Category Archives: Cyberwar

N.S.A. Devises Radio Pathway Into Computers

WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world that allows the United States to conduct surveillance on those machines and can also create a digital highway for launching cyberattacks.

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Malware communicates at a distance of 65 feet using built-in mics and speakers.

Computer scientists have developed a malware prototype that uses inaudible audio signals to communicate, a capability that allows the malware to covertly transmit keystrokes and other sensitive data even when infected machines have no network connection.

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Iran’s Cyberwarfare Chief Gunned Down

Two bullets to the heart have terminated the life of Iran’s chief of cyberwarfare, according to the Daily Telegraph. Mojtaba Ahmadi, commander of Iran’s Cyber War Headquarters, was found dead in a wooded area near the town of Karaj, northwest … Continue reading

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Feds are Suspects in New Malware That Attacks Tor Anonymity

Security researchers tonight are poring over a piece of malicious software that takes advantage of a Firefox security vulnerability to identify some users of the privacy-protecting Tor anonymity network. 

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A Hack-Proof Internet Exists, Thanks to Quantum Physics

Leave it to the quantum physicists at Los Alamos National Labs to have run for the past two years something that sounded like science fiction: a quantum Internet that promises perfectly secure online communications. 

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Syria drops off the Internet

It looks like internet access into and out of Syria has been deliberately shut down. 

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Pentagon Paying China — Yes, China — To Carry Data

Chalk this one up to the you kidding Right??  The Pentagon is so starved for bandwidth that it’s paying a Chinese satellite firm to help it communicate and share data. 

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Anonymous ‘hacks’ North Korea social network accounts

The hacking collective Anonymous has said it has been “hacking” and vandalising social networking profiles linked to North Korea. 

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Another wave of computer failures rings alarm bells in South Korea.

A number of government and civilian organizations experienced network and website malfunctions on Tuesday, unnerving government officials just days after computer networks at banks and broadcasters crashed due to cyber attacks. 

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US Teens preparing for Cyberwarfare.

Computer-savvy teens are putting down their game controllers — at least temporarily — for code writing and virus-sweeping. Call it “Red Dawn: Part Deux: Teen Cyber-Commandos.”

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