Category Encryption

‘Operation GhostSecret’: North Korea Is Suspected in Intensifying Global Cyberattack

David Maxwell Comment:  “The new weapon of choice from north Korea?”   Excerpts: In early March, McAfee identified cyberattacks on Turkish financial institutions and government groups that deployed a “Bankshot” implant that embedded malicious files in Microsoft Word documents sent to victims via email attachment. Computers were infected if users downloaded the attachment.   But […]

Under Secretary Of Defense For Intelligence: ‘A Lot Of Technology Remains Untapped’

Defense intelligence chief: ‘A lot of technology remains untapped’ – SpaceNews.com spacenews.com · by Sandra Erwin · April 23, 2018 Kernan: Project Maven so far has been “extraordinarily” useful in processing intelligence but more capabilities are needed. TAMPA, FLA. — Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence Joseph Kernan, a retired Navy vice admiral, is rarely seen or heard at […]

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 […]

Virtual War And Weapons Of Mass Deception – Modern War Institute

A cautionary conclusion.  Will we heed these words? Sixteenth-century Dutch scholar Desiderius Erasmus noted that “Prevention is better than cure.” Enemies of the United States continue to probe our virtual defenses. Our rivals are building the plans to attack and win in Virtual War so that they can avoid US military overmatch capabilities in physical […]

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 […]

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 […]

The {Cyber} Guns Of August

Quite a conclusion here: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it” [31] the professor wryly replied. “Who really benefits from secure computers?” he said with a morose smile. “Consumers get less expensive systems and software with more features, companies are able to sell […]

“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 […]

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 […]

‘Terror Plot? There’s An App For That;’ Mysterious ‘MuslimCryppt’ App Helps Jihadists Send Covert Messages

‘Terror Plot? There’s An App For That;’ Mysterious ‘MuslimCryppt’ App Helps Jihadists Send Covert Messages   http://www.fortunascorner.com        The above title is from Lilly Hay Newman’s March 29, 2018 post on the security and technology website, WIRED.com.  In an unsettling/worrisome; but, not surprising article, Ms. Newman explains how ISIS, al-Qaeda, and other Islamic extremists are using a […]