Rule 41 changes pass – long live legalized electronic eavesdropping of all Americans!

// November 30th, 2016 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security
Anonymous peering through shattered dreams

The new Rule 41 dictate is going to be law and it’s a doozy, both mind-boggling (for its stupidity) and stomach-churning (for its stupidity) at the same time. Effectively, what the law does is allow any judge, anywhere (including Podunk, Texas), to grant a warrant for electronic surveillance of any US citizen. If you thought […]

Trump minions fight back with combo Sieg-Heil-Trump parade and George Soros protest in locations across the US

// November 16th, 2016 // No Comments » // Politics and legal
Trump minions announce combo We-love-Trump parade and George Soros protest in locations across the US

They’re calling themselves a part of Anonymous and to prove they’re a lot smarter than the Alt-Righters, threw up a Dox of George Soros (who they say funds Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, etc.). Turns out the “Dox” was nothing more than a nifty little bio (see below). Today they announced a “nationwide Trump […]

Here’s all you need to know about the dangerous Alt-Right movement – straight from the Breitbart (Stephen Bannon’s) published manifesto

// November 14th, 2016 // No Comments » // Politics and legal
Me thinks Alt-Right are a bunch of illiterate Nazi wankers

In early 2016, Brietbart News published an explanation of their Alt-Right movement. It attempted to defend and justify the Alt-Rights rhetoric. Let’s take a trip through the manifesto, with quotes directly taken from Breitbart’s published philosophy, and untangle the purple prose to reveal what the Breitbart’s “brainy” Alt-Right really believe.

Anonymous posts message clarifying stance and denouncing Julan Assange, Vladimir Putin, and Donald Trump as fascists

// November 14th, 2016 // No Comments » // Politics and legal
Anonymous - Expect Us

The following appeared on Pastebin yesterday: Anonymous message on Wikileaks & the rise of Trump and global fascism.

My collection of Donald Trump (Nazi) logos (with a few good Hitler quotes as an added bonus)

// November 10th, 2016 // No Comments » // Geek Humor
Donald Trump Nazi logo

For the Trump haters, keep your chin up. I’m sure he’ll provide plenty of fodder for our entertainment over the next four years. I’ll begin with these Donald Trump Nazi logos that have begun appearing all over the Internet.

Why are students at Texas State University dying to have a good time (while officials ignore the elephant in the room)

// November 4th, 2016 // No Comments » // Politics and legal
Partiers at Cool River Ranch Float Fest

Conveniently situated off I-35, splitting the authority of Hays County and Guadalupe County, the campus sits near San Marcos River and Guadalupe River – both popular party destinations for students of an age when rational adult-like decision-making is just beginning to take root. Being a “party school” may be a good draw for the local […]

Here are the recommended maximum data-length limits for common database and programming fields

// October 31st, 2016 // No Comments » // Technology
Software system data schematic

Although there are no definitive standards for common field length validations, we can come close using governmental standards, ISO recommendations, and database best practices based on maximum known values. Below are common database fields along with their maximum recommended allowable length and data type.

The Shadow Brokers dropped another server list today–is it relevant?

// October 31st, 2016 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security
Equation Group victims map

The Shadow Brokers published another encrypted drop today on Medium which they say reveals NSA IP addresses linked to the Equation Group (some believe Equation Group is a NSA hacking cooperative). TSB’s drop uses the same PGP as previous drops so it appears to be legit.

Why we should fear Mirai and IoT botnets (and how stupidly simple it is to quash those fears)

// October 24th, 2016 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security
Snipped from Mirai

The first thought for anyone who has examined the Mirai codebase is how well the application was coded. The second thought is how easy it would be to disable. Being a C&C server inherently means you can control the Mirai botnet with it – even to the point of shutting it down – permanently.

Amazing park benches turn mundane seats into stunning works of art.

// October 7th, 2016 // No Comments » // Entertainment
Park bench receded into lake, Wespol, Australia.

There are literally millions of park benches across the world and all of them are fairly standard structures – plain, blocked supports with a horizontal surface to sit on. But some cities have thought out of the box and turned their park benches into beautiful, sometimes stunning, works of art. Check out the collection of […]

If you own a D-Link router, stomp it, burn it, and never buy D-Link again

// September 30th, 2016 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security
D-Link: Building Networks for hackers to get into

Maybe other router manufacturers are as magnificently dumb as D-Link but regardless, get rid of all D-Link routers and vow to never buy another D-Link product for a long as your lungs suck in air. The security vulnerabilities present in their devices, especially the DWR-932B router, are so far beyond stupid, well, you’d swear the […]

Well, that didn’t last long – DDoS record broken again with 990Gbps flood

// September 28th, 2016 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security
Snippet from IDS log showing DDoS attack against OVH

Just a week after Brian Krebs was hit with a 620Gbps IoT attack, reports are hitting the wires that OVH has been hit with an even larger attack – two simultaneous barrages of 799Gbps and 191Gbps for a whopping 990Gbps total. And this may only be the beginning…

Akamai’s decision to drop Krebs’ DDoS protection wasn’t an infrastructure thing – yeah, right

// September 26th, 2016 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security
Akamai thumbs down

I wasn’t too happy to hear that Akamai dropped security researcher/writer Brian Krebs last week after Kreb’s website sustained the largest-ever DDoS attack. In short, they basically offered Krebs protection from DDoS attacks until, well, they said they couldn’t. Then they dropped him leaving Krebs to fend for himself.

The way of the modern world – a picture is worth a thousand posts…

// September 26th, 2016 // No Comments » // Geek Humor
image

It’s certain to become a classic – hundreds of onlookers turning their back on an important political figure so they can attach themselves to the moment and measure their self-worth in number of likes.

Security researcher Brian Krebs’ website hit with largest ever DDoS attack – 665 Gbps!

// September 21st, 2016 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security
Security researcher Brian Krebs

Security researcher Brian Krebs of KrebsOnSecurity reported today that his site was hit with a walloping 665 Gbps DDoS attack. The attack included SYN and HTTP floods and peaked at 153 Mpps (million packets per second). Krebs’ site remained online, the attack mitigated by Akami’s DDoS protection service.


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