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Some new tools will give you better insights into your system under extreme load, and we flash back to the days of AOL and discuss the new way social hackers are spreading malware. Plus the death of a TLD, the return of SamSam, and more!Sponsored By:Ting: Save $25 off a device, or get $25 in service credits! Promo Code: Visit techsnap.ting.comiXSystems: Get a system purpose built for you. Promo Code: Tell them we sent you!Digital Ocean: Apply our promo snapocean after you create your account, and get a $10 credit. Promo Code: snapoceanLinks:psi: pressure stall information for CPU, memory, and IO v2 — PSI aggregates and reports the overall wallclock time in which the tasks in a system (or cgroup) wait for contended hardware resources.Chinese “hackers” are sending malware via snail mail — The trick is simple: a package arrives with a Chinese postmark containing a rambling message and a small CD. The CD, in turn, contains a set of Word files that include script-based malware. These scripts run when the victims…