163 posts • joined 16 Jul 2012
Yup! That be an April Fool's joke!
and that's the truth! - THTHTHTHTHhh! :p ~
I vote PAL-V ---> ~~~
I liked the PAL-V better! The article video was stupid!
Of course they are killers!
Just ask Don Quixote! Haven't you read of that man from La Mancha!?!? Now allow me to adjust my tin foil hat for the coming genocide!
That was called "spin-tronics" and the promises never materialized. Looks like this one has it beat - at least you have a prototype in hand, with hard numbers to back it up.
We need fake gravity..
If we could fool nature into realizing the necessary gravitational forces, the turbulence will subside, and the test will be a success. This is where the 'theory of everything' comes to order. Use the new math Boffins!
Yeah - if only Chip-N-Pin!!!
I get SOOOoo tired of hearing that!! - VISA is supposedly forcing the issue in North America so my rant is probably a waste of time, but for the expense of converting the entire quadrant of our globe we get something that has already been hacked - several times. Is it REALLY worth it??
Video summary of above report
I hope we are smarter than that and adopt something like a combination of MagnePrint®, which cannot be replayed, and whose infrastructure is basically already there with slightly different hardware POS tech, and also Pass Window, which is a much cheaper, but highly scalable 3rd factor authentication technology.
The gubbamint will be the last to read and understand the 'framework', and the last to attempt to implement it.
Every meteorologist knows..
that upper atmospheric factors are the true predictor of weather. I can't see how the public can't be getting extremely tired of these pathetic whiners! Good grief! This is as bad as complaining that gopher farts will cause earthquakes!! Just plain out and out STUPID!
Now to temper my rant, I will admit that in a chaotic system anything can trigger change, but so many factors trigger so many changes as to be utterly insane to contemplate! These kind of public statement only do damage to serious climatology, and serve to dull the attention of folks who used to be concerned over climate, but now feel Chicken Little is guarding the hen house!
For this to happen this big and all at once smacks of international cyberwar. Iran anyone?
Re: Not Even Close to NASA
Or the fact that private money financed it?
Re: Still a long way to catch up with SS1
You don't suppose British regulations had anything to do with this do you? Just say'n!
Re: Another obvious question...
"In order for it to be siphoned unencrypted, it has to have been DEcrypted at some point. Last I checked, the point of the PCI-DSS rules was to make it so that AT NO POINT does that occur until it reaches the clearinghouse where the data has to be decrypted as a matter of procedure (because they're authorized agents of the credit card companies). The data is supposed to be encrypted at the magstripe reader (like how ATM keypads encrypt at the keypad), using a key provided by the clearinghouse so that it goes from the PIN pad to the register, to the back office, and from there to the clearinghouse without it being altered or decrypted."
Yeah! BUTT!(misspelled on purpose!) - We have not the full facts on just what happened on this debacle now! - have we? I challenge anyone to show a link where a definitive answer is provided!.
I really wonder if even "Chip 'N Pin will cure this huge breach. Latest news says it is more like 140 + MELLION!!! As the REG is want to say. HA!
Re: You might still look like an idiot
Oh well! We will be driven around by robots, so we won't need to worry about crashing. I saw a show today about Nissan announcing that they will be selling robot cars in the US - I assume if it is approved, that is! This will be very soon, they showed one of them driving around with no driver or human on board at all. Maybe they can make a Segway like that so we don't walk off cliffs and stuff! HA! We all will be moving around with our heads in the clouds(or up our duffs) very soon! :D
I wasn't aware that any red giant had the mass to collapse into a supernova! I wonder if the media are doing their homework? From what I remember, a red giant is just a star close to our Sol in original mass, but expanding as the fuel runs out, then collapsing into a smaller object, although I don't remember what. The stellar shell, or what is left of the outer gasses is blown off, but not in any way as exciting as a "supernova". :/
Friends just don't let friends do Mcr@ppy!
Oh! NO! NO way! I imagine he is right to cringe at what little is left of his reputation as a security field genius. The total disappearance of that company could finally let him and a lot of us sleep at night.
I've never used it but was surprised when geeks on malware forums said they used it to good effect. The user reviews on CNET aren't encouraging, and they don't look like shill reports. However you can block a good chunk of most of the junk that gets on the PC by running as a restricted user account, and running a good file cleaner like CCleaner. This will take care of a lot of the miscreants you might catch out there; but if you don't keep your applications, and operating system up to date and to a tee, a zero day vulnerability could wipe out that advantage.
Many of my clients like utilities like SpwareBlaster, Spybot Search & Destroy, Windows Defender(the anit-malware one). and Winpatol, for freebees that can keep a lot off your computer in the 1st place, and for free. Everyone I know, in the PC maintenance field seem to agree that the only anti-malware worth buying is MBAM. I like to keep Super Anti-Spyware on board as a fast scanner, to double check the other blended defenses. I don't recommend buying it, because I'm not really convinced it does any more than the restricted account to help keep crud off the account before it can be established. It is okay as far as the administrator account. This is only an opinion on free anti-malware comparisons. This is also only the tip of the iceberg on a good blended defense.
Re: The sheeple are so gullible
All of these same techniques are used by ordinary criminals; but some of them have been used to target individuals who were my clients. Once you become such a target, no operating system or hardware will save you. Your only recourse to avoid surveillance is to stop using modern technology completely. Some of my clients have gone back to using old DOS era machines, or Apple laptops with PowerPC CPUs to temporarily avoid the glare; but even those are used sparingly or they will be reacquired by the surveyor.
The NSA hasn't got squat on a good industrial espionage team. These cats really know how to get down in your shorts!
NSA and RSA never had any credibility with me anyway...
Remember how the Clinton administration whined that they couldn't crack the encryption on the new cell phones back when? The news made me believe they forced a piggyback chip to snoop on folks way back in the day. I don't know how far the US government got with that; but I decided I'd never trust anything not open source every again. Snowden's charges are just not surprising to me at all.
Maybe a new country will rise..
One that only cares about exploitation without the guilt you silly asses are so afraid of! Maybe it will be a truly free nation that doesn't give a shit about international treaties, and allows the protection of one's personal safety and right to property - again UN-like you silly asses! I think I should like to live there despite the harsh environment - but I also realize that diamonds are only really worth $1.80 USD per carat. So no! I will not go there yet!
Re: A fascinating place.
"And right on my doorstep, which causes me to wonder why I don't get round there more often!"
Okay. How old are you? Was there human fat pools at that doorstep after the firestorms? Just wondering! My Dad had nightmares about that for the rest of his life! :/
"Several aircraft could carry a bigger bombload than the B17 - a bomber laden down with guns and armour whose purpose in the Combined Bomber Offensive was to draw the German fighter aircraft into a war of attrition they could not win but could not avoid either."
True! But we were bombing in broad daylight with German fighters and successfully trained anti-aircraft fire on our squadrons! The US will not put up with losses any more that your Parliament! However, my Dad never got over the damage he saw when he toured Germany after the onslaught we unleashed on the German populace. He threw his guts up when he saw the damage on the people of Germany! He traveled later on and asked his cousins for forgiveness; and they said they were totally okay with the situation as we were all in back then! This history is very complicated to say the least!
Actually the Germans had a comparable interceptor built of advanced composite wood, that some engineers feel was the beginning of the new age of air-frame technology; but the only chemical formula plans for the glue that held it together burned in a fire set by Allied bombing! HA! I wouldn't doubt is was a Mosquito Squadron that got the plant!
No one has repeated this chemistry to this day! Good for us, but bad for technical sciences! We would have had lighter and stronger air-frames sooner for the jet age that would have saved trillions in fuel costs and air-frame failures and crashes!
I agree! But El Reg is not the only one with these ridiculous ads! I FINALLY installed AdBlock + to get rid of them! When are advertisers going to realize they need to keep us from puking to put up with their inane ads? I will set ABP to disable as soon as they realize this! I also want to keep a free internet, but I got my limits! >:(
Re: Even if
NAAaa! It will be a gamma burster caused by a blue giant that didn't previously exist before a black hole collided with it! This will blow the face of the Earth off into SPACE! Don't you see! HA! :D !
Just gwin thinkn' that! Heh! Heh! ]:)
Re: Lapdogs of the NSA
See what I mean? Heh! Heh!
Re: That's all well and good
Oh! Wait! I thought only the Americans had skulduggery going on! :O
Re: I think most AVs probably have protection against these encryption programs now
I haven't read everything at bleepingcomputer.com , but I would not doubt they have instructions on how to use gpedit to block the cryptolocker virus/trojan. If you don't have administrative tools like that, they may show what folders to change file and sharing security on, to block it that way.
Re: Spread the cost. - @WatAWorld
I read on Krebs on Security, that Hitman Pro prevents cryptolocker in much the same way as cryptoprevent, but you have to pay for it, where a free version of FoolishIT's solution is at bleepingcomputer.com as a download.
The information page at that site is here:
jasson7 said - "I bought the premium version of this over a week ago from FoolishIT. Still waiting for the key whatever. Not heard a peep.
Seems he's gone off the radar."
If you would have gone the bleepingcomputer.com, you could have downloaded the free one for home users. It simply changes the permissions of the target system folders to require administrative privileges for certain operations. The only disadvantage to that is if you have poorly written and misbehaving 'legitimate' software applications on your computer, that set this off - at that time, you would have to allow the operation each time. I assume it is worth it, as many have reported so on other forums.
AAARrrgh! The Kraken Marrrrr!
She be a volatile one - that one she be! If we're not careful she'll blow, me matey! ARRrgh!
We aren't putting up with it..
Amonymous Coward said,"DuckDuckGo.com for cookie free search and no tracking. Why the somnambulistic American public puts up with a tenth of this BS, I will never know."
Haven't you noticed the grid lock in the American congress? It isn't all because of the budget - many of us, especially conservatives, never did like what they put in the Homeland security legislation - This despite what our twisted media seems to believe!
I have one HIPS(Emisoft) that has already flipped the bird at the Germans for not allowing spies on board, but it doesn't block cookies. So maybe now SaferNetworking in Germany will wake up and start issuing cookie blocks for NSA's crap! I'm sure Chancellor Markel will be more than happy to back them up, as miffed as she's been with the US lately! CCleaner should be able to remove them, even if they are Zombie cookies, and they don't use white lists that I've ever heard of - and we in the security community would have known if Piriform was doing that. They've been very transparent about this business, and have a reputation for that to uphold.
As you can see in the world news - Our businesses woke up too late and are backpedaling furiously to negate anything NSA or any other nincompoop bureaucracy is up to! Even Microsoft seems to be scrambling to join the fray, if you believe those turds, anyway.
Now the cops/GWOT soldiers can see the enemy standing in the room and shoot through the wall with utmost accuracy. Then don't need a set of eyeballs in the room to prevent collateral damage!
What about the old THE ARTEMIS PROJECT of doing fusion on the moon? The lunar surface hold more He3 that any source on earth; and is in fact abundant there. Their is less gravity so holding a magnetic field to confine the plasma is easier too. Since the moon always faces the earth, never moving a smidge out of sync - using laser/microwave transmitters would be a no-brainer. Solving the fusion problem is a brainer though. Excess neutron radiation? Who cares? Its the moon! It would be a robotic power plant - no one would care if it blew up! Except maybe Homer Simpson.
That is what updaters are for..
Or autoupdaters if you will. Several of them come to mind, but FireFox has been doing it automatically even on restricted Windows accounts. However, if they don't File Hippo's update checker works well on the Administrator account - Secunia PSI updates flash and some others in the back ground, unless it can't - then it pops up and notifies you of this. Avast anti-virus has a simple auto-updater(if you turn it on), that can update PDF readers, java, or flash, and other popular apps. I don't know how well it works, because I like doing it manually. If any one of them fails the other always makes up the difference. I hear good things about Ninite, but haven't tried it yet.
Re: Yes, a "solution looking for a problem"
Yep, and i bet I and a lot of people own a lot of laser technology:
Laser ROM readers
Laser LED for HDTV light source
Laser levelers for doing carpentry work
Laser garage door limiter sensors
Laser range finders
If I thought a second longer than some posters on here I'd literally have a full page of stuff here on just what one person uses!!
Re: Yes, a "solution looking for a problem"
You make it sound like lasers don't do anything in the modern world. How 'bout laser speed guns the policed use ? - or laser pointers? - or laser TVs? w/DLP chips that make color wheels and bulb light sources obsolete? - Laser designation - not only for the Armed Forces anymore - 3D metal printers use high heat lasers to melt the metal sintering process? - laser leveling and surveying equipment - thank God we don't have to use metal tape with a temperature probe on it anymore! - Laser lasik? so people can see again! - laser range finders - laser printers - geeze! I might get dizzy thinking of all the improvements to modern day living!
NERVA is so yesterday - more modern propulsion designs promise an even greater specific impulse than old fashioned nuclear. The main problem is also launch weight, when anything nuclear is God awful! Not because so much of the fuel requirements, but because of the cooling. There is a reason Nixon dropped it - despite people's opinion of him.
Specific impulse related to over all weight of the design is important as to whether it will reach Mars. In manned missions - forget nuclear power as the shielding requirements are astronomical (literally); bad enough that they get so much radiation from space and the Martian surface, let alone the fuel reaction source!!
The tax and spend Americans will be going down the same road as the failing European Union model of spending more that is taken in by revenue, and if any revenue is found, spend even more. Soon the health crisis will reach world wide proportions, tax money to buy votes will dry up, and the entire world economy will crash, and almost did already. There are just a few "nuts" who see this insanity, and can only put their finger in the dike - Just as in Rome, it will all fail, and a great dark age will become evident before us. God help us all!
I won't be surprised if MI6 is tagged next for spying on everyone in the UK; it is just that the US gumshoes, got caught in the act - like no one in America didn't already know they were up to no good. We've been fighting the Patriot Act every since it came out.
If you can't trust bleepingcomputer.com who can you trust?
Everything you'd ever want to know about it here!
It is a different world now. The average dude or dudette, using Android on their mobile device will not suspect such at attack. It is true they will not run into a CryptoLocker type threat(yet), but for Linux newbies; they will fall for any social engineering trick in the book. So no matter what OS you use, if you don't have a clue, you will get pwned. At least the enlighten few here on the REG will never fall for such a scam; but we must be sympathetic for the bozos who do.
Re: Honestly? Good.
I was lucky, they only got to me for under 20 bucks! I've been steadily looking for ways to block criminals in every instance - every since then! Now I help everyone I know to fight IT crime in any way I can. Most of the people I know, that have been duped were not rich by any means of the definition - I thorougly enjoy helping my indigent clients for FREE!! FUCK the criminals! I will fight them every inch of the way!
NEVER plead guilty when innocent!
@Don Jefe - If you are actually innocent, you are a dumb ass for pleading a deal, because in US courts they always find something wrong with the system. I can attest to that myself, although only on regular common law grounds, and not IT security issues. My security clearance is still valid, because even though I lost in a lower court, someone else with an honest lawyer won a State Supreme court case against regulations that bullied the jurors in that state. You will NEVER lose in the end in the US if you stick to your guns and plead NOT GUILTY, especially when you are NOT! For the poor bastards that spent 20 years in prison for unjust imprisonment - well they get a BIG check in subsequent suits for unjust prosecution. I doubt many of us get that kind of recompense just being an honest working stiff. SO NO!! Do not plead guilty, when innocent - EVER in US courts!!
Re: Bring it on!
Right on Martin Budden! I can't wait! I can see it now as I am pulled over by the police.
WAZZAT OCIFER! NAAH I AIN"T DRIVIN" THE ROBOT IS! DAS-RIGHT- I IS DANG SURE DRUNKS OCIFER - I DIDN"T DO IT - I SWEARS!!
Re: "...laws are for the little people..."
The author makes it sound like we in the US are happy with this NSA and "Homeland Security"! We have been bitching about it every since the Homeland Security Act of 2002. We didn't need it, we didn't want it, it wasn't necessary to stop terrorism. Just a simple legal tweak of interdepartmental communication was all that was needed - but even that idea would need an oversight committee.
It is the myopic media over here that makes it look like we are happy with our gubbamint dupes! You could scream all day, but no one would listen until this Snowden thing - I am beginning to think he does deserve not only the Nobel prize but the President's Medal of Freedom, just for shining a search light on the subject! Ironic that Obama would give out that one, as he sees him as a pure traitor! I feel his revaluations are more important than whether it is traitorous or not - Is throwing away our rights worth marching in lock step with government over-reach? NOT IN MY BOOK!
Re: It's not a negotiation
Flipping a tweetie! Doronron!! TOTALLY!
Re: Machine gun ?
Hell, machine guns are ineffective against small animals as well! I know, because I tried it on prairie dogs! After the dust cloud settled - no prairie dogs were harmed! HA!
I didn't read the CVEs
But I don't have to - because all hardware is suspect as well on the world market. All you have to do is ask yourself where are the majority of chips in the world made and you can see a lot of room for abuse in doped hardware on the market. We got a lot more to worry about besides code folks!
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