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Comment Re:TFA is a bit vauge (Score 1) 148

But the companies' (Endgame) blog pages has some actual concrete info. Reading over the site, much of what he talks about is already implemented, or at least there is software out there that companies can get (much of it open source). To quote his page Hunting on hosts:" running processes, active network connections, listening ports, artifacts in the file system, user logs, autoruns", using Yari, etc. BUT, at least this page isn't just "buy my product" but does give some tutorials / examples of how to use various free utilities (like Sysinternals, Yari with Powershell, Elasticsearch) and he even includes CLI examples. I'm bookmarking this and will read over it later when it's not 04:32 and I should be asleep instead of posting on Slashdot LOL.

Exactly. It is not a new concept at all and something I did as a sysadmin 10 years ago when I got bored. You don't need a product, you just need to pay attention and have the management support to spend some time doing it. In more security-evolved companies, everybody contributes x% of their time doing this.

Comment Re:Threat Hunting (Score 2) 148

Threat Hunting isn't exactly a new concept, it's been around for ages.

But it seems someone, somewhere decided it is going to be the new "hype-base" for magical next generation boxes.. because the previous hype (Threat Intelligence) is dying.

So yeah, cue 2-3 years of "you must hunt proactively with our products"-hype

Unfortuately, you had to go through 3/4 of the article before he even got to what he was talking about. I was pretty disappointed once I got there, although I was expecting it.

Maybe it is time to set up an on-prem cloud-based hunt team solution?

Comment Re:Oh, sure (Score 1) 300

Feed a lot of it to your grandpa who has arteriosclerosis and an unexpected windfall will be coming your way!

That's also been debunked. Meat and fat don't cause problems; a high carb diet is far worse. So to carry out your plan, feed him pancakes with plenty of syrup.

Everything has been debunked. Eat whatever the hell you want.

Comment Re:No wonder McLaren has been the laughing stock (Score 1) 165

Ok, I know it's really silly to draw analogies between using ancient laptops and the team performance. I just want to mention here that since 2013 season McLaren has been been a shadow of its former self.

McLaren finished the 2012 season arguably with the fastest car on the grid, but for the 2013 season they abandoned the 2012 design and started with something entirely new. The 2013 performance was so bad, that there were voices calling for McLaren to go back to its 2012 design. Then 2014 season was even worse. McLaren was basically a mid-field team. They switched to Honda engines in 2015, and amazingly finished a season without scoring a point. In 2016, based on their performance, I'd say McLaren is barely a mid-field team.

They don't use the Compaq laptops for their Formula 1 program, they use them to service McLaren F1s...you know, the supercars from the 90s.

Comment Holy Crap...road car, not Formula 1 Car (Score 1) 165

I know...I actually clicked on the article and read it instead of just jumping to conclusions like everybody else commenting. The McLaren F1 is from 1996, and they do not make them anymore. It would make sense that these cars, state of the art at the time, require legacy computing hardware to keep running.

Comment Re: never heard of it (Score 1) 264

Not sure when I started following Slashdot but it was back when your had a numerical karma score and it was a game to try to get it as high as possible. My Ars Technica account was created April of '99, so Slashdot would have been around the same time. I was quite familiar with Kuro5hin (pronounced like "Corrosion," for those not familiar with it, a sort of play on the name of Rusty, who was to Kuro5hin what Cmdr Taco was to /.) but it had a much wider focus than /., and I always felt it was a bit stuffier than here. It hasn't been relevant for a long time but it does make me feel old to know it's been taken off life support.

I learned more than I ever thought I would know about bee keeping from kuro5hin.

Comment Re:I'm only a hobby dev (Score 1) 523

But this one is straight from med school. From Dr. O., may you rest in peace. When anyone shows "initiative":

"There's nothing worse than a fool with initiative"

Everyone hated rotating with him. I actually had a nice time :)

The TA who taught my semiconductors class would often tell us we had a future in sales whenever we go things very wrong.

Comment Re:They want no cash (Score 1) 558

Guilty as accused, at least up to a point.

However, it is certainly not conjecture that most large retail outfits are actually multi-nationals. Which, by and large, centralise their IT, purchase and logistics operations across countries to some degree. It is also pretty much both logical and normal that said multi-nationals routinely store and analyse data about customer behaviour.

Do you really think that the likes of Rewe and Tesco would bother to exempt Belgium from these analyses?

These multinationals still have to abide by the laws where they do business. Yes, I think the likes of Rewe and Tesco would bother to exempt Belgium from the analyses because not doing so would mean they no longer get to do business in Belgium and incur a heavy financial penalty.

Comment Re:Or... (Score 1) 233

This. Looks pretty cut and dry to me. I love how everyone gushed all over it when it was announced. Made no sense to me that a business owner would make a decision like that out of the goodness of his heart. I know. I sound like a Scrooge.

But that's how it is. Start your own business so you can be a shot-caller.

While not as extreme, my first job was working for a place that had a salary structure preventing the guys at the top from running off with all the money. It was pretty much structured so that each person's manager did not make more than x% above the worker who made the least on their team. The impact was that if the company President or VPs gave themself a % raise, then everybody in the company receive the same %raise. This was also one of the larger companies in the area and employed a lot of warehouse staff, so it's not like this was an architectural or law firm with 10 employees. It was a very progressive company that tried to do good by its employees.

Comment Re:Microunits Sound Normal (Score 1) 412

I don't get it... Why are they calling 300 square feet "microunits"? Sounds like a relatively normal size to me... Of course, I live in midtown Manhattan, so for $2,200 a month my wife and I get a 350 square foot place in a building with 20 of them (though I think unit 1D, by the stairwell might be smaller). We have a nice kitchen...

I also pay about $2200/month for me and my 3 kids but I live in a 6000 sqft house with a 4 car garage on 4 acres with a private stocked 4 acre lake in the backyard.
Oh, I'm also only about 10 minutes away from 2 major hospitals, an airport, and several excellent colleges including a top college football team.

Sounds horrible...you can't walk out your door a couple blocks, hit up a bar to socialize with other people in your neighborhood, maybe head next door for a pizza, head back to the bar, then stumble home safe and sound without ever having to think about driving a car.

Comment Best Gentoo Install Method (Score 1) 101

So, there's a way to get somebody else to install Gentoo for me? That sounds pretty awesome. I'm going to go and install this "Twitch". I recently went from Gentoo to Arch since my Gentoo was frighteningly out of date and the only way to fix it was a complete reinstall. I figured I would give Arch a shot, but so far I still prefer Gentoo.

Comment Re:Virtualization Trap (Score 1) 136

One real beauty I was involved with handling from Oracle was how they can charge you for all the cores on the VM host even though you are only using say 2 out of 16 cores for your server. Of course they would not do this if you were using their VM stack.

They tried this to me for Weblogic licenses and after getting a whopping quotation that was easily 20 times what it should have been, I just ended up porting the enterprise app over to Tomcat bringing our license costs for our J2EE stack down to nil.

Yeah, that's a common one, and Oracle will cave on it if you press them.

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