A thinking Meat


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Cake day: Dec 03, 2021


>TruthFinder and Instant Checkmate are subscription-based services allowing customers to perform background checks on other people. When conducting background checks, the sites will use publicly scraped data, federal, state, and court records, criminal records, social media, and other sources.

AIs as Computer Hackers - Schneier on Security
>In 2016, DARPA ran a similarly styled event for artificial intelligence (AI). One hundred teams entered their systems into the Cyber Grand Challenge. After completing qualifying rounds, seven finalists competed at the DEFCON hacker convention in Las Vegas. The competition occurred in a specially designed test environment filled with custom software that had never been analyzed or tested. The AIs were given 10 hours to find vulnerabilities to exploit against the other AIs in the competition and to patch themselves against exploitation. A system called Mayhem, created by a team of Carnegie-Mellon computer security researchers, won. The researchers have since commercialized the technology, which is now busily defending networks for customers like the U.S. Department of Defense. >There was a traditional human–team capture-the-flag event at DEFCON that same year. Mayhem was invited to participate. It came in last overall, but it didn’t come in last in every category all of the time.

>Tracked as CVE-2023-22501, the vulnerability has a critical severity score of 9.4, as calculated by Atlassian. It could be used to target bot accounts in particular, due to their frequent interactions with other users and their increased likelihood to be included in Jira issues or requests or receiving emails with a "View Request" link - either condition being necessary for acquiring signup tokens.

I remember when reverse tunnel was a security issue - now it is widely used!

All this data somewhere in the wrong hands (I mean - ODIN intelligence) "lost"

Earth’s inner core has recently stopped spinning, and may now be reversing the direction of its rotation, according to a surprising new study that probed the deepest reaches of our planet with seismic waves from earthquakes.

Simple intro into port scanning and a little bit on detection

So... the house of cards is starting to fall? Such and similar events always remind me two readings: [How complex systems fail](https://how.complexsystems.fail/) and [Why Do Computers Stop and What Can Be Done About It?](https://www.hpl.hp.com/techreports/tandem/TR-85.7.pdf) can this be prevented? I don't think so, but what could be done? Check this book - [Antifragile](https://ziurkes.group.lt/book/5325/s/antifragile)

Minix and nanoGPT
nanoGPT "Linux" moment?

For Sale on eBay: A Military Database of Fingerprints and Iris Scans
>“It was disturbing that they didn’t even try to protect the data,” Mr. Marx said, referring to the U.S. military. “They didn’t care about the risk, or they ignored the risk.”

Golden Parazyth perform 'Upė' live at the Botanical Garden of Vilnius University.

10 out of 10. Christmas is coming early this year.

If you want to dig deeper into sysadmin's area - this is a good article.

actually there is a ipfs mirror for that, albeit just a dump of the file: /ipfs/QmVCjhoEFC9vwvaa8bKyJgwAByP4MXSogcyDGoz4Lkc3ox

This Year’s Most Thought-Provoking Brain Discoveries
Especially liked the research regarding universality of facial expressions.

Worth noting - article is written with regard to “native” AWS encryption, but if you use LUKS or other disk encryption setup - AWS can still snapshot running VMs. It is all about the trust. :(

love these kind of unexpected information transfers

The GPT-3 Architecture, on a Napkin
Inside the GPT-3

maybe we can host the dump somehow in ipfs or similar storage?

don’t know, but i hope it will not

Thank you, this was very liberating :)

This is what I was thinking as well regarding the suggestion, not sure if that it is solvable…

Hi! Leave your email here - https://hackrsvalv.com . I can help for free as long as there are no hard deadlines

Yeah, it is always nice to hear the author read the book, especially if it is good :)) But what about deep fakes faking author? Will it be banned? Or available only in the underground?

Somehow I doubt it. Money is too good for Meta to pass Europeans