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Algae crisis looms for Florida as activists sound the alarm | LIBERAL.GUIDE

Florida’s toxic algae bloom is wreaking havoc on marine life and jeopardizing the state’s trademark beaches, in an unprecedented season of destruction that experts have linked to pollution and poor environmental policies. Every year, Gulf Coast states like Florida face a toxic algae bloom that can cause water to appear red in color, prompting its “red tide” nickname. But the current red tide has…

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INDIA CHINA JOIN HANDS TO COUNTER OPEC’S DOMINANCE IN ASIAN OIL MARKET | WARFAREWEB.COM

With oil producers’ cartel OPEC playing havoc with prices, India discussed with China the possibility of forming an ‘oil buyers club’ that can negotiate better terms with sellers as well as getting more US crude oil to Asia to cut dominance of the oil block. As a follow up of Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan’s idea floated at the International Energy Forum (IEF) meeting here…

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DFN: Haboob Havoc, AZ, UNITED STATES, 02.02.2018

Defense Flash News: Haboob Havoc AZ, UNITED STATES 02.02.2018 Video by Airman 1st Class Caroline Burnett 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Instructor pilots get a chance to experience fighter jets like they haven’t yet before. This is the first year that the F-35 has participated in Haboob Havoc. TAGS,F-16,Luke AFB,Hornet,F-35,Viper,Air Force,Pilots,Gila Bend,A1C Caroline Burnett,Airman 1st…

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Gale force winds wreak havoc on PyeongChang games

Wreak havoc on games… (Top headline, 2nd story, link) Related stories:Wind, ice and cold making Olympics too wintry…Billionaires and Athletes Freeze…More Virus Outbreak…Opening Ceremony Ratings Plunge…Organizers Hit By Cyber Attack…NBC dumps analyst after comments infuriate…Tape delay has internet riled up…NK cheerleaders creepy and campy…Robots…

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Hackers can crash your hard drive using just sound waves! | NETWORKFIGHTS.COM

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Hackers can wreak havoc in many ways. Be it breaking into your network to steal your personal info or taking over your devices so they can launch other attacks. That’s why it’s so important to keep all your gadgets up to date and backed up.

The term “hacker” usually carries a negative connotation, but that’s not always the case. Good “hackers” can help research/solve problems or find security vulnerabilities. Then they can alert the proper people so a patch is made to fix it.

Some researchers have found a way thieves or scammers can cover their tracks.

Acoustic attacks on hard drives

Scientists from Purdue and Princeton universities discovered a way to crash your hard drive. No, why would someone even want to do that? Well, a crook could use it to stop security systems from recording video.

(Image: DVR Recording Failure. Credit: arxiv.org)

Or they could use it to disrupt the hard drive logging what’s going on while malware is installed. If they completely crash it, the computer will shut down. Imagine that on a critical computer system at say, a nuclear power plant. Not good.

How does it work?

Sound is nothing but a bunch of vibrations. If you change the frequency of the sound waves, you can increase or decrease the amount of vibrations. Get it going and it’s enough to shake the internal parts of a hard drive.

(Image: Hard Drive Failure Credit: arxiv.org)

Strong vibrations could cause internal parts to scratch the disks and ruin the data. So hard drives have safety features built in that prevent damage if it senses vibrations. So when the safety features are active, it’s not writing data, which would allow the hackers/crooks to do whatever they want.

To prevent this from happening, you could get acoustic shielding to surround hard drives on sensitive systems. Many newer computers are coming with solid-state drives that don’t have all the moving parts like a traditional drive has. So that would be another way to thwart an acoustic attack.

How you can tell when someone is seeing your text messages

People have love/hate relationships with messaging Read Receipts. If you’re not familiar with them, they’re those little alerts below messages that indicate that they have been seen or read by the other party. Click here to learn how to see when someone sees your texts.

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