Go Phish! New FBI Director Wants to Pay You $3.5M

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Go phish! Let's identify a phishing e-mail. This sample spoofs the fbi.gov e-mail domain. It comes addressed from new director Andrew McCabe, who wants to wiretap the Internet apparently. The boilerplate adds some authenticity. Watch out for scams!, it says. The stilted English is the dead giveaway here. Read the second paragraph in the voice of Groot from Despicable Me.

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Most Open Source E-Commerce Apps Fail PCI Compliance

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Two-thirds of open source applications used in business have known vulnerabilities. More than half of those vulnerable apps are rated as “high” severity by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). They’re not written in obscure languages and frameworks, either—Linux Kernel v.2.6.27.7 and PHP v. 4.0.0 were the two more frequently identified in the report.

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Intel Optane is the El Camino of System Memory

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What is Optane Memory? If you're not sure how to wrap your head around the new M.2 chip from Intel-Micron, think of it as the El Camino of computer memory. Not quite RAM, not quite flash. If anything it's both at once. Functionally, Optane resembles what phase change memory (PCM) sets out to achieve.

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The Glass Screen: Gender Equality in Information Technology

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By Gloria Martinez, special to HardBoiled | Forget the glass ceiling in the gender equality discussion. Today’s women have another invisible barrier to shatter: the glass screen of the information technology industry. Women in the US account for less than a quarter of all IT workers according to a Deloitte survey. This is on par with other countries worldwide, and has undergone a slow decline over two decades.

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