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Legal Marijuana -- Support is at ALL TIME HIGH!

Originial Article: https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/412550-support-for-legalizing-marijuana-hits-all-time-high-gallup

 

Two-thirds of Americans support legalizing marijuana, according to a Gallup survey released Monday, marking an all-time high level of support in nearly 50 years of polling on the issue. 

Monday's poll found that 66 percent of Americans support legal pot, up slightly from 64 percent a year ago.

A majority of both major parties support legalization, including 75 percent of Democrats and 53 percent of Republicans. Both numbers ticked up slightly compared to a year ago. 

Among independents, 71 percent support legalization.

Support for legal weed among Americans age 55 and older has risen substantially in the last year, up from 50 percent to 59 percent.

The poll was conducted Oct. 1-10 among 1,019 adults and has a margin of error of 4 percentage points. 

The poll was completed roughly a week before Canada officially became the second country to legalize the sale of recreational marijuana. Canadian lawmakers voted in June to approve the substance on a recreational basis, ending a 95-year ban.

Monday's Gallup survey tracks closely with a Quinnipiac University poll from earlier this year that showed 63 percent of Americans support legal marijuana.

Nine states and the District of Columbia have legalized the use of recreational pot, and two dozen states have approved medical marijuana.

The substance remains prohibited at the federal level, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken measures to crack down on marijuana use.

In January, Sessions rescinded the Cole memo, an Obama-era measure that discouraged federal prosecutors from prioritizing marijuana-related charges in states that had voted to legalize it. 

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Chrome-based Browsers Have Loopholes that Enable Hackers to Infiltrate Wifi Routers

Refer to original article: https://hackercombat.com/chrome-based-browsers-have-loopholes-that-enable-hackers-to-infiltrate-wifi-routers/

Surecloud, a cybersecurity firm has released a report about a Google Chrome, Chromium, Opera, Vivaldi and other Blink-engine based browsers’ unpatched flaw that enables cybercriminals to penetrate the home wifi networks of unsuspecting users. Eliot Thompson, a Surecloud researcher, upon checking Chrome’s behavior as found a flaw on how the browser implements its saved password feature and the user’s bad habit of using the same password across many services, including the password for the Wi-Fi router’s configuration page. Google-based browsers have an inherent flaw of offering users to save passwords for sites, which include wi-fi configuration page, which is normally using an unencrypted http:// URL.

The password manager that came with Chrome saves not only passwords but also other information submitted in a web form. This can include anything from a name, address, birthdate and any personally identifiable information as demanded by a sign-up form. At the moment the home routers affected by the flaw include known mainstream brands like Belkin, Asus, and Netgear. Routers from other vendors are still being checked for the existence of the vulnerability to the Google Chrome exploit, but the common understanding is any router that uses plain http unencrypted wi-fi configuration page is affected. There is no way to change the behavior unless the router vendor issues a new firmware that will change the wi-fi configuration page to a TLS-encrypted URL.

USBHarpooning // BadUsb cable

I actually get to work with people who create these things. 

Check out this article: 
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/usbharpoon-is-a-badusb-attack-with-a-twist/

The trio acted on an idea from Kevin Mitnick, who saw it put in practice by someone using the Twitter handle MG. He told Bleeping Computer that he asked MG if he could build a cable for him to use in a keynote speech to demonstrate new attack methods, but nothing happened.

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