Category Internet

Highest-Level North Korean Defector Ever Says Kim Will Be Overthrown In 10 Years

     Ten years is a long time; and, a lot can happen/change in that time period.  Wonder if the same was said of Kim Jong-Il, the current ruler’s father about this far into his reign at the time?  The Kim’s are the Don Corleone ‘family’ of North Korea and Un will be ruthlessly cruel […]

DoD Initiates Elevation Process For U.S. Cyber Command To A Unified Command

DoD Initiates Elevation Process for U.S. Cyber Command to a Unified Combatant Command 08/18/2017 12:35 PM CDT IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-297-17 Aug. 18, 2017 DoD Initiates Elevation Process for U.S. Cyber Command to a Unified Combatant Command Today, at the direction of the President, the Department of Defense initiated the process to elevate U.S. Cyber […]

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 […]

The Coming Kaspersky Crackdown: Congress Targeting Popular Anti-Virus Company Over Links To Russian Intelligence

https://www.nationaljournal.com/s/656208?unlock=DY1BK172XKOH83W6&mref=homepage-free&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTURZMk1tSmhZV1ZpT0RFeCIsInQiOiJYS1pUcmFOMWRiYXJtblA1UFBoZXJMSnFOVVZXblRtUXY2TkpONGF0SkU5cEg1ODJkY0ozSmpoZlJoNkZ0bGpmZWRDZ0wrc1VNOVlud1o4TmNzOVAzSTNiVWpLWXdKYmNRZkhya1J5dGlnNlwvb3MybEtzZjNpTWZoSHpWYVFtbSsifQ%3D%3D The Coming Kaspersky Crackdown Congress is targeting the popular antivirus company over its rumored links to Russian spies. And there’s more than federal contracts at stake for Kaspersky. Brendan Bordelon @BRENDANBORDELON  Aug. 2, 2017, 8 p.m. Dogged by rumors of a nefarious relationship with Russia’s intelligence services and reeling from its removal as a General […]

Chaos And Order In A Changing World 

Chaos And Order In A Changing World by Dr Henry Kissinger capx.co · August 2, 2017 Lady Thatcher was one of the most significant leaders of our period. Decisive, effervescent, courageous, loyal, she was dedicated to shaping the future rather than following the recommendations of focus groups. I first met her in the early 1970s, when […]

What Do DoD Officials Think Of Splitting NSA/CYBERCOM Dual Hat?

The GAO report can be accessed here: http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/686347.pdf What Do DoD Officials Think Of Splitting NSA/CYBERCOM Dual Hat? c4isrnet.com · by Mark Pomerleau · August 1, 2017 A new wide-ranging report issued from the Government Accountability Officeexamines what the advantages and disadvantages are of the dual-hat arrangement for the head of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command, among […]

Artificial Intelligence May Exceed Human Capacity

Excerpt: The actual threat to human domination of the planet will not likely come from killer robots, but from voting robots. At some point in time after singularity occurs, one of these self-aware machines will surely raise its claw (or virtual hand) and say; “hey, what about equal pay for equal work?”   In the […]

North Korea Pushes The Threshold Of War In Cyberspace

North Korea Pushes The Threshold Of War In Cyberspace Excerpts: An open question is whether North Korea can find an even better cyber means for coercion. One thing to look out for is the possibility North Korea may use ransomware or doxing, rather than destructive malware, to back up threats. Others have rightly argued that […]

The Hacking Wars Are Going To Get Much Worse

The Hacking Wars Are Going To Get Much Worse By Adam Segal, www.nytimes.com View Original July 31st, 2017 Reports this month that the United Arab Emirates orchestrated the hacking of a Qatari news agency, helping to incite a crisis in the Middle East, are as unsurprising as they are unwelcome. For years, countries — in particular Russia […]