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Beware: Hackers Target Cyber Infrastructure with Havex Trojan

Beware: Hackers Target Cyber Infrastructure with Havex Trojan

The U.S Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued an alert about a coordinated cyber attack which could jeopardize Industrial Control Systems (ICSs). The alert is about a Remote Access Trojan (RAT) malware package known as Havex. Joe Caruso, Global Digital Forensics (GDF) founder and CEO/CTO, hopes it serves as a wakeup call. “We are […]

The limits of property rights–the red, white and blue house

The limits of property rights–the red, white and blue house

By Jennifer Felten This country was founded by people who were angry with the government for infringing on their property rights. As such, the core of the American legal system supports the rights of property owners to unfettered control of their property. These rights, however, must be limited when they come into conflict with the […]

Dumb “Confusing” Laws– Calculating Ventura County Animal Units

Dumb “Confusing” Laws– Calculating Ventura County Animal Units

Now we understand the need to limit the number and type of animals people keep on their property.  No one wants to live next to a zoo and nurturing four hundred snakes may be over doing it a bit.  However, to determine just what kind of critter you want to keep and the number of […]

Experts: U.S. Vulnerable to Terror

Experts: U.S. Vulnerable to Terror

*The crises in Syria and Iraq have increased worries about terror cells taking aim at American targets, specifically New York, Boston, and Los Angeles. As larger cities step up their counterterrorism efforts, however, analysts debate whether less populated cities in the Midwest are safe or just as vulnerable to terror attacks. According to Homeland Security […]

Drone Scare: New Personal Drone Detector

Drone Scare: New Personal Drone Detector

Small, drugs unmanned aerial vehicles can be monitoring you this very instant, recording your every move for some shady purpose. At least that’s what U.S. company APlus Mobile, the developer of a new personal drone detector, wants you to think. This according to the company’s new Kickstarter page. APlus recently launched a crowd funding project, […]

A new definition of a homewrecker

A new definition of a homewrecker

By Jennifer Felten A woman in Florida wanted a mobile home demolished, so she hired a land-clearing company to accomplish the task. Though not problematic in and of itself, she was still arrested for doing so. Why; because the mobile home was owned by her neighbor. Apparently, the woman was upset with her neighbor because […]

Privacy: Who Can You Trust?

Privacy: Who Can You Trust?

Ever since Google and Facebook entered our lives, nurse and especially since we starting using smartphones, it looks like private, personal information and details that only we know about ourselves no longer exist. Our age, moods, everything about us will reach other interested parties sooner or later – probably through smartphones or other gadgets that […]

A Dumb Almost Law–Moorpark, Creative Taxing

A Dumb Almost Law–Moorpark, Creative Taxing

With the plug pulled on state redevelopment funds, and the small city of Moorpark having gone on a spending spree buying up property around their fair community, the Council directed staff to, as Mayor Janice Parvin, put it: “Be creative.” Never do that with a bureaucrat, guaranteed you’ll live to regret it.  Staff came up […]

Will California Mandate Sustainable Groundwater Management?

Will California Mandate Sustainable Groundwater Management?

Just over a century ago, in response to excessive claims to limited surface water, California voters approved the Water Commission Act of 1913 to regulate surface water rights. The act did not regulate groundwater. As a consequence, California does not apply statewide regulation of groundwater as do many western states. Rather, groundwater is managed by […]

Moorpark horse trainer chosen as one of the ten best

Moorpark horse trainer chosen as one of the ten best

By Katie Cocquyt Moorpark horse trainer Scott Lico was selected as one of America’s ten most talented riders for the prestigious Gladstone Program.  The week long clinic took place May 21-26, 2014 in New Jersey at the hallowed grounds of Hamilton Farms, the United States Equestrian Team Foundation Headquarters. This program was taught by the […]