A facepalm of security flaws?
96 posts • joined 11 Oct 2010
"Wieder says he's been trying to contact the whistleblowing website to get the data cleaned up"
Has he tried calling between the hours of, say, 9am and 5pm ECT?
Could/should have been in the article really.
Re: I'm confused
Maybe it was an initialization? Bok - Bring own kangaroo? Buy our kar? Maybe it's Better off hitching and it's really a lower case h and not a k at all! The possibilities, while far from endless, are huge!
Did I miss something important or does:
"The duo report the Moose malware exploits weak login credentials in the networking gear, and does not require vulnerabilities to be exploited."
get contradicted by:
"Vulnerable devices are those running the popular μClibc C library"
Re: Security Alert!
BBQ - most people have one and charcoal burns nice and hot provided its given sufficient air ;)
Re: Not so vulnerable...
For balance, check how much HMS King George V, HMS Rodney, a pair of cruisers and the best part of a squadron of destroyers dealt to Bismarck before rendering it unable to fight back.
Modern, for the time, battleships were significantly better armoured than the, even refitted, Hood.
EDIT: Pertinent bit from Thickipedia added; "The four British ships fired more than 2,800 shells at Bismarck, and scored more than 400 hits, but were unable to sink Bismarck by gunfire"
Re: Apples values.
Well, I assume you'd want your nice new vibrating touchpad to work? ;)
Yes, oh... oh... OH! YES YES YES!... sigh... I love you Macbook.
No it's not... Birmingham has a screwdriver though, several in fact, which largely explains why Land Rover shut lines aren't pebble tight, let alone water tight.
Probably... if they didn't have to do anything more than "Monkey see app, monkey press app, monkey like app, monkey rate app 3 stars, would have been 5 if free"
For the supersimian, OpenVPN is still free if memory serves and has a free Android & IOS app - choose your OpenVPN host and attendent proxy and, while I can't burden this with any proof, your UIDH worries could well be over.
Re: Hang on
Just possibly Sony is the smokescreen Andyb@85... make lots of noise about an obvious target while stealing a quiet march on someone else while the World watches the theatre. As you say, an always fluid warzone, with as many mirrors and as much smoke as you care to code.
"Only a sith deals in absolutes" - Obi Wan Kenobi, a long time ago.
Re: Love Story Told in Linux Commands
There's a T-shirt with something similar on it:
who girl; look; talk; date; strip; touch; unzip; finger; head; mount; uptime; fsck; more; fsck; more; yes; yes; more; umount; make clean; sleep
Re: Deploying a build
I used to work with some ex-mil types who, on hearing someone fart would exclaim:
"Keep shouting sir! We'll find you!"
I wonder how you could apply the principle in his open letter on advertising (have a look here if you've not seen it: http://static2.thedrum.com/uploads/drum_basic_article/110260/main_images/bansky-bottle_0.jpg) to something delivered electronically?
I'm sure a brighter spark than I will figure it out and there will be much hillarity when the 'smart' machine in the gents, instead of asking if you'd like "Anything for the weekend sir?", informs you "Don't buy this chewing gum, it tastes of condoms!"
Repay the love and attention lavished on your childhood by the simple purchase of some tech to spy on Mum and Dad, so you don't have to bother yourselves with their second one.
I'll pass thanks!
Usernames held by a 3rd party, routinely accessed over the Internet...
What could possibly go wrong?
Re; "Due to his pledge of chastity..."
Surely there's a one word explanation... choirboys.
Technically, all energy is 'renewable' since it can be neither created nor destroyed only transformed. In the eyes of a marketing or P.R. dept. I'm sure that gives lots of scope for ommissions e.g.
"All our data centres use 100% renewable energy sources. [omit]Some of those sources may require millions of years to 'renew'[/omit]"
My condolences to the bereaved.
The data protection acts in the UK don't apply to the deceased. It is also perfectly legal in the UK to resell/transfer your licences to downloaded software as of the judgement of the Court of Justice in the EU on the 3rd July 2012 (Directive 2009/24/EC – Articles 4(2) and 5(1) – Exhaustion of the distribution right – Concept of lawful acquirer) - the only stipulation is that your own use of transferred software must cease on (or before, I would assume) transfer. There would appear to be no legal basis to deny the new legal owner(s) of a device access to their property.
Any company may stipulate anything in their T&Cs. However, that doesn't make it legally binding or enforceable other than by threat of unaffordable legal costs should the judgement not go the way of the party least able to afford it.
Total cost of operation for three years...
$2, 700 for a dual core win7 msoffice box with some Adobe and Oracle feeeware on it... plus the cost of whatever you use it from. Hmmm... tempting?
So this app is the new and improved digital friend who will tell your beau/belle "My friend really likes you..." ?
...there will be a DM article about data security giving someone cancer and being a major factor in the death of Princess Diana, mark my words!
Re: I predict...
I'll be buying lots more insulating tape in the near future... black for preference, because black goes with anything and is very slimming. I'm not a lawyer, but I'm quietly confident that blocking the lens of a camera, provided it's not an 'official' (police/speed/CCTV etc.) one with something easily removable and which does no harm to said lens, isn't illegal. It would also create a need for someone to go and remove it... such people would need employment, a vehicle, work clothes, hi vis etc. etc. all of which creates demand and therefore more employment. A boost to the economy all round.
Break out the electrical tape people - it's a win win win situation (third win because it would tick off Beardy Al a treat)
Tech companies should learn from this...
...it's a potentially great interview technique to sort the wheat from the chaff - fall for an internet scam, particularly straight from doing a technology related degree, go to the bottom of the list when it comes to face to face interviews or the back of the line when it comes to salaries.
...IT companies are, by and large, run by business people not techies.
Biofuels are an excellent idea...
...it's the implementation, legislation and bu'euro'cratic bullshit that government injects into good ideas which is the bad idea.
Re: Surely Not Invisible ... to mesh radar
If it's Fordward wuoldn't that be Model Tx, the Type Rx being invented much later by subsidiary Mazda?
...is there anything a Chromebook WILL do that an Asus X401A won't? There's pretty much everything that a Chromebook will do in the Asus and a lot more that a Chromebook won't, apart from cost you £20 less in the UK natch.
Re: That's the best the medium quality imager can muster?
It was ahead of its time...
...usually precede rainfall. Anyone else tempted to move their data to someone elses servers and services today?
...is to tech news what standing at Speakers Corner in a clown suit shouting "WAH DRIBBLE DRIBBLE WAH!" through a megaphone is to polite dinner conversation. #justsaying
I'm only amazed...
...it took them this long to work that particular angle out.
Hasn't that been done already? IIRC correctly it was free too! (*conditions may apply)
*Must spend $2k on a penknife to qualify for free 1TB USB
Re: Hoist; You are Yoda...
...and I claim my £5!
Re: Wikipedia is a byword for an unreliable source of information
Try Ten Word Wiki ( http://www.tenwordwiki.com) instead, it's still inaccurate but gets to the point a lot quicker and includes a measure of humour, usually.
Re: dot DOG?
GOD.DOG - perfect website for a really good mirror manufacturer? I'll bet there's more...
I bet a good number of the 20K have antivirus installed and a firewall, other than the one on their router, running in the background.
"The most important part of a car is the nut behind the wheel!" analogy fits very well in this instance!
Quis accido ipsos accidiens? It's probably wrong, but I never learned Latin
Re: Nice to know
I read it more as a warning against password reuse & repetition than as a result of a direct attack on your own network. Granted, if someone has access to stored hashes on your network you have a problem larger than their ability to decrypt said hashes, more to the point, why would they even bother looking at them if you're the actual target of the attack? However, if one of your users has their work email and their work password as the login for that specialist Russian film archive they're fond of...
...how long it takes for it to break a non-dictionary based alphanumeric password hashed with SHA-512 and salt? That would be useful information.
It's got a lot of memory...
264GB according to the article.
This list is broken, no mention of Orac or the ships computer from Star Trek.
Re: Good old Church
Down with this sort of thing!
"...lasted 40 minutes."
I can almost hear it...
"Hey do you think we should take some pictures of this thing?"
"Nah... we're scientists, they're bound to believe us! Just have another toke on this, it helps with anoxia apparently"
Top marks to the uthor for getting 'penetrated' and 'pulled off'(line) within the first 30 words of an article to do with malware and security services.
...by obscurity anyone? 10p a bag, get it while it's hot!
"pose an unacceptable risk to the ability of the UK to safeguard national security" and "disclosure of this could be used to avoid detection".
Amen to that brother!
Re: @ Comments are attributed to your handle....
Textual Rick Rolling, wish I'd thought of that, I read almost to the chorus before I realised what it was - I doff my cap to you sir!
Re: THATS FINE
Do you buy Apple by any chance?