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Zappos Hacked: Internal Systems Breached

IrishMASMS Not surprising (122 comments)

For those in the Vegas IT/InfoSec community and have heard the stories (or have firsthand experience) of their hiring/screening process, this was only a matter of time. If you are screening out the folks with the hacker/InfoSec mindset (those that think differently/outside the box), are you hiring the best folks for the InfoSec role?

Seems the 'cool kids club' at Zappo's was not enough to defeat the attackers.

more than 2 years ago

What RSS Feeds Do You Use?

IrishMASMS Which RSS feeds? Where do you start? (243 comments)

First I will add a plug for â" RSS feeds where ever I can log in, via HTTPS. Great for those feeds I read whenever & everywhere; and for those I only check when waiting to board the airplane. In my bloglines collection I have around 400 feeds, which will grow after looking through these threads. :) Some selections that hopefully no one else has mentioned:

All about the Fail
Robots making the LOLz, though not updated often.
Geeks making the LOLz, though not updated often.

The latest limerick database entries -

The Triumph of Bullshit -

Diesel Sweeties by R Stevens -

PHD Comics -
Ever spent time in academia? You will relate to this web comic.

Unshelved -
A web comic about a library. Ssssshhhuusshh!

Indexed -
Take two (or more) topics and compare them using graphs & charts â" full of insight & lolz.

Computerworld Shark Tank News -
Many stories, full of humor and face palm

Overheard in the Office -
Instead of what was overheard in New York, now worldwide and from your office.

Common geek topics (those blogs that seem to hit all the topics days or weeks before you see them on Slashdot):
Didnt You Hear...

The Daily WTF -

Global Nerdy -

Many of those geek toys you need daily deals:
Need I say more?

Need I say more?


Dumb political stuff:
Homeland Stupidity:
Government gaffes, bureaucratic blunders and incumbent incompetence


Declan McCullagh's Politech
Also not updated often, but on target when it is.

You can get lost here for hours

House of Blues:
The RSS feed for the local House of Blues, which tends to have the newly added concerts days before you hear it from anywhere else.

Real Synthetic Audio:
EBM and Industrial net radio show podcast â" great stuff IMHO

Other podcasts:
Connexion Bizarre -
Distorted Circuitry -
Cyberage Radio -

What else but the:
Defcon Forums -
The forum for those that attend, or want to attend DEFCON

WWdN: In Exile -
Yes, THAT Wil Wheaton.

more than 6 years ago



Periodical Blacklisted411 disappeared again?

IrishMASMS IrishMASMS writes  |  more than 6 years ago

IrishMASMS writes "It appears the periodical Blacklisted411 ( ) has disappeared again. After a little research as to why I had not received my copy lately; it appears they have stopped publishing. Their web site is the default Network solutions page; and I found a forum posting regarding the situation: which also mentions that the Blacklisted folks have done this before.

Is it that hard to be up front & tell your subscribers that you are going to stop publishing? Perhaps, even a refund on subscriptions?"

IrishMASMS IrishMASMS writes  |  more than 7 years ago

IrishMASMS writes "Back on November 21, 2002 Slashdot announced had just been launched. I configured my spam filters to submit to these guys. Well, the last few I have sent rejected; giving a 553 (sorry, that domain isn't in my list of allowed rcpthosts) error. Did some digging, and come to find out the site is just a placeholder; and the WHOIS shows aka PSI-USA, Inc. dba Domain Robot aka a Robert Farris now owns the domain. Some searching on the net indicates the fellow is a domain squatter. Anyone know the story as to what happened, and if the Spam Archive project is now dead? Was the Spam Archive project even a benefit or value added to the fight against spam?"


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