Brian Krebs illustrates the proliferation of nefarious polar-opposites of legal businesses as lead in to the main topic of that day's posting: An online service that will thoroughly deplete a targeted competitor's advertising budgets. Whilst interesting in-and-of-itself, the topical post contains a sub-plot of existential interest. Curious? Read On.
The fascinating content of Mr. Krebs well researched and concise post is not the miscreant service he describes in superb detail, but the notion of business/anti-business constructs [a la Matter/Antimatter, if you will...].
With the application of scrutiny (whether cursory or in-depth), researchers can locate exact copies of nearly every legit business or activity existing in the under-belly of the Interweb. This behavior exactly matches the physical world, as the nature of the two antagonists will always expand to fill any empty space, vis-à-vis horror vacui.
ISOC, The Internet Society, has named the Jonathan B. Postel Award recipient for 2014 - Mahabir Pun. The Award was presented to Mr. Pun for his role in Nepalese internet access efforts, thereby increasing knowledge, literacy in the Himalaya region and the founding of the Nepal Wireless Networking Project. Congratulations!
via ISOC: About the Postel Award
The award is named for Dr. Jonathan B. Postel to recognize and commemorate the extraordinary stewardship exercised by Jon over the course of a 30 year career in networking. He served as the editor of the RFC series of notes from its inception in 1969 until 1998. He also served as the ARPANET "numbers Czar" and Internet Assigned Numbers Authority over the same period of time. He was a founding member of the Internet Architecture (nee Activities) Board and the first individual member of the Internet Society, where he also served as a Trustee.
via ISOC: About the Internet Society
The Internet Society (www.internetsociety.org) is the trusted independent source for Internet information and thought leadership around the world. It is also the organizational home for the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). With its principled vision, substantial technological foundation and its global presence, the Internet Society promotes open dialogue on Internet policy, technology, and future development among users, companies, governments, and other organizations.
In which, a highly graphical history is presented... The Computer Virus Catalog has crafted an 'Illustrated Guide to the Worst Viruses in Computer History'. Teeming with denizens of this man-made realm you'll discover the most pernicious information-based infection agents. You will also find many of the most interesting vectors, ranging from Marburg to Stuxnet; all illustrated by artists of note. Nunc, aliquam erat volutpat.
Well scrivened piece, detailing the motivations, and demotivators, as it were, of the late, great Barnaby Michael Douglas Jack (22 November 1977 – 25 July 2013). At the end of his life, he was certainly one of the world's most highly respected security professionals.
A year on, we say again, Requiescat in Pace, Barns.