Klaus

DoubleAgent

 Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:33:51 +0200 
Cute, but a 15 year old design feature is not what I would call a zero-day.

DoubleAgent: Zero-Day Code Injection and Persistence Technique
We’d like to introduce a new Zero-Day technique for injecting code and maintaining persistency on a machine (i.e. auto-run) dubbed DoubleAgent.

DoubleAgent can exploit:

Every Windows version (Windows XP to Windows 10)

Every Windows architecture (x86 and x64)

Every Windows user (SYSTEM/Admin/etc.)

Every target process, including privileged processes (OS/Antivirus/etc.)

DoubleAgent exploits a 15 years old legitimate feature of Windows and therefore cannot be patched.


Mitigation
Microsoft has provided a new design concept for antivirus vendors called Protected Processes
...
Currently no antivirus (except Windows Defender) has implemented this design. Even though Microsoft made this design available more than 3 years ago.
Klaus

Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz

 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:58:42 +0200 
spannender Artikel

#^Neuer Entwurf des "Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetzes": Frontalangriff auf das Vertrauen im Internet
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Das Justizministerium legt einen neuen Entwurf des "Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetzes" zum Kampf gegen "Hatespeech" vor. Dieser verschärft die vorgesehene Rechtslage noch einmal und könnte zu nicht weniger als zum Ende der Anonymität im Internet führen.
Klaus
 Bonn, GermanyWed, 29 Mar 2017 16:46:59 +0200 
#^Marathon this weekend - Getting ready for the Bonn marathon
It’s coming this weekend, the highly anticipated Bonn Marathon. More than 13,000 runners will be participating and registration is still open for those who want to sign up.
 Bonn
Klaus

Nostalgic fairground

 Bonn, GermanyWed, 29 Mar 2017 00:12:11 +0200 
#^Pützchens Markt - Nostalgic fairground fun
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A great family outing: the historic fair to mark the 650 anniversary of the Pützchens Markt runs until 9 April and includes a merry-go-round from 1885.
 Bonn
Klaus

confectionery industry

 Bonn, GermanyWed, 29 Mar 2017 00:03:43 +0200 
#^German candy maker Haribo goes America | Business | DW.COM | 23.03.2017
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The confectionary company, known for its popular "Gold Bear" gummy candies, is set to build its first manufacturing site in the US - a move that would avoid a likely Trump import tax hitting Haribo's business.
Klaus

canting

 Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:42:36 +0200 
What Germany proclaims and what is the bitter truth.

#^World's nuclear powers boycott UN talks on weapons ban | News | DW.COM | 27.03.2017
The United States is one of almost 40 nations skipping UN talks to create a treaty banning nuclear weapons. Washington and a number of allies say provocations from countries like North Korea make a treaty unrealistic.
Why they don't mention that Germany is also not attending these talks?


#^Despite concerns, Germany approves sale of nuclear fuel elements to Belgian reactors | News | DW.COM | 28.03.2017
With a myriad of hairline cracks in the reactor pressure vessels, Germany is convinced that Belgium's Tihange 2 nuclear reactor is a huge security risk. Now, however, it appears Germany is helping secure its operation.

WTF :facepalm
Klaus

A Life's Autumn

 Tue, 28 Mar 2017 22:26:30 +0200 

#^Walter - A Life's Autumn
by Jochen Alt on YouTube
Klaus

Fidelio

 Bonn, GermanyTue, 28 Mar 2017 00:26:48 +0200 
#^The political prisoner, Syria and Beethoven | Culture | DW.COM | 27.03.2017
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A Lebanese former political prisoner wants people to hear the story of his extraordinary ordeal in two of Syria's most notorious prisons. Now he is reaching new audiences - with a little help from an old German composer.
 music
Klaus

Germany's 'dumbest bank'?

 Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:23:12 +0200 
#^Germany's 'dumbest bank' makes new payment blunder | News | DW.COM | 24.03.2017
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State-owned KfW bank has admitted it erroneously sent a total of 5 billion euros to four different banks last month. The bank made a similar mistake when it sent money to Lehman Brothers - the day it went bankrupt.


KfW said an experienced programmer made an input error that caused its software to automatically make multiple payments to the four banks.

Fascinating how easy this must be.
Klaus

Bildungseinrichtung

 Sun, 26 Mar 2017 21:18:22 +0200 
Die einen unterrichten Kinder und die anderen unterrichten Fächer.


#^Unser Schulsystem ist Mist! | Harald Lesch
by Terra X Lesch & Co on YouTube


#^Ranga Yogeshwar kritisiert das Schulsystem scharf
by M. Molli on YouTube
 Kids
Klaus

Humankapital

 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:08:17 +0100 
#^Measuring all things - daily efficiency | All media content | DW.COM | 21.03.2017
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Profitable, efficient, cost-effective – these are criteria that drive successful companies. What works in business is now reaching deeper into other spheres of life. Man as human capital. Brave new world – curse or blessing?

#BraveNewWorld
Klaus

world's largest 'artificial sun'

 Bonn, GermanyFri, 24 Mar 2017 22:00:29 +0100 
#^Germany tests world's largest 'artificial sun' | News | DW.COM | 23.03.2017
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Scientists in Germany have launched their massive "Synlight" device, billed as the largest artificial sun in the world. The researchers hope that the rig will help them synthesize hydrogen for fuel.


In four hours, the device burns through enough electricity to power a four-person household for a whole year.
Klaus

Die Schäfchen werden gemolken

 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:03:43 +0100 
#^Apple: iPhone-Reparaturen sollen teurer werden
Zur Behebung von Schäden müssen iPhone-Nutzer ab sofort tiefer in die Tasche greifen: Die Reparatur des iPhone 7 Plus kostet jetzt pauschal knapp 400 Euro, auch bei allen anderen Modellen wird es teurer; ebenso der Akkutausch.


#crapple
Thorsten
 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:18:54 +0100 
Ein Schnäppchen. :-)
Klaus

Eine Ausstellung mit und über lebende Spinnen und Skorpione aus aller Welt

 Bonn, GermanyThu, 23 Mar 2017 00:02:32 +0100 
#^Spinnen und Skorpione | ZFMK - Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig
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Eine Ausstellung mit und über lebende Spinnen und Skorpione aus aller Welt!

Die Sonderausstellung zeigt mit lebenden Tieren die Erfolgsgeschichte der Evolution giftiger und harmloser Spinnentiere. Auf 300 qm wird dem Besucher in 80 Terrarien, begleitet von Schautafeln, Videosequenzen und Modellen die Welt der Spinnentiere erläutert.

Die Ausstellung soll nicht nur dem interessierten Naturfreund einen Einblick in die Vielfalt der Erscheinungsformen von Spinnentieren geben, sondern auch den Besuchern, die sich Skorpionen und insbesondere Spinnen nur mit Widerwillen nähern, ein unmittelbares und doch sicheres Erlebnis der eindrucksvollen Exotik dieser besonderen Tiere ermöglichen.
 Bonn
Klaus
 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:49:12 +0100 
#^German youth lack digital literacy | All media content | DW.COM | 14.03.2017
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According to the International Study on Computer and Information Literacy (ICILS), Germany's youth have only average skills. ICILS compared IT skills in 12/13-year-old children in over twenty education systems worldwide.
 Kids
Adam Robertson
 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:21:59 +0100 
is this really a concern? Thinking skills are more important than "digital literacy" in children.
Klaus
 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:59:43 +0100 
Yes, it is about these thinking skills that they are concerned about and especially about an inequality that is growing.
Klaus

drug residues in wastewater

 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:41:03 +0100 
#^The business of wastewater | Business | DW.COM | 22.03.2017
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On this year's World Water Day, the UN has called for much more wastewater to be treated and recycled. The organzation also emphasized that wastewater is an "essential component of a circular economy."
Letter Bomber
 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:18:03 +0100 
I like how Berlin and Dresden are mirrors of each other :-)
Does that signify a split between rich/poor? Is Dortmund a bunch of super-rich snobs? :-)
Andreas
 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:46:01 +0100 
The reason for the high meth-level in Dresden is the near-by border to the Czech Republic.
Klaus

pile of rubble

 Bonn, GermanyTue, 21 Mar 2017 17:39:44 +0100 
#^After the detonation of Bonn-Center - Pile of rubble becomes attraction
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On Monday, after the demolition, cyclists on the Reuter Bridge were prompted to stop, pulling off their Smartphones. The pile of rubble below them was immense.
 Bonn
Klaus

Ethisches Investieren kostet Rendite

 Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:15:46 +0100 
#^Norwegischer Staatsfonds: Ethisches Investieren kostet Rendite - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Wirtschaft
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Der norwegische Staatsfonds investiert die Öleinnahmen des Landes nach strengen ethischen Richtlinien. Jetzt hat der Fonds ausgerechnet, dass ihm deshalb binnen zehn Jahren 1,3 Milliarden Euro entgangen sind.
 Norway
Klaus

divulge

 Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:24:56 +0100 
Now it's getting interesting...

#^Judge OKs warrant to reveal who searched a crime victim’s name on Google
Order seeks data for "any/all user or subscriber information" related to the searches.


The warrant demands Google to help police determine who searched for variations of the victim's name between December 1 of last year through January 7, 2017. A Google search, the warrant application says, reveals the photo used on the bogus passport. The image was not rendered on Yahoo or Bing, according to the documents. The warrant commands Google to divulge "any/all user or subscriber information"—including e-mail addresses, payment information, MAC addresses, social security numbers, dates of birth, and IP addresses—of anybody who conducted a search for the victim's name.
Mike Macgirvin
 Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:04:26 +0100 
Google is collecting social security numbers now? This wouldn't surprise me in the least but I thought that was still at least 3-4 months away.
Klaus

Bonner Artothek feiert 30-jähriges Bestehen

 Bonn, GermanyTue, 21 Mar 2017 11:53:18 +0100 
#^Kunstverein in Bonn - Bonner Artothek feiert 30-jähriges Bestehen
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1700 Werke im Angebot: Die Bonner Artothek im Kunstverein feiert 30-jähriges Bestehen. Die Künstlerliste reicht von Joseph Beuys bis Niki de Saint-Phalle, Cy Twombly und Lawrence Weiner.
 Art  Bonn