Cyber- / ExoWarfare Blog

Why Leading Crypto Devs Don’t Work In Silicon Valley -- 15 Apr 2018 - A fundamental division - and an opportunity for others to fill the void 'big corporate' leaves, and do not have the creds for:   "If you or your engineer friend is bored at BigTechCo, get in touch."   The tweet, sent out by Coinbase vice president and general manager Dan ... Read More
PayPal turning into ‘virtual bank’ as it offers debit card & check deposits – without a U.S. banking license … -- 15 Apr 2018 - PayPal is quietly rolling out basic banking services to some of its U.S. customers, which include a debit card and the ability to deposit checks – alongside the loans which were already available. For customers who accept, their PayPal balances also become protected by Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (FDIC) insurance. Surprisingly, ... Read More
Electronics Giant Foxconn to Build Sirin Labs’ Blockchain Phone -- 12 Apr 2018 - The Blockchain oriented electronics developer and OS supplier Sirin Labs has found a manufacturer for its Blockchain-enabled smartphone, Bloomberg reports April 4. A subsidiary of Foxconn Technology Group, FIH Mobile, has agreed to help develop the Blockchain phone, called the Finney. Foxconn is a multinational electronics contract manufacturing company based ... Read More
Building the Hierarchy of Innovation in the Defense Department: Entrepreneurs Operationalize Innovation within Organizations. They make stuff happen. -- 12 Apr 2018 - “Success no longer goes to the country that develops a new fighting technology first, but rather to the one that better integrates it and adapts its way of fighting….”  The US National Defense Strategy (2018) [Could not have said it much better; worth reading - TJACK]   by Peter Newell One ... Read More
Xenialpup Linux – Der Turbolader für Uralt-Rechner -- 03 Apr 2018 - Der Desktop von Xenialpup: Aufgeräumt und reduziert - und sehr nah an Windows. Die Statuszeile unten gibt Rückmeldung über verschiedene Daten, links öffnet sich die zentrale Navigation. Und auch die sieht so aus wie einst in Windows bis Win7.   Xenialpup Linux Der Turbolader für Uralt-Rechner Sie sind sentimentaler Besitzer eines ... Read More
Report: 235 Counter-Drone Systems -- 27 Mar 2018 - Counter-drone technology, also known as counter-UAS, C-UAS, or counter-UAV technology, refers to systems that are used to detect and/or intercept unmanned aircraft. As concerns grow around the potential security threats drones may pose to both civilian and military entities, a new market for counter-drone technology is rapidly emerging. To date, ... Read More
Non-Equilibrium Quantum Systems: DARPA Is Researching Time Crystals – And The Reasons Are Classified -- 26 Mar 2018 - Non-Equilibrium Systems: Driven and Non-equilibrium Quantum Systems (DRINQS) ... the discovery of time crystals kicked off research into the existence of quantum systems that become more stable and coherent with the addition of a 'tick' from an external pulse. FIONA MACDONALD 26 MAR 2018 The US military likes to stay ... Read More
Lasers, Microwaves Target Counter-Drone Market Worth Billions (Video) -- 24 Mar 2018 - WASHINGTON: The market for weapons that can shoot down small drones, used by the likes of Hezbollah and Daesh, should rise from almost nothing to “several billion dollars” over the next five years. Raytheon is pushing hard to lock in as much of this market as it can, building both ... Read More
“Correcting” Seniority Mix: Cutting ‘Old Heads’ At IBM And Shifting Expertise Overseas – At Least 20,000 In The Last 5 Years -- 24 Mar 2018 - "IBM now has more employees in India than the U.S." The bigger issue here is to retain in-country senior expertise As it scrambled to compete in the internet world, the once-dominant tech company cut tens of thousands of U.S. workers, hitting its most senior employees hardest and flouting rules against ... Read More
Visualization Tools – The Future Of Electronic Warfare? -- 24 Mar 2018 - Visualization tools could be the future of electronic warfare The electromagnetic spectrum environment has become increasingly complex in recent years. Electronic warfare and the jamming of radio signals was a large concern reaching back to the Cold War, and a proliferation of emitters, jammers and overall devices in the past ... Read More
Infrared Light Device In A Baseball Cap Can Fool a Face Recognition System Into Thinking You’re Moby -- 24 Mar 2018 - Researchers created an infrared light device that obscures your face from detection software and can even project someone else’s face onto your own. Facial recognition software is becoming more advanced and ubiquitous—I mean, you can unlock your phone with your face now. As this progresses, researchers are trying to make ... Read More
Cyber Supremacy: How Israel Rules The World Of Cyber Security (Video) -- 23 Mar 2018 - Ben Ferguson travels to Tel Aviv to find out how Israel is on its way to becoming the world's top cyber superpower:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ca-C3voZwpM        
The NSA Worked to “Track Down” Bitcoin Users, Snowden Documents Reveal -- 22 Mar 2018 - Sam Biddle - March 20 2018 Internet paranoiacs drawn to bitcoin have long indulged fantasies of American spies subverting the booming, controversial digital currency. Increasingly popular among get-rich-quick speculators, bitcoin started out as a high-minded project to make financial transactions public and mathematically verifiable — while also offering discretion. Governments, with a vested ... Read More
“Information Warfare” Revealed: 50 million Facebook profiles harvested for Cambridge Analytica in major data breach -- 19 Mar 2018 - A whistleblower has revealed to the Observer how Cambridge Analytica – a company owned by the hedge fund billionaire Robert Mercer, and headed at the time by Trump’s key adviser Steve Bannon – used personal information taken without authorisation in early 2014 to build a system that could profile individual ... Read More
Adrian Lamo, The Hacker Who Turned in Chelsea Manning, Dead at 37 -- 19 Mar 2018 - Adrian Lamo (February 20, 1981 – March 14, 2018) Adrian Lamo, “the homeless hacker” a.k.a. 'Protagonist', 'Bitter Geek', 'AmINotMerciful', 'Unperceived', 'Mythos', 'Arcane', 'truefaith', 'FugitiveGame' - who found shelter most evenings in abandoned buildings or on friend’s couches, was a study in contradictions. Diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, being one of the founders ... Read More
Blockchain Based Solution to Firearms Registration -- 18 Mar 2018 - Though this piece promotes (by iHLS) one specific company (Blocksource) and their product (i.e. shameless promotion of an accelerator and one of its participants), and is not actually Blockchain Technology, the idea behind it could very well be a good use of Blockchain technology.   This post is also available ... Read More
A Roadside Bomb (IED) Simulator: US Army Replacing 1980s War Games Simulators With Gaming Tech – In Early 2020 -- 17 Mar 2018 - A roadside bomb (IED) simulator.   The first phase of the Synthetic Training Environment initiative replaces existing simulators for vehicles. The second phase aims to create — in just two years — something the US Army never had before: an “immersive” virtual training environment for troops on foot. By Sydney ... Read More
USA Intelligence official: USA still leads in quantum computing … for now -- 16 Mar 2018 - Recent comments from the intelligence community indicate quantum computing could be one of the most important technology investments being made today, but the field has many worried about what might happen if others achieve it first. Quantum encryption, enabled by quantum computing, could have profound national security implications such as ... Read More
Sweden’s plan to deter a Russian digital attack -- 16 Mar 2018 - WASHINGTON — As Sweden seeks to revitalize its “total defense” concept, it will rely heavily on its private technology industry to develop new protections from cyberattacks. The blueprint, which would see the entirety of Sweden activated to repel an invasion, was laid out by Defence Commission head Bjorn von Sydow ... Read More
Top Gun For Grunts: Mattis May Revolutionize Infantry – “Intelligent Soldiers Are Far More Effective And Far Less Likely To Become Casualties” -- 14 Mar 2018 - A soldier holds a PD-100 mini-drone during the PACMAN-I experiment in Hawaii. "To get a quantum increase in the quality of close combat forces, we can do it in the next two years, (and) the cost compared to the rest of the DoD budget is very small," said retired Maj. ... Read More
A Recon Drone In Every US Marine Corps Squad -- 12 Mar 2018 - In the spring of 2013, over drinks somewhere in Washington, a Marine officer candidate told me about an idea he had. He was getting ready for a wargame — a weekend in the field simulating a combat engagement — and he wanted to use his discretionary budget for the activity ... Read More
Not A Gravitational Wormhole And Not For Matter, But Still Breakthrough Magnetic Warmhole Technology -- 11 Mar 2018 - A Magnetic 'Wormhole' That Connects Two Regions of Space Was Created in The Lab   FIONA MACDONALD 10 MAR 2018   Back in 2015, researchers in Spain created a tiny magnetic wormhole for the first time ever. They used it to connect two regions of space so that a magnetic ... Read More
Rapid Acquisition, Open Architectures: Russia And China Are Forcing To Buy Military IT Equipment Differently -- 09 Mar 2018 - Army leaders used the AFCEA Army Signal Conference in Springfield, Virginia this week to emphasize that the service wants to change is the way it buys and equips forces from an IT and communications perspective. The Army recently finished its high profile review of the tactical network in which it ... Read More
Multi-Billion-Dollar Contract Looks To Reshape US DoD Cloud Capabilities -- 09 Mar 2018 - Same name, different meaning: this is not the Joint European Disruptive Initiative (JEDI)   It’s an IT contract that isn’t an IT contract — a commercial cloud computing procurement that Department of Defense officials are touting as a means to revolutionize the military’s ability to effectively execute missions and protect ... Read More
New World Record dDoS Attack Hits 1.7Tbps -- 09 Mar 2018 - Project Sonar scanner found over 100,000 exposed memcached servers at any given time   Just a week after code repository GitHub was knocked offline by the world's largest recorded distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, the same technique has been used to direct an even bigger attack at an unnamed US service ... Read More

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