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Thomas Rid
Johns Hopkins SAIS — . Author of ACTIVE MEASURES, out in 2020
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Eli Sugarman Aug 15
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Alex Wellerstein Aug 9
Today is the 74th anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki. Often overlooked, compared to Hiroshima, as merely the "second" atomic bomb, the Nagasaki attack is far more tricky, and important, in several ways. THREAD
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Kim Zetter Aug 8
Exclusive: For yrs ES&S, top voting machine maker in US, has been saying its vote tabulators and election-management systems are not connected to the internet. That appears not to be true. Researchers say they found what appear to be 35 online.
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Thomas Rid Aug 7
Why corrections matter in infosec reporting—if you don't own your mistake, your mistake will own you.
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Thomas Rid Aug 7
Replying to @_grammar_ @lorenzofb
Sorry I'm very good at not seeing my own typos
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Thomas Rid Aug 7
Replying to @lorenzofb
Your are raising a fascinating question, one that is worthy of a longer, recorded conversation with a group of people who thought about this problem long and hard.
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Thomas Rid Aug 7
Just deleted Skype from my phone
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Thomas Rid Aug 7
Replying to @RidT
An update (from 25 July) from the city of Baltimore on the question if EternalBlue was a factor in the infamous ransomware attack: no, it wasn't.
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Thomas Rid Aug 2
Replying to @secman_pl @asfakian
You guys. Thank you! What a morale boost to finish the next one. Two weeks to copy-editing deadline ... then I will get to read on the beach yay
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Thomas Rid Aug 1
Replying to @paulducheine
Thank you Paul. Trade publishing can be slow ...
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Thomas Rid Aug 1
Replying to @RidT
Q for researchers and historians: I have a superb 2:40h recording of a conversation on disinformation with L. Bittman, from March 2017. Should I publish the audio?—Our talk was not off the record; but the great man died, so can't authorize release ...
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Donie O'Sullivan Aug 1
Facebook today saying what many have long suspected, people tied to the government of Saudi Arabia have been running covert online campaigns in a bid to prop up support for the kingdom and attack its enemies.
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Thomas Rid Jul 30
Replying to @cordyceptive
Hey thanks for the shout-out
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Thomas Rid Jul 30
My copy-editor is not messing around
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Thomas Rid Jul 26
Replying to @RidT
Wow, what an amazingly brazen move on the part of the Russian Embassy here in Washington: first go directly to State election officials to become an "election observer" in 2016, then (it seems) complain about "FBI tactics" when denied access to polling stations ...
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Thomas Rid Jul 26
Replying to @RidT
Such an intriguing footnote ... whatever that information was, April 2017 is late in the game
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Thomas Rid Jul 26
Replying to @RidT
SSCI mentions an 18 August 2016 FLASH alert, with IP addresses that "might be attributable" to GRU. Well, SSCI also—oddly—named the number of the TLP:AMBER report, and it turns out it was leaked: Any informed takes on the "might be" out there?
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Thomas Rid Jul 26
Replying to @RidT
SSCI is remarkably critical of DHS and FBI for not pulling their weight in 2016—warnings to State election officials were too late, too little, too generic
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Thomas Rid Jul 26
Replying to @RidT
More importantly, a new detail (I think): "at least 2014" is remarkably early in the context of the Russian intelligence community's renewed active measures work. It would be curious to see what kind of systems were targeted that early—could be simply normal collection tasking.
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Thomas Rid Jul 26
Replying to @RidT
Sorry what is "unsuccessfully exploited"?
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