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Hacker? Innovator? Savior.

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Banks, car makers, door lock makers, virtually any product that uses technology at it’s core is an unrestricted playground for what the uninformed (I’m looking at you Fox viewers) usually refer to as hackers.

The problem is that pretty much every single one of these products are unbelievably insecure, regardless of what the bank, hotel or website tells you.

Thanks to the US government allowing their surveillance apparatus to continue to use zero day exploits, and software bugs, especially encryption technology to spy on it’s own citizens rather than actually tracking and catching terrorists.

Hackers like this man are NOT the problem. Governments who continue to use gaping security holes in technology or worse planted trojans (Stuxnet) as offensive weapons instead of hardening our technology and increasing our defensive capabilities against such attacks.

In short, hackers like this gentleman are the kinds of people we need to save and protect or cities, countries and planet. No the spooks from the NSA or any other government based security apparatus.

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Written by mattliving

November 19, 2015 at 10:25 am

Internet Surveillance Will NOT Keep You Safe.

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Since 9/11 governments all over the world have enacted varying degrees of legislation that allows for the surveillance of their citizens’ Internet activities.

Large global Internet companies gather massive amounts of personal data every day. This information is NOT being destroyed when it’s no longer needed.

It’s being stored and MINED for INFORMATION that can and most likely will be SOLD.

INFORMATION that CAN be used against you.

Be on the watch.

 

Written by mattliving

September 25, 2012 at 9:25 am

It Will NEVER End Until – We The People – Demand It!

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Even if we routed the Taliban in another decade or two,
after countless casualties and billions of dollars,
how would that stop Al Qaeda from coalescing in Somalia
or some other criminal host state?
– Obama at the Precipice by Frank Rich

You don’t! WAR like the success of capitalism is never supposed to end.

Written by mattliving

September 27, 2009 at 9:42 pm

Canadians Have NO Legitimate Expectation of Privacy

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Search Engine: (Moved to TVO since the brain trust at CBC has cancelled the show) Canadian tech podcast Search Engine, Peter Van Loan, the new Public Safety minister, attempts to explain the Conservative government’s approach to privacy on the internet. (Listen to interview)

“Canadians have no legitimate expectation of privacy when they use the Internet”

bspcomment There you have it. Right from hte mouth of Harper’s lead idiot on the Concersative government’s position on “privacy” vs “security”. At least now we know how the Harper government is going to try and fight this battle using the scary spector of child pornography as a way to get Canadians to lossen up on personal privacy.

The Minister for Public Safety clearly does not have even the simplest grasp on the issue of individual privacy given his galacticly, gifted definition of private information.

We’re not requiring ISPs to give out any personal information without a warrant, just your real name, your home address, your IP address, your home and cell number…

This legislation has NOTHING to do with catching child pornographers. It is about setting a dangerous precedent that will allow the Canadian government to collect information about where you go and what you do online, at anytime WITHOUT ANY COURT OVERSIGHT!

And this government is actually suggesting they may look into allowing Internet voting!? HOLY SHIT!

Written by mattliving

June 30, 2009 at 8:25 am

Anti-Virus PC Security Company Kaspersky Servers Hacked!

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kasperskyhackedHackersBlog: Kaspersky is one of the leading companies in the security and antivirus market. It seems as though they are not able to secure their own data bases.

Seems incredible but unfortunately, its true.

Alter one of the parameters and you have access to EVERYTHING: users, activation codes, lists of bugs, admins, shop, etc.

bspcomment Personally I found Kaspersky software so damn annouying and disruptive that it didn’t last 10 minutes on my PC. After you realize that much of Kaspersky’s security is really just protecting you from Windows and MS software flaws you realize that it’s just easier to switch to open source products Firefox Web Browser and Thunderbird Email Client which prove to be even more effective than throwing thousands of locks and bars on your Windows PC for the sake of security.

Written by mattliving

February 8, 2009 at 12:29 pm