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Re: How Hillary pulls the strings at NBC

That's the kicker....For Todd and Mitchell to raise any objection smells sour....Obviously neither is fearful of the RNC or Priebus.
 


On Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 4:59 PM, Travis <baconlard@gmail.com> wrote:








August 22, 2013

How Hillary pulls the strings at NBC

Thomas Lifson

 

Noel Sheppard at Newsbusters exposes the way Team Hillary is manipulating the NBC networks over the planned miniseries on her life. The planned offer of fealty turned into a disaster when Reince Priebus and the GOP stood up, cried foul and threw NBC out of contention to host 2016 presidential debates, along with CNN which planned a documentary. Officially put on notice that it is regarded as biased, N BC would have been under pressure to show at least a few warts on the career of Hillary, studded as it is with incidents best forgotten from Mrs. Clinton's perspective.

Noel writes:

On August 8, I speculated that the Clintons might have been responsible for three different NBC employees within a few hours of each other speaking out against the network's planned miniseries about Hillary.

On Wednesday, the Hollywood Reporter cited unnamed sources at NBC News claiming that fear of the Clintons might be playing a role in that network's apparent cold-feet regarding the project:

[S]ources at NBC News say that it was not simply Republican ire that set the news division on edge. Rather, it was the specter of retaliation from the former first lady and secretary of state, who very well could be a leading 2016 presidential candidate. The Clintons' penchant for grudges is legendary. And Hillary in 2008 threatened to boycott an MSNBC-sponsored debate over former anchor David Shuster's comment that Chelsea Clinton had been "pimped out" for her mother's campaign. Any scripted Clinton project almost certainly would include content objectionable to Bill and Hillary. "The Clintons are the ones to worry about," says an NBC source. "Who needs those headaches?"

The puppet strings are showing, as Clinton allies at NBC step up:

For those that have forgotten, Andrea Mitchell, Chuck Todd, and Robert Gibbs within hours of each other spoke out against this project on August 7.

Independent TV news analyst Andrew Tyndall marvelously observed to THR, "It's a bit rich for Todd and Mitchell to cry foul now about their journalistic purity being contaminated by commercial and ideological considerations. As if the MSNBC lineup where Todd and Mitchell ply their trade every day is not shared with activist ideologues such as Al Sharpton and Ed Schultz."

The Clinton Machine is a marvel to behold. Stay tuned for the project to die with no Clinton fingerprints on it.


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Fwd: German agency warns Windows 8 PCs vulnerable to cyber threats







http://tech2.in.com/news/general/german-agency-warns-windows-8-pcs-vulnerable-to-cyber-threats/911942

 

German agency warns Windows 8 PCs vulnerable to cyber threats

23 Aug, 2013|

 

A German government technology agency has warned that new security technology in computers running Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system may actually make PCs more vulnerable to cyber threats, including sabotage.

Germany's Federal Office for Information Security, or BSI, said in a statement posted on its website on Wednesday that federal government agencies and critical infrastructure operators should pay particular attention to the risk.

The warning comes after weeks of public indignation in Germany over leaks related to U.S. surveillance programs. The spying scandal has become a headache for Chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of a September 22 election.

 

Cyber security threat?


The problem, according to the BSI, is with the use of a computer chip known as the Trusted Platform Module, or TPM 2.0, which is built into Windows 8 computers. TPM 2.0 is designed to better protect PCs by interacting with a variety of security applications.

But the BSI, which provides advice on technology and security to the government as well as the public, said the joint implementation of Windows 8 and TPM 2.0 chips could lead to "a loss of control" over both the operating system and hardware, without specifying exactly how that could occur.

"As a result, new risks occur for users, especially for federal and critical infrastructure," it said.

The statement concluded: "The new mechanisms in use can also be used for sabotage by third parties. These risks need to be addressed."

Microsoft declined comment on the BSI statement.

The company provided Reuters with a statement saying that PC makers have the option to turn off TPM technology, so that customers can buy PCs with it disabled.

TPM was developed by the Trusted Computing Group, a non-profit organization backed by technology firms including IBM , Intel , Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft.

The BSI said it was working with the Trusted Computing Group and operating systems producers to find a solution.

A spokeswoman for that group declined to comment on the specific claims raised by the BSI. She said the group has provided PC makers and users with plenty of advice on best security practices to avoid any threats that they may face.

Reuters

 



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Fwd: How Hillary pulls the strings at NBC









August 22, 2013

How Hillary pulls the strings at NBC

Thomas Lifson

 

Noel Sheppard at Newsbusters exposes the way Team Hillary is manipulating the NBC networks over the planned miniseries on her life. The planned offer of fealty turned into a disaster when Reince Priebus and the GOP stood up, cried foul and threw NBC out of contention to host 2016 presidential debates, along with CNN which planned a documentary. Officially put on notice that it is regarded as biased, N BC would have been under pressure to show at least a few warts on the career of Hillary, studded as it is with incidents best forgotten from Mrs. Clinton's perspective.

Noel writes:

On August 8, I speculated that the Clintons might have been responsible for three different NBC employees within a few hours of each other speaking out against the network's planned miniseries about Hillary.

On Wednesday, the Hollywood Reporter cited unnamed sources at NBC News claiming that fear of the Clintons might be playing a role in that network's apparent cold-feet regarding the project:

[S]ources at NBC News say that it was not simply Republican ire that set the news division on edge. Rather, it was the specter of retaliation from the former first lady and secretary of state, who very well could be a leading 2016 presidential candidate. The Clintons' penchant for grudges is legendary. And Hillary in 2008 threatened to boycott an MSNBC-sponsored debate over former anchor David Shuster's comment that Chelsea Clinton had been "pimped out" for her mother's campaign. Any scripted Clinton project almost certainly would include content objectionable to Bill and Hillary. "The Clintons are the ones to worry about," says an NBC source. "Who needs those headaches?"

The puppet strings are showing, as Clinton allies at NBC step up:

For those that have forgotten, Andrea Mitchell, Chuck Todd, and Robert Gibbs within hours of each other spoke out against this project on August 7.

Independent TV news analyst Andrew Tyndall marvelously observed to THR, "It's a bit rich for Todd and Mitchell to cry foul now about their journalistic purity being contaminated by commercial and ideological considerations. As if the MSNBC lineup where Todd and Mitchell ply their trade every day is not shared with activist ideologues such as Al Sharpton and Ed Schultz."

The Clinton Machine is a marvel to behold. Stay tuned for the project to die with no Clinton fingerprints on it.


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Fwd: The 7 Deadliest Computer Hacks Known To Mankind






http://www.businessinsider.com/the-7-deadliest-computer-hacks-known-to-mankind-2013-8

 

The 7 Deadliest Computer Hacks Known To Mankind

Geoffrey Ingersoll

Aug. 8, 2013

As long as companies and governments continue investing in cyber militarization, there will be bigger, more catastrophic computer hacks.

There is no bottom to the rabbit hole when it comes to potential exploits in computer software, Professor Peter Ludlow, an Internet culture expert and professor of philosophy at Northwestern University recently told Business Insider.

Time to dive into that rabbit hole and take a close look at the seven most destructive, scary computer hacks that could come to be.

The Industrial Hack

More vulnerable than you might think.

The networks that control industrial systems — natural gas, water, electricity, nuclear — are all incredibly vulnerable.

One can only imagine what it would be like if natural gas lines started exploding, or high-voltage transformers started to blow — simply by "spoofing" meters to give operators the wrong readings.

The results would be catastrophic — one disaster expert told Business Insider that long-term damage to these systems would make the fallout from Katrina look light.

The Defense Science Board — a Pentagon think tank — concluded about infrastructure hacks, "the cyber threat is serious, with potential consequences similar in some ways to the nuclear threat of the Cold War."

The Market Hack

Nobody wants to see this happen again.

The so-called "flash crash" of 2010 was caused by a "computer glitch" not a hack, but it shows devastating possibilities.

With high frequency traders adding algorithms and increasingly complex software to the market equation, there's a need for reciprocal cyber security.

CNBC recently covered a cyber crime report that stated at least 53 percent of major trading hubs around the globe had become targets of cyber criminals.

From CNBC:

"Cybercrime also appears to be increasing in terms of sophistication and complexity, widening the potential for infiltration and large-scale damage," said the report, released Tuesday. It warned that a major attack could result in widespread public mistrust and a retreat from the markets.

Pacemaker Hack

Late hacker Barnaby Jack exposed how a pacemaker could be hacked and basically manipulated to kill the user. Jack exploits an unencrypted wifi-like signal that doctors typically use to harvest information in order to diagnose the state of the pacemaker.

Pacemakers, as they are now, cannot be updated with new firmware without another invasive surgery.

From Forbes:

Implanted devices have been around for decades, but only in the last few years have these devices become virtually accessible. While they allow for doctors to collect valuable data, many of these devices were distributed without any type of encryption or defensive mechanisms in place.

Even scarier: Jack demonstrated how the malware used to hack pacemakers is infectious, meaning everyone in range of the originally hacked pacemaker that is also using one, also gets the malware, and also dies.

Spooky.

Ground Control Hack

"Looks like I picked a bad day to quit encryption."

There are three major problems with the air transit system in the U.S., and all of them stem from the same thing: absolutely no encryption.

First, aircraft can be hacked into directly ... and controlled:

From Escapist Magazine:

Pilots can counteract that attack by switching off autopilot, but the greater problem is that many planes no longer have analog flight instruments and are thus susceptible to other kinds of manipulation. [Information Technology expert Hugo] Teso said he could control most aircraft systems, put planes on collision courses and even give passengers a fun and exciting surprise by forcing the oxygen masks to drop.

Not quite done yet.

Second, is that the ground control systems are also totally unencrypted and unprotected. Third, is that the update to these systems (projected completion date 2020) is equally unencrypted and unprotected.

"The mere fact that someone could inject a fake air plan into the air traffic control screens is pretty serious," Andrei Costin, an Information Security specialist who gave a presentation at the Black Hat conference earlier this month, told Airport Technology. "The main problem ... is the possibility to inject these fake messages or to try to modify real messages sent by real planes as they're sent over the air."

Car Hack

It's the same kind of exploit as the pacemaker hack, except inside a car.

At the Black Hat conference in Vegas, hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek showed off how they could hack into the computer of a car and control it's every function, from breaks to speed to air conditioning.

And it's any car that has an Electronic Control Unit (an ECU, fancy for internal computer), which is every car since sometime in the mid-90s.

Mechanics — like cardiologists — typically use a connection from the ECU to diagnose problems with the car.

Turns out, that physical connection can also be used to control the car.

(An earlier version of this story implied that the car could be remotely controlled. That, so far, is not the case.)

"Right now, there aren't a lot of ways for hackers to remotely attack cars: Bluetooth, wireless tire sensors, telematics units," Miller told The New York Times. "But as cars get Internet connections, things will get easier for the attacker."

The Weapons Hack

Imagine nuclear weapons that didn't fire ... or that instead fired on America's own cities?

The Defense Science Board imagined just such an outcome, due in large part to enemies hacking the military networks, or contractors installing foreign-made circuit.

From the report:

The benefits to an attacker using cyber exploits are potentially spectacular. Should the United States find itself in a full-scale conflict with a peer adversary, attacks would be expected to include denial of service, data corruption, supply chain corruption, traitorous insiders, kinetic and related non-kinetic attacks at all altitudes from underwater to space. U.S. guns, missiles, and bombs may not fire, or may be directed against our own troops.

Nowadays all U.S. weaponry is on a network, and that network is like Swiss cheese to new-age hackers (or so the DSB concluded).

Their recommendation for America's nukes: invest in more off-the-grid (under tons of water) nuclear subs, and, in the meantime, harden networks, and make sure there aren't any foreign components in any of the circuitry controlling nukes.

The Cryptopocalypse

RSA and Diffie-Hellman are two common encryption methods on the internet, and they make up the vast majority of everyday encryption.

Except there's one thing: hackers at Black Hat say there's a "small, but definite chance" they'll be cracked within five years.

The result of the crack would be "a total failure of trust on the Internet," Alex Stamos, chief technology officer of the online security company Artemis told MIT Tech Review.

From MIT Tech Review:

"The RSA protocol that is the foundation of security on the Internet is likely to be broken in the very near future," said Philippe Courtot, CEO of security company Qualys, noting that while the computer security industry was underpinned by just a handful of key encryption schemes, "we are very slow at adapting them."

Another option, called elliptic curve cryptography or ECC, is already in use in the Russian and American government.

Only problem, Russia holds the patents, and they're planning to share.

"If the cryptopocalypse happens, those patents are not going to last," Stamos told MIT.

Hopefully the damage isn't too much to overcome by then.

 



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And this is why we have added over 200,000 new government employees in the past two years,

and no one can explain why we are still in a recession. It's not a good time to be an ant!




 



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