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Russia's to blame for pro-ISIS megahack on French TV network

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Computer malware and scripts that featured in the attack were typed out on a Cyrillic keyboard and compiled during office hours in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

They must have hired a french voyante with a Crystal Ball.

"We suspect that this activity aligns with Russia’s institutionalized systematic “trolling” – devoting substantive resources to full-time staff who plant comments and content online that is often disruptive, and always favourable to President Putin," FireEye concludes.

Favoring President Putin is not be the thing to do, I suppose.

the BBC reports

The BBC also reports a whole lot of crap on the world political situation that is of bereft of much grounding in reality. I notice that the trade union building in Odessa still "somehow caught fire" in that world.

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Capita wins four out of five stars for 'good', 'inexpensive' service

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Coffee/keyboard

My morning coffee!

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Industrial Wi-Fi kit has hard-coded credentials

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Re: It's a difficult crowd

OLE for Process Control

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Re: Class Action Lawsuit

Ayee! They are heading in the direction of the customer for "unlawful obtention of trade secrets and reverse-engineering of copyrighted security code contrary to section ARSE paragraph SHIT of the DMCA".

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Nutanix did build 'Acropolis' hypervisor, wants you to bury it

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The origin of Nutanix in the breakdown of the bicameral mind!

My god has left me, only vapors remain over Hellas!

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Microsoft: FINE, we'll help your web sessions be secure, SHEESH

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You may want https-over-http tunnelling protocol. Fat blobs of BASE64-encoded stuff in the http exchange? Suits you, sir.

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★★★ Chemo continues ★★★

But there is still much cancer in many locations. The doctor is still unsure about the prognosis!

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It's 2015 and hackers can hijack your Windows PC if you watch a web video

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Re: Missing the Most Important

The most critical problem facing the world is frankly 100% inbred politicians like Obama.

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What's lint?

Can anybody please, please, please SHOOT THESE PEOPLE?

They can then get a tombstone of undestructible Poly(methyl methacrylate) with the inscription "here lies gonzo programmer; he insisted on using C-style languages without a safety net"

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Undetectable NSA-linked hybrid malware hits Intel Security radar

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Re: NSA - Nice Sensible Authority

are a great bunch of people who deserve a pay rise for their invaluable work (just in case they're reading this)

They are the state bureaucracy. They vote themselves their own payrises, numbskull!

No need to sweettalk yourself into a job in the comment section either.

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Voyager 2 'stopped' last week, and not just for maintenance

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Re: V'Ger

How did you lose this ... V-Giny?

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Re: I was a bit sad ...

The Bubble is a perfect sphere, twelve billion kilometres in radius (about twice as wide as the orbit of Pluto), and centred on the sun. It came into being as a whole, in an instant — but because the Earth was eight light-minutes from its centre, the time lag before the last starlight reached us varied across the sky, giving rise to the growing circle of darkness. Stars vanished first from the direction in which The Bubble was closest, and last where it was furthest away — precisely behind the sun.

The Bubble presents an immaterial surface which behaves, in many ways, like a concave version of a black hole’s event horizon. It absorbs sunlight perfectly, and emits nothing but a featureless trickle of thermal radiation (far colder than the cosmic microwave background, which no longer reaches us). Probes which approach the surface undergo red shift and time dilation — but experience no measurable gravitational force to explain these effects. Those on orbits which intersect the sphere appear to crawl to an asymptotic halt and fade to black; most physicists believe that in the probe’s local time, it swiftly passes through The Bubble, unimpeded — but they’re equally sure that it does so in our infinitely distant future. Whether or not there are further barriers beyond is unknown — and even if there are not, whether an astronaut who took the one-way voyage would find the universe outside unaged, or would emerge just in time to witness the moment of its extinction, remains an open question.

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Re: The year is 2065...

And having brought at least one of them back, he'll retreat to his perfect-acoustics room, fit that last stylus and...

... hears LBJ telling the story of who REALLY killed JFK.

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NSFVoyager2?

Why is that guy not safe for Voyager?

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Chips can kill: Official

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Didn't we have that back when Bush went hot with the "surge" idea?

I thought the conclusion was that quantities of AA were overall maybe, possibly not that important. Because the heart will go first...

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Google: Our self-driving cars would be tip-top if you meatheads didn’t crash into them

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Just by having a significant proportion of faultless robo drivers won't make the meatbags drive more recklessly thus raising premiums.

You seem to assume that the insurance market is a monopoly. Not so. "Do you own a robo-car? Our premiums are 30% less than the competition, and we will thrown in a free lawyer in case of accident against meatbags. Call 1-800-DRIVERATOR now!"

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Re: Are humans more cautious around them?

the only thing you might mistake a G-car for is this

Wait until it deploys katana-armed robotic arms.

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Kaspersky says air-gap industrial systems: why not baby monitors, too?

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Re: TCP/IP is the problem

If it is this one, it will surprise you that it is based on TCP/IP among others.

Sounds like a standard identification method, like, you know, exchange of certificates in SSL...

See also RFC6538

The Host Identity Protocol architecture introduces a new namespace, the "host identity" namespace, to the Internet architecture. The express purpose of this new namespace is to allow for the decoupling of identifiers (host identities) and locators (IP addresses) at the internetworking layer of the architecture. The contributors to HIP have expected that HIP will enable alternative solutions for several of the Internet's challenging technical problems, including potentially host mobility, host multihoming, site multihoming, IPv6 transition, NAT traversal, and network-level security. Although there have been many architectural proposals to decouple identifiers and locators over the past 20 years, HIP is one of the most actively developed proposals in this area [book.gurtov].

The Host Identity Protocol itself provides a rapid exchange of host identities (public keys) between hosts and uses a Diffie-Hellman key exchange that is compliant with Sigma ("SIGn-and-MAc") to establish shared secrets between such endpoints [RFC5201]. The protocol is designed to be resistant to Denial-of-Service (DoS) and Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attacks, and when used together with another suitable security protocol, such as Encapsulated Security Payload (ESP) [RFC4303], it provides encryption and/or authentication protection for upper-layer protocols such as TCP and UDP, while enabling continuity of communications across network-layer address changes.

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The weapons pact threatening IT security research

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The primary reason given for the changes is to stop repressivedesignated regimes THAT ARE NOT DANCING TO UNCLE SAM'S MAD PIPING around the world from buying sophisticated software that can be used to spy on political opponents and others.

FTFY. Also: List of authoritarian regimes supported by the United States

Did I mention that the staunch supporter of NATO"freedom", Monsieur Saakashwili, currently on the run from his own home country for various kinds of nastiness, has just been appointed governor of the freedom-loving Ukrainian province of Odessa? Seriously. Can I export debuggers to Ukraine now?

It's time to tell the USA to go be barking mad elsewhere until it gets better.

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HMRC ditches Microsoft for Google, sends data offshore

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Re: FATCA

Did you miss another T in that?

Not this is correct. As is the case with "PATRIOT" and "FREEDOM", USAnians like to have loud-sounding acronyms to cover a sordid reality. I suppose it was meant to be FATCAT but I guess that would have sounded too much like old-style german word-smithery about removing certain ethnic groups from premises, even in the current mindset of obtaining total state control over pretty much everything.

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Fire, flood and vomit: Defeating the Great White Whale of Fail

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Good stuff...

And make sure your problem Is not a Sony!

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The USB Lego, bluetooth coffee cups and connected cats of Computex 2015

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Re: I need more power...

Do not be of grammar nazi, comrade!

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Shi seki cat-vangelion!

You would come home to find your obese moggy sat in the middle of a debris field, chewing on one of your bluetooth coffee cups.

Real cats are like anime Super Robots to the Internet of Things.

Very irritable, too.

Breitenberg's vehicles better scurry.

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ISIS command post obliterated after 'moron' jihadi snaps a selfie, says US Air Force

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China's hackers stole files on 4 MEELLION US govt staff? Bu shi, says China

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Re: Told you so

TCP/IP is not appropriate for 21st century needs

Yeah well maybe you should go back to the course on "Infosec 101" because if you think TCP/IP is the problem, I have a bridge in lower Manhattan, very cheap...

"He overdosed on alcohol? Clearly the fault of the glass bottles!"

Data communication must be encrypted at the SOURCE, by DEFAULT, across the world. Period. Anything else is simply a continuous data theft, waiting to happen.

You may want to explain how encrypting data communications will prohibit data being exfiltrated in the first place. Your voodoo is weak...

Ok, start with The Orange Book and work your way forward, slowly...

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ICANN speak clearly now .gay has gone – Council of Europe

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Re: Genius headline

Bind still exists? That's so "TLD requested by several applicants that is pending at ICANN" it's sad.

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Re: I learn something new....

I hate to break it to you but unless you pass through a forwarding service there better be. Unless you DON'T want to do business. Of course, for a generic shock site that's probably not the goal...

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Hackers steal files on 4 million US govt workers

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Re: With all these breaches

It must be banned not because of socialism but because Uncle Sam is already missing 120 trillion dollar to pay for THE OTHER social services.

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Re: NSA too busy reading facebook posts

NSA presently is being savaged

The smallest fiddle in the world is heard playing.

Alos, 5 minutes until the suggestion emerges that the breach was actually due to the 5-minute interruption in metadata collection between the sunsetting of the P.A.T.R.I.O.T. act and the inception of the F.R.E.E.D.O.M. act.

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Wikileaks publishes TiSA: A secret trade pact between US, Europe and others for big biz pals

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The important part however is that without Wikileaks publishing this treaty no one outside government teams and large corporates would have any idea what was law until it was passed: something that rankles, especially in the era of the internet.

There must be 10⁴ copies of this shit floating around on the devoces (mobile or otherwise) less-than-practically.skilled-in-IT political operators. How come nobody has dropped core onto the sidewalk yet?

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Re: Article 6 sounds shitty

You can be sure that escrow will continue to be acceptable practice. Assholes refusing to conform will just suddenly have no customers. No code in the notary's safe? No deal!

Indeed, in my book, we are now in the era where inspectable open source code (and not only "read after my death" escrow) is becoming necessary in quite a few business dealings.

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Infosec turns 20 to face battle with BSides, RSAC Unplugged

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BSides offers a genuine sense of community and upbeat, unfussy vibe

What the fuck am I doing on my (expletives hurtful to the GLBT community) job ;_;

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MS scolds businesses for failing to eradicate 7-year-old malware

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Re: Microsoft is the malware cesspit

Indeed! Entire WAREHOUSES of ghostly Microsoft IP have DISAPPEARED without a trace.

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Science teacher jammed his school kids' phones, gets week suspension

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Re: What?

In an emergency those LAND LINES could be OVERLOADED...or worse, CUT.

That EMERGENCY would then turn out to be a SKOOL SHOOTING, in which case you would be in a DIRE PICKLE as all the blue-clad people meant to "guard the campus" (i.e. harass and taser students for incontinent speech freedomization) would have left due to ELF AND SAFETY regualtions, waiting for the SWAT team to arrive. Which would then trundle in about 4h later.

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WikiLeaks offers $100k for copies of the Trans-Pacific Partnership – big biz's secret govt pact

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What the fuck am I reading?

For example, it seeks to extend American copyright laws to participating nations, possibly even going so far as to make ISPs responsible for any copyright infringement by their users, and impose criminal charges on downloaders.

National laws are not passed via secret treaties, bilateral or otherwise. They need to be voted on by parliament. These things are null and void. Next there will be secret ententes promising military assistance in case bullshit happens during dickwaving with the neighbours. Oh wait...

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Large Hadron Collider gives young ALICE a black-hole ray gun

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Re: Quark-gluon plasma

We just don't know.

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Re: "The LHC is absolutely safe," said Hawking

Cue ominous music: "Probably not a problem"

"Collisions releasing greater energy occur millions of times a day in the earth's atmosphere and nothing terrible happens."

More on this: The Particle That Broke a Cosmic Speed Limit: Physicists are beginning to unravel the mysteries of ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays, particles accelerated by the most powerful forces in the universe.

One can apparently have fun with Smartphones used as cosmic ray detectors: crayfis.io

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Mass break-in: researchers catch 22 more routers for the SOHOpeless list

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Re: Catch 22 routers?

The Snowdens of yesteryear warned us about this!

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Re: And it's so easy to sort out

MUH LOSS OF CONTROL OVER MUH IP!

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Compromised SSH keys used to access Spotify, UK Govt GitHub repos

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Re: Soon...

Joke icon?

This is the IT equivalent of a fart joke.

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KFC takes legal axe to eight-legged mutant chicken claims

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Re: Typical USA Corporate

Yum update food!

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Gigerchicken will see you now!

It's finger-licking good?

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Holy SSH-it! Microsoft promises secure logins for Windows PowerShell

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In remission?

It's like chemo has been successfully applied.

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Secure web? That'll cost you, thanks to Mozilla's HTTPS plan

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Next: disallow IPv4. Only IPv6 allowed here, so soorrreeee...

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Re: Destroying Firefox from within

You mean the bizarrotardo button that is "powered by Telefonica" (who?) that invites you to "Start a conversation" or WebRTC?

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Fanbois designing Windows 10 – where's it going to end?

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I joked with Microsoft that the release would include manga wallpaper. After all, that reflects the Insiders' tastes pretty well.

I hate to say it, but ALL of the tech is determined by the "Insiders". The fact that a "Start Button" has become lore and part of the expectation does not mean it comes from "Outsiders" or is a good idea.

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Woman dumps ultra-rare $200,000 Apple 1 computer in the trash

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Re: The lady had it right.

Yup. It's not like there are any unsolved mysteries of computation locked up in there. Into the trash it goes!

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Bundestag hack origin still a mystery as DE.gov techies pull out their hair

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Re: Block cyberpackets at the router!

Why doesn't the BND add selectors for Trojans and send those to the NSA, who will analyze them and then warn of an intrusion

In which part of the multiverse would this actually work? How can you select for Trojans, why would the NSA analyze them and why would it warn anyone of anything?

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It's FREE WINDOWS 10 time: 29 July is D-Day, yells Microsoft

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Re: We are getting those malvertisement popups...

So, unless you use WSUS your are assumed to be in a crappy consumer setting feeding on consumer shit (like, I suppose, Windows) and addies can be pushed into your face?

Great marketing logic.

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Chlorine gas horror leak at Apple data center puts five in hospital

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Chlorine gas?

Probably a hit by Assad. Bomb Syria now!

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