Category Internet

Halvorsen Becomes Permanent DoD CIO

Halvorsen Becomes Permanent DoD CIO Amber Corrin, Senior Staff Writer 2:28 p.m. EDT March 9, 2015 635582315710240948-FED-DoD-CIO-Cloud-Indu-21- (Photo: Alan Lessig/Staff) After nearly a year as acting Defense Department CIO, Terry Halvorsen on March 8 officially assumed permanent duties as the Pentagon’s lead on top IT priorities, according to DoD officials. Halvorsen succeeds Teri Takai, who […]

‘Thugs Wanted – Bring Your Own Boots’: How Isis Attracts Foreign Fighters To Its Twisted Utopia

An excerpt from their forthcoming book. ‘Thugs Wanted – Bring Your Own Boots’: How Isis Attracts Foreign Fighters To Its Twisted Utopia Isis has been hugely successful in attracting western violence junkies. Some are drawn by the prospect of adventure – and recruiters are increasingly promoting a sense of inclusion and purpose in the caliphate […]

Cyber Warriors Need Not Be Soldiers

Cyber Warriors Need Not Be Soldiers By Jeremy Hsu | March 8, 2015 9:58 pm http://blogs.discovermagazine. com/lovesick-cyborg/2015/03/ 08/cyber-warriors-need-not- soldiers/#.VP1oGIHF_V0 The Cyber Operations Center on Fort Gordon, Ga., is home to signal and military intelligence non-commissioned officers, who watch for and respond to network attacks from adversaries as varied as nation-states, terrorists and “hacktivists.” Credit: Michael […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]