Stephen E Arnold: Amazon Sends an E2EE Message to the Google and Microsoft

IO Secrets, IO Technologies, Worth A Look
Stephen E. Arnold

Amazon Sends an E2EE Message to the Google and Microsoft

I gave a lecture to a group of cyber fraud investigators a week or so ago. I made a point of saying, “E2EE messaging is the new Dark Web.” I think some of the people in the audience resonated with my remarks, but Zoom lectures are not exactly in-person, meet-and-greet events.

I offered a similar observation at this year’s National Cyber Crime Conference. I know that at least one person was listening. I received on the sort of weird Whova app, an atta boy message from a real live Amazon professional.

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Berto Jongman: RAND Advocates Paradigm Shift in Secrecy — Just 22 Years After Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan Pointed Out the Obvious

Corruption, Cultural Intelligence, Government, Idiocy, Ineptitude, IO Secrets
Berto Jongman

Deja vu?

Secrecy in U.S. National Security: Why a Paradigm Shift is Needed

RAND, 38 pages, November 2018

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Mongoose: The Treason of Big Tech — New Movie on Creepy Google, Creepy Facebook

07 Other Atrocities, 10 Transnational Crime, Commerce, Corruption, IO Deeds of War, IO Impotency, IO Privacy, IO Secrets

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Steven Aftergood: The Aging Secrecy System is Unsustainable — Hamstrung by Old Pratices and Outdated Technology (To Which We Would Add Corruption and Greed Favoring Secret Waste Over Open Source Value)

Corruption, Government, Idiocy, Ineptitude, IO Secrets
Steven Aftergood

THE AGING SECRECY SYSTEM IS “AT A CROSSROADS”

Today’s national security classification system is unsustainable, says a new annual report to the President from the government’s Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO). It is “hamstrung by old practices and outdated technology” and a new, government-wide technology strategy will be required “to combat inaccurate classification and promote more timely declassification.”

The secrecy system has expanded to the point that it is effectively unmanageable and often counterproductive, ISOO indicated.

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Stephen E. Arnold: Experian Scan of the Deep Web & More…

IO Impotency, IO Secrets

The DarkCyber program for January 16, 2018, reports on a possible Dark Web kidnapping, the Experian Dark Web scanning service, the shift to Monero and Zcash for some Dark Web merchants, and a facet of net neutrality which may provide some streamlined methods for law enforcement and intelligence professionals.

Stephen E. Arnold: New Book, Dark Web Notebook, For Official Use Only

IO Impotency, IO Secrets, IO Tools, Worth A Look
Book Page

The book is $49 (gov/mil) and verified contractors (com, org). It can only be ordered via darkwebnotebook@yandex.com. The book is, at this time, not available to anyone outside the LE, intel, and security community. I will verify each purchase because the book equips a smart 15 year old to set up a Dark Web business and possibly engage in unlawful activities with less than one hour’s work with a false identity and a means to purchase digital currency. Direct orders only. No Amazon because I cannot vet the purchasers. A person who works at Booz, Allen or similar company will have to pay $199. Work email required.

The Web info page is at www.xenky.com/darkwebnotebook.

Bruce Schneier: NSA & CIA Cyber Leaks – Blaming Russia [Robert Steele Disagrees, Suggests Inter-Agency Warfare]

IO Impotency, IO Secrets, Officers Call
Bruce Schneier

Who Is Publishing NSA and CIA Secrets, and Why?

Lawfare as produced by Brookings Institution

For both of these leaks, one big question is attribution: who did this?

My guess was, and is still, Russia in both cases.

Phi Beta Iota: Worth a full read.  Many flawed assumptions. Robert Steele’s long comment is below.

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