October, 2015


27
Oct 15

Our modern times

Microsoft is drop shipping me something from China!  It’s amazing the supply chain is that integrated.


19
Oct 15

We used to call it the flypaper strategy

The more things change…

It occurred to me today that the events in Syria/Iraq etc are more or less a replay of the events of 2005 – i.e. every wannabe mass murderer the world over is gravitating to the place where their deviancy is rewarded (sort of like Richard Florida’s “Creative Class” theory, but with beheadings).  Back then we called it the “Flypaper Strategy” and was seens as a good thing to have them all in one place, far away, and fighting military units.  Now we are all quite apprehensive about it – and worry about what happens when they come home, if they do.

The greater meaning eludes me.

 


18
Oct 15

Motto of the current Republican party

“Lets all be afraid together!”

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4
Oct 15

The malware of goodness

New IOT virus does security checking for you

Wifatch is a bit of code that slips through the back door of routers and other IoT devices, closes off Telnet to prevent further infection, and leaves a message telling the owner to change the password and update the device firmware. Wifatch isn’t keeping any secrets, either: most of the code is written in unobfuscated Perl, and there are debug messages that enable easy analysis of the code. This is code that’s meant to be taken apart, and code that includes a comment directed at NSA and FBI agents: