North Korea launched a satellite into space earlier this week, this is a traditional step for nuclear armed states demonstrating their capacity to wield intercontinental missiles (archived). Korean leader Kim Jong Un has removed denuclearization of Korea as a possible outcome for negotiations between Korea and the US. Meanwhile the breakaway government in South Korea has produced and broadcast a propaganda reel showing hypothetical F-35s delivering a hypothetical victory against Kim's Korean government.
Afro-supremacist Ousseynou Sy, who tried to burn 50 Italian children under his care as a bus driver back in March has claimed that he is not to blame for his attempted holocaust. Instead he asserts that former Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini is to blame for implementing policies discouraging African migration to Italy (archived). Sy claimed the policies contributed to the deaths of Africans despite reported drowning deaths actually declining during the period they were in effect. Salvini has since lost the Interior Ministry after his party's coalition with the Five Star Movement was replaced by a coalition between Five Star and a legacy Pantsuitist party. Unrepentant and without any legal defense, Sy claims he would burn busses full of children "a hundred times" to avenge his African fellow travelers.
Elections in the British Queendom have delivered the Labour Party's greatest loss since 1935 as the Tories take 364 seats in parliament to Labour's paltry 203. Other parties managed to grab 82 seats with the separatist Scottish National Party taking 48 seats on their platform of divorcing the Queendom. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has stated his intention to step down early after the Tories captured seats from working class strongholds that tradtionally voted Labour. As in the US, working class voters in the UK appear to have soured on Left parties as the onward march of Pantsuitism is evermore removed from anything they can relate to.
A far smaller number of traditionally Tory districts were won by the local labour candidate in rare situations where an absolute majority of the vote was split between Tory and Brexit Party candidates. This election's results give incumbent Prime Minister Boris Johnson a mandate to Brexit in the manner of his own choosing. The election also serves a stark rebuke to former prime minister Theresa May's wing of the Tory party which failed to Brexit after taking the verbal output of their Labour rivals and a hostile media seriously.
NGINX developer Igor Sysoev's former employer Rambler Group has entered a claim to ownership over the software's codebase leading to a police raid on NGINX's Moscow offices (archived). NGINX was initially released in 2004, and Sysoev started a commercial venture around the code when he left Rambler Group in 2011. When San Francisco based F5 networks spent 670 million USD to acquire Sysoev's firm earlier this year, it seemed to raise issues with Rambler's management as to what exactly Sysoev had been doing while on their payroll.
AFL-CIO boss and de facto leader of the US labor movement Richard Trumpka announced this week that the organization would be endorsing the trade agreement US President Donal Trump has pushed as a replacement for NAFTA (archived). As Pantsuitist opposition candidates challenging Trump continue to wank over intersectionality and other matters of concern only to ever smaller interest groups, the local labor movement's pivot towards Trump and MAGA suggests the leadership is catching up to their critically endangered blue collar membership's preferences.
The criminal organization calling itself the Greek Government is mandating that 30% of all income be spent through electronic methods with Greeks that refuse to do so being fined 22% of their shortfall (archived). The government is nominally pursuing this draconian measure impair the actual Greek economy that the Government criminals have been shut out of while at the same time trying to force activity to pick up in the much smaller portion of the economy that the Government has captured. Can you see the tyrants unmasking themselves yet? Sorry for your loss.
Linux kernel network stack maintainer and GCC steering committee member David S. Miller has committed WireGuard VPN into the net-next tree all but assuring that the VPN software will become part of the Linux 5.6 kernel release (archived). This comes less than one week after revelations that most VPN implementations, including WireGuard, are vulnerable to session hijacking on most *nix network stacks. At this time WireGuard is being implemented into kernel as a standalone module with CONFIG_WIREGUARD and CONFIG_WIREGUARD_DEBUG menu options.
Linus Torvalds stepped down from his former position actively shaping Linux kernel development back in September 2018 after he took his intersectional daughter's suggestions seriously.
A Saudi Air Force Lieutenant assigned to US Naval Air Station Pensacola reportedly killed 3 and wounded 8 before being gunned down by local police (archived).
Six Ten other Saudi nationals were taken into custody (archived). Three of the detained Saudis allegedly filmed the assault. The late Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani published something resembling a manifesto on Twitter declaring his hatred for American crimes against Muslims and humanity several hours before commencing his attack.
Alshamrani was 9 months away from completing a three year "Foreign Military Sales training program" purchased by the Saudi government.
Oracle is suing the USG Department of Labor over the existence of the Department's "administrative courts" where Oracle is being sued for alleged pay discrimination (archived). Since 2017 the Department of Labor has been suing the firm over an alleged 400 million USD underpayment of wages to women and colored people. Oracle's response this week raises the Department's stake in attempting to innovate new common law by cutting at the dubious constitutional legitimacy of the administrative court itself.
Unnamed "experts" inside the zone are writing off the possibility Oracle's suit suceeds in trimming the US federal bureaucracy as "unlikely" in comments to Pantsuitist media though in a common law system, anything can happen without regard for what the laws actually say. An Oracle win would gut this particular system and provide precedent for cutting at numerous other "administrative" dockets.
A zero day that allows nearby network actors to detect and inject payloads into VPN tunnels has been revealed (archived). All VPN implementations appear to be affected including allegedly "hardened" ones like WireGuard and IKEv2/IPSec while the vulnerability hits numerous *nix TCP/IP stacks including those by Apple, Google, OpenBSD, and Linux. Linux appear to be most gravely affected when running versions of systemd published after November 28th, 2018 when the default "reverse ip path filtering" default was changed to more easily facilitate hijacking VPN sessions in this manner.
The original disclosures to the Openwall oss-security mailing lists are presented in full below: Continue reading