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    Marriot 500 Million Guests Database Stolen
    • Marriott has taken measures to investigate and address a data security incident involving the Starwood guest reservation database. On November 19, 2018, the investigation determined that there was unauthorized access to the database, which contained guest information relating to reservations at Starwood properties* on or before September 10, 2018.

      On September 8, 2018, Marriott received an alert from an internal security tool regarding an attempt to access the Starwood guest reservation database in the United States. Marriott quickly engaged leading security experts to help determine what occurred. Marriott learned during the investigation that there had been unauthorized access to the Starwood network since 2014. The company recently discovered that an unauthorized party had copied and encrypted information, and took steps towards removing it. On November 19, 2018, Marriott was able to decrypt the information and determined that the contents were from the Starwood guest reservation database.

      The company has not finished identifying duplicate information in the database, but believes it contains information on up to approximately 500 million guests who made a reservation at a Starwood property. For approximately 327 million of these guests, the information includes some combination of name, mailing address, phone number, email address, passport number, Starwood Preferred Guest (“SPG”) account information, date of birth, gender, arrival and departure information, reservation date, and communication preferences. For some, the information also includes payment card numbers and payment card expiration dates, but the payment card numbers were encrypted using Advanced Encryption Standard encryption (AES-128). There are two components needed to decrypt the payment card numbers, and at this point, Marriott has not been able to rule out the possibility that both were taken. For the remaining guests, the information was limited to name and sometimes other data such as mailing address, email address, or other information.

      Marriott reported this incident to law enforcement and continues to support their investigation. The company has already begun notifying regulatory authorities.

      “We deeply regret this incident happened,” said Arne Sorenson, Marriott’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We fell short of what our guests deserve and what we expect of ourselves. We are doing everything we can to support our guests, and using lessons learned to be better moving forward.”

      “Today, Marriott is reaffirming our commitment to our guests around the world. We are working hard to ensure our guests have answers to questions about their personal information, with a dedicated website and call center. We will also continue to support the efforts of law enforcement and to work with leading security experts to improve. Finally, we are devoting the resources necessary to phase out Starwood systems and accelerate the ongoing security enhancements to our network,” Mr. Sorenson continued.

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    Capitalism: Chrome and Firefox will dump FTP support
    • On the way to "safe" and censored internet you need to remove all possible way to circumvent this.
      Mainstream thing is constant media attacks on nonencrypted HTTP paired with constant interface changes to show it as inferior.
      Now they want to start deprecating FTP support as it can be used to transparently serving elements on the page or documents.
      Goal is to have full control over certificates and, as such, being able to wipe out thousands of sites without legal reason or asking.
      Same as Twitter, Paypal, Youtube are doing this year already.

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    Why 2.4Ghz wireless mikes are dangerous in places with lot of people
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      During exhibition (or any venue with lot of people and Wi-Fi access points) at 2.4Ghz you have around 90% utilization for all spectrum bands at -80dbm.

      It is nice that they usually use narrow bands and can jump, but it is really big probability that they will have issues and big ones.

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    Energy Veritas 2.2 - speakers for lifetime
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      Construction:

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      16kg each.

      If you can find them used in good shape - get them.

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    Energy: Spain wants to live even better than France
    • Since 2023 to 2028 they want to close all their nuclear power stations.

      Looks nice.

      • Mom, why internet does not work and all lights are off?
      • Look above my dear - it is big cloud that closing the sun, wait a little.
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