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    Re: Spyware Embedded by U.S. in Foreign Networks, Security Firm Says

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    Yeah, I hear ya dude, and no, I ain't going there. Besides, you suggested that another world war would put an end to countries messing with each other, and that's the point I corrected. You didn't say that another world war would give us another great institution like the UN.
    Nations are like really bad children that think they can do whatever they want. They will wage war on whomever they think they can beat up and be sneaky around the kid they think is blind and won't pop them for it. The only thing that will teach them to cut it out is getting beat down.

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    Re: Spyware Embedded by U.S. in Foreign Networks, Security Firm Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Nations are like really bad children that think they can do whatever they want. They will wage war on whomever they think they can beat up and be sneaky around the kid they think is blind and won't pop them for it. The only thing that will teach them to cut it out is getting beat down.
    Ok sure dude, you go right on lobbying for a Third World War.
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    Re: Spyware Embedded by U.S. in Foreign Networks, Security Firm Says

    Cue that quote about war by Einstein...

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    Re: Spyware Embedded by U.S. in Foreign Networks, Security Firm Says

    To simplify the claims made by Kaspersky, it means that the majority of the world's computers are spied on by the NSA.

    Only confirms that which we have already known.
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    Re: Spyware Embedded by U.S. in Foreign Networks, Security Firm Says

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    Thoughts are?
    Next war Cyber warfare will be critical to success.
    My personal opinion- I think that war between China and the US in the next 10-15 years is highly probable.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/17/te...T.nav=top-news

    SAN FRANCISCO — The United States has found a way to permanently embed surveillance and sabotage tools in computers and networks it has targeted in Iran, Russia, Pakistan, China, Afghanistan and other countries closely watched by American intelligence agencies, according to a Russian cybersecurity firm.

    In a presentation of its findings at a conference in Mexico on Monday, Kaspersky Lab, the Russian firm, said that the implants had been placed by what it called the “Equation Group,” which appears to be a veiled reference to the National Security Agency and its military counterpart, United States Cyber Command.

    Some other links
    Beyond Stuxnet and Flame: Equation 'most advanced' cybercriminal gang recorded | ZDNet

    Suite of Sophisticated Nation-State Attack Tools Found With Connection to Stuxnet | WIRED
    It's China that makes most of the equipment. How do they know it's not China doing it?

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    Re: Spyware Embedded by U.S. in Foreign Networks, Security Firm Says

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    In a presentation of its findings at a conference in Mexico on Monday, Kaspersky Lab, the Russian firm, said that the implants had been placed by what it called the “Equation Group,” which appears to be a veiled reference to the National Security Agency and its military counterpart, United States Cyber Command.
    Stuxnet was originally detected by a relatively small anti-virus firm in Belarus (VirusBlokAda). Afterwards, Kapersky Labs (Russia) and Symantic (global) independently unraveled the complex code. From file-names and other miscellaneous clues (ie. // comments in the code), researchers arrived at the conclusion that Stuxnet, Flame, etc. was a collaborative effort of the NSA and Unit 8200 (Israeli intelligence). One of the most troubling aspects discovered was that valid Security Certificates were used to help cloak the code. Special equipment is used to produce Security Certificates and to fabricate one requires not only that the counterfeiter possess/decrypt the encryption keys, but is also able to create the Certificate at a *specific* moment in time for it to be valid. This is an extremely difficult feat to accomplish from the outside.

    Although the Stuxnet code in-toto is transferable from both connected systems and air-gaped systems (via USB drives), the malicious portion did not become operational unless specific conditions were met. In the case of Stuxnet, the delivery portion of the code looked for two versions of Siemens industrial software that had to be managing only four specific models of remote programmable controllers (RPC's). If these conditions were not present, the malicious portion of the code did not un-bundle. Highly targeted and highly sophisticated.


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    Re: Spyware Embedded by U.S. in Foreign Networks, Security Firm Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    Stuxnet was originally detected by a relatively small anti-virus firm in Belarus (VirusBlokAda). Afterwards, Kapersky Labs (Russia) and Symantic (global) independently unraveled the complex code. From file-names and other miscellaneous clues (ie. // comments in the code), researchers arrived at the conclusion that Stuxnet, Flame, etc. was a collaborative effort of the NSA and Unit 8200 (Israeli intelligence). One of the most troubling aspects discovered was that valid Security Certificates were used to help cloak the code. Special equipment is used to produce Security Certificates and to fabricate one requires not only that the counterfeiter possess/decrypt the encryption keys, but is also able to create the Certificate at a *specific* moment in time for it to be valid. This is an extremely difficult feat to accomplish from the outside.

    Although the Stuxnet code in-toto is transferable from both connected systems and air-gaped systems (via USB drives), the malicious portion did not become operational unless specific conditions were met. In the case of Stuxnet, the delivery portion of the code looked for two versions of Siemens industrial software that had to be managing only four specific models of remote programmable controllers (RPC's). If these conditions were not present, the malicious portion of the code did not un-bundle. Highly targeted and highly sophisticated.
    And it worked well.
    Some may have missed this.
    China builds computer network impenetrable to hackers - Telegraph

    In two years' time, a fibre-optic cable between the two cities will transmit quantum encryption keys that can completely secure government, financial and military information from eavesdroppers.

    "We learnt after the Edward Snowden affair that we are always being hacked," said Prof Pan Jianwei, a quantum physicist at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in Hefei, who is leading the project.

    China Demands Tech Companies to give them Backdoor and Encryption Keys - Hacker News
    China has introduced strict new banking cyber security regulations on western companies selling technology to Chinese banks. The Chinese government wants backdoors installed in all technologies that imports into the Middle Kingdom for the benefit of Chinese security services.

    The latest rules also state that western companies must hand over the Encryption Keys and secret source code as well. The requirements are so absurd that it would be impossible for companies like Apple to comply, which could harm American businesses.
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