* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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Heartbleed implicated in US hospital megahack

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Re: Probably the most expensive post-weekend-hackaton "git push" ever

Crime is the concomitant of free enterprise?

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Re: Probably the most expensive post-weekend-hackaton "git push" ever

But if they are chinese, aren't they govnmt sponsored and out for warcrap and other dregs of civilization?

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Probably the most expensive post-weekend-hackaton "git push" ever

But what will "Chinese hackers" do with 4.5 million patient records?

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Hello, police, El Reg here. Are we a bunch of terrorists now?

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Re: Collective Delusion.

Woah. Someone who thinks that not having imaginary friends in the sky who are looking out for him is a form of delusion.

Well, it takes all kind of people.

Me, I'm into Lovecraft and stuff.

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SICKING, DISGUSTING WATCHING!

WATCHING NOW! 24/7/356!!

STREAMING TOO WITH LOONY TUNES INTERLUDES!!

COME AT ME, BROS!

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Brother, can you spare a DIME for holy grail of secure webmail?

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Re: Key management

The other thing is that quantum computing threatens to undermine the whole P=NP robustness of many asymmetric key crypto.

No.

Quantum computations do not threaten anything even in the general vicinity of NP.

Factorization is a "hard problem" for classical computers but is not NP hard nor NP complete.

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Re: Dark?

Quite so. Better go directly to the VADER INTERNET or the VADERNET!

Additionally, DIME is already used for the nasty "Dense Inert Metal Explosive", experimentally used on Palestinians by the Israelis in operation "Grapes of Wrath" in 2006.

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Video of US journalist 'beheading' pulled from social media

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Yeah, well, like, you know.

in a bid to terrorise Americans

Who are now too dumb to distinguish Hollywood made-up horror from the real thing.

"If genuine, we are appalled by the brutal murder of an innocent American journalist and we express our deepest condolences to his family and friends."

Totally different from the brutal murder of an innocent American citizen by the Obama administration via drone strike for which we decline to express any of our deepest condolences to his family and friends.

What's that? Yeah, it's the sound of a high moral horse. It has rachitis.

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Munich considers dumping Linux for ... GULP ... Windows!

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Re: From the other side of the fence...

This analysis is correct.

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Re: From the old days

I don't see how you get from here to Cato?

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> Outlook IS an amazing piece of work.

It's mainly embarassing. It's just a beast of "user friendliness with a Tony Blair grin" and frankly grossly overengineered features.

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Re: Easy

Unfortunately that combo still needs a bit of a good polish.

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How to marry malware to software downloads in an undetectable way (Hint: Please use HTTPS)

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Mushroom

Yeah...

yum update via https when?

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Re: Ooohhhh! A terrible attack is available in the lab !

Are you stupid?

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Microsoft Azure goes TITSUP (Total Inability To Support Usual Performance)

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Re: I have a revolutionary idea

It's never going to catch on. People would have to retain skilled personnel to manage these things and who wants to pay for that? Additionally, quite a few vendors deliberately make this impossible. I can't imagine who would want to administrate servers using the Windows client interface for example. And imagine a Microsoft Patch Tuesday on your own installation? The horror!

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they are scoping an upgrade to Windows!

Government fail ain't news.

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The Return of BSOD: Does ANYONE trust Microsoft patches?

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Re: Patch early and often

And that's why they're using Windows in the first place - a throat to choke

That choking can't come early enough and should be accompanied by liberal knifing.

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The highway of death!

Yet amid the horror there was humour:

"I thought that only Windows 98 systems got blue-screen errors?," wrote Joe Blough. "(I am laughing at you all, because I haven't seen a blue-screen error on my win-98se system for years. I'm typing this reply on one such win-98 system right now - it has 2 gb of installed ram and win-98 can see and use all of it thanks to a few patches. And no, I'm not running 98 in a VM.)"

I would says AMID THE HORROR THERE WAS EVEN DEEPER HORROR.

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Tricked by satire? Get all your news from Facebook? You're in luck, dummy

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Re: Gluten-Free comment

Only now these kind of hoaxes start real wars.

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CNN, BBC

[satire]

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Something's phishy: More holiday scam spam flung at real hotel customers

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First case of actual NSA file being used?

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Rupert Murdoch says Google is worse than the NSA

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Murdoch?

I think discussion like he's trying to start here should be left to grown ups.

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Microsoft cries UNINSTALL in the wake of Blue Screens of Death™

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Holmes

Just a bit of cognitive dissonance. This IS 2014, you should be used to it by now, it's practically a civilizational scourge. Or are you never watching the news?

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A friendlier opening for Neuromancer

"The sky above the port was the color of a Windows screen, after patch Tuesday".

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Time to ditch HTTP – govt malware injection kit thrust into spotlight

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Angel

Re: Unless you're a crim...

It's easy to detect crims: It's the ones who worry!

The rest are taking their described daily dose of SOMA. 0.4g every morning. And take care boys and girls: Only read websites approved by the psychopathic mavens of interior and foreign policy!

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Gimp

Re: To steal politely from Wil Wheaton..

The cat.

The cat actually controls you.

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In other considerations...

yum update via https when?

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Re: Well, but in this case HTTPS wouldn't help

So run your own CA.

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Re: SSL is a good thing

> If only it didn't cost so much for hosts.

Oh, I thought CPU-wise. You mean the certificate.

Well, you can implement certificate-less SSL.

Or you can get a certificate at Gandi for EUR 12/year ... though they may revoke it at the drop of a hat ... they are french after all, never sure whether they are serving the State or the Customer.

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Re: Missing information

> so much crap was suid root for no good reason.

When was that? Sounds like a tall tale of Middle Earth.

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Supervalu supermarket stores stung by sneaky sales system scammers

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Paris Hilton

Indeed, sounds like something coming out of a ...difficult... shareholder meeting

Maybe M. Lieberman is a shareholder?

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Giving your old Tesco Hudl to Auntie June? READ THIS FIRST

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Childcatcher

Yeah

Segue into a randomly tacked-on and entirely believable Hollywood slasher scenario aka. "OMG STALKERS! Will nobody think of the CHILDREN"...?

Credibility lowered by serious amount.

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NASA's rock'n'roll shock: ROLLING STONE FOUND ON MARS

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There are no roman camps on mars though.

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Re: If that 'boulder' is a pyramid

La vie siliceuse!

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Premier League wants to PURGE ALL FOOTIE GIFs from social media

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Re: Say WHAT?!?

When the only thing you can sell is footage of goals, everything looks like Intellectual Property.

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Will nobody think of the NETS??

illegal videos of balls hitting the back of nets

HOLY SHIT! We must DO SOMETHING!!

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Orwell chap snaps in Amazon paperback claptrap yap rap

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Re: Lower Prices

That sounds suspiciously like "antitrust should be used in ways I approve of".

The publishers seems to be unable to get their act together? Let them fester.

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Paris Hilton

What I don't understand is that amazon seems to roll out Good Blair (in opposition to Bad Blair) to explain the stance of its opponents in this legal opera buffa. Or am I completely confused?

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Big Brother

deleted the titles

Did you mean "undownloaded"?

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Hackers' Paradise: The rise of soft options and the demise of hard choices

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Headmaster

The last machine on my desk with no MMU was an Amiga 2000

Since malware relies on having access to the whole computer in order to do harm when the code is executed, malware on such a machine will be defeated, because even if it manages to get into the machine as a bona fide piece of code, as soon as it runs, it will find it has no direct access to anything except an area of RAM. It can’t mess with the operating system because it will run in user mode. It can’t mess with the mass storage because only kernel processes can reach the physical addresses of peripherals.

It seem the author has totally bypassed any knowledge about how modern computer systems or even malware actually works and is making things up as he writes? It's like listening to a neocon explaining the political situation in the Middle East and how we need to smash in some doors lest people get uppity etc.

I recommend taking up a good old Tanenbaum explaining principles of Operating Systems. Then to start studying practical examples of how security is being bypassed by various means in case the system is not kept at minimal levels of complexity with a strictly enforced and mathematically describable security policy with no bugs in the code underlying it. These systems are very rare, very restricted in functionality and the hoi polloi doesn't want them.

The combination of kernel and user register sets in the CPU with hardware memory management and a small amount of hard-wired logic that no software of any kind could circumvent, meant that with a competent operating system, these machines were essentially bomb proof.

Bomb proof my arse: Morris worm says no. Oh you mean it needs to run VMS? Right.

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

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Re: @ the man who feel to earth

Sounds like a remake of that movie with Louis de Funès The Gazebo where he tries to get rid of a very hard-to-get-rid-of body.

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What happens in Europe, doesn't stay in Europe: US giants accused of breaking EU privacy pact

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Mushroom

Ok, that does it.

I'm TIRED of this MUTHAFUCKIN' SH*T on this MUTHAFUCKIN' CLOUD!!

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Re: Meh....

It's not about "privacy".

"Privacy" refers to contracting between you and the provider handling your data.

"Safe harbour" refers to contracting between the provider handling your data and the provider handling the platform that holds your data.

Or in other words: in how many salesforce accounts does personal information about your actually reside, all with the requisite privacy guarantees promised in good faith. Do you know?

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A-level results: Before you smile at that jump-for-joy snap...

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The talk of the remunerated state employee for whom money grows on trees.

The reverse of that position is: if you cannot sell the goods at the price needed to pay your high-salaried employees (and pay your high taxes to boot and throw off a profit for, you know, "justification of existence"), then you are rolling towards the "cessation of activities" terminal activity node.

Cheap stuff from India? Yes we can.

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Snowden on NSA's MonsterMind TERROR: It may trigger cyberwar

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Re: We should finally invest in defence

The trouble is - it's ruinously expensive.

Frankly, this is always trotted out as gospel truth. Citation needed.

Even Amazon does it these days: Link at the top here

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Re: Read History

Superiority by Arthur C. Clarke.

Written at the time when electronic valves where a thing.

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Re: A holy quarrel, perhpas?

"IS AMANFROMMARS1 ACTUALLY THE INCARNATION OF GENUX-B?"

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Re: Yottabyte, my arse!

And old reference on my disk

However, based on blueprints of the facility obtained by FORBES – and published here for the first time — experts estimate that the storage capacity of the data center is lower than has previously been reported given the technology currently available and the square footage that the center has allocated for its servers.

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Even that reduced number struck Internet infrastructure expert Paul Vixie as high given the space allocated for data in the facility. He came up with a lower estimation. Assuming larger 13 square feet racks would be used, factoring in space between the racks, and assuming a lower amount of data storage per rack, he came up with an estimate of less than 3 exabytes of data capacity for the facility. That would only allow for 24-hour recordings of what every one of Philadelphia’s 1.5 million residents was up to for a year. (But who would want to watch that?) Still, he says that’s a lot of data pointing to a 2009 article about Google planning multiple data centers for a single exabyte of info.

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Rosetta's comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is one FUGLY space rock

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Re: Found one

> makes it one lovely hunk o'space shit.

SUPER SPACE DINOSAURS!

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Brit infosec firm lets hackers think they've stolen something

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Mandatory on the ingress route at the USPTO, too.

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