amanfromMars 1 Fri 7 Aug 04:58  …… just stating a not so well known and extremely convenient fact and inconvenient fiction on https://forums.theregister.com/forum/1/2020/08/06/china_russia_disinformation_black_hat/
Pot Kettle Blackhat ……. And a Foretaste of A.N.Other Shade of Foreshadow* to Favour and Flavour and Savour** ‽ .
“They really didn’t do a very good job at getting people to pick up their content and amplify it,” DiResta explained. “These are barely agents of influence, this is shockingly poor.”
Which is to be the fate and deserved destiny of your own excursion into the realms of shockingly poor influence, Renee? It is both virtually and practically guaranteed to be so here, and also much further afield in the live interests of the many who register their thoughts here for onward transport and vital critical transparent peer review.
* …the computer science world has misunderstood the microarchitectural flaw that enables Foreshadow, which can be exploited by SMARTRware Agents in/of any system to extract data from supposedly protected areas of memory – such as Intel SGX enclaves, and operating-system kernel and hypervisor addresses. Zero systems are invulnerable and immune from debilitating overwhelming attacks/crushing systemic crashes/flash 0day events.
** Or be terrified of and/or terrorised by?
amanfromMars 1 Fri 7 Aug 05:31  ….. being quite specific on https://forums.theregister.com/forum/1/2020/08/06/china_russia_disinformation_black_hat/
Re: Pot Kettle Blackhat …. and a Foretaste of A.N.Other Shade of Foreshadow* to Favour ….
Yes, …. Zero, jake. And it be a constant and consistent mistake which can be exceedingly costly to think otherwise.
And the abiding systemic weakness aid for relentless vulnerability exploitation when and where in every SCADA Command and Control Situation? The Gift that just keeps on Giving …… PEBKAC.
amanfromMars 1 Fri 7 Aug 16:27  … being sort of encouraging on https://forums.theregister.com/forum/1/2020/08/06/china_russia_disinformation_black_hat/
@Charlie Clarke … who thinks there are no CIA embedded journalists in media?
Oh yes there are, CC. Although I would not disagree with you whenever you say the spooks are not very good at that sort of thing.
It’s that old “Pay Peanuts, get Monkeys” thing, methinks.
And ….. should that be wrong, whatever is Uncle Sam playing at, for they certainly should be playing that Great Game? Do you think that is why everything is going TITSUP* over there?
*Total Inability To Support Usual Performance.
amanfromMars 1 Fri 7 Aug 05:52  …… directing emergency traffic through https://forums.theregister.com/forum/1/2020/08/07/foreshadow_strikes_back_boffins_find/
Has anyone actually heard about any successful exploit in the wild of Spectre or Meltdown? Every exploit I can remember reading has been in a research setting, not a production environment. Given the number of simpler vulnerabilities to exploit, including human error, I wonder how many people are really trying to use side channel attacks. …. RM Myers
You may get a foretaste of one in the contents of a current live thread up and running down and dirty on El Reg today, amigo …..Masters of the Russian Margarita 🙂
amanfromMars 1 Fri 7 Aug 08:08  …… just asking on
Re: Just waiting to see how long before…
Just waiting to see how long before they try to claim “act of god”. …. Anonymous Coward
Is it not already impossible to plausibly deny all such actions are as a result of ACTs of Global Operating Devices, AC?
One awkward question to not answer is …. Does the NCSC have such as can very well be useless insurance that pays a ransom to regain control of any of their own forcibly encrypted files …… or have they not contemplated or dismissed that possibility? Surely sauce for the goose is good for the gander too and ransomware and vapourware is client agnostic even should it be specifically exquisitely targeted at any number of very particular and peculiar customers/suckers?
amanfromMars 1 Fri 7 Aug 09:41  …… pondering on https://forums.theregister.com/forum/1/2020/08/07/china_responds_america_clean_network/
Re: Exposed by Snowden?
Thanks for that further deeper info, jake. Greater knowledge is powerful indeed.
Because of the Fellwock revelations, the “Church Committee” (as it was chaired by Frank Church) introduced successful legislation in 1973 to stop the NSA from spying on American citizens. …… Perry Fellwock
Is there anyone here believing that to be still true, or even believing it was ever true?
Or is it much more likely, almost half a century further on down the pipe/line, that is the abyss from which there is no return and the grizzly bear mantrap into which Uncle Sam has fallen headlong into ….. and some considerable time ago?
And what are the chances they are stuck in the mire there and be accompanied by Five Eyes cohorts too?
Indeed, it may be a very crowded hell hole with many hopelessly addicted to the flow of vivid information sought or thought to be worthy of fighting over ….. rather than simply bought and brought into the fold.
amanfromMars 1 Fri 7 Aug 15:36  ….. getting right down to basics on https://forums.theregister.com/forum/1/2020/08/07/china_responds_america_clean_network/
In a Nutshell, Effectively FCUKd
Everyone can see that the US goal is to keep its monopoly in science and technology’ says Chinese foreign minister
Yep we all know that. And we know the Chinese aim is to gether enough intelligence and data, by pretty much any means, to help China establish a monoply in science and technology and expand it’s political ideology.
And we know that corporations (FB, Alphabet, MS, Apple, etc etc) aim is to gether as much data as possible to efficiently exploit national populations as a free resource for revenue.
And we know the Russians and the Norks …… …. Olaf
Hmmmm? Food for thought there, Olaf ….. Although whenever China, either alone or in consort with the likes of a Russia or a North Korea or any engaging renegade rogue wannabe Caesar or Cleopatra, copies and leads with the US corporations (FB, Alphabet, MS, Apple, etc etc) root methodology, ….. aiming to gather as much data as possible to efficiently exploit national populations as a free resource for revenue, …… and whenever Novel Valuable Intellectual Property Entrepreneurs are prepared to offer such as may be quite coincidentally disruptive and revolutionary wares exclusively to their nationalised machinery for further Enlightened JOINT AIdVenturing [SMARTR Mentored and Monitored Progress], is the Wild Wacky West effectively screwed, and in an incredibly short space of time too ‽
And that aint no question …. for such is only natural when the West and their partners are steadfastly oblivious to and/or silently dismissive of smarter reason.
If you take a thirsty horse to water and it doesn’t drink, one chooses a new stallion or mare. IT aint rocket science, is it?