Hackers ′manipulated′ stolen COVID vaccine papers


"Documents and emails about the BioNTech-Pfizer and Moderna vaccines were taken in a cyberattack on the [European Medicines Agency] in December 2020.

"Some of the correspondence had been 'manipulated in a way which could undermine trust in vaccines,' the Netherlands-based agency said."

After the siege of the Capitol, veterans cleaned up trash the mob left on D.C. streets


"Beyond ridding the area of hateful markings, [the organizer] hoped to reinforce that the veterans who participated in the siege do not represent them all."

Beatport is currently livestreaming a global, distanced dance party for the new year. It's hosted by a bunch of EDM DJs.


They had some technical difficulties but the stream is back up with the new address above.

SolarWinds [crackers] accessed Microsoft source code, the company says


"Microsoft said ... one of the accounts 'had been used to view source code in a number of ... repositories.' It added that the account had no ability to modify the code."

"It is not clear how many or specifically which source code repositories the hackers were able to access or how long the hackers were lurking in Microsoft’s systems."

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Paul Baran and the Origins of the Internet

A looming concern was that neither the long-distance telephone plant, nor the basic military command and control network would survive a nuclear attack. Although most of the links would be undamaged, the centralized switching facilities would be destroyed by enemy weapons. Consequently, Baran conceived a system that had no centralized switches and could operate even if many of its links and switching nodes had been destroyed.


HN discussion: news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2

#PaulBaran #RAND #PacketSwitchedNetworks

If you're in the mood for offensive & funny Christmas parodies, here's an ad-free internet radio stream for you: SomaFM Xmas in Frisko

I can't stop listening to this J-Pop duet. It must be something about the unusual harmony. ...That or it's just really catchy.
Chara+YUKI - Tanoshii Kenobi:

Cybersecurity firm FireEye says it was hacked by a nation state


"The stolen 'red team' tools — which amount to real-world malware — could be dangerous in the wrong hands. FireEye said there’s no indication they have been used maliciously. But cybersecurity experts say sophisticated nation-state hackers could modify them for future use probing vulnerabilities."

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New Windows exploit lets you instantly become admin. Have you patched?

Zerologon lets anyone with a network toehold obtain domain-controller password.


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@orbital I'd work on and complete the many projects that I never completed. ( that list keeps growing by the month now 😞 )


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- Write novels, short-stories and gaming material.

- Northern Italy.

- Because it's what I enjoy doing, but couldn't make a living doing so $50K a year would go a long way in Italy compared to some other locations.

If you could retire in your late 40s with income of $50,000 USD per year for life, what would you do in retirement, where, and why?

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Time for #introductions

Swedish sociologist turned cyberpunk. Work as a CIO at a NGO. I hope that we, the humans, will one day be resilient to disinformation and be capable of knowing when we can (and cannot) make rational, informed decisions.

Other factual snippets about me:
👨‍👦 Father
☕ Quality Coffee connoisseur
🏋️ Gymrat
💭 Philosophical
🐧 FOSS advocate
⚔️ Gamer (4x, boardgames and roguelikes)
⛰️ Nature hiker
🛡️ Infosec sentinel

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