Why a business spat resulted in Liberia falling off the internet, how the US Government shutdown is impacting website security, and the perplexing world of extreme IoT devices.
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- Mirai Botnet DDoS (Sky News) — YouTube.
- Massive Cyber Attack Knocks Out Access To Websites (CNBC) — YouTube.
- Download the Mirai source code, and you can run your own IoT botnet — Graham Cluley.
- The makers of the Mirai IoT-hijacking botnet are sentenced — Tripwire State of Security.
- Danny Kaye — Wikipedia.
- “Wonderful Copenhagen” — Danny Kaye from the movie “Hans Christian Andersen”.
- International hacker-for-hire jailed for cyber attacks on Liberian telecommunications provider — National Crime Agency.
- Courts Hand Down Hard Jail Time for DDoS — Krebs on Security.
- Liberian ISP sues rival for hiring hacker to attack its network — ZDNet.
- .gov security falters during U.S. shutdown — Netcraft.
- TLS Certificates for Many .gov Domains Not Renewed Due to Government Shutdown — Security Week.
- These ‘extreme baby monitors’ claim to track your child’s breathing, heartbeat and every movement — MarketWatch.
- Fisher-Price’s wearable baby monitor is an unreliable rash machine — Engadget.
- Threema – Seriously secure messaging.
- Africa by Toto to play ‘for all eternity’ in Namib desert — YouTube.
- Africa by Toto to play on eternal loop ‘down in Africa’ — BBC News.
- “The Brain: The Story of You” by David Eagleman — Amazon.
- “The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure” by Greg Lukianoff — Amazon.
- How Trigger Warnings Are Hurting Mental Health on Campus — The Atlantic.
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