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The usual common wisdom is if you want to avoid malware, stop browsing porn.  But that's not entirely... accurate.  News sites are horrible.  It's not necessarily because the sites themselves are crooked, it's because they push large amounts of syndicated ads from agencies that can't keep up with the scammers.
 
Third-party trackers have also slowed the adoption of secure HTTPS sites, study finds.
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I'm not sure it's entirely without merit.  There seems to be plenty of porn sites that are less "entertainment industry" and more bait-and-switch.  Schlepping questionable bits from dubious sources seems to be entirely compatible with that kind of business acumen.

The problem I see with that (other than besmirching "entertainment industry" types) is it sets an expectation among neophytes that there is a "good" 'web and a "bad" 'web and all they need to do to stay out of trouble is stay on the right side of the digital tracks.  Which leaves them open to being blind-sided when a drive-by comes at them from a very legitimate source schlepping syndicated ads to keep the lights on.

As for playing HR, I concur.  There's better things for an infosec department to do.  Though the savings grace to content filtering is that it can actually intercept traffic to Bad Guys.  You know - if you like a rousing game of whack-a-mole.
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Details on that AirOS worm that is hitting Internet exposed Ubiquiti wifi gear networks with unupdated firmware. http://goo.gl/mLDMwa
Hi there, since this afternoon MET we have on all AiRMAX antenas with access to/from the Internet virus attacks. It's a self-distributing virus, so, once it can "see" neighbour antenas within the same subnet, it attacks the others. Like all other viruses, it's within the /etc/persistant path and c...
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The Truth About Cars is running a piece I wrote about the Tesla Model 3 and the engineering complexity budget. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/tesla-model-3-complexity-budget/
When will Tesla learn now to reach too far?
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I always think I'll go back and see what all the little jokes are in these sequences... but I never do.
 
I didn't realize there was that much going on in the show opener.
Each season, the show's creators have changed the animated clip to reflect the vicissitudes of the real Silicon Valley—from drones to golden parachutes.
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The most sensual #FoodPorn I've read all week. Thank you, +Mat Brown​. 💖

#PoachingMushrooms
For something so elementary, mushrooms are shockingly easy to fuck up. It is, usually, an issue of water content: you’re battling liquid leaching from a fungus while trying to cook it in oil, trying to sear or crisp or ...
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A nice summary on vulnerabilities associated with BACnet. Now how this actually affects any given building will vary substantially depending on the building, what is in the building, the system configuration, and a number of other factors.

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BACnet - A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks. http://www.bacnet.org/

https://is.gd/yBF72P
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In a surprise ending to the TeslaCrypt ransomware, the malware developers have released the master decryption key for their victims. This means that all victims of the TeslaCrypt ransomware can now decrypt their files for free!
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+Peter Thoenen the tool comes from a different party. :P
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All your BLOBs are belong to us. http://goo.gl/x02NnF
Interesting forensics source in the OSX QuickLook DB
I've always mentioned in my presentations and blog posts that if anyone needs any help parsing an artifact, to hit me up - I love working on these types of projects in my spare time. Matthew Feilen (@mattevps) did just that. ...
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Espresso Spare Ribs

Last night Brittani and I enjoyed a rack of spare ribs which I rubbed with equal parts sugar and ground espresso combined with onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, cayenne pepper, ginger, salt and pepper. Set them bone side down on low very low heat on the grill for just a couple of hours until they were cooked through with a nice bark, but still juicy and tender inside.

#Cooking #FoodAndDrink #BBQ #Ribs #Coffee
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Google will pay you $20/hour to ride in their driverless cars.

You can apply here https://www.hireart.com/jobs/cd40b8f8/apply
Google has begun accepting resumes for drivers of self-driving cars as they navigate to map Chander city streets throughout Arizona's tech hub.
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+Filip H.F. Slagter aw, come on. You're spoiling the whole pun fun.
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Projects require a solid mission statement to define success.
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I'm working on a subset of "all" with "all" as the stretch goal. ;)
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