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Dec 08 16:13

Sigh... 'Hundreds of thousands' of... sigh, web CCTV cams still at risk of... sigh, hijacking

Vid Amid ongoing malware infections of IoT gadgets and armies of commandeered gizmos attacking server, glaring security holes in web-connected CCTV cameras are going unpatched.

So say researchers with Cybereason, who claim a pair of high-profile vulnerabilities they spotted in surveillance cams two years ago have been completely ignored by vendors – thus leaving the door wide open for miscreants to hijack potentially "hundreds of thousands" of devices and use them for attacks.

Dec 08 16:11

Masterful malvertisers pwn Channel 9, Sky, MSN in stealth attacks

A two-year long, highly sophisticated malvertising campaign infected visitors to some of the most popular news sites in the UK, Australia, and Canada including Channel 9, Sky News, and MSN.

Readers of those news sites, just a portion of all affected (since it also affected eBay's UK portal), were infected with modular trojans capable of harvesting account and email credentials, stealing keystrokes, capturing web cam footage, and opening backdoors.

The news sites are not at direct fault as they displayed the advertising; the ad networks and the underlying structure of high-pace and low-profit margins is what lets malvertising get its huge impact.

Users from the United States were ignored, for reasons unknown.

Dec 08 16:10

Need Xmas ideas? Try CVE-2015-7645, a Flash gift that keeps on giving

Who the hell needs zero days?

Dec 08 16:08

Mirai variant turns TalkTalk routers into zombie botnet agents

Hundreds of Mirai-infected home routers across the UK are currently acting as DDoS bots.

The vast majority (99 per cent) of these 2,398 Mirai-infected devices are TalkTalk routers, according to security researchers at DDoS mitigation firm Imperva Incapsula.

“The botnet devices’ geolocation is very uncommon for DDoS botnets and indicates a vulnerability in a locally distributed device, which allows for such a regional botnet to appear,” Imperva Incapsula warns.

“Without full access to the infected routers, it’s difficult to know with certainty whether the malware used to execute this attack was the same Mirai variant used against Deutsche Telekom or the one encountered by the BadCyber researchers.”

Dec 08 16:05

90 per cent of the NHS is STILL relying on Windows XP

The NHS is still running Windows XP en masse, two and a half years after Microsoft stopped delivering bug fixes and security updates.

Nearly all of England NHS trusts – 90 per cent – continue to rely on PCs installed with Microsoft’s 15-year-old desktop operating system.

Dec 08 10:51

WiFi-Capable Brain Implants? What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

If you thought the Apple Watch was a bit much, wait until you hear about this.

The next creation from Musk is “Neural Lace,” a computer interface implanted into the human brain.

What could possibly go wrong with that?

Dec 07 18:41

5200 Pentagon Employees Busted Buying Child Porn

Back when Anderson Cooper’s show was about “Keeping them honest” he reported on an undercover internet child pornography sting operation which was abruptly halted after 8 months when it was learned that 5,200 targets in the operation were actual pentagon employees.

Dec 07 15:09

Man Sees Humour In 'Racist' Facial Recognition Software

A New Zealand man of Asian descent had his passport photo rejected by a government website when its facial recognition software registered his eyes as being closed.

Richard Lee was trying to renew his passport so he could return to Australia from New Zealand after Christmas on Monday but received an awkward error message when he submitted his picture to Internal Affairs’s online passport photo checker.

Dec 07 13:45

ISRAELI GOVERNMENT PUSHES NATIONAL BIOMETRIC DATABASE WITH CLAIMS OF SECURITY SUPERIORITY NOBODY THINKS ARE TRUE

There has been something of a push in recent years in different countries to build biometric databases of varying degrees. These efforts are typically marred by pushback and controversy, with countries like Argentina using these databases in order to have law enforcement chill its citizenry from protests in the streets, with our very own FBI rolling out its own biometric database that lacked the promised privacy oversight with which it had been billed. Despite the fact that you can nearly set your watch to the speed with which such lists will be abused, these previous efforts at least paid lip-service to the notion that the databases would focus only on criminals in their respective countries.

Dec 07 13:45

WITCH HUNT: “FAKE NEWS” SOFTWARE TOUTED BY CBS

One of most pernicious means underway to crush independent news sites is the release of software tools that brand them as unreliable. This means that hidden developers and the parties that fed them information are beyond any accountability, yet would serve as censors.

Dec 07 12:43

Journalists Struggle To Define ‘Fake News’ Even As They Declare War On It

In the weeks following Donald Trump’s unexpected victory in last month’s election, liberal journalists have launched an all-out assault on “fake news,” which some have blamed for the disconnect between political journalists and everyday Americans.

But many of those same journalists seem unable to agree on a consistent definition of what “fake news” is, oftentimes pushing leading conservative and alternative media organizations that provide ideological balance in the public forum under the same “fake news” umbrella alongside websites whose entire purpose is generating viral hoaxes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those pushing the viral hoaxes are supporting the government and corporate media's campaign to demonize the Independent Media (poison the well).

As for struggling with a definition of "fake news", the problem is that the presstitutes and whorespondents cannot admit the real definition, which is anything contrary to the official US Government and corporate dogma!

Dec 07 10:02

Crims using anti-virus exclusion lists to send malware to where it can do most damage

When vendors tell you what to whitelist, crims are reading too

Dec 07 09:31

TalkTalk's wi-fi hack advice is 'astonishing'

TalkTalk's handling of a wi-fi password breach is being criticised by several cyber-security experts.

The BBC has presented the company with evidence that many of its customers' router credentials have been hacked, putting them at risk of data theft.

The UK broadband provider confirmed that the sample of stolen router IDs it had been shown was real.

But it is still advising users that there is "no need" to change their routers' settings.

Dec 07 08:52

gab.ai Traffic Statistics

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The new censor-free alternatives to Facebook, Google, and Twitter are really taking off!

Dec 07 08:52

Firmware freakout sends Epson Wi-Fi printers into reset loop

Epson Wi-Fi-connected printers are repeatedly crashing due to what looks like a combination of a firmware update gone wrong and Google Cloud Print.

Reg tipster Terry Bernstein says folks have found that their Epson WF?3520 printers have been sent into a constant loop of shutting down and restarting over the past day.

The issue appears to be related to a recent firmware update, as owners say they began seeing the problem after an upgrade was pushed to the printers by Epson. El Reg has asked Epson for comment on the matter, but has yet to hear back.

Dec 06 18:36

'Millions of Dailymotion account details taken'

Details of more than 85 million users of video sharing site Dailymotion have been hacked, according to Leakedsource.

The breach detection company said 85.2 million usernames and email addresses and 18 million scrambled passwords had been stolen on 20 October.

But the passwords were protected with the Bcrypt hashing algorithm, which should make it hard for hackers to access accounts.

Dec 06 17:50

New Botnet is Attacking the US West Coast with Huge DDoS Attacks

The content delivery network states in the blog post that the company has been observing the overflow of traffic from about two weeks. It seems to be coming from a single source. Seemingly, someone was firstly testing their abilities with a 9-to-5 attack schedule and then the attack pattern was shifted to 24 hours. This new botnet is either equal or superior to the Mirai botnet.

After observing the heavy attack traffic that literally peaked at 172MBPS, which means about a million data packets per second or 400 gigabits per second, CloudFlare concluded that the botnet was being turned on and off by some person who was busy with a 9-to-5 job.

Dec 06 17:37

Millions exposed to malvertising that hid attack code in banner pixels

The ads promote applications calling themselves "Browser Defence" and "Broxu" and targeted people who visited the news sites using Internet Explorer browsers. The script concealed in the pixels exploited a now-patched IE vulnerability indexed as CVE-2016-0162 to obtain details about the visitors' computers. Among other things, the script checked for the presence of packet capture, sandboxing, and virtualization software and a variety of security products. Machines that didn't exhibit signs of the software and contained a vulnerable version of Flash were then redirected to the exploit site, which would serve one of two families of malware. The Ursnif family is made up mainly of modules for stealing e-mail credentials, logging keystrokes, taking screenshots and videos, and acting as a backdoor. The Ramnit variety of malware offers most of the same capabilities and mainly targets the banking industry.

Dec 06 17:32

Man names Wi-Fi network “Daesh 21,” prosecuted under French anti-terror law

French media reported Friday that an 18-year-old man from Dijon was convicted for "praising terrorism" and was given a suspended sentence of three months in prison because the SSID of his Wi-Fi network was "Daesh 21."

Daesh is the Arabic acronym for Islamic State, and "21" in this context represents the number for the Côte d’Or, the French department, or province, where Dijon is located.

The unnamed man was prosecuted under a new French anti-terrorism law (Article 421-2-5) passed in November 2014 that makes it a crime to "directly provoke acts of terrorism or to publicly praise one such act." If convicted, offenders can be punished by up to five years in prison and a €75,000 ($83,000) fine.

Such penalties are raised to seven years and €100,000 ($111,000) if the crime was committed by using a "public online communication service."

Dec 06 16:51

FLASHBACK - Pennsylvania schools spying on students using laptop webcams, claims lawsuit

A suburban Philadelphia school district remotely activates the cameras in school-provided laptops to spy on students in their homes, a lawsuit filed in federal court Tuesday alleged.

According to the lawsuit filed by a high school student and his parents, the Lower Merion School District of Ardmore, Pa. has spied on students and families by "indiscriminate use of and ability to remotely activate the webcams incorporated into each laptop issued to students by the School District."

Dec 06 15:52

Here It Comes: EU Threatens “Action” If Facebook Doesn’t Censor All “Fake News” and “Hate Speech” Within 24 Hours

Now the EU is threatening to escalate the situation up from “non-legislative” action if these companies don’t take action to censor “hate speech” and “fake news” within 24 hours.

And of course “hate speech” is very loosely defined here, so it can basically be used to censor free speech online. We all know what the phrase “fake news” has come to denote — and nearly the entire alternative media is encompassed within it.

It should be no surprise that the same “fake news” the EU wants to censor has been blamed for Brexit and the potential for other countries like Italy deciding to leave the EU as well.

Dec 06 14:59

The Future of Free Speech on Social Media Looks Grim

Social-media platforms are finding it harder to mouth free speech platitudes (and enjoy the corresponding cultural benefits) while at the same time actively curating a sanitized media feed. Yet to not curate or censor is to be accused of aiding and abetting a parade of horribles ranging from online jihadis to the "alt-right."

Dec 06 14:40

Hillary Clinton Loses 32,423 Votes in Day 5 of Wisconsin Recount

In the Wisconsin Day 5 Recount Update 32,423 votes for Hillary Clinton were erased resulting in a 28,830 vote net increase for Donald Trump.

Dec 06 14:26

WARNING: Google’s War Against “Truth” & “Fake” News!

Warning to woo-woo! Google aiming at Alt-right has hit woo-woo square in jaw!

Dec 06 13:30

This Is the Purge We All Knew Was Coming: “Shutting Down Extremist Content”

There have been murmurs about it all along.

Someday, they simply wouldn’t allow certain things to remain on the Internet any longer. The potential to reach a global audience with important information, and the idea that it could be in the hands of anyone is just too big.

So it is no surprise that many corporate giants from Silicon Valley are now putting forward a unified front to silence free speech on social media.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dec 06 13:17

Michigan Recount: Over 1/2 of Hillary Clinton's Detroit Vote Faces Disqualification

Michigan officials say they can not reconcile vote counts in 610 of 1,680 precincts, or 59% of the precincts, in Michigan’s largest county , Wayne County, which Hillary won by a margin of 2 to 1 over Donald Trump because the original vote counts in the poll books do not match the number of votes in the machine printout reports.

Specifically, the number of votes recorded by the voting machines were higher than the number of voters that were logged into to vote in these precincts.

Dec 06 12:44

Remove “Ads by AdsKeeper” adware (Virus Removal Guide)

If your web browser is randomly being redirected to the “Ads by AdsKeeper” advertisements then your computer is infected with an adware program.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One of my advertisers (and I will delete them when I figure out which one) is planting this adware on my readers. Repair instructions are here.

Dec 06 11:24

A Call To Develop Alternative Social Media and Search Engine Platform Competitors (That Aren’t Evil)

The successful election of President-Elect Donald Trump has proven this great and voracious demand from the People, all over the world.
It appears that the major search engine and social media platforms have either succumbed to (or are in the process of succumbing) to the awesome monetary and political power of the Deep State Plutocrat/Oligarch Elite, in that they are either on their own, or under the pressure of others, engaging in a massive, wholesale, frontal attack on freedom of speech, censorship of views/opinions that they don’t like, terminating accounts of those that the Deep State deem to be antithetical to their interests, and overall, undermining democracy, freedom of speech and expression, competition, and undercutting legitimate debate and discourse.

Dec 06 09:11

Chinese media mocks Trump for 'running the country with Twitter'

Chinese media is taking aim at Donald Trump over the president-elect's Twitter outburst on the U.S. relationship with Beijing.
"Did China ask us if it was OK to devalue their currency [and] build a massive military complex in the middle of the South China Sea?" Trump asked on Twitter late Sunday. "I don't think so!"

Dec 05 16:23

WAR ON WORDS: Facebook Censorship Widens, Website to Curate ‘Favored’ News

The US media’s neoMcCarthy-like witch hunt continues as social media giant Facebook creates a newly designed feature that allows the website to curate ‘favored news’ in its News Feed section.

Dec 05 16:11

SSD Prices Skyrocket As NAND Shortage Deepens, HDD Shortage Looms As Components Become Scarce

We began reporting on the first signs of the looming NAND shortage all the way back in May, and have touched on the domino effect in many articles over the ensuing months as it unfolded. Now the shortage is in full swing: DRAMeXchange reported that the average price of MLC SSDs rose this quarter between 6%-10%, while TLC SSDs also rose 6%-9%. We also reached out to Trendfocus, whose projections indicate even higher price hikes at both the retail and OEM level.

To make matters worse, although HDDs unexpectedly had the biggest quarter-over-quarter recovery in seven years, according to Trendfocus, now the HDD industry is beginning to exhibit the early signs of "tightened" supply--which means there could be shortages and higher prices in that segment as well.

Dec 05 16:09

Lawyers: New court software is so awful it’s getting people wrongly arrested

Typically, when a judge makes a ruling—for example, issuing or rescinding a warrant—those words said by a judge in court are entered into Odyssey. That information is then relied upon by law enforcement officers to coordinate arrests and releases and to issue court summons. (Most other courts, even if they don’t use Odyssey, use a similar software system from another vendor.)

But, just across the bay from San Francisco, one of Alameda County's deputy public defenders, Jeff Chorney, says that since the county switched from a decades-old computer system to Odyssey in August, dozens of defendants have been wrongly arrested or jailed. Others have even been forced to register as sex offenders unnecessarily.

Dec 05 12:14

IIT-Kanpur student gets Rs 1.5-crore offer from Microsoft

A student of IIT-Kanpur who hails from Delhi has received a job offer of nearly Rs 1.5 crore per annum from Microsoft. This is the highest ever salary offer to a student of IIT-K, sources at the premier institute told TOI.

The student has been offered a position at Microsoft's headquarters in Redmond. Sources said he will design a software, implement it and fix the bugs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I guess Microsoft didn't get the Trump memo about hiring Americans...

Dec 05 12:11

Internet Censorship in US and Europe Is Coordinated

Western governments are censoring speech in Europe and the US, an obvious pattern that clearly shows coordination.

In the US, there is a congressional effort to fund intel agencies that will investigate alternative media for ties to Russian propaganda. Such investigations , if they occur, will retard this sector and make further, free-reporting difficult.

In Europe, efforts to control speech and reporting are actually being aimed at American communication enterprises such as Google, YouTube and Microsoft.

Dec 05 11:34

TalkTalk wi-fi router passwords stolen

TalkTalk broadband customers' wi-fi passwords have been stolen following a malware attack that blocked their internet access last week.

The researcher who discovered the issue said other details had also been taken that would let attackers pinpoint where the equipment was being used, making more targeted hacks possible.

Pen Test Partners' Ken Munro is urging TalkTalk to replace lots of routers.

But a TalkTalk spokeswoman indicated that a recall would be unnecessary.

Dec 05 10:26

VIRGINIA STATE COPS HAVE BLOWN A FORTUNE ON USELESS CELLPHONE SPYING GEAR

Muckrock has been sending Freedom of Information requests to state police forces to find out how they're using "cell-site simulators" (AKA IMSI catchers/Stingrays), and they hit the motherlode with the Virginia State Police. The VSP documents show that the force bought a $585,265 phone-spying device -- which came with its own modified Chevy Suburban as a kind of mobile casemod -- that they used 12 times, and which failed 4 times, meaning that the Virginia taxpayers were spending $50,000/use for a tool that failed two thirds of the time.

Dec 05 08:54

Something SO BIG, Yet Hardly Any Attention! A Worldwide Event TAKING STORM!!

In case you haven't known, there have been reports up to not one, not two, not three, but FOUR different "cyber attacks" in just this week alone — primarily this past weekend.

Dec 05 08:29

Cyber criminals could become mass murderers by hacking into every day 'smart' devices, warn security experts

Bruce Schneier, a veteran cybersecurity researcher and lecturer at Harvard University, expressed his concerns to two US House of Representatives subcommittees at the end of November.

'The internet now affects the world in a direct physical manner,' he said.

'The Internet of Things is bringing computerisation and connectivity to many tens of millions of devices worldwide.

'We are connecting cars, drones, medical devices and home thermostats.

'What was once benign is now dangerous.'

Mr Schneier said the market has prioritised fancy features and low costs over security, leaving devices vulnerable.

Dec 05 08:21

Mark Zuckerberg Loses $3.7 Billion Following Trump Election

Since November 8th, the date of the election, Zuckerberg’s worth has declined by as much as $3.7 billion, this figure is based on Facebook’s 7% decline in share price from November 8th until Friday the 2nd of December. This £3.7 billion loss hasn’t affected Zuckerberg’s financial standing massively, he is still currently ranked as the fifth richest person in the world according to Forbes real time rankings and still possesses approximately $49 billion.

Zukerberg has recently come under fire for promoting a narrative that claimed that “fake news” affected the presidential election. Both Google and Facebook took steps on November 14th to ban “fake news” content publishers from generating a cut of advertising revenues through Google AdSense and Facebook Audience Network, a move that “disproportionately impacted right-wing news sites.” Whether or not Zuckerburg’s financial loss is tied to this is unknown.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The flood of people leaving the biased/censored social media and flocking to the new start-ups is obviously having a major effect.

Dec 04 15:00

End of the EU: NO Vote Leads 63% In Italy Exit Poll

After media warnings a “No” vote will collapse the EU and the Euro, early Italy exit polls show the no vote winning 63% to 37%.

Last week the corporate media ran numerous reports stating a”No” vote in Italy’s referendum vote today will unleash financial doomsday and lead to the collapse of the Euro and the EU itself.

Dec 04 11:32

There’s a new DDoS army, and it could soon rival record-setting Mirai

The as-yet unnamed botnet was first detected on November 23, the day before the US Thanksgiving holiday. For exactly 8.5 hours, it delivered a non-stop stream of junk traffic to undisclosed targets, according to this post published Friday by content delivery network CloudFlare. Every day for the next six days at roughly the same time, the same network pumped out an almost identical barrage, which is aimed at a small number of targets mostly on the US West Coast. More recently, the attacks have run for 24 hours at a time.

Dec 04 11:21

All modern color printers print a secret, nearly invisible code onto every page to allow governments to track the serial number and timestamps

The Electronic Frontier Foundation stated in 2015 that "the documents that we previously received through a (Freedom of Information Request)[2] suggested that all major manufacturers of color laser printers entered a secret agreement with governments to ensure that the output of those printers is forensically traceable....it is probably safest to assume that all modern color laser printers do include some form of tracking information that associates documents with the printer's serial number."

Dec 04 10:58

It’s Brexploitation! Microsoft punishes UK for Brexit with cloud price-gouging

“My own story would not have been possible but for the democratizing force of Microsoft technology reaching me where I was growing up,” CEO Satya Nadella told shareholders this week.

But the price of that “democratizing force” is about to go up, with Britains uniquely singled out. Microsoft has reiterated to Azure customers that prices will go up by 22 per cent from January 1st.

The problem? The price rise is far greater than any exchange rate post-Brexit fluctuations might justify.

Dec 03 15:17

Hillary Clinton Loses 18,422 Votes in Day 3 of Wisconsin Recount

In the Day 3 recount update, Hillary Clinton has a net total loss of 18,422 votes in from the original count in areas that have been recounted so far.

In contrast, Donald Trump has a net total loss of 3,289 votes from the original count in areas that have been recounted so far.

The resulting total difference is a net change of 15,133 votes in favor of Donald Trump after the completion of the 3rd day of the recount.

Dec 03 13:39

MSNBC Debunks Their Own Anti-Trump Global Warming Segment

MSNBC shows a slick animation claiming Arctic ice is at all time lows when it, and the NASA data it cites, shows ice has increased since 2012.

Despite Chris Hayes sensationalist MSNBC “All In” segment tonight the actual NASA data he cites debunks his own report.

Dec 03 09:31

Google’s Biased Search Engine Exposed

Hillary Clinton’s ties to Google, CNN, PBS, and The New York Times illustrate the conspiracy among these organization who tried to help Hillary be crowned leader of the free world. New York Times Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. has admitted that his paper was unconstitutionally biased and disgraced the very principle of the First Amendment. Sulzberger admits the paper was biased by saying they underestimated Donald Trump’s support among American voters. He then claimed they would “rededicate ourselves” to the newspaper’s standards of “honestly” reporting the news. At least he admitted they were rigging the game.

Dec 02 16:00

I can't tell you how bad this is. MASSIVE Samsung home bugging operation.

Technically Incorrect: Samsung's small print says that its Smart TV's voice recognition system will not only capture your private conversations, but also pass them onto third parties.

Dec 02 15:54

13 Charts of Obama’s Recovery that Trump Must Deal With

13 Federal Reserve charts outlining the accomplishments of Obama’s economic recovery that Donald Trump will have to deal with.

Dec 02 12:21

FBI Can Now Legally Hack Your Phone, PC, Or Any Device

As of December 1st, the FBI and other agencies can a obtain warrant from a judge that will allow them to remotely control any of your devices, opening up enormous potential for abuse by those in power.

Dec 02 10:07

A Hacker Is Giving Away A New Code That Turns Cars Into Self-Driving Machines. (I Am Horrified!)

This is bad news, and I cannot believe we as drivers are being faced with it. It is getting more dangerous in this world everyday, and the road is one place I am already uncomfortable in. Hackers are becoming a fear in our technology driven society, and I know it is only going to get worse.

Dec 02 10:04

US invites Russia for consultations on cybersecurity

In 2015 and 2016, Russia invited the United States to begin consultation on cybersecurity but these invitations remained unanswered, Lavrov reminded. "Both in May and in July of this year, I reminded Secretary of State John Kerry that we had sent such invitations and would like to hear an answer," Lavrov said at the Mediterranean Dialogues forum. "He said it was a very good proposal but he would like to discuss it with the department of justice. But, in the long run, having discussed it, he said they were not interested in it. And only now they have sent us an invitation to get back to this idea. Well, we are not against."

Dec 02 09:36

Criminals can guess Visa card number and security code in just six seconds, experts find

Criminals can work out the card number, expiry date and security code for a Visa debit or credit card in as little as six seconds using guesswork, researchers have found.

Experts from Newcastle University said it was “frighteningly easy” to do with a laptop and an internet connection.

Fraudsters use a so-called Distributed Guessing Attack to get around security features put in place to stop online fraud, and this may have been the method used in the recent Tesco Bank hack.

Dec 02 08:07

Windows 10 upgrade - Microsoft's new software is STILL not winning users over

The latest operating system adoption figures from Netmarketshare show that Windows 10 still only has 23.72 per cent of the entire computer market.

This marks another month of slower growth for Windows 10, which appears to be waning as customers are now forced to pay for the software.

The Netmarketshare numbers, which include both Mac and PC devices, show that many consumers are still sticking to older versions of Windows software.

Top of the adoption list is the venerable Windows 7, with a 47.17 per cent share, with third place still clung on to by the ancient Windows XP, which was first released back in October 2001, which somehow still runs of 8.63 per cent of devices.

Dec 02 07:59

Hackers waste Xbox One, PS4, MacBook, Pixel, with USB zapper

Hackers are destroying everything from the latest gaming systems, phones, and even cars with a dangerous circuit-frying USB device that could put critical systems at risk.

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The opportunity for serious harm extends far beyond wasting high end consumer products. USBKill's Russian creator, a chap known as "Dark_Purple" says unnamed car manufacturers have purchased his product to evaluate the susceptibility of vehicle USB ports.

The hardware hacker plugged USBKill into his own car of unspecified make and model, frying the dashboard head unit.

Chris Gatford, director of Sydney-based penetration testing firm HackLabs, says the threat posed by the devices is unlimited.

"USB ports are everywhere - in cars, in power sockets, in charging stations," Gatford says.

"And in planes."

Dec 01 17:28

Newsweek Admits They Didn’t Write Or Even Read “Madam President” Issue

Newsweek admits the Madame President was written by a 3rd party and went straight to the press without the magazine ever reading the issue.

Dec 01 15:11

Twitter Threatens Trump Ban After Claims of “Hate Speech Violations”

Twitter is monitoring Donald Trump and threatens to ban him for violating “harassment or hateful conduct” policies following allegations from the left.

The liberal wing of the corporate media is putting pressure on Twitter and Facebook to answer demands from liberal activists calling on Donald Trump to be banned from their social networks for what they claim to be violations of the hate-speech policies against harassment and hateful conduct.

Facebook has responded by saying that comments from the President-elect should be considered mainstream political discourse.

Twitter, following a purge accounts of outspoken conservative activists, has taken a more aggressive line stating not only are they considering banning Donald Trump but the they are watching his account and will ban him as soon as they feel Trump has crossed the line in violating their policies.

Dec 01 15:00

Pipe Dream? Trump Wants Apple to Move Production to US

Silicon Valley has enjoyed its relationship with Obama, but it is unclear how the world’s largest tech giants will fare under a Trump administration. For example, Donald Trump told Apple CEO that he was going to “get” the tech giant to start manufacturing its products in the United States. This happened when Trump received a post-election phone call from Tim Cook during which he said that if Apple built a big plant (or many) in the United States, it would be a real achievement. Cook said he understood that, and Trump went on to promise multiple incentives through tax breaks and reduced regulations.

Dec 01 12:57

Massive Cyber Attack Hits More Than 900k Routers In Germany

More than 900,000 routers belonging to Deutsche Telekom users in Germany were not able to connect to the Internet due to an alleged cyber-attack.

Dec 01 12:41

FBI Expanded Its Hacking Powers, Unprecedented Authority To Hack Into Any Device

Trump says he will let go of businesses to concentrate on the country. Trump hires a Goldman Sachs banker and a Rothschild Central Banker to be on his team.Senate fails to block efforts of the FBI having the ability to hack into any device.

Dec 01 11:24

Sir Tim Berners-Lee slams the Snoopers' Charter as a 'security nightmare'

WORLD WIDE WEB FOUNDER Sir Tim Berners-Lee has spoken out about the "undemocratic" Investigatory Powers Bill (IP Bill), which this week received royal assent and will soon become law.

The IP Bill, better known as the Snoopers' Charter, was waved through by the Queen on Tuesday, which means that the government's sweeping surveillance rules will now pass into law in 2017.

The Bill, described by Edward Snowden as "the most extreme surveillance in the history of western democracy", will require ISPs to store comprehensive records of websites visited and phone numbers called for 12 months, and to enable police, security services and multiple other public sector bodies, including the Department for Work and Pensions and the Food Standards Agency, to access those records on demand.

Dec 01 11:14

TalkTalk and Post Office routers hit by cyber-attack

Thousands of TalkTalk and Post Office customers have had their internet access cut by an attack targeting certain types of internet routers.

A spokeswoman for the Post Office told the BBC that the problem began on Sunday and had affected about 100,000 of its customers.

Talk Talk also confirmed that some of its customers had been affected, and it was working on a fix.

It is not yet known who is responsible for the attack.

Dec 01 11:13

Android-rooting Gooligan malware infects 1 million devices

A new strain of Android malware is infecting an estimated 13,000 devices per day.

The Gooligan malware roots Android devices before stealing email addresses and authentication tokens stored on them. The tokens create a means for hackers to access users' sensitive data from Gmail accounts, security researchers at Check Point Software Technologies warn.

The malicious code creates a money-making sideline for crooks by fraudulently installing apps from Google Play and rating them on behalf of the victim.

Gooligan targets devices running Android 4 (Jelly Bean, KitKat) and 5 (Lollipop), collectively around 74 per cent of Android devices currently in use. Gooligan is installing at least 30,000 apps on breached devices every day, or more than 2 million apps since the malicious campaign began, according to Check Point.

Dec 01 11:06

YouTube is Not Being Honest with Us

Webmaster addition: We have seen our videos' view numbers going up, then suddenly knocked way back down again.

Dec 01 11:03

Boston Police Department Set to Join Trend of Using Internet Surveillance Tech

By Joe Wright

...Many police departments and the federal government have taken the position that what can be found on social media is information from participants released willingly into the public domain, so it’s fair game for analysis. However, these programs are being put in place without public notice, and the instances of abuse are already mounting … especially when it comes to monitoring dissent...

Dec 01 10:17

Fatal flaws in ten pacemakers make for Denial of Life attacks

A global research team has hacked 10 different types of implantable medical devices and pacemakers finding exploits that could allow wireless remote attackers to kill victims.

Dec 01 10:14

Lenovo: if you value your server, block Microsoft's November security update

Lenovo server customers should disable Windows Update and apply a UEFI update to avoid Microsoft’s November security freezing their systems.

The world’s third largest server-maker advised the step after revealing that 19 configurations of its x M5 and M6 rack, as well as its x6 systems are susceptible.

Lenovo’s machines are crashing upon installation of Microsoft's Security Update MS16-140 for Windows Server 2016, 2012 R2 and 2012.

Dec 01 09:14

New Chrome Extension Changes 'Alt-Right' to 'White Supremacy'

A group opposing what it called normalization of white nationalism under the term "alt-right" has created a Google Chrome extension that changes the phrase to "white supremacy."

Dec 01 09:03

US JUDGES CAN NOW SIGN GLOBAL HACKING WARRANTS

On Thursday, changes to the rules around US search warrants came into effect, meaning that magistrate judges can now authorize the hacking of computers outside of their own district.

Legal experts have described the move as the broadest expansion of extraterritorial surveillance power since the FBI's inception, an agency that has already embarked on international hacking operations. The Department of Justice, meanwhile, has defended the changes, arguing they are crucial for policing crime in an age of anonymization technology such as Tor.

The move centers around Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, which regulates when and under what particular circumstances judges can issues warrants for searches and seizures, including remote searches of suspects’ computers.

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The problem is, the really bad guys have already encrypted their systems to the point that whatever wizbang software is available to these judges is so far behind the times, that locating real criminals will be difficult, if not impossible, even though magistrate judges now have the power to do so.

Dec 01 08:39

German intel agency gets €150mn to crack encryption of WhatsApp, other messaging services – reports

Germany’s Federal Intelligence Service (BND) wants to hack its way around encryption used by instant messaging services such as WhatsApp and Telegram, and has just been given €150 million ($160 million) to do so.

The BND has developed the Reconnaissance of Non-Standardized Communication in Internet project (ANISKI) to tackle encryption.

It aims to crack encryption methods used by popular messaging services as, at present, the BND can only access information sent in “less than 10” of the 70 popular communication services.

Dec 01 08:23

FBI to gain expanded hacking powers as Senate effort to block fails

A last-ditch effort in the Senate to block or delay rule changes that would expand the U.S. government's hacking powers failed Wednesday, despite concerns the changes would jeopardize the privacy rights of innocent Americans and risk possible abuse by the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump.

Dec 01 07:57

Ransomware attack on San Francisco public transit gives everyone a free ride

San Francisco Municipal Transport Agency attacked by hackers who locked up computers and data with 100 bitcoin demand

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Only 100 bitcoins?!? I suspect the real point was a demonstration of ability, not the cash.

Dec 01 07:42

The Software Engineer's Online Handbook

Toptal has compiled the best free online resources for engineers in 2016. Engineers of all experience levels will find great tools for collaboration, open source projects, and free tutorials. Stay a step ahead with emerging industry trends and hiring forecasts, as well as the latest tools and technologies vetted by the elite Toptal team.

Dec 01 07:15

Breaking: Twitter Considers Banning Trump

Nov 30 16:33

Diaspora - peer to peer social networking!

Diaspora* is completely decentralized, and any person from any pod can communicate with one another! You can register at any of these other pods as well. You can also choose to set up your own pod if you'd like.

Nov 30 15:25

Reddit Threatens To Shut Down Compliant Right-Wing Subreddit For “Hate Speech”, Gives No Examples Of It

Reddit administrators are threatening to “quarantine” a right-wing subreddit, which is compliant with Reddit’s content policy and user agreement, for “hate speech”, while declining to define or specify examples of “hate speech” on the subreddit.

Nov 30 09:50

THE CONSERVATIVE PURGE BEGINS=> Apple Removes Breitbart From Their App Store

Democrats are furious that Americans rejected their criminal, unethical, boring and fainting far left candidate.

And they are OUTRAGED that they do not control the flow of information anymore thanks to the internet, Facebook, Twitter, and talk radio.

So rather than win on ideas they have decided to purge the conservative websites from the marketplace of ideas.

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Nov 30 09:12

Facebook Staff Quit Amid Unprecedented ‘Alt Media’ Censorship

Facebook’s war on so-called “fake news” has resulted in a number of staff walking out and quitting the social media giant in disgust, according to the New York Times.

Nov 30 06:43

Bait & Switch- Fake News, PropOrNot, the Real Inform & Influence Operation

A few days before the 2016 election I contacted several publishers and told them they were on a list to be dealt with/ taken down after what was supposed to be a Clinton victory. This effort was against news sites and websites that spoke or wrote against current US policies that Clinton supported. As I was writing this Glen Greenwald’s great article came out specifically about PropOrNot. That plays a small part in this.

Journalists that said or wrote anything damaging to the Clinton campaign or supported her opponents in any way were targeted. News sites and journalists that failed to criticize Vladimir Putin, or worse; they were sympathetic of this or that Russian or Syria policy at any time are on the lists.

Nov 30 06:27

Social media companies should use technological solutions to bar young people from sending explicit messages and cyberbullying, says health secretary

Under-18s should be prevented by social media companies from texting sexually explicit images, the health secretary has said. Giving evidence to the Commons health committee on suicide prevention efforts, Jeremy Hunt also called for a crackdown on cyberbullying by the technology industry via the introduction of software that can detect when it is happening.

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I think it is a lot safer for the kids to play "you show me yours and I'll show you mine" over the cell phones, rather than in person ... with the risk of pregnancy and STDs!

Nov 30 06:20

‘Sniffers & taps on journalists’: WikiLeaks publishes emails as whistleblower Brown is paroled

In a July 2010 email exchange, HBGary executive Greg Hoglund proposed “sniffing” operations in Russia, targeting cell phone operators Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) and Vimpelcom.

“NSA has all the collection resources you could imagine, CIA likewise has operatives coming out the wazooo. What they don't have is an ability to manage complex campaigns,” Hoglund wrote.

HBGary CEO Aaron Barr built upon the proposal by discussing the plan to infiltrate governments and groups using social media, by setting up fake “personas.”

“I will create a few personas for the executive members of the company so there can be some email traffic. You will at some point be able to use this guys [sic] accounts as compromised,” Barr wrote.

Nov 30 06:18

The Entire Internet Will Be Archived In Canada to Protect It From Trump

As Donald Trump careens towards the Oval Office, promising jail time for flag-burnersalong the way, an organization that archives the internet for anyone to peruse aims to create a full backup in Canada in order to protect the digital library from censorship.

Nov 30 06:15

FBI and NSA Poised to Gain New Surveillance Powers Under Trump

A new rule is set to go into effect on Dec. 1 letting the FBI get permission from a judge in a single jurisdiction to hack into multiple computers whose locations aren’t known.

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Note the deceptive headline. The rule goes into effect December 1, yet Trump gets the blame!

Nov 29 23:21

Media Attempts To Normalize#PizzaGate Pedophilia With #SexyDisney Trend on Twitter

As #PizzaGate continues to be buried on corporate social network trends #SexyDisney emerges as an attempt to normalize thoughts of pedophilia

Nov 29 18:43

Boston Police Department plans to buy $1.4m social media spying tool

The Boston Police Department plans to buy a $1.4 million social media surveillance tool capable of building out complex associational profiles of users, tracking posts by location, performing ‘sentiment’ analysis, and much, much more. A detailed description of what the department is looking for is laid out in an 88-page request for proposals dated October 2016. Bids for the contract were due at the end of that month, and the department is apparently going to make a decision about which company to hire on or around December 5.

Nov 29 17:10

Intel Officer Plotting With ISIS To Blow Up Intel Headquarters Arrested In Germany

Germany has arrested an intelligence officer which infiltrated the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BvF) on behalf of ISIS after he was outed for leaking classified information to the terrorist group in a plot to blow up the office’s headquarters.

Nov 29 11:31

Facebook Employees Are Quitting Because Users Are Being Censored

The war on “fake news” embarked upon by Facebook, Google, and Twitter may be earning the media goliaths brownie points with establishment politicos, but users — and even employees — aren’t feeling as enthusiastic.

In the midst of backlash over the stunning victory of President-elect Donald Trump, which some people attribute to the preponderance of apocryphal headlines disseminated by Internet search engines and social media platforms, the companies are tweaking their algorithms in order to target specifically blacklisted sites, many of which happen to be alternative media sites that question the political and media establishment. Many of the sites are also financially dependent on ad revenue earned by organic and referral traffic directed by Google, Facebook, and Twitter.

Now, it appears Facebook’s new algorithmic censorship practices are causing some of its employees to quit.

Nov 29 11:02

Russian tech helps Microsoft recognize conversations between Americans

Microsoft says it can automatically recognize conversations between Americans with nearly perfect accuracy. The margin of error was 5.9 percent, which means the system can correctly recognize more than 94 percent of the words. The details of this research were published in a scientific article. Speech recognition can be used in entertainment devices such as Xbox game consoles, personal digital assistants, and in call centers. Microsoft said the breakthrough was made thanks to artificial intellect developed by STC Innovations, which was founded by Russian acoustic scientists more than 25 years ago. Technologies produced by the company, ranging from voice recorders to national security systems, are sold in 75 countries...

Nov 29 10:52

Sean Hannity: People Don’t Need ‘Fake News’ Corporate Media Anymore; Landscape Shifting to Breitbart, Drudge, Talk Radio

Hannity said that what we learned about the “radical Left colluding-with-Clinton campaign media” from the WikiLeaks revelations was “spectacular.”

“It is the most underreported story out there,” he declared. “They’re not going to cover the fact that they themselves colluded with Clinton, helped Clinton, in some cases, gave questions to her or sought questions for Trump or for Cruz through the DNC, John Harwood advising the Clinton campaign, moderating a debate. It’s pretty spectacular on Election Night that one of the moderators, Martha Raddatz, cried when Donald Trump had won the election.”

“I mean, they lie. They’re corrupt. They’re dishonest. They collude. They’re all in this hyperventilating mode about ‘fake news’ now, but they are fake news. That’s them. It’s now on display for the world to see,” Hannity charged.

Nov 29 07:56

New alternatives to Twitter, Google, Facebook rapidly emerging: These sites won't censor you

Are you hooked on social media or use it to promote your business or cause, but are sick and tired of the Left-wing tyrannical censorship of either your posts or those of real news organizations that Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo and others have arbitrarily deemed "fake?"

Nov 29 07:19

The Internet Is Experiencing A Book Burning For The Digital Age.

I knew my Internet searches were being censored, and now I have been validated by the breaking news that Google is starting to censor what they consider to be “fake news” websites.

Nov 29 07:09

Andrew Breitbart tweet before death adds fuel to online speculation of D.C. sex-trafficking ring

Andrew Breitbart is making news even in death.

Social media speculation of a sex-trafficking ring in the nation’s capital has burned up social media sites for weeks. Complicating matters is Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s decision not to comment on anything WikiLeaks-related for months.

Nov 28 18:14

'Mirai bots' cyber-blitz 1m German broadband routers – and your ISP could be next

A widespread attack on the maintenance interfaces of broadband routers over the weekend has affected the telephony, television, and internet service of about 900,000 Deutsche Telekom customers in Germany.

The German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) issued a statement indicating that the cyber-assault, which was detected on Sunday and continued into Monday, has also targeted government networks, but has been inconsistent in its effect due to protective measures.

A modified version of the Mirai worm – which commandeered huge numbers of CCTV cameras and other Internet-of-Things gear – is now scanning home routers for security vulnerabilities, and either crashing or hijacking devices. This upgraded malware, and similar software nasties, were likely behind the weekend's outage in Germany, by attacking the modems' maintenance interface on port 7547.

Nov 28 15:43

Following the Fourth Amendment Would Help Make America Great Again

By Kelli Sladick

During the last eight years, the Obama administration failed to live up to its promise reverse the Bush era’s mass surveillance of American citizens. In fact, it was expanded and justified. If you were silent, the sweeping power controlled by the president may not be on your radar for the right reasons. While there is a deep fear resonating, at least half looked the other way when “their guy” held the powers of the presidency.

So let’s put aside the distractions roaring through the media, and let’s walk down memory lane...

Nov 28 15:23

India Takes Drastic Move Toward Cashless Society

By Brandon Turbeville

In 2012, India launched a nationwide program involving the allocation of a Unique Identification Number (UID) to every single one of its 1.2 billion residents. Each of the numbers will be tied to the biometric data of the recipient using three different forms of information – fingerprints, iris scans, and pictures of the face. All ten digits of the hand will be recorded, and both eyes will be scanned....

Now, having made a decision to ban 500 and 1,000 pound Rupee notes, Prime Minister Modi is openly stating his goal of moving India towards becoming a “cashless society.”

Nov 28 13:09

Internet Privacy In UK Now ‘Worse Than China’

UK citizens have been stripped of their right to any online privacy, with a new law making the British public subject to 24/7 draconian surveillance that surpasses the restrictions placed on Chinese citizens.

Nov 28 09:59

Here’s why “fake news” sites are dangerous

Many of these sites were launched and are spearheaded by ONE man or woman.

No person outside the mainstream is supposed to be so emboldened by his/her own point of view and passion.

“All points of view belong to a group.”

We’re not supposed to believe these “fake news” INDIVIDUALS created their news operations on their own. We’re not supposed to believe each individual had a vision of what the news is supposed to be and followed that vision forward with great energy.

An individual works for what he believes is true? He keeps his own counsel? He forges ahead, despite all opposition? He may even, when all is said and done, make a profit from his own labors? We’re supposed to oppose these “evils,” and by the grace of governments and their shadow operators, we will emerge from the darkness and find our salvation in a New Order of things.

Nov 28 09:56

Google Maps renames Trump Tower as Dump Tower

That’s how petty, childish, and sore losers the Left are.

Nov 28 09:02

Secret Trade Proposal Would Give Facebook Free Reign to Censor by Algorithm

Facebook has long drawn ire over its tendency to censor users’ posts based on its opaque standards. But under leaked proposals from a controversial European trade deal, the social network and other online services could be granted legal immunity when censoring any content, as long as it’s deemed “harmful or objectionable.”

The measure is one of several internet-related proposals being advanced by the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA), according to a leaked section of the agreement published by Greenpeace and the German digital rights blog Netzpolitik. The draft proposal, which is dated September 16, 2013, effectively guarantees online services’ ability to censor such content in Europe without needing to accept any legal liability or public accountability—whether that curation is done by a human or an algorithm.

Nov 28 08:45

Orwellian Nightmare: Google To Rig Search Results, Eliminating News Outlets They Consider ‘Fake’

Mary Wilder for News Target reports, Following Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, the liberal mainstream media rushed to find any reason at all to explain why they were all so wrong about who was going to be victorious.

Nov 27 20:05

Passengers ride free on SF Muni subway after ransomware hits 2,100 systems, demands $73k

Hard-drive-scrambling ransomware infected more than 2,000 systems at San Francisco's public transit agency on Friday and demanded 100 bitcoins to unlock data, The Register has learned.

Ticket machines were shut down and passengers were allowed to ride the Muni light-rail system for free on Saturday – a busy post-Thanksgiving shopping day for the city – while IT workers scrambled to clean up the mess.

Nov 27 18:37

Is Web Content Blocked By Your Country, On Your Device, Or In Your Network? Try This Simple Workaround

The Internet Archive was blocked by T-Mobile's obnoxious Web Guard on my new hotspot, and none of my old workarounds were good -- or fast -- enough, so I put together a new one.

Requires desired website URL, and ability to cut, paste, and (how can anyone live without this?) see your address bar (not your search bar!). Unlike many workarounds, does not require ability to view the source code -- though it gives you the ability to write it.

Nov 27 16:59

Trump Supporters Worship Frog Hate God ‘Kek’ Claims Latest Media Hoax

Media keeps reporting Trump rascism hoaxes without fact checking, such as Trump supporters worship an anti-Semitic hate-god symbolized by a cartoon frog meme.

Nov 27 14:54

Half Of The High-Paying Jobs In America Now Require This Skill. If You Don't Have It, Go Take A Class.

There is a skill that half of the high-paying jobs in America require now, and many of you may not have it. You are being warned now.

Nov 27 12:44

Jill Stein’s Twitter Shows Recount Is All About Defeating Trump

ill Stein’s Twitter feed reveals her Pro-Hillary and Anti-Trump positions from promoting Trump Riots to pushing false neo-fascist racism claims.

Nov 27 11:39

Facebook, China, Fake News And The Slippery Slope Of Censorship.

I am really concerned about the future of the Internet now that Obama, Facebook, Google, and China are cracking down on what the call "fake news".

Nov 27 09:30

Germany planning to 'massively' limit privacy rights

Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere is planning a major limitation of privacy rights in Germany, say data protection groups. Germans will no longer have the right to know what data about them is being collected.

Nov 27 09:13

Black Friday Sales Surge To Record $3.34 Billion

E-commerce sales continue to rocket higher as the Black Friday total reached $3.34 billion The move to mobile was even more rapid as sales reached $1.2 billion, up 33% from last year.

Nov 26 15:52

5 Lifesaving Security Measures to Secure Your Home From Intruders

Many believe burglaries are crimes that occur out of desperation, but this isn’t always the case.

Nov 26 12:26

Have YOU updated your iPhone software? Users report upgraded handsets are 'dying' despite having 30% battery power left

Be careful before you install Apple's latest iOS update as the software may be crippling iPhone batteries for some users, according to reports.

Numerous users have reported the problem on the Cupertino firm's official forum, Support Communities.

The bug is said to cause iPhones to shut down when there is still 30 per cent of battery life remaining.

The problem was initially said to be related to the iOS 10.1 software upgrade, but others have also noted issues with the latest 10.1.1 upgrade.

Nov 26 12:02

HILLARY THE SPY? - UPDATED INFO!

Let us start with an historical fact. Treason and betrayal by the highest levels is a common feature of history, whether it is Judas vs Jesus, Brutus vs Julius Caesar, Benedict Arnold, the Rosenbergs, Jonathan Pollard, Aldrich Ames, Robert Hanssen. It is just a fact of life. It does happen.

Back in 1996, when Bill Clinton was running for re-election, he authorized the transfer of highly sensitive technology to China. This technology had military applications and allowed China to close the gap in missile performance with the United States. The transfers were opposed and severely criticized by the Defense Department.

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Since Hillary is still trying to make a play for the White House, this is still a relevant story!

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Nov 26 10:56

Merkel Promises To Rid Internet Of Alternative Media

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has declared war on alternative media outlets that she says are responsible for subverting the government’s control over the public.

Merkel joined the chorus of other world leaders and huge multi-national media outlets who wish to rid the internet of alternative media websites, under the guise of “fighting fake news“.

Speaking in parliament, Merkel claimed that public opinion was being swayed away from establishment politics, claiming that independent news outlets posed a danger to national security.

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"Ve MUST haf KONTROL over ze people! Ve MUST haf KONTROL over ze people! Sieg HEIL!" -- Murky
Note that they are essentially admitting that they control you with lies, fraud, and deception; that choice and Democracy are illusions, and they like it just that way!

You are the revolution!

Nov 26 10:50

Hacker Who Exposed Ohio Rape, Faces More Jail Time Than Rapists

Deric Lostutter, 29 pleaded guilty in federal court earlier this week to one count of conspiracy and one count of making false statements to law enforcement agents after hacking into a site for fans of the Steubenville High School football team, according to court records. He is facing a longer term than the rapists.

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But they can't find the ransomware creators...

Nov 26 10:44

The 20 biggest tech disasters of all time

Sometimes, a small tech problem can lead to something much worse. Here are some of the most critical problems ever caused by faulty software, hardware, and other errors.

Nov 26 09:22

Hackers attack EU executive but no data breach: spokesman

Hackers attacked the European Commission's computers on Thursday, flooding the EU executive's servers with digital service requests, but while connection speeds were affected, there was no data breach, the Commission said.

Nov 26 09:00

Pizzagate - ATTACK on FREE SPEECH? How Soros Can Silence You (as 'Fake News')!

Nov 26 08:44

Artificial Intelligence and Biotech: Striking a Technological Balance of Power

By Tony Cartalucci

During World War 2, nations desperately raced to harness the atom. The United State ultimately won that race, and during their victory lap – being the sole nation to possess nuclear weapons – used them against their enemy Japan … twice.

Tens of thousands of lives were extinguished in the blink of an eye and Japan, already a defeated nation, submitted absolutely to US hegemony which would prevail both over Japan and most of Asia for nearly a century onward...

Nov 26 07:57

Is Wikileaks founder Julian Assange missing? No “proof of life,” fans say

Wikileaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange may have been taken into custody or possibly even killed following an unexpected visit to the Ecuadorian embassy by U.S. Senator John Kerry on Oct. 16,

Nov 25 18:19

Office Depot Caught Selling 'Fixes' for Non-Existent PC Problems

The retailer will no longer use PC Health Check following reports that it was recommending costly fixes for non-existent problems. The Seattle-based KIRO 7 news team recently took a pile of brand-new computers to six Office Depot locations around Portland, Ore. Technicians at four shops claimed the PCs showed "symptoms of malware," and offered to sell repair and protection services for up to $180.

KIRO 7 brought the same computers to local security company IOActive, where experts found no malicious software—let alone any symptoms.

Nov 25 18:13

Can FireEye up the cyber security ante through Microsoft partnership?

Security vendor gains access to data from every Windows 10 device.

Nov 25 16:33

Locky ransomware uses decoy image files to ambush Facebook, LinkedIn accounts

A low-tech but cunning malware program is worrying security researchers after it started spreading rapidly in the past week through a new attack vector: by forcibly exploiting vulnerabilities in Facebook and LinkedIn.

According to the Israeli security firm Check Point, security flaws in the two social networks allow a maliciously coded image file to download itself to a user's computer. Users who notice the download, and who then access the file, cause malicious code to install "Locky" ransomware onto their computers.

Nov 25 16:31

Android Malware Used to Hack and Steal a Tesla Car

By infecting a Tesla owner's phone with Android malware, a car thief can hack and then steal a Tesla car, security researchers have revealed this week.

Nov 25 11:36

Breaking: SOROS BOT Funding Stein Recount At Steady Rate $160k Per Hour

An investigative journalist reports donations to Jill Stein’s recount campaign are being made programmatically at a steady rate of $160,000 per hour

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