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  • Report: Trump has given up personal cellphone

    01/20/2017 6:39:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 19, 2017 | Cyra Master
    Trump apparently told a friend on Thursday that he has given up the phone on the advice of security agencies.
  • Trump National Security Team Gets a Slow Start

    01/19/2017 7:21:09 AM PST · by mulder1 · 52 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 1-18-17 | Mark Landler
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has written 275 briefing papers for the incoming Trump administration: nearly 1,000 pages of classified material on North Korea’s nuclear program, the military campaign against the Islamic State, tensions in the South China Sea, and every other kind of threat the new team could face in its first weeks in office. Nobody in the current administration knows whether anyone in the next has read any of it. Less than three days before President Obama turns the keys to the White House, and the nuclear codes, over to President-elect Donald J. Trump, Mr. Trump’s transition staff...
  • DC Police Prohibited From Having Body Cameras On At Inauguration Day Protests

    01/16/2017 4:53:26 PM PST · by blueyon · 116 replies
    bluelivesmatter ^ | 1/16/17 | Officer Blue
    DC Police will not be able to run on their body cameras at inauguration day protests. Washington DC – All DC Police Officers have recently been outfitted with body cameras, but they will be in serious trouble if they have them on during the Inauguration Day protests. NBC News 4’s Mark Segraves reported that it’s “against the law” for body cameras to be on while police are at protests unless the officer is required to take action. This means that officers can turn the cameras on when they want to arrest somebody, but they will be unable to capture what...
  • The Treadwell Plan: Simple Fixes for Immigration Security (Part 2)

    01/14/2017 9:36:08 AM PST · by K. Evanston Treadwell · 6 replies
    Official Blog of K. Evanston Treadwell ^ | January 13, 2017 | K. Evanston Treadwell
    The Treadwell Plan: Simple Fixes for Immigration Security (Part 2) Dears readers, Thank you for stopping by. This is a continuation of Part 1 (available here: http://wp.me/p8fzBg-d). The following are further suggestions for the improvement of U.S. immigration security, generally with a view towards keeping the worst individuals out or reducing the illegal population generally. 6. Amend and enforce U.S. Code provisions controlling criminal penalties for illegal entry Surprisingly for a country that is such a target for illegal immigration, the U.S. does not usually charge aliens criminally for the mere act of illegally crossing or attempting to cross the...
  • Trump Puts Giuliani in Charge of Cyber Security After Russian Hacking Revelations

    01/12/2017 5:09:29 PM PST · by true believer forever · 16 replies
    The Observer ^ | 01.12.17 | True Believer Forever
    In the aftermath of reports that Russian agents acting at the behest of strongman Vladimir Putin compromised the presidential election—and perhaps even President-elect Donald Trump himself—the incoming commander-in-chief announced he is turning to the man he passed over for the role of U.S. Secretary of State last year: former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. In a statement to the press this morning, the president-elect’s transition team announced that Giuliani would provide consultation on the matter of cyber security. Until recently, Giuliani served as head of the global cyber security practice at mega-firm Greenberg Traurig.
  • Donald Trump's dangerous criticism of the intelligence services [Mehr Gefälschte Nachrichten]

    01/07/2017 5:32:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.07.2016 | Michael Knigge
    A US president does not have to be on friendly terms with his spy agencies. On the contrary: US history demonstrates — not only since the services provided false evidence of alleged weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, which were cited as a main reason for waging war against that country — that a healthy dose of skepticism, better still, a well-founded mistrust of the intelligence services, is necessary. This applies to US intelligence agencies in their entirety, but also in particular to the current Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, who has built up a reputation of occasionally bending...
  • ‘No Friction at All’ with Trump’s Private Security...

    01/07/2017 7:20:47 PM PST · by Sioux-san · 37 replies
    Fox40 ^ | 1/7/2017 | CNN Wire
    US Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy wants to set the record straight about President-elect Donald Trump’s private security team and whether it’s causing conflict with his agents. In an exclusive interview with CNN — his first since Trump’s election — Clancy also offered a wide-ranging look at the unique logistical challenges of providing security for the President-elect’s large family and securing his New York residence. Most of all, however, he wanted to push back against suggestions that there were conflicts between the Secret Service and the private security team that’s protected Trump for years. Politico reported last month that Trump’s...
  • The Treadwell Plan: Simple Fixes for Immigration Security (Part 1)

    01/07/2017 11:39:17 AM PST · by K. Evanston Treadwell · 6 replies
    Blog of K. Evanston Treadwell ^ | January 5, 2017 | K. Evanston Treadwell
    The Treadwell Plan: Simple Fixes for Immigration Security (Part 1) Dear readers, The following suggestions were composed after discussions with many highly experienced individuals with years immigration experience (both in and out of government). As I intend to reach the broadest possible audience I have tried to communicate these succinctly and without legal or technical jargon. Your responses are greatly appreciated. 1. Require biometric registration of all alien departures Remarkably, and likely unknown to many citizens, foreigners entering the U.S. are only fingerprinted upon entry. Exit records are unreliable and based on matching of biographical data to airline passenger records....
  • No One Cared About Hacking until We found Out How Corrupt Liberals Are

    01/06/2017 6:43:15 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    Independent Sentinal ^ | Jan 6, 2017 | S. Noble
    No One Cared About Hacking until We found Out How Corrupt Liberals Are By S. Noble - January 6, 2017 US major government and military organizations are hacked all the time by endless numbers of foreign and domestic actors. Nothing was done to fix our cybersecurity. But let a privates organization like the DNC get hacked or careless John Podesta’s emails get hacked and all hell breaks loose. John Podesta left his smart phone in a cab, he fell for a phishing incident and his password was ‘passwŘrd”. Hillary put our state secrets on a personal server she kept in...
  • Trump wants to shake up the CIA

    01/04/2017 7:40:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 4, 2017 | Chris Perez
    Donald Trump is working on a plan that would restructure the CIA — cutting staff at the agency’s headquarters in Langley and moving more agents to field posts across the globe, a report says. “The view from the Trump team is the intelligence world [is] becoming completely politicized,” a source close to the President-elect told the Wall Street Journal. The insider is one of the few people familiar with Trump’s planning and said his advisers were also working to scale back the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, as well. “They all need to be slimmed down,” the source...
  • Most Germans favor additional security measures — poll

    12/26/2016 11:17:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.26.2016 | mm/kl (dpa)
    Sixty percent of Germans want more video surveillance in public spaces, according to a new YouGov poll published on Sunday. The public call comes in the wake of the Berlin Christmas market attack. Appearing to support government plans to change the law to allow increased video surveillance, 73 percent of Germans polled supported the idea of having larger police forces. The YouGov survey for the German news agency dpa was carried out days after Tunisian national Anis Amri plowed a truck into a Christmas market, killing 12 people and wounding nearly 50 others. Amri, who was the prime suspect, was...
  • Protesters' Plans Present Challenges for Inauguration Security [Protesters or domestic Terrorists?]

    12/22/2016 12:39:58 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 8 replies
    Voice of America (Yikes) ^ | December 17, 2016 | Esha Sarai
    Preparations and security operations are underway a month before Donald Trump's inauguration as [POTUS], which is expected to draw an unprecedented number of protesters. -snip- "Generally speaking, the inauguration is taking shape as it has in the past,...," Brigadier General George Degnon, deputy commanding general for the presidential inauguration, said [as] he addressed questions about how this inauguration would be different than those before it. The Joint Force Committee, which includes members of the military and some DC National Guard members, cited the most basic, but also the most real, threats to the inauguration parade: getting all their members properly...
  • Ex-CIA chief says Trump risks blame for an attack if he skips briefings

    12/14/2016 8:48:34 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 62 replies
    www.reuters.com ^ | Dec 14, 2016 | Noah Browning
    Former CIA director Leon Panetta said on Wednesday that President-elect Donald Trump risked being blamed after any potential attack on the United States if he refused to receive more regular intelligence briefings. U.S. officials told Reuters that Trump is receiving an average of one presidential intelligence briefing a week - far fewer than most of his recent predecessors - but that his deputy Mike Pence gets briefings around six days a week. Panetta, a former Democratic Congressman who served as CIA director and defense secretary in President Barack Obama's first term, told the Arab Strategy Forum, a conference sponsored by...
  • Donald Trump on less-frequent intelligence briefings: "I get it when I need it"

    12/12/2016 7:40:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12/12/2016 | By EMILY SCHULTHEIS
    President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday defended his decision not to receive the daily intelligence briefings that his predecessors did, saying he doesn’t want to be “told the same thing in the same words every single day for the next eight years.” Asked on “Fox News Sunday” about his decision to receive a Presidential Daily Briefing (PDB) just once a week, which is highly unusual compared to other recent presidents, Mr. Trump replied: “I get it when I need it.” “You know, I’m, like, a smart person,” he said. “I don’t have to be told the same thing in the same...
  • Time For Congress to Secure Electoral Process

    12/11/2016 2:16:07 PM PST · by jmclemore · 38 replies
    It's time for congress to demonstrate just how serious they are about electoral integrity. Elections matter and no State should be allowed to undermine the public confidence in it's accuracy. We need to reject any state who fails to meet a shared common standard including Voter Identification and participation in a nationwide database crosscheck to verify if a voter has already cast a ballot. 1. Photo ID : if the party wants your support they should furnish you with a registration card with your photo on it. 2. National Voter Status Database : record includes 3 entries A) Registered :...
  • What next for Hillary investigation?

    11/18/2016 6:52:00 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    WND ^ | 11/17/2016 | Jerome R. Corsi
    What next for Hillary investigation? Jerome R. Corsi On 11/16/2016 NEW YORK – Since FBI Director James Comey closed the reopened criminal investigation in Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information two days before the election, the question remains whether or not an investigation would be resumed under the incoming Trump administration. WND has now confirmed with the New York Police Department that in the days leading up to the presidential election on Nov. 8, the FBI terminated the NYPD investigation of Clinton’s emails on former congressman Anthony Weiner’s laptop, demanding that the laptop and all 650,000 State Department emails be...
  • Japan's leader Abe heads to New York to meet Trump

    11/16/2016 9:01:34 PM PST · by Red Steel · 58 replies
    Gazette ^ | November 16, 2016
    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's leader will likely seek reassurances that President-elect Donald Trump remains committed to the U.S.-Japan security alliance when the two meet in New York on Thursday. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to meet the incoming president on Thursday. It will be Trump's first meeting with a world leader since his election last week. Statements made by Trump during the campaign have caused consternation in many world capitals, including Tokyo. Trump said he would demand that allies such as Japan and South Korea contribute more to the cost of basing U.S. troops in their countries.
  • Donald Trump Requests Security Clearance for Son-in-Law Jared Kushner

    11/16/2016 12:53:49 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 102 replies
    NBC News ^ | Nov 15 2016, 8:58 pm ET | by Andrea Mitchell, Alexandra Jaffe and Kelly O'Donnell
    Donald Trump has taken the unprecedented step of requesting his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, receive top-secret clearance to join him for his Presidential Daily Briefings, which began Tuesday. Multiple sources tell NBC News Trump received his first briefing on Tuesday and designated both Kushner and Ret. Gen. Michael Flynn as his staff-level companions for the briefings going forward. While Flynn has the necessary security clearance, Kushner does not, and it could take weeks — or even longer — for him to receive it.
  • Secret Backdoor in Some (Android) U.S. Phones Sent Data to China, Analysts Say

    11/15/2016 3:51:31 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 15, 2016 | By MATT APUZZO and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    Security contractors recently discovered preinstalled software in some Android phones that monitors where users go, whom they talk to and what they write in text messages. WASHINGTON — For about $50, you can get a smartphone with a high-definition display, fast data service and, according to security contractors, a secret feature: a backdoor that sends all your text messages to China every 72 hours. Security contractors recently discovered preinstalled software in some Android phones that monitors where users go, whom they talk to and what they write in text messages. The American authorities say it is not clear whether this...
  • Trump and International Security

    11/14/2016 5:03:30 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 14/11/16 | Richard Kemp
    Since Donald Trump's election, media-fuelled panic has engulfed Europe, including over defence and security. We are told that World War III is imminent, that Trump will jump into bed with Putin and pull the US out of NATO. Such fantasies are put about by media cheerleaders for European political elites, terrified that Trump's election will inspire support for populist candidates in the forthcoming elections in Germany, the Netherlands and France. In fact, it is the EU, not Donald Trump, that threatens to undermine NATO and the security of the West. In recent days, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, his foreign...
  • Google clashes with Microsoft over Windows flaw disclosure (actively exploited zero-day vuln)

    10/31/2016 6:41:58 PM PDT · by dayglored · 25 replies
    PC World ^ | Oct 31, 2016 | Michael Kan
    Google and Microsoft are butting heads over the disclosure of vulnerabilities. On Monday, Google revealed a critical flaw in Windows after it gave Microsoft a ten-day window to warn the public about it.Google posted about the zero-day vulnerability on its security blog, saying Microsoft had yet to publish a fix or issue an advisory about the software flaw."This vulnerability is particularly serious because we know it is being actively exploited," Google said. It lets hackers exploit a bug in the Windows kernel, via a win32k.sys system call, to bypass the security sandbox.The search giant originally told Microsoft about the problem...
  • Clinton aide left classified info behind on 2010 China trip

    10/31/2016 5:06:05 PM PDT · by Hadean · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct. 31, 2016 | Malia Zimmerman, Adam Housley
    An unnamed “senior aide” to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton left classified information unsecured and unattended in a hotel room during a 2010 trip to China, one of several overseas lapses by Clinton’s inner circle, Fox News has learned. “In May 2010, Secretary Clinton was on official travel in Beijing, China, accompanied by senior staff. Upon Secretary Clinton’s departure, a routine security sweep by Diplomatic Security agents identified classified documents in a staff member’s suite,” State Department spokesman John Kirby told Fox News in a statement, issued several weeks after a Freedom of Information Act request was filed with the...
  • Security vet: 'Smoking gun' email should put Hillary in prison

    10/28/2016 6:46:46 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 66 replies
    WND ^ | Sep 8, 2016 | Jerome Corsi
    The handling of an email to Hillary Clinton from longtime adviser Sidney Blumenthal discovered in a new release of documents is a “smoking gun” violation of national security laws requiring a prison sentence, charges a former military intelligence officer. Clinton forwarded the Aug. 8, 2009, email – clearly marked “Classified” – to a personal, nonsecure email address registered to aide Huma Abedin, huma@clintonemail.com. Abedin then forwarded the message to another personal, nonsecure account, humamabedin@yahoo.com.
  • As Secretary of State Hillary proclaimed "Our Goal is to Help Strengthen Russia"

    10/27/2016 7:21:55 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-26-16 | Richard Grenell
    Hillary Clinton has mocked Donald Trump for saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin is a strong leader.  But in a newly discovered interview with Vladimir Pozner of Russia’s First Channel Television on March 19, 2010, given while she was Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton says, “our goal is to help strengthen Russia”. “One of the fears that I hear from Russians is that somehow the United States wants Russia to be weak. That could not be farther from the truth. Our goal is to help strengthen Russia. We see Russia with the strong culture, with the incredible intellectual capital that...
  • Internet Crashes Will Be Hard To Stop After Obama's Internet Giveaway

    10/25/2016 3:02:02 PM PDT · by bushwon · 57 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 24, 2016 | Eric Leiberman
    Someone successfully shut down many websites Friday, attacking a crucial part of the internet that has been made more vulnerable due to an Obama administration decision to surrender American control, according to experts. Websites like Twitter, Spotify, Reddit and many others were not working for a large portion of U.S. citizens Friday, after unknown hackers breached the servers of Dyn, a major domain name system (DNS) host. Essentially the “yellow pages” of online addresses, DNS is the technical network that converts web address names into numbers. “We began monitoring and mitigating a DDoS attack against our Dyn Managed DNS infrastructure....
  • Chinese firm admits its hacked DVRs, cameras were behind Friday's massive DDOS attack

    10/24/2016 12:26:19 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 15 replies
    PC World ^ | 10/23/2016 | Michael Kan
    Chinese firm admits its hacked DVRs, cameras were behind Friday's massive DDOS attack Botnets created from the Mirai malware were involved in Friday's cyber attack. Michael Kan - IDG News Oct 23, 2016 A Chinese electronics component manufacturer says its products inadvertently played a role in a massive cyberattack that disrupted major internet sites in the U.S. on Friday. Hangzhou Xiongmai Technology, a vendor behind DVRs and internet-connected cameras, said on Sunday that security vulnerabilities involving weak default passwords in its products were partly to blame. According to security researchers, malware known as Mirai has been taking advantage of these vulnerabilities...
  • Connected devices create millions of cyber security weak spots

    10/23/2016 4:42:29 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 21 replies
    financial times ^ | 10/23/16 | Hannah Kuchler
    Default passwords on devices from the digital video recorder in your living room to the security camera in your office threaten the stability of the internet, as hackers build vast networks of “Internet of Things” devices to bombard websites with traffic. The attack on Dyn, a domain name service provider, that disrupted access to high-profile sites such as Twitter, Spotify and the New York Times on Friday, highlighted the risks posed by the billions of devices connected to the internet with little or no cyber security protections. Unidentified hackers took over tens of millions of devices using malicious software called...
  • Despite Hillary's Claims A Private Email Address Was More Convenient,

    10/22/2016 6:37:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 22, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    One of Hillary Clinton's claims was that having a private email server was a more convenient option than having a State Department email address. However, as some newly-released emails reveal, perhaps this may have been less-than-truthful. An email from Clinton to Huma Abedin complains about how none of her emails are going through, and Abedin replies that perhaps she should let the State Department actually know about the email so that things would stop being redirected to the spam folder. Now, I may not be Secretary of State, but how in the world is that possibly more "convenient" than a...
  • Mirai-based DDoS attack highlights benefits of Apple's secure HomeKit platform

    10/22/2016 1:02:41 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 14 replies
    Appleinsider ^ | October 21, 2016 | By Mikey Campbell
    A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that on Friday severely impacted internet access for many U.S. web denizens was found to be in part enabled by a botnet targeting unprotected "Internet of Things" devices. For Apple, the revelation vindicates a controversial walled garden approach to IoT borne out through the HomeKit protocol. As detailed yesterday, unknown hackers set their sights on Dyn, an internet management company that provides DNS services to many major web entities. A series of repeated attacks caused websites including The Verge, Imgur and Reddit, as well as services like HBO Now, and PayPal, to see...
  • BREAKING: HILLARY COMMITS ANOTHER CRIME – LEAKS NUCLEAR SECRETS DURING DEBATE

    10/20/2016 8:32:36 AM PDT · by xzins · 113 replies
    The Gateway PUndit ^ | 19 Oct 16 | Jim Hoft
    Jim Hoft Oct 19th, 2016 10:55 pm 222 Comments Hillary Clinton has a history of skirting the law. Laws are for the little people. She’s been accused during sworn testimony of disrespecting security agents and putting them in danger. She abaonded her “friend” Ambassador Chris Stevens and left him to the Islamists who slaughtered him in Benghazi. Tonight during the final presidential debate Hillary Clinton leaked more national security secrets. Hillary said it took four minutes between the nuclear order and nukes flying. This is actually true, @StateDept @TheJusticeDept @DeptofDefense, @CENTCOM, do you job, she just slipped #DebateNight pic.twitter.com/7qu3qPSpW7 —...
  • Did Hillary just divulge classified information in the debate?

    10/19/2016 10:39:55 PM PDT · by fuente · 62 replies
    Vanity
    Early in this evening's debate Hillary emphatically mentioned nuclear response times. She is someone that should know that information. That gets to operational knowledge and capabilities of our nuclear assets. This is typically highly sensitive (classified) information. There were a couple of old vets that were on the business on my house tonight having a cow over this open revelation.
  • Feds Walk Into A Building, Demand Everyone's Fingerprints To Open Phones (video)

    10/19/2016 12:29:32 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 18 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 16, 2016 | By Thomas Fox-Brewster
    In what’s believed to be an unprecedented attempt to bypass the security of Apple iPhones, or any smartphone that uses fingerprints to unlock, California’s top cops asked to enter a residence and force anyone inside to use their biometric information to open their mobile devices. FORBES found a court filing, dated May 9 2016, in which the Department of Justice sought to search a Lancaster, California, property. But there was a more remarkable aspect of the search, as pointed out in the memorandum: “authorization to depress the fingerprints and thumbprints of every person who is located at the SUBJECT PREMISES...
  • Vote all you want. The secret government won't change. [2014]

    10/18/2016 11:06:55 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 8 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | October 19, 2014 | Jordan Michael Smith
    The voters who put Barack Obama in office expected some big changes. From the NSA's warrantless wiretapping to Guantanamo Bay to the Patriot Act, candidate Obama was a defender of civil liberties and privacy, promising a dramatically different approach from his predecessor. But six years into his administration, the Obama version of national security looks almost indistinguishable from the one he inherited. Guantanamo Bay remains open. The NSA has, if anything, become more aggressive in monitoring Americans. Drone strikes have escalated. Most recently it was reported that the same president who won a Nobel Prize in part for promoting nuclear...
  • The special features that enable Apple to remove security tethers from demo devices

    10/18/2016 10:30:14 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 3 replies
    9 to 5 Mac ^ | October 17, 2016 | By Ben Lovejoy
    I suggested last week that Apple’s apparent move to remove security tethers from demo devices in its retail stores likely wasn’t too risky thanks to a range of hidden security measures, and we’ve been hearing a little detail on how some of these work.Apple has long had special OS images for demo devices. You can’t, for example, set a passcode on a iOS device and then lock it, and Macs revert to their original state after a reboot.Apple regularly tweaks these images. For example, at one time you could go into Safari and change the homepage to any site you liked; there’s...
  • Hiding (guns) in Plain sight

    10/14/2016 5:01:20 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 25 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/14/2016 | C Hodgkins
    For decades, gun owners were forced to make difficult choices or to compromise when it came to firearms storage. On one hand, owners needed firearms to be stored securely to protect them from theft and to ensure the safety of younger family members. At the same time, protecting those same loved ones often required that the firearms be quickly and easily available for access in case of an intruder or other emergency. There have been excellent gun safes on the market for decades, and many do their intended job very well. But until recently, gun safes were all about security...
  • The FBI is trying to crack another locked iPhone

    10/10/2016 11:49:29 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 25 replies
    The Verge ^ | October 7, 2016 | by Russell Brandom
    The FBI is squaring off against another locked iPhone, as first reported by Wired. The phone belongs to Dahir Adan, a private security firm employee who stabbed 10 people at a Minnesota mall this September. Adan was shot and killed by police during the attack, but FBI agents are looking to his phone for clues as to his motives and whether he might have communicated with ISIS representatives prior to the attack.The situation is a clear echo of the San Bernardino case earlier this year, which saw the FBI seeking Apple’s help in unlocking an iPhone belonging to one...
  • Former NSA staffer demonstrates Mac malware that can tap into live webcam and mic feeds

    10/06/2016 12:26:15 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 24 replies
    9 to 5 Mac ^ | October 6, 2016 | by Ben Lovejoy
    Security researcher and former NSA staffer Patrick Wardle is this afternoon demonstrating a way for Mac malware to tap into live feeds from the built-in webcam and microphone. His presentation is being delivered at the Virus Bulletin conference in Denver later today.Although any unauthorized access to the webcam will light the green LED – a firmware-level protection that is exceedingly difficult to bypass – Wardle’s presentation shows how a malicious app can tap into the outgoing feed of an existing webcam session, like a FaceTime or Skype call, where the light would already be on … Wardle was the researcher who previously uncovered a way...
  • Android malware that can infiltrate corporate networks is spreading

    09/30/2016 8:08:49 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 3 replies
    Computerworld ^ | September 30, 2016 | By Michael Kan
    DressCode has been found circulating in at least 3,000 Trojanized apps One of the Trojanized apps that's part of the DressCode family. Credit: Trend Micro An Android malware is spreading across app stores, including Google Play, and has the capability of stealing sensitive files from corporate networks. DressCode, a family of Android malware, has been found circulating in at least 3,000 Trojanized apps, security firm Trend Micro said Friday. DressCode hides itself inside games, user interface themes and phone optimization boosters. It can also be difficult to detect because the malicious coding only makes up a small portion of the overall...
  • Israeli firm rumoured to have helped FBI hack into iPhone claims it can unlock any smartphone

    09/27/2016 12:11:06 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 4 replies
    international Business Times ^ | September 26, 2016 | By Agamoni Ghosh
    The company says it can hack into an iPhone 7 as well depending on the data required. Israeli firm Cellebrite, which is believed to have helped the FBI crack an iPhone 5C used by San Bernardino attacker Syed Farook, now claims it can decrypt and extract data from any phone in the world. The company said that it has the biggest research and development team in the sector and that the team is up-to-date with the latest technology. A BBC report details how the firm – that helps the police gain access to data on smartphones belonging to suspected criminals...
  • New Mac Trojan uses the Russian space program as a front

    09/26/2016 11:48:39 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 5 replies
    MacWorld ^ | September 26, 2016 | By Michael Kan
    The Komplex Trojan can download, execute, and delete files from an infected Mac Security researchers have found a new Mac OS X malware that appears to be targeting the aerospace industry. The Trojan, called Komplex, can download, execute, and delete files from an infected Mac, according to security firm Palo Alto Networks. Interestingly, the Trojan will also save a PDF document to the infected system concerning the Russian space program. The PDF document details planned Russian space projects from 2016 to 2025, but it acts as a decoy, Palo Alto Networks said in Monday blog post. In reality, the Trojan...
  • Muslim migration, "the all-time biggest Trojan Horse"

    09/25/2016 12:22:57 AM PDT · by tedbel · 42 replies
    ISRAPUNDIT ^ | Sept 25/16 | Ted Belman
    Ever wonder why there are so many Muslims and Muslim countries in the world? Over the millennia many countries were conquered, but didn't remain Persian or Greek or Roman as the case may be. You see, the countries conquered in the name of Islam, became and remained Islamic. For example Pakistan, part of India, and Malaysia were Hindu; Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Egypt and N. Africa were Christian; Afghanistan was Buddhist. They are all Islamic now. This transformation was not by chance but by design. All these countries were conquered by force then shorn of their wealth and many of their...
  • Dr. Ben Carson: Security Wasn’t Surprised By Hillary’s Collapse – Are They Accustomed To It?

    09/13/2016 12:23:08 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 72 replies
    Dr. Ben Carson was a world-renowned neurosurgeon before he ran for President. If anyone understands the potential neurological issues facing Hillary after her collapse on 9/11, it’s him. Dr. Ben Carson told Buzzfeed he has real concerns about Hillary’s health: “In the case of Hillary Clinton, because she has had a brain injury in the past and there is a question of venous sinus thrombosis, the result of a recent specialized MRI would be very helpful. The stakes are too high for us to blindly elect someone to the presidency of the United States when we have the possibility of...
  • Clinton meeting with national security advisers today - including ex-CIA director who leaked class

    09/09/2016 1:34:55 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 25 replies
    dailymail ^ | 9/9/16 | Francesca Chambers
    The 'working session' at the New York Historical Society will cover threats at home and abroad such as lone wolf attacks Also attending: Retired four-star general John Allen - Obama's former ISIS czar - and former Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff Clinton announced the backing of 15 new retired military officers today, bringing her total count to 110 and Donald Trump's to 120 A survey this week had him outperforming her with current and former members of the military and a flash poll had him winning a security forum Clinton represented New York in the U.S. Senate when the Twin...
  • Visa security loophole exploited by 9/11 attackers still open 15 years later

    09/08/2016 7:51:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 8, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    At least five of the Sept. 11 hijackers exploited a glaring hole in visa security to stay in the U.S. beyond their time — allowing them to board the planes and conduct their murderous attack. Fifteen years later, and despite a clear consensus on the need for improvement, that gaping hole remains. “In too many cases that’s still happening — they come in legally, but we don’t know if they’ve left, and if they haven’t left, we don’t know where they are,” said Tom Kean, former governor of New Jersey and chairman of the 9/11 Commission that looked into the...
  • Insolent veteran tells Hillary he'd 'have been prosecuted and imprisoned' if he'd done what she did

    09/08/2016 6:40:46 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/08/16 | Robert Laurie
    How dare he speak this way to the queen? Someone at NBC really dropped the ball last night. Not only did Trump fare pretty well during the MSNBC Commander-in-Chief Forum, Hillary came away looking really, really, bad. As Dan pointed out earlier, the media is freaking out - falling all over itself in an attempt to prop-up Hillary’s performance. The size of their meltdown, as usual, is inversely proportional to how badly their preferred candidate is doing. The less successful she is, the more they lose it. So it has to drive them nuts that the following question (asked by...
  • 9/11 memorial stirs debate over 'Islamic terrorists'

    09/06/2016 6:08:28 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    ABC13 News ^ | 1 Sep 2016
    NEWS 9/11 memorial stirs debate over 'Islamic terrorists' Two words on this 9/11 memorial are stirring a major debate (KTRK) Thursday, September 01, 2016 07:48AM OWEGO, NY (KTRK) -- Two words included on a memorial to victims of the 9-11 terror attacks are now stirring a major debate in New York. A group is taking issue with the words "Islamic terrorists" as they appear on the monument in Owego. The Islamic Organization of the Southern Tier worries the wording could encourage hatred towards Muslims living in the city, painting all Muslims with the same brush, they say. Donald Castellucci, town...
  • Bugs that turn iPhones into iSpies can be weaponized and used against Macs as well

    09/04/2016 2:02:12 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 5 replies
    Computerworld ^ | Sep 2, 2016 5:05 AM PT | By Gregg Keizer
    Apple yesterday issued an emergency security update for the Mac, patching the same trio of vulnerabilities the company fixed last week on the iPhone. According to one of the groups that first revealed the flaws, the vulnerabilities could have been "weaponized" for use against OS X, the Mac's operating system. The out-of-band update was aimed at OS X El Capitan (aka 10.11) and Yosemite (10.10), the 2015 and 2014 editions, respectively. Older versions, including 2014's OS X Mavericks, went unmatched: Apple is nearing the release of its annual Mac operating system upgrade and thus the end of support for...
  • Trump’s Not Yet President, But Nieto Is Saying, ‘Si Se Puede’

    09/02/2016 12:44:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2016 | Ilana Mercer
    FOLLOWING Donald J. Trump's sublime immigration address, critics—essentially all Big, Crooked Media—charged that Trump's Arizona speech represented a sharp departure from the tone he took earlier that day, with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. A reversal, if you will.Nonsense. With President Nieto, Donald Trump was at once patriotic, forceful and diplomatic.In close to two decades of analyzing American politics, I've yet to hear an American leader address his Mexican counterpart as forcefully as Mr. Trump addressed President Nieto. Trump came across as a man-of-the world, to whom interfacing with foreign dignitaries was second nature.It's always been the case that Americans...
  • Four victims of Colorado theater massacre ordered to pay Cinemark nearly $700G in legal fees

    09/02/2016 11:24:46 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 90 replies
    Foxnews ^ | September 2, 2016
    Four survivors of the 2012 Colorado theater shooting massacre were ordered by a judge Thursday to pay Cinemark nearly $700,000 in legal fees. The 28 families of those killed and wounded in the July 2012 shooting sued Cinemark, the movie chain that owns the Century 16 where James Holmes opened fire during a showing of “The Dark Knight Rises,” claiming that there wasn’t adequate security to stop Holmes from carrying out the attack. An Arapahoe County civil jury ruled in May that Cinemark wasn’t liable for the shooting that left 12 people dead and 70 others. Lawyers for Cinemark then...
  • 9 Winning Security Issues

    09/02/2016 10:58:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | Dr. Marguerite Creel
    Secure the Border, Decimate the Heroin Trade, Tighten up Entry Visas, Local Law Enforcement, Curtail Cash Benefits for Illegal Aliens, Stop the Spread of Nuclear Weapons Trump delivered his much anticipated, 10-point immigration policy speech on the last day of August, a little more than nine weeks out from Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Given his triumphant and unexpected summit meeting, earlier the same day, with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, one would expect the content of Trump’s immigration speech to dominate the American news cycle for days to come. To an over-flowing, passionate crowd in Phoenix, including many who have...