The United States Secret Service has started the process to begin to build the next generation presidential limousine with the posting of a contract proposal on the FedBizOpps.gov site for companies seeking to do business with the federal government. The contract will be awarded by the Dept. of Homeland Security by August 29th of this […]
Thank you, Secret Service. But... at airports?
A hacker utilized a Google Maps exploit to reroute calls to the San Francisco FBI office and the Secret Service, allowing him to record the calls. Image via Valleywag An ex-Marine turned hacker used his powers for good last week, exploiting a flaw in Google Maps to tap into phone calls from the FBI’s San Francisco field office and the Secret Service. Read more »
It should be noted that moving forward from this point, we are not responsible for any House of Cards spoilers. Otherwise, it would be impossible for us to discuss the gasp-inducing twist involving Secret Service agent Edward Meechum, when his loyalty for the Underwood power couple went from professional to... More »
"On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969) is widely considered one of the best James Bond films. This was no small achievement considering that the series had just lost Sean Connery, its bona-fide star who was clearly born to play the role. Show More Summary
Taking a page out of his federal-shutdown playbook, Mayor Vincent C. Gray saw an opportunity to make some noise Tuesday when, once again, federal Washington infringed on business as usual for local D.C. The infringement this time was Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netayahu’s visit to town, in particular his accommodations at the Willard Intercontinental, which […]
A network engineer intentionally created fake business listings for the FBI and Secret Service without them knowing to prove a point to Google once and for all that its business listings on Google Maps had major loopholes and were primed for spam.
Just yesterday, we posted about Bryan Seely, a man willing to speak about the copious manipulation of Google Maps that’s seriously affecting small businesses. Seely had since spoken about a more dire vulnerability in Google Maps, which allowed him to tap calls to the FBI and Secret Service. Turns out, the FBI and Secret Service get some quite mundane calls. More »
No evidence yet of actual breach, retailer says.
The retail world is still feeling the aftershocks that rumbled through the industry after Target revealed it was hit in a hack attack that exposed credit card info and personal data of up to 110 million customers. As such, inside sources are whispering that Sears is the focus of a new probe from the U.S. Secret Service to see … [More]
And now Sears? Bloomberg reports that the Secret Service is investigating a possible security breach at the retailer. There's not much more to the story at this point, and so no way to tell whether this might be something on par with Target's breach. In a statement, Sears says it...
Bill Clinton and Sean Penn came face-to-face in Hollywood last night... but there was no real beef... because they were eating at a vegan restaurant. Clinton -- with a full secret service escort -- hit up Crossroads restaurant... to meet Penn for…
Yesterday, when Bryan Seely showed me his various Google Maps exploits, he showed me more than just dick jokes and fake businesses. Using these tricks, Seely was also able to set up a system that could surreptitiously record phone calls to the FBI and Secret Service. And he actually did it. Read more...
Earlier this week, Bryan Seely, a network engineer and one-time Marine, played me recordings of two phone calls (embedded below.) The calls were placed by unwitting citizens to the FBI office in San Francisco and to the Secret Service in Washington, D.C. Show More Summary
While the literal bomb in "Chapter 23" was prevented from exploding by the Secret Service, the metaphorical one being set by Frank just went off.
Oppression for dissent -- or investigation of a threat against the president? Depends on your politics!
1865. "City Point, Virginia. Scouts at Secret Service headquarters in the last months of the war." Wet plate glass negative. View full size.
A dying Secret Service Agent trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter is offered an experimental drug that could save his life in exchange for one last assignment.Click To Continue Reading
Local and federal authorities are investigating the attack that brought down all Sands' Hotels and Casinos websites across the U.S. and Asia on Monday, including those of the Venetian Las Vegas and Palazzo The FBI and Secret Service are among those investigating the attack, according to the Las Vegas Sun. Show More Summary
The “pool,” a White House staffer once told me, is a “thing.” If the thing is sitting in the briefing room for hours or in vans outside a restaurant, it doesn’t matter. It’s a thing, like the Secret Service or the Truman balcony. Give the thing a picture or two each day, preferably scripted. If […]