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postheadericon How To Protect A Home Network From Packet Sniffers

Packet Sniffers and Protocol Analyzers are being used by nefarious agents to steal data from unsuspecting users. Looking to protect yourself? FlashRouters can help.

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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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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 How To Protect Your Router From the C.I.A.

Concerned about Wikileaks Vault 7 releases? Feel that there is nothing you can do to safeguard your network? Protect your router from the C.I.A. with DD-WRT

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postheadericon Microsoft opens cybersecurity center to protect Mexicans

MEXICO CITY Feb. 24, 2017 To reinforce its commitment to help people, companies and countries within Latin America to continue their journey towards digital transformation, Microsoft is launching a Cybersecurity Engagement Center in Mexico, part of a global initiative to present the company’s unique perspective on matters of IT security, which is not only the result of several decades of experience in the development and ongoing improvement of software, but also of the operation of one of the industry’s most robust and trustworthy cloud computing platforms.

At Microsoft there is a strong belief that having a fixed stance on operational security is the starting point, which also implies its continuous practice. This is made a reality by the company’s goals that focus on protecting, detecting and responding to security threats.

“At Microsoft, we are committed to invest in the region so we can bring our cybersecurity capabilities to customers by identifying current threats that affect the economy’s prosperity. By opening this Cybersecurity Center, we are offering our clients protection from attacks and security risks, as well as ways to detect them and find solutions,” explained Jorge Silva, general manager of Microsoft Mexico.

The center will serve Mexico and other Latin American countries. Some of its functions will include:

  • Taking advantage of Microsoft’s proactive role in matters of fighting cybercrime, particularly in the dismantling of criminal organizations that operate through Botnet schemes
  • Allowing cybersecurity experts from Mexico and elsewhere in Latin America to work with Microsoft specialists to fight cybercrime together
  • Acting as a headquarters for the development of training activities in order to support the building and strengthening of technical capabilities; these activities are geared toward authorities and the public sector

“This new center will work together with Microsoft’s Cybercrime Center in Redmond, Washington. The objective is to help companies and governments with security solutions, which help them in their digital transformation through the international support of the intelligence, data analysis, avant-garde forensics and legal strategies that we offer,” added Jean-Philippe Courtois, executive vice president and president, Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing and Operations, during his visit to the Cybersecurity Center in Mexico City.

In conjunction with the opening of this center, Microsoft is signing with the Federal Police (in representation of the Mexican government), a Government Security Program that reinforces the work of carrying out actions focused on technological research in order to promote IT security and also to prevent and fight crimes that are committed through the internet.

The agreement was signed by Manelich Castilla, commissioner general of the Federal Police, and Jorge Silva, general manager of Microsoft Mexico. Renato Sales Heredia, national security commissioner of Mexico’s Secretariat of the Interior, and Jean-Philippe Courtois, executive vice president and president, Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing and Operations, were present as honorary witnesses.

“By opening this center, we are bringing Microsoft’s offer of security increasingly closer to customers in order to be a strategic part of their transformation, and together we will create a country and a region that are more prosperous and productive, and above all, that are safer,” concluded Jorge Silva, general manager of Microsoft Mexico.

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Lead image: Jorge Silva, General Manager of Microsoft Mexico; Renato Sales Heredia, National Security Commissioner of Mexico’s Secretariat of the Interior; Jean-Philippe Courtois, Executive Vice President and President, Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing and Operations; and Alejandra Lagunes, Mexico’s National Digital Strategy Coordinator.

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postheadericon NCSC boss asked to detail efforts to protect financial services sector against cyberattacks

The head of the UK’s NCSC has been asked to offer more detail into how the financial services sector will be protected from cyberattacks.

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postheadericon How To Protect Your Router From DNSChanger Attacks

DNSChanger is currently being used to exploit more than 166 routers. FlashRouters will show you how to protect your network from this attack and more.

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postheadericon Protect You Privacy From The New Swiss Surveillance Law

Direct democracy has brought government surveillance to Switzerland. Use a VPN Router and protect your network from the snooping eyes of The State.

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postheadericon And how do you protect your webcam?

Recently, FBI director James Comey revealed that he covers his webcam with tape to protect his privacy. It begs the question: How do you protect your webcam?

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postheadericon Trident nuclear system to be updated to protect against hacking attacks

It’s a tough enough job protecting your home computer, or your business network, against the rising threat of malware and determined hackers… imagine if you were responsible for the security of Britain’s nuclear deterrent?

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