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Why the Pandemic Statistics are Wrong

Why the Pandemic Statistics are Wrong tl;dr: The absolute numbers in most official and media reports are not useful; we should use proportions instead. Lockdown is not safe; people die from isolation. We don’t have enough information to make reliable predictions; we do have enough to make decisions. Just as we should be

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Is Home Delivery safer than Shopping? Assessing Threat

Switching to Online Shopping To comply with government regulations on social distancing, people are encouraged to shop online rather than in-store. These present different possible contamination routes which should be assessed and compared.  These contamination routes are, in cyber security and intelligence terms, known as ‘threat vectors’. They combine two

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One Thing You Should Know About Coronavirus Statistics

There are lots of feeds for statistics about the spread of CVID-19 (eg worldmeter, Berliner Morgenpost, UK Gov dashboard, etc). Few are definitive; they aggregate reports from newspapers, government press releases, institution updates and medical studies. The numbers are clear and 'exciting' but suffer from all sorts of problems: missed data, double counted

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Securing your WP Website for Beginners

SECURING YOUR WORD PRESS SITE FOR BEGINNERS QUICK LINKS Hosting ProviderHacked ThemesUsernamesNo of AccountsLeast Privilege Choosing a PasswordPassword EtiquetteLimit Login AttemptsHide WP-AdminBackupsStay UpdatedHide Theme and Plugin EditorSecure Sockets LayerSecurity PluginsIdle Users Password Protect WP-Admin DirectoryDisable Theme and Plugin InstallationTwo-Factor AuthenticationWhite-List IP AddressesMinimize Plugin IS SECURITY TOO ADVANCED? Improving and implementing WordPress security

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Spoofed GPS

Estonian Hackers Not all cyber attacks have to destroy or disable. A near-peer state could employ a ‘hacker’ team in Estonia. The team has the use of a botnet on compromised UK NHS computers. This botnet could be used to attack a software-defined radio on a mobile-phone mast in a

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