China’s Focus on CIT and Cybersecurity
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The United States has more cyber activity in China than any other nation, but for all of the attention that Beijing pays to Chinese cyber espionage, the cyber threat that the People’s Republic faced in 2013 was far from isolated: that threat had a lot to do with China’s efforts to keep the world from seeing its own information technology infrastructure.
China’s efforts to block access to foreign information technology—or CIT—infrastructure has long been viewed as a critical part of its efforts to counter Western information technologies, but analysts have often been slow to see that China’s focus on CIT has something to do with cybersecurity as well. But as China’s growing reliance on CIT for its military and national security activities makes its government more aware of its adversaries, the country’s focus on CIT can be seen as an extension of a broader effort to build China’s cyber capabilities as a key instrument for its political power.
China’s early years of intelligence gathering and state media campaigns focused primarily on the West. Since Chinese leaders were young and still considered the regime to be a “parliament within a parliament,” many Chinese intelligence analysts viewed Western nations generally as potential enemy states. But as China’s power grew and Western economies grew, a new strategic focus for Chinese intelligence shifted from potential enemies to potential adversaries. In the early 1980s, Western governments began to realize that their cyber defense was as important to them as their weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) or nuclear technology. In the late 1980s and 1990s, China began to do more than merely make technology defenses more effective at deterring CIT. Today, China makes CIT a key part of its strategy for its political, security, and technological goals, as well as an important part of its national security strategy.
In the 1990s, China began to develop “cyber defense” capabilities, in which China would design and develop CIT and intelligence gathering technology into the technology that made military, commercial, and nuclear arms easier to defend. This resulted in a broadening of the scope of CIT and intelligence gathering activities, including more sophisticated, higher resolution, and broad coverage requirements. In addition, China has made CIT more difficult to reverse engineer, making it more difficult for other nations to reverse engineer and operate China’s technological defenses.
GAN and Deep Fakes, Part 1. Dec 19, 2019 43 mins
This article is originally published on DeepFakes.
The deep fakes project, created back in 2014, has evolved to become one of the world’s most sophisticated online scams, capable of creating realistic-looking videos with convincing voice-over, a large-scale attack on digital identities, the launch of several decentralized identity and credential management systems, and an ecosystem of artificial intelligence and related technologies.
The project has inspired various research projects with a strong focus on how the attacks work and how such schemes can be efficiently managed in a distributed network, and it has created a new breed of deepfake creators and scammers.
So far, deepfakes have been implemented on the Ethereum blockchain and it’s open to any Ethereum smartcontract, creating a new way for a cryptocurrency to be used on the protocol without giving up the decentralized ownership model that Ethereum’s blockchain is built upon.
However, despite the recent growth of the project and the fact that it has become one of the most popular cryptocurrencies, deepfakes are not a widely accepted standard that can be used without the risk of being used maliciously.
To address this, DeepFakes’ founder, Dr. James Scott, has decided to develop a blockchain-based system to manage and authenticate deepfakes, and we are glad to announce that DeepFakes is now available on the GAN project’s blockchain, starting with the development of the first set of smart contracts.
The GAN project is an independent, open-source project that aims to develop a decentralized system to manage identity, user authentication, and credential management. The project’s developers envision that GAN’s smart contracts will manage an ecosystem of services and tools that will be deployed on the blockchain to allow users to manage their blockchain-based accounts while keeping cryptocurrency.
Gan aims to be a project that allows users to manage their account, track their data and identity, and provide some form of decentralized credential management system. It is an extension of Ethereum’s blockchain, in a way similar to the Ethereum protocol, but for a much broader set of services.
GAN and Deep Fakes Part I – Part 1 (Dec 19, 2019 43 mins ).
“How to Deep Fake An IP Address” (Part 2).
Ganbot is a deep fake tool for social engineering.
Ganbot is a deep fake tool for social engineering.
This talk is based on my talk at the Black Hat Europe 2019 in London, in Dec 2018 (see my slides). My main motivation comes from my experiences of having deep-faked several IP addresses from China and Russia. The results of this deep-faking reveal that most modern attacks can be effectively deep-faked without a good detection and attribution system. However, there are some specific cases where deep-faking with known IP address is still very difficult. I describe a few of them.
In this blog post, we discuss some important aspects of deep-faking attacks. We look at what makes deep-faking attacks difficult in general and specifically at some specific cases. We give an overview of the known issues in deep-fake detection. Then we discuss what we can do to detect and attack deep-faked IP addresses. In this part, we discuss deep-faking in the context of the IP address, so what we talk about applies to all aspects of deep-faking: detection, attribution, etc. In the blog post, we also give a short summary of DeepFaking and DeepFaking. cc project at NCC group.
Deep faking is the technique of creating fake IP addresses that is intended to fool a victim device into believing that it is a legitimate IP address.
Deep-faking IPs with known MAC addresses are the most common. There are also many other methods. This blog post will focus mainly on this method.
The simplest form of deep-faking is to generate fake MACs (if you know the hardware and the software you can add a fake MAC to your device).
GAN and Deep Fakes, Part One, 19 Dec 2019 43 mins.
In October 2018, the first publication of a paper exploring the concept of deep fakes, a novel approach to spoofing, appeared on our website, Computer Security. In this paper, we take a closer look at the work we have done and our subsequent discoveries, and offer up our thoughts on what might happen in the future if we do not put a stop to this malicious practice.
In this blog post, we focus on various aspects of deep fakes, focusing on the role of GANs and how to deal with it.
Deep fakes are a cybersecurity threat that is all the more concerning given the public awareness they face. They are increasingly difficult for computer security practitioners to combat because they are relatively new to the field.
Deep fakes are a form of spoofing that is inspired by machine learning. The most well-known example is the Deep Analogy Network (DAN) introduced in 2017 by an anonymous person. This is an approach to deep learning, in which neural networks that mimic human reasoning are fed neural inputs—usually handwritten digits—and learn to produce new outputs. In deep learning, an input is converted to a new vector of numbers that are similar to the original representation but with a different pattern of 0 or 1 values. The input then becomes a new vector, and the new inputs are then fed to the network for further learning. The approach works because learning is based on the principle of trying to get closer to an output from the previous training.
In deep fakes, the same neural network is used to learn the entire input—which is the image—and outputs a new image—in this case the image that is disguised as a real image. The idea is that for a given image, the neural network can only generate images that are similar to what the original image contained.
Tips of the Day in Computer Security
Last week, in a post entitled, “VPNs are a scam. Don’t pay more than $10. ” I explained how to protect your network from being compromised with VPN services. This post will help you improve your security with free VPN services in the future.
If you’ve never used a VPN service, VPNs are a great way to protect the private content of your computer. They often come in the form of a service that can anonymize traffic that passes through your home network. A VPN service allows you to hide your identity by masking your location.
This is all well and good provided that it’s the only method that a third party provides to protect your network. The good news is that there are plenty of free VPN services with which you can enjoy the privacy and security of anonymity without the cost of expensive services.
VPN services protect your network and the private data you store on your computers from being hacked.
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