Tuesday, October 17, 2017

‘Just Like Real Life’ : Serving Revenge Cold in Cyber Rivers

"Everything that is in agreement with our personal desires seems true. Everything that is not puts us into a rage.”
~ Andre Maurois

Daphne Caruana Galizia: Car-bomb murder of Maltese journalist 'an attack on free press and democracy'

Panama papers - bomb kills reporter in Malta

The Register: “Two members of the US House of Representatives today introduced a law bill that would allow hacking victims to seek revenge and hack the hackers who hacked them. The Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act (ACDC) [PDF] amends the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to make limited retaliatory strikes against cyber-miscreants legal in America for the first time. The bill would allow hacked organizations to venture outside their networks to identify an intruder and infiltrate their systems, destroy any data that had been stolen, and deploy “beaconing technology” to trace the physical location of the attacker. “While it doesn’t solve every problem, ACDC brings some light into the dark places where cybercriminals operate,” said co-sponsor Representative Tom Graves (R-GA). “The certainty the bill provides will empower individuals and companies use new defenses against cybercriminals. I also hope it spurs a new generation of tools and methods to level the lopsided cyber battlefield, if not give an edge to cyber defenders. We must continue working toward the day when it’s the norm – not the exception – for criminal hackers to be identified and prosecuted.”
  • “I never thought of it this way. It’s basically the cyber version of being allowed to murder someone for entering your property.” https://t.co/vu1TxqQIMK — MalwareTech (@MalwareTechBlog) October 13, 2017
ARN uncovers emerging start-ups using smart technologies to change the face of the channel in Australia  Meet the realsmartest tech start ups in Australia

20 of America’s top political scientists gathered to discuss our democracy. They’re scared. Vox

Baby talk in any language: Shifting the timbre of our voices Science Daily