Category Denial & Deception

How The U.S. Forced China To Quit Stealing — Using A Chinese Spy; But, Has China Already Placed Digital Landmines Inside U.S. Weaponry And Critical Infrastructure?

How The U.S. Forced China To Quit Stealing — Using A Chinese Spy; But, Has China Already Placed Digital Landmines Inside U.S. Weaponry And Critical Infrastructure? http://www.fortunascorner.com     The title above comes from Garrett Grafe’s October 11, 2018 article, posted to the cyber and technology website, WIRED.com. As has been well-documented and reported, Mr. Grafe writes that “China has become […]

U.S. Spycraft And Stealthy Diplomacy Expose Russian Subversion In A Key Balkans Vote

Excerpts: U.S. Spycraft And Stealthy Diplomacy Expose Russian Subversion In A Key Balkans Vote By Eric Schmitt, Helene Cooper, www.nytimes.comView OriginalOctober 9th, 2018 WASHINGTON — For years, Ivan Savvidis has been the Kremlin’s man in Greece. A Greek-Russian billionaire, a former member of the Russian Duma and the owner of a professional Greek soccer team, Mr. Savvidis has […]

Google Drops Out Of Pentagon Cloud Computing Competition

David Maxwell Comment:  “I wonder if this will come back to haunt Google.  But I doubt there will be any significant blowback. It is no longer possible for the government and the military (or the public in general) to cut ties from google products (as I send this from a gmail account using Google Chrome […]

Bloomberg’s Spy Chip Story Reveals The Murky World Of National Security Reporting

An interesting critique.Excerpts: Bloomberg’s Spy Chip Story Reveals The Murky World Of National Security Reporting By Zack Whittaker, techcrunch.comView Original Today’s bombshell Bloomberg story has the internet split: either the story is right, and reporters have uncovered one of the largest and jarring breaches of the U.S. tech industry by a foreign adversary… or it’s not, and a lot […]

Text Of VPOTUS Pence Remarks: U.S. Policy On China

United States policy on China https://www.hudson.org/ Thank you, Ken, for that kind introduction. To the Members of the Board of Trustees, to Dr. Michael Pillsbury, to our distinguished guests, and to all of you who, true to your mission, “think about the future in unconventional ways” – it’s an honor to be back at the Hudson Instituthttps://www.hudson.org/e. For more than half a century, this Institute has dedicated itself to “advancing global […]

Russia’s Elite Hackers Have A Clever New Trick — That’s Very Hard To Fix

Russia’s Elite Hackers Have A Clever New Trick — That’s Very Hard To Fix http://www.fortunascorner.com     The title above is from Brian Barrett’s September 27, 2018 article which he posted to WIRED.com. He begins by reminding us that Russia’s “Fancy Bear hacking group has plenty of tools at its disposal, as evidenced by the [highly successful] attacks against the […]

China’s New Spy Satellite Will Use LASERS To Light Up The Ocean And Spot Submarines Up To 1,600 Feet Below The Surface

China’s New Spy Satellite Will Use LASERS To Light Up The Ocean And Spot Submarines Up To 1,600 Feet Below The Surface http://www.fortunascorner.com      The title above is from Phoebe Weston’s October 1, 2018 article she posted to the DailyMail.com. She writes that “China’s new spy satellite, ‘Project Guanlan,’  could use lasers to spot submarines up to […]

‘Security Experts Discover The ‘Most Sophisticated Botnet Ever Seen,’ – Targeting The Internet Of Things

‘Security Experts Discover The ‘Most Sophisticated Botnet Ever Seen,’ – Targeting The Internet Of Things http://www.fortunascorner.com      I have warned for the past two years at least, that the Internet Of Things (IoT) has quickly become the Internet Of Threats.  And, reports of a nasty, sophisticated new botnet, should be another wake-up call to those who are networking […]

The CIA Is Returning Its Central Focus To Nation-State Rivals, Director Says

Excerpts: The CIA is returning its central focus to nation-state rivals, director says By Shane Harris, www.washingtonpost.comView OriginalSeptember 24th, 2018 CIA Director Gina Haspel speaks at the University of Louisville on Monday.Photo by: Timothy D. Easley/AP Louisville —  The Central Intelligence Agency is rededicating itself to the kinds of missions that defined the agency for most of its […]

“Click Here To Kill Everybody:” New Book By Cyber Security Guru, Bruce Schneier

“Click Here To Kill Everybody:” New Book By Cyber Security Guru, Bruce Schneierhttp://www.fortunascorner.com     Noted cyber security expert Bruce Schneier has a new book out, “Click Here To Kill Everybody,: Security And Survival In An Inter-Connected World” published this month/September 4, by W. W. Norton & Company.Hannah Kuchler wrote a review regarding Mr. Schneier’s new book, August 26, […]