Re: Congrats to the engineers and drivers
Yes! Drinks all around for the boffins who done it! >hic<
319 posts • joined 16 Jul 2012
Yes! Drinks all around for the boffins who done it! >hic<
always reports everything is A-OK! Why? Because I keep up with patches. Yes Secunia PSI will squawk if you never do maintenance, if it can't update it automatically it will tell you to manually do it. Some files just have to be deleted. If you know how to use Secunia PSI it can be very useful, but some comments here lead me to believe some don't. Yes Secunia PSI is for Windows, but the article was taking about the Chrome BROWSER! Google Chrome is just fine now, and updated not long ago for the Freak vulnerability and the last flash update, although it uses its own version of flash, as a built in HTML capability.
I never use Secunia PSI to manually update an application, I use the target application's console, or I use File Hippo's Application Manager, or Avast's scan for outdated software. Any one of them will lead to the solution. After fixing a patch, you must scan again with Secunia PSI if you want the alert to clear, otherwise you can ignore it until Secunia notices the change eventually. I'd almost believe that if you do this religiously and run as a limited user on a Windows machine, you could almost get away with no anti-malware, or anti-virus, as this makes you almost zero day invincible. CCleaner could be the only tool you'd need for complete protection after that, as long as you run it before using a browser for banking, or log off and/or reboot.
However - I'm paranoid, so I use a lot of different methods of building a defense in depth. IBM's free end point protection(formerly Trusteer), can make a big difference too. And no - I'm not a shill for IBM. I'm for free stuff that works!
That was an extraordinary story!! When I was a kid, the news didn't like reporting on Russian successes - I was starved for space stories, and would have enjoyed this report immensely! Thanks for providing that link! TGIF!!
That's exactly what I was going to say. It would seem having magnetic lines of force would help channel the ionic activity. Apparently all it takes is an atmosphere, and a thin one at that. With no Van Allen belt protection, Mars is wide open for radiation.
That's what I say - I've lost count of the borked updates in the last three patch cycles!
if you give ion drive enough fuel and time, it can reach a speed about as close to the speed of light as you are going to get with a vehicle that has any mass at all.
For HP users, there should already have been an HP program called "DVD play BD" in the programs list, and it should automatically come on anytime you play a blu-ray. As soon as Secunia PSI tagged PowerDVD as vulnerable I got rid of it - which severely pissed me off, because I had payed for an upgrade trying to avoid that. The stupid program got in a fight with all the DRM spies the IAA put on my computer when I bought it, and also seemed to be trying to destroy my built in HP software. So GOOD RIDDANCE Cyberlink. See if I ever try to spend a dime on their crap ever again!!
@imanidiot - Perhaps you could enlighten us and explain why a circuit could not be "piggy backed" onto a lithography plate? I knew a technician that was visiting a lab at one of these locations, that saw an obvious "modification" of a chip design through a microscope; when questioning it, they threw this visiting technician out of the lab.
Nah! We'll all be crispy crittered by a gamma ray burst event, and the whole solar system will be uninhabitable.
Maybe someone will perfect warp drive! ;)
There's more than one way to jump an air gap - I think Snowden has featured some of them.
I hope you don't include MajorGeeks in "the rest". I rarely have a problem with crapware over there; in fact I can't remember one incident, although I'm sure they get by occasionally.
Or even close - Just read on Krebs on Security about it and see what you think for yourself. There is no mention of P2P encryption, which depending on how you implement it with the token, could possibly make all the difference in the world - doubt Australians would want to afford that - it would probably be horribly expensive.
I do have a problem with that "from behind" report, as the factoid of 45,000 mph sounded way to fast for that vector!
Pretty much indicates how much of a threat we feel so far. I'm surprised Kaspersky even filed much PR on this one. I'd defer, in the future, if I were they.
That's right - this is really old news, as CCleaner has been removing all known LSO's for years now! I have never read anywhere, that it can't verifiably remove any tracking data no matter what form.
Maybe in your narrow point of view yah - but all we hear on this side of the pond is daily, how he has overstepped his authority! But I also notice no one is actually posting a constitutional challenge to what he has done yet. So I reserve any opinions until he is challenged in the courts.
I have not heard such good words from our President for years! This is the one time since his last election cycle that I've heard such encouraging words! The only way toward freedom in the world is complete informational security for all; including the rebellious lot among us! History has proven that we already had the 911 miscreants in our sights before it happened, but we just had too much protected information gathering in place, to coordinate a defense. Now we have gone ham handed toward the less freedom friendly side of the scale - and not really anymore safer in the whole of it! I would rather have as complete a guarantee of free speech and reasonable expectation of my 4rth, 5th, and 10th Amendment rights; even if it meant a few terrorists got through! Live free or die - I always say! As freely as you chaps on El Reg communicate, I'd expect you'd agree! Maybe not!
I've been using CheckPoint's Safe@Office UTM appliance for years, and even weathered concerted attacks for some of those periods during 2005 to 2008, where by they were never able to break through, despite some mistakes on my part, which I quickly learned how to mitigate.
All during this period, I was supplied monthly attack analysis on who, what, and where these attempts were spawned. My top attack IP address put them in China at a military installation, which was also responsible for industrial manufacturing of the veritable AK-47 that was popular in the US as a semi-automatic sporting rifle. I thought this to be a bold attitude, but then it migrated over the years to universities in China, and finally to undefined addresses of commerce ISPs inside China's borders. Now I can't guarantee you will have such an exciting time in the near future - but I have a feeling this is why they (CheckPoint) are attempting to continue to stay on the bleeding edge of security technology.
I cannot speak for enterprise level companies, but as a small business, I can only say that we were given an edge over some larger businesses in our protection. And this gave us a survival stature, that brought us over the top. I'm not actually saying they had the best tech out there, but they had something a completely clueless small business could make it on, and if only you were aware what was going on, you'd realize just how good it was. It is the lazy or ignorant owners way to a front row security posture.
I actually think Jed Clampett would do a better job as President of the US! HA!
Not if I can help it. I go to the caucuses and vote for the candidate I want in the primary elections. However, I'm only one member of one state - you can't control all 50 of them. We actually do try to select who we want before the election starts - Don't folks in the UK do the same?
You can tell it has Microsoft rattled, because they have messed up more updates in the last two patch Tuesdays than they have in 5 years! I'm going to have to stop doing them right away, and wait at least 24 hours to see which ones are causing freeze ups, and every other order of grief for the end user.
That's for sure! Can you imagine what a person would look like with silver irises? I shudders the thought!
I'd much rather be driven by a robot any day!
It will pass some of the AKLT tests but not all of them. However IBM endpoint can take care of the rest. I might try the test kit on SpyShelter, I haven't used it in years. I use QFX when I'm not in an SSL session, or the browser is closed. Rapport cannot protect you, or doesn't claim to, then. There is still screen capture and/or video capture though. It would be nice to block that all the time; a good HIPS is all you can do to hopefully fill in the gaps in a blended defense.
Seems like most sites play with any modern browser without the flash application installed. For those of us that have to have flash installed for other applications to work you should have version 188.8.131.526 for all types installed.
Many experts on Krebs on Security maintain it did not completely mitigate the vulnerability. It is causing a lot of confusion, but having EMET 5.1 is always a good thing to have on board. As far as flash goes, Chrome uses their own in house version, and the Chrome update addressed a pot load of vulnerabilities to that browser as well. All modern browsers newer and including IE-11 seem to play most flash videos without any special Adobe products in your programs folders. There are two applications:
1. flash for Internet Explorer - Active X
2. flash for non-IE browsers - Plug-in
As far as I know number two is only for FireFox; any corrections are welcome.
We always advised against that company at everyplace I ever worked. Fortunately our CIO always listened.
Because I am a Christian. I have no preconceived ideas about creation, because I strive for the truth, as much as is humanly possible. God works in mysterious ways, and I'm not qualified to judge it at all. The Bible is truth, it is just that the creation story is also just a representation of the truth, just like any parable written within. If wondering about creation were easy, there would be no need of faith!
What would be amazing is if these planets didn't end up like the earth, of whom very likely was struck by a mars or smaller size orbiting companion planet - which means we might actually be BEHIND this newly discovered planet by about 4.5 BEEELLION years! HA!
I welcome our new overlords! 3:)
U.S. Star Wars program tests with actual existing "smart" interceptors have proven that they can change direction instantly and at high speed. We don't even have to speculate into the future, it is already here. The thrust of some of those things equals the weight of a battleship, so yes they could do that maneuver quite easily, but the movie was silly to suggest no computer control - as if alien worlds would have such clumsy computers matching our old Earth technology in a far flung galactic history.
Citizen Lab has a rather nice ring to it! I'm not sure why? (nudge-nudge)
Dear AC: yes they had a good anti-recidivism rate - because they also participated in the Jewish Pogroms. They weren't prejudiced, they just killed everybody.
an organization, that might as well be a card carrying member of the Yakuza mob, and found enough chutzpah to use computer science to spy on all of us - thanks to the MPAA in their back pockets - but were too stupid to realize that similar outside influence could not possibly finger them for attack as well! Pure languor on a large scale, I'd say!
It has been my experience in the past that nation state bad actors do not change their colors much, as they are so arrogant they don't feel the need to act as smart as you and I, as geeks, would assume they would. It would not be unusual to assume they have learned their lessons in the past 5 years or so - but I wonder; because when you look at the notes left in a compromised network by the attackers, it is very difficult to write a comprehensive shit list to total fantasy. I'm saying reality bites, and the bad actors have no imagination to make it look like anyone else is truly at fault.
enough of the old Apple users who were spoon fed the adage that Apple is invulnerable and nothing can possibly happen to you if you use an Apple device. Oh well!
If they try to "boof" me, they will find out too late my CCW permit. And if they try to tap my home, they will run into my "gang" and some nasty booby traps! HA! I say the honey pot is worth it to catch some scabby bastards!
All tests defeated POODLE - you make it look like Microsoft can take away the protection - this sounds ridiculous to me, because we are all dropping obsolete secure socket layer conventions without complete Microsoft overview. - Just say'n!
ARPA started the internet with our money....all of a sudden ISPs think they should profit immensely!...Hmm!, maybe the whole world is not in our bailiwick, but we in the US have a right to comment - I have commented to the FCC three times now - the 1st time the servers at the gubbamint crashed because the US gubbamint doesn't know how to craft a decent web site - but they claim they can regulate it - Humm? So then I have commented once by direct contact by a staff member at Chairman Wheeler's office, but that was not apparently enough so I have left a message to punctuate my displeasure at his office once more. We citizens need to get off our arse to defend our rights, otherwise they will be usurped by posers who claim to have our best "interests" at heart. As far as wireless, these bastards have very little right to take over OUR airwaves as WE definitely OWN that!! End discussion!
HA! Good one Guido!
Or the old harbinger of doom - great comets in the sky. History is replete with plagues after such events - kinda makes you think a space virus could have floated down the atmosphere off cometary dust, and directly caused such calamities. Dust would not necessarily reach velocities that would burn up on the atmosphere, because it could have been going at almost the same speed of the earth as it entered the dust trail. This lower velocity would mean the dust could float down, without enough gravitational acceleration to burn up in the 1st place, and terminal velocity would quickly be reached. Most of the incidental dust orbiting with earth is going 38,000 mph and would burn up, but I'm assuming the comet would kick things in gear by adding some velocity to match the earths speed at 66,000 mph in orbital velocity. I don't see it as impossible at all.
I wouldn't throw rocks in a glass house - even if they are right. I've not been very impressed with HP software either!
Well from the state that brought us Texas Instruments, who came close to beating Intel to world wide CPU dominance, I have confidence they'll work it out.
I thought that offer was a little excessive, but now I see why. Of course ALWIL Software would probably track you too, but no more than most cookies do out there anyway. I'd have to read their EULA to see how invasive they are.
With today's tracking capability it is no problem to track the rocket engine.
The tests I saw used hot air blasted by the laser to power the jet. No fuel was needed except the electricity to power the laser. The laser can be based on the ground by a fixed point, and track the engine for thrust. Science like this may save huge amounts of fuel for the regular aircraft industry, as it could aid in liftoff, which is where most of the fuel is burned in the first place.
The US press is saying that it was pilot error and not part of the proper test procedure.
(or co-pilot) The news has said. I'd never live that down if I survived the crash! :^(
Speculating on the chaos that would happen to the planetary orbits of such ejected stars is amusing. I imagine they bounced around like being on rubber bands, and some of them would be flung off as well! The tidal forces on the individual planets would be disastrous to say the least.
that type of "science" is not popular enough! HA!
I was sure that a recent study with a new reaction chamber, was capable of a specific impulse that would make a NERVA system unnecessary. In fact, the propulsion was going to need almost as much energy to slow the space craft down as the original acceleration. I seem to recall it used a new microwave chamber to ionize the fuel, and got fantastic specific impulse figures!