It’s No Secret That the Government Uses Zero Days for “Offense”

Little by little, the government is opening up about its use of computer security vulnerabilities. Last month, the NSA disclosed that it has historically “released more than 91% of vulnerabilities discovered in products that have gone through our internal review process and that are made and used in the United… »11/09/15 5:00pm11/09/15 5:00pm

State Department Decides Not to Classify 'Cyber Products' as 'Munitions'

This week, the U.S. Department of State’s Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG) met to decide whether to classify “cyber products” as munitions, placing them in the same export control regime as hand grenades and fighter planes. Thankfully, common sense won out and the DTAG recommended that “cyber products” not be added… »10/30/15 6:00am10/30/15 6:00am

Syria is Becoming a Test Bed for High-Tech Weapons of Electronic Warfare

The relationship between Russia and the West is becoming increasingly dangerous with potential flashpoints developing in both eastern Europe and Syria. After repeated incursions into Turkish airspace by Russian warplanes on bombing raids over Syria, NATO’s secretary general Jens Stoltenberg warned Moscow that it… »10/09/15 3:30am10/09/15 3:30am

American Drones Are Killing ISIS Hackers Now

ISIS talks a big talk when it comes to hacking, and United States forces just showed they’re not going to put up with it. The Obama administration just announced that a drone strike has killed the organization’s top cyber-terrorist, Junaid Hussain. At least one American leader says the rest of the ISIS hackers should… »8/27/15 4:05pm8/27/15 4:05pm

Landing a Lockheed U-2 Isn't for the Faint-Hearted

It’s easy to forget just how shallow some airplanes are. In this image, you’re looking at a U.S. Air Force Lockheed U-2 reconnaissance aircraft as it flies above Royal Air Force Fairford in England earlier this month. As the Air Force points out, the long wings and shallow body mean U-2 pilots have a very small margin… »6/25/15 7:15am6/25/15 7:15am