Articles Tagged with "Humor"


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Cheating Part 2

December 07, 2010 from: Rsnake's blog at ha.ckers.org

It would have been fun to create a contest to see which strategies are the most effective in a bot on bot scenario. Is an all defensive strategy better, or an all offensive (always opportunistically taking the highest value word)? Or maybe a hybrid of both where you play defensively at some points or offensively when you know it’s better in the long run.

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Cheating Part 1

December 01, 2010 from: Rsnake's blog at ha.ckers.org

I just thought I’d write a few vaguely amusing posts having just come back from Abu Dhabi (Blackhat) and Brazil (OWASP). A few weeks back my Wife was having a rather fancy soiree work party that also had a casino night attached to it. I was pretty annoyed about the whole work party thing, having rarely had a good time at these things in the past. So immediately I start looking for ways to entert...

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Hill-Billies: A Case Study

August 18, 2010 from: Rsnake's blog at ha.ckers.org

With every major innovation the security community comes up with, the general public and vendors alike figure out a way to abuse that innovation or work around it to do what they originally wanted to do again - think firewalls and tunneling over port 80...

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Heartland Payment Systems Reports Third Quarter Financial Results

November 03, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. announced a GAAP net loss of $13.6 million or ($0.36) per share for the three months ended September 30, 2009. Results for the quarter are after $35.6 million (pre-tax), or $0.59 per share, of various expenses, accruals and reserves, all of which are attributable to the processing system intrusion, including charges related to settlement offers made by the Company i...

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What Star Trek Predicts About The Future of Information Security

September 18, 2009 from: Rsnake's blog at ha.ckers.org

I had a funny thought while talking with some folks from Intel about what the future state of of information security would look like and how that relates to what our favorite nerdy show, Star Trek, has to say on the topic. This is meant to be a funny post, but there may be some truth buried in here somewhere too. Without further ado:

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‘One Tree Hill’ actor admits role in ID scam

August 21, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Actor Antwon Tanner, a regular on the popular teen drama “One Tree Hill,” faces up to 10 years in jail after pleading guilty in Brooklyn federal court today to illegally selling Social Security numbers for $10,000.

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Hacking kingpin negotiating plea deal with feds

August 19, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

The former government informant facing three separate indictments for allegedly being behind the largest data breaches in U.S. history is being offered a plea deal, U.S. and defense attorneys confirmed today.

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