New study unveils the most common password mistakes. Here’s what you’re doing wrong

SALT LAKE CITY — Everything you’ve thought about passwords might change. A new study from a researcher at Virginia Tech and Dashlane, a popular password managing service, discovered the most common mistakes people make when selecting a password. Some of the big findings: Most users will repeat the same password across different websites. People often use names for common brands, movies and people from pop culture. Others select passwords based on sports teams. Champions League teams were mighty popular, including soccer clubs such as “liverpool,” “barcelona” and “manchester.” A lot use password walking, meaning using characters and numbers that are near each other on the keyboard. Expressions of love and… Read More

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Mueller’s team accuses Paul Manafort of witness tampering

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort made several attempts to tamper with witnesses in his ongoing criminal cases, prosecutors said Monday as they asked a federal judge to consider revoking his house arrest. In a court filing, prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller wrote that Manafort and one of his associates “repeatedly” contacted two witnesses in an effort to influence their testimony. The contacts occurred earlier this year, shortly after a grand jury returned a new indictment against Manafort and while he was confined to his home. Court documents do not name Manafort’s associate, but they refer to him as “Person A” and note the pseudonym… Read More

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Trump, lawyers lay out expansive presidential powers view

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump claimed Monday he has an “absolute right” to pardon himself, part of an extraordinarily expansive vision of executive authority that is mostly untested in court and could portend a drawn-out fight with the prosecutors now investigating him. No need of a pardon anyway, Trump tweeted, because “I have done nothing wrong.” In fact, his lawyers assert in a memo to special counsel Robert Mueller, it’s impossible for him to have done anything wrong in the area of obstructing justice, an issue Mueller has been investigating. That’s because, as the country’s chief law enforcement officer, Trump himself has ultimate control of the Justice Department and executive… Read More

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All Mormon missionaries transferring out of Nicaragua

SALT LAKE CITY — The LDS Church is moving its remaining 158 missionaries from Nicaragua due to continued violence, according to a church spokesman. “Those missionaries are being moved to temporary assignments in North America, South America, the Caribbean and New Zealand,” Daniel Woodruff said. “Most of these missionaries have already left the country. All others awaiting travel are in a safe location and will arrive in their new assignments in the next several days.” Additionally, the president of the Nicaragua Managua South Mission has left the country and returned home with his young family. Meanwhile, Woodruff said the Nicaragua Managua North Mission president and his wife will remain in… Read More

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As police close in, suspect in 4 Arizona slayings kills self

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — As police closed in, a man suspected of gunning down four people over the past few days shot himself to death Monday, ending a killing spree that included the deaths of a prominent psychiatrist, two paralegals and a marriage-and-divorce counselor. Police in Arizona say they spent a day and a half tracking the suspect, eventually finding him at an extended-stay hotel in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale. Officers evacuated nearby rooms before hearing gunfire and finding his body. Authorities offered nothing public about the man’s possible motives, but they planned to discuss the case in more detail at a news conference scheduled for later Monday. The suspect… Read More

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The Threat to Kim Jong Un Within North Korea

We often hear that Kim Jong Un is unlikely to give up his nuclear weapons because he fears that could expose him to external attack—the way, say, Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi was toppled by a U.S.-led military intervention only years after shipping away his nuclear program. But now there’s a reminder of the substantial internal obstacles to North Korean denuclearization. Ahead of nuclear talks with Donald Trump in Singapore, Kim has reportedly replaced his three top military officials with younger figures who appear to be more open-minded about inter-Korean relations and the nation’s nuclear-weapons development, according to South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency, which attributed news of the shakeup to an… Read More

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Photos From the Deadly Eruption of Guatemala’s Fuego Volcano

Santiago Billy / AP On June 3, Fuego Volcano erupted in Guatemala, sending hot pyroclastic flows and heavy ash down its slopes onto nearby villages, killing at least 33, according to the head of Guatemala’s disaster agency, via the Associated Press. Fuego, one of the most active volcanoes in Central America, continued to send up smaller eruptions today, hampering efforts by rescuers who struggled to reach rural residents stranded by ash and mudflows. …read more Source:: The Atlantic – Global       

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Police: Suspect in 4 Phoenix-area slayings kills himself

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — A man suspected in four Phoenix-area slayings that happened over three days fatally shot himself Monday as police swarmed the hotel where he was staying, authorities said. The man, who was not identified, has been linked to the deaths of a forensic psychiatrist, two paralegals and a counselor, Phoenix police Sgt. Vince Lewis said. The raid came after authorities identified the fourth victim, Marshall Levine, a 72-year-old marriage and divorce counselor and life coach. He was found shot inside an office building shortly after midnight Saturday. On Thursday, Dr. Steven Pitt, a prominent forensic psychiatrist who assisted in high-profile murder cases, including the JonBenet Ramsey mystery in… Read More

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Cyberattacks Are ‘Ticking Time Bombs’ for Germany

BONN, Germany—It was a cyberattack that showed just how vulnerable Germany’s digital infrastructure truly is. In the summer of 2017, a group of hackers infiltrated NetCom BW, a regional telecommunications provider with about 43,000 subscribers in the state of Baden-Württemberg in Germany’s southwest. Given the company’s modest size, it may not seem like a prime target. But NetCom BW is a subsidiary of EnBW, one of Germany’s biggest power utilities. EnBW is part of what the government regards as its critical infrastructure: companies that operate crucial public services, from electricity to telecommunications to health care. When news of the breach emerged in mid-May, a spokesperson from EnBW said that the… Read More

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Trump says he has “absolute right” to pardon himself

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump declared Monday that he has the “absolute right” to pardon himself, but added he had done nothing wrong, asserting his presidential power as the White House is sharpening its political and legal defenses against the special counsel Russia probe. Trump’s comments on Twitter came a day after attorney Rudy Giuliani played down the possibility that the president could pardon himself, suggesting he might have that authority but would be unwise to use it. “Pardoning himself would be unthinkable and probably lead to immediate impeachment,” Giuliani, a member of Trump’s legal team, told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday. “And he has no need to do… Read More

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