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  • How to protect your PC against the major ‘Meltdown’ CPU security flaw

    01/04/2018 6:45:29 AM PST · by Red Badger · 64 replies
    www.theverge.com ^ | Jan 4, 2018, 8:12am EST | By Tom Warren
    Only Intel machines are affected by Meltdown Details have emerged on two major processor security flaws this week, and the industry is scrambling to issue fixes and secure machines for customers. Dubbed “Meltdown” and “Spectre,” the flaws affect nearly every device made in the past 20 years. The Meltdown flaw only affects Intel processors, and researchers have already released proof of concept code that could lead to attacks using Meltdown. The vulnerabilities allow an attacker to compromise the privileged memory of a processor by exploiting the way processes run in parallel. They also allow an attacker to use JavaScript code...
  • Horrific Security Flaw Affects Decade of Intel Processors

    01/03/2018 1:55:39 PM PST · by Red Badger · 110 replies
    www.popularmechanics.com ^ | 03 January 2018 | By Eric Limer
    The fix requires major OS rewrites which will probably make your computer run slower. An extremely severe security flaw has been found to affect nearly every Intel processor made in the past decade or more, giving any hackers who might know how to exploit it access to protected information systemwide. The Register reports that programmers are rushing to make the sweeping changes necessary to protect against the vulnerability on Linux and Windows operating systems, with such fixes required on macOS as well. Even worse, you can expect these vital updates to noticeably slow down your computer. The design flaw in...
  • CNN: Anderson Cooper’s Anti-Trump Tweet Came from Assistant’s Phone, not ‘Hack’

    12/14/2017 4:24:27 AM PST · by x1stcav · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/13/17 | Lucas Nolan
    CNN has released a statement claiming that a tweet sent from Anderson Cooper’s account calling Trump a “pathetic loser” was sent from the phone of Cooper’s assistant, who had left the device unsupervised at his gym. BuzzFeed News reports that following a tweet sent out by CNN pundit Anderson Cooper which called President Trump a “pathetic loser,” the news station has issued a statement claiming that it was not Cooper who had sent the tweet but a member of the gym attended by Cooper’s assistant. The initial tweet sent from Cooper’s account was in reply to President Trump’s tweet about...
  • ISIS hacking group threatens global cyber attack starting with the US TOMORROW

    12/07/2017 5:49:41 PM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 20 replies
    Daily Mail News UK ^ | Charlie Moore
    Electronic Ghosts of the Caliphate is a group among United Cyber Caliphate It posted an ominous video online threatening massive global cyber attack Video shows the date 8/12/2017 captioned: 'Black days you will remember' It says: 'We are the hackers of ISIS. We will face you in a massive cyber war' A pro-ISIS hacking group has threatened a massive cyber attack on governments and armies around the world starting with 'the cursed Unites States' tomorrow. Electronic Ghosts of the Caliphate declared in an ominous video to its enemies: 'We are the hackers of ISIS. We will face you in a...
  • Dionne: Who will challenge Trump’s enablers?

    11/30/2017 1:13:36 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | November 30, 2017 | by E.J. Dionne Jr.
    Great nations and proud democracies fall when their systems become so corrupted that the decay is not even noticed — or the rot is written off as a normal part of politics. President Trump has created exactly such a crisis. He has not done it alone. The corrosion of norms and values began long before he propelled the nation past the edge, and his own party is broadly complicit in enabling his attacks on truth, decency and democratic values. In fact, Republicans are taking full advantage of the bedlam Trump leaves in his wake. They are using a twisted process...
  • Calls Grow for Arrest of Gloria Allred Over Forged Document – Including Accuser’s Stepson!

    11/19/2017 12:10:49 PM PST · by doug from upland · 169 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | 11-19-17 | Jim Hoft
    Following The Gateway Pundit’s viral story on Judge Roy Moore’s alleged signature inside accuser Beverly Young Nelson’s yearbook, more evidence suggested it was a forgery. The signature says “To a sweeter more beautiful girl I could not say, ‘Merry Christmas.’ Love, Roy Moore DA, 12-22-77, Olde Hickory House.” Strangely, “To a sweeter more beautiful girl I could not say, ‘Merry Christmas.’ Love, Roy,” is written in black ink, while “Moore DA, 12-22-77, Olde Hickory House,” is in blue ink. And then there’s this… Judge Roy Moore was not the DA in 1978. He would not have signed a signature with...
  • Report: DOJ weighs charging Russian officials in DNC computer hack

    11/02/2017 9:03:26 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 2 2017 | Brooke Singman
    The Justice Department reportedly has garnered enough evidence to charge at least six Russian government operatives with hacking the Democratic National Committee's computers during the 2016 presidential election. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that federal prosecutors could bring charges earaly next year. The Journal reported that dozens of others may have also played a role in the cyberattack. Multiple congressional probes and federal intelligence investigations are focusing on Russian interference and meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Those probes are ongoing and began even before the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate similar charges.
  • Hack of U.S. securities regulator rattles investors, stirs doubts

    09/21/2017 10:48:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 21, 2017 | by Sarah N. Lynch, Jonathan Spicer
    Wall Street’s top regulator faced questions on Thursday about its defenses against cyber criminals after admitting hackers breached its electronic database of corporate announcements and may have used it for insider trading. The incursion at the Securities and Exchange Commission struck at the heart of the U.S. financial system. The SEC’s EDGAR filing system is the central repository for market-moving information on corporate America with millions of filings ranging from quarterly earnings to statements on acquisitions. Accessing documents before they are released publicly would offer hackers a lucrative opportunity to trade on that information. The SEC has said it was...
  • How to find out if you're affected by the Equifax hack

    09/11/2017 7:25:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    CNN Money ^ | September 11, 2017 | Katie Lobosco
    You may have never used Equifax yourself -- or even heard of it -- but the credit reporting agency could still have a treasure trove of your personal information. Equifax said Thursday that 143 million people could be affected by a recent data breach in which cybercriminals stole information including names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and the numbers of some driver's licenses. Additionally, credit card numbers for about 209,000 people were exposed, as was "personal identifying information" on roughly 182,000 customers involved in credit report disputes. Equifax is one of three nationwide credit-reporting companies that track and rate...
  • Beijing Suspected in Hacking Yacht Owned by Chinese Billionaire

    09/08/2017 6:59:06 AM PDT · by ptsal · 4 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | Sept 08, 2017 | Bill Gertz
    China is suspected of hacking the electronics of a yacht owned by a Chinese billionaire targeted by Beijing.Guo Wengui, who uses the English name Miles Kwok, said several incidents involving his 152-foot motor yacht, Lady May, appear to be part of a Chinese government effort to threaten and intimidate him.**snip**"I want every American and law enforcement agency to understand the Chinese government, through using the internet, cell phones, and modern communications technologies, can obtain private correspondence and information from each and every American citizen if it wishes, and can do that very easily almost without any cost," he added.
  • Equifax hack hits credit histories of up to 143 million Americans

    09/07/2017 9:33:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 62 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 7 at 8:35 PM | Craig Timberg, Elizabeth Dwoskin and Brian Fung
    The credit reporting agency Equifax said Thursday that hackers gained access to sensitive personal data — Social Security numbers, birth dates and home addresses — for up to 143 million Americans, a major cybersecurity breach at a firm that serves as one of the three major clearinghouses for Americans’ credit histories. Equifax said the breach began in May and continued until it was discovered in late July. It said hackers exploited a “website application vulnerability” and obtained personal data about British and Canadian consumers as well as Americans. Social Security numbers and birth dates are particularly sensitive data, giving those...
  • Chinese national arrested on charges linked to OPM, Anthem hacks

    08/27/2017 3:10:51 AM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 10 replies
    The Washington TImes ^ | August 25, 2017 | Andrew Blake
    The FBI has arrested a Chinese national on charges involving the malware used to hack the U.S. Office of Personnel Management in 2014 and steal personal information pertaining to millions of federal government employees and contractors. Yu Pingan, apprehended Monday at Los Angeles International Airport after flying in to attend a conference, was in federal court this week to face charges concerning Sakula, a sophisticated piece of malware used by the hackers who pulled off the historic OPM breach as well as the 2015 intrusion suffered by health insurance firm Anthem, among others. He is charged with a single count...
  • Navy to 'consider' whether crashed warships were hacked

    08/22/2017 4:47:18 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 99 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 21, 2017 | Max Jaeger
    The Navy will investigate whether two US destroyers were hacked before they collided with merchant ships in a pair of recent crashes, according to a top Navy admiral. "2 clarify Re: possibility of cyber intrusion or sabotage, no indications right now ... but review will consider all possibilities," tweeted Admiral John Richardson, referencing sweeping new investigations announced Monday into two recent accidents involving Naval warships in the Pacific.
  • The 'Hack' Narrative Collapses

    08/21/2017 4:57:38 PM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 22 replies
    https://market-ticker.org ^ | 08/17/2017 | Karl Denninger
    This is a pretty-good read, all-in. ********************* “A speed of 22.7 megabytes is simply unobtainable, especially if we are talking about a transoceanic data transfer,” Folden said. “Based on the data we now have, what we’ve been calling a hack is impossible.” Last week Forensicator reported on a speed test he conducted more recently. It tightens the case considerably. “Transfer rates of 23 MB/s (Mega Bytes per second) are not just highly unlikely, but effectively impossible to accomplish when communicating over the Internet at any significant distance,” he wrote. “Further, local copy speeds are measured, demonstrating that 23 MB/s is...
  • A New Report Reveals With Forensic Evidence DNC Was Not Hacked – It Was A Leak And An Inside Job

    08/20/2017 7:12:11 AM PDT · by davikkm · 29 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    A group of former U.S. Intelligence officers calling themselves the VIPs have authored an extensive report with forensic evidence that the Democratic National Committee was not hacked by the Russians in July 2016.  The report alleges the DNC suffered an insider leak, which was conducted in the Eastern time zone of the United States by someone with physical access to a DNC computer. This report was shared with the respected left-liberal magazine, THE NATION.  Author of that report is a well respected writer,  Patrick Lawrence https://www.thenation.com/authors/patrick-lawrence/  His credentials are:  Patrick Lawrence is a longtime columnist, essayist, critic, and lecturer. He...
  • A Fox News Host Attacks Trump, and Some Viewers Bristle

    08/17/2017 10:42:58 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 43 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 8/16/2017 | Michael Grynbaum
    Fox News, television’s equivalent of a presidential safe space, kept up its steadfast defense of President Trump even as he faced an uproar this week over his response to the violence at a white supremacist rally in Virginia last Saturday. Anchors like Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson praised the president and lauded his bare-knuckle criticism of the news media. But notably, some pundits broke ranks. Eboni K. Williams, a host of the 5 p.m. show “The Specialists,” derided Mr. Trump in exceptionally blunt terms, calling his initial remarks about the rally “cowardly and dangerous” and accusing the president of minimizing...
  • HBO says data hacked, media says 'Game of Thrones' targeted

    07/31/2017 12:04:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 31, 2017 | by Jonathan Allen and Piya Sinha-Roy
    U.S. cable channel HBO said on Monday that hackers had stolen upcoming programming, and Entertainment Weekly reported that the theft included a script for an unaired episode of the hit fantasy show "Game of Thrones." HBO, a unit of Time-Warner Inc, declined to comment on the specific programming stolen in the hack. "As most of you have probably heard by now, there has been a cyber incident directed at the company which has resulted in some stolen proprietary information, including some of our programming," HBO Chairman Richard Plepler wrote in a message to employees, which the company shared with reporters....
  • No Way to Hack They Say? – Think Again

    07/31/2017 8:32:26 AM PDT · by davikkm · 20 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    When former President Barack Obama mocked Donald Trump for suggesting that there could even be such a thing as voter fraud: “What? What does that even mean?” It was clear to all those who had not drunk the Kool-Aid that not only was it possible, but that it was likely, and likely on an enormous scale. The MSM told us simple viewers how wonderful the voting system was and that the machines couldn’t be tampered with and that the electoral integrity was assured…and don’t forget to laugh at the guy who suggested it. Well we weren’t so silly after all....
  • Sorry about the continued lousy response time, but FR is still under a DOS attack

    07/29/2017 10:09:09 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 243 replies
    Wanted to avoid running a thread on this, but seeing as how it continues dragging on, guess I'd better. The DOS attacker obviously knows by now that he's hurting us. Have no idea when he/they started the attack, but we discovered it a few days ago. And John has been fighting it ever since. Says it's like whack-a-mole. Every time John gets him blocked or knocked out, he pops up again with a new modified attack. John thought he had a good solution a couple days ago, and we did enjoy one night and most of the next day with...
  • Hackers in competition breach voting machine security in minutes

    07/30/2017 7:34:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 30, 2017 | Rick Moran
    Hackers competing in a contest at a Las Vegas convention breached the security of several voting machines, pointing to glaring deficiencies in the security of US elections. The Hill: Tech minds at the annual "DEF CON" in Las Vegas were given physical voting machines and remote access, with the instructions of gaining access to the software. According to a Register report, within minutes, hackers exposed glaring physical and software vulnerabilities across multiple U.S. voting machine companies' products. Some devices were found to have physical ports that could be used to attach devices containing malicious software. Others had insecure Wi-Fi connections,...