Sunday, September 11, 2016

Bruno Tabbal's new music video

Music video directed by: Bruno Tabbal
Starring: Cynthia Khalifeh
Featuring: Cynthya Karam
Director of Photography: Toufic tabbal
Producer : Ralph Tabbal
Art director: Joseph Khoury
Assistant Director: Jamal Jaafar

Lyrics: Ahmad abdel Nabi
Music: Jad Mehanna
Arrangement and mix: The AB Brothers

Sponsored by: MARTINI
B-QĀ DE MARSYAS


Watch "LAYLI WARA LAYLI" here:


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Thursday, March 17, 2016

It is 2016 and Payoneer still does not offer two-step authentication

In summary, this blog post is about Payoneer not offering two-step authentication for its members despite numerous requests.

As of March 17, 2016, Payoneer, a world-renowned company with more than 3 million customers, does not offer a two-step authentication protection for its members.

Founded in 2005, Payoneer provides financial services and online money transfer services worldwide. It is available in more than 200 countries and supports more than 150 currencies. 

Payoneer's concept is simple: you get an international credit card from Payoneer that allows you to get paid from any valuable american company. You will be able to use the credit card literally on any ATM machine anywhere in the world and withdraw the funds. You don't have to deal with banks, their headaches and contracts.

Payoneer had extreme success in the past and recently posted those stats on their website:


After massive success and being 10 years in business, the security department at Payoneer still doesn't get it: two-step authentication matters; all large and small tech giants include it such as: Apple, Amazon, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, etc...

Apparently, Payoneer is not aware that it is a company that handles financial accounts, not a social media accounts. Would thieves and hackers be interested to hack or hijack a simple social media account or a financial account that lets you gain access to a decent amount of cash? 

Computersolving.com said

Here goes my first criticism for Payoneer, besides no 2 factor authentication being available, I find it unbelievable that a company processing payments will not allow me to use special characters in my password, only letters and numbers are allowed, this will greatly help malicious hackers trying to break into my account using a brute force attack.

What Payoneer doesn't understand is that is not difficult to get to know someone's password, whether be it: installing some spyware on the victim's machine, standing behind the victim while s/he types  the password, or any type security vulnerability in the service's website and database. In addition to that, Payoneer does not force members to add characters in their passwords.

The community has been asking for this feature since forever, for example:




4. November, 2015: Security at Payoneer


I have personally contacted Payoneer's customer support team and this is the response I have received from them:

Thank you for contacting us. We understand your concern. Unfortunately the service is not available at present. We are working hard to make this available in future.

From this blog, I send a wake-up call to the security department of Payonner- it is time to fall out of the coma and straighten-up the security department.


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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

University of Saint Joseph student dismissed because she "can kill your babies"

A Lebanese student used Instagram to post an image of her and her friend in an hospital, HDF (Hôtel-Dieu de France). Along with the picture, this caption was found:

Be careful b*tches cz We can kill your babies #OneDay.

The Lebanese audience did not like the expression and it went viral, Mawtoura, a satirical Lebanese Facebook page posted the image and captioned it with:

If garbage doesn't kill your babies, these two mawtouras will.

Apparently, this girl was a nursing major and by this caption she was warning other people to be careful because she has (or soon has) the power to take the life of their children.

Whether it was intended to be a joke or not, Lebanese people were not hesitant unveil her name and report her to the appropriate entity, which was in their university: University of Saint Joseph (USJ).

The french-speaking university later confirmed on its twitter account that the student was dismissed from the university and/or the HDF (Hôtel-Dieu de France); which is a hospital affiliated with the university.


 The tweet translates to:

Thank you @mhijazi for the tag. The girl was dismissed from the HDF.

Was the university decision too extreme?
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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Important message about this blog




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