Showing posts from February, 2022

A DDoS attack is when a hacker floods a victim’s network or server with traffic so that others are unable to access it.

Remove all breakpoints in Netbeans

Select menu Window / Debugging / Breakpoints, then right-click in the Breakpoints window and select Delete All.

Sudo to Jenkins with a shell

$ sudo su - jenkins -s/bin/bash Otherwise normally the login shell for the Jenkins user is set to false or nologin: $ sudo grep jenkins /etc/passwd jenkins:x:989:985:Jenkins Automation Server:/var/lib/jenkins:/bin/false

Check NFS client version

$ nfsstat –c

Check NFS server version using nfsstat command

$ nfsstat –s

FTC Data Show Romance Scams Hit Record High; $547 Million Reported Lost in 2021

New data spotlight shows reported losses up nearly 80 percent from 2020 New data from the Federal Trade Commission show that more consumers than ever report falling prey to romance scammers. Consumers reported losing $547 million in 2021 alone. A newly released data spotlight  shows that in 2021 reported losses to romance scammers were up nearly 80 percent compared to 2020, and the total reported lost over the past five years has now reached $1.3 billion.   Romance scammers draw people in using pictures stolen from around the internet, building false personas that seem just real enough to be true, but always having a reason never to meet in person. Eventually, the supposed suitor will ask for money from the unwitting consumer. The impact can be major, with a median loss of $2,400 reported to the FTC. While many people report the romance scam started on a dating site or app, reports of romance scams originating from contact through social media were also common. Another trend in 2021 w

FTC Charges Florida-based Sellers for Deceptively Marketing “Extended Auto Warranty” Programs

Since 2018 the defendants have bilked consumers out of more than $6 million The Federal Trade Commission is taking action in federal court against a Florida-based group of defendants it alleges have called hundreds of thousands of consumers nationwide to pitch them expensive “extended automobile warranties” using deceptive telemarketing tactics. According to a complaint filed in federal district court, American Vehicle Protection Corp. (AVP) and related defendants bilked consumers out of more than $6 million over the last four years, pretending to represent their dealer or car manufacturer, and providing coverage much more limited than represented. “ AVP blasted consumers with illegal calls and made bogus claims about bumper-to-bumper warranties ,” said Samuel Levine, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. “ The truth is that the warranties didn’t come from the manufacturer, didn’t cover the repairs people needed, and weren’t sold legally. We are holding AVP accoun

The pkill command exmples

To halt or stop a user called sqley, enter: # pkill -STOP -u sqley To resume a user called sqley who was halted previously by the pkill command: # pkill -CONT -u sqley To kill all java process owned by sqley user, enter: # pkill -KILL -u sqley java

FTC Sends Full Refunds to Consumers who Bought Deceptively Marketed Fish Oil Supplement

1,806 consumers nationwide are receiving refunds, some via PayPal The Federal Trade Commission is sending refunds totaling $396,431 to more than 1,800 consumers nationwide who bought Hepaxa and Hepaxa PD, two fish oil supplements that were marketed as treatments for adults and children with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). According to the FTC’s April 2021 complaint , BASF paid DIEM Labs to advertise and distribute both supplements in the United States. The FTC alleged that until mid-2020 these companies deceptively advertised Hepaxa and Hepaxa PD as clinically proven to reduce liver fat in adults and children with NAFLD. The orders settling the Commission’s charges banned the companies from making unproven health claims about Hepaxa or similar products and required them to pay money to provide refunds. More than 1,800 consumers are receiving payments averaging $219 each. Most consumers are receiving refunds by check and should cash them within 90 days, as indicated on the

Class name is wrong or classpath is not set for : com.mysql.jdbc.Driver

For ConnectorJ version 8 it is: com.mysql.cj.jdbc.MysqlDataSource For older versions, it is: com.mysql.jdbc.jdbc2.optional.MysqlDataSource

Kill process from Powershell command line

Example: taskkill.exe /IM java.exe /F

Two widely used types of moving averages indicators are simple moving average and exponential moving average.

Moving average (MA) is a commonly used technical analysis indicator.

Moving average (MA) eliminates the effects of short-term price changes, smooths out the price history accordingly and provides an overview of the average price for a specific period in the form of a single line.

When stock price holds below the Moving Average several times , it shows high selling pressure in the market.

Check Image type and size from the command line on Linux

$ identify  /var/www/html/ /var/www/html/ JPEG 200x200 200x200+0+0 8-bit sRGB 22774B 0.000u 0:00.001

FTC Outlines Aggressive Approach to Policing Against Pandemic Predators in Testimony Before Senate Commerce Subcommittee

The Federal Trade Commission testified before a Senate subcommittee today about the aggressive steps the agency is taking to police against pandemic predators who are capitalizing on the COVID-19 crisis to defraud American consumers. Testifying on behalf of the Commission, FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection Director Samuel Levine said the Commission has encountered disturbing trends and noted a surge in consumer complaints stemming from a broad range of deceptive COVID-related schemes. Since January 2020 and as of January 28, 2022, the FTC has received more than 292,000 reports associated with COVID-19 frauds, reflecting $674 million in fraud losses. “The Commission will remain vigilant in protecting the public from harms that stem directly and indirectly from the COVID-19 pandemic. The FTC is committed to tackling emerging threats, adjusting our strategies wherever necessary, and working in close coordination with our law enforcement partners at the local, state, and federal level,” t