How to Know if You’ve Been Hacked

Awesome guide/article from http://null-byte.wonderhowto.com by user:occupytheweb.

Why Hackers Want the Use of Your Computer

Although we are familiar with the idea that hackers might be seeking our credit card numbers, bank accounts, and identity, some hackers are simply seeking the use of your computer. By infecting thousands, even millions, of computers around the world, they can create what is called a “botnet.”

A botnet is simply a network of compromised computers controlled by a single command and control center. I estimate that 30 to 50% of all consumer-level computers are part of one botnet or another.

This botnet can be used for many seemingly innocuous activities and many more malicious ones. Botnets can be used to send spam, crack passwords, conduct distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, etc. In all cases, they are using system resources that are not available to you. You will likely detect your own system running sluggishly or erratically.

Let’s take a look at how we can detect if such a security breach has taken place on YOUR system.

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Bitcoin FAQ

article by: bitcoin.org

Some things you need to know about Bitcoin

If you are about to explore Bitcoin, there are a few things you should know. Bitcoin lets you exchange money in a different way than with usual banks. As such, you should take time to inform yourself before using Bitcoin for any serious transaction. Bitcoin should be treated with the same care as your regular wallet, or even more in some cases!
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Securing your wallet
Like in real life, your wallet must be secured. Bitcoin makes it possible to transfer value anywhere in a very easy way and it allows you to be in control of your money. Such great features also come with great security concerns. At the same time, Bitcoin can provide very high levels of security if used correctly. Always remember that it is your responsibility to adopt good practices in order to protect your money.
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Bitcoin price is volatile
The price of a bitcoin can unpredictably increase or decrease over a short period of time due to its young economy, novel nature, and sometimes illiquid markets. Consequently, keeping your savings with Bitcoin is not recommended at this point. Bitcoin should be seen like a high risk asset, and you should never store money that you cannot afford to lose with Bitcoin.

Model of how it works:

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What is HTTP/2?

LARGEST CHANGE IN HTTP OVER LAST 16 YEARS

HTTP, or Hypertext Transfer Protocol, is one of the web standards familiar to most as the http:// at the beginning of a web address. HTTP protocol governs the connections between a user’s browser and the server hosting a website, invented by the father of the web Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

HTTP/2 is simply an update to the protocol, but is really a huge deal because the last time the HTTP specification was updated back in 1999. This means the HTTP/2 will be the first major update to the HTTP standard over the last 16 years, marking the largest change since 1999 when HTTP 1.1 was adopted that underpins the World Wide Web as we know it today.
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New Lego Exo Suit

I’ll be posting all my Lego builds on here too, this is my latest one I did which was part of the Lego Ideas set.

Lego Ideas sets are ones that people submit design’s to Lego and they get voted for and if they hit 10,000 backers they get approved by Lego then they have a chance to be put into production like this one, which is pretty cool.
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What is a MAC Address?

article by: http://whatismyipaddress.com/mac-address

Whether you work in a wired network office or a wireless one, one thing is common for both environments: It takes both network software and hardware (cables, routers, etc.) to transfer data from your computer to another—or from a computer thousands of miles away to yours.

And in the end, to get the data you want right to YOU, it comes down to addresses.

So not surprisingly, along with an IP address (which is networks software), there’s also a hardware address. Typically it is tied to a key connection device in your computer called the network interface card, or NIC. The NIC is essentially a computer circuit card that makes it possible for your computer to connect to a network.

An NIC turns data into an electrical signal that can be transmitted over the network.
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