Category Weapons of Mass Disruption

What Is Cyber War? Everything You Need To Know About The Frightening Future Of Digital Conflict

What Is Cyber War? Everything You Need To Know About The Frightening Future Of Digital Conflict | ZDNet ZDNet · by Steve Ranger What is cyberwar? special feature Cyberwar and the Future of Cybersecurity Today’s security threats have expanded in scope and seriousness. There can now be millions — or even billions — of dollars at risk […]

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 […]

Russian Hackers Are Still Probing The U.S. Power Grid

Russian Hackers Are Still Probing The U.S. Power Grid Wired · by Lily Hay Newman · November 28, 2018 In recent years, hacks against the power grid have gone from a mostly theoretical risk to a real-world problem. Two large-scale blackouts in Ukraine caused by Russian cyberattacks in 2015 and 2016 showed just how feasible it is. But grid hacking comes in less […]

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 […]

North Korean Propaganda Promotes EMP Attacks Using Nuclear Weapons

North Korean Propaganda Promotes EMP Attacks Using Nuclear Weapons – DailyNK dailynk.com · November 23, 2018 Internal documents on nuclear EMP attacks obtained by Daily NK in late July 2018. Image: Daily NK North Korean officials charged with spreading propaganda are informing residents about the significance of nuclear electromagnetic pulse weapons. Propaganda officials are tasked with […]

“James Bond And His Accessories: Book Review Of “Equipping James Bond: Guns, Gadgets, And Technological Enthusiasm”

“James Bond And His Accessories: Book Review Of “Equipping James Bond: Guns, Gadgets, And Technological Enthusiasm” http://www.frotunascorner.com      John Greenya, a Washington writer and critic; and, the author of “Gorsuch: The Judge Who Speaks For Himself,” 2018 by Simon and Schuster, reviewed Andre Millard’s new book, “Equipping James Bond: Guns, Gadgets, And Technological Enthusiasm,” just published by Johns […]

Machine Learning Can Create Fake ‘Master Key’ Fingerprints; DeepMasterPrints” Can Successfully Masquerade As Legitimate Prints For Several Different People” – The Fingerprint Sensor On Your Devices Isn’t As Safe/Secure As You Think

Machine Learning Can Create Fake ‘Master Key’ Fingerprints; “DeepMasterPrints” Can Successfully Masquerade As Legitimate Prints For Several Different People” – The Fingerprint Sensor On Your Devices Isn’t As Safe/Secure As You Think http://www.fortunascorner.com     The title above is from Lily Hay Newman’s November 17, 2018 article that she posted to the security and technology website, WIRED.com. She […]

The Future Of War: Robot Drone Swarms, Lasers, And Hypersonic Missiles

Financial Times November 17-18 2018 The future of war Robots, drone swarms, lasers, hypersonic missiles . . . The US military is in a race to devise the next generation of weaponry before China beats America to it. By Katrina Mason. Photographs by Jason Koxvold Above: Lockheed Martin test pilot Billie Flynn in an F-35 […]

DARPA’s Hail Mary Plan To Re-Start A Hacked U.S. Electrical Grid — In The Aftermath Of A Cyber Pearl Harbor Attack

DARPA’s Hail Mary Plan To Re-Start A Hacked U.S. Electrical Grid — In The Aftermath Of A Cyber Pearl Harbor Attack http://www.fortunascorner.com     Cyber experts have been warning for at least two decades about the real potential for a Cyber Pearl Harbor-type event here in the U.S., whereby terrorists or other malcontents sabotage and shutdown the entire […]