one incident that is all that is needed to have a full shooting war
the Russian journalists are descending on the border for 'the war' as if they are sure there is going to be one
there you have your answer Snowden
"Speaking at a media forum in St. Petersburg on Thursday, Putin said that the Internet originally was a "CIA project" and "is still developing as such," according to a report by The Associated Press.
Putin said Russia needed to "fight for its interests online" in the face of this influence, the AP said.
and when you think like that as an ex KGB agent I suppose that you don't want to let the people speak freely without monitoring them or stopping them from doing so - as is done in the SovietUnion sorry Russia
shows the situation
they move because they are going to hold exercises on the border itself
but are for the moment standing still in line immediately before the Ukr border guards who can see them
Rex mundi asked for 15.000 euro's (three times the price they have asked before) but they weren't paid
they have published information online that seems show they have access to the database
and that they have untill tomorrow evening to pay or they will publish all the information
this is part of the data
and of their categories in their database
if this is true (and if it ain't true you can hope that you can explain why it is not true)
* than you will have to go offline and find out how it was done and remediate immediately because tomorrow another hacker will try or do the same thing
* you will have to inform all your customers to changes their passwords (and if you pay the money - if he has 13.000 clients or several thousand clients than there are only two clients who have a problem). If he throws all the information about all the clients on the internet - he will in fact publish 13.000 passwords with their hashes, private telephone numbers (and maybe there is even more because I have asked him before to stop publishing in his 'samples' very important private data like Rijksregisternumber or creditcardnumber (the argument that he didn't have to hurt the victims too hard, he had already proven his case with the information he has published)
they are not doing any exercises but are visible and waiting in line
they are ready
but someone has to give the final command
It is clear now for anybody in Eastern Europe that war can break out at any moment as long as the russian troops are at the border (exercises)
that what happens to Ukraine could happen to them and some have heard already some threats coming from Russia in different forms
you can imagine that at the frontlines and in the governmental and military offices in the countries at the frontline everybody is follwing every move in Ukraine now
the one that the Ukr government may not do from the Russians to unsettle the overarmed mercenaries
this makes still 15 others that are abducted and unaccounted for
he had the change of having an American and an Israeli passport - murdering or torturing him would have enormous consequences - even if there would be an assault
but he was taking enormous risks personally - it is the adreline of the job - always trying to find out more and to be closer to the action and to speak with the people in the frontlines (and even more dangerous) the people who would rather stay on the background
Russian propaganda media was and is always informed before
and during the last months it hasn't been different
the staged shooting in the beginning of this week was a clear example of that (lifenews.ru made even a film of the 'proof' the day before it happened)
such attacks mostly happen at night or early in the morning (it are only the amateurs of the Ukr anti terrorist operations who continue to do them during daytime but I have read also that they don't have any nightvision and that the US has promised to send them but these weren't liberated by the White House untill this week and transporting them to the Ukr will be another 'administrative' process (which was also the case in the other wars, so that is nothing exceptional))
the freelance or Russian commando's in the russian occupied cities have not only nightvision but also very sophisticated radiocommunication material according to specialists based on the pictures (some-one is spending a lot of money)
this is called testing the defenses
what if one shot one down
this would be war
they would deny the helicopters ever breached the Ukr airspace
we are living on the brink of war
the site is close to intelligence services and so the info is hot but has to be verified
even if it is not true, it shows the warnings that are being giving
the russian troops are now near or on the borders - not 10km away
they are doing exercises by land and in the air
part of the troops are airborn commando's
as long as the Russian troops don't retreat I don't see this in a positive way
especially if they don't retreat before the weekend - and you know every weekend you have some organized demonstrations, attacks on public buildings, firefights at roadblocks and the newly started abductions
Today WikiLeaks releases the Carter Cables, 367,174 US diplomatic cables and associated records coinciding with the first year of President Jimmy Carter’s administration and the appointment of Secretary of State Cyrus Roberts Vance in 1977. They expand the WikiLeaks Public Library of US Diplomacy (PLUSD) to 2,325,961 documents. WikiLeaks PLUSD continues to be the largest searchable body of US diplomatic archives available.
The Carter Cables cover most US international involvements and interests during 1977 from the world’s reaction to the US invention of the neutron bomb to Egyptian President Muhammad Anwar El Sadat’s visit to Israel.
The private political activities of many still-influential figures are documented — from the current Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt to President Carter himself — making the Carter Cables a substantial resource for journalists and reseachers.
This release includes 1,073 extremely sensitive "NODIS CHEROKEE" (Secretary of State only) coded cables, 12,927 highly sensitive "EYES ONLY" or "NODIS" (No Distribution) records, 16,197 sensitive "EXDIS" (EXclusive DIStribution) or "STADIS" (STAte Department DIStibution only) records, and 86,210 classified records marked as SECRET or CONFIDENTIAL.
The Carter Cables were obtained by WikiLeaks through the process described here after formal declassification by the US National Archives and Records Administration earlier this year.
The UN estimates the number of foreign fighters in Syria at a minimum of 7,000. Not all of them join the ISIL, but its recruiters are roaming the Turkish borders to catch inexperienced volunteers and use them as cannon fodder for their global propaganda and suicide attacks. Syria is far more accessible than any jihadi battlefield in the past, and the ISIL is now bracing for a sustained global campaign from the core of the Middle East.
The foreign recruits will not significantly enhance the ISIL’s fighting force in the current battles in Syria. Instead, they are basically a trump card to magnify the international outreach of Baghdadi’s networks—first in the jihadi diaspora and later as potential operatives in their home countries. The Sinai-based jihadi faction known as Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, which is presently the most active jihadi group in Egypt, has already endorsed the ISIL, and many others are also tempted to switch publicly their allegiance from Zawahiri to Baghdadi. The clock is ticking—and it is no longer only about Syria
Now that the leadership of ISIL had decided that it wants to become a global jihadi force it wants to use those foreign figthers not only as war meat in Syria but also as foreign cells, recruiters and travelling terrorists. Knowing that there are people from many countries and cultures have joined the rebels in Syria because of what they saw on the news (and the inaction of the humanitarian west to even impose a nofly zone) you can see as they have joined the (wrong) rebels ISIL has in fact build at one battefield there soldiers for their global reach
It is also very important to note that the leadership of ISIL is patient (just as Bin Laden was) and that it understands that only those who have a longterm strategy and vision will survive and not those who are looking for instant victories or fame. This means that it is possible that they will take time to extend, export and integrate their worldwide network over the world and wait for the perfect moment to attack at will.
this will make great propaganda pictures of Russian troops passing the border being welcomed by a few hundred prorussian militants and operators
I thought the border was closed and that it was well defended and in the hands of the government
spontaneous is not a few hundred militants showing up at one place
we are living in dangerous times - hours now
Putin decided on 'an instant' to invade Crimea
hope he doesn't have the same 'feeling' or idea now or this evening or later this week(end)
"Alec Luhn reports for the Guardian on how pro-Russia protesters are sitting on one of the biggest arms caches in eastern Europe.
When pro-Russia protesters stormed a police station in Slavyansk, in eastern Ukraine, they seized several hundred firearms. They also took control of the biggest weapons cache in eastern Europe, which lies beneath their feet.
Since March a group of protesters have been guarding the entrance to the Volodarsky salt mine, which holds an underground collection of at least a million firearms ranging from first world war heavy machine guns to Soviet-era Kalashnikovs.
The protesters say they are there to prevent the new government from using the weapons against them, but officials and analysts worry that pro-Russia militias could seize the guns.
"If such a large amount of weapons fell into hands of separatists, it would be a catastrophe," said Alexei Melnik, a defence analyst at the Razumkov centre in Kiev. When Melnik visited the cache in 2002 it held about 3.5m firearms, he said.
UPDATED #Ukraine Russian troops start exercises at Ukranian border - Ukr anti terror operation paused
maybe they hope somebody will shoot at them
or they will say somebody has shot at them
Europe is living in very dangerous times now
just as with the Cuban Missile crisis there is not much needed for armed incidents or conflicts
and even moving closer and closer
they are probalby now massing at the border itself
the last tweet shows that the risk of invasion was so reel and probably based upon intelligence that they better try to keep the new positions and just keep arms and new provocateurs from entering the occupied cities
they are at the border itself now - doing a training
Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) said it detained on April 23 a Russian citizen believed to be responsible for ensuring encrypted communication for the Russian special forces coordination center in eastern Ukraine allegedly headed by Russian military intelligence officer Igor Strelkov.
this is in fact the most important find of all the arrests that are now being made or in process
the only question is why you didn't just keep it working and monitored it and kept the intelligence or you did during some time and than it was clear that it was compromised and there was no real new intelligence to find that was bigger than the psychological impact of all these arrests and the disbanding of one communication center
how sad that is
to become such a clown at your older age
but he is no churchill anyway
and what did he accomplish since than - there is no peace in Israel/Palestine
it is a shame, a pity
there are three different thoughts that lend me to this post
* many sites like to use wordpress and a lot of other (nearly)free opensource packages for their content, their forums, their social web and so on and these run mostly on apache/linux (although some packages are now also migrating a windows version)
* it is a good policy to seperate your content and interactivity sites/servers from your important login webservices (which have a financial or administrative impact). The lesser is on your login server, the better because it diminishes the number of injection points. It makes it also possible to make your loginserver fully totally ssl-enabled (and for example not only your login to the backoffice webservices but not the services and information themselves)
* the only ssl package that isn't impacted by the bugs and that has enough resources, backup and securitypeople working on it is the encryption library from Microsoft.
so if you are a hoster or working on a project you can do the following
* keep your open source contentmanagement and socialweb and all that kind of stuff on apache/linux
* place a link to a different windows server which will be have the least possible of content and images and so on and use the encryption package of windows
(this also means that you can more easily block all unwanted traffic to your server (scanning etc) and that you can put the analysis of the traffic and transactions on a very high analysis level - because all the content and interactivity without financial consequences is happening on the other server)
and if you have a breach in the content server it will be very difficult to have an impact on the windows server except if you stupidly put some trustrelationship between the two (to make it customers more easy - the reason of many mistakes in security infrastructure)