* Posts by lansalot

375 posts • joined 23 Mar 2007

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NCA arrests six Lizard Squad users after gaming firms, retailers targetted

lansalot

"Channel their abilities"???

What ability? The ability to download a file off the internet coz they're "leet" and want to be part of "an awesome hacking gang", and press "Launch" ?

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And it begins: Ashley Madison bonk-seekers urged to lawyer up

lansalot

Ah come on... there must be someone in each province who's willing to say:

"I was horny and fancied a shag - money please!"

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lansalot

It's OK, I'll tell her tonight :P

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Now Ashley Madison hackers reveal 'CEO's emails and source code'

lansalot

best tweet..

Best tweet I've seen about this (can't find it now, typical) was along the lines of

"Rather than stick with A.M and work out the problems, I'm off to find a younger, sexier website"

:)

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Microsoft replaces Windows 10 patch update, isn't saying why

lansalot

No you're not. You'll still be in with the rest of us.

I doubt anyone believes your big floppy-hatted, cape-twirling GOODBYE-FOREVER exit to be for real..

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Hacking Team: Oh great, good job, guys ... now the TERRORISTS have our zero-day exploits

lansalot

love it !

I love the comment on their banner on the front page:

"Interesting data never gets to the web. It stays ON THE DEVICE".

*BANG*

Damn, my irony meter!!! And it was only 24hrs away from retirement.. :(

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More than 13,000 emails swiped in Edinburgh council cyber assault

lansalot

Re: Useless bunch of cretins.

Nice little rant, spoiled only by the fact the website wasn't done by the LA themselves.

Looks like JADU to me, or it's possibly the scotgov portal for registration.

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PureVPN calls pure BS on VPN insecurity study

lansalot

We assure that we have no issues, but co-incidentally have released a new version today.

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Microsoft: This Windows 10 build has 'NO significant known issues'

lansalot

Re: Hallelujah - File Explorer's file path limit is not 256 any more !

Oh we get caught with that all the time.. and it gets better.

File server - folder shared out half way down the tree, users pour files into it.

System can't then back the files up, as it's starting at the top. User: "hey, restore my file please!".....

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E3 2015 in a nutshell: Hurry up Hoth, and plenty to Unravel

lansalot

Umm.. Ghost Recon Wildlands? That was the winner for me.

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4K refresh sees Blu-ray climb to 100GB, again

lansalot

out of interest...

Has anyone seen Netflix in 4K? What's the quality like, with regards to compression? And have you seen what sort of throughput it takes to stream adequately?

Just wondering. Mindful of the fail that is "Sky HD" and their crappy compression.

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What to do when the users are watching Nazi dwarf smut at work?

lansalot

also...

Caught a kid at a school who was trying to be "Mr L33t Haxxor" (mainly, by begging on various forums for someone to teach him how to disrupt the school network). His trail of digital breadcrumbs was quite spectacular.

His crowning glory was that he'd sent some photos to a guy on the web and then gone "hey, I'm only 16 and that's underage!!! Give me money or I'm telling the police you're a paedo!!!". To which his mark had apparently replied "I'm dutch and 16 is legal here - fuck off".

One printout of his activities, and he was summoned to the head teachers office. No more internet for you, sunny jim.

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lansalot

:(

Friend gave me her Dad's PC to have a look at as it was behaving oddly. There was a CD in it, which turned out to be a VideoCD (is it #tbt today?).

Pressed play to see what it was, and was amused to find two attractive young ladies disrobing. Which was all fine and well, until #1 crapped in #2's mouth.

Power off, back across the landing, "sorry, nothing I can do here", door shut.

The last thing I wanted was some totally unexpected visit from the rozzers, and that in my possession at the time.

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FTC slaps orders on alleged diet pill spamvertising scam scum

lansalot

wow..

This is going to put so many single moms (who discovered that weird trick) out of business... :(

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Windows 10 bombshell: Microsoft to KILL OFF Patch Tuesday

lansalot

"He also said that the patching system had been updated to allow much tighter control over branch offices and remote users, who may not have decent bandwidth. Patches can be distributed peer-to-peer, and the timing of the installations can be set to ensure update downloads do not interfere with day-to-day operations."

Already does - it's called BranchCache, and has worked with WSUS since 2008. Time of day for installation is a simple group policy setting, been around for years. None of that is new.

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BuzzFeed: We don't pull 'articles' due to advertiser pressure VERY OFTEN

lansalot

Re: Ten bullshit excuses for editorial interventions you won't believe!

That one weird post just won the internet...

I feel so dirty.. :(

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'Hackers racked up $$$$s via the Android Play Store, and Google won't pay me back'

lansalot

hmmm

"nearly all" without any notification or permission from Harvey herself

In other words, she got carried away...

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Eyes on the prize: Ten 23-24-inch monitors for under £150

lansalot

..

Sometimes it seems like the internet is just lists of things now.

#5 blew my mind. And I didn't expect what happened at #8...

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Dallas Buyers Club doubles down on Oz Torrenters

lansalot

Piracy is as much as 50%, eh?

50% of what?

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Sony tells hacked gamer to pay for crooks' abuse of PlayStation account

lansalot

..

One of the reasons I've never (and will never) give MS my credit card for my xbox live account. Pre-paid vouchers all the way. I hope they're available for Sony too?

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There's more than one way to back up your data

lansalot

Re: MPIO?

Yes, you may well employ different switches. It's not just to guide against switch failure - MPIO is multiple path to storage, such as in the case of failed SAN-controller or host nic - these are also in the mix as well as the switch.

You don't /need/ or have to rely on multiple switches - which is what you'd explicitly stated MPIO was. And as the other guy said, some systems will boost performance when they detect multiple paths.

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lansalot

MPIO?

MPIO has nothing particularly to do with Multiple Switches. You can configure it that way, but it's not dependent in the manner you've described it.

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Hello Barbie: Hang on, this Wi-Fi doll records your child's voice?

lansalot

ha..

"Hello Sally... did you know, mum and dad will buy you a Happy Meal (on special offer) if you scream at them loud and long enough ?"

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Young CHAP CUFFED in Blighty over Xmas Sony and XBOX hacks

lansalot

Re: excellent

nice one clever clogs.. except he wouldn't be in in prison until after the trial.

That said, who am I kidding. Slap on the wrist, don't do it again, etc etc...

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lansalot

excellent

Enjoy your "lolz" in prison, you pissy little miscreant.

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Sinclair is back with the Spectrum Vega ... just as rubbish as the ZX

lansalot

...

who on earth still has a telly handy that will work on then?

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Patch Windows boxes NOW – unless you want to be owned by a web page or network packet

lansalot

careful

If you have KB2990214 installed, you'll also be offered Windows 10 Technical Preview - yes, as part of Windows Updates.... the cure to get rid of being, reinstall base OS from scratch.

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Microsoft buys Minecraft for $2.5bn. Notch: I'm getting the block outta here

lansalot

Re: Poor Notch...

Wow!

Impressed at your ability to be so protective over your toys (while kicking your own personal ones out of the pram) and pissed-off at the developer actually getting paid for something you admit you've stolen.

Err.... *slow-hand-clap* ?

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The man who found Atlantis: 14PB of storage, flashy models and Moore's Law

lansalot

although...

"As the founder of Atlantis, he provided a great background to Atlantis"

I guess if he couldn't, then no-one can...

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lansalot

http://churnalism.com/faq

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6 Obvious Reasons Why Facebook Will Ban This Article (Thank God)

lansalot

..

OMG.. Point #6 in this article blew my mind!!!

That aside, FB perhaps a bit unhappy that other shitty-ad-networks are stealing a slot of their revenue?

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Assange™: Hey world, I'M STILL HERE, ignore that Snowden guy

lansalot

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Unable to visit the local nightclubs for 2 years, that'll explain his poor eyesight then...

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Murder accused DIDN'T ask Siri 'how to hide my roommate'

lansalot

..

.. he sounds like a right genius.

Hope the feds checked his instagram - probably a filtered pic of him grinning next to the body... :(

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Windows Registry-infecting malware has no files, survives reboots

lansalot

Re: "a tool Microsoft uses to hide its source code from being copied"

For those that missed it in the article....

"To prevent attacks like this, anti-virus solutions have to either catch the initial Word document before it is executed (if there is one), preferably before it reached the customer's email inbox."

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Microsoft: You NEED bad passwords and should re-use them a lot

lansalot

cheap trick...

And I stress the term "cheap "here... As most phishing is done in batch, it's unlikely system looking for the same password on multiple sites is going to work this out. A human might have a bit more luck, if they were determined.. But anyway....

Think of a passphrase - eg, "I was born in England in the 70s", something you're unlikely to forget. Take the initial letters and numbers, "IwbiEit70s"

That's your seed and to anyone reading it it's meaningless. Now, decide on a couple of characters to always swap in your phrase, say the second and fourth and stick to that. You'll always be swapping those letters for the second and fourth letters of the website the password is used at. So for eBaY, it becomes "IbbiEyt70s". For aMaZon, it's "ImbiEzt70s". For fAcEbook, "IabiEet70s". To anyone grabbing it, it looks like a random password, but you know the system. Yes, there will inevitably be some collisions, but it's better than having the same absolutely everywhere.

Also, you're unlikely to forget a password ever again - if you can remember your ebay one, you can remember your amazon one..

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OMG, sorry about 'poor comms' on Facebook secret emoto-meddle tests. Laters!

lansalot

Translation

Fixed that for you:

"Sorry we got caught. But what are you gonna do - leave us? Shut up and keep clicking..."

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Running Cisco's VoIP manager? Four words you don't want to hear: 'Backdoor SSH root key'

lansalot

...

...meant for Cisco support reps *and our trusted partners*

... wink wink...

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Today in IT news: iPad Fleshlight a reality

lansalot

Re: well...

I think I just may have meant stimulator, rather than simulator.. .although the fleshlight is the simulator of course...

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lansalot

well...

"The work of fiction below shows a woman who doesn't appear to be horrified about her partner owning a plastic orifice simulator."

.. I've met very few women who don't own up to having a "plastic orifice simulator". Why should it be so different for men?

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Code Spaces goes titsup FOREVER after attacker NUKES its Amazon-hosted data

lansalot

bummer...

Surely a call to Amazon could have resulted in a total lockdown once they knew they were under threat? A freeze of snapshots and an inability to remove history would have been a good place to be, if such things are possible in AWS...

Seems like they tried to fight the attackers single-handed and lost?

Shitty turn of events tho.. there's some right c*nts out there, sure enough..

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People will happily run malware if paid ONE CENT – new study

lansalot

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Users earned a gold star by running it in a VM... so they could possibly analyse it..?

... or more likely, get round the limitations of earning higher payouts, by being excluded because they'd taken part in the earlier cheaper ones...

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Ukrainian teen created in lab passes Turing Test – famous nutty prof

lansalot

and...

..since when was talking a sign of thinking anyway?

I come out with some right shite at times, which all but proves I don't have a fucking clue.

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lansalot

hmmm

How hard can it really be to impersonate a 13yo boy on the internet?

From what I hear on Xbox Live, it's a very limited vocabulary, mainly consisting of assertions about everyone else's mothers and their sexuality...

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How I poured a client's emails straight into the spam bin – with one Friday evening change

lansalot

actually..

Your biggest mistake was flipping the switch and walking out the door leaving it unattended all weekend. For something so critical, that was a huge fail.

"A bit of testing" never works out the same once the users start clattering it. For something as mission-critical as email, it's something to do and stick around to watch for a good while.

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Oh, wow. US Secret Service wants a Twitter sarcasm-spotter

lansalot

ha

Sarcasm detectors... yeah, that'll work...

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Readers' choice: What every small-business sysadmin needs

lansalot

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Clearly, the only tool any of us need is Dan1980 then.....

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FCC seeks $48K fine from mobile phone-jamming driver

lansalot

Re: Yo, Jason!

Restricting it to the cellular bands is a great idea. Until your wife goes into labour in the car, or another passenger is in need of the emergency services. You haven't really thought that one through have you...

Just because it's dangerous doesn't mean a blanket ban on anyone in need of a communications device is the solution.

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Storage management tools SUCK. We're getting what we pay for

lansalot

out of interest...

Has anyone ever come across a software virtual-SAN, by which I mean a service running that for example emulates EMC hardware so it can be used for training with EMC toolset?

While we have production and DR arrays, neither are really suitable for bringing new folks up to speed (yes, we do send people on training courses, this was just kind of a wish-list sort of thing).

Even something that back-ends SMI-S would be good, doesn't necessarily have to be EMC specific I guess.

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Heartbleed exploit, inoculation, both released

lansalot

Re: **facepalm**

You are aware that there are IDS rules to detect large-packet TLS responses specifically to spot Heartbleed then? No? Oh...

The fact that it's encrypted doesn't come into it.

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