Category Internet

Military Warns EMP Attack Could Wipe Out America, ‘Democracy, World Order’

Military Warns EMP Attack Could Wipe Out America, ‘Democracy, World Order’ by Paul Bedard  | November 30, 2018 09:33 AM In an extraordinary and sobering report meant to wake the nation up to a growing threat, a new military white paper warns that an electromagnetic pulse weapon attack such as those developed by North Korea, Russia, and Iran […]

Five Challenges Facing Trump’s Military

The 5: ” 1) The budget;  2) Space force;  3) “Great Power” Competition;  4) Afghanistan; and, 5) Missile Defense.” To these I would add, Cyber, Artificial Intelligence, the potential loss of stealth in the air; under the sea and on the ground; drone/autonomous systems warfare; potential capability surprise on the ‘battlefield’; and biomteic/identity management which […]

The New Radicalization Of The Internet

The New Radicalization Of The Internet The New York Times · by The Editorial Board · November 24, 2018 Jihadists and right-wing extremists use remarkably similar social media strategies. The editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher. It is separate from the newsroom and the Op-Ed section. CreditWoody Harrington Social media has […]

How Plato Foresaw Facebook’s Foibles

Opinion | How Plato Foresaw Facebook’s Foibles The New York Times · by Bret Stephens · November 16, 2018 Technology promises to make easy things that, by their intrinsic nature, have to be hard. Opinion Columnist Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in Washington in April. CreditChip Somodevilla/Getty Images In ancient Egypt there lived a […]

Big Bad Data: Achilles’ Heel Of Artificial Intelligence

Big Bad Data: Achilles’ Heel Of Artificial Intelligence breakingdefense.com · by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. An example of the shortcomings of artificial intelligence when it comes to image recognition. (Andrej Karpathy, Li Fei-Fei, Stanford University) WASHINGTON: Behind the bright buzzwords about artificial intelligence, the dreary reality is that machine learning algorithms only work if they’re trained on large sets […]

The U.S. Military Just Publicly Dumped Russian Government Malware Online

The U.S. Military Just Publicly Dumped Russian Government Malware Online Vice · by russian hackers|by Joseph Cox|Nov 11 2018, 4:24am · November 11, 2018 Usually it’s the Russians that dump its enemies’ files. This week, US Cyber Command (CYBERCOM), a part of the military tasked with hacking and cybersecurity focused missions, started publicly releasing unclassified samples of adversaries’ malware it has discovered. […]

The Internet Is Splitting in Two Amid U.S. Dispute With China

The Internet Is Splitting in Two Amid U.S. Dispute With China Bloomberg News November 08 2018, 11:39 PMNovember 09 2018, 9:59 AM https://www.bloombergquint.com/technology/the-internet-is-splitting-in-two-amid-u-s-dispute-with-china (Bloomberg) — Western bigwigs were a no-show at China’s biggest web conference. But in their absence, the local overseers of the nation’s technology industry were only too happy to plug their unique vision […]

New Software Technique Can Disguise/Hide Your Digital Search Footprints

New Software Technique Can Disguise/Hide Your Digital Search Footprints http://www.fortunascorner.com     Lily Hay Newman posted an October 29, 2018 article on the cyber security and technology website WIRED.com, about a new software technique that purports to disguise or hide your digital searches on the Internet. She writes that “a key part of what makes Signal the leading encrypted messaging app […]

Why People Are Worried That The Next Big Threat Will Come From Iranian Hackers Targeting American Oil Companies

David Maxwell Comment: We really do need to pay attention to cyber enabled economic warfare, especially from the big four: Russia, China, Iran, and north Korea.Please see this report.  Framework and Terminology for Understanding Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare https://s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/defenddemocracy/uploads/documents/MEMO_CyberDefinitions_07.pdfTwo graphic depictions from the report: Why People Are Worried That The Next Big Threat Will Come From Iranian Hackers […]

If Terrorists Launch A Major Cyberattack, We Won’t See It Coming

If Terrorists Launch a Major Cyberattack, We Won’t See It Coming National-security experts have been warning of terrorist cyberattacks for 15 years. Why hasn’t one happened yet? KATHY GILSINAN5:00 AM ETThe Atlantic · by Kathy Gilsinan · November 1, 2018 National-security experts fear major terrorist cyberattacks, but their predictions have not yet come to fruition.Busà Photography / Getty […]