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Alexa, Tell Me A National Security Secret: Amazon’s Reach Goes Beyond The Post Office

Alexa, Tell Me A National Security Secret: Amazon’s Reach Goes Beyond The Post Office By Brian Naylor, www.npr.org View Original April 23rd, 2018 Amazon has been one of President Trump’s favorite targets on Twitter. He’s accused the company of not collecting taxes (which it does), charged it with putting retailers out of business — and focused his […]

8 Ways Hackers Monetize Stolen Data

8 Ways Hackers Monetize Stolen Data   http://www.fortunascorner.com      Steve Zurier posted an April 17, 2018 article to the security and technology website, DarkReading.com, with the title above.  We are all well aware that our personal data has likely been compromised many times in the past decade because of the plethora of gaps and vulnerabilities with […]

The Machine That Can Never Be Hacked: ‘Random Number Generator’ Is Created Using Quantum Physics — And, Even Supercomputers Can’t Steal Its Data

The Machine That Can Never Be Hacked: ‘Random Number Generator’ Is Created Using Quantum Physics — And, Even Supercomputers Can’t Steal Its Data http://www.fortunascorner.com      Tim Collins posted an April 12, 2018 article, with the title above, in London’s the DailyMail.com.  Mr. Collins begins by noting that “random number generators are never truly random. Most, rely […]

Bring On The Cyber Apocalypse

Bring on the cyber apocalypse By Gary Anderson – – Tuesday, April 10, 2018 www.washingtontimes.com View Original April 10th, 2018 Facebook Freeze Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times more > ANALYSIS/OPINION: Many “progressives” — particularly millennials — were horrified to learn that some Facebook data might have been used to help elect Donald Trump president. Conservatives […]

Digital Footprints: How To Find Out What Facebook And Google Know About You

https://www.voanews.com/a/facebook-google-personal-information/4339902.html Digital Footprints: How to Find Out What Facebook and Google Know About You Michelle QuinnSAN FRANCISCO — As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies in front of Congress about the company’s practices this week, Americans are waking up to just how much personal information tech companies have collected about them. Facebook said it will begin […]

Forecasting The Future Of Warfare

David Maxwell:  “A long important read with important history (and a “scorecard”).” Excerpt: How Did We Do? You Decide.   I gave up command of the Army War College in the summer of 2000. Gen. Rick Shinseki, chief of staff at the time, kindly asked that I stay on active duty another six months to […]

“Don’t Mess With Our Elections”: Vigilante Hackers Strike Russia, Iran

Cyber hackers, cyber militias, cyber ‘patriots,’ cyber vigilantes are likely to be a growing problem — especially when attempting to determine culpability/attribution/origin of a serious/sophisticated hack.  The ‘groups,’ lose entities, — in some cases — will no doubt either be wittingly, or unwittingly be taken advantage of and used to carry out a state-sponsored cyber […]

The Case For Extreme Worry

In places that include China and Russia, chief rival powers to the U.S., technology is “empowering top-down authoritarianism as liberal democracy weakens.” The case for extreme worry Axios · by Mike Allen To White House insiders, this is the most dangerous phase of Donald Trump’s presidency so far, from the brewing trade war with China that he denies is a […]

New Malware Distribution Service For A Fee — Emerges On The Dark Web; ‘Malware-As-A-Service, A Growing ‘Business’ In The Underbelly Of The Dark Web Marketplace

New Malware Distribution Service For A Fee — Emerges On The Dark Web; ‘Malware-As-A-Service, A Growing ‘Business’  In The Underbelly Of The Dark Web Marketplace   http://www.fortunascorner.com      Black Hat, or cyber hackers, cyber thieves for hire have been a fixture on the Dark Web for several years.  Now, we’re starting to see more […]

H.R. McMaster Delivers A Parting Shot To Russia As He Prepares To Bow Out As National Security Adviser

Excerpts:   McMaster noted the measures taken by the Trump administration against Russia: the expulsion of 60 diplomats last week, calling out of the Russian government for malicious cyber intrusions that targeted U.S. critical infrastructure and increasing funding for the European Defense Initiative, which finances U.S. and allied military forces in Europe, to deter Russian […]