What a fantastic video, and it’s not just about the cats.
While I can’t stop making mental comparisons with the Razor Crazy-Cart viral video, this is the real new Ken Block Gymkhana 6 video.
Razor Crazy Cart
So what do on the Walking Dead when your friend is infected with a zombie bite but not yet turned? You separate that person from the group and try to figure out how to cure him/her. That’s what useful about the fact that our heroes are currently in a prison (or at least it should be). #plotholes
For an infected computer you take it off the network, pull out the Ethernet cable, remove it from the wireless network and then try to fix it or wipe it. You create a gap between the computer and the rest of your network so that it can’t cause malice. The’s the airgap.
“badBIOS,” as Ruiu dubbed the malware, has the ability to use high-frequency transmissions passed between computer speakers and microphones to bridge airgaps.”
At first this seems darn near impossible, like ghosts, like a hoax, but considering the increasing complexity of BIOS’es as they control hardware at the lowest levels, and the ease by which they are updated “live” nowadays, this threat is credible. So at least from a research perspective, high frequency audio could be used to trigger a countdown on infected computers. A BIOS-virus designed for a single ecosystem might be able to stop a company’s entire workforce in a single day by just telling the virus to 1) reset drive data 2) block bios access effectively killing not just the data but the system accessing it.
More BIOS miscellany as I was wondering what manufacturers could use to prevent this:
Black Hat 2013
As more hardware vendors seek to implement the new NIST 800-155 specification that was designed to make the start-up BIOS firmware on our PCs and laptops more secure, they may need to rethink the security assumptions upon which the standard depends. A trio of researchers from The MITRE Corp. say that the current approach relies too heavily on access control mechanisms that can easily be bypassed.
But the MITRE researchers say that at Black Hat they will reveal how they are able to use the inherent mutability of the BIOS flash — that’s what makes it so easy to make BIOS firmware updates — against this attestation process. They will show two different ways they’re able to override it and forge the PCR values to trick the TPM into thinking the BIOS remains pristine.
The new commercials are here. Sony went with nostalgia through the years while Microsoft pushed the Kinect integration and current lifestyle.
Sony PS4: #4ThePlayers since 1995 | PlayStation
Microsoft Xbox One: Invitation
The new trailer is up on Marvel UK’s Youtube channel for the new Captain America movie.
I love how the trailer feeds the Marvel fanboys with Nomad disks and Falcon wings without actually giving-away the story for the audience who aren’t as up-to-date on the Captain America lore.
“Parachutes, we don’t need no stinkin’ Parachutes.” – Captain America
I didn’t see Comic Book Girl 19 at San Diego Comic Con, but what an impressive costume made of cardboard and colored with blood,sweat and inkjet cartridges.
She’s really against the remake of RoboCop (yes it’s a classic), but I however don’t support her political platform. I still have faith in the new RoboCop remake because the director José Padilha has shown that he has exactly the right mindset for Old Detroit with his fantastic Elite Squad films.
Jimmy Fallon has been magic as a television host and entertainer, and he deserves prime time as soon as possible. Leno needs to transition faster to a show about his love of cars sooner than later.
Watch two videos of Fallon with the Roots performing separately with both Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus. While Thicke and Miley combined for some big negative publicity on MTV, these videos show everyone in their best light, stripped of bad costumes and hype, the singers can be appreciated for their singing.
Jimmy Fallon, Miley Cyrus & The Roots Sing “We Can’t Stop” (A Cappella)
Jimmy Fallon, Robin Thicke & The Roots Sing “Blurred Lines” (w/ Classroom Instruments)
Here are two views of Seattle from West Seattle taken yesterday. There is some raw processing done on both for saturation, but that’s about it except for despeckle, resize and export to JPG.
Right at sunset (but there’s less color because I’m looking East towards Seattle.
And then here’s an evening shot
Next time I’ll need to bring a tripod. Doing stabilization on random objects is pretty tricky. :P
This was the walk entering in and a part of the Spider Man presentation. The size and scale of everything in Hall H with the music going on is pretty impressive.