Tuesday, 23 January, 2018

Report claims hackers could start a nuclear war through vulnerable weapons systems

The US Plans To Loosen Rules On When It Can Use Nukes, So Seeya Later Y'All Donald Trump Administration Plans to Develop More Usable Nuclear Weapons, Loosen Restrictions
Sammy Stanley | 12 January, 2018, 16:17

Nuclear weapons systems - including the UK's Trident warheads - were first developed when computers were in their infancy and little consideration was given to cyber vulnerabilities, the authors warn.

"At times of heightened tension, cyber attacks on nuclear weapons systems could cause an escalation, which results in their use".

The likelihood of attempted cyber-attacks on nuclear weapons is high and increasing from "advanced persistent threats from states and non-state groups", the report found.

Meanwhile, U.S. media have been exercised by comments by Ri Son-kwon, who led the North Korean delegation to cross-border talks on Tuesday and said the North's nuclear weapons and missiles are trained chiefly on the U.S.

Digital components, material and software can quickly become obsolete and, without proper updates and patching, "they are subject to intrusion".

An activist with a mask of Kim Jong Un and another with a mask of Trump, march with a model of a nuclear rocket in Berlin.

Anti-nuclear campaigners have condemned President Trump's plans to expand the role of nuclear weapons, widely expected in his forthcoming Nuclear Posture Review.

Wolfsthal said the modified Trident warhead, with just the primary (fission) part of its thermonuclear warhead, was "totally unnecessary" as the United States already has low-yield weapons, B61 gravity bombs and air-launched cruise missiles, in its arsenal.

Nollywood Actress, Funke Akindele, to Star in Hollywood's 'Avengers: Infinity Wars'
New Avengers 4 set photos tease the return of Tony Stark's Captain America: Civil War technology dubbed B.A.R.F. She might feature alongside Hollywood hot shots, Don Cheadle, Chris Pratt, Scarlett Johansson and others.

They claim that President Donald Trump's volatility, along with his recent hostile rhetoric directed towards North Korea, presents an unpredictable element in the nuclear equation.

He also said it was "pretty dumb" to put a low-yield "tactical" weapon on the planned new Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines, because firing it would give away a submarine's position. If systems went down, then a country believing it is under attack, when it isn't, could launch deadly nuclear warheads by mistake.

"That strikes me as being unsustainable from a naval strategy point of view". Mr Trump has also suggested he would build weapons that would breach the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russian Federation. The Russians, the argument goes, would count on USA reluctance to use the massive warheads on its existing weapons, leading Washington to back down.

Wolfsthal said that he believed that the review he saw was the final draft, and it stated that the USA would start work on sea-launched nuclear missile to counter the alleged Russian bid to develop a ground-launched cruise missile.

'That's just not the case.

The largest nuclear weapon now in America's is the B83, with a maximum yield of 1.2 megatons of TNT.

The M-28 Davey Crockett was America's smallest nuclear capable weapon, with a yield between 10 and 20 tons TNT equivalent.

Recommended

Kirby: Star Allies Switch Release Date Set For March, Demo Out Now Kirby: Star Allies Switch Release Date Set For March, Demo Out Now The story mode will have players traveling across the Mushroom Kingdom participating in matches, minigames, and boss battles. It was leaked in the hours and days before the Direct, but the original Dark Souls is coming to the Switch indeed.

Seal Just Called Out Oprah over Harvey Weinstein Seal Just Called Out Oprah over Harvey Weinstein Seal has accused Oprah Winfrey of knowing about Harvey Weinstein's history of sexual abuse in an Instagram post . In fact, Model Chrissy Teigen came to Winfrey's defense and hit the singer with the best response.

Jacksonville Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey limited in practice Jacksonville Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey limited in practice In the receiving end, Keelan Cole posted 715 yards and three touchdowns while Marqise lee added 702 yards and three touchdowns. Ben Roethlisberger passed for more than 300 yards, but he also threw five interceptions and did not have a touchdown pass.

Large Amounts of Water Ice Found Beneath Mars' Surface Large Amounts of Water Ice Found Beneath Mars' Surface Geological Survey, the nonprofit Planetary Science Institute, Georgia Tech, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Texas. In 2008, researchers even captured a full-scale avalanche on Mars as it plunged down a 2,300-foot slope into a valley.

India's Infosys Profit Rose 38% Last Quarter India's Infosys Profit Rose 38% Last Quarter A Bloomberg poll projected Infosys net profit and revenue at Rs 3,610 crore and Rs 17,842 crore respectively in Q3FY18. The company's dollar revenue growth stood at 1 per cent and constant currency revenue at 0.8 per cent QoQ.

Alleged Galaxy S9 retail box surfaces, reveals key features Alleged Galaxy S9 retail box surfaces, reveals key features The Samsung Galaxy S9 is going to be unveiled next month at MWC 2018 which starts on February 26. The image, which has surfaced on Reddit, details various key specifications of the Galaxy S9.

Man wanted in Charlotte murder 'ambushes' police, shot dead at headquarters Man wanted in Charlotte murder 'ambushes' police, shot dead at headquarters Detectives say Bennett was believed to have taken the 2-month-old girl with him when he left the scene. Police say they had a child together. "It's obvious he knew we were looking for him", Putney said.

Second Day of Protests Over Child Rape and Murder Second Day of Protests Over Child Rape and Murder Paramilitary forces were called to the city of Kasur near the Indian border, Punjab provincial police said. Ihtisham ul Haq, summed up many people's exasperation at a lack of progress in finding the killer.

Is Eden Hazard close to a new Chelsea deal? Is Eden Hazard close to a new Chelsea deal? While Hazard's comments seem like firm confirmation, he and Courtois have both put the onus on the other to sign first in the past.

Flipkart Apple Sale 2018 : Check Apple iPhones Macbooks Cashback's Flipkart Apple Sale 2018 : Check Apple iPhones Macbooks Cashback's On iPhone 6s , offers like Rs 18,000 exchange on another phone and 5% off on usage of Axis Bank Buzz credit card available. It's not that Apple is intentionally making things hard for iPhone 6 Plus owners who want to get the battery replaced.

United States hails India's aid contribution to Afghanistan United States  hails India's aid contribution to Afghanistan According to the statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), General Bajwa received two telephone calls from General Joseph L.

Celtics vs 76ers HIGHLIGHTS: All the best action from NBA London 2018 Celtics vs 76ers HIGHLIGHTS: All the best action from NBA London 2018 Boston shot 57.1 percent from the field during the second half, all while limiting Philadelphia to just 36.6 percent shooting. After his eight-point, four-rebound, 4-for-8 shooting performance against the Nets, that rhythm appears to be building.

PUBG has already sold three million copies on Xbox One PUBG has already sold three million copies on Xbox One The most recent updates have brought first-person support for solo, duo, and squads gameplay and they are "just getting started". Both new lootboxes have a 40% drop rate and the previous Wanderer and Survivor lootboxes have a 10% drop rate.

Uber uses 'panic button' to shield files during police raids Uber uses 'panic button' to shield files during police raids Uber said this software is necessary to protect company data, along with the privacy of passengers, drivers and Uber employees. Uber said the system - named Ripley, after the flame throwing hero in the Alien movies - was there to protect customer data.

Wikileaks founder Assange is naturalised Eucadorian now Wikileaks founder Assange is naturalised Eucadorian now In 2016, a United Nations panel concluded that Assange had been "arbitrarily detained" and should be allowed to walk free. Meanwhile, the British government confirmed that Ecuador had recently asked for diplomatic status for Assange.