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  • 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
    self
    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...
  • 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...