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13 posts • joined 21 Jul 2009

Windows plagued by 17-year-old privilege escalation bug

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So says Google

"according to this writeup penned by Tavis Ormandy of Google"

Ahhh I see now. Google saying Microsoft has poor security.

Nothing wrong with that because they are right on some levels, just slants the viewpoint of the article that is all.

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DARPA balloon-hunt compo: Stand by for skulduggery

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Black Helicopters

Helicopters

Get up high by hiring some helicopters. Although you would need quite a few and it would probably cost more than $40K in fuel and hire :(

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Romanian cops to $150k ATM skimming spree

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Three critical fixes in store for MS November Patch Tuesday

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WTF?

Patching Specialist?

What on Earth is a 'Patching Specialist'? Someone who clicks on the yellow shield or someone who actually reads the release web postings?

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115,000 nabbed for in-car calling

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Badgers

Brain won't let me.

I don't know, I just *can't* use a mobile phone, handsfree or not, while I'm driving. I find it impossible, my brain just wants to concentrate on all the dangers of driving.

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Trojan plunders $480k from online bank account

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Boffin

Virtual Machine all the way

For the ultra security concious:

Set up a Virtual XP Machine (Virtual PC/VMWare Server) for the sole purpose of online banking. Don't use it for anything else whatsoever and you WILL be malware and trojan free.

Although, if you know how to do the above you probably know how to browse safely already. Hmmm

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*POSTING?!?!?*

Rely on cheques? HaHaHaHaHaHaAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH! I am still waiting for a cheque I posted to a bank to arrive. I posted it on the 25th September. 20 days so far and no sign of it getting there. That is a joke.

Shall we regress back to the caves with thinking like that?

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Proles told to get online to save economy

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Welcome

Natural selection..

In 50 years time there will be very few people about who have never used the internet compared to now. Lets just wait until then, let natural selection take its course, and ditch the non-job Digital Inclusion Cszar (are we in Russia pre 1919?).

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Hotmail phish exposes most common passwords

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Like shooting phish in a barrel

So not only did these people have pants passwords they also entered said password into a form not linked in any way to Hotmail?

Some kind of worldwide general public 'IT and Security' training is needed methinks. Yeah I know, that is impossible.

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Demon splurges details of 3,600 customers in billing email

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And I thought Public Sector only got it wrong..

Yeah you see, Private companies *can* get it as wrong as the Public Sector.

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Twitter transformed into botnet command channel

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Update

Jeez, they could have called the username something other than 'update' in leet speak. Maybe it would have been harder to find? Duuurrrr

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Google Oompa-Loompas dream of virus-free OS

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PR nonsense

What a load of PR nonsense. I'm a Google fan - but this smells of massive arrogance.

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Swine flu malware poses as pig plague update

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Don't just open anything...

Just don't open attachments that you weren't expecting. File type of 'Application' would also give the game away. As would it being called a .doc.exe (ohh DOS days!).

I wish I knew an easy way of educating non-techs about this threat.

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