Cloudflare Outage

This explains a misconfig of bgp. The term, someone fat fingered a config.


CISA Warns of Active Exploitation of ‘PwnKit’ Linux Vulnerability in the Wild

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) this week moved to add a Linux vulnerability dubbed PwnKit to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog, citing evidence of active exploitation. The issue, tracked as CVE-2021-4034 (CVSS score: 7.8), came to light in January 2022 and concerns a case of local privilege escalation in polkit’s pkexec utility, which allows an

Source: CISA Warns of Active Exploitation of ‘PwnKit’ Linux Vulnerability in the Wild


Ecuador’s Attempt to Resettle Edward Snowden

Someone hacked the Ecuadorian embassy in Moscow and found a document related to Ecuador’s 2013 efforts to bring Edward Snowden there. If you remember, Snowden was traveling from Hong Kong to somewhere when the US revoked his passport, stranding him in Russia. In the document, Ecuador asks Russia to provide Snowden with safe passage to come to Ecuador. It’s hard to believe this all happened almost ten years ago.

Source: Ecuador’s Attempt to Resettle Edward Snowden


I Always Suspected Google!

Google will receive the government contract to become Skynet. At least not yet?


Cyber Warfare is Here

Believe it or not, this is the new state of combat. Look at the war in the Ukraine.


Easier Than You Think?

David has a lot to say here. Also, females can hack just like the best of them.


NSA shares tips on securing Windows devices with PowerShell

The National Security Agency (NSA) and cybersecurity partner agencies issued an advisory today recommending system administrators to use PowerShell to prevent and detect malicious activity on Windows machines. […]

Source: NSA shares tips on securing Windows devices with PowerShell


Gamification of Ethical Hacking and Hacking Esports

Joseph Carson, Chief Security Scientist and Advisory CISO at Delinea, explores why gamified platforms and hacking esports are the future.

Source: Gamification of Ethical Hacking and Hacking Esports


Linux From Scratch

Compiling from hell! I’ll tackle this bear when I build my new system with 32 cores and 64G or ram Ryzen AMD.

https://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/view/stable/

Gentoo

What about #Gentoo? Start from a stage 3 tar and compile the rest.