> On Sep 28, 2016, at 9:14 PM, Razer <ray...@riseup.net> wrote: > > > > On 09/28/2016 10:31 AM, Sean Lynch takes the words right out of my mouth: > >> The Internet is starting to feel a lot more like feudalism, > > > What I stated a while back about my reasons for never getting involved > in the computer industry as a way to earn my bucks... I don't get along > with fewdal punkz and hypercompetitive-hyperagressives reel well. So > what did they do? They FUCKED the whole 'Fucking thing’.
You can do IT work for anbody… you don’t have to code/sysadmin/whatever strictly for a company in the computer industry. This has been my shift in the past few years. John > > Rr > > >> On Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 8:50 PM, Steve Kinney <ad...@pilobilus.net >> <mailto:ad...@pilobilus.net>> wrote: >> >> >> >> On 09/27/2016 11:21 PM, grarpamp wrote: >>> On Sun, Sep 25, 2016 at 3:46 AM, Mirimir <miri...@riseup.net >> <mailto:miri...@riseup.net>> wrote: >>>> Yes, it's for sure a hard problem. Any entity resourceful enough to >>>> withstand Tbps DDoS is likely a huge privacy risk :( >>>> >>>> On the other hand, Krebs has been totally asking for it, for years ;) >>>> He's been going after major cybercriminals, who perhaps have major >>>> connections with global TLAs. And he's often been a jerk about it. >>>> Hugely self-righteous, and humorless. So meh ;) >>> >>> He's already been swatted, manure mailed for lols, etc. >>> Though being AP'd by the cybers is probably unlikely. >> >> Meanwhile the Big DDoS has apparently been mitigated by Akamai or >> somebody. >> >> >> It was mitigated by Google's Project Shield. The Internet is starting to >> feel a lot more like feudalism, where you have to swear fealty to some >> lord or get overrun by barbarian hordes. Or, I guess, the way all >> governments want us to feel about the world. "Bad guys" like this are a >> government's best friend. Or a megacorp's. >> >> >> What bothers me is not this particular instance, but the proof of >> concept it represents, in a world where everything from refrigerators to >> night lights phones home. Things present a very diffuse and low-reward >> attack surface individually, but as reflectors they provide a potential >> solar-furnace-like effect in the hands of a sophisticated attacker. >> >> >> But the fact that they blew their wad early on a low-value target like >> Krebs means that the issue will get attention. Of course, if the cost to >> any given end user or their ISP is small enough, perhaps it won't be enough. >> >> >> "Physical access is game over" so it may turn out that whoever owns the >> most Things wins after all. >> >> >> Ownership of Things is not permanent, though. Maintaining a botnet is a >> neverending battle. >>