Pass notes like a spy with the Hollow Spy Bolt. This is what’s referred to as an Overt Dead Drop, which would be disguised as an everyday item that could be left in plain sight. The hope is that no one would give it a second thought if it was properly placed in its environment. With a simple counter-clockwise twist, the bolt head opens to reveal a hollow compartment. Check it out in the ITS Shop.
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Howard Hughes in the cockpit of the XF-11 reconnaissance aircraft prototype.
"The Hughes XF-11 was designed to be a fast, long-range reconnaissance aircraft for the U.S. Army. The XF-11 was a tricycle-gear, twin-engine, twin-fuselage, all-metal monoplane with a pressurized central crew nacelle. The front and rear propellers on each engine were counter-rotating. This unusual design increased performance and stability but added a great deal of mechanical complexity."
You may also remember this plane from a scene in The Aviator:
"Air Force May Be Developing Stealth Drones in Secret" - The Danger Room on Wired has the full story.
"Gone would be the Block 30 model of the brand-new, high-flying Global Hawk recon UAV, axed in favor of upgrades to the decades-old U-2 spy plane. Production of the workhorse Reapers was slashed from 48 per year to just 24. Looking ahead, the Air Force cancelled a planned, unclassified effort to develop a jet-powered attack drone, the MQ-X. Indeed, the flying branch abandoned its entire 30-year “roadmap” for future UAV development, which had anticipated a host of new robot designs to ultimately replace most manned aircraft."
'In high-stress combat the human brain is still the best computer, and human eyes the best sensors, Hostage said. Drones “don’t have the awareness that a manned plane would have.”'
The Air Force is sending the X37-B back into space for it’s third super secret mission. The X37 is an reusable unmanned spacecraft that the Pentagon has refused to comment on. No idea as to what they’re using it for but it certainly is interesting. [via The Verge]
Careful what you say — Big Brother’s listening! The Daily has learned that government officials are quietly installing audio surveillance on public buses across the country to eavesdrop on passengers.
Plans to implement the technology are under way in cities from San Francisco to Hartford, Conn., and Eugene, Ore., to Columbus, Ohio.
Linked to video cameras already in wide use, the microphones will offer a formidable new tool for security and law enforcement. With the new systems, experts say, transit officials can effectively send an invisible police officer to transcribe the individual conversations of every passenger riding on a public bus.
But the deployment of the technology on buses raises urgent questions about the boundaries of legally protected privacy in public spaces, experts say, as transit officials — and perhaps law enforcement agencies given access to the systems — seem positioned to monitor audio communications without search warrants or court supervision.
“This is very shocking,” said Anita Allen, a privacy law expert at the University of Pennsylvania. “It’s a little beyond what we’re accustomed to.”
Top 10 ways to avoid being tracked online - Head over to Marketplace Tech for the full list of tips.
“‘James Bond’-like weapons retrieved from failed North Korean assassin”
Poison pens, flashlights that fire bullets… head over to The Verge for more information.
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Based on several requests, I’m preparing 2 courses.
Introduction to penetration testing
1- Introduction to Operating Systems and Networks
2- Recon and mapping: port mapping, OS and services enumeration and system footprinting
3- A word about exploits
4- Searching for vulnerabilities:…
Looks like a lot of useful information in the realm of personal security. Visit Red Teams for more details.