Homeland Security

Report: Homeland Security Accused of Violating Court Orders on Travel Ban

The Department of Homeland Security has been accused by its own official watchdog of “violating two court orders” on President Trump’s first travel …

Travel Ban

Travel ban: Trump administration ask Supreme Court for full enforcement

The White House has asked the US Supreme Court to allow Donald Trump's latest travel ban to take full effect. Earlier, Washington said it was ending …

World News

$20,000 reward offered in case of slain Border Patrol agent

<b>(CNN) —</b> Authorities are scrambling to find whoever killed a Border Patrol agent and hope a $20,000 reward will help lead them to the assailant.<p>Rogelio Martinez, 36, and his partner were patrolling near Interstate 10 in southwest Texas, US Customs and Border Protection said. They were responding to …

Crime

U.S. Cancels Program For Recent Haitian Immigrants; They Must Leave By 2019

Some 50,000 Haitians who've lived and worked in the United States since a catastrophic earthquake there in 2010 are reeling from news that their special protected status will be canceled.<p>They have 18 months until their Temporary Protected Status — or TPS — is terminated in the summer of 2019. A …

Immigration

'9/11-STYLE ATTACK' North Korea cyberwar targets US aerospace amid fears of HACKED planes

The US Government issued an alert this week that recent cyber attacks from the North Korean regime have targeted its aerospace, telecommunications …

North Korea

Turbulent Times for Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the parent agency of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), …

Elaine Duke

Kaspersky makes explosive claim NSA computer was infested with malware

Kaspersky Lab is again challenging allegations that it stole classified files from an NSA employee's computer, pointing to new analysis that says the computer in question may have been infested with malware.<p>The computer had 121 pieces of malware on the system, including backdoors, exploits, and …

National Security Agency (NSA)

IBM, Nonprofits Team Up in New Free DNS Service

Quad9 blocks malicious sites used in phishing, other nefarious activity.<p>A new nonprofit has launched a free Domain Name System (DNS) service that …

Information Security

Bush DHS chief: We don't need a border wall

Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said Friday that there's no need for a wall along America's southern border, panning President Trump's …

Immigration

A Boeing 757 was hacked and now DHS is worried more planes could be at risk

REUTERS/Yuri Gripas<p><b>A Department of Homeland Security official admitted that the agency was able to remotely hack into a Boeing 757 during a test in 2016.</b>• <b><br>The DHS official indicated that he and his team were able to do so without having any direct contact with the aircraft or using any materials that</b> …

News

Hundreds of immigrants will get to resubmit DACA renewals originally rejected as “late”

It’s the Trump administration’s biggest reversal on immigration policy to date.<p>Many immigrants who did everything right to reapply for one last round of protection under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — but missed the deadline due to circumstances beyond their control — are …

Immigration

A Boeing 757 was hacked remotely while it sat on the runway

If you thought it was scary when security researchers remotely hijacked a Jeep as it was driven down the freeway, consider this – now airplanes are …

Aviation

AI Experts Say US' Predictive 'Extreme Vetting' Of Immigrants Is 'Tailor-Made For Discrimination'

An alliance of more than 50 civil liberties groups and more than 50 individual AI experts sent dual letters to the US Department of Homeland Security …

Technology (Australia)

Dreamers got a second chance at DACA renewal, after mail delays resulted in rejections

Renewal applications for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program can be resubmitted, after mail delays caused the rejection …

Immigration

Trump administration pulls back curtain on secretive cybersecurity process

The White House on Wednesday made public for the first time the rules by which the government decides to disclose or keep secret software flaws that …

Cybersecurity

Former Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge undergoes heart surgery

TEXAS<p>Ex-Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge hospitalized<p>Former U.S. homeland security secretary Tom Ridge was in critical condition Thursday after undergoing an emergency heart procedure at a hospital in Austin.<p>A Ridge spokesman said the 72-year-old former Pennsylvania governor was attending the …

News (U.S.)

Homeland Security official resigns after comments linking blacks to ‘laziness’ and ‘promiscuity’ come to light

A political appointee in the Department of Homeland Security abruptly resigned after the disclosure Thursday he previously made derogatory remarks about black people and Muslims on conservative talk radio.<p>Rev. Jamie Johnson, who was appointed the head of the DHS’s Center for Faith-Based & …

U.S. Politics

US Government issues alert about North Korean “Hidden Cobra” cyber...

The FBI and US Department of Homeland Security have issued an alert that hackers have targeted the aerospace industry, financial services and …

Security

Former Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge in critical condition after heart procedure

Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge was in critical condition Thursday after undergoing an emergency heart procedure at a hospital in Austin.<p>A Ridge spokesman said the 72-year-old Ridge, Pennsylvania's Republican governor from 1995 to 2001, was attending the Republican Governors …

Politics

11 Israeli Cybersecurity Firms That Left Their Mark On 2017

Israel has in recent years become a cybersecurity powerhouse, as its large ecosystem of cyber startups experienced significant growth, despite an …

Cybersecurity

Study Says China Is the Real Master of Social Media ‘Fake News’

The 2016 presidential election evidenced the devastating influence foreign powers can have on social media, public perception, and—as recently …

Fake News

Senator urges ad blocking by feds as possible remedy to malvertising scourge | Ars Technica

Block would happen in the event advertisers can’t curb malicious ads on their own.<p>A US Senator trying to eradicate the Internet scourge known as …

Ron Wyden

Federal Prosecutors Are Using Plea Bargains as a Secret Weapon for Deportations

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is pushing federal prosecutors to bypass immigration courts as part of the Trump administration’s hard-line strategy …

Immigration

DHS researchers have hacked a Boeing 757

A security research team with members from private industry, academia, and the Department of Homeland Security has successfully hacked a Boeing 757. …

Security

Security experts remotely hack into a Boeing 757 under laboratory conditions to prove that its systems are vulnerable

A US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official confirmed that his team was able to remotely hack into a parked Boeing 757 aircraft. The …

Aviation

Wednesday briefing: US intelligence issues North Korea cyber-espionage warning

Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, US intelligence agencies say that North Korea has penetrated networks in government, aerospace and telecoms …

North Korea

How can airlines stop hackers pwning planes over the air? And don't say 'regular patches'

At least some commercial aircraft are vulnerable to wireless hacking, a US Department of Homeland Security official has admitted.<p>A plane was …

Cybersecurity

Pompeo Emerges as Favorite to Succeed Tillerson

The president's warm relationship with his CIA director mirrors his earlier closeness with John Kelly, who was elevated from secretary of Homeland …

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security

Eros.com Still Lives, But Homeland Security Raid Has Sex Workers Worried

"That is going to expose a whole bunch of innocent people," Maxine Doogan, president of the Erotic Service Providers Legal, Education, and Research …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

Senate Leaders Say Agreement Reached On State Budget Deficit

Sources have told News 9's Aaron Brilbeck that legislative leaders are close to a budget deal. The details of that deal were not immediately …

Budget Deficit