* Posts by zonky

35 posts • joined 27 Feb 2008

Google breaks South African embargo on Dalai Lama

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Self-appointed Homophobic Dictator for life

moans about not being allowed a platform to sprout his sky god fantasies on.

Listen mate, when people talk to their imaginary friends, it's not a good look.

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Mac OS X Lion to include browser-only boot

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Or given Apples modest security success with safari...

It's an easy way to root a system and gain access via a browser exploit.

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iOS 4.2: An 'ace' for iPad, a 'meh' for iPhone

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WTF?

Not a must install?

What about all the security fixes then?

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vBulletin vuln gifts admin credentials to unwashed masses

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Flame

php in shit *shock*

Who'd have thunk it?

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Spotify ports its music streamer to Linux

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Yes, because i really want a whole lot of third party apps

That don't sit under the package management system, thereby being a total pain to manage and keep up to date.

There is a good reason people have left windows behind- it's impossible to keep up todate.

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SSD tools crack passwords 100 times faster

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FAIL

Yes, because this approach to shotguns has prevented

all bank robberies. Oh. Hang on.

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Cisco and Juniper 'clientless' VPNs expose netizens

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FAIL

Except...

That using a VPN to use the interwebs is a sound piece of advice if using a untrusted connection- i.e WLAN's at airports, etc etc.

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Windows 95 to Windows 7: How Microsoft lost its vision

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Short Memories. Windows 7 = Mohave Experiment.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/mojave-experiment/

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Mozilla unveils cure for Web 2.0 world run amok

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FAIL

Is it just me... or is tagging your website

'Please protect me from XSS' not taramount to saying 'I've not really bothered protecting against XSS myself'. Sounds like a good target to google for, really.

Not to mention, it sounds like you're going to be trusting the client for XSS protection.

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Disconnection phone scam targets UK consumers

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FAIL

Stupid, Stupid advice.

If there is any doubt at all, a BT employee will be able to give the customer their employee ID number and an 0800 number to call.

For Fucks sake, BT, if they've given you the number to call, it is WORTHLESS.

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Microsoft tells US retailers Linux is rubbish

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Linux

I notice there is no section:

Keeping your OS and installed apps up to date

WIndows: Extremely difficult / Very Expensive

Linux: Easy.

But like, consumers don't want to be secure, do they.

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YouTube injects cash into US F1 team

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Stop

The US barely knows Motor racing exists.

There are more viewers in Italy who watch F1 on tv, then there are viewers in the USA watching NASCAR.

Not per head of population- TOTAL HEADCOUNT!

Quite why you'd bother with an F1 team is beyond me.

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Open-source firmware vuln exposes wireless routers

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Flame

"Looking up the default gateway isn't too difficult"

Please explain to me how that could be determined by a web browser when utilising CSRF?

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Badgers

This would depend on them being able to guess your router's internal interface IP.

If you're not using 192.168.0.1 / or other common defaults, you're less at risk.

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Orange UK exiles Firefox from call centres

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WTF?

I would hope...

they can't attach USB keys, much less execute programs on them....

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Google's vanity OS is Microsoft's dream

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Boffin

Surely the point is that Google OS will support ARM

This could be the killer here- with ARM support, this could get these netbooks into the market place, and seriously hurt Microsoft, if they can deliver on battery life /performance.

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Windows users ambushed by attack on fresh IE flaw

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Go

It's actually pretty easy to 'patch' around this issue

Microsoft even produce a msi to do it for you so you don't need to self-edit the registry.

Not really sure why they don't advertise this ?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/240797

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Apple punts batterylicious MacBook Pros

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Jobs Horns

Wow!

Now only need to breakout the screwdriver kit once during a trans-pacific flight if you're unlucky enough to be stuck in a seat/class where the power is missing/not functional!

What an innovation!

Cunts.

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iPhone apps - the 10 smartest and the 10 stupidest

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Stop

ftp on the go.....

Wait, you are using source control, right?

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Twitter breach gives behind-the-scenes Obama peek

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Stop

Dear god.

Why the fuck is there admin page https://admin.twitter.com/admin accessable over the public internet???

Are they just stupid?

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Web 0.2 archivists save Geocities from deletion

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Happy

Oh that took me right back. Well done.

Type your comment here — plain text only, no HTML

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Lost laptops cost companies $50k apiece

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Stop

Full Disk Encyption doesn't protect against

a powered on, logged in laptop being stolen.

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Will Cisco go into the smartphone business this year?

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Gates Halo

You've got to be joking.

Why would anyone buy a smartphone off those Cisco wankers?

We're talking about people who's solution to refusing to release a x64 IPsec client for Windows is to suggest an 'upgrade' to their ssl vpn.

I'd rather buy a product off Microsoft, than these immoral twats.

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Mozilla considers dumping Firefox support for Win2k, early XP

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What a lot of moaning.

It's open source. If you want it maintained, you have the code base. Go forth and do it.

To be clear, they're not actively killing it on these platforms, but no longer testing it on these platforms.

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Music industry's Irish ISP shakedown letter leaked

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Pirate

What is someone installs a php torrent client...

And then uses said client to download. Aren't they accessing the interwebs then?

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Kiwis go all black over copyright enforcement laws

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Paris Hilton

The best way to defeat these laws

is a pre-paid Visa pressie card, ( http://www.nzpost.co.nz/Cultures/en-NZ/ProductsAndServices/P/PrezzyCard/AboutPrezzyCard.htm ) and an off-shore VPS at linode and/or Slicehost.

Paris, because she knows all about keeping it private.

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BT puts the 'free' back into 'freephone'

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So you just call an 0800 phone dial service

and not place any actual calls through the mobile?

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ISS astronauts lose 'alarming' amounts of hipbone strength

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Paris Hilton

Just try using a walking frame in zero-gravity.

Paris, because she cares about density of boning.

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Xobni gets $7m cash injection from Cisco and co

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A product looking for a market.

It's not actually bad, but purely as a search tool for Outlook, because Outlook search indexing is rubbish and randomly doesn't work.

I really don't care at all about the linkedin rubbish, and if i had to pay for it i wouldn't.

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Last major VHS supplier ejects from tape biz

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Still nto convinced that bluray will win out of DVD

in so much that digital delivery will supplant DVD, not another physical media type.

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VMware to cut desktop storage by 80 per cent

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Pirate

USB Endpoints connect to a Desktop VM?

Hmm... what could go wrong there?

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Skype ignores PayPal siphoning hijack scheme

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Paris Hilton

Don't drop the matter.

Chargeback to paypal for an unauthorised transaction.

Paris, becuase she also lets things drop.

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Windows XP SP3 leaps into the tubes

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Stop

Faq.htm references SP2 on the iso.

Very well tested by those redmond jerks then. I just downloaded the iso and the faq.htm linked in by the installer says:

More information about installing Service Pack 2

How long will it take to install Service Pack 2?

How will the security of my computer be enhanced?

Where can I get more information about Service Pack 2?

How long will it take to install Service Pack 2?

Up to 2 hours, but it can be less, depending on your computer's configuration. When you see the progress indicator, no more input is required and you can leave the computer while installation is completed.

Progress Indicator

Progress Indicator

^ Back to Top

How will the security of my computer be enhanced?

Service Pack 2 includes the following new security enhancements for your computer:

OOOPS.

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McAfee 'Hacker Safe' cert sheds more cred

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Stop

*sigh* what do you expect...

From a program that when you click on the link hot it works: http://www.scanalert.com/site/en/certification/howitworks/ consists of a document advising the best place to place the hacker safe image on your site for marketing benefits, rather than a synopsis of how it ensure your site is safe.....

FFS.

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Quake rocks Britain

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Boffin

www.geonet.org.nz

has a real time shake-o-meter. But then i suppose we have more need for it.

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