Could EV’s Be Used to “Hack” the 2020 Election?

By David Middleton – Re-Blogged From WUWT

This is fracking hilarious…

POWER TRIP
How electric vehicles could be used to hack the 2020 election
By Justin Rohrlich December 11, 2019

When former CIA director James Woolsey said in 2017 that he was “confident the Russians will be back, and that they will take what they have learned last year to attempt to inflict even more damage in future elections,” he was referring primarily to cyberattacks against electronic voting machines and voter registration databases.

That same year, professor J. Alex Halderman of the University of Michigan testified before the US Senate Intelligence Committee that the results of simulated cyberattacks on American voting machines were decidedly bleak.

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Here’s How an Iranian Cyberattack Could Affect You

By Kristin Houser

The nation could attempt to take out American power grids — but probably won’t.

Almost immediately after the United States killed Iran’s top military general Qassim Suleimani, the Middle Eastern nation vowed to carry out “crushing revenge” for the slaying.

The internet took that to mean World War III was imminent — but it might not be a physical battle that the average American needs to worry about so much as a cyber one.

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Taking the Fight to Malicious Cyber Actors

[I agree with some of this, and disagree with some. But, Cyber Attacks are a huge Economic problem. -Bob]

By Montgomery Sibley – Re-Blogged From iPatriot

Recently, a Google executive, decrying the danger of  cyber attacks claimed that “Our society is in real jeopardy.”  I agree but rather than argue that passive “high-quality cybersecurity must be a pillar of modern society” I contend the opposite: It is time to take the fight to Malicious Cyber Actors.

Just like Steve Austin at the start of the 1970s television show “The Six Million Dollar Man”, our Internet is “barely alive.”  Beset by malicious actors intent on preying on our personal privacy and property rights; the greater harm they do is denying to us the full realization of the potential of the Internet to usher in a new economic prosperity for all of mankind.  I herein claim – akin to Oscar Goldman in the Six Million Dollar Man – that we can rebuild the Internet; We have the technology, We have the legal capability. If we are brave enough to do so, the Internet will be: “Better… stronger… faster.”

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More Disruptions Feared from Cyber Attack; Microsoft Slams Gov’t Secrecy

Re-Blogged From http://www.newsmax.com

Officials across the globe scrambled over the weekend to catch the culprits behind a massive ransomware worm that disrupted operations at car factories, hospitals, shops and schools, while Microsoft on Sunday pinned blame on the U.S. government for not disclosing more software vulnerabilities.

Cyber security experts said the spread of the worm dubbed WannaCry – “ransomware” that locked up more than 200,000 computers in more than 150 countries – had slowed but that the respite might only be brief amid fears new versions of the worm will strike.

In a blog post on Sunday, Microsoft President Brad Smith appeared to tacitly acknowledge what researchers had already widely concluded: The ransomware attack leveraged a hacking tool, built by the U.S. National Security Agency, that leaked online in April. Continue reading

Cyber Attack Fears As MULTIPLE CITIES HIT With Power Grid Failures

By Mac Slavo -Re-Blogged From http://www.libertyheadlines.com

The U.S. power grid appears to have been hit with multiple power outages affecting San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles.

Cyber Attack Fears As MULTIPLE CITIES HIT With Power Grid FailuresOfficials report that business, traffic and day-to-day life has come to a standstill in San Francisco, reportedly the worst hit of the three major cities currently experiencing outages.

Power companies in all three regions have yet to elaborate on the cause, though a fire at a substation was the original reason given by San Francisco officials.

A series of subsequent power outages in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City left commuters stranded and traffic backed up on Friday morning. Although the outages occurred around the same time, there is as of yet no evidence that they were connected by anything more than coincidence.

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Wars And Rumors Of Wars

By David Haggith – Re-Blogged From http://www.Gold-Eagle.com

Wars and rumors of wars are now filling the headlines as listed below with the most immediate top-level rumors of war being created by Russia among its own citizens.

Rumors of wars directly from the Kremlin

As tensions between the US and Russia have reached their highest since the Cold War, Russia denounced American duplicity last week and asked its own citizens whether they are ready for a nuclear attack. The Russian government cautioned people to know where their nearest bomb/fallout shelters are and know where their gas masks are in a drill that involved 40 million Russians. The Russia defense ministry explained to the public how the government would run under military control in the event of war. Russia deployed additional nuclear missiles in response to the US missile shield in Eastern Europe and tested new intercontinental ballistic missiles. Not bad for a week’s news. (ABC News)

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Bitcoin Worth $72 Million Stolen From Bitfinex Exchange in Hong Kong

By Clare Baldwin – Re-Blogged From Yahoo!

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Nearly 120,000 units of digital currency bitcoin worth about US$72 million was stolen from the exchange platform Bitfinex in Hong Kong, rattling the global bitcoin community in the second-biggest security breach ever of such an exchange.

Bitfinex is the world’s largest dollar-based exchange for bitcoin, and is known in the digital currency community for having deep liquidity in the U.S. dollar/bitcoin currency pair.

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An Indication Of Global PPT Failure?

By Bill Holter – Re-Blogged From http://www.Gold-Eagle.com

Forget about Greece, they didn’t matter yesterday as the NYSE shut down for nearly four hours.  Greece does matter and certainly will matter in the weeks to come.  Before getting to yesterday’s very peculiar “glitch”, I do want to mention something quite humorous about Greece.  Ambrose Evans-Pritchard wrote yesterday the referendum actually backfired!  When Tsipras called for the referendum, he apparently expected a “yes” vote (and so did the banksters running the show!).  The “plan” was after the yes vote, Tsipras would hang his head and agree to more austerity and thus kick the can one more time.

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