Breaking NEWS (affecting all of us)

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MrSwiss
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Breaking NEWS (affecting all of us)

Postby MrSwiss » Oct 06, 2018 15:09

Is it a Chinese, Government sponsored Attack, on the rest of the World?
Read the Article: The Big Hack
published: 2018-10-04, by Bloomberg Buisnessweek
MrSwiss
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Re: Breaking NEWS (affecting all of us)

Postby MrSwiss » Oct 06, 2018 15:15

Tim Berners-Lee, Director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
On: the Internet, for everyone, titled: One Small Step for the Web …
published: 2018-09-29, on Medium
dodicat
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Re: Breaking NEWS (affecting all of us)

Postby dodicat » Oct 06, 2018 15:45

Strangely enough I get a popup from one small step:
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(To which I should agree?)
Which I didn't of course, so, back to square one.
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Re: Breaking NEWS (affecting all of us)

Postby MrSwiss » Oct 06, 2018 15:57

dodicat wrote:Strangely enough I get a popup ...

There is a simple remedy, to related problems:
Install: NoScript *browser plugin* (I'm using FireFox).
Thereafter, the script starting the popup is simply *not allowed* to run.
Problem solved. (default setting in NoScript)
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Re: Breaking NEWS (affecting all of us)

Postby owen » Oct 06, 2018 19:43

Just reading through the first post (only half through the read) i thought to mention a memory from the 80's.
I was a specom tech for the navy. At that time (mid 80's) there was a national security breech by an officer who sold crypto keys to bad guys.
He and is son were imprisoned for espionage. We (the crypto people of the navy) and i spose military wide) were all retrained on the TPC (two person control) concept which was supposed to be the effective approach to prevent compromise. It was kinda retarded. I mean, i mean im a thousand feet below walking around on a submarine holding hands... little did that know it didnt matter cuz there was already a compromise in the crypto hardware.
i remember surfacing one time and throwing a computer over board. it wouldnt sink. so we shot at it till it did.

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