'Well that was an interesting trip, I was blue all over & had this weird hair that everyone kept trying to touch & just what were those animals trying to do to my ponytail??'
68 posts • joined 19 Jun 2009
Re: I, for one, welcome our Martian Kaaba!
Dune reference ftw :) +1 upvote
Pulling this kind of shit will result in the exact opposite of what you hope to achieve in the PC market, instead of people patching & updating their machine right away, they will wait to see if the latest slew of patches are attempts to install backdoors/rootkits/spyware & other 'telemetry' software onto their computers leading to a greater percentage of insecure unpatched machines.
Also there is no consent, informed, implied or otherwise if you dont tell people in big unavoidable text that something you are having them install on their machine as a 'critical security patch' will SPY on them.
Slow Slide of English Language
or even just Oopsie McFumbleFingers YOLOing the delete key.
Really, we have to use the term 'YOLO' here even with an -ing on the end it's still a bloody terrible thing to write or say
Now if you look closely you will see in its natural habitat, the lesser spotted iphone, clearly this plucky young member of the tribe has decided to strike out on his own and attempt to create a friendship with the gorilla pack that rules these hills.
Without the other iphone fauna to help keep an eye on this youngling however I fear this attempt is doomed to failure as it would appear that in his rush to make his mark he has forgotten to bring with him either an extended battery or a charge cable & so will be unlikely to make it throughout the night
tune in tomorrow to see just how this plays out & if the plucky young iphone can manage to survive
So long Earth & thanks for all the Bananas
Just remove it if you have an issue with it
I find it interesting that on a site dedicated to technology & geeks/nerds of all kinds & probably all shades of XYZ-hat hackers that not one has suggested simply finding the fuse/power feed and disabling it or finding the transmitter or SIM card and removing it from the vehicle for regular use (replacing it for MOTs etc if its tested for, which seems unlikely)
Badge? Sure, but.....
Sure those who are awarded best commentard should get a badge, but it shouldnt be a bronze/silver or gold one as exist at the moment.
It should a unique badge to highlight the users unique qualities. I think you already use red badges for the staff so perhaps a black one? (as in black sheep of the family)
Re: Re : Asperger syndrome...
They don't have to... they'll just write a new law that makes it all perfectly legal...
Perfectly legal in the US yeah, but then they had better never have a holiday in any EU country or we can use the EAW to have them shipped to the UK for trial and as we wont know which agent was responsible all should be held accountable, making the EU off limits to all FBI agents & employees
Unless you mean our political idiots here in the UK will make a law making it legal for foriegn agents to hack computers willy-nilly which I cant see them slipping past the electorate with much ease (well I hope not anyways)
Re: Fight it out
Hang on you are forgetting Hari Seldon's Plan here, which clearly says, the foundation can never be beaten ;)
Straight from the heart of the playmobil pilot & ref to a mr Pratchett, i think we should go with the following;
We who are about to die, dont want to
Morituri Nolumus Mori
Re: Why do the words...
... False Positive keep coming to mind...?
Probably because there are no publically figures available describing the failure rate of this latest & greatest tech. After all if juries really understood the problems surrounding evidence like this & others such as DNA, then we would have less convictions which is something the judiciary cant abide to happen.
After all its all to protect us from terrorists & think of the kiddies, so you cant ask for details as then you are some kind of free-radical anarchist who must by definition of the current idiots in power in both elgov & the so called 'police' be detained to protect public safety.
Rember folks Freedom really is Slavery & Ignorance really is Strength
Interesting that you make the assumption that I'm invovled in the kit buying process, I'm sure nowhere did I actually state I was.
Also the last few places I've been at hadn't actually bought any of their computer equipment, having it all donated to them from various places looking for a quick pr score/tax write-off or whatever brownie points they were trying to earn
So yes I stand by my statement that you arent all that aware of computing in most charities ( unless of course you just hide out at the national head offices of larger charities where stupid amounts of money are spunked on vanity projects and equipment that has no real application ) , as from what I've learnt from others my experiences down in the trenches are in no way unique
It will run fine on anything with a dual core and 2GB of ram basically. Any PC pretty much since say 2005 really.
You really dont spend much time around charities do you ?? If (and its a big IF) you are lucky you might find some cheap dual-cored celeron in a machine, probably just about struggling along with maybe 1Gb of ram and probably a 60Gb hdd to boot.
In fact the machines at the charities i've been involved in have all been much older. I see ancient SECC P3 machines & P4 powered rigs in these places just about managing to run XP & if you are even luckier office 2003 but more often than not its the previous office version (XP/2000 wasnt it?) on a daily basis in these places
So yeah a lot of places simply wont have the gunt or space in their machines to run win8(.1) and a modern version of office without hardware upgrades at the same time & a lot of charities cant afford that
Re: Things are hidden :-(
The issue isn't Windows, it YOU. If you rely on a MAC filtering, which is SHIT, instead of WPA2, then, trust me, no OS is going to help.
Hang on, you think MAC filtering is 'SHIT' but that WPA2 which has been shown to be quite crackable with the use of rainbow tables and a lil data capture isnt ??
You should be using as many levels of security as are effective/possible
So using MAC filtering is a start and much more than most average users are even aware of, add on a WPA2 radius server (FreeRADIUS anyone?) and you have a good begninning
I see that most people on here advocate not allowing cookies
a compromise is to allow cookies and then either use an addon to delete them each time you close FF / or other browser of choice, or use something like CCleaner to delete them all on a regular basis
Neither option is really all that labour intensive
ok, ok lets nitpick the decades old joke. how clever we all are :P
ffs, it was only a throw away joke, even headed with the joke icon. what more do you lot want ?!?!
Its ok we can let the Russians paint the moon communist red...
In the long run it will be a saving for us, all we will need is enough white paint to put coca-cola on the moon then :P
I'm amazed that Merkel thinks this will change anything, she is aware isnt she that as far as 'mericans are concerned only US law applies to the world, not the other way around
No. You misunderstand the principle. Innocent until PROVEN guilty.
You misunderstand it too, as the legal principle is actually;
Innocent unless proven guilty
Clearly someone who has read & paid attention to Mr Mitnicks books on social engineering as it applies to the field of computer security
I applaud this students application of knowledge & Elreg's response :)
While it is still held in the UK that anyone who says nothing is guilty, it has been rather a long time since a judge has directed a jury to view a suspects silence as an admission of guilt.
So the best advice I ever heard still stands;
If you are ever arrested for anything, say nothing & continue to say nothing no matter what you are threatened with or presented with. Even when / if you get legal representation, remain silent even towards your legal representative. They are not there to get you out or to help you, they are there to make the process as quick as possible (while making the most money possible) & the best way to do that is to get you to confess.
or more succinctly
Nobody talks, everyone walks
Remember the cops doing the interview are allowed to misrepresent the truth in order to get a confession & they are not in charge of how the CPS might proceed against you.
Even if you find yourself in court, remain silent. Finding yourself in contempt of court is a much better prospect than what you have being charged with.
How about all these stasi wannabe types understand one thing;
All of these surveillance programs & 'enhanced' spying capabilities damage the very ideals of Democracy; Privacy; Freedom; Innocence; Rule of Law & every Civilized society in the world, including the one all of these agencies claim to be protecting.
or to put it more bluntly;
Not in my sodding name, now would all of you bloody spooks & legalised criminals please sod off & die
Really hate things like this
This is just to make it look Elgov is doing something without actually bothering to look into the issue & coming up with a real plan
If they were really concerned about IT security they do some of the following things;
- Stop encouraging the idea that 100% of all computing devices should be connected to the internet, regardless of necessity.
- Make the Orange book from the 1980s US DoD Rainbow series mandatory reading at high school so everyone can understand the concepts of password security
- Again stop promoting the idea that everywhere needs wireless, in some cases wireless so powerful that it can be accessed 200 to 300Ft outside the premises.
Re: Association and retaliation
The only thing wrong with this post was you put a joke icon next to it
dear brazil government, please do the suggest retalitory measures suggested by the above commentard and in all seriously make the idiots who allowed this to happen pay through the nose for it
I hate to quote Einstein but it is appropiate at this venture & perhaps those who are controlling them oney ought to take note;
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Sauce for the goose....
So when the newspapers hacked all those politicians who were thieving lil ***** & all those celebs who were abusing the law to kee ptheir dirty laundry hidden it was perfectly legal to spread it all over the world was it ofcom??
Because I think you might find that the levenson inquiry disagrees with you that count & doesnt think that such things are in the 'public interest'
oh wait i forgot, justice in UK PLC is only for the well heeled & powerful, so its ok to spread the contents of this guys email all over the world because he cant afford the lawyers. Two wrongs dont make a right & gee that looks like sauce to put on the gander :P
Pay Attention Obama
Those in Prism shaped glass houses shouldnt be telling anyone else what they can & cant do, just on the off chance those you are telling turn around and throw a cruise missile or two in the direction of your glass house.
'international community' - I'm sure once upon a time this term was quite honouralbe & had throughout the trials of its youth managed to keep its virginity intact, saving itself for marriage to another appropiate term, however hearing it used by the US in this manner reveals this term to be the disease riddled whore it really is :S
by my count...
Only the one direct B5 reference so far :P
Re: The truth is a funny thing
Understanding is a three edged sword; Your Side, Their Side & The Truth
Irony isnt much understood in the US is it ?
1 - Not a Hacker, not a Cracker, not even a script kiddie. Snowden bloody well had at the time perfectly legal access to the systems he was using & we can only assume in his capacity as a 'systesm administrator' that he also had legal access to the data too.
2 - But he claimed that he hadn't personally spoken to Russian President Vladimir Putin or Chinese President Xi Jinping about Snowden, saying he "shouldn't have to." - Yes Obama, you shouldnt have to call them, just like they shouldnt have to call you & tell you not to spy on thier private citizen 'net usage. Spying on the security services/government of foreign nation is one thing, spying and recording as much as you can about every nations private citizens 'net usage is another
3 - any other government considering giving Snowden refuge to "recognize that they are a part of an international community and they should be abiding by international law," - Yes of course Obama, does that mean you also have to recognise the the USA lives in an internation community as well ?? If I were you Obama, I wouldnt be throwing the first stone, those who live in glass houses & all that :P
Re: I just listened to BBC R4 The MeeJah Show
Doesnt Private Eye only do it if they get a court order?
I believe the reply for them to do something without being expressed told by a court is;
'please refer to to our response in the case of Arkell v. Pressdram'
IE; F*** Off
After all Ian Hislop isnt the most sued man in the UK for nothing
Exactly, it came into law via our implementation of the EU Human Rights law, which we were required to bring in by our signing of one of the EU treaties.
Nothing to do with our own law makers. Hence there is no explict UK law & if we leave the EU or 'renegotiate our relationship' or even just suspend it to get rid of terrorists like May wants to do, that human rights statue might easily get revoked or mean less than the paper it is written on
There is no explicit UK law giving you freedom of speech, or even freedom of association or gathering
As such you will find our esteemed elgov can & indeed does regularly shaft a good 90% of the population
depressing really just how messed up politics is, i'm really beginning to believe the punchline of that joke about 100 lawyers at the bottom of the sea being a 'good start'
You know i'm shocked that more people arent concern with the fact that police officers are working security at pirvate companies& that police authorities are getting paid to let their officers do this.
Does this not reducxe the number of police available on patrol & for attending other crimes?
Cannot apple afford to employ their own 'mall security guards' for their shops?
If I was US voter I'd be demanding answers about why publically paid for police officers are getting sold out to the highest private company bidder and been taken away from their purpose of protecting all the public & society, not just those that use apple (or other private company) stores
Re: In the UK ...
.. you don't need a deed poll to change even your surname.
Well you do if you want it to have any legal standing & to be used in reference to your legal entity.
Without a deed poll notice clearly & legally marking out the change the state can simply continue to use whatever name is on your birth certificate & there is nothing you can do about it
Thankfully you can change your christian names at will with no need for a deed poll or any legal framework at all. So just think of a name you want to use and start using it
That is of course how it stood the last time I checked, as deed poll explictly stated it was only needed to change a surname. It would not surprise me to learn this has changed in our 'identity' obsessed 'security' theatre of a world :( :(
Sticks out thumb & hails the nearest passing vogon construction fleet for one ticket off this rock even if it means dying a painful death from really bad poetry
Re: She may be right...
I wish I could upvote this over & over & over again for the rest of time.
That post should be put on the front page of every newspaper & news website in the UK for at least 2 days so that it will hopefully sink in.
Close but no cigar, it's just a Daily Fail reader who got lost after using this modern new thingie called 'gooogle'
Re: You what?
Members of the US armed forces who deal with classified or sensitive information already know not to pass it on to anyone who is not already authorised to recieve said information as they all sign a nice lil non disclosure agreement when they agree to handle such data.
All this declaration does is formalise the fact that you will be considered to have in essence given aid & comfort to the enemy
Its not really a fail, as you'd be communicating with the seller not RM.
Your contract would be with the seller, who would no doubt put RM's ass in a sling upon finding out you didnt get your parcel.
Remember RM want the business retailers provide, so I doubt Amazon, Ebuyer etc et all have to wait 15 (or 30) days before objecting like the rest of us do.
China does still offically have a one child policy in effect. The difference is that now it is not so rigourously policed & enforced.
The chinese state prefering to fine those who have more than one child instead of castration. But it is still in effect & they do still pursue people over having more than one child.
I see no reason why either possessing LOIC or using it against a target you either own or have permission to stress is against the law.
In fact it would be a rather depressing & dire state of affairs if that were true, as it would make other penetration & stress testing tools illegal too, many of which are used for a variety of legal purposes.
Shameful, not one mention of Upgrading & Repairing PCs by anyone!
I cannot believe on this site of 'IT pros' than no one has mentioned that 'Upgrading & Repairing PCs' by Scott Mueller is the bible to swear by.
Much better than a waste of space by haynes that will no doubt tell you to take it to a qualified sevice technician for something as 'difficult' as partitioning a hard drive.
Re: seems a fair price
If you were not challenged by the courses you took then does that not tell you that perhaps you chose the wrong ones ?
And schools do not need more IT at all stages, just because technology exists does not mean it *must* be used. We would do better as a nation to spend more money on what are considered the 'basics' of education such as English (Language & Literature) / Maths & the 3 primary sciences of Biology, Chemistry & Physics.
Improving the teaching and retention of that teaching would reap us many more benefits that stuffing schools full of IT equipment that they really have little use for and wont be used to help education along.
Bloody wonderful, dont idiots ever think first?
Cant anyone see what this guy has done?
Why dont ID-10-T folks ever think first, all he has done is give governments a reason to regulate 3D printing.
No doubt some senator will grab onto this and use it as a 'wont you think of a kids' thing to pass restrictive legislation against homebrew £D printers like the RepRap, which they will they try to force on the world no doubt using threats (probably such thingsa like cutting off countries who dont agree to regulation from US banking institutes etc)
Re: Lucky he's not in the UK
That doesnt tend to matter anymore in the UK, the esteemed police of UK plc seem to make the assumption that if you have possession to a device you have the necessary credentials to use those devices
So it would be assumed you know the unlock pattern and were deliberately withholding that information, ego breaking our utterly retarded laws