Gotta love that password. I password sprayed our accounts at work (I’m allowed, in the right dept. for that kind of thing) and was gutted when [my org]123 got me 70+ accounts. Feel less bad now.
Switzerland-based IT consultant Tillie Kottmann on Thursday published a trove of confidential Intel technical material, code, and documents related to various processors and chipsets. "They were given to me by an anonymous source who breached them earlier this year, more details about this will be published soon," Kottmann …
I wonder if he would get upset if people exposed his data too.
He feels he is punishing companies by exposing private data that was leaked/stolen/hacked.
I don't understand why he wants to even bother exposing data, for what,, notoriety as a snitch? I don't' get it.
Ego manic is all I see.
If he was exposing crimes (like Snowden) that would be cool, this is just self serving.
These docs were available to Intel's partners under an NDA. Since third parties' security habits can be anyone's guess, I'm surprised that somebody didn't make a copy for themselves or for sharing long before somebody stumbled upon this Akamai repository.
Sorry about this not being to the topic of data leaked from Intel but more about the editorial style of this article.
I have to say I was a bit put off by how the author adheres to the modern use of gender pronouns quite matter-of-factly. I went to take a look the linked Twitter account and yes, the owner specifically requested those gender pronouns the author used in the article. To my surprise the civility of it without the online warriors throwing the H-word at each other with much ado somehow flipped one tine switch in me and the only thing that crossed my mind was "wow, maybe this could actually work once the nasty war is over".
It's Friday, so cheers to all you Alan Turings walking among us, I'm reluctantly getting to hope this makes the life a bit easier for you.
Ah, that explains my confusion. At first I thought "Tillie Kottmann" was a consulting company because of the use of the third-person plural, but then I got confused with the subsequent first-person singular references. You know, I'm all for people being called whatever they [sic] want, but I'd really like it if it wasn't through a confusing appropriation of words that already have a different meaning – this unnecessarily introduces ambiguity. If someone could come up with another solution (i.e. a new word or words), that would be a lot easier to read.
@Hubert Cumberdale: I think there are some new words being proposed (e.g. ze/zis) but they seem to cary different sorts of problems with them, too. For example the ze/zis pair tends to cause much confusion whenever non-native speakers come to the scene (with the exception of Germans who seem to be relieved of much stress when talking to Americans).
I am of the opinion that gendered pronouns (and gendered words in general) should just be deleted, as impossible as that may be. From my perspective it adds no practical benefit to any language. Languages like Finnish get by just fine without them; the Japanese barely use them in common speech, if at all.
I don't hold this opinion for any progressive/left-leaning reasons, I just never liked gendered pronouns for as long as I've thought about them as a concept. Rather, in what some may find a surprising twist, I hold an immediate and intractable disgust for anyone that gets mad if you don't use their desired pronouns. Speech censorship and anything leading up to it should be met with immediate scruitny.
Both of those things stand out to me and they're both annoying. But not as annoying as when someone incorrectly uses a reflexive pronoun in a timid and futile attempt to somehow sound less personal. "Is it for yourself?" is not a valid replacement for "Is it for you?" Oh, and while I'm ranting about what really grinds my gears, what is it with people saying "you" when they mean "I"? Such as someone describing a scary event in a vox pop on the local news: "And you were just like, really scared, and you were wondering what was going to happen next!" No, no I wasn't. You were. Idiot.
Reminds me of when I was an Ops Engineer (App Delivery) and we were interviewing people for an open position on our team.
One of the candidates was a guy who used to be a developer at the company. For years I had been busy plugging his backdoors and information leaks (let's hear it for BIG-IP) almost as quickly as he introduced them.
During the interview I asked the infamous question, "What makes you the best candidate for this job?"
Without missing beat he replied, "I know all the backdoors in the applications."
So the spokesperson says that it contains no personal or customer data... yet:
1. we learn that intel developed cameras for SpaceX (surely that is customer data) and
2 it contains a git repo which will be full of commit messages containing names and email addresses and information on what those people work on (and that is defintely identifiable personal data)
While Intel will be going through their customer database, trying to match the set of leaked files with what each customer has access to.
Someone has probably breached their NDA, and that someone will be in deep doo doo if Intel work out who - even if they can't prove it sufficiently for the civil case, if they're pretty sure they may revoke future access.
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