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    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
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  2. #32
    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
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  3. #33
    http://arstechnica.com/security/2016...e-hack-attack/

    Whodunnit?

    Who's gonna get the blame?

    What will be the response?
    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
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  4. #34
    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
    — Bill Gates

  5. #35
    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.
    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
    — Bill Gates

  6. #36
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...=.3faed47bf29c

    Not sure what worries me more, the exploit or the increasingly warlike discourse.
    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
    — Bill Gates

  7. #37
    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.

  8. #38
    This is scarier than most of the other stories in this thread:

    https://arstechnica.com/security/201...und-the-globe/
    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
    — Bill Gates

  9. #39
    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.
    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
    — Bill Gates

  10. #40
    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.
    Genie let out of the bottle, it is now the witching hour
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  12. #42
    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."

  13. #43
    I don't dare say anything
    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
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  14. #44
    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.
    Last night as I lay in bed, looking up at the stars, I thought, “Where the hell is my ceiling?"

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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!

  16. #46
    “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."

  17. #47
    Clearly Samaritan is testing our defenses:

    https://arstechnica.com/security/201...ers-worldwide/
    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
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  18. #48
    Person of Interest reference?
    Genie let out of the bottle, it is now the witching hour
    Murderers, you're murderers, we are not the same as you
    When the walls bend with your breathing
    They will suck you down to the other side, with the shadows blue and red
    Your alarm bells; they should be ringing
    This is the gloaming

  19. #49
    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
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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.
    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
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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.
    Keep on keepin' the beat alive!

  25. #55
    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
    — Bill Gates

  26. #56
    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
    — Bill Gates

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    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
    — Bill Gates

  28. #58
    WPA2 Cracked! Update your router firmware.

  29. #59
    https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/a...-people-s-data

    57m customers' and 600k drivers' data stolen from uber by hackers. Company essentially kept it under wraps for a year.
    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
    — Bill Gates

  30. #60
    Uber are trash.
    Genie let out of the bottle, it is now the witching hour
    Murderers, you're murderers, we are not the same as you
    When the walls bend with your breathing
    They will suck you down to the other side, with the shadows blue and red
    Your alarm bells; they should be ringing
    This is the gloaming

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