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Sunday May 27th, 2018

More of the hummingbird by the Hidalgo Dan Lyke / comment 0

More of the hummingbird by the Hidalgo pump house

dude was eating the nectars by the Dan Lyke / comment 0

This dude was eating the nectars by the Hidalgo pump house.

Saturday May 26th, 2018

Check your router Dan Lyke / comment 0

US CERT Alert (TA18-145A) Cyber Actors Target Home and Office Routers and Networked Devices Worldwide

Cybersecurity researchers have identified that foreign cyber actors have compromised hundreds of thousands of home and office routers and other networked devices worldwide [1] [2]. The actors used VPNFilter malware to target small office/home office (SOHO) routers. VPNFilter malware uses modular functionality to collect intelligence, exploit local area network (LAN) devices, and block actor-configurable network traffic. Specific characteristics of VPNFilter have only been observed in the BlackEnergy malware, specifically BlackEnergy versions 2 and 3.

Cisco's Talos Intelligence Group Blog: New VPNFilter malware targets at least 500K networking devices worldwide

HHS & DHS trafficking children Dan Lyke / comment 0

I'm not generally much on the "trafficking" label, it's often used for bullshit reasons, but I'll allow it here: HHS Official Says Agency Lost Track of Nearly 1,500 Unaccompanied Minors

In 2014, at least 10 trafficking victims, including eight minors, were discovered during a raid by federal and local law enforcement in Portman’s home state of Ohio. As FRONTLINE examined in the recent documentary Trafficked in America, HHS had released several minors to the traffickers. The committee said the case was due to policies and procedures that were “inadequate to protect the children in the agency’s care.”

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