Congress is About To Ban the Government From Offering Free Online Tax Filing

Just in time for Tax Day, the for-profit tax preparation industry is about to realize one of its long-sought goals. Congressional Democrats and Republicans are moving to permanently bar the IRS from creating a free electronic tax filing system. ProPublica reports: Last week, the House Ways and Means Committee, led by Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.), passed the Taxpayer First Act, a wide-ranging bill making several administrative changes to the IRS…

April 9, 2019
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Authorities Seize 1,000 kg of Cannabis Near Ormara, Pakistan

Published on April 9, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments April 04: The navy seized around 1,000 kg of hashish cannabis in the open sea near Ormara, Baluchistan. Authorities handed the seized contraband over to anti-narcotics forces. No further details were available at the time of writing. Baluchistan, bordering Afghanistan and Iran, has long been used by smugglers as a key transit point for smuggling narcotics globally. Source: Protection…

April 9, 2019
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Cloudflare Announced Warp VPN For Better Performance and Security

One year ago, Cloudflare launched free privacy-focused DNS resolver services called 1.1.1.1 to make the internet better, secure, reliable and efficient. As the service name has four 1s, the company decided to launch it on 04/01/2018. Recently, on 04/01/2019, Cloudflare announced the addition of a VPN to its 1.1.1.1 DNS resolution app which was first launched […]

April 9, 2019
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Microsoft Patch Tuesday Fixes Windows Bugs Under Attack

The April release of security updates patches 74 vulnerabilities, two of which are being exploited in the wild. Microsoft today issued its April batch of security fixes, which patches 74 vulnerabilities including two Windows zero-days under active attack. CVE-2019-0803 and CVE-2019-0859 both patch Windows elevation of privilege bugs found exploited in the wild. Microsoft describes both patches in a similar manner: In short, a vulnerability exists when the Win32k component…

April 9, 2019
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Space Force Plan Seen As Optimistic

The Pentagon is making optimistic assumptions, especially regarding congressional support, in its five-year plan for a U.S. Space Force (USSF), according to sources on Capitol Hill and in industry.

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April 9, 2019
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U.K. Man Gets Six-Year Sentence for Global Ransomware Scheme

Fraud Management & Cybercrime , Ransomware Authorities Say He Spent Ransom Proceeds on Luxury Goods, Gambling Scott Ferguson (@Ferguson_Writes) • April 9, 2019     Zain Qaiser was sentenced in connection with ransomware scheme. (Source: U.K.’s National Crime Agency) A 24-year-old man living in England has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for his role in a ransomware scheme that targeted millions of computers across 20 countries,…

April 9, 2019
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MacBook for Penetration Testing

Hi everyone, So I am looking for a laptop to use at work as a penetration tester and I’ve read a lot of good reviews about Apple’s MacBook Pro. If there are any fellow pentesters on this subreddit with a MacBook Pro, would you recommend it? I’m thinki…

April 9, 2019
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