By Art Gallagher, [email protected]
When disaster hits, natural or man made, Americans put aside their differences and come together to handle the emergency.
We saw it with 9-11. Most recently in New Jersey we saw it with Superstorm Sandy.
Once the emergency is over and the federal money is flowing, the politics…partisanship and patronage starts. We saw it with 9-11. We’re living it with Sandy.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2014 Congressional Races, 2014 Elections, 2014 U.S. Senate race, 2016 Presidential Politics, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Bob Menendez, Chris Christie, Chris Smith, Christie Administration, Congress, Cory Booker, Democrats, Department of Community Affairs, Department of Homland Security, Frank Pallone, George W Bush, Housing, Hurricane Sandy, Jennifer Beck, Jersey Shore, NJ Democrats, NJ State Legislature, RREM, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: Congressman Chris Smith, Congressman Frank Pallone, Disaster Recovery, Disaster Relief, HUD, New Jersey Congressional Delegation, RREM, Senate President Steve Sweeney, Senator Jennifer Beck, Shaun Donovan, Superstorm Sandy | Comments Off on The Politics Of Disaster Relief
By Art Gallagher
During the immediate aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, it gave me and my neighbors great comfort when we were greeted by State Police Officers from Mississippi and Illinois when were coming back to Highlands. It felt good to know that fellow Americans from far away were here for us in our time of need; that trained police and other first responders were here to protect our lives and property along side our local police and first responders.
I’m not sure I would have felt as comforted if I had to pass through a checkpoint manned by armed Russian soldiers or police to get to my home.
That could happen in future disasters under an agreement that FEMA signed with the Russian Emergency Ministry last week, according to a press release by EMERCOM of Russian.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Art Gallagher, Bob Menendez, Department of Homland Security, Emergency Management, FEMA, Hurricane Sandy, Jeffrey S. Chiesa, Robert Menendez, Russia, Russian Federation, Super Bowl, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: Bob Menendez, Department of Homeland Security, EMERCOM, FEMA, Russian Federation, Senate Foreign Relations Committee | 11 Comments »
By Art Gallagher
Or, you can do what multiple computer security experts are suggesting and disable or uninstall Java unless you know you need it.
MoreMonmouthMusings is not a tech site and doesn’t pretend to be. If you want more technical information, we recommend:
Technical comments from anonymous sources are not welcome on this post. If you are a known commenter with a valid email address, your contributions are welcome. If you are a new commenter who wants to contribute technical information, your comment will be moderated until your identity is verified.Posted: January 14th, 2013 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Art Gallagher, Computer Security, Department of Homland Security | Tags: arstechnia, Art Gallagher, Computerworld, Forbes, Java, Java 7, Java exploit, Java vulnerability, KrebsOnSecurity, Mashable, MoreMonmouthMusings, NakedSecurity, Oracle | 3 Comments »
By Art Gallagher
If you’ve been surfing the net over the last few days, you are very likely at risk for identity theft. Your networks could be at risk.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has announced that hackers have discovered and are exploiting a flaw in Java security that could allow the installation of malicious software and malware on your computer.
DHS is recommending that computer users disable or uninstall Java until further notice.
Most anti-virus, firewall and malware detection programs are not preventing this vulnerability from being exploited.
For instructions on disabling or uninstalling Java click here.
This is a serious problem that has not yet been widely reported in the media.
For more detailed information, read this article by Brian Krebs at KrebsOnSecurity.comArt Gallagher | Filed under: Computer Security, Department of Homland Security | Tags: Art Gallagher, Brian Krebs, computer security, Department of Homeland Security, DHS, hackers, Java 7, Java exploit, Java vulnerability, KrebsOnSecurity, malicious software, malware, MoreMonmouthMusings, Oracle, US CERT | 9 Comments »