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Old 03-16-2017   #141
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In the current ongoing Russian cyber war...this is what the current Trump WH has largely forgotten....

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat. - Sun Tzu

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Old 03-16-2017   #142
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I don't disagree that it is a risk, and while it won't parallel Nazi Germany, it will still present a threat to democracy. However, that will only happen if our judicial and legislative branches fail to check the executive branch.

I find it odd that after two years of attacking Obama, you are now championing him? As for Trump conning blind people to vote for him, that was hardly the case for the majority. Most who voted in that direction wasn't for Trump, but against Clinton, a known liar, and an advocate of failed policies. What is really sad is that the Democrats and Republicans didn't put forth better candidates.

Regardless of America's buyer's remorse, we do have a resilient system, and we could very well suffer through a four year lame duck Presidency, or see Pence take the seat of the irrational behavior continues. The underlying issue is this creates seams that the Russians will pour into like water, then expand like ice to further divide us. This is hardly unique to the U.S., the same is happening in Western Europe. Our current political and economic systems are failing too many people, so it needs to change. The key to the future is who will lead that change? Inexperienced populists who simply seek to dismantle in a reactionary fashion, or gifted leaders with a strategic vision for the 211st Century.
Reference the Trump attack on the rule of law.....

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But then, at the end of the 29-page dissenting opinion, Bybee, joined by Judges Alex Kozinski, Consuelo M. Callahan, Carlos T. Bea and Sandra S. Ikuta, wrote an unusual aside, saying he wished “to comment on the public discourse that has surrounded these proceedings …” He went on:

Even as I dissent from our decision not to vacate the panel’s flawed opinion, I have the greatest respect for my colleagues. The personal attacks on the distinguished district judge and our colleagues were out of bounds of civic and persuasive discourse — particularly when they came from the parties.

It does no credit to the arguments of the parties to impugn the motives or the competence of the members of this court; ad hominem attacks are not a substitute for effective advocacy. Such personal attacks treat the court as though it were merely a political forum in which bargaining, compromise and even intimidation are acceptable principles. The courts of law must be more than that, or we are not governed by law at all.”

Coming from Bybee, the statement had particular significance. He was head of the Office of Legal Counsel in the Department of Justice under President George W. Bush and signed the so-called “Torture Memos” in 2002 permitting “enhanced interrogation” techniques on detainees.
Another 9th Circuit judge, this one concurring with the majority’s refusal to rehear the case, appeared to be referencing Trump as well. “I am proud to be a part of this court and a judicial system that is independent and courageous,” wrote Judge Stephen Reinhardt, “and that vigorously protects the constitutional rights of all, regardless of the source of any efforts to weaken or diminish them.”
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Old 03-17-2017   #143
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Bill..the last one on this...but read and then tell me we as a country do not have a serious problem on our hands...a President that cannot complete a single coherent sentence....so people might in fact call this dementia in early stages....

So if he is not coherent and not clear and concise how is he even to formulate and express a say...a national cyber FP...????

At least Obama could be clear and concise and carry an intelligent conversation....

Tucker Carlson asks President Trump what he reads.

Trump's answer:
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Old 03-17-2017   #144
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Not clearly known who is behind this....

http://freebeacon.com/national-secur...e-data-dc/amp/

Suspected Hack Attack Snagging Cell Phone Data Across D.C.

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An unusual amount of highly suspicious cellphone activity in the Washington, D.C., region is fueling concerns that a rogue entity is surveying#the communications of numerous individuals, likely including U.S. government officials and foreign diplomats, according to documents viewed by the Washington Free Beacon and conversations with security insiders.
A large spike in suspicious activity on a major U.S. cellular carrier has raised red flags in the Department of Homeland Security and prompted concerns that cellphones in the region are being tracked. Such activity could allow pernicious actors to clone devices and other mobile equipment used by civilians and government insiders, according to information obtained by the Free Beacon.
It remains unclear who is behind the attacks, but the sophistication and amount of time indicates it could be a foreign nation, sources said.
Mass amounts of location data appear to have been siphoned off by a third party who may have control of entire cell phone towers in the area, according to information obtained by the Free Beacon. This information was compiled by a program that monitors cell towers for anomalies#supported by DHS and ESD America and known as ESD Overwatch.
Cell phone information gathered by the program shows major anomalies in the D.C.-area indicating that a third-party is tracking en-masse a large number of cellphones. Such a tactic could be used to clone phones, introduce malware to facilitate spying, and track government phones being used by officials in the area.
"The attack was first seen in D.C. but was later seen on other sensors across the USA," according to one source familiar with the situation. "A sensor located close to the White House and another over near the Pentagon have been part of those that have seen this tracking."
The data gathered by the ESD Overwatch program indicates the U.S. cell carrier has experienced "unlawful access to their network for the purpose of large scale subscriber tracking," according to a report prepared by ESD Overwatch, a contractor working on behalf of DHS, and viewed by the Free Beacon.
Information gathered by the program shows a massive uptick in efforts to identify and track cellphones. The third-party hacker appears to be identifying phones as they connect with local cellphone towers and recording this information.
This method of hacking could permit a malicious actor to track an individual's cellphone and pinpoint phones that may be of importance, such as government entities.
The cellular network involved in the attack is being abused in order to track phones subscribed to the carrier, according to one source familiar with the situation.
DHS's Office of Public Affairs confirmed that the ESD Overwatch program has been operating under a 90-day pilot program that began Jan. 18.#Before the surveillance program was initiated the federal government did not have a method to detect intrusions of the nature seen over the past several months.
The attack on this network is still underway, according to sources monitoring the situation.
An official with ESD Overwatch acknowledged the existence of the DHS program, but would not comment further on the matter.
The issue of cellphone vulnerabilities has been a top concern in Congress, where lawmakers petitioned DHS on Wednesday to outline steps the government is taking to prevent foreign governments from performing the type of attacks observed by Overwatch.
"For several years, cyber security experts have repeatedly warned that U.S. cellular communications networks are vulnerable to surveillance by foreign governments, hackers, and criminals exploiting vulnerabilities in Signaling System 7," which is used by cellular phones and text messaging applications, according to a letter set by Sen. Ron Wyden#(D., Ore.) and Rep. Ted Lieu (D., Calif.).
"U.S. cellular phones can be tracked, tapped, and hacked—by adversaries thousands of miles away—through SS7-enabled surveillance," the lawmakers write. "We are deeply concerned that the security of America’s telecommunications infrastructure is not getting the attention it deserves."
"We suspect that most Americans simply have no idea how easy it is for a relatively sophisticated adversary to track their movements, tap their calls, and hack their smartphones," the lawmakers write.
Concerns continue to mount that the government is not adequately taking steps to secure cellular networks.
The lawmakers request that DHS outline specific steps being taken to insulate networks from attacks and ensure that U.S. cell carriers are doing the same.
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Old 03-17-2017   #145
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Trump's very own spokesperson STILL is maintaining the accusation that the UK has spied on Trump for Obama......

GCHQ on Trump spying claim: "These allegations are complete and utter nonsense".

Never heard intelligence officials so angry.

Just got a msg from an old GCHQ friend. Said the same, just w/a lot of expletives. Had to look a couple of them up.

NOTE...it is truly unusual to have GCHQ comment on anything so we need to fully understand their anger over the constant Trump conspiracy myth statements....
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Old 03-17-2017   #146
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Ivanka Trump HQ‏
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@IvankaTrumpHQ
Confront your fear of flying with this turbulence-predicting app:
http://bit.ly/2k5f9iT# #travel #flight @skyguru_app

A number of really good IT security types have pointed out that this particular Russian app has a clear backdoor that allows someone to track the user worldwide....

Thus a general warning has gone out that virtually any free gaming app or any app created inside Russia has the possibility of a clear backdoor that allows Russian Intelligence Service monitoring...

This has been pointed out to the Ivanka Trump HQ BUT until today silence from her HQs.....
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Old 03-17-2017   #147
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NOTICE Trump has not warned Putin about Russian hacking of US corporations especially say Yahoo...not a single word backing up DoJ/FBI....
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Alfa Bank says its servers have been hacked to make it look like it is communicating with Trump Org. Has contacted US law enforcement.

BUT WAIT....
Alfa bank has been connecting to this Trump Tower server for 10 minutes every hour

Ahhh yes... that timeless old chestnut. - 'It wasn't me, I must have been hacked'. LOL

BUT WAIT.....
Russia's Alfa Bank says hackers created the illusion it was in close contact with the Trump Organization:
https://alfabank.ru/press/news/2017/3/17/38162.html#

Amazingly Alfa Bank "only discovered this excuse" after it became known there was far more intensive research on their server conversations with Trump Tower....

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Alfa Bank says its servers have been hacked to make it look like it is communicating with Trump Org. Has contacted US law enforcement.

BUT WAIT....
Alfa bank has been connecting to this Trump Tower server for 10 minutes every hour

Ahhh yes... that timeless old chestnut. - 'It wasn't me, I must have been hacked'. LOL

BUT WAIT.....
Russia's Alfa Bank says hackers created the illusion it was in close contact with the Trump Organization:
https://alfabank.ru/press/news/2017/3/17/38162.html#

Amazingly Alfa Bank "only discovered this excuse" after it became known there was far more intensive research on their server conversations with Trump Tower....
As Alfa Bank attempts to get ahead of this coming debacle by claiming suddenly "they were hacked"

They inadvertently admitted....So, that autumn 2016 news of clandestine comms channel /w Trump Organisation is confirmed by Alfa itself.
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Reference the Kaspersky payment to the then retired Flynn who was working with the Trump campaign......

RT jumps up in @GenFlynn's defence ("normal practice"), outraged that Congress "leaked confidential correspondence"
https://www.rt.com/news/381209-flynn...urity-speech/#


BUT WAIT.....Russia Today failed to notice as a lobbyist he had to register as a foreign agent....
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WOW! FSB freelancer Igor Sushin, who hacked Yahoo, was working for "Renaissance Capital".
Owned by Mikhail Prokhorov.

Russian oligarch who is a strong supporter of Putin and has been rumored to have been involved in money laundering activities....his fund is tied into Russian Cyprus banks who also are involved based on Europol info massive money laundering....

Some rumors that his money has been flowed into the Trump investments....
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Bill..the last one on this...but read and then tell me we as a country do not have a serious problem on our hands...a President that cannot complete a single coherent sentence....so people might in fact call this dementia in early stages....

So if he is not coherent and not clear and concise how is he even to formulate and express a say...a national cyber FP...????

At least Obama could be clear and concise and carry an intelligent conversation....

Tucker Carlson asks President Trump what he reads.

Trump's answer:
He doesn't have time to read, but he has time to claim he won the popular vote if we didn't have illegals voting. He has time to focus on claims someone hacked his phone, even blurted it during a meeting with Merkel, when he clearly should have been focused on more important issues. Doesn't have time to read, but has time to attack judges who disagree with idiotic travel van. Doesn't have time to read, but has time to tweet about everyone he doesn't like, to include claiming Arnold was destroying his TV program? Doesn't sound like he is busy taking care of the country's business to me. You have to wonder, if he can't make it through a half page in a book, then did he ever read an intelligence report to gain deeper than PowerPoint understanding? KJU launches a missile and he tweets bad, real bad? Seems like he misses Flynn conjuring up conspiracy stories. So if he isn't doing the nation's business who is? Seems like he is being managed.

He is easy for an adversary to paralyze, KJU could launch a missile over Japan, an event that would require the President to make a tough decision; however, if KJU simultaneously tweeted Trump had small hands, what do you think Trump would focus on?

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Bill...here are my serious concerns right now...check the Syrian thread and follow what is ongoing with an ever deepening involvement with the US named Kurdish communist terrorist group PKK....in preparations for the Raqqa attack....

I am not so sure why CENTCOM/DoD is not saying something about potentially getting into a mess with Turkey and the entire Syrian opposition on one hand and on the other actually supporting Russia...Assad and Iran on the other....

Trump and CENTCOM are literally driving the Turks together with the entire Syrian armed opposition that is just as battle hardened as IS into the open arms of AQ.....and they will fire on US personnel simply because the CIA and the Trump WH has cut them off from US arms when in the past they were actually truly fighting IS and Assad.......and with the US air strike on a mosque where the US claimed they killed AQ fighters but in reality it was praying civilians and children from a local non violent Sunni tribe...the "ground perception" is that they are now fighting the US and IS as the US supports Assad..Russia and Iran.... AND IS.....
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An interview with NSA Dep director including GCHQ wiretap claims, Russia and cyberwar
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39312176#
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Russian disinformation and FOX News also a disinformation news site....amazingly they both use the same propaganda tactics.....

.@FoxNews Kremlin Larry is also the idiot who told everyone that terrorism was an imaginary threat -- 2 months before 9/11
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/07/10/op...t-threat.html#

Larry Johnson is a flake and fabricator who regularly appears on RT. Way to go, "judge" -- and POTUS!
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ama-hoax.html#

Notice just how Russia Today and FOX News swaps pundits....
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It is just not the Russians that are hacking......

Here’s how the FBI impersonated the @AP to catch a hacker & why the news agency & @rcfp are fighting to learn more.
https://apnews.com/0ec5da7e391b40359...s.-FBI-fight#…

To infect a suspect with spyware, the FBI masqueraded as @AP journalist "Norm Weatherill" -
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Reference Russian disinformation....

Media Matters

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Report confirms a Fox News analyst got his British intelligence conspiracy theory from Russian state media
http://mm4a.org/2nxpSaN
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Kremlin financing Polish radicals: tasks, payments, and reporting to Moscow:
https://informnapalm.org/en/kremlin-...rting-moscow/#
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Reference the Yahoo hacking by Russians.....

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/03/...ts/#more-38562


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Security professionals are fond of saying that any#system is only as secure as its weakest link. It would not be at all surprising if Baratov was the weakest link in this conspiracy chain.
A look at Mr. Baratov’s Facebook and Instagram photos indicates he is heavily into high-performance sports cars. His profile picture shows two of his prized cars — a Mercedes#and an Aston Martin — parked in the driveway of his single-family home in Ontario.
A simple reverse WHOIS search at domaintools.com on the name Karim Baratov turns up 81 domains registered to someone by this name in Ontario. Many of those domains include the names of big email providers like Google and Yandex, such as accounts-google[dot]net and www-yandex[dot]com.
Other domains appear to be Web sites selling email hacking services. One of those is a domain registered to Baratov’s home address in Ancaster, Ontario called infotech-team[dot]com. A cached copy of that site from archive.org shows this once was a service that offered “quality mail hacking to order, without changing the password.” The service charged roughly $60 per password.

Archive.org’s cache of infotech-team.com, an email hacking service registered to Baratov.
The proprietors of Infotech-team[dot]com advertise the ability to steal email account passwords without actually changing the victim’s password.#According to the Justice Department, Baratov’s service relied on “spear phishing” emails that targeted individuals with custom content and enticed the recipient into clicking a link.
Antimail[dot]org is another domain registered to Baratov that was active between 2013 and 2015. It advertises “quality-mail hacking to order!”:

Another email hacking business#registered to Baratov#is xssmail[dot]com, which also has for several years advertised the ability to break into email accounts of virtually all of the major Webmail providers. XSS is short for “cross-site-scripting.” XSS attacks rely on vulnerabilities#in Web sites that don’t properly parse data submitted by visitors in things like search forms or anyplace one might enter data on a Web site.
In the context of phishing links, the user clicks the link and is actually taken to the domain he or she thinks she is visiting (e.g., yahoo.com) but the vulnerability allows the attacker to inject malicious code into the page that the victim is visiting.
This can include fake login prompts that send any data the victim submits directly to the attacker. Alternatively, it could allow the attacker to steal “cookies,” text files that many sites place on visitors’ computers to validate#whether they have visited the site previously, as well as if they have authenticated to the site already.

Archive.org’s cache of xssmail.com
Perhaps instead of or in addition to using XSS attacks in targeted phishing emails, Baratov also knew about or had access to other cookie-stealing exploits collected by another accused in today’s indictments: Russian national Alexsey Alexseyevich Belan.
According to government investigators, Belan has been on the FBI’s Cyber Most Wanted list since 2013 after breaking into and stealing credit card data from a number of e-commerce companies. In June 2013, Belan was arrested in a European country on request from the United States, but the FBI says he was able to escape to Russia before he could be extradited to the U.S.

According to the Justice Department, some victim accounts that Dokuchaev and Sushchin asked Belan and Baratov to hack were of predictable interest to the FSB (a foreign intelligence and law enforcement service), such as personal accounts belonging to Russian journalists; Russian and U.S. government officials; employees of a prominent Russian cybersecurity company; and numerous employees of other providers whose networks the conspirators sought to exploit. Other personal accounts belonged to employees of commercial entities, such as a Russian investment banking firm, a French transportation company, U.S. financial services and private equity firms, a Swiss bitcoin wallet and banking firm and a U.S. airline.
“During the conspiracy, the FSB officers facilitated Belan’s other criminal activities, by providing him with sensitive FSB law enforcement and intelligence information that would have helped him avoid detection by U.S. and other law enforcement agencies outside Russia, including information regarding FSB investigations of computer hacking and FSB techniques for identifying criminal hackers,” the Justice Department charged in its press statement about the indictments.
“Additionally, while working with his FSB conspirators to compromise Yahoo’s network and its users, Belan used his access to steal financial information such as gift card and credit card numbers from webmail accounts; to gain access to more than 30 million accounts whose contacts were then stolen to facilitate a spam campaign; and to earn commissions from fraudulently redirecting a subset of Yahoo’s search engine traffic,” the government alleges
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What is extremely interesting and not covered by the FBI's statements is the fact that in 2015 an Italian IT security software company which sold Lawful interception software and tools was hacked...hackers are still not known AND over 400Gs of data stolen and then uploaded to the net for analysis....

This Italian company had sold a large number of hacking tools, lawful interception tools and other various software tools to a number of Russians and Russian companies...

Part of the hack included all records of their sales...a lot of these sales were illegal under EU regulations which limits the export of EU developed lawful interception tools....

Where it gets interesting is a number of items around fake and real MS security certifications and the use of Cookie now appear to have been used by the Russians against Yahoo......so did the technology concept come from first from the Italian company or the Russian FSB???

Italy’s Hacking Team gets hacked
Unknown hackers have posted a torrent file-sharing link to more than 400GB of Hacking Team data, including source code, internal documents and emails that could reveal the identity of customers
http://www.computerweekly.com/news/4...am-gets-hacked

Hacking Team hacked: firm sold spying tools to repressive regimes, documents claim
https://www.theguardian.com/technolo...ocuments-claim
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