9 posts • joined Monday 14th May 2007 13:11 GMT
Oho, the curse of fossils. Microsoft are crippling themselves by bending over backwards to ensure backward compatibility. This will cause pain, pain and more pain. Admins, prepare for tears and anguish!
lock 'em up!
Terrorists, the lot of 'em. Send them to gitmo, i say. That'll teach them a lesson or two for proving that telco security is trash.
crashing cell towers
so, black-hat X manages to crash a cell tower, and we are to believe that this is a problem associated with people getting access to the iPhone rather than a coding tolerance / stability problem with the software running on the tower radio system?
let me sit down for a moment and attempt to understand this doublethink.
not a sophisticated attack
The only thing sophisticated about this attack is that there is a tighter link between the compromised hosts (which do the attack) and the command/control centre, which does the co-ordination. Other than that, right now the only thing that this attack appears to be doing is running a dictionary attack on each selected SSH host to check out for valid usernames. Maybe at some stage in the future, they will try brute forcing passwords. But right now, "sophisticated" is definitely the wrong term; "clumsy" or "likely to gain lots of peoples' attention", more like it.
There is no IT angle to this story. What is it doing here? I am removing The Register from my bookmarks. Please cancel my subscription. I am also dissatisfied with today's weather. Please make the weather the way I like it. Goodbye.
Oops, wrong article. Sorry.
7.7 feet? Come off it, you metrically impared individual. All NASA work is done in meters, and a 7.7ft robotic arm is actually a 2.502 meter appendage. Let's call it 2.5 meters. So there. Please update your article to use proper measurements. Oh, and avoid your luddite imperial system in future. kthxbai.
Paris, because only a dumb blonde would make such a silly mistake.
"Control pane"? I think you meant "control pain", because if Cisco are going to produce a new operating system which is as buggy as IOS, pain is what it's going to be.
Or did you mean "control plane"?
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