* Posts by kain preacher

3658 posts • joined 4 Apr 2007

US voting systems (in Oregon) potentially could be hacked (11 years ago) by anybody (in tech support)

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Re: Security through obscurity?

"In what sort of crap design is disclosure of the source code a security problem? What century _is_ this?"

The state of California had the same reaction when die bold pitched a fit at having Standford and UC Berkley exam the code .

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No, seriously, why are you holding your phone like that?

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Re: Smart Meters are a tempting target

"SMETS1 meters cannot change supplier, so if I had one of those it'd be useless the next year."

Yes you can, it just turns into a dumb meter .

https://www.engerati.com/article/uk-energy-suppliers-smets1-smart-meters

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Re: Damn

??? If the new meter is bigger than the old, then the power company should pay all things related to it's installation .

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Insurers hurl sueball at Trustwave over 2008 Heartland megabreach

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Wait I missed that is decade ago. Wouldn't statues of limitations kick in ?

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Re: @Kain Preacher ...

Ian that's why I was asking if they were in PCI compliance. If they were this case show be given summary dismissal .

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Few things. Was Heartland PCI complaint at the time of the hack? If not how long were they out of compliance since they were last signed off ?

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Mastercard goes TITSUP in US, UK: There are some things money can't buy – like uptime

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Re: Backups and redundancy, FFS

The reason why they don't use paper slips any more is cause the baster CC companies started processing them as a credit card not present . If find a processor that does not charge them as credit card not present you get hit with higher fees. Then you have less protection from charge back. Oh wants it gets processed and the card gets decline you most likely will not get paid . So most places rather lose a customer/sale then risk getting burned like that .

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US taxman wants AI to do the security checks it seemingly can't do itself

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I can see it now IBM will get the contract. It will be behind schedule and over budget. Midway IBM will say we need to switch the data base to our proprietary data base. After a decade of being late and years of congressional hearings the contract will go to MS and housed on azure. At this point in time they few have way sane devs at MS will say we won't touch this kick it over to the windows 10 team. Sure it will be over budget and not do what the specs call for. But it will be a win as it will tie the IRS data base into the windows 10 spy server so the IRS can monitor your computer.

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Re: AI and the IRS

You mean what could go right.

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Nissan 'fesses up to fudging emissions data

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"perhaps even signing off on them as passing the tests."

Wouldn't that be evil unauthorized(rogue) management ?

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kain preacher
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Darn dyslexia . But hmm rouge or rogue techs.

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kain preacher
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Re: So....

Zog just like it was only 2 engineers that were responsible for VW cheat code. Even though Bosch caught it and warned VW. Yep it was done with out their knowledge.

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kain preacher
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They are stealing our faked test.

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kain preacher
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unauthorized technicians ? So rouge techs broke in o Nissan and started to work on their cars ??

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Cops suspect Detroit fuel station was hacked before 10 drivers made off with 2.3k 'free' litres

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It's called fraud because no one saw you use the library card This was at the pump. So it's either just theft of theft by fraud. I mean if he actually walked and hand the clerk a library card then I would have to say yes he did nothing wrong(or the clerk is stoned as hell)

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Re: Note to my fellow Yanks ...

it's short for gasoline. But you knew that already

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kain preacher
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Ok does any here think that the gas attendant was just to high to figure out how to turn the pumps off ??

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"That plus the maybe exaggerated price smacks of an over-optimistic insurance claim."

Like how the police claims $600 drug bust turns into $60,000

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TalkTalk, UK2 sitting in a tree, not T-A-L-K-I-N-G: Hosting biz cut off after ISP broadband upgrade

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Talk talk has to be one of the best ISP in the UK. I mean they are talked about on el reg at least once a month

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'Plane Hacker' Roberts: I put a network sniffer on my truck to see what it was sharing. Holy crap!

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Re: A relentless self promoter

Read Can bus is use to connect all of that stuff. Yes you can access the can bus via the obd-II port. My point still stands . If you have and wi fi or cellar data as part of your infotainment system the then can bus is exposed .

https://www.just-auto.com/interview/car-infotainment-hacking_id141351.aspx

Oh look a can bus logger that works through the OBDII port.

CAN bus is one of five protocols used in the on-board diagnostics (OBD)-II vehicle diagnostics standard. The OBD-II standard has been mandatory for all cars and light trucks sold in the United States since 1996.

"USB/WiFi/whatever protocol converters are CAN"

I never did. What I said is it can be accessed via wifi. OBDII . You don't have to use the dedicated serial port to access CAN

Oh look VW puts the infotainment system on the CAN bus

http://www.volkspage.net/technik/ssp/ssp/SSP_238.pdf

Oop looks like can bus is access via the OBD II port and is part of the specs.

CAN bus is one of five protocols used in the on-board diagnostics (OBD)-II vehicle diagnostics standard. The OBD-II standard has been mandatory for all cars and light trucks sold in the United States since 1996. The EOBD standard has been mandatory for all petrol vehicles sold in the European Union since 2001 and all diesel vehicles since 2004

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Re: What exactly does he mean by this?

"Well, if he's tapping the OBDII connector and exclaiming "Look at all the data that's being shared!", that would be just silly. Like breaking into someone's house by smashing a window with a brick, hiding behind the bedroom door to eavesdrop, then complaining that their intimate conversations are not secure. Just silly."

infotainment systems like the ford sync 3 are connected to the ecu via can bus . They are also equipped with the ability to give you internet via cell network. SO what is being sen over the cell network back to the hive ?

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Re: What exactly does he mean by this?

In your rush to make him look like a fool you show your lack of knowledge.

"Which physical layer interface did he tap into? CAN bus? The OBDII socket (<- betcha)"

Can bus is not a physical interface but a protocol. Some can bus networks can be accessed via blue tooth,wi fi, USB and Ethernet on cars. Accessing the OBII port allows you all kinds of access to the ECU and whats running on it.

And yes you can use wire shark to sniff packets on the can bus.

https://www.csselectronics.com/screen/page/reverse-engineering-can-bus-messages-with-wireshark/language/en

https://canb.us/tutorials/Wireshark

But there are also free packet sniffing tools for can bus. Available for Linux and windows

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Who fancies a six-core, 128GB RAM, 8TB NVMe … laptop?

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Re: What does it run?

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Either Dell lied to you are is doing some thing weird

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Creep travels half the world to harass online teen gamer… and gets shot by her mom – cops

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Re: @Rustbucket... @AC ... The cat is pretty well out of the bag already

Better off cambering the ar15 for .308 or socom .458

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kain preacher
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Re: @AC ... The cat is pretty well out of the bag already

.223 is small but used in the m16

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kain preacher
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Re: @Ted Treen ...@AC ... The cat is pretty well out of the bag already

Ian Michael Gumby

Depends on the state. Texas you can use deadly force to stop some one from breaking into your car o your own property.

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kain preacher
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I wounder did he learn any thing ?

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Re: Isn't he supposed to be ...

Cue it depends on the state and the crime. Most states have restrictions on concurrent sentence and max time. It's not this sledge hammer you think it is.

https://centerforprisonreform.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Consecutive-Sentences-in-America-2015_06_09.pdf

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Re: I thought of the child(ren)

.22 doesn't really have enough stopping power to deal with an intruder."

Um didn't the guy collapse on the neighbors lawn? They life flight you just for the fun of it either.

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Automated payment machines do NOT work the same all over the world – as I found out

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Re: Similar experience in the USA

Cpt Blue Bear

Are you sure that as not patois. That part of the world does have a recognized Spanish dialect. And then there is Spanglish. Not really English not really Spanish.

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Time to dump dual-stack networks and get on the IPv6 train – with LW4o6

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Re: "Where does the 4 to 6 interchange take place?"

I feel you. I made the mistake and signed up for mediacom(con). They charge you $5 to use their cable modem. $5 a month to turn on Wifi and $5 a month to have access to the modem. Seriously if you type ion 192.168.1.254 it redirects you to page that says pay $5 to have access or pay $5 every time you want to do some thing like change the password to the wi fi. They have a strict 1 gig cap . Oh here is the kicker if you do a trace route you find out that every thing is going through comcast first. That's right they are using comcast network but comcast is not available here.

In a 2016 telecom report conducted by ACSI, Mediacom occupied last place in customer satisfaction among all companies in the ACSI, regardless of industry.

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Well that's another fucked thing I've noticed Netflix seems to prefer windows. I get those login from different computer when I'm on mint I get those notices but not on windows 10, I've also noticed that I have to manually select 1080 in windows if i'm not using edge .

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I've found that netflix works best with edge. I've found from time to time it has weird issues with other browsers especially chrome.

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IBM memo to staff: Our CEO Ginni is visiting so please 'act normally!'

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Then act sane . :)

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Re: IBM hasn't been IBM for a very long time

Which on. San Teresa or Almaden ? Almaden is were they did HDD research and since burned to the ground .

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The boss is coming, quick act normal and busy.

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Ticketmaster gatecrash: Gig revelers' personal, payment info glimpsed by support site malware

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Doctor Syntax I know lots of people hate Privacy Shield but to me that's not the real issue as this could of easily happened if the the 3rd party was British based . What should be ragged on is why does a chat bot have access to the billing server and why were they storing the cv2 numbers.

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"Folks in North America are unaffected, we're told"

Sure just like only a small percentage of people in the UK was affected by the experian leak.

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UK Foreign Office offers Assange a doctor if he leaves Ecuador embassy

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Re: Doctor

Naw it will a be a shrink so the can give him the good drugs.

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'Black hat' extortionist thrown back in the clink after Yelp-slamming biz

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Re: 8 years?

mrobaer

At tthe federal level you do 80% of your time .

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Since when do you have a 1st amendment right to harass some one, lie about them and not have legal consequences? Also when you are on parole you have your rights further limited and you have conditions.

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Re: 8 years?

"Not mentioned in the article but does he get to serve the remainder of the 37 months consecutive with the new sentence?"

Typically it's consecutive unless the judge and the prosecutor are pissed at you.

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Re: 8 years?

the 8 years is because he is a repeat offender. They gave him 3 years the first time He could even wait two months after he got out of jail

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Software changed the world, then died on the first of the month

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Re: Data format parsing

There is a youtube video on what a nightmare things like time zone and date formats are.

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GDPR forgive us, it's been one month since you were enforced…

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One thing that amused me is that according to at least one lawyer, geoblocking the EU won't actually absolve an organisation of legal liability if they don't comply with GDPR and someone in the EU uses their service (e.g. using Tor or a VPN).

Would that be computer trespassing if I say I do no not want people from the EU and to lie to hide that you are in the EU

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Trainee techie ran away and hid after screwing up a job, literally

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Re: Key word is "Trainee"

"Drinking tea is a part of the job?"

Depends some times you need coffee to mask the whiskey.

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Re: He started a new life

I've never understood what drives normal, non-psycopathic, people to take up dentistry anyway, even if they were competent with power tools. Yet they do. Funny old world, sometimes.

Phil O'Sophical

My last dentist was also a lawyer. He did medical malpractice .

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Intel CEO Brian Krzanich quits biz after fling with coworker rumbled

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Re: Similar thing at HP

A CEO Shagging an employee opens them up to sexual harassment suit.

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Canadian utility makes blockchain upstarts bid for their ravenous rigs' electricity supply

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Re: Won't somebody think of the planet...?

lglethal

I'm willing to bet the sucking power is limited for safety reasons .

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Test Systems Better, IBM tells UK IT meltdown bank TSB

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Was time and money budgeted for testing ? Were the specs looked down? were the needs clearly identified ? Or did every just spit ball ideas and said this sounds good enough and signed off

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