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Synology and the NAS-ty malware-flingers: What can be learned

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Re: Thanks

So far, yes.

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Re: CVE here

Yeah, but here they are clearly running as root.

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Re: CVE here

1) Log in via SSH to The Little Company Box running DSM 5-0.4493 Update 3

2) ps -w

6601 http 308m S /usr/bin/httpd -DSSL -DSPDY

6638 root 18064 S < /usr/bin/httpd -DSSL -DSPDY -f /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf-sys

6640 root 17324 S /usr/bin/httpd -DSSL -DSPDY -f /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf-sys

6649 root 137m S < /usr/bin/httpd -DSSL -DSPDY -f /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf-sys

Hmmm...... does the webserver UPGRADE its UID to root or what?

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A cunningly placed MARKETING FNORD!

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UK WhatsApp duo convicted of possessing extreme porn

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Always look on the bright side of stuff

So...

I have several shock images of ISIS re-enacting the final scenes of "Life of Brian", with added decomposition and beheadings, judging by the smudgy pixels.

Am I bad?

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Leaked docs reveal power of malware-for-government product 'FinFisher'

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Re: So quite a lot of AV not very good?

there's a number of companies out there who do in-house decapsulation of SSL traffic. Certificates are signed by their in house CA

That's not sufficent. The above means that https must be prohibited on the LAN up to the firewall. Or the browser has to friendly-wise provide the session key to the firewall.

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Multifunction printer p0wnage just getting worse, researcher finds

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High end Konica Minolta, Sharp, Dell, Canon and HP enterprise multi function printers spewed usernames, email addresses and passwords from address books, even after some vendors released fixes.

Presumably the Brother printers just straight-up cough-and-died?

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HUMAN RACE PERIL: Not nukes, it'll be AI that kills us off, warns Musk

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NOT THAT SHIT AGAIN

The way things are going, we will be using nukes way before AI is even off the drawing board.

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If you ate at one of these PF Chang's restaurants, your bank card is at risk

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Re: Carbon copies

The same way the german Nachrichtendienst now uses typewrites to evade the NSA?

.... "Yes."

I would post a reaction image of Bob the Angry Flower looking very desultory, but I can't.

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NASA tests crazytech flying saucer thruster, could reach Mars in days

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Re: Captain Future's enemy had one of those.

What do make of the CMB reference frame then?

ITT: People who are not into reference frames and special relativity. And probably still in high school.

Furthermore... actually written by Greg Egan:

September 19, 2006: A Plea to Save New Scientist

However, I really was gobsmacked by the level of scientific illiteracy in the article “Fly by Light” in the 9 September 2006 issue, concerning the supposed “electromagnetic drive” of Roger Shawyer. If Shawyer’s claims have been accurately reported, they violate conservation of momentum. This is not a contested matter; in its modern, relativistic form it is accepted by every educated physicist on the planet. The writer of this article, Justin Mullins, seems aware that conservation of momentum is violated, but then churns out a lot of meaningless double-talk about “reference frames” which he seems to think demonstrates that relativity somehow comes to the rescue ... Mullins quotes one engineer who says Shawyer’s claims are “a load of bloody rubbish”, but that’s really not good enough, when the rest of the article is full of apparent endorsements from various authorities. If Mullins had tried, I’m sure he could have found someone to explain to him exactly why, however clever Shawyer’s design might be, the only possible source of net thrust for this device would be the release of the microwaves in a unidirectional beam, and that the ceiling on the thrust imposed by relativity is P/c (where P is power), or 3.33 microNewtons per kilowatt. As the article stands, it leaves readers with the impression that while one engineer has raised some unspecified quibbles, it’s quite likely that Shawyer is correct.

So, super-extraordinary claims with no extraordinary evidence. This happens continually of course, no need to get into high dudgeon etc., keep you well-annoted classical physics book on the shelves, do not throw them out etc.

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Since when is NASA the go-to for crank science? They can't even get a fat plane into orbit.

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Captain Future's enemy had one of those.

"quantum vacuum virtual plasma"

Star Trek science alert.

The last time I saw that "microwave-based reactionless drive", the prétendu thrust was conveniently plotted without error bars. That was also when it appeared in NewScientist and I decided to not renew my subscription.

The system uses microwave energy reflected around a specially designed chamber to produce thrust.

The last time I thought about it, it seemed evident to me that the force towards the "front" would exactly equal the force towards the "back". So turn the engine around and it will still work the same ... uh ... wait ...

Additionally, in case it magically works, then we have the good old Aether and an absolute reference system back. So no, it won't work. Fracking self-licking icecream drive.

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Crumbs! Holiday phish based on genuine hotel booking surfaces

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Re: From the other side...

You've obviously never dealt with hotels in Russia.

Before or after booking?

In before "I was beaten up and relieved of my cash in the elevator and then it turned out Natasha had given me the clap"

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Free 2004-spec AS/400 pops up in the cloud

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Re: PTSD

In the year 1999...

Desk-sized series of black boxes at the far of the computer room. Pricey but lots of PowerPC, RAM and disk. Rock-solid stability. The text interface felt like driving a soviet-designed armored truck ... you know, WRKOBJ and all that. The text editor a frank horror from the Hollerith era. Developers impersonating the Walking Dead were programming RPG in the cellar, doing logical branching in 3 80-column rows and 1 binary flag, lovingly handcrafting database queries in ways I still don't get. But one could say "f*ck that shit" with REXX and direct SQL statements. Good times.

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GCHQ names the Hogwarts for Hackers

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Re: You dont need security clearance to study nuclear physics as far as im aware.

Yeah, like with a sudden major organ failure or an "accident" on the streets of Tehran.

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Ad biz now has one less excuse to sponsor freetards and filth

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Daily Fail?

freetards and filth

I came here hoping for an article about subhuman Palestinians and subhuman Russian-speaking people living in Ukraine getting their just desert, instead of which I served another article about "piracy". Arrrrr!

“drain the swamp of dodgy networks, dodgy agencies and dodgy sites"

At least the rhetoric is up to it.

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Windows Registry-infecting malware has no files, survives reboots

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What happened to Microsoft's lauded "Security From the Ground Up" initiative?

Marketing wants more complexity and nice colors. Engineering is bitching and moaning about it. The guys in charge have no clue what a computer is all about.

1) Marketing is important, it brings in the bacon and throws mightily good parties

2) Engineering are boring nerds who can be bought with a few cookies or the threat of outsourcing

3) The guys in charge ... are the guys in charge.

PLAYMOBILIZE IT!

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Google's mysterious floating techno barge SOLD FOR SCRAP

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Re: Kids with more money than brains.

They could just buy the streets.

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Re: they were going to do illegal medical expirements on it

Professor Desty Nova is now working at Google, doing Karma Research?

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Microsoft: IE11 for Windows Phone 8.1 is TOO GOOD. So we'll cripple it like Safari

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> Be the biggest cause for "optimizations" and assorted cancers on websites for over a decade

> Suddenly take the moral high ground, whiteknight the industry and emit a sickening ooze of outrageous statements of self-praise

Pretty sure many cow-orkers from the Only Democracy in the Middle East are working over there. It's the only causal explanation that is possible.

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Facebook goes down, people dial 911

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Re: Wait... what?

FACEBOOK DOWN?

Hanging is too good for them! Call the gas trucksFEMA trailers.

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Speak your brains on SIGNAL-FREE mobile comms

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Re: Serval Project is much more interesting

> lots of people are going off grid which is annoying ISIS no end.

Aren't frequencies forbidden by Allah? If so, how can ISIS be annoyed?

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CIA super-spy so sorry spies spied on Senate's torture scrutiny PCs

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There is a word for this

"Out of Control and Running the Show"

If that manifestation of Ancient Evil Brennan is not reassigned to a post controlling speeding tickets at the Mexican border right fucking now, and a few upper levels of the CIA hierarchy are not decapitated along with him, the Land of Freedumb deserves all it will get. And it will get a lot.

Also, chuckle at that war-driving obedient and opportunistic hag Pelosi getting the jitters: Pelosi Hesitates To Criticize CIA: 'They Really Come After You'

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Microsoft's Euro cloud darkens: US FEDS can dig into foreign servers

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It's for thwarting Putin's nefarious designs, so it's all good!

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ICANN can't hand over Iran's internet, bomb victims told

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Re: War Crimes

The case for Israel is made of four propositions that should always be presented in the correct escalating order.

-- We rock

-- They suck

-- You suck

-- Everything sucks

That's it. Now you know everything that it took me a lifetime to learn. The rest is details; filling in the dotted lines.

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The US has supported much worse groups than Hamas

Currently supporting MEK, a frankly unhinged group bent on blowing shit up in Tehran. But they are "our" terrorists, and we cannot sue ourselves. Can we?

Did I mention that Iran was already found guilty of having done 9/11? It's true! So it wasn't Saddam? No wait. Bin Laden? Err.... I don't know any longer ....

In faireness, it was not done by the FedGov court but by the court of a piece of land that is strongly lubed by the largesse of certain Middle Eastern Democracies.

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14 antivirus apps found to have security problems

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Re: Java Exploit in Callous Cat Does Not Care" website

No having NoScript?

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Israel's Iron Dome missile tech stolen by Chinese hackers

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You mean "nothing will have changed". Iron Dome is just another US autoblowjob that funnels future US tax revenues via Israel to US companies. The result is shit, as is the custom with warcrap unrestrained by an actual need for having to perform: it can barely intercept "missiles" made of sheet metal and duck tape. (The actual intercept rate being a closely-guarded secret, an estimation brings up 10%)

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OKCupid: OK, STUPID, YES we set you up with BAD DATES. On purpose

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"Personality goes a long way"

Hanging onto a piece of wood for dear life in face of all that fa***try? (not in the gay sense)

I would say she DOES have personality.

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'Blow it up': Plods pop round for chat with Commonwealth Games tweeter

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Following noise on Twitter

MADNESS!

Anyone remember the old one about "fortune" being used in a Perl list context and I put the shotgun in an Adidas bag and padded it out with four pairs of tennis socks, not my style at all, but that was what I was aiming for: If

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KDE releases ice-cream coloured Plasma 5 just in time for summer

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Re: Flat look

I really feel sorry for the visually-impaired users

A major point indeed. The world does not consist of 18 year old looking for fashionable desktop styles.

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Re: Very confusing

My other car is a ZSU

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Re: KDE always struck me as a tad ... childishly nerdy ...

oK!

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Blighty will be BIGGER and BETTER than Germany, confirm beancounters

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"I shall resist the urge to paint this black."

"I shall resist the urge to paint this black."

"I shall resist the urge to paint this black."

x 100

... but how is the situation on the rolling brownouts planned for a bit later this decade?

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Philip K Dick 'Nazi alternate history' story made into TV series

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Re: Anyone read Dominion by C J Sansom?

Churchill shacking up with Germany would never have happened though. His favorite pastime was mongering for war against the Huns, since before WWI.

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Re: africa

No-one talks about what happened in Africa.

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under no circumstances should any Jewish state be allowed to defend itself

...Dragging pro-cleaning operations via mechanized armies by ultranationalist religious nutcases into a discussion about PKD

...Being that kind of an asshat

His brothers had been killed in ‘44, strangled with wire by British commandos, the Long Range Desert Group which had operated behind Axis lines and which had become especially fanatic during the last phases of the war when it was clear that the Allies could not win.

“How do you feel about the British now?” she asked haltingly.

Joe said, “I’d like to see them do to England what they did in Africa.” His tone was flat.

“But it’s been—eighteen years,” Juliana said. “I know the British especially did terrible things. But—”

“They talk about the things the Nazis did to the Jews,” Joe said. “The British have done worse. In the Battle of London.” He became silent. “Those fire weapons, phosphorus and oil; I saw a few of the German troops, afterward. Boat after boat burned to a cinder. Those pipes under the water—turned the sea to fire. And on civilian populations, by those mass fire-bombing raids that Churchill thought were going to save the war at the last moment. Those terror attacks on Hamburg and Essen and—”

“Let’s not talk about it,” Juliana said. In the kitchen, she started cooking bacon; she turned on the small white plastic Emerson radio which Frank had given her on her birthday. “I’ll fix you something to eat.” She dialed, trying to find some light, pleasant music.

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Tachovsky would be best for this task. But he's dead.

Very difficult, as typically for PKD, this has less to do with Nazis as with the exploration of "inner space" and the frankly Jungian connections between what we perceive and how that perception seems to alter what is real. There is lots of internal monologue in that story (and the style of that monologue is important), something which can never be rendered on-screen. No, "hard boiled" voice-overs don't work.

Still, I wish success.

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Google's Canadian 'memory hole' to continue

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Re: Comment comment comment

You forget about Tiananmen all over the world.

(Then you forget about Lybian Liberation all over the world. Then you forget about Iraq all over the world. Then you forget about the world. It's like Philip K. Dick's "Eye in the Sky".)

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Secure microkernel that uses maths to be 'bug free' goes open source

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Re: Compiler and runtime(s) also guaranteed defect free?

> gcc

> formally verified

TFW. Choose one.

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Bring back error correction, say Danish 'net boffins

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In before "I have thought 10 seconds about it and it won't work because...."

Oh wait.

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NSA man: 'Tell me about your Turkish connections'

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Re: Don't lie to us Dabbs, we know you're a terrorist!

Well, we now know how TERRISTS are CLASSIFIED:

The Secret (but UNCLASSIFIED) Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist by Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux

There is even a download of the same... 166 pages. No, I won't read it. It's like something amanfrommars would write.

It is easily possible to find some ACTIONABLE INTELLIGENCE based on articulable and REASONABLE SUSPICION duly signalled by a NOMINATOR who provides PARTICULARIZED DEROGATORY INFORMATION on Mr. Dabbs.

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Put down that Oracle database patch: It could cost $23,000 per CPU

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Re: Old tricks work best.

My pleasure.

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Re: And that's why...

Yeah, well....

So when will PostgreSQL Global Development Group actually move into the 21st century and manage to set up a bug tracking database?

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DAYS from end of life as we know it: Boffins tell of solar storm near-miss

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Re: Probably a stupid question

I herewith declare the downvoters as retards and fools.

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Re: Ouch

>The satelites would get fried

LOLNO

> Most electronic that isn't shielded would also fail as induction currents from the magnetic storm we'd get from the CME hitting fries all the delicate components

Someone is confusing CMEs with a Magnetar going off 10 light-years away and it ain't me.

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Re: Probably a stupid question

No. It wouldn't even be affected if switched on.

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Re: Ouch

That's pure Hollywood drama. I demand Bratt Pitt!

So basically, worldwide EMP.

Not at all. Collapse of large parts of the electrical grid due to induction in large conductor loops, sure. Cities will become a bit difficult to live in for a few months; it would actually bring home to the yanks what it means to be on the receiving end of a "shock and awe" and a "mission accomplished". On the other hand, what will be up pretty much immediately will be GPS and battery-powered computers. Until the batteries run out, that is.

Meanwhile, I hear the Ebola breakout in Sierra Leone is intensifying...

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ONE EMAIL costs mining company $300 MEEELION

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Re: Headline wrong?

Exactly. It cost some pension funds and small investors $300 million (because hey guess who is gonna hold the bag in the end on "trader's" losses).

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