Windows Susceptible to Attack, Cancer Drugs Improves Memory and Chocolate Chip Starfish
Our crispy-crunchy appetizer for today is seasoned with information on Microsoft’s Windows OS being susceptible to attack by hackers, museum employees charged over King Tut’s broken mask and a cancer drug which improves memory functions.
Our main course is smothered with an update on a blizzard taking over the US Eastern Seaboard in snow.
Lastly, our sugar-coated dessert is whipped with information on chocolate chip starfish.
So enjoy our refreshing delights! Happy Reading!
- Microsoft Windows OS Susceptible to Attack: A recent report from Foxglove Security states that Windows versions 7, 8, 10, Server 2008 and Server 2012 are susceptible to Hot Potato exploit. Hot Potato is no delicacy, but a Windows security flaw that allows the hackers to break into PCs, systems, laptops running on Windows Operating System. It is the sum of three different security flaws. However, experts suggest using SMB (Server Message Block) and enabling Extended Protection for Authentication to block hackers from bursting into systems.
- Employees Face Charge over Broken Tut’s Mask: Keep your children away from artifacts the next time you visit a museum. Reports suggest that eight museum employees in Egypt have been charged with carelessness after a failed reattachment of the beard on King Tutankhamun’s mask was discovered. The authorities have condemned the workers for their distasteful behavior. Of the eight charged, six are restorers and two former heads of the restoration section at the museum. While we understand that the museum and its ancient artifacts have to be handled with care, we wish the authorities would have been a little less stringent.
- Cancer Drugs Improves Memory: A new drug used to fight the rotten tumors seems promising in reducing Alzheimer’s-related symptoms in mice. The drug cuts through the build-up of toxic amyloid plaques in the brain by half, thereby reestablishing certain memory functions. In the past many such drugs to treat Alzheimer have been successful on mice, but haven’t shown the same effects on humans. However, we just hope that this new promising avenue will serve as a marvelous delight.
- Blizzard Takes over New York and Washington DC: The US eastern seaboard has been covered in heavy snow bringing New York and Washington DC to a standstill. While many are enjoying the white-creamy snow, reports indicate that it has also been responsible in affecting some 85 million people. Weather reports suggest that up to 40in (102cm) of snow has settled in parts, bringing rail and air links to a stop and cutting power to 200,000 people. The US government has issued travel restrictions suspending transport and bridges. We hope the massive storm clears soon and bringing life back to normal.
- Chocolate Chip Starfish: Love cookies! So do us. However, the next time you visit an aquarium you will be surprised to find cookies floating at the bottom of a tank. Don’t believe us? Well, a recent report indicates that Nidorellia armata, often called a chocolate chip starfish, sports many color variations, from tan to deep orange. The chocolate-looking chips are nothing, but armor to deter hungry predators. So the next time mommy makes a star-fish cookie, quickly check if it’s real!