Welcome to Niverel

This wiki is where I am leaving a trail (left and right) of controversy, laughter, more questions than I answered, glowing clouds, happiness, joy, digital footprints, linux commands, cheat sheets, injured ego's (including my own), breadcrumbs, stick women and men, memes, lighters, metadata, code snippets, mulched grass, cut hedges, herbs and edible flower seeds, smoke, items I forgot, and in general, a lot of good wholesome confusion. It's my notebook.

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"I [suspect] that we are throwing more and more of our resources, including the cream of our youth, into financial activities remote from the production of goods and services, into activities that generate high private rewards disproportionate to their social productivity. I suspect that the immense power of the computer is being harnessed to this 'paper economy', not to do the same transactions more economically but to balloon the quantity and variety of financial exchanges." --James Tobin, July 1984
Gremlin

Hack to learn

Learning how to hack can help implement the strongest possible security practices.

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Wut?

Hacking forensics

Hacking forensics includes techniques for detecting and reverse engineering malware and spyware.

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Paranoia

Threat Modelling

With a systematic analysis, defenders can focus on what is most important to protect.

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Not just dogs ...

Security

Where you stand depends on where you sit, but all threats are cross-vector threats.

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Smart metering architecture

Risk-related information seems to be deliberately suppressed by the smart grid industry, and the public is being provided misinformation which would indicate that there are no additional privacy or security risks related to smart meters as compared to the old analog meters.

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Facebook information architecture

The results of a closely guarded and constantly shifting formula, Facebook’s news feed algorithm, shapes the social lives and reading habits of more than 1 billion daily active users—one-fifth of the world’s adult population. No one outside Facebook knows for sure how the algorithm works.

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Make it as small as possible

A paper system architecture

A paper system of a microcomputer: a small computer with a microprocessor as its central processing unit (CPU), memory, and minimal input/output (I/O) circuitry mounted on a single printed circuit board.

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Make it as small as possible

A paper operating system

Resource allocation and scheduling, a file system, I/O, networking, memory management and an interface between the machine hardware and the operating system, a kernel.

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