* Posts by FuzzyTheBear

234 posts • joined 25 Feb 2010

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EFF dinks HP Inc finks in rinky-dink ink stink

FuzzyTheBear
WTF?

err .. WAIT !

Did they say..." secure communications between printer and ink cartridge " ?

Has there ever been an exploit where a " rogue " ink cartridge actually infected computers ?

Sounds total bull to me .. but what do i know ..

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R2D2 delivery robots to scurry through the streets of San Francisco

FuzzyTheBear
Terminator

Re: The same goes for the Amazon Drones

The logical next step is to have the robots carry concealed firearms in their bellies to shoot any unauthorised person handling them . Think Rise of The Machines :)

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Rise of the Machines at Sea: The British firm building robot boats

FuzzyTheBear
Pint

Re: Roboats?

Also coming in handy would be the " kick in the pants " icon

A few more i can think of , but they're unprintable in a classy ,family friendly ,publication like the Reg ..

Yeah .. more than time to call it quits for the week ..

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Hello, Star Trek? 25th Century here: It's time to move on

FuzzyTheBear
Coat

Time ...

for the whole Star Trek franchise to imitate Picard and > baldly < > ha ha < go where no one has gone before .. in mothballs.

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US tech college ITT is not pining for the fjords. It is no more. It has gone and met its maker

FuzzyTheBear
Mushroom

Special ed kids

I asked Frank's teacher why they weren't making a honest effort to teach him how to read and write ..

" We need people to pick the garbage up in the city ( Jacksonville Nathan A Forest High School ) .. that's what we're preparing him for "

Need i say more of the US Education system ?

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Apple is making life terrible in its factories – labor rights warriors

FuzzyTheBear
Alert

Re: Apple Has No Factories. Talk to Foxconn et al. Instead.

They only care when public relations are a nightmare.

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BBC detector vans are back to spy on your home Wi-Fi – if you can believe it

FuzzyTheBear
Coat

Re: Same old, same old from the Telegraph

Alternative is to stop the licensing nonsense and just fund the BBC with income taxes within the country's budget and say bye bye to the snooping.

Don't tell me you can't levy a bit more taxes from your multi billion dollar profit making banks and the richest of your country that keep you poor on purpose of making good slaves out of you :)

Reach into their pockets for once and publically fund the BBC like we do with the CBC

.

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Milk IN the teapot: Innovation or abomination?

FuzzyTheBear
Pint

Slow ?

Must be a hell of a slow day at the office to stir a storm about milk in a teapot.

Solve this by having several teapots

a) carries straight tea

b) tea and milk

c) tea milk and sugar etc etc ..

The End . J.C. i need a drink .. sunglasses on .. let's get the hell out of here

Have a good weekend

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Bomb-disposal robot violently disposes of Dallas cop-killer gunman

FuzzyTheBear
Black Helicopters

Upped the ante.

When will we see suspects armed with drones bombing the shit of civilians from a remote location ?

That is my very real nightmare .

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Israeli tech firms make their exits, stage rich

FuzzyTheBear
Happy

Re: Trust ?

LMAO

Cheers .. ill drink a pint to that one :)

You just made my day

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FuzzyTheBear

Trust ?

We say we don't trust the Chinese for equipment cause of backdoors bla bla ..

Now , can the Israeils with their agencies be any more trusted than the Chinese ?

Can their " cyber security " be any more trustworthy than the chinese's ? I doubt it very much.

In fact .. when cyber security is concerned , no country , the US , England , Israel , China or Russia can be trusted to give us secure equipment or applications not backdoored to serve their masters.

Security is an illusion. It's just a matter of taking sides imho.

Lesser of two evils ?

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iOS flaw exploited to decrypt iMessages, access iThing photos

FuzzyTheBear
Pirate

Assuming ....

You assume that the FBI is being thuthfull when they say they can't , which of course is a serious mistake. Never trust the agencies to come out and tell the truth. NEVER .

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Slack smackback: There's no IRC in team (software), say open-sourcers

FuzzyTheBear

Major error

With IRC you need to rely on a pastebin and file upload service to handle code and files.

That's false

Ex HexChat Just right click the user , send file simple .

Saying there's no way to send a file on IRC is totally false and has been for at least 10 years .

Check facts before publishing.

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Brit spies can legally hack PCs and phones, say Brit spies' overseers

FuzzyTheBear

You are patient..

I wonder how long you guys will endure this Orwellian nightmare without revolting. It's insane. The Stasi would be raving jealous of what you have become.

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Uber, Taskrabbit, other Silicon Valley darlings urge Europe not to screw their business

FuzzyTheBear

They can go take a hike.

Ex Taxi drivers .. they start the service , here in Montreal , don't pay taxes , screw up the real taxi drivers , their Uber drivers have no licence and pay no fees for their business , no permits nothing screwing the worker that feeds his family with his taxi, that is Uber drivershave no legal right ( the industry is ruled by law here ) to offer rides . Really

And they ask we let em do whatever the hell they want without following the laws and not paying taxes ? Yeah LIKE HELL

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Layoffs! Lawsuits! Losses! ... Yahoo! is! in! an! L! of! a! mess!

FuzzyTheBear
Coat

Folding

Yahoo is going the way of Excite and so many others.Down the drain and it will accelerate as it spins.

Why ? They offer nothing unique.

Just my two cents worth ..

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Give me POWER! Under resourced, overloaded - a moving story

FuzzyTheBear

Another reason ...

Professional tip: never have carpet in a comms room

add to the reasons not to our public enemy 1 : static electricity.

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AMX backdoors US govt's comms system with Batman-inspired surveillance mode

FuzzyTheBear

Backdoor

Almost all AMX and Crestron controllers like that one are meant to be used primarily hardwired with CrestNet or AMLink. Yes there's local network access cause people like to use their tablets as touch panels.So we install wireless access points. And yes we have backdoors cause clients and previous programmers loose their login credentials . Hardcoded passwords exist in both these brands.

The controller in question is IR relay and rs-232 primarily , network is also there but as a general rule they are never connected to an outside facing net directly. Most BOFH's dont want anything from controllers on their networks and used on dedicated networks with no web access.

A/V control is not meant to spy on anyone. It's simply meant to control A/V equipment and in debugging systems during installation we do monitor the cat5 / crestnet / AMLink wires tied to it.

But again i repeat. This is not equipment that's normally tied directly to the internet and as a programmer / designer i would never recommend to use a local network to tie it all together.It's a separate lan with separate access points for the panels where required.

This is not a spying device. It's a controller for which we have a backdoor cause clients loose passwords :)

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Comcast repeatedly crams modem upgrade demands into browsers

FuzzyTheBear

Re: What amazes me about Comcast...

Remember that in the US the companies can do whatever they want because the consumer can't fight them on an equal footing. Nice to have laws .. but if you can't buy justice cause you're broke , they win.

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Queensland council plans own optical fibre network

FuzzyTheBear
Black Helicopters

The fun ..

Building new networks is nice. Allows them to use the latest in spying technology and monitor all the traffic plus keep tabs on everyone and all political opponents. I'm all for it. Just like the USA's Congress is tasting the pudding they dish out to their citizens ( the old if you have nothing to hide ... ) and obviously don't like to eat , maybe when everyone will be under scrutiny and the information gathered used to jail crooked politicians and traitors we will see an end to this universal big brother surveillance trip. The Army and politicians are the first that needs to be spied on. They are in positions to sell out their countries to damage the very citizens they swore to protect.

Spy the shit out of them and use the information to jail everyone of them that step out of the line.

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Hillary Clinton says for crypto 'maybe the back door is the wrong door'

FuzzyTheBear
Black Helicopters

Geese Gander ... so what ?

If a friendly government has the key and the keys get jacked by an unfriendly , we're simply all screwed.

They got a bunch of what if's in their scenario .. but they always assume the government's defenses can't be penetrated and aren't ,which we all know is bullshit. So a) how can our friendly governments can tell us it's all fine the secret is safe with them ? i call total absolute bullshit on this and hence i must totally back tight encryption without backdoors.

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Airbnb confirms it raised $1.5bn in spite of regulatory worries

FuzzyTheBear
Pint

Matter of also being legal.

Many of the places advertised here in Quebec have no operation permit, no sanitary control , no quality assurance and no way in hell you can be sure you won't sleep in a bedfull of bugs.Here it's really controversial because any person can get on and there is no control , not even a way to make sure they pay their taxes to the government. It's nice that " it can be done " but the how it's done is a health risk and in case of a dispute join the line of people that got screwed with no recourse.

I'm sticking to more traditional lawfull businesses that play by the book. I'm worth a clean bed.

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Australia on the very brink of cyber-geddon, says ex-spook

FuzzyTheBear

As usual ..

they lie , spread FUD , speak of disasters that never happen so the scared little sheep can sleep soundly at night while they get preyed on by those who wants us to trust them ..

i mean .. anyone here ever read Peter and the Wolf ?

How many more times will it take for the people to wisen up and see that they have built not a fortress to keep em safe but a prison of which there's no escape ?

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GCHQ's SMURF ARMY can hack smartphones, says Snowden. Again.

FuzzyTheBear

As usual ..

BBC interviews aren't available to your international readership. Please add some note to articles when they include such videos. The BBC is dang irritating lately.

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Bloke cuffed for blowing low-flying camera drone to bits with shotgun

FuzzyTheBear

Getting them

Can we get drone owners for voyeurism when they fly over houses ?

Im totally for shooting the lot down.

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Ashley Madison hack: Site for people who can't be trusted can't be trusted

FuzzyTheBear

Using words too lightly

This is not terrorism .. this is criminality period. Calling anything and everything terrorism is simply removing any true significance to the word. And btw these people were adults , they know cheating is wrong they knew they could get caught so if they get caught .. that's their personal problem. I got no pity for self inflicted wounds.

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FBI says in secret that secret spy Cessnas aren't secret

FuzzyTheBear

Open air prison

The US with all the surveillance and spying is now an open air prison that keeps tabs on you with your cell phone , with spy planes , spy satellites , wiretaps at large ( warrantless ) etc etc .. Need i say more ?

That's not the country of freedom and liberty.. it's the country of the freedom they let you have and liberty they let you have .

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Forget black helicopters, FBI flying surveillance Cessnas over US cities. Warrant? What's that?

FuzzyTheBear
Black Helicopters

There's more

the US Marshall service does the same with planes covering 95% of the habited territory to spot phones of people wanted by the law and slurping data at the same time . Cessna planes using Boeing equipment.

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Windows 10 upgrade ADWARE forces its way on to Windows 7 and 8.1

FuzzyTheBear

Still confused about other matters .

MS says free upgrade for a year .. what does it mean .. you can upgrade for free within the first year and get to keep it for free after that period or it's an upgrade they give you use for a year then have to fork out ?

Really this has me confused no end and i can't find a clear answer ..

Ric

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Windows 10 to MELT YOUR BRAIN and TAKE OVER YOUR LIFE

FuzzyTheBear
FAIL

Whatever the name ..

The same game with the same rules has been around for a solid 10 years. Just a different skin but that's all there is to it. Call it bejeweled or anything else , remains old stuff with nothing new to offer than more crappy graphics. Really .. that's no incentive to go win 10 .. In fact .. it just shows how lame microsoft is.

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Tesla's battery put in the shade by current and cheaper kit

FuzzyTheBear

Re: 16kW generator for $3699?

Indeed , a decent gen set , the transfer panel , emergency panel , installation ( muffler , gas / diesel tank / natural gas/propane tank + electrical work ) , decent vibration damping and possibly a remote emergency panel will cost a heck of a lot more than 3699 $

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Microsoft discontinues Media Center with Windows 10

FuzzyTheBear

What's missing from the get go.

If one wants to get anywhere with the PC as entertainment box , we need to add several functionalities call them modules that need to be made and which i experimented with a long time. A power amp to drive external speakers ,an audio preamp module , vga dvi and hdmi switches , decent remote control and software and last a good old controller ( rs 232 control ports ( projector, tv ) relays ( screen, curtains etc ) , http and ir ) with http built in server to interface with phones or tablet. Everything needs be in the same box. The problem is not software , the problem for a real media PC is that it's missing the hardware functionality to make it come of age.

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Burger me! Microsoft's chainsaw rampage through sacred cow herd

FuzzyTheBear
Happy

" Ballmer would be spinning in his grave. If he was dead, that is .. "

A familiar couple of IT workers we know can certainly arrange it to our satisfaction .. :)

A simple workplace accident like the BOFH and the PYF have the knack for, at a reasonable price ..

You know .. a mislabeled Halon cylinder , an elevator shaft ..

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Miscreants rummage in lawyers' silky drawers at will, despite warnings

FuzzyTheBear
Big Brother

Business is horrible at security.

The higher you go up the corp ladder the worst it gets. I'm in Montreal at the headquarters of one of the largest Corporations in Canada and i'n in the boardroom , they got a conference system with wireless microphones right in the boardroom . Go to security and in the morning organize a small demonstration.

they have a man in the boardroom , we get to a spot the other side of the street at the same height and i open the scanner .. the corp was broadcasting their board meetings over unencrypted wireless mics for everyone to hear. Security is a top down thing , lawyer firms do the same in their conference rooms ..

It's the small devices that are traitors. Keeping files on a computer secure is the least of the issues plaguing the industry. Security in ANY firm is a top down thing. If the top don't see the issues ,people got to be in place to make them plain. Lawyer firms are no exception. How many of those " traitor " devices are around in your place of business ? The more important the data is and decisions taken , the more a need for competent security exists in a ,have to be considered, hostile environment. Computers is but one way to access the decision makers and steal their information and secrets.

On that regard most firms have failing grades.

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Spookception: US spied on Israel spying on US-Iran nuke talks

FuzzyTheBear

Re: Pot...kettle...etc...

The big big big difference here is for a foreign power to forward their intel to political personnel in a foreign country to derail the internal politics of a country. This type of interference is totally unwelcomed anywhere in the world and what's surprising is that the senators did not immediately pick the phone and call in the President to inform him of this affairs. Interference of this type should have led to a total break in diplomatic relations and an immediate suspension of all aid to Israel . But the USA is a weak country and not a leader anymore. They are dying a slow death furthered by the republicans actions. Too bad , the USA used to be a place to look up to , now laughing stock of the world.

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Zombie SCO shuffles back into court seeking IBM Linux cash

FuzzyTheBear

Nothing ever replaced or can replace it . Pamela ( whatever her real name is ) was doing a fantastic job.

When i saw a comment a bit further up i thought he meant it, that Grok was back up . It lays there , nothing new on . Yet i keep hope that one day that it will somehow come back up live.

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GCHQ: Ensure biz security by STOPPING everyone from TALKING

FuzzyTheBear
Happy

Re: Solution

Sounds like a BOFH job to me .. :)

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Canadian bloke refuses to hand over phone password, gets cuffed

FuzzyTheBear
Black Helicopters

Easy solutions for enhanced privacy.

A) Don't take your phone abroad. Life can and does go on without one. Specially when going on vacation.

B) Use dumb 1990's style cell phone that makes phone calls period when you travel by plane a.Flip phone will do nicely.

C) Get a local throw away , use it , send your data home , ditch phone when done and recup data once you're home.

For the rest there's pen ,paper envelopes and mail . They are more secure than your telephone.

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Forget 1,000 lashes for Facebook posts, Saudis now want to behead blogger Raif Badawi

FuzzyTheBear

Trouble , nothing but trouble

Religions is nothing but troube , massacres , violence and wars.

I hope they disappear off the planet. I jokingly replied to a friend's comment ..

" The greatest achievement of the Devil is to have us believe he dosen't exist "

i replied

" The greatest achievement of the Devil is to have us believe God exists "

Killing in the name of God makes no sense. Total insanity in fact.

.

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MEGA PATENT DUMP! Ericsson, Smartflash blitz Apple: iPhone, iPad menaced by sales block

FuzzyTheBear

oIrony

Seems that the law of return is hitting them with a very large clue stick.

If you launch patent wars or do like you accused others of doing, it's no wonder you run in trouble.

People just wait for you at the next corner and you shouldn't be surprised if you get mugged solid.

Maybe Apple will not be so fast suing companies for telephones with round corners once they have their phones banned This time , even Obama might not be able to save them.

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Lenovo shipped lappies with man-in-the-middle ad/mal/bloatware

FuzzyTheBear

Re: Kill the root certificate

YIKES listening to that idiot Bieber is qualified as cruel and unusual punishment .. but in this case i totally agree . They should be quartered for putting crap on machines leaving the factory . In fact i kind of agree that laptops should be virgins when they leave the factory and have nothing on it but the os without any bloatware/crapware on them .. Bring back the guillotine :)

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Calling a friend? Listen to an advert. You lucky, lucky thing

FuzzyTheBear
Pirate

Other places ..

Next in line is what ? Ah yes . Man sits on loo in McDo , why not put this time to good use and show the user laxative and toilet paper adverts.. A million opportunities missed ...

These guys said it best

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAx0PL4OICU#t=457

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Why Windows 10 on Raspberry Pi 2? Upton: 'I drank the Kool-Aid'

FuzzyTheBear

New Pi

New Pi , Now with NSA and other related outfits backdoors and trojans ..

Need i say more ? Great .. < drums desk > Just great.

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Windows 10: The Microsoft rule-o-three holds, THIS time it's looking DECENT

FuzzyTheBear
Stop

Re: Read the whole thing...

Yeah the first dose is free ..

Nope no thanks this one wont fly .. win 7 is stable , does the job for the little i use windows wy should i go to 10 and pay and pay when the kit i have works perfectly well for the use i have ?

Nope , the yearly subscription is just subscribing to misery and probably more expensive than an outright buy . I haven't seen numbers yet fee/year but the whole thing smells.

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Don't use Charlie Hebdo to justify Big Brother data-slurp – Data protection MEP

FuzzyTheBear
Pirate

Re: Playing into Terrorists hands...

Indeed .. every time that the politicians have a knee jerk reaction and keep hacking at our freedom and liberty , the terrorists win.

Ignore them totally , giving credits to terrorists for actions like at Charlie makes them more popular.

We have to ignore these people and let secret services handle them the only way that works.

Bomb the shit out of them . In fact .. i'd go one step further .. Make the actions of the secret services even more atrocious than the terrorists's , play their game and start paying them back with interest .. if they see savagery and feel and experience worse violence than their own , maybe they will think twice before attacking again .. I do not see how else we'll ever be left in peace. Reasoning wont work with them .

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FBI fingering Norks for Sony hack: The TRUTH – by the NSA's spyboss

FuzzyTheBear
Stop

Hold on a second

The NSA boss telling us the truth ? .. which version , in which universe ?

NSA bosses have constantly lied to Congress to the President and to the public ..

You cant take anything he says at face value and certainly not believe anything that guy says.

Credibility is 0 , This seems like a step in overthrowing NK's government nothing else

Can't believe a word that comes out the USA's intelligence community.,

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As time goes by .. the true tale of an elderly

FuzzyTheBear

As time goes by .. the true tale of an elderly

I am not sure this is the right venue , or category , but the story is actual , it's factual and it is the tragedy lived a thousand times that need be told to warn the community to step up their vigilance.

Dad is 86 . A sturdy chap that made communications , data communications and it's advancement his life. Retired about 25 years ago and always been using a computer since the z80 . His computers have always been protected as much as he could. AV and firewalls etc .. He used his machine to make texgs , write , make spreadsheets of his finances , adresses , finance info the whole lot .

4 days ago .. A guy called saying he was a MS tech support representative and that he was mandated to cal customers and fix their machines for a security hole that needed be adressed.

OFC MS don't call people. You know it .. i know it ..

He gave the thief/scammer/bas&&&& the information to use the remote desktop and for a hour and a half the guy at the other end had all the time in the world to steal all his financials that were linked on the desktop for easy access . Income tax reports , spreadsheets , cc's etc .. he had put all on the machine trusting it .. and never suspecting any foul play.

His CC company had a strange charge on the CC .. 1000 dollar purchase in a foreign country .

He called me .. told me about the CC company call and i went to his place pedal to the metal ( or close ) to see what was going on .. He told me .. minutes before that call that he was with a MS tech support guy and that he had been " workign " his computer for an hour and a half.

TightVNC was still on .. i yanked the power to the DSL modem .. Rest is an horror story of him trying to block CC's , change cards numbers , SIN's credit rating agencies etc etc , since identity theft was easy with all the income tax info available to the theif and him falliung in despair as how gullible he had become. It was a truly sad scene . See a man of his stature and intelligence fall for such a scam. The hurt is one that does not go away. He realised what impact alzheimers was having on him.

What did i set out to accomplish by writing this tale of caution ?

For one , i wish to make people aware that the scammers are very active and that this scam has terrible implications for it's victims . ATM Quebec is getting these calls regularly. They target everyone . They had called my place a few weeks before and i simply hung up telling him he was a scammer .

Secondly , that as our parents get older that they get more and more vulnerable and that they need our help , our support and certainly that their machines need to be even more protected from scam artists. If you can't help the man , help the machine he relies on.

TightVNC " Remote Assistant " is such a danger . I do not know to what extent that can be removed from Win7 , I haven't had time to investigate further yet, but certainly ill have the ports blocked when i'm done rebuilding his machine and if i can ill delete the exe file.

Ladies , Gentlemen , readers of the Reg , i hope this cautionary tale helps you help your parents and the elderly be kept safe . Find ways , for they need protection not from the machine , but themselves as their minds slowly sink into darkness .

Your's truly

Richard Hebert aka FuzzyTheBear

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Pastebin: The remote backdoor server for the cheap and lazy

FuzzyTheBear
Coat

it's usefull

Yes , there are legitimate uses for pastebin specially when one's debugging and using IRC to chat with knowledgeable folks .. pasting 100 lines on an IRC channel is not the right idea , you post where people ( not just one ) but where a wide number of people can read and check ( error logs , crash dumps etc ) and that would be on pastebin and similar.

Trying to kill their site is not the right idea . It will only make things worse for the lot of legitimate users and programmers that try to solve complex problems.

But then again .. follow the money trail ..

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4K off, Google Fiber: Comcast, Broadcom tout 2Gbps cable

FuzzyTheBear

Details ..details

Nice .. but at what price / month ?

That will be one killer bill i'm sure ..

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Zuckerberg asks the public to tell him where to go in 2015

FuzzyTheBear
Joke

Where to go ?

Start paying users to use their information. Would be fair.

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