1. Canonical Wikileaks URLs and SSL certificate fingerprints.

    31 July 2010

    Official Wikileaks document submission URLs:

    https://sunshinepress.org/
    http://suw74isz7wqzpmgu.onion/ (Tor only)

    Source: /pictures/the_next_hope-2010/img_1624.jpg, taken 17 July 2010 at the keynote address. Image taken of Jacob Appelbaum's presentation slide.

    Official SHA-256, SHA-1, and MD5 fingerprints of the Wikileaks document submission URLs:

    SHA-256:
    85:C3:77:8E:7F:BC:96:42:CF:EE:03:B0:AC:4A:2A:26:
    15:18:CB:50:41:EC:7A:2A:CC:9F:56:60:67:94:04:7E

    SHA-1:
    68:C3:4B:3D:05:7A:53:E3:8C:FE:
    71:F1:30:3D:8A:AD:8E:33:0A:76

    MD5 …

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  2. Thought for the day.

    30 July 2010

    If your morning divination returns the following result, maybe you should call off sick and go back to bed:

    "We're sorry, but your call did not go through. Please check the directory and try your call again later. Code 1-7."

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  3. Better late than never: The Next HOPE

    27 July 2010

    I got home from work early last Thursday afternoon after putting in a couple of hours at work to wrap things up and ensure that nothing would crash, blow up, or spontaneously develop sentience and go on a rampage through the city while I was taking a long weekend in New York City to attend The Next HOPE conference, thrown by 2600 Magazine once again. Unfortunately, this meant taking a couple of phone calls on the way home and throwing a suitcase of stuff together at the last minute so that Hasufin, Mika, and I could then drive to the …

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  4. Maybe I've been watching True Blood too much.

    24 July 2010

    If I am ever the unlikely hero, I will not try to keep important secrets from my associates ("It's for your own protection.")

    I will explain to them exactly what's going on so they understand the stuff happening around them better; at least they'll have context for two city blocks suddenly exploding in neon yellow enamel. They'll probably be able to help more effectively and thus get all of us out of whatever's going down.

    Chances are if things go pear-shaped the bad guy will kill them along with me, anyway, so there's really no more bad that can come …

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  5. Adrian Lamo, Bradley Manning, and The Next HOPE.

    21 July 2010

    As you may or may not be aware The Next HOPE was last weekend, and a veritable firestorm of hacker drama broke out (in both of the usual senses of the word) at the con. I won't be writing about the keynote on Saturday, not yet. Instead, I'll be putting some thoughts together about the arrest of PFC Bradley Manning who is charged with leaking the gun camera footage known as Collateral Murder among other things. If you're not aware of what happened Adrian Lamo, known a few years ago as the homeless hacker, was contacted by PFC Manning who …

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  6. A quick post-HOPE update.

    20 July 2010

    I'm back from The Next HOPE in New York City with lots to write about and lots of pictures to put up. However, I'm also snowed under at work this week, so my writeup of the con is going to take a while to put together (a paragraph here and there), edit, check, and finally get posted. Suffice it to say, getting three hours of sleep the night I got back to DC didn't leave me in a state to really do anything coherent. What I will say is that TNH was one of the most powerful experiences I've ever …

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  7. The Next HOPE keynote speech online!

    17 July 2010

    Due to the Department of Homeland Security sending some operatives to The Next HOPE to question Julian Assange of Wikileaks about the release of a certain piece of video footage from Iraq he did not come to the con to give the keynote address this afternoon. The guy who was spotted here and there around the con yesterday afternoon was, in fact, not Julian Assange (a few other people made the same mistake, I'm given to understand). In his stead a man with balls made of pure neutronium, Jacob Appelbaum of the Tor Project gave the keynote address. I've only …

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