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CBDC as described by Ed Snowden

a CBDC is something closer to being a perversion of cryptocurrency, or at least of the founding principles and protocols of cryptocurrency—a cryptofascist currency, an evil twin entered into the ledgers on Opposite Day, expressly designed to deny its users the basic ownership of their money and to install the State at the mediating center of every transaction.

the commercial banking sector is … in fact the problem — a parasitic and utterly inefficient industry that has preyed upon its customers with an impunity backstopped by regular bail-outs from the Fed, thanks to the dubious fiction that it is “too big too fail.”

Look at China, the napkin-clingers cry, where the new ban on Bitcoin, along with the release of the digital-yuan, is clearly intended to increase the ability of the State to “intermediate”—to impose itself in the middle of—every last transaction.

“Intermediation,” and its opposite “disintermediation,” constitute the heart of the matter, and it’s notable how reliant Waller’s speech is on these terms, whose origins can be found not in capitalist policy but, ironically, in Marxist critique. What they mean is: who or what stands between your money and your intentions for it.


NSA Green Lambert for OS X rootkit investigation

Green Lambert is described as an “active implant” and “the only one where non-Windows variants have been found.”

“C2 jitter, secure erase / uninstall, SSL/TLS+extra crypto, size below 150K, encrypt logs and local collection, decrypt strings on the fly in mem… simply following these guidelines immediately makes the malware (“tools”) more interesting and, recognizable by a skilled analyst.”

https://objective-see.com/blog/blog_0x68.html (pdf)

Windows RDP bruteforce logging

Включаем аудит: secpol.msc -> Local Policy > Audit Policy and right click the Audit account logon events policy option and choose Properties
Смотрим журнал: eventvwr.msc -> Windows logs — Security

Решения: использовать адреслисты по превышению трафика/соединений, port-knocking, VPN, фильтр по ip

OpenSource game engines (re3 is blocked again)

новость на opennet про re3: https://www.opennet.ru/opennews/art.shtml?num=54635

re3 заблокировали 29 сентября снова: https://github.com/GTAmodding/re3
Зеркало https://gitee.com/aeiouaeiouaeiouaeiouaeiouaeiou/re3
Тем, кому нужны бинарники, могу предложить поискать их по именам:
10381645 байт MD5 F6AF099E50EABD7568B658436FC22104
9240703 байт MD5 9C303AB17500C38257AC876262BF952F
10154366 байт MD5 B363FDA9E51941C3717213BC85B36110
8995659 байт MD5 97B8552D773ADC4DC858F3090559F0CD
где-нить в https://duckduckgo.com, или здесь, например: loess.ru/temp/re3

OpenAge — открытый движок для игр Age of Empires, Age of Empires II (HD) и Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds;
OpenSAGE — открытый движок для Command & Conquer: Generals;
OpenMW — открытый движок для ролевой игры в жанре фэнтези The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind;
OpenRA — открытый движок для Command & Conquer Tiberian Dawn, C&C Red Alert и Dune 2000;
OpenLoco — открытый симулятор транспортной компании на основе игры Locomotion;
CorsixTH — открытый движок для Theme Hospital;
OpenRCT2 — открытый движок для стратегической игры RollerCoaster Tycoon 2;
Xash3D — открытый движок с поддержкой Half-Life;
FreeCS — открытый движок для Counter-Strike 1.5.
https://github.com/vcmi/vcmi — OpenSource engine for HoMM3