Global conversations are often skewed in favor of the countries that generate data or possess the technological capability to access it. The encryption debate in countries with advanced technical capacities is very different from the countries without them.
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China and cyber ... the gift that keeps on giving ...
China and the US do cyber surveillance. We hack the Israeli drones. What about Iran's?
A depressing collection of cyber news for a snowy Saturday ...
Russia takes down more of the Ukraine. "IT systems at Kiev's main airport were floored over the weekend, sparking a renewed warning from Ukraine's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-UA) about further BlackEnergy malware-based attacks." Apparently, Ukraine is now a free-fire zone for Russian hackers. Watch out.
Now we may know who invented Bitcoin. But who took 4 of 13 core DNS root servers offline with a DDoS attack?
Some entries on the cyber warfare front:
US and China Seek Cyber Arms Deal. "The United States and China are negotiating what could become the first arms control accord for cyberspace, embracing a commitment by each country that it will not be the first to use cyberweapons to cripple the other’s critical infrastructure during peacetime, according to officials involved in the talks." [To be verified how?]
A sampling of cyber news: Hacking the hackers; remedying flaws in the ECPA; and China's plan to re-write the rules on cyberspace.
The Lopht warns of cyber insecurity ... in 1998. A fantastic review article about how we got to where we are today. "The seven young men sitting before some of Capitol Hill’s most powerful lawmakers weren’t graduate students or junior analysts from some think tank. No, Space Rogue, Kingpin, Mudge and the others were hackers who had come from the mysterious environs of cyberspace to deliver a terrifying warning to the world." If only we had listened. [Full disclosure: I know Rogue ....]
Press reports today (New York Times,