* Posts by Demon investors

2 posts • joined 19 Dec 2019

Hundreds of millions of Broadcom-based cable modems at risk of remote hijacking, eggheads fear

Demon investors

DDoS

The obvious motivation for modem hacking that isn't mentioned is their ability to push a large amount of traffic for DDoS purposes. 1Gb/s upload in Europe is not that uncommon, so a single modem could take down some sites on its own.

You leak our secrets? We'll leak your book sales, speech fees – into our coffers: Uncle Sam wins royalties fight against Edward Snowden

Demon investors

Unfortunate

The real problem for Snowden here is the speaking fees. Those are his lifeline for income in exile. One thing the article doesn't say is if this includes speaking fees not directly related to the book. If he loses those then I hope he has savings outside of the US because otherwise he's going to be broke pretty soon.

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