Who’s really behind the DNC/NSA hacks? Russia, Snowden, independent hacker, or hybrid of all three?

// August 17th, 2016 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security
Who’s really behind the DNC/NSA hacks? Russia, Guccifer, Snowden, or hybrid of all three?

Regardless of whether you consider Edward Snowden’s leaks of classified information to be self-sacrificial acts of patriotism or the deeds of a traitor, the recent DNC data dump and NSA cyber weapons malware (milware?) code drops have all the markings of a Snowden escapade. If you disagree, consider the timing of the code drop and […]

Americans are intelligent but history shows they could still elect a fascist, Hitler-like leader

// August 9th, 2016 // No Comments » // Politics and legal
Nazi propoganda poster

To determine if America could indeed reshape the world by “accidentally” electing a fascist leader, we have to look no further than Nazi Germany. Nazi Germany was inconceivable, unbelievable, and sadly, irreversible. Although everyone is familiar with Hitler’s Nazi regime, many fail to recognize the subtle series of steps that allowed it to be.

WTF?!? Trump finally releases economic plan in Detroit and his minions are gonna riot

// August 8th, 2016 // No Comments » // Politics and legal
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Harsh agitations aside, a lot of what Trump says makes sense – a least to some degree. Then he goes and does something goofy like releasing an economic plan that to his minions, must feel like a punch in the face. Here’s what Trump plans to do and why it’s so outrageously bizarre.

Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) – how to create a Linux hacking toolkit that runs on Windows 10

// August 6th, 2016 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security
Windows 10/Ubuntu logos - YouTube

Forget running Kali in a virtual machine (well, at least put it aside for a while). The Windows 10 Anniversary Update includes a whack new feature – Windows Subsystem for Linux or WSL. Using the new LxssManager service, WSL lets you run a full-featured Ubuntu Linux subsystem on Windows 10.

Poodlecorp DDoS attack brings down Blizzard’s battle.net servers

// August 2nd, 2016 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security
Map showing worldwide DDoS traffic during the attack - Brazil is the source and United States is the destination

I tweeted a few hours ago about a DDoS attack hammering Blizzard’s game servers.  Around 7:00 PM Central Time, players in the game began noticing severe lagging.  Within 30 minutes, the Battle.net servers were completely offline and unavailable for game play.

Arrest records show Alton Sterling was not the “gentle giant” as portrayed by the media

// July 11th, 2016 // No Comments » // Politics and legal
Turns out Alton Sterling was not the "gentle giant" as portrayed by the media

The arrest records of Alton Sterling (aka Alton Bertell Sterlings) have been released and they don’t do much to help his case nor support his aunt’s claim that he was a “gentle giant”. Sterling was the 37-year-old black man who died at the hands of Baton Rouge police during an arrest for “brandishing a weapon”. […]

After Brexit, Media talking heads still miss the point – here are the real Brexit headlines

// June 24th, 2016 // No Comments » // Politics and legal
Brexit - British Exit from the European Union

Once again, media talking heads and government officials have missed the point. Instead, here are the headlines that much more accurately summarize the entire Brexit affair:

CIA documents reveal systematic torture – have we forgotten the cost of freedom?

// June 16th, 2016 // No Comments » // Politics and legal
CIA torture techniques including leashing naked prisoner

New documents were released this week which detail the brutal interrogation techniques sanctioned by the CIA after the 9/11 attacks. The published CIA guidelines reveal that the acceptable level of prisoner discomfort is measured by the amount of permanent physical damage it inflicts on the detainee and not whether or not it violates our humanity […]

RED – squabble with city over graffiti on utility building leads to this humorous outcome

// February 9th, 2016 // No Comments » // Geek Humor
graffiti-gif-actual

A British lad found himself in a squabble with the authorities over graffiti on a small utility building near his home. Thankfully, he photographed the wall in question during the squabble providing this humorous (and wildly artistic) record of the city’s response.

Complete Star Wars timeline – calendar of significant events and characters in the Star Wars universe

// December 21st, 2015 // No Comments » // Movies and TV
Star Wars logo as seen in the movies

Remember, the Star Wars universe exists beyond the movies. Many novels, comic books, television series, and spinoff movies expand upon the universe as explained in the 9 canonical movies. Based on the Coruscant tropical year, this calendar uses the Battle of Yavin (when the first Death Star was destroyed) as its epoch or year zero. […]

Really? Paul Ryan snuck the full text of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act into the emergency budget bill last night

// December 16th, 2015 // No Comments » // Politics and legal
Cybersecurity Act of 2015 embedded in the emergency budget bill

I suspect this will be big news over the course of the next few days and rightfully so. With the threat of government shutdown looming, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan introduced a 2,000-page “omnibus” budget bill as a last-minute compromise. Most of the bill looks fairly legit until you get to page 1,728 where […]

Anonymous Troll ISIS Day – a collection of the funniest ISIS memes making the rounds

// December 11th, 2015 // No Comments » // Politics and legal
ISIS be all like pew pew with the ak-47

Since Daesh relies heavily on social media to spread its propaganda, Anonymous created a unique #TrollingDay (Troll ISIS Day) social media event encouraging users saturate social media with ISIS-related memes. Here’s a sample of the ISIL memes making the rounds on December 11, 2015.

We have ISIS’s secret internal administrative plans – and man, are they a doozy

// December 8th, 2015 // No Comments » // Politics and legal
ISIS Fail

The following was purportedly leaked from an ISIS administrator to researcher Aymenn al-Tamimi who passed the document to The Guardian. Despite relatively immature prose that looks like it was written in crayon, the document was published in several sources. Various English translations are floating around the web and I took the clearest of each to […]

Obama’s address to the nation – Is the US government attempting to calm the public or instill more fear?

// December 7th, 2015 // No Comments » // Politics and legal
Obama

The president’s speech last night was long, dry, and full of fluff. I’ve taken the time to transcribe the speech and inject quick summaries after each paragraph so you can skip the mumbo-jumbo and get to the gist of the message.

The United States is outsourcing its Cyberspace (Cyber Command) Operations – really?

// November 16th, 2015 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security
Task Order Request for Cyberspace Operations Support Services in support of United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM)

It’s a draft title Task Order Request for Cyberspace Operations Support Services in support of United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM). Oh, brother. That means the U.S. has bungled their cybersecurity so badly they’re now willing to outsource, and trust, this critical national security task to an outside contractor. Even a partner outside of the U.S. […]


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