As the show trial of Joshua Schulte for allegedly leaking the USG.CIA's "Vault 7" hacking tools approaches its end, it has come out that the software was secured behind shared passwords including 123ABCdef, mysweetsummer, and others (archived). The security situation described at trial is such that anyone in the development group could have been the leaker making USG's case on the prosecution consist of "Schulte is the one we know was disgruntled, and he, like everyone else on the team, had the means to leak" and nothing more.
Bitstamp has annouced the addition of novelty segwit only Bech32 addresses to their platform (archived). Segwit involves cleaving the ever important transaction signatures from inclusion in Bitcoin blocks through a set of rules precariously enforced at the convenience of miners. With the signatures cleaved, transactions opting for the lower segwit security standard feature a space saving "spend by anyone" script when added to the Bitcoin blockchain. Continue reading
After new Philadelphia Police Commisioner Danielle Outlaw was repeatedly reminded her black nail polish was outside of department grooming standards while doing the rounds to meet her new charges, one of Commisioner Outlaw's first acts was liberalizing the department's appearance standards to accomodate herself (archived). Continue reading
Larry Dean Harmon of Ohio has been charged with three counts operating a Bitcoin mixer service that partnered with the late "Darknet Market" Alphabay. Alphabay's alleged operator Alexandre Cazes was found dead, hung in a Thai Jail cell back in 2017. The USG is begging for forfeiture of two pieces of Ohio real estate and a third property in Colorado upon conviction for the first two counts of "Conspiracy To Launder Monetary Instruments" and "Operating an Unlicensed Money Transmitting Business". The indictment is reproduced in full below: Continue reading
Virginia's pantsuit government has passed a bill demanding all magazines capable of holding more than 12 rounds of ammunition be destroyed or surrendered to police with the failure to do so classed as a felony (archived). This is just the latest taunt directed at the more than 20,000 armed men who politely demonstrated on the Capitol lawn before leaving in peace. The #Vexit movement that would see most Virginia counties instead hoisting the West Virginia flag is still not being seriously discussed in "mainstream" media outlets as a peaceful resolution to Virginia's current governance crisis.
The kleptocrats in Argentina have targeted online flea market Mercado Libre for looting (archived). The nominally Argentine firm, which does the bulk of its business in Brazil and Mexico while maintaining most of its offices in Delaware, is being targeted for its sale of Argentine treasury bills in the aftermath of "PASO" primary results triggering markets to punish Argentine derpery. Because Mercado Libre dumped the treasury bills before Macri gave voters what they wanted in a Peronist turn to keep their payment processing arm solvent, Mercado Libre CEO Marcos Galperin is being charged with "fraud against the state" by the Kleptocracy. Continue reading
Last Night's Iowa caucuses delivered a resounding win for incumbent US President Donald Trump on the GOP side, but the other party's results are being delayed indefinitely due to malfunctions (archived). Warnings had been sounded several weeks ago that changes made to the caucus procedure on the Pantsuitist side were setting up a disaster, but "Nobody could have predicted" (archived). Continue reading