* Posts by adnim

1839 posts • joined 11 Apr 2007

LastPass now supports 2FA auth, completely undermines 2FA auth

adnim
Meh

256 bit AES encrypted plain text file

Several copies:local disk, raid backup server and a couple of USB sticks.

Use a pass phrase like a sentence of 30+ characters. "Why th@ fsck do ! n3Ed t0 b3 s0 P@r^noiD?"

Why trust a third party? Trust no one.

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After stiffing us with Trump, Weiner 'fesses to underage cock shot rot

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@ version 1.0 Re: I consider

Been there, I showed my dick to a six year old girl, I wanted to see what she had... I was eight not 47. This fscker has no excuse.

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I consider

anyone and everyone, regardless of gender or sexuality does indeed have a sickness if they send images of their genitals to children.

So hospital or prison?

imho, someone that recognised they had an "illness" would seek psychiatric/medical help BEFORE being caught.

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Police anti-ransomware warning is hotlinked to 'ransomware.pdf'

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Re: How things have changed

Plain text.

I send email in plain text PGP signed. I read in plain text.

All attachments are potentially unsafe and a plain text rendering of an email will indicate if any links contained within point to mycutekitty.org or iownyaass.com

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Mmmm

"Always use caution when opening (such as by double-clicking) files that come from someone you do not know,..."

My advice:

Always delete emails without reading or opening attachments when they come from someone you don't know. Always treat with caution email attachments from those you do know.

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Biz overlords need to give a stuff about what they're told by IT crowd

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Company policy

Who writes this? And who is bound by it?

Yes IT techs make mistakes, the environment which they have to control is usually complex. However, IT techs find themselves pissing into the wind when they advise the greedy fsckers that determine policy.

I got sick of getting wet and although self employment brings in less than I earned in my last position, I make my own rules and I alone enforce them.

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WannaCrypt ransomware snatches NSA exploit, fscks over Telefónica, other orgs in Spain

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Re: Does this mean

I made no mention of a corporate structure nor did the person I responded too. My response was for the change to a personal system.

However migration away from MS can be done over time by any corporate. Yes trying to do this in a year would be expensive but as a long term strategy.. No problem. The saving in licence fees alone would go a long way to paying for the change.

The box you are in is a Microsoft construct, what you really need to see is that there is no box.

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Re: Does this mean

roflmfao

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Re: JLV - Smug mode

I get a lot of emails from addresses I know with attachments or links to somewhere. I can always tell if they are legit. It is obvious that it is a spoofed sender or hacked account email. In fact It is painfully obvious. I don't think I am particularly smart.. to be honest I can be pretty stupid. I just know my clients even though I have many of them.

I sign all my emails with PGP and send all in plain text. I also explain this to my clients and send my public key attached. If they click on a link or open an attachment from an email that looks like it is from me that is not signed... fsck 'em. I can't look after every slow thinker on the planet.

I also see my received emails in plain text. Who needs html email? Aint that what websites are for?

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Re: Does this mean

Find an alternative OS.

There are very few applications that cannot be replaced by an OSS alternative. The learning curve in some instances may be steep but you do IT right? Shouldn't be too difficult.

Windows has the edge over Linux for games, sigh. I need a CPU with VT-D or AMD-Vi. to get near native gaming performance in a Windows VM on Linux. I reckon I will be upgrading my hardware as soon as Windows 7 goes out of support. Until then I will game on Windows and work on Linux.

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Smug mode

Experienced enough to never open an email attachment or follow a link from an email address I don't know.

Experienced enough to recognise an email attachment from an email address I do know and a link in an email from an address I do know could be dangerous. The body of the message usually gives enough clues as to the legitimacy of the email.

Linux and Windoze user... Who's last virus infection was the Saddam virus on my Amiga 500. Getting old sucks but the wisdom it brings has benefits.

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Facebook in the dock: Web giant faces trial for allegedly ripping off data center blueprints

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Meh

Meh

I been in IT long enough to know that If I was asked to design something it would infringe on prior art that I had no clue about. Or some greedy bastards patent on common sense.

Live and let live... We should be paying for quality of service not a patent.

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PC repair chap lets tech support scammer log on to his PC. His Linux PC

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Too many times

I have:

Hung up without saying a word. And hung up with a simple fsckoff.

I have behaved as if I didn't know what I was doing and kept them on the phone for around an hour and allowing them control over a VM before telling them I have been messing with computers since 1983 and asking them why they scam for a living.

I have allowed them into a VM, screen recorded everything and sent it to the UK police online fraud website: actionfraud.police.co.uk (I have incident numbers but never heard anything back)

I have even run Tcpview from sysinternals while they are viewing the vm and told them I am logging their IP address for a fraud report. Sometimes they just carry on trying to scam, other times they have disconnected immediately and hung up the phone.

My response depends on how busy or bored I am. I get many of these calls, occasionally 2 in a week. So much so that I have a dedicated Win7 VM setup just for this purpose.

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Fancy a relaxed boozy holiday? Keep well away from Great Britain

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Re: ? Do what the fsck u like.

Especially when one considers "that which is offensive".

Offensive to whom? I am offended by the bullshit, insincerity and lies spewed by the media and marketeers everyday.... I consider it my problem for letting the bullshit they spew effect my emotions.

And why should I pretend to be that which I am not in order to not offend? If you find me offensive.... That is your problem.

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? Do what the fsck u like.

Don't get caught.

I do not recognise any abuse of my freedom to live life how I see fit.

It is a pain to duck and dive in order to avoid detection of my disobedience of the rules set by people with no right to tell me how to behave.

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Android O-mg. Google won't kill screen hijack nasties on Android 6, 7 until the summer

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Facepalm

Re: Roasted marshmallows

Why did I think they were her ex-boyfriends testicles?

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How to remote hijack computers using Intel's insecure chips: Just use an empty login string

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noob or arrogant...

what kind of coder am I?

Rhetorical question. I know what kind of coder I am. I am the kind of coder that lied on my CV, got the job and now I copy/paste the code of clever people into my work. Even though I do not fundamentally understand what I am doing or what them function thingies accept as arguments or return as values... My code compiles.

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After blitzing FlexiSpy, hackers declare war on all stalkerware makers: 'We're coming for you'

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Re: Legality vs Legitimaticy

Just because it is legal doesn't make it right, just because it is illegal doesn't make it wrong.

Laws like gods are created by those with the physical power to enforce the rules in order to keep the weak under control.

The story made me smile and gave me a warm glow inside.

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Risk-free Friday evenings, thanks to Office 365 license management

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Facepalm

MS still selling shit?

many dumb fucks still buying?

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Hasta la Windows Vista, baby! It's now officially dead – good riddance

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Meh

Nothing changes

...leading then-Microsoft-CEO Steve Ballmer to say the OS was “a work in progress” rather than the finished item.

A Microsoft OS is only ever a finished item when it is out of official support.

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Microsoft's new hardware: eight x86 cores, 40 GPU cores

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RX 480

has 36 compute cores. The 40 Compute Units/Cores in this GPU add up to 2560 shader processors.

The Xbox one has 16 Compute Units/Cores a mere 768 shader processors.

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Startup remotely 'bricks' grumpy bloke's IoT car garage door – then hits reverse gear

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Joke

So Winston Wolfe can deal with the corpses whilst u is in another state.

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Meh

Sigh

If companies were obliged by law to go full disclosure on the shit they sell.

People are born ignorant, stupidity is earned. Trust was once also earned, now it is blindly given.

And I have forgotten how to give a fuck about stupid people, other than the guilt I would feel if I took advantage. I would be rich were it not for an annoying ability to do empathy.

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Mac Pro update: Apple promises another pricey thing it will no doubt abandon after a year

adnim
Meh

Meh

I build my own, my last upgrade was a SSD around 3 years ago. Machine still does all I need, even plays console ports.

I have had a few apples, not seen a doctor for a long time.

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Windows 10 Creators Update: Clearing the mines with livestock (that's you by the way)

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Facepalm

Re: CBB

You are right, Linux development is fragmented. And all OSS developers are thousands of miles apart and think for themselves. Yet almost every single developer is aiming at the same target and coding to the same ethos.

I find it awesome that thousands of disparate entities can produce a fathomable whole that is far greater than the sum of its parts.

I also find it unbelievable that a single concentrated entity cannot see its ass because its elbow greed is in the way.

Some people can't see outside the box, some people don't see a box, some people see a box and ask wtf is that for? And others see the box as a place to piss.

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Joke

I dunno why I read this article

I grew out of rubber necking at car crashes many years ago.

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Ex-military and security firms oppose Home Sec in WhatsApp crypto row

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Re: Bravo

"...whats he hiding?"

Something the government have a real problem seeing, even more so than encrypted communications... Common sense.

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WWE star's swiped sex snaps survey spam snares selfie sickos

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Is that her

in the image?

Did someone punch her in the face to give her black eyes and spread her eyelashes across her face?

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Beijing deploys facial scanners to counter public toilet abuse

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Re: Toilet Paper in chinese toilets?

(since they double to clean your hands if there was no wash basin).

However, one has to be careful which order one chooses.

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Devil

Potential clients

of this fine establishment should all shit in an envelope and post it off to whom ever signed off on this.

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Coat

Re: El Reg typo?

Surely that should be "desperate defecators" ?

And feacal scan?

I get my coat too

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UK's Association of British Travel Agents cops to data breach

adnim
Meh

I presume every Internet

accessible device is vulnerable to unauthorised access and behave accordingly. Or those with authorised access will sell the data to support a gambling or drug habit. Yes, I have a pretty low opinion of human fidelity in general. Humans are often less secure than the systems they have access too.

I either enter lies into web forms or don't use the website if lying is impossible to get away with.

I don't read terms and conditions because I will invariably disagree with them, I make up my own T&C's and follow them exclusively. So far so good. Still, I expect that at some point my behaviour will come back and bite me.

Unfortunately the information one provides face to face with some entity will usually find its way onto an Internet accessible device.

I am waiting for Experian to be hacked.

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Where in the world is Fast.co.uk web hosting?

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Businesses fail all the time

The polite and non-exploitative thing to do would be to send an email and written/typed correspondence to clients telling them one is going under. Stop taking money from client bank accounts and advise the client to seek an alternative supplier for ALL the services they subscribe to. Suggesting alternative provider would be useful. And stating a date on which the services will terminate is essential.

If Fast have done all the above.. fair enough.

However my experience is such that I think and believe most companies only give a fuck about revenue and prefer the client take the hit for their mismanagement.

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New Royal Navy Wildcat helicopters can't transmit vital data

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Joke

Carrier pigeons?

Air to ground pigeons.

Air to air pigeons.

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Nifty website claims to make comparing cloud costs simple. Good luck with that

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Explained: Apple iCloud kept 'deleted' browser histories for over a year

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Re: Translation from legalese

You beat me to it, was going to say the same.

One of these things is not like the other:

"Apple does not retain deleted content once it is cleared from Apple's servers."

"Apple does not retain deleted content once it is deleted by the user."

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Laptop-light GoCardless says customers' personal data may have been lifted

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FAIL

The data

shouldn't have been on any laptop.

OK nothing is perfect... swap space, temp files, hibernation file etc., etc. There are many ways that sensitive data can make its way onto and be recovered from a laptop drive or indeed any PC/tablet/phone etc.

The point is that if you have hardware that reads sensitive data the file system should be encrypted. And any place where the data could be stored during use should be zeroed/shredded at shut down.

Yes I am paranoid.

If they use a laptop as a secured server, then the above is moot.

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RAF pilot sent jet into 4,000ft plummet by playing with camera, court martial hears

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Facepalm

15,000 feet-per-minute

4,400 feet in 33 seconds

And Pi=3

I wish I had attended your lectures... Richard Feynman.

I get bored driving, at least if piloting a plane I could read a book instead of photographing the passing landscape and checking farcebook on my phone.

</sarcasm>

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Who do you want to be Who? VOTE for the BBC's next Time Lord

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Jason Statham

I am not sure if I am joking ;-)

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Parliamentary Trump-off? Pro-Donald petition passes 100k signatures

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Facepalm

Naivety... cute, perhaps even endearing from a preteen.

However ... For someone over the age of 12 to say this... "Donald Trump should be invited to make an official State Visit because he is the leader of a free world and U.K. is a country that supports free speech and does not believe that people that appose [sic] our point of view should be gagged." Reminds me of ... "We're all doomed" - John Laurie/private Frazier.

I don't care either way, the only view have on all of this is... Always look for motive first. And when dealing with politicians and the exceedingly wealthy, never expect altruism to be anywhere near that motivation.

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Marketing company leaks 17,000 recorded phone calls, many with credit card numbers

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Unhappy

My insurance broker

is a local non-franchised business. Just one office.

They tell me that my voice is being recorded for training purposes, before I recite my card details down the phone I am asked to wait whilst they switch off the recording feature.

Not hard is it?

Perhaps it would be prudent to refuse to give card information until one is assured that the recording has been stopped. Of course, lies could be told but if the recordings are ever leaked or stolen they would be self evident.

There is no need for a company to record or store credit card information, I would rather have the hassle of the extra 15-20 seconds it would take to complete future purchases.

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Digital video recorder installers master password list 'leaked' – claims

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WTF?

I ran a payrolll system

that was far from perfect. Remote access was allowed to the provider to sort out various issues that arose. This was a DOS based thing that ran on a Novell server. Buggy software and poor transaction logs/no software checking as to why it was not closed gracefully etc. Meant locked files and EOF markers not being written after Windows crashed. I eventually worked out how to fix all this myself.

However the the point being... I changed the password every time they connected, fixed and logged out. They were never very happy about having to ask me for the password each time they logged in.

A CCTV system may or may not be as high risk as a payroll system (depends where the cameras face). Still, why can't engineers ask for the password so they can login to fix? No one should have admin access to any system except the administrator.

I am old school, I will die old school.

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Because I'm bad, I'm bad, Shamoon: PC wiper tried to shut down Saudi snapshot defences

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Unhappy

Mutually unethical

No noise about human rights abuse.

Plenty of oil bought.

Plenty of weapons sold.

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Apple sued by parents of girl killed by driver 'distracted by FaceTime'

adnim
WTF?

Driver distracted

using Facetime. Sue Apple.

Driver distracted changing radio station. Sue radio station/ICE manufacturer

Driver distracted by advertising hoarding. Sue advertiser

Driver distracted by attractive provocatively clad person. Sue said person

Driver distracted by eating. Sue fast food store

Driver distracted by dropped smoking device/cigarette. Sue device maker/tobacco company

Driver drives without due care and attention. No longer drivers fault?

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'So sorry' Evernote rips up privacy changes

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Joke

Evernote?

I guess napkins are so 20th century.

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Microsoft offers UK cloud customers private pipes

adnim
Meh

A tad presumptuous?

"The private connection means faster pipes, less latency and therefore less failover or loss of service. Also, supposedly, greater protection."

After all... This is not just a cloud, this is a M&S cloud

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Ugh! Is that your security budget? *Sucks teeth and shakes head*

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Re: Security optional

And to get from the former to the latter the amount of effort that must go into persuading Exec and Finance is...

Exponentially proportional to greed

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Really weird quantum phenomenon spied lurking near neutron star

adnim
Joke

phenomena da do di diddum phenomenon da do di dum...

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What's the first emotion you'd give an AI that might kill you? Yes, fear

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Empathy

Is that an emotion?

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Grand App Auto: Tesla smartphone hack can track, locate, unlock, and start cars

adnim
Trollface

I realise

that The Register would have much less to report...

However it seems to me that reporting on SECURE apps, websites, IOT devices and Internet based services would be news. Where as reporting on INSECURE apps, websites, IOT devices and Internet based services is like reporting that the sky appears blue because of the way different wavelengths of light are scattered.

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