Category Internet

Massive Bug May Have Leaked User Data From Millions Of Sites……..So, Change Your Passwords

Massive Bug May Have Leaked User Data From Millions Of Sites……..So, Change Your Passwords www.fortunascorner.com      That’s what Lily Hay Newman wrote on WIRED.com’s website, February 24, 2017.  She writes that “CloudFlare, which provides a variety of performance and security services to millions of websites, revealed late Thursday that a bug had caused it […]

Russia Military Acknowledges New Branch: Info Warfare Troops

Excerpts: Declaring the formation of the dedicated information warfare troops, Shoigu noted that “propaganda needs to be clever, smart and efficient.” He wouldn’t describe the troops’ mission. Retired Gen. Vladimir Shamanov, the head of defense affairs committee in the lower house of parliament, was equally vague, saying that the information warfare troops’ task is to “protect […]

Thermonuclear Cyber War

Thermonuclear Cyberwar Erik Gartzke Jon R. Lindsay J Cyber Secur tyw017. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/cybsec/tyw017 Published: 14 February 2017 Article history Views PDF Cite Share Tools Nuclear command and control increasingly relies on computing networks that might be vulnerable to cyber attack. Yet nuclear deterrence and cyber operations have quite different political properties. For the most part, […]

Project Loon: Alphabet/Google Is Using Artificial Intelligence To Make Its Internet-Serving Balloons Smarter

Project Loon:  Alphabet/Google Is Using Artificial Intelligence To Make Its Internet-Serving Balloons Smarter   www.fortunascorner.com        Shivali Best had a February 16, 2017 article in the Daily Mail Online, discussing how Alphabet/Google is using artificial intelligence (AI), to make their Internet-serving balloons smarter.  Project Loon, is an ambitious Alphabet initiative, that when completed, […]

Fake News, Fake Ukrainians: How A Group Of Russians Tilted A Dutch Vote

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/16/world/europe/russia-ukraine-fake-news-dutch-vote.html?emc=edit_ee_20170217&nl=todaysheadlines-europe&nlid=67920603 Fake News, Fake Ukrainians: How a Group of Russians Tilted a Dutch Vote By ANDREW HIGGINS FEB. 16, 2017 Photo Harry van Bommel, a left-wing member of Parliament, in his office in The Hague. He used a “Ukrainian team” that actually included Russians in an effort to influence a Dutch referendum last year on a […]

The ‘Invisible’ Malware That Allows Hackers To Remotely Control ATMs: Experts Warn Software Has Already Infected At Least 140 Banks In 40 Countries Around The World

The ‘Invisible’ Malware That Allows Hackers To Remotely Control ATMs:  Experts Warn Software Has Already Infected At Least 140 Banks In 40 Countries Around The World www.fortunaascorner.com      Stacy Liberatore writes in the February 9, 2017 edition of the Daily Mail Online about a new technique/tool that cyber criminals are using to steal cash […]

Snowden Cautions Russia Against Enacting New ‘Big Brother’ Bill On Terrorism

Sputnik February 8, 2017 ‎ Snowden Cautions Russia Against Enacting New ‘Big Brother’ Bill On Terrorism A new package of Russian anti-terror bills that comes into being next year would violate privacy rights and hurt Russians, US surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden warned on Wednesday.‎ MOSCOW (Sputnik)-The legislation, which comes into force in July 2018, was […]

‘Dark Web’ Sites Hit In Cyberattack

https://www.wsj.com/articles/dark-web-sites-hit-in-cyberattack-1486484716?mod=djemCIO_h ‘Dark Web’ Sites Hit in Cyberattack Web-hosting provider Freedom Hosting II was taken down Friday and still offline as of late Monday PHOTO: DOMINIC LIPINSKI/ZUMA PRESS By ‎ ROBERT MCMILLAN Feb. 7, 2017 11:25 a.m. ET 12 COMMENTS A network of websites used by hackers and others to anonymously share information has itself been hit by a […]

Former NSA Contractor May Have Stolen 75 Percent Of The Agency’s Elite Hacking Tools — And Exposed Them To Our Enemies/SAdversaries

Former NSA Contractor May Have Stolen 75 Percent Of The Agency’s Elite Hacking Tools http://www.fortunascorner.com      The title above is from Dan Goodin’s February 6, 2017 article on the website — Ars Technica.  Citing this morning’s Washington Post, Mr. Goodin writes that former National Security Agency contractor Harold T. Martin III “stole more than 50 […]

‘Cloaking’ Film For Windows Blacks Out The Screens Within — A Step Forward For Digital Privacy

‘Cloaking’ Film For Windows Blacks Out The Screens Within — A Step Forward For Digital Privacy   http://www.fortunascorner.com        You had to figure it was only a matter of time.  With the FBI Director, among others warning everyday Americans to cover up their laptop cameras — otherwise, you can be clandestinely seen and […]