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Today we’ll discuss

  1. North Korea stands accused
  2. The Top 10 passwords used in 2017
  3. And President Trumps approval rating is…

 

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Today is Wednesday, Dec 20th

Welcome to the Bruce show, it’s Wednesday, hump day, and here’s the news you should know about…

 

  • On Scotland’s remote isle of Skye, scientists have discovered rare meteoric minerals*
  • When I first brought up the possibilities of the FCC retracting net neutrality rules months ago, I mentioned the other way to skin this particular cat was for legislators in congress to write the rules into law
    • Republican congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) on Tuesday unveiled what a bill entitled Open Internet Preservation Act.
    • Now if you look at the net neutrality rules, there are three distinct pillars
    • First, net neutrality ISPs could not block access to content on the internet from consumers
    • Second, it ensured ISPs could not throttle (or slow down the speed) for any particular website or content
    • And Third, it prevented “paid prioritization,” or the ability of Internet providers to speed up certain websites in exchange for money.
    • Blackburns bill writes into the law the first two pillars, but not the third.
    • It also requires the FCC to regulate everything related to the bill.
    • In my humble opinion, omitting the third pillar that prevents ISP from <quote> speeding up</quote> certain content for a paid premium will still lead to ISPs being dishonest in what their base speed is…
    • For example, Comcast may offer a 300mbps up and down speed as their best package or consumers, but for an extra $10/mth we’ll speed up Netflix to a gigabit…
      • My question is, isn’t that the same as slowing down some sites vs. others?
      • As an ISP why wouldn’t I just keep the spoeeds in my packages slow unless you game me a premium rate to speed them up?
    • If I put my positivity hat on, this feels like the only legislation that would get approved from the Trump administration…
    • However It’s like having a car with body and engine, but no tires… Sure you could call it a car, but you can’t go anywhere with it… you’re in the same situation without it.
    • That’s this bill… we need all three pillars, without them… we’re stuck
    • https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/12/19/this-gop-net-neutrality-bill-aims-to-replace-some-but-not-all-of-the-fccs-rules/?utm_term=.be67b022f27a
  • The whitehouse came out and told us North Korea was behind the ransomware attacks that crippled Brittain’s national health service back in may
    • Deemed the “wannacry” attacks, Homeland security adviser Tom Bossert told reporters Pyongyang will be held accountable for their actions.
    • The WannaCry attack struck more than 150 nations in May, locking up digital documents, databases and other files and demanding a ransom for their release.
    • The WannaCry ransomware exploited a vulnerability in mostly older versions of Microsoft’s Windows operating system. Affected computers had generally not been patched with security fixes that would have blocked the attack.
    • Security experts, however, traced the exploitation of that weakness back to the U.S. National Security Agency; it was part of a cache of stolen NSA cyberweapons publicly released by a group of hackers known as the Shadow Brokers.
    • Yes, you heard that right… it was our hack, stolen and given to the North Koreans…
    • Microsoft president Brad Smith likened the theft to “the U.S. military having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen,” and argued that intelligence agencies should disclose such vulnerabilities rather than hoarding them.
    • WannaCry came to a screeching halt thanks to enterprising work by a British hacker named Marcus Hutchins, who discovered that the malware’s author had embedded a “kill switch” in the code. Hutchins was able to trip that switch, and the attack soon ended.
    • What did he get for his efforst? Arrested by the FBI…
    • Well, he was arrested for other malware he was responsible for… but COME ON… Give the guy a job! Dude played cyber superman for a day.
    • https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/trump-administration-blames-nkorea-for-big-ransomware-attack/2017/12/18/aa6f9e3e-e468-11e7-927a-e72eac1e73b6_story.html?utm_term=.2355a72f099f

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Trump Dump

that’s it for Trump Dump… pew pew

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