Daily Archives: June 2, 2017

Geronimo. Apache. 1904. Photo by Charles H. Carpenter. Source – National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian.

Geronimo. Apache. 1904. Photo by Charles H. Carpenter. Source – National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian.

Watch “Aimi Kobayashi – Ballade in G minor Op. 23 (second stage)” on YouTube

Watch “Schubert Impromptu op.90 no.2” on YouTube

Watch “More Brendel: Schubert Op. 90/3” on YouTube

France 24 :  Trump asks Supreme Court to revive Muslim travel ban

Trump asks Supreme Court to revive Muslim travel ban

President Donald Trump’s administration asked the US Supreme Court on Thursday to reinstate its controversial ban on travelers from six Muslim majority nations despite repeated setbacks in the lower courts.


BBC News: Trump climate change: Republican senator defends decision to quit

I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

Trump climate change: Republican senator defends decision to quit – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40139053

      DFNDR:  Hackers Can Now Use Phone Sensors to Steal Your PIN Info

DFNDR: Hackers Can Now Use Phone Sensors to Steal Your PIN Info

Phone sensors don’t require your authorization before use — which is why they are now the perfect new way for thieves to snag your info.

May 31, 2017 



It seems as though there is always news about what new thing hackers are doing to steal your information. This time, they are using phone sensors to swipe your PIN info. Before you read any further, make sure you haven’t yet been affected by malware that could compromise your device. Click here to use Full Virus Scan to check your phone for security threats:Full Virus Scan completely scans your Android smartphone and SD card from top to bottom, looking for any security threats. It’s the simplest way to make sure that malware hasn’t been installed on your device through a malicious app or link.

Read More: Cardless ATMs Will Make Hacking Much More Difficult

You already know that fingerprint locks can be faked, facial recognition can be tricked, and ATMs can be hacked. Now, it turns out that even the way you type your passcode into your Android smartphone can be used against you.

A new study published in the Journal of Information Security and Applications revealed that when you use the microphone, the camera, the GPS, the gyroscopes, and the accelerometers, — when you really look at it all as a whole — such detailed information can determine what a user is doing with his or her phone. This information can even decipher the password a smartphone owner is typing in to unlock it. Recognizing how your phone is tilted as you type in your password makes a pattern so distinct that your PIN can be easily determined.

All it takes for this to work is the installation of a bit of javascript into your Android cell phone. It pays attention to the motion and orientation of the sensors (remember, the GPS, microphone, etc. as mentioned above), to compromise your data. Yes, even while your phone is locked.

The co-author of the study, Dr. Maryam Mehrnezhad, shared a bit of insight on the Newcastle University blog: “We demonstrate the practicality of this attack by collecting data from real users and reporting high success rates, up to 70% identification of digits (PIN) in Android and 56% in iOS.”

That is no small number. It works because these sensors don’t need user permission to work. Once the code is installed on your phone, it can get to work. Think of all of the personal info you have stored inside accessible by your passwords. Hackers can then take your password from wherever you type it in: your email address, your social networks, and your bank account.

That’s why it’s vital to make sure you have an extra layer of protection like a virus and malware program. Also, try to utilize scheduled scans so you can feel assured the antivirus program is constantly checking your device.

Wow Musical Series:  Watch “Sibelius : Symphony 5 (Full) – Karajan **” on YouTube

Watch “A superb autoharp quartet” on YouTube

Watch “Dolly Parton playing ‘Coat of Many Colors’ on an Autoharp” on YouTube

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Today’s Holiday:Black Music Month

Today’s Holiday:
Black Music Month

Black Music Month is observed in June each year in the United States. Created by music executives Kenny Gable and Ed Wright as a way to celebrate and promote black music, the special designation has been proclaimed each year since 1979 by the President. At the White House in Washington, D.C., a concert and reception is held each year that features various genres of African-American music, including R&B, jazz, blues, and hip hop. Throughout the country, public and private organizations host numerous educational programs and cultural festivals recognizing the achievements of black musicians. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday:Johnny Weissmuller (1904)

Today’s Birthday:
Johnny Weissmuller (1904)

Weissmuller was a five-time Olympic gold medalist with 67 world records in swimming when, in 1932, he turned in his swimsuit for a loincloth and became Tarzan, the Ape Man. He starred in 12 Tarzan films and created the memorable “Tarzan yell” before being replaced by a younger actor in 1948. He then went on to star in a series of Jungle Jim movies adapted from comic books. Afterward, he ran his own swimming pool company. His face appears in the collage on the cover of what iconic record album? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:US President Grover Cleveland Gets Married in the White House (1886)

This Day in History:
US President Grover Cleveland Gets Married in the White House (1886)

Though President Cleveland entered the White House a notorious bachelor—having allegedly fathered a child out of wedlock—he did not remain single for long. Having become the executor of his deceased law partner’s estate a decade earlier, Cleveland had supervised the upbringing of his partner’s daughter, Frances. She visited him in the White House in 1885, and the two were married in the Blue Room a year later, making him the only president to be married there. He was how many years her senior? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:Ambrose Bierce

Quote of the Day:
Ambrose Bierce

Circus, n.: A place where horses, ponies and elephants are permitted to see men, women, and children acting the fool. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:The Nika Riots

Article of the Day:
The Nika Riots

Nearly half of Constantinople was destroyed and some 30,000 people were killed in the Nika riots of 532 CE. Chariot racing was quite popular at the time, and rivalries between the fans of competing teams often became mingled with political or religious disputes, sometimes leading to riots. The Nika riots began when spectators at a chariot racing event, angered by the emperor’s refusal to pardon two rioters accused of murder, started attacking his palace. How was the rebellion finally suppressed? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day:kids will be kids

Idiom of the Day:
kids will be kids

Kids behave childishly or immaturely by nature, so it is unrealistic to expect otherwise. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day:delirious

Word of the Day:

Definition: (adjective) Marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion; ecstatic.
Synonyms: excited, frantic, mad, unrestrained
Usage: A crowd of delirious baseball fans cheered the home team to a shutout victory.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Watch “Pence: Paris Climate Accord put enormous burden on Americans” on YouTube

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