Archive For The “China” Category

Security flaws put billions of Bluetooth phones, devices at risk | ZDNet

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A single infected device moving through a busy office past dozens of people with phones, tablets, or computers with Bluetooth switched on could cause a rapid infection across networks — leading to network infiltration, ransomware attacks, or data theft.

Source: Security flaws put billions of Bluetooth phones, devices at risk | ZDNet

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Trump Blocks China-Backed Lattice Bid – Bloomberg

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Lattice makes programmable logic chips, which have a wide variety of uses because their attributes can be changed using software. The chips are used in communications, computing, and in industrial and military applications. The company generates more than 70 percent of its revenue in Asia, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.Trump’s move builds on years of U.S. opposition to China’s efforts to bolster its chip industry by buying American technology. China, the world’s largest chip market, has been on the hunt for acquisitions in the field as it looks to build a domestic supply and rely less on imports, as the $300 billion global semiconductor industry undergoes its biggest wave of consolidation. U.S. officials worry that China’s investment push could threaten the competitiveness of American industry and give Beijing access to cutting-edge technology with commercial and military applications.

Source: Trump Blocks China-Backed Lattice Bid – Bloomberg

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30 Chinese and Mexican citizens found in a tunnel under US border crossing

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http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-smuggling-border-20170828-story.html

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Coats: U.S. Lacks Capability to Prevent “Cyber 9/11” – The Cipher Brief

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Dan Coats, Director of National Intelligence, told the Aspen Security Forum today that he believes the U.S. national security community lacks the capability to prevent a “cyber-9/11”—meaning a collapse of critical infrastructure caused by malware unleashed by a state or transnational organized crime group.

“Imagine a shutdown of the electric grid in New England in February,” Coats said,  “when the temperatures might be minus three or minus 10. and the inability to start that back up in just a few hours, and the chaos that would occur, and the deaths that would occur and the devastation that would occur, just on that act. My own personal opinion is, I think we’re all behind the curve” to head off such an attack.

https://www.thecipherbrief.com/article/tech/coats-u-s-lacks-capability-to-prevent-cyber-911

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Electronic Warfare: How The U.S. Army Could Lose Its Next War

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To say the Army isn’t ready for what lies ahead is an understatement: if it got in a fight with Russian troops in Ukraine, Poland or the Baltic states, the Army could quickly see all of its key targeting and communications systems shut down by enemy jammers.  It might even lose access to GPS signals, which soldiers depend on to know where they and their allies are on the battlefield.  GPS signals are not hard to jam — they’re relatively weak — and the Russians know exactly how to do this.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenthompson/2016/03/15/electronic-warfare-how-the-u-s-army-could-lose-its-next-war/amp/

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Breaking down China’s electronic warfare tactics

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According to some outside experts, the Chinese merge cyber and electronic warfare into a singular discipline

http://www.c4isrnet.com/c2-comms/2017/03/22/breaking-down-chinas-electronic-warfare-tactics/

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1984: The Alt-Reality of the future… (check it out)

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https://youtu.be/vrKs_vduiKU

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Elon Musk leads 116 experts calling for outright ban of killer robots | Technology | The Guardian

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“Once developed, lethal autonomous weapons will permit armed conflict to be fought at a scale greater than ever, and at timescales faster than humans can comprehend. These can be weapons of terror, weapons that despots and terrorists use against innocent populations, and weapons hacked to behave in undesirable ways.“We do not have long to act. Once this Pandora’s box is opened, it will be hard to close.”

Source: Elon Musk leads 116 experts calling for outright ban of killer robots | Technology | The Guardian

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Teleportation, the next generation: Chinese and Canadian scientists closer to a quantum internet | South China Morning Post

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The research concentrates on the behaviour of particles at a subatomic, or quantum level.Researchers have long known that a photon particle can be split in two and yet the pair are still “entangled”, which means that any change in the state of one immediately affects the other, although how this happens is still unknown.

Source: Teleportation, the next generation: Chinese and Canadian scientists closer to a quantum internet | South China Morning Post

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China Focus: China’s satellite sends unbreakable cipher from space – Xinhua | English.news.cn

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The communication distance between the satellite and the ground station varies from 645 kilometers to 1,200 kilometers, and the quantum key transmission rate from satellite to ground is up to 20 orders of magnitude more efficient than that expected using an optical fiber of the same length, said Pan.

Source: China Focus: China’s satellite sends unbreakable cipher from space – Xinhua | English.news.cn

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