The following list includes the words that the DHS is scanning all emails, etc. for in the interest of keeping us safe. Many are understandable, but some could be nothing but political phishing! Look it over and see what you think... Given the nature and content of many of the communications that occur on this site, one would have to think that we keep DHS working overtime. So, in our own particular way, I suppose we are helping the economy.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to use all of these words and phrases in a sentence, in the order listed.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Coast Guard (USCG)
Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
Secret Service (USSS)
National Operations Center (NOC)
Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
Secure Border Initiative (SBI)
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF)
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS)
Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS)
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
United Nations (UN)
DNDO (Domestic Nuclear Detection Office)
Domestic nuclear detection
Maritime domain awareness (MDA)
National preparedness initiative
Disaster medical assistance team (DMAT)
State of emergency
Bomb (squad or threat)
Biological infection (or event)
Hazardous material incident
Foot and Mouth (FMD)
Human to human
Human to ANIMAL
Center for Disease Control (CDC)
Drug Administration (FDA)
World Health Organization (WHO and components)
Viral Hemorrhagic Fever
CIKR (Critical Infrastructure & Key Resources)
Airplane (and derivatives)
NBIC (National Biosurveillance Integration Center)
Failure or outage
MS13 or MS-13
Cartel de Golfo
Narco banners (Spanish equivalents)
Al Queda (all spellings)
Improvised explosive device
IED (Improvised Explosive Device)
FARC (Armed Revolutionary Forces Colombia)
IRA (Irish Republican Army)
ETA (Euskadi ta Askatasuna)
PLF (Palestine Liberation Front)
PLO (Palestine Libration Organization)
AQAP (Al Qaeda Arabian Peninsula)
AQIM (Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb)
TTP (Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan)
Tsunami Warning Center
Mud slide or Mudslide
Emergency Broadcast System
DDOS (dedicated denial of service)
Denial of service
Cain and abel
I guess they'll be knocking on my door now!
So, if you don't hear from me for an extended period
of time, please send money, guns, and lawyers!
Thanks for the list. . .I'll be sure to use them regularly. . .who are they, the "thought police"???
Some of these words have obvious connotations. . .but snow, ice, relief (how do they know I'm not talking about migraine meds???), help (really???), gas (maybe we aren't talking about the kind you put in your auto but the type you expel???). . .this is just absurd. . .they don't have anything better to do. . .and one more thing, have you ever noticed on your email, along the margins from time to time, topics you have written about in the past show up in an ad--very freaky!
Hey DHS/Big Sis. . .up your nose with a rubber hose!!!
Big Brother at his best!
What the hell is a "Rootkit" anyway?
Conficker must be some sort of hors d’oeuvre...
Rootkit is a type of malware (spyware) and Confickers is one of the more nastier computer viruses from recent years.
Sony Corporation had one of the first known rootkits included in their audio CD's from many popular music artists in the 2002 / 2003 time frame that would automatically trash your computer if you tried playing / copying the music into an .MP3 format when the CD was inserted into your computer system. This process was automatic and 'silent' running in the background and required no user interaction whatsoever.
The end result was that the federal government sued Sony and required them to provide anyone who applied a cash refund, which amounted to around $3.00 as I recall. I did fill out a form online and sure enough, several months later, they sent me a check for three bucks. I was honest about it though, I had actually been affected by this new form of malware, when all I had tried to do was listen to a CD using my laptop's CD-ROM drive. It actually caused my entire hard drive to be filled with other viruses and spyware, even though I was using the very best and latest corporate anti-virus solution from Symantec at that time (the company who also makes the consumer version called 'Norton's').
In simple terms a rootkit is a virus that gains admin access to your PC. Root is the "god" account on a UNIX machine. If you have root access you can do whatever you want.
So, how do you know what this is?
How are you with water and boards, together as with an action verb?
Thomas, AVG is good but Microsoft Security Essentials,also free to Windows users, tested more secure,uses fewer resources and updates itself through Windows Updates. Both of the other stand alones are good,but you might want to add Super Spyware Terminator, Spybot Search and Destroy, Advanced System Care 5, and CCleaner ( to remove surfing tracts). All are free and stand alones, so do not use resources except when they are actually being used. All are highly rated by PCWorld and Cnet.
I think that one day we are going to be told that the virus
programmers all work for the anti-virus software companies.
Uh-oh. I'd better start using someone else's computer when they're away from their desk.Such as my boss!
Naw ! Gerald. Just surf in 'anonymous mode' and run CCleaner at the end of your surfing session!
I am surprised that "tea party" isn't on this list.