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postheadericon Industroyer: ICS protocols were developed decades ago with no security in mind

Senior ESET malware researcher Robert Lipovsky discusses Industroyer, the biggest threat to Industrial Control Systems (ICS) since Stuxnet.

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postheadericon When Seconds Counted In Home Invasion, Dallas Police Were Only 87 Minutes Away

By John Boch via The Truth About Guns

Imagine waiting 87 minutes for a police response after calling 9-1-1 to report a home invasion in progress. It happened in Dallas in recent days. Thankfully, the homeowner escaped the invasion with his life (if not his property). The robbers had plenty of time to grab some loot and scamper far, far away before 5-0 arrived. For those who think police will rescue them from criminal attack in the sprawling Dallas metroplex, this alarming incident has proven itself a big wake-up call.

Let’s face it, the only thing that stops bad people with evil in their heart is a good guy with a gun. A person can take proactive control of their own safety by being armed. Or, alternatively, the imprudent hopeful among us may eschew gun ownership and rely on the local constabulary. For those ill-prepared, they may actually welcome the words, “We’re from the government and we’re here to help.”

WFAA has the story:

Jamie was lying in his bed when he heard the footsteps. The robbers entered through the back door, just after his wife left for the airport.

“He pointed the gun at me and he said, ‘Don’t you say a thing. Don’t you dare move,’” says the 65-year-old M Streets homeowner. “He had the gun to my head and he made me turn over on my stomach.”

…“I still feel the gun on the back of my head,” he recalls. “He kept saying, ‘Where is the safe?’ and I would say, ‘I don’t have the safe’ and he would press [the gun] into my head.”Jamie waited for an hour and 27 minutes for Dallas police officers to arrive. They just didn’t have enough officers to respond sooner to the home invasion robbery.

Situations like Jamie’s are happening more, and more officers are leaving the department.

Dallas PD so far is meeting its eight-minute goal of responding to Priority 1 calls. Those include things like murders and robberies in progress.

But for Priority 2 calls – calls like Jamie’s — the department has fallen behind. The department has a 12-minute goal for those calls. These are things like disturbances and robberies that have already occurred.

How is the response time where you live?

…They ransacked the room. They took his phone, car keys, house keys, wallet, and other electronics. As they were leaving, the man told him to count to 100.

“I had gotten to seven or eight and it was almost like he had lost interest,” Jamie says. “He said, ‘Don’t you get up until I’m gone.’”

The men left.

At least the 9-1-1 operator was honest.

They repeatedly called 911 to find out what was taking so long.

“They would say, ‘Well, are they still in the house?’” he says. “I said, ‘No but the guy put a gun to my head. What if he’s still around here somewhere?’ Every time we were told, ‘Well, we don’t have anyone to send out. We’re shorthanded.’”

What are the odds that he’ll be visiting his local gun store in the near future?

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postheadericon Child Shoots Self After Accessing Firearm In Purse: Why We’re Responsible

DETROIT, MICHIGAN — Some people love the off-body carry. I have been told by peers that they find it more convenient and more comfortable. This story is exactly why I disagree with them.

In Detroit, MI, a 9-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the hand after coming across a concealed firearm in his mother’s purse, according to WDIV.

“The child was going the parent’s purse possibly looking for candy, came across the weapon,” Chief James Craig said.

The child pulled the trigger and seriously injured himself. As of March 25, he was reported to in the hospital in critical condition.

Chief Craig finds the fact that this child was able to access this weapon entirely unacceptable.

“I do support law-abiding citizens, Detroiters, to have CPLs, but I’ve also indicated in a very strong way the importance of training,” he said according to WDIV.

“You’re not a responsible CPL holder if children gain access to your weapon.”

For that matter, you’re not a responsible gun owner of any kind if a child can access your weapon or weapons.

Craig isn’t going to leave the situation alone, either.

“My position is simple: We will vigorously go after the parent or adult that allows a child to gain possession,” he said.

“The child is in critical condition. We’re prayerful that he’s going to pull through, but we are going to make sure the parent is held responsible.”

Look, people make mistakes. People make mistakes carrying concealed.

You cannot make these kinds of mistakes when you are responsible for the lives of children and what happens with your firearm.

This woman knew better, and now someone is hurt.

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postheadericon Two Teens Were Looking For A Victim — What They Found Was A Concealed Carrier Instead

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN — Two teenagers staked out a secluded, quiet block in Milwaukee to find themselves someone to rob. They waited and when a 36-year-old man drove up, presumably to go home for the evening, they moved on him. Go figure, they picked a guy who was also a concealed carrier.

According to FOX 6 News, 17-year-old Deonte Thomas was shot dead at the scene and his buddy, 18 years of age, was also shot but survived and was taken into custody. Both of them attempted to violently rob a man in the dead of night and both received exactly what was coming to them.

“…They were looking for trouble and they clearly picked the wrong guy — because he defended himself,” Alderman Mark Borkowski said.

We highlighted the part of the alderman’s speech to Milwaukee residents because the other parts are clearly going to show how little the average non-firearm-carrying resident understands about the realities of violence.

“…Be aware of your surroundings, and if you are targeted for a robbery, police say it is usually always the right call to give the crooks what they want (because they will likely flee as soon as you hand it over).”

Perpetual victimhood. Be a victim. Don’t fight back, man. Give the two violent teenagers, with a combined IQ of 75, all of your possessions and they’ll just leave afterwards.

Here’s where I divest from the party line.

Your defense is your problem. It’s not the police. It’s not the bad guy. It’s you.

If you’re attacked by two men in the dead of night, do you want to be the guy with the gun that fights back or do you want to be the guy in the hospital? That’s the choice.

This weird idea that somehow bad guys don’t hurt people if they don’t fight back is both dangerous and perpetrated by people who refuse to take responsibility for their own lives.

How did Deonte Thomas decide it was a good idea to ambush a dude at 10:30 p.m. at night in a secluded section of the city?

He was sitting home, doing his physics homework, contemplating life on other planets and decided, “gee, I bet if my buddy and I go jump some dude, everything will work out just fine!”

Makes perfect sense, right? Astrophysicists usually start their career with violent felonies. It’s a very clear cut path between beating a man for his possessions in the dead of night and curing cancer.

Don’t take my word for it. If you run up against some guys that want your things or just want to beat you, you get to make that decision and no one else. This concealed carrier decided he wasn’t going to be a victim that night. That’s a deeply personal decision that I respect.

It only happens if you get that permit, get the gun, carry it everyday, and refuse to just sit down and take whatever some violent idiot wants to throw your way. It’s not cowardice to run from a fight but it is cowardice to lay there and get beaten or shot because you don’t want to take responsibility for your own life.

Stay safe. Do call the police. Do carry concealed everyday, everywhere. Don’t be a victim.

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postheadericon Were you planning on downloading the Pokémon GO APK? Beware fake versions!

Since 2015, thousands of aspiring Pokémon trainers have been waiting for the release of Pokémon GO, which has just launched. Watch out for fakes.

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postheadericon SWIFT: We’re not responsible for Bangladesh Bank cyberheist

SWIFT has delivered a strongly-worded statement that rejects the claims made by both Bangladesh Bank and Bangladesh Police’s Criminal Investigation Department over one of the biggest cyberheists in history.

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postheadericon Two New Gun Control Videos Were Released This Week And We’re Trying To Determine Which One Is The Worst

If there’s one truth about YouTube, it’s this: If the owner of a video disables comments and upvotes/downvotes, it’s a video that should not be trusted. Agreed?

Alright, moving on.

VIDEO 1

The first video was produced by the Brady Campaign and features a Alice In Wonderland theme. We’re off to a great start, I know.

In the video, Alice shoots herself in the face. Yea, really.

I understand that they want to get people to lock up their guns, but using a theme such as Alice In Wonderland is just… creepy and weird.

The video is said to be a response to a recent NRA publication titled Little Red Riding Hood (Has A Gun), but that story is about good vs evil. Granny is ready to take that wolf out.

HotAir.com reports;

As the Washington Free Beacon reports, [The Brady Campaign] responded with a frank, well researched argument about how these portrayals are unproductive and offered alternate suggestions for crafting a more nuanced, accurate argument.

Naw… I’m just kidding. They produced their own fairy tale which features Alice of Wonderland fame shooting herself in the face.

And of course, they’ve disabled user comments. Their video likes aren’t looking too fantastic, either.

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Their likes vs dislikes aren’t looking too healthy, either.

VIDEO 2

Moving on to what I’m really writing this article about… video 2.

The second video comes to the world from States United to Prevent Gun Violence. This is the first I’ve heard of them, and they sure do what to make a point. I feel the point was missed, though. By a long shot.

In the video, they fake a new action movie FILLED WITH GUNS!!!! and dupe people into thinking it’s a real movie that’s just been released. Once the theater fills and the movie starts rolling, everyone in the audience is in for a rude awakening.

Give it a watch, and then let’s continue.

Yea, I know. I’ll just start with the obvious parts.

The Glorification Of Guns

Their main argument is that our culture glorifies guns in Hollywood and beyond. Everyone seems excited to see this new blood, guts and guns movie. But what’s wrong with that, really? I appreciate a great action movie and if it has guns in it, so be it.

Fact check: I’m not a criminal, but I enjoy movies with guns. Shocking!

One of my favorite movie franchises is the Ocean’s trilogy. You know, Ocean’s 11, 12 and 13. Even though I have a slight obsession with the movies (that and the movie 21, which is based on the true story of some college kids and a professor knocking over Vegas), I’m still not about to go rob a casino. Or do anything illegal, for that matter. Do you know why?

Fact check: I’m not a criminal.

Just because you like something, or like the idea of something, doesn’t mean you’re destined to act out that very thing. There’s such thing as entertainment and for the vast majority of folks, that’s where it ends.

We’ve Covered Most Of The Stories They Displayed

And for good reason. We share these exact stories and videos so that people can have a better idea of the crime that happens in our country. And to be prepared for it if they choose to do so. Remember, each real ‘scene’ that they showed in the video above was perpetrated by a bad guy and not a law-abiding gun owner. You know, the other 99.99999% of people with guns.

It’s Still Not The Guns, And It Never Will Be

Mid-video, they flash the following words on screen:

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If I could make a correction to their misdirected point…

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What it boils down to at the end of the day is what it always has… bad people exist and will try and do harm to others, whether they have a gun or not. In these particular examples, the bad guys used guns. But what if the victims were able to fight back in an effort to save themselves and others? Would they still be against guns then?

I should create the same movie, but with real-life stories of law-abiding gun owners successfully defending themselves against the same bad guys we see in theirs. I wonder how the crowd would react with that motion picture.

The Reactions Weren’t Thought Out

When interviewed after the presentation was over, a few people gave their thoughts to the camera about what they just saw. Let’s take a look at a few of those responses.

  1. “When you see what really happens, it’s kind of pretty disgusting and disturbing.”
    I couldn’t agree more, and I’ll even say that it’s real life. Because it is. No person of sane mind would disagree with this first comment and if they do, they’re likely one of the bad guys.
  2. “It was horrible, actually. I found it way too disturbing.”
    Again, this is a valid statement made by anyone with a heart. We’re on track so far.
  3. “You’re waiting for someone to save the day, and you’re waiting for everybody to, you know, stand up and we’re all ok. But it’s not like that.”
    Wouldn’t this be a great argument for guns in the hands of the good guys that were unfortunate enough to be looking evil in the eyes? It’s a good enough argument for me, I’ll tell you that.
  4. “You’ve got to be crazy to think that somehow guns are making us safer.”
    There are hundreds of stories that make the news each year that demonstrate guns saving lives, and thousands more that are not reported on. Just because we don’t see it on a daily basis doesn’t mean they don’t happen. I am in a position where I see bad guys doing bad things each day, based on the stories I cover. Adding a good guy with a gun into nearly every scenario is game-changing… for the good guy.
  5. “Go watch this before you buy a gun.”
    As if this gentleman is saying that everyone who goes out and buys a gun is going to head out to murder people with it. That’s not how this works, and it’s not ever going to be like that. I propose a documentary on alcohol-related car accidents and any other negative effects of alcohol with the theme; “Before you decide to drink alcohol, watch this movie.” We know that everyone who has a drink will wind up killing someone, right? Wrong. It’s called being responsible, and the same responsibility comes with gun ownership.

This video also doesn’t do too well in the comments section, or the like and dislikes. Why is that? Because both were disabled for this video. I didn’t even know you could hide the likes/dislikes count from a video until today.

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Once again, a lot of time was wasted with the creation of a video that really doesn’t prove anything. At all. If anything was proven, it’s that more people should be in a position to defend themselves against the crazies. With guns.

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postheadericon Comcast resets 200,000 cleartext passwords that were up for sale online

Comcast resets customer account details after it found out that information was being sold on the dark web.

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postheadericon Two Robbers Tell Clerk They Were Just Joking After Clerk Draws Gun On Them

Two men walked into a Dunkin Donuts. Sounds like the start of a funny joke, right? Let’s continue… Two men walked into a Dunkin Donuts around 2:30am Monday and told the clerk behind the counter that they were there to … Continue reading
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postheadericon XBox and PSN attacks were “marketing scheme” for Lizard Squad’s DDoS service

The attack which knocked the PlayStation Network (PSN) and Xbox Live offline over Christmas appears to have been a publicity stunt, designed to gain notoriety and draw attention to the hacking group which has claimed responsibility – Lizard Squad.

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