* Posts by theodore

2520 posts • joined 18 Sep 2009

Looking for laxatives, miss? Shoppers stalked via smartphone Wi-Fi

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Re: Am I the only person in the world

No, you're not.

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Infosec bods can now sniff out the NSA's Quantum Insert hacks

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The problem with their diagram is that the 'shooter' is in a room in the target's ISP's data center, so just by using a CDN won't prevent this.

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The huge flaw in Moore’s Law? It's NOT a law after all

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Re: Thank you...

Who's that, then?

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Cash register maker used same password – 166816 – non-stop since 1990

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Coffee/keyboard

Have you reported it to the RIAA, mr pen tester, or are you now an acessory after the fact?

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This is UNIX, I know this.

Actually it's a 10 year old blond girl on an island.

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Re: customers should conduct rigorous penetration tests

You are not the customer of the PoS vendor, the supermarket chain is....maybe. They may outsource that function and not actually be the customer of the PoS vendor...

Fortunately, the latest release of the PCI DSS does now have language that is meant to cover this.

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Facebook, Google execs cough to their biggest privacy blunders

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They do target you while you're searching and making your purchasing decision. The ads you get for similar (or identical) products after you've made your purchase is just Google playing their customers (people placing ads) for all they're worth.

on a totally different subject:

"...had been mode on websites...". Guys (and Gals) buy a propheshunil speeeling/grammer shecker, or make me an offer.

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When the Schmidt hits The Man: Look what the NSA made Google do

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Re: @MyBackDoor - Once you become a god....

re: "People do things at home, in the office, on their mobile device, and that segregation is not needed any more."

I was going to suggest that EMVco send a handful of auditors to his office tomorrow, and I'd like the bounty check mailed to me.

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Japan showcases really, really fast … whoa, WTF was that?!

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I'm still waiting for "90 minutes from New York to Paris".

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Trading Standards pokes Amazon over 'libellous' review

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how are you supposed to test the system?

You call 999 (or 911 in my case).

I do, emphatically, suggest that you find out if there are any specific regulations regarding 'test 911 calls'.

Either New York City or Chicago ( I can't remember which one it was) have a special procedure you have to follow. I seem to remember that the penalty for a 'test call' was $10k (and this was more than 10 years ago.)

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Re: But what will become of the other "creative" reviews?

I'm going to forward that one to my girlfriend.

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Mortal Kombat: Brawler gaming's quintessential gorefest

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I was never any good at it.

I could type faster than my 1200 baud modem could transmit, and I could write sentences on the leader board in Hard Drivin', but I could never beat any of the opponents in Mortal Kombat....

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White House cyber-general says US must be able to cyber-nuke the worst of the cyber-worst

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Mushroom

I can suggest a target for him. Actually three. 1) NSA, 2) NSA, 3) themselves.

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Google guru: Android doesn't have malware, it has Potentially Harmful Applications™ instead

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Re: Clearly

How can you tell? Really?

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JavaScript CPU cache snooper tells crooks EVERYTHING you do online

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Re: I've got it now.

You're evil.

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Apple will cut down 36,000 acres of forest in 'conservation scheme'

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re: Erik4872

Yes, that would be Hyundai, as an example of vertically integrated companies (or is it chaebol.)

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Re: For people who cannot they see the wood for the trees

Of course it is. It's mostly owned by International Paper (or another paper company.)

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BuzzFeed: We don't pull 'articles' due to advertiser pressure VERY OFTEN

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Re: Took a peek

Yes, but one out of a hundred is sometimes worth the time.

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So why exactly does almost ALL tech live in Silicon Valley?

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On the other hand...

Isn't part of it simply to have a business address there so you get reputational points?

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Google has tested its speedy QUIC internet protocol on YOU – and the early results are in

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Megaphone

so what.

The initial page load time is irrelevant to me. What i want is NO round trip wait times per character while I'm typing into damn the search field.

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Labour policy review tells EU where to stuff its geo-blocking ban

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Re: It's just like DVD region coding...

Why should something have a different price in Liege than in Aachen? The cost of production is the same as is, if its delivered by land from Belgium, the cost of delivery.

I think what you are saying is that merchants shoukd be able to charge different prices in different countries and the consumers can't just druve across a border to buy the item where it is offered at a lower price....right?

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EU says dominant Google ILLEGALLY FIDDLES search results

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what if google does this...

What if they rebrand "Google Search" as "Google products and other stuff from the internet".

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Don't collect bugs, invest in fly-spray says bug bounty operator

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Or they could. like. right gud kode.

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Finally, Mozilla looks at moving away from 'insecure' HTTP. Maybe

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Re: Bad idea

Uhhh...governments!

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Credit card factories given new secure manufacturing rules

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hmmm... I wonder if there's a new rule

...that prohibits providing any data to the NSA, et al.

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NSA: 'Back doors are a bad idea, give us a FRONT door key'

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Re: Leave your front door open

I think you mean 'the next time one of their own defects.'

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That's nothing that Safenet doesn't already do

But as I posted elsewhere, the trick would be to become the third member of the key party, and after its been created, and split, and you're driving home....lose it, delete it, just don't keep it.

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Rand Paul puts Hillary Clinton's hard drive on sale

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the server was older

I thought it was the one that her part-time husband Bill used when he was the President.

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Bulgarian Bill Gates blagger busted, banged up, again: report

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Joke

I get that its a crime

But come on, that's less than the rounding error (except on PIII machines) on his balance.

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Strange radio telescope signals came from microwave ovens

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good

I hope that everyone who opens a microwave oven while its running gets a burst every time. If only for not resetting the timer when they remove their food.

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Woeful groans over Game of Thrones' spill on piracy sites

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Re: Easy solution for HBO

Or a few 1/6 screen ads every few minutes.

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China weaponizes its Great Firewall into the GREAT FIRE CANNON, menaces entire globe

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like websense, then?

Or it could be standard off-the-shelf incompetence combined with a direct copy of Websense's duplicate get code.

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RELICS of the Earth's long lost TWIN planet FOUND ON MOON

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Re: Gaia's child

Ah, beef tonight.

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Google: Give us cash or we'll poke YouTube ads into your eyeballs

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Pint

mandatory ads for porn?

I think that's a very fair trade at $10/month.

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Trustwave's off to Singapore as Singtel slurps security company

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Is this who purchased the *. certificate a few years ago?

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A MILLION Chrome users' data was sent to ONE dodgy IP address

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Unhappy

you forgot to mention...

That you have to design and build the CPU (and the rest of the device as well)

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To defend offshore finance bods looting developing countries of their tax cash

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Re: Andorgenous Cupboard Must be like Quantum Mechanics

I'm curious. Why did you pick a natural resource that who's demand in the developed world is shrinking? And does that make any difference?

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David Cameron's Passport number emailed to footy-head

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Re: Passport Chip

Seriously? Tell me that you made that up.

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BOFH: Never mind that old brick, look at this ink-stained BEAUTY

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Re: Awesome

Amateur, my girlfriend has learned to ignore me when I do that.

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FAA speeds up drone flight approvals for firms that don't need them

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Re: When a drone's a model....

I'm sure Georgia Power would love to replace their helicopter inspections of high-tension lines with two guys in a truck with 6 drones (so they can spend 8 hours flying without having to wait for battery packs to recharge).

It will also make it quieter. Having a helicopter hover for 10 minutes less 100ft from the house is RATHER LOUD.

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Utah faints: Google Fiber to lay cable in thrilling Salt Lake City

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Re: Mary Whitehouse Experience

A quick cop/paste into youtube and I've laughed milk out of my nose.

Thank you, sir.

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Re: Mary Whitehouse Experience

I have a stack of cds like that...they're still blank.

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Why no link to The Utah Saints?

Now, I have to google them myself.

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Microsoft enlists web security pariah Adobe to help build Internet Explorer-killer Spartan

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(No title required)

So, Microsoft can't actually write a web browser by itself?

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This is what happens when a judge in New York orders an e-hit on a Chinese software biz

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Re: Messed UP!

"They lumped the average person who wanted a second personal copy or the ability to replay a favorite show into the same category as the professional pirates."

That, sir, is the problem.

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Hawk like an Egyptian: Google is HOPPING MAD over fake SSL certs

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i think that the important question is...

Who did they sell those certs to?

A P.O. box in Reston, VA?

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Drug drone not high enough: Brit lags' copter snared on prison wire

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Re: Bah!

Time to call the RAF.

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NZ used XKEYSCORE to spy on World Trade Org election emails

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Meh

I wish I had the means and resolve to make that mess.

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Guardian: 'Oil reserves will soon be worth NOTHING!' (A bit like their stock tips, really)

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Re: The main point of the petition isn't economics, it's ethical

Only if they stop using products that were produced from, or by the use of, petroleum. For example, pens, cars, planes, electronics, and most basically, food.

Once they do that (and perhaps you'd like to do it as well,) then I'll listen to what they have to say.

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BOFH: Mmm, gotta love me some fresh BYOD dog roll

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Doesn't the BOFH have a portable....nah, I don't want to spoil it

Thanks again, Simon.

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