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A schizofrenic braindump, a stream of cyberpunk, post-cyberpunk, neopunk, futurism and sci-fi items, inspiration for my writing and game design. Usually managed by my trusty auto-posting AI residing in a possum-brain in my kitchen sink.

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466 | 21.10.2013 | 6 months ago |


Awesome, we must have this in Neotech - an expandable kevlar briefcase!

gunrunnerhell:

Briefcase Bodyguard

Serbian security forces during a training exercise. Note the briefcase that once opened up, reveals what appears to be a set of kevlar panels that acts as a quick deploy ballistic shield.

(via cyberpunknoise)

8 | 23.9.2013 | 7 months ago |


89 | 20.7.2013 | 9 months ago |


(Source: rynyan, via otakugangsta)

5 | 16.7.2013 | 9 months ago |


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4 | 17.4.2013 | 1 year ago |


Stealing people’s CPU cycles

So I’m very fascinated by bitcoin, which of course has other implications on the future, but one thing that fascinates me is how it needs to leech on people’s computing power. Of course, this is voluntary for most, but some have figured out that they can steal other’s CPU cycles. Recent examples:

BitcoinPlus, that runs a Javascript when users visits your website. You could consider it a payment for watching your website, or you’re basically stealing computing power. (don’t sign up for this, there are many signs that there is a scam behind it!).

And recently, a Skype-malware, which installs itselfs and uses 99% of CPU power to mine for someone else.

Botnets you say? Not exactly the same, they have mostly been used as a tool for Denial of Service attacks, but once a CPU cycle has monetary value, maybe they could also be used for this.

Our neopunk game will certainly have routines for stealing other people’s cores…

2 | 16.4.2013 | 1 year ago |


15 | 18.3.2013 | 1 year ago |


RATters - guys who install malware to spy on people in their webcams and remote control their computer. Hollywood-stuff, except it’s real. Fascinating read. Ars Technica

RATters - guys who install malware to spy on people in their webcams and remote control their computer. Hollywood-stuff, except it’s real. Fascinating read. Ars Technica

6 | 10.3.2013 | 1 year ago |


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10 | 23.2.2013 | 1 year ago |


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6 | 19.2.2013 | 1 year ago |


On the Feasibility of Side-Channel Attacks with Brain-Computer Interfaces
This is the title of an actual paper. On the Feasibility of Side-Channel Attacks with Brain-Computer Interfaces | USENIX
6 | 18.2.2013 | 1 year ago |


Pwnie Express - Complete tricked out hacker-station inside a power strip.
So Charlie Stross mentioned the idea of automated hacking servers placed inside power plugs of public areas. Seems Pwnie Express are making products just for that!

Pwnie Express - Complete tricked out hacker-station inside a power strip.

So Charlie Stross mentioned the idea of automated hacking servers placed inside power plugs of public areas. Seems Pwnie Express are making products just for that!

5 | 10.1.2013 | 1 year ago |