Malicious port-scanning from banking sites detected

Websites Conducting Port Scans Why is This Website Port Scanning me? Web sites executing local port scans: Is this coming from a library? Can it be blocked? Bad actors out there are robbing the bank. Customers behind so-called carrier grade NAT may not see this traffic unless they are tricked into opening remote ports by […]

The COMPSEC Communist cell

… summer of 2013, and I was visiting Glenn Greenwald in Rio de Janeiro. This was just after Greenwald’s partner was detained in the UK trying to ferry some documents from Laura Poitras in Berlin back to Greenwald. It was an opsec disaster; they would have been much more secure if they’d emailed the encrypted […]

Work from home amid Coronavirus epidemic?

That’s a good question. No, Employer Did Not Hide Work From Home Advice On COVID-19 Poster A Facebook post shows a photo of a poster in which one of the recommendations is covered by a piece of paper. “An employer posts a coronavirus warning to employees but covers up the part about ‘staying home when […]

Dirty 9/11 cops? Out on disability!

Social Security Administration (SSA) Inspector General Patrick P. O’Carroll, Jr. and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. today announced that more than 100 individuals—many of them retired New York City police officers and firefighters—have been indicted for their alleged involvement in a vast and longstanding criminal conspiracy to defraud SSA out of millions of […]

John F. Clark is causing trouble

The primary role of the USMS in providing protection for the judicial branch of government and in executing that branch’s continuity of operations/government plan. Domestic Preparedness. Commentary. “John F. Clark, Director, U.S. Marshals Service” by JOHN MORTON, Wed, May 16, 2007 The U.S. Marshals Service website is at https://www.usmarshals.gov/. John F. Clark is no longer […]

So much for academic peer review

It’s the notorious European-dominated publish-or-perish system of academic publishing, and journals that tout phony “impact factors” which in turn are required of research faculty by institutional administration. At risk is the profit powerhouse of Elsevier’s parent company, UK-listed Relx, Europe’s biggest media company by market capitalisation, which reports its annual results on Thursday. The academic […]

Electronic voting madness

The Nevada Democratic Party said Tuesday that it will not use Shadow, Inc., the maker of the app that caused reporting issues in the Iowa caucuses, to power its state caucuses later this month, despite already paying tens of thousands of dollars to the Democrat-affiliated technology company. Nevada Democratic Party abandons problematic app used in […]

Did Russia “hack” Burisma Holdings?

Russians Hacked Ukrainian Gas Company at Center of Impeachment https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/13/us/politics/russian-hackers-burisma-ukraine.html Hunter Biden sat on the board from 2013 to 2019. The company’s website, http://burisma-group.com/, is registered under a privacy protection service in Ukraine, and asks visitors to complete a reCAPTCHA just to view the home page. According to Reuters, Burisma does not disclose it financial […]

PayPal is broken

PayPal has confirmed that a researcher found a high-severity security vulnerability that could expose user passwords to an attacker. The researcher, Alex Birsan, earned a bug bounty of $15,300 (£11,700) for reporting the problem, … public disclosure of the vulnerability, “the login form.” PayPal confirmed that, “sensitive, unique tokens were being leaked in a JS file used by the […]