* Posts by Tom Chiverton 1

883 posts • joined 12 Jun 2009

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Wheely, wheely mad: Petrolheads fume over buggy Formula One app

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Re: £26 upfront...

You can claim a refund on Google purchases wihtin a few days, can't you ?

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Nokia getting there with HERE as rivals talk up price

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Why don't Audi etc. just spend less than 6 billion on supporting Open Street Map (and the local versions there of) ?

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Mozilla flings teddy out of pram over France's 'Patriot Act'

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Mozilla ? The same company who ship closed-source binary blobs in their web browser to support DRM ? People still listen to them ?

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Cheers Ireland! That sorts our Safe Harbour issues out – Dropbox

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Re: Its not clear to me whether...

Tax; I can hear the spin from here ! Why would it be anything else.

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Already moved to Seafile. Too little too late. Remember who sits on their board.

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A loud, confusing, exciting jumble of the great and the gregarious

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Kino-Mo

That's not even trying to be 3D

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Theresa May: Right, THIS time we're getting the Snoopers' Charter in

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Fortunately Linux Voice just handed out their first profit share, and the Open Rights Group is using it's share to send a pamphlet on GCHQ's abuses to every MP :

http://www.linuxvoice.com/first-profit-donating-scheme-the-winners/

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Apple swats Webkit bugs that bit it on Safari

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Crikey

Remote file system access !

Wonder how long the government have been using that one...

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Nasty Dyre malware bests white hat sandboxes

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Re: More to the point

Except, see 'blue pill' :)

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Mozilla to whack HTTP sites with feature-ban stick

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Didn't Mozilla and Google announce an (free) automatic SSL enabling and renewing project?

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Re: Bye, bye, Mozilla

Eh? You've not needed a dedicated IP for SSL since SNI was invented about 10 years ago.

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Surveillance, broadband, zero hours: Tech policy in a UK hung Parliament

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Timely post. There's a major Hustrings tonight in Manchester (7pm, Friends Meeting House) orangised in part by the Open Rights Group, with questions tabled on exactly these topics.

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Windows 10 MURDERED your Lumia? Microsoft says it may have a fix

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So they flashed a firmware, and didn't verify the checksum ? Seriously ? Ameatuer hour...

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Android gets biometric voice unlocking

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Re: My voice is my passport

ITYM "My, voice. is my. pass port. VeriFY. Meeee.".

What could possibly go wrong.

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MIT shows off machine-learning script to make CREEPY HEADS

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Re: We all live in a yellow subroutine

Never mind 'do now;. Elite did this.

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Dev gives HBO free math tips to nail Game of Thrones pirate leakers

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Thought it was deliberately leaked as an advert.

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Struggling through the Crystal Maze in our hunt for a spare CAT5

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Illegal here to, no ? 'access to a computer system' and all ?

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Cisco and Level 3 team up to squash brute force server hijackers

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I also found geoblocking with iptables helpful in stopping the fail2ban lists from getting huge. Just remember to add the destination before going on holiday...

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Amazon cloud threatens to SMASH the fundamental laws of PHYSICS

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This could be a good place to backup your Seafile chunks to... without the metadata in the database their are fairly obaque.

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OpenSSL 'high' severity flaw just a puny DoS risk

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Black Helicopters

Umm.

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openssl/+changelog says

"

denial of service and possible code execution via

PKCS#7 parsing

- debian/patches/CVE-2015-0289.patch: handle missing content in

crypto/pkcs7/pk7_doit.c, crypto/pkcs7/pk7_lib.c.

- CVE-2015-0289

"

**code execution** ?!?

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Google adds evil-code scanning to Play Store

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Re: Apple's process isn't fully automated

And it's still trivial to bypass, just don't enable the bad code until some future date or other external factor.

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Hurry shipmates - the black hats have hacked our fire control system

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Why is this not a reality TV show ?

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Android SDK nonce flaw lets hackers fiddle with your Dropbox privates

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"The user must also have visited a malicious website or installed a malicious app "

Nothing to see here, move along...

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Marlinspike brings end-to-end crypto texts to iOS

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Re: So...

It already is "information likely to be of use"

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After Brit spies 'snoop' on families' lawyers, UK govt admits: We flouted human rights laws

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plug

The Open Rights Group have an event on this very topic next week:

http://www.meetup.com/ORG-Manchester/events/220481722/

(or email manchester (squiggle sign) openrightsgroup (stop) org)

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Watch a hot, speeding space alien explode all over Earth's Beaver

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If you are against Flash so much, why aren't you serving a HTML5 native video player?

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Fight back against illegal GCHQ spying with PAPERWORK!

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Boom.

That was the sound of the PI web site imploding.

TITSUP code was "DB Error: unknown error"

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Gov.UK begs Google 'n' U.S. tech pals: Forget Ireland, come to Blighty

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Doublethink

"Google 'n' U.S. tech pals: Forget Ireland, come to Blighty"

Is that before or after you ban encryption, Mr Cameron ?

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BBC bins pricey Windows Media, Audio Factory goes live

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It was trailed widely in advance.

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Red-spattered Android figures sinkhole Sony's healthy financials

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I got a Z1 because it's piss easy to root, robust and water proof.

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Win! The Ultimate Cash 'n' Carrion Survival Kit

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The 'thanks' page could do with a bit more content. Maybe a link to the store :-)

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Microsoft blunts hooks of nasty Internet Explorer phishing flaw

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Where the exploit is explained

Oh no it isn't.

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IBM punts cryptotastic cloudy ID verification services

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Uh huh. When did any ID service of any real world use *not* run on someone elses box ? Remember 'your web address is your identity' OAUTH ?

Good luck with that. Think uk.gov will let you use that rather than one of their industry cohorts ?

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Start by sending all my personal details to a US company, where the US government can do whatever they like with it ? Nah. I'll pass.

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Super-cookie crumbles: Verizon vows to kill off hated zombie stalkers

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They'll only include the header if the site you are visiting is on a white list, so they'll never get caught again.

The top mobile networks in the UK do it that way, for the same reason.

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Re: Weasel words

Gimme a micropayment option to hide all the ads for a small fee and I'd do it. Already do on other places.

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New claim: D-Link router exposes unprotected config controls to web – DNS hijackers, ahoy!

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" expose their internal web servers to the open internet "

No. Just no. This wasn't even a good idea 15 years ago in the 20th century.

Maybe GCHQ and the NSA payed them to do it ?

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Windows 10 heralds the MINECRAFT-isation of Microsoft

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Fan boi much?

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Ad agency Turn turns off Verizon's zombie cookies

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Re: Header noise

Just use someone elses. Surprised no ones posted an online clearing house yet...

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It's 2015 and default creds can brick SOHO routers

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Re: I need to upgrade

Vigor

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Twitter complies with Turkey's 'national security' blackout demand – BLOCKS newspaper's tweets

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Re: Turkeys and other such stupid birds

Don't forget the 'no place for privacy' encryption-banning UK !

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Go Canada: Now ILLEGAL to auto-update software without 'consent'

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"an app on your phone to be updated without first obtaining express consent from the owner"

Even security updates ? What does 'consent' mean ?

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OS X search tool Spotlight runs roughshod over Mail privacy settings

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Sneaky Russian hackers slurped $15 MILLION from banks

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"setting up remote control of the network by changing its hardware parameters"

Eh ? What does that mean ?

They order new network cables ?

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El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

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Giant NSFW side boob not cool.

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Hackable intercom lets you SPY on fellow apartment-dwellers

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Giant NSFW side boob not cool.

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Your data: Stolen through PIXELS

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Re: If the attacker has physical access, then it's no longer YOUR computer.

The NSA in cable implants were tiny...

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One digi market to RULE 'em all: Get with the net neutrality plan, guys, moans EU digi-veep

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An end to geoblocking ?

Will the Beeb listen ?

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Manchester festival marketers fined £70,000 over spam ‘mum’ texts

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Would it. Would it? Really ? Really really ?

Google how SMSs work :-)

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Quantum computing is so powerful it takes two years to understand what happened

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Re: So what is it? *

So what is it?

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