Netflix phishing campaign goes after your login, credit card, mugshot and ID


Can you spot a fake notice from a legit one?

From Sophos' Naked Security blog:

Organisations that had their brands hijacked in this way in the past few days include: eBay, PayPal, VISA, American Express, Bank of America, Chase, HSBC, National Australia Bank – and that’s just a random subset of the list, in one industry sector.

Protecting your brand against abuse by phishers is, sadly, as good as impossible, especially if your brand is well-known and widely advertised.

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James Gowans' Hybrid Journal

To digitally back up my analog journal, I take a photo each night of that day’s entries and add it to Day One. I tag them with “hybrid” to keep them organized. Sometimes individual log items are copied to their own entry as well if I think they’ll need to be recalled later.

This is a clever idea to digitize your written journal entry. Great method for backing up something that can be damaged by water, fire, or loss. Recommended.


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Yale’s Most Popular Class Ever: Happiness

Psychology and the Good Life, with 1,182 undergraduates currently enrolled, stands as the most popular course in Yale’s 316-year history. The previous record-holder — Psychology and the Law — was offered in 1992 and had about 1,050 students, according to Marvin Chun, the Yale College dean. Most large lectures at Yale don’t exceed 600.


It is sad that in 2013, "more than half of undergraduates sought mental health care from the university during their time..." at Yale.

I'd imagine this would be a similar statistic for many higher education institutions. It's hopeful to see such a overwhelming amount of attendees wanting to learn how they can improve their lives.

This course is so popular, that it is offered to the world for free on Coursera. It starts in March. I signed up for it.


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Dell is considering a sale to VMware in what may be tech's biggest deal ever

The reverse-merger is one of the more audacious strategic initiatives being looked at by Dell and its advisers, said the people, who asked not to be named because the discussions are private. Dell's board of directors will meet next month to consider a slew of options, many of which are still in the early stages of examination, including the reverse merger.


Hail Mary, full of grace, let's try this approach to keep our shareholders happy and in place.


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