53 posts • joined Monday 16th July 2012 05:59 GMT
Not only that...
but just trying to detect and remove the new malware is becoming more and more difficult - it is coming to a point where only the best blended defenses will help keep that crud off the computer in the first place. However, even clicking on bad email attachments have been averted by some of Windows defensive features. It is getting where a honey pot lab can be a dull place - unless you purposely blow through the UAC and other protections on the way to testing the latest and greatest anti-malware utility.
NT5 and the old smoldy XP are just about toast though - that OS is about totally defenseless now.
Magneprint could end replays of skimming data; so using that technology would defeat skimmiers wihtout paying the huge costs of Chip-n-Pin. I've seen news stories of C&P being defeated by a simple paper clip. I'm not sure I wan't businesses in the US going down in flames from the bad investment in expensive technology that can be defeated anyway. If you can hack a computer - what makes you think the chip can't be cracked?
With the nano technology and algorithms that exist in the MagnePrint system. you cannot replay or skim the information, because it is like trying to copy someone's finger prints only more difficult. No single swipe of the data band on a MagnePrint card is ever the same - so recording it is a fruitless effort - the authentication system would catch it in a heart beat - combine that with the very economical PassWindow, and you have double trouble for the crooks, and still have technology that can be affordable across the world. This system would also be greatly scalable with minimal expense. We don't fall for expensive failures in the "Unsecured States of America" Federal Insurance and other improvements to security will nail this problem without breaking the bank or the consumer's pocket book. That is the way we think in the US.
I don't trust Redmond, but..
What I actually think is going on is a hidden criminal gang within their organization - or at least a few rotten insiders. I have clients who were attacked within the supposedly trusted Partner's network, and Microsoft just puts a blind eye on it, and doesn't do anything to check on the complaints as near as I can tell. They need to look in their own back yard as well as police the botnets.
Re: Look on the bright side
Or "That brand new Sony piece of fucking shit that doesn't do a goddamn thing" or something like that! I still laugh every time I play that one! HA!
Re: pretty nuts from over here.
You calling the BBC a bunch of liars? Maybe you don't live in the UK?
Re: Export regulations for this thing?
Uuh! The law in the US say you have to physically transfer the weapon - transferring plans, material to make, or machines to make weapons has NEVER been illegal. They don't have one single legal leg to stand on. The man only capitulated because the BATF bullied him by threatening to pull his license obviously. We will see what happens in court when the NRA comes to town!
Re: Maybe the Feds should not object
Uuh! Didn't you see the YouTube video - it did explode - not fantastically, but yes - it did explode! Both the single shot model and the AR 15 model.
Uuh! The State Department...
The same place that abandoned Bengazi? I got no respect for them anymore!
Re: Dangerous thinking ..
I've never agreed with the intrusive thinking in the Patriot Act - all we needed was inter departmental sharing to prevent the next 911, in fact we had the information to prevent the original 911 already! It is just ridiculous how we Americans "The land of the brave" got wimpy and caved to the alarmist gubbamint controllers on this!
We in the US need to remember we are not a bunch of crybabies, and get rid of this waste of tax payer dollars. I don't care if it leads to the occasional Boston bombing, we should have guts enough to take in in the shorts once and a while - Did the Londoners whine and complain during the Blitz!?
We are turning into a bunch of PANSIES over here!
Re: Back-of-an-envelope calculation
I will rarely get a white with blue tinge light flash in one or the other eye at night when trying to sleep - it always startles me enough to prevent my going to sleep for a few minutes. It only happens a very few times a year, and my ophthalmologist says I have no eye condition that would cause it - my doctor says stroke symptoms are very different, and always look like a far off flash cube affect of pin point light - so this is very different. It seems to light up the entire fluid of one eye for a very brief flash - in a neon glow kind of way - I always immediately open my eyes to confirm that it isn't lighting or other external influence, but something like that should register in both eyes. I've always wondered if something like this could be happening. Of course I could just be having brain farts, or going crazy too - none-the-less it makes life fascinating!
Re: Ban this UNIX malware !
NO! Only high capacity magazine malware should be banned! HA! ;)
Azure a security joke..
Don't rely on Azure if you have IP to protect; you will lose it. I suspect highly, that there are insiders over there allowing many outside interests access to customers data in a way that should cause someone to be shot at sunrise! I have great disdain for what they are trying to do over there. Microsoft needs to wake-up to the customer's security needs, and quit putting its collective head in the sand.
Whining and moaning..
Whatsa matter Martin? Jealous! Wire and Plastic Products(WPP) have come a long way baby!
Re: Patients? @Rampant Spaniel
No job - NO PROBLEM - I got a job fixing robots! Pays pretty good too! Way more interesting that actually working! HA! If the robots revolt - Oh Well - all we have to do is take the Terminator model and destroy all robots! Right?
Trouble is - you would probably be shocked to hear that most people don't even know they are insured at the bank. At least maybe you would - maybe not! :D
Stupid is right - they should at LEAST invest half of it in gold - which is on top of the investment pyramid of mistakes. Everyone who knows about investing would tell you that too. Metals and real estate - only the rich should apply. The rest of us with any brains would stay at the bottom of the pyramid, where sanity resides.
Re: If only Lucas had this PR team could be total fail!
The problem is that Boeing's stupid engineers are trying to force their design contractors to put a compact battery design in a plane, when everyone in the battery market knows full well, that you can't get away with such a design without heat overun! Every EV maker realized this, but the junior gee-man execs at Boeing will not admit it. They better wake up before the FAA grounds them permanently for such stupid decisions. You gotta wonder just what is going on in that company - that used to have such good sense, and allowed so many of us to fly so safely, that they refuse to see what is in front of there faces and risk the safety of the flying public?!! What happened to good 'ol Boeing safety sense? Stupid top executives?
It make me wonder what other bad decisions they are making on modern composite superstructure?! The mighty fall hard, but not with my butt flying on it!
If I were a stock holder, I'd wonder!
Re: Looks at watch...
Chances are the Chinese have already stolen the design using industrial espionage, and are cranking out illegal knock offs already.
Activists already have a workaround...
There is a crack-pack floating around the world that allows the user to hijack the command and control servers of a bot net/or nets, so that the originator of communications are almost impossible to track. I had access to this during a small window of opportunity, but did not download or test it. I wasn't willing to build a VM to contain it.
The victims of the Tibetan crack down were using this particular code, but as you can imagine the acquisition window is always very short, and closes after just a few days. The dissident underground know how to re-acquire it, but I'm not privy to this, of course. There is also something I don't yet understand called "Dark net"; perhaps someone here could "illuminate" us on how that works!
Re: Definitely something odd going on
I think one of my friends accounts was compromised, and he was so disgusted he quit Yahoo!. Only problem was I'm still getting the spam from that compromise! Microsoft is slowly adjusting the filters to block it out. But wadda pain in the @ss!
Re: Microsoft is to blame.
Where did that misconception come from? Apple and Microsoft are making money hand in hand. They own stock in each other's company since the big law suits of the past over GUI disputes alone. Apple is making just as much money off Office for Mac as Microsoft is. The Lawyers probably made a huge stipend too!
Re: Gutless, cowardly and low
Probably true - but I quit using Google some time ago because their EULA obviously meant to rifle my privacy to the "n"th degree! I think MS has something to crow about after all - even if it is for selfish interest.
I already know of one similar example...
The subject(target) realized their Mac Air was under attack, and during the effort to regain control of the Mac, the attacker used the subject's own smart phone to re-acquire the Mac through blue-tooth. Now these were heavy hitters in what amounts to be an obvious(because of the subject's IP in security related products), attempt at either shutting down the business or stealing IP as in industrial espionage. Either way this person was put out of business, and cannot function in a modern IT world right now.
After seeing this, I can believe anything! I haven't got a link, because the user wants anonymity; which is understandable because of a certain standing in the security community.
Re: Well, from this case we can conclude that the US defines 'the enemy' as:
Individuals do not possess "powers" under the US Constitution; only the powers we give the states are delineated in the Articles. Individuals possess something much more valuable in that they have rights. And God given ones; if you are of the believer persuasion - as I am.
Re: Linking basic staples like corn to the oil price
Totaly agree Tom 13. I remember when the whole corn ethanol craze started, Allen Greenspan was scratching his head wondering why they didn't go with switch grass and methanol instead. The problems with fuel cell technology has been largely solved with methanol and the new reforming processes that attend with it. So it looks like he was rather prophetic - however, I suspect the whole corn thing was actually secretly promoted by the oil industry because they new it was doomed to fail. Corn ethanol producers are failing in droves in my area, so don't be surprised if the problem fixes itself soon.
Switch grass can be grown on barely arable land and ditches, and eve the state could make money to offset the load on taxpayers by harvesting the stuff from the roadsides and selling it to methanol producers. This is what is closer to sustainable in carbon neutral technology.
Re: utter bollocks
Uhh! You forgot to mention that the by-product of ethanal is corn meal, which alone with about four other good by products is sold to the public. Corn meal was a good feed stock last I checked.
This is a GREAT article!!!
It was also fantastic to see the original scientists give their testimony to the history of computing! I imagine in the future, the US will not even be recognized as a contributor to this early technology, because we fall behind in the restoration of the original machines, or replica of such! Even though we did have a few first successes.
I really have to hand to you Brits for keeping the history alive! KUDOs!!! This is SOOOOo KEWL!!! :)
Re: "Hell Fire Belief"
Ha! What I'm wondering is how do they know it isn't the mark of the Lord? Christians need to read their Bible before going off half cocked. Perhaps the little girl could have been one of the glorious 144,000!!
Oh Well! Missed opportunity that one!
Charities - what a joke!
And the evil continues on.
They should be forced to give to consumer advocacy groups NOT of their choosing! The Register should post the names and business addresses of the judges in these cases, so they can be expunged or in some cases voted out of office! There is for sure no way I'm going to try to go through the trouble of claiming my 10 bucks! I read the email I got from FB on the suit, and concluded the heavy work load to put in a claim wasn't worth my time. I would not even do if for principal - I'm not their monkey boy!
Re: Delay lines
I fondly remember working on certain reed mercury switches in automated machinery built in the late 50's and early 60's. The clunky part transistor - part electro-mechanical relay - part vacuum tube contraptions were a joy to work on. The parts lasted forever - you may not replace or repair a particular control box for a decade or more. However when I googled mercury delay lines, I was shocked at the sight of these gizmos! I hope they have good luck recreating them as close as possible, and KUDOs to the men/women involved in this project!
Re: EDSAC web simulator
This is SOOO cool! I can't emphasize it enough! I so thankful of the time taken by the readers who posted here today. To bad my java didn't work, I would have loved to play with the simulator!
Re: Hats off guys
I am very thankful they are recreating history before everyone forgets how to do it. The future will be beholding to these historian builders. It is the fact that so much of this is being reproduced that actually makes me want to visit the UK very badly. I would just love to see them in operation!!!
Re: Video games
That is fascinating melt! Bravo to you link! Very interesting! :D
Re: Is any computer safe......?
In answer to your question - the only platforms to worry about are the popular ones, which are more likely to be focused on by criminals bent on finding a vulnerability to exploit. However there are many mitigations that lower your profile to attack. For those using Windows products, Secunia PSI is a good program to have on board. As it will notify you of vulnerabilities just as soon as they are publicly discovered. And of course always operate with limited rights. Other than that, it is always a good blended defense that can backup this first rule. Android has Avast Free Mobile Security, for instance.
Notice the "Free" word - so I hope you don't think I'm a shill - I don't sell any products of any kind anywhere.
For those that think the Americans are crazy...
I wonder if any have actually looked at the circut patterns in many of the chips coming out of the Pacific Rim countries? - Not just China. Anyone with an eye for schematics and design, can obviously see chip doping going on. Apple was a victim of this once from a vendor, that put doped chips in the keyboard circuit for Mac Air Laptops. This is a regular repeating news item folks; it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see the brazen obvious.
Plus you got no idea how long the distribution...
you happen to pick will be supported. Although the Linux kernel has been long lived, just how long it that going to hold. Even a highly paid Linux/Unix administrator may face the horror of having to upend the whole system, if an old favorite is dropped - and the new wave considered.
Or click anywhere on the email...
if the images and links are not blocked. Actually I never touch anywhere on an unsolicited email. Hotmail eventually catches up to their shenanigans and blocks them all!
At least give them a bad rating...
on Web Of Trust so the rest of us will know we don't want to do business with them. I will go out of my way to avoid a business with even a yellow rating, as spam is usually the problem with registering at that site. WOT is the most effective way we have to get even with these shoddy bunch!
No brag - just fact!!
Re: Re. HHO
What about Borax hydride? I read many an article about successful experiments using this to store hydrogen, in fact I think it was pure hydrogen. I'm not sure what pressure it was stored under, but it wasn't any worse than the metal hydrides that are being used to store hydrogen under about 13+ psi or so now. There is a toy car that already uses this and fuel cell technology to provide electricity for propulsion.
Re: excited states apparently exist in a contiuum between quantum states
Perhaps you are thinking of "spintronics". In fact the only advantage this new tech would have over spintronics is the fact that magnetism is involved - if that is in fact an "advantage".
In spintronics, a laser sets the spin of the electrons in a clear medium(crystal,etc.) as a way to store information; a lot like a transistor, but with many more states than just 0's and 1's. This would be bigger than a binary system.
Uuh! UHHhhhhuhu! - Huh!
He said Rim Job! ]:)
Re: Go Phish
I've had them knocking on my "door" since 2005, when they were so arrogant that they didn't even try to hide the IP address of the military bases they were coming from. Wait for it - "OH but that was a re-direct from a bot net!!!"
Yeah right! ;)
The twit who was on the beat, -
pushed the button to delete. -
So now the peeps will beat their feet, -
to get the fix for their tweet! -
So all I can say is what!? -
That guy must have been a twat!
Sorry! I just couldn't help myself! HA! :^0
Re: CompUSA storefronts?
That's what I was wondering?!!
Bats use echo-location...
So therefore are not astounded by glass, as it reflects sound just like a wall. They do however get hamstrung on wires. I used to find them dead below the clothes line wires in the back yard. Too bad really, because I like bats; maybe I need to put a series of flags or clothes pins on the wires, so they will get a clue?
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