Category Weapons of Mass Disruption

Book Review: The Dragons And The Snakes, By David Kilcullen

Excerpts: The snakes have learned to adapt their warfare and their systems to put the West on the back foot. Add to this the rapid development of the internet, wi-fi, mobile phones and social media, and you have warfare in which a small mortar team with a smartphone can use GPS to give their location […]

Mysterious New Ransomware Targets Industrial Control Systems; EKANS Appears To Be The Work Of Cyber Criminals Rather Than Nation-State Hackers — A Worrying Development If True — WIRED.com Says

Mysterious New Ransomware Targets Industrial Control Systems; EKANS Appears To Be The Work Of Cyber Criminals Rather Than Nation-State Hackers — A Worrying Development If True — WIRED.com Says   https://fortunascorner.com      The title above comes from Andy Greenberg’s February 3, 2020 article he posted to the security and technology website, WIRED.com. For Mr. Greenberg’s full […]

Amid Popular Protests – Iran Shuts Down Domestic Internet — A Digital Iron Curtain Descends; Revolutions…..Will Be Tweeted

Amid Popular Protests – Iran Shuts Down Domestic Internet — A Digital Iron Curtain Descends; Revolutions…..Will Be Tweeted   https://fortunascorner.com      There are numerous reports out this week that the Iranian government has shutdown the country’s Internet — as an attempt to quell domestic unrest and cripple social media. Lily Hay Newman posted a […]

Even The AI Behind Deepfakes Can’t Save Us From Being Duped; ‘Believe None Of What You Read & Half Of What You See’

Even The AI Behind Deepfakes Can’t Save Us From Being Duped;’ Believe None Of What You Read & Half Of What You See’ https://fortunascorner.com      The title above comes from Will Wright’s article he posted this week on technology and security website of WIRED.com. Deepfakes, making someone or something appear different than they or […]

Top Secret Russian Unit Seeks To Destabilize Europe, Security Officials Say

Excerpts: Though an elite force, the unit appears to operate on a shoestring budget. According to Russian records, General Averyanov lives in a run-down Soviet-era building a few blocks from the unit’s headquarters and drives a 1996 VAZ 21053, a rattletrap Russia-made sedan. Operatives often share cheap accommodation to economize while on the road. British […]

Digital Technology And The Suppression Of The Moscow Protests

https://www.ridl.io/en/digital-technology-and-the-suppression-of-the-moscow-protests/ POLITICS<https://www.ridl.io/en/category/politics/> Digital technology and the suppression of the Moscow protests by Lincoln Pigman<https://www.ridl.io/en/author/e-pigman/> | Published 16.09.2019<https://www.ridl.io/en/2019/09/16/> [cid:image001.jpg@01D57551.5953C2C0] Lincoln Pigman on how Russian authorities used digital technology to suppress Moscow protests The Russian elections of Sept. 8 attracted international attention to an extent that is unusual for a non-presidential poll. Russians voted nationwide, though what […]

Moscow Exporting ‘Political Technologists’ Beyond Africa To Europe

Moscow Exporting ‘Political Technologists’ Beyond Africa to Europe Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 16 Issue: 128 By: Paul Goble September 19, 2019 06:00 PM Age: 16 hours Yeveny Prigozhin, widely known as “the chef”; a leak of documents from Prigozhin’s offices revealed details on the activities of Russian “political technologists” (Source: TASS) The term “political technology” prevalent […]

Opinion | I Work For N.S.A. We Cannot Afford To Lose The Digital Revolution.

Conclusion: Although I have sketched out some of the more troublesome implications of the digital revolution for the national security sector, it is not in the spirit of forecasting doom, but rather to sound an alarm. Our innovative and entrepreneurial society affords us a unique advantage in dealing with those implications. Moreover, no adversary should […]

Hackers Can Break Into/Compromise An iPhone — Just By Sending A Text; WhatsApp Flaw Could Let Hackers Alter Your Quoted Messages And Change The Words You Appear To Have Sent Your Friends  

Hackers Can Break Into/Compromise An iPhone — Just By Sending A Text; WhatsApp Flaw Could Let Hackers Alter Your Quoted Messages And Change The Words You Appear To Have Sent Your Friends     https://fortunascorner.com        Lily Hay Newman posted an August 7, 2019 article in WIRED.com, with the title above. She begins, “when you […]

Now They Own Our Weapons: What A Cyber-Fueled War Would Look Like

Conclusion (but read the entire scenario): Incredible fiction? We think not. We believe that were there a “kinetic,” or conventional, war today in which U.S. forces were opposed by Iran, Russia, China, or even to some extent North Korea, the Defense Department would be hampered in the execution of its operations and largely unable to […]