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Where’d that firmware come from?

The word “hacker” is very frequently misused, insomuch as jargon can be misused. But who would dare argue with an RFC? This venerable 15 year old document incontrovertibly defines a hacker as “a person who delights in having an intimate understanding of the internal workings of a system, computers and computer networks in particular.  The […]

Tough Love

Techno-eschatologists rejoice! The first sign that the end of days is nigh has come to pass. Lo, we have suffered what the professional fomentor convocation has declared the first significant hypervisor-level virtual machine security exploit: A VMWare Shared Folders Directory Traversal Vulnerability. And with that they reveal that contrived validation is no less sweet than […]