Friday, October 11, 2019

ZDNet: Ransomware: Prepare for hackers launching even more destructive malware attacks

ZDNet: Ransomware: Prepare for hackers launching even more destructive malware attacks.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/ransomware-prepare-for-hackers-launching-even-more-destructive-malware-attacks/

Ars Technica: Attackers exploit an iTunes zeroday to install ransomware

Ars Technica: Attackers exploit an iTunes zeroday to install ransomware.
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/10/attackers-exploit-an-itunes-zeroday-to-install-ransomware/

CNBC: We're all at risk when 65% of stressed-out cybersecurity and IT workers are thinking about quitting, tech exec warns

CNBC: We're all at risk when 65% of stressed-out cybersecurity and IT workers are thinking about quitting, tech exec warns.
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/11/65percent-of-stressed-out-cybersecurity-it-workers-think-about-quitting.html

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Mathematical Abstraction

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

An Anthem for Computer Science

'Those who view mathematical science, not merely as a vast body of abstract and immutable truths, whose intrinsic beauty, symmetry and logical completeness, when regarded in their connexion together as a whole, entitle them to a prominent place in the interest of all profound and logical minds, but as possessing a yet deeper interest for the human race, when it is remembered that this science constitutes the language through which alone we can adequately express the great facts of the natural world, and those unceasing changes of mutual relationship which, visibly or invisibly, consciously or unconsciously to our immediate physical perceptions, are interminably going on in the agencies of the creation we live amidst: those who thus think on mathematical truth as the instrument through which the weak mind of man can most effectually read his Creator's works, will regard with especial interest all that can tend to facilitate the translation of its principles into explicit practical forms.'
A.A.L. 1843

The Next Web: US hospitals opt for paying hackers to survive Ryuk ransomware attack

The Next Web: US hospitals opt for paying hackers to survive Ryuk ransomware attack.
https://thenextweb.com/hardfork/2019/10/07/us-hospitals-pay-bitcoin-cryptocurrency-to-survive-ryuk-ransomware-attack/

Forbes: The Anatomy Of A Sophisticated, Large-Scale Ransomware Attack

Forbes: The Anatomy Of A Sophisticated, Large-Scale Ransomware Attack.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2019/10/07/the-anatomy-of-a-sophisticated-large-scale-ransomware-attack/