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    http://arstechnica.com/security/2016...e-hack-attack/

    Whodunnit?

    Who's gonna get the blame?

    What will be the response?
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    http://arstechnica.com/security/2016...16s-sneakiest/

    I wonder if it's Sweden and if I can flee to the UK before the Russians attack.
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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...=.3faed47bf29c

    Not sure what worries me more, the exploit or the increasingly warlike discourse.
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    Ultimately these kinds of systems need to be hardened, no news there. And security engineering should be a component of all Internet-connected products.

    On the flip side, a downed tree shut-down a huge part of our electrical grid in 2003. As long as we're always learning...

    EDIT: Sometimes I wish this was a thread where we pour our our emotional vulnerabilities.

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    This is scarier than most of the other stories in this thread:

    https://arstechnica.com/security/201...und-the-globe/
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    There have been a lot of troubling news lately when it comes to IT security. This one was particularly worrying:

    https://arstechnica.com/security/201...-much-nastier/

    https://www.wired.com/2017/02/flaw-m...ant-fully-fix/


    Also:

    https://www.wired.com/2017/02/common...orly-insecure/
    Last edited by Aimless; 02-24-2017 at 09:18 AM.
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    SHA-1 has been known to be insecure since approximately the time of Christ. This may be the first practical attack on it, but the recommendation has been to not use it for a long time now. So, hardly a crisis.
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    So... thoughts on the CIA after today's wikileaks release?
    "In a field where an overlooked bug could cost millions, you want people who will speak their minds, even if they’re sometimes obnoxious about it."

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    I don't dare say anything
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ominous Gamer View Post
    So... thoughts on the CIA after today's wikileaks release?
    While they're no doubt quite unhappy that Trump's handlers aired the material so publicly in their retaliatory fire, at some level they must appreciate the confirmation about what the Russians knew about.
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    http://gizmodo.com/gop-data-firm-acc...-ne-1796211612

    “I can think of no avenues for punishing political data breaches or otherwise properly aligning the incentives. I worry that if there’s no way to punish campaigns for leaking this stuff, it’s going to continue to happen until something bad happens,” Hall said. The data left behind by campaigns can pose a lingering security issue, he added. “None of these motherfuckers were ever Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts, they don’t pack out what they pack in.”
    Keep on keepin' the beat alive!

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    “None of these motherfuckers were ever Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts, they don’t pack out what they pack in.”

    Awesome
    "In a field where an overlooked bug could cost millions, you want people who will speak their minds, even if they’re sometimes obnoxious about it."

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    Clearly Samaritan is testing our defenses:

    https://arstechnica.com/security/201...ers-worldwide/
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    Person of Interest reference?
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    https://www.wsj.com/articles/hacker-...57973?mod=e2fb

    I'm honestly surprised they weren't entrusting one of the core functions of a democracy to Windows ME.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ominous Gamer View Post
    “None of these motherfuckers were ever Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts, they don’t pack out what they pack in.”

    Awesome
    And then President Trump gives a speech at the Boy Scout Jamboree that leads to an apology from the BSA administration. (yeah, we're screwed)

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    Keep on keepin' the beat alive!

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    From the looks of it, power grids in pretty much all developed nations are vulnerable to various kinds of attacks. I'm a little surprised they haven't been targeted more actively in conflicts/wars until fairly recently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aimless View Post
    From the looks of it, power grids in pretty much all developed nations are vulnerable to various kinds of attacks. I'm a little surprised they haven't been targeted more actively in conflicts/wars until fairly recently.
    I did a summer course once at a nuclear power plant, which was relatively old. They specifically did not upgrade it to computer controlled because of that, and mentioned that at that time almost no new plants were computer controlled.

    The grid itself I don't know how they control it.
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    WPA2 Cracked! Update your router firmware.

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