Heartbleed: Moving Toward Government Control of the Internet

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Company that found bug has connections to Google, Obama, DHS, and FBI

Kurt Nimmo
Infowars.com
April 9, 2013

Dire warnings about Heartbleed, a serious internet security risk affecting millions of websites, is echoing across the internet today. Described as a flaw in OpenSSL, the open source encryption technology used by the vast majority of web servers, Heartbleed is said to put HTTPS e-commerce websites at risk.

Heartbleed explained.

The bug “can give hackers access to personal data like credit card numbers, usernames, passwords, and, perhaps most importantly, cryptographic keys—which can allow hackers to impersonate or monitor a server,” writes Lily Hay Newman.

The risk was discovered by a Google researcher at Codenomicon, a Finnish company specializing in the development of “fuzzing tools” to ensure computer network security. The Codenomicon client base includes government and the defense industry and, as noted below, has suspicious connections to Obama, DHS, and the FBI.

The current buzz about Heartbleed plays into an ongoing government propaganda campaign to forge a public-private cybersecurity infrastructure.

The latest warning came from the Communications Director for Willis Global Energy Practice during a seminar held in London. He said the “energy industry is sitting on an unexploded bomb from uninsured cyber attacks” due, in large part, to web-based control systems which are routinely insecure.

In 2010, the effort to portray the internet as vulnerable and in need of government protection took the shape of a simulated cyber attack. The war game was organized by the Bipartisan Policy Center, an insider think tank, and sponsored by “companies with financial stakes in the future of cyber defense — General Dynamics is one — but also companies whose transactions are the lifeblood to the American economy, and who want to foster a greater sense of urgency among the public and policymakers,” according to  Marc Ambinder of The Atlantic.

Cyber attacks often seem timed to underscore government cybersecurity talking points and proposed legislation. For instance, in February, an unprecedented denial of service attack occurred several days after the National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act found its way to the House floor. The legislation, supported by Republicans and Democrats, codifies “an equal partnership between private industry and DHS.”

The government considers this merging of government and corporate operations – basically corporatism, as Mussolini defined it – so essential Senator Jay Rockefeller tried to get the Cybersecurity Act of 2013 added as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act.

Earlier this month, former Sen. Evan Bayh, an Indiana Democrat, told the American Bar Association Section of International Law 2014 Spring Meeting in New York Congress is unlikely to pass cybersecurity legislation this session.

“I think it’s not likely there will be legislative action” Bayh said. “That’s too bad. It will probably take a cyberattack succeeding in some way that significantly harms the country before we’ll be able to reconcile the debate in Washington about legislation.”

Bayh said a large cyberattack would likely result in “some mandatory standards that will make what’s been proposed, at least right now, pale in comparison. Because we always way overreact once we’ve been attacked, and both sides need to get that in their minds, because that’s what is coming,” he said.

Bayh, who sat on the Senate’s Select Committee on Intelligence, is now on the CIA’s advisory board. Due to this fact, his warning and prediction, expressed as a foregone conclusion, carries extraordinary weight.

Finally, it should be noted that Howard Schmidt, the former Cybersecurity Coordinator and Special Assistant to Obama, sits on the board of directors of Codenomicon.

Schmidt, who also worked for the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security, “was responsible for coordinating interagency cybersecurity policy development and implementation and coordinated engagement with federal, state, local, international and private sector cybersecurity partners,” a company page on the Codenomicon Defensics page states.

It is telling a company linked to Google, with its known intelligence connections, and having a member of the board of directors connected directly to the Obama administration’s cyber security initiative in addition to the DHS and the FBI, should discover a network vulnerability begging a government intervention.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Too Big to Fail = Fascism = Corporatism = Screw the Little Guy = Big Gangs Stomping on the Faces of Individuals for Eternity

    Gerald Celente: Cliven Bundy Range War a Fascist Dream
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyOmWRvc7_8

    Straight from a rancher’s mouth: family friend of Cliven Bundy’s son exposes the truth about the BLM
    http://jimstonefreelance.com/fromaranchersmouth.html

    Cell Towers Shut Down Near Ranch
    http://www.staticmediahub.com/2014/04/11/alert-on-the-ground-reports-cell-towers-shut-down-comms-thru-radio-only/

    Why only a few fascist corps own cell towers and charge high prices? So they can be shut down with a few phone calls, and easily surveiled, etc.

    Highest Bidder on the Land Will Be Fracking Companies
    http://www.dailypaul.com/316485/bundy-ranch-incident-tied-to-fracking

    Because, why not drill right next to the largest artificial water source in America? Drill baby drill.

    Ripples of Nevada range showdown spreading in West
    http://www.chron.com/news/us/article/Ripples-of-Nevada-range-showdown-spreading-in-West-5396231.php

    Militiamen Make Presence Felt in protest of BLM’s livestock, land, grazing, and water, grab
    http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2014/apr/10/militiamen-make-presence-felt-protest-blms-livesto/

    • “Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power.” — Benito Mussolini

      http://www.publiceye.org/fascist/corporatism.html

      Christian corporatism is a societal, economic, or a modern political application of the Christian doctrine of Paul of Tarsus in Ist Corinthians 12:12-31 where Paul speaks of an organic form of politics and society where all people and components are functionally united, like the human body
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_corporatism

      Translated Text of the Fascist Manifesto
      http://www.conservapedia.com/Fascist_Manifesto,_1919

      The Economic System of Corporatism
      http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/watkins/corporatism.htm

      Most of the economies of the world are corporatist in nature. The categories of socialist and pure market economy are virtually empty. There are only corporatist economies of various flavors.

      These flavors of corporatism include the social democratic regimes of Europe and the Americas, the East Asian and Islamic fundamentalist regimes such as Taiwan, Singapore and Iran.

      The Islamic socialist states such as Syria, Libya and Algeria are more corporatist than socialist, as was Iraq under Saddam Hussain.

      The formerly communist regimes such as Russia and China are now clearly corporatist in economic philosophy although not in name.

      Due to fascism/corporatism, most people in the world are not free to produce as they wish, nor use their produced goods in the manner they choose.

  2. I think more and more that my approach, “GKHO,” is best….
    That’s, “God Knows His Own,” and has a lead-in you can Google.

    🙁

    • Dear Jean,

      That’s from the Cathar holocaust at Beziers, France, an entire nation genocided from the Earth on the orders of Pope Innocent III.

      Cathars – Gnostic Dualists
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atBUQVNp4dc

      When they discovered, from the admissions of some of them, that there were Catholics mingled with the heretics they said to the abbot “Sir, what shall we do, for we cannot distinguish between the faithful and the heretics.”

      The abbot, like the others, was afraid that many, in fear of death, would pretend to be Catholics, and after their departure, would return to their heresy, thus he replied: “Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius – Kill them all for the Lord knoweth them that are His”

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whhAE8_GsVI

      I’m sure the force which gave life to this world has no connection at all to the Great Inquisitors who still march and patrol today. Embracing their doctrine of ruthless division and destruction entails only a race towards extinction, and nothing more.

      Francis of Assisi meets Pope Innocent III, head white genocidal racist ape of the Christian Murdering Savages Church
      http://vimeo.com/47132524

      • We have an advantage, as most wear uniforms and go to known institutions.
        Still, your point is not something to ignore.

        My concern is the same, though: we will show mercy to those who would destroy us, and they will rise again (though it will happen anyway, due to human nature, why give that evil a head start? Next time will be worse.)

        Working within a system meant to enshrine authoritarian (totalitarian) rule will only propagate the system. It means we’re accepting the yoke of servitude, provided we have the “right” masters.

        I’m too antisocial (I’d like to pretend it’s honorable or honest) for that. I had a reputation when among people I’d known for years: I told the truth, didn’t care whose toes I stepped on. “Numbers don’t lie, this is the meaning.” “You caused this by {facts & events}; it’s up to you to set things right.” “I fucked up, let me fix it.” Simple, straightforward, we get the job done. No blame, just facts and events.

        For those who are “socialized,” it’s Bend Over to get along. IE, the wolves get to tell the sheep what to do. (I went to Catholic parochial school; I know what happens, Lord of the Flies :: “Murphy was an optimist.”) It’s hiding that it’s still law of the jungle, or animal law. In a sense, I’m more honest by my antisocial stance. I ADMIT I’m not too different from the pack of wolves.
        But I’m a loner; I don’t WANT a pack. I want freedom. A pack is your responsibility: mouths to feed, territory to control: anti-freedom, if you will.
        I can leave a pack of enemies behind. I can’t bring a pack of my own to safe ground; some are always slower, and will be caught & likely killed. That leaves fighting. That means many get killed on both sides, pack vs. pack. Right now, “THEY” are using as many force multipliers as they can: snipers, body armor, O-Dark-Thirty raids, lethal force, full-auto weapons… MRAPS, FFS! As if they’re in Fallujah!

        So f*ck it, we’re guilty already. First thing to realize is, you’re already dead. The PACK is already dead.
        Then you are truly free, you cannot be killed twice. (Or in my case, a third time. Or in my best friend’s case, well, I believe he’s up to 5…)

        Flitwick: You do realize we can’t keep out You-Know-Who indefinitely.

        Minerva McGonagall: That doesn’t mean we can’t delay him. And his name is Voldemort, so you might as well use it, he’s going to try and kill you either way.

        They want a war, let it start here.

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