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  • The Left wants to defund the wall, let's defund THEIR security ~ Vanity

    04/25/2017 3:40:19 PM PDT · by GraceG · 7 replies
    4-25-2017 | GraceG
    So the left thinks the United States should be paying "The federal version of ADT" for building a security perimeter on the southern border.... Well so glad it is so nice an peaceful these days that nobody needs security anymore, i mean IF we needed Security these days they would fund a wall, RIGHT? So why do democrats need to keep paying for private security around their houses? I think Nancy Pelosi could give a LOT more money to Charity if she didn't keep having to pay for personal security which is obviously a waste of her money. "Hello, ADT,...
  • Ubers C.E.O. Plays With Fire

    04/24/2017 7:36:47 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 23, 2017 | By MIKE ISAAC
    Travis Kalanicks drive to win in life has led to a pattern of risk-taking that has at times put his ride-hailing company on the brink of implosion. SAN FRANCISCO Travis Kalanick, the chief executive of Uber, visited Apples headquarters in early 2015 to meet with Timothy D. Cook, who runs the iPhone maker. It was a session that Mr. Kalanick was dreading. For months, Mr. Kalanick had pulled a fast one on Apple by directing his employees to help camouflage the ride-hailing app from Apples engineers. The reason? So Apple would not find out that Uber had been secretly...
  • That apple.com link you clicked on? Yeah, it's actually Russian

    04/18/2017 1:46:27 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 19 replies
    The Register ^ | April 18, 2017 | By Kieren McCarthy
    Didn't we fix this back in 2005? Apparently not Click this link (don't fret, nothing malicious). Chances are your browser displays "apple.com" in the address bar. What about this one? Goes to "epic.com," right?Wrong. They are in fact carefully crafted but entirely legitimate domains in non-English languages that are designed to look exactly the same as common English words. The real domains for the two above links are: xn--80ak6aa92e.com and xn--e1awd7f.com.In quick testing by El Reg, Chrome 57 on Windows 10 and macOS 10.12, and Firefox 52 on macOS, display apple.com and epic.com rather than the actual domains. We're told...
  • Turns Out Microsoft Has Already Patched Exploits Leaked By Shadow Brokers

    04/15/2017 7:43:23 AM PDT · by rarestia · 15 replies
    The Hacker News ^ | Friday, April 14, 2017 | Swati Khandelwal
    The latest dump of hacking tools allegedly belonged to the NSA is believed to be the most damaging release by the Shadow Brokers till the date. But after analyzing the disclosed exploits, Microsoft security team says most of the windows vulnerabilities exploited by these hacking tools, including EternalBlue, EternalChampion, EternalSynergy, EternalRomance and others, are already patched in the last month's Patch Tuesday update. "Most of the exploits that were disclosed fall into vulnerabilities that are already patched in our supported products. Customers still running prior versions of these products are encouraged to upgrade to a supported offering," Microsoft Security Team...
  • Man who filmed the United Airlines passenger: 'I don't blame the security guards at all'

    04/13/2017 3:37:45 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 190 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 11, 2017 | Sean Langille
    The person who filmed the video of a man being forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight over the weekend says security is not to blame for the situation. "It's clearly the man's fault that security had to drag him off. He was resisting. I don't blame the security guards at all," Tyler Bridges, who captured the moment on his cellphone, told Fox Business on Tuesday.
  • Church Can Start Its Own Police Force, Alabama Senate Says

    04/12/2017 4:35:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | April 12, 2017 | Bill Chappell
    A large church in Alabama is one step closer to creating its own police force, a move that seems to be without precedent in the U.S. The state's Senate has approved legislation that would give church police officers the same powers other law enforcement officers have in Alabama. After being approved by Alabama's Senate on a 24-4 vote, the bill now heads to the state House of Representatives, where an identical bill was sent to the Public Safety and Homeland Security committee in February. Both chambers' legislation specifically names Briarwood Presbyterian Church, a Birmingham megachurch that "says it needs its...
  • Internal BLM Memo Leaked: Trumps Plan to Make America Great by Expediting Oil, Gas (T)

    04/12/2017 7:42:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/12/2017 | Penny Starr
    A Bureau of Land Management (BLM) internal working document that was leaked and reported on by the liberal Greenwire website spells out in detail President Donald Trumps plan for making America great again. It lists expanding production of domestic energy resources, supporting law enforcement, the military, and enhancing border security.
  • Candidate Lies about National Security Experience [semi-satire]

    04/04/2017 11:06:01 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 Apr 2017 | John Semmens
    Jon Ossoff, the Georgia Democrat running for the House seat vacated by Republican Tom Price who is now Trumps Secretary of Health and Human Services, has been campaigning as a man with five years of top secret security clearance. The truth is that Ossoff has had quite a bit less time with top secret clearance. While the candidate admitted that he had a US top secret clearance for only five months he defended his campaign claims by asserting that his employment at an investigative film company that does work for Al Jazeera over the last three years has more than...
  • Theresa May triggers Article 50 with warning over security as EU leaders rule out key Brexit demand

    03/29/2017 1:20:40 PM PDT · by Repeal 16-17 · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | March 29, 2017 | Laura Hughes, Kate McCann, and Gordon Rayner
    Theresa Mays Brexit negotiations got off to a bruising start as she threatened to withdraw cooperation on security and Europes heavyweights flatly rejected one of her key demands. The Prime Minister started her day of history by talking of a deep and special partnership with post-Brexit Europe, but within hours she and the EUs most powerful leaders were trading blows. Mrs. May invoked the dark days of the Cold War as she warned the EU its fragile security would be weakened if it failed to reach a deal with Britain.
  • Apple Dials Up Encryption as Mobile Threats Soar

    03/28/2017 3:08:00 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 6 replies
    Infosecurity Magazine ^ | March 28, 2017 | By Phil Muncaster
    The infection rate in mobile networks – which includes Windows/PC systems connected by dongle and mobile IoT devices – rose “steadily” during the year to hit a new high of 1.35% in October. The vast majority of infections (85%) discovered in mobile networks belonged to smartphones, with Android (81%) the main culprit, followed by Windows/PCs (15%) and 4% linked to iPhones and other mobile devices. Nokia explained: “Many people are surprised to find that Windows/PCs are responsible for a large portion of the malware infections detected when analyzing mobile network traffic. These Windows/PCs are connected to the mobile network using...
  • Trump Administration Orders Tougher Screening of Visa Applicants

    03/23/2017 5:50:45 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 43 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 03/23/2017 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    The Trump administration is making it tougher for millions of visitors to enter the United States by demanding new security checks before giving visas to tourists, business travelers and relatives of American residents. Diplomatic cables sent last week from Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson to all American embassies instructed consular officials to broadly increase scrutiny. It was the first evidence of the extreme vetting Mr. Trump promised during the presidential campaign.
  • Why do White House Roof Security Dress in Black?

    03/25/2017 7:07:33 AM PDT · by Gadsden1st · 68 replies
    Vanity...Just saw shot of White House, there are 8 S. S. guards on roof. Why are they in Black? They stand out as targets. Don't they have white (Winter) camo??? Sorry for Vanity..
  • Apple says recent WikiLeaks CIA docs detail old, fixed iPhone and Mac exploits

    03/24/2017 2:35:08 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 9 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | March 23, 2017 | by Matthew Panzarino
    Apple says that its preliminary assessments of the WikiLeaks documents released today indicate that the vulnerabilities it details for iPhone and Mac were fixed years ago. The documents, which originated with the CIA, detailed a variety of methods for compromising — breaking into — Apple devices if an agent was able to gain physical access to the device.The leaks were a part of the “Vault7″ documents, which WikiLeaks has been dribbling out. Some of the exploits, like NightSkies, could access personal info like call logs and SMS conversations — but only with physical access.Apple’s full statement is as follows We...
  • Hackers threaten to wipe millions of iPhones and iCloud accounts if Apple doesnt pay by April 7th

    03/22/2017 12:17:49 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 46 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | Wednesday, March 22, 2017 9:29 am
    “A hacker or group of hackers is apparently trying to extort Apple over alleged access to a large cache of iCloud and other Apple email accounts,” Joseph Cox reports for Motherboard. “The hackers, who identified themselves as ‘Turkish Crime Family’, demanded $75,000 in Bitcoin or Ethereum, another increasingly popular crypto-currency, or $100,000 worth of iTunes gift cards in exchange for deleting the alleged cache of data.” “The hackers provided screenshots of alleged emails between the group and members of Apple’s security team. One also gave Motherboard access to an email account allegedly used to communicate with Apple,” Cox reports. “‘Are...
  • Secret Service Removed Alarm Sensors From Fence Intruder Climbed Over

    03/21/2017 3:11:56 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 61 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 21, 2017 | Cristina Laila
    The fence jumper who roamed around the White House grounds for 17 minutes before being apprehended by the Secret Service was able to breach security so easily because the sensors along the fence had been reportedly removed. The agency had removed alarm sensors along an area of one fence that the intruder scaled, according to two sources familiar with details of the incident. One source said superiors in the Uniformed Division told Secret Service personnel to remove the sensors and piece them together for use elsewhere. They were never replaced.
  • The Secret Service Needs Help: Five Recent Breaches Under Trump

    03/21/2017 9:04:50 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 24 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 21, 2017 | Jack Phillips
    There were a series of breaches and scandals involving the Secret Service under the Obama administration. For example, during President Obamas first year in office, Washington couple Tareq and Michaele Salahi crashed his first state dinner after getting past security. Later, in November 2011, a man with a semiautomatic rifle parked near the White House and opened fire at the building. No one was injured, but former first family member Sasha Obama was inside at the time. The Washington Post in 2014 reported that the Secret Service apparently didnt know it happened until later. Between 2012 and 2014, there were...
  • President Trump No Longer Safe At The White House

    03/19/2017 9:49:53 AM PDT · by davikkm · 63 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    President Trump No Longer Safe At The White House LAST NIGHT Man Drove Up To The WH With A Bomb In His Car March 19, 2017 President Trumps life is in danger. Yesterday a fence jumper was on the White House property 15 minutes before he was spotted and arrested. Then last night around 11pm a man drove his car to the WH, but the Secret Service stopped him, as he looked suspicious. They were correct in their analysis, as he had a bomb in his car. The Secret Service have made the statement that President Trump is...
  • President Trump no longer safe in White House: Former Secret Service agent

    03/17/2017 7:23:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | March 17, 2017 | Malia Zimmerman
    The president is no longer safe on the White House grounds, according to former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino, who once guarded presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Bongino made the stunning assessment in an interview Friday with Fox News. It followed an incident last Friday night when a man jumped the White House fence and may have roamed the property for as long as 15 minutes before he was stopped by the Secret Service. Jonathan Tran, who carried two cans of mace, set off multiple alarms, Bongino said, and was even spotted by Secret Service officers, but was...
  • Star Trek Themed Kirk Ransomware and a Spock Decryptor!

    03/17/2017 5:13:53 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 9 replies
    Bleeping Computer ^ | March 16, 2017 | Lawrence Abrams
    Boldly going where no man has gone before, the Kirk Ransomware brings so much nerdy goodness to the table that it could make anyone in IT interested. We have Star Trek, Low Orbital Ion Cannons, a cryptocurrency payment other than Bitcoin, and a decryptor named Spock! Need I say more? Discovered today by Avast malware researcher Jakub Kroustek, the Kirk Ransomware is written in Python and may be the first ransomware to utilize Monero as the ransom payment of choice.
  • Congressman: We need a National Guard for cybersecurity

    03/14/2017 6:35:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    CNN Tech ^ | March 12, 2017 | Selena Larson
    There are few people with computer science backgrounds who work in the federal government. Long hours coupled with smaller salaries make it hard to recruit techies to Washington, according to Representative Ruben Gallego. But one way to get more tech people to serve their country is to set up a cybersecurity reservist system, like a National Guard for digital security, said Gallego, a Democrat from Arizona. "We have to accept that, look, this person is not going to man a machine gun, why would we put them through bootcamp, we're never going to send them to the front line," Gallego...