Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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February 16th, 2017

I am too old for this shit.

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@NuclearAnthro It’s only 0030 here in the People’s Democratic Republic of California, but yeah.

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Yeah whatever I have to be at some terrorism thing at 0800 so yeah I’m gone but odds on it’s rubbish. They all are, right?

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Christ it’s after midnight.

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@erikstripparo I did not know this, but if they’re that desperate for content then go for it, I say.

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I’d like to congratulate @Bugcrowd on putting on a party halfway between a late-1980s rave and a fascist rally. Great work, @caseyjohnellis.

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So who has two thumbs and just walked all the way up Mason Street like an animal.

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I’ve managed to avoid most of the drinking so far. I suspect tonight that shan’t be possible. Not in the leas..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…Xv

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snurb_dot_info Bit much to hang this whole story on a couple of tweets from an ex-NSA dude, but the sentiment feels about right… ow.ly/UejE30931vI

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@bamchenry Agree re all of that. Most folks are trying as hard as they can now, but ISC/SCADA is so huge and so hard.

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@RuthMCallaghan That’s why they serve alcohol. So much alcohol.

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It’s 1630 PT. Next: A beer; 1800 @AustradeUSA Cyber Security Showcase ; 2000 @Bugcrowd pages.bugcrowd.com/mayhem-at-the-…; death.

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@bamchenry I’m trying to reduce my stress levels, Brian. Let’s not go there.

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ToyinLies2Girls Lmao dude on Facebook said he been waiting 4 hours for the P to fall so he could sue Walmart pic.twitter.com/c6t6F91dnP

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One final point. Set fire to everything and watch it burn to the ground. It’ll save time in the long run. 9/7

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Oh, and Item G: You are all arsehats and you’re all pretty much the actual problem here. Sort yourselves out. 8/7

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F. It’s a goddam wonder any of us are still alive. (Let’s put all the oxygen on the blockchain.) 7/7

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E. Everything is the same as it’s always been. Same tools, same arsehat defender mistakes. Bad guys just get their shit together better. 6/

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Item D. Everything will end up full of ransomware, because it’s easy and has a great ROI. And yet having tested backups fixes this. 5/

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Twitter just started throwing internal server errors when I tried to thread these tweets, so I’ll continue shortly.

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C. It’s all fucked, but nobody gives a fuck. Somehow, though, threat intelligence and machine learning will fix everything. 4/

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B. Internet of Things (IoT) security isn’t just fucked, it’s REALLY fucked. It’ll get mush worse before it gets better. 3/

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A. People are talking about cyberwar more seriously. Not hand-waving digital Pearl Harbor BS, but potentially-real scenarios. 2/

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So, some quick observations from so far, at least from my perspective… 1/

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@munin @iain_chalmers Those kinda claw things would also be good.

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Sitting in the press working room, eating brownies, and watching the world burn.

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jimsciutto Breaking: FBI NOT expected to pursue charges against regarding phone calls w/Russian Ambassador, reports @evanperez

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@iain_chalmers @munin I think I saw all those pieces being made available this week.

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@munin That is some excellent rendering of the accent, sir.

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What is this “hacking” people keep talking about?

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samsteinhp Wow. People are posing as ICE agents and scamming folks out of money to not be deported ag.ny.gov/press-release/…

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@lukehopewell I can see how this would appeal. And they just unbolt, so surely it’s no big deal. Goddam purple drama queens.

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Doesn’t he just look like a guy who knows what is and isn’t fun. twitter.com/7NewsSydney/st…

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Earlier today a US Dept of Commerce guy said he was “impressed with the Australian hacker cabal”.

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Why would I do this to the ? I’m not even there. twitter.com/joelpmichael/s…

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MagicRealismBot A necromancer steals the end of the world and hides it inside a marble universe.

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violetblue So many promises. pic.twitter.com/9dl4jUeRTb

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Let’s just spend a moment thinking about everything that’s happening here. twitter.com/thomrylance/st…

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Now on for me: “Mirai and IoT Botnet Analysis” rsaconference.com/events/us17/ag…

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I have never oiled a snake and wouldn’t even know where to begin.

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@NewtonMark Looking at his background, he seems to have a little clue.

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_neku Everyone talking about how all these girls look at Trudeau but look at how Trudeau looks at Obama pic.twitter.com/dzvjBZqUnb

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Drinking a Diet Dr Peppers. Don’t @ me.

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“What is Filtr?” It’s wireless! It has an app! No, wait. kickstarter.com/projects/flter… pic.twitter.com/RZZVxPBAex

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Just checking. Cloud scale is bigger than web scale, right?

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20committee After me 2day are:
— Wikileaks
— InfoWars
— GatewayPundit
— Battalions of Kremlin/ trolls
If only we could determine a connection

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ClickHole Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Been Dead For 3 Months, But Democrats Are Febrezing Her Daily In Hopes That No One Notices..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…ZE

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Is this is Dark Web?

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@caseyjohnellis @gattaca @Bugcrowd I’ll definitely drop in briefly tonight. I have an 0800 tomorrow on cyber terrorism.

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People keep talking about something called “internet”. Is that a thing I should know about?

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It must be hell when someone holds your pipes ransom. twitter.com/mikko/status/8…

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Jalopnik Habitual maritime law violator China wants other countries’ ships to sail above sea in its waters..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…iy

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mikko The ransomware tube map. Taken from our State of Cyber Security Report: f-secure.com/cyber-security… pic.twitter.com/QuiVDE5b80

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iblametom Inside OilRig — Tracking Iran’s Busiest Hacker Crew On Its Global Rampage forbes.com/sites/thomasbr…

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@jplonie I think I’ve sen this movie.

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Oh it’s a game show, @troyhunt, and we’re the losers. twitter.com/troyhunt/statu…

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@ashabeeeee @kjmci @bmn @JonoH @zbendr It’s cybering from every orifice here in San Francisco.

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“Good morning, America. Today is Wednesday, which means there’s another Yahoo data breach.” twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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Wait. [Checks calendar.] Didn’t we do this already? twitter.com/AP/status/8319…

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Ah, this is a bit introductory for me. Slides like “What is a botnet?” and “What is a DDoS?” New to a bunch of folks in the room tho.

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ISE’s surveys in 2016 showed the same problems as in 2015. Prediction: IoT security problem will get worse before it gets better.

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The security flaws are across device types and manufacturers.

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“The [IoT] security problems really are systemic,” the presenter says, surprising nobody.

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etherealmind Saving my farts for vendor meetings so we can wrap up on time isn’t so wrong.

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SopanDeb This whole answer from Trump, being asked about anti-Semitism in the U.S. Read the whole thing: pic.twitter.com/AblvIC3ulC

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sahilkapur In response, POTUS touts his electoral college victory and vows to “stop long-simmering racism and every other thin..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…wM

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It’s called a “capability report”, but it’s really a marketing brochure for Australian-made cybers. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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So has 45,000 attendees, let’s say 80% male. If you joined all the urinals up, what would the flow be in litres per second?

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Australian govt “Cyber Security Industry Capability Report” austrade.gov.au/ArticleDocumen… (PDF)

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“Australia’s cyber security sector ready to tackle global threats”, say the relevant ministers. trademinister.gov.au/releases/Pages…

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@gattaca It’s true. The best bet is some time 1530 to 1800. There’s an Austrade event 1800 to 2000. Of the @Bugcrowd party after that.

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spectatorindex Germans who believe US is a trustworthy ally

November, 2016: 59%
February, 2017: 22%

(Infratest Dimap) pic.twitter.com/lafUKQA4ys

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@JProkap Pretty much. But bonus points for IoT and blockchain in the same product, right? Add AI for the jackpot.

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@bmn @JonoH @kjmci @zbendr I’m here until Sunday evening. It’s a little cloudy today, sure, but I prefer this to the heat.

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Oh. The President is doing a presser right now. There’s no way I compete with such comedy gold.

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@kjmci @bmn @JonoH @zbendr I agreed on no such thing. Indeed, @ashabeeeee and I are competing on the number of cybers in a single story.

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This is one of the reasons I drink. twitter.com/Accenture/stat…

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“House Homeland Security Chairman: Backdoors would be a ‘huge mistake’”, writes @stephcondoncbs zd.net/2knuhM4

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tqbf Really more of a jihad against typography. twitter.com/KFILE/status/8…

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@bmn @JonoH @kjmci @zbendr Oh yes, here I am, absorbing all the cyber in San Francisco.

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lorenzoFB In private 2014 report, Google implicitly accuses hacking group known as “APT28” to be Russian intelligence “GRU.” motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/…

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BFriedmanDC People who say “the CIA is not your friend” or “the WH thinks this” or “VA doesn’t care” don’t get how complex and..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…NF

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@JonoH @kjmci @zbendr @bmn Well I’m in The America, of course.

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From yesterday, on that digital Geneva Convention idea, which Gary Brown discounted earlier. twitter.com/BradSmi/status…

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GlennThrush This @Reuters photo of Trump’s Oval Office has an iconic, frozen-life quality, like a Dutch East India Co. portrait nytimes.com/2017/02/14/us/…

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@JonoH I have no idea where you’re going with that, so I’ll say “No”.

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@JonoH Well, buckets of brown liquid.

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What American coffee lacks in quality is more than made up for in quantity.

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evankirstel New Type of Can Lock Power Plant Computers For Ransom motherboard.vice.stfi.re/en_us/article/… ..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…Lo

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I got a lot of value from that season and will definitely feed that into my continuing writing on the legalities of cyberwar.

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In Russia, says @orenfalkowitz, the guys doing nation-state hacks in the daytime can use the tools for crime at night.

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Me from Jun 2015: “Australia seeks rules for ‘peacetime norms’ in cyberspace” zdnet.com/article/austra… Keep seeking, folks.

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Brown says there’s a difference between international norms, and a treaty that signed and binding.

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Audience Q: What are the chances of negotiating a digital Geneva Convention? Gary Brown: Zero. @orenfalkowitz disagrees.

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sobca “bureaucratic troglodytes” love it @orenfalkowitz

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internetsociety What happens if you can exploit a toaster to start a fire? What happens if you do it to 1000 toasters in one city?

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I know my journalism is pretty much a crime. Ask my editors. twitter.com/sobca/status/8…

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FBISanJuan Twelve Current and Former TSA and Airport Employees Indicted for Smuggling Approximatley 20 Tons of Cocaine: A fe… fbi.gov/contact-us/fie…

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From @orenfalkowitz: 1. Achieves the mission; 2. Replaces a traditional military weapon. @RoyKatmor add: Stealthy, stays hidden.

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So now @KimZetter asks “What are the characteristics of an ideal digital weapon?”

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Good point from @orenfalkowitz: State-of-the-art cyberweapons isn’t about tech but about opportunity, strategy, organisation.

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@miss_shiny It was @KimZetter who asked that, not me. And there’s a few hundred witnesses.

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MalwareJake “I wouldn’t hire HP to paint asphalt black” - alrighty then… twitter.com/0xMatt/status/…

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mthomas304 Clear. Concise. Clean. twitter.com/20committee/st…

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Interesting line from @RoyKatmor re penetrations: States have the ability to get closer.

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Pro Tip: Asking an ex-NSA guy and an Israeli ex-military guy about “flaws in Stuxnet” generates a long silence.

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This is the session starting just now. Well, one of the many sessions starting now. twitter.com/randybales/sta…

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Sheldrake Published 67 years ago, and so incredibly prescient. @katinamichael..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…wE

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quinncy Jill Stein is America’s aunt who took up pottery and won’t shut up about her orgasms since the divorce. twitter.com/DrJillStein/st…

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kylegriffin1 It *still* hasn’t even been 4 weeks.

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katecrawford Jaw-dropping list of trending stories on the NYT right now pic.twitter.com/Fk756cmlaF

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AngryWHStaffer Everyone here is looking to the President in this time of crisis but all he cares about is when gets to go to fucking Mar-a-lago again.

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CNN The head of US Special Operations Command says the US government is in “unbelievable turmoil”..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…Qb

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jonkudelka @JohnBirmingham my theory is we’re all part of a gay nazi computer simulation

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First up for me, at 0900 PT: “Beyond Stuxnet: State of the Art in Cyberwarfare and Weapons” rsaconference.com/events/us17/ag…

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Wed plan, draft: Another solid day at @RSAConference San Francisco, details TBA; 1800 Australia Cyber Security Showcase.

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Wednesday. The small length of rope is what makes it extra special. Wednesday.

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