Just saw a skirmish between birds that seemed particular portentous. Where can I find an ancient Roman augur?
Turns out the Windows flaw Tavis mentioned on Friday was an RCE in Microsoft's Malware Protection Engine, and they've already released a fix: https://twitter.com/msftsecresponse/status/861734360193552385
@krypteia related from Radiolab: http://www.radiolab.org/story/169886-contagious-ideas/
For you #pfSense users on older hardware: don't worry, #OPNsense has your back: https://www.netgate.com/blog/pfsense-2-5-and-aes-ni.html
You'll also gain extra security in the form of expertly crafted exploit mitigations when you upgrade to OPNsense.
I'm a little disappointed that there is so much discussion about blocking content here. Also disappointed that so much of it is being couched as if it's main function is to help minority communities avoid abuse.
1. Abuse tends to be a 1%-er issue.
2. The truth is that censorship tools are, more often than not, used to disappear minority voices and opinions.
New post: "Compromise recovery on Qubes OS":
Because fuckups happen... and it's good to have a reasonable Plan B.
Writing a bot to pipe RSS news feeds into Mastodon is one of the least useful things to do. And I wrote a book on RSS feeds. I like feeds. But, this place is best when it's all actual people tooting, with the occasional weird art bot. Get a feed reader if you want feeds
Amazing breakdown of #ShadowBrokers tool dump #DoublePulsar and #EternalBlue at shellcode / assembly level. Great detail on what those tools are doing and how. - Note #ZeroSum are the guys that made the metasploit scanner for MS17-010! https://zerosum0x0.blogspot.com/2017/04/doublepulsar-initial-smb-backdoor-ring.html?m=1
Ok, new feature in my instance-coloring code: users from your 'local' instance get additional border on the right. Everyone else only has bottom/left.
Also fixed an issue where sometimes the "@" would not be included in the colored area. Lemme know if you still have issues anyone!
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Pretty remarkable how much the old political divides are losing relevance. The Tea Party and Occupy movements had more in common with each other than they did with the establishment of either party.
Politicians that continue to see the world as right-left binary seem hopelessly out of touch and will lose hard to those that can see the new political reality for what it is.
These are strange times.
Just discovered "trace.axd" - Type it after the domain on a system running IIS. Look for POSTs. Look at usernames & passwords. Web Apps are fun!