Re: Wikipedia affected
I was SO expecting a 'Close Safari.... Use a real browser' type response.
299 posts • joined 14 Sep 2011
I was SO expecting a 'Close Safari.... Use a real browser' type response.
I find it amusing that something like this doesn't have 24/7 on site support.
I'm wondering if we ignore the moon bceause the dust is so dangerous? You'd basically never be able to take anything from outside inside, due to all the cancer causing stuff.
I'm presuming Mars' dust is actually safer.
Because the two largest ever seen DDoS's were windows boxes right.
Yeah, exactly. I'm a linux user, but stupid comments like this help no one.
Kind of funny story....
So I had a job where we'd run these developer written scripts against the database of users, on either the live or test system.
This was requested by a team who weren't in anyway computer literate; 'Billing'.
With a million or so customer records and these scripts doing the craziest things they could take anything from 5 minutes to a few days to run depending on which one was requested. I recall that on my first or second day my boss made some vague thing about 'never, ever run the wrong script against the wrong database'. Having come from a role where everything was rigorously controlled I pondered to myself 'how is that even possible?' - how little I knew.
Long story short I ended up doing exactly that, running the test script against the live customer database - the cause was tiredness and I had requested time off to recover - I didn't realise at the time I was suffering from very severe sleep apnea and it was seriously affecting all my judgement. I instantly realised my mistake at the time, reported it and the result was being let go from the company.
The amusing (to me) part of all this was, apart from no customers actually being affected, that I was in the process of building a system with all sorts of controls so that you couldn't call the wrong script against the wrong db; with validation of which scripts would run against the live system, etc.
I don't know if that ever got finished, I'm doubtful.
Does it matter if it's obvious?
These guys were making money from doing the DDoS's, from a business pretending to be a testing service.
I'd find it hard to believe anyone thought these guys were legit.
I'm thinking about a car analogy for this.
The Tesla ships with autodrive, it's great, it generally works, but it might kill you (or someone else).
Your responsibility as a driver, is to remain in control of the device you are using. Tesla's is to try and make sure you do.
Obviously, with IoT devices that you can't configure then ISP's need to outright block this traffic. This is something that's actually discussed in the original article (or one of the many I've read about this attack since). I'm starting to think we need a dual layered internet where the vast majority of users only have access to websites (and maybe force them to use https?) and anything more than this is an extra you opt into. Of course as soon as we did this then ISP's would jump on the chance to charge you for all the extras you need, vpn? charge for that, you host a server? charge for that... etc
I don't know what the fix is :(
In my new gig our ticket system actually shows the local time *of the person who raised it* in the main ticket interface
I don't know why I've never seen this before (granted, I've never supported anything US based before, only europe and then most of the timezones are pretty close to 'local' local time.
I've had this for a number of weeks, maybe even months.... I do recall a time without it, and wishing for it but it appeared long enough ago that I don't recall when i was...
and yet only one person had fraudulant activity and they knew about it fast enough to block it....
so they got the email from sony to tell them they'd just brought something....
so the 'hackers' didn't change the email address prior to the 'buying spee' of one item?
Suddenly things aren't so simple anymore.
You need more upvotes.
There was no 'hacking' here, just someone stupid with no idea how to secure their own cash.
.... you've just agreed with the OP. Anyway 5yr used to be the standard for warranty I'd look for, for at least a desktop system that's getting harder and harder.
I'm starting to wonder if we will see warranties which depend on time drive has been running rather than clock time. Warranty for 500,000 hrs run time would be far more trusted than it can sit in a box for 3 years and be fine!.
3 year warranty..... :(
So how many of those games allow split screen?
Meanwhile on google plus, you can do this plus have automatic "Event" mode, in which anyone who is coming to the event can enable this, and all photos taken between the two times (of the start and end of the event) will automatically be added to the album....
So that'll be coming to a facebook soon then?
Theres the idiot in a rush question.
Would an idiot in a rush confuse the two? I'd argue no, because it's bright green...... however it is clearly a bright green batman with a yellow cloak wielding a blue sword.
O2 might turn this on by default for contracts, but all operators don't.
The number of parents who buy their kid's contract phones, and never inform the operator that a under 18 is operating the phone means we have many "WHY DID YOU LET LITTLE JOHNNY CALL THOSE LINES!" customer complaints, after little johnny has made it very clear he is pretending to be 18.
Well the comment about O2 on 3G is incorrect.
All mobile operators supply a way to block adult content simply by letting them know, you can also block other services such as premium rate phone lines etc.
How do I know? Well I have a work phone on O2, and in some cases I need to check access to things and this may end up being of an adult nature. :D There is nothing blocked other than the default list which blocks cp.
So you expect to change how energy transfer works within physics? Yup, that would be quite some breakthrough!
Who says they aren't?
They had the anon guy for 9 months before revealing their hand.
So buy a pedometer.
This is a product for someone who wants to understand what they are intaking and outputting all in one simple package.
You want to check your heart rate? It's quite simple, here is your wrist, here are some fingers. Now count.
Or maybe a Computer Producer taking over the entire worlds music retailing....
1.Send text message to get beer
2. Get charged via return text message...
3. return text message contains code to open "fridge" on the 'copter....
4. Beer ends up in right hands \o/
(Disclaimer, I work for a company who sell text messaging solutions so many my views are blurred by this, but haven't I just solved the problem?)
That's bad battery design.
The batteries physically expand as they charge. If they expand so much they become compressed they can be damaged. If their casing is so small they can't charge to full size? BAD DESIGN.
Then again it's Sony.... so I'm not too surprised.
They are ping pong balls. I guess they are following that "fit an experiement in a ping pong ball and you can send it into space" thing that seems to be popular currently.
I just tried it out. It let me retry as many times as I needed to hit the right combination.
For people who think themselves intelligent, they've utterly failed in understanding how spam bots work.
The technology is often used to frustrate humans signing up to web mail accounts and similar services.
You know, while this is a joke, it'd be a really REALLY good idea.
They could map out how much radiation they are seeing at various points to give some kind of "spread" map.
And gotten lots of nice free publicity.
Strange how that worked out so well eh?
Ah so your one of these homeless bods who never leaves his house right?
Shame that its the 0.01% of bacteria that make us Ill, eh?
Sadly all you've proven is we should either start eating poop or bow down to our poop eating overlords.
Not really.... thats the entire point of their design.
Theres no reason you can't build a raid on it...
Because its incredibly rare?
Why it's on the register is a little more questionable... (but I presume its in bootnotes or odds and sods.)
With your lack of grammar it appears maybe you also should go back to school.
There seems to be a semi-widespread reboot buy in 4.1.2.
Random reboots a go go :(
I've always had the most excellent support from dell, even without providing any other information than the ID of the box having issues.
I really can't fault them at all, which is surprising as at a consumer level I hear they are no longer so good as they used to be.
How about you give me that $10 and I'll tell you how to not connect it to your wifi network?
Sorry, you believe they noticed the hack the exact moment it happened?
There was no gap between hackers getting the username/password (why wasn't it encrypted - was it?) and twitter locking the accounts?
Of course there was a gap!. In that time you request a oauth login. Your now authenicated for life. Happy times.
Oh lord its that Dan Brown story - Angels and .... something I can't remember
Basically a fake encrypted file which no one can crack, the NSA goes bonkers trying to crack it while all along there is no secret to find.
Aren't all those stories about (South) Korea.... and PC gamers?
Did you miss the bit where the ice is actually growing then?
You have sharing keys - keys which decrypt just whatever you've shared with whomever you give the key to.
However it doesn't seem to specify anywhere if you can give the same key out multiple times (print it on a website) or if it's on a per user basis (so someone writes a script to do it for you).
Hmmm, banks really need to work on their technical speak. Claiming there is nothing to fix, yet they are actively working on a fix is really inspiring confidence :)
"The company would not be pinned down on the root cause of the problem, which it would only describe as "something from the weekend". A spokeswoman told The Reg: "There hasn't been a failure it was just something from the weekend that we are aware of and working to fix.""
Try gentoo :)
CoD?..... maybe, I've not tried it
Word - Wine.
Excel - Wine
Lightroom - Wine I believe
Photoshop - Wine (cs2 works at least, not tried with latest but if your a graphical designer you can afford to pay for windows anyway).
Israel. No mass shootings of children by raging teens for over 10 years!
Because it isn't easy already?.
Does it make me easier to rob? Not really.
Does it reduce the lack of security they must go through to identify themselves as me? No.
Does it directly give them all my cash? No.