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  • Muslim migration, "the all-time biggest Trojan Horse"

    09/25/2016 12:22:57 AM PDT · by tedbel · 38 replies
    ISRAPUNDIT ^ | Sept 25/16 | Ted Belman
    Ever wonder why there are so many Muslims and Muslim countries in the world? Over the millennia many countries were conquered, but didn't remain Persian or Greek or Roman as the case may be. You see, the countries conquered in the name of Islam, became and remained Islamic. For example Pakistan, part of India, and Malaysia were Hindu; Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Egypt and N. Africa were Christian; Afghanistan was Buddhist. They are all Islamic now. This transformation was not by chance but by design. All these countries were conquered by force then shorn of their wealth and many of their...
  • Dr. Ben Carson: Security Wasn’t Surprised By Hillary’s Collapse – Are They Accustomed To It?

    09/13/2016 12:23:08 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 72 replies
    Dr. Ben Carson was a world-renowned neurosurgeon before he ran for President. If anyone understands the potential neurological issues facing Hillary after her collapse on 9/11, it’s him. Dr. Ben Carson told Buzzfeed he has real concerns about Hillary’s health: “In the case of Hillary Clinton, because she has had a brain injury in the past and there is a question of venous sinus thrombosis, the result of a recent specialized MRI would be very helpful. The stakes are too high for us to blindly elect someone to the presidency of the United States when we have the possibility of...
  • Clinton meeting with national security advisers today - including ex-CIA director who leaked class

    09/09/2016 1:34:55 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 25 replies
    dailymail ^ | 9/9/16 | Francesca Chambers
    The 'working session' at the New York Historical Society will cover threats at home and abroad such as lone wolf attacks Also attending: Retired four-star general John Allen - Obama's former ISIS czar - and former Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff Clinton announced the backing of 15 new retired military officers today, bringing her total count to 110 and Donald Trump's to 120 A survey this week had him outperforming her with current and former members of the military and a flash poll had him winning a security forum Clinton represented New York in the U.S. Senate when the Twin...
  • Visa security loophole exploited by 9/11 attackers still open 15 years later

    09/08/2016 7:51:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 8, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    At least five of the Sept. 11 hijackers exploited a glaring hole in visa security to stay in the U.S. beyond their time — allowing them to board the planes and conduct their murderous attack. Fifteen years later, and despite a clear consensus on the need for improvement, that gaping hole remains. “In too many cases that’s still happening — they come in legally, but we don’t know if they’ve left, and if they haven’t left, we don’t know where they are,” said Tom Kean, former governor of New Jersey and chairman of the 9/11 Commission that looked into the...
  • Insolent veteran tells Hillary he'd 'have been prosecuted and imprisoned' if he'd done what she did

    09/08/2016 6:40:46 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/08/16 | Robert Laurie
    How dare he speak this way to the queen? Someone at NBC really dropped the ball last night. Not only did Trump fare pretty well during the MSNBC Commander-in-Chief Forum, Hillary came away looking really, really, bad. As Dan pointed out earlier, the media is freaking out - falling all over itself in an attempt to prop-up Hillary’s performance. The size of their meltdown, as usual, is inversely proportional to how badly their preferred candidate is doing. The less successful she is, the more they lose it. So it has to drive them nuts that the following question (asked by...
  • 9/11 memorial stirs debate over 'Islamic terrorists'

    09/06/2016 6:08:28 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    ABC13 News ^ | 1 Sep 2016
    NEWS 9/11 memorial stirs debate over 'Islamic terrorists' Two words on this 9/11 memorial are stirring a major debate (KTRK) Thursday, September 01, 2016 07:48AM OWEGO, NY (KTRK) -- Two words included on a memorial to victims of the 9-11 terror attacks are now stirring a major debate in New York. A group is taking issue with the words "Islamic terrorists" as they appear on the monument in Owego. The Islamic Organization of the Southern Tier worries the wording could encourage hatred towards Muslims living in the city, painting all Muslims with the same brush, they say. Donald Castellucci, town...
  • Bugs that turn iPhones into iSpies can be weaponized and used against Macs as well

    09/04/2016 2:02:12 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 5 replies
    Computerworld ^ | Sep 2, 2016 5:05 AM PT | By Gregg Keizer
    Apple yesterday issued an emergency security update for the Mac, patching the same trio of vulnerabilities the company fixed last week on the iPhone. According to one of the groups that first revealed the flaws, the vulnerabilities could have been "weaponized" for use against OS X, the Mac's operating system. The out-of-band update was aimed at OS X El Capitan (aka 10.11) and Yosemite (10.10), the 2015 and 2014 editions, respectively. Older versions, including 2014's OS X Mavericks, went unmatched: Apple is nearing the release of its annual Mac operating system upgrade and thus the end of support for...
  • Trump’s Not Yet President, But Nieto Is Saying, ‘Si Se Puede’

    09/02/2016 12:44:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2016 | Ilana Mercer
    FOLLOWING Donald J. Trump's sublime immigration address, critics—essentially all Big, Crooked Media—charged that Trump's Arizona speech represented a sharp departure from the tone he took earlier that day, with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. A reversal, if you will.Nonsense. With President Nieto, Donald Trump was at once patriotic, forceful and diplomatic.In close to two decades of analyzing American politics, I've yet to hear an American leader address his Mexican counterpart as forcefully as Mr. Trump addressed President Nieto. Trump came across as a man-of-the world, to whom interfacing with foreign dignitaries was second nature.It's always been the case that Americans...
  • Four victims of Colorado theater massacre ordered to pay Cinemark nearly $700G in legal fees

    09/02/2016 11:24:46 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 90 replies
    Foxnews ^ | September 2, 2016
    Four survivors of the 2012 Colorado theater shooting massacre were ordered by a judge Thursday to pay Cinemark nearly $700,000 in legal fees. The 28 families of those killed and wounded in the July 2012 shooting sued Cinemark, the movie chain that owns the Century 16 where James Holmes opened fire during a showing of “The Dark Knight Rises,” claiming that there wasn’t adequate security to stop Holmes from carrying out the attack. An Arapahoe County civil jury ruled in May that Cinemark wasn’t liable for the shooting that left 12 people dead and 70 others. Lawyers for Cinemark then...
  • 9 Winning Security Issues

    09/02/2016 10:58:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | Dr. Marguerite Creel
    Secure the Border, Decimate the Heroin Trade, Tighten up Entry Visas, Local Law Enforcement, Curtail Cash Benefits for Illegal Aliens, Stop the Spread of Nuclear Weapons Trump delivered his much anticipated, 10-point immigration policy speech on the last day of August, a little more than nine weeks out from Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Given his triumphant and unexpected summit meeting, earlier the same day, with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, one would expect the content of Trump’s immigration speech to dominate the American news cycle for days to come. To an over-flowing, passionate crowd in Phoenix, including many who have...
  • Trump Delivers A Speech For The Ages

    09/01/2016 6:33:40 AM PDT · by xzins · 136 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 1 Sep 16 | George Rasley
    One speech does not a campaign victory make – that is until last night when Donald Trump delivered his much-anticipated speech on immigration. The speech was, in its passion, in its emotional connection with Trump’s audience, and most importantly in its substance, a speech for the ages.  And, we might add, in Trump’s adoption of the very language we here at CHQ have used since his first major speech on economic growth, a renewal of his promise to “forgotten Americans” of all races, creeds and colors that hope and help are on the way.  While much of the establishment media...
  • Facebook Just Got a Whole Lot Creepier

    08/30/2016 4:28:10 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 70 replies
    Facebook Just Got a Whole Lot Creepier ^ | 30 August 2016 | Michael Krieger
    I’ve been creeped out by Facebook for a long time now. The following story takes it to another level. From Fusion: While some of these incredibly accurate friend suggestions are amusing, others are alarming, such as this story from Lisa*, a psychiatrist who is an infrequent Facebook user, mostly signing in to RSVP for events. Last summer, she noticed that the social network had started recommending her patients as friends—and she had no idea why. “I haven’t shared my email or phone contacts with Facebook,” she told me over the phone. The next week, things got weirder. Most of her...
  • A Brain-damaged US President with Finger on the Nuclear Button?

    08/28/2016 4:30:46 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 47 replies
    New Eastern Outlook, journal-neo.org ^ | August 24, 2016 | F. William Engdahl
    Hillary Rodham Clinton seems to surround herself with more scandals than you can shake a stick at, as we said when I was growing up in Texas. We had the Mena, Arkansas scandals when her husband, Bubba, otherwise known as William Jefferson Clinton, was Attorney General and then Governor. Ambrose Evans Pritchard, the British Telegraph investigative journalist did a masterful documentation of that in his The Secret Life of Bill Clinton, when Bill was President facing impeachment in the 1990's. Then there are the Clinton Foundation scandals documented in the 2015 Peter Schweitzer book, Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of...
  • Another Travel Fiasco Courtesy of the TSA

    08/26/2016 10:32:05 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | August 19, 2016 | Genevieve Wood
    I have long been a believer that, in most cases, a private company will do a more effective and efficient job than any government agency charged with the same task. My recent travel experience solidified that belief. It all started out with a half-empty water bottle at Ronald Reagan National Airport just outside the District of Columbia. I had checked in the night before, checked my bag at the curbside when I arrived, and now had a full hour to go through security. With Congress gone since late July and much of the District emptied out until Labor Day, I...
  • Ex-SEAL Who Wrote Book On Bin Laden Raid Forfeits $6.8 Million To Settle Criminal Probes

    08/19/2016 3:19:14 PM PDT · by Nero Germanicus · 33 replies
    http://pubx.co/bftjG4 ^ | 8/19/16 | Christopher Drew
    <p>Matt Bissonnette, a former member of Navy SEAL Team 6 who wrote an account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, agreed on Friday to forfeit $6.8 million in book royalties and speaking fees and apologized for failing to clear his disclosures with the Pentagon, according to federal court documents.</p>
  • Donald J. Trump Remarks on Creating a New and Better Future for America’s Inner Cities

    08/16/2016 8:39:55 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 82 replies
    DonaldJTrump.com ^ | Aug 16, 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    It’s so great to be here tonight. I am honored to also be joined this evening by Governor Scott Walker, Chairman Reince Priebus, and Mayor Rudy Giuliani. We are at a decisive moment in this election. Last week, I laid out my plan to bring jobs back to our country. Yesterday, I laid out my plan to defeat Radical Islamic Terrorism. Tonight, I am going to talk about how to make our communities safe again from crime and lawlessness. Let me begin by thanking the law enforcement officers here in this city, and across this country, for their service and...
  • (Apple's) Tim Cook: Privacy Is Worth Protecting

    08/15/2016 9:11:07 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 27 replies
    Information Week Government ^ | August 15, 2016 | By Eric Zeman
    Tim Cook: Privacy Is Worth Protecting Apple CEO Tim Cook leans on the Founding Fathers to suggest the company did the right thing when asked by the FBI to unlock a terrorist's iPhone. It's an issue that affects IT professionals who need to protect company data, as well as consumers and their personal information. iPhone Encryption: 5 Ways It's Changed Over Time(Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Apple caused quite a stir earlier this year when it refused a request from the US Department of Justice to unlock a suspected terrorist's iPhone. At the time, Apple argued that the...
  • Calculating the Costs of Muslim Terrorism: La Braderie, For Example

    08/13/2016 12:04:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | August 9, 2016 | Hugh Fitzgerald
    The mayor of Lille, in northeast France, has just announced the cancellation of La Braderie, the largest flea market in Europe, with 10,000 exhibitors and, last year, 2.5 million visitors. Martine Aubry, the mayor, and a Socialist stalwart, said that the safety of visitors could not be assured – “there are risks we cannot reduce.” By this she meant, of course, risks of an attack by Muslim terrorists. Only once before, during the goose-stepping German occupation, has La Braderie ever been called off. The cancellation of this gigantic event is a severe economic blow to those exhibitors from all over...
  • Google says most users 'protected' against 'Quadrooter' Play Store should spot exploits

    08/11/2016 2:30:21 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 5 replies
    The Register UK ^ | 10 August 2016, 2:28pm | By Richard Chirgwin
    The “Quadrooter” vulnerabilities in Qualcomm-based Android phones might grant total control over target devices, but Google reckons attacks should hardly ever reach users. The Chocolate Factory reckons the Verify Apps feature in its Play Store was already blocking apps that tried to take advantage of Quadrooter. Only a reckless user would be compromised in the first place, since you'd have to download a compromised app from a non-Google source – and that's where Verify Apps comes in. Google pointed out to Android Central that the four-year-old feature, along with its SafetyNet, was designed to protect users from non-Play Store malice....
  • Bungling Microsoft singlehandedly proves that golden backdoor keys are a terrible idea

    08/10/2016 11:44:58 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 13 replies
    The Register UK ^ | 10 Aug 2016 at 06:56, | By Chris Williams
    Redmond races to revoke Secure Boot debug policy Microsoft leaked the golden keys that unlock Windows-powered tablets, phones and other devices sealed by Secure Boot – and is now scrambling to undo the blunder. These skeleton keys can be used to install non-Redmond operating systems on locked-down computers. In other words, on devices that do not allow you to disable Secure Boot even if you have administrator rights – such as ARM-based Windows RT tablets – it is now possible to sidestep this block and run, say, GNU/Linux or Android. What's more, it is believed it will be impossible...
  • Former CIA Director And Hillary Supporter: "We Should Kill Russians And Iranians Covertly"

    08/09/2016 3:17:06 PM PDT · by amorphous · 34 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 9 August 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Last Friday, former deputy and acting director of the CIA, Mike Morell became the latest neocon to join the Hillary bandwagon with a NYT Op-Ed titled "I Ran the C.I.A. Now I'm Endorsing Hillary Clinton" in which he not only praised Hillary but slammed Donald Trump, as follows: "Mrs. Clinton is highly qualified to be commander in chief. I trust she will deliver on the most important duty of a president — keeping our nation safe. Second, Donald J. Trump is not only unqualified for the job, but he may well pose a threat to our national security.... In the...
  • 50 G.O.P. Officials Warn Donald Trump Would Put Nation’s Security ‘at Risk’

    08/09/2016 3:49:07 AM PDT · by darkness78 · 108 replies
    New york times ^ | 8/8/2016 | DAVID E. SANGER and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Fifty of the nation’s most senior Republican national security officials, many of them former top aides or cabinet members for President George W. Bush, have signed a letter declaring that Donald J. Trump “lacks the character, values and experience” to be president and “would put at risk our country’s national security and well-being.”
  • FBI chief calls for national talk over encryption vs. safety

    08/08/2016 2:17:42 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 43 replies
    AP Big Story ^ | Aug. 5, 2016 9:53 PM EDT | By PAUL ELIAS
    FBI Director James Comey gestures during an address to the American Bar Association annual meeting SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The FBI's director said Friday the agency is collecting data to present next year in hopes of sparking a national conversation about law enforcement's increasing inability to access encrypted electronic devices. Speaking Friday at the American Bar Association annual conference in San Francisco, James Comey said the agency was unable to access 650 of 5,000 electronic devices investigators attempted to search over the last 10 months. He said the problem is only going to get worse without a discussion about the...
  • Android bug fear in 900 million phones

    08/08/2016 1:39:53 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | August 8, 2016 | By Mark Ward
    The flaws affect devices containing Qualcomm chips Serious security flaws that could give attackers complete access to a phone's data have been found in software used on tens of millions of Android devices. The bugs were uncovered by Checkpoint researchers looking at software running on chipsets made by US firm Qualcomm. Qualcomm processors are found in about 900 million Android phones, the company said. However, there is no evidence of the vulnerabilities currently being used in attacks by cyberthieves. "I'm pretty sure you will see these vulnerabilities being used in the next three to four months," said Michael Shaulov, head...
  • Chinese Olympic basketball team caught in the middle of gunfight between armed gangsters..

    08/05/2016 5:55:03 PM PDT · by PROCON · 31 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Aug. 5, 2016 | ALEXANDER ROBERTSON
    Full Title: Chinese Olympic basketball team caught in the middle of gunfight between armed gangsters and police as they arrive in Rio de Janeiro Chinese athletes found themselves in the middle of a shootout between armed gangsters and police officers after arriving in Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics. A group of basketball players and journalists were being bused to the Olympic Village from Tom Jobin International Airport when the gunfight occurred. The firefight erupted across two highways in the north of the city as the coach was travelling through, catching the Chinese delegation in the middle.
  • Black Hat 2016: Apple iPhone Updates Drub Android Counterparts

    08/05/2016 12:10:06 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 7 replies
    investors' Business Daily ^ | August 3, 2016 | By ALLISON GATLIN
    The latest Black Hat security conference is underway in Las Vegas. (AP)" LAS VEGAS -- Apple (AAPL) iPhones are drubbing their Android counterparts on the mobile security front, say Atredis Partners founders Shawn Moyer and Josh Thomas. But Apple's dominance isn't necessarily tied to a more potent security posture."Not that many (Android users) are on the newest release of the OS (operating system)," Thomas said. "It's like Windows 95 out in the wild. ... People are saying Apple is winning security. This is one reason why."The Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant is better at pushing updates, Thomas and Moyer told a...
  • DHS gives Somali Muslims special airport security tours because they felt harassed and profiled

    08/03/2016 7:46:03 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 25 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 08/03/2016 | Robert Spencer
    The Obama administration gave Somali Muslims behind-the-scenes tours at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport — the nation’s 17th busiest in terms of passenger traffic — after the group “complained to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson about feeling harassed and profiled.” Johnson has been consistently failing in his department, which is a key part of U.S. counter-terrorism efforts; and engages our worst enemies in a well-practiced strategy of stealth jihadists of a victimology subterfuge. “The special security tours not offered to any other group” followed round-table dialogue meetings with local Somali leaders to get their feedback for “modifications to practices that...
  • Obama eyes takeover of presidential election security

    08/03/2016 11:26:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 87 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/3/2016 | Paul Bedard
    Amid new claims from Republican Donald Trump that the fall election may be "rigged" against him, the Obama administration is considering taking a step toward nationalizing the cyber security of the process, according to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. "We should carefully consider whether our election system, our election process, is critical infrastructure like the financial sector, like the power grid," Johnson told a media breakfast Wednesday. "There's a vital national interest in our election process, so I do think we need to consider whether it should be considered by my department and others critical infrastructure," he said at the...
  • America’s Electronic Voting Machines Are Scarily Easy Targets | WIRED

    08/02/2016 5:17:23 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 31 replies
    Wired ^ | 08/02/2016 | Brian Barrett
    America’s Electronic Voting Machines Are Scarily Easy Targets | WIRED https://www.wired.com/2016/08/americas-voting-machines-arent-ready-election/ When people think that people think about doing something major to impact our election results at the voting machine, they think they’d try to switch results,” says Norden, referring to potential software tampering. “But you can do a lot less than that and do a lot of damage… If you have machines not working, or working slowly, that could create lots of problems too, preventing people from voting at all.” The extent of vulnerability isn’t just hypothetical; late last summer, Virginia decertified thousands of insecure WinVote machines. As one...
  • Woman with unsecured server next to toilet mocks Trump for wanting better comms security in military

    08/02/2016 8:50:36 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/02/16 | Robert Laurie
    No, really, she is. It feels like everyone has been hacked by foreign operatives lately. Hillary’s campaign got hacked, the DNC got hacked, and hackers are regularly targeting the Pentagon as well as other arms of the federal machine. Even big corporations like Sony pictures are being hacked. So, on Friday, Donald Trump was discussing the idea that maybe, just maybe, we should look into some non-hackable security for military communications. That’s not a radical notion, right? As he put it:
  • Rio Olympics security firm fired, maligned police force takes over

    07/30/2016 7:38:52 PM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    yahoo ^ | July 30, 2016 | Daniel Tran
    Less than a week before the 2016 Rio Olympics are set to start, the Brazil Ministry of Justice terminated its contract with a private firm that was supposed to provide security for the games. The ministry cited “incompetence and irresponsibility” from the Rio de Janeiro-based firm Artel, and moved to strip them of their duties. It’s not hard to see why the Ministry of Justice reacted so harshly. With only a few days left until the first venues are set to open, Artel admitted that they have only hired 500 security personnel. They were supposed to hire 3,400. These staff...
  • Donald Trump to Get National Intelligence Briefings Immediately

    07/29/2016 10:26:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | July 29, 2016 | Ryan Parker
    "There is no stipulation anywhere that requires a security clearance for a presidential candidate. The fact that they're a candidate qualifies them," says James R. Clapper Jr., the director of National Intelligence. Donald Trump will begin to get intelligence briefings now that he is the official GOP candidate for president. Both Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton will get briefings as soon as next week, James R. Clapper Jr., the director of National Intelligence, said Thursday during the Aspen Security Forum. Although Trump is a notorious tweeter and Clinton has been on the hot seat for her email server, Clapper...
  • Camp Bastion Families Want Answers About Afghanistan

    11/14/2012 3:48:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    While Secretary of State Hillary Clinton boozes it up in Australia and the Pentagon grapples with more floozy eruptions, outraged military families are still waiting for answers about the forgotten 9/14 attack on Camp Bastion. Muckrakers and distraction engineers are having a front-page field day with the so-called "sex scandal." But for surviving relatives and colleagues of heroic Marine Lt. Col. Christopher Raible and Sgt. Bradley Atwell, it's the national security scandal at Afghanistan's Camp Bastion that deserves headline coverage. There's been a virtual blackout of the alarming story in the national press. As I reported last month, the meticulously...
  • The Latest: Trump: Clinton shouldn't get security briefings

    07/27/2016 9:25:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    KHNL-TV ^ | July 27, 2016 | The Associated Press
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Latest on the Democratic National Convention (all times EDT): 11:55 a.m. Donald Trump says he has a "real problem" with Hillary Clinton's access to security briefings as a presidential nominee, saying she is "probably hacked." Speaking to reporters in Miami Wednesday, Trump suggested that Clinton is a security risk because she used a private email server while secretary of state. The FBI found that government secrets passed through the server in her home when she blended official and personal work. FBI Director Eric Holder said he did not charge Clinton because the probe found no intent...
  • New attack that cripples HTTPS crypto works on Macs, Windows, and Linux (link Only due to ©)

    07/26/2016 1:00:39 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 11 replies
    Ars Technica | 7/26/2016, 10:14 AM | By DAN GOODIN -
    Due to copyright concerns this will be link only article. Read all about it at the Ars Technica site: New attack that cripples HTTPS crypto works on Macs, Windows, and Linux (link Only due to ©)
  • Hillary Tells Veterans She Takes "nothing more seriously than our security."

    07/25/2016 3:32:31 PM PDT · by AJFavish · 62 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 25, 2016 | Allan J. Favish
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LLzKEudhgA Listen at 14:09 when Hillary says: "I take nothing more seriously than our security." She did not discuss what the FBI Director said about her private email server, or how her State Department denied our Ambassador in Benghazi additional security, how she and Obama refused to rescue the Americans in Benghazi when lives could have been saved.
  • Anti-Muslim sentiment on rise in Europe due to migration and Isil... (trunc)

    07/24/2016 5:03:25 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 23 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12 July 2016 | Peter Foster
    Europe is rejecting the idea that multi-culturalism is beneficial to society following a year in which the migrant crisis and Isil-inspired terror attacks have boosted anti-Muslim sentiment across the continent, a new Europe-wide survey has shown. The data from Pew Research, the leading non-partisan US social attitudes survey company, will serve as another sharp warning to Europe’s political elites about the growing strength of grassroots sentiment over the migration issue.
  • iOS, Mac vulnerabilities allow remote code execution through a single image

    07/22/2016 6:13:51 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 6 replies
    ZDNet ^ | July 22, 2016 -- 09:59 GMT (02:59 PDT) | By Charlie Osborne
    Researchers have discovered that image files can bury malware, allowing malicious code access without detection. Security flaws which affect both Apple iOS and Mac devices permit attackers to grab your passwords and data, researchers claim. According to researchers from Cisco's Talos, a set of five vulnerabilities, if exploited, could lead to data theft and remote code execution -- which in its worst state may result in device hijacking. The set of bugs, CVE-2016-4631, CVE-2016-4629, CVE-2016-4630, CVE-2016-1850, and CVE-2016-4637, are all caused by how Apple processes image formats. Apple offers APIs as interfaces for accessing image data, and according to Talos,...
  • Dell SonicWall GMS comes with hidden backdoor

    07/20/2016 10:25:23 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 4 replies
    iTnews (AUS) ^ | Jul 21 2016 11:21AM (AUS) | Juha Saarinen
    Researchers have discovered a range of vulnerabilities in Dell's SonicWall Global Management System (GMS) console, including a hidden default account with an easily guessable password. US security vendor Digital Defense said the hidden account can be accessed through a command line interface client that can be downloaded from the console of the GMS web application. Non-administrative users can be added with the command line interface; however, they can log into the web interface and change the password for the admin user. By logging in with the admin user account, attackers using this method can get full contol of the GMS,...
  • 'Thousands' of products vulnerable to code hooking abuse

    07/19/2016 5:53:01 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 3 replies
    iTnews (AUS) ^ | Jul 20 2016 6:29AM (AUS) | Juha Saarinen
    Bad implementation of the low-level code hooking technique by Microsoft and third-party security vendors has left millions of users open to attacks that bypass mitigation measures - some for up to a decade, researchers have found. Hooking is used by different kinds of software to monitor as well as to intercept and change the behaviour of operating system functions, and if needed, to inject code. Security software uses code hooking extensively to check for malicious activity on systems. EnSilo researchers Tomer Bitton and Udi Yavo said they looked at the hooking engines and injection techniques used by more than 15...
  • Fifteen-year-old server-side bug opens up websites

    07/18/2016 5:37:21 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 6 replies
    iTnews (AUS) ^ | Jul 19 2016 6:08AM (AUS) | Juha Saarinen
    A remotely exploitable vulnerability in web application code, first discovered 15 years ago, has returned to haunt server admins who are being urged to take action immediately to avoid being hit. Researchers from New Zealand point of sale software company Vend, Dominic Scheirlink, Richard Rowe, Morgan Pyne and Scott Geary, worked with Red Hat product security staffer Kurt Seifried to document the flaw, which they have nicknamed Httpoxy. On vulnerable applications, the Httpoxy flaw is easily exploitable, the researchers said. Attackers can proxy outgoing HTTP requests and direct the server to open outwards connections to arbitrary IP addresses and transport...
  • Ubuntu user forums hack leaks millions of user details

    07/18/2016 6:41:00 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 5 replies
    iTnews (AUS) ^ | Jul 18 2016 6:27AM | Juha Saarinen
    Canonical, the parent company of popular Linux distribution Ubuntu, has disclosed that its user web forums have suffered a major data breach. Over the weekend, Canonical said that it had come across claims that a third party had a copy of the Ubuntu Forums database. The company was able to verify that a breach had taken place, with a database containing details of two million Ubuntu Forums users being leaked. No "active passwords" were copied over, although the attacker downloaded the random, hashed and salted strings generated by Ubuntu Single Sign On that is used for Forum logins. Canonical shut...
  • Ubuntu Linux forums hacked!

    07/15/2016 6:57:53 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 24 replies
    BetaNews ^ | Published 10 hours ago (that's what it says!) | Brian Fagioli
    There is a common misconception that all things Linux are bulletproof. The fact is, no software is infallible. When news of a Linux vulnerability hits, some Windows and Mac fans like to taunt users of the open source kernel. Sure, it might be in good fun, but it can negatively impact the Linux community's reputation -- a blemish, if you will. Today, Canonical announces that the Ubuntu forums have been hacked. Keep in mind, this does not mean that the operating system has experienced a vulnerability or weakness. The only thing affected are the online forums that people use to...
  • New ‘Ranscam’ Ransomware Lowers The Bar But Raises The Stakes

    07/14/2016 9:41:43 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 20 replies
    DarkReading ^ | 7/11/2016 05:15 PM | Kelly Jackson Higgins
    ... Ransomware variants are multiplying like rabbits: while some are more sophisticated and tougher to combat, others are more about scamming than kidnapping. Take the new Ranscam malware discovered by Cisco’s Talos team, a low-tech but highly destructive attack that demands ransom from its victims but never returns them their files because it actually deleted them. Ranscam isn’t the first ransomware variant to destroy files rather than return them after victims pay up—there’s AnonPop and JIGSAW, for example—but it’s a glaring example of how the ransomware scam itself is so lucrative and easy to pull off that less sophisticated attackers...
  • Maxthon Browser Sends Sensitive Data to China (!)

    07/14/2016 9:33:55 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 9 replies
    SecurityWeek ^ | July 14, 2016 | Eduard Kovacs
    ... Developed by China-based Maxthon International, the browser is available for all major platforms in more than 50 languages. In 2013, after the NSA surveillance scandal broke, the company boasted about its focus on privacy and security, and the use of strong encryption. Researchers at Fidelis Cybersecurity and Poland-based Exatel recently found that Maxthon regularly sends a file named ueipdata.zip to a server in Beijing, China, via HTTP. Further analysis revealed that ueipdata.zip contains an encrypted file named dat.txt. This file stores information on the operating system, CPU, ad blocker status, homepage URL, websites visited by the user (including online...
  • Dangerous malware discovered in EU energy company

    07/14/2016 9:22:11 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 21 replies
    iTnews (AUS) ^ | ul 15 2016 10:05AM (AUS) | Staff Writer
    A new piece of sophisticated malware has been discovered on the networks of an unnamed European energy company with what researchers believe is the potential to shut down an energy grid. Endpoint protection firm Sentinel One Labs discovered the malware and dubbed it SFG, revealing it not only collects information on the infected system but opens a backdoor through which a destructive payload could be launched. It affects all versions of Windows and has been produced to overcome next-generation firewalls and anti-virus software. The malware also shuts down when put into a sandboxed environment or a virtual machine to escape...
  • Why Cleveland police, not outside officers, will be handling arrests during RNC

    07/14/2016 1:57:45 PM PDT · by Covenantor · 29 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | Cory Shaffer
    Why Cleveland Police, Not Outside Officers, Will Be Handling Arrests During RNC CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Thousands of police officers from departments around the country will help Cleveland police provide security during the Republican National Convention, but those police officers won't be arresting anyone. While those officers can detain anyone they feel has broken the law, a Cleveland police officer will actually make the decision whether to make a formal arrest, Deputy Cleveland Police Chief Ed Tomba told cleveland.com Wednesday. Cleveland police will take the lead, partly because it's Cleveland's convention, Tomba said. But it also makes more sense to have...
  • Vulnerability Exploitable via Printer Protocols Affects All Windows Versions

    07/13/2016 9:34:12 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 4 replies
    Softpedia ^ | Jul 12, 2016 21:05 GMT | Catalin Cimpanu
    Microsoft has patched today a critical security vulnerability in the Print Spooler service that allows attackers to take over devices via a simple mechanism. The vulnerability affects all Windows versions ever released. Security firm Vectra discovered the vulnerability (CVE-2016-3238), which Microsoft fixed in MS16-087. At its core, the issue resides in how Windows handles printer driver installations and how end users connect to printers. Exploit executes payload under SYSTEM user By default, in corporate networks, network admins allow printers to deliver the necessary drivers to workstations connected to the network. These drivers are silently installed without any user interaction and...
  • Microsoft Azure Stack won't run on your existing hardware

    07/13/2016 8:43:41 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 8 replies
    iTnews (AUS) ^ | Jul 13 2016 4:08PM (AUS) | Juha Saarinen
    Microsoft has revealed its forthcoming Azure Stack won't run on the hardware of customers' choosing, an about-face on its earlier position that the hybrid cloud product would be vendor-agnostic. The company's senior director of cloud platform marketing Mark Jewett today said Azure Stack would only be initially available with hardware from Microsoft partners Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, Dell and Lenovo. Jewett said Microsoft would "prioritise" Azure Stack delivery via "turnkey integrated systems" in the initial general availability release. "We’ve been working with systems vendors on integrated systems for a while now and see this as the best approach to bring Azure innovation...
  • Microsoft blacklists Secure Boot-disabling policies in Windows

    07/12/2016 8:08:46 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 8 replies
    iTnews (AUS) ^ | Jul 13 2016 9:00AM (AUS) | Juha Saarinen
    Microsoft's July round of patches fixes a vulnerability that could be used to bypass the Secure Boot protection feature if an attacker simply adds a policy to the target Windows systems. Microsoft mandates Secure Boot on newer PCs designed to run Windows. The feature is implemented in the unified extensible firmware interface (UEFI) code that checks the Windows boot loader before it starts up the operating system, to ensure it is digitally signed by Microsoft. Secure Boot can, however, be bypassed completely by applying a Windows group policy, providing attackers with full access to systems thought to be locked down....