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The harmful drive-by currency mining scourge shows no signs of abating

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The scourge of drive-by currency mining—in which websites and apps covertly run resource-draining code on other people’s devices—shows no sign of abating. Over the weekend, researchers added two more incidents: one involves more than 4,200 sites (some operated by government agencies), while the other targets millions of Android devices.

The first incident affected sites that offer a free text-to-speech translation service called Browsealoud. On Sunday, someone changed the JavaScript code hosted here to include currency-mining code from Coinhive, a controversial site that uses the devices of site visitors, usually without their permission, to generate digital coin known as Monero.

In the process, any site that included a link to the Browsealoud JavaScript suddenly saddled its visitors with code that, by default, uses 100 percent of its CPU resources, with no attempt to warn end users or get their permission. Search results show that the breach affected 4,275 sites, including those operated by the UK government’s Information Commissioner’s Office, US federal courts, and the state of Indiana. The CTO of Texthelp, the company that offers Browsealoud, issued a statement saying it suspended the service until Tuesday. The move put an end to the illicit mass mining, which lasted about four hours. At no time was customer data accessed or lost, the statement said.

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Puerto Rico’s ongoing nightmare shows no sign of going away

Five months after a Category 4 hurricane sparked the longest blackout in U.S. history in Puerto Rico, the island is still struggling with blackouts, water shortages, and insufficient aid.

Northern Puerto Rico returned to a familiar place — total darkness — late Sunday night after an explosion and an electrical fire at the Monacillos power plant impacted a number of areas, including San Juan. Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority (PREPA) said that the island had lost approximately 400 megawatts of power generation (around 10 percent of the island’s total power) and uploaded footage of the fire to Twitter.

“State & Municipal firemen on explosion site at Monacillos’ power generation plant. Ambulances also on site. No wounded yet reported,” San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz tweeted.

That’s cold comfort for much of the island. At least 450,000 Puerto Ricans are still without power five months after Hurricane Maria struck in September. Some estimates place that number closer to 700,000 — 25 percent of the island. Tens of thousands of residents also lack access to clean water.

The storm’s aftermath has sparked a devastating and historic environmental and health crisis. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has compared the state of Puerto Rico to Iraq following the 2003 U.S. invasion.

The island faced myriad issues prior to Hurricane Maria. Puerto Rico’s electrical grid was already in disrepair, something that has made rebuilding the island following the storm a staggering challenge. The storm destroyed two-thirds of Puerto Rico’s power system, incurring approximately $94 billion in damages and sparking a mass-exodus to the mainland, where many Puerto Ricans have opted to move. Those who have remained are coping with outages at schools and a shortage of functioning hospitals, to say nothing of limited access to other basic necessities.

Puerto Rico’s local government has come under fire as the island struggles to recover. Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced the privatization of PREPA in January and more than a quarter of Puerto Rico’s public schools are set to close — all part of a larger effort to cut costs with few immediate results. The move comes after a $300 million contract between PREPA and Whitefish Energy Holdings — a tiny Montana company with ties to the Trump administration — was canceled following outrage from locals who claimed the company was not holding up on its end of the deal.

The lion’s share of blame, however, has fallen on President Trump. The White House downplayed the island’s struggles in the months following the hurricane, with Trump repeatedly leveling blame at the territory for its pre-existing debt and infrastructure deficiencies. The president also clashed numerous times with San Juan Mayor Cruz, who has blasted the administration for its treatment of the island.

Despite its ongoing circumstances, Trump failed to give Puerto Rico more than a passing mention during his January State of the Union address, which came one day after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced it would end food and water aid to Puerto Rico. (FEMA later contradicted the announcement, saying aid would continue.)

FEMA, too, has sparked plenty of backlash: in October, the agency canceled a $156 million contract with a one-woman Atlanta business after her efforts to deliver meals to islanders fell far short of stipulations. Only 50,000 of an expected 30 million meals were ultimately delivered, a problem the woman, Tiffany Brown, had reportedly encountered before. Her company, Tribute Contracting, has had five government contracts terminated for “not delivering required food,” among other things. At least one government agency reportedly stated Brown’s company was not to be hired again.

FEMA has claimed Brown’s company was vetted, sparking criticism from lawmakers.

“To issue a system-wide warning saying, this is not a company to do business with, then how could they have been prepared to do a $156 million contract with a one person operation?” asked Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-VI).

Blackouts like the one that hit northern Puerto Rico on Sunday — affecting 1.36 million people — are another trouble plaguing the island.

“The lack of power exacerbates everything in the recovery effort,” Peter Marsters, a research analyst at the Rhodium Group, told Vox’s Umair Irfan. “The longer a recovery lasts the longer it takes to get to pre-storm levels.”

The slow-moving recovery could have severe ramifications for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the oncoming hurricane season. The Atlantic hurricane season falls loosely between June and November, during which time islands like Puerto Rico are especially susceptible to massive storms building off the U.S. coast. That means Puerto Rico has less than four months before another Maria-like hurricane could threaten the island once more.


Olympic Snowboarder Chloe Kim's Mom Shows Off Her American and Korean Flag Nail Art: 'Ready to Watch Chloe NAIL It!'

Teenage snowboarder Chloe Kim’s mom is showing off her Olympic pride in style.

Boran Kim posted a photo to Instagram on Sunday of the patriotic fingernail art that she’s sporting in support of her 17-year-old daughter: an American flag on her left forefinger and a Korean flag on her right, a nod to the teen’s dual heritage.

“Ready to watch Chloe NAIL it! :)” Boran wrote in the caption, prompting a sweet comment from Chloe, who wrote: “my mama is the cutest!”

A California native who took up snowboarding at 4 and who won’t turn 18 until the spring, Chloe is widely expected to earn a spot on the podium in the Winter Games’ snowboard halfpipe later this week.

She will compete in a qualifying run on Monday, in the mountains of Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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The combination of her youth, her SoCal-inflected personality and her dominant athletic ability has made Chloe one of the American stars of these Olympics, only a few days in.

At a news conference last week, after she arrived, journalists thronged around her.

“I think … wooo,” she said then. “It’s kind of crazy. I think this is the craziest place I’ve been so far, just all of these cameras and like the media village days, too, have been pretty crazy, but it’s all part of the experience.”

She is joined in Pyeongchang by her parents, who immigrated to the U.S. from South Korea more than 20 years ago. Chloe previously told PEOPLE she feels she can “represent both Korea and America.”

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At a practice on Saturday, Chloe was watched by her dad, flashing him a big smile at the end of each run.

“My parents are really excited about it, and it’s some crazy luck that my first Olympics are going to be in Korea where my parents are from,” she said in the fall. “And a lot of my relatives over there have never really seen me compete before, so I think it’s going to be pretty cool for everyone.

“It’s really exciting, my whole family is really excited about it, so that gets me even more stoked!”

The 2018 Winter Olympics are airing live on NBC. To learn more, visit teamusa.org.

Amber Rose Shows Off Son Sebastian's Newly Blonde Hair: 'He Begged Me' to Dye His 'Like Mine'

Amber Rose and Sebastian Taylor are doing some mother-son “blonde-ing.”

After “a whole year” of begging, the model and activist let her 4-year-old son with rapper Wiz Khalifa dye his hair blonde, showing off the results on Instagram over the weekend.

Sharing a photo of the little cutie in an oversized sweatshirt, Rose wrote, “My twin 😍 .”

Of a second photo of Sebastian’s bleach blonde locks, Rose wrote, “Lol he begged me for a whole year to dye his hair blonde like mine so we started with a little patch and I told him when he turns 5 I will make him a full blonde like his mommy. He will be 5 on the 21st of February!”

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“He’s so happy and none of you dirty little trolls can take that away from him or me! 😍😍😍,” she added. “P.S Love your children unconditionally and let them be creative this world will be a better place.”

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While Rose’s signature hair style is a short blonde ‘do, she recently tested out a more out-there dye job: bright aquamarine hair.

The 34-year-old mom was also finally wearing one of the “cute little shirts” she’d previously said she wanted to wear after her breast reduction in mid-January.

RELATED VIDEO: Amber Rose Gives an Update After Breast Reduction Surgery: ‘Look How Much Smaller They Are!’

“I’m really scared and really excited at the same time,” she wrote in Instagram stories about the surgery. She later gave fans an update on her health saying she was letting her hair grow out while she rested and recovered.

Budget-busting deal shows that Barack Obama was much better at business than Trump

I promise I’ll get to why Obama was better at business than Trump, but first let’s remember a story you probably know well. It’s called: “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.” In that old fable credited to Aesop, a boy repeatedly sounds the alarm to alert his neighbors about a terrible danger—that wolves have set upon his flock of sheep. After a few false alarms, the townspeople ignore Peter the next time he ‘cries wolf’, and then his sheep are eaten (in some versions Peter serves as dessert for the wolves as well). According to Aesop, the moral is: “this shows how liars are rewarded: even if they tell the truth, no one believes them.”

I doubt I’m the only one to think of that story in light of the utterly indefensible, yet utterly unsurprising hypocrisy of congressional Republicans when it comes to what they once, with a straight face, referred to as ‘fiscal responsibility.’ Paul Krugman exposed this hypocrisy in excruciating detail in his article, entitled “Fraudulence of the Fiscal Hawks.” Krugman cites a 2011 document authored by then-House Budget Chair and now Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, that sounded a klaxon-like alarm about impending danger: “The United States is facing a crushing burden of debt” that will “capsize” our economy—and, he claimed, it wouldn’t take long.

The danger was so, well, dangerous, that House Republicans at that time threatened to default on our nation’s debt—and plunge the economy into actual chaos not soon but immediately—if we didn’t impose harsh, deep spending cuts. “WOLF! WOLF! WOLF!” is essentially what Paul, our modern-day Peter, shouted back then. Today, he, along with the Republican-led Senate and a Republican president, just passed a tax plan—whose benefits go overwhelmingly to the financial elites—and a budget plan that, by next year, will bring us right back to deficits about as big as they were in 2011.

Furthermore, if the provisions of the Republican rich man’s tax cut are extended—as its proponents have promised—these policies will bring our national debt, as a share of Gross Domestic Product, close to levels not seen since we had to fight for our survival in World War II.

Hot Mama! Lisa Rinna, 54, Shows Off Her Fit Frame While Wearing Lacy Black Bikini

Lisa Rinna is turning up the heat!

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, 54, shared a scintillating snap of herself wearing a lacy black bikini that showed off her toned physique on Friday.

“Thanks for the swim suit @pilyqswim 🌴” she wrote alongside the photo of herself striking a pose in the bathroom.

And just a day earlier the reality star also flaunted her fit frame as she enjoyed a sun-filled day on a picturesque beach.

“Wish you were here,” she captioned the photo of herself wearing a strapless leopard-print bikini as she shaded herself from the sun with black hat.

RELATED VIDEO: Lisa Rinna Shares Sweet Throwback Photo from Her Wedding Day 20 Years Ago

The actress, who recently made headlines for trying out some new longer locks in January, revealed to PEOPLE she had decided to experiment with extensions because “it was time.”

“The last time I grew my hair out was when I had Delilah Belle. So, 19 years ago!” Rinna explained. “It was time, what the hell!”

Joking, she added, “I think spending the last two years with Erika Janye has rubbed off on me. It really has.”

“She has the most fabulous hairdos. And in September, Julius and I did my hair off my face and it was really fun. This seemed like the next thing to try!” she added.

 

 

Neymar shows off ankle injuries just days before Real Madrid vs PSG

Real Madrid vs PSG on Valentine’s Day

There will be plenty of males (and some females for sure as well!) checking their phones for live score updates on Valentine’s Day.

That is because one of the stand out Champions League matches takes place on Wednesday evening.

Real Madrid play PSG on Wednesday night in the Bernabeu for the first leg of one of the most important ties in the first knockout rounds.

Real Madrid have won the tournament in successive seasons. And, PSG have spent big to win that trophy from the Spanish giants.

Besides Manchester City and Barcelona, Real Madrid and PSG were favourites to win the tournament so this is an enormous tie from whatever angle you look at it.

Bale and Zidane

MADRID, SPAIN – SEPTEMBER 13: Gareth Bale of Real Madrid and Zinedine Zidane, Manager of Real Madrid embrace after he is subbed during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Real Madrid and APOEL Nikosia at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on September 13, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Real Madrid rest Bale for PSG & blitz Real Sociedad

Both Real Madrid and PSG played their league games on Saturday, as they prepared for the big Champions League game.

Real Madrid took another step to securing a top four spot in La Liga by crushing Real Sociedad in the first half.

Goals from Lucas Vazquez, Cristiano Ronaldo (2) and Toni Kroos put Real Madrid in control of both the game and their hopes of a top four finish.

Gareth Bale was left on the bench for Real Madrid who are clearly wrapping the Welsh Express in cotton wool ahead of the match against PSG.

MUNICH, GERMANY – DECEMBER 05: Neymar of PSG Paris runs with the ball during the UEFA Champions League group B match between Bayern Muenchen and Paris Saint-Germain at Allianz Arena on December 5, 2017 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Neymar & PSG prepare for Real Madrid

PSG took another stride to the Ligue 1 title with a 1-0 win at Toulouse.

The only goal of the game came from Neymar, who scored on 68. Angel Di Maria bagged the assist.

PSG rested the likes of Edinson Cavani and Thiago Silva completely and Marco Verratti (who came off with 30 minutes to go).

Neymar played the whole game, which was something of a surprise considering how he hasn’t always played in tough PSG away matches this season.

Neymar reveals ankle injuries after Toulouse win

If you follow Neymar on Instagram, and nearly 90 million people do, you will know that Neymar often posts a message before every game.

And, then after matches, the Brazilian superstar hits Instagram Stories.

After Toulouse it was no different, and Neymar posted a picture of his ankle injuries following the Ligue 1 win.

The picture came with a “No pain, no gain” message from Neymar which suggests he should be fit to face the might of Real Madrid…

Was it a cheeky dig at the Toulouse defenders for kicking him too much?

Neymar reveals ankle injuries on Instagram Stories

Neymar reveals ankle injuries on Instagram Stories

Neymar reveals ankle injuries on Instagram Stories

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Classless: Neymar pretended to be a good guy vs Rennes.