* Posts by ukgnome

1680 posts • joined 16 Jun 2011

Mystery hacker hijacks Dridex Trojan botnet... to serve antivirus installer

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Re: Bah!

but Trump wants Bill Gates to close parts of the internet.....you cannot avoid the Trump!

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Did you know ... Stephen Fry has founded a tech startup?

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Owl or Sky?

I love that SF likes tech and enthuses.

I love that he's a wit, and a lot of fun.

But for crying out loud it seems like someone should assist with his portfolio.

*that is not an offer BTW merley an observation

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Google ninjas go public with security holes in Malwarebytes antivirus

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@jason 7 : Scanning it will not execute anything.

When I had my small business I used to do all that and frankly what a massive waste of time. I am sure you have a lot of success. I am also sure you have a lot of repeat customers. The fact that you are unaware of how viruses propagate is worrying. MBR viruses have been around for a while and I am doubtful that you are paying heed to them correctly. MBR and VBR can and do still propagate through sloppy techniques such as the one you describe, I hope your BIOS is up to date. You allude to using a sandboxed machine for your wiping activities - I am keen to know how you get your virus definitions updated. You must spend so much time rebuilding that particular device. The only way to be sure is a rebuild and education thereafter. Even though corporations have enterprise anti-virus and a workforce of drones you wouldn't expect them to be happy with an anti-virus removal. Peoples data is worth so much, be it corporations or private individual, and you would be well to remember that. A better solution for you would be to back up the customer data onto your sandbox machine (then scanned) and then a rebuild of the customers device. Not only could you charge a little extra, but your customers would appreciate this extra level of precaution.

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sigh - the idea of an AV is to prevent an infection.

There is a difference between an Anti-Virus and a Malware scan and removal tool.

No one has suggested that the Malware scan and removal is at risk, and everyone agrees that this is quite good. As for viruses....well, if you have one then your AV is poor, popping out the drive into a clean machine and running through several different scans is one of the single dumbest things. The only safe way to deal with that infected machine is a clean install.

Why would you risk another machine by mounting the infected drive in it? Think about it, now think really really hard.

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BT blames 'faulty router' for mega outage. Did they try turning it off and on again?

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Faulty Router?

Faulty excuse - like everyone has said, when you have a SPOF you have a problem. As for openreach, it's not totally their fault. Take my sub-exchange for instance, it serves 500 houses. That's not many, but most of them are close enough to connect directly to it. There isn't space for the roadside furniture to sit. So what often happens is that openreach cable up the exchange and then find themselves in the predicament of not having a cabinet to fibre up. It would be prohibitive to fibre to the premises so they need another solution.

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BT broadband is down: Former state monopoly goes TITSUP UK-wide

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Mushroom

Also Virgin-Media are having a few niggles.....it's ISIS isn't it!

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Danish Sith Lord fined in Galactic Republic rumpus

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sloppy reporting!

who won? What is the size of the galactic republic, when does it get added to the units of measurement.

I DEMAND TO KNOW!

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El Reg nips down to the Hewlett You Inn?

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I genuinely laugh....and it's monday!

Admiring your parcel technique. It left me feeling fulfilled.

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BT airs out new business structure as it digests EE

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Does this mean an improved coverage in some of those awkward parts of the country - namely most of it?

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Original USS Enterprise model set to boldly go… on display

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I could never understand having the nacelles on pylons. It looks like it gives the ship a bigger target for stray torpedo. Something like the USS reliant just made more sense.

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SpaceX breaks capsule 'chute world record

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If only we could construct a reusable vehicle that could glide in the Earthen atmosphere. It could be used to shuttle astronauts back and forth.

If Only.....

If we did I would name it the Space BusPlane

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BT scoops £100m network provision deal from the BBC

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Re: Couldn't be worse

Ahh that's a simple mistake to make, you thought it was BT that was providing the service but in fact it turned out to be BT, if they hadn't of succeeded then in all likelihood it would of been BT but not that BT the other BT. As it turned out it was BT that got the job.

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'Printer Ready'. Er… you actually want to print? What, right now?

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Are they still called printers if they don't print?

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Major Hollywood studio eyes Paint Drying sequel

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NO! I was running through puns, but for the sake of forum entries NO!

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Feds slap Rentboy.com boss with further charges

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Re: Slight error in article...

+1 sir, as you beat me to it!

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Virginia man charged in intriguing 'suspicious bacon' case

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Re: Injected with Water?

Speaking as a vegetarian

WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU EATING?

Like everyone else has mentioned - you must be eating the cheapest crappiest bacon ever.

If a vege can point this out, then you have issues dude!

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Re: possession of bacon covered in an unknown substance

'Merkins discombobulated by Brown Sauce perhaps?

Oh heck no, you can buy the glorious HP in the hallowed walmartian stores

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Afraid of getting your iThing pwned? Get yourself iOS 9.2.1

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Re: Apple Updates

Which is why I have made a note to re-read this article next week and thus maintain the status quo

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LOHAN takes the stage at Oz Linux shindig

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Does it have to be those rocket motors?

Surely you can adapt, it's been quite a long while now.

Some of us invested in the kickstarter have lost enthusiasm.

If this was my workplace the project would of been scrapped.

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Trump's new thought bubble: Make Apple manufacture in the USA

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Joke

Does this mean we can get Trump out of Scotland?

Shouldn't be difficult, them neeps get me windy

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Spoilsport scientists unstick Spider-Man

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Wellllll

For a start he doesn't use gecko sticky pads - rather a type of barbed hair follicle and a form of electromagnetism. This is why Elektro could disrupt the wall crawling ability. Although, if Spider-Man ever stood next to Donald J Trump then can you imagine how much he would frizz that piss coloured foppish hair?

Also, super heroes often exert powers that are difficult to replicate because.....fiction!

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You've heard of Rollercoaster Tycoon – but we can't wait for Server Tycoon

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Childcatcher

Because

The kids aren't angry enough

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Comet halo theory for flickering 'alien megastructure' star fails

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It is just as likely

That the shimmer is a result on the JMC mining ship passing past

AKA the small rouge one

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El Reg mulls entering Robot Wars arena

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Drone on

What about aerial bot's?

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Russian Pastafarian wins right to bear colander

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Re: That's not a collander, it's just a hat.

I happen to know from other news sauces that he does have a yellow colander that he wears as his normal head gear. But it's cold in Russia so he has a hat for his hat.

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Watchdog says yes to BT's EE takeover deal. Shrugs. No 'significant' harm in it

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Seems that customer service

Just got worse

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Optimus Prime goes under the hammer

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That is not Optimus Prime!

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Brit cuffed for Kyrgyz 'horse penis' sausage quip

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To be certain this isn't racism I would need to see a horses penis.

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The Register's entirely serious New Year's resolutions for 2016

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Dear El Reg - adolescence should not be muted.

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Free Wi-Fi for the NHS, promises health secretary Jeremy Hunt

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Big Brother

This is how they start the thought control experiments.

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Re: Your just a complainer who jumps to their keyboard

Oh dear dear patrick_bateman where or where to begin with your diatribe.

I feel a few people may judge you harshly, and I am indeed one of them. You come across as 'one of those complainers that jumps to their keyboard' ready to spew forth your crap.

You are a keyboard warrior that whilst seemingly presenting facts has managed not only to contradict themselves but also has become the person you wanted to have a go at. A free service is seldom free, and I am sure that you feel you have a valid point. But your analogy is at least as dumb as a shed full hammers. Any system that asks you to register, even with fake info is doing it for a reason. The paranoid among us will decry this is so they can track us.

Clearly you are not technically minded, but that's OK because in these times you can simply turn to the fifteen year old sat next to you in A&E who happens to be watching porn and he will explain this all to you in a series of grunts that only a true ID ten T could understand.

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EE recalls all 'Power Bar' USB batteries due to 'fire safety risk'

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Shocking

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EE Power Bar recall: Telco will waive £5 fee for laggards

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The EE power bar was one of the worst tasting nutrition supplements I have ever had.

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Donald Trump wants Bill Gates to 'close the Internet', Jeff Bezos to pay tax

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The scary thing

Is that a very large swathe of people buy into the Trump Extremism. As that is what he is, an extremist, a terrorist, he orchestrates chaos.

This man is dangerous, people listen to him because he lauds his extreme views with immunity to prosecution. his vitriolic hate diatribes paint a dangerous picture for the future.

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Re: Is this the guy ...

No, he said that "Isn’t it interesting that the tragedy in Paris took place in one of the toughest gun control countries in the world?"

But this was about the Hebdo shootings.

It is important to differentiate between the attacks, misquoting him is as bad as him misquoting.

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BOFH: Taking a spin in a decommissioned racer? On your own grill cam be it

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Re: Lotus

I still lust after a MK2 Lotus Cortina

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EE plans to block annoying ads on mobile network

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Does this also include annoying texts, because EE are particularly great at them.

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Irish electricity company threatens to cut off graveyard

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Graveyard receives leccy bill

Shocking!

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Terrorists seek to commit deadly 'cyber attacks' in UK, says Chancellor Osborne

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Re: Chancellor Osborne?

And you can say what you like about Palpatine, but he was not a Tory, but he was a damn fine trade negotiator.

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So George Osborne is now a terrorist then?

In its broadest sense, terrorism is any act designed to cause terror, so by suggesting that IS is planning an attack is in a narrower sense, terrorism. Especially as it can be understood to feature a political objective.

This constant scaremongering is pretty pathetic, I doubt that enough zealots have the ability to hack the UK. And surely if they went down the road of hiring skilled attackers then they would presumably have to put themselves to death immediately for paying for this foreign workforce. It should also be worth pointing out that when it comes to terrorism and the UK it is not very effective. During the London bombings on 7/7 there was a range of emotions, but the resounding emotion was akin to mild ambivalence. And that will never do!

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Commentard achieves bronze badge, goes directly to jail

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Well prison and IT departments are quite similar

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Judge bins Apple Store end-of-shift shakedown lawsuit

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Re: I wouldn't work at a place...

Back in the 90's I would search my staff at the pub I managed.

Not because I thought they had stolen anything, but because a few of them were well fit.

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Faked NatWest, Halifax bank sites score REAL security certs

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Trollface

All fake sites can be found by visiting the serch engine www.groogle.com

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Facebook's UK wing paid just £4k in corporation tax last year

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Has anyone set up a just giving site - I feel the need to help out this ailing company.

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LOHAN chews the fat with US TV station over Spaceport's FAA-ilure

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FAA

Fuck All Avionics

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BT to shoot 'up to 330Mbps' G.fast into 2,000 Gosforth homes

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Conducted in Norfolk earlier this year, and then forgotten about.

Just like the fibre in my village.

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Playmobil cops broadside for 'racist' pirate slave

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Won't somebody think of the children....

When I was one, I sucked my thumb, the day I went to sea

I climbed aboard a pirate ship and the captain said to me

I’m going this way that way, forwards and backwards, over the Irish Sea

A bottle of rum to fill my tum, now that’s the life for me.

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Vodafone joins calls to pry Openreach from BT's hands

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Sky doesn't want to add LLU to my village exchange

Vodafone don't want to pay back tax

Both companies have sour grapes because they are charged as open reach customers.

Both companies are slimier than a tupperware box full of eels.

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So, what's happening with LOHAN? Sweet FAA, that's what

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I don't wish to be mean Lester, as a backer I just wan't to be sure that my money is well spent. At the moment it doesn't feel that way.

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