Saturday, February 02, 2013

20 Life Lessons A Wise Man Would Share

Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality. It is the words that speak boldly of your intentions. And the actions which speak louder than the words. It is making the time when there is none. Coming through time after time after time, year after year after year. Commitment is the stuff character is made of; the power to change the face of things. It is the daily triumph of integrity over skepticism. – Abraham Lincoln

No One is Perfect.  The quicker this is realized the faster you can get on with being excellent.  Start every morning ready to fight harder than you did the day before and run further than you ever imagine.

Avoid over explaining yourself.  Be confident with who you are.

Keep balance in your life.  Write down what’s most important to you and show up.  Sometimes we tend to do the things that are most important to us when it’s written down.

Play the hand you were dealt.  Have the courage to face challenges head on it builds character.  Start looking for a way through instead of a way out.

Be a student of life.  Learn something new every day.  The day you stop learning is the day you become obsolete so keep learning.

No Excuses.  Stop making excuses replace them with ways to do better.  Excuses are a waste of time and energy.

Let others know where you Stand.  Be uncompromising and be up front when someone steps on your core values.

Never be afraid of a challenge.  You put on your shoes like every other man.  Now it comes down to who wants it more.

Service to others.  Small, simple or important be a volunteer and give the very best of you.

Work like hell.  Everyone has a job to do so do it.  Cross every “T” and dot every “I”.

Discover You.  Find your passion, life purpose, and take action.

Don’t take it Personal.  Don’t be afraid to laugh at yourself self confidence shows that you’re comfortable in your own skin.

Manage your time.  Our situation and environment is ever changing so be careful not to confuse the things that are urgent with the things that are important.  Look for time wasters and eliminate them.

Ask for help.  Life can be tough remember you never have to do it alone.

Do your homework.  Know what you getting into before you start.  Doing your homework reduces uncertainty and fear.

Day Dream Often.  On the weekend when you are relaxing embrace a day dream.  During the week take action to preserve your dreams.

Be A HERO.  Cultivate a healthy dose of forgiveness and set someone free.  Learn to forgive others and stop carrying those bags of hate, guilt or regret.

Stay One Step Ahead.  Be proactive, Take the initiative, Brainstorm with the big picture in mind.

Self Love.  Become your own priority.  Strive to be the you, you want to be.

Finish what you started.  Avoid the urge to stray.

50 million cameras exposed to hackers due to massive security breach

Internet users, beware: new security research has revealed that 40-50 million network-enabled device can be hacked and controlled remotely, with vulnerable products including cameras, printers and routers.
By hijacking personal devices like cameras, hackers can easily watch the every move of the device's owner and invade the privacy of millions of users. 
Internet routers that use a protocol called Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) allow network-connected devices such as computer and printers to make themselves easily discoverable, but new research by the security firm Rapid7 shows that this discoverability can be exploited by hackers.
Many routers are set to use the UPnP by default, thereby subjecting all network-enabled devices using the router to the damage that hackers are able to inflict. As many as 50 million unique devices can be exploited and about 6,900 products are vulnerable to software bugs that have already been found in three different implementations of the protocol.
Vendors including Cisco’s Linksys, Belkin, D-Link, and Netgear produce routers that make themselves and their connected devices susceptible to software bugs. At least 23 million types of connectible devices could be hijacked and permanently disabled, while others would face temporary incapacitation.
Using the discoverability of the devices, hackers could invade the network itself, regardless of any sort of firewalls that might be in place, thereby endangering personal information. Hackers could use UPnP-enabled routers and their devices to access confidential files, steal passwords, take full control of computers and access webcams, printers and other security systems.
“We never expected this much UPnP to be exposed on the Internet. The scope of the exposure just blew us away,”Rapid7’s chief security officer H.D. Moore told Forbes.
“This is the most pervasive bug I’ve ever seen,” he told Reuters, referring to the software bugs that Rapid7 discovered in most of the vulnerable devices that were tested.
Rapid7 recommends that Internet users check their routers for UPnP capabilities and disable the feature to protect their devices from being invaded by hackers. The new research also prompted CERT to issue a warning and Cisco to disseminate information about their susceptible products.
“Linksys is aware of the industry-wide UPnP library security vulnerability announced by the US CERT on January 29th,” a spokesperson wrote on the company website. “We recommend Linksys customers visit our website to understand if their home router is affected, and learn how to disable UPnP through the user interface to avoid being impacted.”
Unless Internet users take steps to ensure their network’s security, tens of millions could be at risk of having their information stolen, being watched through their own webcams, or having their devices destroyed.