Monthly Archives: April 2016

Disconnect Link Requested



I wanted to post the link to the site where you can view and download Disconnect search engine and browser.  With Disconnect, the service promises to mask your location to access content as though you’re in a different country, their VPN servers keep you private and allow you to use blocked services, websites and applications, etc…


Please see link below and let me know if you have any questions.




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Week 13 – In the News

Finally, FBI was able to UNLOCK the iPhone without help of Apple.

FBI has been so eager to unlock the iPhone by all means, and luckily they found a third-party company in Israel who was able to assist in decrypting iPhone. This means that now only FBI and Israeli company know about critical vulnerability that will not be shared with Apple. Moreover, FBI has no legal obligation to reveal such a secret.

Therefore, this puts Apple into a very bad situation since FBI has been begging Apple to help unlock the iPhones. Now, Apple has to figure out a critical vulnerability on their own without help of FBI.

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Week 13: InTheNews

DoD is about to be under siege from hackers – and it plans to pay – New Department of Defense Bug Bounty kicks off April 18, by Michael Morisy, WindowsIT Pro, March 31, 2016

The military is seeking the help from hackers between April 18 and May 12, and will offer bounties from a $150k budget to those who find vulnerabilities in specifically identified DoD websites. Other “Critical, mission-facing computer systems will not be involved in the program.”  The program is being run by a startup which provides a “vulnerability coordination & bug bounty platform” and claims to support 132 public programs, with ‘$6.81M bounties paid’ and ‘20,411 bugs fixed’, and ‘2,554 hackers thanked’.


Week 13: In the news

“Ransomware, hospital hacking present growing cybersecurity threats”

Hackers crippled computer systems at a major hospital chain, MedStar Health Inc., one of the the largest health care providers in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area, on Monday April 1, 2016. Employees were prompted with a note when they tried to open files on their computers requesting payment in bitcoins to unlock the data while forcing records system offline for thousands of patients and doctors. A similar ransomware attack on Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles last month led to the hospital paying about $17,000 in bitcoins to regain access to its computer systems. But most importantly, the true risk exists when the hackers can sell the medical record data, alter patient data, access billing information, or manipulate vulnerable devices.

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