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Computer coughs up passwords, encryption keys through its cooling fans

Computer coughs up passwords, encryption keys through its cooling fans (The term pre-dates wireless internet, and a Wi-Fi-connected computer is not air-gapped, despite the literal gap of air around it.) So how do you hack your way into an air-gapped computer?

SHE TRIED TO KILL TRUMP!!!

SHE TRIED TO KILL TRUMP!!! Lilili toor" S : 41Deceased FBI Agent Found At Trump.Deceased FBI Agent Found At Trump Tower With SilencedPistolAugust gnd, 2016 — Brian Michael (New York)A source within the NYPD has reported that an armed 62 year old man triedto sneak in to the Trump Tower late Tuesday night.

Microsoft leaks Secure Boot credentials, demonstrates why backdoor ‘golden keys’ can’t work

Microsoft leaks Secure Boot credentials, demonstrates why backdoor ‘golden keys’ can’t work The basic Secure Boot system can also be modified through the use of Secure Boot policies — special sets of rules that load during the boot process and modify it in some fashion.Now, what happens if you tell everyone to make a “secure golden key” system?

Leaked manuals confirm Stingrays can be used for mass surveillance, bypassing smartphone security

Leaked manuals confirm Stingrays can be used for mass surveillance, bypassing smartphone security Nearly four years ago, the Electronic Privacy Information Center released FBI documents discussing a controversial surveillance technique.Both federal and local authorities often have access to cell phone surveillance hardware, dubbed Stingrays (Harris Corp.

Here come the appeals: White House report attacks modern forensic science

Here come the appeals: White House report attacks modern forensic science The Justice Department and the FBI have both expressed concerns with the report.The FBI said that it “disagrees with many” of the report’s claims that it “makes broad, unsupported assertions regarding science and forensic science practice.

From civil liberties champion to turncoat: Yahoo built specialized software to spy on users for the NSA

From civil liberties champion to turncoat: Yahoo built specialized software to spy on users for the NSA Ever since the Snowden leaks in 2013, there’s been an ongoing debate over the nature of state surveillance.If a new report from Reuters is accurate, the Yahoo that went to bat to defend its users is a dim and distant memory today.

Feds demand fingerprints from all home residents to unlock their phones

Feds demand fingerprints from all home residents to unlock their phones But it offers absolutely no protection against the government, and can be compelled from suspects without raising any Fifth Amendment concerns.This was driven home with a vengeance over the weekend, when a May 2016 warrant application surfaced.

Ransomware shuts down San Fran transit, but the hacker just got hacked

Ransomware shuts down San Fran transit, but the hacker just got hacked This week, the San Fransisco transit system experienced the latest in a growing trend of “ransomware” attacks against important pieces of infrastructure.There is some good news, though: as reported by Forbes, it seems that the hacker has had his or her own email address infiltrated in retaliation.

Dark patterns and the dark web: FBI joins Rule 41 in setting troubling precedent

Dark patterns and the dark web: FBI joins Rule 41 in setting troubling precedent The FBI seized the physical server hardware under a previous warrant, but that wasn’t enough to get the people involved.So they seized administrative control over the site under the auspices of a warrant issued by Federal Magistrate Judge Theresa C.

FBI, DHS release report on Russian hacking as administration-ordered sanctions take effect

FBI, DHS release report on Russian hacking as administration-ordered sanctions take effect As of yesterday, we have both a joint report from the US’ various federal agencies as well as a formal announcement of sanctions to be taken against the Russian government.The report, which you can read here, is a joint product of the FBI and Department of Homeland Security on the actions of the Russian civilian and military intelligence services (RIS).

The government's public evidence falls short of proving Russian involvement in the DNC hack

The government's public evidence falls short of proving Russian involvement in the DNC hack The following terms are used and defined within the ODNI report.None of the assessments in the ODNI report are rated as low confidence.

Jeff Sessions, Trump's pick for attorney general, will likely renew fight against strong encryption

Jeff Sessions, Trump's pick for attorney general, will likely renew fight against strong encryption But Apple’s staunch defense and widespread dissent in the court of public opinion led the bureau to back down.Jeff Sessions (R-AL), President Trump’s choice for attorney general, is unlikely to let that decision stand once he is confirmed — and he’s expected to be confirmed with strong Republican support.

FBI Director James Comey is coming to Austin to narc on your SXSW fun

FBI Director James Comey is coming to Austin to narc on your SXSW fun If you've had the year FBI Director James Comey has had, it totally makes sense that you might want to go spend some time in the Texas sun, rubbing elbows with celebrity hipsters and frequenting food trucks.So Comey is taking his talents to the 2017 incarnation of the SXSW festival in March.

Feds secretly forced Twitter to disclose a user's identity — twice

Feds secretly forced Twitter to disclose a user's identity — twice It now was able to explain, as previous gag orders were recently lifted by the FBI, that the situation happened twice.The San Francisco-based company had been issued national security letters, accompanied by "gag orders," which therefore prevented the company from telling the public and the affected users about its existence prior.

Hacker reportedly steals iPhone cracking tools used in shooting case

Hacker reportedly steals iPhone cracking tools used in shooting case In the end, the battle abruptly ended when the FBI reportedly decided to work with Israeli firm Cellebrite, which said it would be able to hack the phone with or without Apple’s help.Now, however, it seems as though Cellebrite has been hacked — and that hacker has publicly released some of that data to try and send a warning to the FBI.

The FBI will stop accepting Freedom of Information Act requests via email on March 1

The FBI will stop accepting Freedom of Information Act requests via email on March 1 The Freedom of Information Act is a federal law that allows people in the United States to access unreleased documents and information held by the government.From the beginning of March 2017, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is set to make some changes to the way FOIA requests are submitted.

Former NSA contractor accused of stealing top secret documents says he was just a hoarder

Former NSA contractor accused of stealing top secret documents says he was just a hoarder Harold Martin, 52, a private contractor for the National Security Agency (NSA) and a former U.Navy lieutenant, was indicted Wednesday on 20 counts of stealing classified materials.