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Project Phoenix Windows 10 Arduino / Genuino Control


Project Phoenix is an open-source Windows 10 app that can control your board
through Bluetooth or USB, it also has a BETA function called: "Project
Phoenix IDE (integrated development environment) " which gives you the
ability to convert simple statements to an Arduino C code and generates an
".ino" file to upload it directly or run it through the app.

The project
is available at the Windows Store : 

The source code available at GitHub :


Created by Muntadhar Haydar and featured at

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Jeff Wise Has His Own Gringo.

Research shows that John McAfee once worked for Lockheed a defense contractor. Lockheed had a popular platform known as the C-130 Hercules. American foreign policy in the early eighties was divided between Islamic and Oil concerns in the east and the threat of Communism in South America.
At Eglin AFB in Florida Lockheed had projects at Wagner Field and Duke Field, one top secret program was a STOL (short takeoff and landing) conversion of a C-130 and the other was a sophisticated COMINT (communications intelligence) which involved a two engine version of the C-130 ( think L-400 or Caribou).
Some think that John McAfee was recruited by Booz Allen to assist in a Lockheed project, the truth is not known, but interestingly the C-130 STOL was being readied for a CIA mission to rescue hostages in Iran, and many individuals have gone from NSA and CIA to Booz Allen or visa versa. Booz Allen has been tied to cover identities for US Intelligence.
Also the other Lockheed project, “Asset” involved fitting sophisticated electronic listening stations (SIGINT / COMINT) to a twin engine Hercules to be used in South America possibly by CIA because of communist guerilla activity and revolution that would harm US and capitalist investments. Both of these projects would have been rush projects creating the need for new employees and contractors.


John Hull an American ex-patriot had a large farm operation in Costa Rica with an Air Field. The CIA put John on the payroll and used his ranch as a forward base to fight communism. Much of this was done outside the knowledge of the US Congress. A variety of private and military aircraft were involved in these operations.
Private aircraft from Miami , Florida was used to transport guns into South America, and return trips were flagged (green light) to return to Miami with drugs from Columbia and Belize. Government agencies gave exemptions for DEA and IRS. How many times did Lockheed planes take off and land on John Hulls runways? President Reagan was elected and the CIA called off its project to land a rocket assisted C-130 on an aircraft carrier, and the hostages were freed, but other Lockheed projects continued.
Ollie North and the Iran Contra affair exploded in the media, Lockheed had already done their part as a defense contractor, John Hull was arrested in 1989 for a short period and John McAfee left Lockheed to develop antivirus software.
For years John Hull had been creating jobs and was loved and accepted by the Costa Rica people and local officials, but because of his arrangement with the CIA, it all fell apart. The media tied his name to guns and drugs.
I find it interesting that John McAfee was living in Belize creating jobs and was loved and getting along with the local government. While at the same time he studied the Belize government activities. Then in a short period of time he was whisked back to the US and protected from extradition. Has John McAfee been an undercover asset of the CIA for all these years? Cyber security is the new frontier of battle. McAfee tried to run for President with the Cyber Party. Now there is a huge misinformation campaign against him, led primarily by Jeff Wise a conspiracy fiction writer who thinks the Russians want a conventional war and stole a Boeing airplane (MH370). The “Gringo” story is deja-vu , tie the person to drugs and guns in a Banana Republic and try to get him locked up.


Why would the Russians want a WW III, when they have a cyber war already? Is John McAfee back in SIGINT, did he ever really leave it? Can he beat the Russians at the hacking game? The Russians love psychological chess games, back when McAfee was working for Lockheed the Russians ran an operation to implicate the US in the development of the HIV virus as a weapon. Testing it on Gay men in the San Francisco area. To this day people are unclear of the connection. Besides guns and drugs, implying certain sexual behavior can be used to target the character of a country or individual. Several attacks on McAfee involve accusatory abnormal sexual behavior. Who is playing psychological chess now?
Jeff Wise may think he is the next Glenn Garvin, even borrowing the title from “Everybody Had His Own Gringo” The CIA and the Contras.


Disclaimer, this story was fabricated. Taking bits and pieces of real events and implying a story exists. This is pure bullshit. Luckily I paid no one to lie or embellish. But it was produced with pictures and dates just like a real documentary. Moral of story, don’t believe what you see or hear, do your own research.
Here is a good place to start researching “Gringo”.

Google > project phoenix + cia

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Android 7.0 wins on Security

Android Nougat 7.0 while in limited release has already been shown to be more secure than the I Phone (IOS 10). Rooting exposed. The ability to root a devise is preferred for security. Android has had this in early release’s but in 7.0 features Direct Boot which allows apps to start faster and run secure before unlocking the device. Samsung may have security issues with their televisions, but the Galaxy 7 will soon be running on 7.0 and if it does not explode it’s lithium guts, it may be the most secure mobile device made thus far.

John McAfee (NASDAQ $MGT) was in New York last week, and when asked about secure mobile devices, he responded by showing his Galaxy 7 phone and reminded us of rooting. I am still fond of my Moto X pre Lenovo Google Android phone with D-Vasive on board. Apple’s IOS 10 may have the edge on features for the masses, but if privacy is important, don’t bother.

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McAfee IPO NASDAQ 12/2/1999

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ — (Nasdaq: MCAF)
today announced the initial public offering of 6,250,000 shares of its Class A
common stock at $12 per share. All the shares in this offering are being sold
by and are expected to commence trading on December 2, 1999 on the
NASDAQ National Market. The $12 per share sales price reflects an increase
over the anticipated $6.00 to $8.00 initial public offering price range
previously disclosed in’s preliminary prospectus. After deducting
the underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses,
net proceeds from this offering of 6,250,000 shares of Class A common stock
will be approximately $68.65 million as compared to the previously disclosed
$39.6 million (which used an assumed initial offering price of $7.00 per
The underwriting of the offering was managed by Morgan Stanley Dean
Witter, Hambrecht & Quist and Robertson Stephens. has also granted
the underwriters an option to purchase up to 937,500 additional shares of the
common stock to cover over-allotments, if any., headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., is a leading consumer
Application Service Provider (ASP) devoted to providing users with online
services to secure, manage, repair, update and upgrade their PCs over the
Internet, combined with a range of content, shopping and personalization
services. For more information, can be reached at 408-572-1500 or
on the Internet at
A copy of the prospectus relating to these securities may be obtained from
the office of Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc., Prospectus Department, 1585
Broadway, New York, NY 10036.
A registration statement relating to these securities was filed and
declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The offering of
these securities shall be made only by means of the prospectus contained in
such effective Registration Statement. This communication shall not
constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall
there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which
such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or
qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
NOTE: is a registered trademark of Network Associates and/or
its affiliates in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other registered
trademarks in this document are the sole property of their respective owners.


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Coors Beer and Computer Virus Protection

Network Associates Provides the Coors Brewing Company with Total Virus Defense which includes protection on the Microsoft Exchange server

Adolph Coors Company, founded in 1873, is ranked among the 650 largest publicly traded corporations in the United States. Its principal subsidiary is Coors Brewing Company, the nation’s third-largest brewer. Throughout its history, Coors has provided consumers with a broad line of quality malt beverages using a unique all-natural brewing process and the finest ingredients available. Coors products are available throughout the United States and in more than 40 international markets.

With expansive operations and distribution that spans the globe, reliable communications are a vital part of the day to day operations at the Coors Brewing Company.

Through the implementation of an extensive Microsoft Exchange environment, the Coors Brewing Company significantly increased their effectiveness as a business by improving the quality of their electronic workplace. The use of messaging and collaboration allows users to quickly and easily create a flow of information that keeps Coors competitive. Microsoft Exchange provides the use of E-mail , public folders to host open discussions, and the ability to collaborate in the creation of documents which has brought an unprecedented means of communication and productivity to the Coors environment. With over 120 Microsoft Windows NT servers providing connectivity to over 4500 users, as well as direct customers, suppliers, and the outside world, the Coors IT staff has a notable challenge providing maintenance, support, and security, for their global network.

Groupware environments like Exchange make it easy to share information more rapidly than ever before. Unfortunately, they also provide an excellent medium for the spread of viruses. Network Associates GroupShield for Exchange eliminates this threat by trapping viruses at the server level, before they have a chance to spread to users. “Viruses are a regular occurrence and can be devastating if not dealt with effectively, GroupShield for Exchange, which is part of the Total Virus Defense suite of products from Network Associates keeps viruses under control in our Exchange environment” said Mike Hager, Corporate Information Security Officer for the Coors Brewing Company.

The most prolific type of virus threat in a groupware environment comes from macro-viruses, which exploit the macro language capabilities of modern applications such as Microsoft Office. Macro viruses are relatively simple to write and have spread like wildfire because they attach themselves to every document subsequently opened in an application, then infect every machine in an office as workers exchange and collaborate on documents either through groupware applications such as Microsoft Exchange or E-mail to other systems. The affect of malicious macros can be anything from hindering print jobs to destroying data.

“The data communications network obviously has a large impact on the way Coors conducts business” says Hager. “We have implemented an aggressive policy to eliminate viruses not only at the Exchange server but at all entry points into the network. Without this type of multi-tier virus security our IT staff and helpdesk resources would be running from machine to machine trying to figure out why somebody lost data, or can’t print, or who knows what. GroupShield really helps us keep our Exchange environment operating the way it should, by allowing users to share information and not be wary of viruses”. Coors Brewing is an international company with facilities in such places as Korea, and Europe. “We have been fortunate to forge ahead with extranets and E-commerce to streamline the way we conduct business, and have been confronted with the task of ensuring the environment is kept virus free”.

On the Internet gateway, Coors has implemented WebShield for Firewalls to scan inbound and outbound SMTP, FTP, and HTTP traffic because the Internet has become an entry point for viruses. NetShield protects the file servers where users keep their documents, templates, data, and in some instances their applications. “We run scheduled scans at night when our traffic is low” says Hager. “If viruses get into documents, they can be shared in public server directories, posted to the exchange environment, or backed up to corporate archives, and continue spreading the virus to desktops or worse yet, somebody might send the documents out to our customers, so we have eliminated that problem”. Coors has also deployed VirusScan on the desktops to have protection that scans memory, boot records, FAT tables, executables, and documents on the users machines directly. In addition, a resident portion is configured to scan every floppy that is inserted in the machine to ensure that diskettes shared by users, or travelling back and forth from home are not infected.

“Users are typically unaware that they are spreading viruses,” says Hager “they are simply trying to get their report out to a distribution list or onto an Exchange database for comment. With our multi-tier virus security architecture we stop the headaches of mass infection by scanning on the desktops, the servers, and the Internet gateway. Even if a user has for some reason disabled their desktop scanning, we catch the virus on the network before it is spread to other users, or out to customers and suppliers”. This has dramatically reduced the amount of calls to the Coors help desk with related questions and concerns that would otherwise diminish the productivity of their IT staff.

The International Computer Security Association (ICSA) has estimated the average cost of a single virus affecting at least 25 machines at more than $8,000; not counting lost user productivity. Hager has never stopped to measure how much money Coors Brewing saved by installing Network Associates’ anti-virus software when they did. He prefers to look at its value in human terms. “I remember one case where a secretary for one of our executives received a high level email from a supplier with an infected attachment. GroupShield for Exchange cleaned the virus, and she was able to open it without a problem. She couldn’t stop telling me how grateful she was that it was self corrected and she was able to get the necessary information to the executive immediately. How do you put a monetary value on that?”

Microsoft Exchange is an excellent solution to increase communications and the flow of information throughout your enterprise network. However, because documents are often distributed rapidly through an entire organization, it is critical to catch macro viruses at the server level before they become widespread virus disasters. Whatever the size of a company, taking the time and effort to implement virus security at all levels with a virus protection policy will benefit any organization. It will save the time of valuable LAN administrators and helpdesk personnel from having to chase viruses down, eliminating the lost productivity that is caused when viruses strike. Network Associates offers Total Virus Defense, the most reliable, easy to deploy, administer, and update, anti-virus defense that will provide a foundation to build upon as an organization grows.

For up to date information on virus security and some of the most innovative and comprehensive network security products on the market, please visit the Network Associates web page at

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Network Associates (DBA McAfee) Lawsuit Trend Micro

Network Associates and Trend Micro Settle Antivirus Software Patent Dispute

Cupertino, CA, – June 1, 2000 – Trend Micro Inc. and Network Associates announced today that they have settled their patent disputes and cross-licensed their patent portfolios, ending all pending federal lawsuits. Both parties’ patent infringement lawsuits will be dismissed as a result of the settlement between the two leading anti-virus companies.

“We are very pleased by the outcome,” said Mike Conner, Trend Micro’s vice president for North American sales. “We felt at the outset we needed to protect our intellectual property and we’ve accomplished that goal.”

“Network Associates has demonstrated technology leadership in the industry with 23 issued patents, over 80 pending patents, and even more in the patent pipeline,” said Jeff Jones, Product Manager of McAfee, a Network Associates business. “We are very satisfied with the settlement and plan to continue the vigorous protection of our technology assets against patent infringement.”

The Trend Micro lawsuit focused on its patent issued in 1997 concerning scanning for viruses in electronic mail and Internet data transfers. The Network Associates lawsuit focused on its patent issued in 2000 concerning concentrated on embedding anti-virus technology into Internet and network applications. The settlement enables both parties to cross-license these and other patented technologies. Other terms and conditions of the settlement are confidential by agreement of the court.

About Network Associates
With headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., Network Associates, Inc. is a leading supplier of security and availability solutions for e-business. Network Associates’ four business units, PGP Security, providing firewall, intrusion detection and encryption products, Sniffer Technologies, with its protocol analyzer products, Magic Solutions, providing web-based service desk solutions, and McAfee, delivering world class anti-virus products, all produce best-of-breed solutions leveraging core technologies to provide the security and availability needed for e-business. Network Associates is also a majority owner of, one the world’s largest business to consumer application service providers.

For more information or free evaluation versions of McAfee’s leading anti-virus products go to , Network Associates can be reached at 972-308-9960 or on the Internet at
About Trend Micro:

Trend Micro Incorporated (TSE: 4704), a global cloud security leader, creates a world safe for exchanging digital information with its Internet content security and threat management solutions for businesses and consumers. A pioneer in server security with over 20 years’ experience, we deliver top-ranked client, server and cloud-based security that fits our customers’ and partners’ needs, stops new threats faster, and protects data in physical, virtualized and cloud environments. Powered by the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ cloud security infrastructure, our industry-leading cloud-computing security technology, products and services stop threats where they emerge, on the Internet, and are supported by 1,000+ threat intelligence experts around the globe.

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911 1995 Press Release McAfee

This is one of the first internet Press Release’s from The image is “main-logo”. This demonstrates the artwork circa 1995.

McAfee Unveils Enterprise Systems Management Strategy Following Completion of Saber Software Acquisition
New Offerings to Create Scaleable Family of Integrated Enterprise-Enabled Systems Management Products for NetWare and NT Networks

SANTA CLARA, CALIF. (September 11, 1995) — Following the completion of its Saber Software acquisition, McAfee (NASDAQ:MCAF) today unveiled its enterprise systems management strategy for the combined product lines of McAfee and Saber. The ambitious product roadmap, which calls for a dozen major new product introductions over the next three quarters, will culminate in a tightly integrated family of enterprise-enabled systems management tools for PC LANs. According to IDC, McAfee currently holds a 41% market share for Integrated PC Network Management suites.

“We’ve committed to our customers to be a market leader in client/server network management software,” said Bill Larson, president, CEO, and chairman of McAfee. “Our acquisition of Saber is consistent with that ongoing strategy. The combination of our companies and product lines will create a best-of-breed family of highly integrated point products and suites, all backed by the industry’s most responsive team of technical support professionals.”
McAfee to Deliver Tight Cross-Product Integration

At the core of McAfee’s product strategy is a broad collection of best-of-breed management utilities for PC LANs that combine to create tightly integrated suites and mini-suites. To facilitate integration among the McAfee and Saber solutions, all products will share common data formats, alerting, NLMs, reporting and scripting. The entire product family will be united under a common Windows 95 OLE management console and share a common SQL database repository.

A common scripting language combined with full OLE support will provide a level of integration not offered by any other network management suite vendor. This integration will allow individual point products to launch each other. SiteInventory, for example, could automatically discover the installation of a new PC on the network and trigger SiteExpress to automatically install the PC’s applications. To further facilitate integration, McAfee will provide migration utilities designed to merge the management information databases of McAfee and Saber products.
Complete Enterprise Support Across Products

McAfee’s entire product family will become enterprise enabled, allowing the products to scale from the departmental LAN to the enterprise WAN. Each product will provide SNMP MIB alerting, protocol support for TCP/IP, and support for Windows NT (server and client) and Windows 95. The products will support NOS-specific services such as user and group management under NetWare 4.1’s NDS and complete Policy management under Windows NT Server.
Family Composed of Modular, Interoperable Building Blocks

McAfee’s product family is architected around standalone point products and integrated suites, each capable of scaling to the enterprise either individually or as components of higher-level integrated suites. Each point product and suite serves as a modular interoperable building block for McAfee’s total enterprise systems management strategy.

The point products feed into two primary mini-suites. The BrightWorks asset management mini-suite will combine SiteMeter (metering), SiteExpress (software distribution), SiteInventory (inventory management), and Site Support Center (help desk). McAfee’s NetTools and NetRemote will join Saber’s SaberMenus to create McAfee’s new SaberTools desktop configuration management mini-suite.

BrightWorks and SaberTools will combine with a new network storage management module to create the Saber LAN Workstation (SLW) LAN systems management suite. Above SLW will sit McAfee’s enterprise systems management suite, code-named MSM, which will also include server management and anti-virus capabilities.
Modular Systems Management Products Provide Flexible Upgrade Path

Under McAfee’s modular product strategy, customers have the option to purchase suites or point products. Unlike other vendors who only sell suites, McAfee provides customers the flexibility to deploy the individual systems management tools they need today. Customers can begin with one or two point products and later grow to suites as their requirements evolve. At each stage of the upgrade path, McAfee provides generous credit toward the purchase of higher level integrated suites.

McAfee’s best-of-breed suites are further differentiated by their breadth of components. McAfee’s BrightWorks, for example, is the only asset management suite to integrate a help desk. The Company’s Saber LAN Workstation is the only LAN Systems Management suite to provide remote control and backup. McAfee’s MSM is the only enterprise systems management suite to integrate anti-virus and server monitoring capabilities.
Saber LAN Workstation to Ship in October

The first deliverable in this strategy will be Saber LAN Workstation 5.5, which will ship in October. SLW 5.5 will combine the award-winning asset management capabilities of McAfee’s current SiteMeter 5.1 and SiteExpress 3.0 with the best-of-breed configuration management features of Saber’s current SLW 5.0. McAfee will follow SLW 5.5 with SLW 6.0 in the first quarter of 1996, which will add a Windows 95 OLE management console, a new 32-bit desktop configuration manager, and new enterprise inventory management.

Founded in 1989, McAfee is a leading vendor of Network Security and Network Management products for the PC network management market. The Company is also a leader in Internet and Web-based electronic software distribution. McAfee is headquartered in Santa Clara and can be reached by phone at (408) 988-3832 or by fax at (408) 970-9727. McAfee’s Web address is

McAfee Enterprise Systems Management Strategy Highlights

Provides comprehensive family of integrated systems management solutions consisting of point-products, LAN suites and an enterprise systems management console, each individually scaleable from the local LAN to the enterprise WAN.
All products will be architected around a common layer which provides a uniform Windows 95 interface; OLE-enabled data exchange; support for multiple protocols including TCP/IP & IPX, SQL database formats; SNMP alerting; and common NLMs, user and group management, policy management, reporting, scripting and agents.
Strategy leverages McAfee’s strength in asset management and Saber’s strength in configuration management to create best-of breed systems management suite composed of BrightWorks for asset management and the desktop configuration management capabilities of NetTools and Saber LAN Workstation.
Product line fully enterprise-enabled with support for TCP/IP, SNMP and SQL.
McAfee will unify its point products under a new Win95 OLE console to create a common interface across all products.
Combined lines will provide broad support for Windows 95, Windows NT (client and server), and NetWare 4.1.<br>