Don't worry. It wasn't the secret recipe for Coca Cola that was stolen! Only a super secret BPA free packaging technology was taken with the intent of ripping off in China.
channelnewsasia.com/news/busin

Australian Federal Parliament targeted in an attack on computer systems. Lots of speculation that it's China. Obviously no published proof yet so no point jumping on the bandwagon yet.
mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-02

If you wanted to try connect your seal to a 5 GHz network, this isn't the way to do it! 😂😂
mashable.com/article/usb-seal-

So the Kremlin have required that any financial institution operating in Russia provide them with an administrator account. Said account credentials were all stored on a default credential MongoDB account. And here I thought Russia implemented good OpSec yro.slashdot.org/story/19/02/0

Imagine the CEO of your bank dying and taking all of your hard earned savings with them to the grave. You'd be absolutely livid right? arstechnica.com/information-te

An absolutely riveting read about how an ex intelligence analyst found herself working against the US on offensive hacking operations. The read will not disappoint
reuters.com/investigates/speci

Hacked Nest camera within family home broadcasting a (luckily) fake message that North Korean ballistic missiles were en route to stateside destinations. Despicable behaviour preying on families. gizmodo.com/family-says-hacked

Malware authors are becoming a lot more devious. Android malware discovered to not release its payload if it doesn't detect movement via the motion sensor. I.e. Sandbox environments such as emulators would fail. And no, you cannot shake your monitor and pass that off as movement.

In my road to learn proper programming, I stumbled upon this great article on the history behind Unicode and its history. Great for newcomers trying to understand character encoding.
joelonsoftware.com/2003/10/08/

Juicy. Shutdown of government could delay court case against FCC’s net neutrality rollback. The FCC claim through lack of funding that their lawyers do not have adequate time to form arguments. However in previous shutdowns cases have still continued! techcrunch.com/2019/01/16/shut

A lovely bar graph depicting how much tech executives cost for personal security. Facebook clearly have shit they don't want people to see

Pure VPN. A mob who claim no logs are kept, assist in the arrest of a bloke using their service for illicit activities with.....get this LOGS. What an absolute shit show
news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1

So Fortnite V-Bucks have joined the ranks of iTunes gift cards as a means of money laundering. I wonder when we'll return to laundromats being used to wash 💰

Old mates in Ukraine charged with hacking the data collection arm (EDGAR) of the SEC and selling private company information to "inside" traders. Ain't making your case for rescue against Russia any better mate 🤔
scmagazine.com/home/security-n

This clever bugger thought he was smart and "disclosing" the existence of internal video surveillance cameras through a single picture showing the camera in the remote corner. What an absolute toss
mashable.com/article/airbnb-se

So what's the best cure for chronic lower back pain? Apparently old mate here thinks it's injecting SEMEN into his arm. Guess not. Ends up in hosptial with a swelling in his arm about the size of me head 😂😂 gizmodo.com/man-injects-18-dos

Even when the counterintelligence mob in the US are telling citizens they need to take burner devices overseas, they don't listen. Welp. Let's just mail USBs with IP on them to China and save them the hassle.
thedailybeast.com/us-spies-to-

So Ajit Pai rejects the request to brief Congress on why phone data is being sold to bounty hunters (Among others) citing the Trump shutdown as an excuse. Weak as me mum after finishing her yoga class
motherboard.vice.com/amp/en_us

Cranes are the new Industrial Control Systems which are vulnerable to malicious hacking. It's astonishing to read that vendors have never released patches for firmware before. V0.00A
forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewste

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