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  • Internet Explorer stars in monster October Patch Tuesday

    10/12/2014 12:22:15 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 8 replies
    The Register ^ | 10 Oct 2014 | John Leyden
    October is stacking up to be a bumper Patch Tuesday update with nine bulletins lined up for delivery — three rated critical. Cloud security firm Qualys estimates two of the lesser "important" bulletins are just as bad however, as they would also allow malicious code injection onto vulnerable systems. Top of the critical list is an update for Internet Explorer that affects all currently supported versions 6 to 11, on all operating system including Windows RT. Vulnerabilities discovered in most versions of Windows Server, Windows 7 and 8, and the .NET framework are covered in the other pair of critical...
  • OK, Not True... but WHY Not?

    10/09/2014 7:42:23 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 18 replies
    Reaganite Republican | 09 October 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    An email has been making the rounds for at least 3-4 years which claims the world's best airport security team at Ben Gurion, Israel has deployed a next generation 'simple solution' for a complex problem... Namely, a special bomb-proof security booth that requires passengers to enter with sealed-doors behind them, as an electronic device detonates any explosives they may have on their person (better hope you left that Bic lighter in the tray!). And although some seemed to have bought into it, the truth is that the story was long-ago disproven -if Snopes is to be believed, anyway. I've never travelled...
  • Wandering Child on White House Tour Temporarily TakesOver Control of Country, Appoints New A.G.

    10/08/2014 6:31:18 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 08 October 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    samples:  TV Tropes,  Deviant Art,  WaPo
  • UK Bans Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Satire

    10/06/2014 9:47:25 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 Oct 2014 | John Semmens
    Protests from Muslims that dogs are “unclean” has prompted United Kingdom Transport officials to ban the use of dogs to sniff out explosives that terrorists might attempt to smuggle onto transportation vehicles. Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin explained that “for Muslims contact with a dog or even being in the presence of a dog is a certain and serious defilement. Since this is a religious belief rather than just a personal quirk it ought to merit the full protection of the law. I mean, we can’t trample this right merely on the theoretical possibility that without these dogs...
  • AWOL Afghan soldiers reportedly sought asylum out of fear of Taliban

    10/01/2014 1:41:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | October 1, 2014
    Three Afghan soldiers who vanished during training in Massachusetts last month and resurfaced days later at the Canadian border said they want asylum because returning to the homeland they are sworn to defend could mean death at the hands of the Taliban. “They catch us, they kill us,” Maj. Jan Mohammad Arash, 48, told the Boston Globe of the Taliban, the terrorist government driven into exile by coalition forces. “They tip those who kill us.” Arash and the others, Capt. Mohammad Nasir Askarzada and Capt. Noorullah Aminyar, say the lives of their relatives back home have been threatened. The soldiers...
  • Militarizing the White House, Not the Police

    10/02/2014 7:46:03 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/02/14 | Cliff Kincaid
    Are the lives of police officers in Ferguson worth less than that of the President of the United States? It appears that the same media, which object to police in Ferguson, Missouri arming and protecting themselves and their community members against mobs, are in favor of making the area around the White House into an armed camp, walled off from the public. According to John Martin of ABC News, the White House is already a fortress that includes: An iron fence Guard stations Bullet-resistance windows Alarms and infrared sensors Snipers on the roof Groups of armed agents—many hidden around lawns...
  • US Homeland Security moves to tackle climate change risks

    09/25/2014 7:22:56 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:51pm EDT | Lisa Anderson
    Protecting the infrastructure of American cities from the effects of climate change is rising on the agenda of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, according to a top agency official. "Increasingly, we've moved not only from a security focus to a resiliency focus," said Caitlin Durkovich, assistant secretary for infrastructure protection at Homeland Security, an agency better known for its fight to curb terrorist threats. Durkovich spoke Thursday on a panel at the Rising Seas Summit, a three-day conference organized by the U.S.-based Association of Climate Change Officers to discuss tools and ideas on building resiliency, particularly against rising sea...
  • White House May Check Tourists Blocks Away

    09/22/2014 9:41:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | Sept 21, 2014 | Michael S. Schmidt
    The Secret Service is considering screening tourists and other visitors at checkpoints before they enter the public areas in front of the White House in response to the episode Friday in which a man with a knife managed to get through the front door of the president’s home after jumping over the fence on Pennsylvania Avenue, according to law enforcement officials. As part of the screening, the Secret Service would establish several checkpoints a few blocks from the White House, the officials said. The screening would likely be limited to bag checks and not include measures taken at airports by...
  • Knife-Wielding Veteran Sniper Rushes White House, Wants To Warn Obama "Atmosphere Is Collapsing"

    09/21/2014 3:42:08 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    Zerohedge.com ^ | 9-21-2014 | Tyler Durden
    Knife-Wielding Veteran Sniper Rushes White House, Wants To Warn Obama "Atmosphere Is Collapsing" Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/21/2014 Of the stories in the past two days, there is hardly anything more bizarre than that of Omar J. Gonzalez, 42, of Copperas Cove, a veteran had served three tours in Iraq — and relatives said served as a sniper — managed to jump over the White House fence, sprinted more than 70 yards across the Northern Lawn, got to the front double doors of the North Portico, turned the brass knob and stepped inside the vestibule. "There he was grabbed...
  • Removing intolerant organizations that teach and practice the elimination of non-members.

    09/20/2014 8:53:44 PM PDT · by backtothestreets · 18 replies
    I am the source | 20 September 2014 | Chuck Plante (backtothestreets)
    Our great nation was formed by people of diverse nationalities, primarily Europeans with differing religious identities. While some mistrust existed, occasionally igniting localized conflicts, the religions of these many cultures did not teach and engage in the extermination of people of differing faiths. The world is now facing such a religion of extreme intolerance. It has a toehold in the USA and most other western nations, but cannot be allowed to remain because a religion of extreme intolerance teachings that dictates the elimination by death of nonbelievers does not, nor ever will be compatible with our historical embrace of religious...
  • Petition Urges Obama To Let Border-Jumper Stay in White House

    09/20/2014 4:25:55 PM PDT · by blueyon · 50 replies
    TheDC ^ | 9/20/14 | Neil Munro
    The man who jumped the White House railing Sept. 19 deserves the right to live in President Barack Obama’s home, just as the president is allowing hundreds of thousands of border-jumping Central Americans to live in Americans’ homeland, says a new tongue-in-cheek petition posted at the White House website. “We urge President Obama to immediately and publicly recognize that Mr. Omar J. Gonzalez, an oppressed migrant, was merely looking for a better life when he entered the White House after going over the classist, divisive and needless fence,” says the petition,
  • Man Arrested After Another Security Breach at White House

    09/20/2014 4:02:56 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | 09/20/2014 | NBC
    The Secret Service on Saturday arrested another man trying to illegally enter the White House, less than 24 hours after another man jumped a fence, raced across the lawn and made it all the way inside the building.
  • White House fence-jumper sparks evacuation, renews scrutiny of Secret Service

    09/20/2014 4:14:22 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/20/2014 | Fox News
    WASHINGTON – The Secret Service is coming under intense scrutiny after a man who hopped the White House fence made it all the way through the front door before being apprehended. President Obama and his daughters had just departed the White House on Friday evening when an intruder scaled the north fence, darted across the lawn and into the presidential residence, where agents nabbed him. The security breach triggered a rare evacuation of much of the White House, with Secret Service officers drawing their guns as they rushed staffers and journalists out a side door. For the Secret Service, the...
  • US Security Officials Say Homegrown Attacks Top Concern, Beyond Islamic State

    09/18/2014 5:04:00 AM PDT · by blam · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9-17-2014
    September 17, 2014 FoxNews.comTop U.S. homeland security officials said Wednesday that the Islamic State is an imminent terror concern for this country, but they remain intently focused on an array of deadly threats, especially Americans becoming indoctrinated on the Internet and executing a “limited, self-directed attack.” “It’s no longer necessary to actually meet someone from Al Qaeda,” FBI Director James Comey said on Capitol Hill. “Someone can actually do it in their pajamas in their basement.” Comey said he expects that such Internet activity will “dominate” his tenure at the agency. He made his remarks during a House Committee on...
  • Judicial Watch Uncovers HHS Documents Detailing “High Risk” Security Problems with Obamacare...

    09/15/2014 9:38:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 15, 2014
    Full title: Judicial Watch Uncovers HHS Documents Detailing “High Risk” Security Problems with Obamacare Internet Site Less than one month before Healthcare.gov rollout, top Obama administration official highlights risks of malicious code being uploaded into the system through Excel macros; other “high risk” findings (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released 94 pages of documents obtained from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) revealing that in the days leading up to the rollout of Obamacare, top Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) officials knew of massive security risks with Healthcare.gov and chose to roll out the...
  • Two men cited for trespassing while paragliding near SC nuclear power plant

    09/10/2014 6:58:41 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 22 replies
    The State ^ | 9/9/2014 | Harrison Cahill
    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, SC — Two men who were paragliding near the V.C. Summer Nuclear Plant were issued trespassing citations after they landed in a restricted area near the plant, according to an incident report filed with the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office. The report said an officer was dispatched to the area near Lake Monticello on Aug. 24 in reference to trespassers on the property near the plant located at 574 Stairway Road in Jenkinsville. When the officer arrived, he observed two men with a parachute and a helmet with a GoPro video camera attached to it. The officer asked the...
  • Michele Bachmann: White House Has Received Daily Security Briefs on ISIS FOR TWO YEARS (Video

    09/09/2014 9:59:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/9/14 | Jim Hoft
    Rep. Michele Bachmann went On the Record on Monday to discuss the the ISIS crisis with Greta Van Susteren. Bachmann told Greta that the White House has been receiving security briefs for two years on the growing threat of ISIS in Iraq-Syria. Greta Van Susteren: How long has that been know? Because Obama was quite flip and we keep hitting him over the head with this jayvee thing but there are huge consequences. We saw Fallujah fall and he still thought this was jayvee. Rep. Michele Bachmann: The (House) committee has known about ISIS for well over two years. We...
  • Why the threat of ISIS underscores our need for a Second Amendment. (Vanity - Opinion)

    09/05/2014 5:15:07 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 13 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 9/5/2014 | Enterprise
    Armed citizens can be EVERYWHERE!
  • Homeland Security Chair: Up to 200 Americans Fighting for Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

    09/02/2014 9:00:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 9/2/14 | DANIEL HALPER
    House Homeland Security Committee chair Michael McCaul said this afternoon on CNN that 100-200 Americans are currently fighting for ISIS in Iraq and Syria: Said CNN host Wolf Blitzer, "The numbers we've heard, and you're the chairman of the committee so you probably have more precise numbers, maybe a dozen Americans have actually gone over to Syria and Iraq to join ISIS. Is that right?" "No, that number is actually much larger than what you stated,
  • Banks: Credit Card Breach at Home Depot

    09/02/2014 2:19:02 PM PDT · by BlueMondaySkipper · 70 replies
    Krebs On Security ^ | September 2, 2014 | Brian Krebs
    Multiple banks say they are seeing evidence that Home Depot stores may be the source of a massive new batch of stolen credit and debit cards that went on sale this morning in the cybercrime underground. Home Depot says that it is working with banks and law enforcement agencies to investigate reports of suspicious activity.
  • BOMBSHELL: Homeland Security monitoring ISIS already IN THE U.S. and fear more through open borders

    08/24/2014 9:21:12 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 108 replies
    The Right Scoop via Fox News ^ | 8/23/2014 | soopermexican
    Terrorism expert Brigitte Gabrielle seemed to confirm what many suspected and feared on Judge Jeanine’s show on Saturday night. She said that Homeland Security are monitoring suspected members of ISIS already in America, and they’re afraid that others might be coming in through our porous border.
  • As 9/11 arrives for another year, terror targets?

    08/10/2014 10:46:45 AM PDT · by jyro · 16 replies
    I dread to see another 9/11 date come around. Benghazi enhanced that date as a terror target. I know we can't prevent attacks world wide on U.S.A. targets. I just hope and pray we are better prepared to respond in real time. Be aware of your surroundings and be prepared.
  • U.S. Homeland Security contractor reports computer breach (Illegal aliens not mentioned)

    08/06/2014 8:16:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    MSN ^ | 8/06/14
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A company that performs background checks for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Wednesday it was the victim of a cyber attack, adding in a statement that "it has all the markings of a state-sponsored attack." The computer breach at Falls Church, Virginia-based US Investigations Services (USIS) probably involved the theft of personal information about DHS employees, according to the Washington Post, which first reported the story. DHS has suspended all work with the company amid an investigation by the FBI, the Post reported. A U.S. government official confirmed to Reuters that the FBI is...
  • Proof - DHS 'Partnered' with UN Migration Organization Before Engineering Border Crisis

    08/06/2014 12:33:12 PM PDT · by James Franklin
    DontComply.com ^ | 8/6/2014 | James Franklin
    "In the October-November 2011 issue of Migration Policy Practice, the UN International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced that in March it had ‘partnered’ with the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS). An IOM/DHS workshop, held around the same time as the first ‘Morton Memo’, planned how to best facilitate a mass migration of illegal immigrants into the United States..." " On July 18, 2014, the IOM posted this article on their website clearly claiming credit for facilitating the crisis: 'IOM Stresses Need to Increase Assistance to Unaccompanied Children Traveling to the United States' excerpt - “The ability of transit countries...
  • Proof - DHS 'partnered' with UN Migration Organization Before Engineering the Border Crisis

    08/06/2014 12:33:12 PM PDT · by James Franklin · 66 replies
    DontComply.com ^ | 8/6/13 | James Franklin
    "In the October-November 2011 issue of Migration Policy Practice, the UN International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced that in March it had ‘partnered’ with the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS). An IOM/DHS workshop, held around the same time as the first ‘Morton Memo’, planned how to best facilitate a mass migration of illegal immigrants into the United States..." " On July 18, 2014, the IOM posted this article on their website clearly claiming credit for facilitating the crisis: 'IOM Stresses Need to Increase Assistance to Unaccompanied Children Traveling to the United States' excerpt - “The ability of transit countries...
  • Why any decent website doesn't know your password. (video)

    08/06/2014 7:24:21 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    dump.com ^ | 8-6-2014 | Tom Scott
    A brief introduction to password hashing for the uninitiated -- and why you should never trust a site that emails your password back to you!
  • CIA Strikes Penitent Pose

    08/04/2014 6:29:31 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 August 2014 | John Semmens
    With the escape route of deniability closed, CIA Director John Brennan grudgingly apologized to Senate intelligence committee leaders for his Agency’s covert perusal of their correspondence. “Yeah, we’re sorry,” Brennan growled. “But I still don’t see what the big deal is. We spy on everyone. Why should Senators be exempt from our efforts to protect national security? Are they somehow better than the average Americans they supposedly represent?” “Is it really implausible that Senators having access to classified information might pose a significant security risk?” Brennan continued. “I could argue that the need to keep an eye on what they...
  • Another Saudi port deal - Selling off control of America one piece at a time

    08/04/2014 5:53:03 AM PDT · by Elle Bee · 20 replies
    The Patroit Factor ^ | August 3, 2014 | Diane Sori
    What pray tell has our country come to, and what pray tell has my beloved state of Florida allowed, as a Middle Eastern company…Gulftainer…was recently awarded a 35-year, $100 million concession agreement to ‘supposedly’ boost cargo operations at Port Canaveral…a port NOT far from the Trident Turning Basin which the Navy uses to support our fleet of nuclear ballistic missile submarines…and a port perilously close to the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral where our space launches take place…or at least they did until Obama cut their funding. And while it’s claimed by port officials that the new container and...
  • This thumbdrive hacks computers. “BadUSB” exploit makes devices turn “evil”

    07/31/2014 10:16:53 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 18 replies
    ars technica ^ | July 31 2014, 6:21am -0700 | Dan Goodin
    This thumbdrive hacks computers. “BadUSB” exploit makes devices turn “evil” Per FR posting rules, ars technica can not be posted, so a link to the article referring to USB thumbdrives hacking computers is listed instead. Ignore the "source url", it just points back to the FR website. Article here: http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/07/this-thumbdrive-hacks-computers-badusb-exploit-makes-devices-turn-evil/
  • Average Internet of Things device has 25 security flaws

    07/31/2014 9:54:43 AM PDT · by mojito · 28 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/30/2014 | Matthew Sparkes
    The Internet of Things (IoT) has connected everything from smoke alarms to fridges and cars, making life easier and safer – but it has also given hackers a new way to attack their victims, warns HP. In a study of the ten most popular IoT devices (which it did not name in its report) HP found 250 potentially dangerous security vulnerabilities. The devices came from manufacturers of TVs, webcams, home thermostats, remote power outlets, sprinkler controllers, hubs for controlling multiple devices, door locks, home alarms, scales and garage door openers. All of the devices included remote smartphone applications which were...
  • Which is better, Adblock or Adblock Plus?

    07/30/2014 9:41:18 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 22 replies
    Wladimir Palant's notes ^ | 2014-07-29 11:18 local | Wladimir Palant
    Note: This is explicitly posted in my private blog rather than the Adblock Plus blog. This post represents my own opinion only. It is likely unwise to rant about a competing project but I just don’t want to keep my findings to myself. If you are here for Adblock Plus bashing and don’t care enough to read the post, please make sure to read the edit at the bottom nevertheless. On Chrome, two popular ad blockers are currently available: AdBlock and Adblock Plus. Despite the confusingly similar names, they are completely unrelated projects. I am in charge of the latter,...
  • BREAKING -- Obama Abandons Israel At U.N. Security Council…

    07/28/2014 9:03:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 75 replies
    Red Flag News ^ | 7/28/14
    Despite a history of rocky relations between U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Obama administration could largely be counted on to watch Israel’s back in the U.N. Security Council, where it succeeded for more than five years in blocking successive efforts by the Palestinians to gain more of the trappings of an independent state and to get the world body to formally censure Israeli settlement policies. That changed after the stroke of midnight Sunday when, in the early minutes of Monday, July 28, the U.N. Security Council, with the backing of the United States, issued...
  • UN Security Council, with US backing, calls for “unconditional” ceasefire

    07/28/2014 6:47:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 63 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 7/28/14 | Robert Spencer
    This is the first time that the United States has not supported Israel at the United Nations. It is surprising that in the Obama presidency, with all of Obama’s obvious hostility toward Israel, that it has taken this long. It is unlikely to be the last time that this happens. “The United States Lowers Israel’s Diplomatic Shield at the United Nations,” by Colum Lynch, Foreign Policy, July 28, 2014 (thanks to Jerk Chicken): Despite a history of rocky relations between U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Obama administration could largely be counted on to watch...
  • 11 sure signs you've been hacked

    07/27/2014 9:47:12 AM PDT · by TwelveOfTwenty · 9 replies
    CSO Online ^ | Nov 4, 2013 7:00 AM | Roger A. Grimes
    Here are 11 sure signs you've been hacked and what to do in the event of compromise. Note that in all cases, the No. 1 recommendation is to completely restore your system to a known good state before proceeding. In the early days, this meant formatting the computer and restoring all programs and data. Today, depending on your operating system, it might simply mean clicking on a Restore button. Either way, a compromised computer can never be fully trusted again. The recovery steps listed in each category below are the recommendations to follow if you don't want to do a...
  • Theory of 2 teams floated by NYPD in Brooklyn Bridge flag-swipe

    07/23/2014 11:34:38 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 44 replies
    NYPD officials investigating how the two American flags on top of the Brooklyn Bridge were replaced with two white banners said Wednesday that the act was likely carried out by up to five intruders in two teams with knowledge of the bridge, The New York Post reported. The teams' plan to evade police in four patrol cars included aluminum lasagna pans they used to cover the floodlights aimed at the flags during the switch at 3:29 a.m. Tuesday. The 11-by-20-foot white flags were first spotted at the break of dawn by a police officer, The Post reported. "For someone to...
  • Old technology in NSA age: Typewriter sales surge in Germany

    07/23/2014 7:09:30 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 48 replies
    RT.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | Unknown
    Earlier in July, German politicians said they were considering going back to old-fashioned manual typewriters for confidential documents, in order to protect national secrets from American NSA spooks. Patrick Sensburg, chair of the German parliament’s inquiry into alleged NSA spying, said committee members are considering new security measures and are seriously thinking about abandoning email and returning to old school typewriters.
  • No Longer the World’s Policeman, We’re Now the World’s Social Worker

    07/20/2014 7:05:47 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 39 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/20/14 | Michael R. Shannon
    It’s 9 AM late July and already the day is shot to hell. The temperature is over 80 and the humidity would wilt a Puritan’s collar. You’re supposed to be taking Migra, your Mexican Water Spaniel, on a 400–hundred-mile car trip. The dog’s 14–years–old if he’s a day, and who knows if he’ll live long enough to be reunited with the rest of your family. Plus, you can’t just motor out the driveway because that’s not a good idea where you live.
  • Delusional Democrats Who Lied About Border Security Called Out in a Video So Absurd It’s Hilarious

    07/18/2014 6:53:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    IJR Review ^ | 7/18/14 | Jennifer Van Laar
    The Washington Free Beacon has put together a greatest hits compilation of the Democrats’ border security quotes. Why would the Democrats continuously insist that the border is secure? Perhaps because Republicans insist on having a secure border before discussing any type of immigration reform legislation. Democrats don’t think people will catch up to this at some point? The PR game that carried Obama – health care lies and all – to the White House is showing significant signs of incompetent wear and tear lately…
  • The Era of Intended Adverse Consequences

    07/17/2014 9:33:53 AM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette · 4 replies
    The Aspen Times (CO) ^ | July 17, 2014 | Melanie Sturm
    “Too often … we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought,” President Kennedy famously asserted before Yale’s class of 1962. Denouncing political debates that “bear little or no relation to the actual problems the United States faces,” Kennedy urged policymakers to Think Again before engaging in “false dialogues” that “distract our attention and divide our efforts.” He believed “the very future of freedom depends upon the sensible and clearheaded management of the domestic affairs of the United States” and a “vigorous economy” — quaint concerns 52 years hence. Because today’s political discourse is so dishonest and domestic...
  • Militarize Our Border? O'Reilly, Here's Your Plan

    07/13/2014 6:32:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/13/2014 | Russ Vaughn
    Bill O’Reilly almost nightly calls for the militarization of our southern border, but he never has any guests to explain how this could be done. So, Bill, since I agree with you, here is a rudimentary plan worked out by someone with a working knowledge of both our military capabilities and the geographical area in question. Mind you, I have no information regarding military training budgets, but as we withdraw from large-scale overseas operations, our leadership should consider applying funds no longer needed for those to the mission of defending our currently defenseless southern border.
  • Don’t pet the new Secret Service dogs at the White House

    07/11/2014 2:59:48 AM PDT · by tbpiper · 33 replies
    PBS News Hour ^ | July 9, 2014 at 4:29 PM EDT | BY Josh Lederman, Associated Press
    The Secret Service has started deploying specialized canine units to help protect the area around the White House grounds, where tourists flock day and night to catch a glimpse of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Although the Secret Service has used police dogs since 1976 to screen areas for presidential visits, this is the first time they’re being broadly deployed among the general public.(emphasis added)
  • Here’s one way to land on the NSA watch list

    07/10/2014 6:41:50 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 31 replies
    Wonky News Nerd ^ | 10 July 2014 | Julia Angwin and Mike Tigas
    Last week, German journalists revealed that the National Security Agency has a program to collect information about people who use privacy-protecting services, including popular anonymizing software called Tor. But it’s not clear how many users have been affected. So we did a little sleuthing, and found that the NSA’s targeting list corresponds with the list of directory servers used by Tor between December 2010 and February 2012 – including two servers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Tor users connect to the directory servers when they first launch the Tor service.That means that if you downloaded Tor during 2011, the NSA may have scooped up your...
  • We the People petition the Federal Courts to get involved now. (Vanity)

    07/07/2014 4:14:25 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 26 replies
    Vanity | 7/7/2014 | Enterprise
    We the People plead with the Federal Courts to stop the ongoing criminal conduct of the Obama Administration. The Federal Courts have acted in the past, when Congress could not act, or would not act, to protect the civil rights and safety of Americans.
  • U.S. Nuke Sites Dismantled Security to Save Money, Report Warns

    07/02/2014 2:41:42 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 7/2/2014 | Adam Kredo
    The organization responsible for securing America’s highly sensitive nuclear sites has been suffering from a “chaotic” and “dysfunctional” security policy that has endangered the country’s nuclear sites and left them vulnerable to attack, according to a new report by the government’s watchdog group.The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), which is tasked with managing the nation’s nuclear stockpile and securing classified research sites, has “increased risks and reduced security” over the past several years in a bid to reduce overhead costs, according to a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report.Security vulnerabilities at these NNSA sites still persist two years after a...
  • New House Majority Leader: Border Security, Then Legalization

    06/29/2014 1:42:40 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 43 replies
    National Review ^ | June 29, 2014 12:44 PM | By Joel Gehrke
    Kevin McCarthy, the California Republican who replaced Virginia representative Eric Cantor as House majority leader, believes there is an “opportunity” to negotiate for the legalization of illegal immigrants, but not until the border is secure.
  • Security tight as Bergdahl goes through reintegration

    06/20/2014 7:20:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    WQAD ^ | 6/20/14 | Shellie Nelson
    (CNN) — Like the six other former captives who have been through the Army’s reintegration program at Brooke Army Medical Center before him, daily life for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is focused on routine. He rises, eats and sleeps on a “normal schedule” and lives in a “typical” room at the huge hospital facility on a floor he shares with other patients. What isn’t typical is the security presence outside his door. The reason, says Col. Hans Bush, command spokesman for U.S. Army South, is not to keep the returnee in, but “to make sure he doesn’t get overwhelmed in a...
  • Access Health CT to make changes after security breach

    06/09/2014 3:52:28 PM PDT · by matt04 · 7 replies
    The state’s Obamacare health insurance exchange is apologizing Monday and is quickly trying to make things right after a security breach. In this age of high tech security breaches, this one was decidedly low tech. A backpack was found at a deli in downtown Hartford containing hand-written notepads with names addresses and some social security numbers and letterhead from ‘Access Health CT.’ The person that found it did not call the police. They gave it to a Republican State Rep who turned it in to the Obamacare headquarters. “Access Health CT” says the notepads and backpack belong to a call-center...
  • Are Children's sissors that dangerous??

    06/06/2014 7:32:24 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 51 replies
    vanity | 06-06-14 | ealgeone
    Today my family and I had need of entering a federal building. In the process of doing so we encountered the following crazy federal hangups. 1) one family member had a pair of child's sissors they forgot about. these had to be removed and kept up front before we were allowed entrance to the building. now bear in mind thousands of kids take the very same kind of sissors to the gun free zones known as schools every day without a care. in fact, the schools often supply the "deadly" weapons. 2) another family member had left their driver's license...
  • Stop. Put down the cup. Six new bugs found in OpenSSL – including a hole for snoopers

    06/05/2014 11:09:28 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 6 replies
    The Register ^ | 5 June 2014 | John Leyden
    OpenSSL today pushed out fixes for six security vulnerabilities – including a flaw that enables man-in-the-middle (MITM) eavesdropping on encrypted connections, and another that allows miscreants to drop malware on at-risk systems.A DTLS invalid fragment bug (CVE-2014-0195, affects versions 0.9.8, 1.0.0 and 1.0.1) can be used to inject malicious code into vulnerable software on apps or servers. DTLS is more or less classic TLS encryption over UDP rather than TCP, and is used to secure live streams of video, voice chat and so on.However an SSL/TLS MITM vulnerability (CVE-2014-0224, potentially affects all clients, and servers running 1.0.1 and 1.0.2-beta1) is...
  • Obama pledges to defend Poland’s security (again)

    06/04/2014 8:04:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 06/04/2014 @ 16:37 | Andrew Rettman
    US leader Barack Obama has promised to defend Poland and other NATO allies against potential Russian aggression. “I’ve come to Warsaw today—on behalf of the United States, on behalf of the NATO alliance—to reaffirm our unwavering commitment to Poland’s security. [The NATO treaty’s] Article 5 is clear—an attack on one is an attack on all,” he said in a speech in the Polish capital on Wednesday (4 June). “Poland will never stand alone. But not just Poland—Estonia will never stand alone. Latvia will never stand alone. Lithuania will never stand alone. Romania will never stand alone,” he added. “These are...