Archive For The “Cyber” Category

Israel’s Kaspersky hack reveals that Russia is crossing all the red lines – Israel News – Haaretz.com

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Boaz Dolev, CEO of ClearSky Cybersecurity, who was in charge of the security of Israeli government computer networks for thirteen years, said “there is an assumption in the cyber industry that many leading security companies in different countries cooperate with their governments. But what has been reported, that the internal search engine of the Kaspersky product was being used for targeted espionage in users’ computers, is breaking all the red lines.”

https://www.haaretz.com/amp/israel-news/1.816813

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Deus ex machina: former Google engineer is developing an AI god | Technology | The Guardian

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For Istvan, an AI-based God is likely to be more rational and more attractive than current concepts (“the Bible is a sadistic book”) and, he added, “this God will actually exist and hopefully will do things for us.”

AI is simply lines of code running on silicon chips…. created in the programmers image.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/sep/28/artificial-intelligence-god-anthony-levandowski

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Silicon Valley Is Not Your Friend – The New York Times

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Now that Google, Facebook, Amazon have become world dominators, the questions of the hour are, can the public be convinced to see Silicon Valley as the wrecking ball that it is? And do we still have the regulatory tools and social cohesion to restrain the monopolists before they smash the foundations of our society?

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/10/13/opinion/sunday/Silicon-Valley-Is-Not-Your-Friend.html?mtrref=undefined&gwh=0AED657BFBC047FD80AEEAC55A733A41&gwt=pay&assetType=opinion

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Secret South Korean war plans are safe after reported North Korea hack, Pentagon says

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According to the South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo, one document outlines potential troop deployments, lists North Korean targets, and describes amphibious landing scenarios as well as plans for a post-war occupation.

Yonhap News Agency also said the plan called for the deployment of 700,000 U.S. troops in the event of a full-scale war.

A spokesman for the South Korean defense ministry insisted the document was merely an 11-page summary and did not contain sensitive information.

Honestly, it was just 235 gig of Asian porn…

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/secret-south-korean-war-plans-are-safe-after-reported-north-korea-hack-pentagon-says/article/2637042

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Computer virus hits US Predator and Reaper drone fleet | Ars Technica

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A computer virus has infected the cockpits of America’s Predator and Reaper …

Source: Computer virus hits US Predator and Reaper drone fleet | Ars Technica

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Israel hacked Kaspersky, then tipped the NSA that its tools had been breached

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In 2015, Israeli government hackers saw something suspicious in the computers of a Moscow-based cybersecurity firm: hacking tools that could only have come from the National Security Agency.

Israel notified the NSA, where alarmed officials immediately began a hunt for the breach, according to people familiar with the matter, who said an investigation by the agency revealed that the tools were in the possession of the Russian government.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/world/national-security/israel-hacked-kaspersky-then-tipped-the-nsa-that-its-tools-had-been-breached/2017/10/10/d48ce774-aa95-11e7-850e-2bdd1236be5d_story.html

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Trump personal cellphone…. uh…. Hillary’s illicit mail server

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https://www.wired.com/2017/01/trump-android-phone-security-threat/?mbid=nl_100717_daily_intro

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Hit the road Jack… white privilege awaits you

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https://www.wired.com/story/meet-camperforce-amazons-nomadic-retiree-army/

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These are the Facebook posts Russia used to undermine Hillary Clinton’s campaign – ThinkProgress

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TLDR: Russian intelligence agencies have totally manipulated American voters to elect Donald Trump…. by posting memes and links to conservative American websites.

https://thinkprogress.org/russia-facebook-clinton-campaign-d6d76b2a2e82/amp/

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US Intelligence Unit Accused Of Illegally Spying On Americans’ Financial Records

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Over the past year, at least a dozen employees in another branch of the Treasury Department, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, have warned officials and Congress that US citizens’ and residents’ banking and financial data has been illegally searched and stored. And the breach, some sources said, extended to other intelligence agencies, such as the National Security Agency, whose officers used the Treasury’s intelligence division as an illegal back door to gain access to American citizens’ financial records. The NSA said that any allegations that it “is operating outside of its authorities and knowingly violating U.S. persons’ privacy and civil liberties is categorically false.”

https://www.buzzfeed.com/jasonleopold/us-intelligence-unit-accused-of-illegally-spying-on?utm_term=.fdg6bKNBo#.kxValWd4R

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