Youth-run agency AIESEC exposed over 4 million intern applications

AIESEC, a non-profit that bills itself as the “world’s largest youth-run organization,” exposed more than four million intern applications with personal and sensitive information on a server without a password. Bob Diachenko, an independent security researcher, found an unprotected Elasticsearch database containing the applications on January 11, a little under a month after the database … Read moreYouth-run agency AIESEC exposed over 4 million intern applications

Another server security lapse at NASA exposed staff and project data

Two months ago, NASA quietly fixed a buggy internal server that was leaking sensitive information about the agency’s staff and their work. The leaking server was — ironically — a bug-reporting server, running the popular Jira bug triaging and tracking software. In NASA’s case, the software wasn’t properly configured, allowing anyone to access the server … Read moreAnother server security lapse at NASA exposed staff and project data

Stock markets suffer their worst Christmas Eve trading day

Twas the last trading day before Christmas, and on the trading floorMost stocks were falling, and then falling some more;Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin all the banks had called,In hopes that full coffers were still in their vaults; The analysts were shaken by news of the call;which initially caused the stock market to fall;Then President Trump … Read moreStock markets suffer their worst Christmas Eve trading day

Last Minute Gift Subscriptions That Don’t Suck

It’s crunch time, people. If you don’t have a gift for someone by now, you’re in trouble. Here are some last minute things you can get that don’t scream, “I got this while waiting in line at CVS!” There are people who just don’t shop until the very last second (ahem), and then end up … Read moreLast Minute Gift Subscriptions That Don’t Suck

Order Christmas Gifts Online Today, or You’re Out of Luck

Image: Maarten van den Heuvel on Unsplash If you still need to order some Christmas gifts online, you have until tomorrow to do so and receive them by the 25th. Of course, if you’re willing to spend more money, you may be able to get gifts expedited through Christmas Eve. But for most standard shipping … Read moreOrder Christmas Gifts Online Today, or You’re Out of Luck

Geek Chic Cheap: Inexpensive, Nerdy Gifts That Make Great Stocking Stuffers 

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The Best Christmas Party Is Russian New Year’s

Holiday parties are often more trouble than they’re worth. By the time December’s half over and you’ve survived a sloppy open bar or three, the idea of leaving the house ever again can be pretty unappetizing. This year, take a cue from the Russians: stay in and throw a banging dinner party. Elevate Your Dinner … Read moreThe Best Christmas Party Is Russian New Year’s