+Mod points if I had them. I think we were talking about this the second semester of my freshman year. Stress vs. strain and all that.
The hospital had an Internet-facing router that was accessible via SSH or HTTPS?
If they were stupid enough to do that, then someone else had probably stolen all their data already.
At least they editorialize on the submissions, Slashdot just copypastas the first paragraph or two.
"This is a single politician in the german government trying to derail the project for personal gain."
A single German politician trying to run things in an autocratic way in order to further a personal agenda? You don't say!
After all, only criminals have anything to fear from the police, right?
nmap as a "hacking" tool reveals such an old mindset. Back then the prize was finding a service, which was inevitably not locked down or was easily compromisable. Nowadays even basic installs are secure thanks to sane package managers and distributions. The old "find an old version of sendmail and open a shell" tricks don't work.
First we had the smug "NASA is boring, Elon Musk is awesome" article, and now this. If we hit 3 articles in 1 day, I think it becomes a national holiday!
Since we're largely shielded from the negative effects of genetic entropy, where will the western world be in 50 years?
Cisco is cutting out the fat (literally) by shuffling out the older, more expensive (salary, 401k, healthcare) employees, so that they can bring in cheap new talent.
So basically you read something free on the Internet and now feel authoritative on the subject?
If you're helping fix something that could cause real world harm, it's an investment in your own safety.
Translation: Bandwidth and ubiquitous connectivity, along with a generation trained to have no privacy are in place. Let the police state begin.
If you think things like rural electrification are about helping people, you have your head in the sand.
Maybe China should stop being so shitty to its people.
Once again, scifi leads the way.
If you're clever with squid, local DNS, and openvpn it's a viable alternative. I live on a 3Mbps DSL line and while it's not the fastest, it's totally usable for Netflix, VOIP, gaming, etc.