Tag Archives: malware

@nycework tweet digest: 06/16-21/2013

Last week’s tweet highlights in a nutshell? The secret link between happiness and better work; helping someone is helping yourself; using “unclear” words to connect with your audience; noble computing; they summon your apps with light and sound; your gadget is a marketing spy; whoa, they can hack that, too…

Here’s a quick summary of tweets posted by @nycework between June 16 through June 21, 2013:

Identity

Internet marketers can track you by “fingerprinting” your devices.
(Image credit: Adaiyaalam via Wikipedia Commons)

  • A quote by H. Norman Schwartzkopf about what happens when you help someone meet a goal;
  • an article about how crooks use music, lighting and TV frequencies to trigger malicious apps in smartphones and other devices;
  • a video in which Shawn Achor shares the secret formula for happiness and better work;
  • a list of words that have many meanings, which makes them perfect for “spicing up” your headlines and titles;
  • a list article suggesting ways you can compute and be environmentally friendly;
  • an article about how Internet marketers are silently and aggressively tracking you by “fingerprinting” the devices you use to access the Internet;
  • and, @nycework’s previous digest that includes a video post featuring Avi Rubin talking about how easily hackable all technological devices are.

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Music at Starbucks Could Trigger Malware On Your Device

Author: Heather Kuhla

Standing in a long line for coffee could be a gruesome wait, thought branding specialists at Starbucks. Soon they installed sound systems in many of their restaurants and even began offering compilation CD’s and music on kiosks while waiting in line. It was beginning to be an experience just waiting in line for coffee. No one would have thought his or her cell phone would be vulnerable for acquiring harmful software in a coffee shop.

Coffed beans on striped wooden cutting board

Music, TV, video and lighting can be used by evildoers to trigger malware in cellphones and other devices. (Image credit: Alex Upshur / Greenraystudio via Wikimedia Commons)

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have recently discovered a new way for evildoers to discretely take control of your smartphone or portable device through ambient sound and light provided at Starbucks coffee shops. Continue reading

@nycework tweet digest: 04/07-12/2013

Last week’s tweet highlights in a nutshell? Your data or your cash, please; o sweet trickery; over-the-air blood testing; get to the point first, get more responseselectric transportation weighing less than a bicycle; your habit for excellence; the waste-not, want-not life…

Here’s a quick summary of the tweets posted by @nycework between April 7 and April 12, 2013:

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Aristotle, a 4th-century-BCE philosopher, portrayed in 1493 Nuremberg Chronicle as a 15th-century-CE scholar
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  • A quote by Aristotle about how repetition, repetition, repetition is your path to excellence;
  • a video about inexpensive, portable, electric transportation that weighs less than a bicycle;
  • an article about how cyber-crooks use malicious software–ransomware–to encrypt and ransom a person’s digital data for money;
  • an article about what it means to live an environmentally conscious, sustainable, zero-waste lifestyle;
  • an infographic showing why social engineering works;
  • an article about a tiny, blood-testing implant that sends data to computers wirelessly;
  • and a link to @nycework’s previous tweet digest with a link to an article that explains why writing your e-mail’s conclusion first will get you more favorable responses…and more.

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