Infamous Hacker Heading Chinese Antivirus Firm?

Infamous Hacker Heading Chinese Antivirus Firm? 315tweetsretweet What does a young Chinese hacker do once he’s achieved legendary status for developing Microsoft Office zero-day exploits and using them to hoover up piles of sensitive data from U.S. Defense Department contractors? Would you believe: Start an antivirus firm? That appears to…

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Obama’s Secret Directive Keeps Evolving Cybersecurity Policy Concealed

Obama’s Secret Directive Keeps Evolving Cybersecurity Policy Concealed By: Kevin Gosztola President Barack Obama has issued and signed a secret presidential directive that the Washington Post reports is “the most extensive White House effort to date to wrestle with what constitutes an ‘offensive’ and a ‘defensive’ action in the rapidly…

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Stuxnet and the New Era of Cyber-Warfare

Stuxnet and the New Era of Cyber-Warfare Not so long ago, talk about cyber-warfare fell somewhere between hype and science fiction. Killer robots have been wreaking havoc on the big screen for generations, but in the real world it all seemed a bit abstract. Then along came Stuxnet, showing that…

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US moves above battleship warfare

US moves above battleship warfare By Alfred W McCoy It’s 2025 and an American “triple canopy” of advanced surveillance and armed drones fills the heavens from the lower- to the exo-atmosphere. A wonder of the modern age, it can deliver its weaponry anywhere on the planet with staggering speed, knock…

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China Criticizes US For Cyber Warfare Report

China Criticizes US For Cyber Warfare Report And the Chinese Foreign Ministry had more to say. After a US Congressional advisory panel earlier today released an in-depth report on Chinese cyber warfare, Spokesperson Hong Lei criticized the US for its “Cold War mentality”. [Hong Lei, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson]: “The…

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Cyber War, Peace, Tomorrow

Cyber War, Peace, Tomorrow by Thomas Rid   Some of you may know Gary McGraw, Chief Technology Officer of Cigital, Inc, a software security consultancy, and author of eight books on that subject. To some geeks — I guess I’m one of them — Gary is quite literally a familiar voice because he…

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