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  • Kaspersky software safe to use?

    11/15/2017 6:43:19 PM PST · by EinNYC · 32 replies
    A query from a friend about Kaspersky | 11/15/17 | Me, Myself, & I
    I came home tonight to find an answering machine message from a friend considering installing Kaspersky Internet Security on her computer. But, she had heard of the recent Israeli hack into Kaspersky and the rumors that Kaspersky is collecting info for the Russian government. I have read several authors' discussions about whether Kaspersky is safe to use. I have used it for about a decade or so, and find it to be excellent. I'd be interested to know what FReepers think, particularly those of you with a computer security background!
  • California files more charges against antiabortion activists

    07/08/2017 1:49:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies ^ | July 7, 2015
    State prosecutors have filed new, more specific invasion-of-privacy charges against two antiabortion activists for secretly recording conversations at national meetings of abortion providers, after a San Francisco judge dismissed most of the initial charges. David Daleiden, leader of a group called the Center for Medical Progress, and an employee, Sandra Merritt, posed as fetal researchers to gain entry to the conventions of the National Abortion Federation in San Francisco in 2014 and Baltimore in 2015. The two said afterward they had been acting as investigative journalists to expose alleged plots by Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers to sell fetal...
  • Is SETI at risk of downloading a malicious virus from outer space?

    07/11/2012 2:09:03 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 45 replies
    io9 ^ | 6/27/12 | George Dvorsky
    We take it for granted that the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) is a safe endeavor. Seriously, what could possibly go wrong with passively searching for interstellar radio signals? Unfortunately, the answer is quite a lot –- especially if the incoming signal contains something malicious, like a computer virus or Trojan horse. And according to the experts, this isn't just idle speculation – the threat is very real. So, just how concerned do we need to be? To get a better sense of this possibility, we spoke to two experts on the matter: Andrew Siemion, a PhD candidate in astronomy...

    04/29/2009 1:32:14 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 64 replies · 2,577+ views ^ | April 28, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    A Utah mother of four small children has been jailed on a judge's order that she serve 30 days behind bars for allegedly sending a text message while she was watching a court proceeding....According to Jackson's report the incident happened....about a month ago, but his daughter-in-law was summoned to court only yesterday and ordered immediately to jail....Susan Henwood allegedly sent a text message, an action that didn't affect the hearing, its participants, or the judge, but later was reported to him by a member of the court staff, according to Jackson.
  • Gilmer Hernandez sentenced to 12 months plus one day

    03/19/2007 2:20:55 PM PDT · by radar101 · 18 replies · 695+ views
    Texas Live ^ | 19 March 2007 | Joe Hyde
    Former Edwards County Deputy Sheriff Gilmer Hernandez was sentenced to 12 months plus one day by Federal Judge Robert T Dawson. We will have a full story and pictures by 4 p.m. Hernandez was convicted December 1, 2006 for violating the civil rights of an illegal alien when the Suburan in which she was hiding attempted to flee a traffic stop made by then-Deputy Hernandez. Hernandez fired his handgun at the Suburban's tires and a bullet fragment struck the illegal alien in the mouth.
  • Cynthia McKinney hints at challenging Georgia voting laws (on "malicious crossover" voting)

    09/09/2006 4:48:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 78 replies · 2,078+ views ^ | 9/08/06 | Ben Evans
    McKinney hints at challenging Georgia voting lawsLawmaker says 'malicious crossover' voting by Republicans disenfranchised black voters in her district By Ben Evans ASSOCIATED PRESS Posted on Fri, Sep. 08, 2006 WASHINGTON - Outgoing Georgia Rep. Cynthia McKinney hinted Thursday that she or her supporters might try again to challenge the legality of state voting laws that allowed Republicans to vote in the Democratic primary where she lost her House seat last month. McKinney, the first black woman elected to Congress from Georgia, said "malicious crossover" voting by Republicans disenfranchised black voters in her district from picking their candidate of choice,...
  • 'Honey monkeys' deployed to catch crooked code

    05/19/2005 4:39:29 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 7 replies · 621+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 5/19/05 | Will Knight
    In an attempt to pre-empt computer hackers, Microsoft is developing "virtual" PCs to scour the web for previously unseen attack code. At the software giant's Cybersecurity and Systems Management lab, based in Washington State, US, researchers are building a squad of the virtual PCs - created in software rather than hardware - to explore the darker corners of the world wide web. To any website they visit, the machines appear to be a normal home computer. But the PCs are seeking out code designed to attack a computer and will sound an alarm if any code is executed in contravention...

    02/10/2005 6:27:02 PM PST · by Quix · 6 replies · 1,381+ views
    A Glimpse Ahead Timothy Snodgrass The Impossible Will Come Alive In 2005 01/28/05 In January of 2004, as we began to intercede for the New Year the Holy Spirit gave us the prophetic slogan, "The Seas will Roar in 2004". This year we were given a new slogan, "The Impossible will come Alive in 2005". As the veil of darkness begins to come down over nations and regions, along with great shakings will come great breakthroughs; signs, wonders, healings and a spectacular release of miracles in impossible circumstances. This year, although we are ultimately poised to gain much ground, there...
  • Hillary Clinton 2008 Confirmed?

    01/17/2005 4:38:09 PM PST · by yoe · 51 replies · 6,759+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Jan. 16, 2005 | Staff
    New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) has long been rumored as desperately seeking the democratic nomination for president in 2008. And while many political observers fully expect the power hungry former First Lady to hit the campaign trail within only a few months of being re-elected as a US Senator in 2006, US News & World report claims to have a confirmation of sorts. From USNews.Com's Washington Whispers: Hillary's in… You don't have to take it from us about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton 's desire to run for president. Her brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, say it's true. Friends...
  • Malicious Trojan infects Windows Media Player

    01/11/2005 7:32:42 AM PST · by holymoly · 40 replies · 3,352+ views
    vnunet ^ | 11 Jan 2005 | Robert Jaques
    Downloads malicious application when video files are runSecurity experts have intercepted two malicious Trojans hidden in video files that download and install spyware, diallers and computer viruses when played in Microsoft Windows Media player. PandaLabs warned that Trj/WmvDownloader.A and Trj/WmvDownloader.B, are spreading through P2P networks hidden in video files. These Trojans take advantage of technology incorporated in Microsoft Windows Media player called Windows Media Digital Rights Management (DRM), designed to protect the intellectual property rights of multimedia content. When a user tries to play a protected Windows media file, this technology demands a valid licence. If the license is...
  • DeKalb voters file suit to throw out results of McKinney-Majette primary

    10/04/2002 12:41:58 PM PDT · by dansangel · 224 replies · 469+ views
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 10-4-02 | Bill Rankin
    DeKalb voters file suit to throw out results of McKinney-Majette primary By BILL RANKIN Atlanta Journal-Constitution Staff Writer Five DeKalb County voters today filed a federal lawsuit seeking to throw out the results in the Aug. 20 Democratic primary that handed Denise Majette a victory over incumbent Cynthia McKinney in the 4th Congressional District. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Atlanta, says "malicious crossover" voting by Republicans in the primary violated the Voting Rights Act. The suit was filed against Secretary of State Cathy Cox, the DeKalb and Gwinnett county elections supervisors, Majette, the DeKalb Republican Party and...