death.

 

according to TRUMP this makes America Great Again

..And according to TRUMP this makes America Great Again…???

GRAB ‘EM BY THE PROFANITY Donald Trump, whose back catalogue includes, "I did try and f**k her,” “I moved on her like a b**ch," “She’s now got the big phony t*ts” and “Grab ‘em by the p***y,” has accused rapper Jay-Z of using “filthy” language. [HuffPost]

…And what we expect the world to regard America as a positive symbol of human decency and justice…???

TRUMP’S MIDTERM MADNESS Offering zero evidence, Trump tweeted Tuesday that investigators from Mueller’s Russia probe “will be meddling” in the upcoming midterm elections. [HuffPost]