April 11, 2021

Phones sold by the four major US carriers could have a major security flaw

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By Rachel England From engadget Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint might have a big problem. Customers using devices from four major cell phone carriers could unknowingly be exposing sensitive data to hackers, according to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Fifth Domain reports that DHS-funded researchers from mobile security firm Kryptowire have found vulnerabilities in […]

U.S. Coast Guard seizes over 1 Ton (2600 Pounds!) of Marijuana in the Caribbean

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By ERIC ITALIANO From COED  Sometimes, while I’m sitting around smoking weed, I think to myself, “I wonder how this weed got here?”. Like, where it was grown and who grew it, who did they sell it to,  where was it shipped, how many levels of drug dealers did it go through before it got […]

Trump’s solar wall

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Trump floated a solar-paneled border wall with Mexico — here’s what it would look like By Jeremy Berke From Business Insider President Donald Trump wants to deliver on one of the central promises of his campaign — building a wall on the Mexican border. He pitched Republican leaders on June 6 on a proposal to […]

US Homeland Security reveals plans for crackdown on illegal immigrants

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By Mark Swanson From Newsmax The Department of Homeland Security Tuesday began rolling out President Donald Trump’s plans to aggressively crack down on illegal immigrants. The plan, outlined in two DHS memos, includes an attempt to deport almost all illegal immigrants caught in the U.S., hire thousands more border patrol and immigration agents, and start […]

U.S. Homeland Security employees locked out of computer networks

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From Wn.com DHS Hacked? Employees unable to access Gov Comp Reuters reports computer network access by U.S. Department of Homeland Security employees in the Washington, D.C. area was sporadic Tuesday, two sources familiar with the matter said. It was not immediately clear how widespread the issue was or how significantly it affected daily functions at […]

WashPost: Russian hackers breach US electrical grid via Vermont utility

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By Todd Beamon  From Newsmax Russian hackers have penetrated a utility company in Vermont, Obama administration officials said on Friday. A code associated with the Russian hacking group named “Grizzly Steppe” by the White House was identified by the utility’s officials and reported to federal officials earlier Friday, The Washington Post reports.  The Russians did […]

US fails to track foreign visitors who overstay visas

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By Cathy Burke From Newsmax Federal officials admit they’ve lost track of how many foreign visitors overstay their visas every year – despite a nearly 20-year-old law requiring the government to develop a tracking system, The New York Times reports. Federal agencies haven’t even provided a new report to Congress on overstays since 1994, the […]

Residents in 9 US States could need a second form of ID to pass through airport security next year

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By Ashlee Kieler From Consumerist Ten years ago, Congress passed the REAL ID Act, which set minimum security standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and photo IDs. While the rules haven’t exactly been enforced to the “T” by the Dept. of Homeland Security, that’s poised to change, leaving millions of people in nine states in need […]