* Posts by Tomato42

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Outlook.com is still not functioning properly for some Microsoft punters

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Re: MS & Standards

looks like they follow Gmail example!

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Facebook Fake News won it for Trump? That's a Zombie theory

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@AC "Fox is probably the least slanted news."

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2012/11/06/for-every-minute-of-airtime-fox-news-gave-obama/191170

https://mediamatters.org/blog/2016/10/06/study-compared-msnbc-and-cnn-fox-news-devotes-more-time-trump-events-and-less-time-clinton-events/213578

You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means.

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USS Zumwalt gets Panama tug job after yet another breakdown

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Re: This is payback time

@GrumpyKiwi: You do know that 1 thou is 25.4µm or 25400nm, don't you?

Reminder: water molecules are 0.27nm in size. So while the ocean definitely sneers at 1/1000th of an inch, it definitely doesn't sneer at nanometers...

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NASA trying to rein in next-generation super-heavy lifter costs

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Re: James Hansen will be furious

@Big John: Sorry to confuse your made up mind with facts, but over 90% of scientists that have anything to do with climate science say that humans are responsible for global warming (97% if we talk about active researchers). Over 80% of scientists in general say that humans are responsible for global warming:

http://www.skepticalscience.com/global-warming-scientific-consensus-intermediate.htm

The only swindle that is happening is Shell, BP and Koch brothers producing false or misleading information about AGW.

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Experts to Congress: You must act on IoT security. Congress: Encourage industry to develop best practices, you say?

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> to develop best practices that would "not hinder innovation."

aren't business process patents already valid in the US of A?

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IBM offers Trump its ideas to Make America Great Again

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isn't that Facebook's job?

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How many Internet of S**t devices knocked out Dyn? Fewer than you may expect

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Re: Solution?

@Charles 9: that's exactly what I'm talking about. The queries return different IPs with every query, and they have time to live measured in minutes because they use DNS for load balancing. While in ye olde times results would have time to live measured in hours or days.

they've abused DNS system and now they suffered the consequences

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Solution?

If only the DNS system was distributed and used local caching for the queries...

Alas, we all know that it was introduced for load leveling purposes, so they couldn't have predicted it. /s

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Linux in 2016 catches up to Solaris from 2004

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Re: BPF is not the only way to get a timed dump

bpf stopped to be a stream matcher good few releases ago, it's a generic system that just happens to be the same thing you use for packet capture

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Mozilla plots TLS 1.3 future for Firefox

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it is vulnerable to replay attacks, but the standard will include information about mitigation and kinds of data client can send in the 0-RTT.

So yes, it's correct that your spider senses are tingling, and unless you're a real Time To First Byte junkie, you're better off not using it. Especially as browsers will need to figure out what is 0-RTT viable or not.

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Re: PCI Requirements

Except it hasn't been. Only after 30 June 2018 will they require TLSv1.1 (not even TLSv1.2!):

https://www.pcicomplianceguide.org/ssl-and-early-tls-new-migration-dates-announced/

Not that you shouldn't have been on TLSv1.2 for few years already!

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Today the web was broken by countless hacked devices – your 60-second summary

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Re: Maybe..

> Nice thought, but I think most manufacturers will just shut down the product line rather than do fixes.

and nothing of value will be lost

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Google peddles Linux based load balancer to open sourcers

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"said the requirement on Seesaw were that it was built using Google's Go language"

aah, the Not Invented Here syndrome! Google really has been suffering from it lately.

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Google IMAP losing old security protocols this month

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Re: Outlook Express?

I can't even begin to imagine to how many known exploits it is vulnerable now.

Please, drag them into the 2000's, even if they kick and scream.

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Blighty's Home Office database blunders will deprive hundreds of GB driving licences

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Criminal proceedings

"meaning the Home Office can seize wages as proceeds of crime for the first time."

I'm assuming that this will be the wages of the employers of the illegal immigrants? Doesn't it take two to tango?

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How a chunk of the web disappeared this week: GlobalSign's global HTTPS snafu explained

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Re: Let's Encrypt is not an alternative.

OV certificates are useless, they don't provide any additional functionality over Domain Validated certificates.

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IBM: Yes, it's true. We leaned on researchers to censor exploit info

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Re: Some people just want to stick it to em

then they should have asked the researchers to publish the exploit, say, 4 weeks after the patch is available

they already were in contact with them before!

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Like it or not, here are ALL your October Microsoft patches

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Goodwill

Yes Microsoft, after the whole Windows 10 forced update fiasco you sure have a lot of goodwill still to burn, sure you do.

Protip: the rest of world didn't interpret that variable as a signed, you're in the negative

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Crypto needs more transparency, researchers warn

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I guess that means that any published and widely used prime should have https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elliptic_curve_primality proof attached...

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Mozilla wants woeful WoSign certs off the list

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Re: x.509 broken by design

> No real interest except amongst the consumers,

ou contrair! the people that buy them are interested in them being as cheap as possible and if that means few bad apples, so be it

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Source code unleashed for junk-blasting Internet of Things botnet

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Re: common login creds are a design *pattern*

we call those antipatterns

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No surprise: Microsoft seeks Windows Update boss with 'ability to reduce chaos, stress'

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Re: Microsoft attempting to hire someone competent?

"suffering through 4 years of [...] liberal indoctrination"

to me it looks like you are the problem, not the solution

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Yahoo! couldn't! detect! hackers! in! its! network! but! can! spot! NSFW! smut! in! your! office?

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False detections?

I'm betting that false positive and false negative rates are above 50%

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OpenSSL swats a dozen bugs, one notable nasty

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openssl-0.9.8zh is also vulnerable but patches won't be made for it

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Sad reality: It's cheaper to get hacked than build strong IT defenses

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Solution?

The solution it is to not make it cheaper: fine the companies that are hacked.

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Using a thing made by Microsoft, Apple or Adobe? It probably needs a patch today

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Re: It's not the brand, but the software...

it may not look like this, but I have on high authority that software is written by humans and it's common for humans to err

where are the robotic overlords where you need them!?

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YouTube breaks Sony Bravias

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Re: Obviously the haven't even heard of defensive programming

> distinguishes quality software from poor hacks.

"poor hacks"? that's a new term for Internet of Things?

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Europe to order Apple to cough up 'one beeellion Euros in back taxes'

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Re: Hehe

@veti just like we're still talking just how stupid of an idea is to fight Russia in winter (unless you're the Mongols), we will be talking how moronic the decision of UK was to leave the EU.

so get used to it

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Google breaks heart, White Knight falls off horse

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Re: "The majority of the population is concentrated in urban areas."

the point is that those suburban areas have higher population density than Europe, and they still have slower and vastly more expensive Internet

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Windows Update borks PowerShell – Microsoft won't fix it for a week

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Re: Go Linux Mint

at this point in time, I have fewer problems with a BLEEDING EDGE, ROLLING RELEASE distro like Arch than I see people have with Win 10

now you'd have to go to LFS to have worse experience with Linux than in Windows, it would be funny if it weren't so pathethic

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Google Chrome will beat Flash to death with a shovel: Why... won't... you... just... die!

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Re: Why wait until December?

Nuke it? It needs a relativistic kill vehicle! High orbital bombardment!

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update is borking boxen everywhere

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Re: I'm waiting

ain't that a good thing? after that you can say "oh, win 10? I'm afraid that is double my usual rate"

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Cats, dogs starve as web-connected chow chute PetNet plays dead

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Re: Another negative for IoT

@fidodogbreath the problem is that the notification system works only in local environment, with a roaming owner it is ineffective

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US standards lab says SMS is no good for authentication

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For moment there, I completely forgot about the atrocious security of the US carriers

(not that others are not bad in their own right, but some are more... "special" than others)

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Ivory tower drops water bombs on dumpster fire

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Re: A Vote is an endorsement

with a First Past The Post voting system, if you don't vote on the candidate, it is as good as voting for the opposing party candidate

the whole voting system should be changed to something like single transferable vote

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Re: so the usual

I would have agree with you, if the "ones that killed innovation" weren't saying that misogyny, racism and xenophobia are bad for this (or in fact any) country.

it's like saying, "this professor is wrong about climate change, I saw him jaywalking a month ago!"

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Google's Nexii stand tall among Android's insecure swill

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Re: Until Blackberry goes under

@DougS you mean just like the 3 year cadence of the Nexus devices?

'cause it's exactly what google is doing, they drop support for "Nexii" like a hot potato right after the 3 year mark

it's a shitfest, all of it

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UK gov says new Home Sec will have powers to ban end-to-end encryption

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Re: Idiots!

not to mention that a CA which would sign certificate for the Blue Coat system would very quickly be removed from Mozilla's and Microsoft's trust stores

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Microsoft wins landmark Irish data slurp warrant case against the US

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Re: non-US citizens on non-US servers

@AC and that's the crux of the matter

I have no problem with US enforcement agencies asking EU enforcement agencies for information in EU. But it must go through EU court, with EU laws and EU judges.

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

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Re: Gunman murdered by the police?

@bombastic bob: right, because "heroes" are incapable of doing evil things

see also: The Hague Invasion Act

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Russia, China fight UN effort to extend human rights onto the internet

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Re: Simply amazing....

you're forgetting that USA is "exceptional" and that they will maybe sign, but never ratify this new law

you know, like domestic laws apply only to some people, just not those in establishment or enforcement...

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My plan to heal this BROKEN, BREXITED BRITAIN

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@fidodogbreath: give credit where credit is due! After all, he's the guy that killed Hitler...

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Time to re-file your patents and trademarks, Britain

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wait aren't you so against ID cards because they remind you of those food stamps from those "glorious" times?

yes, the times when you were young were much better, but it's because you were young, you had the vigour to learn new stuff, strength to overcome obstacles, not because they were better times

now forgive us youngsters while we're working on beating yet another all time world-wide low for people living under the poverty line and illiteracy rates

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EU GDPR compliance still a thing for UK firms even after Brexit

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honestly, I see Turkey meeting the requirements earlier...

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Tech firms reel from Leave's Brexit win

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Re: Didn't

you think UK will get access to common market without a deal like Norway? ha! not if French have anything to say about it (psst: they do)

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US plans intervention in EU vs Facebook case caused by NSA snooping

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Re: I doubt it

@ckm5: UK is not the whole Europe...

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Microsoft has created its own FreeBSD image. Repeat. Microsoft has created its own FreeBSD image

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Re: Just another good example...

of course it's a take-over attempt

there's no objective reason to run BSD over Linux. Features, speed, programmers, either Linux has it all, or can simply run BSD stuff

but BSD doesn't have this pesky GPL business so when they decide it's enough of this OSS lip service, MS can just close it up

(See also: core Android applications that are no longer developed in AOSP)

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Get ready for Google's proprietary Android. It's coming – analyst

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Re: They already have

> Heck, Microsoft might pick up the ball and write in support for Bing and sell their own

> Android that is freer than the one Google offers. Wouldn't that be a crazy turnaround?

with current Microsoft and current Google, that's not exactly inconceivable...

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Microsoft thinks it's fixed Windows Server mess its last fix 'fixed'

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Re: I'm flabbergasted

@Unicornpiss: in letting it go.

Once you start using it, you basically will use it forever. So you need a Windows Server to host it.

I was referring only to the addictiveness of it, nothing more.

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Re: I'm flabbergasted

Active Directory is worse than crack cocaine...

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