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Rudy Giuliani's former associate Lev Parnas was convicted on six counts related to "influence buying" campaign finance schemes.
Rudy Giuliani's former associate Lev Parnas was convicted on all counts related to campaign finance schemes cnn.it/3G9uGrU
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Thread from @campuscodi on ransomware gang posturing
The US seizing the Tor sites of the REvil gang over the weekend has had some interesting effects on ransomware groups today Just earlier, the Conti gang published a long-winded announcement on the matter Among the highlights, they call their activity as "the art of pen-testing"
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Also, they stole the source code of Mastodon and claimed it was "proprietary". But ๐Ÿคท
Trumpโ€™s new social media SPAC is soaring. Also, what is a SPAC? wapo.st/3E7R3fC
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Meanwhile on Gab, where facts and grammar are equally important:
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Prop Gun Fired by Alec Baldwin Contained Live Bullet, Says IATSE Local 44 (Update) bit.ly/3B94Znr "IATSE Local 44 sent an email that said the gun used in the scene contained 'a live round' and the production's propmaster was not a member of Local 44."
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Proud to announce that my book is published and available for pre-order. Special thank you to: @WileyEngineer & @IEEEPress #infosec amzn.to/3EaSNop
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How it started: How itโ€™s going:
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Meanwhile MacOS is angry about me pulling a USB stick out after formatting without asking permission.
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Backing up my /home to another disk from a USB boot because fstab stabbed me when I tried to make my /home disk /home
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The reason I use Ubuntu, other than to run KVM, is to keep myself humble about my technical skills.
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Sure, "use [fill in the name of the hypervisor here / optionally put proxmox here] to do that sh*t" . Look, this is a malware lab platform / dev machine, not a production environment.
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Fortunately I have 8 TB of "oh f*ck I need to stash this sh*t somewhere so I don't lose it on a re-install" disks, for just such an emergency.
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