* Posts by Clausewitz4.0

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America's War on Drugs and Crime will be AI powered, says Homeland Security boss

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Re: China

You will have no secrets from the state

Until everyone sleeps in a faraday-cage-like bed, to avoid mind-reading tech

Cops finally unmask 'LockBit kingpin' after two-month tease

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For $10million there's every prospect of him

Also, bad things may happen to greedy people trying to make a good (and dangerous) buck.

Totally Wild West

DARPA's latest toy is a 20-foot, 12-ton tank that drives itself

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AI Kill Robots

Some people think they can do better and with less funding. Let's play a game?

China creates 'Information Support Force' to improve networked defence capabilities

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Re: Whenever Never Ever Daunted, AWEsome* is ...as AWEsome does **

Remote mind-reading (stealing IP), remote torture and the advertising of brands - using micro waves against a target, are pretty much a war crime, even under the fake cover of healthcare. How many more scientists are being targeted globally? Will China/Russia/Iran enjoy such tech? How much such nano-antenna, illegally implanted in humans around the world, costs in the global black market? If so, how many operations will be disrupted?

Having the names and a few pictures of CIA agents, from here and abroad does give one some advantage. Unfortunately some are tied to high-ranking officials, so .. not so good to blow the whistle.

Does a human-sized Faraday Cage can block this Havana-Syndrome-style Black OP? Me thinks yes.

Following the rules of war, a warning on the use of force was just issued.

Cisco creates architecture to improve security and sell you new switches

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Re: Self-updating networks -- What could possibly go wrong?

<sarcasm> We are all sure this will NOT create a new vector of threats to be remotely exploited without user interaction </sarcasm>

X's Grok AI is great – if you want to know how to hot wire a car, make drugs, or worse

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Re: Neat!

. . . But will it tell me how to hotwire a Tesla?

If you can buy a Flipper Zero, thats up to your hacking/programming skills.

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Re: What is so bad about knowing how to hotwire a car?

So what was the purpose in mentioning hotwiring at all? And before the predatory material?

Likely the result of a psy-op where snoops overheard about hotwiring a car, but I may be a bit paranoid...

Google bakes new cookie strategy that will leave crooks with a bad taste

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Quite simple to defeat with malware

Just like any in-browser malware that tampers with HTML/JS/CSS content by modifying chrome.exe memory, just hook the TPM negotiation function and get the keys/cookies in cleartext, replacing the public/private keys with your own. Then exfiltrate the cookies in cleartext to your C2.

Just like the Prilix malware does with POS systems.

Any more genius ideas from Google?

PostgreSQL pioneer's latest brainchild promises time travel to dodge ransomware

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Re: Much as I'm a fan of PostgreSQL..

This will take MASSIVE amounts of storage. Perfect in theory or in a lab, not practical in real life.

Miscreants are exploiting enterprise tech zero days more and more, Google warns

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Unknown Actors

including those with ties to Russia, North Korea, Belarus, China, and other unknown actors.

Unknown Actors being NSA/CIA/MI6/GCHQ - but being El Reg a royal servant, better to not name them properly.

XenServer is back, with a rebranded Citrix Hypervisor and a tasty three-host freebie

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Proxmox

Used XenServer (the free edition) for a lot of years in an university to handle a few dozen servers.

Nowadays I would use Proxmox.

International effort to disrupt cybercrime moves into operational phase

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Re: Tendering for and Tending to the Impossible is a Thankless Task

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Methinks, Clausewitz4.0, they are already suffering the consequences and effects which be indicative of others leading with new applications in such fields which render a prime advantage with remote mind-reading/remote torture technology.

After all these years of remote torture / remote mind-reading - Intellectual Property being stolen everyday, I wonder how many more scientists are being targeted around the world by NSA/CIA+buddies.

Now I see what happens when you refuse a CIA job (that invitation in Kosovo). I thought after the assassination attempt (motorcycle) it would be pretty much over, seems like I was wrong.

Me heading for a federal government job - If not dead before. I am sure much more bodies will accumulate meanwhile.

If you know the MORON who started this operation - ask the fellas to fire him, please.

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Re: Tendering for and Tending to the Impossible is a Thankless Task

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Are CIA/NSA + BigTech + other buddies ready to lose remote mind-reading / remote torture technology? Plan is to sell to BRICS+ countries. Havana Syndrome.

I am sure I can score a few billions with this nanochip. But of course, if bullets do not start to fly all over first.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_von_Clausewitz

Cryptocurrency laundryman gets hung out to dry

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Good luck trying to regulate the laws of physics and mathematics.

Found a new way of factoring large prime numbers? So be it..

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Because everyone accepts it, you can even ask to be paid in Bitcoin in a company.

Traceability? Not a problem if you do not live in a country that is a vassal of USA. Fair countries do not extradite its nationals.

And there are mixers if you need privacy.

AI PC hype bubble swells, but software support lags marketing

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Marketing Fail - Again !

Ai PC ?!?! Have not we learned this sh1t is not even good to marketing normal brands?

Why not a "Quantum PC" ?

Please install that patch – but don't you dare actually run it

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Re: We dont go for "uptime" records

"Any thoughts anyone?"

You have a memory leak in an application / routine. It's not normal to keep rebooting servers.

I believe it is Windows, so fire up Process Explorer from Microsoft and take 1 snapshots per day to see the faulty process / routine eating your RAM.

After a week, compare the snapshots.

Next, go to the faulty process and watch for the handles being used - likely you will find a process / routine opening / writing to a file and not closing the handle.

Raspberry Pi Pico cracks BitLocker in under a minute

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"just out of curiosity - if you are going to buy a laptop what is the best way to find out if the CPU and TPM are on the same chip"

Download the datasheet from the vendor's website for that computer. Usually a PDF.

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Re: What about LUKS

"That relies on the secret being typed in to the console, which is then used to decrypt the key from a keystore block. Is the encryption good enough on that to keep a Pi Zero busy for a few hours?"

Not the same use-case. In this case, BitLocker relies on a key stored in a chip that can be "easily" sniffed.

Chinese Coathanger malware hung out to dry by Dutch defense department

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Re: Timezone?

"How the hell do they determine what timezone something is compiled in?"

Basically, INFERENCE analyzing the PE-EXE header and multiple artifacts. Time of access to C2/servers may also play a hole.

"They probably don't want to disclose how they do that, otherwise the attackers will alter it."

It's already widely know. But not-so-advanced fellas keep doing it anyway. Advanced ones change the PE-EXE signatures, .DOC default language pointing to the Chinese, when in reality they are USA / UK / Israeli wrongdoers.

Lurie Children's Hospital back to pen and paper after cyberattack

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"Targeting a hospital - how low can people get?"

An Israeli businessman insured the World Trade Center against terror attacks a few months before the 9/11 and grabbed 1 Billion (or more?)

So, pretty low...

Deepfake CFO tricks Hong Kong biz out of $25 million

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Re: Root cause

"Payments can only be made to referenced accounts"

So, basically, apply beforehand to be a supplier of such company, offering let's say cleanup products for 50% of the market value?

Wait 2 months, receive the payment, then, already being a referenced account, use the deepfake?

Possible, and quite easy.

Wikileaks source and former CIA worker Joshua Schulte sentenced to 40 years jail

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If the US were truly the oppressive regime ... he would have just disappeared.

Too much cameras, media people involved. Otherwise, he WOULD be disappeared.

Congress told how Chinese goons plan to incite 'societal chaos' in the US

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Re: American public is way ahead of them

... that creeping realization that “Manchurian Candidate” was not so far-fetched fiction after all ...

With a little twist - the ones doing the torture are the NSA/CIA fellows, backed by their vassals - but it backfired

Middle Eastern fellows have more balls to contain this - and capitalize accordingly

Windows 3.11 trundles on as job site pleads for 'driver updates' on German trains

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Re: I remember those days!!!

@AlanSh

I used to teach admins how to get the most out of 640kb for DOS and how to integrate Windows 3.1x into their network. Drivers were interesting, especially when you plonked them into extended memory.

It seems you can apply to the job. Dunno about your German skills,,,

Tesla hacks make big bank at Pwn2Own's first automotive-focused event

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Silent Weapon - cookie money

Researchers from French security outfit Synacktiv took home $450,000 after demonstrating six successful exploits, one of which saw the company’s crew gain root access to a Tesla Modem. Another effort found a sandbox escape in the Musk-mobiles’ infotainment system.

This guy took cookie money for a silent weapon. He would've taken real money if selling to the military or other agencies (non-USA / non-USA aligned, of course).

Belgian man charged with smuggling sanctioned military tech to Russia and China

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A crime was committed in the USA involving a Belgian suspect. They'll need to apply for extradition in the usual way.

Well... does Belgium allows the extradiction of its nationals? If they do so, would be a terrible country to live in. I know my country does not, by constitution.

Even if a foreigner comes here and have a child with a local woman (remembering Ronald Biggs) - its extradition would be blocked by the supreme court.

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America claims jurisdiction over Belgian nationals in Belgium, does it?

USA has a serious health problem - The complex of being the cops of the whole world

Cisco intros AI to find firewall flaws, warns this sort of thing can't be free

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Skynet maybe?

YouTuber who crashed plane for sponsorship dollars earns 6 months behind bars

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Reckless

few are so reckless as deliberately crashing an airplane

Are we talking about USA 3-letter Intel agencies?

BlackCat ransomware crims threaten to directly extort victim's customers

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Re: It's time to start fighting back for real

It's time to take infosec to the real world with hot lead.

I assume this happens pretty often in the real world, But it is not something one would advertise openly - like that funny website "Hire a Contract Killer"

When security gets physical: Mossad boss hints at less-than-subtle Stuxnet followup

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Re: "Stuxnet wasn't the only spanner in the works"

If your adversary is the Mossad, YOU’RE GONNA DIE AND THERE’S NOTHING THAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT.

Not entirely true. Mossad b1tches are also mortals. Also afraid of knifes and guns in hand-to-hand street combat.

US readies prison cell for another Russian Trickbot developer

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Re: "$34 million of which came from 149 victims in the UK"

Seems that white-collar crime does pay. Again.

Not as much as intelligence-related experimental remote-torture / LLM technology. USA adversaries pays bigger bucks for that.

Interpol makes first border arrest using Biometric Hub to ID suspect

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Tales from BioHub

FBI Agent 1: My wife just traveled to a conference, something about her work... I am worried she is cheating on me.

FBI Agent 2: Why don't you run her photo through that new BioHub? Check the places she went and peep at the cameras around. Might help.

FBI Agent 1: Thanks. Good idea.

Bitcoin's thirst for water is just as troubling as its energy appetite

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Re: Bitcoin, the perfect example

"but these resources are not going into creating some kind of model, like artificial intelligence, that you can then use for something else"

"Bitcoin is the perfect example of our modern era: exists only as a concept, produces nothing of value, has no inherent value, benefits nobody but the insiders, and wastes resources like nothing else."

People and countries use Bitcoin to hold value without external interference, because the 2008 crisis showed us the real ponzi.

To produce a reliable model based on other people's IP may be challenging - most likely won't be possible at all.

Facebook's failed metaverse doesn't produce nothing of value.

Now people can buy products and services from the other side of the world, without interference, directly.

Afraid of fluctuations? Keep gold.

Black Basta ransomware operation nets over $100M from victims in less than two years

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Funny

Black Bastard? Nice sense of humour. But ransomware is so 2010's.. are people still into that nowadays?

Deals usually can be closed once clean email systems are setup properly for communication, which shall happen in the next 3 months or sooner.

Europol shutters ransomware operation with kingpin arrests

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Re: Can anyone explain ...

Let me explain: Europol was in much need of a good PR stunt, so they kindly asked El Reg to come up with this article

UK and US lead international efforts to raise AI security standards

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BRICS

BRICS - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - soon to be joined by other nations - specially Iran and Saudi Arabia in 2024 - aren't signatories, right?

Hmm this novel will have more chapters, some unpleasant to the five-eyes intelligence community.

Control Altman delete: OpenAI fires CEO, chairman quits

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Re: Scandalous revelations coming out in 3...2...1

1) Even more loss-making than we thought?

Yes

2) Even bigger illegal data grab than we thought?

Definitely, Yes

Royal Mail’s recovery from ransomware attack will cost business at least $12M

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Cost of decryption keys?

Was the cost of the decryption keys less than 2 million dollars? If so, are those guys real capitalists, to not see the benefits of paying the bad guys?

World leaders ink AI safety pacts while Musk and Sunak engage in awkward bromance

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Re: Capture

Where is the USA???

Losing their technology to its enemies, destroying its economy and welfare system, supporting more wars than it can handle.

And their political leaders on the way not to be re-elected.

All good.

Ex-GCHQ software dev jailed for stabbing NSA staffer

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Re: Stabby stab

There are many, many ways that an obsessed whack-job can commit multiple murders.

Being an elected representative being one of them. Or appointed. Reminds me of Bloody-Gina.

Okta tells 5,000 of its own staff that their data was accessed in third-party breach

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What's an "authorized" crook?

You can find those living at Downing Street

US officials close to persuading allies to not pay off ransomware crooks

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Re: member governments will not pay ransoms

Those can always pay through a middlemen in Seychelles or Hong Kong. Write off the fees as consulting.

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And so, cryto became tightly regulated and tightly monitored by the government

Not at all. Use Monero. A friend of a friend also told him he would happily exchange Bitcoins for Monero for a small fee. With cryptocurrency, USA sanctions are pretty much useless.

Yeah, that oughta do the trick, Joe... Biden hopes to tackle AI safety with exec order

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Re: A little knowledge/too little knowledge is a dangerous thing

Making AI Work for the American People

Too late. We all know it is working against.

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exec order

to notify the US government if they're training such a system that could pose a "serious risk" to national security

A bit late, isn't? The sh1t has already hit the fan.

$350B DoD nuke makeover efforts lack oversight, say inspectors

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Re: Easy peasy

This treaty just expired (or is about to), so no problems with that. But climate activists will whine a bit.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act celebrates a quarter century of takedown notices

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The Pirate Bay

I can still access https://thepiratebay.org/index.html and buy offshore VPS for torrent seeding, including latest movies

DMCA what?

Apple drops urgent patch against obtuse TriangleDB iPhone malware

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Re: Malware authors directly attacked Kaspersky?

Like killing a high-value target in the movies - high risk, big payout

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