Wednesday 19 February 2020

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Robbin Hood ransomware, Twitter parodies and SMS 2FA WHAT?

In the laster from Naked Security, Peter who discusses RobbinHood - the ransomware that brings its own bug. Greg explains how a student's Twitter...

Twitter launched AI filter to block cyberflashing

(Naked Security) It seems strange to report, yet a small but determined group of Twitter users think it is a good idea to direct...

Green alert for the North Zone, Central Valley, North Pacific and Caribbean due to strong wind and waves

The National Meteorological Institute - Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN) - points out that a system of high pressure on the Atlantic Ocean has been...

Big Drop In Gasoline Prices Expected

The Refinadora Costarricense de Petróleo (Recope) - Costa Rican Petroleum Refinery, on Friday presented a request for a reduction in fuel prices to the...

Graft-busting goes into reverse in Central America

(Bloomberg) Latin America's war on corruption is something to celebrate. In the last few years, 11 presidents have either been driven from office or...

We Haven’t Hit Bottom Yet

Jobs are in short supply in Costa Rica as a result of low levels of investment while sales of goods and services are dwindling;...

How is a real relocation/retirement tour different than a relocation/real estate tour?

When I started my relocation tours during the early 1990s they were more  ‘tourist-oriented' in that they included a visit to the Irazú Volcano...

GUILTY! Guard Sentenced To 16 Years For Murder of Carla Stefaniak

Bismark Espinoza Martínez, the security guard at the hotel where American-Venezuelan tourist spent her last night alive in Costa Rica, has been found guilty. Espinoza,...

How Much Does It Costa To Hire A Hitman In Costa Rica?

How much does it cost to hire someone to have someone killed in Costa Rica? The Organismo de Investigacion Judicial (OIJ) has determined that...

Record Durg Seisure: 5 tons of cocaine found in container at Limon Terminal

Almost six tons of cocaine headed for the European market were found in a container in the APM Terminal facilities in Moín, Limón. The cocaine...

Moving to Costa Rica? Here Is How Your Legal Due Diligence Can Be Made Easy. And Save You Money.

I have practiced law in Costa Rica for over seventeen years. Prior to moving to Costa Rica in 1998, I had practiced law in...

Former OIJ agent points to guard for the murder for American-Venezuelan tourist Carla Stefaniak

The trial for the murder of Carla Stefaniak is winding down, with closing arguments expected to begin on Friday, February 14. On Wednesday, Valeria Ávila...

In the MOOD Live from The BPM Festival, Costa Rica Part 2 (Podcast)

A live mix of the second part of MOOD vs Mindshake - The BPM Festival in Costa Rica. Listen to the Nicolemoudaber – In-the-mood-episode-302-live-from-the-bpm-festival-costa-rica  podcast...

Plane Makes Emergency Landing At SJO

An Alaska Airlines plane had to make an emergency landing at Juna Santamaría Airport (SJO), shortly after taking off at 11:06 am, declaring an...

Unacceptable to intervene journalist’s telehones in order to know their sources

The College of Journalists of Costa Rica and the Institute of Press and Freedom of Expression (Iplex) described the suggestion made by Judge Iris...

Mexico sets a date for the inauguration of its ‘new capital city airport’

Only a short time ago, a headline like that above would have referred to the opening of a brand new purpose-built airport in Mexico...

A coronavirus ‘super spreader’ was identified

(CNBC)A British businessman who likely contracted coronavirus in Singapore, and traveled to France, Switzerland and England, is being dubbed a “super spreader” of the...

In the MOOD Live from The BPM Festival, Costa Rica (Podcast)

A live mix recorded at MOOD vs Mindshake - The BPM Festival in Costa Rica by Nicole Moudaber. Listen to the Nicolemoudaber – In-the-mood-episode-301-live-from-the-bpm-festival-costa-rica  podcast...

The Battle of Tamarindo: How Two Dance Music Festivals Are Vying For the Same Costa Rican Beach Town

(Billboard) Deep in the jungles of Costa Rica, the origami stage of Ocaso Festival shimmers in fractal explosions of color. More than 20,000 LEDs...

3 New Tented Camps That Amp Up Glamping

A tent with a skylight? These new camps in Costa Rica, Canada and the American Southwest range from simple and modern to borderline decadent....

Bankers Oppose Lifting of Bank Secrecy

The Costa Rican Banking Association expressed its opposition to the proposal of the Minister of Finance, Rodrigo Chaves, to lift bank secrecy as one...