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  • Cops Are Confident iPhone Hackers Have Found a Workaround to Apple’s New Security Feature

    06/15/2018 3:34:22 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 30 replies
    Motherboard.vice.com ^ | June 14, 2018 | By Joseph Cox and Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
    “Grayshift has gone to great lengths to future proof their technology and stated that they have already defeated this security feature in the beta build.” Image: Malwarebytes Apple confirmed to The New York Times Wednesday it was going to introduce a new security feature, first reported by Motherboard. USB Restricted Mode, as the new feature is called, essentially turns the iPhone’s lightning cable port into a charge-only interface if someone hasn’t unlocked the device with its passcode within the last hour, meaning phone forensic tools shouldn’t be able to unlock phones. Naturally, this feature has sent waves throughout the mobile...
  • 'Foreign actors' accessed Hillary Clinton emails, documents show

    06/14/2018 1:21:38 PM PDT · by detective · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 14, 2018 | Catherine Herridge
    “Foreign actors” obtained access to some of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails -- including at least one email classified as “secret” -- according to a new memo from two GOP-led House committees and an internal FBI email. Fox News obtained the memo prepared by the House Judiciary and Oversight committees, which lays out key interim findings ahead of next week’s hearing with Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz. The IG, separately, is expected to release his highly anticipated report on the Clinton email case later Thursday. The House committees, which conducted a joint probe into decisions made by...
  • Israel to brief DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on border security next week...

    06/08/2018 11:45:30 AM PDT · by caww · 8 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 6/8/2018 | Katelyn Caralle
    The Department of Homeland Security announced Friday that Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen will be traveling next week to Jerusalem, where she will receive a briefing on Israel’s border infrastructure technology and security. DHS said Nielsen would meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan...Nielsen will be participating in the International Homeland Security Forum Seventeen different countries will participate in the forum, which will focus on counterterrorism and how the U.S, Israel, and other international allies and partners can combat threats.
  • All the people Apple just pissed off to better protect your privacy

    06/07/2018 9:46:46 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 26 replies
    FastCompany ^ | June 3, 2018 | BY MICHAEL GROTHAUS
    Apple is turning its oft-expressed stance on privacy into features that are bad news for everyone from other tech companies to government agencies. When Apple previewed the upcoming iOS 12 and MacOS Mojave at this week’s WWDC keynote, the killer new features that got both developers and users most excited were the ones you’d would expect: the visually stunning Dark Mode on MacOS, the insanely customizable Memojis on iOS, FaceTime group-calling features on both platforms, massive improvementsto Siri, and Apple’s all-new Screen Time digital health tracking tools. All those features deserved the applause they got from the crowd. But it...
  • 'Didn't you burn down the White House?' Trump uses War of 1812 to justify Canada as security threat

    06/07/2018 9:23:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    Montreal Gazette ^ | 06/07/2018 | Tristin Hopper
    During a testy phone call with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, U.S. president Donald Trump reportedly cited the War of 1812 in order to justify seeing Canada as a security threat. “Didn’t you guys burn down the White House?” he told Trudeau, according to sources cited by CNN. The reason for the call was the U.S. imposition of tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum, which Trump has justified on national security grounds. The new tariffs, announced last week, sparked disbelief from across the political spectrum in Canada. For more than a century, the United States has had no problem building military...
  • Pentagon To Take Over Security Clearance Checks

    06/02/2018 4:55:10 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    AP via Military.Com ^ | 06/01/18 | Lolita C. Baldor
    The Defense Department is poised to take over background investigations for the federal government, using increased automation and high-tech analysis to tighten controls and tackle an enormous backlog of workers waiting for security clearances, according to U.S. officials. The change aims to fix a system whose weaknesses were exposed by the case of a Navy contractor who gunned down a dozen people at Washington's Navy Yard in 2013. He was able to maintain a security clearance despite concerns about his mental health and an arrest that investigators never reviewed. Problems had earlier surfaced with former National Security Agency contractor Edward...
  • Singapore testing security measures before N. Korea-U.S. summit

    06/01/2018 7:41:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | June 1, 2018 | Lee Chi-dong
    SINGAPORE, June 1 (Yonhap) -- A team of North Korean officials visited a luxury Singapore hotel Friday afternoon, apparently seeking to determine whether leader Kim Jong-un will stay there when he travels here for a summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. The departure of the delegation, led by Kim Chang-son, known as the de-facto chief of staff to the leader, by a car was spotted at around 3:30 p.m. by reporters who staked out roads near the Fullerton Hotel, where it's staying. The North Koreans headed to the St. Regis hotel downtown, raising speculation that it has emerged as a...
  • Are you ready for June 30th's PCI deadline? Say hello to TLS v 1.2

    05/29/2018 6:48:37 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 26 replies
    Concerto Cloud Services ^ | 04.16.2018 | Bill Davison
    The PCI Security Standards Council, the body governing credit card transactions, has set a deadline for disabling early versions of TLS/SSL to June 30, 2018. What are these technologies? TLS (Transport Layer Security) and SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) are fundamental to internet transport security. Early versions are still fairly common in older infrastructure. Not updating to the newer versions by the deadline could cause your organization to incur a major fee and potentially halt taking credit card transactions. Why is the TLS update critical?  Let’s take a step back and lay some groundwork. TLS and its predecessor SSL are a set...
  • From Foreign Vendors to Local Banks: Tariffs and Regulations in the Crosshairs

    05/25/2018 4:39:02 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 6 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | May 25, 2018 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    After three months of saber-rattling on the trade front – including the implementation of high duties on imported steel and aluminum, and threats of similarly high tariffs on a host of business and consumer products both from and to China – the dust appears to have settled for a while, with an announcement that China will work to import more from the USA, and a tentative agreement that a trade war would be bad for everybody. Within days, there were fresh discussions of new tariffs on other products that hadn’t been discussed previously - like cars and trucks – also...
  • The Bitcoin Bunker Holding Billions

    05/14/2018 8:33:40 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 36 replies
    Safehaven.com ^ | 05-14-2018 | Michael
    Just because it’s digital doesn’t mean it doesn’t need a vault, and Silicon Valley millionaires and billionaires now have a way to keep their cryptocurrency safe from the criminals: Underground bunkers packed with encrypted computer servers storing cryptographic keys for billions in bitcoin. This is cold storage, with a major security twist. It’s a new kind of vault for a new age and one Argentine pioneer has finally convinced the wealthy that this is where their digital currency will be safe. The brainchild of entrepreneur Wences Casares, a startup called Xapo has built crypto bunkers on five continents—including one in...
  • Equifax breach: just how much personal data was compromised?

    05/10/2018 6:47:09 AM PDT · by Gennie · 30 replies
    Stronghold Cyber Security ^ | 05/10/18 | Stronghold Cyber Security
    In a filing on Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission which was provided to congressional committees, the exact scope of the Equifax data breach was revealed. Just how much personal data was exposed in the Equifax breach of 2017? The sensitive, personally identifiable information of the Equifax breach contained: 146.6 million birthdays 145.5 million Social Security numbers were compromised 99 million addresses 27.3 million gender identifications 20.3 million phone numbers 17.6 million driver’s license numbers 1.8 million email addresses 200,000 credit card numbers and expiration dates
  • The Turkish Embassy Beat-Down (in DC)

    05/03/2018 5:23:10 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    The Washingtonian ^ | May 2, 2018 | Harry Jaffe
    Foreign agents attacked American citizens on the streets of DC. Can Americans bring them to justice? Lucy Usoyan sensed danger. It was the afternoon of May 16, 2017, and Usoyan was among the Kurdish protesters outside the residence of Turkey’s ambassador to the United States. They were there to demonstrate against Turkey’s leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was in town for his first meeting with President Donald Trump in the US. “Kurdish bitch!” Usoyan heard as the demonstrators crossed Massachusetts Avenue. In front of the residence, a large group of men had gathered. “Die, Kurds!” they shouted. “Kill the terrorists!”...
  • Amazon handling our national security: Worse than you think

    04/28/2018 9:46:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/28/2018 | Keith Curtis
    The U.S. Department of Defense has more than 3,000 datacenters and countless applications. The DOD smartly want to consolidate to save money. In March, the DOD put out a request for a proposal about a compute cloud infrastructure. Business Insider reports that Amazon is currently a shoe-in for the $10-billion contract. One reason is because Amazon has already signed a $600M contract with the CIA to run a more secure datacenter in Washington, D.C. Bryan Crabtree wrote an article talking about why it is a mistake for the U.S. military to choose Amazon. Many don't realize there is already a...
  • Joy Reid’s Hacking Story Filled With Holes

    04/25/2018 3:03:35 PM PDT · by Gennie · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/25/18 | Peter Hasson and Joe Simonson
    MSNBC host Joy Reid blamed hackers for placing homophobic remarks and jokes on her now-defunct blog between 2005 and 2007, but an analysis by The Daily Caller News Foundation and a cyber security expert raises serious doubts on the veracity of her claims. On April 19, left-wing Twitter user @Jamie_Maz resurfaced archived posts of Reid’s old blog, The Reid Report, showing her accusing prominent political figures of being gay, saying she was repulsed by the thought of sex between two gay men, and describing herself as “probably” homophobic. The posts were similar in substance to homophobic posts that Reid admitted...
  • password management

    04/25/2018 3:57:45 AM PDT · by paladinkc · 27 replies
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    I have run into an issue with my password manager which requires a master password, for some reason I am no longer able to update it which gives me great cause for concern. anyone have recommendations for a really good one other than lastpass? I've been a happy user for years until recently
  • Why WannaCry will be around for years to come

    04/13/2018 8:41:19 AM PDT · by Gennie · 6 replies
    Stronghold Cyber Security ^ | 04/13/18 | Jason McNew
    According to a recent article in the New York Times, aerospace giant Boeing was hit by WannaCry. WannaCry is particularly insidious for two reasons. First, the payload itself, known as “Eternal Blue”, was designed by none other than the NSA. Secondly, North Korea used Eternal Blue to build a worm – meaning that WannaCry can propagate itself through a network without human interaction.
  • IMPERCEPTIBLE security at YouTube HQ?!

    04/04/2018 9:25:35 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/04/18 | Judi McLeod
    Will yesterday's shooting spree also make way for a new anti-gun David Hogg activist for the MSM and social media to promote? Security guards at YouTube’s San Bruno headquarters—where yesterday’s shooting took place—are not immediately perceptible? Isn’t their being perceptible the whole point of having security guards? Kara Swisher, co-founder of the technology news website Recode, told MSNBC on Tuesday that security guards at YouTube are not immediately perceptible. (TIME, April 3, 2018)
  • iPhone protected you from Facebook call scraping. Android, not so much.

    03/25/2018 8:05:21 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 43 replies
    iMore ^ | March 25, 2018 | Renee Ritchie
    Facebook scraped call, SMS data for years from Android phones. iPhones never allowed this. Ten Minute Video When you think there's something lurking in the dark, you turn on the lights. And, now that Facebook's data harvesting, hoarding, and exploitation is being lit up by the internet version of the Bat Signal, more and more problems are being discovered. Most recently: That Facebook was scraping call and SMS logs of Android phone users. And yes, this is what happens when neither your operating system nor your app care about your privacy. From ArsTechnica: "This past week, a New Zealand man...
  • Do you know how much is YOUR data worth on the Dark Web? $1

    03/23/2018 8:24:42 AM PDT · by Gennie · 16 replies
    Stronghold Cyber Security ^ | March 23, 2018 | Stronghold Cyber Security
    Two new reports have found out just how much your data is worth on the Dark Web. Content marketing agency Fractl analyzed, over several days last month, all of the fraud-related listings on three Dark Web marketplaces — Dream, Point and Wall Street Market – the results of which were obtained via MarketWatch. MarketWatch indicates that an individual’s Gmail account can be purchased for as little as $1, while Facebook credentials go for around $5.20. Paypal accounts average $247.00.
  • Internet Insecurity

    03/22/2018 3:19:29 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/22/18 | Linda Goudsmit
    A free America demands an open Internet, a secure Internet, an Internet free of political censorship How did we get along before the Internet? Young people today cannot imagine living in a world without electronic devices - a time before fast-paced computers, laptops, and smart phones provided instant connectivity. Their parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents cannot imagine living in a world without automobiles, airplanes, and television - a time of slow-paced letter writing, waiting, and sailing boats. People live in the cultural, physical, and political historical context of their lives. Russian-American philosopher and writer Ayn Rand (1905-1982) sailed the month-long journey...