Sculpting for laughs

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Report: Apple Instructs Support Team Not to Help Users Infected with Mac Malware [Updated]

first_imgRelated Posts Sophos security analyst Chet Wisniewski weighed in on the matter on the company’s Naked Security blog: “Apple’s famous PR savvy apparently doesn’t apply to handling security incidents. It is genuinely tragic that such a large number of OS X users are falling victim to this scam, and Apple’s response is less than helpful.”If these documents are real and Apple is indeed telling its support staff to avoid mentions of Mac Defender or how to get rid of it, it is a very curious move by the public relations staff in Cupertino. Apple is known for having good support, both from its technical lines and through its retail stores. The company likes to tout Macs as safer from malware than PCs, so acknowledging malware could be detrimental to burgeoning sales. Then again, frustrating users with inadequate support could do the same thing.Another ZDNet reporter, Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, posted a discussion with an Apple support technician and found the experience to be very helpful. Perhaps the technician was not up to date with the current Apple guidelines or was purposely ignoring them or Bott’s initial reports are inaccurate. A security researcher told me once, “Macs are fundamentally no safer than PCs. The difference is that Windows controls a huge section of the market and hackers, who are lazy by nature, go where the numbers are. Macs are just not worth it.”The unofficial Apple blog TUAW has posted a guide to how to remove Mac Defender if you have downloaded it. Otherwise look for anti-virus applications (free or paid) such as from Sophos or Symantec to help rid your computer of the Trojan. Update — May 25, 12:36 p.m.: Yesterday evening Apple posted a tutorial in the support section of its website; “How to avoid or remove Mac Defender malware.” It is a step-by-step definition of the malware and how to get rid of it.It is a concession by Apple that it does, indeed, get malware. The steps for removing Mac Defender if it has been installed are relatively easy and the advice is straightforward. Yet, it seems nothing can please Wisniewski. He posted on Naked Security that Apple used some of the malware terms — phishing and Trojan — incorrectly. At this point it is what it is. The Apple Support team can now direct callers to the help page to remove Mac Defender. Malware for Macs is a rare thing. But there is one basic tenet to how bad guys think: they will go to where the richest bounty can be found. As the entire PC market shrinks, Mac computers sales are growing. That means they are becoming a more bountiful target for malware.Apple does not seem to want you to know this. In recent weeks, a Trojan called Mac Defender has been infecting Mac computers through “poisoned” search links that install the malware. Mac Defender scans for personal information on your computer, including credit card numbers. According to ZDNet, Apple has instructed members of its support team to avoid telling users how to rid computers of the malware.ZDNet reporter Ed Bott acquired the Apple document that outlines what support teams can and cannot do when handling a Mac Defender call. See below. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Apple#NYT#security#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… dan rowinski A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

Here are the Top Five Emmanuel Ogbah Comparisons

first_imgBecause Emmanuel Ogbah is part star football player and part mythological beast sent forward in time to destroy opposing quarterbacks, I’ve found myself drawing unbelievable comparisons in recent weeks. Not being excited about Ogbah is impossible as a Pokes fan, and I assume we’ve all yelled things like “He’s a runaway freight train!” in the heat of the moment.At least I know I have.That being said, I wanted to take a further look at the best Emmanuel Ogbah comparisons and give you my top five. I’m aware these are far-fetched and strange, but just hear me out. Feel like I’m missing something obvious? Drop it in the comments.Let’s get it.5. RoboCopWithout diving into the plot of RoboCop, I’ll simply define him as this: a crime-eradicating cyborg bent on bringing destruction upon his foes. Sound familiar?While I cannot independently verify Emmanuel Ogbah is made out of pure steel, I refuse to say he’s not. I’m going with OgbahCop at number five because (A) I’m 83 percent sure he’s not human, and (B) I’d pay all my money to see this sequel.5Robocop4. Jason VoorheesThe star of every Friday the 13th movie ever made, Jason Voorhees seems like an obvious choice at number four. He’s huge, devastatingly scary and made his name on terrorizing anything and everything in his path. That’s basically the definition of Emmanuel Ogbah when you look him up in the college football dictionary.No hockey mask here, though. He elected for the football helmet because this is 2015 and times have changed.4Jason3. PredatorBy definition, a predator is “a person or group that ruthlessly exploits others.” In the movie world, Predator is defined as “a technologically advanced form of extraterrestrial life.” Would you question anyone referring to Ogbah as either?Look, I’m sure E-Man has no qualms with Arnold Schwarzenegger and, quite frankly, neither do I. But if it came to blows and I had to choose… I’m going with Ogbah.3Predator2. BaneUnderstanding Bane is a super-villain while Ogbah seems to be a genuinely good human being, I’m going with this at number two based on size, physicality and an appetite for destruction. Of course Bane is intent on destroying a city, while Ogbah just wants to eat your quarterback… But, in the end, destruction is destruction.2BaneSomeone contact the athletic department and get Ogbah a movie-quality Bane outfit. Want to spark real public interest? Here’s your chance.1. The Incredible HulkThis almost feels like a cop out based on its predictability, but when you know, you know. I’m looking at this from Ogbah’s docile nature off the field and who he becomes when he steps onto it. Bruce Banner was a sweetheart, you know? Hulk will throw you from Eskimo Joes to the Theta house with a flick of the wrist.1HulkIn the end, I think Ogbah could easily start using Bruce Banner’s catchphrase: “Don’t make me angry. You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry.”If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

10 months agoWest Ham boss Pellegrini confident club and fans now behind him

first_imgWest Ham boss Pellegrini confident club and fans now behind himby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini is confident the club and fans are now united behind him.Hammers supporters sung their manager’s name for the first time since he took over in the summer as they made it four wins on the spin at Fulham last weekend.”Maybe we are starting some good days at West Ham, and we have to try and keep it that way until the end of the season,” said Pellegrini.”For me, having this good moment in the middle of the season is important for everyone.”The fans are loud in the stadium and the players are playing with more trust, but what is important is that we finish the season in the spot that this club deserves with the amount of people behind this club.”The London Stadium is now always full with fans and we need to feel that in every game. That is what we are trying to do now.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

17 days agoTeam of the Week: Longstaff stuns Man Utd; Liverpool rolling; Abraham scores again

first_imgTagsOpinionAbout the authorEli Rubenstein SturgessShare the loveHave your say Team of the Week: Longstaff stuns Man Utd; Liverpool rolling; Abraham scores againby Eli Rubenstein Sturgess17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveIt was certainly a weekend of football that proved that the Premier League is still alive and the big clubs are getting too complacent.Losses for Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham headlines the weekends results, with Liverpool picking up a dramatic late penalty to send them 8 points clear.Dream debuts for both Aaron Connelly and Matty Longstaff warmed the TVs and hearts of viewers all around the world.We here at tribalfootballlook at the top performers from Matchday 8 in the Tribal Football Team Of The Week.GOALKEEPER – DEAN HENDERSON (Sheffield United)The Manchester United prodigy responded in the best possible way after a disappointing mistake last week against Liverpool.Despite a bleak afternoon between the sticks at Vicarage Road on Saturday, the Englishman stood up when needed making two brilliant saves to salvage a point for the Blades.The first a terrific one-on-one stop from Danny Welbeck, and the second a superb reflex save from a header from point-blank range deep into stoppage time.CENTRE-BACK – WILLY BOLY (Wolverhampton Wanderers)Wolves’ astonishing win away at Manchester City extraordinarily included a clean sheet, achieved primarily through the heroics of Willy Bolly.The Frenchman was dominant in the backline, winning 5 aerial duels, making 2 interceptions as well as a colossal 12 clearances.It isn’t a mean feat to keep a City side of Sterling, Aguero, Mahrez and Silva with 18 shots on goal to 0 goals.CENTRE-BACK – LEWIS DUNK (Brighton & Hove Albion)In Brighton’s shock demolition of a dispirited Tottenham side, it was the captain who held the fort at the back, keeping a clean sheet.Restricting the dangerous Kane and Son to only 1 shots, Dunk was everywhere defensively recording a whopping 10 clearances.To cap of a strong performance, in the 65th minute the skipper played a long ball through to Connolly, who scored the Seagulls third, confirming all 3 points.RIGHT-BACK – ADAMA TRAORE (Wolverhampton Wanderers)Another star performer in the historic Wolves win, the powerful Adama Traore was the headline act, punishing the City defence with his pace and strength.The Spaniard started the game at wing-back where he curtailed the likes of Raheem Sterling, making 2 tackles and interceptions.However his move into the middle of the ground paid dividends as he was on the spot to cooly finish both goals past Ederson, gifting Wolves a surreal 0-2 victory.LEFT-BACK – JETRO WILLEMS (Newcastle United)The pacey and powerful Dutchman finds himself in the team of the week after an all-round impressive performance in Newcastle’s shock 1-0 win over struggling Man Utd.Defensively, Willems kept the likes of Pereira and Dalot toothless (0 key passes and only 1 dribble), making 3 tackles and 2 interceptions.Offensively, Willems combined terrifically with the exciting Saint-Maximin, constantly bombing down the wing to support attacks. In total, he registered 3 successful dribbles and 3 key passes, one of which the clever assists to Longstaff’s winner.CENTRE-MIDFIELD – MATTY LONGSTAFF (Newcastle United) [Moment of the Week]No need for a moment of the week this article as you won’t find a better story than Matty Longstaff’s dream debut against Manchester United.The 19-year-old local lad, lined up for his beloved Newcastle for the first time alongside his brother, the stage was set.From the moment the referee blew his whistle to start the game, Matty Longstaff looked at home in the Premier League. Pinging Long range passes and harassing the Manchester midfield, he added an important element to the Newcastle.With both him and Sean pulling the strings, Newcastle were on top for the match, however the best was yet to come.After hitting the crossbar with a terrific volley in the first half, Longstaff was goal hungry, and in the 72nd minute, the ball rolled out to him on the edge of the box.The debutant struck the ball sweet and fizzed it past De Gea, sending the Gallowgate into hysteria. His goal gifted the magpies a well-deserved 3 points, capping off a dream night under the lights of St James’ Park.CENTRE-MIDFIELD – JAMES MILNER (Liverpool)The experienced Liverpool veteran, put in a mature performance as the Reds scraped past Leicester with another tight victory.Operating at a pass accuracy of 87.3%, Milner was the attacking spark for the Liverpool side when he played a beautiful weighted long through-ball that put Mane in on goal, who accordingly made the score 1-0.When awarded a penalty in the dying moments of the game, it was of course the cool-headed Milner who again showed terrific composure to tuck the penalty away, pulling Liverpool 8 points clear at the top.CENTRE-MIDFIELD – CONOR HOURIHANE (Aston Villa)In Aston Villa’s 1-5 destruction of Norwich at Carrow Road, despite many star performers in midfield, it was the Irishman who emerged as the Villians top performer in the centre of the park.In the 30th minute, Hourihane made a run into the box and fizzed in a cross, putting the ball on a plate for Wesley to tap home.Again in the 61st minute, he picked the ball up outside the box and after a solitary touch, smashed the ball into the back of the net.CENTRE-FORWARD – WESLEY (Aston Villa)Aston Villa’s record signing flexed his muscles with a damaging performance against Norwich.The number 9 set the tone in the opening twenty minutes with two clinical finishes, showing terrific control and goal sense. Late in the game, Wesley also picked up an assist to cap of an imposing performance.In total, Wesley had 5/6 shots on target and won 3 aerial duels.CENTRE-FORWARD – RAUL JIMENEZ (Wolverhampton Wanderers)It was an unusual role for the Mexican striker, who found himself having the be at the ready for the rare dangerous forays that Wolves would experience in the City half.And ready he was, constantly a threat with both his dribbling and pace making the city defence look very shaky.Jimenez registered 5 dribbles and 3 key passes, including assists for both goals. He showed class and composure when charging past city defenders and playing through Traore deftly with the outside of his foot.CENTRE-FORWARD – AARON CONNOLLY (Brighton & Hove Albion)Another heartwarming story from the weekend as academy graduate Aaron Connolly tore through Tottenham in his first Premier League start.The Irishman was lively up top, having 6 shots on goal, making 2 key passes and despite being the shortest player on the pitch, won 4/4 aerial duels.However his goals were what put his name up in lights, the first, after his deft flick from a cross was saved, he was first to react turning in the rebound for 2-0. The second after receiving a long ball, Connolly charged towards goal and curled the ball past Gazzaniga from long range.MANAGER OF THE WEEK – NUNO ESPIRITO SANTO (Wolverhampton Wanderers)After what has been a dreadful start to the campaign for last years emerging team, Manager Nuno Espirito Santo has seemed to have turned this ship dramatically over the past week.Recording a relieving 2-0 win over Watford last matchday, and then picking up a colossal 3 points away at Besiktas mid-week in the Europa League, Wolves pulled off the best one of them all with a historic win over the 2x Premier League holders Manchester City.Playing with five at the back, Wolves were defensively solid all game but still had counteracting volatility with both Jimenez and Cutrone. However, his decision to move Adama Traore from right-wing-back to up forward proved most decisive, as he possessed the ability to damage City with his pace and power, something he did twice in their 0-2 win.GOAL OF THE WEEK – TAMMY ABRAHAM (Chelsea)Video Courtesy of LiveChelseavn last_img read more

EU Plans to Make Film Festival an Annual Event

first_img The European Union (EU) Film Festival will be back next year, and the organisers are promising that the event will be bigger and better. Story Highlights The European Union (EU) Film Festival will be back next year, and the organisers are promising that the event will be bigger and better.The festival returned to Jamaica this year after a long break, and plans are to make it an annual event.“Next year, we want to make the festival bigger, but also take it outside of Kingston if we can,” said Head of the EU Delegation to Jamaica, Ambassador Malgorzata Wasilewska, at a recent JIS Think Tank.The EU hosted the film festival from May 14 to 20, in collaboration with its member states, as part of activities to celebrate Europe Month. During the week-long festival, Jamaicans were able to see a series of films from various European countries free of cost.Ambassador Wasilewska noted that 10 films from different countries were shown in foreign languages with English subtitles.There was a special screening of the film ‘The Commitments’ at the Ambassador Theatre in Trench Town.“It was quite an experience. We had unprecedented attendance,” Ambassador Wasilewska said.She told JIS News that the staging of the festival provides an opportunity for Jamaicans to learn more about the richness and diversity of European countries, including member states like Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.She said that the EU would love to showcase other aspects of European culture, providing there are sufficient funds.“We did the festival on a shoestring. It would not have been possible without the fantastic cooperation of member states and honorary consuls here on the ground,” she noted.Meanwhile, Ambassador Wasilewska said she wants to see more educational and cultural exchanges, noting that there is a demand for Reggae music in Europe.“There are many artistes going to Europe. There is a big demand for that even in my own country of Poland, which is very keen on reggae music. But we need to expand that both ways and look for opportunities,” she said. “Next year, we want to make the festival bigger, but also take it outside of Kingston if we can,” said Head of the EU Delegation to Jamaica, Ambassador Malgorzata Wasilewska, at a recent JIS Think Tank. The EU hosted the film festival from May 14 to 20, in collaboration with its member states, as part of activities to celebrate Europe Month. During the week-long festival, Jamaicans were able to see a series of films from various European countries free of cost.last_img read more