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OpenSSL bug hunt: Find NEXT Heartbleed, earn $$$ – if enough people donate cash

foo_bar_baz

Re: Disclosure

That coincidence has my bat-sense tingling as well. I'm not sure what you're implying with your last sentence, though.

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foo_bar_baz

Disclosure

Quote:

"The OpenSSL development team was alerted by Google on 1 April, and separately a Finnish infosec biz discovered the same bug, but would not say if they tipped anyone off about the coding error."

This article says they alerted the local CERT, who in turn notified OpenSSL a few days after Mehta. There's even a timeline about how the news broke.

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German space centre endures cyber attack

foo_bar_baz

Re: Our planz for the V2 hafe been stollen!

And you are saying it was a cakewalk?

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Russian deputy PM: 'We are coming to the Moon FOREVER'

foo_bar_baz

Sigh of relief

This is great news for us Europeans who have had to suffer from nutty dictators' peen-extending excercises for ages. It has been looking like it might start again, as olympics and sports in general weren't doing it for the Russians. We now need to pretend to compete and lose, and make as if we are impressed while Putin engages in this latest sand castle building competition. Just drag it out as long as possible.

Might also pretend to start our own project that will surely catch their attention, one that Russians will win for sure, like building a long railway line or drinking the most vodka. Anything that they can feel good about that doesn't involve making like Attila the Hun on Europe.

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Lego is the TOOL OF SATAN, thunders Polish priest

foo_bar_baz

On a tangent

One thing is true: Lego heroes (police etc) all have grim and sour expressions, the only ones with smiles seem to be crims. What does that teach my kids?

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Judge throws out lawsuit lobbed at Facebook for using kids' pics in targeted ads

foo_bar_baz

Repeat of 2012 judgement?

http://digilaw.edwardswildman.com/blog.aspx?entry=3932

Or same case?

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NSA 'hunted sysadmins' to find CAT PHOTOS, high-level passwords

foo_bar_baz

Re: @AC "two days ago, (whatever that means Elreg)" was: real sysadmins ...

If he thinks the same way as I, the word was sheeple. Not the last sentence but telling enough.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 in El Reg's claws: This time the 'S' is for 'sensible'

foo_bar_baz

Re: Huh?

It's what new top of the range "pocket computer fashion accessories with telephony" have been priced for the last ten years. Your Galaxy One cost £475 - £515 when it came out.

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So. Farewell then Steelie Neelie: You were WORSE than USELESS

foo_bar_baz

Honest question re. public Internet backbone

What is Andrew O. going on about with regard to the degredation of the public Internet backbone? Can someone explain with examples?

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foo_bar_baz

Re: Roaming

Please stop with the "unelected" stupidity.

Ministers are not elected. Neither are civil servants. They still run the show in every democracy. The legislators are elected.

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French novel falls foul of Apple's breast inspectors

foo_bar_baz

This is how it's done, boys and gals

Successful marketing ploy is successful.

1) Attempt to publish book with nekkid lady cover on Apple Store

2) Go public feigning indignation, stir up some controversy

3) Change cover, perhaps to traffic sign style "The Censored Book"

4) Profit

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Cyber battle apparently under way in Russia-Ukraine conflict

foo_bar_baz

Re: It was only a matter of time...

@smackbean

This is the one good thing that has come out of the crisis. Russia has shown itself for what it really is. The same kind of antics we hear about in their domestic sphere now extend to their international actions.

It almost makes me laugh (I'm too terrified) when the Russian nationalists in Krim excuse their actions by saying Kiev was taken over by ... wait for it ... nationalists. Their view of history is a tiny bit skewed, ignoring that many of the Russians now living as minorities in the ex-Soviet states are the result of Stalin's russification effort: sending entire populations to Siberia and transplanting Russians in their place. But history is history. I actually hope they get their way, provided the secession happens peacefully and isn't too much of a repeat of that one time someone decided all Germans must live in one country. It must be great to live in Russia, may their dreams come true.

If/when and however painfully the Russian minority issue is eventually resolved in Ukraine and a bunch of other places (it's not just Krim, see South Ossetia, Abhkazia and other Russian majority enclaves), the people there will have a much stronger sense of national identity, one largely defined by being non-Russian. Way to go, Putin.

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Triple-headed NHS privacy scare after hospital data reach marketers, Google

foo_bar_baz

Re: Anonymised data - why the problem

It's not anonymised. It's "pseudonymized". Experience has shown that such data is vulnerable to inference attacks. You can take "cleaned up" data and either process it or combine it with other data sources to infer the missing parts.

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foo_bar_baz

"Target health improvement"

"identify trends and patterns in order to target health improvement more effectively"

What they mean is target their advertising. Another marketingspeak win.

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New 4G router pitched at biz bods sick to death of titsup networks

foo_bar_baz

Re: Isn't this what TP-Link have been doing for a few years?

As does Vyatta and pfsense, both are free and can be installed on a bunch of hardware platforms. How many machines would you put behind your Asus with Merlin firmware? 5, 50, 500?

It's horses for courses of courses. Some people find it comforting to pay for stuff, don't want to spend time on setting stuff up, or perhaps offload responsibility to a 3rd party. If your boss wants to pay for IBM and Oracle, you pretty much know what they'll choose for a firewall.

I personally wouldn't touch a firewall that is hooked to the "cloud" (i.e. US-based servers) with a bargepole.

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foo_bar_baz

Re: Ah but is it 4G?

Apparently it is.

AER 2100LP2-EUF – 4G LTE/HSPA+ for Europe

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foo_bar_baz

Re: Isn't this what TP-Link have been doing for a few years?

The point is not the 4G connection. The point is it has both fixed and 4G connections, so the router fails over to 4G when the fixed line goes titsup (see article subheading).

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RSA booked TV's Stephen Colbert to give the final speech. This is what happened next

foo_bar_baz

Re: Growing like Topsy

They pronounce it "poned", sadly.

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Reg HPC man relives 0-day rootkit GROUNDHOG DAY

foo_bar_baz

Re: Tired of self professed "security experts"

I hope you're kidding. This isn't about encryption that someone is trying to actively break by looking for a hash collision.

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German freemail firms defend AdBlock-nobbling campaign

foo_bar_baz

Security

Advertising is a big security risk. Even responsible advertisers are known to leak exploity flash adverts for our consumption. Then there's Java, not to mention all the false virus blocker and download ads. Ad blockers increase security, full stop.

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Beta tasting: The Elder Scrolls Online preview

foo_bar_baz

Played it this weekend

Spectacularly pretty. Character appearance customization was excellent. Exploring the world was the most fun part.

First 6 levels were mostly just running from A to B and talking to NPCs. Very little combat. Character customization and combat seemed quite limited compared to Dungeons and Dragons Online, which is the only MMO I have really played before. Yes it's "active" combat and you can block, but with just 5+1 possible moves it's quite simple. I guess the console market dictates this.

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Traditional RAID is outdated and dying on its feet

foo_bar_baz

Re: Eh?

Internet commenting is always entertaining, statements and declarations based on guesswork and conjecture. Let me indulge in some guesswork myself. Maybe the "rebuild" time is not about rebuilding a single disk, but about rebuilding the entire storage system from "degraded" to "healthy".

Let's say your data is distributed across 100 storage nodes. Any one chunk of data in a "healthy" system is stored on n nodes where 100 > n > 2. One node dies, so the array is now degraded. To "rebuild" the system you just have to copy the chunks to free space on a sufficient number of nodes to satisfy the above requirement. Given that GPFS gets its high performance from storing files in small chunks across many nodes (not just 2 as in RAID1), it follows that rebuilding is also very fast. "Rebuilding" does not even necessarily have to involve replacing the broken node with a new one.

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Ethernet boffins get ready to kick off 400G development

foo_bar_baz

Re: So...

Funny, but it's not Ethernet over Fiber. Fiber and copper are both part of the Ethernet standard. No I didn't downvote you, just being pedantic.

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Better late than never: Monster 15-core Xeon chips let loose by Intel

foo_bar_baz
Pint

Socket Two Me

Never mind the factual content of the article, that was way better.

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Steelie Neelie: ICANN think of more 'credible' rules for internet. (Cough *NSA* cough)

foo_bar_baz

Matt Bryant is good for a laugh!

Are you opposed to any of her opinions? Do you want more red tape, more censorship, unclear rules and global imbalance? We have an official stating on record that these are desirable goals, now we can measure EU performance against these standards. Let's have an official from the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave repeat these same statements.

The fact that EU countries do electronic surveillance is irrelevant. There's surveillance and then there's subverting key internet infrastructure. "The others also like to spy" is not a excuse for these abuses.

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Nokia to launch low-cost Android phone this month – report

foo_bar_baz

Re: Confused

It's the Microkia side. It's all a calculated move by Microborg, doing what they do best: shafting the competition by cooperating with them.

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foo_bar_baz

Re: Nickname the 'Snide Phone' ?

You read it here first, predicted by Alan D. Anyone else remember Embrace, Extend, Extinguish?

Microsoft didn't buy Nokia, just their mobile business.

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Greenland glacier QUADRUPLES speed, swells seas

foo_bar_baz

Cool photos from glaciers

James Balog's extreme ice survey

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Globe grabbin,’ sphere slammin’, orb-tossin’, pill poppin’... Speedball

foo_bar_baz

Re: Amiga graphics

It was in 32 colour mode, but with a lot more colours on screen. The beauty of old crappy (by today's standards) hardware was that it made programmers push the hardware beyond what should be possible.

For example you would change the 32 colour palette from one raster line to the next and have more colours than that on screen.

Example: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raster_bar

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WHEW! OpenBSD won't CloseBSD (for now) after $100,000 cash windfall

foo_bar_baz

Re: How many are there?

You probably mean BSD OS's.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_BSD_operating_systems

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Get lost, fanbois: Nokia pulls HERE Maps from Apple's App Store

foo_bar_baz

Re: 10% market share

"that's what they're doing isn't it?"

No it's not.

They're stopping making phones full stop.

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US military's RAY-GUN truck BLASTS DRONES, mortars OUT OF THE SKY

foo_bar_baz

Re: Drawback

Not only that, there are mortars that can fire multiple rounds at the same target using different trajectories, meaning up to 14 rounds from a single weapon land simultaneously (MRSI)

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Fedora 20 Heisenbug makes ARM chips 'a primary architecture'

foo_bar_baz

Re: Heisenbug?

Heisenbug is old school geek jargon.

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EC competition chief points troll-hunting guns at Nokia

foo_bar_baz

Struggling = permit for damaging and unethical business practices?

One word: SCO.

They are protecting the market from damaging practices to ensure fair competition, not persecuting a single company. Good on them.

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To fel with you! There's an NSA spook in my World of Warcraft

foo_bar_baz

Should monitor every single FPS server as well then

I was playing CS:GO on a French server not too long ago, which had a guy screaming long streams of what sounded like Arabic into his microphone. I'm not sure if it was a player damning us to hell or a jihadi giving directions to his agents, probably both.

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On the matter of shooting down Amazon delivery drones with shotguns

foo_bar_baz
foo_bar_baz

Hand held shotgun?

You lack imagination

http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/diy/paintball-gun-on-quadrotor-but-dont-panic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QcfZGDvHU8

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I thought I was being DDOSed. Turns out I'm not that important...

foo_bar_baz

@bob

Comparatively little. Open relays were a problem in the 90s, but now the main issue is hordes of zombie PCs. Looking at the article attachment and own my mail and ssh logs confirms this: spam and probes come from home user PCs. It's fairly easy to confirm with whois lookups and hostnames which contain clues like "dialup", "ras", "dynamic" and such.

This is also relevant to using iptables: it is helpful for ssh probes but not so much spam.

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Chester Cathedral smites net in Wi-Fi SMUT OUTRAGE

foo_bar_baz

Another technical fix for a social issue

Would the idiotard journalist read a paper porn mag in the church cafe or the childrens' section of a bookshop? Or a laptop or mobile device using mobile Internet?

Get off my Internet lawn.

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Julie Larson-Green: Yes, MICROSOFT is going to KILL WINDOWS

foo_bar_baz

The lure of the cloud

MS figures the desktop is dead and you just need a Hardware Secured ™ Microsoft Approved ™ thin client to access the Microsoft Cloud™.

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Microsoft gets GIANT GLASS HQ in FINLAND as part of Nokia deal

foo_bar_baz

Re: Espoo

"Espaw" and you're really close.

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Winamp is still a thing? NOPE: It'll be silenced forever in December

foo_bar_baz

Security updates?

Eg.

https://secunia.com/advisories/46624/

https://secunia.com/advisories/45279/

https://secunia.com/advisories/46882/

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Microsoft's $7.1bn Nokia gobble: Why you should expect the unexpected

foo_bar_baz

Re: ???Question

MS is not buying all of Nokia, just devices and services (phones and Ovi to you and I).

Nokia will use that cash and extra MS cash to help pay off loans it took to buy Siemens out of NSN.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/press/2013/sep13/09-02AnnouncementPR.aspx

http://press.nokia.com/2013/09/06/nokia-to-issue-convertible-bonds-of-eur-1-5-billion-to-microsoft/

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foo_bar_baz

stop trading as an independent company?

Really? It sold a division to MS.

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The REAL winner of Microsoft's Nokia buy: GOOGLE

foo_bar_baz

@Tyrion

And can you develop iOS apps on anything but OSX?

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Who is the mystery sixth member of LulzSec?

foo_bar_baz

Re: Extradition should be mandatory for all digital crimes

Why not just establish sharia law while you're at it?

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United Nations: 'Overpopulated Earth? Time to EAT BUGS'

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Review: Nokia Lumia 520

foo_bar_baz

Re: @ Andrew

http://languageandgrammar.com/2008/07/29/has-your-curiosity-been-peaked-or-piqued/

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