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Spy costs AV company $10 million

Automatic ForwardingYes, it is annoying when every 3-6 months your work computer flashes an insistent message asking you to change your password(s). But it appears that even if all you’re dealing with is...

Saberi leaves Iran in aftermath of ...

Roxana Saberi in AustriaReleased from prison and finally free to leave Iran, Roxana Saberi is making her way back home to the US with a recuperative stop in laid back Vienna. She’s not yet ready to speak at length with the press about...

Pentagon official leaks secrets to ...

Tai Shen Kuo Pentagon official James Wilbur Fondren has been charged with sharing classified information with a Chinese secret agent. Fondren, once an air force lieutenant colonel, has been serving as...

Belgian spy chief warns against Gua...

Belgian Spy Chief Alain WinantsAlthough President Obama has promised to shut down the detention center at Guantanamo, one small detail remains to be worked out – where are the 200+ Guantanamo inmates going to go? Obama has been approaching...

Lebanon: Israeli spy gadgets on dis...

Igloo water cooler spy gadgetWith mounting news of arrests of Palestinians and Lebanese accused of spying for Israel, it doesn’t come as a surprise that some proof is being paraded before the press. Yesterday...

Iran: Alleged Spy Finally Released

Roxana SaberiIn a move that has given Obama, Clinton and the Saberi family immense cause for relief, Iran reduced and suspended...

Europe: More expulsions follow spy ...

Isabelle FrancoisIn what is seemingly a retaliatory move, the Russian Foreign Ministry has asked NATO’s top representatives in Moscow to leave Russia. Just recently, two Russian diplomats...

Swede Charged for Hacking into Cisc...

Hacker at WorkFive years after hacking into Cisco and NASA computers, a 21-year-old Swede has been issued a 5-count indictment with...

Ex-NATO Rep Admits to Spying on Geo...

Russia Invades Georgia, August 2008Vakhtang Maysa, who used to be Georgia’s representative to NATO, was arrested by the Georgian Internal Ministry and has allegedly confessed to spying on...

Al-Marri Plea Reveals Al Qaeda Code...

Andrew Savage, al-Marri's lawyerAli al-Marri, the alleged Al Qaeda sleeper spy who has finally been put on trial, recently filed a guilty-plea agreement in federal court that reveals interesting details about Al Qaeda's...

U.S. Rep Accused of Helping Alleged...

Jane Harman at AIPAC event in ArizonaRepresentative Jane Harman, a California Democrat whose potentially compromising 2005 telephone conversation with a suspected Israeli agent was secretly recorded, has asked that the Department of Justice release...

Vigil Held in N. Dakota for Alleged...

Reza Saberi with a photo of his daughter RoxanaRoxana Saberi, the American-Iranian reporter recently convicted of espionage in Iran after a 1-day trial that was held behind closed doors, has been on a hunger strike since Tuesday, April 21. On Saturday, hundreds gathered on the...

Cracking Codes: Part III

It’s been a little while since our last cracking codes post, but here’s a classic for you to sink your teeth into this Sunday – the Telephone Keypad Cipher.

A standard touch-tone telephone keypad can be used to create a number cipher that is more difficult to break than a keyword system.

Using the telephone keypad …

New Chinese Spy Museum: No Foreigne...

No EntryChina’s just opened a new spy museum, but it shouldn’t be on any foreign tourist’s agenda. Why? Because all foreigners are barred entry, lest the spying secrets on display...

Russian diplomats kicked out of NAT...

Dmitry RogozinTwo Brussels-based Russian diplomats, suspected of being undercover intelligence operatives, have been...