Leaving in typos and misplaced commas is like dressing in your grubbies for a dress event

Leaving in typos and misplaced commas is like dressing in your grubbies for a dress event

Remember that style in writing can be parallel to style in dress: the second affects your image in person while the first affects your image when you may not be present. Being too wordy is comparable to dressing in an evening gown or a tuxedo for a casual get-together. Being too glib, too mannered, may be like wearing a furry rabbit costume to a party which turns out not to be a Halloween bash. Be careful. Be a perfectionist.

Keep working on your statement of purpose even after you have sent it to the school(s) with the earlier deadline(s). You might have a later epiphany about your personal and academic background, your motives for applying for grad school, your long-term plans, and this epiphany may be just the thing that gets you into the school(s) with the later deadline(s).

To close, the statement of purpose, in the eyes of Department Heads, Program Chairs, and Admissions Committee members, can be the most important document in the application. Other parts of your graduate-school application – test scores, transcripts, letters of recommendation, writing samples – do not say as much about you as a person as the statement of purpose can: your proudest accomplishments alongside your fondest hopes and dreams.

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AdultFriendFinder, which calls itself “the world’s largest sex and swinger community,” got hit, and over 410 million account details, including email addresses and passwords, have been posted online. It’s one of the largest breaches of all time.

Less than 18 months ago, the extramarital-affair-enabling website Ashley Madison had a huge data breach. Data from over 30 million accounts was posted online, and there was a flurry of shaming and finger-pointing all over the internet. You’d think the industry would have learned.

Alas, it did not. A similar website, AdultFriendFinder, which calls itself “the world’s largest sex and swinger community,” got hit, and over 410 million account details, including email addresses and passwords, have been posted online. It’s one of the largest breaches of all time.

What Happened This Time?

In October, AdultFriendFinder and multiple sister sites (including Cams and Penthouse) were attacked. Websites under the control of Friend Finder Networks, the parent company, were vulnerable to a type of attack called local file inclusion. This attack gave hackers access to a number of Friend Finder databases, including billing information, member lists, and chat logs.

Friend Finder was also hacked last year, and the details of four million accounts was released. It appears they didn’t upgrade their security. This attack is much, much worse.

Among the information posted online were email sugar daddy ia addresses and passwords that hadn’t been securely encrypted, meaning that hackers could actually see plain text details. Obtaining an encrypted password won’t do an attacker much good, but actually obtaining email addresses and passwords not only compromises the identity of users, but also opens them to further attacks.

Adding insult to injury, a lot of deleted accounts — potentially up to 15 million — still had their information stored on the servers. So even people who had deleted their Friend Finder accounts may have been compromised. Some outlets are reporting that 20 years of data was released.

What You Need to Know

  • AdultFriendFinder
  • Cams
  • Penthouse
  • Stripshow
  • iCams

There may also be others that we’re not aware of yet. If you have an account on any of these sites, or if you’ve ever had an account, it’s best to assume that your information has been compromised. Unless you’ve been in the habit of using unique, strong passwords for a long time, you should change all of your other account passwords. Now.

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