Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Hackers: It Only Gets Worse! Use Some Common Sense Here!

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As many of you know, I'm interested in the issue of hacking. Just as interested in the reason why governments and corporations who should know better continue to place their critical, centrally controlled infrastructure on a connection that is considered unsecured. As I've said time after time, it's not a matter of IF someone will hack into it, but WHEN they will successfully punch a hole in your firewalls.

The following news stories accent exactly what I've been saying for years now: No matter what you do, no matter how good you are, no matter how big and rich you are, no matter how powerful you are, when you really stop and think about it, there's someone bigger, better, faster, and more powerful than you are!

I could continue listing news article after article to illustrate my point, but it's not necessary. You know the Internet provides criminals immediate access to the very door of critical data vaults belonging to governments as well as private sector concerns. I ask you, does this make any sense whatsoever?

Al Colombo


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Friday, November 7, 2014

Big Data Might Tell on You!

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Air/wireless television and radio are losing ground and in their place are a host of services that come with strings attached. If you pay a subscription fee, like Hulu on cable or HBO on satellite, then there are strings attached to your viewing preferences that ultimately lead to someone or something.

Of course, agents of Uncle Sam have better things to do than to sit around and monitor what you watch. But in this world of Big Data--where government and corporations seek to intercept, gather, collect, save, and analyze any and every type of available data, whether it resides on metallic, fiber, or radio waves--it's all there long after you turned that set off and gone to bed.

The other day, Linda, my wife, asked me to look into an air/wireless antenna for local channels as we've gone exclusively to Internet-based programming. Despite the fact that I, personally, was trained by Channel Master, not to mention two electronic trade schools and a techie father, I had to give some serious thought as to 1) where I might find such an animal these days, and 2) how/where we'd attach such an antenna to our house as we live on a lake in an association that may very well forbid outside antennas.

Is it all that important that no one know the television and radio stations you tune into? At first glance it would appear the answer is "No, not really." But in a nation such as this that is increasingly losing it's footing on Christian values and traditional American culture, no one can say for certain who or what the political climate will one day be. If all the authorities have to do to ascertain if you're a Christian is go back and review your viewing/listening preferences on cable/satellite television/radio.... well, I'm sure you see where I'm going with this.

So, what's the answer to the progressively hostile, police-state mentality we now see unfolding before us? Isn't that the underlying reason why we would even worry about our viewing/listening data? The problem isn't the data, and it's not even the fact that someone might collect all that data. The problem is what government will do with that data when the wrong people are in power--like the current administration.

Let me give you a little example by way of recent revelations about the NSA spying on Americans. All the while the press is telling the American people that it's the NSA, here we find out that the NSA has an accomplice--the President of the United States.

The Obama administration quietly got a court to undo U.S. surveillance limits on the use of intercepted phone calls and emails, The Washington Post reported.

The 2011 reversal of a 2008 restriction let the National Security Agency search deliberately for Americans’ communications in its massive databases, the Post said, citing newly declassified documents and interviews with government officials. (read it)

So when you turn on pornography, or you turn on a Christian station on an Internet TV/Radio station, remember that someone someday may decide to use it against you, and it will be right there in Big Data indefinitely just waiting for them. Do you have to change that dial? Nope, but you at least deserve to know what the possibilities are. However, for those who might like to change their viewing habits, like how they get their TV/radio programming, you might want to look for an air antenna. Try looking at http://www.antennaweb.org/

Happy watching.


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Friday, October 10, 2014

New Financial Order: Is There a Banker's Conspiracy?

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How many fingers am I holding up? To some, my index finger extended would cause a response of, "One!" But to others, they'd see my hand and all five fingers on it and they'd say, "Five!"

Kinda reminds me of the partial glass of water--is it half full or half empty?

The issue of "Conspiracies" is a touchy one simply because there is no middle ground. You can't have half a conspiracy, not even a quarter conspiracy, only one conspiracy or none! No in between is possible when it comes to individuals conspiring in any manner for anything under the sun, be it one child conspiring to pressure his parents to buy him a new bike or two grown men conspiring together to rob a bank. It's either a conspiracy or it's not.

Last evening I posted a scan of the cover of an on-line book called The Banker's Conspiracy Which Started the World Crisis.

I then posted a short comment with a link to one of my blog posts (click on the above picture to read it). In that blog post lies a link to this book in PDF format as well as an audio rendering on YouTube.

So, is there a banker's conspiracy or is there not? It cannot be half true/half false. Since the beginning of time to now, are there simply individuals in society who are simply paranoid and never happy with anything around them, enough so to dream up conspiracies like this one and then spend a good portion of their lives writing books and working to inform the public about it?

Let's first take a look at the definition of "Conspiracy":

noun, plural conspiracies.
1. the act of conspiring.
2. an evil, unlawful, treacherous, or surreptitious plan formulated in secret by two or more persons; plot.
3. a combination of persons for a secret, unlawful, or evil purpose: He joined the conspiracy to overthrow the government.
4. Law. an agreement by two or more persons to commit a crime, fraud, or other wrongful act.
5. any concurrence in action; combination in bringing about a given result.
(Source: Dictionary.com

Notice if you will that no where in any of these definitions does it state that Conspiracies are non-truths. No where in any of these definitions does it tell us that people who believe in the truth of a conspiracy are simply paranoid, insane, stupid, or nuts.

So, with this in mind, is it paranoia to consider the possibility that a large number of career bankers on the International level might scheme or conspire to capture control of all nation states along with their governmental and private banking apparatus? Is it paranoia to consider the possibility that International banking, in and of itself, IS a form of business and that those who own these businesses are no more above capturing the market for their own pleasure and profit than other big businesses are?

I encourage you to read the document cited in this blog post. I encourage you to consider the possibility that there are powerful people involved in capturing total control of our government for their own pleasure and profit. I suggest you consider the possibility that those same bankers are not above placing their own Manchurian Candidate into the position of President and that they might not think twice about stacking the deck against the American people with the aim of instituting a one-world currency within what former President George Bush Jr. called a New Financial Order before he left the White House. Of course, the bankers would also see to it that the present President is their man as well, and it's likely he is as Bush and Obama worked together on the bailout and other issues related to banking in the United States and abroad.

Probably the biggest problem we have is that common people do NOT want to consider any of this--not as true or untrue, but rather they simply do not want to think about any of this at all! After all, it's a painful thought that might make them feel compelled and obligated to do something about it, no matter how small that effort might be. And so the bad men continue to have their way because a frightened public refuses to consider the evidence that's already under their noses.

I encourage you to read this document or listen to the audio rendering. The links are there for your use. In addition, you need to watch the following videos. If you don't think there is a New World Order, think again, and these bankers are smack, dab right there in the middle of this effort.


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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Hacking cannot be stopped. You want to know why?

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For many years now, I and many others in the security market as well as law enforcement have been sharing our thoughts on the issue of government placing critical infrastructure on the Internet.

Recently, on our GKO Technology Group on Facebook I featured 15 related posts for group members to ponder. I'll follow up with a few words of wisdom of my own.

Here the titles and links to these stories:

Hackers, Bots, Bluehost, and Me (Read it Now!)
US Companies Can't Protect Citizens? Chinese Hackers Steal 4.5 Million Patients Info... (Read it Now!)
Thousands of Havering residents targeted bhy Internet hackers (Read it Now!)
Marathon-style hacker competition draws 600 teams worldwide (Read it Now!)
2 Phone Hackers Out of Jail Already (Read it Now!)
Hackers hit the garden with new award-winning app that tells you what grows best in your backyard (Read it Now!)
Hackers could use smartphone gyroscopes to eavesdrop on private conversations (Read it Now!)
Hackers' bazaar raises threats to security (Read it Now!)
Protecting their (and your) data -- keeping hackers at bay (Read it Now!)
Chinese hackers targeted MH 370 investigation and appear to have stolen classified documents (Read it Now!)
Pro-Palestinian Hackers Deface Delaware State Treasury Site (Read it Now!)
Hackers Successfully Attacked U.S. Nuclear Agency Three Times in Three Years (Read it Now!)
Hospital hack 'exploited Heartbleed' (Read it Now!)

For those of you who many not know this, but there was a day before the Internet where gov't and private firms used leased telephone lines to send data back and forth between offices and the like. You had to gain access to the physical phone line or the Bell company office before you could gain access to that data.

So now, here we have a GLOBALLY CONNECTED database that ANYONE from ANYWHERE across the Earth can try their luck at penetration. ANYONE FROM ANYWHERE!!!

"At the end of 2010, the volume of stored data worldwide totaled 1.2 million petabytes (1 petabyte equals 1 million gigabytes), according to the 2010 IDC Digital Universe Study, conducted by technology researcher IDC. That's a 50 percent rise from the year before" (Source: Storage Cheat Sheet, CDW Small Business Solutions, August 2014).

Do you not get it yet? The stories above are about hackers and their efforts, successes, and the failure of governments and private sector concerns to successfully stop them. As I said yesterday, no matter how good you think you are, there's always someone better out there and they're going to kick your butt!!! If not today, perhaps tomorrow.

Putting critical infrastructure on the Internet is not only dumb, but it's plain stupid. It's like putting a sign on your back that says, "I dare you to kick me." Someone's going to do it. You can count on it!


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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Twitter: No Social Network Should Tolerate Cyber Bullying

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I know there are those who believe people should be able to tweet whatever their little evil hearts desire. But, there is a point we can reach where meanness cannot be tolerated in social networking environments. It is the responsibility of Twitter to stop cyber bullying where it comes to their own domain. They failed to do so. Lessons learned, I suppose.

Twitter reviewing policies after Robin Williams' daughter harassed

(CNN) -- Twitter is looking to revamp its user-protection policies after Zelda Williams, the daughter of comedian Robin Williams, was run off of the social site by abuse in the wake of her father's apparent suicide.

"We will not tolerate abuse of this nature on Twitter," Del Harvey, Twitter's vice president of trust and safety, said in a statement. "We have suspended a number of accounts related to this issue for violating our rules and we are in the process of evaluating how we can further improve our policies to better handle tragic situations like this one. http://ow.ly/AlAKt


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