Neanderthals used to cook complex foods

I found this article from TheGuardian interesting: If you thought Neanderthals survived on a diet of foraged berries and uncooked animal flesh, think again. Charred remnants of what appears to be the world鈥檚 oldest cooked meal ever found have been unearthed in a cave complex in northern Iraq, prompting speculation that Neanderthals may have been foodies. Hunt and his colleagues have even tried to recreate one of the recipes, using seeds gathered from nearby the caves....

January 16, 2023 路 1 min 路 177 words

Linux Malware targets WordPress and common Plugins

Doctor Web has discovered a malicious Linux program that hacks websites based on a WordPress CMS. It exploits 30 vulnerabilities in a number of plugins and themes for this platform. If sites use outdated versions of such add-ons, lacking crucial fixes, the targeted webpages are injected with malicious JavaScripts. As a result, when users click on any area of an attacked page, they are redirected to other sites. What they can do?...

January 15, 2023 路 2 min 路 337 words

End of Microsoft Windows 7 security updates from today

Starting today, January 10th, Windows 7 Enterprise and Professional operating systems will no longer receive security updates. Thus, computers that still run these OS will no longer be protected against critical vulnerabilities. Apart from the operating system itself, browsers (both Edge and third-party browsers), as well as services from other non-Microsoft vendors, such as NVIDIA, have confirmed that they have also stopped offering new security patches in Windows 7. Actions to be taken You should upgrade your Microsoft Windows to newer versions, if your hardware does not support Windows 11, you may upgrade to Windows 10 or maybe consider switching to another Operation System like Linux....

January 10, 2023 路 1 min 路 106 words

Farewell Lastpass, We don't need more data breach

You鈥檝e heard it again and again: You need to use a password manager to generate strong, unique passwords and keep track of them for you. And if you finally took the plunge with a free and mainstream option, particularly during the 2010s, it was probably LastPass. For the security service鈥檚 25.6 million users, though, the company made a worrying announcement last week: A security incident the firm previously reported on November 30 was actually a massive and concerning data breach that exposed encrypted password vaults鈥攖he crown jewels of any password manager鈥攁long with other user data....

December 29, 2022 路 2 min 路 369 words

Cross-platform botnet targets SSH-enabled devices

Microsoft researchers found a cross-platform botnet that originates from malicious software downloads on Windows devices & succeeds in propagating to a variety of Linux-based devices by enumerating default credentials on internet-exposed SSH-enabled devices. Microsoft researchers observed that the initial infection points related to the botnet were devices infected through the installation of malicious cracking tools that purport to acquire illegal Windows licenses. The cracking tools contain additional code that downloads and launches a fake version of svchost....

December 12, 2022 路 1 min 路 109 words

Molybdenum deficiency is very rare, but not in Iran

What is Molybdenum? Molybdenum is a chemical element with the symbol Mo and atomic number 42 which is located in period 5 and group 6. The name is from Neo-Latin molybdaenum, which is based on Ancient Greek 螠蠈位蠀尾未慰蟼 molybdos, meaning lead, since its ores were confused with lead ores. Why Molybdenum Is an Essential Nutrient You may not have heard of the trace mineral molybdenum, but it is essential to your health....

December 12, 2022 路 2 min 路 321 words

How To Use Cloudflare WARP On Linux

What is WARP? The Cloudflare WARP client allows individuals and organizations to have a faster, more secure, and more private experience online. The WARP client sits between your device and the Internet, and has several connection modes to better suit different needs. Install Installing Warp Client (aka Cloudflare Zero Trust Client) is so easy, specially if your OS uses AUR. AUR Use your AUR helper to find and install cloudflare-warp-bin, for example I use yay here:...

November 27, 2022 路 2 min 路 233 words

Eating foods with saturated fat does not clog the arteries

I鈥檝e been reading an article from medicalnewstoday.com and I found this part interesting: A team of cardiologists wrote an article stating that eating foods with saturated fat does not clog the arteries, as people once believed. They contend that the 鈥渇at free鈥 movement caused higher intakes of carbohydrate foods, including sugars. This might explain why rates of heart disease have increased. Here is the link to the article mentioned above from BMJ Journal: Saturated fat does not clog the arteries: coronary heart disease is a chronic inflammatory condition, the risk of which can be effectively reduced from healthy lifestyle interventions

November 4, 2022 路 1 min 路 100 words

All These Years 鈥 Static-X

Did you miss Wayne Static? Yup, me too. It鈥檚 very challenging to represent someone in a music video, who is no longer alive, but that was something that we really wanted to do and I think it came out great, These are some of Wayne鈥檚 last works, so we really wanted to make this video all about him and to continue to celebrate his life and legacy. What better way to do that than through a fun, fictional story about how Wayne was inspired to become the legend that who he became through Static-X....

May 16, 2020 路 1 min 路 98 words

Install and Configure Oh My Zsh and use it in VSCode

If you use the simple Bash Terminal in your OS, you may want to give Zsh a try to use a faster and safer terminal with many more features. The simple Bash that exist in the common dist of Linuxes are not changed over years and just received some security fixes, but the community behind Zsh are improving it everyday and bring new useful plugins. I use 鈥極h my Zsh鈥, Oh My Zsh is an open source, community-driven framework for managing your zsh configuration....

June 5, 2019 路 3 min 路 483 words