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Speaking of which, Japan is scrambling after #InternetExplorer shutdown as usual. They have a habit of too slow to adopt new tech and methods. Here's more: unseenjapan.com/internet-explo

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@zeromini I recommend only following people who post thoughtfully and sparingly. I mute/unfollow accounts that resemble a stream of consciousness that gets updated every 5 minutes or so with the latest inane tidbit that came to the owner's mind regardless of value. It keeps my home timeline calm, manageable, and occasionally useful!

The Indy 500 Made Me a Believer
"Thirty-three cars swarm out of turn four and begin planning, mounting, and fending off attacks. The world around vanishes and all that’s left is this violent, angry mob bludgeoning its way through the air at 240 mph. The tiniest triumphs of driving compound on corner exit, setting up a speed differential that I can tell, from a quarter-mile away, will lead to an overtake. It happens every lap, each time spectacular..."

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1.1 quintillion operations per second: US has world’s fastest supercomputer


"The US has retaken the top spot in the world supercomputer rankings with the exascale Frontier system...

"[Its] score of 1.102 exaflop/s makes it 'the most powerful supercomputer to ever exist' and 'the first true exascale machine,' the Top 500 project said Monday in the announcement of its latest rankings."

New Bluetooth hack can unlock your Tesla—and all kinds of other devices


[The] attack uses custom software and about $100 worth of equipment... It works against the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y and Kevo smart locks marketed under the Kwikset and Weiser brand names. But...virtually any BLE device that authenticates solely on proximity—as opposed to also requiring user interaction, geolocation querying, or something else—is vulnerable.

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Using AI to quickly stop ransomware

New method to kill cyberattacks in less than a second techxplore.com/news/2022-05-me


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DOJ Announces It Won’t Prosecute White Hat Security Researchers - vice.com/en/article/v7d9nb/dep

The move is significant in that the CFAA has often posed a threat to security researchers who may probe or hack systems in an effort to identify vulnerabilities so they can be fixed. The revision of the policy means that such research should not face charges.

Scientists grow plants in lunar dirt -- next stop: moon


"For the first time, scientists have grown plants in soil from the moon collected by NASA’s Apollo astronauts.

"Researchers had no idea if anything would sprout in the harsh moon dirt and wanted to see if it could be used to grow food by the next generation of lunar explorers."

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USpol adjacent, election security 

Interesting look at who's handling election security in the US these days.


@rudolf @mttaggart Stephen Hawking would've agreed with you. I'm inclined to agree too.

"Before he died, iconic physicist Stephen Hawking was outspoken about the danger of contacting aliens with superior technology. He argued that they could be malign and if given Earth’s location, might destroy humanity."

@mttaggart I haven't read those books but it appears the journalist who wrote the article has!

"For now, intelligent aliens remain in the realm of science fiction. Books like The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu offer somber and thought-provoking perspectives on what the success of METI efforts might look like. It doesn’t end well for humanity in the books. If humans ever do make contact in real life, I hope the aliens come in peace."

Scientists blast out Earth’s location with the hope of reaching aliens


"On October 4, 2022, a team ... will beam a message toward the star TRAPPIST-1. This star has seven planets, three of which are Earth-like worlds in the so-called “Goldilocks zone”—meaning they could be home to liquid and potentially life, too.... It could take as few as 78 years for intelligent life to receive the message and Earth to get the reply."

Thanks for pointing that out, @mttaggart . Glad to know it's not just me. And thanks @jerry for all your work today (and always) at maintaining -- and upgrading! -- this instance's infrastructure. I'm looking forward to seeing Mastodon continue growing, and this is all part of the growth process.

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Hey everyone, #introductions time. I'm Chris, a small voice in the big world of InfoSec.

You might know me from:
* Helping to break down emerging information about Spring4Shell
* Tracking the impact of pro-Ukraine DDoS attacks
* Trying to figure out why a 2,000-IP botnet was torrenting Ubuntu

I'm going to be microblogging about the research I have in progress before it's as mature as the stuff I mentioned above.

I hope you have fun reading and I look forward to learning from folks here! ^_^

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