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Comment Re:now we know why tech is protected (Score 1) 457

No need to. The CIA created an entire new NSA inside the CIA. Called CCI (Center for Cyber Intelligence) it was technically under the CIA so it's not subject to the disclosure rules the NSA was... and they just didn't tell anyone that they were doing it so the disclosure rules the CIA was under didn't matter, either.

Submission + - Wikileaks Vault7 release reveals VLC, WinRAR, Notepad++ and Truecrypt exploits (

_KiTA_ writes: Following up from a story in 2014, Truecrypt, popular disk encryption system, was revealed to be one of the ones exploited in the CIA's "Fight Club" rootkit installer exploit bundle. This appears to validate the concerns many had in 2014 when TrueCrypt appeared to have seen oddities in sourcecode and website management, as well as confirm the cryptic warning placed on the TrueCrypt website at that time.

Fight Club is an exploit entrypoint used to install Ricky Bobby, a rootkit which gives CIA operatives full remote access to any Windows devices, bypassing all known security software. Other programs used as entrypoints for Fight Club include VLC Player, WinRAR, Notepad++, and of course, Adobe Reader. All these exploits were leaked into the wild by CIA contractors sharing them among themselves and others but concealed from the companies involved.

The full Wikileaks dump on Vault 7, part 1, is available online. A reddit user has created several infographics of the various projects discovered so far here.

Comment Re:What happens if the package falls off the moon? (Score 1) 76

Possibly. What would the kinetic force be of something -- lets say 2 tons of something -- being launched from the Moon to Earth at Moon Escape velocity? How about using conventional rocketry but starting from the moon?

Given that histrionic nutjob's past, she probably got it from Gundam or the later Mega Man X / Zero games, although it's possible it came from "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" or maybe the lensman series. Or maybe Honor Harrington, which refers to Harsh Mistress when mentioning the trope...

Comment Re:Perhaps a better method... (Score 1) 1001

And obviously watch HOW they get to their solution, ie. not by connecting to a chatroom where they have a bunch of friends waiting to help out. Looking up snippets, checking parameters and syntax etc. would obviously be fine, that's what you'll be doing in daily work anyway.

What do you have against Stack Overflow?

Comment Re:oh no my hugbox (Score 5, Interesting) 183

I'd like to see the business that identifies "problematic accounts". In fact, if I were them I'd be very open about it. Otherwise it's censorship.

They can't be transparent, because they're targeting the political opponents of the twitter admins. The second they admit that -- openly or accidentally -- shit is going to hit the fan.

Comment Re:No surprise... (Score 5, Interesting) 224

But, it's a direct admission that they were basically gouging for want of competition.

Absolutely. My big question is... I have a PC Build coming up. I went Intel 5 years ago due to lack of a realistic AMD alternative. How good is AMD Ryzen? Is it merely competitive with Intel, or are we back to the golden days of "Buy Intel for brand name, buy AMD if you want to save a few hundred bucks for something just as good?"

Comment Re:Death To All Jews (Score 5, Insightful) 920

Quite different points though. Sarah Silverman's point being about the grotesquery of Trump, and PewDiePie's being about "it's fine to be an antisemitic little shithead"

No, his point for the clip that was taken out of context was:

* "Youtube Heroes is an Authoritarian nightmare that is going to attract the worst kinds of people."
* "The media likes to take things out of context to slander people."
* "Hey, there's a thing over here that I'm pointing at."
* "This fiverr website is a great example of how surreal the modern world is."

Depending on which of the clips they took out of context you're talking about, of course.

Comment Re:Glass houses & stones (Score 3, Insightful) 920

Speaking of which, you yourself have used more than a few crass racial stereotypes

First, I encourage all Slashdot readers to take a look at what Xenographic thinks is a "crass racial stereotype".

Second, I don't expect Disney to sponsor my Slashdot comments, nor do I look for the alt-right to spring to my defense because they don't.

Why do you hate the Japanese, PopeRatzo?

Comment Re:Death To All Jews (Score 1) 920

However, do you truly believe that he's a neo nazi?

It doesn't matter if he's a neo-nazi. He put some shit on his little web video and now nobody wants to advertise with him. He made a choice. They made a choice.

Free market at work.

The same Regressive leftist trolls smugly stating that this is fair game to do to PewDiePie also raised unholy living hell when GamerGate did it to Gawker.

The difference being that GG didn't have to lie about Gawker to do their advertiser contacting blitz, whereas the WSJ openly, blatantly lied (via omission) about PewDiePie to his advertisers and network.

One of the videos they cropped to make him look bad was LITERALLY about how the media likes to crop videos to make people look bad.

The WSJ fucked up, bad. No one listened and believed like they were expecting. They're going to have to walk this back, it's literally only a matter of time before they do.

Comment Re:Death To All Jews (Score 5, Insightful) 920

I can't think of many places where you wouldn't get fired for that sign.

Infowars? Breitbbart?

Sarah Silverman once went on Conan dressed up as Hitler, complete with stache and Swastika. That's a bit more than a sign.

"Ah, but that's different, she was obviously doing it to make a point."

So was PewDiePie.

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