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German space centre endures cyber attack

RainForestGuppy

Re: Effing Windows

And why do you assume that they use Windows?

No where in the reg article or in the original Spiegel article does in mention an OS. It mentions Malware and trojans, any OS can be susceptible to malware and trojans.

Assuming that one OS is secure and another is not is a great way of demonstrating your complete ignorance of computer security.

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MH370 airliner MYSTERY: The El Reg Pub/Dinner-party Guide

RainForestGuppy
FAIL

Re: What if it was ditched and sunk intact?

"to the extent that it has *never* been done."

Ok so what about US Airways Flight 1549 which an Airbus A320 which landed on the Hudson, intact and with all passengers and crew surviviing.

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/28678669/ns/us_news-life/t/ny-jet-crash-called-miracle-hudson/#.Uyg-Mvl_uXw

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WHEEE... CRUNCH! iPad Mini tops list of most breakable slabs, mobes

RainForestGuppy

Read all about it

EXCLUSIVE - Devices with large glass screen are easily broken.

in other headlines

Sun set's in the west shocker.

I had sex with my husband admits woman

Grass is green say scientists.

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A real life Romulan-Klingon alliance: Google, Samsung sign global patent pact

RainForestGuppy

IF CONTENT(POST) = "Samsung" or "Android" AND NAME="Anonymous Coward" Then LOCATION="Apple Store"

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KCOM-owned Eclipse FAILS to cover up the password 'password'

RainForestGuppy

Many companies are told but few listen

As a security consultant, I repeatedly tell clients that their customer password should never be able to be retrieved even by the customer.

Look at Microsoft AD, it may have many issues, but even if you are the Domain Admin with every right across the whole AD domain you cannot view another users password, you can delete it, you can change it, but you can't see it.

It a customer wants to reset their password fine, they can input to old password and change it.

If they forget their password, have a temporary one time password sent back to them, or even have an operator generate a one-time password for them to use.

If a operator or call center operative can see a customer password you have an instant oppurtunity for fraud within the business.

However companies seldom listern to security people (even if they are paying massive consultancy fees), because security doesn't generate revenue, however if a marketing/customer experience person thinks it would be 'easier' for customers to recover they own password or have a call center agent look it up, then that becomes the norm. Of course when an incident take place it's not their fault it's an IT issue.

This will keep happening until some government has the balls to say that when a company has a security breach, the C-levels will be in the dock, looking at some time at her majesty pleasure.

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'Leaked' iPhone 6 pics will make cool fanbois WEEP - it's a PHABLET

RainForestGuppy

Copy, Copy, Copy.

Why don't they just call it the iNote.

Apple Innovation died with Steve Jobs

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It's CLOUD WAR says Larry Ellison: parachute in the sales team

RainForestGuppy

Unfortunetly.....

.... in this case the competion is too big for Ellison to buy, rape for all their decent technology and then close down, forcing customers to migrate to a more expensive and worse Oracle solution.

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Mosquitoes, Comets and Vampires: The de Havilland Museum

RainForestGuppy

Re: Mosquito

You look at the UK jets of the 50's/60's and my god did they have style.

Just look at planes like the DH Vampire, and the Supermarine Swift, Hawker Hunter and even the graceful Vulcan. They just looked great.

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Twitterers rally round #CensoredUK - to demand MORE PORN

RainForestGuppy

middle class angst.

I wonder how many of mumsnet and similar organisations that have been campaigning for this, are the same ones that were reading 50 shades of grey....

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iSPY: Apple Stores switch on iBeacon phone sniff spy system

RainForestGuppy

Not Spying

"To take part all you need to do is download the Apple Store app and agree to let it track your location."

Not exactly covert then??

Not defending Apple, just point out poor, headline grabbing journalism.

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SHOCK REVELATION: Telstra manages its networks!

RainForestGuppy

Wow

And I thought Splunk was just a reasonably price piece of log collection, aggregation and analysis software, It sounds some much sexier as spookware.

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Fujitsu: Sayonara, London Stock Exchange... You're not worth the money

RainForestGuppy

Nothing to see here??

I think it says more about Fujitsu rather than LSE. Fujitsu is is free fall is losing money (95 Billion Yen - March 2013) and slashing jobs.

It makes sense to pull in and move you shared into a more protected market like the Nikkei rather than an open one like LTSE, it prevents predetors moving to make a quick profit at the longer term detriment of the business.

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Our TINY flying robot moves like a JELLYFISH, say NYU boffins

RainForestGuppy

Sub-Headline of the year

Brilliant.. somebody at El reg is on top form today.

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Oracle makes Halloween-eve request for sysadmin HORROR MOVIES

RainForestGuppy

The horror......

Oracle licensing model, brings me out in a cold sweat just thinking about it.

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Ohh! The PRECIOUS! Give it to uss. We WANTS it: Shiny iThings coming in 2014

RainForestGuppy

Exciting new products??

I'm sorry but the same phone you've produced for the last 5 years with a "wait for it......" a coloured case is not a new and exciting product.

Can't wait for 2014, what will we get... a blue ipad? a different size screen? These are not new and exciting products. Apple stopped innovating when Steve Jobs became ill. Tim Cook is just a bean counter.

They'll just milk the existing products till death, walk away with a stack of cash and Apple will be another footnote in the history of computing.

Won't happen?? Almost did before, it was only Jobs return to helm at Apple that saved them.

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DARPA slaps $2m on the bar for the ULTIMATE security bug SLAYER

RainForestGuppy

My Entry

The ED209 vulnerabilty management model:-

I'll just turn it on...

"A vulnerability has been detected on this system. You have 10 seconds to comply"

"Vulnerability is still active on this system. You have 5 seconds to comply"

"Patching process active..."

Rapid burst of Machine gun fire.

"Patching complete, System vulnerability neutralized"

Well the system is now protected against attack, they didn't specify if it had to be usable again!!

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Payday loans firm rapped for failing to register with Info Commissioner

RainForestGuppy

Re: Rather than just fining them

Just found this aswell:-

http://www.asa.org.uk/Rulings/Adjudications/2013/6/First-Financial-UK-Ltd/SHP_ADJ_222081.aspx

Serial scumbag

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RainForestGuppy

Rather than just fining them

Seize all the assets of the company. Ban the owner from being a Director or executive of any other business.

Remember this isn't about a data loss/breach, this is about understanding the most basic responsibilities regarding data protection and registering the company as data controller.

Sorry but if you don't know the the first thing about the legalities of running a business, then you shouldn't be allowed to. Ignorance is no excuse.

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Apple's new iPhones dope-slap Samsung in US

RainForestGuppy

Really.. who cares

These playground arguments have been around for years:

Spectrum vs C64

Atari St vs Amiga

XBox vs PS

and 10 years later the technology is forgotten as the market develops and something new comes along.

Just buy the phone you want, enjoy it and don't spend half your life trying to justify it by slagging everything else.

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'Safest car ever made' Tesla Model S EV crashes and burns. Car 'performed as designed'

RainForestGuppy

New technology

Did the first steam trains work perfectly or were there many cases of them blowing up?

Did the first planes work perfectly or were there many cases of them falling out of the skies?

Did the first internal combustion engines work perfectly or were there many cases of them destroying themselves, bursting into flames etc?

I think you'll find the answer to the above questions, is always the later.

New technologies will always have failures until the flaws are worked out. Telsa should be applauded for trying to produce a real electric car, rather than tax avoidance/emission regulation projects like the Nissan leaf, or the complete waste of space which are the hybrids** (slow, ugly and less economic than a decent diesel motor).

If people had jumped all over new technologies like the steam engine, powered flight and the internal combustion engine in the same way that they want Tesla to fail, then we would all still be riding around in horse and carts.

** Except Supercar hybrids like the Porsche 918 which use the electric motors for a power boost rather than some attempt to be 'green'.

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Former Microsoftie in AUTOMATIC BEER MAKER funding plea

RainForestGuppy

Re: A few other ingredients

Water, Yeast and time is not enough, you need a starch source for the yeast to act on.

Hence you need malt from Barley (or wheat, rice etc), and some hops to give it flavour would be nice. **

** not if you used to drinking Budweiser (US), Fosters, Carling etc you're probably not used to flavour.

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The LSD trick cyclist, the 1980s pop-star and video games to REPROGRAM YOUR BRAIN

RainForestGuppy
Joke

Re: @Geoff Campbell (was: Computer games & drugs? Seriously?)

Reality: noun, re-al-i-ty : An illusion caused by a lack of alcohol.

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Our magnificent Vulture 2 spaceplane: Intimate snaps

RainForestGuppy

No colour yet...

That explains all the delays.

Golagafrincham captain: Yes, and, and, and the wheel. What about this wheel thingy? Sounds a terribly interesting project to me.

Golagafrincham marketing exec: Er, yeah, well we’re having a little, er, difficulty here…

Ford Prefect: Difficulty?! It’s the single simplest machine in the entire universe!

Golagafrincham marketing exec: Well alright mister wise guy, if you’re so clever you tell us what colour it should be!

HHGTTG.

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Boffins: Internet transit a vulnerability

RainForestGuppy

What's new here??

Sorry but is this the best that "Security researchers" at Stanford have come up with??

Talk about dumbing down. This is just standard Internet security 101 stuff.

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Fandroids at pranksters' mercy: Android remote password reset now live

RainForestGuppy
WTF?

Security flaw in all online banking too

If you log onto your online bank and walk away from the computer, somebody could access your account and steal all you money.

OMG the same flaw is in every email system aswell. Apparently this gaping security hole also works if you use 2 factor authentication

QUICK SHUT DOWN THE INTERNET, NOTHING IS SAFE!!!!!!

New Headline,

EL Reg writer in Sensationalist Non-Headline shocker

"I don't know anything about technology, but I've got a media studies degree" says hack.

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Boffins: Earth will be habitable for only 1.75 BEEELLION more years

RainForestGuppy

Don't care

I'm going to have Sublimed way before then

or perhaps I'll just have my conscience transferred to the GCU, Don't touch that button

(IMB sorely missed)

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Rotten Apple iOS 7 fury: Glitchy audio or is today's music really that bad?

RainForestGuppy

Re: Only official cables

Simpler

Step 1. By a better phone that uses standard cables such as micro usb

Step 2. Enjoy a much better experience without being tied to using (and paying for the privilege of being restricted to) only the apps/content/media that the fruity one want you to.

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London Underground cleaners to refuse fingerprint clock-on

RainForestGuppy

Flipside

Some of this technology does give the employee some benefits.

If a manager wrongly accuses you of turning up late, or missing work and getting people to cover for you, you have clear records that will prove otherwise.

I've seen similar happen when somebody used CCTV footage to prove that they were at their desk, when they line manager accused them of taking unauthorised time of.

As long as the fingerprint info is not shared with another agency (and anti-bac wipes are supplied), I'm not sure how this infringes any workers rights.

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Hacker cracks Vodafone Germany, steals data of 2 million customers

RainForestGuppy
Headmaster

Re: Not a Hack

their systems.

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RainForestGuppy

Not a Hack

On the Beeb news site:

A suspect has now been identified and his home searched, said Vodafone, which meant it could now talk about the incident and inform the two million victims. In total, Vodafone Germany has about 36 million mobile customers.

"This attack could only be carried out with high criminal intent and insider knowledge and was launched deep inside the IT infrastructure of the company," said the operator

Basically an employee inside the company copied the data onto a USB key and walked out with it. Calling it a hack is just Vodafails way of trying to convince people that they actually had some security on there systems.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active: The mobe for CHUCK NORRIS TYPES

RainForestGuppy

Chuck Norris don't need no phone..

He just stares at you and you know what message will follow..PAIN!!!

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It's the software, stupid: Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch bags big apps

RainForestGuppy

Re: Getting your imitation in first?

I was going to say exactly the same thing, however by the authors logic you must be imitating me.

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10,000 app devs SLEEP together in four-day code-chat-drink tech orgy camp

RainForestGuppy

Oh for a steam roller..

.. and I could improve the quality of the level of coding overnight.

Real developers code .. wannabes attended corporate sponsored events where they blow smoke up their collective arses, before deciding that code development is hard work and that they want to be project managers or scrum team leaders to advance their careers.

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Fear the JOBZILLA! 150ft STATUE of Steve planned 'lest fanbois forget'

RainForestGuppy
Flame

Surely, to reflect Steve Jobs and Apple what they should do is copy the Statue of Liberty, put Steve Jobs face on it and then demand that the real one is torn down due to copyright infringement.

Truth, Justice and the Apple way

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Flab-fighting LOHAN fettles fantastical flying truss

RainForestGuppy

Bad Design

Sorry but anchoring a tube at on end and hoping it'll be stiff enough is just asking for trouble.

Surely a better design would have been to use a tube with a slot in it. The tube could have been clamped to the truss along its entire length. 2 inserts at the nose and tail of the aircraft would ensure that there would be no twisting upon launch, and as long as the inserts we made of a suitable material and the slotted tube well greased there wouldn't be much friction.

And wouldn't a 'blast' plate fixed to the truss behind the rocket motor give it a bit more of a kick on ignition. Yes newton's 3rd but I'm assuming that the mass of the truss, balloon etc is a lot more than the aircraft.

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Limbaugh: If you hate Apple then you're a lefty blog-o-twat hipster

RainForestGuppy

Complete rubbish

Why would a Republican by an Apple phone?? You can shoot anything with it!!

Note for terminally ill-humoured, Yes I know you can't shot anything with a Samsung, Nokia, LG, etc either, although it's a little known feature of the Blackberry Z10 that if you dial *45765### a small derringer will fire from the earphone socket.

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Terror cops swoop on couple who Googled 'backpacks' and 'pressure cooker'

RainForestGuppy

Surprising these things only happen to Freelance writers.

Sorry but this is just a load of BS made up this so called writer to get her name spread about.

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May the fourths be with you: Muso John Williams returns to Star Wars

RainForestGuppy

Could be worse

As parodied in Family Guy.

Luke/Chris returns to the family farm and finds everybody dead, including John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra, and that the rest of the episode will have to be scored by Danny Elfman

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Selfridges dreaming of a snot-themed Christmas

RainForestGuppy

Re: Why did El Reg headline make me think Blackadder ?

can it be true? That I hold here, in my mortal hand, a nugget of purest Green?

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'World's BIGGEST online fraud': Suspect's phone had 'location' switched on

RainForestGuppy

by analysing photos they posted to social media sites

You have been tagged in the photo : Me and Vladmir committing lots of credit card fraud LOL.

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MYSTERY of 19th-century DEAD WALRUS found in London graveyard

RainForestGuppy

Brrraaaiiiinnnnsssss

"a mixed array of human bones including skulls, some pierced as though by a sharp tool - or tusk"

It was a zombie Walrus!!!!

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Sammy had Sweet Fanny Adams to do with Swiss Fanny madam's blast

RainForestGuppy

Re: Problem is the cost of originals.........

Perhaps the cost of the original equipment is because they are safety tested, rated and use quality components.

If it looks to good to be true, it usually is.

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Secret ROYAL BABY birth VIDEO leaked! (And other malware scams)

RainForestGuppy
Holmes

What Scam!!

If I get 1 million likes on this post then I will raise enough money to send crown prince Eric of Nigeria to America for cancer treatment, once he's cured, he can return to Lagos where he will reward you handsomely once you provide him with your bank account details.

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1953: How Quatermass switched Britons from TV royalty to TV sci-fi

RainForestGuppy

Re: A thought

Of course, recording of Big Brother, Keeping up with the Kardashians, TOWIE, etc. will be used by Alien Historians to deduce why the Human civilization, at the height of it's technical prowess, degenerated into an bunch of brain dead, slobbering zombies.

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How the clammy claws of Novell NetWare were torn from today's networks

RainForestGuppy

What destroyed Netware.. Perfect Office!!

NDS was far superior to Active Directory, but basically the "management" at Novell decided to try to compete against MS Office in the desktop application market.

I remember going to a trade show and wanted to discuss Netware and although the Novell stand was the biggest there it was all about Perfect Office and Netware was relegated to a tiny kiosk tacked on the side.

They basically gave up on their core product to flirt in another area and got seriously stiffed! They tried to come back with Netware 5, but by then it was too late.

If I had a time machine I would go back to the meeting where some joker decided that Novell should by Word Perfect and shoot them!!

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Planet-busting British space bullet ready to bomb ice moon Europa

RainForestGuppy

Re: bad attitude

It was launched from a rocket sled. (That's what they're famous for at Pendine). The sled comes to the a dead stop and the penetrator was flung forward. Not the best way to ensure the correct accuracy but since they were testing deceleration rather then penetration depth the correct attitude is not important.

In practise I expect they'll have a small reaction motor that will accelerate them to impact speed, and probably put on a bit of spin for stability in the rarefied atmospheres

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Explicit shots: China's gorgeous flop-tastic Tianhe-2 supercomputer

RainForestGuppy

Anybody asked the important question yet?

Will it Blend??

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China slips behind US in technology innovation stakes

RainForestGuppy

What was the question asked, and to whom?

"Global technology Execs", "which it makes after interviewing over 800 leaders of entities that range from start-ups to large enterprises and included VC firms"

OK that seems to sum it up the respondents were made up from idiots from The Apprentice, who create a ebay store and class themselves as "internet entrepreneurs" and Deputy Vice-president of paper clips at Xerox, who has more time on his hands and thinks that filling in these surveys make him an important strategy leader.

Innovation is about coming up with something new and original, not just putting existing technology in a different coloured case.

The computer was an innovation.

The Mouse was an innovation.

The Wide Wide web was an innovation

ARM processers were an innovation

LCD screens were an innovation

The idea of an "app store" was an innovation

Collecting all the pieces to create a product is a fantastic part piece of inspired design.

Making the same product $5 cheaper than somebody else is not innovation

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US gov SMASHES UP TVs and MICE to nuke tiny malware outbreak

RainForestGuppy

Not gone far enough

"Take Off and nuke the entire site from Orbit... Only way to be sure."

There is always an Aliens quote for all eventualities

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OFFICIAL: Humans will only tolerate robots as helpful SLAVES

RainForestGuppy

Truth in humour

In Red Dwarf, when asked why a series 3000 droid (a more basic model) looked my human like, Kryten (a series 4000) says that the series 3000 was a complete failure because people didn't like robots that were to human like.

Ask yourself this would you be more comfortable giving orders to a "robot slave" that looked like a human or to one that looked like R2D2?

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