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Speed Typing Test How typing tests are calculated The most important and basic score is "words per minute", or "wpm" for short. Often, this is a corrected score, where each error made during the test reduces the "words per minute" by one. electrogravityphysics.comelectrogravityphysics.com This page assumes that you have read and understood the basic concept of the unique induced electrical field – and the 4 basic electrogravity axioms. Also, note there are two things that dictate the strength of an electrogravity field: divergence and magnitude (with direction) Reverse Electrogravity

Antivirus is dead, says maker of Norton Antivirus Antivirus is dead. So sayeth Brian Dye, Symantec's senior vice president for information security, in a weekend interview with The Wall Street Journal. The words sound shocking—Symantec and its Norton antivirus suite have been at the forefront of PC security for years and years.

Google Online Security Blog: Announcing the first SHA1 collision Posted by Marc Stevens (CWI Amsterdam), Elie Bursztein (Google), Pierre Karpman (CWI Amsterdam), Ange Albertini (Google), Yarik Markov (Google), Alex Petit Bianco (Google), Clement Baisse (Google) Cryptographic hash functions like SHA-1 are a cryptographer’s swiss army knife. You’ll find that hashes play a role in browser security, managing code repositories, or even just detecting duplicate files in storage. Hash functions compress large amounts of data into a small message digest. As a cryptographic requirement for wide-spread use, finding two messages that lead to the same digest should be computationally infeasible. Over time however, this requirement can fail due to attacks on the mathematical underpinnings of hash functions or to increases in computational power. Today, 10 years after of SHA-1 was first introduced, we are announcing the first practical technique for generating a collision.

Please stop embedding Bootstrap classes in your HTML! A few months ago, Twitter released Bootstrap, a UI framework for websites that caused such an impression that it quickly become the most followed project on Github. Its popularity is due mostly to the fact that it allows developers with weak design skills such as myself to quickly create an application that looks at worst adequate, and at best, quite attractive. I'm a huge fan. Bootstrap also appeals to developers because it's implemented in Less, a CSS preprocessor written in Javascript that you can run in your browser, allowing a comfortable developer workflow and compatibility with sites written in Ruby, Python, PHP, or any other technology you can make web applications with.

Meta Research Bulletin of 6/15/94 The Speed of Gravity – What the Experiments Say Tom Van Flandern Meta Research [as published in Physics Letters A 250:1-11 (1998)] Abstract. Researchers Bypass All Windows Protections by Modifying a Single Bit One of the security bulletins released by Microsoft on Tuesday fixes a privilege escalation vulnerability which, according to researchers, can be exploited by malicious actors to bypass all the security measures in Windows by modifying a single bit. The vulnerability (CVE-2015-0057), rated “important,” affects the Windows kernel-mode driver (Win32k.sys) and is caused by the improper handling of objects in memory. According to Microsoft, an attacker who manages to log in to the targeted system can “gain elevated privileges and read arbitrary amounts of kernel memory,” which would allow them to install software, view and change data, and create new accounts with full administrative rights. The security hole was identified and reported to Microsoft a few months ago by the security firm enSilo. The exploit works on all versions of the operating system, from Windows XP to the 64-bit version of the latest Windows 10 Technical Preview (with protections enabled).

More Than 1 Million Google Accounts Breached by Gooligan As a result of a lot of hard work done by our security research teams, we revealed today a new and alarming malware campaign. The attack campaign, named Gooligan, breached the security of over one million Google accounts. The number continues to rise at an additional 13,000 breached devices each day. Our research exposes how the malware roots infected devices and steals authentication tokens that can be used to access data from Google Play, Gmail, Google Photos, Google Docs, G Suite, Google Drive, and more. Gooligan is a new variant of the Android malware campaign found by our researchers in the SnapPea app last year. Check Point reached out to the Google Security team immediately with information on this campaign.

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