Archive for April, 2017

postheadericon Top tip for botnet overlords: Don’t vacation in countries that can extradite you to the United States

There’s no doubt that a life of cybercrime can earn its most successful overlords a considerable amount of money, but you will always have to live with the fear that you could be apprehended and – if convicted – spend years in prison.

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postheadericon #DIGTHERIG – Connery and his Glock 26 or FN FNS 40 in a Galco Holster or Alien Hear Holster or DeSantis Holster

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My name is Connery, and I’ve been carrying concealed for 6 years now. Depending on how I dress, I use one of two different carry pistols. My G4 Glock 26, or my FNH FNS 40. Although I have many different carry options, I restrict myself to either of these because they both operate very similarly and I think it’s important to have that kind of continuity. When weather permits, my favorite method of carry is in my Galco Miami Classic Shoulder Holster and I feel this offers the quickest and most comfortable draw. Most of the time, however, I rely on my Alien Gear Cloak Tuck IWB or, for deep concealment, a Desantis Apache ankle holster. Both are excellent. Don’t forget to safely practice your draw!

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postheadericon Turn the light on and give me your passwords!

ESET researchers have discovered another banking trojan on Google Play targeting Android users – this time disguised as a Flashlight widget.

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postheadericon US court hits Russian PoS hacker with record 27 year jail sentence

Russian hacker receives the longest sentence ever handed down for hacking-related charges in the United States.

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postheadericon [HOLSTER REVIEW] Squared Away Customs Oscar OWB Holster (And Awesome New Dump Trays)

In the world of holsters, there’s never a shortage of options. Much of it comes down to word-of-mouth and seeing what others are successfully using.

Also, in the world of holsters, there are so many great companies out there that you may not have heard about. I’m not saying that Squared Away Customs is one of those that you’re unaware of, but in case you do fall into that category, they’re worth the look.

Today, we’re going to be taking a look at one of their Outside-The-Waistband (OWB) holsters, and it’s name is Oscar.

Oscar is a kydex holster made with precision and comes in at .080 in thickness, and can be made for any handgun. It’s also available in a ton of awesome colors. Ours happens to be ‘Black Leather’ kydex texture.

The retention of this holster seems to be the perfect amount for the majority of users. While it’s not adjustable, it’s just fine in my book. It’s got more retention than a typical inside the waistband holster but given that it’s an OWB, that’s a plus in my book.

In the photo above, you can see 4 holes on either side of the holster which allow for adjusting the ride height and cant of your firearm. I don’t need to explain how useful that is, so we’ll simply move on!

This particular holster is for my FN FNS9c and as you can see, the kydex extends upwards to cover the slide. It gives support and also makes sure that the slide isn’t directly against your clothing. It also makes for easy reholstering.

For the molding process, these holsters are vacuum formed instead of the typical foam pressing.

If you notice the edges, they’re polished smooth. I was pleasantly surprised to see this, as some manufacturers simply don’t take the time to remove the rough edges. If you’ve been around kydex holsters and have ever encountered one that hasn’t been polished, you’re aware of the big difference. And, if you’re not, you should be!

The two belt loops are injection molded and are pretty thick compared to others on the market. These are far more durable due to the injection molding process and are also easier for tethering the belt through. They seem incredibly secure, and I have no doubt that they’ll last the lifetime of the holster itself. They offer belt loop sizes in 1.5″, 1.75″ and 2″ to accommodate different belt widths. Oscar can be secured with either belt loops or Molle attachments.

Another great thing about Squared Away Customs and this holster –and any of their kydex holsters– is that they’ll allow you to upload an image directly on their website to be printed on the kydex. That’s something that you won’t get with most holster companies, and makes for a truly unique and custom holster.

If you’re interested in an Oscar for yourself, check them out on their website here. For a limited time and only for Concealed Nation readers, you can use Coupon Code ‘NationMe’ to save some dough. This offer expires on 8/1/2017.

You’ll also be pleased to know that Squared Away Customs offers a Lifetime Warranty and 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee on all of their gear.

When they shipped out this holster for review, they also sent one of their custom Dump Trays that so many people are using these days. Seriously, check Instagram. They’re everywhere and extremely popular.

From their site:

How about the perfect spot to empty your pockets at the end of the day??? Get your EDC Dump Tray in any Kydex color or try out a custom print of your choice (SEE FAQ).

The trays are a standard size of 6″ x 9.75″ using .080 Kydex. They ship with self-adhesive rubber feet to prevent skidding on smooth surfaces.

So, in an awesome fashion, we received a Concealed Nation Dump Tray to show off the goods on Instagram, so be sure to look out for that here.

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postheadericon Protect Your Privacy Against Australian Data Prevention Laws

Australian Data Prevention Laws have been put into action. Are you an Australian looking for a safe solution to this development? FlashRouters can help.

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postheadericon Young cybercriminals ‘more motivated by peer respect than financial gain’

A new report suggests young cybercriminals are often motivated by the possibility of notoriety, rather than financial gain.

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postheadericon Nearly half of UK businesses experienced a cybersecurity incident in the last 12 months

Nearly half of all UK businesses have experienced a cybersecurity incident over the last 12 months, according to a new government paper.

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postheadericon Alabama Senate Passes Permitless Carry Bill By 25-8 Vote

TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA — In a stunning win for concealed carriers everywhere, the Alabama senate has voted to allow the concealed carry of handguns without a permit.

Hail to the Constitution, baby.

Not only did the senate vote to allow permitless carry, but they voted to bring it in by a landslide.

WIAT reports that senators approved the bill with an incredible 25-8 vote on Tuesday afternoon.

Also according to WIAT, citing the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, there are currently 11 states that allow public, permitless concealment.

Melissa Baisden, Plus One Tactical Advantage gun store in Cottondale, is elated.

“It simplifies the ability for the average everyday citizen to understand what is legal and what is not legal while transporting that firearm,” she said according to WIAT.

“Many of (our) customers don’t understand the law, and if they leave here with a loaded gun without a permit and put it inside their vehicle they could possibly be subjected to criminal proceedings,” Baisden continued.

“If they get in trouble, or stopped by law enforcement they need to know the law, and this bill will help simplify things.”

Of course, this bill does a little bit more than clear up some legal fuzzy areas.

It acknowledges a right to bear arms guaranteed to American citizens by the Constitution.

The fact of the matter is — the Constitution claims we have the right to bear arms. The government putting limits on that is really tricky, because even the most basic limitations on bearing arms call into question the government’s authority to regulate the matter.

The approved bill is moving on to the house, according to WIAT, and hopefully to the history books.

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postheadericon InterContinental Hotels Group reveals ‘how it minimized recent malware attack’

The InterContinental Hotels Group says the implementation of its SPS system helped to minimize the damage caused by a recent data breach.

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