Scrap metal export ban to be lifted even though no improvements made — source

first_imgThe scrap metal ban, implemented in June of last year is soon to be lifted, according to a reliable source who chooses to remain anonymous.Scrap metal export was put on pause for one year by the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Government until the scrap metal industry was improved.It was expected that better procedures and strategies would be put in place to improve the trade as concerns were raised over the management of the Scrap Metal Unit, the body that monitors the trade.Additionally, there were complaints of vandalism and theft, as metal thieves were pillaging state and private infrastructures to supply the lucrative trade which had a demand on the international market. Concerns were also raised by metal exporters over the large duties levied on the exportation of scrap metal.However, government is moving to lift the ban even though no significant strides have been taken to improve the industry, said the source.According to reports Guyana Times have received, scrap metal exporters are uncertain whether to proceed with their trade as they have not received any confirmation on the ban, and are hesitant to restart normal work.According to a source, numerous calls have been made by exporters but no substantial information is being given to them.This publication was informed that if the ban is lifted, usually exporters would have to pay 100 per cent duty to export and since no progress was made to improve the industry within the year, this will likely remain the same. This payment would be nearly impossible for the dealers to pay.However, according to the reliable source, the Business Ministry is seeking to have the exporters export their goods for free until better can be done. This will be done to keep the dealers quiet until procedures are put into place.This will however result in major losses for government, losses amounting to multimillions.Further, the Business Ministry along with Ministry of Communities, will be meeting with the Guyana Metal Recyclers’ Association for discussions as to how to proceed.After that meeting definitive answers are to be given to the exporters as to how they should proceed.last_img read more

APNU/AFC Govt responsible for tarnishing Guyana’s image internationally – Jagdeo

first_imgConvicted terrorist, Abdul KadirPresident David GrangerOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo…says motion to honour convicted terrorist should never have been passedOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday lashed out at the decision by the A Partnership for National Unuty/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Government to honour convicted terrorist, Abdul Kadir, which has tarnished Guyana’s image internationally.Speaking at his weekly press conference, Jagdeo said that instead of apologising to the world at large for such an action, the Government continues to make excuses at the expense of Guyana’s image.He stated that although the APNU/AFC Administration claims it never intended to convey the impression that it was supporting terrorism, the world is looking at Guyana in a negative light.“I have noticed that the Government rather than just admit that it was ill-conceived, admit that the motion was insensitive, and that it should have never reached the floor of the Assembly, or being debated in the National Assembly much less passed, and apologise to Guyanese and all the people and countries of the world who have been the victims of international terrorism, they have chosen instead of doing that, they have chosen to make excuses,” Jagdeo told the media.ExcusesAccording to Jagdeo, the General Secretary of the People’s National Congress (PNC) Amna Ally, tried to equate the Government’s action of honouring Kadir, by pointing out that the National Assembly also paid tribute to controversial former Minister and ambassador of the People’s Progressive Party Administration, Ronald Gajraj. But the Opposition Leader noted that there can be no comparison between Kadir and Gajraj.“There has been no motion passed, sympathy motion, for Ronald Gajraj, that’s one, secondly, she has even in his death disparaged a patriot. She spoke about Gajraj being fingered in so many things, now, fingered by whom? Gajraj was never charged or convicted for any of these things that he was fingered for as described by this General Secretary of the PNC, Amna Ally, so trying to equate Gajraj with someone who had been convicted, charged and convicted for international terrorism and someone by his own admission said he was presenting reports to a foreign power on our security forces, our Army… you are equating that with Ronald Gajraj? This is the excuse that they sought to make rather than admit that they were wrong.”Jagdeo noted that while some persons are of the view that the coalition Government honoured Kadir in order to “appease” persons, the family and children of Kadir should not have to worry that the State would treat them any differently than any other citizen.“People must pay for their own misdeeds not their parents’ misdeeds or their brothers’ misdeeds, or their sisters’ or their siblings’ and therefore the family should not be treated any differently than we treat other Guyanese. However, this motion should have never made the order paper. It should have never been debated by the PNC and supported by the PNC and it should have never passed the National Assembly. This is a stain on Guyana globally,” the Opposition Leader added.Former PNC parliamentarian Abdul Kadir was sentenced to life in prison in the United States after being found guilty of plotting a 2007 terrorist attack at John F Kennedy International Airport in New York.On Wednesday, the Canadian High Commission was the latest in a number of diplomatic delegations to criticise the APNU/AFC Government for honouring the convicted terrorist.The Government of Canada made its position known through its High Commissioner to Guyana, Lilian Chatterjeet, who in a statement said that Canada was “disappointed” in the fact that members of the National Assembly would pay tribute to Kadir.The statement comes days after the Government passed a motion, in the absence of the Opposition, in the National Assembly paying tribute to the convicted terrorist and former parliamentarian. Canada has joined the United States, Britain and European Union delegations, which have condemned the Guyana Administration’s actions.MotionThe motion – Sympathy on the Death of Mr Abdul Kadir, former Member of Parliament – was tabled by Junior Agriculture Minister Valerie Adams-Yearwood in Parliament on April 26, 2019.The motion states: “Be it resolved that this National Assembly records its deep regret on the death of Mr Abdul Kadir on 28th June, 2018, and pays tribute to his dedicated service to the Parliament of Guyana as a Member of Parliament, where he served in the Eighth Parliament, from 17th April, 2001, to 2nd May, 2006, and to the people of Guyana.“The people of Linden and Guyana have lost a great man, a stalwart, a bold and courageous man. So I ask this National Assembly that we direct an expression of sympathy (to) be conveyed to his sorrowing widow, children, grandchildren, and relatives,” Minister Adams-Yearwood said as she tabled the motion, which was eventually carried in the absence of the PPP/C Opposition.Kadir, a former PNC MP and Mayor of Linden, died back in June 2018 in a penitentiary in the United States of America, where he had been serving a life sentence for plotting a 2007 terror attack at the John F Kennedy International Airport, New York.The Government of Canada made its position known through its High Commissioner to Guyana, Lilian Chatterjeet, who in a statement said that Canada was “disappointed” in the fact that members of the National Assembly would pay tribute to Kadir.The statement comes days after the Government passed a motion, in the absence of the Opposition, in the National Assembly paying tribute to the convicted terrorist and former parliamentarian. Canada has joined the United States, Britain and European Union delegations, which have condemned the Guyana Administration’s actions.MotionThe motion – Sympathy on the Death of Mr Abdul Kadir, former Member of Parliament – was tabled by Junior Agriculture Minister Valerie Adams-Yearwood in Parliament on April 26, 2019.The motion states: “Be it resolved that this National Assembly records its deep regret on the death of Mr Abdul Kadir on 28th June, 2018, and pays tribute to his dedicated service to the Parliament of Guyana as a Member of Parliament, where he served in the Eighth Parliament, from 17th April, 2001, to 2nd May, 2006, and to the people of Guyana.“The people of Linden and Guyana have lost a great man, a stalwart, a bold and courageous man. So I ask this National Assembly that we direct an expression of sympathy (to) be conveyed to his sorrowing widow, children, grandchildren, and relatives,” Minister Adams-Yearwood said as she tabled the motion, which was eventually carried in the absence of the PPP/C Opposition.Kadir, a former PNC MP and Mayor of Linden, died back in June 2018 in a penitentiary in the United States of America, where he had been serving a life sentence for plotting a 2007 terror attack at the John F Kennedy International Airport, New York.last_img read more

Thrift shops get boot under Newhall plan

first_imgNEWHALL — The hole-in-the-wall thrift shops of downtown Newhall — whose vintage goods are riding a trendy wave of popularity — are a target of city efforts to redevelop the deteriorating business core. The stores can stay put for now but are banned from relocating to storefronts in the redevelopment area. “To not be included in redevelopment is very hard for us,” said Jackie Hamby, president of Assistance League of Santa Clarita, whose chapter of the national group has furnished clothes and school supplies for thousands of local kids whose families couldn’t afford them. Many kids live in the surrounding area. “The city won’t let us buy space down here.” In December 2005 the Santa Clarita City Council adopted a specific plan for downtown Newhall. The area set for redevelopment is envisioned as a pedestrian-friendly arts and entertainment enclave with retooled zoning codes to permit denser commercial development. But the shops can only sell new stuff. “A store that sells used merchandise is not permitted in the downtown Newhall specific plan area,” said Ben Jarvis, an associate planner with the city. He said the thrift stores are a legal nonconforming use, and will be allowed to stay at their present location. The Assistance League has helped more than 800 children each year for the past 17 years — providing shoes, clothes, backpacks and school supplies. The thrift store is its major source of revenue. This year it grossed about $150,000 — a lot of change for a business in which staples sell for about $3 a piece. According to the National Association of Resale and Thrift Shops Web site, resale is a multibillion dollar a year industry. It credits eBay with helping fuel the craze to own gently used goods. The stores provide a retail alternative for folks on a tight budget and an adventure for savvy, thrifty shoppers poised to discover hidden treasure. “These are the same people who make millions of dollars and go to garage sales… for many people it’s all about the hunt,” said Ellen Davis, the spokeswoman for the National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade group. “The word of the day is vintage — everybody wants something that’s old that can be new again,” Davis said. “We see it a lot in Hollywood where a designer dress from the 1950s or ’60s can be worn today with updated accessories.” Hamby nodded. “Thrift store mavens can get designer names for practically nothing,” she said. “We often have set directors come in looking for specific items of clothing for different movie sets.” Santa Clarita has patterned its redevelopment zone on those in upscale areas such as Pasadena and Santa Monica. Eric Duyshart, Pasadena’s economic development manager said cities need a combination of national retailers and mom and pop stores to create a unique sense of place, adding “there is admittedly a fine line between a mom and pop store that adds a kind of dynamic pedestrian retail experience and one that looks very unstable.” Pasadena is home to eight redevelopment areas. Thrift stores are found in most of them. As with Santa Clarita, the city worked with developers in an attempt to assemble properties for larger projects. The goal was to make sure the new developments provided a balance of shopping choices, so conditions were in place in some cases to avoid a glut of thrift shops in one spot. Jon Lait, Santa Monica’s principal planner, said that the city values its diverse economic business base, which allows people to continue to shop even in a down economy. Through community workshops, the city, known for high property values, is trying to determine the uses people prefer. “(We’re trying) to provide stores so people don’t have to get in the car to drive to them,” he said. “If you can walk to your range of retailers instead of drive, it gets cars off the street, and we’re trying to create a more pedestrian-friendly environment.” Marck Aguilar, redevelopment specialist in Santa Barbara, said thrift stores are completely appropriate in that city’s redevelopment area. For the past decade or so economic, prosperity has forced popular thrift shops out, to Goleta and elsewhere where rents are lower. Aguilar is a dedicated thrift store shopper, who would sojourn to his favorite spots with family members visiting from out of town. “I love thrift stores downtown. I think everybody does,” he said, noting that’s his personal, not his official view. “It adds a lower end of shopping people can enjoy, really. You have standard chains and retail places, but it’s nice to have a place that will have antiques or older items that aren’t produced now.” It’s bonus for those who are into recycling, he added. Goodwill Industries International is projecting $1.8 billion in retail sales for 2006, and about 950,000 people benefit from its career programs, said Christine Nyirjesy Bragale, the company’s spokeswoman, via e-mail. Sales have grown steadily over the past decade, she noted. The company has even created its own Web site, though Bragale notes its not yet a rival for eBay. Carmen’s Closet is a smaller thrift store in the downtown Newhall area, which has seen similar shops fall by the wayside as rents have crept up. The Assistance League’s shop is on a stretch of San Fernando Road envisioned as the site for the city’s first parking garage. If the city’s project spurs its move, there may be some relief in sight. The nonprofit’s lease runs through 2009 and operators hope to reverse the city’s stance on resale shops in the meantime. “We’ve been proud to be considered the Nordstrom of Newhall for the past seven years, and we’re hopeful we will have a place in its future,” Hamby said. — Judy O’Rourke, (661) 257-5255judy.orourke@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Aodh Ruadh to host AGM this Sunday

first_imgFootballA reminder that the Annual General Meeting of Aodh Ruadh CLG takes place on Sunday 4th December in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh at 6pm. Club membership can be paid for 2017 on the night.The countdown is on to the Aodh Ruadh underage football awards presentation evening in the Abbey Centre, Ballyshannon this Saturday 3rd December at 5pm. Donegal legend Michael Murphy will be joining us as we celebrate a year of underage football in Aodh Ruadh. There will be presentations to all players in Bord na nÓg and to the ladies under 12, under 13 and under 16 teams.The county banquet takes place in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town on Saturday 3rd December at 7.30pm Being honoured on the night are retiring players from the All-Ireland winning team of 2012, the All-Ireland C Hurling Champions, Gradam Shémuis Mhic Géidigh urraithe ag RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta as well as club and individual award winners. Tickets are available from club officers priced €40. The Bord na nÓg AGM took place last Wednesday in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. Reports were read and a useful discussion about the year past took place. One of the most encouraging aspects was a determined commitment to also field teams in division 2 at younger grades to give as many players as much football as possible. It will take increased manpower to make this a reality so anyone who is able help is invited to make contact with the relevant managers. Appointments were then made for the 2017 season with the all posts being filled on the night. Post holders for 2017 are as follows: Chairman, David O’Donnell; Secretary, Lisa McTernan; Southern Divisional Board Delegate, Lisa McTernan; Under 6 management, Ivan O’Mahoney and Packie McGrath; Under 8 management, Niall McCready and Damian Conlon; Under 10 management, Paul Gillespie and David O’Donnell; Under 12 management, Alan Sweeny and James Bradshaw; Under 14 management, Paddy Gillespie and Gerald McGloin; Under 16 management, John Hughes and Martin McGlynn; Under 17 and under 18 management, Raymie Granaghan.HurlingJuvenile Hurling AGM will take place this Tuesday, 29th November, at 8pm. It will be a review of 2016 and a look forward to 2017. All interested in underage hurling are asked to attend. At the moment we are fielding six underage teams. There is a lot of work involved for the small, hard-working committee and we would encourage some new blood to get involved. Nobody needs to be afraid of being forced to take a job. Come along on the night and hear how the underage hurling season went in 2016. You never know you, might want to get involved. As the saying goes, many hands make light work. Anyone who can’t make the meeting, but feels like getting involved is asked to contact John Rooney 086-2587793.Our annual Christmas quiz will take place in Owen Roe’s on Thursday 15th December. Always a good night of fun and craic.LadiesThe Ladies committee would like to encourage senior ladies and members who are parents of underage players to attend the Club AGM as there will be matters to be decided regarding Ladies Football within the club and it is important those affected are present to have their say. Scór na nÓgBest of luck to Amy Carney who will be representing the club at the Scór na nÓg county final which takes place this Sunday in Glenfin at 3pm. She will be competing in the Aithriseoireacht / Scéalaíocht – Recitation / Storytelling section, reciting the William Allingham poem, Abbey Assaroe.Abbey Centre BingoThe November big bingo jackpot of €800 jackpot was won by Kathleen McGroary of Ballintra. There was no winner of the winter snowball so it now stands at €300 on 46 numbers or less. Bingo as usual at 9pm on Friday at the Abbey Centre. Books cost just €10 for 11 games.Aodh Ruadh LottoThere was no winner of last week’s Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €7,300. The winning numbers drawn were 7, 8, 9, 12, 13 and 16. In the lucky dip €20 went to Kevin Byrne, Killeen; Vivienne McCabe, Cluain Barron; Peggy and Brendan Martin, Parkhill; Gareth Brennan, Lawne Park; and Eileen Hughes. Next draw is in Dorrian’s Hotel with a jackpot of €7,400 on Monday at 8.30pm. Tickets are now available in the following outlets: Seán Óg’s, The Market House, Dicey Reilly’s, The Limit, Pat’s Bar, The Bridgend, Owen Roe’s, Fin McCool’s, The Lantern, McGinley’s, Pearse O’Neill’s, McCosker’s Centra and Kernan’s Spar and at the weekly and weekly bingo in the Abbey Centre. If not in, you can’t win!The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra Saturday is: LADIES.Aodh Ruadh to host AGM this Sunday was last modified: November 30th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AGMAodh RuadhGAASportlast_img read more

BEAUTIFUL TRIBUTE TO THE LATE BILL GRIER OF RAMELTON

first_imgTRIBUTES have been paid to retired Garda Inspector Bill Grier from Ramelton who passed away recently in Dundalk.Aged 75, Bill was one of eleven children of Andrew and Winnie Grier from The Glen, Ramelton.You can read to tribute in the Argus newspaper here: http://www.argus.ie/news/bill-was-an-exemplary-garda-who-was-decorated-by-the-state-for-his-bravery-2943156.htmlIf you would like to write a tribute or an obituary for a loved one or friend and share it with others, we welcome all contributions to info@donegaldaily.com.BEAUTIFUL TRIBUTE TO THE LATE BILL GRIER OF RAMELTON was last modified: November 23rd, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

DOPEY SOCCER FAN TWEETS: ‘SO WHY HASN’T SEAMUS COLEMAN BEEN PICKED FOR ENGLAND?’

first_imgA DOPEY soccer fan has been the butt of a tirade of abuse – and jokes – after wondering why Seamus Coleman hasn’t been picked….for ENGLAND.Shivam Manghnani tweeted his question after Coleman’s starring roles in recent games against Man United and Arsenal.One fan even joked: “Because he’s Scottish!” Killybegs man Seamus has been enjoying a revival under Everton boss Roberto Martinez.But he won’t be going to Brazil next June. DOPEY SOCCER FAN TWEETS: ‘SO WHY HASN’T SEAMUS COLEMAN BEEN PICKED FOR ENGLAND?’ was last modified: December 11th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Brazil 2014EnglandevertonIrelandseamus colemanlast_img read more

HAVE YOU WON A FREE BOTTLE OF WINE AND A CHEESEBOARD? HOUSE WINE BAR AND TAP ROOM – PIC SPECIAL

first_imgPICTURE SPECIAL: HOUSE WINE BAR AND TAP ROOM is one of the classiest establishments for a night out in Donegal.HOUSE is ideal for those of you who want to kick back and relax after a tough week at work in a more chilled out environment than that of your normal bar or club. With a selection of sensational wines to choose from HOUSE is the perfect location to unwind, converse and socialise with your friends.For the next couple of weeks Donegal Daily in conjunction with the management staff at HOUSE are teaming up to give away ONE lucky person pictured at HOUSE over the weekend the chance to win FREE wine and a CHEESEBOARD.If you’re circled in one of the pictures above then contact HOUSE WINE BAR AND TAP ROOM via Facebook NOW and claim you prize.HAVE YOU WON A FREE BOTTLE OF WINE AND A CHEESEBOARD? HOUSE WINE BAR AND TAP ROOM – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: July 14th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Entertainmenthome-page featureshousenewspic speciallast_img read more

QPR v Charlton Athletic: match preview, team news, facts and figures

first_imgQPR have not lost at home to Charlton since 1997Kick-off: 3pm, Saturday 9 April 2016Referee: Andy Madley (West Yorkshire)Match in a nutshell: Having not won their last three games, QPR entertain Charlton hoping to nudge them closer to the drop.Five key battles: Including Sebastian Polter v Rod FanniInjuries and suspensionsQPRRuled out: Jamie Mackie (hamstring), Paul Konchesky (calf).Fitness test: Clint Hill (hamstring).CHARLTON ATHLETICRuled out: Yun Suk-young (ineligible, loan agreement), Tony Watt (groin), Reza Ghoochannejhad (hamstring), Patrick Bauer (groin), Ahmed Kashi (Achilles).Fitness tests: Johann Berg Gudmundsson (head), Alou Diarra (foot). Possible line-upsQPR: Smithies; Onuoha, Hall, Angella, Perch; Faurlin, Luongo; Phillips, Chery, Hoilett; Polter. Subs from: Ingram, Lumley, Robinson, Hill, Tozser, Diakite, Gladwin, Henry, Petrasso, El Khayati, Washington.Charlton: Pope; Solly, Fanni, Teixeira, Fox; Gudmundsson, Diarra, Cousins, Lookman; Harriott, Sanogo. Subs from: Henderson, Motta, Lennon, Johnson, Sarr, Bergdich, Jackson, Ba, Poyet, Makienok, Vetokele, Ahearne-Grant. Vital statisticsForm guide – last five league matchesQPR total: D L D W W (8 points)Home: L W W W L (9 points)Charlton total: D W L W D (8 points)Away: D L W L L (4 points)Top scorers – all competitionsQPR: Austin 10, Chery 10; Phillips 7, Polter 7; Hoilett 6; Emmanuel-Thomas 5; Onuoha 3; Angella 1, Fer 1, Hill 1, Mackie 1, Tozser 1.Charlton: Makienok 5; Ghoochannejhad 4, Gudmundsson 4, Lookman 4; Ahearne-Grant 3, Harriott 3, Jackson 3, Sanogo 3, Watt 3; Lennon 2, Sarr 2, Teixeira 2, Vetokele 2; Bauer 1, Bergdich 1, Cousins 1, Fox 1, Kashi 1, Kennedy 1.Last five meetings8 August 2015: Charlton 2 QPR 022 February 2014: Charlton 1 QPR 023 November 2013: QPR 1 Charlton 026 December 2008: Charlton 2 QPR 225 November 2008: QPR 2 Charlton 1QPR 2 wins, Charlton 2 win, 1 drawSee also:Charlton man believes he could be fit in time to face QPRFit-again Polter in contention for QPR starting placeQPR v Charlton: five key battlesFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Why Using 2 or 3 Simple Words May Be the Best Password Protection of All

first_img3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now What makes a great password may not be its complexity but how many words you want to string in a row.Passwords get hacked in five basic ways, writes Thomas Baekdal in a blog post on the topic:The hacker asks for the password through a scam of some sort.The hacker guesses. People like to use simple things they remember, like their birthday. That makes it easier to hack.The hacker does a brute force attack. A hacker simply attempts to sign-in using different passwords one at the time.The hacker attempts to sign-in using a list of common words.The hacker uses the dictionary approach by using the full dictionary of words to try and access the network.IT security professionals encourage people to use complex passwords. Those are difficult to break. The problem is people write those passwords down on pieces of paper. That’s not very secure.But what you really need are passwords that you can memorize but are also difficult enough that it’s not worth the time for the hacker to try to crack them.Using more than one common word would take a hacker months to guess. Three common words and it’s nearly impossible to crack. Baekdal:It would take:1,163,859 years using a brute-force method2,537 years using a common word attack39,637,240 years using a dictionary attackIt is ten times more secure to use “this is fun” as your password, than “J4fSNow what can the provider do to make the network more secure?1. Add a time-delay between sign-in attempts. Instead of allowing people to sign-in again and again and again. Add a 5 second delay between each attempt. It is short enough to not be noticeable (it takes longer than 5 seconds to realize that you have tried a wrong password, and to type in a new one). And, it forces the hacker to only be able make sign-in requests 1 every 5 seconds (instead of 100 times per second).2. Add a penalty period if a person has typed a wrong password more than – say – 10 times – of something like 1 hour. Again, this seriously disrupts the hacking script from working effectively.By adding the time delay, the provider now protects the user and rewards the one who uses the method for stringing together multiple words.Passwords are notoriously easy to crack. But it does not have to mean remembering strings of random letters and numbers. As Baekdal points out, a hacker can hack the password “alpine fun” in only 2 months if he is able to attack your server 100 times per second. But, with the penalty period and the 5 second delay, the same password can suddenly sustain an attack for 1,889 years. Tags:#enterprise#networking IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Related Posts center_img Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… alex williamslast_img read more

Weekly Wrap-up: Why Facebook Marketing Fails, Watson’s Victory Isn’t Science, Twitter Beyond 140, and More…

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Most Facebook Marketing Doesn’t WorkThis is the Creepy, Super Cool Future of Smartphones & Social NetworksA Watson Victory? This is About a Contest, Not ScienceWhy Twitter Must Expand Beyond 140 CharactersGoogle Gets Social: Your Friends Bust Into the Ten Blue LinksMore coverage and analysis from ReadWriteWebCheck Out The ReadWriteWeb iPhone App As well as enabling you to read ReadWriteWeb while on the go or lying on the couch, we’ve made it easy to share ReadWriteWeb posts directly from your iPhone, on Twitter and Facebook using the official ReadWriteWeb iPhone app. You can also follow the RWW team on Twitter, directly from the app. We invite you to download it now from iTunes.LocationSurvey Finds Local Marketing Dollars Go To Facebook Places Over Foursquare, GrouponFacebook Now Oh, So Close to Blowing Location Wide OpenMore Location coverageMobileAndroid Owners: Netflix Has Good News and Bad NewsMobile Marketing Made Easier & Smarter: Urban Airship Launches New Publishing & Reporting ToolsMore Mobile coverageInternet of ThingsAT&T Makes App Creation Easier for Home Appliances, Other ObjectsMore Internet of Things coverageReadWriteEnterpriseReadWriteEnterprise is devoted to enterprise 2.0 and using social software inside organizations. Amazon CTO Werner Vogels Now Hosts His Blog on Amazon S3 and So Can YouWhy People Build Web Apps and What it Says About the Demand for Developer TalentThe History of Collaboration [Infographic]ReadWriteBizReadWriteBiz is a resource and guide for small to medium businesses. Take An Online Crash Course in Entrepreneurship from The Founder Institute [INVITES]Startup Genome Project Aims to Crack the Innovation CodeInternMatch: Helping Match Student Interns and StartupsReadWriteCloudReadWriteCloud, sponsored by VMware and Intel, is dedicated to Virtualization and Cloud Computing. ReadWrite Sponsors Samsung Galaxy S II & Samsung Tab 10.1 Officially UnveiledMobile Phones Will Serve as Central Hub to “Internet of Things”Live from Eric Schmidt’s Keynote at Mobile World CongressEnjoy your weekend everyone!Subscribe to the Weekly Wrap-upYou can subscribe to the Weekly Wrap-up by RSS or by email below.RWW Weekly Wrap-up Email Subscription form: Tags:#web#Weekly Wrap-ups A dissection of failed Facebook marketing campaigns topped this week’s list of our readers’ favorite stories. As a few commenters noted, success comes down to one thing: keep things simple. As always, this week we followed several of the key trends shaping the Internet today. In mobile news, Netflix had some good and bad news for Android owners. Audrey Watters found that location marketing dollars go to Facebook Places over Foursquare and Groupon. And if you were worried about our new overlords, Alex Williams had a smart piece on how the Jeopardy man vs. machine contest had little to do with science and a lot to do with hype. Read on for more.Top Stories of the Week How Small Businesses Are Missing Huge Web Traffic OpportunitiesWhy You Should Avoid Black Hat SEO Link Schemes At All CostsLinkedIn Publishes Video Series for Small Business OwnersReadWriteHackReadWriteHack is a resource and guide for developers. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Watson Victory? This is About a Contest, Not ScienceJava’s Not Dying, It’s MutatingIs WebOS Just Helping Microsoft Build a Better Version of Windows?ReadWriteStartReadWriteStart, sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark, is a resource for startups and entrepreneurs. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts NoSQL Benchmark Open-SourcedHacker Chat: Max Ogden Talks About CouchDB, Open Data and Couchappsora (Part 1)How Etsy is Using Node.jsReadWriteMobileReadWriteMobile is dedicated to helping its community understand the strategic business and technical implications of developing mobile applications.last_img read more