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US Really Owns Your Data Now!

A while back we reported how US customs owns your data, now it’s getting even worse. 10 days ago the US appeals court gave them rights to COPY all your data without notice even if there are no suspicions. Anyone want to talk about dilution of intellectual property? Privacy? Or just basic human rights.. In […]

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The Homeland Security Department Suffered More Than 800 Successful Hack Attacks

Not just attempts, but 844 successful intrusions over the past two years, quite a scary statistic no? They are actually having a subcommittee hearing entitled “Hacking the Homeland”. This includes all kinds of intrusions including web site hacks, viruses, worms and other kinds of intrusion. DHS and its constituent agencies have suffered more than 800 […]

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Security Boom Post 9/11

It makes sense really, the paranoia that quickly infected every corner of the ‘Western’ world had to be cashed in on by somebody, tada! The security industry of course. During the Cold War, Canada’s National Optics Institute developed a system to detect which type of enemy tank or fighter jet was approaching. After the Soviet […]

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Homeland Security Uncovers Critical Flaw in X11

An open-source security audit program funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has flagged a critical vulnerability in the X Window System (X11) which is used in Unix and Linux systems. A missing parentheses in a bit of code is to blame. The error can grant a user root access, and was discovered using […]

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Homeland Security Scores an F for Internal Security AGAIN

Well I would have thought these guys should have had a little better security.. The Department of Homeland Security received an F (Failing) grade in cybersecurity from the House Government Reform Committee for the third year in a row. The Committee will likely give the Fed a D+ overall for its cybersecurity efforts. The grades […]

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