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Whatsapp Buffer Overflow Vulnerability could be used to inject Surveillance Software into any Cell Phone

Facebook has posted a Security Advisory about a vulnerability in the WhatsApp as follows:

CVE-2019-3568

Description: A buffer overflow vulnerability in WhatsApp VOIP stack allowed remote code execution via specially crafted series of SRTCP packets sent to a target phone number.
Affected Versions: The issue affects WhatsApp for Android prior to v2.19.134, WhatsApp Business for Android prior to v2.19.44, WhatsApp for iOS prior to v2.19.51, WhatsApp Business for iOS prior to v2.19.51, WhatsApp for Windows Phone prior to v2.18.348, and WhatsApp for Tizen prior to v2.18.15.

Last Updated: 2019-05-13

Video is courtesy of the DW News YouTube channel

Facebook owns WhatsApp.  The vulnerability was found in early May of this year. The Hack allowed the installation of spyware on the Cell Phone being called even if the call was not answered by the Cell Phone owner. The software installed was allegedly the very powerful spyware named Pegasus.

Pegasus can gain full control over the phone. That, includes all of its contents and history. Pegasus also has the ability to activate its Cell Phone microphone and camera without the cell phone owner being aware of it.

Video is courtesy of the Lansweeper YouTube channel

The Israeli firm called the NSO Group is known for producing Pegasus. Their customer base is apparently government agencies around the globe.

The Citizen Lab website published a report of the extent of use of Pegaus Spyware around the globe. Click on this link to visit The Citizen Lab website and read their post titled: “HIDE AND SEEKTracking NSO Group’s Pegasus Spyware to Operations in 45 Countries“.

The United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre has published today (May 14) suggestions for Cell Phone users. Click on this link to visit the UK’s National Security Centre to read their post titled: “NCSC advice following WhatsApp vulnerability Advice for users of WhatsApp following today’s vulnerability announcement“.

 

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Buying 1,000 shares of NVDA tomorrow May 14 at Open at Market

I’ll buy 1,000 shares of NVDA – NVidia tomorrow May 14 at Open at Market.

The stock markets have been hard hit thanks to US President Trump’s Tweets about more Tarrifis on Chinese Imports.

NVDA gapped Down today. It hit the long term Resistance level at around $158 to $160 and closed at ($158.03) the Resistance. CCI is in Oversold territory. My new strategy indicates do not buy. My gut says different, especially the gap down open today and then going lower to close at Resistance area. This is not a Technical nor Fundamental based buy – gut only. The candle bar today was long. I suspect overreaction because of the general bad mood the stock markets are in. This will be a short term Swing Trade.

Stock Chart of NVDA - NVidia on Nasdaq

Stock Chart of NVDA – NVidia on Nasdaq. Chart courtesy of www.tradingview.com

Disclaimer: This post is not meant as Investment Advice, nor is it advice to buy or sell any shares in any company.. Do your own Due Diligence. Seek out the advice of your own financial and investment advisors before risking any funds in the Stock or Futures Markets. You can lose money and even all of it when investing at the Stock Market Casinos. This post is for my own educational purposes.

 

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Buy Fill 10K shares of VXRT @ $0.75 per share and 10K shares of AWSM @ $2.75 per share

Buy Orders Filled for 10K shares of VXRT (Vaxart, Inc) @ $0.75 per share and also for 10K shares of AWSM (Cool Holdings Inc) @ $2.75 per share.

Disclaimer: This post is not meant as Investment Advice, nor is it advice to buy or sell any shares in any company.. Do your own Due Diligence. Seek out the advice of your own financial and investment advisors before risking any funds in the Stock or Futures Markets. You can lose money and even all of it when investing at the Stock Market Casinos. This post is for my own educational purposes.

 

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Buying 10,000 shares of AWSM (Cool Holdings, Inc) tomorrow May 13 at Open, at Market

Buying 10,000 shares of AWSM (Cool Holdings, Inc) tomorrow May 13 2019 at Open at Market. This is a low priced stock – last close was $2.99 US.This is part of a new Trading Strategy for me.

Click on this link to visit stockcharts.com to view their chart of AWSM.

Disclaimer: This post is not meant as Investment Advice, nor is it advice to buy or sell any shares in any company.. Do your own Due Diligence. Seek out the advice of your own financial and investment advisors before risking any funds in the Stock or Futures Markets. You can lose money and even all of it when investing at the Stock Market Casinos. This post is for my own educational purposes.

 

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Buying 10,000 shares of VXRT (Vaxart, Inc) tomorrow May 13 at Open, at Market

Buying 10,000 shares of VXRT (Vaxart, Inc) tomorrow May 13 2019 at Open at Market. This is a penny stock – last close was $0.77 US.I have been experimenting with a bunch of software. This is the start of a new Trading Strategy for me, which I am working on.

Click on this link to visit stockcharts.com and view their stock chart of VXRT : http://schrts.co/NCSiIPYI

Disclaimer: This post is not meant as Investment Advice, nor is it advice to buy or sell any shares in any company.. Do your own Due Diligence. Seek out the advice of your own financial and investment advisors before risking any funds in the Stock or Futures Markets. You can lose money and even all of it when investing at the Stock Market Casinos. This post is for my own educational purposes.

 

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Pyramid of Kukulkan power grid still able to store energy from an overhead storm

The photo has been authenticated. It was made using an Apple IPhone. I don’t think the beam is a beam of light. I think that it may be a beam of charged particles (ions or electrons?). The storm clouds overhead would have an electrical charge. The pyramid could be an energy storage device which still seems to function after all the centuries gone past.

I have actually visited that Pyramid. The entire site is huge. You can walk up the side of the Pyramid. Coming back down was. to put it mildly, rather scary as you could tumble down head first. In my mind, the steps were designed for short humanoids. I was also inside that Pyramid.

Jaime Maussan Investigation – Beam of Light on the Pyramid of Kukulkan from Ritchy Niburu on Vimeo.

 

 

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Order Fills AKS 10K at $2.49 ea and 1K of OOMA at $13.41 ea

Buy order filled for 10,000 AKS shares at $2.49 each.

Buy order filled for 1,000 OOMA shares at $13.41 ea.

 

Disclaimer: This post is not meant as Investment Advice, nor is it advice to buy or sell any shares in any company.. Do your own Due Diligence. Seek out the advice of your own financial and investment advisors before risking any funds in the Stock or Futures Markets. You can lose money and even all of it when investing at the Stock Market Casinos. This post is for my own educational purposes.

 

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Buying 10,000 shares of AKS (AK Steel Holding Corp) on NYSE at Open at Market on May 06

I will be buying 10,000 shares of AKS (AK Steel Holding Corp) on NYSE at Open at Market – all or none – on May 06.

Stock chart of AKS on NYSE

Stock chart of AKS on NYSE. Chart created via AmiBroker

Disclaimer: This post is not meant as Investment Advice, nor is it advice to buy or sell any shares in any company.. Do your own Due Diligence. Seek out the advice of your own financial and investment advisors before risking any funds in the Stock or Futures Markets. You can lose money and even all of it when investing at the Stock Market Casinos. This post is for my own educational purposes.

 

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Buying 1,000 shares of OOMA on NYSE at Open at Market on May 06

I will be buying 1,000 shares of OOMA on NYSE at Open at Market – All or None on Monday May 06. Had initially considered buying 10,000 shares, but the trading volume is too low and so will only buy 1,000 shares.

OOMA Stock chart on Nasdaq

OOMA stock chart on NYSE. Chart created via AmiBroker

Disclaimer: This post is not meant as Investment Advice, nor is it advice to buy or sell any shares in any company.. Do your own Due Diligence. Seek out the advice of your own financial and investment advisors before risking any funds in the Stock or Futures Markets. You can lose money and even all of it when investing at the Stock Market Casinos. This post is for my own educational purposes.

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Stock Trading Review for period ending May 03 2019

Sold 10,000 shares of NVDA NVidia Corp on NASDAQ at $182.38 per share. I had purchased those NVDA shares at $178.75 per share. Capital Gain on sale of NVDA = $182.38-$178.75 = $3.63 per share. 10,000 shares sold at $3.63 Capital Gain each = $36,300.00 realized Total Capital Gain. Continue reading

Just Sold 10,000 shares of NDA (NVidia Corp) on Nasdaq at $182.38 per share


Just Sold 10,000 shares of NVDA (NVidia Corp) on Nasdaq at $182.38 per share. Was posted to our Uniquely Toronto FB page at https://www.facebook.com/UniquelyToronto/

So I had bought 10K shares at $178.75 and sold them for $182.38. This resulted in a Capital Gain of $3.63 per share.

https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/NVDA?p=NVDA&.tsrc=fin-srch

Gross Capital Gain on the NVDA trade was $3.63 per share at 10,000 shares = $36,300.00. Not Great, but not bad for a few days work. The one Down Side is that because I flipped it, I will have to pay Income Tax on the full amount of the Capital Gain. Long Term Investors (in Canada) only pay Income tax on 50% of their Capital Gain..

Disclaimer: This post is not meant as Investment Advice, nor is it advice to buy or sell any shares in any company.. Do your own Due Diligence. Seek out the advice of your own financial and investment advisors before risking any funds in the Stock or Futures Markets. You can lose money and even all of it when investing at the Stock Market Casinos. This post is for my own educational purposes.

 

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Sold 10,000 shares of NVDA on Nasdq at $182.38

Sold 10,000 shares of NVDA (NVidia Corp) on Nasdaq at $182.38. Was posted to our Uniquely Toronto Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UniquelyToronto/.

Disclaimer: This post is not meant as Investment Advice, nor is it advice to buy or sell any shares in any company.. Do your own Due Diligence. Seek out the advice of your own financial and investment advisors before risking any funds in the Stock or Futures Markets. You can lose money and even all of it when investing at the Stock Market Casinos. This post is for my own educational purposes.

 

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Order filled for 10,000 shares of RIG on the NYSE at $7.60 per share

Buy order for 10,000 shares of RIG (Transocean Ltd) on the NYSE was filled at $7.60 per share.

Disclaimer: This post is not meant as Investment Advice, nor is it advice to buy or sell any shares in any company.. Do your own Due Diligence. Seek out the advice of your own financial and investment advisors before risking any funds in the Stock or Futures Markets. You can lose money and even all of it when investing at the Stock Market Casinos. This post is for my own educational purposes.

 

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Buying 10,000 shares of RIG (Transocean Ltd) on NYSE on May 03 at Open at Market

A new Technical Trade. I’m stepping back from the Morning Gap trades and going beack to Technical Trades. Tomorrow I will buy 10,000 shares of RIG (Transocean Ltd) on the NYSE at Open at Market on May 03. All my trades are “all or none”.

I don’t think a Million share buy would get filled. also if the stock price is cheap – ie under say $10 per share then I’m sticking to either buys of 1,000 or 10,000 shares. Large volume buys help grow capital Gains but are frustrating because they it is hard to get filled. Then  if I want to dump, it could backfire on me as getting fills could be an issue. 1 K or 10K should be fine.

RIG (Transocean Ltd) on NYSE

Stock chart of RIG (Transocean Ltd) on NYSE. Chart courtesy of www.tradingview.com Buy was triggered by CCI and Woodies CCI and confirmed by RSI. On Aug 21 2017 the stock bottomed at this same level. Normally the price has been above the current price range. Hence I am of the opinion that the price has again bottomed and it is time to buy. This is longer term hold (might be a swing trade or longer – it is not quick flip type of trade).

Disclaimer: This post is not meant as Investment Advice, nor is it advice to buy or sell any shares in any company.. Do your own Due Diligence. Seek out the advice of your own financial and investment advisors before risking any funds in the Stock or Futures Markets. You can lose money and even all of it when investing at the Stock Market Casinos. This post is for my own educational purposes.

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Buying 10,000 shares of ECA (Encana Corp) on the NYSE tomorrow May 02 at Open at Market

Another Technical trade, based on CCI and confirmed by RSI. Because the price of this stock is under $10, I cannot buy 1 Million Shares. Even an order for 100,000 shares would have some issues. 10K should get filled quickly and easily. I believe that I am a bit early on the buy,  as Friday morning might confirm what I expect will happen. I had waited too long to get into the PINS IPO as I did not expect the share price keep rising day after day without any consolidation (at least not till I bought in).

Buying 10,000 shares of ECA (Encana Corp) trading on the NYSE at Open on May 02 at Market.

https://stockcharts.com/freecharts/gallery.html?ECA

My Target to sell will be around $8.35 as Resistance is around $8.50. The Gap Down which was created Nov 01 2018 could get filled and the price could float higher around  $10 before taking a longer rest.

Disclaimer: This post is not meant as Investment Advice. Do your own Due Diligence. Seek out the advice of your own financial and Investment Advisors before risking any funds in the Stock or Futures Markets. You can lose money and possibly all of it. This post is for my own educational purposes.

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Order Fills

TWTR – 1,000,000 shares at $39.30 per share – filled

AAN – 1,000 shares at $58.00 per share – filled

MTP – 1,000,000 shares at $3.60 per share – filled

PINS – 1,000,000 shares at $34.81 per share – filled

NVDA – 10,000 shares at $178.75 per share – filled

MTP is a foreign BioTech – an ADR – long term this should work out. Short Term loser – went below $2.00 today. Will hold for long term.

Interesting the difference between low price and high priced share performance coming off a Breakout Gap (except PINS which is a IPO and NVDA which was based on the CCI and Woddies CCI).

 

Disclaimer: This post is not meant as Investment Advice, nor is it advice to buy or sell any shares in any company. Do your own Due Diligence. Seek out the advice of your own financial and investment advisors before risking any funds in the Stock or Futures Markets. You can lose money and even all of it when investing at the Stock Market Casinos. This post is for my own educational purposes.

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Buying 10,000 shares of AIRI ( Air Industries Group) on AMEX at market Open Apr 30

Buying 10,000 shares of AIRI ( Air Industries Group) on AMEX today (Apr 30) at Market Open with an at Market Buy order. I would love to be able to buy more shares but the trading voume would probably not allow it. This company is apparently into  Aerospace/Defense Products & Services

Why?

Stock is starting to form a “W”. IMHO a “W” formation points to a “WINNER”.

Stock chart of AIRI trading on Amex

Stock chart of AIRI trading on AMEX. Chart courtesy of www.tradingview.com

Disclaimer: This post is not meant as Investment Advice, nor is it advice to buy or sell any shares in any company.. Do your own Due Diligence. Seek out the advice of your own financial and investment advisors before risking any funds in the Stock or Futures Markets. You can lose money and even all of it when investing at the Stock Market Casinos. This post is for my own educational purposes.

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Buying 10,000 shares of NVDA (NVidia Corp) on Nasdaq at Open at Market on Apr 30

NVidia sells well respected High Performance Video Cards for Personal Computers. They are also involved in super high performance computer centers (Super Computers) and also Cloud Gaming Servers.

This will be a Technical Buy based on the CCI and Woodies CCI. Have placed a Market Order to buy 10,000 shares of NVDA (NVidia Corp) on Nasdaq at Official Market Open on Apr 30. I do not do off hours trading. Wish I could afford to buy 1 Million shares of NVDA

NVDA - NVidia Corp on Nasdaq

NVDA – NVidia Corp on Nasdaq. Chart courtesy of www.tradingview.com

Resistance between $185 and $190. Target to sell at $205 once the initial Resistance is broken. This will be a short Term Swing Trade of roughly about a month.

Disclaimer: This post is not meant as Investment Advice, nor is it advice to buy or sell any shares in any company.. Do your own Due Diligence. Seek out the advice of your own financial and investment advisors before risking any funds in the Stock or Futures Markets. You can lose money and even all of it when investing at the Stock Market Casinos. This post is for my own educational purposes.

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Buying 1 Million Shares of PINS (Pinterest Inc) on the NYSE at open tomorrow Apr 30

 

Shares of PINS will be added to the regular portfolio. I will buy 1 Million shares of PINS (Pinterest Inc) on the NYSE at open tomorrow Apr 30.

The Pinterest IPO came out 7 days ago.

PINS share prices have risen each and every day since. The trading volume increased today.

PINS-Pinterest Inc on the NYSE. Chart is courtesy of http://www.tradingview.com

Disclaimer: This post is not meant as Investment Advice, nor is it advice to buy or sell any shares in any company.. Do your own Due Diligence. Seek out the advice of your own financial and investment advisors before risking any funds in the Stock or Futures Markets. You can lose money and even all of it when investing at the Stock Market Casinos. This post is for my own educational purposes.

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Stock Trades Review

TWTR – in play today – bought for the long term

AAN and MTP – consolidating. With MTP the key is to stay above $2,00

HELE – in play today – did not get filled as price continues to rise and I wanted to buy in at a lower price.

Low price stocks – SCKT and AKTX – did not buy – they are also consolidating after the Gap Up…

So last week was a fun week for Gap Trading.  A Gap Up indicates that the Trend should change upwards. The problem is after the Gap the price can consolidate – often forming a flag or pennant, before the price continue back upwards.

 

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Low Priced Breakput stocks from last week. SCKT on Nasdaq (Socket Mobile, Inc.) and AKTX on Nasdaq (Akari Therapeutics, Plc).

Tried to buy 10,000 shares on Apr 26 of SCKT on Nasdaq (Socket Mobile, Inc.) at open tomorrow at fixed offer of $2.35 per share which was the close on Apr 25.

Why?

Triangle Breakout upwards. Their Gross Margin is over 50% for the Mobile Scanners they sell. Good luck making that kind of gross margin selling Computer Tech gear. I don’t think that Apple make over 50% gross margin. Small company turned a profit last quarter versus a loss previously. sat at the $2 barrier for a while. Now $2 is a nice support area. Target – potential Double…

Not enough Volume on Apr 26 – Order did not get filled

https://finance.yahoo.com/chart/SCKT…

 

Tried buying at open tomorrow Apr 24 one million shares of AKTX on Nasdaq (Akari Therapeutics, Plc). Target is $6.00, which will be a 50% retracement of the prior high on Mar 14 2019.

 

Why?

They have had positive Phase 2 Medical Study Coversin Trial Results. Today the stock price Gapped Up on a high volume increase. The price came back down at the end of the regular trading day but still gapped up overall. Since the target is $6.00 I’ll set a sell stop at $5.75 to $5.90, just under the potential target.

Did not get filled. Not enough volume for 1 Million Share order. I still think it’s a nice breakout stock.

https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/AKTX/chart…

Disclaimer: I am not an registered Stock Analyst nor a licensed Stock Advisor. This post is not a suggestion for anyone to buy anything. Please seek the advice of your own licensed Investment Advisor before placing bets at the Stock Market Casinos. You can lose money – even all of it. This post is for my own educational purposes…

 

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Investigation of Facebook, Inc. by the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Do you have a Facebook account? If yes then you might be interested in the following Report of Findings.

Joint investigation of Facebook, Inc. by the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia.

Click on this link to visit the Official website of the Office Of The Privacy Commissioner of Canada to read the Report of Findings.

The following is from the Official Report of Findings:
Report of findings
PIPEDA Report of Findings #2019-002

April 25, 2019

Overview
In March 2018, in response to a complaint, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (“OPC”) commenced an investigation into Facebook, Inc. (“Facebook”) relating to its compliance with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”) in the wake of revelations about Facebook’s disclosure of the personal information of certain of its users to a third-party application (the “TYDL App”)—information that was later used by third-parties for targeted political messaging. In April 2018, the OPC was joined by the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia (“OIPC BC”) and the investigation continued as a joint investigation.Footnote 1

Our investigation focused on three general areas of concern under PIPEDA and the Personal Information Protection Act (British Columbia) (“PIPA”): (i) consent of users, both those who installed an app and their friends, whose information was disclosed by Facebook to apps, and in particular to the TYDL App; (ii) safeguards against unauthorized access, use and disclosure by apps; and (iii) accountability for the information under Facebook’s control.

 

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