Hacker and Cyber Criminal Profiles Hackers and cyber terrorists at best pose an inconvenience and at worst present a very dangerous threat. How do hacktivists, pranksters, tinkerers and sharpshooters differ? The definitions of these terms are found on the Government Computer News website. GCN.com. The site reported that open-source developer, Eric Raymond, has taken a [...]

Hacker and Cyber Criminal Profiles
Hackers and cyber terrorists at best pose an inconvenience and at worst present a very dangerous threat. How do hacktivists, pranksters, tinkerers and sharpshooters differ? The definitions of these terms are found on the Government Computer News website. GCN.com. The site reported that open-source developer, Eric Raymond, has taken a stab at categorizing hackers by their most essential and universally shared traits. For example, Raymond argues that sharpshooters are individuals who exhibit an obsession with details. Pranksters gravitate to information security and test engineering. All told, eight types of hackers have been profiled. To read the short excerpt, click on  https://gcn.com/articles/2017/04/10/hacker-archetypes.aspx.   And don't forget state-sponsored hackers and cyber terrorists. The full blog post may be accessed at  http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=7478.   This is a fascinating examination of computer hacker profiling.

Measles Disease Is Still A Threat In The U.S.
Even though Measles has been eliminated in the U.S. since 2000, every year new Measles cases pop up all over the country. The disease enters the country with infected travelers from Europe and Africa, either individuals from other countries  or by returning U.S. travelers. whose vaccinations against the disease have lapsed. Since the disease has disappeared in the U.S., Americans don't think to make sure that Measles vaccinations are in place. To read more about how to keep from becoming a modern day Typhoid Mary, click on https://medlineplus.gov/news/fullstory_165583.html.   More medical travel information may be obtained at  https://medlineplus.gov/alphanews_t.html#travelershealth.

Scott Pruitt Take Note: Satellites Have Tracked Antarctic Ice Loss For Decades
According to the European Space Agency, five different satellites have tracked ice loss in the Antarctic over the last 24 years. For example, the agency found that from 1992 to 2016 glacier movement has increased speed to 20 to 30 cm a day, or an overall speed increase of 13%.   This movement is tied to the warmer temperatures of the water off the coast of Antarctica. This is just another example of global warming that EPA head, Scott Pruitt refuses to accept. To learn more about this topic, click on  http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/Satellites_track_Antarctic_ice_loss_over_decades.

May Clean Hands Campaign Provides Teaching Materials For Physicians and Patients
May 5th was World Hand Hygiene Day. The CDC offers posters and other materials for medical personnel as well as for the general public to heighten awareness for the need for clean hands to prevent disease spread. Materials may be accessed on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. The Center for Disease Control provides timely information on numerous topics. To access the information on clean hands, surf over to  https://www.cdc.gov/handhygiene/campaign/index.html.   Spend at least 20 seconds washing and rubbing hands to get rid of germs.

Fourth Quarter 2016 Job Growth Noted By BLS
The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently noted that job gains exceeded job losses in the fourth quarter of 2016 by 688,000. Job gains exceeded job losses in 9 of 13 major industries. Professional and business services and education and health services led the list of gains. An interactive graphic indicates the number of jobs gained/lost for each industry. To learn more about employment data, click on  https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2017/gross-job-gains-exceed-gross-job-losses-by-688000-in-third-quarter-of-2016.htm.   In spite of the election campaign charges that Obama caused job loss, the opposite appears to be the case.   And so it goes.