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Arizona Hot

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1475 on: June 24, 2017, 12:09:13 PM »
Clipboard02.jpgInteresting "stuff"    Clipboard01.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Now that Batman has proposed to Catwoman, will Spiderman and Black Widow get together?

Batman asks Catwoman to marry him in new comic

Can DC Comics Stop Batman And Catwoman Getting Married Again?

Black Widow



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Re: Interesting "stuff" - The Japanese-invented "Dohm" House.
« Reply #1476 on: June 27, 2017, 11:39:48 PM »
Via: Japan’s Earthquake-Resistant Dome Houses Are Made of Styrofoam

The Japanese-invented "Dohm" House. Nifty idea.
Website: http://www.i-domehouse.com/movie.html

They have 4 linked (watch one after the other, in sequence) promo videos which are interesting and quaintly Japanese:
Video 1: http://jdh.sakura.ne.../video/dh_prom_1.wmv
Video 2. http://jdh.sakura.ne.../video/dh_prom_2.wmv
Video 3: http://jdh.sakura.ne.../video/dh_prom_3.wmv
Video 4: http://jdh.sakura.ne.../video/dh_prom_4.wmv

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1477 on: June 27, 2017, 11:56:55 PM »
How to protect your Windows computer from the Petya ransomware attack.jpgInteresting "stuff"    Malwarebytes protection.jpgInteresting "stuff"

How to protect your Windows computer from the Petya ransomware attack

I have Windows 10 with Windows Defender. You know that is up-to-date. I have ESET NOD32 Pro and Malwarebytes 3.06 Premium with anti-ransomware on. Do you think I will have any problems with this threat?

Qualcomm's New Fingerprint Sensors Go Through Metal, Glass And Displays.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Qualcomm's New Fingerprint Sensors Go Through Metal, Glass And Displays


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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1478 on: June 30, 2017, 02:23:32 PM »

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1479 on: June 30, 2017, 02:39:20 PM »
ExPetr-Petya-NotPetya is a Wiper, Not Ransomware

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http://www.securityw...urrency-manipulation
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Thycotic's cyber security and digital forensics expert, Joseph Carson, has an alternative theory: the motive behind Wannacry was effectively insider trading following currency manipulation. Bitcoin was the real target.

If he is right, it explains the efficiency of the attack (the primary motive) and the inefficiency of the ransom collection (which was neither part of nor important to the plan).

Talking to SecurityWeek, Carson explained that one common theory on the value of Bitcoin is an application of Metcalfe's Law. Metcalfe's law states that the value of a telecommunications network is proportional to the square of the number of connected users of the system (n2) (Wikipedia). Giovanni Santostasi, chief scientific officer at DeepWave and Fountain Health Technologies, has applied this to Bitcoin: "The exponential growth is driven by one factor only, not millions. The rate of adoption. Period. In fact there is a strong correlation (R2 = 0.82) between number of users and price."

This is Carson's starting point. If you want to manipulate Bitcoin value, he told SecurityWeek, you cause a sudden increase in the number of users. This is most easily measured by the number of Bitcoin wallets in existence. A global ransomware outbreak, demanding payment by Bitcoin, would certainly have such an effect: both direct victims and judicious organizations are likely to obtain wallets.

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Re: Interesting "stuff" - Simple Wi-Fi Yagi.
« Reply #1480 on: June 30, 2017, 06:24:00 PM »
Nifty idea: Simple Wi-Fi Yagi

Sorry about the bad link. Fixed it. (Thanks @Arizona Hot for pointing it out.)
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1481 on: July 01, 2017, 01:48:39 PM »
Nifty idea: Simple Wi-Fi Yagi

Bad link. Simple Wi-Fi Yagi worked for me. Look at the link and you will see why yours doesn't work. I had a problem too, and had to re-edit the link after testing it.
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1482 on: July 01, 2017, 02:14:46 PM »
This is Carson's starting point. If you want to manipulate Bitcoin value, he told SecurityWeek, you cause a sudden increase in the number of users. This is most easily measured by the number of Bitcoin wallets in existence. A global ransomware outbreak, demanding payment by Bitcoin, would certainly have such an effect: both direct victims and judicious organizations are likely to obtain wallets.

But they should have made it possible to restore the files. This way ruins the method for future use because it is obvious that ransom is not the primary goal.

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In previous versions of “similar” ransomware like Petya/Mischa/GoldenEye, this installation ID contains crucial information for the key recovery. After sending this information to the attacker they can extract the decryption key using their private key


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« Reply #1483 on: July 03, 2017, 05:49:20 PM »

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« Reply #1485 on: July 05, 2017, 07:23:12 PM »

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1486 on: July 06, 2017, 05:31:34 AM »
Mystery of 2,000-year-old Roman concrete solved by scientists
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may have been my adblocker, but only saw this (short) video about it at the source -- The Independent


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