Tag Archives: Denial-of-service attack

Crime-sourcing: the dark side of the crowd

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

What do you do if your bank account gets hacked? Option 1: cancel your credit cards, have a couple of drinks and promise to stop opening emails from long lost cousins based in Nigeria. Option 2: take it personally, put on some dark sunglasses and go after the hackers.

Misha Glenny chose option 2, and then spent over two years infiltrating the murky world of cyber-crime. He …

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Hatforce: your friendly crowd of hackers

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… to trust the hackers. Why would malicious hackers bother to sign a contract and NDA if they could attack you right away? ”

According to Arthur, the real issue is people’s perception (let’s face it, hackers do have a bit of an image problem ). To reassure clients, Hatforce is now offering a “Trusted Tester” service, where smaller groups of Hatforce testers are handpicked and have their identities verified. But, Arthur insists, while this might feel more secure, it’s actually …

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Of Maps and Men: is Apple relying on us to fix the iPhone 5?

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

As a long-time Apple Fanboy, I’ve done my fair share of preaching from the book of Jobs. But since He passed away/ascended into heaven, many people have been wondering if Apple can continue to delight the world with groundbreaking products. The iPhone 5 was a crucial test for the new leaders of the world’s most valuable company. So far the results have been less than …


Could equity based crowdfunding pay for your retirement (and save the world)?

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… that come from it. If all goes well, one day it may fund part of your retirement. That or buy an attack drone to terrorize your neighbors with.

The problem, for small investors, is finding somewhere decent to put the money.

Retail deposits are an obvious start. But after tax, inflation and fees you might as well just hide it under your mattress (uncomfortable as it might be, if your bank is Greek or Spanish it will probably still make for a better night’s sleep).

Investing directly …

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Could crowd-driven think tanks be weapons of mass instruction?

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

What comes to mind when you hear the phrase ‘think tank’? A passionately engaged team of experts, using their knowledge to shape the social discourse? A bunch of overeducated technocrats with no experience of the real world, dictating our futures? A telepathically-operated war machine?

Whatever your opinion, think tanks – or policy research units – are everywhere, …

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