Archive for April, 2017

postheadericon Would VPN Service Benefit Me? (FlashRouters FAQ)

Discover the all of the security benefits you could gain from VPN service.

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postheadericon Hacker holds Netflix to ransom over ‘Orange is the New Black’

A hacker claims to have released the new series of the hit prison TV show “Orange is the New Black” onto the internet, after Netflix failed to agree to pay an undisclosed ransom.

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postheadericon Springfield Armory Introduces New XDE Model, And It’s Got A Hammer

Today, Springfield Armory announced a new model to their line, the XDE. It’s not a striker-fire, but instead sports a hammer that ‘is reinvented’.

Take a look at what Springfield has to say, along with the specs and videos, and let us know what your first impressions are of this new offering. We’re excited to get our hands on one to test out and review.

There are some tools so basic, you can’t imagine being without them.
But even essential tools can be refined and improved.

That’s the principle behind the new XD-E™ the best elements of the world-renowned XD® Series, condensed into a weapon so intuitive, comfortable and accurate, you can’t imagine being without it.

The low-effort slide practically racks itself, so handling’s a pleasure.
The exposed hammer clearly shows gun mode, and the single/double action trigger shows respect for your shooting style, unlike other compacts.

New shooter or skilled gunner, wrap your mitt around the new
XD-E™ and you’ll know. This is more than a hammer.

It redefines what your hammer should be.

Let’s take a look at some specs:

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postheadericon Fake Chrome extensions inject code into web pages

Recently, here at our research lab, we have seen an increase in the number of JS/Chromex.Submelius threats detected, says Camilo Gutiérrez Amaya.

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postheadericon Healthcare providers ‘cannot be complacent over data security’

Consumers have placed a high level of trust in healthcare organizations to keep their data safe, but companies cannot afford to take this for granted.

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postheadericon Homeowner’s Son Shoots Three Teen Home Invasion Suspects With AR-15

WAGONER COUNTY, OKLAHOMA — When a group of three teen thugs invaded a home, they likely did not expect what they got — the homeowner’s son, armed and ready, with an AR-15.

According to authorities at the Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office, three people, all wearing masks, broke into the home via the back door, reports WPXI.

Their plan was to burglarize the home, but that was not to be.

Two of the suspects were 17, and one was 18, according to WPXI. It is unfortunate that they had to lose their lives at such a young age, but one of them was armed with a knife, and another was armed with brass knuckles.

There was no choice.

A fourth suspect was arrested — 21-year-old Elizabeth Marie Rodriguez was booked on three complaints of first-degree murder and three complaints of first-degree burglary. It is believed that she was to be the getaway driver… if anyone had gotten away.

Rodriguez was in the wrong state to pull getaway driver. as WPXI reports:

“In Oklahoma, those believed to be committing a felony that results in a death can face murder charges, even if they did not actually kill anyone.”

Yikes.

Now, we may disagree on whether or not the woman deserves charges for murder, but there’s no question that these intruders got what they deserved — and she did help with that.

What do you think?

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postheadericon Scam calls: Can you hear me, mother?

David Harley discusses a scam that has been making the rounds where, it’s reported, cold-calling scammers ask the victim ‘Can you hear me?’.

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postheadericon Preventing The New Linksys Firmware DDoS Vulnerability

Another Linksys Firmware Vulnerability Flaw has been exposed. Interested in finding a way to prevent it? A FlashRouter with DD-WRT firmware can help.

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postheadericon Linux Shishiga malware using LUA scripts

The usage of the BitTorrent protocol and Lua modules separates Linux/Shishiga from other types of malware, according to analysis by ESET.

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postheadericon Tennessee Moves To Decriminalize Suppressors — Because Why Shouldn’t You Protect Your Hearing?

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE — Even though the National Hearing Protection Act appears to be on the sidelines for the moment, Tennessee is pushing ahead with its own legislation to allow the possession of suppressors. Tennessee had prior laws on the books which prohibited the possession, transfer, sale, or transportation of suppressors — devices that reduce the noise generated by firearms. A recent bill passed through the Tennessee Senate would eliminate those restrictions.

According to ShallNot.org, Senate Bill 921 would not countermand Federal restrictions on the sale, purchase, and transfer of suppressors. It would just remove the state-level restrictions placed in addition to the Federal ones. Tennessee residents would still need to purchase an ATF tax stamp and go through the waiting period like everyone else in the country.

For those hoping for some action on the Federal level in relation to suppressors, short barreled rifles, and similar, it may be awhile. Even members inside the ATF who attempt to report positions on those matters that may deviate from regulations are met with extreme grilling on Capitol Hill.

Suppressors — also sometimes referred to as “silencers” — are tools that are affixed to the barrel of a firearm to reduce the report of the gun. These aren’t ‘Hollywood’ suppressors that make the sound diminish altogether, they just bring down the volume to a level that doesn’t hurt people’s ears as much.

Suppressors have been demonized in popular movies and television as these popular tools that assassins use to make the report of a gun go away. In most cases, suppressors don’t even come close to doing that.

Since the recent administration has come into office, there has been renewed interest in removing the restrictions on suppressors. States may have their own restrictions — such as Tennessee — and then there is the convoluted process to purchase and possess a suppressor. At present, it involves a $ 200 tax stamp and a waiting period that can run into months.

Also, suppressors are treated like guns. Even though a suppressor is incapable of firing a projectile on its own, it is tracked the same way as a gun is tracked. For instance, if you put a suppressor on the end of your FNX-45, the ATF would classify that as two guns instead of one.

Does that make sense? No. No it doesn’t.

But, unfortunately, that’s how guns are treated when the federal government gets involved. Tools that aren’t even capable of firing a ballistic projectile on their own are now classified as a gun when it comes to reporting to the federal government.

Tennessee legislation isn’t going to fix any of that, sadly. That will require reform on the federal level. In the meantime, I’d expect to see a great deal of suppressors arriving on the shelves of Tennessee gun stores once SB 921 becomes law.

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