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  • FBI Seeks To Legally Hack You If You're Connected To TOR Or a VPN

    01/25/2015 11:15:40 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 55 replies
    Slashdot.org ^ | 1/20/15
    The investigative arm of the Department of Justice is attempting to short-circuit the legal checks of the Fourth Amendment by requesting a change in the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure. These procedural rules dictate how law enforcement agencies must conduct criminal prosecutions, from investigation to trial. Any deviations from the rules can have serious consequences, including dismissal of a case. The specific rule the FBI is targeting outlines the terms for obtaining a search warrant. It's called Federal Rule 41(b), and the requested change would allow law enforcement to obtain a warrant to search electronic data without providing any specific...
  • Stocks Pop-And-Drop After NYPost "Fed Emergency Meeting" Twitter Hack

    01/16/2015 5:10:33 PM PST · by 9thLife · 5 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/16/2015 13:25 -0500 | Tyler Durden
    The NY Post tweeted that "Federal Reserve head Yellen announces bail-in in emergency meeting, rumored negative rate to be set at 4pm EST today," and US equity markets briefly started to rise... followed by a tweet that "The Fed would peg the Dollar to the Swiss Franc" and "Chinese anti-ship missile fired at USS George Washington." Both seemed odd and shortly after, The NY Post had deleted the tweets and explained that it had been hacked... The same tweets were also seen on the Twitter account of the wire service UPI.
  • Cypher Caliphates INSTAGRAM Account Hacked!

    01/13/2015 7:12:27 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 18 replies
    MeshugeMikey ^ | January 11, 2015 | MeshugeMikey
    We believe this hack may have been the work of The Big SIsters of The Poor! Developing
  • US Central Command Twitter feed hacked by ISIS supporters

    01/12/2015 10:10:23 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 112 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1-12-2014 | Everett Rosenfeld
    The Twitter account for U.S. Central Command was apparently hacked on Monday, with pro-ISIS messages plastering the account's profile. The first message was posted at 12:29 p.m. ET, with the words "AMERICAN SOLDIERS, WE ARE COMING, WATCH YOUR BACK. ISIS." and the hashtag "#CyberCaliphate." The profile's image was replaced with a photo that includes the text "i love you isis." Just before 1 p.m. ET profile and banner images were reverted to their default
  • 'Banished' words: 'Bae,' 'swag,' 'polar vortex'

    01/01/2015 8:09:19 AM PST · by Brother Cracker · 57 replies
    Odd_News ^ | Dec. 31, 2014 | Ben Hooper
    SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich.,- A Michigan university said its 40th annual list of "banished" words includes "bae," "polar vortex," "hack," "skill set," "swag," and "foodie." Lake Superior State University said its annual "List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness" was chosen by members of a committee from submissions by the public. Topping the list this year was "bae," a term of endearment that came into common use this year. "Meaning 'before anyone else.' How stupid! Stop calling your boyfriend 'bae,'" Evie Dunagan of Manheim, Pa., wrote in submitting the word for banishment. LSSU...
  • No, North Korea Didn’t Hack Sony

    12/26/2014 4:19:40 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 19 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 24, 2014 | No Attribution
    The FBI and the President may claim that the Hermit Kingdom is to blame for the most high-profile network breach in forever. But almost all signs point in another direction. So, “The Interview” is to be released after all. The news that the satirical movie—which revolves around a plot to murder Kim Jong-Un—will have a Christmas Day release as planned, will prompt renewed scrutiny of whether, as the US authorities have officially claimed, the cyber attack on Sony really was the work of an elite group of North Korean government hackers. All the evidence leads me to believe that the...
  • North Korea was NOT behind the Sony hack according to multiple security experts

    12/25/2014 7:45:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 67 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/25/14 | Chris Spargo
    The FBI just last week confirmed what many Americans already assumed to be a forgone conclusion when they revealed there was conclusive evidence that North Korea´s government was behind the hacking of Sony, an attack the government bureau said was carried out as a way ´to inflict significant harm on a U.S. business and suppress the right of American citizens to express themselves.´ Then, in a press conference on Friday, President Obama not only attacked North Korea and leader Kim Jong-un for their attempts to ´intimidate´ Americans through their actions, but went so far as to warn the country that
  • North Korea was NOT behind the Sony hack.. insider named 'Lena' may be responsible. (truncated)

    12/25/2014 1:31:49 PM PST · by dynachrome · 67 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12-25-14 | CHRIS SPARGO
    he FBI last week announced that they had discovered conclusive evidence proving the North Korean government was behind the Sony hack President Obama then attacked the country for their behavior during a news conference, and informed them that the United States would retaliate Now, the findings of the FBI are being called into question by many of the cybersecurity industry's leading experts What's more, after an independent investigation, Norse has determined that they believe a woman named 'Lena' is responsible for the hack Almost every expert stated that they believe the hack had to have been an inside job
  • PlayStation Network And Xbox Live Are Down <Truncated>

    12/25/2014 11:47:04 AM PST · by Sawdring · 52 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/25/2014 | Dave Smith
    Hackers don't take a holiday, it seems. Hours after Microsoft’s Xbox Live went down Wednesday, Sony’s PlayStation Network went down, too. These are two giant networks that console gamers access to play their games online. It's especially bad timing since a lot of people are probably getting new PlayStations and Xboxes for Christmas.
  • Sony could launch The Interview on YouTube: Firm is considering releasing the controversial film

    12/23/2014 6:07:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 22, 2014 | Victoria Woollaston
    Following cinema chains across the US pulling Sony Pictures' The Interview, the California-based firm is now considering ways in which the controversial film can be shown online. Sites such as YouTube, Netflix and Crackle are among the options currently being discussed to make sure the film gets distributed. During an interview with CNN, Sony Entertainment boss Michael Lynton said the movie will be released, but it just needs to work out the best way of doing so.
  • US urges N. Korea to compensate Sony for cyberattack (Did we say Pretty Please?)

    12/22/2014 11:42:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    AFP ^ | December 22,2014 | Staff
    The United States urged North Korea on Monday to admit it ordered a cyberattack on the Hollywood studio Sony Pictures and to pay for the damage it had caused. "If they want to help here they could admit their culpability and compensate Sony for the damages that they caused," deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf told reporters. Washington accuses Pyongyang of being behind the hack that led to the release of embarrassing company emails and caused Sony executives to halt the debut of the comedy action film "The Interview."
  • Home Sony Pictures Caves to More Hacker Demands Wipes 'Interview' From Social Media

    12/21/2014 4:55:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    TMZ ^ | December 20, 2014 | Staff
    Looks like the "Guardians of Peace" scored another victory ... Sony quietly gave in to another hacker demand by wiping almost all traces of "The Interview" from its social media pages. Hackers threatened top level Sony execs Friday saying, "We want everything related to the movie, including its trailers, as well as its full version down from any website hosting them immediately." The movie studio almost immediately obliged ... the movie's Twitter page no longer has any tweets, the Facebook page has been deleted and all "Interview" footage has been wiped from its YouTube page.
  • Pyongyang Shuffle: Hollywood In Dead Panic Over Sony Hack

    12/20/2014 5:54:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | December 19, 2014 | James Poulos
    In the ebullience that surrounded the supposed end of the Cold War, few analysts worried about the nuggets of communist opposition that the tide of freedom had failed to sweep away. Cuba was harmless. China was capitalizing. Those weird little statelets left in the USSR’s wake? Whatever, bro. ........................................................ In fact, Hollywood has amassed so much undisclosed TMZ fodder that it’s willing to do whatever the North says. There is no margin for error, and no taking of chances. Spend enough time in the right/wrong circles here in L.A., and you’ll pick up a tabloid’s worth of sordid stories. Sometimes...
  • FBI demands new powers to hack into computers and carry out surveillance

    11/03/2014 11:08:45 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10/29/14 | Ed Pinkton
    The FBI is attempting to persuade an obscure regulatory body in Washington to change its rules of engagement in order to seize significant new powers to hack into and carry out surveillance of computers throughout the US and around the world. Civil liberties groups warn that the proposed rule change amounts to a power grab by the agency that would ride roughshod over strict limits to searches and seizures laid out under the fourth amendment of the US constitution, as well as violate first amendment privacy rights. They have protested that the FBI is seeking to transform its cyber capabilities...
  • 'Ebola Czar' Absent from White House Ebola Strategy Meeting

    10/17/2014 9:12:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 17 Oct 2014
    Ron Klain, the newly-appointed "Ebola Czar" for Barack Obama's administration, did not attend a White House meeting Friday discussing the federal response to the domestic threat of the deadly Ebola virus.
  • Ron Klain, Chief of Staff to 2 Vice Presidents, Is Named to Lead Ebola Response

    10/17/2014 3:46:15 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 17, 2014 | by JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    President Obama on Friday named Ron Klain, a seasoned Democratic crisis-response operative and White House veteran, to manage the government’s response to the deadly virus as public anxiety grows over its possible spread. Mr. Klain, a former chief of staff for Vice Presidents Al Gore and Joseph R. Biden Jr., is known for his ability to handle high-stakes and fast-moving political challenges. He was the lead Democratic lawyer for Mr. Gore during the 2000 election recount, and was later played by Kevin Spacey in the HBO drama “Recount” about the disputed contest. Mr. Klain’s appointment, announced by a White House...
  • Meet America's New Ebola Czar

    10/17/2014 11:00:05 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 40 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/17/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Forget medical experience, what the USA needs to combat the worst Ebola pandemic ever is "an American lawyer and political operative best known for serving as Chief of Staff to two Vice Presidents - Al Gore (1995–1999) and Joseph Biden (2009–2011)." Ronald A. "Ron" Klain is an American lawyer and political operative best known for serving as Chief of Staff to two Vice Presidents - Al Gore (1995–1999) and Joseph Biden (2009–2011). He is an influential Democratic Party insider. Earlier in his career, he was a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Byron White during the Court's 1987 and 1988...
  • Meet America's New Ebola Czar

    10/17/2014 8:18:36 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 31 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 10/17/2014 | Tyler Durden
    This should fix it and calm the panic: •*OBAMA SAID TO APPOINT RON KLAIN AS EBOLA CZAR, CNN TWEETS Forget medical experience, what the USA needs to combat the worst Ebola pandemic ever is "an American lawyer and political operative best known for serving as Chief of Staff to two Vice Presidents - Al Gore (1995–1999) and Joseph Biden (2009–2011)." Gotta wonder how Tom Frieden feels about this... Via Wikipedia, Ronald A. "Ron" Klain is an American lawyer and political operative best known for serving as Chief of Staff to two Vice Presidents - Al Gore (1995–1999) and Joseph Biden...
  • Ron Klain to be Ebola czar: report

    10/17/2014 7:16:37 AM PDT · by sunmars · 131 replies
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Ron Klain, the former chief of staff to Vice Presidents Al Gore and Joe Biden, will be named Ebola czar, according to a report on CNN.
  • The Shellshock Bug In About Four Minutes (video)

    09/25/2014 12:57:00 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 9-25-2014 | Tom Scott
    Remember Heartbleed? Well, this is probably worse. Here's a (somewhat simplified) explanation of what Shellshock actually is. Don't worry: I haven't included instructions on how to actually exploit it. The moral of the story is: keep your security patches up to date!
  • Biden to Putin: I don't think 'you have a soul'

    07/21/2014 1:55:51 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/21/14 | Justin Sink
    Vice President Biden told Vladimir Putin that he did not believe the Russian leader had “a soul” during a visit to the Kremlin in 2011, the vice president said in a New Yorker magazine interview published Monday. Biden said the incident occurred while he was touring Putin’s office in the Kremlin. “I had an interpreter, and when he was showing me his office I said, ‘It’s amazing what capitalism will do, won’t it? A magnificent office!’ And he laughed. As I turned, I was this close to him,” Biden said, signaling that the two leaders were standing just inches apart....
  • Harlan Ellison turns 80 today

    05/27/2014 10:57:16 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 40 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | May 27, 2014
    The great writer Harlan Ellison turns 80 today. Ellison has won eight Hugo Awards, a shared award for the screenplay of A Boy and his Dog that he counts as "half an Hugo" and two special awards from annual World SF Conventions; four Nebula Awards of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA); five Bram Stoker Awards of the Horror Writers Association (HWA); two Edgar Awards of the Mystery Writers of America; two World Fantasy Award from annual conventions; and two Georges Méliès fantasy film awards. -- Wikipedia Ellison is known primarily to television viewers as the author...
  • Change your passwords: Comcast hushes, minimizes serious hack

    02/10/2014 8:25:32 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 36 replies
    zdnet.com ^ | February 9, 2014 | Violet Blue
    Are you a Comcast customer? Please change your password. On February 6, NullCrew FTS hacked into at least 34 of Comcast's servers and published a list of the company's mail servers and a link to the root file with the vulnerability it used to penetrate the system on Pastebin.
  • A First Look at the Target Intrusion, Malware

    01/16/2014 8:40:12 AM PST · by BlueMondaySkipper · 72 replies
    Krebs On Security ^ | 1/12/2014 | Krebs
    Last weekend, Target finally disclosed at least one cause of the massive data breach that exposed personal and financial information on more than 110 million customers: Malicious software that infected point-of-sale systems at Target checkout counters. Today’s post includes new information about the malware apparently used in the attack, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter.
  • Peter King: Rand Paul 'disgraced' his office (Barf alert!)

    12/20/2013 4:47:03 AM PST · by steelhead_trout · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/19/13 | Dava Davidsen
    (CNN) - Rep. Peter King said fellow Republican Sen. Rand Paul owes the nation’s top intelligence official an apology after saying he should resign for “lying” to a Senate committee about a controversial surveillance program. The New York congressman also said that Paul's comparison of National Intelligence Director James Clapper to NSA leaker Edward Snowden is "absolutely disgraceful." "For Senator Paul to compare that patriot, General Clapper, with someone like Snowden, who is a traitor, who has put American lives at risk - Senator Paul should be ashamed of himself," King said Thursday on CNN’s “The Situation Room.” "It's an...
  • Rockefeller Introducing Cybersecurity Bill

    11/21/2013 6:58:20 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 8 replies
    Multichannel News ^ | 11/20/13 | John Eggerton
    Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) Thursday (Nov. 21) will introduce the Cybersecurity Act of 2013. The act passed out of the Senate Commerce Committee unanimously in July and will now be attached as an amendment to the must-pass National Defense Authorization Act--the Defense Department's budget bill--with the blessing of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). The bill is supported by a number of industry groups, including the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, CTIA, and US Telecom. When the bill was introduced, NCTA praised that fact that while putting the National Institute of Standards and Technology's in charge of developing cybersecurity standards...
  • For the Next Generation [Screed of Ghost Written Crap "authored" by Debbie Blabbermouth]

    10/21/2013 5:52:27 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Congresswoman and Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz challenges the nation to resolve tough issues for future generations. America has witnessed the dangers that come with shortsightedness, writes Debbie Wasserman Schultz in For the Next Generation. If we want to ensure prosperity for ourselves and an improved way of life for young Americans, we have to change, starting now.
  • Treasury’s Lew to warn lawmakers: No payments guaranteed if debt ceiling breached

    10/09/2013 10:25:01 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 9, 2013 | By Zachary A. Goldfarb and Lori Montgomery
    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew plans to warn lawmakers Thursday that he will be unable to guarantee payments to any group — whether Social Security recipients or U.S. bondholders — unless Congress approves an increase in the federal debt limit. With Washington in gridlock and a key deadline in the debt-limit debate just one week off, Lew plans to tell a Senate panel that he would do all he can to minimize the pain of breaching the $16.7 trillion debt limit, according to Treasury officials briefed on the testimony. But Lew will also note that in an unprecedented situation in which...
  • Apple’s advanced fingerprint technology is hacked; should you worry?

    09/22/2013 6:56:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    ZDNet ^ | September 23, 2013 00:10 GMT (17:10 PDT) | Ed Bott
    It took only days for the hackers of Germany’s Chaos Computer Club to claim victory in the challenge to break Apple’s vaunted new security feature in the iPhone 5s. The CCC “biometrics hacking team” used a photo of a fingerprint from a glass surface to fashion a fake finger that they then used to fool the newest iPhone into unlocking. “This demonstrates—again,” the group said in a statement, “that fingerprint biometrics is unsuitable as access control method and should be avoided.” Actually, it demonstrates no such thing. The new iPhone debuted on Friday, September 20. The CCC team announced their...
  • Hard-coded PIN vulnerability found in smart toilets

    08/06/2013 2:22:56 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | by Nancy Owano
    Security experts are warning us all over the place. The digital life used to be a cubicle and workstation. Now it's well, life. Everything is connected, and Internet is everywhere. That means criminal intruders along with pranksters can also broaden their reach from computer malware to home connections such as smart appliances and meters. Last week, there was one more proof that this was so: According to a warning by the information security firm Trustwave, a Satis-brand toilet by the Japan-based company Lixil can be controlled remotely by an Android app. According to Daniel Crowley a managing consultant with information...
  • Luxury toilet users warned of hardware flaw (Hack with any Android phone).

    08/05/2013 7:03:57 AM PDT · by Pilsner · 26 replies
    BBC News ^ | August 5, 2013 | Zoe Kleinman
    A luxury toilet controlled by a smartphone app is vulnerable to attack, according to security experts... the Pin code for every model is hardwired to be four zeros (0000), meaning that it cannot be reset... An attacker could ... cause the unit to unexpectedly open/close the lid, activate bidet or air-dry functions, causing discomfort or distress to [the] user."
  • 19 fast food hacks that will change the way you order

    07/28/2013 9:16:34 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 44 replies
    Financial Post ^ | July 26, 2013 | Ashley Lutz
    Fast food is all about convenience and affordability. But there are ways you can make a trip to the local McDonald’s or Burger King feel like a VIP experience. Two Reddit forums revealed tips from fast food employees and savvy customers. We pulled out the best tricks that could enhance your next dining experience. From customizing your Taco Bell order to getting a cheaper “Big Mac,” these tips could change your fast food orders forever...
  • Free Beacon Targeted In Hack Attack Malware inflicted in coordinated attack on conservative sites

    06/11/2013 5:57:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 6/11/13 | Adam Kredo
    The Washington Free Beacon yesterday became the latest victim in a wave of cyber attacks targeting conservative news outlets. The Beacon, in what appears to be a coordinated assault, joined National Journal and radio station WTOP as a target after certain articles were featured on the Drudge Report, one of the most heavily trafficked and influential sites in the world. The Drudge Report itself has not been infiltrated. “There seems to be this concerted effort by this cyber criminal to take over news sites,” said Steve Ward, vice president of Invincea, the Internet security company that first identified the Free...
  • Report: Gov't scooping up Verizon phone records

    06/06/2013 3:46:24 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 98 replies
    MyWay ^ | 6/6/13
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Security Agency has been collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a top secret court order, according to a report in Britain's Guardian newspaper.</p> <p>The order was granted by the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on April 25 and is good until July 19, the newspaper reported Wednesday. The order requires Verizon, one of the nation's largest telecommunications companies, on an "ongoing, daily basis" to give the NSA information on all telephone calls in its systems, both within the U.S. and between the U.S. and other countries.</p>
  • President Steve Capus leaving NBC News

    02/01/2013 12:21:12 PM PST · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | Dylan Byers
    NBC News president Steve Capus announced today that he is leaving the network. "It has been a privilege to have spent two decades here, but it is now time to head in a new direction," he wrote in a memo to staff, obtained by POLITICO. "I have informed Pat Fili-Krushel that I will be leaving NBC News in the coming weeks." "It is impossible to fully express how much I respect the people of NBC News," he wrote. "To call everyone "colleagues" has been a true honor ... but to call so many of you dear friends has been a...
  • Anonymous hacks US Sentencing Commission, distributes files

    01/26/2013 9:19:40 AM PST · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    zdnet.com ^ | 1-26-2013 | Violet Blue
    Summary: Late evening Friday, January 25, U.S. Sentencing Commission website was hacked and government files distributed by Anonymous in what the group calls "Operation Last Resort."Hacktivist group Anonymous took control of the U.S. Sentencing Commission website Friday, January 25 in a new campaign called "Operation Last Resort."The first attack on the website was early Friday morning. The second - successful - attack came around 9pm PST that evening. By 3am PST ussc.gov was down (it has since been dropped from the DNS), yet as of this writing the IP address (66.153.19.162) still returns the defaced site's contents.It appears that via the U.S. government...
  • Hacking Votes

    09/27/2012 2:16:01 PM PDT · by Positive · 8 replies
    CIO Journal ^ | 9/27/2012 | Michael Hickins
    Advanced Voting Systems of Frisco, Texas, clearly didn’t give software security a thought when it designed its electronic voting machines.The AVS WinVote system is vulnerable to wireless computer sabotage, but because of a lack of funding to replace them, those machines are still in use in more than a third of the polling localities in Virginia, a swing state that could determine the outcome of this year’s U.S. presidential election. A new Virginia law bans wireless capabilities in voting machines, but allows the use of those machines election officials already purchased. Jeremy Epstein, a computer researcher who helped draft the...
  • Wasserman Schultz’s Luxury Cars and Growing Net Worth Raise Questions [pics of her cars]

    09/11/2012 11:49:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    Shark Tank ^ | 9/11/12 | Javier Manjarres
    Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has famously stated that she is a “middle class American,” and it was this very claim that prompted many of her critics to openly question whether or not it was a realistic assessment of her personal income and assets.... ...reviews of Wasserman Schultz’ congressional financial disclosures revealed a not widely known fact that she owns a second home in New Hampshire and is also not required to disclose her husband’s salary... So when you get down to it, Wasserman Schultz’s claim that “I am a middle class’ American” argument really has no credibility, especially now that...
  • DHS warns Siemens 'flaw' could allow power plant hack

    08/25/2012 1:06:38 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 3 replies
    Cnet.com ^ | August 22, 2012 | Zack Whittaker
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued an alert warning that hackers could exploit code in Siemens-owned technology to attack power plants and other national critical infrastructure. Security researcher Justin Clarke exposed the flaw at a Los Angeles conference last week, claiming he discovered a way of spying on encrypted traffic in hardware owned by a Siemens subsidiary, RuggedCom. The DHS advisory noted: "An attacker may use the key to create malicious communication to a RuggedCom network device." DHS added that the government department was in contact with RuggedCom and the researcher in order to identify the flaw and...
  • Tarantino unchains bloody 'Django' at Comic-Con

    07/15/2012 6:27:39 PM PDT · by BBell · 49 replies
    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Quentin Tarantino is redefining race relations in the pre-Civil War South with "Django Unchained," his Western-style saga that he previewed at the Comic-Con fan convention.Tarantino said Saturday that he has been wanting to do a Western for ages and that the idea for "Django Unchained" first came to him 13 years ago.
  • West New York Mayor Felix Roque and his son face federal charges of hacking opposition website

    05/25/2012 2:13:30 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 3 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | May 25, 2012 | By Ron Zeitlinger/The Jersey Journal
    The mayor of West New York, who mounted a recall campaign against the former mayor before eventually being elected, was charged along with his son yesterday with three counts of hacking a website that aimed to recall him. Dr. Felix Roque, 55, and his son, Joseph Roque, 22, were arrested at their homes yesterday morning and charged with gaining unauthorized access to computers in furtherance of causing damage to protected computers; causing damage to protected computers; and conspiracy to commit those crimes. They each face up to 11 years in prison and fines of $600,000 if convicted on all counts.
  • Gov. Deval Patrick: Ex-aide in sex flap can have job back

    05/11/2012 10:10:39 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 11 replies
    http://bostonherald.com/news/politics/view.bg?articleid=1061130770&srvc=news&position=4
    A state official who opted not to take a key Gaming Commission post amid controversy over past sex allegations will be welcomed back to his old job in the Patrick administration, the governor said yesterday. Gov. Deval Patrick indicated yesterday that Carl Stanley McGee can have his old job back but warned that the state’s powerful Gaming Commission needs to quickly regain its focus. “I think we have had a number of distractions from the central work of the Gaming Commission, and the central work is about getting a new protocol and new framework for expanded gaming up and running,...
  • Liberal Hack Mocks Tornado Victims

    03/08/2012 2:40:50 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 15 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/8/2012 | Danny R. Butcher
    With all the uproar over Rush Limbaugh's comments about Sandra Fluke, their are many more examples of this nonsense by the liberal left. Case in point, the comments on Friday by liberal hack Mike Malloy about tornado victims in the South. "Their God … keeps smashing them into little grease spots on the pavement in Alabama, and Mississippi, and Arkansas, and Georgia, and Oklahoma. "You know, the Bible belt, where they ain't gonna let no goddamned science get in the way, it says in the Bible, blah blah blah blah blah. So, according to their way of thinking, God with...
  • Researchers Hack Voting Machine for $26

    09/30/2011 11:46:31 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/30/11 | Matt Liebowitz
    Researchers from the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois have developed a hack that, for about $26 and an 8th-grade science education, can remotely manipulate the electronic voting machines used by millions of voters all across the U.S.
  • FRANK LUNTZ: A Less-Than-Frank Dunce

    08/27/2011 3:24:19 PM PDT · by Gargantua · 67 replies
    The TEA Party Tribune ^ | Saturday, August 27, 2011 | Anthony James
    FRANK LUNTZ: A Less-Than-Frank Dunce © 2011 By Anthony James The list of political types who have formed a virtual conga line around Washington DC chanting in near unison their various reasons why Sarah Palin is just not their cup of “TEA,” shall we say, has given birth to some of the strangest bedfellows this town has seen since GOP Sen. “Benedict Arlen” Spector cited Scottish Law when joining with the Democrats in trying to block the impeachment of Bill Clinton. Nonetheless, that list grew recently as Frank Luntz, formerly considered to be an objective pollster whose reports could be...
  • Operation Shady RAT: China again

    08/06/2011 8:18:49 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | August 6th, 2011 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    A shocking report titled Operation Shady RAT released by Dmitri Alperovitch,Vice President of Threat Research at McAfee revealed the existence of long standing cyber spying aimed at stealing intellectual property and trade secrets from western based firms. The folks a McAfee gained access to a server that was used by the hackers and downloaded logs “that reveal the full extent of the victim population since mid-2006 when the log collection began.” They noted this is when the event logs began but agreed the cyber-espionage program may have been in operation before 2006. “So far,it is unknown what information was downloaded...
  • The Crying Shame of John Boehner

    07/27/2011 9:40:47 AM PDT · by Huck · 50 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | January 5th, 2011 | Matt Tiabbi
    John Boehner is the ultimate Beltway hack, a man whose unmatched and self-serving skill at political survival has made him, after two decades in Washington, the hairy blue mold on the American congressional sandwich. The biographer who somewhere down the line tackles the question of Boehner's legacy will do well to simply throw out any references to party affiliation, because the thing that has made Boehner who he is — the thing that has finally lifted him to the apex of legislative power in America — has almost nothing to do with his being a Republican. The Democrats have plenty...
  • Protecting yourself from Cell Phone hacks….

    07/22/2011 10:31:22 AM PDT · by 4yourcountry · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Security Beacon ^ | 7/21/11 | Security Beacon
    The UK news establishment is in full retreat with news suggesting reporters hacked officials cell phones to extract private data about a range of personal issues. Even if you are not a government official being targeted by tabloid news, criminals, competitors and other bad people, these folks may have or now will leverage these same techniques to take advantage of you. Before everyone gets all worked up about downloading some new anti-virus software or such for your cell phones, here are some key tips you should take right now...
  • LulzSec: the members and the enemies

    06/25/2011 6:35:43 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 10 replies
    Guardian ^ | Friday 24 June 2011 | Josh Halliday
    While Sabu and Topiary are firmly on the inside, the likes of The Jester and LulzSec Exposed are most certainly notInside Sabu Apparent founder and leader of LulzSec, he is a long-time hacktivist associated with senior Anonymous members. Decides who can join the group and who should be targeted. Attempts by rivals to uncover details about his real-life identity suggest he is a 30-year-old IT consultant skilled in the Python programming language who has lived in New York. The timing of some his tweets – tweeting "goodnight all" at 0700 BST, or 0200 New York time – implies he is...
  • Sarah Palin supporters hack Twitter feed of company that posted her emails for msnbc.com

    06/12/2011 10:13:17 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 34 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 6/12/11 | Bill Dedman
    The Twitter feed of the company that put online 24,000 pages of Sarah Palin's emails for msnbc.com was hacked over the weekend, with vandals posting a series of pro-Palin and anti-Obama messages. Among the tweets: * Emails: Gov. Palin a Hard-Working Public Servant * Email Witch-hunt Backfires * Weiner's America Or Palin's America - That Is The 2012 Choice "It appears that there is a 'hole' in one of the applications (we think Facebook) that links to Twitter," Art Crivella, founder and CEO of the company, Crivella West, told msnbc.com Sunday evening. "We've disabled them and mopped up the bile...