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FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried says he will not Spend $1 Billion on Political Races

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In May, the CEO of FTX trading, Sam Bankman-Fried, made claims that he expected to spend up to $1 billion in political donations in the run-up to the 2024 United States presidential election. According to data from OpenSecrets, if Sam could have done this political spending, then he would have become the largest political donor.

Now, Bankman-Fried, a crypto billionaire, is putting his foot on the brakes and saying that he will not spend $1 billion. This week at Politico’s Morning Money podcast, he said about his previous comments on campaign spending that it was a dumb quote. Moreover, he said that he thinks his messaging was sloppy and inconsistent in some cases.

In anticipation of the 2022 midterm elections, Bankman-Fried had reportedly raised around $40 million, to which Protect Our Future PAC had donated $28 million. Most of this fund had gone to Democratic candidates, such as over $10 million of the PAC’s donations had gone to a single Democratic congressional candidate, Oregon’s Carrick Flynn.

Bankman-Fried had previously touted these donations as a key tool in achieving progress in the billionaire’s policy areas of choice, but now he says that he is abstaining from any further political spending. On the podcast, he said that at some point, when you have given your message to voters, there’s not a whole lot more you can do.

However, he did not clarify that he would turn the spigot back on in the ramp-up to the 2024 presidential election. He also indicated that his experience of spending on politics had led him to re-evaluate a once general election-focused strategy.

Bankman-Fried said that he thinks primaries are more important, and he could try and talk about pandemic preparedness in a general election. But most voters are gonna say that’s cool, but like, he’s a Democrat or a Republican. Moreover, he said that’s not going to move the needle enough for me to go over the other issues.

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Review of Bleeping Computer

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Review of Bleeping Computer

ComboFix is a tool made by sUBs that checks your computer for known malware and tries to automatically remove infestations when it finds any. In addition to being able to get rid of a lot of the most popular and up-to-date malware, ComboFix also shows a report that skilled assistants may use to get rid of malware that isn’t already eradicated by the programme.

Please be aware that executing this programme without supervision may result in improper operation of your computer. Run this programme only at the direction of a knowledgeable assistant.

At the moment, Windows 8.1 is not compatible with this programme, just Windows 8!

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Microsoft provides a fix for persistent Outlook login issues.

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Microsoft provides a fix for persistent Outlook login issues.

Microsoft is attempting to resolve ongoing sign-in issues that are preventing certain users of Outlook for Microsoft 365 from accessing their accounts.

Users who attempt to enter into Outlook using their Outlook.com accounts or those who have already added the accounts to their Outlook profiles are affected by the login issues.

The users will get the following error messages instructing them to use a work or school account rather than signing in: “You are unable to log in using a personal account here. Use your account from work or school instead.”

Although Microsoft claims that the Outlook Team is working on a patch for this known problem, users can access their accounts using an official workaround until a fix is released.

“You can get around the problem by disabling Support Diagnostics, which disables the ability to contact support through the In App Help menu by choosing Contact Support. The fault is connected to how Outlook is authenticating for the diagnostics in some cases, “explained Microsoft.

You must enable the DisableSupportDiagnostics policy setting in Outlook to turn off support diagnostics and stop it from informing support services about client failure.

According to the Group Policy Administrative Templates Catalog, “This policy setting determines whether Outlook can communicate client information on failure to support services with the intent of diagnosing the issue or making the information available to support to help with the diagnosis/resolution of the issue and/or provide contextual error messaging to the user.”

A different flaw that can prohibit users from configuring Exchange Online mailboxes in Outlook for Windows is something Redmond claimed it was attempting to fix last week.

Early in October, the company started releasing a remedy for a different problem that has been causing Outlook for Microsoft 365 to freeze and crash after opening since August.

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After discovering a credit card skimmer, Costco admits a data breach.

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After discovering a credit card skimmer, Costco admits a data breach.

Customers who recently made purchases at one of Costco Wholesale Corporation’s stores have received notification letters informing them that their credit card information may have been stolen.

According to Fortune 500 rankings, the retail giant—also known as Costco Wholesale and Costco—is an American multinational that runs a sizable chain of membership-only retail locations. It is the fifth-largest retailer in the world and the tenth-largest firm in the US by total revenue.

It runs e-commerce websites with 737 warehouses across the world that cater to the Americas, Europe, and Asia, among other global regions.

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During a regular check by Costco staff, a credit card skimming device was found in one of the company’s warehouses, leading to the discovery of the breach.

The business got rid of the gadget, let the authorities know, and is now assisting the police in their investigation.

In breach notification letters, Costco informed possibly impacted customers that they had recently visited a Costco facility where a payment card skimming device had been found.

“Our member records show that throughout the possible operational period of the device, you swiped your payment card to make a purchase at the impacted terminal.”

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Costco said that if those who placed the card theft device had been successful in accessing the data prior to the skimmer being discovered and taken out, then consumers affected by the incident may have had their payment information stolen.

The magnetic stripe of your credit card, which contains your name, card number, card expiration date, and CVV, may have been obtained by unauthorised individuals if they were able to remove information from the device before it was identified, according to Costco.

Customers were given advice by the retailer to check their bank and credit card statements for fraudulent payments and alert the appropriate financial institutions to any suspect activities.

The total number of customers who were impacted or the warehouse where the skimmer device was discovered were not disclosed in the data breach notification letters sent to affected consumers.

Although the business withheld details on the incident’s exact timing, Costco customers have been complaining about fraudulent charges on their credit cards at least since February.

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