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Sometimes punishment is relative.
 
hehehehehehe out and about today .. have a good one google plus :D
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We need positronic brains preinstalled with Asimov's Three Laws. ;)
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The problem with the question “Why did X technology stop moving forward?” is that it’s misunderstanding how progress works. Instead of asking why technological progress sometimes stops, we have to ask the question:

Why does technological progress ever happen at all?

The mistake of the first question is the intuitive but incorrect notion that technology naturally moves forward on its own over time—it doesn’t. I can tell you this for sure, because my Time Warner DVR has the exact same horrible user interface it had in 2004. The way technology works is that by default, it stands still, and it moves forward only when something pushes it forward.
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To be fair - it wasn't the most energetic, compelling show I've seen from him. ;)
 
lolz. this is what electronic music has come to - deadmau5 having a beer with left shark during a "performance"

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He's a troll alright. The most famous troll in dance music by a mile.  In fact, we'd be hard pressed to think of a bigger troll in all of music than deadmau5. The man will even screw with his own performances to make a point, famously playing an...
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lolz! yes. 
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Just a rootshell backdoor on most critical infrastructure.

"Security researchers say the Cisco bug unfortunately isn’t unique, and that it is illustrative of a larger industry issue."
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About 12 years ago I went down to the National Center for Infrastructure Excellence to see about going back to school.

"What are the prerequisite entrance criteria?" I asked.
"Java programming language" the advisor replied.
" you realize that there is nothing on the backbone that runs on Java and if there were, we would be at serious risk?" I queried
"The instructors who drafted the program felt Java was the best way to get everyone to the same level", he informed.

"Well, thank you for your time. Here's my contact information if you'd like me to come in as an instructor rather than a student "

That wasn't the entire exchange, he read my resume and told me he felt I might be overqualified to be a student in the program at the time.

That was the last time I considered working in Infosec or having anything to do with infrastructure security. I still have no words. Nope.

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The Space Shuttle Program story is full of spectacular successes, but the story also includes the losses of 14 courageous astronauts and the nation's first two shuttles, Columbia and Challenger. NASA and the astronauts’ families have collaborated to create a new, permanent memorial designed to honor the crews. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1BLIbKU
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Fun little tool.
 
Adversaries (and penetration testers) can employ numerous approaches to generating domain names that, at a quick glance, will appear similar to the targeted organization’s domain. Here's how to generate such variations yourself, so you can keep an eye on them for potential misuse.
When orchestrating phishing attacks, scammers sometimes register domain names similar to those of the targeted organizations, in the hopes of exploiting victims' typos or inattention. Therefore, it's a good idea to keep an eye on your company's domain name variations and perhaps preemptively ...
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The ancient Soundex* algorithm would do an even more convincing job.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soundex
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Apparently I've been ignoring Youtube's 360 VR videos.  But they're kind of... interesting.  A couple notes.  They're ideal on a mobile YouTube client where all the sensors for the mobile device come in to play for a point-and-watch VR experience.  Chrome handles them out of the box.  If you look at them in a non-supported browser you'll get a kind of odd multi-angle fisheye lens view.

Searching youtube for "360 VR" uncovers various experiments.  The tech (apparently) is inexpensive.

https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6178631?hl=en&pageId=115372048662694547321

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNVPckKOrdo

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I was hoping for more insight.  Or rather, insight closer to the infosec team and specifics of the compromise itself.  We don't get much - arguably nothing new.  But there's a lot of background here on the workings of the business itself.  And the culture of an organization tends to amplify when you're dealing with challenging topics like information security. 

It all strongly implies that Sony has long ran an entirely ineffectual infosec program.  It's just not entirely clear why.  It's a pity the specifics aren't unearthed as Sony could be a really good practical lesson on what not to do.
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The continual advancement towards a cyberpunk future.
 
Swedish Scientists Build Artificial Neurons Able to Communicate With Organic Neurons

Scientists at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have built a fully functional neuron by using organic bioelectronics. This artificial neuron contain no "living" parts, but is capable of mimicking the function of a human nerve cell and communicate in the same way as our own neurons do.
Scientists at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have built a fully functional neuron by using organic bioelectronics. This artificial neuron contain no "living" parts, but is capable of mimicking the function of a human nerve cell and communicate in the same way as our own neurons do. Neurons communicate with chemical signals called neurotransmitters. Incoming chemical signals are converted to electrical signals that travel along the neuron and eve...
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