• How we conquered the deadly smallpox virus – Simona Zompi
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    How we conquered the deadly smallpox virus – Simona Zompi

    10,000 years ago, a deadly virus arose in northeastern Africa. The virus spread through the air, attacking the skin cells, bone marrow, spleen, and lymph nodes of its victims. The unlucky infected developed fevers, vomiting, and rashes. 30% of infected people died during the second week of infection. Survivors bore scars and scabs for the rest of their lives. Smallpox had arrived. In 1350 B.C., the first smallpox epidemics hit during the Egypt-Hittite war. Egyptian prisoners spread smallpox to the Hittites, which killed their king and devastated his civilization. Insidiously, smallpox made its way around the world via Egyptian merchants, then through the Arab world with the Crusades, and all…

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    #WhatTheTech 20 – Hyve’s Technology News of the Week with Sam Cooper

    Welcome to WhatTheTech, Hyve’s look at handpicked technology news stories from the week. In the news this week: Wikipedia has been offline for several hours after suffering a large-scale DDoS attack that took down the site across parts of Europe and the Middle East. The site is back up now with the company stating that these attacks threaten everyones fundamental rights to freely access and share information. In a week that has seen a lot of talk about the Joker and Pennywise the clown, you could imagine a lot of people’s phobias have been triggered. And Apple want in on the phobia-action too with the reveal of their new iPhone…

  • Cell vs. virus: A battle for health – Shannon Stiles
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    Cell vs. virus: A battle for health – Shannon Stiles

    You’re in line at the grocery store when, uh oh, someone sneezes on you. The cold virus is sucked inside your lungs and lands on a cell on your airway lining. Every living thing on Earth is made of cells, from the smallest one-celled bacteria to the giant blue whale to you. Each cell in your body is surrounded by a cell membrane, a thick flexible layer made of fats and proteins, that surrounds and protects the inner components. It’s semipermeable, meaning that it lets some thing pass in and out but blocks others. The cell membrane is covered with tiny projections. They all have functions, like helping cells adhere…

  • 5 Devastating Security Flaws You’ve Never Heard Of
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    5 Devastating Security Flaws You’ve Never Heard Of

    [♪ INTRO] Nobody wants to get hacked. Victims can have their identities stolen, their private photos leaked, or their computers infected with malicious software, AKA malware. Hackers can even block or quietly replace websites, software, and files. Whatever Hollywood thinks, though, hacking doesn’t magically happen when you type really fast. There has to be some security vulnerability, some hole that lets the hackers do something they shouldn’t be able to do. The most vulnerable component is usually the one sitting between the chair and the keyboard. But often there are hidden flaws in the technology itself. In 2017 alone, companies and researchers reported nearly 15,000 security vulnerabilities in tech products.…

  • What You Need To Know About Hosting A Blog Or Website
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    What You Need To Know About Hosting A Blog Or Website

    What You Need To Know About Hosting A Blog Or Website. Hello it’s Neil Ball your online marketing coach from www.WorkWithNeilBall.com. I am going to talk about web hosting and risks and potential difficulties in hosting and managing your own websites. At the end of this video I am going to talk about a way of simplifying this, removing the hassle and risk. So you have a website or blog which you manage yourself, or you are new to internet marketing and you are thinking of setting up you own website, or self-hosted blog. Obviously you must have somewhere to host your website or blog. Do you know what is…

  • The Simple Truth About Web Hosts And Malware | The Threat Report News
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    The Simple Truth About Web Hosts And Malware | The Threat Report News

    A great deal of the malware going around these days is spread through the web. And yet, many web hosting companies don’t recognize that their hosted pages have been infected by malware or that one of their web hosting customers is deliberately distributing bad code. Reporting these types of malware-based incidents should be easy, so it can be removed quickly. When let loose on the web, malware has enormous potential to cause harm using things like stolen banking and credit card credentials; DDoS attacks; corporate proprietary data breaches; and downtime for hospital and government networks. And it’s not just traditional computers that are using the web these days—it’s also happening…