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Catch Me If You Can: North Korea Works to Improve Communications Security

Catch Me If You Can: North Korea Works to Improve Communications Security

North Korean scientists have developed a quantum encryption device—the basis for a communications system that is completely secure from hackers and eavesdroppers. The technology, if it can be deployed successfully, could complicate signals surveillance on internal North Korean communications, so the development has potentially significant [...]

All That Glitters Is Not Gold: A Closer Look at North Korea’s Ullim Tablet

All That Glitters Is Not Gold: A Closer Look at North Korea’s Ullim Tablet

Computer security researchers analyzing a North Korean tablet computer have discovered a level of surveillance and control not previously seen inside electronics from the DPRK. If used across all tablets and smartphones, the system could significantly impact the ability of activists to send digital information into North Korea that can be viewed [...]

Now Streaming: Intranet Protocol TV Service Arrives in North Korea

Now Streaming: Intranet Protocol TV Service Arrives in North Korea

TV viewers in North Korea are no longer tied to watching shows at the time they air. The country has begun an "Intranet" Protocol Television (IPTV) service providing access to live and catch-up TV, according to a report carried by Korean Central Television on Tuesday, August 16. The IPTV service demonstrates greater media accessibility to the [...]

Cold War Communications: The Two Koreas Resume Coded Radio Broadcasts

Cold War Communications: The Two Koreas Resume Coded Radio Broadcasts

A little after midnight, early on the morning of July 15, as most of the Korean peninsula slept, were North Korean spies up late listening to the radio? This was the big question after a strange sequence of numbers was read out on a North Korean radio station. It sounded a lot like the coded messages previously used to relay instructions to [...]

Did Somebody Say H-bomb?

Did Somebody Say H-bomb?

The sun is a miasma Of incandescent plasma The sun’s not simply made out of gas No, no, no The sun is a quagmire It's not made of fire Forget what you've been told in the past ~ They Might Be Giants Five years ago, I opened an article about the possibility of a North Korean thermonuclear weapon with a few lines from a song record by They [...]

North Korea’s Cyber Capabilities: Deterrence and Stability in a Changing Strategic Environment

North Korea’s Cyber Capabilities: Deterrence and Stability in a Changing Strategic Environment

In addition to long-standing international concerns about North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons and technology, the US and its regional allies—the Republic of Korea (ROK) and Japan—are increasingly worried about the DPRK’s growing cyber offensive capabilities. A recent HP study detailing North Korea’s electronic warfare capabilities [...]

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