Latest US Department of Homeland Security Stories

malware backoff
2014-08-02 03:56:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is warning telecommuting employees and independent contractors about a new type of malware that can be used to infiltrate retailer computer systems. In a lengthy report issued Thursday, the DHS said the hackers force their way into administrator-level or restricted-access accounts through remote desktop software such as those offered by Microsoft, Apple and Google. Once they gain...

2013-12-09 23:04:07

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Budget Assessment 2014. London (PRWEB) December 09, 2013 The Year of Sequestration The US Department of Homeland Security bears a heavy burden budgeting for its lengthy list of agencies. Sequestration and a sluggish economy have made Secretary Janet Napolitano’s job even more difficult. Some of the major funding requirements include new cutters, patrol boats, and an ice breaker for the...

Majority Of Malware Developed For Android Devices
2013-08-28 19:20:15

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A US Department of Homeland Security memo from July that finds the Android OS holds 79 percent of the world's malware threats. The memo, "Threats to Mobile Devices Using the Android Operating System," concedes that "Android is the world's most widely used mobile operating system (OS) and continues to be a primary target for malware attacks due to its market share and open source architecture." Public Intelligence released the memo,...

Texas Researchers Hijack Drone, Expose Crucial Homeland Security Threat
2012-06-30 06:20:14

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Computer hardware and software companies have been asking hackers to break into their systems for years now. After all, the best way to find cracks in your system is to have an unaffiliated party point them out for you. The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has adopted this tactic, asking a team of researchers at the University of Texas at Austin to hijack one of their infamous drones. The team, led by professor Todd...

Sony Hires New Security Chief After Breaches
2011-09-06 11:13:53

  Months after a massive hacking attack leaked credit card and security information on 100 million of its user accounts from its games networks, embattled Sony Corp. has chosen a former official from the US Department of Homeland Security for the new post of Chief Information Security Officer, Reuters is reporting, Philip Reitinger, previously director of the US National Cyber Security Center, who has also worked for Microsoft and the US Department of Defense, will become senior...

2011-07-01 08:54:48

The head of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Friday warned that the technical sophistication of cyber terrorists is inundating the world's ability to cope, and is calling for an accelerated cross-border campaign to combat cyber security threats. Janet Napolitano, US Secretary of DHS, said the agency is increasingly recruiting local police forces to aid in tracking down extremists planning terrorists acts. She says the number of such "home-growns" is on the rise and DHS needs...

2011-06-28 11:05:00

The growing threat of cyber terrorism against businesses and their websites is being tackled head on by the US government, unveiling a new system of guidance on Monday with the goal of helping software behind websites, power grids and other services be less susceptible to hacking. The US Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) system includes an updated list of the top 25 programming errors that enable hackers to gain access to computer networks. The agency is also adding new tools to help...

2011-02-15 19:46:06

Plants that can detect environmental contaminants, explosives Someday, that potted palm in your living room might go from green to white, alerting you to a variety of nasty contaminants in the air, perhaps even explosives. The stuff of science fiction you say? Not so, says a Colorado State University biologist whose research is funded in part by Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T), as well as by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Office...

2010-03-08 07:30:00

WALTHAM, Mass., March 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lionbridge (Nasdaq: LIOX), today announced that the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), US Citizenship and Immigration Services has selected Lionbridge as its provider for over-the-phone interpretation services. The contract includes one base year with four option years. Working with Lionbridge will enable the US Department of Homeland Security to continue to effectively and efficiently communicate with individuals...

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  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.