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New Tool Makes Android Malware Easier To Create

bmxer4130 Not New (42 comments)

This isn't new at all and can easily be found on GitHub.

about 9 months ago

Blue Light of Death Plagues PlayStation 4

bmxer4130 Microsoft (309 comments)

I highly suspect that this is completely due to Micro$haft. Look at all the forum posts complaining about it; the posters have like 1 post. ONE SINGLE POST WTF. The PS4 seemed much more anticipated than the XBOX One, so it seems a very possible strategy for Microsoft to sabotage the PS4s reputation. They should have been more creative than the Blue Light of Death, though, as this is just a product of their never-ending butt-hurt from the RRoD. I will believe the Blue Light of Death when I see it, but until then it is a myth in my eyes. I think we can all agree that Sony and Microsoft and relatively evil corporations at times, but IMO Sony is the lesser evil of the two.

1 year,9 days

Ask Slashdot: Why Isn't There More Public Outrage About NSA Revelations?

bmxer4130 Because intelligence is actively suppressed and ce (610 comments)

It's because the so-called "revelations" of NSA spying (which anybody who pays attention to current events already knew about) have been dramatically and actively suppressed in many, many, subtle ways. Such ways include the swaying of public opinion all over on the internet, including here, but also YouTube, Facebook, online news sites, forums, etc. by the deployment of forum spies. The 'higher-ups' are adamant about controlling public opinion, and so far I think they've done a pretty good job with suppressing or preventing the anger that SHOULD be present in the average US citizen. I see no hope in said average US citizen coming to, as they are all too engorged in their MTV and Facebook.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Most Secure Browser In an Age of Surveillance?

bmxer4130 Terminal Based Internet Browser (391 comments)

I believe it's been mentioned already, but Links and the like are free from most plugin/flash/java exploits, which is most of the exploits on the web.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Reccurent malicious certificates on all devices on home network?

bmxer4130 Re:THIS JUST IN... (3 comments)

I am very aware of that. I know Turktrust and the like are legitimate CAs, but there is documentation of accidentally released certs by them, and all of the certs I am examining have the same issue/expiration dates as the untrusted/malicious ones. I believe my network may be the victim of a fairly stealthy MITM attack, as every single device on my network has these certs, and I know for a fact that they are malicious ones accidentally released or 'stolen' by the respective cert authorities.

about a year and a half ago

Tool Reveals iPad and iPhone User Locations

bmxer4130 Maynard (36 comments)

I read this as '''''[The Band] Tool

about a year and a half ago

Peppers Seem To Protect Against Parkinson's

bmxer4130 Solanaceae members pharmacological profile (161 comments)

Solanaceae is the nightshade family, and has many psycho-pharmacologically active alkaloids. The most famous of these of course are nicotine,atropine, scopalamine, and hyoscamine, among others. It appears most of these alkaloids affect nicotininc acetylcholine (NACh) receptors. Nicotine agonizes this site, and the anti-histamines antagonize it, along with other ACh receptors, and of course histamine receptors. Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease are strongly correlated with declining ACh receptors, and are remedied/treated by a class of drugs which acts similarly to nicotine, such as galantamine. Acetylcholine helps cognition and also is LARGELY implemented in dreaming. Native Americans used tobacco for spiritual visions in their sleep. Oddly, however, studies suggest that excess ACh levels influence depression; the more one has, the more likely they are to be depressed and/or suicidal. Nicotine agonizes NACh, and this results in the body downregulating NACh receptors and releasing less ACh, thusly nicotine has an anti-depressive effect, until one withdraws from it and ACh floods the body. Varenicline (Chantix), the combusted-nicotiana-foliage-inhalation cessation aid, agonizes NACh receptors, albeit differently (IIRC it also affects muscarinic ACh) and has the nasty side-effect of extremely messed up dreams and constant suicidal thoughts. TL;DR: Solanaceae affects acetylcholine and its receptors, so it's no surprise its members help prevent Parkinson's.

about a year and a half ago



Ask Slashdot: Reccurent malicious certificates on all devices on home network?

bmxer4130 bmxer4130 writes  |  about a year and a half ago

bmxer4130 (2921457) writes "I have noticed a most peculiar symptom of all devices on my network. Every computer, laptop, tablet, android device, etcetera on my network is filled with malicious certificates, and there seems to be no way to get rid of them, despite my valiant security measures. Even after wiping my Android devices as thoroughly as possible, even doing 'NAND Erase All' through Odin, I still find these certs in my CA store. On my Desktop computer, which is currently running Qubes R2 Beta, my Firefox CA store lists all of the exact same questionable certificates. I am beginning to believe this is most likely due to my poor choice of a rather insecure Linksys WRT54G firmware: DD-WRT, which is extremely exploitable. Although it is clearly a bad idea to continue using it, I'd like to be able pinpoint the exact source of these certs in hopes of bolstering my defences. Among the certificates include recorded compromised 'TURKTRUST' certs, GoDaddy, Taiwan Govt, Japanese Govt, etc, etc. I can make an archive of the exported certs if anybody is interested in analysing them. I would greatly appreciate any technical advice, specifically pertaining to: possible causes of these certs, protection from them, and observing how these certs are travelling to my devices and from where. I would also highly enjoy any discussion related to this problem and anybody's personal experience with similar situations."


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