Gah! My eyes!
Seriously, splines in that graph? They really do convey knowledge about what happens between the data points - which is not available...
... the one with Tufte's book in it, please.
The enterprise-focused SamSam ransomware has earned its handlers an estimated $5.9m (£4.5m) since it first appeared in the wild in December 2015. Security software firm Sophos worked with Neutrino to arrive at the estimate, which is based on tracking Bitcoin addresses supplied on ransom notes and sample files. Over the last …
It's to make it easier for us to interpolate imaginary payments for hypothetical infections.
"Here we see that in an alternate universe where there was a payment on February 28th, it was for $150K."
Or perhaps it's so we can imagine what the payment history would sound like, were it played by a musical instrument.1
1This just reminded me of Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. Heh.
quote: "The attacker is very good at covering their tracks and appears to be growing increasingly paranoid (or experienced) as time passes, gradually adding more security features into his tools and websites," Sophos reported.
Sorry Sophos, but why is it "his tools"? Why could it not be "her tools"? Or "their tools" to be more gender-neutral?
"Sorry Sophos, but why is it "his tools"? Why could it not be "her tools"? Or "their tools" to be more gender-neutral?"
You're right, I'd not noticed that. There's a large movement towards descriptive or training materials to refer to "her", "she" for a generic person, etc, but whenever it's something bad happening, it's almost always back to "him", "his" etc.
I'm not entirely sure if people who care about people have a future in this world.
Where is the predator/prey equilibrium when the predator can invisibly rip the innards out of prey anywhere in the world?
I've a fiver on the 'legacy' Internet eventually being closed down for a completely regulated and patrolled one. This is basically why we can't have nice things - we aren't nice things.
And we haven't even reached the predatory AI ransomware stage yet. No I'm not actually kidding.
> I've a fiver on the 'legacy' Internet eventually being closed down for a completely regulated and patrolled one ..
There's nothing wrong with the Internet that needs fixing. The defects lay in the crapware connected at either end. I also suspect security on our devices are diluted so as to allow the security people keep an eye on us potential subversives and/or such hacking incidents are allowed precisely so as the surveillance industry can step-up to protect us from the cyber terrorists.
the only way to be happy is for everyone to be made equal
Agreed. In the immortal words of Syndrome from the Incredibles "If everyone is super, no one will be" A laudable sentiment that ultimately got him killed. he died mainly because of the way in which he defended his philosophy, but the so called hero's were really the ones that escalated the confrontation simply because they could not deal with the fact that they would no longer be dominant. (this is really just my deliberately obtuse take on the plot because its more fun this way).
Yeah, because the death penalty has done such a good job of stopping all violent crime in the US hasn't it? Oh, wait...!
The issue with the death penalty, is no one doing a crime that calls for it (or pretty much any crime) believes at the time that they're going to get caught, so the ultimate sanction, is ultimately useless.
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