Last visit was:
It is currently Sat Nov 01, 2014 5:03 am
View unanswered posts
View active topics


Forum rules


Only posts regarding the health and safety of the Erie County community will be displayed. Posts regarding politics, political figures, police departments, etc. will be deleted.



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 67 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Of Interest To All
PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 12:32 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:40 am
Posts: 3158
Photos from the Erie County DUI Task Force Sobriety Checkpoint in Lawrence Park Township on September 18, 2009:


Attachments:
File comment: Setup for the sobriety checkpoint operations.
setup.jpg
setup.jpg [ 48.6 KiB | Viewed 2653 times ]
File comment: Officers in action.
checkpoint operations.jpg
checkpoint operations.jpg [ 61.27 KiB | Viewed 2654 times ]
File comment: Corporal John Morell of the Lawrence Park Township Police Dept.
Morell.jpg
Morell.jpg [ 65.41 KiB | Viewed 2652 times ]
File comment: County Detectives Reddinger and Runstedler conduct an interview.
Reddinger Runstedler.jpg
Reddinger Runstedler.jpg [ 64.55 KiB | Viewed 2651 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Of Interest To All
PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:21 am 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:40 am
Posts: 3158
We've all heard about shopping center shootings and terror activity. Below is a help guide to possible terror activity both foreign and domestic:


What Should I Consider Suspicious?
Ø Efforts to surveil or “case” the shopping center (e.g., taking pictures, making videos, or drawing diagrams of the location).
Ø Unusual inquiries about security procedures.
Ø Tests of security responses.
Ø Extremist literature distributed at the mall or posted on public bulletin boards.
Ø Extremist graffiti spray-painted at the center.
Ø Vandalism accompanied by a message or claim.
Ø Threats to the mall with particular concern to those that are extremist in nature, very specific, or that mention a known terrorist group.
Ø Individual(s) with unseasonable bulky attire.
Ø Unattended packages, briefcases, satchels, or bags.
Ø Unattended, unfamiliar delivery vehicles in loading zones or in front of store entrances.
Ø Thefts of official vehicles, uniforms, identification, and access cards.
Ø Attempts to access restricted areas, including the roof, hallways, and electrical rooms.
Ø Extremist attacks on other malls, especially those with similar tenants.
Ø Loitering, vandalism, or unusual activities around mall tenants who may be targets of extremists

Possible Targets:

Vendors that sell fur products
Pet stores, outlets, or special events that feature live animals
Tenants with political or religious displays
Abortion Clinics
Laboratories that engage in animal testing
Government Offices
Military recruiting centers
Businesses that have been picketed or protested, threatened, or attacked at any of their branches or stores
Outlets that may draw the attention of extremist (e.g. radical bookstores, weapons dealers, campaign offices, and activist group centers

What Should I Do?
Ø Establish security procedures and a threat alert system, including a go-to person or telephone number for mall tenants to report suspicious activity.
Ø Establish terrorism training programs for security staff.
Ø Maintain an open line of communication with local law enforcement.
Ø Know the delivery vehicles and staff who are routinely on the property.
Ø Install security cameras around the property and facility.
Ø Inform tenants and local law enforcement if there is a concern about a special event that is to be held at the mall
Ø Maintain close liaison with tenants who might be logical terrorist targets.
Ø Watch for people and actions that are out of place.
Ø Be aware of protests or demonstrations conducted at the mall.
Ø Make note of suspicious statements, people, items, and/or vehicles.
Ø If something seems wrong, notify law enforcement authorities.
Ø Do not jeopardize your safety or the safety of others.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Of Interest To All
PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:15 am 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:40 am
Posts: 3158
PennDOT launches 511 System

HARRISBURG – On Friday, Sept. 4, Pennsylvania travelers can take their “Travel Info to Go” as PennDOT officially launches its 511 system — 511PA.

511PA provides free, 24-hour information services including traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, regional tourism information, and links to transit agencies and major airports. The service is available by calling 511 from cellular phones and landlines or through the Internet by visiting www.511PA.com.

“Travelers log nearly 295 million miles on Pennsylvania roads each day and although the resources are simply not available to build our way out of traffic congestion, 511PA offers reliable information to help travelers make smart planning decisions and minimize travel delays,” PennDOT Secretary Allen D. Biehler, P.E. said.

Users are also able to register through the Web site to receive personalized traveler alerts, provided through e-mail and text messaging.

PennDOT will continue to enhance 511PA and travelers are encouraged to provide feedback on the system by visiting www.511PA.com.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Of Interest To All
PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:55 am 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:40 am
Posts: 3158
Resources to fight animal cruelity:


• $5,000 Reward Program for Info Leading to Arrest and Conviction for Animal Fighting
http://www.hsus.org/acf/cruelty/publice ... wards.html

• General Dogfighting information
http://www.hsus.org/acf/fighting/dogfight/

• General Cockfighting information
http://www.hsus.org/acf/fighting/cockfight/

• Animal Fighting’s Connection to Other Crimes
http://www.hsus.org/acf/fighting/cockfi ... rimes.html

• Where Pennsylvania Stands Nationwide on Dogfighting
http://www.hsus.org/acf/fighting/dogfig ... _laws.html


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Of Interest To All
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 6:50 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:40 am
Posts: 3158
Erie County DUI Task Force conducted a roving DUI patrol in Lawrence Park, Harborcreek and North East townships om 08-28-2009. Two DUI's, 3 underage drinking, and three warnings issued.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Of Interest To All
PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:41 am 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:40 am
Posts: 3158
McAfee, Inc. Names Jessica Biel the Most Dangerous Celebrity in Cyberspace

Brad Pitt Loses His Title as the Most Dangerous as McAfee’s Third Annual Report Reveals the Riskiest Celebrities to Search on the Web

Smart Multimedia Gallery
McAfee, Inc. Names Jessica Biel the Most Dangerous Celebrity in Cyberspace for 2009

SANTA CLARA, Calif., August 25, 2009 - Jessica Biel has overtaken Brad Pitt as the most dangerous celebrity to search in cyberspace, according to Internet security company McAfee, Inc. (NYSE:MFE). For the third year in a row, McAfee researched Hollywood’s glamorous stars and pop culture’s most famous people to reveal the riskiest celebrities on the Web. McAfee’s latest report found that searches for Barack or Michelle Obama posed a lesser threat compared to others.

Fans searching for “Jessica Biel” or “Jessica Biel downloads,” “Jessica Biel wallpaper,” “Jessica Biel screen savers,” “Jessica Biel photos” and “Jessica Biel videos” have a one in five chance of landing at a Web site that’s tested positive for online threats, such as spyware, adware, spam, phishing, viruses and other malware. Searching for the latest celebrity news and downloads can cause serious damage to one’s personal computer.

Every day, cybercriminals use celebrities’ names and images, like Kim Kardashian and Rihanna, to lure surfers searching for the latest stories, screen savers and ringtones to sites offering free downloads laden with malware.

Beyonce – Number Two for Two Years Counting

Pop music phenom Beyoncé maintained her number two position for the second consecutive year, setting McAfee’s record as the overall most frequent, highly-ranked celebrity in the top five.

Young Hollywood – Just as Dangerous to Search as They Are Famous

Young Hollywood starlets (and popular tabloid subjects) Miley Cyrus, Ashley Tisdale and Lindsay Lohan all edged out Heidi Montag and Jessica Alba who appeared on last year’s list. They also ranked higher than other young personalities including “Twilight” stars Robert Pattinson (#30) and Kristen Stewart (#20), the Jonas Brothers (#23), Taylor Swift (#16), Lauren Conrad (#25) Vanessa Hudgens (#17) and Zac Efron (#21).

Beware of Dangerous Duos

Hollywood stand outs Megan Fox and Angelina Jolie have more in common than their appearance and successful careers – they tied as the eighth most dangerous celebrities on the Web. Newlyweds Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen appeared nearly side-by-side in the fourth and sixth positions, respectively, proving that hackers target those who are most in the headlines.

Who’s Safer: The Obamas

Surprisingly, the U.S. President and First Lady are not among the most risky public figures to search; Barack and Michelle Obama ranked in the bottom-third of this year’s results, at #34 and #39, respectively.

McAfee compiled its third annual list using McAfee® SiteAdvisor® technology for celebrity names that produce the largest number of risky sites and overall risk percentage, when searched on the Web. The top 15 celebrities include:


Position Celebrity
1 Jessica Biel – Major buzz about her figure and high-profile relationship with Justin Timberlake makes Jessica Biel an easy target for spammers and hackers. When “Jessica Biel screensavers” was searched, almost half of the sites were identified as containing malicious downloads with spyware, adware and potential viruses.
2 Beyoncé – Beyonce tops the MTV Video Music Award nominee list and McAfee’s results as the most frequent, highly-ranked celebrity. Inputting “Beyoncé ringtones” into a search engine yielded a dangerous Web site linking to a distributor of adware and spyware.
3 Jennifer Aniston – Hollywood’s favorite leading lady should be searched with caution. More than 40% of the Google search results for “Jennifer Aniston screensavers” contained nasty viruses, including one called the “FunLove virus.”
4 Tom Brady – The New England Patriot seems to attract many fans who want a free download of the athlete in action, but not the Trojan that comes with it, as identified by McAfee SiteAdvisor technology.
5 Jessica Simpson – Jessica Simpson is as dangerous to search online as she is famous. Searching for “Jessica Simpson videos” can mislead unsuspecting surfers to sites with potentially damaging downloads.
6 Gisele Bundchen – The world’s highest-paid supermodel is a popular target for cybercriminals. A search for “Gisele Bundchen photos” can direct users to red-ranked sites that breached browser security in McAfee’s tests.
7 Miley Cyrus – Cybercriminals are using Web sites related to Miley Cyrus’ image to link to other harmful sites containing spyware.
8 Megan Fox, Angelina Jolie – Both tabloid fixture Megan Fox and American icon Angelina Jolie resulted in an equal number of risky download Web sites, proving cybercriminals are in the business of capitalizing on the world’s most famous faces.
9 Ashley Tisdale – The “High School Musical” star is a popular search term when it comes to searching for screensavers. A host of screensaver Web sites contained numerous malware-laden downloads.
10 Brad Pitt – Appearing in the top spot last year, Brad Pitt fell towards the bottom of this year’s list, resulting in a few less, but just as dangerous, red and yellow-ranked Web sites.
11 Reese Witherspoon – Risky Web sites were identified when searching for “Reese Witherspoon” and “Reese Witherspoon photos” promoting free files with hidden malware.
12 Britney Spears – McAfee SiteAdvisor technology found a single site promoting free Britney Spears wallpaper that was embedded with more than 50 potentially infected downloads.
13 Rihanna – Free Rihanna ringtones are some of the most sought after, but some shady vendors mislead those who subscribe by gathering and selling their personal information.
14 Lindsay Lohan – McAfee SiteAdvisor flagged Lindsay Lohan screen saver sites as offering a combined 50+ free screen savers infected with Trojans, viruses and spyware.
15 Kim Kardashian – The biggest reality star in recent months is now susceptible to Internet lurkers too. A search for Kim Kardashian wallpaper and screen savers generated numerous downloads veiled with malware.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Of Interest To All
PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:51 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:40 am
Posts: 3158
The viewing for Brad Foulk, PDAA President and DA of Erie County, will be at Brugger Funeral Home on Thursday, August 13th from 7-9 pm, and on Friday, August 14th from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm.
- 1595 W. 38th Street (corner of W 38th and Greengarden Streets), Erie, PA (814-864-4864)
- http://www.bruggerfuneralhomes.com/maps.html

A funeral mass will be held at St. Patrick's Cathedral at 10th and Sassafrass Streets at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 15th.
- 130 E. 4th. St., Erie, PA (814) 454-8085
- http://www.eriercd.org/parish.asp?parish=10219

Cards may be sent care of the District Attorney's Office of Erie County:
Erie County Courthouse
140 West Sixth Street
Erie, PA 16501

For those inclined to make a donation to charity in Brad's memory, please consider the following:
- Children's Advocacy Center http://www.cacerie.org/
- House of Healing http://www.houseofhealing-erie.org/
- the Humane Society of Northwester PA http://www.humanesocietyofnwpa.com/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Of Interest To All
PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:18 am 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:40 am
Posts: 3158
How To Hijack 'Every iPhone In The World'
Andy Greenberg, 07.28.09, 05:40 PM EDT

On Thursday, two researchers plan to reveal an unpatched iPhone bug that could virally infect phones via SMS.

If you receive a text message on your iPhone any time after Thursday afternoon containing only a single square character, Charlie Miller would suggest you turn the device off. Quickly.

That small cipher will likely be your only warning that someone has taken advantage of a bug that Miller and his fellow cybersecurity researcher Collin Mulliner plan to publicize Thursday at the Black Hat cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas. Using a flaw they've found in the iPhone's handling of text messages, the researchers say they'll demonstrate how to send a series of mostly invisible SMS bursts that can give a hacker complete power over any of the smart phone's functions. That includes dialing the phone, visiting Web sites, turning on the device's camera and microphone and, most importantly, sending more text messages to further propagate a mass-gadget hijacking.

Yahoo! Buzz"This is serious. The only thing you can do to prevent it is turn off your phone," Miller told Forbes. "Someone could pretty quickly take over every iPhone in the world with this."

Though Miller and Mulliner say they notified Apple ( AAPL - news - people ) about the vulnerability more than a month ago, the company hasn't released a patch, and it didn't respond to Forbes' repeated calls seeking comment.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Of Interest To All
PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:22 am 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:40 am
Posts: 3158
EXCELLENT SELF DEFENSE TIP:

Keep a can of Wasp & Hornet spray handy. In the unlikely event that a intruder tries to enter you home or attempt an attack you can spray him/her in the eyes with the Wasp & Hornet spray. Wasp & Hornet spray is cheaper and more effective than Mace or Pepper spray because it will shoot a stream more than 20 feet and burns the eyes.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Of Interest To All
PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 1:40 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:40 am
Posts: 3158
ErieAlerts can now be followed on Twitter. Just access the Twiter.com website look for "eriealerts" - click follow and activies concerning the safety of Erie County will be posted as they happen.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 67 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  Next


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron