Imagine if we couldn’t report the news. Better yet, imagine you are Barrett Brown.

// January 23rd, 2015 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security
Free Barrett Brown

Imagine a cybercrime has occurred. 200 gigabytes of data have been stolen and posted on a remote site. The remote site is public, easily accessible to all. An experienced journalist (Barrett Brown) reports the location of the stolen data.

The Doomsday Clock – a grim reminder that the human race not immortal

// January 21st, 2015 // No Comments » // History and Civilization
The Doomsday Clock–a grim reminder that we are not immortal

Called the Doomsday Clock, it hangs on a wall in the University of Chicago. In over 65 years, the time has only changed twenty-one times. Created in 1947, during the dawn of the atomic age, the universally-recognized clock represents the countdown to human extinction. The closer they set the clock to midnight, the closer the […]

Car Dealership plays mean prank on pizza delivery guy – Internet attacks back

// January 15th, 2015 // No Comments » // Boring stuff
Palace Pizza delivery man returns change to F&R Auto Sales of Westport, Massachusetts

After video of their prank on a local pizza delivery man appeared online, employees of F&R Auto Sales of Westport, Massachusetts are getting the crap smacked out of them on the Internet. After a deluge of phone calls, email, and contacts through social networks, the company eventually stopped responding altogether. Then their website and social […]

Hands on with North Korea’s official Red Star 3.0 Server linux operating system

// January 12th, 2015 // No Comments » // Technology
Start the Red Star 3.0 Server installation

Red Star OS, North Korea’s official Red Hat-based Linux distro, is very easy to install in a VM. Given recent revelations of its many security holes, it’s an excellent opportunity to install the operating system in a local VM and then pound it for vulnerability assessment. At the very least, this will let you derive […]

Are sunspots killing us? New research hints sunspots at birth shorten overall lifespan

// January 12th, 2015 // No Comments » // Astronomy and Space News
Sunspots on the Sun may shorten lifespan

Research out of Norway drew a surprising conclusion this week – sunspots appear to shorten a person’s lifespan by over half a decade. Researchers studied more than 9,062 Norwegian births from 1676 to 1878 and using the occurrence of sunspots, a barometer of sorts for solar activity, found that lifespans were shorter by slightly over […]

More well-timed photos that make you smile (or laugh)

// January 11th, 2015 // No Comments » // Entertainment
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Here’s a collection of well-timed photos that give the perception of, well, check for yourself below. I can’t vouch for the legitimacy of some of the photos so feel free to share your opinion in the article comments (which I will, of course, promptly delete if I disagree).

The controversial works of Charlie Hebdo offend more than just Muslims

// January 7th, 2015 // No Comments » // Politics and legal
Charlie Hebdo reader reading one of their first controversial issues

When masked gunmen stormed the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, they were heard to shout “Allahu Akbar” or “God is Great” in Arabic. That the attackers were Muslim terrorists is without question. So what had Charlie Hebdo published to upset followers of Islam? Turns out they have a long history of satirical (and […]

Nicely done France – France and other European nations take to the street in support of Charlie Hebdo

// January 7th, 2015 // No Comments » // Politics and legal
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After three masked gunmen killed 12 in the offices of left-wing magazine Charlie Hebdo, the French quickly took to the streets showing the world they are not afraid. Marching under the banner of “Je Suis Charlie” or “I am Charlie”, demonstrators in France, England, Spain, Germany, and Italy hit the streets creating a somber but […]

100 Books you must read before you die

// January 4th, 2015 // No Comments » // Entertainment
Beautiful library full of books

It’s well understood that reading improves your focus and concentration and expands your imagination but reading also broadens your understanding of the world in general. To that end, here are 100 books that every person should read before they die.

North Korea’s official full statement regarding the December 2014 Sony attack

// January 3rd, 2015 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security
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Below is North Korea’s National Defense Commission’s official statement regarding the December 2014 Sony cyberattack – grammar and spelling errors left intact. The statement was published on December 22, 2014 by the country’s official news agency, KCNA. I’ve highlighted all the interesting (and humorous) parts.

Weird well-times photos that make you go, Huh? – Part 2

// December 31st, 2014 // No Comments » // Entertainment
Well-timed photo makes gymanist look like she has no head

Here’s a collection of well-timed photos that give the perception of, well, check for yourself below. I can’t vouch for the legitimacy of some of the photos so feel free to share your opinion in the article comments (which I will, of course, promptly delete if I disagree).

US-CERT releases details on SMB worm tool used in Sony attack- complete breakdown

// December 19th, 2014 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security
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US-CERT released alert TA14-353A today detailing a “SMB Worm Tool” recently used by cyber threat actors against a “major entertainment company”. Given the timing of the US formal accusations against North Korea, this certainly hints that the malware toolset being referenced is the one used by the Guardians of Peace (GOP) in the recent Sony […]

Anonymous fights fire with fire – threatens attacks against Sony (and others?) if The Interview is not released

// December 19th, 2014 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security
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In an odd but not totally unexpected twist to the story, a hacking group claiming to represent Anonymous has threatened Sony with the same type of bitch slap they got from [cough] North Korea’s GOP if the movie The Interview is not released as planned. This was followed by other messages from a poster claiming […]

FBI releases official update on Sony Investigation – officially confirms North Korea involvement in attack against Sony

// December 19th, 2014 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security
The official FBI Agent Geek Slop card

The following just went across the wire, released by the FBI, in which they “concluded that the North Korean government is responsible” for the attack and leak of Sony Pictures Entertainment data. The FBI based their conclusion on similarities in attack code and “infrastructure” previously tied to North Korea and threw down the gauntlet stating, […]

Don’t forget the jailed Hacktivists and Whistleblowers this Holiday season!

// December 19th, 2014 // No Comments » // Politics and legal
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Political prisoners always need support, but can you imagine spending the holidays in prison? Please, help us support our jailed Activists, Hacktivists, and Whistle-blowers by brightening up the holidays through writing letters and getting them the things they need at this time.


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