Ars Technica - The connected renter: How to make your apartment smarter - Nothing super exciting here, but if you are into the entire smart house thing maybe you will find it useful.
Dark Reading - Building A Detection Strategy With The Right Metrics -
A Ponemon Institute study of 630 enterprises showed that the average number of alerts a security team receives per week from their security tools — firewalls, intrusion-detection systems, intrusion-prevention systems, sandboxing systems, security information and event management (SIEM) systems, etc. — was a shocking 172 per 1,000 hosts per day (2,420 alerts for an average 14,000 endpoints in a network). Where does one start with that volume of alerts, particularly given that the large majority of these are false-positives? The same study shows that, on average, two-thirds of the security staff’s time is wasted because their tools are grossly inefficient, so only 4% of alerts are typically investigated, leaving the possibility that somewhere around 96% of those untouched may be something important.So what I read there is "the tools are shit". I tend to agree, but much like the military are driving a car in Montana you make do with duct tape and prayers.
mewo2.com - Generating fantasy maps - for my RPG playing friends. the map looks good at least.
Hacker News - How You Computer Monitor Could Be Hacked To Spy On You -
You have seen hackers targeting your computer, smartphone, and tablet, but now, it has been proved that they can even compromise your monitor and turn them against by just changing the pixels displayed on the screen.
The use case presented was for monitors on Industrial Control Systems, changing a status indicator, or reading the pixels from a users screen. I don't think either are a huge worry at this point but something to keep in mind.