Hollywood Hacking Movies Help Fuel the Fear of Russian Hacking Attempts

Have you ever wondered why hacking could be a problem in America in the first place? Unfortunately, we get a lot of our ideas about how hacking is done and what it can do from TV shows and movies. It amazes me that people do not even stop to think how creative license rarely has anything to do with actual reality. Have you seen the news, or read practically any article, about the presidential election and Russian hacking? The rumors, allegations, denials and all the rhetoric never get into real hacking.

There is a link you can go to online that shows in real time where the majority of the hacking attempts are coming from with the United States being the target. The bulk of the live attempts come from China, but Russia is probably second. Another fact is that Russian citizens, usually males in their 20s or 30s, are behind developing the fake news information. They publicly declare they are doing it for money. Continue reading…

An Air Rifle for My Husband

My husband has been wanting an air rifle for a while now. He collects guns and rifles, yet for some reason he has never purchased one of these. I decided to change that for his upcoming birthday. We have been married for over nine years, and I go to the shooting range with him often. I know what he likes as far as guns are concerned, and I know what he does not like. That is how I knew that he would really enjoy the Hatsan 95 that I had been eyeing for him.

I had done a lot of research on the different air rifles that I was able to buy for him. I wanted to get him the one that he would choose for himself, and that is the reason I knew the Hatsan 95 was the perfect gift choice for him. While the walnut stock is nothing new for an air rifle, this particular walnut stock is unique. It comes from very old trees, and it just has a unique walnut color to it. Continue reading…