Category Critical Infrastructure Protection

NSA’s Recommendation That Companies In The U.S. Defense Industrial Base ‘Avoid Using Zoom’ Does Not Go Far Enough

NSA has formally issued guidance recommending that  “the defense industrial base avoid using Zoom Video,” — which has gained in popularity due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the stay-at-home movement.  Astonishingly, of the nine questions/factors NSA listed for potential customers and users to consider before choosing a video teleconferencing platform — NOT A SINGLE ONE […]

Zoom Or Not? NSA Offers Guidance For Choosing A Videochat App

     As I have written. China is no doubt scooping up billions of Zoom bits of data and focusing their big-data minning efforts for espionage and corporate theft — based on what they’re getting from this goldmine. Also, China builds backdoors into everything — so it is the gift that keeps on giving. If […]

The Century Of Bioweapons: The Coronavirus Disruptive Effects Will Inevitably Spur Evil Minds Into Action

As one of my followers wrote:   … an extraordinary demonstration of the power of weaponized biology   … imagine a jihadist group or other criminal organization   The ability to recognize new diseases quickly and to develop treatments and vaccines has become a cornerstone of national defense. https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-century-of-bioweapons-11588025901?mod=opinion_featst_pos1 The Century of Bioweapons The coronavirus’s disruptive effects […]

The Future Of Cyber Warfare – An Interview With Greg Austin | Strife

Excerpts: ES: What is the Measuring Coercive Cyber Power project? GA: This is a project that began at the IISS before I joined and has been run by a couple of very experienced professionals. Its purpose is to understand the basic fundamentals of cyber power. In other words: what are its economic, scientific, technological, and […]

The Hermit Kingdom In The Digital Era: Implications Of The North Korean Problem For The SOF Community

David Maxwell Comment:  “This is a Cyber-SOF focused essay.  It does not cover the entire scope of the north Korean problem for the SOF community but provides some interesting analysis from a Cyber-SOF perspective.  I think this is a useful essay but we should not forget some of the fundamental SOF capabilities/operations/mission that must be […]

New Zoom Vulnerability Lets Hackers Record Any Meeting Anonymously; New Critical Malware Vulnerability Puts Millions Of Zoom Users At Risk

New Zoom Vulnerability Lets Hackers Record Any Meeting Anonymously; New Critical Malware Vulnerability Puts Millions Of Zoom Users At Risk   https://fortunascorner.com      The title above comes from an April 23, 2020 article by Waqas, posted to the cyber security and technology blog/website, HackRead.com. Readers of this blog know that I have been writing in the […]

Google Issues Warning To 2 Billion Chrome Users; Advises Users To ‘Urgentlyt’ Download New Patch

Google Issues Warning To 2 Billion Chrome Users; Advises Users To ‘Urgentlyt’ Download New Patch   https://fortunascorner.com       Numerous technology websites/blogs are reporting that Google Chrome users need to download a new patch the web giant just issued for “critical security flaws across Windows, Mac, and Linux; and, urges users to upgrade to the latest […]

Fraud And Hacking/How-To Guides Are The Most Sold Items On The Dark Web

fraud-hacking-guides-sold-item-on-the-dark-web Fraud And Hacking/How-To Guides Are The Most Sold Items On The Dark Web   https://fortunascorner.com      Sudais Asif posted an April 18, 2020 article to the cyber security and technology blog/website, HackRead, with the title above. As Mr. Asif explains, the original intent of the Dark Web was to give individuals an opportunity to hide […]

North Korea Hacking Threatens U.S. And Global Financial System: U.S. Officials

North Korea hacking threatens U.S. and global financial system: U.S. officials uk.reuters.com · by Raphael Satter2 Min Read FILE PHOTO: A man holds a laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him in this illustration picture taken on May 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. government officials warned on Wednesday about the threat of […]

U.S. Offers $5 Million Reward For Information On North Korean Hackers

May  want to be very careful with this. It would not be a surprise at all — if at times Kim Jong-Un sets up some of his own people/hackers, and attempts to collect on the reward somehow.  RCP, fortunascorner.com  US offers $5 million reward for information on North Korean hackers | ZDNet ZDNet · by Catalin Cimpanu […]