That last paragraph is this whole f'd up mess in a nutshell.
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This is what Vexatious Litigant laws are for. And this nice fellow is the absolute definition...
Like that doesn't already exist. You just can't see it because of Copyright.
Re: It all just whiffs of publicity
Not sure they'd go to the Supreme Court, let alone Appeals, just for publicity. They aren't Donald Trump.
Might I suggest not actually just shutting them down? Block their traffic. If there's immediate crashes and screams, it's a sub-second fix! If no screams, then after a short while shut them down.
Re: Your daughter did click on ransomware
It's just a ransom to be paid when demanded *some unknown time in the future*
More secure? My parent's brand new Win10 laptop was ransomwared by the 4th day, I think because it had a "free" trial of Office and hence a macro was run.
(Proper "Yours files are in the same place heavily encrypted" ransomware, not the Win10 update!)
When does the payment plan start?
So, right, M$ are nicknamed that because they love the big bucks. Yet they are tricking and forcing people to take their product *for free*.
So when and how will they be taking payment? Because they will.
(And clicking a 5* review for "Calculator.exe" isn't going to be enough.)
Surely an array of redundant flash chips?
Surely someone could make a "HDD" that simply takes SD cards in an array, & handles the wear leveling at a higher level (as well as the in-built on the individual cards)
You plug in a few ?Gb, ??Gb or ???Gb (micro?)SD Cards, and the controller, in the form of a regular HDD sized thing, gets on with it. Uses JBOD architecture or some fancy RAID, according to your tastes, & presents as a standard SSD/HDD.
Completely removes a single point of failure too as if the controller dies just put the SD cards in another controller. If any one card dies, you get an alert and you swap that card.
This already exists, doesn't it? (It's too simple and obvious)
Re: We use
Just avoid 3Gb drives - they appear to have far higher failure rates than 2 or 4Gb disks.
(This was tested across loads of disks, there's an article on here somewhere about it I think)
Re: All of this also ignores...
I use different manufacturers now. Once had a RAID that died, & the second (paired) disk died literally two hours later during the restore! Cue data recovery required.
Because SMART isn't. YMMV but I've seen discs that don't work, yet SMART says all is well, & I've seen disks with dodgy SMART results that have worked for ages after.
To those screaming about OpenSSL again
And how often does Microsoft patch their version? Are you sure that the dozen or so MS lawye^wcoders are up to the same standard as the hundreds of eyeballs looking at OpenSSL? Or do we think that because the source is opaque there aren't any of these often very subtle bus?
Couldn't he have just done it "because he could"?
Re: It makes sense for banks and some other companies
Well, that's the theory at least.
And besides, adding more domain names is weakening security - without certainty, people are more likely to be unconcerned with a slightly different domain name.
Re: Just don't use disk encryption...
(How do I edit? Never figured that out!)
However, when downloading 55 million voters' data from the Philippines (apparently including fingerprint data!) with terabytes of data (which is what would get you done as proof of the crime!) TAILS can't help you. Because you have to store it somewhere.
Re: Just don't use disk encryption...
Yes, TAILS. The Amnesiac Incognito Live System. Designed to leave no trace of booting and routes everything through TOR.
Still leaves certain clues behind but a great starter for ten.
It's a subtle distinction in practise though. Extra-specially in rare cases.
The government simply has you arrested due to a new policy of being tough on alleged hackers, then while you sweat they change policy to be tough on *whatever they find out about you*. (Which affects no-one else - you're the only person accused of hacking the DoD and this week we are being extra tough on hacking them.)
For an example, look at the entirely disproportionate sentences handed out to the 2011 rioting kids! Far harsher than actual criminals ever get. Because policy was changed. But the government *didn't get involved in any individual case*.
*Simples then.... give him the PC back. If he logs into it, they own him. If he doesn't, than he probably did forget it.*
After it has had whatever they've secretly done to them done? Plug it in, get password wrong a few times, then go smash them with a hammer. Then burn them.
(Maybe scan with a microscope and publish photos of very subtle electronic tampering before you do?)
Re: Yup Denial
And he was dumb enough not to be logged in as someone else? Wow. Double dumb.
Re: OOh missus! - engineers carry tool cases
If you claim to be an engineer and have never used a spanner in your life, you likely aren't much of an engineer, truth be told.
If you've never had the inclination to follow the life cycle of your product from cradle to grave, & play with, or even build, the machines that make your machines, you'll never be best at what you do.
It's like saying you are a computer guru but never in your life touched a hard disk.
I bought a new HDD and did a full system backup, only to then find the thing was faulty on checking it. (You do check your backups actually work, right?)
It's lost money - no way is a copy of my entire electronic life going back to the supplier. Accounts, key codes, etc.
Re: Been there, left that
Surely if you buy a decent company as a going concern, you *can* just leave it to carry on?
Only if you have to should you, as an investor, get involved in "wreck or rescue" operations.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Re: Idea for profit
It takes longer than that to get into Google+!
Re: When you don't even have...
That'll be why they're forcing people who can't afford electric or a phone line to claim their benefits via the Internet then!
Re: Where to see it?
Fortunately, this film about predicting the internet will likely be available on the internet.
There's easier ways to infect cars? Is he kidding?
The garage will *literally* come collect your hacked car, infect their systems, & bring it back!
Re: not so Smart / grant applications
No idea why some fool downvoted your comment!
There are indeed specialists who work with companies and, in my experience, non-profits, to get grants. And they are effectively self-funding, operating on a no-win, no-fee basis. They wrote their costs into the grant.
Tax payer money hard at work, at least keeping some in a job!
Shocking. He may have used *email* to contact someone. If only you'd given him your phone number instead.
This program can detect if you're bored – which is going to make annoying ads, articles so much more annoying
Tl;dr: you fidget more when engaged.
This isn't a new threat.
What's clever here is the way they've used the mouse commands as a way in, & also that manufacturers have aimed for cheaper models' compatability so allowing defeat of the more expensive systems.
It's like not encrypting your backups because of the overhead!
Re: Only 15 models ?
Just because they only tested 17 models, and found 15 broken, doesn't mean lots of other ones aren't also similarly flawed.
It costs a lot to test gear that you have to buy retail yourself - at say £50 a set that's over £800, & lots of keyboard/mice cost more than that!
Re: Easy money
@AC: well, perhaps millions of people are looking, but only a few will find what they seek. And get paid.
Re: Other AI robot shockers
Building on the foundation above, I see what you did there.
Re: Spoiler alert if you haven't seen 2001: A Space Odyssey
I was waiting for:
"Neo & Trinity die (warning: spoilers above)"
Re: "In time you will come to regard me not only with respect and awe, but with love..."
Sadly, you are right.
Re: Seems like banks are going to have to beef up at last
Seriously, it's a ATM. You could get a group to base one on an Arduino in a long weekend hackercamp!
The last ATM I used was so lagging on the touchscreen inputs that it wasn't fully usable.
2 factor gets trotted out all the time, but how? The cheapest imaginable device is free, on a user's phone for example, but the cost of 99% of users not installing the app and not using your site/store is still too high.
And sending a 2 factor device would cost millions at least, for 99 million users.
2FA isn't the answer in 99% of use cases.
Re: Typical Tory MP
You can get an idea of the actual data rate every time Big Ben sounds.
The Scottish MPs think it awful how they all have to get up and wander to a lobby for herding and counting, instead of just pressing a button!
Personally, I prefer it takes them all day to vote on two things. Slows them down from banning what little fun there is left!
As others have said, how can LastPass decrypt with no backdoor?
I'm out. Sub is up in 5 days, so I'll be going to something else.
At this rate it'll be an encrypted text doc in Dropbox!
Indeed not. Anyone unhappy can give their Facebook shares to me, right now, for a full refund of the initial IPO price, + 10% as a goodwill gesture.
Re: Indeed, where are the police?
The whole abuse of the legal system in respects to the Naked Rambler is horrifying.
Yes, pretty much the only man in the country who wants to be naked all the time has had what is essentially a custom law (for that's what an ASBO is!) created just to create offences when he is naked.
Unlike the British legal system, you couldn't make it up!
I've been suggesting people donate the fantastic exploding devices to their local hackspace/makerspace.
Get someone sensible to check it out at least, lest you burn the house down!
Re: Law against offshoring
Probably not at £8 a shift like they can pay a call centre in India for (UK) overnight cover, no!
Re: I wonder what the latency of this is?
This will allow LIDAR on a chip and possibly tiny projector systems too (though whether the human eye can see the projection will depend on several factors like wavelength and having a lense)
Pretty major breakthrough.
Great for the spies!
Oh look, a new exploit has entered the building. Photonic tap anyone?
Rather like flashing the network led to exfiltrate data through a window, except direct from the chip using one of the unused IO channels.
Rice planting was just a shorthand way of saying "lots of (a billion?) Far Eastern manual workers".
Except that won't work.
Where are these new jobs going to come from? There will already be a set of workers doing those. So the huge population of rice field workers head to the city to get a job with no skills, & do what exactly? Drive prices below what will sustain human life?
Of course, until the exoskeleton costs less than a few years of labour from a peasant, nothing much will happen.
As for crime, I'm sure some bright spark will figure out how to have one run a JCB. And just a few days after that some other minimum wage worker will be opening cash machines with it the 'fast' way.
Re: over sharing
Get a couple of layers of security, spend some money on Sold Secure Gold rated kit, & add some sort of alarm/CCTV/pager that'll tip *you* off about something happening, as well as the neighbours.
They were very very lucky. $2500 got them a closed path for what could've been another Sony hack.
The idiots should've thanked the guy and paid him off, rather than whine he 'went too far'! Because that pissed off attacker who gets root? He'll not be pointing out the flaws.