Protecting your online privacy:

1)      Do not reveal personal information inadvertently.
2)      Turn on cookie notices in your Web browser, and/or use cookie management software or infomediaries.
3)      Keep a "clean" e-mail address.
4)      Don't reveal personal details to strangers or just-met
5)      Realize you may be monitored at work, avoid sending highly
personal e-mail to mailing lists, and keep sensitive files on your
home computer.
6)      Beware sites that offer some sort of reward or prize in
exchange for your
7)      Do not reply to spammers, for any reason.
8)      Be conscious of Web security.
9)      Be conscious of home computer security.
10)  Use encryption!

Cisco Offers Free Tool To Detect SYNful Knock Router Malware

Tool helps businesses detect routers running known version of newly discovered malicious implant.
Cisco Systems enterprise users now have a way to check if their network routers might have been infected by the recently disclosed SYNful Knock malware.

The company yesterday released a new Python script that organizations can use to scan their networks for potentially infected routers. The free tool works by looking for routers on the network that answer to the malware’s specific “knock,” William McVey, technical lead at Cisco’s Talos Threat Intelligence group said in a blog post
The tool can be used to detect hosts compromised with currently known versions of SYNful Knock, McVey said. “But it cannot establish that a network does not have malware that might have evolved to use a different set of signatures,” he added in a somewhat confusingly worded caveat.
"The tool injects custom crafted packets at the Ethernet layer (layer 2) and monitors and parses the responses,” McVey said. “This functionality requires that the tool be run with root privileges.”
SYNful Knock is basically malware code that allows attackers to gain nearly undetectable and persistent remote control over certain Cisco business routers.
Security vendor FireEye, which issued an alert on the issue last week, described it as a malicious implant designed to replace and masquerade as the legitimate firmware on a handful of now discontinued Cisco router models (Cisco 1841, Cisco 2811 and Cisco 3825). Other models are likely impacted as well, FireEye said, based on its observation of the malware and the impacted systems.
SYNful Knock gives attackers complete administrative control over a compromised router via a backdoor password and provides them with a platform from which to launch attacks against other systems and routers on the same network.  at least 14 Cisco network routers, used by businesses to connect to the Internet, infected with the poisoned implant.
Contrary to what some might expect, the attack is not the result of a security flaw in any of the affected Cisco products. Instead, in each case the attackers appear to have managed to either gain actual physical access to the devices, or used administrative credentials to break into the systems and plant the malware.
Attacks involving the swapping out and replacing of firmware in a commercial-grade router with a rogue version have up to now been considered largely theoretical. The appearance of SYNful Knock suggests otherwise and shows that threat actors have begun exploring ways to backdoor the critical network routers that organizations use to connect to the Internet.
As FireEye noted in its report last week, SYNful Knock could well be the first of a new kind of attack tactic involving the use of modified router images to gain remote control of the devices. The same kind of malicious firmware that was implanted on the Cisco routers can be loaded on routers from other vendors as well.
“Routers are one of the Holy Grail targets for attackers because they lie outside of many normal security protections,” says Lamar Bailey, leader of Tripwire's Vulnerability and Exposures Research Team. “Modifying firmware for your own needs or to add new features is a common practice and has been used to great success on home routers and access points,” Bailey says. “This is just the same practice used on a grander scale.”

10 Free Tools For Productive Programming Every programmer needs a set of tools -- and tools seem to be even better when they're free. Here are 10 you can use to be more productive in your next scrum.

If you're working solo, you probably want to put at least a copy of your code into the cloud. If you're working as part of a team, you absolutely must have a way to share code in order to make the project happen. There are several code repositories out there, but Bitbucket -- a Git service -- has several things that make it a strong challenger in the space.
First, you're able to have private repositories with a free account. That's significant because some of the major players limit you to public repositories until you start giving them money. Next, they don't put a limit on how many repositories you can have with a free account -- they only limit the number of collaborators to five before you have to hand over a credit card number. Finally, the Atlassian folks have written a free client that works with a variety of Git and Mercurial repositories. (More on that will follow.)
Github is the largest and most widely known Git repository service. Its wide variety of public repositories (accessible through free accounts) have made Github a popular cloud service for open source teams, writers, and creative teams that span a range from app developers to environmentalists.
If your projects can live in the open, then Github is free for you to use to your heart's content. If you need some privacy, though, you'll have to pay at least a little bit for the privilege. With pricing that starts at the equivalent of a couple of macho-mocha-frappa-whatzit beverages each month, the cost is not a huge burden. You can always drop back to the free version when your need for privacy ends.
SourceTree is that free client for Git and Mercurial repositories I mentioned earlier in this list. This is a nice GUI client that allows you to work with repositories at a variety of services. It lowers the macho quotient, since it removes the CLI requirement, but it more than makes up for that by allowing you to collaborate with people who haven't been programming since early Emacs days.
SourceTree isn't perfect. There isn't a Linux version. But if you're using either Windows or Mac OS X for your development platform, SourceTree is a tool that could make version control easier and much more visual.
When you're working with other developers (or with clients, or with business partners) you'll probably need to communicate. Since email is orders of magnitude too slow for today's business needs, an enterprise-class communication system designed with developers in mind is needed. Welcome to Slack.
Slack is a messaging system that can be thought of as a buttoned-down business ICQ. The concepts of channels and groups are similar to ICQ. Private messages are also available. It's easy to send files and other digital assets back and forth using Slack, but Slack's best quality for development teams may be that it saves discussions and creates a database of topics that have been discussed. That way, there's no worry about losing the genius of a late-night, Red Bull-fueled discussion when everyone turns off their system to head for breakfast.
Trello is all about lists. Most of them will be to-do lists, but there's no reason to limit the lists to one type. If you want to have lists of feature ideas, it's easy to create them in Trello, and then move the items to a to-do list when it's time to implement.
In many ways, Trello is the embodiment of a perfect cloud app. Your lists live in the cloud, where they can be accessed from any of your devices. You can invite other Trello users to share a Trello board (which is where lists are pinned) and it becomes a group list manager in a matter of moments. Trello is free, though you can pay a few dollars a month for "Trello Gold" if you need to attach files of up to 250 MB to your list items. Trello Gold also brings you different colors for your boards, and a whole fleet of emojis. If your programming team communicates through emojis, then Gold is definitely the way to go.
Black Duck Open Hub Code Search
Do you every wonder whether someone has already solved the problem you're working on? And whether the person who solved that problem has included it in an open source library or application? You can find the answer at Black Duck Software's Open Hub Code Search. All it does is search -- through billions and billions of lines of open source code. The learning curve is rather steep, but the payoff can be huge if it saves you from reinventing the wheel. Again.

Cyberduck is one of the applications that I've used for years. It is, quite simply, a great FTP client that is richly featured, open source, and available on Linux (in CLI form), MacOS X, and Windows. Cyberduck is rock-solid at doing its very basic but vital job -- transferring files to and from servers, repositories, appliances, storage systems, and development workstations. It's donation-ware, but isn't obnoxious about it. It also has a cute rubber duck as an icon. It integrates into many other applications and, darn it, the application simply works.
Cyberduck is one of the applications that I've used for years. It is, quite simply, a great FTP client that is richly featured, open source, and available on Linux (in CLI form), MacOS X, and Windows. Cyberduck is rock-solid at doing its very basic but vital job -- transferring files to and from servers, repositories, appliances, storage systems, and development workstations. It's donation-ware, but isn't obnoxious about it. It also has a cute rubber duck as an icon. It integrates into many other applications and, darn it, the application simply works.
The second of the three modern editors on our list, jEdit, is notable for two reasons. First, as an open source project it has been ported to a lot of platforms, from Windows to VMS. Next, it's extensible through plug-ins that bring functions like grammar checking and auto-completion to different languages and systems. Finally, it's a very solid programming editor that can be convinced to support almost any text and file creation tasks you need to perform. Are there areas to criticize? Of course. The most significant is in the display. If you have a new, very high-resolution display, jEdit can be a bit fuzzy. It's still extremely useful, though, and could be the perfect solution if you have to work on a variety of different platf
Komodo Edit
The third of the modern editors to make our list is one of the applications that I use all the time. Nearly every article I've written in the last five years has passed through Komodo Edit because it has tools that make most of the repetitious tasks of building HTML pages simple and painless. Komodo Edit is fast. It handles big files well, and it has never crashed in the middle of a writing or editing session. I count that as winning behavior. If you want to support an entire team through Komodo Edit, you can pay for Komodo IDE, but I haven't found a task, yet, that I couldn't accomplish with Komodo Edit.
There they are, 10 free tools. How many do you use? How many could you use? And which ones will you be trying out? Let me know in the comments section below -- and let me know which great tools I've missed. There's always room on the desktop for another great tool.

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I belong to Jesus;
  I am not my own;
All I have and all I am
  Shall be His alone.
I belong to Jesus;
  He is Lord and King,
Reigning in my inmost heart
  Over everything.
I belong to Jesus;
  What can hurt or harm,
When He folds around my soul
  His almighty Arm?
I belong to Jesus;
  Blessed, blessed thought!
With His own most precious blood
  Has my soul been bought.
I belong to Jesus;
  He has died for me;
I am His and He is mine
  Through eternity.
I belong to Jesus;
  He will keep my soul,
If the deathly waters dark
  Round about me roll.
I belong to Jesus;
  And ere long I’ll be
With my precious Savior there
  In His royalty.