Monday, February 23, 2015

NY Driver Wounded in Terrifying Road Mishap - Different From Terror?

A huge chunk of ice flew off a tractor trailer Monday (Feb. 24, 2014) and smashed through a windshield, wounding a 23-year-old New York driver.

The Nyack man was driving on the Tappan Zee bridge when the ice slid off the top of the truck and into the windshield of the car traveling behind.

The young man required nearly two dozen stitches to close the head wound that resulted from the flying projectile, which remained super hard due to the sub-zero temperatures that have plagued the Northeast over the past several days.

The huge hole and damage to the windshield looked precisely like that of a car with Israeli license plates hit by rocks thrown by Arab terrorists on the roads of Judea and Samaria.

Ditto the trauma to the young man and his badly frightened mother who received the call from her injured son telling her of his accident.

Police said they were still searching for the driver of the truck whose ice caused the young man's injury and damaged his car.  

Sounds a lot like reports of road terror attacks in Judea and Samaria, no?

The only difference is, this incident was deemed important enough to report on in New York.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Cyber Alert: Lenovo PCs Vulnerable to HTTPS 'Spoofing'

The National Cyber Awareness System (US-CERT) has just issued a warning about a critical vulnerability in Lenovo consumer personal computers.

US-CERT issued the alert on Friday morning (Feb. 20, 2015), saying the Lenovo PCs using pre-installed Superfish Visual Discovery software have been found to contain a “critical vulnerability through a compromised root CA certificate.”

Exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to read all encrypted web browser traffic (HTTPS), successfully impersonate (spoof) any website, or “perform other attacks on the affected system,” the government warned.

US-CERT recommends users and administrators review Vulnerability Note VU#529496 and US-CERT Alert TA15-051A for additional information and mitigation details,” the warning added.