SECURITY FEATURE: ‘ Flaw in Seagate hard drives made it incredibly easy for hackers to steal your data ‘


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#AceSecurityNews – Sept.08: Popular external hard drive manufacturer Seagate released a range of wireless drives that shipped with a worrying security flaw, Silicon Angle reports.

The drives included a function that allowed them to connect to the internet. But the problem came in the way that the devices connected — it was possible for anyone on the same Wi-Fi network or from elsewhere on the internet to gain access to the device simply by using the default username and password that came with the hard drive.

Once a hacker had gained access to a Seagate hard drive they could download everything on the drive or upload new files to it. The upload capability meant that hackers were able to insert malware into the device, which could infect computers when the drive was connected.

Researchers from Tangible Security discovered the vulnerability and informed Seagate of the problem.

Seagate has since launched a patch for the issue, which can be downloaded from its website. It won’t update automatically, though, so some customers may still be affected.

A Seagate spokesperson provided this statement to Business Insider about the vulnerability:

Seagate was made aware of vulnerabilities in its consumer based wireless hard drives. Seagate has patched the vulnerabilities and issued a firmware update that is available to customers on Seagate.com and through a link on the CERT notification. The firmware update addresses all security concerns with these vulnerabilities.

Affected users are encouraged to update the firmware as soon as possible. Customers may download the firmware from Seagate’s website.

Seagate encourages any customer encountering issues to contact customer service at 1-800-Seagate.

Original Article: http://www.businessinsider.com/seagate-external-hard-drives-major-security-flaw

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PAKISTAN: ‘ I want to work in my own country because my country needs us now: Ayesha Omar ‘


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#AceMediaNews- Sept.08: This year’s crop of films have played their part in putting Pakistani cinema on the map. As our films prepare to hit the festival circuit and some gear for international release, their directors and actors travel and tell the world what Pakistani cinema is all about. Ayesha Omar is one such actor.

After the Hollywood premiere in Los Angeles of her debut film Karachi Se Lahore, she spoke to Gulf Times about her views on where Pakistani stands.

Talking about the difference between Pakistani cinema and Bollywood, she said that what Pakistani cinema lacks in investment, it more than makes up in content.

“Our production budgets are nothing compared to Bollywood,” Ayesha said, “People are investing their own money and trying to make movies. We are seeking help from a lot of brands, but if there is anything we can compete at, it is content.”

“Our content is very strong,” she continued, “I feel we know how to play with the script, and have some amazing script writers. That’s why our drama is getting rave reviews across the border, in India. Our characters are very deep as well and we keep them real — something people can relate to.”

Ayesha Omar with the rest of the Karachi Se Lahore team at the film's Hollywood premiere in LA — Publicity photo
Ayesha Omar with the rest of the Karachi Se Lahore team at the film’s Hollywood premiere in LA — Publicity photo

While Pakistani content is being greatly appreciated in India, political tensions prevent it from being shared readily with our neighbours.

“Pakistani movies are being banned in India,” Ayesha said, “They want their own industry to prosper, of course, but we’re the same people with the same culture and interests. I think people are scared right now because of the political situation. Otherwise, people in both the countries love each other.”

Talking about her own love for Bollywood, Ayesha said that she was a big fan of Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh and Naseeruddin Shah, but doesn’t plan on moving into Bollywood just yet.

“Frankly, I’d be very honoured and humbled, but I want to work in Pakistan because my country needs us right now. The Indian industry is very lucrative and it’s easy to go there — rather everyone who’s getting even a whiff is going there. It’s great because it’s a huge industry with a global reach, but I want to stay back for a few years and work here. I might however, do a really good project if it comes my way — only if I don’t have to compromise values and feel there is substance in it.”

Original Article: http://www.dawn.com/news/1205668/i-want-to-work-in-pakistan-because-my-country-needs-us-now-ayesha-omar

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This pug playing the drums is cooler than we’ll ever be


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#AceMediaNews – Sept.08: Can a pug be cooler than all human beings combined? The answer is yes. Always and forever.

Because how do you make anyone cool? Give them musical talent, sunglasses, and attitude. This pug has it all.

Look at him go, putting that time we learnt how to play ‘Hey There Delilah’ on the guitar to shame.

The hoody only adds to his cool, laidback vibe. The sticking out of his tongue is all part of his masterful technique.

This pug is who we should all strive to be.

Life. Goals.

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Now go, seize the day, and let this pug inspire… Read the full story

Original Article: http://metro.co.uk/2015/09/08/this-pug-playing-the-drums-is-cooler-than-well-ever-be-5381225/

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