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Release the Kraken
Phrase made famous in the film “Clash of the Titans” where Zeus ordered the many-headed sea monster released upon his enemies.
**We are certainly seeing a clash of the titans in the world today. As Q says, Dark to Light.
Kraken, a fabulous Scandinavian sea monster perhaps imagined on the basis of chance sightings of giant squids. It appears in literature in a poem of Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s juvenilia called “The Kraken.”
Below the thunders of the upper deep,
Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea,
His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep
The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee
About his shadowy sides; above him swell
Huge sponges of millenial growth and height;
And far away into the sickly light,
From many a wondrous grot and secret cell
Unnumber’d and enormous polypi
Winnow with giant arms the slumbering green.
There hath he lain for ages, and will lie
Battening upon huge sea-worms in his sleep,
Until the latter fire shall heat the deep;
Then once by man and angels to be seen,
In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.
** Scandinavia? Davos connection? I know Switzerland isn’t considered part of Scandinavia, though.
It is indispensable to ensure that a system/service built is able to withstand chaotic conditions as failures are inevitable. Chaos engineering helps in boosting confidence in a system’s resilience by “breaking things on purpose.” While it may seem counterintuitive, it is crucial to deliberately inject failures into a complex system like OpenShift/Kubernetes and check whether the system recovers gracefully without any downtime and doesn’t suffer in terms of performance and scalability. Chaos engineering is a discipline to identify potential problems and enhance the system’s resilience.
The Kraken Marketplace
Working on the lines of a stock exchange that facilitates stock trading, San Francisco-based Kraken is a cryptocurrency exchange where market participants can trade the various cryptocurrencies. The participants are allowed to buy or sell the cryptocurrencies using various fiat currencies, that include U.S. dollars, Canadian dollars, euros, and the Japanese yen. At the time of writing this article, 17 different virtual currencies were enabled for trading on the Kraken exchange. They include the popular ones, like Ethereum (ETH) and bitcoin (XBT), and others that have gained traction in recent times, like EOS (EOS) and Monero (XMR). (See more: What Is Monero (XMR) Cryptocurrency?)
Founded in 2011, US-based Kraken is the largest crypto exchange when it comes to trading bitcoin and altcoins in euros. It’s also one of the most secure exchanges out there, given its comprehensive range of safety measures, self-regulated approach, and security audits. Another big plus is that its fees are among the lowest in the industry, with free deposits and very competitive withdrawals and trades. Besides, you can trade on the go using its web platform or one of its mobile apps.
Kraken – the only regulated spot & futures crypto exchange with over $85bn in trading volume in 2018 alone · Kraken Bitcoin Exchange
Kraken consists of 3 tools ( Reaper, Tally, and Sequence Imp) designed to streamline the analysis of next-generation sequencing data. Although designed with small RNA sequence analysis in mind the tools can be used to address issues facing next-generation sequencing in general.
**Isn’t the Gates vaccine using RNA?
Kraken™ software is a complete LIMS platform that handles all laboratory processes including sample management and tracking, data analysis and reporting.
Our proprietary Kraken™ software is a dedicated information and laboratory workflow manager. Kraken workflow manages the time consuming and error prone data handling and planning associated with DNA extraction, genotyping and DNA sequencing. This system was developed by scientists for scientists, and we use Kraken on a daily basis to run all of our genomic service projects in Europe and the USA.
Every project is given a unique project number, and all associated sample plates, KASP assays, and genotyping results are tracked within the project.
** Could there be a connection with the vaccine or the medications being developed for Covid-19?
Kraken 2 is the newest version of Kraken, a taxonomic classification system using exact k-mer matches to achieve high accuracy and fast classification speeds. This classifier matches each k-mer within a query sequence to the lowest common ancestor (LCA) of all genomes containing the given k-mer. The k-mer assignments inform the classification algorithm. [see: Kraken 1’s Webpage for more details].
**More connections to genetic sequencing
Kraken was an ST-series super tactical droid used by the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars. He served as commander during the Battle of Ringo Vinda and was decapitated by Jedi General Anakin Skywalker during the battle, but was repaired sometime after his destruction, and participated in the invasion of the planet Scipio.
**Any connection between Star Wars and James Comey’s weird photo with the Star Wars characters?
Kraken is for everyone from analysts to data scientists.
Built to be the easiest-to-use, no-code automated machine learning platform.
Kraken was built with analysts and engineers in mind. If you’ve done data analysis before, you’re ready!
Kraken’s no-code, easy-to-use interface and integrated SONAR© training make it easy to become a citizen data scientist. Advanced features allow data scientists to work faster and more efficiently.
A company that makes dice for role playing games.
“Snappy Kraken’s consistent drip of awesome content makes me look top notch with my followers! Recently their Retirement Success campaign led me to a $1.5 MILLION client!”
No financial adviser digital marketing software or service compares with Snappy Kraken. A simple review of our key features makes this evident.
The National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville is one of the leading high performance computing centers for excellence in the United States. NICS is co-located on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville campus as well as in the Secret City of Oak Ridge, on the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Campus (ORNL), the world’s most powerful computing complex. The center’s missions is to expand the boundaries of human understanding while ensuring the United States’ continued leadership in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
NICS’s flagship computing system, Kraken, the first academic computer to break the petaflop barrier, enabled researchers in numerous scientific arenas, from climate to materials science to astrophysics, to achieve breakthroughs not yet possible on other resources. The Cray XT5 with peak performance of 1.17 petaflops, 112,896 compute cores, 147 TB of compute memory, 3.3 PB of raw parallel file system disk storage space, and 9,408 compute nodes, climbed as high as #3 on the Top 500 List and that was only the beginning for what is to come from NICS. NICS is now home to six cutting-edge high-performance computing resources.
Kraken Robotics Inc. is a marine technology company engaged in the design, development and marketing of advanced sensors, software and underwater robotics for Unmanned Maritime Vehicles used in military and commercial applications. We are recognized as world leading innovators of synthetic aperture sonar (SAS), a revolutionary underwater imaging technology that dramatically improves seabed surveys by providing ultra-high resolution imagery at superior coverage rates. Kraken has evolved from building world class SAS sensors to building world class underwater vehicles including tethered (KATFISH™) and autonomous (THUNDERFISH™) versions.
With this outrageous new novel, China Miéville has written one of the strangest, funniest, and flat-out scariest books you will read this—or any other—year. The London that comes to life in Kraken is a weird metropolis awash in secret currents of myth and magic, where criminals, police, cultists, and wizards are locked in a war to bring about—or prevent—the End of All Things.
In the Darwin Centre at London’s Natural History Museum, Billy Harrow, a cephalopod specialist, is conducting a tour whose climax is meant to be the Centre’s prize specimen of a rare Architeuthis dux—better known as the Giant Squid. But Billy’s tour takes an unexpected turn when the squid suddenly and impossibly vanishes into thin air.
As Billy soon discovers, this is the precipitating act in a struggle to the death between mysterious but powerful forces in a London whose existence he has been blissfully ignorant of until now, a city whose denizens—human and otherwise—are adept in magic and murder.
There is the Congregation of God Kraken, a sect of squid worshippers whose roots go back to the dawn of humanity—and beyond. There is the criminal mastermind known as the Tattoo, a merciless maniac inked onto the flesh of a hapless victim. There is the FSRC—the Fundamentalist and Sect-Related Crime Unit—a branch of London’s finest that fights sorcery with sorcery. There is Wati, a spirit from ancient Egypt who leads a ragtag union of magical familiars. There are the Londonmancers, who read the future in the city’s entrails. There is Grisamentum, London’s greatest wizard, whose shadow lingers long after his death. And then there is Goss and Subby, an ageless old man and a cretinous boy who, together, constitute a terrifying—yet darkly charismatic—demonic duo.
All of them—and others—are in pursuit of Billy, who inadvertently holds the key to the missing squid, an embryonic god whose powers, properly harnessed, can destroy all that is, was, and ever shall be.
kraken is a turn-key OCR system forked from ocropus. It is intended to rectify a number of issues while preserving (mostly) functional equivalence.
kraken’s main features are:
Script detection and multi-script recognition support
Right-to-Left, BiDi, and Top-to-Bottom script support
ALTO, abbyXML, and hOCR output
Word bounding boxes and character cuts
Public repository of model files
Lightweight model files
Variable recognition network architectures
All functionality not pertaining to OCR and prerequisite steps has been removed, i.e. no more error rate measuring, etc.
Pull requests and code contributions are always welcome.
Interesting ramblings of a libturd mindset trying to make sense of what conservatives are thinking/doing.
Kraken is an ultrafast and highly accurate program for assigning taxonomic labels to metagenomic DNA sequences. Previous programs designed for this task have been relatively slow and computationally expensive, forcing researchers to use faster abundance estimation programs, which only classify small subsets of metagenomic data. Using exact alignment of k-mers, Kraken achieves classification accuracy comparable to the fastest BLAST program. In its fastest mode, Kraken classifies 100 base pair reads at a rate of over 4.1 million reads per minute, 909 times faster than Megablast and 11 times faster than the abundance estimation program MetaPhlAn. Kraken is available at http://ccb.jhu.edu/software/kraken/.
Kraken Oil & Gas is a private equity-backed exploration and production company formed in 2012 to focus on drilling and development opportunities in the Williston Basin of Montana and North Dakota, primarily in the prolific Bakken formation. We will be updating our newsfeed to keep you up to date about our most recent activities.
**Kraken and Frackin’?
Online fraud detection: Kraken allows organisations to add a higher level of protection against events involving online fraud: monitoring web services against web based attacks, providing brand and reputation protection, information of connected users that may be infected with specific malware and profile based anomaly detection. InnoTec was founded in 2012. Specialized in cybersecurity, intelligence and risk management, we employ worldwide over 350 highly qualified professionals. Based in Spain, we have offices in the US and the main Latam markets.
With over 17 years of experience, and a team of 400 cybersecurity experts, we are able to protect more than 250 customers globally and comprehensively. Among others, the main IBEX 35 companies and the most important Spanish and international public bodies (UN, NATO, ENISA, CNI/CCN, Incibe…).
Our collaboration with the main international organisations and centres of excellence in the field of cybersecurity allows us to protect the transformation and trust in the future.
SmartSOC. Advanced Security Operations Center
Early detection, swifter response
Our SmartSOC combines intelligence and state-of-the-art technology to enable our team to deliver services and solutions that work against threats that could affect your organization
aspa Leading technology on the market with more than 50 tools developed by our R&D team.
aspa Work team: main international certifications. International cyber-security institutions certify our team knowledge and wide cross-sector experience.
Highly qualified professionals with expertise in Cyber-security. Our services and solutions are delivered by experts in all areas involved in online fraud (detection, response and management) which are authors of journal articles and books on cyber-security and take part in the most important conferences such as: BlackHat or Rooted.
The Army is evaluating a cutting-edge force-protection system which combines radar, surveillance cameras, unmanned sensors, gunshot detection and remote-controlled weapons.
The sensors and weapons are combined into a single, integrated system that can scan surrounding terrain for threats, alert Soldiers of potential imminent danger and provide them fires to respond, service officials said.
The Combat Outpost Surveillance and Force Protection System, or COSFPS, nicknamed “Kraken” after the mythological sea creature with many heads, was evaluated in July as part of the Army’s 3,800-Soldier-strong Network Integration Evaluation, or NIE at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The exercise was designed to assess and integrate a host of technologies.
The individual technologies assembled for the Kraken are integrated through a government-owned, scalable and open architecture software called Joint Force Protection Advanced Security System, or JFPASS, said Tom O’Neill, Integrated Base Defense Product director, Joint Project Manager Guardian.
“While the sensor and device payload is impressive and probably offers the most force protection per cubic foot compared to any other system, the key is the integration standard, fusion and automation which reduces troop to task and provides increased situational awareness — thus resulting in more reaction time for the warfighter,” said O’Neill.
The JFPASS software enables data from all of Kraken’s system components to be integrated via a standard protocol, fused and conditionally automated, O’Neill explained; the information is displayed on screens showing a Common Operating Picture, referred to as COP.
“We’ve been able to positively identify targets before they got in range with weapons on our COP. They have tried to raid us multiple times, but we have been able to positively identify them and engage them before they got close. This is great for tracking the people coming in and out of your AO,” said Pvt. James Benham, a forward observer who has been evaluating Kraken/COSFPS in a series of mock-combat exercises at a WSMR “Mountain Village” outpost.
Kraken — which represents a partnership between the Army’s Rapid Equipping Force and JPMG — is an ISU-90 containerized system and includes the following hardware devices for detection: an Elta Ground Master Ground Systems Radar, or GSR, an STS-1400 GSR, L3 AN/PRS-9 BAIS Unattended Ground Sensors and five “Shot Spotters,” sensors designed to detect direct or indirect enemy gunfire, O’Neill said.
I apologize for the salty language in this blog but at this juncture in the 12D Alliance Chess Game I feel it’s called for.
Sidney Powell is General Flynn’s lawyer but she is also working with President Trump on the 2020 election fraud.
In an interview on 11-13-20 with Lou Dobbs, Sidney Powell said “I’m going to release the Kraken!”
“Release the Kraken” means “To kick the a*s*s of whomever you’re releasing the kraken on.”
Godspeed Sidney Powell! Go get ’em.
On 11-4-20 Juan O’Savin let us know what’s at stake—our country and our lives.
Juan O’Savin: “Well excuse me… this [B]i*den crowd?
Aren’t they really Comm*unists?
What do they do?
They ki*ll people off that don’t think like them…
THAT’S what was coming for America…
they were going to ki*ll you off…
they still WANT to…
they’re still HOPING to…
Understand the magnitude of the game…
IT’S PURE EV*IL…
No! And he*ll no!…
We’re Americans… act like it…
let’s go get these as*sho*les… kick ’em in the a*s*s…
get ’em out of here…
they can be American in Gitmo if they’re trying to enslave us…
we’re not the country and we’re not the party of slavery…
that includes tax slavery… mask slavery… all of their BS chip slavery…
we’re not going to be your slaves…
get ’em the _____ out of our lives…
and trot ’em off to Gitmo!!!”
“Juan O’Savin: The Endgame (Part 2), So much Bigger than you can Imagine” by Kat – 11.11.20
Release the Kraken!
Victory to the Light! Victory to the mighty Alliance! Victory to POTUS, Q and Sidney Powell! Godspeed.
large forum with links to all kinds of links about the election fraud.
Kraken is a simple cross-platform Yara scanner that can be built for Windows, Mac, FreeBSD and Linux. It is primarily intended for incident response, research and ad-hoc detections (not for endpoint protection). Following are the core features:
Scan running executables and memory of running processes with provided Yara rules (leveraging go-yara).
Scan executables installed for autorun (leveraging go-autoruns).
Scan the filesystem with the provided Yara rules.
Report any detection to a remote server provided with a Django-based web interface.
Run continuously and periodically check for new autoruns and scan any newly-executed processes. Kraken will store events in a local SQLite3 database and will keep copies of autorun and detected executables.
At the recent RSA 2008 gathering Damballa, an Internet security company devoted solely to researching botnet technology, is reporting some “not so good news.” In the article, “Kraken BotArmy-Twice as Big as Storm; Evades over 80% of Installed Antivirus Software” (pdf) Ashley Vandiver of Damballa explains:
This new BotArmy, named “Kraken,” is twice as big as Storm, with over 400,000 distinct victims observed daily as compared to Storm’s 200,000 victims. Kraken has gone undetected on 80% of computers with antivirus software installed.
Remember Storm botnets?
For those not familiar with Storm, up until now it had the honor of being the largest and most notorious botnet to date. Experts consider the Storm botnet to be powerful enough to knock entire countries off the Internet. The Wikipedia entry “Storm botnet” gives an accurate accounting of how the Storm Worm — a trojan horse that spreads through e-mail — is used to recruit infected computers (zombies) into the Storm botnet. Estimates have the number of zombies to be around 200,000. The Wiki entry also does a nice job of explaining what a botnet is and how it can be such a threat.
Some very sophisticated coding goes into botnet programs. For example, servers controlling the botnet automatically change the software code at pre-determined times to avoid detection by antivirus applications. On top of that, all botnet management traffic is encrypted and uses peer-to-peer control techniques, which make monitoring and disabling the botnet very difficult.
On that same Wiki entry there is a very interesting quote from IBM researcher Joshua Corman:
“This is the first time that I can remember ever seeing researchers who were actually afraid of investigating an exploit. Researchers are still unsure if the botnet’s defenses and counter attacks are a form of automation, or manually executed by the system’s operators. If you try to attach a debugger, or query sites it’s reporting to, it knows and punishes you instantaneously. Over at SecureWorks, a botnet DDoS-ed a researcher.”
Kraken builds on Storm
Both Storm and Kraken rely on social engineering to propagate. Damballa believes that the preferred attack venue is to have the malware appear as an image file. When a user attempts to view the file, it’s all over. For those wondering if they may be infected, Damballa lists compromised public IP addresses on its Web site that it updates regularly. If perchance, you find a public IP address on the list that you are concerned about, Damballa has remediation instructions that explain how to identify the process and remove the malware.
What’s different about Kraken?
Instead of using peer-to-peer techniques to control the botnet, Kraken uses command and control (C&C) servers that are located in different parts of the world. Each infected computer has a list of the C&C servers. If the current C&C server is disabled, the zombies check in with the next server on the list. Using this approach eliminates the problem of having a portion of the botnet go down if one of the peers is taken off-line.
Now the scary stuff
It appears that infected computers don’t just belong to what researchers like to call the non-tech-savvy computer users. At last count, 50 Fortune 500 companies have compromised computers. Paul Royal, principal researcher at Damballa commented that Damballa is trying to figure out how the bot infestation is getting past the perimeter defenses of some of the best-protected networks in the world:
“Somehow, this thing is evading the canonical defense techniques that the enterprises use, such as intrusion detection systems and intrusion prevention systems. It should be caught by IDSes, IPSes and firewalls and it’s not.”
For now, it appears that the Kraken botnet is just delivering massive amounts of spam. Damballa claims to have seen some infected machines sending over 500,000 spam messages per day. I do not even want to think about what a half a million infected machines sending 500,000 messages per day would do to most anti-spam services.
Interesting site with some kind of blocker that won’t let me copy the text. Dennis Montgomery, Fanning and Jones, HAMMR and Scorecard whistleblower.
A network sniffer which looks up WHOIS and Autonomous System number information about public IP addresses that it observes.
** could this be at work, identifying the IP addresses of those who accessed the voting systems and changed the totals?
Kraken Malware Uses Microsoft Windows Error Reporting To Exploit System
Hackers are relentless when it comes to testing the boundaries of software for potential weaknesses to exploit.
It seems that an unknown group of hackers has found a new one. Based on what researchers at Malwarebytes are seeing, a group of hackers has developed a new fileless attack technique designed to abuse Microsoft’s WER (Windows Error Reporting) service. They did this in order to slip unnoticed past whatever detection protocols are in place on the target system.
As with so many other attacks, this one relies on phishing techniques, with an email sent to an unsuspecting employee with access to the network the group wants to infiltrate. The researchers found the malicious file packaged in a .ZIP file and bearing the title “Compensation Manual.doc” with the body of the email claiming that the poisoned document contains detailed information relating to worker compensation rights.
Naturally, the document contains no such information. It does, however, contain a macro designed to load “Kraken.dll” into memory and execute it by way of VBScript. Once that happens, the binary will inject an embedded shellcode into WerFault.exe, which is a part of the aforementioned Windows Error Reporting System.
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Who behind The Kraken Vulnerability Research Laboratory
The Kraken Vulnerability Research Laboratory is fully run and owned by Hong Kong Information Security Academy (HKISA).
The Hong Kong Information Security Academy founded in 2016, committed to establishing the training of information security experts for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and providing follow-up professional training. The Academy also cooperates with Hong Kong Special SAR in the information system security assurance required by building a Smart City, it establishes and designs various advanced information security management and crisis response for various industry levels and enhance their information security capabilities.
The Academy is equipped with information security professional training and exam certificate courses, as well as an information security vulnerability database and a common standard evaluation laboratory to support all industries in the establishment of Smart City in Hong Kong SAR.
New ‘Kraken’ GSM-cracking software is released
GSM eavesdropping for the masses comes to Black Hat
The GSM technology used by the majority of the world’s mobile phones will get some scrutiny at next week’s Black Hat security conference, and what the security researchers there have to say isn’t pretty.
On Friday, an open source effort to develop GSM-cracking software released software that cracks the A5/1 encryption algorithm used by some GSM networks. Called Kraken, this software uses new, very efficient, encryption cracking tables that allow it to break A5/1 encryption much faster than before.
The software is key step toward eavesdropping on mobile phone conversations over GSM networks. Since GSM networks are the backbone of 3G, they also provide attackers with an avenue into the new generation of handsets.