Richard Stiennon

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404 and DNS re-directs are evil

404 and DNS re-directs are evil

Practically one of my first blog postings ever I published(Black and white and gray all over) a continuum of good and evil. I was attempting to investigate the shades of gray in moral behavior when it comes to online practices.

published February 13, 2008 by

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Chinese spies arrested. What's the back story?

Chinese spies arrested. What's the back story?

In the underground world of spy vs spy one always has to question revelations about major spy incidents. Yesterday the FBI announced that they had arrested three men in New Orleans on spying charges and, oh by the way, another man, 72 years old who worked for Boeing up until 2002.

published February 12, 2008 by

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Richard Clarke on recent Mideast cable outages

Richard Clarke on recent Mideast cable outages

I just happened to be reading Breakpoint by Richard Clarke last week. The premise for the book is that the US finds itself undergoing a series of attacks on its infrastructure starting with simultaneous bombings of several beach heads for the main trans-Atlantic fiber cables as well as undersea cuttings of the same fiber.

published February 6, 2008 by

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Don't get excited over cable breaks. Yet.

Don't get excited over cable breaks. Yet.

This weekend there was a lot of hand wringing over some posts to Digg, reddit, and slash dot that pointed to this page at the Internet Traffic Report. There is one router in Iran that is not responding to pings so it shows up red.

published February 3, 2008 by

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Fourth cable cut in Mideast

Fourth cable cut in Mideast

On top of the news today that yet another cable has been broken connecting the Mideast to the rest of the world we learn that the first two cables were not cut by ships dragging their anchors.According to at least one report an Egyptian ministry examined 24 hour surveillance cameras and found:The transport ministry added that footage recorded by onshore video cameras of the location of the cables showed no maritime traffic in the area when the cables were damaged.

published February 3, 2008 by

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