The source code that powers the “Internet of Things” (IoT) botnet responsible for launching the historically large distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack against KrebsOnSecurity last month has been publicly released, virtually guaranteeing that the Internet will soon be flooded with attacks from many new botnets powered by insecure routers, IP cameras, digital video recorders and other easily hackable devices.
The leak of the source code was announced Friday on the English-language hacking community Hackforums. The malware, dubbed “Mirai,” spreads to vulnerable devices by continuously scanning the Internet for IoT systems protected by factory default or hard-coded usernames and passwords.
The Hackforums post that includes links to the Mirai source code.
Two decades after its birth, the World Wide Web is in decline, as simpler, sleeker services — think apps — are less about the searching and more about the getting. Chris Anderson explains how this new paradigm reflects the inevitable course of capitalism. And Michael Wolff explains why the new breed of media titan is forsaking the Web for more promising (and profitable) pastures.
Well, since Office died on me the other day.. I’m getting used to OpenOffice, a free replacement for office, available at http://openoffice.org . Since Outlook is also a part of office, I am trying out Thunderbird as well.. If only the linux box was up… Anyway, the A/V scan for 2 drives has been going for about 6 hours and is still on the startup drive. Storage scares me a bit; I have a 1.5T drive around somewhere that I planned on tossing in this machine but with 5 drives already I’m thinking it a bad idea. The box that will eventually be the file server is an older dual p3 with fast drives and an approx. weight of about 80 pounds.. It is still in storage. Anyway, that is what the comp is doing today..
Well.. after 3-4 days of backbreaking slaving and lots of help from my folks and Matt.. Where were all my treacherous friends? Good question.. Anyway, the place I was set to move into isn’t ready and may not be or … it was difficult to determine if the owner of the apt even wanted to rent it… WTF? Maybe she has something against white folks.. or crusty bald guys maybe.. Anyway, as is most is on hold, all the servers are in storage. I should have automatedhome.ca back up in a few days though or maybe tomorrow.. This isn’t much of a rant but I sure as fuck was pissed off earlier… Good thing I was eating all the pills I came across on the floors.. hehe.. most were diazepam (probably saved some lives) and a couple 15mg XR morphs.. Well, that’s it for now.. I’m staying with Corky for a while whilst I search out the perfect abode in ol’ Hamilton.. meh.. nites
KFC Covertly Jacking Up National Health Care Costs With Terrifying New Monstrosity
You won’t find a word about it on the KFC website, or in most regional advertisements, but out in the mysterious moon colony of Omaha, the televisions are advertising a new sandwich. This is the only footage known to man. Believe it: KFC is selling a sandwich in Omaha, and god knows where else, that serves as a bellwether for the current state and future hopes of America: Two patties of fried chicken as the “bread,” between which are various forms of cheese, two strips of bacon, and “Colonel’s Sauce” — likely a combination of butter, salt, and cum.
This is utterly transfixing, especially with the corporate secrecy. Fast-food companies are apparently selling INSANE specialties, under-the-counter, in specific “fat” regions of the country! Anyone from Alabama or Mississippi or wherever? Does your McDonald’s sell you like a NINE-patty deep-fried cheeseburger?
Here are a bunch of pics from the garden and back yard at the house on North Oval.. I am in the process of planting a garden, warring with dandelions among other stuff .. I aim to get a hammock up and a server in the shed and ,.. and.. anyway, here are the pics..;)