Category FBI

How Superfish’s Security-Compromising Adware Came to Inhabit Lenovo’s PCs

How Superfish’s Security-Compromising Adware Came to Inhabit Lenovo’s PCs By NICOLE PERLROTH MARCH 1, 2015 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/02/technology/how-superfishs-security-compromising-adware-came-to-inhabit-lenovos-pcs.html SAN FRANCISCO — Until its advertising software was discovered deep inside Lenovo personal computers two weeks ago, a little company called Superfish had maintained a surprisingly low profile for an outfit once named America’s fastest-growing software start-up. In 2013, […]

The Spy Who Came In From al Qaeda

The Spy Who Came In From al Qaeda http://www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com A March 2, 2015 article on the BBC News’s website describes how a founding member of al Qaeda, Aimen Dean, “changed tack in 1998; and, became a spy for Britain’s security and intelligence services, MI5 and MI6, and, who was interviewed by the BBC’s Peter Marshall. […]

Fugitive, Ex-NSA Leaker Edward Snowden In Talks To Return To The United States

Fugitive, Ex-NSA Leaker Edward Snowden In Talks To Return To The United States http://www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com Reuters News Service is reporting this afternoon, (March 3, 2015) that “a Russian lawyer for Edward Snowden,” said the fugitive “is working with German and U.S. lawyers to return to the United States,” Anatoly Kucherena, who has links to the Kremlin, […]

BREAKING NEWS: Gen. (ret.) David Petraeus Pleads Guilty To Misdemeanor For Unauthorized Removal/Retention Of Classified Material

BREAKING NEWS: Gen. (ret.) David Petraeus Pleads Guilty To Misdemeanor For Unauthorized Removal/Retention Of Classified Material http://www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com General (Ret.) David Peteraus, one of the most widely respected military commander’s of his generation; and, ‘author’ of the successful ‘Iraqi Surge,’ has reached a plea deal with the Justice Department; and, admitted providing his highly classified journals […]

When The Screens Go Dark: Rethinking Our Dependence on Digital Systems

Excerpt: The U.S. Army’s current path, with its emphasis on joint and multinational operations[28], will ultimately require the integration and interoperability of other services’ and various nations’ digital systems.[29] In the foreseeable future, the digital architecture will become more, not less, complicated, as the U.S. Army attempts to digitally connect headquarters, Soldiers, and vehicles[30] across […]

21st Century DARPA Tool Could Work Against Islamic State; Tool For Law Enforcement

21st-Century DARPA Tool Could Work Against ISIL 03/02/2015 11:21 AM CST 21st-century DARPA Tool Could Work Against ISIL By Cheryl Pellerin DoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, March 2, 2015 – Today’s national security landscape challenges the Defense Department with threats ranging from low-tech, lone-wolf terrorists and high-tech peer adversaries to extremist groups that use […]

al Qaeda, Islamic State Encrypt Their Messages In Goods Offered On Ebay And Reddit, As Well As On Porn,Sites, To Communicate With Each Other, And Plan Future Attacks — New Book “Gideon’s Spies,’ Claims

al Qaeda, Islamic State Encrypt Their Messages In Goods Offered On Ebay And Reddit, As Well As On Porn,Sites, To Communicate With Each Other, And Plan Future Attacks — New Book “Gideon’s Spies,’ Claims http://www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com Belinda Robinson, writing on the March 1, 2015 website, TheDailyMailOnline, says that “terrorists have developed several new techniques to communicate […]