The word on the street is that it is just the beginning of a whole class of cpu speculation attacks that have come to light after Spectre...
Although others think it is total FUD...
Time will tell...
“These nuclear systems are increasingly reliant on cyber-enabled components. The adversary has advanced its capability to threaten those nuclear weapon systems, including that cyber and supply chain. The demand for the capability to certify this advanced number of new systems that will be coming online and be able to protect them in this new type of threat environment there certainly were resource constraints that might limit their ability to certify that number of upcoming systems,” Chow told reporters.
When asked if more digital interlinks among weapons made it harder to certify and secure them, Chow took a diplomatic evasion. Difficult was not the right word. “It’s more complicated,” he said. “The proliferation of those sorts of technologies, its a fact of life of on our weapons systems. There are new tools to provide cyber resilience to reduce your risk the study found we need to consider those and come up with metrics that can help the decision maker.” Resilience in the context of digital and computer program functioning generally means ensuring that programs or systems continue to function as designed even when under cyber attack.
When our own NSA is using Russian antivirus software, this whole effort should give you pause.
Where in iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks?
I'd rather wear nothing, but I'd get no friends that way.
The founders of New California took an early step toward statehood Monday with the reading of their own Declaration of Independence from California, a state they describe as "ungovernable." Their solution: Take over most of current-day California — including many rural counties — and leave the coastal urban areas to themselves.
Kanyon is reportedly a very long range autonomous underwater vehicle that has a range 6,200 miles, a maximum depth of 3,280 feet, and a speed of 100 knots according to claims in leaked Russian documents.
But what really makes Kanyon nightmare fuel is the drone torpedo’s payload: a 100-megaton thermonuclear weapon. By way of comparison, the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima was 16 kilotons, or the equivalent of 16,000 tons of TNT. Kanyon’s nuke would be the equivalent of 100,000,000 tons of TNT. That’s twice as powerful as Tsar Bomba, the most powerful thermonuclear weapon ever tested. Dropped on New York City, a 100-megaton bomb would kill 8 million people outright and injure 6 million more.
Kanyon is designed to attack coastal areas, destroying cities, naval bases, and ports. The mega-bomb would also generate an artificial tsunami that would surge inland, spreading radioactive contamination with the advancing water. To make matters worse there are reports the warhead is “salted” with the radioactive isotope Cobalt-60. Contaminated areas would be off-limits to humanity for up to 100 years.
And being sea-based makes it immune to ballistic missile defense.
On December 26, 2017, the National Marine Fisheries Service of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration published a notice in the Federal Register that it had issued SpaceX an incidental harassment authorization for its sonic booms
to incidentally harass, by Level B harassment only, marine mammals during boost-back and landing of Falcon 9 rockets at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, and at contingency landing locations in the Pacific Ocean.
People speak of the FAA having exclusive jurisdiction over regulating launches. Section 50919(a) of the Commercial Space Launch Act states that, except as provided by the CSLA, "a person is not required to obtain from an executive agency a license, approval, waiver, or exemption to launch a launch vehicle
." So why did SpaceX need NOAA's authorization for the landing of its first stage?
Arguably, SpaceX didn't. It needed NOAA authorization for something different, the harassment of marine mammals. The FAA authorizes the launch, but the activity of harassing a marine mammal is different, and thus regulated by a different agency. However, one might wonder whether NOAA isn't regulating the noise of the launch. If the aviation side of the FAA doesn't regulate the noise of launch vehicles , how does NOAA get to?
The "cutting edge" is getting rather dull. -- Andy Purshottam