Category Internet

America’s Security Clearance System ‘Is Broken’ Former Spy Chief Says

America’s Security Clearance System ‘Is Broken’ Former Spy Chief Says www.fortunascoener.com      Joseph Marks has an April 27, 2017 article on the defense and national security website, DefenseOne.com, with the title above.  “The government’s failure thus far to fix long delays and dangerous imprecision in the government’s security clearance and vetting system is one […]

Linksys WiFi Routers Contain At Least 10 Bugs In More Than 20 Models

Linksys WiFi Routers Contain At Least 10 Bugs In More Than 20 Models   http://www.fortunascorner.com        Ali Reza writes on the April 23, 2017 website, of HackRead.com, that “IT researchers have discovered that more than 20 different Linksys’ Routers models are leaving thousands of [brand new] devices vulnerable to outside attacks [hacks].  Tao […]

U.S. Eavesdropping Program Goes Silent

U.S. Eavesdropping Program Goes Silent BETSY WOODRUFF 04.21.17 4:05 PM ET By The Daily Beast, www.thedailybeast.com View Original April 21st, 2017 It’s long been considered one of the most important ways American spies gather information overseas. But in 2016, it apparently went dark. Something a little funny might be going on in America’s most secretive court. According […]

U.S. Justice Dept. Preparing Indictment Of Julian Assange

From: CNN Breaking News [mailto:CNNBreakingNews@mail.cnn.com] Sent: None To: no-reply@siteservices.cnn.com Subject: News Alert: U.S. Preps Charges For Assange, sources say U.S. authorities have prepared charges to seek the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, US officials familiar with the matter tell CNN. The Justice Department investigation of Assange and WikiLeaks dates to at least 2010, when […]

Why North Korea Is A Black Hole For U.S. Intelligence: As Tensions Rise With Pyongyang, Don’t Expect Answers From The CIA — And Raises The Chances Of Strategic Surprise

Why North Korea Is A Black Hole For U.S. Intelligence: As Tensions Rise With Pyongyang, Don’t Expect Answers From The CIA  — And Raises The Chances Of Strategic Surprise   http://www.fortunascorner.com       John Schindler has an April 18, 2017 article on The Observer, with the title above.  Mr. Schindler writes that “the Democratic […]

The 3 ‘B’s’ Of Cybersecurity [Commentary]

The 3 ‘B’s’ Of Cybersecurity [Commentary] By Scott Shackelford, fifthdomain.com View Original April 18th, 2017 Photo Credit: kirill_makarov via shutterstock.com Large-scale cyberattacks with eye-watering statistics, like the breach of a billion Yahoo accounts in 2016, grab most of the headlines. But what often gets lost in the noise is how often small and medium-sized organizations find themselves under attack. In […]

North Korea Shut Down Cellphone Network Twice On Saturday

Dave Maxwell asks:   Hmmm… did north Korea expect a cyber attack through its cell phone net work? North Korea Shut Down Cellphone Network Twice On Saturday Chad O’Carroll By Read More Articles, www.nknews.org View Original April 18th, 2017 North Korean authorities turned off the nation’s Koryolink cellphone network twice last Saturday as part of tight security […]

Machines Could Soon Take Over From Humanity Warns Cambridge University;s Lord Martin Rees: The Astronomer Royal Recently Discussed The Likelihood Of Alien Life, The Growing Terrorist Threat, & His Anger Over Brexit

Machines Could Soon Take Over From Humanity Warns Cambridge University;s Lord Martin Rees:  The Astronomer Royal Recently Discussed The Likelihood Of Alien Life, The Growing Terrorist Threat, & His Anger Over Brexit   www.fortunascorner.com        Earlier this month (April 4, 2017), world renown cosmologist and astrophysicist, Lord Martin Rees, sat down for a […]

The Primer On Russia’s “Active Measures,” Its Information Warfare Strategy

The Primer On Russia’s “Active Measures,” Its Information Warfare Strategy By Paul Ratner, bigthink.com View Original April 9th, 2017 As questions swirl about Russia’s role in the 2016 Presidential elections, the old KGB strategy of “active measures” is getting a closer look. “Active measures” were subversive techniques and policies aimed at influencing people and events in foreign […]

Kaspersky Links North Korean IP Address To Lazarus

Excerpt:   Linking Lazarus to North Korea has proved elusive, and evidence has been mostly circumstantial. But in its latest research, Kaspersky Lab has turned up the strongest link yet to the isolated nation. The research was unveiled on April 4 at its annual security summit, which is being held this year in St. Maarten. […]