09/11/2014

#ukraine this is why there may be war again next week(end)

hundreds of Russian military trucks and tanks are crossing the border

the Russians have also consolidated about 100 km of Ukranian border for free passage

troops are being refreshed by being sent back to Russia while new fresh troops are arriving in Russia (in time for the weekend or join the other troops next week)

the Russians are also digging in and extending their grasp of the territory

and why next week

not because of the sanctions but because Putin is mad as hell about this and unpredictable as he is may be capable to launch new attacks and operations in the weekend or next week to put pressure on the US and Ukraine

the spoiler who is not invited to the party ....

source http://www.odessatalk.com/2014/09/grandstanding-consequences/

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#ukraine Russia increased the occupied territory enormously during the last 24h of truce

why would you need war if you can continue to advance and have your strategic goals accomplished during a truce ?

what will the next one be ?

Mariupol during the weekend maybe ?

Everything is looking this way

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for the first time we knew what it was like to be like a jew (and we're not)

we are not jewish - I am even not religious

but at the side of my wife there is maybe some jewish grand-grand parent but we don't know

we only know that my wife has a bigger nose and that throughout her family the women got names that may be viewed as jewish

today my youngest daughter came back from school where an arabic kid of 12 year had refused to talk to her because she had 'a jewish head' and some other f.... words along with it

my daughter said we should understand because he is palestinian .... but no we won't

we are not jewish and even if we were, you don't just refuse contact or to speak to some-one only because he or she looks like whatever and you don't insult someone else for something we have nothing to do with in any case

so all of a fact we become jewish because the nose is a bit bigger and for this palestinian this is a jewish head

jews were killed for that under Hitler and in Rwanda people were also killed for that (their big or small nose)

nah, we are going to have a good talk with the school, the teacher, the professor in islamic religion and his parents because we won't accept this

at the other side I explained to my wife that this is the first time she understood what it is to be a jew - a real jew - even if you are peaceful and open and democratic and not some-one just out to kill the palestinians and every peaceplan

a jew who is afraid to go against the 'popular guy', who doesn't know how to protect himself without attracting too much attention and who doesn't know on who he or she may count to defend him or that it won't make much difference and will in most cases hope that it will just pass without too much harm

we don't accept any racism, anti-semitism or any discrimination - that is the way we educate our children

It is not what you are that is important, but how are and if you are a racist or just stupid than you stay like that whatever you are, even if they are 'the same' as we are (or think we are)

this is profound and strange experience

jews will say that this is just normal, they have become used to it and that they just let it pass

it is the reason why there will always be a need for Israel even if that doesn't explain all the violence and occupations

but no, we don't and we won't - this has no place here and not in a school

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09/10/2014

#ukraine #moldavia #estonia look at this map and you will see immediately why shit happens today

you have sometimes just to look at a map like a military planner or an imperialistic ruler would look to see the obvious

Estonia can only be the next victim because it has a long border with Russia and if you take or destabilize Estonia you can have enough influence on Latvia and maybe Lithuania. This is why Estonia is quickly becoming the next point of attention (and of preparation in case if something starts happening). You also have to consider that they have a big minority of Russians and that there are already patriotic Russian seperatists active for a long time.

Ukraine : well if Ukraine is integrated with the European Union and eventially NATO the map totally changes. Have a good look at the map and imagine Ukraine not being part of or associated with Russia. Bielarus would be more or less surrounded by western democracies and it would only be a matter of time untill it would feel that influence and at least would start to become more democratic and pluralistic and market orientated.

Moldavia and transdistrn would be much more difficult to hold on to if Ukraine became totally European and eventually associated with NATO. The rogue public would be a Russiancontrolled island surrounded by NATO or westernized armies.

and if you look at the black sea - at a moment in which Russia is investing billions in warships and started a war over Crimea you see that the strategic advantage will change if the coastline of Ukraine falls into the hands of the prorussian militias and the russian army in Ukraine.

You also see why the ex Yougoslavian republics will become member of the European Union in the end

and this makes (except for Norwegen) the map more or less complete

and Moscow is not so far from the Ukranian border making the Russian first strike impossible or much too dangerous  even if Russian generals have placed it on the table now

this is the big endgame the global strategy all the rest is day-to-day politics and news

moldavia will not join NATO for the moment but as Putin is doing very hard his best to scare everybody, this is the map of NATO members and candidates and those who are not a member yet

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Leaked (mostly) Russian gmailaccounts - Google says it knows what happened

According to the Russia-based CNews a spokesperson for the Russian office of Google Svetlana Anurova said: "experts now understand what happened in the case". She also urged users to "select strong passwords and be sure to use a two-step authentication".
http://www.news965.com/news/news/local/google-investigati...

aside from the strong passwords and the double authentification

what happened

was it possible to do some bruteforcing on the servers

was traffic to the server intercepted

was it phishing

if you know what happened

you have to say what happened even if you have fucked up

this is what real trust is based on

that it may happen but will never happen again (the same thing)

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SHA1 certificates aren't secure enough for Google, you have to upgrade

source https://blog.globalsignblog.com/blog/google-to-display-wa...

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#leak update 1 : 5 million mostly Russian GMail accounts leaked with passwords (download)

this is the download for now 

https://mega.co.nz/#!rgFDDRSD!QyyLxZNnR8i9fF_aNkKI-wUIUV3...

Do not try them because if you try them you may be doing something illegal in your country.

UPDATE 1 : it seems now that it are mostly Russian users so a local Gmail server will have been compromised or it is an infection or phishing campaign in Russia which has resulted to this file (and added with Junk to inflate the numbers and to increase the media attention because who cares about a few thousand of even a million Gmail accounts)

but in Reddit there are also others who have found their passwords in it and they didn't live in Russia

First it is a collection of old stuff, stupid stuff and working stuff (around 60% says some anonymous tester for what it is Worth)

Secondly it is time to add your telephone number to your Google account as double authentification (and keep your mobile from downloading unknown apps and malware)

Losing your emailaddress is something very essential because you will lose the possbility to change other passwords, verify changes and transactions and your contacts may receive trusted malware and spam. In mailboxes you can also find personal information that you can use to bypass other securityquestions or passwords to other services and networks or interesting contacts for social engineering

and what is more important your gmail account also gives you access to youtube (have porn), your surfhistory and plenty of other resources

GMAIL is the single biggest security failure of an unique passwords for many services (lose it all at once)

you can suppose that passwordchecking software is already busy trying the same passwords on other services and on Gmail.

Use always an unique password for your email.

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how the new malware bypasses url-blocking by proxies and webfilters

As per “Malware Traffic Analysis” blog, similar infection chain is seen from www.techo-bloc.com too. In both the cases, the Javascript file in the compromised server is modified to serve the exploit kit. The initial redirection server 192.185.16.158 has been used widely in recent web infections. It appears to be a website hosting server and belongs to the company HOSTGATOR according to the recent DomainTools lookup. Various domains of innocent users from music industry and law firms are used as “redirection” link in the infection chain. The target exploit server (95.163.121.188) is hosted in Russia. This is a sinkhole that is connected to many such varying domain names. All of these names have some substring “cdn” in them. Once the bad actors get access to an account/server they just create a corresponding “cdn” domain entry under that domain and use it to point to the target exploit server. This way they can bypass a lot of the URL categorization and URL blacklisting technologies.
http://www.cyphort.com/blog/israeli-security-think-tank-w... 

never expect your enemy to be passive and not to be always on the lookout for a bypass and to use it massively as long as it works as a window of opportunity because it takes a long time before you have found a way to block these automatically and afterwards to distribute it to all of your installations

oh and what is more, only one URL blockers knows the command and control server of this tool

but it is already distributing malware since at least march 2014

source http://totalhash.com/analysis/60c5632656bef4f5e42a6f4805c...

as is proven in this other analysis

http://support.clean-mx.de/clean-mx/viruses.php?sort=firs...

so an URL can have various malicious downloads for some time that are detected but will not be stopped as a bad URL by most of them

big opportunity for their zerodays

I just block all traffic to Russia on my network - point final

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Today is internet slowdown day (when your ISP decides what you can view for free)

go here https://www.battleforthenet.com/sept10th/

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pingly wants to change email forever

"Here are a few of the shortcomings we've identified with email and how Pingly plans to fix them:

 

 

Shortcoming #1:

 

Right now anyone can send you an email which is part of the beauty and simplicity of email, but that has also been abused.

 

Pingly has a feature called "Connections" so that you can still receive messages from anyone, but Connections let you choose who and what is important. Think of it like friending someone on Facebook or following someone on Twitter so that it allows special priority and notifications to you.

 

 

 

 

Shortcoming #2:

 

Messages sent to you via email come in all forms, shapes and sizes. Text and HTML, confirmation and RSVP, download a file or print tickets. Those are all great things, but on the downside, because there aren't specific message formats, you the user are required to digest each message to figure out what the sender is trying to convey to you or which action to take.

 

Pingly breaks messages down into different types such as: Conversation, Calendar event, Action required, etc. This way the messages are pre-digested for you in a familiar format that makes it easy for you to see the important information and take an action.

 

 

 

 

Shortcoming #3:

 

Email runs on older protocols like IMAP and SMTP that are around 30 years old and are hard for developers to work with.

 

Pingly provides a REST API to developers to make creating apps around email or extending Pingly a breeze.
http://blog.pingly.com/email-20

not the first try and surely not the last one and too early too tell

the best thing would be if the big mailservers and webmails would incorporate this thinking in their products as a side-service you could use or not - and it could become a Facebook breaker for the private and familly stuff which is much more difficult to manage on Facebook ever more complicated privacy and access controls

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the strategic battle for the Antartic is in full swing, Russia building strategic Fort

source http://io9.com/russia-is-building-a-star-fort-on-this-str...

My note : Alaska, Canada - with the melting Ice and the warming of the earth it has gone another way on the diplomatic military front where the cold war in setting in again and relations are becoming colder by the week

look at this map, military it is all about location, location and location

with the modern warfare and electronic monitoring possibilities you have here a very strategic position

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Google doesn't want you to block even malicious ads in their appstore

source http://news.yahoo.com/disconnect-mobile-yanked-again-goog...

mynote : what do you expect from the super privacy- thief amongst thiefs...

and they don't check or control the apps for malicious code or privacy incursions before they are accepted at the appstore - neither does Apple by the way

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the smallest best kitchen in the world

source https://homes.yahoo.com/blogs/spaces/the-2-foot-by-2-foot...

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The military strategy of China is now informationwarfare centered

"Xi Jinping, head of the Chinese Communist Party, is calling on China’s military to focus on innovation and information warfare. He declared the world is seeing a “new military revolution.”

 

“We should cast off the paradigm of mechanized warfare and embrace an approach to war featuring information technology,” Xi said, during a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Central Committee.

 

Xi gave his speech on Friday. His statements were reported by China’s state-run news agency Xinhua on Sunday.
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/926297-china-calls-for-mi...

this does also involve electronic warfare as you have to intercept and disrupt the electronic communications and Tools of the enemy - even if you are not shooting at each other :)

it also means much more 'reconnaissance' and 'intelligence' (cyberespionage)

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why western firms are not locating top managment and secret information in China anymore

"The many frustrations of doing business in China have made some difference in the plans to move executives here — choking air pollution, countless regulations that favor local competitors and weak protection for intellectual property. A rising wave of economic nationalism has also manifested itself in large-scale raids on the Chinese offices of multinationals in the automotive, pharmaceutical and technology sectors. Police officials are copying large numbers of computer hard drives and interrogating employees without allowing access to legal advice.

More important, many multinationals are starting to pay renewed attention to Southeast Asia, which is showing signs of revival 17 years after the Asian financial crisis. They have found it hard to do that from Shanghai or Beijing. Each major city has no more than one flight a day to Jakarta, Indonesia, for example. And China’s diplomatic and trade ties to Southeast Asia have been strained by its increasingly assertive claims to control over practically all of the South China Sea.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/10/business/international/...

China is only part of Asia of which is has very strained political and military relations for the moment, sometimes binkering on the edge of conflicts and incidents and talk of war

Having your secret business information in China involves enormous investments in its security and transporting it to China needs something like the Unbreakable Laptop (Sophos) or other high secure transportation

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09/09/2014

#ukraine Russian landing ships arriving in the black sea

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#ukraine russia used tactical missiles in Ukraine before the ceasefire

source http://maidantranslations.com/2014/09/09/yuriy-butusov-evidence-confirms-that-ukraine-is-fighting-against-regular-russian-army/

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#ukraine this is the hell of fire that Russians are preparing for Mariupol

source http://euromaidanpress.com/2014/09/09/the-most-horrific-weapon-after-nuclear-weapons-what-brotherly-russia-uses-to-shell-ukraine-video/

"Reports from the area of the Anti-Terrorist Operation, have repeatedly been mentioning the “Smerch” Multiple Rocket Launch System (MLRS) by Russian forces in Ukraine. In a report by Human Rights Watch on September 1, observers confirmed finding remnants of 300 mm Smerch rockets and cluster munitions delivered by 220 mm Uragan rockets.

Currently, Ukrainian soldiers say Russian forces are setting up Smerch launch rocket systems in Novoazovsk and aiming them at the city of Mariupol, the capital of the Donetsk region"

“This is the Smerch Multiple Rocket Launch System. The most horrific weapon on earth after nuclear weapons. Just in 40 seconds the Smerch can launch all of its 12 rockets. Its 300mm (11.8 inch)-diameter rockets can reach targets up to 90 km (56 miles) away and destroy everything alive in an area of 67 hectares (166 acres).

“The Smerch was adopted by the Soviet Army back in 1987, but even now no [non-nuclear] weapon can equal its destructive power…”

and another one

 

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#ukraine urgent for #estonia and #moldavia to export all tyres dumps now

so it appears that people are being trained and prepared to start movements and probably take-overs of buildings in both countries - this is what the rumours and some bits of information say

well better now than too late

what was the most important tool to defend their occupied buildings and block roads

tyres

so get all dumps of tyres to burn the stuff (makes electricity) or export it far away

otherwise you may see them here like these - remember them ?

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#ukraine 38 million Ukranians have all their data on Russian social media

the two biggest social networks that Ukranians use are Russians which means that all their data is on Russian servers and in Russian hands and falls under Russian laws and is now controlled by friends of Putin who have ousted directors who were too independent

source http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/09/01/ukraine-russia-social-networks-information-war/

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