Cybersecurity · Information operations · Information Warfare

Clinton campaign denies reports that its computer system was hacked


One of my quotes made it into the story in the last paragraph, the good news is I am among good company. The bad news is there is so much more to this story, oh so much more. The only really good news about this article is nobody called it “cyberwar”.  I would have hacked… Continue reading Clinton campaign denies reports that its computer system was hacked

Cybersecurity · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Russian group fingered as culprit behind Democratic hacks


By RUDY TAKALA (@RUDYTAKALA) • 7/29/16 7:32 PM A forensic analysis released Friday indicated the same Russian group that hacked the Democratic National Committee was responsible for hacking the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. The group, which is formally designated as APT 28 but known more famously as “Fancy Bear,” is highly sophisticated and linked to… Continue reading Russian group fingered as culprit behind Democratic hacks

Cybersecurity · Information operations · Information Warfare · Privacy

Don’t use a VPN in United Arab Emirates – unless you wanna risk jail and a $545,000 fine


Arab monarchy tries to slam door on privacy tools 28 Jul 2016 at 20:54, Iain Thomson A royal edict from the president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) may have effectively made it illegal for anyone in the country to use a VPN or secure proxy service. Those caught could face jail time and fines… Continue reading Don’t use a VPN in United Arab Emirates – unless you wanna risk jail and a $545,000 fine

Cybersecurity · Information operations

A Famed Hacker Is Grading Thousands Of Programs – And May Revolutionize Software In The Process


Kim Zetter July 29 2016, 10:00 a.m. AT THE BLACK HAT cybersecurity conference in 2014, industry luminary Dan Geer, fed up with the prevalence of vulnerabilities in digital code, made a modest proposal: Software companies should either make their products open source so buyers can see what they’re getting and tweak what they don’t like, or suffer the consequences if their… Continue reading A Famed Hacker Is Grading Thousands Of Programs – And May Revolutionize Software In The Process

CounterPropaganda · Information operations · Information Warfare

6 Simple Ways to Deal With Truth-Resistant, Close-Minded People


By Earthables Just about everyone has to deal with extremely close-minded people. You know, those who just don’t seem to care about the facts because their mind has chosen to accept their beliefs as real. It seems like they’re around practically every corner you turn, presenting themselves in various ways – it’s enough to make… Continue reading 6 Simple Ways to Deal With Truth-Resistant, Close-Minded People

CounterPropaganda · Information operations

The Spin Doctors Of Liberal Media Ignoring History


I am appalled by American media who transmogrify direct quotes without any regard, whatsoever, for staying close to the truth. How can the press make the leap from “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing” to “…just asked Russia to hack America.” Where does Trump ask Russia… Continue reading The Spin Doctors Of Liberal Media Ignoring History