Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Student suspect dead, girl critical, boy stable after shooting at Great Mills HS in Md.

et in on the shooter quickly. As for the students, while there's still a lot of information we don't know, your best chance at survival is to move out of the area as quickly as possible. Hiding under desks or in corners provides very little safety, moving is always your best chance of survival. We call it in bodyguard language getting off the X. A moving target is much harder to hit, and every foot you get away from the shooter, the greater your chance of surviving the attack. Even running past the shooter as fast as possible is better than standing still. It sounds counter intuitive, but the shooter is much more in control shooting at stationary targets. Do not be in the X. Move.
GREAT MILLS, Md. (WJLA) - The suspect, a student, is dead after a shooting Tuesday morning at a high school in St. Mary's County, Maryland, that has left a…

To Catch A Bomb-Maker

Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan have been dealing with IEDs and roadside bombs for over 15 years. As the insurgents got better at disguising bombs, we had to get better at recognizing them. And the FBI got better at tracking them down.
The insurgent began with a cordless phone—one of the knockoffs of a Chinese-built Senao so popular in northern Iraq.

Fifth package bomb strikes Texas, at FedEx facility near San Antonio

 Whether this is the work of one bomber or copycats, the end result is the same: fear and uncertainty. If you weren’t expecting a delivery, or see unattended packages or backpacks in public places, don’t even go near it. Call 911
A homemade bomb blew up at a FedEx Corp distribution center near San Antonio early on Tuesday, officials said, and the FBI was investigating…

Please Forget to Change Your Password Every 90 Days

There's a sweet spot between long, complex passwords and the simple easy-to-guess ones. But not everyone can hit it, and trying to remember 50 passwords for all your accounts is difficult. Password managers help, but biometric identifiers are the future.
Some of the most basic tenets of password account management have failed, leaving us with a dreadful combination of poor user experience and inadequate security.

TSA drops onerous GA security proposal

This is not a big surprise. The general aviation community take pride in policing themselves, and would rather not have to deal with the TSA like the large airport operators. 
The Transportation Security Administration has scrapped a decade-old proposal to impose commercial air-carrier security measures on larger general aviation aircraft, acknowledging vigorous objections to the plan from the “overwhelming majority” of…

Monday, March 19, 2018

A Cyberattack in Saudi Arabia Had a Deadly Goal. Experts Fear Another Try.

These cyberattacks have a purpose, and it not to sit quietly on the network forever. At some point they (or the people that hire them) will seek to disable the system or destroy it. https://t.co/aQktia87DG
Petrochemical companies were hit by a series of cyberassaults last year. The worst of them, against a widely used safety system, could have set off an explosion.

Colombia charges Cuban in jihadist plot to kill US diplomats

This is a man who really can not decide why he is going to act out, but is determined to anyway.
Police hauled a handcuffed Cuban man into court in Colombia’s capital Thursday for allegedly plotting to kill U.S. diplomats in the name of the Islamic State extremist…