Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Vacation Day 6 - Slut Shaming is not OK AND the NYSE is shutdown rumors of cyber attack abound

Vacation continues as predicted my continued perusal of The Definitive Handbook of Business Continuity Management has restored my will to live. Such is the power of a good book with an upliting moral.

It's kind of hazy here at Alki Beach (smoke is blowing in from the wildfires in Canada) but still nice - you can kind of see the haze here:


Not the greatest picture I realize but give a moron a smart phone and this is what you end up with.

Other stuff - A couple days ago I posted about the young woman who made the LED illuminated skirt and the issues she said she had encountered at a Maker gathering.  (picture reminder)


well so did paragon of women in tech virtue Boing Boing.  Funny enough it took about 30 seconds for the slut shaming to start.  Funnier still the young woman (sexycyborg) showed up in the comments and called them on it. She backed them down.

Ars Technica - Adobe Flash exploit that was leaked by Hacking Team goes wild; patch now! -
The vulnerability is cataloged as CVE-2015-5119 and is active in Flash versions 18.0.0.194 and earlier. According to security firm Rapid 7, it stems from a use-after-free bug that can be exploited while Flash is handling ByteArray objects. The update is available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux systems. Adobe has credited Google's Project Zero and Morgan Marquis-Boire, director of security, First Look Media, for reporting the critical bug and working to protect Flash users.
Be smart Patch Now!

As I am typing it appears that the NYSE has suspended trading.   on twitter the rumors of cyber attack are swirling.  I was aware of a number of stocks not opening this morning but by 7 am Pacific they were up.  Something happened after that.

Dark Reading - Cybercriminal Group Spying On US, European Businesses For Profit -

A team of attackers tied to previous hacks of Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter, has quietly expanded its cyber espionage operation to snooping on and stealing intellectual property from multi-billion dollar firms in the pharmaceutical, software, Internet, oil and metal mining commodities sectors in the US, Europe, and Canada.
But unlike most cyber espionage groups, this is no nation state-sponsored hacking operation. According to researchers at Symantec who have been investigating the so-called Morpho organization for the past two years, this cyberspying operation appears to be run by an organized crime ring with possible US ties.

Only a matter of time before the criminals got as sophisticated as the government.  Criminals always are on the forefront of tech changes.  (them and porn)

Lot's more going on.  Unfortunately I have run out of time.  NYSE update - The NYSE is denying rumors of a cyber attack or that the United airlines ground stop and this incident are related.


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