Category Archives: Cyber

Quantum Cryptography Systems

The QPN 8505 is a next-generation quantum cryptography system that relies on the laws of physics rather than computational difficulty for safeguarding keys. It is easily integrated into existing network infrastructures and incorporates real-time key generation based on quantum key distribution protocols. MagiQ’s QPN delivers always-on industry standard IPSec based VPN protection while providing an additional layer of security via quantum cryptography. The system offers cost-effective protection from both internal threats, such as disgruntled employees, and from external threats. MagiQ’s QPN 8505 is targeted at government applications including military, intelligence gathering and homeland defense. Commercial applications include financial services, Telco carriers and disaster recovery.     http://www.magiqtech.com/research-labs/

Copy anyone’s voice from just 1 minute of audio

By releasing our technology publicly and making it available to anyone, we want to ensure that there will be no such risks. We hope that everyone will soon be aware that such technology exists and that copying the voice of someone else is possible. More generally, we want to raise attention about the lack of evidence that audio recordings may represent in the near future

via Eerie tech promises to copy anyone’s voice from just 1 minute of audio

Cyber Attack Feared As Multiple Cities Hit With Simultaneous Power Grid Failures

It is for this reason that we have long encouraged Americans to prepare for this potentially devastating scenario by considering emergency food reserves, clean water reserves and even home defense strategies in the event of a widespread outage. The majority of Americans have about 3 days worth of food in their pantry. Imagine for a moment what Day 4 might look like in any major city that goes dark.”

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-21/total-chaos-cyber-attack-feared-multiple-cities-hit-simultaneous-power-grid-failures

Elon Musk’s Neuralink And Your Brain’s Magical Future 

But before I can bring you in the time machine to show you what I found, we need to get in our zoom machine—because as I learned the hard way, Elon’s wizard hat plans cannot be properly understood until your head’s in the right place.

So wipe your brain clean of what it thinks it knows about itself and its future, put on soft clothes, and let’s jump into the vortex.”

http://waitbutwhy.com/2017/04/neuralink.html

Elon Musk Lays Out Plans to Meld Brains and Computers

“There are a bunch of concepts in your head that then your brain has to try to compress into this incredibly low data rate called speech or typing,” Mr. Musk told Mr. Urban in his 36,000-word blog post, which at times reads like a neuroscience textbook. “That’s what language is, your brain has executed a compression algorithm on thought, on concept transfer.

“If you have two brain interfaces, you could actually do an uncompressed direct conceptual communication with another person,” Mr. Musk said. He explained how it would be easier if people could beam a picture into the heads of others instead of trying to describe it with word

via Elon Musk Lays Out Plans to Meld Brains and Computers – WSJ

As Zeal for China Dims, Global Companies Complain More Boldly – NYTimes.com

“In late March, a group of more than 50 American lawmakers sent a letter to the Chinese ambassador to the United States, Cui Tiankai, taking direct aim at China’s restrictions on cloud computing. They wrote that current and draft regulations would force the transfer of valuable intellectual property to Chinese companies and effectively bar foreign cloud service providers “from operating or competing fairly in China.”

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/04/19/business/china-companies-complain.html

Lockheed Demos Unmanned F-16

Lockheed Martin says the plane successfully demonstrated an ability to plan and execute the mission, react to a changing threat environment, and automatically manage itself to avoid capability errors.This was the second demonstration in a series of planned flight tests known as Have Raider II. The first test focused on flight maneuvers. The tests have been done earlier in the form of computer simulations, but this was the first field test.

via Lockheed Demos Unmanned F-16 | Industrial Equipment News

Workplace Surveillance Is The New Office ‘Perk’

Whether through “voluntary” corporate wellness programs, smart badges that record voices and GPS locations, or surveillance apps in their mobile phones and personal computers, Americans are offering up more and more personal data at work. Most of them don’t have much idea of where that data goes, or how it will be used — and there aren’t that many limits on what employers can find out about their employees, or what they can do with the data. The more people who opt in now, the harder it will be to opt out in the future.

And it’s about to get much worse.

via Workplace Surveillance Is The New Office ‘Perk’ – Vocativ

Four Flavors of Automated License Plate Reader Technology

Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) may be the most common mass surveillance technology in use by local law enforcement around the country—but they’re not always used in the same way.

via The Four Flavors of Automated License Plate Reader Technology | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Jade Helm and the ‘Human Domain’ – Liberty Unyielding

“Almost nothing has been said in public about the IT element in human domain operations, as it relates to Jade Helm.  But if you investigate human domain theory, IT figures hugely in it.  Much of operationalizing the human domain concept is about leveraging – wait for it – “Big Data”: that universe of data now floating around on people and events.

An example that would probably apply to an exercise like Jade Helm is monitoring the routine communications of the local population, whether by scooping in data from social media or by some means of watching patterns in communications metadata (e.g., big spikes in cell-phone calls just before major events, or just after something unique has been detected by the locals).  These are simplified examples, meant to suggest the categories of phenomena that human domain intelligence would be looking for.”

http://libertyunyielding.com/2015/06/20/more-straight-dope-on-jade-helm-2015-and-the-human-domain/

Post 9/11… what the hell happened?