The verdict on the stories of Russian hacking in the 2016 election

Cyber Putin

By now we have enough information to draw conclusions about the claims of Russian hacking in the 2016 election: it looks quite bogus. Just like the many similar bouts of hysterical exaggeration in America during the past few decades. Drawing big conclusions is appropriate for this, post number 4,000 on the FM website. Before Russia's … Continue reading The verdict on the stories of Russian hacking in the 2016 election

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Debunking the Reality Winner leak about Russia hacking the election

Russia hacking the US election

The Russia-Trump story has dominated the news for months, so far producing many headlines but little evidence. Reality Winner contributed the latest chapter, leaking a secret NSA report. Here is analysis by two reliable sources about this story, insights about the story that you will not see in the major media. The odd story of … Continue reading Debunking the Reality Winner leak about Russia hacking the election

Skip the hysteria. What you need to know about the big ransomware attack.

Ransomware

Summary:  Let's take a break from the media hysteria about the massive global attack by software built by the NSA. Cybersecurity expert Marcus Ranum explains why hospitals were the focus of the attack, why organizations are so vulnerable after a decade of warnings, and what will create effective defenses. This continues our years of coverage about cybersecurity, one of … Continue reading Skip the hysteria. What you need to know about the big ransomware attack.

Seeing behind the headlines about China’s attack, stealing the governments’ jewels

Summary:  China attacked! Playing a script from countless action-adventure movies, our political leaders and columnists gear up for bold headlines by screaming for war while they know nothing. It's America. But the info highway gives us information to see beyond the headlines and sort fact from fancy. Here's the latest news about the massive theft … Continue reading Seeing behind the headlines about China’s attack, stealing the governments’ jewels