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WordPress sites hacked due to Netrino Exploit Kit

If you are using WordPress for your personal blog or business website, you need to upgrade your current version to WordPress 4.3 immediately to secure your website against it's latest vulnerability.
"Neutrino Exploit Kit (EK) appeared on the scene around March of 2013 and continues to remain active and incorporate new exploits. In the beginning of July, Neutrino reportedly incorporated the HackingTeam 0day (CVE-2015-5119), and in the past few days we've seen a massive uptick in the use of the kit. The cause for this uptick appears due to widespread WordPress site compromises.
ThreatLabZ started seeing a new campaign where WordPress sites running version 4.2 and lower were compromised, and the image below illustrates the components involved in this campaign." (2015 Aug 24, Zscaler.com)
I love graphic presentation, it is easier to understand the security issue. Here's the complete Neutrino WordPress campaign provided by Zscaler ThreatLabz.

Our WordPress is fully m…

Web.com hit by credit card breach

Another Internet company Web.com credit card security breach. When you're online, you will never be secure no matter what their public relation tells you. Keep in mind "Security is a process, not a product", continuous security awareness and training will help you minimize risks.
Though I commend their security monitoring team to find out about the breach on it's early stage.
"On August 13, 2015, Web.com discovered an unauthorized breach of one of our computer 93,000 customers (of the company's over 3.3 million customers) may have been compromised. The company quickly uncovered the unauthorized activity as part of its ongoing security monitoring, shut down the access, and immediately began working with a leading IT security firm to conduct a thorough investigation. We have reported the attack to credit card processors and the proper federal and state authorities. Affected customers have received an email from the company notifying them that their credit car…

Hackers disclosed Ashley Madison user data

If you use Ashley Madison service in the past you need to put an alert to your credit card right away. And make sure your wife will not find out. Their slogan "Life is short. Have an Affair" really speaks for their service, too bad many of these female accounts are faked anyway. Yeah you been scammed and added insult to injury, you're information is out for sale to the highest bidder.
"The attackers, calling themselves “Impact Team,” threatened to leak registered users’ details unless Ashley Madison and its sister website Established Men were shut down permanently. Avid Life Media Inc., the owner of Ashley Madison, announced after the hackers leaked some sample data that investigations had been launched both by the company and law enforcement agencies." “Avid Life Media has failed to take down Ashley Madison and Established Men. We have explained the fraud, deceit, and stupidity of ALM and their members. Now everyone gets to see their data,” the hackers wrote …

Google new company name Alphabet using abc.xyz for their website.

Here's the announce from Google new company name Alphabet using abc.xyz for their website.

As Sergey and I wrote in the original founders letter 11 years ago, “Google is not a conventional company. We do not intend to become one.” As part of that, we also said that you could expect us to make “smaller bets in areas that might seem very speculative or even strange when compared to our current businesses.” From the start, we’ve always strived to do more, and to do important and meaningful things with the resources we have.


We did a lot of things that seemed crazy at the time. Many of those crazy things now have over a billion users, like Google Maps, YouTube, Chrome, and Android. And we haven’t stopped there. We are still trying to do things other people think are crazy but we are super excited about.

We’ve long believed that over time companies tend to get comfortable doing the same thing, just making incremental changes. But in the technology industry, where revolutionary ideas dr…

ROBOTIS MINI is a DIY robot kit

The ROBOTIS MINI is a DIY robot kit with an open-source embedded board, rechargeable li-ion battery, smart servos, and customizable 3D printable frames.


Product DetailsAmazon Sales Rank: #128153 in Toys & GamesColor: whiteBrand: Robotis Co.Model: 901-0046-200Number of items: 1Dimensions: 5.00" h x 7.50" w x 11.00" l, 6.00 pounds FeaturesIncludes 16 Dynamixel XL-320 servosCustomizable 3D printable framesControllable with an Android deviceCompatible with ROBOTIS DREAM framesAwarded the "Good Design" mark by Korea Institute of Design PromotionBUY NOW

How to play catch up with your retirement savings

I’m 46 years old, earn $115,000 and have only $3,000 in savings. 

What must I do to be able to retire at 65? — Shawn, Georgia

There’s no way to sugarcoat this. You are way behind where you ought to be in building a nest egg. Given your age, you should ideally have a bit more than three-and-a-half times salary, or roughly $400,000, socked away in retirement savings in order to be able to retire at 65 on 80% of your pre-retirement salary, according to the benchmarks in financial planner Charles Farrell’s book, Your Money Ratios.

So your chances of being able to retire at 65 appear to be iffy to say the least, especially if you want to maintain your current standard of living.

Where should you start? It would be great if there were a “Make Up For 20 Years of Not Saving” mutual fund you could buy that would churn out annual gains in the high double-digits and quickly build an impressive nest egg with minimal savings effort on your part. But we both know that’s not realistic. The fact is t…