Friday, August 29, 2014

Amazing image. User Pinged All Devices on the Internet, here's a Map of them [OC] : dataisbeautiful

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Good to know Tor isn't absolute protection... This scumbag needed to be caught.

Cybersecurity official uses Tor but still gets caught with child porn

...One site frequented by DeFoggi was PedoBook, hosted by Aaron McGrath—a Nebraska man who was convicted earlier for his role in the operations. The websites were only accessible to users who installed Tor on their browsers. DeFoggi used names such as "fuckchrist" and "PTasseater" to register on the sites, where he could view more than 100 videos and more than 17,000 child porn images.

The FBI seized McGrath's site in late 2012 after monitoring him for a year. Then they kept it up and running for several more weeks, gathering private communications from DeFoggi and other users. The FBI used "various investigative techniques… to defeat the anonymous browsing technology afforded by the Tor network."...


Sunday, August 24, 2014

I wonder how many lives 15 more minutes of fame might cost

George Zimmerman Arrested While Visiting Ferguson - National Report

Zimmerman is heard yelling something again, and finally the teens stop. One of the teens rather articulately asks Zimmerman to leave him, his friend, and his town, alone. "Sir, sir, we don't… we don't have an issue with you, sir. Please leave us alone," the younger teenager says in the video, while Zimmerman continues to rant about something in the background. "Mr. Zimmerman, I don't know why you're here in Ferguson, but It's pretty damn insensitive, you showing up here. This town's been through enough already, we don't need you here intensifying things, okay? And my friend and I didn't say anything to you."

"I have a right to be here. It's a free country, we're on a public street," Zimmerman angrily says to the teens. "Why were you following me? Why were you harassing me?"

"We did no such thing, Mr. Zimmerman. You were leaving the store and we saw you and crossed the street," the younger teen replies. "You followed us for a whole block. We said nothing to you and we were not following you."

Friday, August 22, 2014

Researchers find it’s terrifyingly easy to hack traffic lights

--This can't end well...

Taking over a city's intersections and making all the lights green to cause chaos is a pretty bog-standard Evil Techno Bad Guy tactic on TV and in movies, but according to a research team at the University of Michigan, doing it in real life is within the realm of anyone with a laptop and the right kind of radio. In a paper published this month, the researchers describe how they very simply and very quickly seized control of an entire system of almost 100 intersections in an unnamed Michigan city from a single ingress point.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Seriously? The Day Ferguson Cops Were Caught in a Bloody Lie

Police in Ferguson, Missouri, once charged a man with destruction of property for bleeding on their uniforms while four of them allegedly beat him.

"On and/or about the 20th day of Sept. 20, 2009 at or near 222 S. Florissant within the corporate limits of Ferguson, Missouri, the above named defendant did then and there unlawfully commit the offense of 'property damage' to wit did transfer blood to the uniform," reads the charge sheet.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Decoding the Antikythera Mechanism

I had not seen this before. Fascinating. Well worth less than an hour of your time. 

"Decoding the Antikythera Mechanism" 

Monday, August 4, 2014

Why, Unless You're Running With Amazon, Google and Microsoft, You Should Never Build Another Data Center - Forbes

The Make-vs-Buy Question

The question every IT executive must answer is whether it's worth a $20+ million investment to build, own and operate a facility, which is probably still not state-of-the-art, but merely much sufficient for future needs and much better than existing facilities? Or would it be better to lease space in a veritable data center superstore that provides higher efficiency, better physical and perimeter network security, ample room for growth and far better network connections to major ISPs, wireless carriers and cloud services? I contend that for IT organizations both large and small, owning, operating, maintaining and upgrading data centers yields no significant business advantage and is a waste of IT capital and effort.