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Posted on August 9th, 2014 at 19:52 by John Sinteur in category: Caturday


Late last month, a Siamese cat named Coco went wandering in his suburban Washington, DC neighborhood. He spent three hours exploring nearby backyards. He killed a mouse, whose carcass he thoughtfully brought home to his octogenarian owner, Nancy. And while he was out, Coco mapped dozens of his neighbors’ Wi-Fi networks, identifying four routers that used an old, easily-broken form of encryption and another four that were left entirely unprotected.

Unbeknownst to Coco, he’d been fitted with a collar created by Nancy’s granddaughter’s husband, security researcher Gene Bransfield. And Bransfield had built into that collar a Spark Core chip loaded with his custom-coded firmware, a Wi-Fi card, a tiny GPS module and a battery—everything necessary to map all the networks in the neighborhood that would be vulnerable to any intruder or Wi-Fi mooch with, at most, some simple crypto-cracking tools.

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Posted on June 28th, 2014 at 20:07 by John Sinteur in category: Caturday


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Jenga Cat

Posted on May 31st, 2014 at 0:00 by John Sinteur in category: Caturday

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Cat is cat

Posted on May 10th, 2014 at 16:04 by John Sinteur in category: Caturday


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  1. So…there’s another thing that humans are good for (besides serving food and opening doors).

I’m a shark!

Posted on May 3rd, 2014 at 9:41 by John Sinteur in category: Caturday


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  1. If I give your mother the wool, will she make me one?

  2. That is entirely adorable! I’ll ask H.M. the Cat what she thinks.