Love your Adventure reference.
After a week of trying to part with green tides in two outdoor swimming pools, Olympic officials over the weekend wrung out a fresh mea culpa and yet another explanation—neither of which were comforting. According to officials, a local pool-maintenance worker mistakenly added 160 liters of hydrogen peroxide to the waters on August 5, which partially neutralized the chlorine used for disinfection. With chlorine disarmed, the officials said that “organic compounds”—i.e. algae and other microbes—were able to grow and turn the water a murky green in the subsequent days. The revelation appears to contradict officials’ previous assurances that despite the emerald hue, which first appeared Tuesday, the waters were safe.
I would personally have avoided using the green pools, but that's just me.
I don't have any Mod points today, but someone should mod this up. This is not a Linux failure, but a Redis admin failure.
The attacks are hence highly scalable and could be potentially carried out by an unskilled adversary. Since they are executed solely via the wireless interface, with at least the range of the original remote control (i.e., a few tens of meters), and leave no physical traces, they pose a severe threat in practice.
It is interesting how insurance companies might respond to this
exposure. All vulnerable cars can be remotely unlocked with information
that is extracted from just one recording that is intercepted from a
significant distance. Moreover, the alarm system is disabled as
well, which enables an adversary to enter the car and connect directly
to the On Board Diagnostic (OBD) socket to disable the
immobilizer and drive away.
"We don't care. We don't have to. We're the Phone Company."