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  • Mexico diverts transmigrant traffic through Presidio (TX) port

    11/15/2017 4:08:39 PM PST · by WestTexasWend · 5 replies
    Big Bend Sentinel ^ | November 9, 2017 | John Daniel Garcia
    PRESIDIO – City of Presidio Administrator Joe Portillo informed Presidio County commissioners last week of the Mexican government’s decision to direct transmigrants – usually South American salvagers – to the Presidio-Ojinaga port of entry. If you live near the border, you may recognize the transmigrants and their cargo: salvaged vehicles (often from California) towing another vehicle and stuffed with used furniture, appliances, and other goods. The transmigrants, Portillo explained, are mostly from Guatemala, but come from other South American countries such as Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. According to Portillo, Mexican Customs at ports currently used by the transmigrants, such...
  • Security Contracting Another Swamp Trump Needs to Drain

    11/14/2017 6:31:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2017 | Brian McNicoll
    Change your name, change your past. That’s the theory a bevy of government contractors with questionable pasts are using to get back into the game – and it’s working. President Trump’s term has consisted of cleaning up messes from the previous administration and draining the swamp, but in this case, he’s only halfway there. The State Department is signing contracts to upgrade security at buildings and other facilities around the world – in part in response to the Obama administration’s neglect that led to the death of four Americans at Benghazi. This is good. But of the $10 billion authorized for the increased security,...
  • The Password Pandemic: A password “classification scheme” for the home or small business user

    11/13/2017 8:22:15 AM PST · by Gennie · 35 replies
    Stronghold Cyber Security ^ | November 13, 2017 | Jason McNew
    Humanity has a massive password problem. We might call it The Password Pandemic. Computers keep getting faster and cheaper, making passwords easier to crack, while human operators do not change their bad password habits. This is a losing proposition, with the advantage clearly toward hackers and cyber criminals. Most users of the Internet now know that they need to use “strong” passwords, and that they should use a different password for each site. With a dozen or several dozen online accounts, this quickly becomes unmanageable. Exasperated, people just use the same (usually weak) password across several accounts. Hackers know this,...
  • UN Home Security: a COMMERCIAL PARODY from UCB Comedy

    11/12/2017 5:58:14 PM PST · by Vendome · 2 replies
    YouTube UCB Comedy ^ | Feb 4, 2013 | UCB Comedy
    Of course we think everyone is an idiot and that is why this video is hilarious. Gun Control....check Givernment as your caretaker...check 1.5 minutes https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2Whrat_Rn0I
  • Face ID beaten by mask, not an effective security measure (with Video)

    11/12/2017 4:49:25 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 7 replies
    Bkav Security, Vietnamese ^ | November 11, 2017 | By Ngo Tuan Anh, Bkav VP of Cyber Security
    Questions & Answers (Updated November 11, 2017) Q: How Face ID was set up? A: It learns from human face, just like normal. Q: Were you able to use the mask to unlock the iPhone immediately after freshly enrolling the real face? The reason I ask is that, according to Apple's whitepaper, Face ID will take additional captures over time and augment its enrolled Face ID data with the newly calculated mathematical representation. Can you describe precisely how you went about conducting this experiment? A: It does not matter whether Apple Face ID "learns" new images of the face, since...
  • Microsoft president says the world needs a digital Geneva Convention

    11/10/2017 12:32:34 PM PST · by dayglored · 15 replies
    The Register ^ | Nov 10, 2017 | John Leyden
    Microsoft president Brad Smith appeared before the UN in Geneva to talk about the growing problem of nation-state cyber attacks on Thursday.Smith, also Redmond's chief legal officer, last month publicly accused North Korea of the WannaCry ransomware attack.During the UN session on internet governance challenges, Smith made the case for a cyber equivalent of the Geneva Convention. He started off by noting the sorry state of IoT security before arguing that tech firms and government each have a role to play in reining in the problem."If you can hack your way into a thermostats you can hack your way into...
  • Introduction To VPN And Here Is How to Use It In Linux

    10/26/2017 4:14:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    LinuxandUbuntu ^ | 10/26/17
    A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is a security concept designed to allow remote users to connect to a particular local network to the internet via a secure tunnel. In simpler terms, a VPN is an encrypted connection between two (or more) remote computers.  The main two applications of this technology are either employee who are working remotely yet require access to their company’s network resources, or privacy-minded home users who wish to keep their web traffic protected from any prying eyes that may be watching. VPNs are very commonplace in today’s always-online world, and most (if not all) operating...
  • Protester throws Russian flags at Trump as he enters GOP lunch

    10/24/2017 10:29:11 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 104 replies
    The (S)Hill ^ | 10/24/17
    A protester threw Russian flags at President Trump on Tuesday as he entered the GOP policy lunch. The protester could be heard shouting "Trump is treason" as the president walked by. "Why are you talking about tax cuts when you should be talking about treason?" the man could be heard shouting in videos.
  • Windows 10's "Controlled Folder Access" Anti-Ransomware Feature Is Now Live

    10/23/2017 5:49:10 AM PDT · by dayglored · 14 replies
    BleepingComputer ^ | Oct 23, 2017 | Catalin Cimpanu
    With the release of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update last week, the "Controlled Folder Access" that Microsoft touted in June is now live for millions of users. As the name hints, the Controlled Folder Access feature allows users to control who can access certain folders. The feature works on a "block everything by default" philosophy, which means that on a theoretical level, it would be able to prevent ransomware when it tries to access and encrypt files stored in those folders. The benefits of using Controlled Folder Access for your home and work computers are tangible for anyone that's fearful...
  • Facebook Is Looking for Employees With National Security Clearances

    10/16/2017 2:02:07 PM PDT · by suthener · 28 replies
    October 16, 2017, 11:23 AM CDT ^ | Sarah Frier and Bill Allison
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-16/facebook-is-said-to-seek-staff-with-national-security-clearance
  • Las Vegas Security Guard Shot by Vegas Killer is Not Registered as a Security Guard in Nevada?

    10/12/2017 11:53:48 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 65 replies
    GP ^ | 10/12/17 | Jom Hoft
    It’s being reported that the security guard made famous in the Las Vegas shooter story is not even registered as a guard with the State of Nevada.  Is he even a guard?  Why was he there? Every security guard in the state of Nevada has to register as an armed or unarmed guard with the state’s Private Investigator’s Licensing Board (PILB).  This entity’s records are publicly searchable at: nevadapilb.glsuite.us. There’s no Jesus Campos licensed with the PILB. Earlier this week we found out that Campos was shot before the shooter started firing on the crowd below at the music...
  • Microsoft silently fixes security holes in Windows 10 – dumps Win 7, 8 out in the cold

    10/10/2017 7:39:50 PM PDT · by dayglored · 54 replies
    The Register ^ | Oct 6, 2017 | Shaun Nichols
    Versions in use by millions lag behind latest OS, leaving systems vulnerable to attack Microsoft is silently patching security bugs in Windows 10, and not immediately rolling out the same updates to Windows 7 and 8, potentially leaving hundreds of millions of computers at risk of attack.Flaws and other programming blunders that are exploitable by hackers and malware are being quietly cleaned up and fixed in the big Windows 10 releases – such as the Anniversary Update and the Creator's Update. But this vital repair work is only slowly, if at all, filtering back down to Windows 7 and Windows...
  • Las Vegas hotels subject guests to luggage screening after massacre

    10/06/2017 9:15:47 AM PDT · by EnglishOnly · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Oct 04, 2017 | Andrew Blake
    Las Vegas hotels are rethinking security protocols after a guest brought dozens of guns into his room at Mandalay Bay
  • CALIFORNIA POISED TO PROVIDE “SANCTUARY” TO ALIEN CRIMINALS AND TERRORISTS

    09/23/2017 7:21:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 09/23/2017 | Michael Cutler
    On September 18, 2017, roughly one week after the 16th anniversary of the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, the LA Times reported on California's "sanctuary state" bill-SB 54 that would ostensibly “expand protections for immigrants” by preventing officers from questioning and holding people on immigration violations.   To understand the ominousness of this measure, we must look back to the 9/11 Commission's official “9/11 and  Terrorist Travel” report, which focused on the multiple failures of the immigration system that enabled the 9/11 terrorists and other international terrorists to enter the United States and embed themselves as they went about their deadly preparations....
  • Two Equifax executives will retire following massive data breach

    09/18/2017 6:31:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 15, 2017 | Hamza Shaban
    A week after Equifax disclosed it suffered a massive data breach that may have compromised sensitive information belonging to 143 million people, the credit reporting agency's chief information officer, David Webb, and chief security officer, Susan Mauldin, are retiring, effective immediately, the company said in a statement Friday evening.
  • Opinion: Equifax CEO hired a music major as the company’s chief security officer

    09/15/2017 12:49:39 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 119 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 9-15-17 | Brett Arends
    When Congress hauls in Equifax CEO Richard Smith to grill him, it can start by asking why he put someone with degrees in music in charge of the company’s data security. And then they might also ask him if anyone at the company has been involved in efforts to cover up Susan Mauldin’s lack of educational qualifications since the data breach became public. It would be fascinating to hear Smith try to explain both of those extraordinary items. If those events don’t put the final nails in his professional coffin, accountability in the U.S. is officially dead. Equifax “Chief Security...
  • Contractors say Clinton State Department silenced them on Benghazi security lapses

    09/12/2017 8:10:03 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9-12-17 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne, Cyd Upson
    EXCLUSIVE: Security at the State Department's Benghazi compound was so dire that another contractor was brought in to clean up the mess just two weeks before the 2012 terror attack – and was later pressured to keep quiet by a government bureaucrat under then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to two men from the American security company.    Brad Owens and Jerry Torres, of Torres Advanced Enterprise Solutions, say they faced pressure to stay silent and get on the same page with the State Department with regard to the security lapses that led to the deaths of four Americans. They spoke...
  • McClatchyDC:Buried in backlog, Feds give top-secret clearances to murderers, rapists

    09/07/2017 2:01:48 PM PDT · by wtd · 7 replies
    McClatchyDC ^ | September 06, 2017 6:49pm | Tim Johnson
    McClatchyDC:Buried in backlog, Feds give top-secret clearances to murderers, rapistsWASHINGTON Under a crushing backlog in the issuing or renewing of security clearances, federal authorities have given interim clearances to people they later discovered were murderers and pedophiles, a senior government official said Wednesday. “This is very, very dangerous,” said Daniel E. Payne, head of the Defense Security Service, a federal office that oversees the granting of temporary clearances. Payne said roughly 100,000 people hold interim clearances while working for companies with Defense Department contracts or at 13,000 cleared facilities and plants around the country and as they await a...
  • Erdogan Lambasts U.S. Justice System After US Grand Jury Indicts 15 Members Of His Security Detail

    09/01/2017 5:45:21 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | September 1, 2017 at 2:19pm | Yochanan Visser
    "...a scandalous expression of how justice works in America..." The already tense relationship between Turkey and the United States further deteriorated Friday after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lambasted a U.S. grand jury that brought charges against 19 people, including 15 members of Erdogan’s security detail. The 19 suspects had allegedly been caught kicking, beating and harassing protesters during a peaceful demonstration in Washington, D.C. in May. Erdogan accused the grand jury of engaging in a scandal and harshly criticized the American justice system.
  • Longtime Trump aide Keith Schiller tells people he intends to leave

    09/01/2017 3:40:45 PM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 39 replies
    Convoluted New Network ^ | 9-1-2017 | CNN staff
    President Donald Trump's longtime aide and current director of Oval Office operations Keith Schiller has told people he intends to leave the White House, three sources familiar with the decision told CNN. Schiller has told associates within the last two weeks that he plans to leave the White House at the end of September or in early October, the sources said. Schiller has told people his primary reason for leaving was financial, the sources said. Schiller earns a $165,000 annual salary at the White House -- a downgrade from his annual earnings before he followed Trump to the White House....