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  • The Trick To Cracking A Master Combo Lock In Eight Tries Or Fewer (Video)

    04/29/2015 5:21:56 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 18 replies
    gizmodo ^ | 4-29-2015
    Look, we all know that Master combo locks are not paragons of security. But, damn, this looks easy. In a new video, hacker Samy Kamkar demonstrates a dead simple trick that he claims can break into most Master combo locks in just a few tries. It’s so easy because Kamkar has done all the hard work for you, reverse-engineering the lock to narrow down the possible combinations to just eight. All you have to do is go to input three numbers into Kamkar’s algorithm. Here’s how you get the numbers: 1. While lifting the locked shackle, turn the knob counterclockwise...
  • Crying Baby Gets Family Thrown Off Plane, Deemed Security Risk [Israel]

    04/29/2015 2:16:46 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 12 replies
    Travel Pulse ^ | April 28, 2015 | Donald Cook
    Traveling with small children can be a stressful situation on its own, but one airline in Tel Aviv, Israel, made the predicament even worse by treating a family poorly before having them removed from the plane due to their crying child. According to Jewish News, husband and wife Ariella and Mark Aziz were scheduled to fly from Tel Aviv to Luton, England, on Dutch airline Transavia when their 19-month-old daughter began crying. The Transavia crew asked the child’s parents to position their daughter on their lap before takeoff and use the connector belt provided by the airline. The plane had...
  • Microsoft Announces Windows 10 Device Guard, a New Feature That Could Kill Malware Forever

    04/22/2015 5:53:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Softpedia ^ | 04/22/2015
    Microsoft is making big efforts to increase the security of Windows 10 and turn the new operating system into a fully secure working environment, so several new features will be available in this regard when it comes out. In addition to Microsoft Passport and Windows Hello, both of which were announced a few months ago, Redmond will also introduce a feature called Device Guard that would give organizations full control over the apps that are allowed to be launched on a device running Windows 10. According to Microsoft, the new feature should provide advanced malware protection against new and even...
  • United Airlines Kicks Computer Expert Off Flight For Tweets

    04/19/2015 8:59:46 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 45 replies
    International Business Times ^ | April 19, 2015 | Eric Markowitz 
    Chris Roberts, a prominent computer security expert, was aboard a United Airlines flight last week when he tweeted about a potential security flaw he found on the plane’s on-board Wi-Fi. Big mistake. Airline personnel saw the tweet and alerted authorities at Syracuse Hancock International Airport where the flight was scheduled to land. Roberts exited the plane and was quickly detained by the FBI. Roberts, the founder and chief technical officer of the Denver security firm One World Labs, said the agents questioned him, confiscated several of his electronic devices, and then let him go. “Lesson from this evening, don't mention...
  • SECURITY ALERT: What I witnessed today at an Army Reserve Center was deplorable.

    04/18/2015 2:32:54 PM PDT · by don-o · 38 replies
    allenwest.com ^ | April 18, 2015 | Allen West
    snip And so it was when I drove onto the Army Reserve Center at Grand Prairie for a visit yesterday, I was met by a lone unarmed female contract security person who did not even take my ID and match it to my face. She came out of the shack and waved me right onto this military installation. Yes, the Army Reserve Center at Grand Prairie is a military installation. Not only is the Army based there but also a U.S. Marine Reserve artillery unit — and the majority of their equipment is located on this installation. But, as I...
  • Remote Code Execution Via HTTP Request In IIS On Windows

    04/15/2015 7:33:51 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 30 replies
    Mattias website ^ | Wednesday, April 15, 2015 | Mattias Geniar
    A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the HTTP protocol stack (HTTP.sys) that is caused when HTTP.sys improperly parses specially crafted HTTP requests. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could execute arbitrary code in the context of the System account. To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would have to send a specially crafted HTTP request to the affected system. The update addresses the vulnerability by modifying how the Windows HTTP stack handles requests.
  • Voting machine password hacks as easy as 'abcde', details Virginia state report

    04/15/2015 4:42:21 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 4-15-15 | Sam Thielman
    AVS WinVote machines used in three presidential elections in state ‘would get an F-minus’ in security, said computer scientist who pushed for decertification Touchscreen voting machines used in numerous elections between 2002 and 2014 used “abcde” and “admin” as passwords and could easily have been hacked from the parking lot outside the polling place, according to a state report. The AVS WinVote machines, used in three presidential elections in Virginia, “would get an F-minus” in security, according to a computer scientist at tech research group SRI International who had pushed for a formal inquiry by the state of Virginia for...
  • Kaspersky releases tools to decrypt files encrypted with CoinVault Ransomware

    04/14/2015 6:46:32 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 20 replies
    TechWorm ^ | on April 14, 2015 | Abhishek Kumar Jha
    Software security group Kaspesky labs in collaboration with the Dutch police has released a tool which helps to decrypt files locked by Ransomware. Kaspersky Labs has released a decryption tool for files encrypted with CoinVault ransomware. The tool was developed by the Kaspersky lab after the The National High Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU) of the Dutch police handed over the information obtained from a database of CoinVault command-and-control server containing the decryption keys.
  • New Redirect to SMB Flaw in all Windows versions including Windows 10 (shortened)

    04/13/2015 6:45:42 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 17 replies
    TechWorm ^ | on April 13, 2015 | Vijay
    Security researchers at Cylance have discovered a serious vulnerability in all supported versions of Windows that can allow a potential hacker who has control of some portion of a victim’s network traffic to steal users’ credentials for valuable services. Cylance researchers disclosed the vulnerability today on their website in which they said that their study is an extension to a similar research done by Aaron Spangler in 1997.
  • Administration Brushes Off Russian Hackers [semi-satire]

    04/13/2015 9:53:29 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 April 2015 | John Semmens
    Evidence that Russian computer hackers penetrated security at the White House and State Department was brushed aside by National Security Council spokesman Mark Stroh. “Since the Administration has no hostile designs on Russia we don’t consider their gaining access to confidential correspondence at the State Department or White House a threat to our security,” Stroh maintained. “In a way, this could be a good thing. They will see that we bear them no ill will. That could open up new avenues for better relations between our two countries.” “It would be far more worrisome if our correspondence had been illicitly...
  • Secret Service Scrambles to Find Four-Year-Old Who Crawled Under White House Fence

    04/13/2015 6:14:08 AM PDT · by yuffy
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Apr 2015 | by William Bigelow
    Hillary’s made it official: She’s now a candidate for president in the 2016 election. Question is, can she win? The former first lady and secretary of state certainly carries lots of baggage as she enters the race, including but not limited to all those missing e-mails. But she isn’t expecting any of those issues to prove fatal. Her big fear — according to the Wall Street Democrats I speak to — is being stuck with (and blamed for) her old boss’ economy. That’s because the economy has never fully recovered from the financial collapse that President Obama faced when he...
  • LG Split Screen Improves Usability and Reduces Security Drastically

    04/12/2015 6:19:30 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 22 replies
    Developer's Couch ^ | April 8, 2015 | Chris
    Life is good (LG) is what you may say out loud when using LG stuff. Unfortunately, today I have to tell you that life is horrible. I recently upgraded to an ultra wide LG screen which comes with split screen software. While I am happy with the hardware, I am utterly disappointed how LG treats security. The TL;DR version is that instead of writing software properly, they just disable UAC upon installation in order to make their software work. I received my monitor some time around last week and quickly installed the software. Nothing special has happened during the setup...
  • Let’s keep all our kids safe (NYC denying security to private school children)

    04/10/2015 12:16:18 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 9, 2015 | Jake Adler and Vincent LeVien
    All children deserve to be safe at school. Yet it turns out that New York City does not provide kids who attend private schools with the same level of protection as those at public schools. That’s not only unfair, it’s unsafe. And it ought to change. As matters stand, only public schools in the city are eligible for NYPD school-safety agents. Private schools must provide security officers on their own dime. And while child-safety is an issue no decent school would ignore, the fact is many private schools struggle to cover the costs of adequate security — and sometimes the...
  • Firefox disables 'opportunistic encryption' to fix HTTPS bypass bug

    04/09/2015 10:42:18 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 2 replies
    iTnews AUS ^ | Apr 8, 2015 9:13 AM (AUS) | Allie Coyne
    Attackers could use fake certificate to get around protections. Mozilla has disabled an "opportunistic encryption" feature added to its Firefox browser last week, in order to fix a critical security flaw that allowed attackers to bypass HTTPS protections. The company last week released Firefox 37, which came with a new feature allowing connections to be encrypted even if a server didn't support HTTPS. This so-called "opportunistic encryption" acted as a bridge between plaintext HTTP and HTTPS connections based on either transport layer security (TLS) or the older secure sockets layer protocol. It allowed website owners who are unable to fully...
  • RadioShack to auction off customer data, violating own privacy policy

    03/27/2015 9:44:35 AM PDT · by HonkyTonkMan · 22 replies
    NakedSecurity ^ | 26 March, 2015 | Lee Munson
    Retail chain RadioShack is looking to cash in the information it holds on its customers as part of its bankruptcy sale. According to Hilco Streambank, personal data including over 65 million customers' names and physical addresses, as well as 13 million email addresses, has been made available to the highest bidder. All this despite the fact that the company's online privacy policy quite clearly states: We will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to anyone at any time. We will not use any personal information beyond what is necessary to assist us in delivering to you the services...
  • Passphrases That You Can Memorize — But That Even the NSA Can’t Guess

    03/27/2015 9:21:39 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 37 replies
    THE // INTERCEPT ^ | 03/26/2015 9:29 AM | Micah Lee
    It’s getting easier to secure your digital privacy. iPhones now encrypt a great deal of personal information; hard drives on Mac and Windows 8.1 computers are now automatically locked down; even Facebook, which made a fortune on open sharing, is providing end-to-end encryption in the chat tool WhatsApp. But none of this technology offers as much protection as you may think if you don’t know how to come up with a good passphrase. A passphrase is like a password, but longer and more secure. In essence, it’s an encryption key that you memorize. Once you start caring more deeply about...
  • BitWhisper turns up heat on air-gap security

    03/24/2015 9:46:52 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 4 replies
    © 2015 Tech Xplore, Phys.org ^ | March 24, 2015 - 5 hrs ago | Nancy Owano
    Ben Gurion University reported Monday that researcher Mordechai Guri, assisted by Matan Munitz and guided by Prof. Yuval Elovici, uncovered a way to breach air-gapped systems—that's quite something considering that air-gapped systems, said the Daily Mail, are among the most secure computers on the planet, used in high security settings such as classified military networks, payment networks processing credit and debit card transactions for retailers, and industrial control systems for critical infrastructure. The research initiative was given the name BitWhisper, part of research on the topic of air-gap security at the Cyber Security Research Center at Ben-Gurion University. Dudu Mimran,...
  • Where in the world is Hillary Clinton’s server?

    03/20/2015 4:51:58 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 3-20-15 | Noah Rothman
    It was less than two weeks ago that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton assured the nation that her “homebrew” email server was safely secure in her home in Chappaqua, New York. She insisted that the hardware was fortified behind a locked door and had a Secret Service detail mentoring it night and day, as though the greatest security threat that system faced was via a physical attack by a team of cartoonish cat burglars. Nevertheless, Clinton insisted that the safeguards around the email system she constructed out of “convenience” were “effective and secure.” She added that “there were no...
  • Bill eliminating 48-hour wait period for handguns moving to Senate [next stop Gov. Walker’s desk]

    03/19/2015 4:53:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Badger Herald ^ | March 19, 2015 | Tanisha Sabhaney
    A bill that eliminates the 48-hour waiting period for handguns purchases is now moving to the full Senate, the last step before landing in Gov. Scott Walker’s desk. The bill, which would eliminate the 48-hour waiting period between getting a background check and purchasing a handgun, passed through a Senate committee last week and is now headed to the full chamber. The Assembly approved the bill Tuesday. The bill would instead allow dealers to give the handgun to the person buying it right after the state’s Department of Justice says the person is allowed to buy a handgun, according to...
  • Canadian Prime Minister, “Guns Important To Safety, And Slow Police Response”

    03/17/2015 10:13:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    gunsnfreedom.com ^ | 3/15/2015 | Tim
    When asked about new firearms legislation at an event in Saskatoon, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said there are too many restrictions on gun ownership, which he added is important for the livelihoods of rural people, recreation and personal safety according to CTV. “My wife’s from a rural area and obviously gun ownership wasn’t just for the farm, but was for a certain level of security when you’re a ways away from immediate police assistance,” he said during a question-and-answer session with the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities.
  • AM I A TRUE BELIEVER?

    03/03/2015 2:48:37 AM PST · by RaceBannon
    Middletown Bible Church ^ | 03/03/15 | Middletown Bible Church
    span.WPParaTextBox { border-width: 0.0133333in; border-style: solid; border-color: black; padding: 5px; margin: 0px; display: block } <p>div.WPParaTextBoxWrapper { padding: 0px; float: none } <p>p { margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1px } <p>body { font-family: "Times New Roman", serif; font-size: 12pt; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal }             Am I A True Believer?   In this brief study we want to consider the important, soul-searching question: Am I a true believer? To help you answer this question, consider the following questions. Think about each one in an honest, personal way. Take time to look up the Bible verses that are given along with each question. Ask...
  • (Exempt) Dems call GOP Homeland Security strategy a political blunder

    02/28/2015 11:01:20 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 2/28/15 | CHARLES BABINGTON
    WASHINGTON — Democrats are losing some skirmishes over the Department of Homeland Security, but many feel they are winning a political war that will haunt Republicans in 2016 and beyond. Democrats lacked the votes Friday to force Republicans to fund the department for a year with no strings. Still, even some Republicans say party leaders are on a perilous path with a very public ideological struggle only highlighting the GOP's inability to pass contested legislation and possibly worsening its weak relationship with Hispanic voters. Worst of all, numerous lawmakers said, Republican leaders have offered no plausible scenario for a successful...
  • Levin: Dems Have Very Selective Concerns About Security

    02/25/2015 4:50:23 AM PST · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 25, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Talk radio host and author of “The Liberty Amendments” Mark Levin accused Democrats of selective concern about homeland security on Tuesday.
  • Apple's Tim Cook warns of "dire consequences" of sacrificing privacy for security

    02/13/2015 5:07:05 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 62 replies
    ZD Net ^ | February 13, 2015 -- 19:13 GMT | By Zack Whittaker for Zero Day
    Summary:The Apple boss said people have entrusted the company with their most personal bits of information. "We owe them nothing less than the best protections we can possibly provide." Apple chief executive Tim Cook said that there should not have to be a trade-off between national security and personal privacy. In a speech as part of a cybersecurity summit hosted by The White House at Stanford University, the Apple boss said history has shown that sacrificing rights to privacy can have "dire consequences" on society. "We risk something far more valuable than money. We risk our way of life," he...
  • Homeland Security sets up Obama amnesty complaint hotlines for illegals

    02/08/2015 6:30:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    washington times ^ | 2/8/15 | Stephen Dinan -
    The Homeland Security Department has set up hotlines for illegal immigrants who believe their rights under President Obama’s amnesty policy have been violated. In a memo announcing the customer complaint line, U.S. Customs and Border Protection asked illegal immigrants to “please tell us about your experience” if they believe they were treated “contrary to the new DHS enforcement priorities.” The department alerted “stakeholders” last week of three complaint hotlines: one for CBP, which oversees the Border Patrol; one for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which handles immigration laws in the nation’s interior; and one for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services,...
  • FACT CHECK: What happens if Homeland Security shuts down?

    02/08/2015 3:23:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 49 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 2/08/15 | ERICA WERNER, ALICIA A. CALDWELL
    WASHINGTON — Spending for the Department of Homeland Security hangs in the balance as Congress fights over immigration matters in the agency's annual funding bill. Without action by Feb. 27, the department's budget will shut off. To hear Democrats and many Republicans tell it, the result would be unacceptable risks to U.S. security at a time of grave threats worldwide. In reality, though, most people will see little change if the department's money flow is halted, and some of the warnings of doom are as exaggerated as they are striking. "There are ghoulish, grim predators out there who would love...
  • White House: Climate change threatens national security (on par with terrorism, WMD, disease)

    02/06/2015 5:17:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/06/15 | Timothy Cama
    The Obama administration looks at climate change as a threat to national security on par with terrorism, weapons of mass destruction and disease outbreaks. President Obama’s national security strategy released Friday updates the previous plan published in 2010, with focuses on Russia, Islamic militants and health. “Climate change is an urgent and growing threat to our national security, contributing to increased natural disasters, refugee flows, and conflicts over basic resources like food and water,” the White House says in the 35-page strategy document. “The present day effects of climate change are being felt from the Arctic to the Midwest. Increased...
  • Congress on the border. Delegation meets with ranchers and learns of security challenges

    01/25/2015 12:33:43 PM PST · by SandRat · 15 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Shar Porier
    PALOMINAS — After a day of round table talks with ranchers and a tour of the U.S./Mexico border in Cochise County on Saturday, a group of 21 congressional representatives have a broader view of border problems. Initiated by newly-elected U.S. Rep. Martha McSally (R-Arizona) and U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas,) the largest group to ever come to the local border saw for themselves just what Border Patrol agents and Americans living in this area have to deal with on a daily basis. “To hear from the ranchers first hand about the threats that come from across the border, shows the...
  • 'We're Committed to Israel's Security', Reiterates White House

    01/23/2015 1:02:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    INN ^ | 1/23/15 | Elad Benari, Canada
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest on Friday explained that President Barack Obama’s decision not to meet with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu when he visits Washington to address Congress, is related solely to the timing of the visit - close to the Israeli elections. Speaking to reporters, Earnest said that even if there are disagreements between the United States and Israel, Washington remains committed to Israel’s security. The comments were made a day after the White House made clear that neither Obama nor Secretary of State John Kerry would meet Netanyahu while he is in Washington for his speech before Congress....
  • New GOP Border Security Bill Removes Border Fences

    01/21/2015 3:43:04 PM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 194 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/21/2015 | Neil Munro
    New GOP Border Security Bill Removes Border Fences The new border bills drafted by Republican leaders require the actual removal of at least 66 miles of weak border fencing between Mexico and the United States. The border bills also only require for the construction of 27 miles of effective double-layer fencing along the 2,000-mile border. “It is a remarkable that the direction of our progress is going backwards, from a goal of building 700 miles of double-layer border fencing [in 2006] to only 27 miles [in 2015],” said a Hill staffer who opposes the leaders’ bills. “Where the double-layer fence...
  • Franklin Graham: 'I am trying to warn America, warn Duke University'

    01/17/2015 6:13:16 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 53 replies
    WPXI-TV ^ | 1/17/15
    from Duke University’s chapel tower after all. The university announced that it has reconsidered its decision to allow the call for prayer from the iconic tower on Fridays. The reversal came a day after evangelist Franklin Graham posted a scathing criticism on Facebook asking donors not to give to Duke until the policy was changed.
  • Adobe patches critical Flash security vulnerabilities

    01/16/2015 11:07:25 AM PST · by Utilizer · 10 replies
    ZDNet ^ | January 13, 2015 -- 18:13 GMT (10:13 PST) | Zack Whittaker
    The company said in an advisory Tuesday that the updates will address security flaws that "could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system." Users of Flash Player on Windows, OS X, and Linux are advised to update to Flash Player version 16.0.0.257, while users of Adobe Flash Player (Extended Support Release) should update to version 13.0.0.260. Those running Linux systems should update to Flash Player 11.2.202.429. Flash, which comes included with Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer on Windows 8 (and above) will automatically update to the patched version. Meanwhile, Adobe Air users on desktops should update...
  • Computer Security Question

    01/16/2015 9:24:42 AM PST · by knarf · 35 replies
    self ^ | January 16, 2015 | knarf
    Does an uninstalled walware REALLY uninstall the threat ?
  • Pelosi nominates first Muslim to Intelligence committee.

    01/13/2015 9:04:51 AM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 77 replies
    Sheer enemy within insanity... http://www.politico.com/story/2015/01/andre-carson-muslim-intelligence-committee-114213.html
  • "Isis" Hacks CENTCOM Twitter Page - Posts Strategy Powerpoints, Officer's Info.

    01/12/2015 10:09:42 AM PST · by struggle · 18 replies
    twitter ^ | 1/12/2015 | struggle
    About 30 mins ago, "ISIS" (I highly doubt it's them, but rather some hacker outside working in their interest) hacked and took over the CENTCOM page. The account has just been locked, and just in time for Obama's global security meeting.
  • French PM acknowledges "failings" in preventing attack

    01/09/2015 7:35:48 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 8 replies
    MyWay News ^ | Friday, January 9, 2015 | Jamey Keaten and Gregory Katz
    France's prime minister on Friday acknowledged "failings" in intelligence that led to a three-day spree of horror and at least 20 people dead, as criticism mounted that the attacks might have been avoided if officials had been more alert to the deadly peril posed by suspects already on their radar. Even as authorities were still investigating the events during three days of violence, a debate brewed over who should be held accountable in the apparent lapses by law enforcement and national security officials. Some security experts, however, noted the huge difficulties faced by authorities in preventing attacks when potential terrorists...
  • Govt Needs Security Experts for Its Vast Obamacare Records (Pelosi knew)

    01/02/2015 12:07:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 1/02/14 | Drew MacKenzie
    The Department of Health and Human Services has issued a notice seeking contractors to run its records division for Obamacare and Medicare, and to prevent sensitive private information being leaked or stolen. The National Data Warehouse division (NDW) is a database for "capturing, aggregating, and analyzing information" tied to customer experiences with Medicare and the federal healthcare exchanges, according to The Weekly Standard. But the Health and Human Service (HHS) notice says that it’s looking for vendors who can also demonstrate "security in protecting data and information with customer, person-sensitive information including personal health and personally identifiable information."
  • Settlers clash with US consulate security near West Bank outpost

    01/02/2015 9:29:33 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    ynet ^ | 1/2/2015 | Elior Levy
    A confrontation broke out between security personnel from the American consulate and settlers from the Adei Ad outpost in the West Bank on Friday, after settlers hurled stones at two vehicles from the consulate. According to both Palestinian and settler sources, the American security guards drew their weapons at the settlers. A preliminary police investigation of the clashes between American security personnel and Israeli settlers discovered the consulate employees had arrived at the Adei Ad outpost in Samaria without coordination with the appropriate defense officials. An official from the village of Turmus Ayya, near the scene of the incident, said...
  • Driveway and Property Gates (Vanity)

    12/23/2014 4:25:39 PM PST · by roofgoat · 32 replies
    roofgoat
    Anyone have one? Can you get a decent, reliable one without spending a fortune? Likes/Dislikes? Sliding or Opening? I may need one for our property, 1) To keep dogs out of our property. 2) To keep out free range goats and chickens in our property and an occasional dog (we have 3) that may get stupid and get out of the house without a leash. Don't need anything hardcore or fancy. Not trying to keep out bad guys. Also, how did you handle UPS/FedEx/US Mail Box deliveries?
  • Obama: Go to the movies

    12/18/2014 12:35:09 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 17, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama on Wednesday said he did not believe Americans needed to be concerned by threats issued to movie theaters, even as Sony Pictures made the decision to pull its controversial comedy “The Interview” amid threats of terrorism. “For now, my recommendation would be: Go to the movies,” Obama said Wednesday in an interview with ABC News. The president said his administration was taking very seriously the cyber attack against the movie studio, which unleashed a trove of internal emails and documents, and pledged a thorough federal investigation into the breach. On Wednesday, multiple media outlets citing U.S. intelligence officials...
  • Despite promises, Social Security still trying to collect old debts from kin

    12/14/2014 3:13:34 AM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/14/14
    The Social Security Administration, which announced in April that it would stop trying to collect debts from the children of people who were allegedly overpaid benefits decades ago, has continued to demand such payments and now defends that practice in court documents. After The Washington Post reported in April that the Treasury Department had confiscated $75 million in tax refunds due to about 400,000 Americans whose ancestors owed money to Social Security, the agency’s acting commissioner, Carolyn Colvin, said efforts to collect on those old debts would cease immediately. But although some people whose refunds were seized were reimbursed in...
  • Obama to Let in More Security Risks from Syria

    12/12/2014 6:32:04 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 8 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 12/12/2014 | Daniel Horowitz
    Now that Republicans have made it clear they will do nothing to stop his amnesty for existing illegal immigrants, Obama is moving on to step two of his plan. He is planning to bring in more people who will constitute or public charge, or worse, represent a security risk. The LA Times is reporting that the administration will increase the number of refugees that are admitted from Syria: The U.S. government intends to dramatically accelerate efforts to resettle refugees from the Syrian civil war and is preparing for a "surge" of thousands in each of the next few years, State...
  • Judicial Watch: State Department Documents Show Its Security Contractor Operating without...

    12/11/2014 2:37:27 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 11, 2014
    Full title: Judicial Watch: State Department Documents Show Its Security Contractor Operating without a License in Benghazi on Day of Terrorist Attack State Official Describes Benghazi as an ‘Emergency’ Situation (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch has obtained andreleased internal Department of State documentsdetailing the department’s $783,284.79 contract with U.K.-based Blue Mountain Group (BMG) to provide security at the diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya. The documents show that BMG did not have a license to operate in Libya at the time of the attack due to a business dispute with its partner in Libya, XPAND Corporation, and quote a State official...
  • The rural Texan school where the teachers carry guns as the first line of defense..

    12/02/2014 11:45:06 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | December 2, 2014 | James Nye
    In the tiny Texas town of Harrold, children and their parents do not give much thought to their safety at the community's only school, because they know that some of the teachers are carrying concealed weapons. In the remote town, the nearest law enforcement office is 30 minutes away and the residents know each other and trust each other, so the school board made the momentous decision to allow teachers to arm themselves at their work around children. Desperate to avoid the deadly consequences of their own school shooting incident, Harrold Independent School District has utlized armed teachers since 2007...
  • Midway Airport Security Line Reportedly Over 1 Mile Long (Sunday after Thanksgiving)

    12/01/2014 10:11:04 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 29 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11/30/14 | Alana Horowitz
    Holiday travelers faced a literal nightmare on Sunday morning when the line for security checks at Midway Airport in Chicago was reportedly over a mile long. KOMO reporter Denise Whitaker said that the line was 1.2 miles long. An airport spokespersonsaid that she wasn't surprised by the crowds. “This happens sometimes,” Chicago Aviation Department rep. Karen Pride told the Chicago Sun-Times. “There was a period of time earlier this morning, between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m., that lines were long because that is when most people are traveling for the holiday period.” Twitter users posted pictures of the hellish scene....
  • Ferguson Looting Forcing Businesses To Call In The Big Guns To Get Merch Out Of Town

    11/23/2014 1:58:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | November 22, 2014 | Zachary Volkert
    No one is quite sure yet if a grand jury will indict Darren Wilson, the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown. But one thing is almost for sure: If they don’t, Ferguson and surrounding St. Louis, Missouri, areas will face widespread protests and looting once again. Local businesses have been bracing themselves for the possible fallout, many of which have called in armed forces to help them out. More than 300 private military contractors have been hired by Ferguson-area locals in anticipation of more looting, reported Vice News. Jared Ogden, director of operations for Asymmetric Solutions, a private military contractor...
  • American Legion: No amnesty for illegal immigrants

    11/21/2014 6:11:49 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 22 replies
    American Legion ^ | Nov 20, 2014 | National Commander Michael D. Helm
    Legion: No amnesty for illegal immigrants November 20, 2014 Featured in National Security, Citizenship Legion: No amnesty for illegal immigrants American Legion National Commander Michael D. Helm today questioned the wisdom of the White House putting politics above national security if it carries through with its plan to give amnesty to as many as 5 million illegal immigrants through an executive order. “At a time when ISIS, al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations are killing innocent Americans, it makes no sense to let our guard down and send a message that the United States is an open, soft target,” Helm...
  • Apple criticized after users' private files end up in the cloud

    11/14/2014 3:29:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Standard Examiner ^ | 10/31/2014 | Craig Timberg
    After security researcher Jeffrey Paul upgraded the operating system on his MacBook Pro last week, he discovered that several of his personal files had found a new home — on the cloud. The computer had saved the files, which Paul thought resided only on his own encrypted hard drive, to a remote server that Apple controls. “This is unacceptable,” thundered Paul, an American based in Berlin, on his personal blog a few days later. “Apple has taken local files on my computer not stored in iCloud and silently and without my permission uploaded them to their servers — across all...
  • EXCLUSIVE LEAK: Explosives Found at Bridge Near Arizona Border with Mexico

    11/11/2014 8:24:02 AM PST · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    Brietbart ^ | November 11, 2014 | Brandon Darby
    Two explosives were found near an Arizona bridge approximately 30 miles from the U.S. border with Mexico, according to a leaked report exclusively obtained by Breitbart Texas. The items were made from water gel commercial explosives and were ammonium nitrate based, according to the leaked official report from the Joint Intelligence Operations Center (JIOC). The materials were found near Amado, Arizona by two Arizona Department of Transportation employees who were reportedly inspecting the bridge.
  • Advice please: Dumping gmail and looking for email recommendations (Vanity)

    11/06/2014 1:59:06 PM PST · by tang-soo · 29 replies
    Self ^ | 11/6/2014 | Myself
    After about 10 years with gmail.com, I've decides to migrate to a new email address. I figure it will take few months, and will insert a forward rule in my current gmail account. I'd like to find another free provider if possible. I don't mind using a service that wraps advertising around received message, but I don't want to use a provide that wraps around sent messages. I know about reagan.com but they charge. I know they advertise explicitly that they do not browse messages for social engineering, advertising ... etc. That attracts me and if I do choose a...