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stuxnet #3

There’s a popular theory that Stuxnet was intended to cripple Iran’s nuclear power program. Other theories could fit the facts, but for the sake of argument, let’s say that theory is credible. How would it work? Here’s what I think … Continue reading

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bird watching

A headline from the front page of Saturday’s Wall Street Journal: “CIA Escalates in Pakistan”. Sub head: “Pentagon Diverts Drones From Afghanistan to Bolster Campaign Next Door”.[1] Somehow we need to re-label this war, but it’s awkward to take the … Continue reading

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stuxnet #2

If you’ve followed reports of the Stuxnet internet worm over the last month or so, you probably have in your mind an image. I am about to guess the image in your mind. I’ll use the word “research” in my … Continue reading

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stuxnet #1

Symantec’s W32.Stuxnet Dossier is the most useful info I’ve seen about stuxnet. Early in the paper, explaining context: Industrial control systems (ICS) are operated by a specialized assembly like code on programmable logic controllers (PLCs). The PLCs are often programmed … Continue reading

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Critical Thinking 101: WSJ #2

So, how is it that the Wall Street Journal’s Full Methodology flunks the basic, pass-fail test? Why do all the numbers in “On Web, Children Face Intensive Tracking” add up to a zero-value story? The Full Methodology is disappointing on … Continue reading

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haegeum

just rehearsing… a tombstone.

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Critical Thinking 101: WSJ #1

Today’s Wall Street Journal story “On Web, Children Face Intensive Tracking“, is interesting, and if you go to the website and click around you find it has a fair bit of material that fills in gaps. There’s a decent video … Continue reading

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Defending a new domain 5

“Like an answer, the three slogans on the white face of the Ministry of Truth came back at him…” -George Orwell William J. Lynn III made this statement: In cyberspace, the offense has the upper hand. [1] As noted in … Continue reading

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Defending a new domain 4

William J. Lynn III makes this statement: In cyberspace, the offense has the upper hand. [1] And the reason for this? The Internet was designed to be collaborative and rapidly expandable and to have low barriers to technological innovation; security … Continue reading

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Defending a new domain 3

William J. Lynn III was asked a question by Wired writers about an alleged foreign intelligence connection to a run-of-the-mill Windows exploit that got loose on Department of Defense networks in 2008: But what spy service would launch such a … Continue reading

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