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  • Multiple People Breach TSA Checkpoint Without Screening at JFK: Report

    02/20/2017 12:31:12 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 21 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | February 20, 2017 | Breaking 911
    NEW YORK — Nearly a dozen people bypassed security at John F. Kennedy international airport Monday morning. According to the New York Daily News, eleven people walked through the unattended area left unguarded by the TSA.
  • Washington v. Trump: A Disturbing Eruption of Judicial Lawlessness

    02/19/2017 6:36:05 PM PST · by K. Evanston Treadwell · 11 replies
    Official Blog of K. Evanston Treadwell ^ | February 20, 2017 | K. Evanston Treadwell
    Dear readers, President Trump recently released an Executive Order banning the travel to the United States of citizens of several terror-infested nations (1). Federal Judge James Robart of Seattle issued a temporary restraining order in response to the EO, and a 9th Circuit panel subsequently ruled against the government's attempt to have it lifted (2). For those unfamiliar with federal immigration law and the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), the statutory provision giving the President the authority to exclude foreigners from the United States is 8 U.S. Code Section 1182. More specifically: (f)Suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by...
  • A Guide to Getting Past Customs With Your Digital Privacy Intact (Link Only Per Copyright)

    02/18/2017 11:10:35 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 10 replies
    Wired | February 17, 2017 | By ANDY GREENBERG
    This is an article with some advice on how to maintain your digital privacy when traveling internationally to countries that will invade those devices seeking data. . . including returning to the U.S. Posting only the link due to Wired's copyright restrictions about posting even fair use quotations: A Guide to Getting Past Customs With Your Digital Privacy Intact (Link Only Per Copyright)
  • Six White House staffers fired after failing security test

    02/16/2017 6:14:29 PM PST · by markomalley · 63 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/16/17 | Anna Giaritelli
    The White House dismissed six aides on Thursday after the staffers failed FBI background checks. Some of the aides were physically "walked out of the building by security" a day earlier. Those affected had failed the SF86, a Questionnaire for National Security Positions used to determine whether a government employee is eligible for a security clearance. The test takes into consideration a person's credit score, substance use and various personal subjects. Caroline Wiles was among the six escorted off the property. Wiles worked as Trump's scheduling director and is the daughter of Susan Wiles, who managed Trump's Florida campaign. Wiles...
  • Senate Nixes Obama-Era Gun Rule

    02/15/2017 9:32:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/15/17 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    The Senate nixed an Obama-era rule that could block some people receiving Social Security disability benefits from being able to buy a gun. Senators voted 57-43 to strike down a regulation that requires the Social Security Administration to report people who receive disability benefits and have a mental health condition to the FBI's background check system. The database is used to determine eligibility for buying a firearm. The Senate's move will send the resolution of disapproval, which also passed the House last week, to President Trump's desk, where he is expected to sign it. The rule was implemented by the...
  • The CIA’s War on Trump

    02/15/2017 6:10:33 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 28 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | 12/12/2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    The CIA’s War on Trump by Cliff Kincaid on December 12, 2016 You couldn’t fault Donald J. Trump for concluding that the CIA is out to get him even before he starts his presidency. Former CIA officials Michael Morell, Michael Hayden and Philip Mudd have all denounced him. Plus, former CIA operations officer Evan McMullin ran against him as an independent presidential candidate. Obama’s director of the CIA is John Brennan, who recently disclosed that he voted for the Communist Party (CPUSA) ticket when he was in college. He was hired by the CIA anyway and quickly rose through the...
  • Security Analyst Tony Shaffer: Obama White House Behind Mike Flynn Phone Call Leaks (Video)

    02/14/2017 3:23:54 PM PST · by davikkm · 16 replies
    Former CIA analyst and retired U.S. Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel Tony Shaffer told FOX Business Network to be careful what they ask for. Democrats want an investigation into the Mike Flynn phone calls with Russia. https://youtu.be/R1Ntkmb62iA
  • TRUMP: SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!

    02/09/2017 3:48:23 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 324 replies
    President Donald J. Trump Twitter ^ | February 9, 2017 | President Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump 11m11 minutes ago SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!
  • Judicial Overreach on National Security

    02/07/2017 10:18:03 AM PST · by fivecatsandadog · 7 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 2/6/17 | Joseph Klein
    Judge Robart took it upon himself to substitute his judgment for the president’s. The judge gave unwarranted deference to the speculative, vague interests asserted by the states of Washington and Minnesota, who claimed without any concrete evidence that the temporary suspension of entry of aliens from the seven countries “adversely affects” their own “States’ residents in areas of employment, education, business, family relations, and freedom to travel.” This preposterous conclusory assertion overlooks the fact that the affected individuals temporarily barred from entering the country are not residents of these states and are not entitled to the states’ protection.
  • Sources: Feds identify Philly woman in probe of secret recordings at GOP retreat

    02/04/2017 7:01:09 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 40 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 02/04/2017 | Jeremy Roebuck & Jonathan Tamari
    Federal authorities have identified a Philadelphia journalist as the woman who infiltrated and might have secretly recorded a closed-door discussion of congressional Republicans at their Center City retreat last week, according to law enforcement sources familiar with the matter. After a probe involving multiple agencies, they said Emily Guendelsberger is unlikely to face federal charges in Philadelphia, despite getting past security and into a room in the Loews hotel where Vice President Pence met privately with senators and representatives.
  • Former Nazi and Democrat George Soros Connected to Every Major Protest Since November Election

    02/04/2017 9:57:06 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 69 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Feb. 4, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    The University of California, Berkeley, the self-proclaimed “home of the free speech movement”, on Wednesday night gave conservatives a Nazi style beat-down on Wednesday night.
  • New SMB bug: How to crash Windows system with a 'link of death'

    02/03/2017 7:53:50 PM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    The Register ^ | 2/3/17 | Thomas Claburn
    US CERT on Thursday issued a security advisory warning that all currently supported versions of Windows are vulnerable to a memory corruption bug that can be exploited to crash computers from afar."Windows fails to properly handle a specially-crafted server response that contains too many bytes following the structure defined in the SMB2 TREE_CONNECT Response structure," the security organization said. "By connecting to a malicious SMB server, a vulnerable Windows client system may crash (BSOD) in mrxsmb20.sys." The vulnerability was initially rated 10 out of 10 in terms of severity, but has since been downgraded to 7.8. To make use of...
  • Top Cruz Aide Tapped for Senior Role on Trump National Security Team

    01/30/2017 6:07:46 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 8 replies
    The Washington Free Bacon ^ | 01/30/2017 | Adam Kredo
    A senior adviser to Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) who played a critical role in crafting his national security agenda—including efforts to stop the Iran nuclear deal and designate the Muslim Brotherhood organization as a terrorist entity—has been tapped by the Trump National Security Council to serve as senior director for strategic assessments, a role that encompasses the fight against terrorist forces, the Washington Free Beacon can exclusively reveal. Victoria Coates, a top Cruz aide and his longtime confidante, has departed the senator's office to serve as senior director for strategic assessments in the new White House NSC, a role...
  • On Trial: Lawsuits Against Trump On ‘Muslim Immigration Ban’ Will Fail Fast

    01/29/2017 7:03:38 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    Law Newz ^ | Jan 28, 2017 | Robert Barnes
    On Trial: Lawsuits Against Trump On ‘Muslim Immigration Ban’ Will Fail Fast by Robert Barnes | 10:09 am, January 28th, 2017 Council American-Islamic Relations announced an intention to sue President Donald Trump over his executive order banning most immigrants from Syria, and other countries that lack certain vetting standards and have issues with terrorism. Overnight, refugees who were in the air on the way to the United States are now being detained, and have also filed legal actions. The ban is perceived by some as a partial Muslim ban. Either way, at any trial, the law supports Trump’s order, and...
  • Woman impersonated lawmaker’s wife, snuck into GOP retreat

    01/29/2017 2:22:10 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 70 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan 28, 2017 | By Erica Werner | AP
    WASHINGTON — A woman impersonated the wife of a GOP lawmaker and snuck into the congressional Republican retreat in Philadelphia Thursday, the same day President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence appeared, retreat organizers told lawmakers late Saturday. The revelation came as the nonprofit Congressional Institute that organizes the retreat investigates how audio of the gathering leaked. In an email to GOP lawmakers, institute president Mark Strand did not directly say that the impersonator was the same person who leaked the audio, but that was the implication. “The Congressional Institute is continuing to investigate this breach in order to...
  • Iran says to ban U.S. visitors in retaliation to Trump move

    01/28/2017 5:00:25 PM PST · by EagleUSA · 54 replies
    MSN ^ | 1/28/2017 | Joshua Lott
    Iran said on Saturday it would stop U.S. citizens entering the country in retaliation to Washington's visa ban against Tehran and six other majority-Muslim countries announced by new U.S. President Donald Trump. "While respecting the American people and distinguishing between them and the hostile policies of the U.S. government, Iran will implement the principle of reciprocity until the offensive U.S. limitations against Iranian nationals are lifted," a Foreign Ministry statement said. "The restrictions against travel by Muslims to America... are an open affront against the Muslim world and the Iranian nation in particular and will be known as a great...
  • Apple iPhone 7 is being hardened to handle military-grade secrets (UK)

    01/26/2017 11:52:07 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 7 replies
    Techrepublic ^ | January 25, 2017 | By Nick Heath
    iPhone chosen over a Android handset to be turned into "dual-persona" device that can be used to discuss confidential matters. BT chose to Harden the iPhone 7 after rejecting the Samsung Note 4. Image: CNET The iPhone 7 is being turned into a phone capable of safeguarding military-level secrets for the UK armed forces. Telecoms giant BT is hardening the security of the device to allow UK military personnel to use it to discuss state secrets and for storing sensitive data. Describing the iPhone 7 as the "device of choice" for the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), Steve Bunn, technical...
  • 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...