Maybe other router manufacturers are as magnificently dumb as D-Link but regardless, get rid of all D-Link routers and vow to never buy another D-Link product for a long as your lungs suck in air. The security vulnerabilities present in their devices, especially the DWR-932B router, are so far beyond stupid, well, you’d swear the Chinese company purposely allowed them as a joke on Americans… http://geekslop.com/2016/d-link-router-stomp-burnt-never-buy-d-link
Global Risk Profile provides a spooky array of services including “gathering every legally available information on either a company or an individual” and protection against “hazardous situations such as fraud, corruption, or money laundering”. Today they may have to turn their investigative eyes on themselves as notable hacking group on the Dark Web is offering to sell Global Risk Profile data including confidential email between Global Risk Profile and customers. http://geekslop.com/2016/global-risk-profile-hacked-customer-data-dump
The first Knights of the Ku Klux Klan was founded in Pulaski, Tennessee sometime between December 1865 and August 1866 by six former members of the Confederate army. Its original purpose was to be a fraternal social club with plenty of parody thrown into the initiation ceremonies. However, members began to take the organization seriously and found purpose as a vigilante group targeting black people and white Republicans. http://geekslop.com/2016/original-knights-of-the-ku-klux-klan-kkk-application-1921
Offering bounties worth thousands, even millions of dollars, bug bounties pay hackers to report vulnerabilities. The process is pretty simple. The hacker sends the vulnerability report to the company, the company patches the vulnerably, the bounty paid, and finally, the vulnerability disclosed. Everyone wins. Usually. http://geekslop.com/2016/bug-bounty-hunter-hacking-session-yelp
To determine if America could indeed reshape the world by “accidentally” electing a fascist leader, we have to look no further than Nazi Germany. Nazi Germany was inconceivable, unbelievable, and sadly, irreversible. Although everyone is familiar with Hitler’s Nazi regime, many fail to recognize the subtle series of steps that allowed it to be. http://geekslop.com/2016/united-states-could-elect-fascist-hitler-like-leader
The arrest records of Alton Sterling (aka Alton Bertell Sterlings) have been released and they don’t do much to help his case nor support his aunt’s claim that he was a “gentle giant”. Sterling was the 37-year-old black man who died at the hands of Baton Rouge police during an arrest for “brandishing a weapon”. It appears as if Alton was well known to Baton Rouge police. http://geekslop.com/2016/alton-sterling-arrest-records
I wasn’t too happy to hear that Akamai dropped security researcher/writer Brian Krebs last week after Kreb’s website sustained the largest-ever DDoS attack. In short, they basically offered Krebs protection from DDoS attacks until, well, they said they couldn’t. Then they dropped him leaving Krebs to fend for himself. http://geekslop.com/2016/akamais-drops-brian-krebs-security-protection
I was searching for lifelike mice on Amazon today (long story) and found this unbelievably racist Halloween mask of a black man. Tiny ears, white eyes, big lips – just like the racist cartoons of the 50’s. My gut reaction was shock and I began to wonder how the seller would justify placing an item like this for sale. My guess is, they would argue it’s nothing more than a caricature, which begs the question – are caricatures racist by nature? http://geekslop.com/2016/racist-halloween-mask-depicting-african-american-black-man-amazon
Spy? Traitor? How about “National Hero”. The United States wants to label Edward Snowden a “spy” and “traitor” for revealing NSA practices to the American public. The leaks from Edward Snowden regarding the unscrupulous data collection practices of the National Security Agency prompted a US scramble to plug the leak and stem the tide of information that the Guardian was making publicly available. As a result of Snowden’s bold disclosures (and the Guardian who bravely published them), the White House announced a series of proposed reforms meant to increase the transparency of, and the constraints on, the NSA. http://geekslop.com/2013/snowden-leaks-prompt-nsa-restraint-constraint-patriot-national-hero
Forget what you see on TV. The reality of gunshot wounds and terminal (death inducing) gunshot injuries is remarkably different from what is shown in the movies where the gunman appears to have an unlimited supply of bullets, gunshots knock the enemy off their feet, and gunshot victims make long, drawn out confessions as they take slowly bleed out. The reality is: stopping a person cold in their tracks with a gunshot is difficult to do and depends on shot placement, the type of ammunition, and a little bit of blind luck. http://wildernessarena.com/supplies/weapons/gunshots-wounds-stopping-power-myth-vs-fact
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