* Posts by rob_leady

9 posts • joined 17 May 2013

BT Home Hub SIP backdoor blunder blamed for VoIP fraud

rob_leady
FAIL

I wonder what other ports are open on the Home Hub ?

In the past I've noted that the firewall on my PC which is sat behind a Home Hub 5, has blocked incoming connections, even though the HH is set to block everything and there's no NAT configured.

Must remember to check what ports were being let through when I get home tonight...

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OpenSSL preps fix for mystery high severity hole

rob_leady
Linux

Ghostbusters II ?

I wonder if this is related to the following announcement made to the BugTraq mailing list last week ?

http://seclists.org/bugtraq/2015/Mar/48

During a source-code audit of the OpenSSL v1.0.2 implementation for Linux; conducted internally by the Advanced Information Security Group, instances of deprecated function use, were observed in relation to the GHOST vulnerability (CVE-2015-0235).

If it is, then there shouldn't be anything to worry about if you've patched glibc...

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Violin Memory's strings snap as losses DOUBLE from last quarter

rob_leady

Violin Memory ?

Who are they ?

Exactly...

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UK Scouts database 'flaws' raise concerns

rob_leady

Re: Dib dib dib

I think you meant to say DYB DYB DYB...

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Put down that Oracle database patch: It could cost $23,000 per CPU

rob_leady
Meh

Not quite that expensive

"setting you back at least $23,000 per Oracle SPARC processor it's installed on, we've heard"

Based on the price list here:

http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/pricing/technology-price-list-070617.pdf

it's $23,000 per Processor. But most SPARC processors use a factor of 0.5, so it'll only be $11,500...

http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/contracts/processor-core-factor-table-070634.pdf

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WikiLeaks' Cablegate server touted on eBay for $3k-plus by Swedes

rob_leady

DoD wiping ?

There's no approved DoD mechanism to wipe drives that have held Top Secret information.

Physical destruction is the only way...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_erasure

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Windows NT grandaddy OpenVMS taken out back, single gunshot heard

rob_leady
Stop

Are you sure...?

If you read through the linked articles, there's no such mention of a 2015 "death" date.

OK, so they're not going to port to the latest Itanium processor, but it reads to me as though OpenVMS is going to be around and supported for many years yet...

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'THINNEST EVER' spinning terabyte beauty slips out of WD fabs

rob_leady

1TiB = 1024 GiB

1TB = 1000 GB

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What is the difference between Virt and Cloud?

rob_leady
FAIL

Dictionary defintion

I think this dictionary definition sums cloud up quite nicely:

"anything that obscures or darkens something, or causes gloom, trouble, suspicion, disgrace, etc."

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/cloud?s=t

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