* Posts by Mark Manderson

21 posts • joined 21 Sep 2007

Deloitte is a sitting duck: Key systems with RDP open, VPN and proxy 'login details leaked'

Mark Manderson

these morons used to try and audit us on IT Security....thick as 2 short planks.

hahahah who would have thought their nickname of "Dolittle" actually referred to their own IT security procedures.

This has made my day!

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Downloaded CCleaner lately? Oo, awks... it was stuffed with malware

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Avasts CC Cleaner

Avast became the owners of CC Cleaner when they bought over AVG mate.

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User worked with wrong app for two weeks, then complained to IT that data had gone missing

Mark Manderson

in our test system on our ERP solution, we simply make the users as made up names, and ensure that live users accounts are denied access to the Test Dbs and subsystems, to counter end user stupidity.

My favourites have to be Test McTesty (mine) and Tony Fitzpatrik and Patrik Fitztony, we also have Errol Flynn & Kenny Adabanjo, got to keep yourself grinning somehow in a test env right? I wanted Pat McGroin but boss thought that was pushing it a bit (boo!)

ofc Ive reused this idea on our local domain, a Mr Test McTesty as my auth AD sys test user.....all good and well until trying to explain to our US owners why.......just no sense of fun those yanks :) they wanted it changed to my normal name but with test added to my surname....doh thats boring!

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Missed patch caused Equifax data breach

Mark Manderson

running with admin/admin tells you all you need about how much that joke of a company takes data security seriously.

they deserve to be hung drawn and quartered.

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Everybody without Android Oreo vulnerable to overlay attack

Mark Manderson

Re: "will need updating"

snowflake millenial?

Im 45 ffs :P

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Mark Manderson

Re: "will need updating"

do you have links to the files from LG by any chance mate? I cant find any post August 2016 for my 32Gb European model.

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Mark Manderson

Re: "will need updating"

Apologies Robert, you are correct,

its LGs fault, not Android itself mate :)

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Mark Manderson

Re: "will need updating"

im full of crap? Wooah nice attitude you have there.

It got released with lollypop, upgraded to MM and then in august 2016 it received the august security update.

its stock, hasnt been rooted or jailbroken, smartarse, minimal apps installed from the app store also.

LG have only ever released an upgrade to 6.0 for it, then the august 2016 security patch. Since then nothing.....FACT there were noises about Android 7 on the G3 but it has never materialised, now its a 3yr old device and while its more than capable, it wont see 7, never mind 8.

Perhaps YOU should do some research on the actual handset from the makers before assuming every Android handset works the same as yours, not all handsets are equal, thanks to vendors and carriers.

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Re: "will need updating"

AC lol just lol, I have a LG G3 which was a flagship, it received one update in its entire life (to

marshmallow)

1) it was an LG flagship

2) its not cheap shite

Last update post 6.0 was dated 2016-08-01 for 1 security fix patch.

Sorry to burst your bubble.

This kind of issue is the biggest flaw in android, the more popular and fragmented it becomes, the bigger the issue.

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Stephen King's scary movie reboot provokes tears from 'legit clowns'

Mark Manderson

only clown that scares me....

is Amber Rudd.

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Och. Scottish Parliament under siege from brute-force cyber attack

Mark Manderson

their passwords are easy

they are all following Mhairi Blacks timeless House of Commons quote, they all use, "yir talking shite hen"

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/snp-mhairi-black-video-conservative-minister-caroline-nokes-tory-hen-commons-scottish-footage-a7618706.html

(0:46)

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McKinnon loses extradition fight

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bye bye Gary! bend over and take it like a man (McKinnon that is!)

I have no pity or feel anything for this bellend.

He knew what he was doing he was a system Admin, to say he was a bumbling amatuer at hacking is complete tosh....I heard a radio interview with this bellend a month or two back and he was actually complaining because of all the publicity he couldnt get another job in IT......err sorry you tool but that wasnt because of all the bad press, no-one could trust you, you twat!

the other reason he gave in the interview was that he was looking for ufo evidence as this "should" be for all worldwide......sorry when did you become Fox mulder McKinnon????? That makes it ALL allright then...........

Hypothetically if someone orchestrated a contract killing from the UK to say a US citizen located in the US at the time of the killing....where would he be trialled.....yup you guessed it US of A, this is not any different, the criminal act of circumventing protection (even if there is none) the PCs without permission is a criminal act and one that a so called "system-admin" would know exactly what he was doing!

He knew exactly what he was doing, was even handed a mickey mouse trial/sentence chance in the US and the chutney ferret turned it down.

Get read for Bubba, Gary, your his little puppy now!

To the posters saying why are we bending over and taking uncle sams beef jerky? Err you ever seen JUST how much £ we owe the US of A for their "help" in WWI and WW2? Think of them like your mean big brother, you know him, the guy who defends you against those little twits at school, then on the way home he demands your Texan bar and tomorrows dinner money cos he "helped" your sorry ass!!

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UK to get 60GB Xbox 360 on Friday

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Is it me or....?

Asda online have the premium 120gb with hdmi port for £199 (1 wireless controller etc) (instore also)

and the Arcade for £148

Ill nab a 120 premium before a 60gbr for £200!

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DVLA, Tiscali, Barclays rake in phoneline cash

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hows this for an 0871 number rate

We have a 24" chinese made generic tft, it went pop after 3 days. So I get warranty bumf out to call for an RMA. The number listed on the documentation has the following 8GPB/min.....yes £8 a minute!!!!!!

turns out the support contractor is in Holland...but even though £8 a minute!!!

This has to be a record!

thank god for the web page for submitting RMAs is available, downright scandalous companies can charge you for calling regarding THEIR faulty goods!!

Mines the coat with the bottomless pockets......

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Freeview lobby cries foul on Ofcom HDTV plans

Mark Manderson
Joke

Woohoo! HD polished turds

woohoo HD-TV repeats of topgear and friends, I cant wait [/sarcasm]

same VT loops but now in HD

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Sparks fly over electric shock dealing Dell laptop

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zippety zapzap

rolled back and installed XP on a number of M-1330s and have had a few little zaps in the process.

end users that get them are gits anyway :P so im saying nothing......

@Sarah Millin

for the M-1530/1330 try the US dell site, after speaking to Dell UK about rolling back I got "its not supported" so I googled it myself.

the only thing to keep in mind is before installing xp do the following:

Disable the cacheram device and change the Sata drive to Base mode.

(the AHCI mode would work if you can find AHCI drivers for the system that work in XP, I gave up.)

Apart from that XP runs a dream on the systems.

Dell US have the HD audio drivers & the 8400GS drivers that work flawlessly in XP. UK dell hadnt a clue! If you cant find the 8400 drivers jot down the name of the device in bios and google it, there are working links!

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UK's number one router open to VoIP hijacking

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spooky

I read the article and opened Bthome hub manager........to be greeted with entering the serial number of the box and to set a new password.

Is it me or is this awfully co-incidental...........could swear I was in the web ui yesterday or sunday with no prompts like this lol

Bt reports no such flaw and I check firmware to see it updated itself............spooky!

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Dell tells customer 'Mac is good option'

Mark Manderson
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when are they gonna release the i-Rucksack?

@Webcrawler2050

Of course there are no viruses, malware or spyware for a MAC as you put it.....why the flip would a Migratory Account Code be liable for viruses.........

An Apple Mac on the other hand DO have worms and malware, they just arnt anywhere near prevelant due to Apples small worlwide market share buddy, mark my words if Mac ever get as big as Windoze, it would have just as many nasties. Think like a Vxz writer or malware muppet....hmm code an exploit for 3% of worldwide share of 97% hmm maximum damage minimum effort.....To think otherwise is a narrow minded and ignorant assumption sir.

The Dell guy should be commended for giving open and unbiased advice to begin with............

@Rich

take your pick matey

http://www.google.co.uk/search?source=ig&hl=en&rlz=1G1_____ENUK251&q=Mac+OSX+malware&meta=

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Santa putting children's information at risk, warn experts

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Civil Santa

What do outlaw know...dont they realise Father Christmas is a civil servant thus completely oblivious and exempt from the DPA.

jeesh! :o)

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Steve McClaren secures 2007 Foot in Mouth award

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When is known, known and not an uknown, unknown

"The first two make some kind of sense, its on the 3rd one that ol' Rummy goes off with the fairies.

Can anyone give an example of an 'unknown unknown'?"

I would but then it would be a "known unknown" and not an "unknown uknown" would it?

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PC superstore refuses to take sack in hand

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PC World Class

An old college mate of mine who completed his HND in IT Support applied for a job with PC World at the local store (he was desperate to get into IT)

They were advertising for a position of service technician back before the "tech guys" when they were "Intel" approved.....??? (Im Dyson approved....holds as much clout)

He wasnt even interviewed due to him being "Overqualified" says it all really.....

Anytime Im passing PCW I like to go in and watch the salesmen/women talk total drivel to the gormless customers who havnt a clue...when they leave the customer to check availability (in reality I think they run off to the back store to say "HAHAHA Look what I have this old duffer sucked into buying!!!") half the time I approach the customer to say btw buddy hes/she is talking total bollocks and try to assist them.....then leg it before they return :o)

I see it as a good turn to the masses of non techies....

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