5 easy ways to protect yourself from hackers

  • In a time where companies, celebrities, and even governments are coming under cyber-attacks, getting hacked might seem inevitable.

  • But according to former NSA hacker David Kennedy, there are steps you can take to prevent it from happening to you.

  • Kennedy shares his five must-do tips for protecting yourself from hackers.

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David Kennedy: “Mr. Robot” is probably one of the most accurate portrayals of what hackers can actively do. If you’re interested in hacking and don’t understand a lot of this, the TV show itself actually employs hackers to work on the show to depict real-life hacks that could happen in real life and it’s a very very accurate portrayal of everything that we see in today. From being able to hack Smartphones to getting access to a big corporation and being able to bring them to

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Wayfair (W) Stock Sinks As Market Gains: What You Should Know

In the latest trading session, Wayfair (W) closed at $217.92, marking a -1.04% move from the previous day. This move lagged the S&P 500’s daily gain of 0.91%. At the same time, the Dow added 0.85%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq gained 0.59%.

Heading into today, shares of the online home goods retailer had gained 14.72% over the past month, outpacing the Retail-Wholesale sector’s gain of 11.98% and the S&P 500’s gain of 5.26% in that time.

Wall Street will be looking for positivity from W as it approaches its next earnings report date. This is expected to be August 5, 2020. On that day, W is projected to report earnings of $0.89 per share, which would represent year-over-year growth of 165.93%. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $3.95 billion, up 68.58% from the prior-year quarter.

For the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates are projecting earnings

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The Best Keyboards for Gaming, Comfort, and Not Disturbing Your Coworkers

Photo credit: Staff
Photo credit: Staff

From Popular Mechanics

A good keyboard isn’t to be underestimated. Particularly if you’re a laptop user, a full-size one can provide a welcome respite from the cramped, often unsatisfying-to-type-on keyboards that are unfortunately found on many models. (Remember all the hate aimed at the butterfly mechanism Apple installed in its 2015 MacBooks?) Whether you’re sitting at your desk all day tapping away or gaming in your free time, you want a keyboard to feel good and work well.

As with most computer accessories, however, there are so many different options available that choosing one can be a daunting task, especially if you’re shopping online and not able to try them out in person beforehand.

Take a look at quick info on five of the top keyboards below, then scroll farther for buying advice and in-depth reviews of these and other models.

Mechanical vs. Membrane

If you’re doing

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How to file for a tax extension online if you aren’t able to meet the July 15 deadline

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As the pandemic swept across the nation in March, the Internal Revenue Service moved the original tax filing deadline and tax payment deadline from April 15 to July 15.

That deadline arrived Wednesday. But individual taxpayers who are unable to meet the July 15 deadline can request an automatic extension til October 15.

Here’s what taxpayers should know.

How do I file an automatic extension until October 15?

Taxpayers who’d like an extension until October 15 must fill out an Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return (Form 4858) by July 15.

According to the IRS, this form can be completed electronically through the IRS Free File or a tax software provider.

“To get an extension, taxpayers must estimate their tax liability on the

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How to pick the right read and host a virtual discussion on Zoom

Here’s something you can still do very well while staying at home to avoid coronavirus exposure: Read a book.

Another thing you can do effectively while quarantined? Participate in a book club.

Sure, it will be different without everyone piling onto the same couch or convening at a favorite coffee shop. But take it from three book clubbers (longtime host Barbara VanDenburgh, regular reader Mary Cadden and newbie Carly Mallenbaum all collaborated on this story), virtual book club has the potential to be a rewarding and intimate meet-up that serves a calendar commitment you’re actually psyched for.

Plus, you can invite people who don’t live in your city, or even your time zone!

So how do you put together a successful book club while in lockdown? We have some tips: 

Staying Apart, Together: A newsletter about how to cope with the coronavirus pandemic

Start with a small guest list

If

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We Need to Change How We Share Our Personal Data Online in the Age of COVID-19

A few months into the coronavirus pandemic, the web is more central to humanity’s functioning than I could have imagined 30 years ago. It’s now a lifeline for billions of people and businesses worldwide. But I’m more frustrated now with the current state of the web than ever before. We could be doing so much better.

COVID-19 underscores how urgently we need a new approach to organizing and sharing personal data. You only have to look at the limited scope and the widespread adoption challenges of the pandemic apps offered by various tech companies and governments.

Think of all the data about your life accumulated in the various applications you use – social gatherings, frequent contacts, recent travel, health, fitness, photos, and so on. Why is it that none of that information can be combined and used to help you, especially during a crisis?

It’s because you aren’t in control

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Citing Educational Risks, Scientific Panel Urges That Schools Reopen

Outside Publis School 161 in New York, March 24, 2020. (Gabriela Bhaskar/The New York Times)
Outside Publis School 161 in New York, March 24, 2020. (Gabriela Bhaskar/The New York Times)

Wading into the contentious debate over reopening schools, an influential committee of scientists and educators Wednesday recommended that, wherever possible, younger children and those with special needs should attend school in person.

Their report — issued by the prestigious National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, which advises the nation on issues related to science — is less prescriptive for middle and high schools but offered a framework for school districts to decide whether and how to open, with help from public health experts, families and teachers.

The committee emphasized common-sense precautions, such as hand-washing, physical distancing and minimizing group activities, including lunch and recess.

But the experts went further than guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other groups, also calling for surgical masks to be worn by all teachers

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Here’s what you need to know about the Tax Day extension

The deadline for taxpayers to file 2019 tax returns and tax payments has arrived after a three-month extension.

The federal government extended the traditional April 15 deadline for tax returns and payments to July 15 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The extension provided economic relief to many taxpayers impacted by business shutdowns, store closings and nationwide lockdowns.

For taxpayers, 2019 tax returns and tax payments, as well as their first two 2020 estimated tax payments, are due on Wednesday, July 15, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

The Department of the Treasury and the IRS announced on June 29 that the deadline to pay taxes would not be extended beyond the July 15 due date. However, individual taxpayers who need more time to file their taxes can request an automatic extension to file by Oct. 15. It’s important to note that the extension is for filing only, it is not

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Brands Must Embrace the Novice Consumer + Experience Matters Online

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The footwear industry has struggled with a sales slump during the pandemic, but the outdoor market has performed well — even seeing substantial growth as the weather has improved. Today, FN hosted several industry experts in its latest virtual roundtable discussion, presented by Afterpay, about what is to come for the outdoor industry and its consumers.

In “Outdoor & Fashion: The New Frontier — How Reinvention Will Reshape The Market,” executives from Birkenstock, Merrell, NPD Group and Afterpay came together for a conversation about both short- and long-term trends. With more consumers participating in sporting activities and shopping differently, the industry is facing a new retail landscape.

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FN senior outdoor and athletic editor Peter Verry moderated the conversation. He was joined by Melissa Davis, chief revenue officer at Afterpay; David Kahan, CEO at Birkenstock; Chris Hufnagel, global brand president

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86-year-old therapist shares 5 tips to help seniors endure pandemic loneliness

The risk for the severe form of COVID-19 increases with age, so like many older adults, Katharine Esty spent many weeks this spring without leaving her home at all.

Esty, who turns 86 this week, knows all too well the toll such self-isolation can take on mental health. She’s still a practicing psychotherapist who helps patients cope with life — though the sessions are now by phone as the coronavirus outbreak grips the country.

Katharine Esty, is a social psychologist, practicing psychotherapist and an activist for aging well.
Katharine Esty, is a social psychologist, practicing psychotherapist and an activist for aging well.

Esty has stayed “amazingly healthy,” she said, in part because her busy schedule and the company of her live-in partner Peter, whom she met after her husband of 59 years died, made the quarantine easier.

“But there are lots of people who are alone and it’s been really hard… it’s just devastating,” Esty, who lives in a retirement community in Concord, Massachusetts,

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