Saturday, July 08, 2017

Some recent attacks seem to ignore revenge and are not attempting to “just show off.”  Who can afford to ignore the money? 
Cybersecurity stocks rally as global hackings start to impact corporate bottom lines
Cybersecurity stocks like FireEye, Barracuda, Symantec and Palo Alto Networks rallied Friday, as snack food and beverage giant Mondelez International became the latest victim of a cyber attack.  The company said it was hit with an attack on June 27 that compromised its ability to ship and send invoices during the last four days of its second quarter.
What made this call unusual is that the company quantified exactly how much the attack hurt them: Its preliminary estimate of the impact indicates a 3 percent slice off its revenue growth rate for the quarter.
Unlike the recent WannaCry ransomware attack, this hacking, as well as similar ones reported by Reckitt Benckiser and others, appear to be designed to simply cause as much destruction as possible. [Is that the new metric for hackers?  Bob]

(Related).  At least, I think they might be related.  Who would be insulated from extreme price fluctuations? 
Another Bullion Flash Crash Is Testing Traders
After-hours surges and plunges that have whipsawed gold and silver prices over the past two weeks are unnerving traders.
Silver futures sank as much as 10 percent, as more than 25 million ounces of the precious metal traded within a minute just after 7 a.m. in Singapore Friday.  Last week, gold fell below its 200-day moving average after 1.8 million ounces were transacted in a minute at 4 a.m. in New York.  A day later, gold spiked after a similar trade involving more than 800,000 ounces.

Free is good!
Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard when it comes to photo editing software.  However, it can be prohibitively expensive for many users, especially if you’re not planning to use it on a regular basis.
Fortunately, Adobe offers a trimmed-down version of the package called Photoshop Express.  It can’t do everything its big brother can, but it should be more than enough to give your photos some extra oomph.  Better yet, it’s available in your browser, as well as on iOS and Android.
First, you’ll need to head to the online version of Photoshop Express.  Alternatively, you can download the app for your mobile device.

For my students who doodle in class?

I signed up for this and I still haven’t had time to watch!
Five Uses of Comics In Your Classroom
On Thursday afternoon I hosted a webinar about using comics in the classroom.  The recording of the webinar is only available to those who registered, but the slides that I used can be seen as embedded below.

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