Odds ‘n Sods:


Todd M. suggested reading this troubling MIT Technology Review article on SCADA systems vulnerability: Hacking Industrial Systems Turns Out to Be Easy: New research from Black Hat shows it’s possible to trick water and energy infrastructure to cause physical damage—and securing these systems remains painfully slow. Meanwhile, G.G. suggested that we read: Chinese Hacking Team Caught Taking Over Decoy Water Plant. Oh, and coincidentally, my friend Bob G. just called and recommended this novel, based on a credible terrorist scenario: Gridlock.

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Some folks have put together a combined Calendar of Prepper, Survivalist and Self-Reliance Shows. I hope that they will keep this updated on a regular basis.

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What will really happen when the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts? (And BTW, most of the American Redoubt is upwind of Yellowstone. In contrast, the downwind Upper Midwest and Plains States will get most of the ash fall.)

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Feds Are Suspects in New Malware That Attacks Tor Anonymity.

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The power behind the throne: Benghazi Bombshell: Valerie Jarrett, Commander in Chief. (Reader F.G. mentioned that Rush Limbaugh read this compete article on the air on August 6th.) Since when does a White House staffer who wasn’t confirmed by the Senate get to issue a “Deny Tactical Support” order? BHO and his cronies must go. Time for impeachment.

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