what happens in the background from the time you press the Power button until the Linux login prompt appears?



FTC Complaint Alleges Hotspot Shield Collects User Data — Cyber Security News

Cyber Security A complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Monday alleges that the popular free Virtual Private Network (VPN) service Hotspot Shield collects a large amount of data and intercepts user traffic. Submitted by the Center for Democracy

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A U.K. Judge Has Ruled That Sex Dolls Resembling Children Are ‘Obscene’ — TIME


A U.K. judge ruled Monday that sex dolls resembling minors are “obscene,” a landmark decision in the case a against an elementary school governor who tried to import the item. The BBC reports that David Turner, 72, had purchased one such doll — measuring about 3 ft. 10 in. tall — overseas and tried to…

via A U.K. Judge Has Ruled That Sex Dolls Resembling Children Are ‘Obscene’ — TIME

Insuring a Healthy Cyber Life With Basic Maintenance

Insuring a healthy cyber life with basic maintenance
Stand-alone cyber insurance policies, this way everyone can cash in on cyber war and cyber security….think about it.
Addressing the growing threat. It would seem that criminals aren’t the only ones who stand to make money off cybercrime.

“As more and more people and devices become ‘connected’ and companies and economies continue to advance technologically, the exposure to cyber incidents will grow, and opportunities for criminals and hackers will increase,” FICO survey says that half of U.S. firms do not have cyber security risk insurance, and of those that don’t, 61 percent don’t even have the intent of getting a policy.
It’s not that people don’t see the risk. The problem is that they mis-prioritize the risks. The aforementioned attacks have done a good job of keeping ransomware and targeted attacks in the public eye, yet good old conventional malware still causes the most trouble overall. They say the best offense is a good defense. cyber incident reporting frameworks and cyber incidents are not always updated or reported to infrastructures.
The world of IOT has become a complete cyber-mess and the future needs to prioritize it’s defense.
Basic IT ‘hygiene’ can help maintain a healthy cyber style, have the latest updates been installed? Are passwords strong enough? Have backups been made and their restoration tested? Such simple things are so important, but often neglected.”

Vulnerability of Public WiFi

A fake WAP hack takes place in public spaces where there is free WiFi. This includes your local coffee shop, the airport, and shopping centers.

Most fake WAP hacks start when a hacker downloads a program.
Read more at http://www.business2community.com/tech-gadgets/dangers-public-wifi-hackers-fake-waps-01876069#pIdXTIkfSE0rhxHt.99