* Posts by Lost all faith...

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Join the Q: British intel agencies seek tech-savvy apprentices

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Complains about a password being to secure when applying for a cyber security role.

Please don't apply for any more jobs, you're in the wrong role.

IoT security is over there >>>>>>

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Russian banks floored by withering DDoS attacks

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No, No NO!

"Consumers and end users need to understand the importance of changing your password from the manufacturer's default.

That is just bad advice and gets the IoT dickheads of the hook.

Lets make new law for Internet connected kit.

Have no default password.

Have a lockout policy

Fixed.

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Software biz boss on harassment charges represents himself, says I want a jury

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Recruitment giant PageGroup hacked, Capgemini dev server blamed for info leak

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Typical bullshit...

""Our work has established that this was not a malicious attack and we are not aware of any broader dissemination of data or fraudulent activities as a result of the incident," Capgemini said."

How can they say that? How can they be 100% sure there is no criminal intent, unless of course they know who did it?

Just because it hasn't been sold / used yet, doesn't mean it won't be.

This is exactly the info required for spear phising attacks.

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Google: If you think we're bad, you should take a look at Apple

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What?

"Plus, it says with wide puppy-dog eyes, bundling its other products with the app store means that it can give people everything for free."

Bullshit.

They could just allow Play to be installed, then let people choose to download the rest.

I'd still download some stuff, but the other crap, such as hangouts that I never use, can do one.

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Re: Point of order...

Internet Explorer was not the only Browser and look what happened there.

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Cisco emits new branch box

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Re: Sales pitch

"Cisco sells same day hardware services to take care of that."

Will they unplug the old one and patch it in. Many vendors won't.

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What went wrong at Tesco Bank?

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Re: With cloud computing, hackers have so many more points of entry

As opposed to online backing located in each branch????

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IoT worm can hack Philips Hue lightbulbs, spread across cities

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Cue another over hyped exploit....

...it can spread across a whole city*

*Provided you have clear space of less than 400m between each niche product.

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Re: Solves Philips's Obsolescence Needs

No need, they updated the firmware on the base to lock out other vendors, but then had to back down...

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/12/17/philips_firmware_that_adds_drm_to_light/

Welcome to the brave new world.

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The big day is here and it's time to decide: Patch Flash, Windows, Office or Android first?

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Re: My HP laptops Services started hanging on boot.

First rule of using an OEM image.

Uninstall all bloatware, not most. ALL.

Be careful of uninstalling McAffe as it may brick you internet connection. Get the heap of shit, sorry McAfee, removal tool and run that after MS uninstaller, otherwise your internet connection WILL be fucked.

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Re: Time to decide?

The Dirty COW is yet another example of an exploit that depends as much on social engineering as it does on the coding.

As do most exploits these days.

Click to download, ignore all warnings, click to install, ignore all warnings.

Done.

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Facebook opens up, shares blueprints for its 100Gbit network switch

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Re: Another example of how 'Pointless' G.fast is obsolete?

What the fuck has this to do with delivering to a house?

This is a switch for use in the data centre, not the cab at the end of your street.

Trust me, the high end kit many Telcos use blow these out of the water, but have eye watering prices to go with it. Take the Huawei CE12816,there you have a throughput of up to 356 Tbit/s

The idea of these is a build it yourself design, without high license fees.

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Toblerone's Brexit trim should be applied to bloatware

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Re: Not likely

"BREXIT-misers: You'll have to pries the bar of Dairy Milk from my cold, dead, chocolate-smeared hands."

Cadbury did it ages ago, around the time of the London Olympics.

And make sure it is not one of the Dairy milk with <insert brand item here> bars. They are made in Poland, not the UK.

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Bungling ATM thieves blow up bank statement machine

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So much for German efficiency.

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Add it to the tab: ICO fines another spammer as unpaid bills mount

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"caller-id falsification a serious criminal offence and then go after the directors for that."

We legitimately fake the CLI of about 10,000 calls a day.

We operate contact centres for many large companies, they own the number we send, but it is redirected to us. However we have to jump through a load of hoops with our carrier to do this, and many of the UK ones are also similar, we simply cannot send one without the carrier allowing ti through.

You have 3 main issues:

1. Spoofed CLI's. Often these are originating from abroad and / or VoIP services. The issue you have is rapid changes. They spoof a number for a short period. The telco's clamp down and they simply move on. Many here are saying they can trace for billing purposes, but all a UK Telco does is bill the Telco it comes from and if a Telco in nation B is happy to handle those calls and pick up the charges and pass them onto the spammer, not much you can do, other than block the carrier, but then you have real issues.

2. Many now use mobile numbers. Take hundreds of PAYG SIMs, load them with credit, often using stolen credentials, or simply cash, then sitck them in a SIP to GSM gateway and fire away. As the SIMs get blocked, move onto another batch.

3. Withheld numbers. There isn't actually such a thing, it simply a flag that says please don't send my number. The carrier see the issues are similar to point 1. In the UK there are banned these for companies in the UK.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/cold-callers-to-be-forced-to-display-phone-numbers-under-new-government-plans

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Re: The law is there for a reason, it’s to stop companies inundating people with unwanted messages

@PatientOne.

"but the tel-co's make money by connecting calls and they won't get paid if they block the call, hence they only do so under court order, "

Utter bollocks.

TalkTalk alone are already blocking 70 million a month and BT are gearing up a service to block a 25 million a WEEK!

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Trump's plan: Tariffs on electronics, ban on skilled tech migrants, turn off the internet

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Look on the good side....

..at least all the goods and services that have had the prices raised due to the crap exchange rate of the Pound, will suddenly become cheaper with the collapse of the Dollar...Oh wait....who am i kidding.

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See....

...the Trident replacement doesn't look such an expensive idea now.

Wonder if Lewis will still suggesting we buy all our mil-tech from the USofA?

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China passes new Cybersecurity Law – you have seven months to comply if you wanna do biz in Middle Kingdom

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Re: So apart from "the overturn of the socialist system,"

"Where in the western world is illegal to distribute porn?"

Err most countries.

Go ahead, test it. Send a load of porn to say a female politician, with your name and and address attached and see how well you get on.

Oh and the vast majority of Muslim countries, but not sure if you count them as western.

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Re: Really?!?

@ Someone else

"Really? Please enlighten we benighted masses by naming two such "good ideas". "

"All security incidents must be reported to a central government register"

"users must be told if their data has been hacked. "

""Persons who are directly in charge and other directly responsible personnel" can be fined up to RMB100,000 ($14,760) apiece for failure to comply."

There you go, 3 good examples in the same paragraph. I take it you read the article?

In the western world it goes as such.

Cover it up, then deny everything and finally issue a half arsed apology and carry on as before.

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Hitler's wife's lovely lilac knickers fetch £2,900 at auction

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Re: £2,900 for Eva Braun's knickers?

Maybe he was just missing that from the rest of the wardrobe they have.

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We're going to have to start making changes or the adults will do it for us

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Brilliant...

..an article about how pointless arguments about things such as tabs vs spaces are and 80% of the comments are about tabs vs spaces.

Genius.

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Apple drops dongle prices to make USB-C upgrade affordable

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Re: How generous

Looks at my Zbook's ports smugly

1 SD UHS-II flash media; 1 smart card reader

(SD supports next generation secure digital and is backward compatible to SDHC, SDXC)

Left side: 1 RJ-45; 2 USB 3.0; 1 USB 3.0 (charging)

Right side: 1 power connector; 2 Thunderbolt™ 3; 1 VGA; 1 HDMI 1.4; 1 USB 3.0; 1 stereo microphone-in/headphone-out combo

/smugmode off

It's also great for weight training.

Also the screen isn't the best, unless you go for the higher screen option.

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Re: How on earth

I think they are implying you don't need more expensive CF if you don't need very high throughput as you may for say sports.

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Fleeing Aussie burglar shot in arse with bow and arrow

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He should be lucky

it was a recurve and not a compound bow, good chance it would of shattered his pelvis.

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Hell Desk's 800 number was perfect for horrible heavy-breathing harassment calls

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One of mine.

one of our branches had the last two digits reversed with a adult movie company.

The boss and receptionist (both female) were in a fit of giggles when I dialed it in front of them, to explain why they got so many weird calls, mainly from women.

Of course I'm sure the porn company equally got some very confused callers on the end.

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Your weekends may be safe, admins – IT giants tout 'zero outage' tech

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FAIL

Zero Downtime*

*excluding planned downtime, platform upgrades, natural disasters and unforeseen circumstances.

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Build your own IMSI slurping, phone-stalking Stingray-lite box – using bog-standard Wi-Fi

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Don't want to be tracked?

Turn it off....the only way these days. Although I'm sure some phone probably don't actually turn off and still harvest data, y'know, for convenience.

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Survey finds 75% of security execs believe they are INVINCIBLE

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Re: For the 3 of us who haven't seen Goldeneye yet...

Don't worry, not missing much.

Apart from the Atari Jaguar Joypads being used as explosive devices.

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Re: completely embedded cybersecurity into their cultures

"Or hit Ctrl-Alt-Del for them, and accidentally change their password whilst locking the machine."

Errr how do you do that without know their old password?

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Level 3 celebrates $34bn CenturyLink gobble by blacking out Eastern US

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Re: Interesting Picture...

Carrier diversity?

You may have carrier diversity in place, but do you have peering diversity?

All well have 15 carriers, but if at some point they rely on Level3 then you have issues.

In the UK it would be similar to saying it's OK I have Virgin and Vodaphone, so I won't be affected if BT's entire backbone fails.

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Fitbit kit not a hit

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Re: Tech can only help ...so much.

Agreed.

I have an MS band (better featured for the price) and can't see any other reason than it stops working, to replace.

It does Steps, GPS and notifications for all the usual stuff.

Only if I took up swimming would I "need" a waterproof one.

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Five-a-day energy drink habit turned chap's eyes yellow, urine dark, caused anorexia

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Wow

everything in moderation...Who'd of thought it.

Why aren't people being told this?

What? They are, but it's easier to blame everyone else? No, surely not?

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Birmingham sperm bank pulls plug after just a handful of recruits

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Re: Children are noisy and they smell

Thank you Jeremy.

Could you please remove yourself from this planet the day you retire, as it will be our kids funding the rest of your miserable existence,

Thanks.

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Amazon certifies third-party refurbishers: How good and new is good as new?

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Re: I have bought several Amazon Refurb items.

Were these simply refurbished ones sold via Amazon? This is is a new service (as far as I'm aware) backed by Amazon themselves, so any issues you send it back to them, not the vendor.

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Microsoft's Surface Studio desk-slab, Dial knob, Surface Book: We get our claws on new kit

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Re: In summary.....

You do know that Paint isn't exclusive to this and it's not aimed for this market. It's just a side note.

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Judge allows Apple's faceless Irish head to settle for €45k - report

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Under Italian law, a settlement agreement does not imply an admission of guilt

In other countries, it's called a bribe.

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How Google's Project Zero made Apple refactor its kernel

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Re: Where's all the snark?

This time it's seems Google actually realised it was difficult to fix and didn't act like a bunch of dicks by releasing the exploit before the patch was ready and pushed out.

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As a non-programmer can I just quote Snatch?

Turkish: Yeah, that's perfectly clear, Mickey. Yeah... just give me one minute to confer with my colleague.

Turkish: Did you understand a single word of what he just said?

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Good luck securing 'things' when users assume 'stuff just works'

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Your home burglary proved a point unfortunately..

You could have doors that auto shut, unless physically put in a locked open position. The locks themselves would never have a "latch" position, defaulting to lock on closure.

And the house would be much more secure. Then that fateful time, on a cold winters day, you are late putting the bins out and BANG! You find yourself locked out, freezing cold, because the door has closed behind you, auto locked and the key is in the key safe next to your bed.

As said, its convenience vs security.

Default passwords are like having a £3 lock on the door,pretty pointless. Whereas having to type in a 30 character alphanumberic password that expires every 15 days, is like having a door with 20 high security, auto securing deadlocks. Secure, but an utter pain in the arse.

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And for our next trick, says Google while literally wheeling out a humongous tablet ...

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Re: Sorry I'm old school

Is that the extremely rare meeting where you are allowed to say "I'm sorry, but your talking bollocks?"

Although, if you have given up on promotion, have fun in meetings...just query a buzzword, it's great fun.

"We need to put this into the cloud!"

"The Cloud?"

"yes you know, the Cloud!"

"Oh a hosted solution, bit like Hotmail?"

"No the cloud, not like Hotmail, like Salesforce"

"Oh an online service, where all the data is hosted by someone else?"

"Yes, exactly"

"Like Hotmail then?"

And so on...

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Re: Let me "Google" that diagram

"we do not collect, scan or use your G Suite data for advertising purposes and do not display ads in G Suite."

So they do scan it for other stuff then?

Never believe ANY company when it states it doesn't do X, but omits Y

Like all those wonderful fat free products, conveniently omitting they are rammed full of sugar.

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This is not a drill: Hackers pop stock Nexus 6P in five minutes

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Re: 10^77 years...

"That's because being able to successfully hack the device on your first attempt is a million-to-one long shot."

I thought that was the chances of anything coming from Mars?

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Hackintoshes hackable

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Such VMs are therefore known as “Hackintoshes”.

I thought that applied to non Apple hardware running Mac OS back in the nineties.

Kids today eh?

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Microsoft: Watch out millennials for evil Security Essentials

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Re: "disabling the ctrl+alt+delete task manager"

It's been around a long time:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-update/ctrl-alt-del-doesnt-bring-up-task-manager/295a1a93-f032-4e65-a355-7df355eac81a

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" mean, the one that ships with Windows, as in, loaded from the legit Dell USB stick that Dell sent me on request to reload Windows "

No, you are not loading Windows. You are loading a OEM bloatware laden ,clusterfuck version of windows.

Many come with McAfee, which if you uninstall completely knacker your internet connection unless you know to get hold of the removal tool beforehand.

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Nintendo's new console-tab

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Re: I really only...

"What's wrong with putting a DVD drive in the base unit and imaging the game disks into an emulator?"

Cost.

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Lessons from the Mini: Before revamping or rebooting anything, please read this

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Re: Nice article...

I own the new Hyundai i10.

More design ethos of the Mini than the BMW job.

Small size, small boot, small engine, great handling, good turning circle and can seat 4 better than the old Mini.

4* NCAP rating as well.

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Hapless Network Rail contractors KO broadband in Uxbridge

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"not highlighted in the thorough surveys"

Oddly metal detectors don't work on fibre in plastic pipes.

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