* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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Google: Our self-driving cars would be tip-top if you meatheads didn’t crash into them

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Re: Are humans more cautious around them?

the only thing you might mistake a G-car for is this

Wait until it deploys katana-armed robotic arms.

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Kaspersky says air-gap industrial systems: why not baby monitors, too?

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Re: TCP/IP is the problem

If it is this one, it will surprise you that it is based on TCP/IP among others.

Sounds like a standard identification method, like, you know, exchange of certificates in SSL...

See also RFC6538

The Host Identity Protocol architecture introduces a new namespace, the "host identity" namespace, to the Internet architecture. The express purpose of this new namespace is to allow for the decoupling of identifiers (host identities) and locators (IP addresses) at the internetworking layer of the architecture. The contributors to HIP have expected that HIP will enable alternative solutions for several of the Internet's challenging technical problems, including potentially host mobility, host multihoming, site multihoming, IPv6 transition, NAT traversal, and network-level security. Although there have been many architectural proposals to decouple identifiers and locators over the past 20 years, HIP is one of the most actively developed proposals in this area [book.gurtov].

The Host Identity Protocol itself provides a rapid exchange of host identities (public keys) between hosts and uses a Diffie-Hellman key exchange that is compliant with Sigma ("SIGn-and-MAc") to establish shared secrets between such endpoints [RFC5201]. The protocol is designed to be resistant to Denial-of-Service (DoS) and Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attacks, and when used together with another suitable security protocol, such as Encapsulated Security Payload (ESP) [RFC4303], it provides encryption and/or authentication protection for upper-layer protocols such as TCP and UDP, while enabling continuity of communications across network-layer address changes.

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The weapons pact threatening IT security research

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The primary reason given for the changes is to stop repressivedesignated regimes THAT ARE NOT DANCING TO UNCLE SAM'S MAD PIPING around the world from buying sophisticated software that can be used to spy on political opponents and others.

FTFY. Also: List of authoritarian regimes supported by the United States

Did I mention that the staunch supporter of NATO"freedom", Monsieur Saakashwili, currently on the run from his own home country for various kinds of nastiness, has just been appointed governor of the freedom-loving Ukrainian province of Odessa? Seriously. Can I export debuggers to Ukraine now?

It's time to tell the USA to go be barking mad elsewhere until it gets better.

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HMRC ditches Microsoft for Google, sends data offshore

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Re: FATCA

Did you miss another T in that?

Not this is correct. As is the case with "PATRIOT" and "FREEDOM", USAnians like to have loud-sounding acronyms to cover a sordid reality. I suppose it was meant to be FATCAT but I guess that would have sounded too much like old-style german word-smithery about removing certain ethnic groups from premises, even in the current mindset of obtaining total state control over pretty much everything.

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Fire, flood and vomit: Defeating the Great White Whale of Fail

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Good stuff...

And make sure your problem Is not a Sony!

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The USB Lego, bluetooth coffee cups and connected cats of Computex 2015

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Re: I need more power...

Do not be of grammar nazi, comrade!

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Shi seki cat-vangelion!

You would come home to find your obese moggy sat in the middle of a debris field, chewing on one of your bluetooth coffee cups.

Real cats are like anime Super Robots to the Internet of Things.

Very irritable, too.

Breitenberg's vehicles better scurry.

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ISIS command post obliterated after 'moron' jihadi snaps a selfie, says US Air Force

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China's hackers stole files on 4 MEELLION US govt staff? Bu shi, says China

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Re: Told you so

TCP/IP is not appropriate for 21st century needs

Yeah well maybe you should go back to the course on "Infosec 101" because if you think TCP/IP is the problem, I have a bridge in lower Manhattan, very cheap...

"He overdosed on alcohol? Clearly the fault of the glass bottles!"

Data communication must be encrypted at the SOURCE, by DEFAULT, across the world. Period. Anything else is simply a continuous data theft, waiting to happen.

You may want to explain how encrypting data communications will prohibit data being exfiltrated in the first place. Your voodoo is weak...

Ok, start with The Orange Book and work your way forward, slowly...

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ICANN speak clearly now .gay has gone – Council of Europe

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Re: Genius headline

Bind still exists? That's so "TLD requested by several applicants that is pending at ICANN" it's sad.

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Re: I learn something new....

I hate to break it to you but unless you pass through a forwarding service there better be. Unless you DON'T want to do business. Of course, for a generic shock site that's probably not the goal...

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Hackers steal files on 4 million US govt workers

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Re: With all these breaches

It must be banned not because of socialism but because Uncle Sam is already missing 120 trillion dollar to pay for THE OTHER social services.

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Re: NSA too busy reading facebook posts

NSA presently is being savaged

The smallest fiddle in the world is heard playing.

Alos, 5 minutes until the suggestion emerges that the breach was actually due to the 5-minute interruption in metadata collection between the sunsetting of the P.A.T.R.I.O.T. act and the inception of the F.R.E.E.D.O.M. act.

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Wikileaks publishes TiSA: A secret trade pact between US, Europe and others for big biz pals

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The important part however is that without Wikileaks publishing this treaty no one outside government teams and large corporates would have any idea what was law until it was passed: something that rankles, especially in the era of the internet.

There must be 10⁴ copies of this shit floating around on the devoces (mobile or otherwise) less-than-practically.skilled-in-IT political operators. How come nobody has dropped core onto the sidewalk yet?

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Re: Article 6 sounds shitty

You can be sure that escrow will continue to be acceptable practice. Assholes refusing to conform will just suddenly have no customers. No code in the notary's safe? No deal!

Indeed, in my book, we are now in the era where inspectable open source code (and not only "read after my death" escrow) is becoming necessary in quite a few business dealings.

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Infosec turns 20 to face battle with BSides, RSAC Unplugged

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BSides offers a genuine sense of community and upbeat, unfussy vibe

What the fuck am I doing on my (expletives hurtful to the GLBT community) job ;_;

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MS scolds businesses for failing to eradicate 7-year-old malware

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Re: Microsoft is the malware cesspit

Indeed! Entire WAREHOUSES of ghostly Microsoft IP have DISAPPEARED without a trace.

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Science teacher jammed his school kids' phones, gets week suspension

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Re: What?

In an emergency those LAND LINES could be OVERLOADED...or worse, CUT.

That EMERGENCY would then turn out to be a SKOOL SHOOTING, in which case you would be in a DIRE PICKLE as all the blue-clad people meant to "guard the campus" (i.e. harass and taser students for incontinent speech freedomization) would have left due to ELF AND SAFETY regualtions, waiting for the SWAT team to arrive. Which would then trundle in about 4h later.

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WikiLeaks offers $100k for copies of the Trans-Pacific Partnership – big biz's secret govt pact

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What the fuck am I reading?

For example, it seeks to extend American copyright laws to participating nations, possibly even going so far as to make ISPs responsible for any copyright infringement by their users, and impose criminal charges on downloaders.

National laws are not passed via secret treaties, bilateral or otherwise. They need to be voted on by parliament. These things are null and void. Next there will be secret ententes promising military assistance in case bullshit happens during dickwaving with the neighbours. Oh wait...

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Large Hadron Collider gives young ALICE a black-hole ray gun

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Re: Quark-gluon plasma

We just don't know.

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Re: "The LHC is absolutely safe," said Hawking

Cue ominous music: "Probably not a problem"

"Collisions releasing greater energy occur millions of times a day in the earth's atmosphere and nothing terrible happens."

More on this: The Particle That Broke a Cosmic Speed Limit: Physicists are beginning to unravel the mysteries of ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays, particles accelerated by the most powerful forces in the universe.

One can apparently have fun with Smartphones used as cosmic ray detectors: crayfis.io

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Mass break-in: researchers catch 22 more routers for the SOHOpeless list

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Re: Catch 22 routers?

The Snowdens of yesteryear warned us about this!

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Re: And it's so easy to sort out

MUH LOSS OF CONTROL OVER MUH IP!

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Compromised SSH keys used to access Spotify, UK Govt GitHub repos

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Re: Soon...

Joke icon?

This is the IT equivalent of a fart joke.

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KFC takes legal axe to eight-legged mutant chicken claims

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Re: Typical USA Corporate

Yum update food!

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Gigerchicken will see you now!

It's finger-licking good?

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Holy SSH-it! Microsoft promises secure logins for Windows PowerShell

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In remission?

It's like chemo has been successfully applied.

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Secure web? That'll cost you, thanks to Mozilla's HTTPS plan

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Next: disallow IPv4. Only IPv6 allowed here, so soorrreeee...

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Re: Destroying Firefox from within

You mean the bizarrotardo button that is "powered by Telefonica" (who?) that invites you to "Start a conversation" or WebRTC?

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Fanbois designing Windows 10 – where's it going to end?

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I joked with Microsoft that the release would include manga wallpaper. After all, that reflects the Insiders' tastes pretty well.

I hate to say it, but ALL of the tech is determined by the "Insiders". The fact that a "Start Button" has become lore and part of the expectation does not mean it comes from "Outsiders" or is a good idea.

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Woman dumps ultra-rare $200,000 Apple 1 computer in the trash

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Re: The lady had it right.

Yup. It's not like there are any unsolved mysteries of computation locked up in there. Into the trash it goes!

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Bundestag hack origin still a mystery as DE.gov techies pull out their hair

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Re: Block cyberpackets at the router!

Why doesn't the BND add selectors for Trojans and send those to the NSA, who will analyze them and then warn of an intrusion

In which part of the multiverse would this actually work? How can you select for Trojans, why would the NSA analyze them and why would it warn anyone of anything?

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It's FREE WINDOWS 10 time: 29 July is D-Day, yells Microsoft

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Re: We are getting those malvertisement popups...

So, unless you use WSUS your are assumed to be in a crappy consumer setting feeding on consumer shit (like, I suppose, Windows) and addies can be pushed into your face?

Great marketing logic.

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We are getting those malvertisement popups...

...for a free WIndows upgrade NAOW.

Who had that brilliant idea? Difficult-to-distinguish from badware and inappropriate in a business setting.

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Chlorine gas horror leak at Apple data center puts five in hospital

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Chlorine gas?

Probably a hit by Assad. Bomb Syria now!

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Airbus confirms software brought down A400M transport plane

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Re: Is there any reason for the Spandsh to block the black bod data?

Because suggesting that the aircraft was at fault might impact the manufacturer's profitablilty which would put the defence of the realm (and jobs in a marginal constituency) at risk.

I hate to bring this message but some Yuropean countries have the hots for their "friend's" F-35, so your "risk" is already in the intestinal zone.

Evidence, transparency, proper legal procedure.

You know, nowadays you can actually *copy* black box contents while maintaining evidence, transparency and proper legal procedure and getting the engineers to work.

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Not really and the Osprey has some problems due to physics which are only software-fixable in games.

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Re: Why can you install software incorrectly on an aircraft?

software properly installed would have been built in on boot

Checksums don't work for every problem. Wrong units (pound vs. kg) and configuration with off-by-one errors in the engine serial numbers come to mind.

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Taming the Thames – The place that plugged London's Great Stink

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Re: Agree. (NOT english???)

like pyramids and huge chatedrals lets not forget that most of it was built by "slave" labor.

LOLNO. And there is no need for "scare" quotes either.

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NSA eggheads tried to bork Nork nukes with Stuxnet. It failed – report

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And for Kim's next trick.

An Adama Drop (apparently also called a Husker Hailmary) on Washington D.C.

Just after the P.A.T.R.I.O.T. act expires and the F.R.E.E.D.O.M. act does not get the required number of votes.

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It's not over 'til Saturn's spongy moon sings: Cassini probe set for final Hyperion fly-by

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Re: hmmm

Until it drops its cloak and takes off for Vega, all the sides are equally well potemkin'ed.

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Chaotic weewil!

If it has a chotic orbit, is there any explanation for why it hasn't drifted off into interplanetary space or dropped onto Saturn expect the evident postselection explanations ("it just managed to stay in the neighborhood with no reason, otherwise we would not be talking about it"

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MIT's robo-cheetah leaps walls in a cyborg hunt for Sarah Connor

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Re: wankers. -- NOT FAIL

The Entrepreneurial State

I opened it then closed it.

It's total, utter crap and totally at odds with anything real and what I encounter around me. Or with common sense. The author must be pissing from high up the ivory tower.

Indeed, as Keynes noted, it is the publicly funded organisations of the state that have the animal spirits.

Keynes was also one of those people that manage to actually NEVER be right about anything. But he managed to lather his writings into so much high-falutin bullshit that politicians and academics alike could reasonably claim that reasonable policy was being described, and thus could follow their instincts to generate free money. Which brings us to today's neverending economic meltdown.

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Re: Scary

Dont forget to make the dog one-eyed for extra effect!

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Re: Well that kinda sucks

It's like "Jackass", only with robots!

Also, in the video:

"Researchers have developed new algrothims to autonomously jump over obstacles"

Looks like MotR (Machines on the Rise) have already managed to put LSD into the water cooler in a breakout bid, then?

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Small businesses trashed in big malware campaign

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Re: Grabit?

"These are the wrong trousers, Grabit!"

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Colour me bad: Kraken time or damp squid with Splatoon

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Re: err what

I thought Bayonetta was all legs, penetrating sights and something like Aikido with guns?

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Re: Don't buy this in the pub

I vaguely remember the original Nintendo stuff release dates (back in the early 90s) were kept totally secret because had they been known, Yakuza thugs would have robbed a few trucks bringing the cartridges to the retailers. Nothing has changed.

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Surging dollar value brightens Tech Data’s European revenues

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Gartner tier wordsmithing

"Surging Dollar Value"

Nice euphemism for "EURO reaching the shitter faster".

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Google's Cardboard 2.0 virtual reality device is a triumph for humanity, said no one sane, ever

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Re: Article from April 1?

No. There seems to be a bizarro trend to produce devices that are high-tech and extremely gaia-rapingcapital intensive but then avoid going the last mile so that an awkward contraption can be manually assembled with bits of 100% natural products by low-skilled but non-alienated workers.

I don't know why either, but there you are.

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