ISC Releases Security Advisories for DHCP, BIND

Original release date: January 16, 2018

The Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) has released updates or workarounds that address vulnerabilities in versions of ISC Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND). A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to cause a denial-of-service condition.

NCCIC/US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review ISC Knowledge Base Articles AA-01541 and AA-01542 and apply the necessary updates or workarounds.

This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.

Suspect Sought after Puppies Found in Trash Can

For the second time in ten days, young puppies have been found dumped in the trash in San Diego County. In the latest case, two Chihuahuas about 7 weeks old were found in a trash can at the Old Town trolley station.

The two tiny dogs were discovered Jan. 12 and taken to the County’s animal shelter on Gaines Street. Veterinary staff determined the dogs were females and they both appeared to be in good health.

“There is no reason whatsoever to dump puppies, kittens or any other animals in a trash can where they are certain to die,” said County Animal Services Director Dan DeSousa. “Anyone can drop off unwanted animals at County Animal Services where they’ll have an opportunity to find a good, loving home.”

Due to the puppies’ age, County Animal Services asked a rescue group to foster the dogs. Once they are old enough, the rescue group will put the puppies up for adoption.

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Two other puppies were found inside a box at a dumpster in the Midway area on Jan. 2. The two were only about 12 days old and believed to be King Charles spaniels.

County Animal Services is seeking information on who owned the abandoned puppies or the identities of the people who committed the crimes in both cases. People with information are asked to call (619) 767-2740.

If convicted of animal cruelty/abuse, a suspect could face up to three years in prison, a fine of up to $20,000 or both.

If you witness or suspect animal abuse or neglect, the department asks you to call (619) 236-2341.

Missed Trash Pickups in West Maui and Haiku/Paia

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

January 16, 2018

Missed Trash Pickups in West Maui and Haiku/Paia

WAILUKU, Maui, Hawai‘i – Due to a staff shortage, a refuse route in the West Maui area today is being rescheduled to Wednesday, January 17, 2018.

AFFECTED AREAS IN WEST MAUI:

AINAKEA ROAD

WAHIKULI ROAD

FLEMMING ROAD

KUUIPO STREET

KANIAU ROAD

AA STREET

HOOLI STREET

HANOHANO STREET

AIPUNI STREET

LOWER HONOAPIILANI HIGHWAY

AND ALL SURROUNDING STREETS AND ROADS

Due to mechanical problems, a refuse route in the Haiku/Paia area today is being rescheduled to Wednesday, January 17, 2018.

AFFECTED AREAS IN HAIKU/PAIA:

KAUPAKALUA ROAD

EAST AND WEST KUIAHA ROAD

KAUHIKOA ROAD

ULUMALU ROAD

HAIKU ROAD

KOKOMO ROAD

SKILL VILLAGE AREA

ALL SPRECKELVILLE

KUAU BAYVIEW SUBDIVISION

AND ALL SURROUNDING STREETS AND ROADS

The Department apologizes for the inconvenience and appreciates the community’s understanding and cooperation.

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Justice Department Defends Archdiocese of Washington’s Religious Liberty

The Department of Justice today filed an amicus brief supporting reversal of the D.C. District Court’s decision denying the Archdiocese of Washington’s motion for preliminary injunction against Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA).

In November, the Archdiocese of Washington requested to purchase an advertisement on WMATA buses as part of its “Find the Perfect Gift” Christmas charitable campaign. WMATA denied this request, claiming that the advertisement violated WMATA’s policies banning ads that “promote or oppose any religion, religious practice or belief.” WMATA’s sole basis for rejecting the advertisement—which conveys the implicit message that viewers should “seek spiritual gifts,” make charitable donations, attend church services, and pursue “public service opportunities”—was that the advertisement “seeks to promote religion.” WMATA accepts advertisements that contain non-religious Christmas messages from charitable and commercial viewpoints.

In the amicus brief, the department asserts that WMATA’s rejection of the advertisement constitutes viewpoint discrimination and is a violation of the Archdiocese of Washington’s First Amendment right of free speech.

“As the Supreme Court has made clear, the First Amendment prohibits the government from discriminating against religious viewpoints,” said Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand.  “By rejecting the Archdiocese’s advertisement while allowing other Christmas advertisements, WMATA engaged in unconstitutional viewpoint discrimination.”

The Justice Department, under Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ leadership, has shown a commitment to religious liberty and free speech protections, highlighted by the Government’s amicus brief in Masterpiece Cakeshop and its briefs in support of free speech on college campuses.

Note: The amicus brief can be found here

ATTORNEY GENERAL JANET MILLS SIGNS ONTO BIPARTISAN SUPPORT FOR REVIEW OF FEDERAL BANKING REGULATIONS AS THEY APPLY TO MARIJUANA

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ATTORNEY GENERAL JANET MILLS SIGNS ONTO BIPARTISAN SUPPORT FOR REVIEW OF FEDERAL BANKING REGULATIONS AS THEY APPLY TO MARIJUANA

January 16, 2018
Attorney General’s Office

ATTORNEY GENERAL JANET MILLS SIGNS ONTO BIPARTISAN SUPPORT FOR REVIEW OF FEDERAL BANKING REGULATIONS AS THEY APPLY TO MARIJUANA

Attorney General Janet Mills today signed onto a letter submitted by a bipartisan group of 19 Attorneys General to Congressional leaders urging them to review federal banking regulations as they apply to the growing marijuana industry in states that have legalized marijuana. The letter requests legislation that would provide a safe harbor for institutions that provide financial services to covered businesses in states that have implemented laws and regulations that ensure accountability in the marijuana industry.

“The federal government needs to bring its practices in line with the states that have seen fit to legalize marijuana, encouraging those businesses to use established banking institutions and to protect those financial institutions from federal sanction. We need to do away with cash based transactions that carry with them a lack of accountability and that sometimes lead to violent crime,” said Attorney General Janet Mills.

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Final letter of bipartisan support on federal banking regulations as relating to marijuana

Attorney General Janet Mills Joins Suit to Stop Rollback of Net Neutrality

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Attorney General Janet Mills Joins Suit to Stop Rollback of Net Neutrality

January 16, 2018
Attorney General’s Office

ATTORNEY GENERAL JANET MILLS FILES SUIT TO STOP ILLEGAL ROLLBACK OF NET NEUTRALITY

Coalition of 22 Attorneys General Files Petition for Review, Formally Commencing Lawsuit

Today Attorney General Janet Mills joined a coalition of 22 Attorneys General in filing a multistate lawsuit to block the Federal Communications Commission’s rollback of net neutrality. The coalition filed a petition for review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, formally commencing the lawsuit against the FCC and the federal government.

The FCC’s vote to rollback net neutrality allows Internet Services Providers to slow or block access to certain sites or mobile applications, doing away with “net neutrality” that has allowed ideas and commerce to flourish across the web. Additionally, the vote followed a public comment process that was flawed and tainted by “fake” comments submitted during the FCC’s comment process in which nearly two million comments stole the identities of Americans from across the United States. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman reported that over 400,000 “fake” comments from New York, Florida, Texas and California were discovered.

“The rollback of the net neutrality rule is bad news for consumers, individuals and businesses who use the Internet daily to do banking, pay bills, do schoolwork, and do their jobs,” said Attorney General Mills. “Additionally, if we as Americans cannot trust our government to conduct a truthful and legitimate process for one of the most significant regulatory rollbacks in this country’s history, how can we trust that this is the right decision? The FCC’s decision to vote on this matter during an ongoing investigation sends a bad message about their agenda. I am pleased to join Attorneys General from across the country in this important lawsuit to preserve and promote the public commons,” added Mills.

The multistate lawsuit was filed today in Federal Court and can be found here:

https://ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/petitionfiled.pdf

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Oracle Releases January 2018 Security Bulletin

Original release date: January 16, 2018

Oracle has released its Critical Patch Update for January 2018 to address 237 vulnerabilities across multiple products. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to obtain access to sensitive information.

NCCIC/US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Oracle January 2018 Critical Patch Update and apply the necessary updates.

This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.

FEMA Disaster Recovery Center now open in Cabo Rojo

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – The government of Puerto Rico and FEMA will open a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) on Wednesday, Jan. 17 in Cabo Rojo.

DRCs serve homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Specialists from the government of Puerto Rico and municipalities, FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration, nongovernmental organizations and the local community, will be on hand to help survivors register for assistance, answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors. Services are provided in English and Spanish.

The Cabo Rojo DRC is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays. It is located at:

Centro de Convenciones de Cabo Rojo
Dr. Ramón Emeterio Betances
Carr. 100 Km. 9.0
Cabo Rojo, PR 00623

Survivors impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria can register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (voice, 711/VRS – Video Relay Service). TTY call 800- 462-7585. Multilingual operators are available. (Press 2 for Spanish). Lines are open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

Registering with FEMA is the first step toward qualifying for disaster assistance which may include grants to help homeowners and renters pay for temporary housing, essential home repairs, personal property replacements and disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.

To find location and hours of a DRC near you, visit https://egateway.fema.gov/ESF6/DRCLocator.

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Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362) (voice, 711/VRS – Video Relay Service.) Multilingual operators are available. (Press 2 for Spanish). TTY call
800 -462-7585.

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Syria: Uptick in violence exacerbates already dire situation, says UN food relief agency

16 January 2018 – On top of the already-desperate conditions in Syria’s war-ravaged East Ghouta and north-west Idlib governorate, a violence upsurge is intensifying insecurity, the United Nations food relief agency said Tuesday.

“Since the end of last year, airstrikes have destroyed numerous civilian buildings, killing hundreds of people in both places and, in the case of Idlib, displacing some 100,000 people,” said UN World Food Programme (WFP) Senior Communications Officer Bettina Luescher at the regular press briefing in Geneva.

In Idlib, armed clashes between Government forces, their allies and opposition armed groups have intensified, with insecurity also spreading to parts of northeast Hama, western rural Aleppo and southern Idlib – forcing 100,000 people to abandon their homes near the frontline and move towards safer areas. Conditions in Idlib are dire, with many displaced people forced to stay out in the open during the winter period.

“WFP had assisted a total of 70,000 displaced people in Idlib in December and January with ready-to-eat, five-day rations; [and] there were plans to distribute additional ready-to-eat rations in the coming days,” Ms. Luescher said, adding that WFP had prepositioned over 27,000 rations in Idlib and Aleppo, and that emergency supply shipments from Turkey were also ongoing.

WFP and partners are also conducting needs assessments there.

Fighting continues in the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta where nearly 400,000 people are living in dire conditions suffering severe food, fuel and drinking water shortages.

“A total of 417,000 people were currently living under siege in Syria, with the largest proportion of them in besieged areas of Eastern Ghouta, where almost 400,000 people lived,” Ms. Luescher continued, adding: “WFP access to Eastern Ghouta had been severely restricted for the past five years, allowing only a trickle of aid to reach families in need.”

In 2017, WFP had helped to deliver food assistance for 110,000 people in 13 parts of the enclave.

She called ending the seven-year conflict “the single greatest priority,” noting that it continues to push “ever-more people into hunger and misery.”

WFP appealed to all parties to protect civilians, respect humanitarian principles and allow the safe delivery of food to families in need, no matter where they were.