Friday, August 27, 2010

DARPA wants to SMITE you

In case the meaning of smite is not familiar to you

Smite: To hit; To strike down or kill with godly force; To injure with divine power

To DARPA SMITE stands for: “Suspected Malicious Insider Threat Elimination”

same, same.

Darpa Wants Code to Spot ‘Anomalous Behavior’ on the Job

Looking for clues that a turncoat or accidental leaker is about to spill (.pdf) “could potentially be easier than recognizing explicit attacks,” Darpa notes in a request for information. But even that simpler search won’t be easy. “Many attacks are combinations of directly observable and inferred events.” Which is why SMITE’s program managers are interested in techniques to figure out“the likely intent of inferred actions, and suggestions about what [that] evidence might mean.” That goes for “behaviors both malicious and non-malicious"

How to go about this? Build a big data base..

“The next step is to determine whether an individual or group of individuals is exhibiting anomalous behavior that is also malicious.

Anomalous in one context might be perfectly normal in another. One possible solution, the SMITE paper adds, could be detecting “deceptive” activities, which are a sign of cyberspying. Or cheating on your taxes. Or carrying on an office affair. Or playing World of Warcraft on the job. Depending on the situation.



Another article calls this the witchfinder ware.
A clear reference to the ridiculous killing of multitudes of innocent women justified by, as claimed, their alleged witchcraft practices and allegiances to satan.


This time the Pentagon boffins want nothing less than some kind of automated witch-finder technology able to finger "increasingly sophisticated malicious insider behavior" in the USA.

It will no doubt be a comfort for anyone in a position of trust within the US information infrastructure to know that mighty military algorithms and hybrid engines will soon sniff your every move so as to forecast any context-dependent malice on your part and then in some unspecified way (remember what the E in SMITE stands for) eliminate you as a threat

11 comments:

  1. un-flipping-believable. and yet, NOT.

    pen did you see this? i thought you did a post with some pics about the IDF cutting the trees from a bucket truck.

    http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?ID=186197

    The US warned Lebanon that if it did not prevent any recurrence of the border-fire incident that occurred earlier this month, the IDF would destroy the Lebanese Armed Forces within four hours, Israel Radio cited a report by Lebanese newspaper A-Liwaa on Friday.

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  2. pen i am putting a post together with some of your links.

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  3. Funny I thought that the jews got their asses kicked the last time around.

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  4. ha they did silv. but they still took a lot of innocent Lebanese civilians down with them.

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  5. Hey Penny,..Excellent stuff, it is such a vacation to find gems like this and all for the asking. As you guys (Campo et al) are probably aware, we work pretty hard to keep doing this day after day, for no wages either. That you guys are batting at such high averages is testimony to your character and integrity. Ta think that the tribe actually pay thousands of shills to sell their lies, makes your work so much more valuable. You guys are kicking their arses and you are outnumbered a thousand to one.

    I salute you.

    Oh, the topic, oops; Silverfish; exactly, they always get a whoop'n when they are up against Soldiers and not women and children, I lol at the consistency of these monsters; they have no shame I tells ya, NO SHAME!

    Yay TEAM Truthers Go girls!

    veritas

    P.S. The Silverfish just checked out the Lair, nice work brother.

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  6. pen would you please resend the email you send with the attachment.

    truly i must have a minder because i received it, and lo, this morning is has disappeared from my inbox.

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  7. This link you give is from Wired, Pen. Total disinfo magazine that went on long record trying to namecall people who thought something was fishy with 9/11 and called them unscientific while simply piling on with the ad hominem attacks. They don't have a shred of legitimacy for me.

    So - that is the context: a disinfo/propaganda mag tries to tell us that IN THE FUTURE, there MIGHT be a big database out there collecting data on potential threats for all kinds of things detrimental to corporate interests.

    Newsflash: waaaaaaaaaaaaay too late news - it's already been happening for years, people!

    There are already literally hundreds of collection databases operating, and at somepoint, some of them touch all of us - eespecially we that comment, blog, use handles, etc. Already happening.

    The fact that it denies the existence of all the other illegal information mining already happening, done by every government and many of their black ops agencies, is pure disinfo.

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  8. One possible solution, the SMITE paper adds, could be detecting “deceptive” activities, which are a sign of cyberspying. Or cheating on your taxes. Or carrying on an office affair. Or playing World of Warcraft on the job.

    If they're going to start collecting info on Americans who cheat on their taxes; have an office affair or play virtul reality games, that means they're going to have to expand their database to include another 120 million Americans.

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  9. hey slozo,

    I realize it is from wired there is also an additional link to another news story.


    while I realize there are already data bases collecting information, facebook for example, this is just another one of many, that we should be aware of.

    "The fact that it denies the existence of all the other illegal information mining already happening, done by every government and many of their black ops agencies, is pure disinfo."

    the article doesn't fail to deny the existence of other data mining, it fails entirely to mention them.

    That is the limitation of the msm.
    Always has been, always will be.
    I had actually wanted to do an entire post on data mining and how long it has been ongoing, but, I haven't had the time as of late.

    And last week-end the old computer died and I am happily using a new one that is working much better, BUT, for now I have lost my hundreds of resource book marks, which annoys me to know end.
    I will have them back shortly, but,or now......

    when it rains it pours!

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  10. Hey Greg!

    eventually the gov's will expand it to everyone

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