Category Weapons of Mass Disruption

POTUS Trump Seeking To Relax Rules On Offensive Cyber Operations ATIONAL SECURITY Trump, Seeking to Relax Rules on U.S. Cyberattacks, Reverses Obama Directive It isn’t clear what rules the president is adopting to replace the existing ones. President Trump is seen outside the White House on Monday. ‎PHOTO:‎ MANDEL NGAN/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES‎By Dustin VolzUpdated Aug. 15, 2018 10:41 p.m. ETPresident Trump has reversed an Obama-era memorandum governing […]

The U.S. Needs A Cyber Force More Than A Space Force

Excerpts: The U.S. Needs a Cyber Force More Than a Space Force By James Stavridis, OriginalAugust 14th, 2018 Up and away.Photo by: Photographer: Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images Sadly, the proposal for a new U.S. Space Force is has become a punchline on late-night TV. It is being battered as a needless new bureaucracy, a competitor for the […]

U.S. Says Small Russian Satellite A Space Weapon

U.S. Says Small Russian Satellite A Space Weapon Maneuvering satellite part of Moscow space warfare buildup BY: Bill Gertz for the WFB // August 15, 2018 5:00 am Russia has deployed a suspicious satellite the United States says is part of Moscow’s plans to attack orbiting satellites in a future conflict, a State Department official revealed […]

What’s In The New NDAA

David Maxwell Wrote: “A fairly comprehensive treatment (of a document that I am sure could be a thousand pages).Korea highlights:” What’s in the New NDAA By Scott R. Anderson, www.lawfareblog.comView OriginalAugust 14th, 2018 President Donald Trump signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019 into law on Monday afternoon, at an event at Fort […]

Approaching A “New Normal”: What the Drone Attack In Venezuela Portends

Excerpts: Approaching a “New Normal”: What the Drone Attack in Venezuela Portends Colin P. Clarke By Fpri Scholars, www.fpri.orgView OriginalAugust 13th, 2018 When two drones, each equipped with a kilogram of powerful plastic explosives, were used on August 4 to attempt to assassinate Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, it may have ushered in a foreboding new era—terrorism by unmanned aircraft. […]

Internet-Of-Things (IoT) Malware Discovered Trying To Attack Satellite Systems Of Aircraft And Ships; Black Hat 2018 Speaker Details His Successful Hack Of An In-Flight Commercial Aircraft WiFi Network 

Internet-Of-Things (IoT) Malware Discovered Trying To Attack Satellite Systems Of Aircraft And Ships; Black Hat 2018 Speaker Details His Successful Hack Of An In-Flight Commercial Aircraft WiFi Network      Kelly Jackson Higgins posted an August 9, 2018 article on the security and technology website, with the title above. For those of you not familiar, […]

History’s Lesson Regarding Russian Cyber Warfare

History’s Lesson Regarding Russian Cyber Warfare Daniel HoffmanFormer CIA Chief of Station Ten years ago this month, war erupted between Russia and Georgia after Georgian troops attacked South Ossetia and shelled the town of Tskhinvali, in response to alleged Russian provocations. Russia justified its military action based on countering Georgia’s aggression- President Medvedev’s called […]

North Korea’s Kim Chaek University of Technology Launches Internet Web Site

David Maxwell Wrote:  “I do not think I will be visiting this web site.  I am sure every computer that accesses it will receive some kind of malware or virus.We should keep this in mind.  Despite being mostly isolated from the outside world north Korea has developed some superior information technology capabilities.  (I wonder how […]

The Chinese Threat That An Aircraft Carrier Can’t Stop

David Maxwell’s contact info is at the bottom of this page.  David Maxwell wrote: “It will be hard for us to displace China from the AI “high ground” if companies like Google do not want to support DOD with AI research because it might support kinetic targeting (yet they are willing to help China develop […]

The Defense Department Has Produced The First Tools For Catching Deepfakes

The Defense Department has produced the first tools for catching deepfakes By Will Knight, www.technologyreview.comView OriginalAugust 7th, 2018 The first forensics tools for catching revenge porn and fake news created with AI have been developed through a program run by the US Defense Department. Forensics experts have rushed to find ways of detecting videos synthesized and manipulated […]