Category Archives: surveillance

bunker buster

via WIRED

U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency is creating a tool to bore through the earth to reach underground facilities. The Massive Ordinance Penetrator (MOP) can bore through up to 60 feet of concrete (depending on the type).  But it is rumored that Iran is developing an ultra-hard concrete, challenging the Pentagon to develope a stronger tool.

Using some German engineering, these tools are able to detect voids and soil densities. Additionally, the Strategic Technology Office of DARPA is investing in sensor technologies “that find, characterize and identify facility function, pace of activity, and activities in conjunction with their pre and post attack status.”

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House Passes Cybersecurity Bill

“The House today overwhelmingly passed a bill aimed at building up the United States’ cybersecurity army and expertise, amid growing alarm over the country’s vulnerability online.

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Searching for Saddam

Sometimes the cutting edge of war is people, not computers. Chris Wilson explains how social networks led us to Saddam.

Social networks have two fundamental units,nodes and edges. In a visualization of one’s Facebook friends, for example, every node would be a person and every edge would indicate a friendship. (Incidentally, Saddam was captured about three months before Facebook was founded.)

Video of XerXeS DoS Attack

Video demonstration of the XerXeS DoS attack as it is unleashed on the Taliban website http://www.alemarah.com, and carried out by infamous patriot hacker The Jester (th3j35t3r).

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downforeveryoneorjustme

Is [url] down for everyone or just me?

tool to check if website is down, due to variety of different reasons, one being a ddos attack.

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Intel hit by ‘sophisticated’ hack last month

Intel says it was hit by a “sophisticated incident” in January in which hackers attempted to breach its digital defenses, making it the latest US company to admit it is being targeted by online miscreants.

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Broad New Hacking Attack Detected

“Hackers in Europe and China successfully broke into computers at nearly 2,500 companies and government agencies over the last 18 months in a coordinated global attack that exposed vast amounts of personal and corporate secrets to theft, according to a computer-security company that discovered the breach.

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