NCS 11/11/11 – Nov 11,2011

File sharing is going to be a bit harder. The Italian police division which handles cybercrime cases announced it shutdown several file-sharing websites. NATO is working to get all its agencies and commands under a single cyber roof by the end of 2012, but lacks a strategy to respond to an all-out assault on civilian critical infrastructure throughout the European Union according to reports. Is letting people cast votes from their home computers is a recipe for chaos? Some cyber experts say yes. Also check out the job of the day!

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The 2.2 million dollar firestorm: Atlanta Catholic church

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Photo: Catholic News Agency

How dare the leader of the Atlanta Catholic church purchase a residence costing $2.2 Million dollars in the posh enclave of Buckhead. Is Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory not aware of the world we live in today consisting of poverty, high unemployment and homelessness? I thought those within the church took a vow of poverty; so, why would he need a 6,000 square foot residence? These are just a few of the questions being printed and circulated in relation to the purchase of this “infamous” residence located on Habersham Road. Because of this outrageous act, we need to look deeper into the Catholic religion and more importantly, their financial acquisition of property for their clergy. Archbishop Gregory purchased this home in spite of Pope Francis’ promotion of a lifestyle that is simple. Unfortunately, many citizens do not want to look at the business aspect of this highly “powerful” religion.

There is an order within the Catholic Church that will not be disregarded nor trampled upon. Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory’s purchase of this home is not his first questionable act. In January, he moved into a newly built home and published a column on January 9th discussing the move. There was an unfavorable sentiment from a very small number of Atlanta parishes, but nothing major developed. The relocation to Habersham Road was not initiated by the Archbishop from his previous residence on West Wesley Road near the Cathedral of Christ the King. The home, built around 1920 and purchased by the archdiocese in 1966, was the residence of the archbishops of Atlanta since the tenure of Archbishop Hallinan. He agreed to allow the Cathedral parish to purchase the home so it could be used as a rectory for the priests of the Cathedral. According to the Georgia Bulletin April, 3 2014 edition, Archbishop Gregory stated that “It made more sense for them to be in walking distance to the Cathedral than I, so I said yes, knowing full well that literally left the Archbishop without a place to live.”

After this agreement to move, there was an unexpected bequest from the Joseph Mitchell estate in the amount of $15 million in liquid assets who is nephew of Gone with the Wind author, Margaret Mitchell. This gift allowed the Cathedral to purchase the West Wesley house and make room for plans for a replacement residence. Part of the bequest was Joseph Mitchell’s home on Habersham Road, which is a mile away from the existing residence. Archbishop Gregory stated that through the extraordinary kindness of the Mitchell estate, that this was a great piece of property on which to relocate his residence. He felt he took his eye off the ball, but the plan appeared very simple. The project was followed carefully by an oversight committee that included members from several parishes. The 6,000 square feet costs $2.2 million; $1.9 million comes from the purchase of the previous residence by the Cathedral. Also, an additional $300,000 is attributable to making the residence fully handicap accessible, which is a vital commitment of the committee overseeing the project.

Kieran Quinn, chairman of the Finance Council for the Archdiocese of Atlanta, stated that the new residence is “the home we provide for the archbishop of Atlanta and his successors.” He noted that the residence is an asset of the archdiocese. The Finance Council, a consultative body, reviewed the budget to ensure the project was within capital reserves of the archdiocese. Archbishop Gregory also advised the Council of Priests,’ which consist of over 30 priest that were invited to raise questions and to comment. There was not a great deal of discussion of the matter and all decided to move forward as planned. The appropriate consultative groups were advised and approved the financial purchase. This same house would also be used for a wide range of gatherings, such as hosting seminarians and their families, permanent deacons and their wives, Atlanta Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women and a host of other groups. Ultimately, this was an investment made by the Archdiocese that will result in a great return of investment; thus making it strictly a business decision.

Does race have anything at all to do with the initial uproar and national media attention this story has received? Or, maybe the bigger question is that when is race not a factor in national headline making stories? There are Archbishops nationwide, within the church, who live in residences that are posh and extravagant. However, this fact does not make Gregory’s decision right. However, this lifestyle, for some, is both a reality and a want. Pope Francis has turned not only the Catholic Church upside down, but the world with his vision and practice of simplicity because many do not understand that lavish things are not “needed” in life. Archbishop Gregory has apologized profusely and decided to sale the $2.2 million dollar home and invest the proceeds to the needs of the Catholic community. We can all learn a lesson from this experience and understand the perception opulence.

Source:Georgia Bulletin

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New Android_s Feature will regularly scan your Android apps

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The apps would be scanned at regularly basis to protect android users: Recently Google has officially announced to increase the security of Android users by adding a new feature to android which will regularly scan all the apps installed on the device to protect you from harmful malwares and viruses as said in an official blog by Rich Cannings. The new feature by Google would be a part of Verify Apps feature which is already protecting android users from harmful apps installed by third party store. Verify Apps feature was used 4 billion times last year and had protected almost …continue reading

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After 11days of Heartbleed pain in market, VPN is Still Vulnerable

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The attackers exploited the security vulnerability in OpenSSL running in the client’s SSL VPN concentrator to remotely access active sessions. Researchers guessed heartbleed had infected two-thirds of all Web servers, and researchers at Sucuri reported Friday that just 2 percent of the top 1 million websites on the Internet remain infected and all of the top 1,000 sites have been patched against the OpenSSL vulnerability but Mandiant tracks a scary new attack vector–VPN user sessions. But also on Friday, Mandiant researchers reported an attack they tracked beginning on April 8 in which an attacker “leveraged the Heartbleed vulnerability in a …continue reading

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Self-Described as ‘Anonymous’, arrested in South Korea

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Three have been charged with threatening to launch cyber attacks against the Korean government. The Chosun Ilbo reports that two teenagers and a university student were recently arrested for threatening to launch cyber attacks on the South Korean government on April 14, 2014. The three, surnamed Kang, 17, Bae, 14, and Woo, 23, posted a YouTube video on March 21, 2014, stating, “To the Government of South Korea. We are watching you, and We Expect for the changes of the Korean Government. … This is the LAST WARNING MESSAGE for Korean Government. In April 14th 2014, Expect Our Revolution and …continue reading

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Cyber Attacks – New Face of Terrorism

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The keyboard can create more disastrous results than a bomb or natural disaster. Cyber attacks what many fear are the new face of terrorism. In April 2011, tornadoes hit Alabama hard, wiping the power supply to millions of homes for days. Could the results of that natural disaster be recreated by man in the form of a cyber attack? For those in the industry of preventing cyber attacks, it’s a continuing game of cat and a click of a mouse. For the Tennessee Valley, the heart of power generation lies with TVA and nuclear power from Browns Ferry. Rob Arnold …continue reading

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NR3C in Action , illegal Voip Exchange Seized in Faisalabad, Pakistan

 

 
  Two Techies have been arrested by NR3C Cyber Crim wing of FIA for Hosting an Illegal Voip Exchange in Cantt.
Additional Director FIA Cyber Crime Circle Shahid Hussain said ” 12 illegal international gateway exchanges were operated from the same place , 2 suspect have been arrested during the raid. he Cyber Crime Circle Police Station had registered an FIR against the men under Sections 36 (violation of privacy of information), 37 (damage to information system) of the Electronic Transaction Ordinance 2002,Section 31(1) of the Pakistan Telecommunication (Reorganisation) Act 1996 – which defines what constitutes an offence under the act – and Sections 109 (punishment of abetment) and 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) of the Pakistan Penal Code has been registered.

According to the FIR, NR3C raided the office of Western Exports Pvt Ltd (Suite 9, second floor, Defence Commercial Plaza, Y-Block, DHA) after receiving a Complain that an illegal Voip gateway was being operated at the premises by “illegally terminating International Voice Traffic through this Illegal Gateway Exchange”.
FIA Seized 3 laptops , 3 internet devices along with VOIP setup , Suspects also unleashed other illegal VOIP gateway at houses in Phase-4, DHA, Mohalla Usmania Masjid Peer Colony,  Lahore Cantt and in Sector HH,
 FIA have raided on these houses too and seized the VOIP exchanges.

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NCS 11/14/11 – Nov 14,2011

It appears that hackers have gone from targeting others to becoming targets themselves. The major drug cartel Los Zetas is reportedly sending strong messages to both bloggers and hackers. Last week the group took responsibility for gruesomely decapitating a Mexican blogger and dumping his body in public. Recent reports of the computers used to pilot General Atomics Aeronautical Systems’ Predator drones being infected with a computer virus — one that so far has proven impossible to remove — are a perfect example of why cyber security is becoming an increasingly hot topic in defense. If you do the crime, you should do the time according to the top cop in England. The head of the Scotland Yard’s e-crime unit believes cybercrimes should get tough sentences. Det. Supt Charlie McMurdie criticized judges for going too easy on e-banking fraudsters while throwing the book at the old-school cohorts in crime. Also, listen to hear the job of the day!

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Breach Point-Of-Sale risks millions of payment cards – Michaels, Aaron Brothers

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The Michaels breach involved malware on point-of-sale systems that neither security firm had encountered before, Michaels CEO Chuck Rubin wrote in a Thursday statement, explaining the malware has been removed and the incident has been fully contained. About 2.6 million payment cards may have been compromised from Michaels outlets between May 8, 2013 and Jan. 27, Rubin said, adding that about 400,000 payment cards could have been compromised from Aarons Brothers stores, a Michaels subsidiary, between June 26, 2013 and Feb. 27. Rubin explained that the breach impacted a “varying number” of Michaels stores, as well as 54 Aaron Brothers …continue reading

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Heart-Bleed , a over-rated vulnerability and the most famous vulnerability discovered till now

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Big companies like Microsoft , Apple and other were vulnerable to it but they’ve patched it as its a serious kind of vulnerability which admin will never want to be exploited. The companies which were affected by this vulnerability notified their customers about it before the site was exploited. According to the report published by Sydney Morning Herald, NSA is blamed to be familiar with the bug before it was leaked. According to the report NSA knew about it but didn’t leaked it. After Bloomberg article was published last week, the agency spokesman Vanee told the Time Magzine that,  “NSA …continue reading

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