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The King of Random Survival Hack, Start a Fire with a Sandwich Bag.

The King of Random Grant Thompson has returned once more to present a DIY hack that MacGyver would be proud of, the sandwich bag of fire. For today’s lesson you will need to collect an empty sandwich bag, some liquid and stuff to set on fire. Now lets all learn how to start a fire with a lunch bag and some water, urine is optional and yes you take the sandwiches out first.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the clever hack that provides you with a sandwich lunch then starts a warm fire. Sit back relax and prepare to be amazed by the mighty sandwich bag.

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UAV Predator Virus: When Drones Go Rogue…

The world of espionage is full of twists and turns, plays and counter plays. In the latest twist, it was recently discovered that America’s most powerful surveillance tech gadgets, the Predator and Reaper UAVs – Unmanned Aerial Vehicles – have been infected by a keylogger virus. Discovered by the military’s Host-Based Security System the virus has made itself at home in the controller cockpits located at Creech Air Force Base at Indian Springs in Nevada. Most of the Afghanistan and Iraq are missions flown from Creech.

A defence official confirmed to CNN on Monday that the virus had infected the systems that control the drones but it hadn’t interfered with normal operations. Officials would not comment on the specific virus or how the virus had infected the systems.

The most likely source of infection seems to be the removable drives used to transfer data to and from the drones. The drones are in a sense debriefed upon their return, with all of the data collected during the mission unloaded to the removable drives. At some point the removable drives have been connected to the control systems, delivering it’s dangerous cargo. A persistent virus it is too, after each attempt at the cleaning process the virus seems to re-appear, even after 3 weeks the virus is still loitering away in the control system.

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Sony PSN, Play Station Notworking…

Did the Playstation Network become self-aware at 17:00 hours on April 19, realizing the incompetence of those it worked for it quickly tried to bug out. According to the Terminator TV Series, “The Sarah Connor Chronicles” April 19 was the date that Skynet became self-aware, a little spooky maybe.

The Play Station Nightmare goes a little something like this, Sony on the 19th April took the PSN and Qriocity services completely offline. For clarity’s sake we need to say that this was just the date Sony took the services offline, no one is sure exactly when the PSN servers were first hacked. Sony is saying officially that sometime between April 17 and 19 they became aware of external intruders on the PSN. For 6 days after taking the servers down – April 19 – Sony made no comment, on the seventh day there was light and explanation.

Sony admitted they had suffered the largest single network intrusion in history. Over 80 million user accounts had been compromised both user data and credit card details were compromised..
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