Ye beat me to it!
624 posts • joined 16 Jul 2012
Is trying to copy the success of "The Weather Bug", which has successfully slurped user data for years and got away with it despite being classified as malware by many AV and AM utilities. Who wouldn't be tempted after watching WeatherBug stomp all over people for years, and still the victims go "MORE MORE"!! Every since AWS Convergence Technologies, Inc , the root company has changed its name and been bought out, and acted like a changeling. No wonder TWC was so tempted!
The best defense is another drone. I've seen the demonstration already on video - the defending drone fires a net at the offending drone and it attaches a parachute which forces it to fall to the ground. Needless to say the airport operator would have to be skilled to pull it off; but I saw in happen on this video, so it is very possible.
I'm not convinced that any browser actually keeps the password safe from prying malware. If they would at least encrypt it, that would help, but I've never read that has been improved upon. Better to use a free password manager with a good reputation.
I seem to remember reading Federal statutes a long time ago, where by as long as "a tax stamp" is affixed to such "controlled substances" then you are okay. In fact every time a sentence was handed down from a court to a violator, the end of the sentence always mentioned "without a tax (proof of which)"
Even machine guns are legal with a tax stamp ( proof of payment). Now getting that tax stamp is very difficult of course, and without a state where it is legal, almost impossible to acquire.
I'm not a fan of Bloomberg, so don't get me wrong there; but I have a friend who actually saw some early examples of these chips while visiting a lab in Indonesia! My friend said they were so arrogant back then, that they even printed a logo on the back of the chips placed on the circuit boards. They were a little crude at the time, more like a piggy back chip. So I totally believe the report, and in fact, they would have to prove this report was wrong in my not so humble opinion.
I can see why the OEMs are squawking, because the recovery of hardware like that would destroy the company; I doubt they will ever admit it - and it would take a government investigation to bring out the truth, which I doubt will happen, because our spooks would like to take advantage of these back doors as well.
I've had clients that told me what was going on in Washington and other networks, and I was shocked to see they contracted our country away to the PRC wholesale! It took them more than 5 years before they finally started to admit their mistakes - but that is no excuse when you have whistle blowers making a huge noise and no one was listening back then! It is absolutely disgusting to me!!
At about 2003, when I first started logging this kind of thing; the PRC was so arrogant that they didn't bother doing fancy server bouncing like you describe. The sources of the attacks made sense too - usually military bases or industrial parks. After people woke up, they shifted the IP addresses to "Universities", then when that got public attention, they built a mysterious communication building that could only be described as a major "CIA" type communications center where the attacks were coming from. This didn't fool anybody, so they finally simply copied the same technique criminals use just as you describe. l have no doubt the PRC is still doing just what they've always been doing, and probably worse - but you are right, the original source is hard to determine ( but not impossible either). We are doing it to them and our friends too, so it is a bit disingenuous to cry loudly about it, but that doesn't mean we have to lie down and forget it either.
Don't know if this would solve the problem, but I add the DuckDuckGo cookie blocking and search engine to Chrome. Everywhere I go, the websites complain that I'm blocking cookies - it does have a way to allow them for favorite sites that make a living off them. After all the internet isn't really free. Whether chrome can circumvent this, I don't know but it would be easy to test.
Close Chrome and run CCleaner to exit all cookies from the system. Open Chrome and visit a site that hosts chrome cookies and LSOs. Check the cookie vault in CCleaner to see if they show up. If they do, then that add on isn't capable of blocking chrome cookies. I assume it does though. Occasionally when chrome updates, it tries to delete DuckDuckGo - but that might just be because they are search engine competitors - that is reason enough for Google to try and defeat them.
People forget that the Post Office had a problem with this last century, and it got so bad it coined the term, "going Postal". However, they looked at the problem and adopted human resource techniques and work place mental health processes that stopped the problem. I think it is time ALL work places adopt the same standard operating procedure, because the problem has veritably been fixed at USPS.
Congress has been threatening more regulations for years, but they kept promising they'd do it without regulation. Well they obviously failed, and pubic uproar finally has the voters asking questions. I've contacted my legislators demanding I be allowed a free credit BLOCK anytime I want it, and that would effectively fix the problem, and also punish the reporting agencies as well. I'll believe it when I see it happen though!!
I've been giving my representatives hell about this every since it happened. Slowly it seems congress is finally realizing just how spitting mad the public is about this. As far as I'm concerned, I'd take free credit locking to a fine any day - THAT would really hurt them, but TOO FRICKN BAD!!
I could never figure out what that extension was all about anyway; so I switched to DuckDuckGo as a search engine, and installed it as well. The only problem I have is web sites complaining because I'm not taking cookies and they can't get into my shorts. I do wish there were a URL exclusion for sites I want to support; but there is none as far as I can tell. All the other ad blockers and script blockers just got too complicated to use, and did not really do the job. So there ya go!
When you saw the resolve on the people of Ukraine, the fighting in the streets with no weapons - going up against bullets with trash cans and home made armor - I'm sorry but that is the people I like and want to know. They were brave enough to fight for freedom even if they had to do it with bare fists! I will never believe that the system that put the Russian puppet in power was legitimate.
That is what I was wondering!! I seem to remember him mentioning his "unbelief" in several specials I'd watched. I think he only mentioned it in passing so folks wouldn't think he attributed the laws of the universe to anything particularly important, or divine superintendence. I don't agree with him, but that is everyone's right, and the most important one of all.
The article hit it on the head with the "echo chambers" observation. People who have ideas about the world have generally jelled them in their way of thinking, and will not join a group with contrary opinion. So crossing the "echo chamber" divide rarely works, as no one wants to hear the other side or give it a reasonable chance of logical thought. This is exactly what makes the human chimp a warfaring creature. They'd rather solve problems by killing the other guy with a different opinion. Sad but true.
Hmm? That site says no affiliates of Equifax were identifiable as contributors - or something like that. But we all know that has to be hogwash, because the reporting agencies have had an iron grip on regulation for decades now - they keep saying that they will watch over their responsibilities and no need of more regulation - well, we can all so how that worked out!!
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