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11-year-old hacks replica of Florida state website, changes election results

“One session reportedly featured an 11-year-old who successfully hacked into a replica website for the Florida Secretary of State and changed election results” writes Brett Molina for usatoday.com. The safety of our election systems didn’t exactly earn a vote of confidence following this weekend’s DefCon hacking conference in Las Vegas.This is not the first time DefCon has tackled election security.Last year, it took attendees less than a day to successfully find and exploit flaws in five different types of voting machines. Source: usatoday.com Share This:

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Conservative MPs plan to avoid their party conference ‘like the plague’ amid fears of a Brexit ‘bloodbath’

“Dominic Grieve will be missing Conservative party conference for the first time in 25 years” writes Adam Payne for businessinsider.com. LONDON — Conservative MPs are turning down invitations to speak at their upcoming party conference with some planning to skip the four day-event altogether, amid fears it will be a toxic “bloodbath” due to ongoing party disagreements over Brexit.Another Conservative MP told BI: “My firm intention is to avoid [conference] like the plague.They told BI that they expected the atmosphere to be “even worse” than the “horrible” conference in Manchester…

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Corbyn hopes to avert call for public vote on Brexit at conference

“Instead, conference delegates were invited to support the national executive committee policy statement on Brexit” writes Jessica Elgot for theguardian.com. It could be similar to a watered-down resolution that was supported at Unite’s policy conference in July, which was offered by the union leadership to defuse a similar situation.To avoid a damaging defeat, one option is to invite delegates to support a Brexit policy statement that would refer to holding a second referendum, but only in exceptional circumstances. A Labour spokesman said: “A second referendum is not our policy and…

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Woman on work conference call wins nearly $300K playing slots

“A New Jersey woman won nearly $300,000 while playing an online slot-machine game during a work call” reports nypost.com. Her payout was the biggest prize won by someone playing the ancient-Greece-themed game since the Philadelphia-based SugarHouse Casino entered New Jersey’s online gambling world in 2016.The unidentified Mantua resident “was actually on a work conference call and almost screamed out loud” when she won the $288,000 prize Aug. 2, she wrote in the SugarHouse Online Casino chat room, according to NorthJersey.com.In March, 33-year-old Anibal Lopes of Woodbridge won $193,737 while playing…

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Bill Clinton Tapped as Keynote Speaker at Ripple’s…

“Of course, the highlight of the Swell conference is Bill Clinton as the keynote speaker” writes Jeffrey Francis for livebitcoinnews.com. The upcoming Swell conference, hosted by Ripple, features President Bill Clinton as the keynote speaker.Case in point is that the upcoming conference in San Francisco features the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton.Ripple, the global payment remittance company, hosts the next Swell conference in San Francisco on October 1st and 2nd. Source: livebitcoinnews.com Share This:

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Swiss lab that analysed Salisbury nerve agent says it was targeted by Russian hackers

“Russian hackers have attacked a Swiss lab that analysed Novichok nerve agent samples from the Salisbury, according to local media” writes Lucy Holden for telegraph.co.uk. After Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned in Salisbury in March, the Swiss laboratory confirmed the British finding that they had fallen victim to the Soviet-developed military-grade nerve agent Novichok.The state-run Spiez laboratory near Bern was targeted by hackers believed to be linked to the Russian government ahead of a conference of chemical and biological warfare experts in September, the mass-market Swiss newspaper…

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Can you guess the most overrated Power 5 teams over the last decade?

“But what about using those preseason conference standings as a whole, over several years, to figure out which schools have been most overrated and underrated?” writes Jul Edt for sbnation.com. The methodology: each spot in the conference standings gets a point value, both in the preseason poll and in the final standings.And over time, fans and media come to agree that certain programs are just always overrated (and/or underrated). Source: sbnation.com Share This:

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Euro, dollar slip ahead of ECB press conference, U.S. economic data

“The euro moved lower against other major currencies on Thursday, with traders staying on the sidelines ahead of the European Central Bank’s policy update that could drive euro trading for the day” writes Markets Reporter for marketwatch.com. ECB President Mario Draghi is not expected to depart from the normalization part laid out in the June meeting, yet any new form of guidance, including on economic data for the second half of the year, will be watched closely.Don’t miss: It’s this number from abroad — and not the ECB update —…

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Concerns over HIV resurgence dominates…

“Experts have warned that new HIV infections, while down overall, have surged in some parts of the world (AFP Photo/CLAUDIO REYES) Amsterdam (AFP) – Concerns over an HIV resurgence caused by strict drug laws fuelling an epidemic blamed on needle sharing dominated a world AIDS assembly that opened in Amsterdam Monday” writes Mari Tte Le for yahoo.com. In recent days, experts have alerted that new HIV infections, while down overall, were rising in about 50 countries as global attention has waned and funding levelled off.”This conference, we hope… will also…

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