The ZX Spectrum locally reborn!

Some good local news for some pioneering 8-bit old tech reborn anew:

Remodelled ZX Spectrum production set to begin

Production is set to start on a remodelled version of the ZX Spectrum, which will come pre-installed with 1,000 classic game titles.

Nottinghamshire firm SMS Electronics will manufacture the Sinclair Spectrum Vega at its Beeston factory. . . . → Read More: The ZX Spectrum locally reborn!

A New (security) Certificate Authority

In these post Edward Snowden days, and with that, for the moving all internet standards to be encrypted end-to-end:

There is soon to be a new (freely available?) CA?

Here is some recent good comment from our maillist:

Mike-C wrote:

Jason-I wrote: Have folks heard of this?

Let’s Encrypt is a new Certificate Authority

Yes. . . . → Read More: A New (security) Certificate Authority

El Reg Discovers: The Falcon Delicacy, Continental Style!

Folks,

Our monthly (“talks”) meeting refuge has long been quietly known for a famed Falcon delicacy that fits well alongside the Linux discussions and real ale. That delicacy is unique to them alone for that high part of the city. Yae! And the delicacy is…

The Scotch Egg!

And now… Some of the . . . → Read More: El Reg Discovers: The Falcon Delicacy, Continental Style!

What?! No Reset Button! – No hands remote fix of a jammed server…

The scene is set late at night and a failing hard disk has forced the filesystem on a very remote server to go read-only. The server RAM fills and the system steadily jams up. There are two ssh terminals open. Any command such as “ls” or “umount -l” or “mount” or “reboot” all return the . . . → Read More: What?! No Reset Button! – No hands remote fix of a jammed server…

An old time NTP DDoS lingering on

NTP DDoS STILL Ongoing

A few years later and there is still an old time DDoS lingering on abusing part of the NTP protocol:

This DDoS abuses the “ntpdc monlist” command to generate a DDoS “Amplification Attack” All this has been long ago known and long ago fixed 2010/04/24: ntp.org – Amplification Attack using ntpdc . . . → Read More: An old time NTP DDoS lingering on