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In-depth Malware Analysis: Malware Lingers with BITS | Secureworks
Figure 1. Sample log entry from Microsoft-Windows-Bits-Client/(Microsoft-Windows-Bits-Client/Operational.evtx) event log. (Source: SecureWorks)

Logged details about the pending tasks were terse. The log indicated that new jobs had been created but did not provide detail. CTU researchers used tools that parsed the BITS job database and provided the missing details (see Figure 2)

CTU researchers recommend that clients consider enumerating active BITS tasks on a host ...(bitsadmin /list /allusers /verbose)

now use powershell bits commandlet
microsoft  bits  malware  incidentresponse  auditing  forensics 
11 days ago by bwiese
Drill Size Conversion Table
A conversion table for different sizes of drill bit. Has come up several times since I started setting up my Unifi gear which all gives drill bit sizes in metric.
metric  conversion  drill  bits  size 
28 days ago by Brandonshire
Finding Your Naughty BITS
Limited logging of Microsoft update service, Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS). attackers "living off the land" since 2007
cybersecurity  bits  microsoft  forensics 
11 weeks ago by bwiese
Researchers find exploit affecting Microsoft's BITS
“The poisoned BITS tasks, which created installation and clean-up scripts after their payloads were downloaded, were self-contained in the BITS job database, with no files or registry modifications to detect on the host,” a SecureWorks blog post stated.
Malware creators have previously used Microsoft's BITS to launch similar attacks by downloading malware updates, initially in May 2007 and most recently in December 2015.
malware  bits  windowsupdate  cybersecurity 
11 weeks ago by bwiese
New Theory Cracks Open the Black Box of Deep Learning | Quanta Magazine
A new idea called the “information bottleneck” is helping to explain the puzzling success of today’s artificial-intelligence algorithms — and might also explain how human brains learn.

sounds like he's just talking about autoencoders?
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september 2017 by nhaliday
My Old Boss | West Hunter
Back in those days, there was interest in finding better ways to communicate with a submerged submarine.  One method under consideration used an orbiting laser to send pulses of light over the ocean, using a special wavelength, for which there was a very good detector.  Since even the people running the laser might not know the boomer’s exact location, while weather and such might also interfere,  my old boss was trying to figure out methods of reliably transmitting messages when some pulses were randomly lost – which is of course a well-developed subject,  error-correcting codes. But he didn’t know that.  Hadn’t even heard of it.

Around this time, my old boss was flying from LA to Washington, and started talking with his seatmate about this  submarine communication problem.  His seatmate – Irving S. Reed – politely said that he had done a little work on some similar problems.  During this conversation, my informant, a fellow minion sitting behind my old boss, was doggedly choking back hysterical laughter, not wanting to interrupt this very special conversation.
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september 2017 by nhaliday
Bits und so #538 (Own the Stage) | Bits und so
Bits und so -

IFA 2017

Hüllengerüchte

iZone: Sphero Lightning McQueen, Propel Star Wars Drones

Wifi-Kühlschrank, Bosch X-Spect Trikorder, Liebherr FridgeCam

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Smart Speaker mit Alexa, Google Assistant

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Telekom Lügenglas, GIGA

Changhong CHiQ, TCL Design-TV

The Tick, Dirk Gently’s

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alex: Couchy TV-Tracker

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september 2017 by Frunsman

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