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Attention Apple Users. Read This. Security Breach!!!

If you are running Apple products Please Read!

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Apple’s Security Breach Should Scare You More Than Target’s Did

Feb. 24, 2014 10:44am

Apple’s security protocol breach is nearly as bad as handing your credit card straight to a hacker rather than making them steal the information through the magnetic stripe readers.

The flaw in Apple’s iOs and OS X platforms essentially allows a hacker to get in between the initial verification “handshake” connection between the user and the destination server, enabling the adversary to masquerade as a trusted endpoint. This means the connection which is supposed to be encrypted between you and your bank, email server, healthcare provider and more is open to attack.

Security experts across the web recommend updating iPhones and iPads with the available iOS patches now, and using browsers other than Safari for OS X systems without an available Apple fix.

Usually to achieve encrypted web traffic, a handshake is accomplished through a Secure Sockets Layer — SSL for short — or more recently, Transport Layer Security, or TLS; both are Internet protocols that provide a secure channel between two machines operating over the Internet or an internal network.

The full severity of the security flaw has yet to surface, but the duplicated line of code which is causing all the ruckus has been in place since September 2012. This means theoretically that if you’ve been using the flawed iOS or OS X systems since then, a hacker on your shared network could have captured all your data that should have been SSL- or TSL-encrypted for the past 18 months.

Think of all the banking, online dating, email writing and Internet purchases you’ve made in the last year and a half.

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(The duplicated line of code that caused the Apple fail is shown here, and now dubbed on Twitter as #gotofail. (Image via Gizmodo))

The SSL/TLS effort requires nearly zero interaction from us — the users — but you may be familiar with the little lock icon that appears on the browser, indicating a secure connection has been achieved. This is where the Apple flaw comes in; anyone using the same network connection — the person sitting next to you at the coffee shop or at work right now — could fake the secure connection and intercept communication between your browser and a site.

Even worse, the flaw allows for modification of the “data in flight,” meaning a hacker could deliver exploits to take control of your system, according to Crowdstrike. And other applications that you may not immediately associate with Internet browsing are affected as well.

Ashkan Soltani points out the Calendar, Facetime, Keynote, Mail, Twitter, iBooks and other applications are just as vulnerable to the security flaw. (Image via Twitter)

Ashkan Soltani points out the Calendar, Facetime, Keynote, Mail, Twitter, iBooks and other applications are just as vulnerable to the security flaw. (Image via Twitter)

Apple released a fix to the flaw housed in iOs 6 and 7 authentication logic, but the company only says the OS X fix is coming “very soon,” according to Reuters. This means Mac desktops and notebooks are still vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks.

Apple’s support page says the company will not “disclose, discuss, or confirm security issues until a full investigation has occurred and any necessary patches or releases are available,” but describes the fail was addressed by “restoring missing validation steps.”

Apple did not immediately respond to TheBlaze for clarification on how soon fixes for Mac desktops and notebooks will be available.

~Steve~                               H/T The Blaze

A Little Brain Game.

points awarded for lack of coffee.  :)

Why is our little fox so puzzled? Can you find all of his friends in this beautiful puzzle by Currier & Ives:

OH click pic for a better view!!!!

Fox in forest

I found this here.

www.moillusions.com/2013/05/puzzled-fox-optical-illusion.html

It’s a FaceBook Page and you can either play there :cry:  or here. :lol:

~Steve~

An Open Letter To Liberals.

now this is pretty funny.  :D

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BY RAT ON APRIL 19, 2013

http://mikesright.wordpress.com/2013/04/19/an-open-letter-to-liberals/

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Dear Liberals,

I wanted to send along my condolences in regards to the rough week you guys have had.

Now that the Boston Marathon bombers have been officially identified as Muslim terrorists, I can only imagine how heartbroken you must be. Hell – I wouldn’t be surprised if Tingles Matthews is on 24-hour suicide watch. Then, you have the morbidly-obese Michael Moore, who immediately speculated that the bombers were “white right-wingers,” now pathetically claiming via Twitter that he was “right.” (Seems as if he missed the part about the killers being radicalized Chechen Muslims.)

Anyway, I can only imagine how embarrassing it must be that once again, one of your self-appointed spokesmen – er, sorry, “spokespersons” – is such a spectacularly sore loser.

Speaking of spectacularly sore losers, your president’s little temper tantrum in the Rose Garden after the Senate handed him his ass on the gun-control bill must have been embarrassing as well. To add insult to injury, it was the Democrat-controlled Senate that did the ass-handing – with five Democrats joining the ranks of the evil Republicans – or as O likes to call them, the “enemies.” I’m sure that the disappointment of being denied the opportunity to blame the bill’s defeat on John Boehner and the House Republicans was excruciating for him.

Take heart though; O’s humiliation, coming after he pulled out all the stops, including using Sandy Hook parents as props – multiple times, will only serve to motivate him to issue yet another slew of executive orders – and Congress will be circumvented again! So, see? All it not lost in your efforts to control the guns of law-abiding citizens. Besides, this is only one loss in the long march to confiscate guns; have a little patience!

I’m sure it must also be rough for you guys to read about the horrific testimony and see the grisly images coming out of the Philadelphia abortionist’s murder trial. Not very good for the cause, is it? Talk about being caught between a rock and a hard place; your media refuses to cover the story in its effort to protect abortion at all costs – while it continues to draw an ever-increasing amount of criticism for doing so. I mean, it’s getting so bad that even liberal commentators are pointing out the hypocrisy. Too bad Gosnell didn’t kill all those babies with an AR-15, huh? How awesome would that have been?

Anyway, chins up, dudes – it won’t be this bad forever. Besides, if the fertilizer plant explosion in Texas turns out to have been intentionally caused by a white right-winger – better yet, a white right-wing Christian –everything will be good again on Planet Looney Tunes. Keep your fingers and toes crossed.

Have a great weekend,

A Concerned Conservative

P.S. Almost forgot: So sorry that the deluded nut job Elvis impersonator who sent ricin-laced letters to O and several members of Congress turned out to not only be a Democrat – but a Democrat activist, no less. Man, when it rains, it pours, huh?

~Steve~                                H/T My Lovely Bride

 

Watch Instant Vapor Forms in Siberia. Really KULE!!!

Now This is KULE!!!!!!

It’s a popular experiment in very cold places. “Winter fun in Siberia!” Dmitry Klimensky, a Russian in Siberia, declared on Twitter, with a link to a video of him throwing a boiling pot of water into the freezing air.
The video went viral, spreading across the globe.

~Steve~

CSI star Helgenberger wishes death to NRA members

Marg Helgenberger is a 54-year-old much-botoxed and -Restylaned denizen of Hollyweird, best known for her 12 years pretending to be a crime scene forensic investigator on the TV show CSI.

Marg Helgenberger Cosmetic Surgery

Joe Newby writes for Examiner.com, Dec. 19, 2012, that “Since the tragic Connecticut school shootings last Friday, liberals across the country have been busy proving that theirs is an ideology of hate and rage. Instead of blaming the person who pulled the trigger, liberals have blamed the NRA [National Rifle Association], the Second Amendment and gun owners in general. Many, including Helgenberger, have called for the deaths of NRA members in response to the shootings.”

Twitchy reported Tuesday that last Friday, Dec. 14, novelist Joyce Carol Oates tweeted: “If sizable numbers of NRA members become gun-victims themselves, maybe hope for legislation of firearms.”

To which, Helgenberger tweeted in response:

“@JoyceCarolOates One can only hope, but sadly I don’t think anything would change.”

Did you get that?

Helgenberger says “one can only hope” that NRA members — Americans who have committed no crime, but simply want to preserve their Constitutional Second Amendment right to bear arms — get shot or killed.

Another leftist who also expressed a desire to see NRA supporters dead is John Cobarruvias, a member of the Texas Democratic Party Executive Committee. Although he deleted his tweet and offered a weak apology for it, his Facebook page still contains a message saying that NRA members “need to [be] wiped off the face of the earth.”

Yet another murderous leftist is University of Rhode Island assistant professor Erik Loomis, who called for the death of the CEO of NRA, Wayne LaPierre. (Read more about Loomis here.)

Helgenberger has since deleted her offensive tweet, The Wrap reported.

The National Rifle Association was founded in 1871 to promote firearms “training, education and marksmanship.” Since then, the NRA has become the premier firearms education organization in the world and a major political force and foremost defender of Second Amendment rights in America.

The NRA has been silent since the terrible murder, by 20-year-old Adam Lanza, of 20 children and 6 adults last Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. But the NRA has issued this statement:

NRA STATEMENT

12/18/2012

The National Rifle Association of America is made up of four million moms and dads, sons and daughters – and we were shocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders in Newtown.

Out of respect for the families, and as a matter of common decency, we have given time for mourning, prayer and a full investigation of the facts before commenting.

The NRA is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again.

The NRA is planning to hold a major news conference in the Washington, DC area on Friday, December 21.

Details will be released to the media at the appropriate time.

These death threats by the Left are nothing less than TERRORISM, meant to intimidate, harass, and frighten gun owners.

The best way to resist these hateful evil bastards is by becoming a member of the NRA. To join, click here!

H/t Stephen Frank’s California Political News & Views

~Eowyn

The Left threaten to riot and assassinate Romney

Obama lemmings (h/t our beloved moxielouise!)

This is a sure sign that the Left know the tides have turned and their “Hope&Change” charlatan will lose on November 6.

Paul Joseph Watson reports for Infowars, Oct. 17, 2012, that “threats to assassinate Romney exploded on Twitter after Tuesday night’s second presidential debate” over fears that their food stamps will be taken away if when Romney wins the election.

This is in addition to threats made in recent days by Obama supporters to riot if Romney wins.

The primary reason given for Obama supporters wanting to see Romney dead is the fear that he will take away food stamps.

Watson rightly notes that:

“If the tables were turned and conservatives were making death threats against Obama in these numbers, it would be a national news story. Indeed, the mere act of hanging empty chairs from trees as a reference to Clint Eastwood’s RNC speech was hyped by the media as a deadly sign that conservatives were out to lynch black people if Obama won.

However, the major networks have remained completely silent on the disturbing trend of Obama supporters threatening to resort to violence if their candidate fails to secure a second term.”

Here’s a sample of assassination threats compiled by Twitchy, made by Obama supporters made during and after the debate;

These Twitter accounts are genuine, they are not fakes. Many of them have thousands of previous tweets.

Here are some more assassination Tweets during and after the debate:

- “If Romney win this election, he might as well wear a shirt that says “Assassinate Me Bitch”.

- “Yall ready to assasinate romney?”

- “Somebody needs to asassinate This mofo Romney.”

- “Romney make me wanna hop through the tv & just assasinate his ass.”

- “I aint gone lie… Food stamps the shit! I mite assasinate romney my damn self if he get elected!”

- “If romney get elected i hope a nigga assasinate his bitchass.

- “No birth control???? Lol rlly Romney the american population is going to overflow and then we’ll have to resort to murder and you’ll be #1.”

- “At this point in time I am completely prepared to MURDER ROMNEY MYSELF!”

- “If Romney win, IM GOING TO JAIL FOR MURDER cuz imma whack his bitch ass ASAP.”

- “If Mitt Romney wins, which I doubt, someone should assassinate him before he ruins the lives of our generation & our children.”

- “IF ROMNEY GETS ELECTED AND TAKES AWAY MY FOOD STAMPS IMA SEND SOMEONE TO MURDER HIS ASS.”

The above are just a selection of scores and scores of threats to assassinate Romney that have exploded on Twitter over the last 12 hours. These are threats on Twitter alone. Imagine the threats posted to Facebook or any other social networks.

Presidential candidates supposedly have the protection of the U.S. Secret Service. Let’s make sure the Secret Service is looking into these death threats against Mitt Romney. Arrests should be made.

H/t FOTM’s beloved Grouchy Fogie

Please pray for the safety of Mitt Romney!

UPDATE (Oct. 29, 2012):

More than a dozen Twitter accounts that were used as a medium to publicly threaten Gov. Mitt Romney’s life after the second presidential debate remain active, nearly two weeks later. This news comes after the Secret Service told The Weekly Standard that they were “aware” of these threats on Romney’s life.

~Eowyn

Aurora killer James Holmes has a fan club

This is how sick and depraved America has become.

Accused mass murderer James Holmes, who shot 24 people dead in a darkened Century movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, has fans.

UPI.com reports, August 4, 2012:

Fans of the alleged Aurora, Colo., theater gunman James Eagan Holmes have created social media fan pages, posting messages of praise for the shootings.

Dozens of Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr pages have been set up by self-described “Holmies,” featuring jokes about the incident and encouragement for the alleged movie theater shooter charged with killing 12 people and injuring 58, The Denver Post reported Friday.

One Facebook fan page has at least 888 “likes,” and includes pictures of Holmes’ face edited onto avatars. The page also lists the inmate mailing address for Holmes at the Arapahoe County Jail where he is being held without bond, the newspaper reported.

The social media pages supporting Holmes include posts from users asking for the pages to be deleted. “I believe this page should be deleted for the families who are going through this pain,” one user wrote.

Facebook officials said they do not support the Holmes fan pages, but did not say they would delete them. “While these particular pages are distasteful and unpopular, we are heartened that the vast majority of activity on Facebook surrounding this tragedy has been focused on helping the community cope and beginning the healing process in the wake of these events,” a Facebook spokesperson, whose name was not reported, said.

~Eowyn

NBC Gets Writer’s Twitter Account Yanked

It has been over a year since I last logged in to my Twitter account. I had grown tired of (and not a little bored with) the format, as it was nearly impossible to put across a complete sentence, much less a coherent thought, in the tiny space provided.

I had also become concerned about their site security, as well as what I perceived to be an anti-conservative bias on the part of the moderators. As far as I know, nothing I ever posted was ever taken down, but I saw it happen to many others.

I have to admit I have watched very little of NBC’s coverage outside of the opening ceremonies (which appeared to me to be one big commercial for communism), so I cannot speak to its overall quality or lack thereof. Most of the chatter I have seen via the Internet seems to be frustration concerning NBC using tape-delayed broadcasts instead of showing events in real time.

Frankly I do not get what the fuss is about, as to me it makes sense to broadcast the events here in America during prime time. I mean, is that not why it is called prime time?

Now, due to pressure from NBC, an American writer for a British publication has had their Twitter account suspended for posting tweets that were less than flattering concerning NBC’s coverage of the 2012 London Olympics.

I cannot say I begrudge NBC complaining to Twitter, as they have every right to – even if it is little petty.

What does concern me is Twitter’s haste in doing their bidding and pulling down the account:

Via sports.yahoo.com:

Critic of NBC has Twitter account suspended after network complains

Guy Adams works as a writer for The Independent, a national newspaper in Great Britain. He lives in Los Angeles. Throughout the Olympics, he’s taken to Twitter and ripped NBC repeatedly for its coverage of the Games in America.

Namely, he’s criticized the network’s reliance on using tape delays, a frustration shared by millions of viewers.

Only in a marriage of old media and social media, Guy Adams no longer has a Twitter account. It was suspended Tuesday, and both NBC and Twitter ought to be humiliated by their thin-skinned, heavy-handed, and essentially pointless behavior.

Adams was no doubt relentless in his tweets.

“Am I alone in wondering why NBColympics think its [sic] acceptable to pretend this road race is being broadcast live?” he wrote in one.

“Matt Lauer: ‘Madagascar, a location indelibly associated with a couple of recent animated movies,’” he mocked on another.

Adams encouraged Lauer “to shut up” and called out Gary Zenkel, the president of NBC Olympics, as the “moronic exec behind the time delay.” And he said Zenkel should be fired.

That’s essentially how Twitter works, of course. It can be profane, reactionary, and often ridiculous. It breeds all sorts of over-the-top anger, outrageous talk, and off-the-handle opinions.

Adams said in a column for The Independent that Twitter claimed he crossed the line by tweeting out Zenkel’s corporate email address and encouraging his followers to contact the executive directly.

The email address is easily identifiable, common with how thousands of NBC/Univision employees’ email addresses are determined.

Twitter soon suspended Adams’ account, he said. In a story he wrote in The Independent, Adams wrote that after filing an article critical of NBC’s coverage, he checked his Twitter account only to find it had been suspended. When he inquired why, he received the following response: “Your Twitter account has been suspended for posting an individual’s private information such as private email address.”

With that, the account was gone.

And a controversy was born.

You will find the rest of the article at this link.

Of course, I recognize Twitter is a private organization, and they have every right to control the content of their site. As such, because the account was not taken down at the behest of a government entity, it really does not rise to my definition of “censorship.”

What is unsettling is Twitter was so quick to cave in to pressure from a corporate entity, the parent company of which just happens to be a sponsor of the games. I read many other tweets that were critical of NBC’s coverage on Twitter, and those accounts are still intact.

Why was Mr. Adams singled out?

Thin-skinned NBC aside, this is a very visible black eye for Twitter, as the reason they gave for suspending Mr. Adams account was clearly bogus.

It took me all of about thirty seconds to find Gary Zenkel’s “private” email addy.

We seem to be getting to a point where outspoken public criticism of individuals and organizations is becoming less and less tolerated.

You have to wonder how long it will take Obama’s government to catch on and start having not just comments removed that are critical of the Dear Ruler, but entire sites taken down that allow crtiticism of the POtuS.

Oh, wait…

-Dave

 

 

 

ManBearPig Makes Ass of Himself on Twitter

When the Goracle tweeted this, he was asking for trouble!

Al Gore

What kills more Americans than hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes combined? bit.ly/M1yhu8

Go Here for the hilarious responses

LTG

Zimmerman out on bail; greeted by death threats

Late Sunday night, George Zimmerman was released on $150,000 bail in what the Associated Press called a “low-key event.” Zimmerman’s location is being kept secret as he awaits trial for the second-degree murder of Trayvon Martin, whom the President of the United States had called the son he would have had.

Although it is against Twitter Rules to “publish or post direct, specific threats of violence against others,” the Twitter lynch mob let loose with death threats against Zimmerman. Here’s a sample from Twitchy:

Taylor @UBlow_TaNashia: “Ima kill zimmerman myself *loads semi* where he at” (22 Apr 12)

… BLAH ! @_JetsettersUP: “@xSimplyAniya: I think imma personally kill George Zimmerman ..anyone’s welcome to join (:” Leggggoooo !”

@HeLoves_SexcNay: “I WOULD KILL DA SHYT OUTTA DAT ZIMMERMAN DUDE IF I SAW HIS ASSS BOAAAAA—Nay Nay (@HeLoves_SexcNay) April 23, 2012″

Trizzy T. Montana @TrizzyTroof_CA: “I would kill George Zimmerman”

Chatia @Mslips88: “someone pass me a gun, imma go follow zimmerman, shoot and kill him and say

Yes Its ZAIN @YesitsZain: “Lets kill

Louis Davis Jr @HeartBreakJay: “They done let Zimmerman free lets kill that MF”

WillFolarinMawana @RealWillMawana: “George Zimmerman Released From Jail 150,000 Bail! WTF! Nigga You Are About To Die, Start Writing Your Will! Justices Has Not Been Served”

جيرمين سميث @GuccJermaine: “Kill that mexican muther fucker george zimmerman

ian moses @DaItalianBeast: “@AP Kill george zimmerman”

Ralph Cola @RalphMDCXLV: “TF!!! Zimmerman was freed on bail? Kill that man”

Jordan Irving @jordyfxs: “They let this nigga Zimmerman out of jail?! Somebody kill this dude already!”

@DiaryOf_A_Doll: “So I just found out that they released zimmerman dumb ass out of fuckin jail I hope somebody get that nigga! That bitch deserve to die smfh!— Jai Marie (@DiaryOf_A_Doll) April 23, 2012

Ms.Lovely @Stallionnett101: “Once u been convicted of a crime & let out on bail u can’t be charged 2x for the same thing so that means sum1 gonna have to kill Zimmerman”

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Liberals are such tolerant, peace-loving, open-minded bleeding hearts! [snark]

~Eowyn