FBI Finally Gives Up–Who Wants To Bet They Find ANYTHING?

So, the FBI declared yesterday that it finally cracked the iPhone of Sayed Farook (one of the terrorists that attacked in San Bernardino) without the help of Apple. This is good. Apple states they will continue to cooperate with law enforcement as per their previous commitment, while still providing security on their products. This is good.

So, the reported crack came not from a government entity, but from a private entity. And that’s all we know about it. We don’t know if it was a person, a company, some super computer, or what. But some sources suggest it may be an Israeli forensic company, Cellebrite. Continue reading FBI Finally Gives Up–Who Wants To Bet They Find ANYTHING?

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SCAM of the Week – TurboTax Phishing

Brought to us by our friends at KnowBe4, we’re seeing an expected uptick in social engineering attacks targeting employees or their HR departments. KnowBe4 even has a test phishing campaign to help recognize stuff for this (test meaning that it gives off some signals of a phishing email, but doesn’t actually cause any harm if you click on the link).  Continue reading SCAM of the Week – TurboTax Phishing

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SCAM – A New Line of Posts

I’m going to try to keep a series of posts going on about recent scams going around. I get these from a few sources, most notably KnowBe4 and SANS blogs.

Today, I’ll start with some news about ransomware being served up in a “benign” Microsoft Word fileContinue reading SCAM – A New Line of Posts

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BOOK REVIEW – Deadly Force – Understanding Your Right to Self Defense (Ayoob)

Deadly Force – Understanding Your Right to Self Defense is a book I received as part of my new membership to Armed Citizen’s Legal Defense Network. I did not know this was the book I would receive, but I was glad, since the book had been on my list for some time prior to becoming an ACLDN member. Continue reading BOOK REVIEW – Deadly Force – Understanding Your Right to Self Defense (Ayoob)

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