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Klaatu_Nicto #1 Posted Apr 14 2017 - 23:58

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Leaked NSA Malware Threatens Windows Users Around the World

 

"Normally, dumping these kinds of documents on a Friday would reduce their impact by limiting the news cycle. But Friday is the perfect day to dump tools if your goal is to cause maximum chaos; all the script kiddies are active over the weekend, while far too many defenders are offline and enjoying the Easter holiday. I’m only being somewhat glib in suggesting that the best security measure for a Windows computer might be to just turn it off for a few days."

https://arstechnica.com/security/2017/04/nsa-leaking-shadow-brokers-just-dumped-its-most-damaging-release-yet/

 


"Nation-state attack tools are now in the hands of anyone who cares to download them"

https://theintercept.com/2017/04/14/leaked-nsa-malware-threatens-windows-users-around-the-world/

 



Gravtech #2 Posted Apr 15 2017 - 00:16

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"Let's expose the NSA by showing the world their top tier hacking tools, that way instead of just one organisation having them, anyone who wants to can hack into these important institutions" 

 

If your sense of justice results in endangering millions of people, maybe you shouldn't release what you steal



Klaatu_Nicto #3 Posted Apr 15 2017 - 00:52

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Ya, they have a warped sense of justice.

 

 



ImApollo #4 Posted Apr 15 2017 - 01:32

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For a second I thought this was World of Tanks forum and not Reddit. I must be wrong.

GeorgePreddy #5 Posted Apr 15 2017 - 01:42

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Let's not forget that Snowden is an outlaw, a wanted criminal, not some kind of warped Robin Hood.

alexgt9123 #6 Posted Apr 15 2017 - 01:45

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View PostImApollo, on Apr 15 2017 - 01:32, said:

For a second I thought this was World of Tanks forum and not Reddit. I must be wrong.

 

But wait, there's more...

 

...this is in the off-topic section. Anything goes



Klaatu_Nicto #7 Posted Apr 15 2017 - 03:37

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View PostImApollo, on Apr 14 2017 - 16:32, said:

For a second I thought this was World of Tanks forum and not Reddit. I must be wrong.

 

  Nobody playing WOT uses Windows?

120mm_he #8 Posted Apr 15 2017 - 09:43

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This is stuff that can be plugged up since the tools are known. However until they are plugged then yep windows is vulnerable. This is why my online computer has nothing on it that would do any snoopers any good past my various forum musings and youtube dives or netflix habits or what games I play etc. That data is already collected so hack away. :trollface:

Klaatu_Nicto #9 Posted Apr 15 2017 - 19:34

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Up-to-date Microsoft customers are safe from the purported National Security Agency spying tools dumped online, the software company said Saturday, tamping down fears that the digital arsenal was poised to wreak havoc across the internet.

 

In a blog post, Microsoft Corp. security manager Phillip Misner said that the software giant had already built defenses against nine of the 12 tools disclosed by TheShadowBrokers, a mysterious group that has repeatedly published NSA code. The three others affected old, unsupported products.

 

One of Microsoft's fixes, also called a patch, was only released last month.

 

Many organizations put patches off, meaning 'many servers will still be affected by these flaws'.

 

Everyone involved recommended keeping up with software updates.

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4414054/Microsoft-says-users-protected-alleged-NSA-malware.html



Lethalhavoc #10 Posted Apr 15 2017 - 23:54

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Oddly enough, I've had all but one of my systems turned off and unhooked for the last few days.

I pulled them all to air dust them, but the weather turned bad before I started, so I let them sit waiting for it to get better, but it's been snowing for the last 3 straight days.


 

Not that I would care one way or the other, if the NSA decided to snoop on my systems.

I've always assumed someone was snooping since at least the year 2000 anyways.

 



Klaatu_Nicto #11 Posted May 13 2017 - 22:06

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Dozens of Countries Ignore Klaatu_Nicto's Warning ;)

 

One reason the ransomware on Friday was able to spread so quickly was that the stolen N.S.A. hacking tool, known as “Eternal Blue,” affected a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows servers.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/12/world/europe/uk-national-health-service-cyberattack.html?_r=0



120mm_he #12 Posted May 13 2017 - 22:32

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It's hit 74 countries so far and the initial consensus is this is just a practice run before they break out the stuff that windows can't patch out. Now might be a good time to withdraw some money to stuff under the mattress and make sure the pantry is well stocked. ;)

Lethalhavoc #13 Posted May 14 2017 - 02:23

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http://www.msn.com/e...69cG?li=AAggNb9

How a $10.69 purchase may have sidelined the global malware attack

 


Edited by Lethalhavoc, May 14 2017 - 02:24.


Klaatu_Nicto #14 Posted May 14 2017 - 04:49

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Yevgeniy Nikulin was detained in the Czech Republic for allegedly hacking the servers of major sites LinkedIn, Dropbox and Formspring between 2012 and 2013.

 

The FBI visited him at least a couple of times, offering to drop the charges and grant him U.S. citizenship as well as cash and an apartment in the U.S. if the Russian national confessed to participating in the 2016 hacks. The visits occurred in mid-November 2016 and on February 7 of this year. "[They told me:] you will have to confess to breaking into_______for_______on behalf of_________."

 

http://www.newsweek.com/fbi-investigation-clinton-emails-russia-hack-607538



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View PostKlaatu_Nicto, on May 13 2017 - 19:49, said:

 

Yevgeniy Nikulin was detained in the Czech Republic for allegedly hacking the servers of major sites LinkedIn, Dropbox and Formspring between 2012 and 2013.

 

The FBI visited him at least a couple of times, offering to drop the charges and grant him U.S. citizenship as well as cash and an apartment in the U.S. if the Russian national confessed to participating in the 2016 hacks. The visits occurred in mid-November 2016 and on February 7 of this year. "[They told me:] you will have to confess to breaking into_______for_______on behalf of_________."

 

http://www.newsweek.com/fbi-investigation-clinton-emails-russia-hack-607538

 

Unfortunately it doesn't surprise me at all. They cheated...a lot.

120mm_he #16 Posted May 14 2017 - 07:26

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View PostRF_Van, on May 13 2017 - 23:13, said:

 

Unfortunately it doesn't surprise me at all. They cheated...a lot.

 

The trials are going to be epic. The first looks like it will be obama as rand paul just asked for a special hearing on the 300 billion in profits stolen from fannie mae to keep obamacare propped up a little longer not to mention the 500 billion taken out of hud for the same reasons. The noose is getting tighter and probably explains why obama is rarely in the country for more than a few hours at a time before jetting back out to his hidey holes in places with no extradition treaties. :bajan:

Lethalhavoc #17 Posted May 14 2017 - 14:42

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View Post120mm_he, on May 14 2017 - 02:26, said:

 

The trials are going to be epic. The first looks like it will be obama as rand paul just asked for a special hearing on the 300 billion in profits stolen from fannie mae to keep obamacare propped up a little longer not to mention the 500 billion taken out of hud for the same reasons. The noose is getting tighter and probably explains why obama is rarely in the country for more than a few hours at a time before jetting back out to his hidey holes in places with no extradition treaties. :bajan:

 

He's in Canada atm, giving a sold out speech.

Believe it or not, most of the world thinks he's a rock star.

Far, far, far better than what you currently have in office.



Klaatu_Nicto #18 Posted May 14 2017 - 16:59

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What I'm seeing in this latest report are FBI agents trying to overthrow the government by bribing a man to confess to a crime he didn't commit. Regardless of what you think of the current office holder that is wrong and a crime.

 

18 U.S. Code § 2384 - Seditious conspiracy: If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.

 

On a different note, here's what some previous office holders have done, or tried to do,  to those who oppose them.

 

On May 1, 1863 Vallandigham addressed a large public gathering in Mount Vernon, Ohio, where he defended the right of people to assemble at any time to hear the policy of the current administration debated....On May 5, without consulting his superiors, General Burnside ordered Union soldiers to arrest Vallandigham....After a two day trial, at which Vallandigham declined to plead because he denied that the tribunal had any lawful authority over a civilian, the military commission found Vallandigham guilty as charged.  In June 1863, a month after Vallandigham's conviction, General Burnside ordered Union soldiers to close the Chicago Times, which had sharply criticized the Lincoln administration, the conduct of the war, the Emancipation Proclamation and the arrest of Vallandigham.
http://chicagounbound.uchicago.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2953&context=journal_articles

 

The apologetic tone taken by James G. Randall and other writers on the problem of arbitrary arrests in the North during the Civil War has always seemed to me to be curiously at odds with the tone Abraham Lincoln himself took. He did not apologize.  At least 14,401 civilians were arrested by the Lincoln administration. If one takes the population of the North during the Civil War as 22.5 million (using the 1860 census and counting West Virginia but not Nevada), then one person out of every 1,563 in the North was arrested during the Civil War.
https://quod.lib.umich.edu/j/jala/2629860.0005.103/--lincoln-administration-and-arbitrary-arrests?rgn=main;view=fulltext

 

In the fashion of a police state, the Department of Justice arrested tens of thousands of individuals without just cause. One was not safe even within the walls of one’s own home to criticize the Wilson administration. A letter to federal attorneys and marshals said that citizens had nothing to fear as long as they “Obey the law; keep your mouth shut.” In fact, the Justice Department created the precursor to the Gestapo called the American Protective League. Its job was to spy on fellow citizens and turn in “seditious” persons or draft dodgers. In September of 1918 in NYC, the APL rounded up about 50,000 people. This doesn’t even include the infamous Palmer Raids (named after Wilson’s attorney general) that occurred after the war.
https://conservativecolloquium.wordpress.com/2008/05/29/woodrow-wilson-americas-worst-and-first-fascist-president/

 

Hoover—with the encouragement of Palmer and the help of the Department of Labor—started planning a massive roundup of radicals. By early January 1920, the plans were ready. The department organized simultaneous raids in major cities, with local police called on to arrest thousands of suspected anarchists. But the ensuing “Palmer Raids” turned into a nightmare, marked by poor communications, planning, and intelligence about who should be targeted and how many arrest warrants would be needed. The constitutionality of the entire operation was questioned, and Palmer and Hoover were roundly criticized for the plan and for their overzealous domestic security efforts.
https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/news/stories/2007/december/palmer_122807

 

Roosevelt, however, had concluded that he could not avoid a confrontation with the court; it had already torpedoed the two principal recovery projects of his first term....In the days following the 1936 election, FDR and Cummings put the final touches on an audacious plan to reconfigure the court. Dissents by Stone and other justices, notably Louis Brandeis and Benjamin Cardozo, persuaded Roosevelt that he need not undertake the arduous route of a constitutional amendment, for it was not the Constitution that required changing but the composition of the bench. Naming a few more judges like Stone, the president believed, would do the trick. FDR recognized, though, that a direct assault on the court must be avoided; he could not simply assert that he wanted judges who would do his bidding. The most promising approach, it seemed, would be to capitalize on the public’s concern about the ages of the justices. At the time of his reelection, it was the most elderly court in the nation’s history, averaging 71 years. Six of the justices were 70 or older; a scurrilous book on the court, The Nine Old Men, by Drew Pearson and Robert Allen, was rapidly moving up the bestseller lists.

 

But Roosevelt kept Congressional leaders, his cabinet (save for Cummings) and the American people in the dark, deceiving even the shrewdest experts. On January 24, 1937, the editor of the authoritative journal United States Law Week declared that it was “plain that he does not at the present time have in mind any legislation directed at the Court.” The Supreme Court itself had no inkling of what was afoot. When the president entertained the judiciary at a White House dinner on February 2, he told adviser Donald Richberg that “his choice should be whether to take only one cocktail before dinner and have it a very amiable affair, or to have a mimeographed copy of the program laid beside the plate of each justice and then take three cocktails to fortify himself against their reactions.” The banquet was an amiable affair. But as the evening drew to a close, Idaho’s senator William Borah, sensing something as he saw the president chatting with two of the justices, remarked: “That reminds me of the Roman Emperor who looked around his dinner table and began to laugh when he thought how many of those heads would be rolling on the morrow.”
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/when-franklin-roosevelt-clashed-with-the-supreme-court-and-lost-78497994/

 



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View PostLethalhavoc, on May 14 2017 - 08:42, said:

 

He's in Canada atm, giving a sold out speech.

Believe it or not, most of the world thinks he's a rock star.

Far, far, far better than what you currently have in office.

 

Hey thanks for your opinion! If you want him so bad give him canadian citizenship and vote him in as next prime minister! As to americans we don't want him anymore and that speech he gave in italy was pretty awful. Kept talking about how the common italian must give up his luxuries and do without to live life in poverty so the ebil global warming won't kill us all. I guess the rest of the world still hasn't gotten enough of socialism yet even after it failing in every country that's ever tried it. Just look to south america for the latest round of socialist high points. As to the current office holder he keeps getting sold out appearances and standing ovations with wild cheering everywhere he goes in the multiple tens of thousands with more thousands outside when the venue fills where the opposition can barely even get a few hundred to show up. Let's also delve into the so called massive division of the country. If you look at the pool of eligible voters approximately 25% of that pool voted for each party leaving 50% who didn't care enough one way or another to participate and who are still completely ambivalent on the entire event. So 60ish million who are not a trump fan(actually less as not everyone who voted hillary hated trump) hardly makes for a nation that agrees with your analysis. 

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View Post120mm_he, on May 14 2017 - 09:18, said:

 

Hey thanks for your opinion! If you want him so bad give him canadian citizenship and vote him in as next prime minister! As to americans we don't want him anymore and that speech he gave in italy was pretty awful. Kept talking about how the common italian must give up his luxuries and do without to live life in poverty so the ebil global warming won't kill us all. I guess the rest of the world still hasn't gotten enough of socialism yet even after it failing in every country that's ever tried it. Just look to south america for the latest round of socialist high points.

 

Canada is much more restrictive on immigration than the U.S. so his previous, self admitted drug use may exclude him for consideration for Canadian citizenship.

 

Canadians are having immigration issues now.

 

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-canada-immigration-poll-exclusive-idUSKBN16R0SK?il=0

 

Extraordinary breaking news - a pass for the lead on the track in F1 has occurred today. 

 

 






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