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Golang, also called Go, is an open source programming language that is a statically-typed language with syntax loosely derived from C, adding automatic memory management, type safety, some dynamic-typing capabilities, additional built-in types such as variable-length arrays and key-value maps, and a large standard library. Go is a general-purpose systems programming language that aims to be efficient both for development and execution with a focus on fast compilation and increased maintainability of large projects. Go was originally targeted at systems programming tasks such as building server/web applications, high throughput middleware and databases.

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Be aware there is a new strain out in the wild, which does not need the unregistered site, so this will be worse if they go all out again.
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by:Brian Matis
I've heard this as well, but am seeing that the news was retracted... Looks like no one is quite sure on this yet.

https://boingboing.net/2017/05/15/killswitches-for-everyone.html
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by:Tony Bessent
The feed was from a reliable source, I cannot share the link due to contract reasons, and they are reporting that it has morphed and now does not require the unregistered URL asa trigger to encrypt. The report yesterday said there was lots of down load activity, to threat actors, but no sign of it being used in the wild.
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Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Quickbooks Scam

I had a client ask about using Quickbooks in multiple locations. My suggestion is to use the web version for eas of use and you get at least 3 user accounts vs having to buy multiple licensees for the desktop version.  

Just as I walked into the office I was told Quickbooks had already called in and was remoting in and working on it.  I asked my client which version and he was not sure.  I went to the computer and saw a big string of pings going through the command prompt.  Suspiciously, I  Jumped on the Teamviewer chat and asked if they are migrating to the web version or using the desktop. The "tech" asked if he could call me directly.  His voice was very hurried with a heavy accent and said if we went to the web version, payroll wouldn't work.  I know that is not correct and this didn't feel right and I asked if I could call him right back at the same time I ended the TV session.

Called into Intuit to verify and at the same time saw two payments from some electronic payment company that was not Intuit. One for $449.99 the other $999.99.  Both were for "Tech support" and not an actual product.  

I explained to my client he had been scammed.  In his email, I saw there was a password recovery. I asked if he gave out his password to the "tech".  Of course he did.  I had him change his password for his email account and quickbooks.  Next call was to the credit card company.  Right away there is a recording, "It looks like there are fraudulent …
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Ugh... That sucks. Glad you were able to help them catch the problem quick. Nice work and thanks for sharing the head's up about this kind of thing.
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by:Daniella Barion
Thanks for sharing.  Unfortunately, these fraud events happen more than we can imagine.  We need to be always on alert.
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Go 1.8 has been released!

Check out the details here.
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Saw that they have release parties... that's pretty neat! Didn't know people still did that kind of stuff. I vaguely remember going to something for one of the Mac OS X releases long ago at a local independent Mac reseller (this was before the Apple Store was in town! Maybe even before Apple Stores existed at all...)
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Golang

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Golang, also called Go, is an open source programming language that is a statically-typed language with syntax loosely derived from C, adding automatic memory management, type safety, some dynamic-typing capabilities, additional built-in types such as variable-length arrays and key-value maps, and a large standard library. Go is a general-purpose systems programming language that aims to be efficient both for development and execution with a focus on fast compilation and increased maintainability of large projects. Go was originally targeted at systems programming tasks such as building server/web applications, high throughput middleware and databases.