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Francisco Memoria

Francisco Memoria

Cryptocurrency enthusiast, writing about financial freedom and the future of money

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Make Money

How to Make Money Flipping Items Online

Posted on May 26th, 2017.

Flipping is essentially buying items at a low price to sell them elsewhere with a markup. Making a profit isn’t as hard as it might seem, and the activity allows you to set up your own schedule and work whenever you want. Some people flip items for a living, while others just do it to get rid of excess items. Note that flipping items...

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Financial Freedom

How to Live a Minimalistic Life to Achieve Financial Freedom

Posted on April 23rd, 2017.

Our goal is to help you achieve financial freedom, and that doesn’t just mean we will help you properly manage and earn more money, we will help you change your attitude towards it. A great way to see life, in general, is through the minimalistic lens. It helps us understand what should truly be valued. Minimalism is to most of us a...

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Financial Freedom

How to Set Up a Budget

Posted on April 12th, 2017.

It’s important to have a good budget that will help keep your finances in check. The right budget doesn’t just help you know where your money is going, it helps you identify flaws in your spending habits and ultimately allows you to be more efficient with money, while possibly having fun. It isn’t easy to create a good budget, but in...

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Entrepreneurship

How to Dominate Cold Calling

Posted on April 4th, 2017.

Selling is hard, and selling to complete strangers through the phone can be even harder. A lot of people dread the cold calling option and never really give it a go. Truth is, it can be extremely useful, but the lack of a proper cold calling strategy is only going to lead to failure and embarrassment. Nevertheless, cold calling can...

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Articles

How to Start Trading Cryptocurrencies

Posted on March 31st, 2017.

Cryptocurrency trading can be extremely profitable if you know what you are doing, but it can also lead to disaster. Even though most traders decide to either go with fiat or bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies can represent viable income sources, as long you as you tread carefully and understand what you are doing. This guide is for those...

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Articles

Google’s AI Became Highly Aggressive, Could Have Major Financial Implications

Posted on March 30th, 2017.

Famed physicist Stephen Hawking has warned us that the continued advancement of artificial intelligence might not be as good as we’d like it to. According to him: “[The creation of artificial intelligence] will either be the best, or the worst thing, ever to happen to humanity”. In its list of ways the world could end, LiveScience adds...

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The Fastest Growing Tech Industries that You Should Consider When Starting a Business

Posted on March 23rd, 2017.

If you are a tech-savvy entrepreneur looking to start disrupting the world as we know it, there are a few industries you should consider. These, according to specialists, are where the future of technology lies. According to specialists at Gartner, a technology research firm, the following industries are beginning to break out of an...

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Articles

How to Overcome Impostor Syndrome

Posted on March 16th, 2017.

Have you ever thought people are going to find out you aren’t as skilled as they presumed? Soon enough, someone is going to realize you are nothing but a fraud; you aren’t sufficiently qualified to be in the position you are in. If so, it’s likely you are affected by impostor syndrome. The phenomenon affects high-achieving...

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Cybersecurity

61% were compromised by ransomware in 2016. Here’s how to stay safe

Posted on March 13th, 2017.

According to the CyberEdge Group’s 2017 Cyberthreat Defense Report, a whopping 61% of organizations was compromised by a ransomware attack in 2016. Of those infected, over one-third of companies decided to pay extortionists to regain access to their data. Refusal was risky: even though 54% of those who refused to pay regained access to...

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Articles

How to make money flipping domain names

Posted on March 8th, 2017.

Have you ever used Fb.com to log into Facebook? A lot of people have not, but that didn’t stop the social media giant from buying the domain for $8,5 million – so no one else would have it. Although most domains are not nearly worth that much money, some of them can be worth ridiculously large amounts. There are dozens of...

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Breaches

1 Billion Users’ Data from Yahoo Breach up for Sale on the Dark Web

Posted on December 20th, 2016.

In September, Yahoo announced it had been hacked, and that data from 500 million users had been compromised. A few days ago, the company announced it was hacked a second time, this time with 1 billion users’ data being compromised. Both attacks occurred back in 2013, and hacked data has reportedly been for sale on the dark web....

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Cybersecurity

Popcorn TIme Ransomware Pardons Victims, If They Infect 2 Other Victims

Posted on December 14th, 2016.

Ransomware has been around for a while, and it’s a pretty nasty thing as it encrypts users’ files and forces them to pay. Now, a group of hackers, allegedly from Syria, have create a new type that gives victims a choice: they either pay up, or they infect two new users to have access to their files again. This new type of ransomware,...

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Cybersecurity

This Tool Lets you Scan the Dark Web for your (Stolen) Personal Data

Posted on December 9th, 2016.

A recently revealed a dark web scanning service was launched in the UK. The service is called OwlDetect and is available for £3,5 a month. It allows users to scan the dark web in search for their own leaked information. This includes email addresses, credit card information and bank details. The service reportedly uses online programs...

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Cybersecurity

The Department of Defense Is about to Enhance Its Deep Web Search Engine

Posted on December 6th, 2016.

A lot of people have never heard of Memex. Memex is a deep web search engine developed by DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), the agency that created the ARPANET, which served as a basis of the internet we use nowadays. Memex is a deep web search engine that doesn’t quite work like Google or Bing. DARPA sees Memex as a set...

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Cybersecurity

Hackers Compromise Israeli TV Channels With “Divine Retribution” Message

Posted on December 1st, 2016.

Israel has recently been swept by a wave of, reportedly, over 250 large fires, which led to dozens of arrests on suspicion of arson. Tuesday night, hackers compromised two major Israeli news channels, unexpectedly interrupting the broadcast. The hackers then showed images of Muslim holy cities and suggested the recent wave of fires was...

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Bitcoin

A Familiar Tale as Bitcoin Extortionists Target German Bank’s Customers

Posted on November 29th, 2016.

Bitcoin extortionists have hacked a high-end European bank several days ago, and now blackmailing its customers. Valartis, a Chinese-owned bank in Lichtenstein, has reportedly been hacked by unknown extortionists, according to the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag. The hackers are demanding Valartis’ customers 10% of their life savings,...

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Bitcoin

San Francisco Metro System Blackmailed for 100 Bitcoins by Ransomware Extortionists

Posted on November 28th, 2016.

On the 26th of November, the San Francisco Examiner reported the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) was hacked. Infected computers at Muni stations were reportedly downed by HDDCryptor ransomware, whose masters attempted to extort the station for bitcoin. As a result, passengers got a free ride throughout the weekend...

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Darknet

Former Cop Charged with Selling Fake IDs for Bitcoin on the Darknet

Posted on November 24th, 2016.

A former Australian police officer has been charged with selling fake IDs on the darknet, according to ABC news. The man is identified as James Goris, a 44-year-old from Castlemaine. He was a police officer up until 2010, according to reports. Reportedly, Goris was manufacturing and selling fake federal police ID cards, maritime and...

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Darknet

Darknet Child Porn Bust Leads to Hundreds of Arrests in China

Posted on November 22nd, 2016.

According to the South China Morning Post (SCMP), hundreds of suspects have been arrested in China after a darknet child porn ring was taken down. Reportedly, the videos the ring had were accessed more than 20,000 times, and featured more than 30 under-age girls being abducted, raped and molested. The child porn ring was run by a...

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Cybersecurity

Hackers Seen Gloating on the Dark Net after Tesco Bank Theft

Posted on November 21st, 2016.

During the weekend of 5-6 November, Tesco Bank was hacked and £2.5 million pounds were stolen from its customers. Cybersecurity firm Cyberint probed the dark net for clues and caught hackers gloating. According to the Israeli company, hackers were gloating on a variety of dark net platforms, such as AlphaBays’ forum, Hacking Forum and...