* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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Solar-powered bra maker suffers 20,000 TITSUPs all at once

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Abenomics: Addressing the issue of euthanizing an aging population on a resourceless island

Even less fathomable is the manufacturer's "Abenomics" bra that addressed the issue of boom and bust economics by honouring Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's fiscal policy plan the only obvious way.

One girl, two cups?

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Apple scuttles NTP flaw in OS X – with 'first ever' silent auto update

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Re: Solaris

Does that even still exist?

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JPMorgan Chase mega-hack was a simple two-factor auth fail

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which was rumoured to be the handiwork of Russian cyber-criminals

"US-based cyber-criminals are uncultured louts and beta-tier, did not suceed at a single hack in 2014 - report!"

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China fingered for Afghan Govt attacks

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Thanks, count.

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What.

Does this means this is malware vehiculated by jpg?

Also

In the vacuum of the West's military withdrawal from Afghanistan.

HAH!

In which part of the Multiverse hasn't there been a "vacuum" during all the time "The West" has been delivering 1) humanitarian hellfire and 5.56 projectiles to peasants and passerbys, 2) freshly printed dollars to Afghan "govnm't" cronies and otherwise 3) dead Taliban storage infrastructure?

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Who wants SLEEP DEPRIVATION for Christmas?

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messes with the old noggin and the eyes

In the sense that you are actually getting sleepy while your teacher demands that you hand in a gazillion papers by 08:00 tomorrow?

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I know my desktop screen + coffee overload keep me awake a LONG TIME.

the increased risk of breast, colorectal, and advanced prostate cancer associated with night-shift work

Clearly the meme "that book gave me cancer" is waiting in the wings.

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Hackers pop German steel mill, wreck furnace

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Re: @AC "9 hrs" (was: Gawd/ess.)

But this is jake, so he's working as expected.

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Re: @vagabondo

If it is a blast furnace, the "chimney" is essentially the whole of interior, which is continually refilled from the top with layers of carbon and other remainders of supernovae. If the interior is full of solidified cold slag, it's game over: There is nothing to refill, the chimney is gone.

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Re: Welcome to the Industrial Internet ...

Some really fat brush usage going on here.

Windows and Linux have thousands of known vulnerabilities (plus a unknown number of unknown vulnerabilities) and hence do not qualify for critical environments.

You are confusing application-level vulnerabilities with OS-level vulnerabilies.

Running Linux may not be the perfect idea for a critical environment (this depends on the requirements), but "unknown vulnerabilities" is only one of them in the most demanding settings, as long as you keep it minimal and do not run random network-using applications (including sundry browsers) on top. Sure, there may be a packet-of-instant-p0wnage out there, but how high is that probability really?

VMware does have hundreds of known vulnerabilities, same goes for the major Unixes.

Break out of the sandbox, will you?

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Re: Invade Poland

Danes are just the hat on top of Germany, so it's not them.

If steampunk had been a thing:

"Yes Mr. Göring. Poland. Well, I hear your conglomerates have a lot of steel & ironworks controlled by this newfangled "networking" thing? Really a shame if something should happen to them. Thank you now, my chauffeur will take me to Tempelhof. Ta!"

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Re: I too know nothing about industrial systems

"If the target was running Linux then it's likely that the attack would achieve the same end by different means".

More realistically, people who are so insecure about computing that they run Windows For Critical Systems (WINFOCS) are already a bit sickly from the get-go.

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Re: Is there something missing?

My German is completely terrible

Unfortunately there is scant details in the report. But it clearly implies targeted sabotage ("hackers worked forward into the production networks ... they showed detailed know-how about the attacked industrial process and control systems"), not someone crashing a process by kiddie-oops.

Could be the Thyssen Krupp plant in Brazil, who knows: Panne zur Unzeit im ThyssenKrupp-Werk in Brasilien. It blew out in 2013, exactly when there was talk about selling it. Reason given: "Instability of Processes", 500 million EUR for reparations, 5% shaved off the shareholder value. Noice.

The Galactica Solution starts to look very good.

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NUKE HACK fears prompt S Korea cyber-war exercise

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People have been watching "CSI - FACEPALM" so long that they think blueprints are useful for something other than engineering. And that you can get magical results from computers.

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Armouring up online: Duncan Campbell's chief techie talks crypto with El Reg

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Re: Truecrypt is a threat

I repeat, for the hard-of-thinking, use truecrypt and you are at risk of spending a lifetime in prison.

If you have that kind of problem, the shit has already hit the fan. In short, you are at risk of spending a lifetime in prison anyway, and you better start making either:

* target practice innawoods with high-power automatic weapons and "cop-killer" penetrators and/or

* death's head-adorned uniform wearing

one of your chosen career moves.

Oh wait....

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Re: a nice try....

With a compiler you can trust

This ancient wisdom has been replaced:

Countering "Trusting Trust"

"You do have to trust a compiler, but you don't have to know beforehand which one you must trust. If you have the source code for compiler T, you can test it against compiler A. Basically, you still have to have at least one executable compiler you trust. But you don't have to know which one you should start trusting."

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What about don't use RSA, aim for ECC

Explain!

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Dangerous NTP hole ruins your Chrissy lunch

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Re: That depends on your installation

ntpd needs root

Not really. This is why it drops everything immediately after startup.

The Linux Capabilities mechanism allows ntpd to drop all root privileges, except for the one it actually needs (the privilege to set the system clock). How to use this feature: ...

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"Exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the ntpd process"

So not root, but some lousy service user.

Right? RIGHT?

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Now Obama seeks China's help to halt alleged Nork HACK ATTACKS

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Maybe Mr. Community Organizer will FINALLY get his Nobel Prize revoked

Meanwhile, someone did a writeup:

The FBI told their story about North Korea attacking Sony. Before we retaliate, read what they didn’t tell you.

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He really wanted to see that movie badly

Obama, in a pre-recorded interview with CNN that's expected to air later today, said that the alleged Nork attack on Sony Pictures was not "an act of war".

We are already at the level of stupidity where this needs to be mentioned on TV? I thought we still have a couple of years to go.

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Microsoft shutters Office 365's free web site service

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Re: Not quite

Well, they DID say they wanted to "deliver the utmost value to customers”. If the value is initially negative, they don't lie!

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Purple glistening plasma, you say? Orion plummets back to Earth

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Sometimes you have to roll the hard six

ADAMA DROP BY ORION CAPSULE! NOW ON YOUTUBE!

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Norks: FBI's Sony Pictures' hacking allegations are 'groundless slander'

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Re: It's a false trail.

A company blowing its foot off with a shotgun, then yelling "look at me, look at me" while lawyers are starting to deploy attack fins and the apparently well-planned marketing ploy actually results in the product being pull off the market in a hurry?

Granted, after 20 years of US presidencies of permanently increasing delirium and retardation, one is fully blasé about practically anything (fully expecting nuclear fallout in Europe any time soon, already stocked up on beer and a hut innawoods), but this seems to take it a bit too far even for the 21st century.

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Kepler's STILL GOT IT! Space telescope spots SUPER-EARTH 180 light years away

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HOLLOW EARTH theory mistakingly CONFIRMED by INTERNET MAGGAZINE!

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The team used the pressure of particles streaming out from the Sun

This suspiciously sounds like someone is not totally in the clear about the difference between the solar wind (not being used) and light pressure (being used).

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Re: re: That's a damn good picture they took.

You missed the foreclosure notice on the door, Bandersnatch. Looks like planet Detroit.

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Heads up! If Tor VANISHES over the weekend, this is why

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MiniLove recommends...

The network does, however, have plenty of legitimate and beneficial applications as well...

Implying that dealing in narcotics would not be a "legitimate and beneficial application" if religious nutcases, curtain twitchers and bureaucrats looking for job assurance by minding your personal business were not finding that activity objectionable.

Next: Tor to be the last refuge of pork eaters, full-fat butter lovers, people suspiciously guilty of liking their privacy and those practicing sexual positions different from the governmentally approved missionary one.

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UK air traffic bods deny they 'skimped' on IT investment after server mega-fail

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Re: Bad Data Input/High System Utilisation.

I have experimented with XML but not used it for real.

It's not very difficult but the Schema definitions must have been created by a committee of maniacs suffering from second system effect. Use it anway! Or something similar.

AFAI hear aviation likes semi-formatted telex-style messaging for some reason though. Bring out the statistical recognizers!

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Re: S/390

I'm sure they have kept the source code and there is no assembler involved. So adapting this to a proper zSeries would involve only around 6 digits... or not?

sweating_towel_guy.jpg

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Re: Know it all politicians get a chance to gob off.

It is also very difficult before the cockup to be certain whether "no problem up to now" means that your systems are sufficiently good or whether lady luck has just smiled a bit longer than usual. For additional info: The Normalization of Deviance.

We are in one of those cases regarding the exchange of nuclear weapons. Regarding the history of the start of WWI, illusions as to which case it actually is are not recommended.

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Re: Overloaded airspace?

But of course that would cost money!

I will also BRING IN the money, and this why people are looking at various solutions to either engineer the slack out of the system (bad idea) or put more slack into the system (e.g. laxer rules regarding aircraft paths, supported by automation)

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Feds finger Norks in Sony hack, Obama asks: HOW DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE KOREA?

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Re: "any sensible government ... would have ..."

"I see your comprehension gap."

More like a basic logic gap.

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Re: Proportional response.

What it means is travel restrictions and frozen overseas accounts of select Nork dignitaries and military.

I thought this was called the "hermit kingdom" or some such?

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That frog's gonna EXPLODE!

The FBI takes seriously any attempt - whether through cyber-enabled means, threats of violence, or otherwise - to undermine the economic and social prosperity of our citizens.

Keynesian in Chains soon?

Obama says he thinks

Indeed. If he didn't say he was thinking, even close observation could not have detected this fact.

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Team Amurrica, please. Don't have enough with ISIS on the plate? Syria and sniffing around the borderlands of Russia not good enough for you? Pivot to Asia too slow? Economy going like a well-oiled locomotive?

Okay then.

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ICANN: The TRUTH about that hacker attack on our DNS zone file database

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Re: But but but

"We are obfuscating ... and we have become exceedingly good at it!"

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Sony Pictures hack is Hollywood's 'Snowden moment' say infosec bods

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I see! Or not.

The other theory – backed by most IT security bods – is that disgruntled ex-employees are the most likely culprits.

I humbly suggest this article should be accompanied by an enormous picture of Disgruntled Internet Cat.

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Hackney council leaked thousands of locals' data in FoI blunder

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Who exactly is the venerable ancient in that image...

... and what does he have to do with the Fol (first-order logic?) blunder?

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Linux 'GRINCH' vuln is AWFUL. Except, er, maybe it isn't

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Re: An easier option ...

> but it's too early

Did someone die?

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New fear: ISIS killers use 'digital AK-47' malware to hunt victims

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These guys are the biggest trolls on the planet

Even more infuriating than Team America. And frankly, I bet it is even against ISIS-enhanced Sharia Law to even know handle universal turing machines. What do they think they are doing?

Can we have a bacon item now?

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Misfortune Cookie crumbles router security: '12 MILLION+' in hijack risk

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Re: ZoneAlarm advert?

I don't know that feel.

Do you have NoScript?

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ICANN HACKED: Intruders poke around global DNS innards

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So we will just have to replace ICANN personnel with your wife?

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Re: "Well, 'cracker' is a racial epithet in the US, that's why the press avoids it."

but there's a good chance they are accurate

But isn't that Sun People doing the racism thing instead?

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CoolReaper pre-installed malware creates backdoor on Chinese Androids

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Mister Wong recommends...

"CE" now no longer means "China Export" but "CoolReaper Enhanced"

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Microsoft says to expect AWESOME things of Windows 10 in January

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Re: Requirements:

"Sorry sir, we have run out of items 1, 2 and 3, which are no longer available from our excellent cuisine for today. May I interest you in a little 4 for a change?"

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URL LOL: Delta splats web flight boarding pass snoop bug

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Re: He's a hacker

It's a "her".

Do you even read?

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London teen pleads guilty to Spamhaus DDoS

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Re: No big deal

It's a slow process but it's foolproof.

New regions of stupid plumbed. Film at 11.

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