The origin of the modern neckbeard (hacker)

Henry David Thoreau (1816-1862) was probably the first content creator to sport a vigorous neckbeard. As Louisa May Alcott noted: “Most assuredly it deflected amorous advances and preserve the man’s virtue in perpetuity.” Discovering the contraceptive advantages of the neckbeard was not the only way in which Thoreau was ahead of his time. He was […]

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The Art of Maskirovka: Russian Intel linked to DNC & DCCC hacks

Information Security Researcher & OpSec guru thegrugq is piecing various independently researched information together, leaving no doubt that the FSB was behind recent DNC and DCCC hacks. In my elaborate August post on Smart-City security and ethical considerations, I pointed out that hacking and meddling in a foreign nation’s elections is neither new, nor unexpected. […]

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