security – How does the SolarWinds hack affect Bitcoin’s success?

Several layers of the modern payment processing stack are affected. If I buy something online using my credit card, I might be using a Windows machine, on AT&T, using Visa to pay for something. What could the hackers do?

Technically, maybe they’d be able to dump a bunch of people’s full names, credit card numbers, etc. If so, I imagine the credit card providers would block everyone’s cards and issue new ones.

Suppose the information is used in a state-sponsored attack to undermine trust in the dollar. Since money is created at the time loans are made, isn’t it at more risk now that the operating systems, networks, and organizations are compromised via a hard-to-remove APT?

Much of the hack doesn’t apply to Bitcoin at any level. Most servers probably run Linux, there’s no organization to hack, some ISPs may be hacked but at worst that could cause local problems for people using the offending ISP.

routing – Adding a default gateway to linux does not take affect and it just uses the

I have a server and a firewall in a cloud environment, the details are as follows,
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with the following details for each component,

Name IP MAC
server 192.168.232.6 c6:b0:c0:a8:e8:06
firewall 192.168.232.3 c6:b0:c0:a8:e8:03
default gateway 192.168.232.1 00:03:ba:da:0c:b7

As this is based in the cloud, I do not have any control of the default gateway and cannot make any changes to it. I would like to route external traffic through the firewall by setting the default gateway on the server as the firewall’s IP. I did this by running the following command,

ip route add default via 192.168.232.3

I have confirmed this has worked by running the following commands,

route
ip route get 8.8.8.8

The results are as follows,

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However, when I initiate traffic from 192.168.232.6 to an external host, I do not see the traffic hitting the firewall. There is no firewall/network rules in between the firewall and the server.

I have checked my arp table and it is as you would expect,
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When I run the following command and run a packet capture,

telnet 8.8.8.8 8089

I get the following results,

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The packets are leaving the server and heading towards the firewalls MAC, but I do not see the packets arrive (I have run a packet capture on the firewall and nothing)

Why Would this be? What can I investigate further from the host ?

dnd 5e – Does either ability of the thrown weapon fighting style affect boomerangs?

The thrown weapon fighting style says:

You can draw a weapon that has the thrown property as part of the attack you make with the weapon.
In addition, when you hit with a ranged attack using a thrown weapon, you gain a +2 bonus to the damage roll.

Boomerangs, listed here, and the Storm Boomerang which is not in SRD, don’t have the thrown property. This would seem to exclude them from the first ability which is very explicit about what it affects, and possibly exclude them from the second, depending whether “thrown weapon” refers to a weapon with the thrown property or to any weapon that is thrown to make a ranged attack. This seems absurd though.

elasticsearch – “should” query affect scoring, how to avoid that?

I would like to change the following ElasticSearch so the “should” array will not affect the scoring of the result. I want that the score will be calculated by the “query_string” for the name property only.

how can i achieve that with minimum code changes?

GET customers/_search
{
    "query": {
        "bool": {
            "must": (
                {
                    "query_string": {
                        "default_field": "properties.name",
                        "query": "Joe*"
                    }
                }
            ),
            "should": (                    
                {
                    "match": {
                        "properties.role": "admin"
                    }
                },
                {
                    "match": {
                        "properties.role": "sysop"
                    }
                },
                {
                    "match": {
                        "properties.role": "client"
                    }
                },
                {
                    "match": {
                        "properties.status": "public"
                    }
                },
                {
                    "match": {
                        "properties.status": "public"
                    }
                }
            ),
            "must_not": (
                {
                    "match": {
                        "properties.status": "hide_from_search_results"
                    }
                },
                {
                    "match": {
                        "properties.status": "deleted"
                    }
                },
                {
                    "match": {
                        "properties.status": "banned"
                    }
                },
                {
                    "match": {
                        "properties.status": "hide_from_search_results"
                    }
                },
                {
                    "match": {
                        "properties.status": "deleted"
                    }
                },
                {
                    "match": {
                        "properties.status": "banned"
                    }
                },
                {
                    "match": {
                        "properties.status": "hide_from_search_results"
                    }
                },
                {
                    "match": {
                        "properties.status": "deleted"
                    }
                },
                {
                    "match": {
                        "properties.status": "banned"
                    }
                }
            )
        }
    },
    "size": 30,
    "sort": (
        {
            "_score": {
                "order": "desc"
            }
        },
        {
            "_script": {
                "type": "string",
                "order": "desc",
                "script": {
                    "lang": "painless",
                    "source": "return doc('_index')(0) == 'customers' && doc.containsKey('properties.videoCount')?doc('properties.videoCount').value:0"
                }
            }
        },
        {
            "_script": {
                "type": "string",
                "order": "desc",
                "script": {
                    "lang": "painless",
                    "source": "long timestampNow = new Date().getTime(); return doc('_index')(0) == 'customers' && doc.containsKey('properties.subscriptions.features.allow-application')?(timestampNow < doc('properties.subscriptions.features.first-on-search').value.getMillis()):false"
                }
            }
        },
        {
            "_script": {
                "type": "string",
                "order": "desc",
                "script": {
                    "lang": "painless",
                    "source": "return doc('_index')(0) == 'customers' && doc.containsKey('properties.videoCount')?doc('properties.videoCount').value:0"
                }
            }
        }
    )
}

❓ASK – Could The Lawsuit On XRP affect the price negatively ? | Proxies-free

It is no longer rumour that Ripple has been sued by SEC for improper sell of their cryptocurrency XRP.

The sue has been a subject of discussion in many cryptocurrency sites and blogs.

Holders are afraid on what will be the fate of this coin . In your opinion , do you think that this lawsuit will affect the price negatively ?

dnd 5e – Does the Gust of wind spell affect ranged weapons?

Gust of wind Says:

A line of strong wind 60 feet long and 10 feet wide blasts from you in a direction you choose for the spell’s duration. Each creature that starts its turn in the line must succeed on a Strength saving throw or be pushed 15 feet away from you in a direction following the line.

I am wondering if this would either negate ranged attacks on the wizard, or at the very least pose disadvantage on the attacker?

The closest thing I could find to an answer was in the DMG p110, under Strong Wind

A strong wind imposes disadvantage on ranged weapon attack rolls.

My personal experience in archery, is that there is basically no point in even trying to hit a target with anything above a mild wind. As it is very, very difficult at any distance.