Month: August 2008
Looks like the undead have risen again. A recent post on eatbrains.com details out a plan to corner all the zombies in San Francisco via some sort of radio telepathy into the downtown area. This is all happening this coming Saturday August 16th at exactly 2:05 PM on the dot. If you want more information about how to stay safe and the location of the zombies so you can relocate to higher ground, be sure to hit up their mailing list. I’ve been getting their emails for a number of years now and it’s kept my brains intact.
Also due to the advent of technology, some of the zombie wranglers are going to employ the use of Twitter to send out alerts to those who want them about the location and whereabouts of the zombie mob live. This’ll give you the edge on where not to be, much in the same way Twitter was used during the Beijing Olympic torch protests.
Lock your doors and hide your children.
No fucking idea when that happened. Might have been when I made love to the rear end of that VW Beetle with my bike on Thursday.
From Hack a Day:
The transponders and readers perform no authentication. Someone could wander through a parking lot with an RFID reader and pick up the ID of every tag in the lot. They could then write their own transponder with the stolen IDs. Here’s the really bad part: the transponders support unauthenticated over the air upgrading. You can force any transponder to take on a new ID. An attacker could overwrite every tag passing a certain intersection and cause havoc in the toll system. Some have suggested that there are IDs in the system that are unbilled, since they’re assigned to administrators; these would be especially attractive to thieves.
How do we fix this system? Here’s the problem: the system is defined by California law. An update to the way things are done would take legislative action.
Sounds kind of fucked. The post also discusses the issue with being tracked/logged via FasTrak, the one big reason why I never got one when I still had a car.