Archive For The “Cyber” Category

If Pompeo leaves CIA, Trump should replace him with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

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Except for the fact they hate each other…

http://archive.is/IXlVe

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Jeff Bezos, Amazon, And The Wavering Pretense Of American Free Press – Disobedient Media

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The past few weeks have been particularly unpleasant for Jeff Bezos’ Amazon and The Washington Post, as news emerged that Amazon executive Roy Price was forced to resigne in the wake of sex abuse allegations. The claims added to reports of The Washington Post’s repressive policies towards the speech of their own writers. Despite all this, some legacy outlets publishedcalls for Bezos to replace Mike Pompeo as CIA Director, should Pompeo resign.

https://disobedientmedia.com/2017/10/jeff-bezos-amazon-and-the-wavering-pretense-of-american-free-press/?utm_source=Disobedient+Media&utm_campaign=064c6ea9b1-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_abbbc6117a-064c6ea9b1-30826219

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Anthony Weiner laptop had 2,800 gov’t documents from Huma Abedin: Report | Fox News

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KRACK: WPA2 Wi-Fi Protocol Brocken

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According to researchers, the communication over HTTPS is secure (but may not be 100 percent secure) and cannot be decrypted using the KRACK attack. So, you are advised to use a secure VPN service—which encrypts all your Internet traffic whether it’s HTTPS or HTTP.

https://thehackernews.com/2017/10/wpa2-krack-wifi-hacking.html?m=1

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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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