Monday, October 29, 2012


In my current occupation, it would appear home invasions are "all the rage" among criminals. One of the means in which these crimes are being committed is by kicking in the victim's door. A great step to prevention or providing homeowners with significant response times is reinforcing the doors in which criminals often use.

I highly recommend doing the steps outlined for a few reasons.

  1. Standard home doors and their locks come equipped with 1" screws which provide little resistance against brute force entry.
  2. You can buy the most sophisticated door with the most expensive lock but it's worth nothing if it gets kicked in by a crazy method addict who wants your television or worse to get their "fix".
One of the sites I go to for various disaster preparedness ideas, The Homestead Survival, featured two videos on how to reinforce your doors. Their link and the videos are below:

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Hack a Diebold voting machine near you by neochosen

Princeton researchers demonstrate exactly how to undetectably hack a Diebold AccuVote TS voting machine in a matter of minutes. (Virus not included) Happy voting

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The #1 Reason You Should Never Have Your Operational Security Violations Occur on C-SPAN

So....  I'm pretty angry. Except, I'm not angry for the reason you think I am about Benghazi.  I'm mad because of a little gem I found courtesy of  If you don't visit there from time to time, I suggest you do.  I've been a loyal reader for many years and for good reason - they publish a lot of objective reports from the government and the media about national security related issues.  Yesterday, they uncovered a wonderful piece of operational security (OPSEC) violation history.  It is probably one of the most astonishing violations I've run across.  I haven't decided what was worse - the violation or the actions once the violation occurred.

Here's the blow by blow according to cryptome:
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) was the first to unmask the spooks. “Point of order! Point of order!” he called out as a State Department security official, seated in front of an aerial photo of the U.S. facilities in Benghazi, described the chaotic night of the attack. “We’re getting into classified issues that deal with sources and methods that would be totally inappropriate in an open forum such as this.”
A State Department official assured him that the material was “entirely unclassified” and that the photo was from a commercial satellite. “I totally object to the use of that photo,” Chaffetz continued. He went on to say that “I was told specifically while I was in Libya I could not and should not ever talk about what you’re showing here today.”
Now that Chaffetz had alerted potential bad guys that something valuable was in the photo, the chairman, Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), attempted to lock the barn door through which the horse had just bolted. “I would direct that that chart be taken down,” he said, although it already had been on C-SPAN. “In this hearing room, we’re not going to point out details of what may still in fact be a facility of the United States government or more facilities.”
In case you missed it, State Department officials just revealed a SECRET intelligence facility in a not-so-great neighborhood.  Seriously, folks.  It almost doesn't get any better than that. Except....Rep. Chaffetz almost defecates on himself when he realizes the charts may have just jeopardized the lives of still VERY operational assets (spies) who now have a very minute window (they have .05 seconds to get out of town and destroy any classified material) to relocate.  My suggestion to the committee: CLEAR ANY AND ALL CHARTS, MAPS, OVERHEADS, PHOTOS, AND ANY OTHER MEDIA VIA THE DIRECTORATE OF INTELLIGENCE BEFORE C-SPAN AIRS IT ACROSS ITS VAST SATELLITE NETWORK!!!

Please note the not-so-bright look on Ambassador Kennedy's face.
Note the "pucker" face from Regional Security Officer Nordstrom.  He's been doing a LOAD of cover-your-ass acrobatics as of late.
Yup, it was that bad folks.


The New York Times also did a piece on this story as well.  See the link below for their take.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

UPDATE: The Wiki Weapon by DXLiberty

UPDATE : Looks like the folks at Wired found out there have been some challenges to Defense Distributed's efforts.

This is a very interesting concept. I'm certain the detractors will be numerous. The people who love the "reliability" of iron guns versus polymers would certainly be up I will arms. I'm not sure what quality control would be like. More over I'm somewhat concerned with the possibility of saboteurs changing designs which could jeopardize reliability. I will admit I am fascinated by the project. I'll be attempting to make contact with the folks at Defense Distributed to learn more. In the meantime, check out the video and link below.

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