Sunday 21st of October 2018

new bugs in the system...

bugs

Yet again, the spectre of “bugs” in the system haunts us. 

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The governments asked victims to report any infections so they could better understand the impact of the campaign.

"We don't have full insight into the scope of the compromise," said Jeanette Manfra, a cybersecurity official for the US Department of Homeland Security.

US and British officials said the infected routers could be used to launch future offensive cyber operations.

read more: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-17/us-uk-accuse-russian-govt-backed-hackers-in-global-campaign/9665820

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This is why I am reporting a bug infection on my growing citrus. These little critters don’t mark around. They take over the earth (an immature orange) and place, in a NEAT ROW, eggs nearly the size of them, for crissake. Frightening! The world is coming to an end. Pretty bugs though. Do they look Russians to you?.

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"They could be pre-positioning for use in times of tension," said Ciaran Martin, chief executive of the British Government's National Cyber Security Centre, who added that "millions of machines" were targeted.

The White House in February blamed Russia for the devastating "NotPetya" cyber attack in 2017, joining the British Government in condemning Russia for unleashing a virus that crippled parts of Ukraine's infrastructure and damaged computers across the globe.

US intelligence agencies also concluded that Moscow interfered in the 2016 presidential campaign and a federal prosecutor is investigating whether President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Russians to sway the vote.

Both Moscow and Mr Trump have denied the allegations.

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Here we should smell the deceit — as Moscow, a town, is associated with Mr Trump, a man with an ego the size of a country. Unfair on Moscow.  This information is released today though it has sat in the fabricating factories of the CIA for over three months in preparation when the Skripal affair would loose momentum since the Swiss labs have released (apparently they have not but Lavrov thinks they have) their finding (not to be seen near a Western Newspaper) in order to continue the continuum in the bash the Russians narrative. So far we have no idea what they (the cyber-warrior) have done, nor who did it, but the Kream de la Kremlin seems a likely culprit with not a single proof:

The United States and Britain have alleged Russian Government-backed hackers have infected computer routers around the world in a cyber espionage campaign targeting government agencies, businesses and critical infrastructure operators. 


"When we see malicious cyber activity, whether it be from the Kremlin or other malicious nation-state actors, we are going to push back," said Rob Joyce, the White House cybersecurity coordinator.

The US and British governments said they planned to provide technical details on the attacks so that organisations can determine whether they have been hacked and thwart similar future hacking attempts.

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And we worry that the “machines” could take over the world with Artificial Intelligence!. I say bug ‘em! Give these machines a disease! Give them PAIN! Give us our jobs back!

Actually nothing is really happening. There is no such infection by the Ruskies cyber people — you know the ones who look like computer boards with numbers flying pass a screen (green) and a Russian flag in the corner. They do not have to prepare the ground for a future infection because they can hit us with a poison on a door handle instead. More efficient.

And to say the least so far, any Cyber “attack” "warfare" has killed far less people than one single US drone. Probably none. And should computer hacks hack into the systems, it looks that they might be doing a service for “poor people” who are constantly bombarded with bombs. With "cyber attacks" it’s the rich, with all the modern gizmos, who are getting hammered — if they really are that is. Wink wink.

the art of cyber spying...

hackers

yesterday's news...

Have you noticed how the news about this major Russian "cyber-attack" on say our freedom, our computers and our toilet blocks has today disappeared from the MSM (or the MMMM as I call it: the mediocre mass media de mierda) front page, back page and in-between pages? It's a bit like "we told about the whole world of servers about to collapse from a bad RUSSIAN infection, now today, let's talk about dancing girls or the (boring) revival of 72 year old Denton".

 

Not a peep in the media today about yesterday's major story... I find this amazing, unless i missed the item buried in a half-inch column on page 44...

in regard to toilet blocks...

It seems I have an obsession with toilets (read above comment and others on this site mentioning shit in regard to politicians). It's necessary as one gets older. You plan your outings on the locations of these special opportunities. Lately, I have noticed the erection (good luck to you) of some modern toilet blocks with an American voice asking questions and prompting you to do your business quickly or you might be locked inside for eternity, like in a suicide booth in which Bender was about to commit his. 

"Press the blue button if you really want to get in" says the elegant but forceful voice of this shiny stainless robotic loo as you stand in front of a soon to whoosh revolving panel.

"you have ten minutes before we call the cops" it carries on once you're inside...

This is where you start looking for the hidden cameras...

Sure I exaggerate a lot here but the modernity tends to make the muscles and sphincters contract contrarily to the function you need to perform... Just a warning: don't get old as the entire world goes stainless steel— as the flushing system is designed to wipe your arse at the same time.

russian bots and boots...

Heather Stewart, The Guardian’s chief stenographer political editor, has copied and pasted a press release written a new article all about “Russian bots”. The trouble is she doesn’t seem to know what either of these words actually means.

The article – headlined “Russia spread fake news via Twitter bots after Salisbury poisoning – analysis” – is a direct lie from the outset, as it offers absolutely no “analysis”.

Instead she does this:

Russia used trolls and bots to unleash disinformation on to social media in the wake of the Salisbury poisoning, according to fresh Whitehall analysis. Government sources said experts had uncovered an increase of up to 4,000% in the spread of propaganda from Russia-based accounts since the attack,– many of which were identifiable as automated bots.

She simply directly quotes Whitehall via anonymous “sources”. Does she interrogate the veracity of these claims? No. Does she offer evidence to support them? Of course not. Does she question the agenda behind them? I doubt she even remembers how.

Ctrl-C, ctrl-V. It must be true the government says so.

This is modern media in a nutshell. This new take on the meaning of “journalism” has hurt the world in general and press in the specific. Refusal to abide by its rules has pushed important voices out of the mainstream – the careers of many decent people of principle – John Pilger and Seymour Hersh for example – are forced out into alternate sources.

Kowtowing to the government line has its own cost though – the unquestioning acceptance of government authority has a price – and very often it’s looking incredibly foolish.

Heather seems happy to pay this price.

She cites only two examples of “Russian bots” in her article, a revelation tainted only by the fact that neither of them are Russian and neither of them are bots.

Now, before we refute the specifics Ms Stewart’s bizarre claims, let’s take a look at the definition of a bot, from wikipedia:

An Internet Bot, also known as web robot, WWW robot or simply bot, is a software application that runs automated tasks (scripts) over the Internet. Typically, bots perform tasks that are both simple and structurally repetitive, at a much higher rate than would be possible for a human alone.

Simply put – bots are automated, internet based software programs that do simple repetitive tasks faster and more efficiently than humans. It’s not a difficult concept.

Spamming ads? Bots.
Automatic likes/retweets? Bots.
Writing tweets that reflect complex political realities? NOT bots.

Heather clearly doesn’t know exactly what a “bot” is, and perhaps even worse, can’t even be bothered to do some incredibly easy research to familiarise herself with the term. The government says so, so it must be true. Copy. Paste.

 

Read more:

https://off-guardian.org/2018/04/20/the-guardian-russian-bots-and-the-de...

 

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robotic kangaroo in boots...

The Guardian newspaper reportedly spotted two automated robots, massively broadcasting propaganda on the net. Except that these robots were actually "real" individuals including a British and a journalist living in Australia.


"I am a human in the flesh": such was the reaction of @Partisangirl on Twitter, Maram Susli of his real name, after the British government accused her of being a "Russian robot". A false information relayed by The Guardian, which takes as its source the British Ministry of Defense.


The British Defense has identified those who question the official theses

According to the British daily, which received its information from the UK Ministry of Defense, Russia would have used trolls and bots (robots) to spread misinformation on social networks. Content that particularly hurt the official British versions and that would have been massively spread after the poisoning of the former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter on March 4 in Salisbury. An act which London blames Moscow for.

 

Read more:

https://francais.rt.com/international/50071-quand-the-guardian-croient-d...