Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Most Dangerous Spy In American History

The Most Dangerous Spy In American History www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com Joseph Goulden has an Op-Ed in this morning’s (April 28, 2014) Washington Times with the title above. He reviews a new book by John A. Nagy, “Dr. Benjamin Church, Spy: A case Of Espionage On The Eve Of The American Revolution. Mr. Nagy is a professor atSt. […]

How I Used HeartBleed To Steal A Site’s Private Crypto Key

How I Used HeartBleed To Steal A Site’s Private Crypto Key www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com Rubin Xu had an online article yesterday (April 27, 2014) in Ars Technica, with the titlw above. Mr. Xu writes that “by now, everyone knows about the OpenSSL HeartBleed vulnerability: a missing bounds check in one of the most popular TLS implementations has […]

Chinese Troops Stage Exercise Near North Korea Border

Chinese Troops Stage Exercise Near N.Korean Border http://english.chosun.com/ site/data/html_dir/2014/04/28/ 2014042800766.html The 39th Army, a major Chinese military unit that would be deployed to the Korean Peninsula in a war, carried out an emergency mobilization drill near the North Korean border recently, the official CCTV reported on Saturday. The drill comes amid signs that the North […]

New Internet Security Flaw Leaves +25% Of Web Browsers Vulnerable

A New Internet Explorer Security Flaw Leaves 25% Of Web Browsers Vulnerable www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com Charlie Warzel had an online article in yesterday’s (April 27, 2014) BuzzFeed FWD, with the title above. He begins by noting that in the midst of the threat the HeartBleed cyber bug poses to a good portion of the Internet, “more bad […]

Obama’s Pledge On U.S./South Korea War-Time Command Responds To North Korea’s Threats Of 4th Nuclear Test

Dave Maxwell: Informal Institute For National Security Thinkers And Practitioners (Blog) Georgetown University Donald Kirk is one of the only (if not the only) journalist to take the time to try to explain the OPCON transfer issue. There is one error by Mr. Kirk which Dr. Bechtol works hard to correct in his statements: Obama […]

Inside The Secret Digital Arms Race: Facing The Threat Of A Global Cyber War

Inside the Secret Digital Arms Race: Facing the Threat of a Global Cyber War By Steve Ranger http://www.techrepublic.com/ article/inside-the-secret- digital-arms-race/ The team was badly spooked, that much was clear. The bank was already reeling from two attacks on its systems, strikes that had brought it to a standstill and forced the cancellation of a high […]

“Dear Reader”: Unauthorized Biography Of Late North Korean Leader Kim Jong iL

“Dear Reader: The Unauthorized Biography Of Former North Korean Leader, Kim Jong-il” www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com I defer to Dave Maxwell when it comes to the Korean Peninsula, so his take on a new, unauthorized biography on Kim Il-Song will be worth reading. With that caveat in mind, Michael Malice was interviewed recently on C-Span, at the Housing […]

Monitoring North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site

monitoringnorthkoreanucleartestsite Monitoring North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com David Albright and Serena Kelleher-Vergantini have an April 25, 2014 article with the title above in the Institute For Science And International Security — Imagery Brief. The authors note that Digital Globe satellite imagery — dated April 23, and April 25, 2014, “confirms media reports of […]

60 Minutes On 4/27, Inside America’s Missile Complex

60 Minutes On 4/27, Inside America’s missile complex CBS, WUSA 3:13 p.m. EDT April 25, 2014 60 Minutes missle story (Photo: CBS) SHARE 2 CONNECT 1 TWEETCOMMENTEMAILMORE IN A RARE LOOK INSIDE AMERICA’S NUCLEAR MISSILE COMPLEX, ’60 MINUTES’ FINDS FAULTY PHONES AND AGING EQUIPMENT – SUNDAY ON CBS New General Tells Lesley Stahl How He […]

As Iraq Violence Grows, U.S. Sends More Intelligence Officers

As Iraq Violence Grows, U.S. Sends More Intelligence Officers www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com The news service Reuters, is reporting that the U.S. is “quietly expanding the number of intelligence officers in Iraq, and holding urgent meetings in Washington and Baghdad to find ways to counter the growing violence by Islamic militants.” Reuters adds that “a high-level Pentagon team […]