John McAfee Explains How He’d Hack the Pentagon

John McAfee, paranoid billionaire hacker and future President of the USA, is at it again. Not content with boasting about how easy it would be for him to hack an iPhone, McAfee has decided to crank it up a notch, telling Tech Insider not only that he could hack the Pentagon, but explaining exactly how he would do it.

“You want to find the weakest link,” McAfee said in a phone interview with Tech Insider. “You’re in and out, and you have everything.”

On Wednesday, the Pentagon announced that it would be inviting hackers to test its systems for security. McAfee claims that, given the opportunity, that he could compromise the intelligence organisation’s systems within a month.

“I would exclusively use social engineering,” he said. “I would most likely use an ‘audit authorization letter’ on [Department of Defense] letterhead.”

“This technique seldom fails,” he added.

McAfee’s plan to hack the Pentagon relies less on coding and more on hustling, pulling a Danny Ocean-esque confidence trick. He envisions himself bluffing and sweet-talking his way into the building, supported by fake IDs and hacked phone lines, following weeks of surveillance to identify the ideal marks and copy official ID badges.

The caper itself begins with McAfee himself, suited up, entering a Pentagon data centre with an official-looking letter.

“The last thing on your mind is going to be ‘Can I see your credentials?’” McAfee explains, “Because what credentials [am I] going to have? [We] are going to have this letter and say ‘Call the general.’

“The people you hand this letter to are terrorized,” he adds. “Why? Because they know they fucked up. They know that they have problems. They know that they have flaws in the system.”

“If they do call the number, it’s even worse. The operator,” who is a plant, according to McAfee’s plan, “says, ‘Yes, this is extraordinarily important. Tell them they’re late and they better get [the audit report] in now. You have no idea how pissed off the general is.'”

Sadly, John has blown his load by revealing his plan in public. But maybe it’s a double-bluff, or he’s so confident that he thinks he can pull the heist off anyway. Either way, I can’t wait until the “Hack the Pentagon” initiative begins this April.

Future US President John McAfee Ditches the Cyber Party for Libertarianism

Capricious billionaire John McAfee – once described as “extremely paranoid, even bonkers” by the President of Belize – is like a shark: he has to keep moving (he also has great fluid dynamics and an advanced immune system, which was his inspiration for his McAfee antivirus software). After announcing his candidacy for the Presidency of the USA – competing against fellow contemptible oligarch Donald Trump – McAfee has revealed that he is ditching his old party, the Cyber Party, in favour of the Libertarians.

“We’re facing a cyberwar,” McAfee told Engadget in the wake of his party-switch. “Our power grid in America is 50 years old, it’s aging. The technology, the computers that are running and rationing electricity across the country are completely open and vulnerable to a 13-year-old who wants to hack from anywhere int he world. Technology I think is the biggest problem in the American government. We lack decades behind the Chinese and Russians in weaponized software.”

McAfee believes that he is the best person to protect America from the impending “cyberwar”. How he intends to fight it with a Libertarian-endorsed, stripped-down Government state is anyone’s guess.

“We have to have weaponized software,” he said. “We have to have the capability to say, ‘Look, if you press a button, we’ll press a button.'”

President Obama Has the Power to Text Everyone in the US at Any Time

US President Barack Obama has the power to mass-message every American citizen with a phone whenever he deems necessary, the Wall Street Journal has revealed.

All modern phones on sale in the US contain a smart chip that allows messages from the President to be delivered under any circumstances. Due to an extension of the Emergency Alert Network in 2012, all phone manufacturers are required to include the chip by law.

Any message sent as a Presidential emergency alert isn’t strictly a text, and is only sent to phones within a specific geographic area. Though that area could conceivably include the whole of the US, it is unlikely except in the most extreme of circumstances. The messages cannot be opted out of; they are compulsory.

Source: Gizmodo

Jeb Bush Announces Presidential Run Via Facebook

Former Governor of Florida Jeb Bush – son of and brother to former US Presidents George Bush and George W. Bush, respectively – has announced that he’s considering running for President in a Facebook post.

Bush has been hinting for weeks that the next presidential election was at the forefront of his mind, with many media outlets trying to push him into making a statement about them. Now he has, on a social media site. The post reads:

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!

Like many of you, our family was blessed with the opportunity to gather together over the recent Thanksgiving holiday.

Columba and I are so proud of the wonderful adults our children have become, and we loved spending time with our three precious grandchildren.

We shared good food and watched a whole lot of football.

We also talked about the future of our nation. As a result of these conversations and thoughtful consideration of the kind of strong leadership I think America needs, I have decided to actively explore the possibility of running for President of the United States.

In January, I also plan to establish a Leadership PAC that will help me facilitate conversations with citizens across America to discuss the most critical challenges facing our exceptional nation. The PAC’s purpose will be to support leaders, ideas and policies that will expand opportunity and prosperity for all Americans.

Source: The Verge