Krypt3ia

(Greek: κρυπτεία / krupteía, from κρυπτός / kruptós, “hidden, secret things”)

Archive for August 7th, 2017

I Am Danny Glover: I Am Too Old For This Shit

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Welp, I am gonna say what others I interacted with this year at Defcon imparted in person. Just gonna rip the Band-aid right off, no Bactene, nada….

Defcon has become too big for it’s own good.

There, I said it…

*waits for inevitable whining and recriminations from those who love it and run it*

Really though, the congestion even in Caesar’s was too much to deal with and certainly the fact of getting into lines and then not seeing the talk because you were too far down said line is… Well.. Disappointing to say the least. Add to this that you can see the media later online, why the fuck am I going to attempt to brave the hoards and pay $260 to attend? Everyone says “HallwayCon” now but even that was stupifyingly impossible because the traffic analysis had been fubar’d for this one.

Nope, I am just too old for this shit now. The paradigm of BlackHat is the new RSA, Defcon is the new BlackHat, and Bsides is the new Defcon is really true I think. I had a better time at Bsides and actually got to have substantive educational interludes as well as conversations at Bsides. I attended BlackHat this year and had classes and I also have to say that the Classes were excellent but the presentations were a bag of fail, but hey at least I got to see them. A special note goes out to Matt Suiche on spectacular fail on slides with large blocks of text and his inability to speak English clearly for the ShadowBrokers presentation. In fact, let me also add that he did not add anything to the discourse on the subject by just regurgitating, in large blocks of text on screen, things we all could just Google.

But I digress…

It seems to me now in hindsight that the only way one will get good content and a hassle free way to consume it is to pay exorbinate fee’s to see it so all the other kids aren’t there rubber necking in front of you gawping at all the shiny shiny. Even if you have to listen to the likes of the CISO of FaceCult drone on about how they are going to save the world in between laser light shows (YAY HOOLICON!)

Jesus fuck I am too old for this shit…

Next year maybe I will just do SANS…

Dr. K.

Written by Krypt3ia

2017/08/07 at 21:01

Posted in Infosec

The Psychopath: A Darkweb Manifesto

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The darkweb spider kicked out an interesting albeit kind of freaky site this morning for me. The site “The Psychopath” has a long rambling diatribe on how the world has become too domesticated and that this group, the psychopaths, are starting a war against “the man” so to speak. I honestly had a hard time reading this darkweb manifesto because it is poorly written in a long winded sort of way as well as reminded me greatly of Ted Kaczynski‘s rant that he sent to the New York Times and other papers back in 1996. The rambling text with the pseudo educated diatribe on this site reminds me of Ted’s particular bent as well about society and it’s ills. In this case though it seems that the creators have a grudge against societies conformity.

The site names names of targets they have in mind and claims there will be actions against them while seeking to entice you yet scare you to their position and call to action. I will keep an eye on this one to see what else comes of it and perhaps do a little more digging on the clearnet for hints as to the person(s) involved. Until then, I leave you with the full in screen shot and uploaded here for you to read through. It seems that they set up the robots.txt well so I could not wget it.

 

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2017/08/07 at 20:11

Posted in DARKNET