This year, the number of cyberattacks has increased, along with the types of malware used in the attacks. Much of this escalation is due to the proliferation of malware through online markets. These black markets are making it easy and cheap to commit identity fraud, gain information, and launch attacks that are costly for companies, governments, and individuals. But like any market, the malware market is subject to economic forces. Not only do malware vendors and consumers act on basic laws of supply and demand, but their behavior in response…
“Never has so much been written about a speech that has not been given.” That was Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, speaking to members and supporters of the Israel lobby AIPAC. In this issue of REDLINE, the FPR team explains why this White House tenses up every time Bibi is in town.
It’s time that we all learn a thing or two about the deep web. It can be a scary place; often called the “dark web” or the “hidden” internet, the deeper corners of the internet attract a dangerous minority of web users. Browsing the tamer websites of the deep web, you can find handy guides on cybersecurity, rare editions of hard-to-find novels, and large depositories of music, movies, and other media. But diving into the more insidious websites of the deep web, you’ll discover what makes it dangerous. On the…
In two separate press conferences today, the language from Senator Mitch McConnell and President Obama sounded the same as it ever was; has anything really changed? (Yes!… ish)
By Aaron DeVera. Selfies and social media won’t be enough; to attract millennials, the GOP needs some wins.
By Aaron DeVera. Mischaracterizing the spread of the Syrian conflict will undermine efforts to solve it.
By Aaron DeVera. al-Qaida leadership under Zawahiri is diminishing. However, as weak as the threat from al-Qaida Central might be, the horizontal structure the global terror network has turned into produces more violent and sporadic attacks. Artwork by Darby Oehl FCRH’16.