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Considering it's essentially a one-way trip (the journey to Mars takes YEARS, and whoever's going will experience zero-G while in transit as well as a lower G-force while on Mars ...), $100,000 is actually quite cheap.

Provided I'd be supplied with the materials to actually survive on Mars, instead of dying of hunger or gasping for air while turning various shades of blue, this price tag is quite affordable.

And it's the adventure of a lifetime. Breaching the first of the new frontiers for Humankind, reaching out to the stars. Yeah, I'd like that. I'd like that very much.
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The Internet of Things might be the new vector for a more powerful version of DDoS attacks.

#KrebsOnSecurity took a powerful hit the other day. Unprecedented even. And if this is a sign of things to come, I'd say the game is anting up for everyone involved.
Unsecured webcams can now send torrents of traffic to disable online services.
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When your "smart" home recognizes words, commands and orders ... but doesn't discriminate who is giving them.
A smart door lock plus Apple's Siri is a recipe for disaster.
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"The company was built with the entire idea that the internet should be faster and free without the extra added advertisements which would take up your entire page. The software that would help you stay focused instead of trying to find the close buttons in the obtrusive advertisements will now sell advertisements using 'The Acceptable Ads Platform'."

An interesting if you want to go down the memory lane, despite a few errors in writing.

For those that stick with Adblock, it may be interesting to see what will happen next with the company... will this "Acceptable Ads" platform really get off the ground? Will people drop the popular extension from their browsers en masse? Will companies accept the need to pay Eyeo for the right to reach us?

I suppose we'll see...
AdBlocker Plus will have its dedicated marketplace where publishers and companies can submit their advertisements to be submitted. According to reports, the marketplace will be called
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"The virtual world inside GTA V is fantastically realistic. Humans are great pattern recognizers and fickle gamers would cry foul at anything that doesn’t analog real life. What we’re left with is a near-perfect source of test cases for machine learning to be applied to the hard part of self-drive: understanding the vastly variable world every vehicle encounters."

And some still say that video games don't teach you anything... they could be teaching even machines now.
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Seems too well planned and too well orchestrated to be the work of one individual with meager resources... could it be a larger group, even a government agency?

In the spy game, paranoia is the way to play.
A powerful attacker is systematically calibrating an internet-killing tool. Cory Doctorow; 7 hours ago; Categories: Post; Tags: apts, china, cyberwar, ddos, eschatology, existential threats, infosec, security, web theory. Someone -- possibly the government of China -- has launched a series of ...
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Kudos to Google and their Project Shield! #KrebsOnSecurity is back on track.
"After the massive 600gbps DDOS attack on KrebsOnSecurity.com that forced Akamai to withdraw their (pro-bono) DDOS protection, krebsonsecurity.com is now back online, hosted by Google," reports Slashdot reader Gumbercules!!. "I am happy to report that the site is back up -- this time under Project...
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#KrebsOnSecurity could well have been just the opening shot in an escalation of cyberwarfare; if the Internet of Things remains unprotected, ready to be exploited by anyone with the smallest technical acumen (remember, the general IoT devices and services at large have already been reported to be incredibly vulnerable and easily exploitable; that child's doll that takes pictures of your children is dialing home to its vendors' servers, and anyone can listen in on the data), then we will face progressively stronger and decentralized attacks that will be almost impossible to defend against.


If it sounds pessimistic, it's because we're being realists. This is getting real.
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: For the better part of a day, KrebsOnSecurity, arguably the world's most intrepid source of security news, has been silenced, presumably by a handful of individuals who didn't like a recent series of exposes reporter Brian Krebs wrote. The incid...
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"In all but name, we are seeing a resurrection of the Committee for State Security - otherwise known as the KGB."

And the B-plot movie continues ... Vladimir Putin being advised by someone who looks and acts like a modern-day Rasputin, mobilizing Russia's military in the Crimea and Syria, using resources to subtly (and also not so subtly) influence the US presidential election and now planning to reestablish an agency that will keep an eye on internal dissidence?

Wow. I bet I'm not the only getting Deja Vú here.
This past Sunday, as most of Russia focused its...
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"Low-tech"? Maybe.
But SUPER EFFECTIVE, apparently.
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Tor is already patching the issue, and Mozilla is investigating its own code. Hopefully, this will be fixed and the MITM vector will be closed off.
Mozilla is investigating whether the fully patched version of Firefox is affected by the same cross-platform, malicious code-execution vulnerability patched on Friday in the Tor browser. Dan Goodin, reporting for ArsTechnica: The vulnerability allows an attacker who has a man-in-the-middle position ...
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"(...) There is no such backdoor that only its creator can access."

As the article points out, this is not something that only Xiaomi does (a lot of companies do too); nevertheless, simply because a lot of people do it doesn't make it right.

If you are really into technology, running a custom OS like +CyanogenMod​ is a good alternative. Specially since it lets you be the de facto owner of your own device (most people run their factory-loaded phones simply as "users") and have the final word on what does and does not get installed and executed. Of course, for that, you need to actually understand more of how these devices work.

For more information on privacy and why it matters to you, I point you to the good people over at +Electronic Frontier Foundation​
A Security researcher has reverse engineered Xiaomi AnalyticsCore app and found that company can silently Install Any App On Your Android Phone using a Backdoor
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Put me in circles ...
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