Category Encryption

Will U.S. Cyberwarriors Be Ready For The Next Big Hack?

Excerpts: People skills in cybersecurity also are needed at the policy level, said Debora Plunkett, former director of information assurance at the National Security Agency. “Cyber is a lot of technical work, but also a lot of policy.”   “We need lots of technical people,” Plunkett said at a New America conference in Washington. “We also […]

Taking Down The House — Meet The Russian Casino Hacker Who Reverse-Engineered The Digital DNA Of Slot Machines To In Some Cases — Illegally Rake In Millions; And, Re-Post Of “Humanity Hasn’t Got A Chance: The Perfect Bet”

Taking Down The House — Meet The Russian Casino Hacker Who Reverse-Engineered The Digital DNA Of Slot Machines To In Some Cases — Illegally Rake In Millions; And, A Re-Post Of “Humanity Hasn’t Got A Chance: The Perfect Bet”   http://www.fortunascorner.com        Brendan Koerner had an interesting article on the August 5, 2017 […]

China Carries Out Flight Test Of Anti-Satellite Missile: DN-3 Missile Highlights Growing Space Warfare Capabilities

China Carries Out Flight Test Of Anti-Satellite Missile DN-3 missile highlights growing space warfare capabilities Share Tweet Email China’s DN-3 Test BY: Bill Gertz Follow @BillGertz August 2, 2017 5:00 am China recently carried out a flight test of a new anti-satellite missile that highlights the growing threat of Beijing’s space warfare capabilities. The flight test […]

U.S. Special Operations Commander Says LEAKS To New York Times Are The Reason Islamic State Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Escaped U.S. Forces And Is Likely Still Alive

U.S. Special Operations Commander Says LEAKS To New York Times Are The Reason Islamic State Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Escaped U.S. Forces And Is Likely Still Alive http://www.fortunascorner.com      General Raymond ‘Tony’ Thomas, Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), told an audience at the Aspen Security Forum last week, that Islamic State leader Abu […]

High-Tech ‘Cyber Nukes’ Threaten Aging Nuclear Deterrents

High-Tech ‘Cyber Nukes’ Threaten Aging Nuclear Deterrents National Security Agency (NSA) Director Adm. Michael S. Rogers testified on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, D.C., nearly two months ago, before the U.S. House Armed Services Emerging Threats and Capabilities subcommittee hearing. Covered, ‘Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request for U.S. Cyber Command: Cyber Mission Force Support to […]

If You Have An Apple IPhone/iPad, Etc. – Upload Security Patch NOW!

Update Your Apple Devices. Right Now. By Brian Fung, www.washingtonpost.com View Original July 20th, 2017 Apple has released a software update to iOS and macOS that you should download right away. The security update patches a dangerous vulnerability in WiFi chips that allows hackers to “execute arbitrary code” — industry-speak for taking over your device. Through the WiFi chip, a hacker may […]

How To Steal a Mobile Phone Number & Everything Linked To It  — Meet Signaling System 7, A Hacker’s Best Friend

How To Steal a Mobile Phone Number & Everything Linked To It  — Meet Signaling System 7, A Hacker’s Best Friend   www.frotunascorner.com        Steven Melendez has a July 18, 2017 article on the website, FastCompany, with the title above.  Mr. Melendez begins by writing how even the most tech-savvy can still be vulnerable, and […]

You Can Buy Password Stealing Malware For Just $7 Online 

You Can Buy Password Stealing Malware For Just $7 Online  http://www.fortunascorner.com      Jahanzaib Hassan had an article last week (July 11/July 16, 2017) on the cyber security website, HackRead.com, noting that security “researchers at [the cyber security company] ProofPoint, recently discovered a [new] mass-marketed malware called — Ovidiy stealer — whose main purpose is to […]

Encrypted Satellite Phone Calls Can Be Hacked In Fractions Of A Second — According To New Research  

Encrypted Satellite Phone Calls Can Be Hacked In Fractions Of A Second — According To New Research   http://www.fortunascorner.com      Why am I not surprised.  Nothing digital, or ‘connected’ to the Internet, or network/s should ever be considered ‘safe.’  And, to a more of a degree than you probably think — that goes for […]

When The NSA Spots A Crack In Commercial Software – Should It Tell?

When The NSA Spots A Crack In Commercial Software – Should It Tell? thecipherbrief.com · July 14, 2017 One of the only tasks the U.S. Constitution declares that the federal government must do is to provide for the common defense. That is the government’s foundational truth and purpose; to protect American lives, liberty, and their pursuit […]