Category technology & innovation

Mysterious Hacking Collective Known As The ‘Shadow Brokers’ Stole NSA Super Weapon, And Caused Global Cyber Attack That Is Causing Chaos In 74 Countries — Dry Run For A Much Larger, Devastating Attack? What Will al Qaeda & ISIS Take Away From This?

Mysterious Hacking Collective Known As The ‘Shadow Brokers’ Stole NSA Super Weapon, And Caused Global Cyber Attack That Is Causing Chaos In 74 Countries — Dry Run For A Much Larger, Devastating Attack?  What Will al Qaeda & ISIS Take Away From This?   http://www.fortunascorner.com        By now, all of you are probably […]

“Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, And What The Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are”

“Everybody Lies:  Big Data, New Data, And What The Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are” http://www.fortunascorner.com      The above, is the title of new book just out this week by Seth Stephens Davidowitz; and published by Harper Collins.  Mr. Davidowitz was interviewed this morning (Friday/May 12, 2017) on CNBC’s Squawk Box. […]

NYU Accidentally Exposed Military Code-Breaking Project To The Entire Internet

  https://theintercept.com/2017/05/11/nyu-accidentally-exposed-military-code-breaking-computer-project-to-entire-internet/   NYU Accidentally Exposed Military Code-breaking Computer Project to Entire Internet May 11 2017, 10:57 a.m.   In early December 2016, Adam was doing what he’s always doing, somewhere between hobby and profession: looking for things that are on the internet that shouldn’t be. That week, he came across a server inside New York University’s famed Institute for […]

Cyber Thieves Now Exploiting SS7 Flaws To Hack Smartphone Two-Factor Authentication Systems; Systems That Can Secretly Track Your Movements Via Your Cellphone For Sale On The Web

Cyber Thieves Now Exploiting SS7 Flaws To Hack Smartphone Two-Factor Authentication Systems; Systems That Can Secretly Track Your Movements Via Your Cellphone For Sale On The Web www.fortunascorner.com      “Every breath you take, every move you make, move you make, every step you take…..I’ll be watching you,” are the lyrics to the 1983 song, ‘Every […]

Today’s Defense Department Lacks Nuclear Weapons Expertise

INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY   Today’s Defense Department Lacks Nuclear Weapons Expertise  ROBERT R. MONROE  May 8, 2017  One of the precepts of leadership – in all walks of life – is that there’s nothing much worse than a person in charge who won’t take charge.   That’s where America has been for the past quarter-century as […]

New Threat To Online Banking: Hackers Exploiting SS7 Protocol Security Flaw To Steal Money From Bank Accounts

New Threat To Online Banking:  Hackers Exploiting SS7 Protocol Security Flaw To Steal Money From Bank Accounts http://www.fortunascorner.com      Jahanzaib Hassan has an article by the title above on the cyber security website, HackRead.com.  Mr. Hassan writes that customers who had mobile banking accounts with Telefonica Bank in Germany, recently had their accounts raided by […]

Macron Wins Big In France — Here’s What Happens Next In Stocks; Four Chinese Stocks To Buy Now; Winners And Losers In A Dangerous Season For Tech Stocks

Macron Wins Big In France — Here’s What Happens Next In Stocks; Four Chinese Stocks To Buy Now; Winners And Losers In A Dangerous Season For Tech Stocks www.fortunascorner.com      As predicted, young, upstart, outsider Emmanuel Macron is France’s next President.  The 39 year-old garnered 65 percent of the vote, sounding defeating his more […]

Revenge Services Offered On The Dark Web; Where Drug Dealers, Arms Traffickers, Hackers, Political Dissidents, Etc., Thrive

Revenge Services Offered On The Dark Web; Where Drug Dealers, Arms Traffickers, Hackers, Political Dissidents, Etc., Thrive   http://www.fortunascorner.com        Richard (no further identifying information) has an article on DarkWebNews.com, noting that “a listing belonging to a dark web vendor under the pseudonym “Etimbuk” has garnered a lot of attention the past few days,” because “what this […]

New Developments In North Korea’s Ballistic Missile Infrastructure—What Does It Mean For The Future?

http://38north.org/2017/05/missile050217/ New Developments in North Korea’s Ballistic Missile Infrastructure—What Does it Mean for the Future?  |  | | By 38 North 02 May 2017 A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Joseph S. Bermudez Jr. The massive military parades in Pyongyang provide great opportunities to gain insight into North Korea’s ballistic missile aspirations, but they are […]

The Unimaginable About Wars Is Being Imagined Again, Says Acclaimed Military Strategist Peter Singer

Lengthy read. Excerpt: U-T: You’ve written about the invasion of Iraq by ISIS, when Daesh went through Mosul. It actually was a relatively small force, but it had been preceded by thousands of tweets and images and other forms of information warfare.   To me, it’s Maoist. It’s this understanding that the important terrain is […]