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  • Containers or virtual machines: ​Which is more secure?

    07/17/2018 4:47:26 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 7 replies
    ZDNet ^ | 15 July 2018 | Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    Are virtual machines (VM) more secure than containers? You may think you know the answer, but IBM Research has found containers can be as secure, or more secure, than VMs. James Bottomley, an IBM Research Distinguished Engineer and top Linux kernel developer, writes: One of the biggest problems with the current debate about Container vs Hypervisor security is that no-one has actually developed a way of measuring security, so the debate is all in qualitative terms (hypervisors 'feel' more secure than containers because of the interface breadth) but no-one actually has done a quantitative comparison. To meet this need, Bottomley...
  • Election system firm with Maryland contract has ties to Russian oligarch, FBI tells state

    07/15/2018 3:51:54 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 35 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | July 13, 2018 | By Ovetta Wiggins
    Top Maryland officials have asked the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help ensure that the state’s election system is secure after learning that a Russian-backed firm is linked to the Maryland state Board of Elections. Gov. Larry Hogan (R), Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) and House Speaker Michael E. Busch (D-Anne Arundel) sent a joint letter on Friday to Homeland Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen asking for technical assistance to evaluate the network utilized by the state board. Miller and Busch said late Friday during a hastily called news conference in Annapolis that the FBI briefed them...
  • Paragliding Trump protester arrested

    07/15/2018 11:15:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | July 15, 2018 | Jason Hoffman and Livvy Doherty
    Police in Scotland have arrested the paragliding protester who was able to get surprisingly close to President Donald Trump on Friday night as the President visited his Turnberry golf resort. In a statement, Police Scotland said a 55-year-old man has been charged and will appear in Ayr Sheriff Court on Monday. After the President arrived at his Turnberry resort, the paraglider, a Greenpeace activist, flew by the President with a banner that read, "TRUMP, WELL BELOW PAR #RESIST," and then managed to escape. Greenpeace tweeted an image of the incident with the caption, "We've just delivered a message to @RealDonaldTrump...
  • Major Breach As UK Security Allowed Protesting Paraglider To Fly Within Yards Of Trump In Scotland

    07/14/2018 4:45:50 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    GP ^ | 07/14/18 | Kristinn Taylor
    This was an appalling security breach that could have resulted in dozens killed and wounded–including President Trump. Friday night soon after Trump arrived at his Trump Turnberry golf club in Scotland, a Greenpeace protester flying a motored paraglider with a large anti-Trump banner hanging below flew within yards overhead of Trump who was outside receiving guests, forcing him to race inside with his Secret Service detail. Inexplicably, first U.K. security on the perimeter and then U.S. security on top and around the building allowed the paraglider to fly unmolested over Trump, members of his national security team, senior administration officials...
  • Police investigate security breach after protester flies microlight within yards of US president

    07/13/2018 9:26:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Independent | July 14, 2018 | Tom Embury-Dennis
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/donald-trump-visit-scotland-paraglider-protest-turnberry-security-greenpeace-a8446651.html
  • Repeating: FBI warned Clinton campaign last spring (2016) of cyberattack (She refused to help FBI)

    07/13/2018 5:08:37 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 17 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 28, 2016 | Michael Isikoff
    The FBI warned the Clinton campaign that it was a target of a cyberattack last March, just weeks before the Democratic National Committee discovered it had been penetrated by hackers it now believes were working for Russian intelligence, two sources who have been briefed on the matter told Yahoo News. One of the sources said agents conducting a national security investigation asked the Clinton campaign to turn over internal computer logs as well as the personal email addresses of senior campaign officials. But the campaign, through its lawyers, declined to provide the data, deciding that the FBI’s request for sensitive...
  • House Republicans demand answers from Apple, Alphabet on privacy, data practices

    07/09/2018 2:15:12 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 9, 2018 | By David Shepardson
    (Reuters) - Four senior U.S. House Republicans sent letters on Monday to the chief executives of Apple Inc and Google parent Alphabet Inc asking questions about location data and mobile phone privacy practices and the handling of customer data. The chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, Greg Walden, along with three other senior Republicans on the panel, wrote the companies “to probe the companies’ representation of third-party access to consumer data, and the collection and use of audio recording data as well as location information via iPhone and Android devices.” Alphabet did not immediately respond to a request for...
  • Smithsonian planning for permanent security checkpoints at the National Zoo

    07/05/2018 11:39:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Washington Business Journal ^ | July 5, 2018 | Michael Neibauer
    The National Zoo is slowly going secure. The Smithsonian Institution has a proposal before the National Capital Planning Commission for supplemental perimeter fencing, to close gaps in existing fencing and reduce the number of pedestrian entrances from 13 to three — at Connecticut Avenue, the bus lot drop-off, and the Lower Zoo. A fourth entrance will be added later at the soon-to-be-constructed $50 million main zoo parking garage.
  • Why Building a Border Wall Is a Morally Good and Biblically Justifiable Action

    07/02/2018 10:23:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/01/2018 | Wayne Grudem
    Is building a wall on our border a morally good action? As a professor who has taught biblical ethics for 41 years, I think it is – in fact, the Bible itself repeatedly views protective walls with favor. WALLS GIVE PEACE AND SECURITY In the world of the Old Testament, people built walls around cities to protect themselves from thieves, murderers, and other criminals, and from foreign invaders who would seek to destroy the city. People could still enter the city, but they had to do so by the gate, so that city officials would have some control over who...
  • SAF achieved 'A-grade' in ensuring security of Trump-Kim summit: Ng Eng Hen

    06/30/2018 8:11:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 30, 2018 | Wong Casandra
    The recent Trump-Kim summit was an “invaluable opportunity” to show that Singapore is on the right track in building the capabilities of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) to respond to present-day security needs, said Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen. Amid the prevailing and multi-faceted threats of terrorism, the different security agencies performed credibly in ensuring the success of the meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on 12 June, said Dr Ng, who was speaking to reporters on Friday (29 June) ahead of SAF Day on Sunday. Calling the summit a rare opportunity in...
  • Cops Are Confident iPhone Hackers Have Found a Workaround to Apple’s New Security Feature

    06/15/2018 3:34:22 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 30 replies
    Motherboard.vice.com ^ | June 14, 2018 | By Joseph Cox and Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
    “Grayshift has gone to great lengths to future proof their technology and stated that they have already defeated this security feature in the beta build.” Image: Malwarebytes Apple confirmed to The New York Times Wednesday it was going to introduce a new security feature, first reported by Motherboard. USB Restricted Mode, as the new feature is called, essentially turns the iPhone’s lightning cable port into a charge-only interface if someone hasn’t unlocked the device with its passcode within the last hour, meaning phone forensic tools shouldn’t be able to unlock phones. Naturally, this feature has sent waves throughout the mobile...
  • 'Foreign actors' accessed Hillary Clinton emails, documents show

    06/14/2018 1:21:38 PM PDT · by detective · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 14, 2018 | Catherine Herridge
    “Foreign actors” obtained access to some of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails -- including at least one email classified as “secret” -- according to a new memo from two GOP-led House committees and an internal FBI email. Fox News obtained the memo prepared by the House Judiciary and Oversight committees, which lays out key interim findings ahead of next week’s hearing with Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz. The IG, separately, is expected to release his highly anticipated report on the Clinton email case later Thursday. The House committees, which conducted a joint probe into decisions made by...
  • Israel to brief DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on border security next week...

    06/08/2018 11:45:30 AM PDT · by caww · 8 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 6/8/2018 | Katelyn Caralle
    The Department of Homeland Security announced Friday that Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen will be traveling next week to Jerusalem, where she will receive a briefing on Israel’s border infrastructure technology and security. DHS said Nielsen would meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan...Nielsen will be participating in the International Homeland Security Forum Seventeen different countries will participate in the forum, which will focus on counterterrorism and how the U.S, Israel, and other international allies and partners can combat threats.
  • All the people Apple just pissed off to better protect your privacy

    06/07/2018 9:46:46 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 26 replies
    FastCompany ^ | June 3, 2018 | BY MICHAEL GROTHAUS
    Apple is turning its oft-expressed stance on privacy into features that are bad news for everyone from other tech companies to government agencies. When Apple previewed the upcoming iOS 12 and MacOS Mojave at this week’s WWDC keynote, the killer new features that got both developers and users most excited were the ones you’d would expect: the visually stunning Dark Mode on MacOS, the insanely customizable Memojis on iOS, FaceTime group-calling features on both platforms, massive improvementsto Siri, and Apple’s all-new Screen Time digital health tracking tools. All those features deserved the applause they got from the crowd. But it...
  • 'Didn't you burn down the White House?' Trump uses War of 1812 to justify Canada as security threat

    06/07/2018 9:23:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    Montreal Gazette ^ | 06/07/2018 | Tristin Hopper
    During a testy phone call with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, U.S. president Donald Trump reportedly cited the War of 1812 in order to justify seeing Canada as a security threat. “Didn’t you guys burn down the White House?” he told Trudeau, according to sources cited by CNN. The reason for the call was the U.S. imposition of tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum, which Trump has justified on national security grounds. The new tariffs, announced last week, sparked disbelief from across the political spectrum in Canada. For more than a century, the United States has had no problem building military...
  • Pentagon To Take Over Security Clearance Checks

    06/02/2018 4:55:10 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    AP via Military.Com ^ | 06/01/18 | Lolita C. Baldor
    The Defense Department is poised to take over background investigations for the federal government, using increased automation and high-tech analysis to tighten controls and tackle an enormous backlog of workers waiting for security clearances, according to U.S. officials. The change aims to fix a system whose weaknesses were exposed by the case of a Navy contractor who gunned down a dozen people at Washington's Navy Yard in 2013. He was able to maintain a security clearance despite concerns about his mental health and an arrest that investigators never reviewed. Problems had earlier surfaced with former National Security Agency contractor Edward...
  • Singapore testing security measures before N. Korea-U.S. summit

    06/01/2018 7:41:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | June 1, 2018 | Lee Chi-dong
    SINGAPORE, June 1 (Yonhap) -- A team of North Korean officials visited a luxury Singapore hotel Friday afternoon, apparently seeking to determine whether leader Kim Jong-un will stay there when he travels here for a summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. The departure of the delegation, led by Kim Chang-son, known as the de-facto chief of staff to the leader, by a car was spotted at around 3:30 p.m. by reporters who staked out roads near the Fullerton Hotel, where it's staying. The North Koreans headed to the St. Regis hotel downtown, raising speculation that it has emerged as a...
  • Are you ready for June 30th's PCI deadline? Say hello to TLS v 1.2

    05/29/2018 6:48:37 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 26 replies
    Concerto Cloud Services ^ | 04.16.2018 | Bill Davison
    The PCI Security Standards Council, the body governing credit card transactions, has set a deadline for disabling early versions of TLS/SSL to June 30, 2018. What are these technologies? TLS (Transport Layer Security) and SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) are fundamental to internet transport security. Early versions are still fairly common in older infrastructure. Not updating to the newer versions by the deadline could cause your organization to incur a major fee and potentially halt taking credit card transactions. Why is the TLS update critical?  Let’s take a step back and lay some groundwork. TLS and its predecessor SSL are a set...
  • From Foreign Vendors to Local Banks: Tariffs and Regulations in the Crosshairs

    05/25/2018 4:39:02 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 6 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | May 25, 2018 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    After three months of saber-rattling on the trade front – including the implementation of high duties on imported steel and aluminum, and threats of similarly high tariffs on a host of business and consumer products both from and to China – the dust appears to have settled for a while, with an announcement that China will work to import more from the USA, and a tentative agreement that a trade war would be bad for everybody. Within days, there were fresh discussions of new tariffs on other products that hadn’t been discussed previously - like cars and trucks – also...
  • 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...