Quote of the day–Jack London

“I do not live for what the world thinks of me, but for what I think of myself.”
Jack London, 1903

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Equifax Cyber Security Incident

On July 29, 2017 Equifax discovered that attackers exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access from mid-May through July 2017 to certain data files. On September 7, 2017 they announced to the public that a cyber security incident impacting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers occurred.  According to their statement the incident also impacted residents of the UK and Canada.

To put this into perspective the incident impacted approximately 44% of the U.S. population. The information accessed includes:

  • Names
  • Social Security Numbers
  • Birth Dates
  • Addresses
  • Drivers License numbers

In addition some 209,000 consumers had their credit card numbers accessed; as well as some 182,000 had some dispute documentation accessed.

Here is a video statement by the CEO:

The company is offering a year of credit monitoring to consumers, whether or not they were impacted by this incident.

 


Links to sites and more information:

They have also set up a website with their full statement and more information: www.equifaxsecurity2017.com

They have a site where you can enter in your last name, and the last 6 digits of your social security number to see if you may have been impacted:  https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/potential-impact/

Here is the link to the FTC page on placing a Fraud Alerts on your account:  https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0275-place-fraud-alert

 

 

 

Waiting

Every now and then I babysit a family members ten month old puppy.  My eight year old dog lets him know that he is in charge.  One of my dogs rules is that the puppy cannot come up the stairs.  So the puppy sits and waits for him to come down and play; or for permission that will never come to allow him up the stairs:

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Post inspired by the weekly photo challenge: waiting.

Round Zucchini

Around every corner in a garden there is something hidden waiting to be discovered. There are several fruits and vegetables that are great at hiding; cucumbers, and strawberries.  The master at hiding are round zucchinis:

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Can you see the zucchini? Hint, its variegated green, round and just bigger than a softball but smaller than a football. 🙂

Just below the leaves it sits nestled against a backdrop that keeps it hidden.

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Does this help?

Here is one more picture just a little brighter:

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Here it is. 🙂

Each day I go out and hunt for the round zucchini; and then I turn them into delicious zucchini bread:

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Yummy.

 

Post inspired by the following photo challenges: Corner, structure, texture, and ooh shiny.


Link in post:

Roseylinn,  “Hide and Seek” (https://roseylinn.wordpress.com/2016/09/09/hide-and-seek/)

*9/5/2017 changed the sentence, “There are several vegetables” to “There are several fruits and vegetables”.

Quote of the day–Kahlil Gibran

“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”
― Kahlil Gibran

 

Quote of the day–General Sherman

“There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell.” General William Tecumseh Sherman, 1880

 

Quote of the day–Aristotle

“All people by nature desire to know. An indication of this is the delight we take in our senses. For even apart from their usefulness they are loved for themselves, and above all others the sense of sight. For not only with a view to action, but even when we are not going to do anything, we prefer seeing, one might say, to everything else. The reason is that this, most of all the senses, makes us know and brings to light many differences between things.” Aristotle from Metaphysics 350 B.C.E

 

Presidential Wax Statues

Sometime ago a wax museum went out of business and auctioned off their presidential wax statues. John Oliver did an episode about the statues, the other celebrities that purchased a statue; and the five statues he bought.

After John Olivier had a few choice words to say about the wax president that Stephen Colbert purchased this happened: