Category Denial & Deception

CyCon U.S. Call For Papers Is Now Open: Full Paper Submission Deadline Is July 22, 2018

CyCon U.S. Call for Papers is now open Theme: Cyber Conflict during Competition CyCon U.S. seeks technical, legal, political, and military positions and research related to Cyber Conflict during Competition. Important Dates Full Paper Submission Deadline: July 22, 2018 Notification of Paper Acceptance: August 20, 2018 Final Paper Submission Deadline: September 17, 2018 “Inter-state strategic […]

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 […]

British Media: The Violin Was Poisoned By Former Russian FSB Officer Gordon

https://www.svoboda.org/a/29185223.html British media: The violin was poisoned by former FSB officer Gordon 22 April 2018 The British press referring to the police writes that the former colonel of the GRU Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned by a 54-year-old former FSB officer, code-named Gordon. It is believed that he also uses the name Mikhail Savitskis, […]

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 […]

What Does Kim Jong-un Want? U.S. Fears Answer Is ‘Give a Little, Gain a Lot’

The comment below is by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page. David Maxwell Comment:  “This excerpt sums up the challenge with the north (timing, definition of dismantlement (denuclearization), inspections and verification) but also the potential friction within the ROK/US Alliance. As noted the ROK is banking […]

Palantir Knows Everything About You

     Blaming Peter Thiel & Palantir for excessive surveillance may be convenient for liberals and Silicon Valley; but, our personal privacy was substantially compromised long ago.  We absolutely need to have a thoughtful debate about how much surveillance is too much.  But, singling out Palantir does nothing to advance that debate; and, singles out […]

Nobody Is Safe From Russia’s Colossal Hacking Operation

Nobody is safe from Russia’s colossal hacking operation By Nicole Kobie, www.wired.co.uk View Original April 21st, 2018 No-one is too unimportant to be targeted by Russia-backed, state-sponsored hackers. While that may be good for the self-esteem, it’s bad news for online security — enough so that this week US and UK authorities teamed up to issue a joint […]

Experts Warn ‘Trust This Computer’ Is A Massive iPhone Security Risk

Experts Warn ‘Trust This Computer’ Is a Massive iPhone Security Risk By Mike Peterson, www.idropnews.com View Original April 19th, 2018 When you first plug an iPhone into a computer, you’ll often see a pop-up that says “Trust This Computer?” And while the prompt might seem innocuous, new research suggests that it could have some serious security implications. […]

Inside The Competitive, Corrupt World Of Russian Intelligence

Inside the Competitive, Corrupt World of Russian Intelligence thecipherbrief.com · by | Levi Maxey · April 20, 2018 Bottom Line: The Kremlin employs an array of often overlapping and competitive security and intelligence services to create multiple sources of intelligence, encourage risk-taking and keep a wary eye on each other. This has enabled Russian President Vladimir Putin to consolidate power […]

“The Darkest Web: Drugs, Death, & Destroyed Lives,” – New Book On The Dark Underbelly Of The Internet By Ellen Ormsby 

“The Darkest Web: Drugs, Death, & Destroyed Lives,” – New Book On The Dark Underbelly Of The Internet By Ellen Ormsby    http://www.fortunascorner.com        Melborne, Australian-based lawyer ,investigative journalist, and author, Ellen Ormsby’s new book, “The Darkest Web: Drugs, Death, & Destruction,” just published by, Allen&Unwin, is Ms. Ormbsy’s second work on the digital underground, and the […]