Three UCLA basketball players detained for shoplifting at three high-end stores in China publicly apologized Wednesday before coach Steve Alford announced they were being suspended indefinitely.
A new phishing scam which is affecting Apple devices has been discovered this week.
This latest scam attempts to prey on unsuspecting vulnerable users by displaying information contained in an official-looking system level alert from Apple. This latest attempt at deceiving iPhone, iPad and Mac owners has so far reared its ugly head on devices located in both the United Kingdom and the United States.
The scam prompts users to call a toll free number in order to troubleshoot and fix the fabricated device issue. This is just the latest attempt at extorting money from users, but interestingly enough it’s not one of the most sophisticated ones that have been seen over the years. But sadly since it does look very genuine it has been enough to make many less savvy users react and give out their information.
There are some online rumors that say clearing your history could rid your phone from this malicious pop-up. But sadly this would only work if the dangerous app that prompted these pop-ups has already been uninstalled on your device. The best advice here is to just ask Apple directly if you have any doubts whatsoever about anything popping up on your iOS or Mac device.
The History Of Hacking
Nowadays, different people have different views on the hacking scene. Often times people of similar skill level have similar opinions. There is no official definition of a hacker, rather a vague idea amongst the masses. In addition, the media loves to add false information to draw audiences’ attention across the nation, for the pure sake of money.
It all began in the 1960s at MIT, origin of the term “hacker”, where extremely skilled individuals practiced hardcore programming in FORTRAN and other older languages. Some may ignorantly dub them “nerds” or “geeks” but these individuals were, by far, the most intelligent, individual, and intellectually advanced people who happen to be the pioneers and forefathers of the talented individuals that are today the true hackers. The true hackers amongst our societies have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. Boredom is never an object of challenge for hackers. They have an almost anomalous ability to absorb, retain, and exert vast amounts of knowledge with regard to intricate details. In 1969, Bell Labs employee Ken Thompson invented UNIX and permanently changed the future of the computer industry. Then in the very early 1970s, Dennis Ritchie invented the computer programming language “C” which was specifically invented to be used with UNIX. Programmers ceased to use assembler, while developing an appreciation for the portability of “C.”
Hackers used to be viewed as people who sat locked in a room all day programming nonstop, hours on end. No one seemed to mind hackers back in the 1960s when this was the most widely excepted reputation. In fact, most people had no idea what hacking was. The term hacker was accepted as a positive label slapped onto computer gurus who could push computer systems beyond the defined limits. Hackers emerged out of the artificial intelligence labs at MIT in the 1960s. A network known as ARPANET was founded by the Department of Defense as a means to link government offices. In time, ARPANET evolved into what is today known as the Internet.
In the 1970s, “Captain Crunch” devised a way to make free long distance calls and groups of phone hackers, later dubbed “phreakers” emerged. Throughout the 1970s and halfway into the 1980s, XEROX’s Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) spit out fresh new innovations such as the laser printer and LANs.
During the early 1980s, the term “cyberspace” is coined from a novel called “Neuromancer.” A group called the “414s” is one of the earliest hacker groups to ever get raided by the FBI and they get charged with 60 computer intrusions. Usenets began to pop up around the nation at this time and hackers exchanged thoughts using their UNIX based machines. While all of this was going on, the Secret Service was granted jurisdiction over credit card and computer fraud. During the 1980s, hacking was not known amongst the masses as it is presently. To be a hacker was to be a part of a very exclusive and secluded group. The infamous hacker groups the “Legion of Doom,” based in the USA and the “Chaos Computer Club,” based in Germany, were founded and are still two of the most widely recognized and respected hacker groups ever founded. Another significant foundation is that of “2600: The Hacker Quarterly,” an old school hacker magazine or “zine.” 2600 Magazine still continues to play a role in today’s hacker community. As the end of the decade approached, Kevin Mitnick was arrested and sentenced to a year in prison on convictions of stealing software and damaging computers. In addition, federal officials raided Atlanta, where some members of the Legion of Doom were residing, at the time. The LOD, CCC, and 2600 Magazine have become known as old school hackers and are still widely respected and recognized.
During the 1990s, Kevin Mitnick is arrested after being tracked down by Tsutomu Shimomura. The trials of Kevin Mitnick were of the most publicized hacker trials in hacker history.
As hackers and time progressed, hackers found ways to exploit holes in operating systems of local and remote machines.
Hackers have developed methods to exploit security holes in various computer systems. As protocols become updated, hackers probe them on a neverending mission to make computing more secure. In fact, due to the tendency hackers have of exploiting society, there have been spinoff categories such as “cracking” which deals with cracking software, “phreaking” which deals with exploiting phone systems, and “social engineering” which is the practice of exploiting human resources. When hacking first originated, the urge to hack into computer systems was based purely on curiosity. Curiosity of what the system did, how the system could be used, HOW the system did what did, and WHY it did what it did.
Some modern day hackers archive exploit upon exploit on their machines, but archiving and using exploits is definitely not what modern hackers do. All too often, media figures and the general public mistake those who deface webpages, steal credit card numbers and/or money, and otherwise constantly wreak havoc upon the masses as hackers. You must be thinking, “Well, isn’t that what hackers DO? They gain unauthorized access to computers,” and technically you would be correct.
HOWEVER, that’s not all they do. Hackers find and release the vulnerabilities in computer systems which, if not found, could remain secret and one day lead to the downfall of our increasingly computer dependant civilization. In a way, hackers are the regulators of electronic communication. Hackers come up with useful new computer systems and solutions to make life easier for all of humanity. Whether you know it or not, I know from personal experience that ANYBODY you know could very well lead an unexposed life as a hacker. Hackers live amongst us all. They work in all of our major corporations, as well as in many small companies. Some choose to use their skills and help our government, others choose to use their skills in a more malicious and negative way. If you look around you, ANY INDIVIDUAL you see is a potential hacker. Often, it’s the people who you would suspect the least that are the hackers in our society.
People in our modern day society tend to stereotype hackers as well. All hackers aren’t 31337lbs, 5’5, wearing glasses and suspenders, scrawny, pale skinned, with a comical Steve Urkel resemblance and no social life. If you think this, you are WRONG. Hackers are black, white, asian, european, tall, short, socially active (and not), cool, nerdy, and a bunch of other miscellaneous categories. Just like you can’t make an assumption that if someone is from “Clique X” than they must be really [whatever], you can’t apply a stereotype to genres of hackers. Although there are people running around saying, “Look, I defaced a website, I did it, and therefore I’m a hacker,” doesn’t mean that they’re a hacker. Nevertheless, nor does it mean that ALL people claiming to be hackers are fakes and wannabes. It’s the same in the digital underground as it is with any other realm of society.
Currently, we see the commercialization of hacking. If you were to take a trip to a respectable bookstore with a good selection of books, you would find books with flat out hacking techniques. Whether these techniques can truly be classified as hacking by the classic definition of hacking is debatable. They claim to teach you hacking methods, how to become a hacker, and supposedly reveal hacker tricks to the common man.
Another common misconception is that people who distribute and deal with illegal software, which is commonly known as “warez” are hackers. “Warez kings,” as they are commonly known, are not necessarily hackers, however that doesn’t mean that they are NOT hackers. You cannot determine the intellectual content of people by what they say or have. Moreover, hackers are not people who go around using programs in Windows such as “WinNuke” and various ICMP bombers and other miscellaneous Denial of Service programs designed to crash remote party’s machines. Hackers don’t distribute remote administration tools and use them as trojan horse viruses to wreak havoc on the general public and make other people’s lives miserable. Real hackers want to know as much as they can and are more helpful than wreckless. While it is true that there ARE hackers that DO commit malicious acts against users, they are not to be used as a model of the norm of hackers.
Hacking of internet devices has been a “thing” since the moment the internet was invented. It’s nothing new and it won’t be going away anytime soon. It affects all devices linked to the internet and it just seems more widespread now because more people are connected to the internet 24/7. Once this security issue is fixed hackers will go on to the next one, and then the next one. It’s a constant cat and mouse game. The only way consumers can fight it is by being vigilant and educating themselves as to what is an official alert and what is a fake one made to get your information by frivolous means.
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Trump Is On FIRE! Delivers The Devastating KNOCKOUT Blow Against LaVar Ball!
Right in the FACE! BOOM!
No matter what he does and how much he wins, President Trump just can’t seem to make the left happy. Even when he gets three spoiled, entitled ball players out of ten years of hard labor in a Chinese prison.
As most everyone has heard by now, President Trump was able to get the Chinese government to release 3 UCLA basketball players. LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley, and Jalen Hill, who have now been suspended indefinitely by the Bruins basketball team. All three players apologized at a news conference Wednesday morning about the incident in China that had them stay behind on a team trip after they were accused of shoplifting at 3 different local area stores.
But of course, since their Messiah, Former President Barack Hussein Obama, had no hand in freeing these 3 characters, the American left and even one of the player’s fathers just can’t seem to give Trump the credit he so rightly deserves. In fact, LaVar Ball, LiAngelo’s father is not giving President Trump any of the credit. When asked about his son’s return and the whole ordeal he actually had the gall to say “Who?” when asked about Trump’s involvement in the matter. “What was he over there for? Don’t tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out.”
But today President Trump replied in an epic way:
This is everything that’s wrong with our great nation and the media. People like this ball tosser’s father are given a platform to spew their biased hate to the public. Instead of this so-called father asking himself what he did wrong that his son would go off and shoplift at 3 different stores, he attacks President Trump for stating the obvious and getting his son out of 10 years of hell.
3 UCLA Basketball Players Suspended After Theft in China
Three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting at three high-end stores in China publicly apologized before coach Steve Alford announced they were being suspended indefinitely.
Freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley won’t be allowed to suit up, practice or travel with the team while the university continues to sort out the circumstances of last week’s incident in Hangzhou, China, Alford said during a news conference at Pauley Pavilion.
“These are good young men who have exercised an inexcusable lapse of judgment and now they have to live with that,” Alford said. “They let a lot people down in the process.”
“I’m confident that they have already begun to use this experience as a life lesson,” he added.
The No. 23 Bruins edged Central Arkansas 106-101 in overtime in their home opener on Wednesday night.
Ball, Hill and Riley took turns confessing to the theft and apologizing while also thanking President Donald Trump for intervening on their behalf with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. The players had returned to Los Angeles on Tuesday after Chinese authorities withdrew the charges against them.
“I’m sorry for stealing from the stores in China,” said Ball, the younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball, who played last season at UCLA.
“I’ve learned my lesson from this big mistake and I’m a hundred percent sure I’ll never make a mistake like this again. It’s going to make me a better person from here on out.”
Lonzo Ball said, “That’s up to UCLA to decide what they’re going to do with the situation. I’m just happy he’s home.”
When it was his turn, Hill said, “I’m sorry for shoplifting. What I did was stupid. I don’t want to be known for this dumb mistake.”
Riley was the first to speak and he thanked the Pac-12 Conference, several UCLA administrators and his teammates.
“You guys mean so much to me,” Riley said of his teammates. “I’m sorry for letting you down.”
Athletic director Dan Guerrero also spoke at the news conference, but no one took questions from a large group of media.
Alford didn’t specify what the indefinite suspensions mean, saying only that the three players would have to earn their way back onto the team. He said that once the office that reviews student conduct has completed its work, the athletic department would “make the best judgment we can about the length of that suspension.”
Alford said at some point, the trio may be permitted to join team workouts, meetings and practices, but that timeline has yet to be decided.
“We will come to a resolution in short order,” Guerrero said.
Earlier Wednesday, Trump tweeted: “Do you think the three UCLA Basketball Players will say thank you President Trump? They were headed for 10 years in jail!”
All three players did.
“I’d like to thank President Trump and the United States government for the help that they provided us as well,” Ball said.
The players were detained in Hangzhou for questioning following allegations of shoplifting last week before the Bruins beat Georgia Tech in their season-opening game in Shanghai. The rest of the UCLA team returned home Saturday.
Guerrero said the incident occurred when the team was given 90 minutes of free time on Nov. 6 in Hangzhou.
“Those three visited several stores, took items from three stores and returned to the hotel,” he said, without revealing the items taken or their value.
No one from Georgia Tech was implicated.
Guerrero said the UCLA trio was taken to a police station for questioning, and Alford arrived later, along with basketball administrator Chris Carlson. Guerrero found out while flying to Shanghai.
After being arrested, the players remained in custody for questioning and were released on $2,220 bail on Nov. 8. Guerrero said they had to give up their passports and agree to travel restrictions.
Upon their release, they remained in a hotel at UCLA’s insistence, not the local police’s, with Carlson and another administrator supervising them, Guerrero said.
He said the bail money was refunded by police. Once the charges were withdrawn, the trio acknowledged breaking the law, he said.
Guerrero said UCLA provided the resources to help the players and the university is working to see who is responsible for costs and any NCAA implications.
Police told the players they could leave the country on Tuesday and they boarded a plane later that day.
Guerrero said Alford reminded his team of the expectations for good behavior before they left on the trip and while they were in China.
UCLA traveled to China as part of the Pac-12’s global initiative that seeks to popularize the league’s athletic programs and universities overseas. The China Game is in its third year, and while the scandal was developing the league announced that California and Yale will play in next year’s edition.
Someone who speaks like this Levar Ball shouldn’t even be asked questions by the media. Who cares what this failed father has to say. We as a nation better start to wise up and put these people in their places. What exactly entitles this man to give his opinion on this international incident considering he wasn’t even able to raise his son to know the difference between right and wrong?
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ALERT! If You Spot a Rubber Band on Your Front Door Handle, DON’T TOUCH IT, Here’s The SICK Thing It Means
ALERT! This could happen to your family!
A Texas woman is sharing the disturbing incident that recently happened to her several days ago in the hopes that her warning will help others to avoid being victimized by a crime. It’s currently happening to neighborhoods across the country, after criminals have established a sinister new trend as a way to mark their next victims.
In a now viral Facebook post, Kim Cernigliaro wrote about her harrowing experience after an unknown person came to her front door and began violently pounding on it.
“Two weeks ago during the day, a hard knock was at my front door, not a regular knock but almost pounding … and I DO NOT answer the door when I am here by myself,” she wrote.
She followed her intuition at the time, which was to not open the door, choosing instead to peek out the side window.
“I glanced around and could see it was a man through the stained glass of my door,” she wrote.
Kim said she waited for about 30 minutes until she was sure the man had left, and expected to see a brochure from a salesman, but instead found that a rubber band had been fastened around her door handle. Completely perplexed, Kim decided to call the police to see if they had any insight, and that’s when her jaw hit the floor:
“The sheriff came by yesterday and said this is happening all of a sudden, as soon as you unlatch the door, they do not wait for you to turn the knob, they can bust in on you.”
She was told that if anyone sees a rubber band, they should immediately contact police. Basically, the rubber band is used to prop the latch open, so as soon as you turn the lock, criminals can push the door open, gaining instant access into your home without waiting for you to peek to see who the person is.
Kim hopes that sharing her story can warn others and help prevent others from being victimized. If you hear someone banging at your door and you’re not expecting company, always be sure to have your firearm handy and accessible so if things do go south, you’ll be able to adequately defend yourself and your home.
This rubber band trick is no doubt putting countless lives in danger across the nation. Be sure to pass the story on to your friends and family. It is possible that this warning could save someone’s life.
H/T [Little Things]
Trump Just Exposed Obama’s SICKENING Connection To Border Agents Gruesome Murder
Trump is pissed!
Federal officials said on Monday the Border Patrol agent killed Sunday in west Texas was ambushed by Illegal Aliens who beat him in the head with large rocks.
Officials have yet to provide official details about this gruesome incident, but the union representing Border Patrol agents described the attack on the 36-year-old Agent Rogelio Martinez and his partner, as they responded to reports of suspicious activity in the Big Bend area of El Paso Texas. Martinez later died at a local area hospital and his partner, whose name was not yet been released, was in serious condition but expected to live.
“What we know is that Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez appears to have been ambushed by a group of illegal aliens whom he was tracking. Our agents’ reports from the ground say that he was struck in the head multiple times with a rock or rocks,” said Brandon Judd, a Border Patrol agent and president of the San Diego-based National Border Patrol Council union that represents 16,000 agents.
“The other agent arrived on scene a short time later and was also ambushed and struck in the head with what is believed to have been a rock or rocks,” Judd said. “These disgusting acts and complete disregard for human life need to stop immediately. Family members of slain Agent Martinez will never get to see him come home again all because we have failed to secure our borders from such criminals.”
Couple all this with the fact that almost one-third of the 214 U.S. based MS-13 gang members who were arrested in an international sweep last week were invited into the United States under former President Barack Hussein Obama’s “Unaccompanied Alien Children” policy and we have quite the mess on our hands.
One-Third of 214 Arrested MS-13 Gangsters Were ‘Unaccompanied Alien Children’
Almost one-third of 214 U.S.-based MS-13 gang members arrested in an international sweep were invited into the United States by President Barack Obama’s “Unaccompanied Alien Children” policy.
The successful “Raging Bull’ sweep was announced by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Deputy Director Tom Homan in a joint press conference at ICE headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.
The operation is a “significant step towards dismantling and eradicating MS-13 in the United States and in El Salvador,” said Deputy Assistant Attorney General David Rybicki, the second-ranking official at DOJ’s Criminal Division. El Salvador police also arrested 53 gang members in El Salvador.
Sixteen of the 214 arrestees in the United States are U.S. citizens. Five were legal immigrants.
Ninety-three of 214 arrestees are charged with federal or state criminal offenses and will face prison time in the United States, said Derek Benner, the deputy executive associate director of the Homeland Security Investigations division.
The group of 214 include 193 illegal aliens, including 121 arrestees who will be deported but will not face criminal charges.
Sixty-four of the 193 illegals – nearly one in three – are would-be “dreamers” because they illegally crossed the border while claiming to be minors. Their unscreened claims to be children — not adults — won them the legal status of “Unaccompanied Alien Children,” which allowed them to claim federal aid and be released into the United States.
The status was provided by Obama’s administration, which was seeking ways to welcome migrants from Central America into the United States. That invite spiraled out of control, resulting in a huge wave of migrants in 2014, which helped Donald Trump get elected.
“Definitely some UACs end up being bad people and enter the country to do bad things,” said Homan, who is serving as acting ICE director and was nominated on Tuesday by Trump to head the agency. “That’s why we asked for several policy changes in [the requests] we sent to the Hill.”
Criminal charges against the 214 gang-members include racketeering and conspiracy to commit murder in the furtherance of racketeering. According to Rybicki, an entire eight-man MS-13 “clique” (a local division of a gang) was arrested in the operation. This “Sailors Clique” operated in suburban Maryland, a hotspot of MS-13 activity, and has been linked to at least three murders.
U.S. Border Patrol Deputy Chief Scott Luck explained that the operation worked with El Salvadoran intelligence agencies to identify people with links to MS-13.
The gang was created in Los Angeles during the 1980s because the U..S government failed to enforce immigration laws, which allowed El Salvador youths to sneak into the United States. Without economic skills in California’s diverse society, they formed their own national gang — and then recreated that gang in their own homeland once the illegal immigrants were repatriated home.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Francis Cissna explained that his agency’s work to identify illegal aliens with gang affiliations was vital to Raging Bull’s success. USCIS had one of its Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate (FDNS) agents at the Raging Bull command center full time to work to that effect. “That individual reviewed asylum claims for MS-13 members targeted by the operation and assisted in assembling target packages for the immigration and/or criminal court proceedings of these gang members arrested during the operation,” Cissna said.
As Attorney General Jeff Sessions bemoaned in October, gang members and other unworthy illegal aliens often use the United States’s generous asylum policies to tie up their cases in administrative proceedings, often needing only a “credible claim” of persecution in their home country to avoid deportation for years.
“FDNS also notified ICE HSI regarding asylum applicants with strong ties to MS-13 or other significant gang indicators,” Cissna continued. “Our headquarters FDNS officers search USCIS systems for information regarding 195 targeted MS-13 members and associates identified by the operation for additional vetting.”
Operation Raging Bull carries on a series of nationwide and international efforts against the brutal gang. In July, Attorney General Sessions went to El Salvador to announce nearly 600 arrests in that country. Earlier in the summer, ICE’s “Operation Matador” netted dozens of arrests in the United States.
El Salvador police also arrested 53 gang members in el Salvador.
This is what decades of globalism have done to our nation. From George HW. Bush to Bill Clinton, to George W. Bush, to Barack Hussein Obama to almost another Bush. Our nation is starting to resemble a third world cesspool. One that’s filled with the terror of MS-13 thanks to politicians who never have to leave their fortresses and don’t have to deal with the fall out these people cause. They don’t have to compete for the same jobs nor do they have to share the same streets with them. This is why President Donald J. Trump was elected. Because American Citizens are sick and tired of seeing what is being done to our glorious nation in the name of political correctness, globalism, and diversity. Enough is enough!
Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott has offered a generous $20,000 reward for information on Agent Martinez’s death. Those with tips are asked to call the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-252-8477.
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