Category Internet

North Korea Poised To Launch Large-Scale Cyber Attack, New Report Says

North Korea poised to launch large-scale cyberattacks, says new report By Anna Fifield, www.washingtonpost.com View Original February 20th, 2018 Employees watch electronic boards to monitor possible ransomware cyberattacks at the Korea Internet and Security Agency in Seoul, South Korea on May 15, 2017.Photo by: Yun Dong-Jin/AP TOKYO — North Korea is quietly expanding both the scope and sophistication […]

U.S. ‘Mulling Cyber Strike Against North Korea’

The comment highlighted in blue below are by/from Col (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell:  Sigh…….Of course this is based on the Foreign Policy magazine article I sent last week at this link  for those who missed this.  http://foreignpolicy.com/2018/02/15/north-korea-intelligence-trump/ U.S. ‘Mulling Cyber Strike Against […]

Aerial Photos’ Point To New Chinese Signals Hub’In The Heart Of The South China Sea

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2133678/aerial-photos-point-new-chinese-signals-hub-heart-south Aerial photos ‘point to new Chinese signals hub’ in the heart of the South China Sea Washington-based think tank says flurry of activity on Fiery Cross Reef suggests the artificial island is becoming a communications centre for Beijing to put its stamp on the area PUBLISHED : Saturday, 17 February, 2018, 9:33pm UPDATED : […]

The Threat To Air-Gapped/Stand-Alone Computers/Networks Is Getting Worse

Mind The Gap:  This Researcher Steals Data With Noise, Light, And Magnets www.fortunascorner.com      The title above is from an article by Andy Greenberg that was posted on the February 7, 2018 edition of the technology and security website, WIRED.com.  Anyone who is familiar with my blog is well aware that cyber thieves and other digital […]

POTUS Has Chosen Nominee To Lead NSA, U.S. Cyber Command

Trump has chosen nominee to lead NSA, US Cyber Command By Associated Press, www.stripes.com View Original February 14th, 2018 WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has picked U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone to be the next director of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command. Trump’s cyber adviser, Rob Joyce, announced the president’s pick in a […]

Defeating Digital Discombobulation: Options In Countering Online Disinformation Campaigns

Excerpts: The common wisdom is that communities must do their own counter-messaging to ensure better relevance and credibility. However, an offshoot of the volume problem remains: competition for attention is tough. One possible solution which has shown some success is marrying online with offline efforts as seen in guerrilla marketing as seen with NGO, EXIT-Germany’s […]

NSA Sent Coded Messages From Its Official Twitter Account To Communicate With Foreign Spies

NSA Sent Coded Messages From Its Official Twitter Account to Communicate With Foreign Spies By Matt Novak, gizmodo.com View Original February 10th, 2018 During the first Cold War, American and British spies would sometimes place coded messages in newspaper classified ads to communicate with each other. And depending on how you interpret a new report in the New […]

U.S. POTUS Trump’s Plan For 5G Network Is Misguided And Counterproductive

As one of my followers put it, “Beijing does not like the direction of U.S. policy.   http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2132807/us-president-donald-trumps-plan-5g-network-misguided-and?utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20180210&utm_campaign=scmp_today&aid=190131336&sc_src=email_2150831&sc_llid=11764&sc_lid=149055083&sc_uid=vg2B67MeDE&utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=email US President Donald Trump’s plan for 5G network is misguided and counterproductive The US tech sector is famous for being competitive and for its free flow of ideas and talent, free of government interference. The president’s plan […]

China’s Surveillance State Should Scare Everyone

China’s Surveillance State Should Scare Everyone The country is perfecting a vast network of digital espionage as a means of social control—with implications for democracies worldwide. ANNA MITCHELL AND LARRY DIAMOND The Atlantic · by Anna Mitchell · February 2, 2018 Imagine a society in which you are rated by the government on your trustworthiness. Your “citizen score” follows you […]

Dark Clouds Form Around The Defense Department’s Data Strategy

Dark Clouds Form Around the Defense Department’s Data Strategy By Mytheos Holt, www.realcleardefense.com View Original February 2nd, 2018 The U.S. government has a troubling history with adopting new technology. While programs like DARPA have laid the groundwork for much of the private sector’s development in the past, most of the government seems to treat technological progress the […]