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  • How to remove Windows password login in Windows 10 (Tired of typing your password?)

    07/19/2017 6:20:52 AM PDT · by dayglored · 52 replies
    PC Advisor ^ | Jul 18, 2017 | Marie Black
    Don't want to enter your Microsoft password every time you log into your PC or laptop? Our helpful guide will show you how to bypass the Windows password login in Windows 10. Part of the reason tablets became so popular is the fact they are always-on - no waiting for Windows to load, and no needing to enter your password every single time you wanted to use them.Well, tablets are great, but depending on the situation at hand sometimes you just need a PC or laptop. And you still want it to load quickly. That shouldn't be too much to ask.You...
  • 290,000 gallons of water to be dumped after vandals breach Novato tank (CA)

    07/14/2017 9:09:02 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 48 replies
    NOVATO, Calif. (KGO) ^ | July 09, 2017 | Melanie Woodrow
    The North Marin Water District says it is dumping close to 290,000 gallons of water out of an abundance of caution after someone broke into the water tank and possibly contaminated it. Just before 6 p.m. Friday the alarm system at a North Marin Water District tank did exactly what it was designed to do, according to General Manager Drew Mcintyre. "We immediately went up to the tank and noticed that somebody had cut through the chain link fence, cut the lock that gains access to the stairs and then also cut another lock on top of the tank that's...
  • And the Hypocrite Award goes to George and Amal Clooney!

    07/09/2017 4:09:19 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/09/17 | Linda Goudsmit
    George Clooney is not staying in Europe. George Clooney is coming home to the safety of President Donald Trump’s America The do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do Leftist glitterati have a new poster boy - George Clooney. This open-borders hypocrite has determined that the flood of Islamic immigrants destabilizing and destroying Europe is not for his family - just for yours. George Hypocrite Clooney just got a taste of the real world when he stepped out of the Hollywood bubble of subjective reality and entered the real world of objective reality where his English estate is no longer secure. Clooney experienced the culture shock of...
  • Trump Administration Hit With at Least One National Security Leak a Day, Threatening U.S. Operations

    07/08/2017 6:31:58 AM PDT · by davikkm · 26 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    This is getting serious, and it is no way to play politics. Of course, I suspect the Intelligence Agency or the Deep State, they should be called. This just proves to me, the Deep State is seeking to destroy Trump at the expense of the United States and National Security. It is hard to comprehend; nevertheless, it is happening. “Since President Trump assumed office, our nation has faced an unprecedented wave of potentially damaging leaks of information,” according to a new report published by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. “Under President Trump, leaks are flowing at...
  • Donie O'Sullivan of CNN Calls Webb and Goodman (Video ) --Dirty Bomb on Ship Story

    06/19/2017 8:37:46 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    Youtube ^ | June 16, 2017 | George Webb
    Donie O'Sullivan of CNN Calls Webb and Goodman (Video ) --Dirty Bomb on Ship Story
  • Men posing as federal agents try to get into courthouse. It didn’t work.

    06/15/2017 8:40:42 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 59 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | June 15, 2017 11:03 PM | Alexandria Bordas
    Three men carrying false identification were denied access to the federal courthouse in downtown Miami Thursday. They attempted to enter at multiple vehicle check-points until security guards recognized one of the men and immediately contacted deputies from the U.S. Marshals Service. The men used badges that resembled those from three different federal agencies, including a U.S. Marshal badge, but within seconds of examining the badges, security guards knew they were fraudulent. Once the men were detained, officers searched their vehicle and discovered other fraudulent law enforcement clothing. One man was arrested and could face charges by the U.S. Attorney’s Office,...
  • Mac ransomware author is giving away malicious code to script kiddies

    06/13/2017 8:58:06 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 13 replies
    The Register (UK) ^ | june 12, 2017 | by Mark Spoonaur
    Security researchers have discovered a ransomware variant that targets Macs rather than Windows PCs. Although technically inferior to most current ransomware targeting Windows, it still encrypts or prevents access to victim's files, thereby causing real damage, according to researchers at Fortinet. MacRansom uses symmetric encryption with a hard-coded key to hijack files on compromised Macs. The ransomware only encrypts a maximum of 128 files, according to Fortinet's analysis. The malware is being offered through a ransomware-as-a-service delivery model so even the relatively clueless can try making money with the nasty. No coding experience is needed. Would-be crooks can contact the...
  • Clinton, Top Aides Still Have State Dept. Security Clearances

    06/12/2017 5:57:04 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 06/12/17 | Madeleine Weast
    Hillary Clinton and seven of her top aides have retained their State Department security clearances a year after the FBI concluded they were "extremely careless" handling sensitive information. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, revealed Clinton's current security clearance status on Friday. Grassley released the information to express concern about the State Department's slow bureaucratic process, Circa reported. "The State Department confirmed that it is continuing to review the mishandling of classified information that passed through Secretary Hillary Clinton's unauthorized email server as she and seven former aides retain access to sensitive information," Grassley's office...
  • Rapper XXXTentacion knocked out on stage during show in San Diego

    06/09/2017 3:16:22 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 5 replies ^ | June 8, 2017 | Brian Lisi
    (snip) "In addition to facing trouble on stage, the rapper is facing prison time after he allegedly beat and strangled his pregnant girlfriend, forcibly confined her and tried bribing her not to testify against him."

    05/29/2017 5:33:30 AM PDT · by MostlyAnti-Lib · 28 replies
    05-29-17 | MostlyAnti-Lib
    DID MI5 DROP THE BALL? The storied and highly respected intelligence agency of the United Kingdom seems to have overlooked a few obvious clues that could have prevented the recent carnage in Manchester. When a popular entertainer’s concert ends, upwards of 20,000 people are going to leave the venue in a crush of humanity, albeit more or less orderly. The predatory fiend, Salman Ramadan Abedi, laid in wait in the foyer of the stadium, knowing that this throng would necessarily have to pass in close proximity to him. These folks would slowly move to train stations, bus terminals, etc., where...
  • G7 Leaders Ask For Migrant Boats To Be Stopped During Their Visit Because Of Security Concerns

    05/28/2017 4:52:43 AM PDT · by davikkm · 8 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    As the G7 nations met in Sicily to discuss, among other things, what can be done about the mass influx of migrants to Europe and any potential security threat they may pose, they ordered that all migrant boat arrivals be shuffled along to other Italian ports because the arrival of migrants may cause security issues! Apparently, they see the arrival of these migrants as a potential threat and therefore do not want them arriving whilst they could themselves be in danger, but ignore the fact that they have allowed hundreds of thousands to arrive unvetted by this route and will...
  • A question for our network gurus.

    05/22/2017 9:23:15 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 15 replies
    I recently installed a Netgear Nighthawk X6 router. I've replaced the default passwords with 10 digit, random, unrelated characters. Two of my devices (a desktop and a laptop) are running Avast free virus protection. When I run an Avast scan, it says Service is vulnerable to attacks from within your network. When I click on their recommended solution, they say to update the firmware. I've gone to the Netgear website and it says all is updated. I recently vacationed in Colorado. I stayed at a private condo and used their wifi. I ran the Avast scan on my laptop. At...
  • Russian-linked Hackers Gang Reportedly Behind NHS Hack Using ....

    05/13/2017 8:04:39 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies ^ | 1 hour ago May 13, 2017 | Zara Ali
    The massive cyber attack on NHS left the everyone thinking about the origin of hackers. Now, according to the latest report, the gang could have alleged links to Russia. The cyber attack is possibly a reprisal for attacks on Syria by the US.In April, a mysterious hacker group called Shadow Brokers went on claiming that it has stolen a ‘cyber weapon’ from an American spying agency. The group claimed that the tool would give it an open access to all the systems running Microsoft Windows operating system. Thes stolen cyber weapon belonged to the National Security Agency (NSA), which...

    05/09/2017 6:36:35 AM PDT · by shortstop · 60 replies ^ | 05/09/17 | Bob Lonsberry
    It's not the 24 days Michael Flynn was a national security adviser that worry me, it's the 33 years he was an Army officer. How does a guy spend his entire adult life a commissioned soldier and still compromise himself and his position so completely and cavalierly? When a tree bears bitter fruit, you wonder about the tree. Michael Flynn clearly used his position to enrich himself, and he actively violated policy to do so. He failed to get permission to receive money from a foreign and hostile power, and then engaged in deception to conceal his conduct. In doing...
  • SPY PHONE Secret messages hidden in TV adverts can order smartphones to spy on people (TRUNC)

    05/08/2017 11:57:56 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 30 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | 8th May 2017, 11:51 am | By Jasper Hamill
    Popular apps downloaded by millions of people are always on the look out for clandestine broadcasts which order them to begin snooping on citizens SECRET messages hidden in television adverts can order smartphones to quietly spy on their owners. That’s the shocking revelation in a new piece of research which exposes the scary snooping techniques corporations are using to pry into ordinary people’s lives in unprecedented detail. Television adverts can order a smartphone to begin surveilling its owner Television adverts can order a smartphone to begin surveilling its owner A team of German academics have noticed a huge growth in...
  • Disable Intel AMT on Windows (fix Intel's ME/AMT/SMT bug on vPro or consumer machine)

    05/08/2017 10:59:25 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 9 replies
    Bartblaze / GitHub ^ | 2017 May 07 | bartblaze
    This is the file on the site, explaining how to use a standalone executable file (compiled from a batch file) to disable recently discovered Intel's bug, until Intel machines' firmware get fixed. Download the DisableAMT.exe (or from --------------------------------------------- # Disable Intel AMT Tool to disable Intel AMT on Windows. Runs on both x86 and x64 **Windows** operating systems. Download: [DisableAMT.exe](DisableAMT.exe) []( ## What? On 02 May 2017, Embedi [discovered]( "*an escalation of privilege vulnerability in Intel® Active Management Technology (AMT), Intel® Standard Manageability (ISM), and Intel® Small Business Technology versions firmware versions 6.x, 7.x, 8.x 9.x, 10.x,...
  • PSA: Russian-Backed Flash Trojan Ported to macOS

    05/07/2017 9:38:28 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 5 replies
    The Mac Observer ^ | May 7, 2017 | By Bryan Chaffin
    A Russian-backed bit of malware called Snake has been ported to macOS, according to security blog Fox-IT (via Malwarebytes Labs). Snake is a trojan disguised to look like a Flash installer, and it’s been around on Windows since 2008 and Linux since 2014.Snake Trojan on macOS Snake Trojan on macOS While malware, Snake is technically a Trojan, so it relies on tricking the user into installing it with their own password. It’s in the wild in a file named Install Adobe Flash The Snake Trojan on macOS installer is signed by a (currently) legit developer certificate issued to a...
  • Dozens of popular iPhone apps are still exposing your login details

    05/05/2017 1:56:08 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 9 replies
    ZDNet ^ | May 4, 2017 | By Zack Whittaker
    Strafach, chief executive at Sudo Security Group (, surveyed thousands of apps and found dozens that had badly implemented code that allowed the app to accept any certificate to establish an encrypted connection without properly validating it. That means a hacker within close range of a vulnerable device -- such as the same Wi-Fi network -- could trick the app into accepting a rogue certificate. The app doesn't know any better, and the hacker can steal your username and password.Strafach disclosed the names of dozens of low-risk apps, but held off on disclosing the banking and medical apps in...
  • Are consumer PCs safe from the Intel ME/AMT exploit? (Intel says don't worry?)

    05/04/2017 7:16:27 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 2 replies ^ | May 3, 2017 | by Charlie Demerjian
    Analysis: Here are SemiAccurate’s thoughts TLDR; There is a remote control mechanism in hardware that cannot be fully disabled and you cannot get Intel hardware without it.  So while this patch may fix the current vulnerability this situation points to the urgent need for hardware diversity.Monday SemiAccurate brought you news of a critical remote exploit in all 2008+ Intel CPU’s. Today we will walk you through a chain of thought based on further investigation on how it could be exploited.Confidence Levels:While this is only analysis we will note that we believe this is in the wild right now. We would like to...
  • Microsoft asks Windows 10 Enterprise customers to test new anti-exploit tech (Preview 16188)

    05/04/2017 6:12:05 PM PDT · by dayglored · 10 replies
    ComputerWorld ^ | May 4, 2017 | Gregg Keizer
    Microsoft today asked enterprise customers to test a new anti-malware, anti-exploit technology in Windows 10's baked-in browser. Windows 10's latest preview, tagged as build 16188 and released Thursday, includes Windows Defender Application Guard, a virtualization-based feature that isolates the contents of a tab in Edge, the OS's default browser, from the rest of the system. While Application Guard was announced in September, and went through limited testing in the months since, today marked its first appearance to all Insiders running Windows 10 Enterprise. Users must manually toggle on Application Guard from a setting dialog, then open a tab within Edge...