‘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.”

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

 

Interested in Ethical Hacking?

When it comes to being prepared in the 21st Century, this is not a bad skill set to have under your belt.

The principles of 4GW apply to the Civilian Operator as well…being able to wage war on many fronts, especially in the cyber arena is a MUST.

 

If you’re interested in ethical hacking, Hacker News is offering a Master class online for $39.

Source: Interested in Ethical Hacking?

This Person Does Not Exist

 

Ever wonder how all those American, Russian and Chinese BOT accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Linked-In etc. got the actual human face avatars for their accounts? How about all those legit looking PHISHING attacks? Well, they created them out of thin air of course! Yep folks, in the 21st century world of cyber-manipulation and warfare, there’s an App for that, it’s called (wait for it) This Person Does not Exist.

It’s really user friendly. There are not even any menu’s or buttons, just refresh your page for a new, ambiguous, non-existent human face! Creepy huh? Of course creating fake BOT and PHISHING accounts is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg in the 4th and 5th Generations of Cyber Warfare.

Welcome to a Brave New World.

 

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!

How Search Algorithims Manipulate You

 

A recent article about how Google and YouTube Search Algorithims are manipulated got me to thinking.

So I emailed a good friend of mine, Mr. A, with my concerns. Mr. A works on the security side of the IT industry.

Here is what he had to say:

Technology and information warfare have reached a new stage of sophistication. Not only is psychology optimally ‘weaponized’ in the way information is presented, but carefully crafted ‘profiles’ are used by companies like Google, YouTube, Amazon, and Facebook along with numerous ad tracking companies to show you advertisements that are the most likely to influence you.  If you, for example, put a search term into Google on your computer and look at the results, you will see a certain list in a certain order. If you do the same thing in a public library or on a computer at work with the identical search terms, there will be a different set of results. This is profitable for marketing purposes, but it can be used to suppress information as well.

The problem is that you don’t know what you aren’t being shown, and Google is making the decision on what you are to see! You are not being given an equally distributed set of information, but rather a curated subset of information. Twitter does ‘shadow banning’ where tweets from influential conservatives simply do not appear in the timeline of those that follow them. Again, you don’t know what you aren’t being shown, and so it is difficult to know when you have been presented incomplete information.

Additionally, disinformation campaigns are constantly being launched by extremist groups, corporations, and foreign nations aiming to flood the internet with information that confuses and divides people. Because it takes 10x more effort to refute a lie than it does to spread a lie, disinformation floods social media with disconcerting effectiveness. It’s not just about political elections either. Russia was recently caught spreading disinformation about vaccines of all things.

Stay Alert, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous.

 

Infopacalypse Now

This is one of the most important topics for the Martial Citizen today. Recognizing the ability to twist and malign information to fit a certain agenda is the new norm in “News”. Please, Stay truly Informed and Don’t be Fooled!

 

He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He’s Worried About An Information Apocalypse.

“What happens when anyone can make it appear as if anything has happened, regardless of whether or not it did?” technologist Aviv Ovadya warns.

 

In mid-2016Aviv Ovadya realized there was something fundamentally wrong with the internet — so wrong that he abandoned his work and sounded an alarm. A few weeks before the 2016 election, he presented his concerns to technologists in San Francisco’s Bay Area and warned of an impending crisis of misinformation in a presentation he titled “Infocalypse.”

The web and the information ecosystem that had developed around it was wildly unhealthy, Ovadya argued. The incentives that governed its biggest platforms were calibrated to reward information that was often misleading and polarizing, or both. Platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Google prioritized clicks, shares, ads, and money over quality of information, and Ovadya couldn’t shake the feeling that it was all building toward something bad — a kind of critical threshold of addictive and toxic misinformation. The presentation was largely ignored by employees from the Big Tech platforms — including a few from Facebook who would later go on to drive the company’s News-Feed integrity effort.

 

Read the Remainder at Buzz Feed News

Civilian Operator 101: How to Create and Distribute Disinformation

In short, TROLL your opponent and let their eagerness to assign blame take over the narrative. They will then go out of their way to distribute the lie and in doing so, reveal their own prejudices and biases to the world.

 

 

The mainstream media was quick to jump on a claim that the Florida school shooter belonged to a white nationalist organization. In the process, the media revealed its bias.

What happened?

On Thursday, the day after the tragic shooting, the Associated Press and ABC News, among many other outlets, reported that the Florida school shooter belong to a white supremacist organization called the “Republic of Florida.”

 However, the claim was just too good to be true.

Hours after major news outlets published the claim, Florida law enforcement agencies said they had no evidence to confirm the shooter was associated with white supremacist organizations but was still investigating. They later said there was no connection between the shooter and ROF.

Read the Remainder at The Blaze