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  • 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...
  • Trump pardons former Navy sailor imprisoned for taking photos on nuclear submarine, White House says

    03/09/2018 11:53:06 AM PST · by xzins · 127 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9 Mar 18 | Fox News
    Kristian Saucier, in prison for taking photos of classified areas inside a nuclear submarine, has been pardoned, Sarah Sanders said Friday.
  • Frank Abagnale: "Catch Me If You Can" | Talks at Google

    03/01/2018 3:56:51 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 15 replies
    For Google's Security and Privacy Month, we are honored to present the real Frank Abagnale, Renowned Cybersecurity And Fraud Prevention Expert, Bestselling Author ...
  • The statistical cost of providing new armed security for public schools

    02/22/2018 9:23:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 111 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/22/2018 | Andrew Solomon
    Surprisingly, no one has done this yet, so I did some Googling. Using statistics available from five years ago, there are 98,000 public elementary schools in the United States. There are an additional 26,400 public secondary (high) schools also. This does not include private schools or charter schools (however, one might want to classify those). For now, I will leave private schools out. If you were to have at least two armed guards per school (some of these schools are quite large), and you account for population growth (these stats are five years old), you would get a new overnight...
  • Looks Like Minneapolis Has Itself a Pizza Bandit

    02/21/2018 4:40:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    CITYPAGES ^ | Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | Mike Mullen
    If America cannot have reasonable gun control, can we at least stop criminals from weaponizing pizza? This is one of no fewer than 45 questions that will run through your mind while viewing the below story, a context-free excerpt posted in a local Nextdoor neighborhood forum. What the tale of the infamous Pizza Bandit of Minneapolis lacks in substance, it makes up for in visuals. As captured and shared by the (consistently wonderful) Best of Nextdoor Twitter account, these images of a pizza slice "strategically" wedged in front of a motion sensor light has the subject line "Suspicious activity." Anyone...
  • Hillary Clinton’s security detail laughed when she broke her elbow

    02/20/2018 10:29:25 AM PST · by doug from upland · 114 replies
    nypost ^ | 10-2016
    Hillary Clinton’s security detail hated her so much that they privately snickered after she accidentally fell and broke her arm when she was secretary of state in 2009, one of her former guards told the Post. Clinton, then 61, was in the State Department basement on her way to meet President Obama when she took a spill — and ended up in the hospital for an operation to repair her shattered right elbow. “We sort of got the last laugh. It was kind of like payback: You’re treating us like s–t. Hey karma is a bitch! We were smiling to...
  • When Did Schools Become Gun Free Zones?

    02/20/2018 8:21:32 AM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 28 replies
    self ^ | Feb. 20, 2018 | self
    How did schools become gun free zones? I have seen discussions of arming trained and trusted teachers and coaches here on Free Republic, and also suggested in a Townhall.com article etc., but not much if any discussion in the mainstream media, etc. Was there some law passed requiring that schools become defenseless? Why shouldn't the same rules be applied to banks? Should we really allow armed citizens to prowl the banking premises? Women and children often go to banks! When was the last time there was a mass shooting at a bank? There is only money there, but we allow...
  • Assault Behavior Is Not a Weapon

    02/16/2018 8:03:38 AM PST · by rktman · 7 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/16/2018 | Daniel John Sobieski
    f you have one of those wi-fi video doorbells, your home is more secure than Marjory Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida was when the evil creature called Nikolas Cruz entered to begin his murder spree. With all the "we must do something" hand-wringing we have seen before, the simple truth is that such a simple bit of modern technology might have prevented or mitigated this tragedy. Again, there were warning signs, enough red flags to have a parade in Moscow. Many did see things and say things, as the mantra goes, but the FBI, which was notified of the...
  • Shootings: Why Don't Schools Have Better Security

    02/15/2018 6:43:26 PM PST · by Mafe · 53 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | February 15, 2018 | Ryan McMaken
    Whenever there is a mass shooting in the media, commentators rush to figure out on what to blame the latest violence. Predictably, those who want gun control blame gun control. Others blame mental illness — and perhaps a lack of government programs related to it. Some others blame racism or ideology, as was the case with the Aurora theater shooting when one ABC talking head concluded the shooter must a "Tea Party" member within hours of the shooting. And then there's the Republican politician who blamed the same shooting on “the ongoing attacks on Judeo-Christian beliefs.” The odds of dying...
  • Grassley immigration bill has TWICE as much foreign aid as border security

    02/14/2018 9:56:30 AM PST · by newgeezer · 9 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | February 14, 2018 | Chris Pandolfo
    Congressional Republicans threw fiscal sanity out the window last week, so it comes as no surprise that the immigration bill introduced in the Senate Wednesday comes with an eye-popping price tag of nearly $100 billion. But what may surprise conservatives who believe in President Trump’s America First campaign message is that this bill spends twice as much on foreign aid as it does on border security. The Trump-endorsed plan proposed by Senator Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, includes $25 billion for a “Border Security Enforcement Fund,” $18 billion of which is appropriated for “tactical infrastructure.” But in a section titled “Foreign Migration...
  • Six U.S. intelligence agencies warn against using Huawei phones

    02/14/2018 9:04:20 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 43 replies
    Fast Company ^ | February 14, 2018 | By MG
    Six intelligence officials, including the heads of the CIA, FBI, and NSA, have told the Senate Intelligence Committee that they would not recommend that U.S. citizens use smartphones from the Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE, reports CNBC. As FBI director Chris Wray told the committee: “We’re deeply concerned about the risks of allowing any company or entity that is beholden to foreign governments that don’t share our values to gain positions of power inside our telecommunications networks. That provides the capacity to exert pressure or control over our telecommunications infrastructure. It provides the capacity to maliciously modify or steal information....
  • Vanity - Trump....Stand fast on Immigration....Democrats in the corner.

    02/12/2018 4:36:13 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 6 replies
    POTUS, Trump...you hold all the immigration cards in your hands, use that leverage to get and gain all you want to be successful in Controlling Illegals, Druggies, Cartels, Slave traffic, etc. Get all "Four" levels of your plan in the immigration bill. If not, veto any bill that reaches your desk. Give the Democrats nothing...they have no leverage whatsoever, and they never intended doing anything for the DACA "Kiddies". Like "Flounder" in Animal House, they (Hispanics) got screwed. They trusted their "Dummie" selves. The folks that are not-too-bright, slow thinkers, are millions of Hispanics, who just got royally screwed by...
  • Linux Beats Windows & Apple OS for Security.

    02/08/2018 6:16:47 AM PST · by Voption · 51 replies
    Behind the Black ^ | February 7, 2018 | Robert Zimmerman
    A survey of computer security experts confirms that they generally consider Linux superior to either the Windows or Apple operating systems when it comes to security....And if you want to try out Linux, all you really need is a spare laptop or desktop, one or two years old, that you aren’t using any more, and to then follow the instructions provided here on Behind the Black by reader James Stephens for Getting and Installing Linux."
  • Seattle is Putting Up Fences....

    02/07/2018 10:38:12 PM PST · by qaz123 · 33 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 06Feb2018 | Scott Greenstone
    When Mike O’Brien, Ballard’s Seattle City Council member, biked up the Ballard Bridge last Thursday night, he counted five tents camped under the north ramp. He went back Tuesday, and those tents were gone. The underpass was fenced off, and workers were drilling holes to put up a 10-foot-high spiked fence to prevent homeless people from camping there.
  • Norovirus outbreak at PyeongChang Olympic venues leads to staff quarantine

    02/07/2018 9:19:32 AM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 49 replies
    washington postt ^ | 2/6/18 | Anna Fifield
    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Olympic officials are scrambling to contain an outbreak of norovirus at the Winter Games, which open here Friday, after 41 security guards fell ill. More than 1,200 people have been quarantined while they are tested for the virus, which has caused vomiting and diarrhea among those affected, and hundreds of soldiers have been deployed to make up the shortfall in security staff. The outbreak, revealed just three days before Friday’s Opening Ceremonies, is particularly unwelcome given the security concerns surrounding these Games, which are taking place just 50 miles from the border with North Korea.
  • Nunes Statement on FBI, DOJ Objections to Release of HPSCI Memo

    01/31/2018 12:52:48 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 263 replies
    House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes issued the following statement today: “Having stonewalled Congress’ demands for information for nearly a year, it’s no surprise to see the FBI and DOJ issue spurious objections to allowing the American people to see information related to surveillance abuses at these agencies. The FBI is intimately familiar with ‘material omissions’ with respect to their presentations to both Congress and the courts, and they are welcome to make public, to the greatest extent possible, all the information they have on these abuses. Regardless, it’s clear that top officials used unverified information in...