* Posts by Lost all faith...

1927 posts • joined 17 Sep 2009

PROOF the undead STALK Verizon users: Admen caught using 'perma-cookie'

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Re: Ad industry behaviour

No need to lobby, just ask their pals at Google not to allow adblock plus on the Play store...wait, what?

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GRENADE! Project Zero pops pin on ANOTHER WINDOWS 0-DAY

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Google, the new Microsoft

"Google said it was difficult to fix the WebView hole due to its integration into the core system"

Isn't that what MS said about IE?

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Apple wants your fingerprints in the cloud

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Re: False Sense of Security

"They aren't getting in anything critical like your bank account, because those apps will have their own password...."

As you have stated they have you emails, your logins to other apps, such as Facebook, Linked In, Twitter etc etc.

So off to the bank website we go. Enter name...reset password.

Ha ha...thwarted as it's asked for my date of birth. Facebook profile. Thank you very much

Mother maiden name: Again Facebook. look for same surname, look for anniversaries, Mr X and Mrs Y married on this day. Check.

Name of first school, again Facebook? Darn not there. Ok lets try friends reunited. Name: OK, Reset password (after all you haven't logged in for 3 years. New PW sent to email. Thanks. log into Friends reuited. Find schools attended (btw you can often do this with LinkedIn as well)

Back to bank. send new password

Sent new password to email. Jobs a good 'un.

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If this sounds like fantasy, it's not. I did EXACTLY this to prove to a friend how easy it was.

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Re: $2.07 for coffee!

It's so they can claim they filed it 15 years ago

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Re: "Apple wants to collect and store your fingerprints..."

"Rather like your cloud-based El Reg password is stored as a hash"

Are you sure? Going by the account pages not being secured, can you be sure of that? For all we know, they are stored in the file passwords.txt.

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Kiss your Glass goodbye: Google mothballs techno-specs (for now)

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Pass me the bucket...

"Glass was in its infancy, and you took those very first steps and taught us how to walk," the Glass team wrote. "Well, we still have some work to do, but now we’re ready to put on our big kid shoes and learn how to run."

I have a bit of sick in my mouth and I feel more coming.

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Bacon-smoking locals provoke noxious Chinese smog

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The need to follow the west...

...and switch to water logged, smoked "flavour" bacon.

Still my local butcher does fantastic, award winning smoked bacon....Mmmmm bacon.

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Crap broadband holds back HALF of rural small biz types

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Re: I heard a Radio 4 thing about this last year.

Bit like the people in a town or city that whine about the noise, crime and pollution.

You moved there, so live with it.

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Re: Pity the poor rural business

Well thought out.

Enjoy your "made in the city" milk and your "roof top garden" lamb.

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David Cameron: I'm off to the US to get my bro Barack to ban crypto – report

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Re: We should also...

Already have one.....

It took a couple of months to come through, registered a long time ago though.

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Re: It is banned, just indirectly

You can get decent British locks, just search for anti-bump anti-snap.

They are around £35 - £45 depending on the lock dimensions.

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Re: We will try!

"they are the only party that doesn't seem completely bonkers and out of touch!"

Apart from the fact you could, without any doubt apply the following:

Petrol & Diesel will go up.

Gas and Electric will go up.

We will have blackouts due to "investment" in "green" energy over gas, coal and nuclear power.

More congestion charges will come into force throughout the country.

Increased council tax bill as we subsidise more empty buses and trains going to places people don't want to go to....

And on and on...

It's a sad state of affairs when Lord Sutch would of made the most sensible choice.

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Re: We should also...

"Ban teaching "

Fixed.

Keep 'em ignorant, keep 'em in their place.

More they do this, the more email traffic I'm moving to Protonmail.ch

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Microsoft cracks personalisation without prying

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Before the usual MS bashing....

...remember they were one of the biggest supporters of Do Not Track header and the first to add it as a default setting in the web browser, so the bit about Bing is a little muted.

A certain other search engine provider and web maker was the biggest opponent and the last one to ad it to their browser, so we can guess who will be the last to implement anything like this.

Now of course this sort of thing could be designed to the competition, but in the whole it's good.

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$500 TEDDY BEAR teaches tots to spit up personal data

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Re: What a waste of money

"things they like to play with are usually completely different things..."

Usually the wrapping paper or box the toy came in.

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Get coding or you'll bounce email from new dot-thing domains

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So lets get this right...

...it will reject / drop mails from the stupid, pointless new domains? Bonus!

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Apple v Ericsson: Yet ANOTHER patent war bubbles over

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Re: Ericsson ???

Yes they are a big player in the Telecoms arena, just not the shiny shiny stuff.

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Insert 'Skeleton Key', unlock Microsoft Active Directory. Simples – hackers

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Unless of course its a more secure anti-snap anti-bump euro lock...

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Thinking about it, I guess you could fumble around as someone else, say a director to access the home drives without leaving an audit trail.

So yes could be misused, but a huge issue for most.

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WTF?

My thoughts exactly, this makes little sense. I guess the biggest threat is employees that had the right and installed this before leaving.

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UNDER A VEST: Man cuffed for smuggling 94 iPhones strapped to his body

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Luckily it was the UK or USA

He would of been shot first. Seriously, if you want to look like a suicide bomber as you pass through a body scanner, this is the way to go.

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Would you buy a domain from Google? Industry weighs in on web giant's move

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I'd give them...

...5 years before I think about it.

1. it will be in beta no doubt until then.

2 after 5 years it will either come of beta or be dropped with little notice and your on your own.

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Euro security agency says MORE crypto needed in gov policy

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I just can't imagine Mr. Cameron listening to anything coming from anything other than the popular press.

Fixed.

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AMD plugs firmware holes that allowed command injection

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your see that errors and corrections? It's there to help you become a proof reader and spell checker.

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March deadline nears for FAT, JUICY Euro Commish cloud service contracts

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Best comment ever.

must be kept on European Union territory for “essential security and data protection reasons”.

Ha ha ha ha ha haaa haaaaa...good one.

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I don't think you're ready for this Jelly: Google pulls support for Android WebView

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Let the researchers that found this out have some fun....

Google.

You have 90 days to fix (and all future bugs) for this or we release the code required for the exploits.

What goes around.

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WTF

Maintaining support for a software product that is two versions behind would be fairly unusual.....

Yes but "normally" your OS isn't obsolete in less than a couple of years.

So many people bitched about XP support being ended after 13 years, but it's OK render a phone OS obsolete after a year or two.

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Disney, McLaren and National Rail walk into bar: Barkeep, make me a Wearable

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Nope

iNNOV8

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Apple Watch support spotted hiding out in iOS 8.2 beta

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Re: Reg Calender?

Maybe they need some sort of timing device with a calendar function built into it?

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Crapple, I see what you did there, brilliant....how about adding Microshaft or M$ to your arsenal as well, just in case you need it.

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What do UK and Iran have in common? Both want to outlaw encrypted apps

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No we don't....Saudi get's plenty of our gear.

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Re: Debenhams porn

Aha caught you. I bet they sell AA bra sizes in Debenhams and no woman can possibly have that size, so you MUST be a Pedo!

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Re: Yes, but what does Steven Fry have to say on the subject?

Most likely that encryption is where you add a password to a file.

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Good luck...

...my encrypted email is in Switzerland.

Sorry forgot my password, but no worry I'll get a password reset sent to me...Ooops what was that? Oh sill me, resetting my password just wiped the entire contents...silly me.

Still waiting for the FU icon.

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Confusion, fear and growing pains: ICANN bigwig spells out gTLD headaches

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Re: "being more accountable than anything else on Earth"

Think you need to read again and comprehend...

More accountability is a good thing, but being more accountable than anything else on Earth is a tall order."

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FBI has its fingers deep in NSA surveillance pie, declassified report shows

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Nothing to see here, please move along.

Yours

Richard M Nixon.

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Remember Corel? It's just entered .DLL hell

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100 Million?

That's one huge pile of Computer Shoppers still lurking around.

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This $10 phone charger will wirelessly keylog your boss

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Re: Yawn...

Search for DIY key logger, like I said, been around some time.

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Yawn...

put the word Microsoft & security in an article and watch certain peoples heads explode wit crazee spellings and lots of M$'s

FFS search for Wireless key loggers, this is NOTHING new and NOT unique to MS, but people are to stupid / narrow minded to think this is an MS problem.

BTW people, USB and PS/2 ones have been around, much, much longer, as well as ones built directly into mice and keyboards.

Still nothing like a bit a flame bait for the H8trs.

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Should spectrum hog TV give up its seat for broadband? You tell us – EU

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No.

Simply. No.

The whole world doesn't revolve around mobile phones and internet connectivity. Not everyone will want to pay for "free" TV.

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2015 will be the Year of Linux on the, no wait, of the dot-word domain EXPLOSION

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How about

Watch.Fox

Nah,

RacistPricks.Fox

would be better.

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Cut a few BILLION off projected IT spend, m'kay? – Gartner mages

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In other words...

...our random guessing was way off the mark, so we've come up this excuse to stop making us look stupid.

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Google crashes supposedly secure Aviator browser

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Re: SO what to us on Android then?

Why worry, if using android, it's all going to Google anyway.

With smart phones, it's pretty much a choice of which US company you want to send all your information to.

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Re: Own goal by Google...

Yes, so use SRWare IRON in the meantime.

http://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron_download.php

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DAMN YOU! Microsoft blasts Google over zero-day blabgasm

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Re: Sorry, but Google were uttely wrong.

Doesn't Patch Tuesday roll around every week?

Either you are joking or just ignorant. I guess the latter.

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Re: 90 days are 90 days

Sure, once Google release servers and desktops used by most large businesses through out the world.

Then see how they squirm when the are forced to release a rushed patch that may potentially take down a few million customers.

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Sorry, but Google were uttely wrong.

I understand the point where vendors are not releasing patches and MS have form in this, as do many others, but this one is them being a bunch of pricks. Vendor has stated a release date for fix, asked not to disclose until release is scheduled and they still act like a bunch of spoilt brats going well we sya we're going to do it, so nah, nah na naa nah.

This has FUCK ALL to do with protecting the customers and working with vendors,it's simply a cheap, commercial shot aimed at there biggest rival.

On this one, I'm with MS 100% and Google 0%

Yes down vote Google lovers (no doubt many are busy typing away in defence now), but this is nothing but a stupid move that benefits no one other than their own over inflated ego's.

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No, the Linux leap second bug WON'T crash the web

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Re: Time delay

Can people please learn the difference:

GMT - Time zone, same as EST or CET

UTC - Time Standard. Yes it is the "same" as GMT, but they are NOT the same thing.

If we decide to change GMT for some reason, no matter how odd. It would NOT affect UTC

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Re: Few systems propperly account for this

plus UNIX epoch time has it's own issues to deal with. 2038 will be as bad a 2000 i.e not that bad after all.

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Boybanders ONE DIRECTION launch DoS attack on open-source bods

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Re: I read as far as "Boybanders"

Not really, it's just not the Monkeys this time.

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