"In the age of weaponized FUD, it is up to all of us to become security pros"
~Mike Convertino, 6/27/2018
#DCBH ... Science is awesome!
Linus Leaves Linux, A New Code Of Conduct and Community In Conflict
Anyone can become the victim,
whether the intended target or not.
"The logical fallacy for many online business owners is "I'm too small to matter". When it comes to hackers, trust us when we say that volume is the game. Malware comes in many forms, and particularly when it comes to DDoS attacks, there no such thing as "too small" to be noticed in a DDoS attack."
"... the power of these companies and the algorithmic processes they use to learn every little fact about you is only going to grow more in size and scope as time goes on. ... Google can continue to track you once you’ve disabled location tracking, ... as long as the company is duplicitously tracking me and covering this fact up all the while, I’ll be turning away from its services and towards its competitors."
~ Gary Eastwood, today in TNW
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- a microSD card weighs somewhere around 0.4g
- the highest capacity microSD that's easily available is 256GB
- a trebuchet can throw a 90kg projectile over 300m
90kg worth of microSD cards is 225,000 of them
Therefore a trebuchet can throw 57.6PB of data over 300m
This would have the highest throughput of any telecommunications network ever created
Zack Brown, in "Zack's Kernel News", in the August Issue (213) of Linux Pro, discusses (among other things) how it is to some vendors that "a secure system is one in which the user cannot cannot override the will of the vendor". He notes "Linux keeps trying to give users control over their systems, and proprietary corporations keep trying to take that control for themselves". It occurs to me that the move toward OS as a service is precisely this, as is the Microsoft Edge non-sense with Firefox and Chrome.
@distrotube I recognize many of those. Looks like a great start. Thank you!
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