* Posts by G2

137 posts • joined 21 Jun 2007

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Who wants a quad-core 4.2GHz, 64GB, 5TB SSD RAID 10 … laptop?

G2
Black Helicopters

fans

so many fans... is that a notebook or a hoverboard? (can't be called a laptop... it probably becomes too hot to hold on your lap)

if one fan dies... it probably becomes one of the flaming hoverboards.

/helicopter icon for this - just because it's a big fan.

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If you're one of millions using Magento – stop whatever you're doing and patch now

G2
Facepalm

seen this before

https://xkcd.com/327/

XKCD.... happens literally (email address = name).

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NASA, Dept of Defense, Commerce etc probed over use of backdoored Juniper kit

G2

Re: eat your own dogfood

what is the difference between "Our back doors" and "other back doors" from a binary or boolean point of view? They both evaluate to "1"/authorized="TRUE" imho.

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G2
Facepalm

eat your own dogfood

they are the ones trying to push legislation and international treaties to make these backdoors mandatory and when they actually discover that they themselves were already using them for years they are upset about having backdoors?

Talk about not wanting to eat your own dogfood...but you keep feeding it to others.

The left hand seems not to know what the right hand is doing.. and in this case the left hand was snatching some food out of the pile dished out by the right hand.

/facepalm

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RSA asks for plaintext Twitter passwords on conference reg page

G2
FAIL

interesting list there

looking on Twitter at the list of so-called 'security professionals' and security decision-makers that handed over the passwords to their Twitter accounts makes me cringe and despair... wtf were they thinking?

some highlights of what i have found:

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https://twitter.com/MichaelMrak/status/645966789386465280

@MichaelMrak

Data Protection, Anti-Corruption and Anti-Money Laundering Expert.

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https://twitter.com/rshullic/status/653999276779925504

@rshullic

Cyber security professional specializing in cybef security, cyber risk, and security architecture. CPP CISSP, ISSAP, ISSMP, SSCP, CCFP-US CISA CIPP, CIPM, CRISC

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https://twitter.com/Todd_Inskeep/status/655812425158029312

@Todd_Inskeep

Todd explores InfoSec, risk management and identity in new business models & emerging tech - e/m-commerce, payments, and social media - personal opinions

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https://twitter.com/RubyZefo/status/656685690567024640

@RubyZefo

Intel Corp. Vice President Law & Policy Group, Chief Privacy & Security Counsel.

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https://twitter.com/TrustedComputin/status/661571533362601984

@TrustedComputin

Trusted Computing Group develops open standards for computing security.

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https://twitter.com/MarkVillinski/status/664275890797441028

@MarkVillinski

Security Industry Marketing Professional for Kaspersky Lab.

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https://twitter.com/lonatherrien/status/666312007696703488

@lonatherrien

PR & Marketing @RSAsecurity

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https://twitter.com/archangelnikk/status/666343331857854468

@archangelnikk

Information Security and Risk Executive #CISO #InfoSec #CSO #cybersecurity #egyptology thecsoblog.com

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https://twitter.com/Stephani_Lewis/status/674287335673040896

@Stephani_Lewis

Social Media with Intel Security. Helping businesses balance the innovation and evolution of technology with security.

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https://twitter.com/klstickels/status/681962465740124161

@klstickels

Americas Field & Channel Marketing Manager for RSA, The Security Division of EMC. Follow me to learn more about EMC & RSA marketing activities.

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https://twitter.com/Kojiro200/status/682108370438995968

@Kojiro200

Trade commissioner at the Embassy of Canada in Tokyo to assist Canadian ICT companies to develop business in Japan.

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https://twitter.com/CyberRiskLady/status/684107363914256385

@CyberRiskLady

Security Professional - Balancing Cyber Risk Management, Business and Strategy. @KatzcyLLC President & VirginiaTech MBA Advisory Board President

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https://twitter.com/BrickDuck/status/686932327465914368

@BrickDuck

Prncipal, Brick Duck Communications. Helping smart organizations float, fly, defy. Media designer and commentator, writer, former CNN executive producer.

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https://twitter.com/jasoncliu/status/687436723358416896

@jasoncliu

Product Marketing Manager at Cisco, MBA from Tepper, USC Trojan. Car | Sports | Technology Enthusiast.

(Note: hmm.. Product Marketing Manager at Cisco and they still gave up their password for a tweet after the NSA scandal?? now we have a lead on how NSA got their fingers in... they just asked one of the Cisco guys to hand over their passwords.. they probably paid them with a bar of chocolate..)

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https://twitter.com/tynanwrites/status/689965980043382785

Dan Tynan (Verified account)

@tynanwrites

Editor-in-Chief, Yahoo Tech. Opinions expressed here belong entirely to me; my pants are another story. RTs = Real Tasty

(woops... Yahoo bigshot there... gave up their Twitter account password. lol)

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/END MAJOR FACEPALM.. and the list goes on..and on... i just highlighted a few.

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US publishes guide to hardening your arteries, security-wise, that is

G2
WTF?

what is THEIR definition of a "major incident" ?

move along... nothing to see here.. this incident is not major.

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Adblock Plus blocked from attending ad industry talkfest

G2
Joke

Re: Just a thought

why bother with bricks? i heard there might be an available orbital weapons platform out there... a couple of plasma torpedoes would probably be enough... and they're cheaper than bricks and much faster to deploy when comparing to the amount of bricks needed for all those doors and windows :p

http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Orbital_weapon_platform

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G2
Mushroom

next: Adblock Plus nukes all IAB member ads.

quote from abp blog:

after buying a ticket, booking a flight and reserving a room, we got, ahem, dis-invited.

/quote

quote 2 from abp blog:

and it informed us that our registration for the summit was canceled and our fee refunded.

/quote2

so... did IAB also compensate them for the cost of the airplane tickets and hotel reservations? Doesn't look like they got their airplane tickets and hotel reservations refunded to me.

i would think that since IAB took the 'nuke them' option themselves, this counts as a valid reason for nuking any IAB member company out of the acceptable ads program.

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Motorola’s X Force awakens a seemingly ‘shatterproof’ future

G2

Re: 6.0 "soon"... riiight.

quote

Strangely enough, Moto yesterday announced that the 4g Moto E 2015 is getting Marshmallow!

/quote

*puzzled*.... so instead of making a new blog post / announcement sequel for additional devices that will get v6 in the near future, Moto decides to quietly update the old one without telling anyone or even marking in the blog text WHICH items in that list are the newly updated ones... they just tossed them in the list there hoping nobody remembers the original item list ... probably just to cover their legal butts? They only mention at the top of the post that it was updated. All that being said, if they ever bother launching v6 i hope they launch directly to v6.0.1+ as 6.0.1 has been released already.

They should know how a blog post notification system works. Blogspot's RSS feeds can be used to notify you of new posts but the usual RSS reader apps won't notify you of edits to posts that way back (Motorola's blog is quite active), so i'd take their announcement with a large pinch of salt.. make it a large truck of salt.

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G2

Re: 6.0 "soon"... riiight.

quote

Sure that's Moto and not the operator?

/quote

i bought it full price retail, unlocked... not tied to any operator. it's Moto pure.

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G2
Mushroom

6.0 "soon"... riiight.

quote "The Android included is 5.1.1, with 6.0 Marshmallow promised soon" /quote

i assume that "soon" is the same "soon" that we were promised at the Moto E 2015 launch in february.... 8 months later Moto dropped the bomb on its customers and abandoned us.

as a Moto E 2015 user (XT1524 - surnia_reteu) that has bought the phone on the promise that will be upgraded "soon" to 6.0 and i'm STILL stuck on Android 5.0.2 all i can say is FUCK YOU MOTO, Never again!

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Encrypt voice calls, says GCHQ's CESG team ... using CESG encryption

G2
Black Helicopters

license to snoop included in RFC6509

bullshit in the middle detected:

"Simply knowing a user’s phone number is enough to establish a secure communications link with them."

riiiiiight... and that's exactly what will be allowing man-in-the-middle snooping here - the middleman GCHQ/NSA/BigBrother/etc will be able to impersonate anyone's keys at will and will insert/replace its own keys on the fly.

The parties at both ends of the connection will think they are talking securely to the other side but actually both of them are being relayed via the man-in-the-middle snoop keys.

Security theatre at its best.

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Slacker vendors' one-fix-a-year effort leaves 88% of Androids vulnerable

G2

quote

How do you fix an ecosystem like that?

/quote

simple: instead of a static device, transform it into an evolving device:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Ara

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G2
Mushroom

Motorola

Fuck you, Moto! NEVER AGAIN!

bought my Moto E 2015 (XT1524 - surnia_reteu.reteuall.en.EU retfr) contract-free (retail unlocked) in mid-September.... Motorola's promise of updates played a BIG part in choosing it... October comes around and just as the 14 day return window closes and i can no longer return the phone to the store.... Motorola announces that even though it barely launched it in February 2015 and they promised to update it, we're screwed as they decided to abandon it. :(

i'm STILL stuck on Android 5.0 (5.0.2), they upgraded the USA-edition models of E 2015 to Android 5.1 but not EU models.. seems our phones are to become landfill... planned obsolescence at its best. :(

http://motorola-blog.blogspot.com/2015/10/marshmallow-and-smore.html

so again, Fuck You, Moto!... that was the last Motorola i'll ever buy.

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Hardened Linux stalwarts Grsecurity pull the pin after legal fight

G2

Re: "in response to an expensive and lengthy court case"

they didn't lose.. they did not even get in front of a judge/court.... they can't afford to sue as they do not have the money to afford suing.

quote from their announcement:

so I reached out to the community at the time with a brief explanation of the problem to see if anyone knew of a trademark litigation attorney that would be interested in taking the case on a contingent fee basis. There were no replies, and our own lawyer's efforts at finding a trademark expert only resulted in finding someone who would analyze the case at a cost well above everything we had already spent: money we don't have, and money that could be better spent on development and research.

/quote

tl;dr version: "How much justice can you afford to buy?"

/sarcasm

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G2
Facepalm

re:trademark

grsecurity trademark has already been registered and from the grsecurity announce, seems the unnamed multi-billion company *cough*Intel*cough*wind river*cough* doesn't care squat about others' trademarks

http://tess2.uspto.gov/

Word Mark GRSECURITY

Goods and Services IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: Computer application software for laptop computers, mobile phones, desktop computers, servers, and mainframes for use in auditing computer users' activity, controlling access to software applications and file, network, and credential services provided by the computer's operating system, and preventing breaches of computer security. FIRST USE: 20011001. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20011001

Standard Characters Claimed

Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK

Serial Number 85506017

Filing Date December 29, 2011

Current Basis 1A

Original Filing Basis 1A

Published for Opposition July 10, 2012

Registration Number 4213087

Registration Date September 25, 2012

Owner (REGISTRANT) Open Source Security, Inc. CORPORATION VIRGINIA 2437 Raleigh Dr Lancaster PENNSYLVANIA 17601

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Samsung debuts Artik, its new software n' chips for the Internet of Stuff

G2

Project Ara?

this looks to me like Samsung getting ready to release ready-made modules for Google's Project Ara..... a few tweaks here and there, add a case and they should be done.

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Major London rail station reveals system passwords during TV documentary

G2

Re: Humans

or changed regularly...

probably it was recently changed... recently as in last century.

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El Reg uncages its truly demonic BOFH t-shirt

G2

Re: Still waiting for

shock-resistant BOFH mugs too

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Chrome trumps all comers in reported vulnerabilities

G2
Megaphone

half truth statistics coming from Secunia.

1) Reported vulnerabilities are not the same thing as unpatched reported vulnerabilities and Google moves pretty quick to patch things.

Their bounty rewards program helps A LOT with finding and reporting vulnerabilities - this is an incentive for people to smash, crunch and otherwise torture the browser in every imaginable way to see if it sprouts a leak, and that leak will be patched for the benefit of all the users.

I don't see the other mentioned browser markers offering such bounties.. MS in particular is known for the secretive way in which it shoves stuff under the carpet (they have a sort of bounty rewards program.. with a NDA with stupid terms attached) when it doesn't like it shown until they release a patch for it, sometimes years later, and bragging about finally fixing x or y while some things never get fixed or get stealth "unsupported" half-fixes (*cough* POSReady fixes allowed for WinXP on purpose - they could easily nuke it.*/cough*).

2) i'm a Secunia PSI user and i can tell you that their detection of the installed Chrome version is crappy about half of the time.

This is because Chrome keeps the previous version around when it installs an update, just in case you need to roll back. If you have Chrome installed and if you ever applied an update to it, just take a look at C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application (or wherever you installed it). You'll see there 2 folders, one for the current version and one for the previous version that you had before the latest update.

Sometimes Secunia PSI will detect the version that was present when i started the computer and keep pestering me to update it even if i just updated it. When this happens i have to manually FORCE a full system scan in Secunia PSI just so that it can detect the updated version.

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Noobs can pwn world's most popular BIOSes in two minutes

G2
Mushroom

manufacturers are to blame 100%

this ball is in squarely in the manufacturer's court. Almost every device i have encountered so far comes with a disclaimer that you, as user, are shit out of luck if you try to upgrade it's bios/firmware and it's no longer working after that and that the warranty will be voided by ANY changes that you make to the original as-shipped bios. ("any" meaning including trying to upgrade it with a bios downloaded from the manufacturer's site).

Until the manufactures provide full support for bios/firmware upgrading and drop the associated warranty-nuking legalese from the warranty terms, the users won't even consider patching them.

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Yahoo! wheels! out! password! on-demand! service! for! simpletons!

G2
Facepalm

day dreaming of yahoos

tl;dr version: the technology is not there yet to support this dream and have account security at the same time.

so... is Yahoo now officially facilitating account credentials interception for any services? have they been bought out by the NSA or have they been hit with a stupid ray?

losing control of your phone (either stolen or temporarily/permanently held for "inspection" by border agents/power-drunk LEOs or other rent-a-cops) or just having it intercepted by a stingray or other cell site simulator will give the spooks/crooks way easier access to ANY account that uses that phone number as the only way to validate access. They won't even need to decrypt the device as they can use the phone number alone to get access to the contents of the online services tied to it and can then easily slurp the data. Sometimes you don't even need to power on the phone, the spooks can easily persuade the phone company to temporarily assign that phone number to a SIM card that they control, or can even clone the original SIM.

If the device in question were a fail-proof, not-easily removed or intercepted integral part of your body then yahoo's method would be ok... some SciFi movies even portray people talking to a hologram in their hands or on the periphery of the visual field (or similar stuffs...).

Unfortunately the technology is not there yet and the point of 2FA is exactly to try to avoid those scenarios where you lose control of the device, and by changing one of the factors, to limit the extent that the other one can be exploited.

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East Timor was officially removed from the internet yesterday

G2
Pint

tl.dr

or is that dr.tl now?

:p

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BOFH in mugnificent return to Cash'n'Carrion

G2

shock-resistant?

any chance of getting some shock-resistant BOFH mugs in there too?

Duralex/Luminarc or something similar? The current mugs seem a bit too frail for any heavy-duty usage. (including usage as a percussive maintenance tool :p )

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Samsung gets KINKY with new Galaxy in 50 SHADES OF GREY

G2
Holmes

Google Glass or similar

for me that looks awfully close to a Glass device viewed from the side...

Google has recently terminated the experimental production run and with Samsung already having had some attempts at developing a similar device... maybe Google signed up with Samsung for mass-market production? Mobile World Congress sounds like the perfect place to launch the mass-market Google Glass Mk 2 (or is that Mk 3...4?.. i lost count of the test variations)

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El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

G2

ow..my eyes.. what in the world made you change that nicely compact layout? looks like a tornado messed the site :(

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Win a year’s supply of chocolate (no tech knowledge required)

G2
FAIL

Re: Just under the clickey button...

not to mention that there's NO ACTUAL terms & conditions linked. AT ALL.

i think they might be something along the lines.. "by entering this competition you're giving us your first born, an arm and a leg. We'll be coming tonight with a chainsaw to collect the arm+leg."

/:p

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French Senate passes anti-Amazon amendment

G2

ok.. who sets the base reference for prices?

Amazon: ok.. so.. no more free shipping allowed?.. ok..charge them 0.01 €cents (no..not using verizon math there)..

Amazon: ok.. no discounts more than 5%?... 5% relative to WHAT?.. who sets the base price used for calculating discounts? Answer: we (mostly) do, so instead of discounts >5% we'll start seeing the regular, non-discounted prices dropping...

Is there a law in France that states that regular, non-discounted prices have to be above a certain value?

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Mozilla to cram a full web-dev IDE inside Firefox browser

G2

Re: about:crashes

Firefox is the only program that crashes on either of my systems and the crashes started with v29.. it was pretty stable before that, and i'm not the only one that started to see crashes beginning with v29.

system 1: Win7 SP1 x64 fully updated, installed in 2011, 16 gb ram

system 2: winxp sp3, fully updated, including the POS, 4gb ram (3gb usable), freshly installed in january 2014

On both systems i always run as normal user without admin rights and i use an elevated command window when i need administrative access.

again.. Firefox is the only program that's crashing... since it doesnt do that for you.. do you use any add-ons?

Maybe it's because i'm using NoScript / AdBlock Plus / HTTPS Everywhere, but these add-ons worked just fine before v29 appeared and they've been updated repeatedly since v29 was launched.

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G2
Flame

Firefox crashiness

they'll add the full IDE before or after fixing the crashiness that's been plaguing Firefox lately?

since v29 i get at least a crash a day.. i got into the habit of no longer bothering with providing comments in the Crash Reporter... i use that for ASCII art

If you happen to navigate to about:crashes in Firefox.. you'll get there a nice list of Firefox crashes on the local PC that have been caught by the Crash Reporter, crashes complete with URLs to the crash analysis and the comments neatly formatted on a page... you can see that people swear a lot in crash comments too.. i just use a small piece of ASCII art for comments and i see some other people doing that too :)

......................../´¯/)

.....................,/¯..//

..................../..../ /

............./´¯/'...'/´¯¯`·¸

........../'/.../..../......./¨¯\

........('(...´(..´......,~/'...')

.........\.................\/..../

..........\............... _.·´

............\..............(

..............\.............\

edit: meh, elReg is messing with the newlines in the above graphic, doubling them.. just use your imagination and remove the extra spacing (^_^)

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When will Microsoft next run out of US IPv4 addresses for Azure?

G2
Pint

throwing a big wrench

there you go... Microsoft throwing a BIG and PUBLIC wrench in the MAFIAAA's laughable claims that IP addresses can map always to a precise physical location. The new address space isn't even from the same general geographic area.

ROFL...

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The amazing .uk domain: Less .co and loads more whalesong

G2
Trollface

Re: The colour represents self expression, new thinking, and new horizons.

is it my dyslexic imagination or am i the only one to see an "f" letter in the white space on the left side of the circle?.... that means the logo is saying "fuk". LOL

/lol

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Über-secure Blackphone crypto-mobe spills its silicon guts

G2

Re: First customer?

don't worry.. it seems it's built specifically FOR those agencies and not designed to be used at all in Russia and the eastern side of the continent - according to those published specs it has no support for GLONASS at all, it only supports american-style GPS - thus it will be hard for it to achieve commercial distribution in Russia and its neighbors that require GLONASS.

Russia mandates that any device imported for sale that can use GPS must also support GLONASS.

No GLONASS => not designed to be sold in Russia or its neighbors (unless you pay the 25% import tax for devices that are not-GLONASS compatible)

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Minecraft players can now download Denmark – all of it – in 1:1 scale

G2
Black Helicopters

Re: This is great!

anyone remembers when the same thing was done on a much smaller scale in CounterStrike a few years back?

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/05/03/student_counterstrike_map_texasschool/

i wonder if / when will someone call the cops or a swat team down on these... or maybe just dispense with the niceties and use a drone strike directly

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Opportunity selfie: Martian winds have given the spunky ol' rover a spring cleaning

G2
Pint

xkcd

https://xkcd.com/695/

for the wrong rover though... but valid nonetheless.

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Nokia offers 'voluntary retirement' to 6,000+ Indian employees

G2
Mushroom

launch affecting 6000+ people...

quote: we have launched a voluntary package (VRS) at our Chennai, India facility.

/quote

was it launched from a low earth orbit, a high geostationary orbit or from Nokia's HQ in Finland using a phone-shaped ICBM?

/ICSDS

(inter-continental snark delivery system)

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Chrome makes new password grab in version 34

G2

Re: @article author: reading comprehension FAIL

quote:

So Google, and apparently you, think that it is OK to break W3C HTML5?

/quote

on the contrary, this behavior is mandated by the W3C HTML principles:

http://www.w3.org/TR/html-design-principles/#priority-of-constituencies

what's happening is that all the OTHER browsers are breaking the HTML design principles by forcing a user to do what a site wants (disabling the autocomplete) instead of prioritizing the user's wishes. In this case Chrome might be the first browser to actually comply with the W3C principles.

Now.. the problem here is that while browsers come with password managers and they ask the user if they want to save the password, a lot of people will click "yes" without thinking...

What the browser designers should have done instead of just blindly clicking on a "yes" button is forcing the user to think when they save a password.

Instead of just clicking that button they should be presented with a more puzzling challenge, e.g. solving a captcha or typing the "yes" answer themselves.

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G2
FAIL

@article author: reading comprehension FAIL

quote:

That means that even if users turn off Chrome's feature that collects and automatically enters their login credentials to web services, the browser will nonetheless make the offer to do so.

/quote

NO, that's not what it means, you totally misunderstood the change... if the user turns off the password manager then it stays off.

This change affects only when a web SITE specifies the parameter autocomplete=off on a password input field, the browser will ignore that and instead will use the USER's preference instead of the SITE's preference: if the user has the password manager enabled then it will use that for autocomplete. If the user has disabled the password manager then it stays disabled.

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China's web giants unite to defuse Windows XP bombshell

G2
Mushroom

support WinXP? maybe with EMET.. unfortunately no longer a solution

without access to WinXP source code i don't see how they can provide updates... maybe they thought they could rely on Microsoft's EMET ?

i'ts already been bypassed, even on latest windows OS's

http://tech.slashdot.org/story/14/02/25/0139202/complete-microsoft-emet-bypass-developed

quote: "Researchers took a real-world IE exploit and tweaked it until they had a complete bypass of EMET's ROP, heap spray, SEHOP, ASLR, and DEP mitigations"

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US Department of Justice details Kim Dotcom evidence

G2
Mushroom

"Files that demanded higher throughput, which meant that more users were accessing those files simultaneously, were stored on faster servers ... [..snip...]...has purposefully made their rapid and repeated distribution a primary focus of their infrastructure"

yep.. looks like akamai.com's modus operandi ... shut them down too! (/sarcasm)

oh wait.. can't do that...

http://www.akamai.com/html/customers/customer_list.html

even NASA or the Australian Government or Autodesk uses Akamai services.... or a whole TON of US Government Agencies... shut them down too! :p

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Creepy US spy agency flings WORLD SLURPING OCTOPUS into orbit

G2
Pint

cooking recipe thoughts

first thing i thought (ok..second, first was "wtf! they admit it") when seeing that octopus was yummy....a lot of meat to cook Takoyaki there... who starts to chop the arms and who brings the sauce?

:p /beer

p.s.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHDmVhShE80

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Ultimate Doctor Tom Baker REGENERATES, RETURNS to WHO

G2
Pint

nice pun :)

quote:

you've been lost up Uranus

/quote

roflmao... i think a proctologist has made subtle changes to the article before it went live :p

edit: woooot.. we have an EDIT button! cheers!

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Google Glass going to the dogs: FIDO project computerizes canines

G2
Coat

can they adapt it for....

Can we fit them to sharks also and train them?

We might then get a remote-controlled shark... next step is just to add lasers to a shark's dorsal package

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Facebook slurped phone numbers says Norton

G2
Mushroom

heh.. diigo is far worse

Diigo is far worse... if you're logged in with ANY account you can download ANYONE ELSE's exported bookmarks if you manage to get the download key (looks like a MD5 sum slightly modified) for one.

The site doesn't check that the file actually belongs to you, only that you're logged in with a diigo account. (it used to be that the site didn't even check that you're logged in, but they added a login check sometimes last year).

even data for PAST ACCOUNTS, that are currently deleted, can be downloaded. Diigo doesn't allow you to delete ANY EXPORT files even if the account that generated them is deleted by the user.

http://feedback.diigo.com/forums/76543-bugs/suggestions/2724653-major-privacy-violation-exported-archives-cannot-/

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TSA: Perv scanners now fully banished from US airports

G2
Joke

idiocracy user interface

rofl @ user interface on that thing

i think that interface makes a nice 3rd pane to this comparison:

http://acousticmonster.com/wp-content/gallery/cache/76__400x425_windowsidiocracy.png

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Euro Commission abandons ACTA court request

G2
Unhappy

unfortunately it's not over yet...

"ACTA" as such might be dead and buried but its contents is risen back copypasta-style in the form of CETA and TPP:

see

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/10/ceta-replicates-acta

https://www.eff.org/issues/tpp

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WIN! A Viewsonic Pro9000 HD projector worth £1600

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BOFH: Hasta la Vista... luser

G2
Pint

i wish i could mod the article insightful +1

"Only to the size of the hammer," - this is my rule too :)

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US Copyright Office approves phone jailbreaking and video remixes

G2
FAIL

from Jan 2013 you can only get unlocking with a carrier's permission

i think your interpretation of the new DMCA extemptions is a bit flawed: true, unlocking is still freely allowed BUT that will last ONLY UNTIL January 2013. After that you must have the carrier's permission (and assistance) to do so:

quote:

No more unlocking

In 2006 and 2010, the Librarian of Congress had permitted users to unlock their phones to take them to a new carrier. Now that's coming to an end. While the new rules do contain a provision allowing phone unlocking, it comes with a crippling caveat: the phone must have been "originally acquired from the operator of a wireless telecommunications network or retailer no later than ninety days after the effective date of this exemption."

In other words, phones you already have, as well as those purchased between now and next January, can be unlocked. But phones purchased after January 2013 can only be unlocked with the carrier's permission.

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source:

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/10/jailbreaking-now-legal-under-dmca-for-smartphones-but-not-tablets/

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WTF?

stock trades list - is this a slow fire sale or what's going on?

the actual URL in the article should be this one:

Westergren Timothy: Insider Trading and Stock Options:

http://www.secform4.com/insider-trading/1522489.htm

that shows the monthly trades much more clearly and by looking at what the other executives of the company are doing it seems this kind of slow fire sale ("under the radar") is "normal" for them:

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Conrad Thomas:

http://www.secform4.com/insider-trading/1522484.htm

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Costin Delida:

http://www.secform4.com/insider-trading/1522485.htm

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Trimble John:

http://www.secform4.com/insider-trading/1522488.htm

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CAKEBREAD STEVEN:

http://www.secform4.com/insider-trading/1254015.htm

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KAVNER ROBERT M:

http://www.secform4.com/insider-trading/1195065.htm

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anyone has any clue what's happening here? From what i know executives selling stock (and stock options) in the company they manage happens usually only once a year or so. Doing this monthly and in such high volumes smells weird to me.

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