Category NSA

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 […]

Moscow’s Cyber-Defense How The Russian Government Plans To Protect The Country From The Coming Cyber War

Very long, but interesting read.  Definitely worth the time.  RCP, fortunascoirner.com Excerpt: “This is just the demo version of a future large-scale cyberwar,” concludes Group-IB’s report on WannaCry. “It’s become clear how vulnerable the modern world is to digital weapons from the arsenals of intelligence agencies and cyber-armies, when they fall into other hands. Unfortunately, […]

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 […]

AI Could Revolutionize War As Much As Nukes

Excerpts: The Harvard report recommends that the National Security Council, DoD, and State Department should start studying now what internationally agreed-on limits ought to be imposed on AI. Miles Brundage, who researches the impacts of AI on society at the University of Oxford, says there’s reason to think that AI diplomacy can be effective—if countries […]

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 […]

Trump Ends Covert CIA Program To Arm Anti-Assad Rebels In Syria, A Move Sought By Moscow

Excerpt: Officials said Trump made the decision to scrap the CIA program nearly a month ago, after an Oval Office meeting with CIA Director Mike Pompeo and national security adviser H.R. McMaster ahead of a July 7 meeting in Germany with Russian President Vladimir Putin. … After the Trump-Putin meeting, the United States and Russia […]

Hackers Can Breach Burglar Alarm System With $142 Device – It’s Called YARD Stick One — And, It Only Takes Seconds

Hackers Can Breach Burglar Alarm System With $142 Device – It’s Called YARD Stick One — And, It Only Takes Seconds   http://www.fortunascorner.com        A writer going by the name Wagas, had an article, July 18, 2017, on the cyber security website, HackRead.com, with the title above.  “YARD Stick One, is a hand-held USB stick, easily […]

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 […]

Unusual High-Altitude Spy Plane Appears At Special Operations Exercise

Unusual High-Altitude Spy Plane Appears At Special Operations Exercise thedrive.com · by Joseph Trevithick · July 17, 2017 German company Grob only ever made five G 520s and one showed up for drills in Indiana. By Joseph Trevithick North Vernon Municipal Airport SHARE The U.S. military, including the U.S. Coast Guard, has a long history of operating high-flying surveillance aircraft […]

Staying Secret in The Age Of Social Media

Staying Secret in The Age Of Social Media thecipherbrief.com · July 19, 2017 July 19, 2017 | Mark Kelton Mark Kelton Former Deputy Director for Counterintelligence, CIA National Clandestine Service Intelligence officers must often use a false identity – a legend or cover. How has social media and digital technology changed how they create and preserve these cover […]