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Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:47:40 +0200

PSA: Severe Vulnerability in All Wi-Fi Devices

A major Wi-Fi protocol vulnerability has been announced that affects absolutely every device that supports Wi-Fi, allowing attackers to decrypt WPA2 connections. This would allow attackers within Wi-Fi range to eavesdrop on connections and potentially to inject content, such as malware.

The good news is that the code to exploit this has not yet been publicly disclosed, so we probably won't see it in the wild quite yet. Wi-Fi vendors are currently scrambling to release software updates to resolve the issue, and if we're lucky, these updates might still be widely deployed before the exploit code is widely disseminated to hackers. Additionally, it's important to point out that most major websites today use HTTPS, which is an additional layer of protection that is not compromised by this vulnerability.

So don't panic just yet, but do keep an eye out for software updates for all your devices so you can install them as soon as they're released.

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 01:14:30 +0200

Google wants you to let their AI photograph your private moments at home.

#google #privacy #tech #ai

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:21:41 +0200

Next time a job interviewer asks what your greatest weakness is, just look them straight in the eye and say, "Kryptonite."

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:38:50 +0200

Watch AI learn to walk right in your browser.

#ai #science #machinelearning #funstuff

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 04:21:34 +0200

Some interesting comments on racial identity from one of the mixed race actors on Killjoys.

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 05:14:15 +0200

Came across an interesting article on the technology and techniques behind the impressive graphics for the upcoming game Star Citizen.

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 21:10:52 +0200

How do we fight Nazis? Apparently not by punching them, unfortunately.#stopfascism #charlottesville #impeachtrump

Original Post from Kevin C. (KevinC):

From the linked SPLC article:
"Denying an alt-right speaker of such a spectacle is the worst insult they can endure.

While there’s nothing wrong with peaceful student protests against a hateful ideology, it’s best to draw attention to hope instead. Hold an alternative event – away from the alt-right event"

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:23:23 +0200

Original Post from Kevin C. (KevinC):

Here's an article with the mainstream "balanced", give both "sides" equal time approach, and even then it seems like the alt-right/UniteTheRight groups came in rumbling for a fight. The anarchists, anti-fa and more peaceful leftists seem to be primarily blocking their way, and occasionally throwing things. One other thing that stood out is that there were far more cameras than violence from either side. Much of the violence appeared to be a couple people fighting surrounded by a hoard of cameras.
The police seemed outnumbered, but competent and much more effective than the shield swinging protesters from either side.

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:13:45 +0200

Original Post from John Hardy Turnbull delenda est:

Eye witness accounts of the counter protests at Charlottesville.

Now that foul-mouthed Trump has used it, the term "Alt-Left" will be retired by lazy liberal pundits going forward. The noise you are hearing now is the sound of old tweets being deleted en masse.