* Posts by Lost all faith...

3430 posts • joined 17 Sep 2009

$200,000 for a serious iOS bug? Pfft, we'll give you $500,000, says exploit broker Exodus

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Re: Good.

So should a zero day is found in Linux in 2017 that exposes all web-servers to root access, who's going to stump up the $5 million to beat it?

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Linux security backfires: Flaw lets hackers inject malware into downloads, disrupt Tor users, etc

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Re: Won't you think of the children?

And they have a totally different style of teaching.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/11ed77a2-14eb-11e5-9509-00144feabdc0.html#axzz4H1ml1Wme

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Idiot flies drone alongside Flybe jet landing at Newquay Airport

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Re: MALWARE ALERT!

That's embarrasing...

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Hilton hotels' email so much like phishing it fooled its own techies

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FAIL

If it asks for details and has a link

It's a scam.

End Of.

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Linux malware? That'll never happen. Ok, just this once then

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Re: How is this a Linux issue?

The same way that many "Windows" issues are caused by people ignoring all the dam warnings and running as full admin.

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Brexit Britain: HP Sauce vs BBC.co.uk – choices that defined voters

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Ironic...

...that HP sauce is made in the Netherlands.

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Your mission, should you accept it, is to use cheap VMs before they self-destruct

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Re: Let's translate this..

The only ones that can compete are AWS and MS.

Choose your poison.

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Joke

Excellent...

..my short term phishing scam now costs even less to run.

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UK local govt body blasts misleading broadband speed ads

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Go

Simple.

Top 10% average = Speed A

Bottom 10% average = Speed B

Overall Average = Speed C

This has to be done for each area covered by a particular exchange.

Oh and upload speed averages as well please.

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Facebook to forcefeed you web ads, whether you like it or not: Ad blocker? Get the Zuck out!

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Re: I'm wondering

@tnovelli

"Not that I care; I was using it a little but deleted my account this year."

No you didn't you merely hid it from view.

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Funny story, this. UK.gov's 'open banking app revolution'. Security experts not a fan of it

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So...

...Mrs Old Mrs Miggings will not only loose everything in her Current account, but also her savings account and her ISA

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The old public, private, or home school sorting bin

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Re: You're very trusting

I can pretty much guarantee Microsoft have better DDoS protection than 99% of businesses, unless they themselves are front-ended by someone else.

Even a low grade DDoS will take out most business connections.

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Oracle Java patch problem? Browsium rolls management fix

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Java runs on 97 per cent of PCs in the enterprise

Oh how I wish I could dump the sack of shit...

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Vodafone bins line rental charges as it moves onto TalkTalk's turf

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Re: Only Virgin for me

I agree, I can get 70mb with BT or 2mb with Virgin (at twice the price)

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Re: Now, what about BT?

It's already in hand (there is even a clue in the article)

It makes no difference, you'll still pay for it, it'll just be a different name / pricing structure.

Bit like gyms that have no joining fee but charge a £50 admin fee.

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Hot iron: Knights Landing hits 100 gigaflops in plasma physics benchmark

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So as ever...

...decent code and design makes things run better.

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London's 'automatic' Tube trains suffered 750 computer failures last year

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Really?

"Blowing a hole in claims that replacing bolshy staff with computers is the best way to prevent delays."

750?

How many cancelled due to striking staff?

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London's Met Police has missed the Windows XP escape deadline

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Re: Government investment in the Police

"Seems this country needs to change it's spending priorities or nothing will change soon"

To right, stop spending so much on the Police and spend a hell of a lot more on crime prevention.

Youth clubs are closing all over the place,

Drug rehab is massively underfunded.

Adult education services are being slashed,

Social care is at breaking point.

Still better to give them a X6 rather than keep 50 kids of the street for a year.

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Re: Government investment in the Police

Well they could start by stopping fiddling the taxman by giving the Top Brass "blue light" cars. That would give a couple of quid back.

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.security .TLD .launches

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I've tried going to a .protection website...

...my browser hung, CPU went to 100% and then finally the PC blue screened.

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AdBlock Plus blocked in China: 159m forbidden from stripping adverts

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Re: Hah Ha. Fuck off AdBlock Plus.

Camilla only posts when she forgets to take her meds

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Camilla only posts when HE forgets to take HIS meds

TFTFY

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If you use ‘smart’ Bluetooth locks, you're asking to be burgled

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"Yale make several - some up to £400, i trust old Yale hardware"

Many cheap yale locks are a waste of time. It's only when you start looking at £25+ do they start to become any good.

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No, selling internet enabled tat is their business, security is an optional extra.

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Re: Insurance?

Make that a a 5 Lever with British Standard markings.

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Ever asked yourself WHY burglars don't just smash the window on a house to gain entry?

They make a huge noise when doing so, especially double glazed windows which you have to hit in the right place anyway, if bloody obvious to any overlooking neighbors and you're likely to slice yourself to ribbons when climbing through. That's why if they are going to break the glass, it's usually a small plane to get access to a lock.

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Violence, vandals and vomit: London's naughtiest tech Tube stations revealed

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The only reason they have bored staff is because the unions won't let them be fully automated.

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Virgin signs up record ultrafast broadband subs

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WTF?

Re: Great news,,,,

So how much of the Fibre network and IP backbone was laid when it was a public utility?

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Great news,,,,

so will BT and the others be able to access these connections?

No? Thought not.

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Very peed off: Ohio urologists stay zipped after embarrassing leak

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Not sure how an EU company could find a Non-EU company for not implementing an EU law.

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Jeep hackers: How we swerved past Chrysler's car security patches

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Meh

With 9 hours work I could attach a device to bleed your brakes at a certain speed.

Or fit a little latch to jam your throttle on at a certain revs.

Lock your steering at a certain angle of turn.

or even simply removing 3 of your 4 wheel nuts and waiting for the other one to sheer off will do the job.

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How the HTTPS-snooping, email addy and SSN-raiding HEIST JavaScript code works

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Stop

The worse thing about this attack?

Is the desperate acronym. That has to be up there near the top, beating even the US government ones such as USA PATRIOT:

Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001"

As well as:

http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2014/08/congress-acronyms-backronyms-bill-names

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Android's latest patches once again remind us: It's Nexus or bust if you want decent security

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Re: Unture

@AC AKA Google Shill

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36744925

And before you say...Oooo they should only download from Play store, remember many have been infected via that route. Plus I don't buy into this monopoly bollocks.

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Re: the combined clusterfuck of manufacturers and carriers

MS and Apple /are/ the manufacturers for their gear

True for Apple, not true for MS, others have and do make them, but they still get updates. You can wait for an official carrier build, or bypass it.

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"My Samsung S7 Edge has been getting Google security patches every single month without fail since I had it, just like my Nexus device did. So not really an accurate headline."

I'm impressed, current model gets update. Don't worry, Samsung will soon get bored once the newer model comes out.

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Classic Shell, Audacity downloads infected with retro MBR nuke nasty

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Re: "We did not have the right safeguards in place"

Non-commercial - no point suing.

Commercial - chance to sue.

Unfortunately that's the way of the world these days. Run by lawyers and opportunists with short term aims.

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Re: A good example

I think it's disgusting....

We all know should be:

"We take our customers safety very seriously and are suggesting they reset their passwords. We apologise for any inconvenience caused."

No joke icon, as it's the normal boilerplate reply.

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Re: Download Only From Sources You Can Trust

See the Joke , Get My Coat Icons? They are there for pointing out joke comments, otherwise you can just end up looking like a tit.

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Users of secure chat app Telegram popped after possible nation-state attack

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Re: Your html for a link to a Reuters article is broken

See this tips and corrections link at the bottom of the article?

Or, this being a supposedly technical site you could just copy / paste the link

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US state sues Comcast for $100m in row over 'worthless' repair plans

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Re: Bastards

Not sure where you get your prices:

BTOR dont charge for call connection/termination, BTR charge you ~30p per call.

(OpenReach are a cable company, not an Telco, so the 1st part is irrelevant) "Set-up fee – 19p set-up fee applies to all chargeable calls."

"They charge £60 +VAT for a new phone line, BTR charge you from £180."....

"If you're just ordering a BT phone package, you may have to pay a connection charge but we'll let you know when you order. There's a £50 fee for activating an existing line that's provided by BT or another provider. And it's £65 for installing a new line. (This is an online special offer as it's normally £130.)"

Oddly, you under quoted for your Line rental though, that's £18.99

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Hello, Barclays? Why hello, John Smith. We meet again

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Re: Was it it tested with a DVR?

I love how I get 2 down votes and people who have never seen this in action get the up votes for saying it will work with a DVR, which is utter bollocks

Go to to a comms trade show and visit Nuance and see it in action.

No I don't work for them and no I don't even use it. But I have seen it, tried it and tested it.

But I still wouldn't make it the only method, no more than I would a single password.

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Re: Dangerous gimmick

My Hyundais is crap, just random guesses. But it's not an issue.

"Phone Cortana."

9/10 times that one works,

from then on, happy days. Let the phone do the work.

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2 minutes, few thousand calls a day. Soon adds up.

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Re: Was it it tested with a DVR?

It's not just your voice, it's patterns and mannerisms as well, so no, cobbling recorded words together won't work.

Would I trust it?

Only as part of 2FA.

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Mickey Mouse Club had Mickey Mouse security: Disney's Playdom forum pours out passwords

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I spend to much time on the internet.....

..when I saw "Disney's Playdom" I just thought of princess themed dungeon with a dominatrix dress as Elsa from Frozen.

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What's ordered in Vegas, doesn't stay in Vegas? $6.7m of printer ink 'stolen by office worker'

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Re: accounting 101 anyone

We're still using the 2500 BOXES of paper clips order many years ago.

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Give .gay to the gays, roars exiting ombudsman

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WTF?

I'm just asking....

...but why?

Why do people feel they need tld for a type of sexual attraction? I don't give a stuff if people are straight, bi or gay, but I just don't see the point, other than being yet another cash cow, of this domain.

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Ditch your Macs, Dell tells EMC staff

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Nothing special

Our corporate standard is HP whatever we have left in the warehouse...

The Lenovo team have Lenovo laptops

The Apple team have Apple

Many of us in IT are luckily enough to have monster ZBooks (sales people said they were too heavy)

And the directors have HP Spectres

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Re: branding

"As for me, neither Apple nor Dell is offering me endorsement money to be soon in public with its goods. Until that happens, I'll use what I use."

Do you work for Dell / EMC public facing team?

if yes, you WILL use it or find another Job. If not, your statement is utterly pointless.

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Encyclopedia Dramatica user hit with £10k damages after calling ex-councillor a 'paedo'

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Re: Smith

Good idea, let's nip that on in the bud, but lets add this one instead:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2478285/Innocent-man-burned-death-vigilante-neighbours-mistook-paedophile.html

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Don't use a VPN in United Arab Emirates – unless you wanna risk jail and a $545,000 fine

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It's ok....nothing to see...

...no human rights abuses...no oppression of it's people...nothing to see. Move along.

Now, where did I put the papers on the arms deal I'm working on.

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