Who's ass are you pulling this from? I Ctrl+F'ed the blogger's page and can't find shit.
hmmm, looks like the blogger knows what TP is for
Which is of course not true if "own it" means "access data encrypted with a strong key and a non-trivial-to-brute-force password".
Not true. The kernel and initramfs itself need to be stored in cleartext (or else, how would the machine boot?). So, the exploiter would proceed as follows:
1. Use the vulnerability to get a root shell
2. Doctor a couple of scripts to log encryption password, or to inject a script into the root once encryption password has been entered.
3. Use cpio and bzip to build a new initramfs from the image in memory
4. Write that image to the appropriate part of the (cleartext) boot partition.
5. Log off, go away, and wait for a legitimate admin to log in, triggering the booby trap.
Well, it's not as if this was any surprise. The WOT issue has been in the news for several days already, and apparently Amazon has not "deigned" to to do anything about it yet. Indeed both still reverse resolve to kontera.com... or did Amazon actually kick Kontera, but just forgot to update their name server?
When choosing a cloud provider, smart users also consider the provider's reactivity, and his willingness to protect his legitimate customers' reputation and Amazon indeed seems to be lacking in this area...
All accesses were suspicious, as they are obvious bots (it only accesses isolated URLs, but never any pictures nor other dependent content such as CSS), yet they masquerade as a interactive user agent (Mozilla on Macintosh).
I promptly lodged a complaint at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I recommend other webmasters do the same (i.e. check your logs, and if you find any similar occurrences, complain loudly to Amazon)
Whois tells that the IP range is 18.104.22.168/12, in case anybody wants to firewall this.
Yes, everyone outside of Microsoft realizes that use of a database is not necessary for email.
You forgot about Lotus Notes...
Batteries have a higher energy density than explosives.
So does pizza.
... and the funny this is that according to Wikipedia it's actually true about pizza, but not about explosives...
Lithium batteries are just behind explosives (TNT, Gunpowder), but far behind foodstuffs (Carbohydrates, Protein, Fat). Look it up!
unnecessary social programs
Others would use the term "a civilised society with consideration for the not so well-off".
HELP!!!! I'm being held prisoner in /usr/games/lib!