‘Golden Age of SIGINT May Be Over’: New Encryption Foils IC Eavesdropping

‘Golden Age Of SIGINT May Be Over’: New Encryption Foils IC Eavesdropping

 

“Longstanding interest by US national security leaders has been heightened by Chinese advancements in quantum computing. For example, in 2017 China became the first country to demonstrate ‘quantum entanglement’ from a satellite to Earth. It could lead to much more secure communications between satellites and ground stations, as well as highly encrypted transponder feeds for communications.”

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The End of Passwords: DISA Test Walkabout Identity System

End Of Passwords: DISA Tests Walkabout Identity System

 

The Future is Now.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

 

CO 101: Cybersecurity Pitfalls

Cybersecurity Experts: Stop Sending Troops Into Combat With Personal Tablets, Smartphones

 

In the 21st Century, lessons like this are not just for the Military, but for the Civilian Operator as well.

As long as we are dependent on tech, exploitation will always be there.

Stay Alert, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous!

Espionage Files: China Still Up to it’s Old Tricks

CHINESE STUDENT ALLEGEDLY STEALS STEALTH RESEARCH FROM DUKE UNIVERSITY

 

While the Fake News Cartel is busy distracting the American public with Russia, China has been busy stealing American Military secrets.

As a matter of fact, China has quite a lengthy track record in stealing American Military Secrets, in particular Stealth Technology.

Remember This?

Chinese hackers steal Top Secret data for the F-35 Stealth Fighter. 

Chinese J-20 Stealth Jet Based on Plans Stolen by Hackers

 

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Never Take Them For Granted

       

                        Never Take Them for Granted

 

With Armed Forces Day coming up this weekend on May 19th, I wanted to go ahead and post this outstanding article by Mark Alexander over at The Patriot Post.

Please, take a moment this Saturday to honor our Armed Forces in whatever way you can, God knows they deserve everything we can do for them.

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Cyber-News: Pentagon Warns Against Using Chinese Computers Manufactured by Lenovo

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Military Warns Chinese Computer Gear Poses Cyber Spy Threat

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If any of you have read the fictional book Ghost Fleet by P.W. Singer, stories like this make it very real. Things like this pose a very REAL threat to National Security and Military Defense. Apart from the “spying” aspect, consider for a moment how many of the components and essential software for the new F-35 Fighter are Chinese manufactured? How easy it would be for them to hide malware or malicious code to essentially corrupt the system and cause it to crash in the middle of a mission? Not a pretty picture.

This is a new kind of war folks and it’s raging right now.

Stay Alert, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous!

Military News: Five U.S. Troops Wounded in A-Stan

With the Political circus going on, it is easy to forget we still have TROOPS IN CONTACT all over the globe. Do what you can to Help, like becoming a Morale Booster or sending a nice, fat  Care Package. -SF

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Five U.S. Special Operations troops, fighting alongside their Afghan counterparts, were wounded recently while battling Islamic State militants in Afghanistan’s Nangahar province, the top U.S. general there said Thursday.

Speaking to reporters from Kabul, U.S. Army Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr. said that the troops had been wounded from small-arms fire and shrapnel in the past week. He did not specify when exactly the injuries occurred. Two of the service members have already returned to their unit, while the three others had been evacuated out of Afghanistan, though their injuries are not life-threatening, Nicholson said.

The troops came under fire during what Nicholson called “clearing operations” as U.S. and Afghan troops pushed into southern Nangahar following a series of airstrikes.

In January, President Obama gave additional authorities to ground commanders in Afghanistan, allowing them to target the growing cell of Islamic State fighters in the country’s east. At the time, their presence was estimated to be around 3,000 fighters, though Nicholson says he believes that number has been cut in half in the past six months following Afghan-led offensive operations supported by U.S. troops and airstrikes.

“It’s a very dynamic battlefield down there … but we think we’ve reduced their numbers very significantly,” Nicholson said.

Nicholson added that a majority of the Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan, roughly 70 percent, are former Pakistani Taliban members who had joined the Islamic State earlier this year.

Despite shrinking numbers and a loss of territory, the Islamic State carried out a suicide bombing in Kabul over the weekend that killed more than 80.

The joint U.S.-Afghan offensive operations against the Islamic State are just one part of a broader 2016 battle plan in Afghanistan, Nicholson said, one that involves widespread offensive operations against the Taliban, the Islamic State and other terrorist groups in the country.

Because of the uptick in operations, Afghan casualties are trending 20 percent higher than they were in 2015, Nicholson said. Additionally, U.S. forces have taken advantage of new authorities granted by Obama that allow for more leeway when it comes to advising and clearing airstrikes to better assist Afghan forces on the offensive. Nicholson said that since Obama approved the new authorities in June, the U.S. coalition in Afghanistan has conducted 40 airstrikes in support of their Afghan allies.

Read the Original Article at Washington Post