how are you? I don’t have much to say in this intro, I’m pretty burned out by this pandemic and some other things and my concentration is shot, so it was actually pretty hard to put together a newsletter this week. I hope I managed to put together an interesting issue anyways.
This week’s links
😭 Prominent security expert Dan Kaminsky passes away at 42
Way too early, RIP in Dan.
🤨 Why millions of the Pentagon’s dormant Internet addresses suddenly sprang to life
You may or may not have heard that an obscure private company has claimed control over ~175 million IP addresses (that’s about 6% of the IPv4 address space) belonging to the US military. Here’s what we know about this. Are we looking at the world’s biggest honeypot here?
💾 Thanks for the Bonus, I Quit!
An interesting story about the end of the Digital Equiment Corporation (DEC).
📖 Honkaku: a century of the Japanese whodunnits keeping readers guessing
A nice introduction to a Japanese form of the classic whodunit genre.
💬 1985: A Mind Forever Voyaging
If you’re like me you’ll be fascinated by this exploration of a 36 years old interactive fiction. If you’re not like me, good for you, well done.
✅ A new initiative uses Indigenous insights to amplify soil’s ability to absorb CO₂
Carbon capture with benefits, I like the sound of that.
⚠️ All Your Macs Are Belong To Us
Bypassing macOS's file quarantine, gatekeeper, and notarization requirements.
🚨 Yes, We Mean Literally Abolish the Police
I know it’s just an opinion piece, but I for one did not expect something like this in the NYT.
🇰🇵 The Incredible Rise of North Korea’s Hacking Army
State-sponsored hacking is on the rise and will continue to be for the foreseeable future.
🇮🇩 Virus-hit Indonesia orders the execution of prisoners online
Death sentence over Zoom, this is not the cyperpunk dystopia I ordered.
I’ve been playing a lot of Halo lately to distract myself. I’m generally not much of an FPS player but this is a classic and Halo: The Master Chief Collection is a great way to experience the whole series. Fun fact: when Halo: Reach was added to the collection, fans sent so many pizzas to the developer that the community director eventually had to ask them to stop.
Until next week,