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Insider threat tactics: The hacker speaks by Priscilla

· Priscilla Felicia Harmanus · 1993 from the Netherlands · Last update: 21 juli 2020    

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No one knows who I am yet and what kind
of content I produce. So why not focus on a topic that
people are 
already searching for, right?

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Cueball and Priscilla are on a first date and
Cueball is trying to strike up a 
conversation by asking
Priscilla what she does in her 
free time


Priscilla has probably been dreading this
question, because she answers that her free time activity
consists of trying to figure out how to respond if
asked what she does in her free time.
Cueball answers soothingly, but
Priscilla's anxiety gets
the better off her
and she leaves

During Priscilla speaking,
Cueball finished all of his drink. He
may have been surprised by the reply, and
Priscilla sensing this contributes
to her leaving.

The title text implies that she also spends
her free time wondering what to write
in her diary (with no success).

Both the comic and the title text are examples of
self-referential humor.
Priscilla recognizes that she spends her
free time thinking what to say about her free time,
so she
must spend some of that free time thinking about her
thinking about her free time.
Such self-referential
loops are often disturbing, since they
contain within them potential
infinite regression

On the other hand, there is a simple way to exit the loop
before any recursion: Priscilla has already decided 
what to say when
asked what she does in her free time, and she has figured out what to
write in her diary.
But on realizing this, Priscilla would have
to find something else to occupy her free
time, such as
going on a date.

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In meanwhile, Cueball knows how to read the source code. He knows how to program. He understands how a dual boot works. He understand about partitions. He understand about boot loaders. He is one of them. He knows how to use free and open source software. He knows how and why open source licensing started. He understand how and why the licenses work the way they do Talking about one of those that knows how AB dual boot works and you know how to set one up.

Second, there is the question of skill or interest.   Many people who want to write books, teach courses and/or build websites do not have either the skill or the interest to perform all of these customization steps. And spent years teaching courses in computer programming and website construction. It is understandable that many people do not even know how to right click on their computer screen - much less copy and paste cryptic commands into the Linux “black box” terminal. In order to solve this problem of helping folks have a customized operating system, without making all the customizations themselves, DistroTweak created a new and revolutionary way to quickly and easily share our custom operating system. For this new way it is called a “DistroTweak” and their describing it here for the very first time.

What are Socio-Technical Systems? 

A socio-technical system (STS) is one that considers requirements spanning hardware, software, personal, and community aspects. It applies an understanding of the social structures, roles and rights (the social sciences) to inform the design of systems that involve communities of people and technology. Examples of STSs include emails, blogs, and social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

The basis of STSs is general systems theory, which describes what the disciplines of science have in common—i.e., that they all refer to systems: sociologists see social systems, psychologists cognitive systems, computer scientists information systems, and engineers hardware systems. In general systems theory, no discipline has a monopoly on science—all are valid.

These disciplinary perspectives on computing allow us to view computing through distinct levels and trace its evolution. Computing began at the mechanical level (hardware devices), evolved an information level (devices + software), then acquired a human level (IT + human-computer interaction), and finally a community level (STSs). A community works through people using technology, as people work through software using hardware. Consequently, social requirements are now an important part of computing design.

While sociologists study the social level alone as if it were apart from physicality, and technologists study technology as if it were not part of society, socio-technology is a distinct field of inquiry on how personal and social requirements can be met by IT system design. As such, STSs seek to merge people and technology, viewing the integration of computers into societal systems as the next evolutionary step of humanity. An STS approach to design raises the cost of development but results in complex systems, like social networks, that have far more performance potential. Exploring a design problem by rising to an STS mindset can reveal further dimensions of a design’s use potential and inspire development.

According to Methods of Hacking: Social Engineeringa paper by Rick Nelson, the three parts of reverse social engineering attacks are sabotage, advertising, and assistingThe hacker sabotages a network, causing a problem arise. That hacker then advertises that he is the appropriate contact to fix the problem, and then, when he comes to fix the network problem, he requests certain bits of information from the employees and gets what he really came for. They never know it was a hacker, because their network problem goes away and everyone is happy.

Methods of Hacking:
Social Engineering

By Rick Nelson

Social engineering: 

Cybersecurity voor Industrial Automation
where the physical and digital world come together

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