* Posts by waldo kitty

190 posts • joined 1 Dec 2008

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The cheek of it! Beach bar owner shoots nude bather in the booty

waldo kitty
Facepalm

Re: Low jeans

It has been around a longer than that and supposedly originated in prisons and jails as a way for those wearing such to advertise their availability to others...

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waldo kitty
Trollface

Re: Could have been worse

I fail to understand why people pick on Norfolk...especially as Suffolk is so nearby.

There is the same problem in Virginia, USA :lol:

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Creepy backdoor found in NetSarang server management software

waldo kitty
Boffin

What is a DLL? Sounds like a really secure way to build an OS.

well, you have a choice...

1. use a shared file of routines and functions to keep programs smaller by compiling dynamic.

2. make every program larger by including what could be shared code into all of them and compile everything static.

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WannaCry-slayer Marcus Hutchins 'built Kronos banking trojan' – FBI

waldo kitty
Holmes

In America you apparently only have to glance at the person committing a crime to be generously provided with the same kind of jail sentence.

if you know what they are doing and you don't report it, you can be considered an accessory...

I don't recall what the fucked up legislation is called, but it's apparently there to fill all the privately owned bank accounts prisons.

the term you are looking for is "accessory after the fact" and it requires that you know that "the act" was illegal and you didn't report it...

there is also "accessory before the fact" which means that you knew about the act to be committed and you didn't report it... this one may also carry additional conspiracy charges if you participated...

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waldo kitty
Holmes

Re: "I've read the indictment"

"it seems they may have thought that the accounts malwarertech (probably the bad guy) and malwarertechblog (the good guy) were the same, somehow."

ummm... they are... MalwareTech is a GoodGuy<tm> and MalwareTechBlog is his twitter account for his blog... same guy, two different twitter accounts... depending on what you want in your feed, you follow one or the other or both...

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waldo kitty
Holmes

Re: Also Wannacry?

"Given how clueless US agencies are [...]"

ummm... remember, all this so-called evidence is given to a/the Grand Jury... they are the ones that say "yay or nay" on these things... these folks are common every day john and jane does who likely don't have the first clue about these things to start with... just talk with some random on the street and see what kind of answers you get for the most common computer, internet and security related topics... clueless? yeah, to say the least... the GJ is definitely not a jury of peers... if this case goes to trial, it is highly doubtful that the court will even be able to find any true peers, peers that fully know and understand the aspects of so-called hacking and computer/internet security...

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WannaCry kill-switch hero Marcus Hutchins collared by FBI on way home from DEF CON

waldo kitty
Holmes

So, who really stole MalwareTech's wallet in Vegas?

he slept in the lobby because his phone was dead and his wallet had been stolen... while he slept, someone was kind enough to charge his phone for him... he took the phone with a 5% charge and called Uber to take him back to where he was staying... gotta wonder, now, who really stole his wallet... he'd been in Vegas for over a week driving high end rental cars, visiting shooting ranges, and doing other touristy things... if the FBI knew who he was, they could have nabbed him at any time before he was heading home... the whole thing reeks of shite...

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waldo kitty
Facepalm

Brits and their damned extra "u" (was: Re: Stay CLEAR of the USA)

"Is that a revolution to change the spelling of "colour" back to being correct?"

i don't know about you but over here we pronounce the word as "col or" or "col er"... not "col our" or "col hour" ;)

i won't mention the "colour" spelling being flagged as misspelled B)

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Raspberry Pi sours thanks to mining malware

waldo kitty
Boffin

Re: Captain Bodge-tastic speaking

I've no idea how they are found so quickly.

They were likely MIRAI or a variant of it. They're running rampant all over the 'net looking for IoT devices to conscript into their botnet. They specifically target the telnet and ssh ports along with a few others.

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2009 IBM: Teleworking will save the WORLD! 2017 IBM: Get back to the office or else

waldo kitty
Boffin

Re: You answered your own question

have one for the Dr. Who reference :)

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Zuck quits anti-social Hawaiian land title lawsuit

waldo kitty
Boffin

Re: Of couse, the "sacred Hawaiian land" claims are bogus

And, by say, any civilised standards, you are a 100% certified asshole.

please don't insult real assholes by lumping wannabes in with them.

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Chevy Bolt electric car came alive, reversed into my workbench, says stunned bloke

waldo kitty
Facepalm

Re: Odd belief

Now, the fact that the rather sane habit of not using the handbrake

i haven't seen a Bolt but who said it was a "handbrake"?? the term used is "parking brake"...

my last four vehicles have all had parking brakes that are operated by foot... push down with your foot to set and push down with your foot to release... others of my vehicles have had parking brakes that you push with your foot to set and then pull or twist a handle to release them...in fact, AFAICR, the only vehicle that i have owned that had a so-called "handbrake" is the 1979 Toyota Celica that is sitting out under the shelter awaiting rebuilding...

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Drone company fails to take off, tells pre-orderers: You can have your $34m back

waldo kitty
Paris Hilton

seems to me they had the implementation... the article states "Lily Robotics said it was winding the company down because it simply hadn't managed to secure the necessary financing to manufacture its first units"... certainly sounds like it was manufacturing, not implementation, where the failure came in...

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Pirates, pirates, whatchu gonna do? Advertisers cop a visit from PIPCU

waldo kitty
Facepalm

Re: Get them to stop advertising with spammers

haven't you learned yet that those are confirmation links? they're not opt-out links... clicking them confirms your email as active and ready to be sold to others...

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What do you call a firm that leaves customer financials unencrypted on a hard drive? RSA

waldo kitty
Boffin

Re: C level

And in this case 'c' would stand for.....?

CEO, CTO, CFO, etc...

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Uh-oh. LG to use AI to push home appliances to 'another dimension'

waldo kitty
Facepalm

also ask them have they figured out how to properly handle animal poo on the floors and carpets where they are cleaning... for one thing, they shouldn't spread it all over the area...

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Barcodes stamped on breast implants and medical equipment

waldo kitty
Facepalm

Re: Three points

i gotta ask...

if the staff can't find their proverbial with their two hands, how they going to find a body part?

their proverbial isn't a body part? ;)

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Kingpin in $1m global bank malware ring gets five years in chokey

waldo kitty
Facepalm

Re: Use a compromised proxy you dickhead

please don't insult the real dickheads of the world... this one is just barely a wannabe...

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Ham-fisted: Chap's radio app killed remotely after posting bad review

waldo kitty
Angel

Re: no way to get away with it anyway

nope... i didn't forget... they watch some of the same feeds that i watch ;)

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waldo kitty
Pirate

no way to get away with it anyway

i watched this unfolding in real time and then archived at the Internet Archive... the IA especially made sure to archive the forum topic so that it wouldn't disappear like was attempted when the topic was deleted and the blacklist stuff was also cleared... that was last week... how did it take the Reg so long to glomb onto the situation?

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Oi! Linux users! Want some really insecure closed-source software?

waldo kitty
Linux

Gotta wonder...

What's this "flashplugin-installer" package that gets regular updates and downloads the new flash binaries from adobe for installation?? someone's missing something somewhere...

sudo aptitude install flashplugin-installer

OR (if the download site is overloaded and the initial update fails)

sudo aptitude reinstall flashplugin-installer

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Not OK Google: Tree-loving family turns down Page and pals' $7m

waldo kitty
Facepalm

Re: Condemn?

the land isn't idle... there are renters living in the house, for one thing...

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Hardware Labs sees off Nvidia trademark sueball-smasher in court

waldo kitty
Black Helicopters

Re: GTX and GTS

Possibly. But that logic didn't stop Sky sueing Microsoft over Skype in a trademark dispute.

did Sky sue Skype before m$ bought them out?

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Hackers actively stealing Wi-Fi keys from vulnerable routers

waldo kitty
Facepalm

HOW??!?

If customers have an issue connecting to the internet, they should visit our help site

if you can't connect to the internet, how the hades are you supposed to go to some help site?

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Guessing valid credit card numbers in six seconds? Priceless

waldo kitty
Boffin

and then you get

those that require a CVV and don't accept a valid 4 digit CVV like some cards have on them...

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Sysadmin figures out dating agency worker lied in his profile

waldo kitty
Facepalm

And this is by design huh? Is the design to deliberately make sure that only people capable of touch typing are able to use linux?

perhaps the design is to ensure that the possible combinations of characters is crippled...

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waldo kitty
Pint

even my own at-a-proper-desk-for-doing-work pc has beer in the keyboard due to the cat getting pissed off that i'd spent to long

are you sure that's beer? ;)

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waldo kitty
Boffin

Re: Enter == submit

where the Enter key worked like Tab usually works today? I.e. skip to the next entry field?

you are correct but web coders today don't think about things like that so they default the selected button to the [SUBMIT] button or such... you can find some web pages that don't act like that but they are few and far between... granted, i speak of "web pages" here but the result is the same elsewhere, too... especially with so many things, today, being little more than HTML pages hiding in plain sight... the perils of coders who don't understand users and user interfaces...

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Lenovo: If you value your server, block Microsoft's November security update

waldo kitty
Boffin

Re: Go ahead

How can we stop Linux from needing a reboot every two weeks due to kernel issues?

there is a reason why firewalls and other security related devices run older vetted kernels... if you are going to run bleeding edge stuff on your servers (and even workstations) you will be cut and have some blood loss at some point...

but then again, the v4 of the linux kernel has introduced inline patching (or something like that) where the kernel gets the fixes but the machine doesn't have to be rebooted...

so -1

Every OS needs patches. You can elect not to patch any system, but standing up Linux as not needing patches and Windows does is pretty absurd.

but i tend to agree with this statement in general so +1

that's a balance so your points remain the same ;)

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Chernobyl cover-up: Giant shield rolled over nuclear reactor remains

waldo kitty
Pirate

Kidd of Speed

you should check out Kidd of Speed's (Elana Vladimirovna) motorcycle tour of the Chernobyl area... it is very interesting with a lot of pictures...

http://www.angelfire.com/extreme4/kiddofspeed/index.html

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GET pwned: Web CCTV cams can be hijacked by single HTTP request

waldo kitty
Paris Hilton

Re: @FFD8FFDB

ya really gotta wonder about those pixelated ones, too... what are they really supposed to be and why/how are they being pixelated now...

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waldo kitty
Boffin

I've been disabling uPnP on the router for years, as I imagine many security-minded folks do. But the millions of home users are left with no idea of the risks. :/

FTFY ;)

another possible "fix" would be the following but benefit of the doubt and all that rot :)

s/are left with no idea of/don't care about/

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Your body reveals your password by interfering with Wi-Fi

waldo kitty
Boffin

Continuum

has no one seen the (granted) fictional TV serious Continuum? in at least one episode they used mapping of radio waves (cellular IIRC) to be able to look inside a building and even to go back and see what had happened previously... this idea came from somewhere... like the Dick Tracey comics with their communication watches (hello apple watch)...

the show came out in 2012 and stars the (beautiful) Rachel Nichols as an enforcement officer in 2077 that gets thrown back in time when some criminals escape using an experimental device...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1954347/

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Angry user demands three site visits to fix email address typos

waldo kitty

Re: Oh man, I feel his pain

In fairness to educators, a school bursar is really an accounts clerk with an impressive job title.

that still doesn't excuse their rude manners, full on ignorance and (in many cases) refusing to correct said ignorance...

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SpamTorte botnet gets turbo-charged

waldo kitty

Re: Major nuisance

that crap can't "get through" with proper filtering and blocking in place... i love watching my SMTP servers catching them, issuing block commands and leaving their traffic stuck in DROP hell chewing up their resources waiting on responses that will never come ;)

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LeEco – the Chinese biz that said it'll topple US tech giants – has already hit the rocks

waldo kitty
Boffin

they didn't say "android phone"... they said "android"... android is a mobile operating system ;)

https://www.android.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_(operating_system)

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No spin zone: Samsung recalls 3M EXPLODING washing machines

waldo kitty
Facepalm

they need to return

to what they did best and stay there... forget all the rest of the stuff... just return to their roots and do that properly...

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Whoosh! China shows off J-20 'stealth' fighters and jet drones

waldo kitty
Facepalm

Re: Clint would approve

Must...think...in....Chinese

i'm guessing someone hasn't seen the movie to have down-voted that comment... in the movie, the firefox craft was soviet so the pilot had to think in soviet... since this is a chinese craft, it stands to reason that they would have to think in chinese :shrug:

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Post-Mirai, HackForums kills off white hat DDoS rental service

waldo kitty
Facepalm

it is about time...

that someone opened their eyes to reality... one only needs to look at email spam any how those arseholes have screwed email delivery up for everyone... it used to be that anyone could set up their own SMTP server and deliver email directly to the destination but no thanks to spammers and their advertising crap, that cannot be done any more... it puts all advertisers in a huge bad and ugly spot light no matter how legitimate they may be...

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Boffin's anti-worm bot could silence epic Mirai DDoS attack army

waldo kitty
Facepalm

Re: go for it

Not sure I care about that at the moment. Currently getting 40K queries per minute on one server and that's getting a bit tiresome.

surely you have an IDS/IPS in place to detect MIRAI and its variants (MEMES is a recent discovery) and drop their connections in the crapper... why let that stuff even get in the front door when you can stop it at the perimeter??

BTW: your account on my BBS is still good ;)

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Smartmobe made 'intermittent bright flashes and a hissing noise' in Biz class seat

waldo kitty
Boffin

Lithium does go fizz in water, but for real shits and giggles you need Sodium, or better yet Potassium.

I suspect the TSA etcetera would take an (understandably) dim view of you having those in your handbag.

so you are saying that my salt tablets and potassium pills are not allowed??

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Lenovo downward dogs with Yoga BIOS update supporting Linux installs

waldo kitty
Facepalm

Re: How about testing it ?

Yep first step in getting a PC from a manufacturer like Dell, HP and Lenovo - Wipe it.

if that's the first step, then why buy with OS installed? why waste the $$$? if you're going to install your own OS then you already have the necessary license if any are required... you surely don't need the pre-installed ones... especially in a corporate environment...

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Topless in-car selfie attempt climaxes with rear-end bonking

waldo kitty
Facepalm

global mockery?

The Register can assure you that once the initial wave of global mockery subsides, it's often quite nice here.

wait. what? it comes in waves?? here we were thinking it was a steady torrent. too many waves, too little time :sigh:

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Self-driving cars doomed to be bullied by pedestrians

waldo kitty
Trollface

Re: An assumption too far...

Most of them don't even attempt to look when they cross the road.

it is called social darwinism... you know the type... got their faces stuck in their phones texting or on facebook or twitter or vine or etc etc etc... they will eventually disappear as a species and the smart ones will be the inheritors of what's left of the planet... there is a method behind the madness, ya know? ;)

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Internet of S**t things claims another scalp: DNS DDoS smashes StarHub

waldo kitty
Thumb Up

sanitise customer kit

is dispatching its own technicians to sanitise customer kit if the owner isn't up to fixing things themselves.

ALL ISPs should be doing this and not to line their greedy pockets. we used to do it as a matter of course but now? it is a crapshoot...

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Uber's robo-truck makes first delivery of ... Budweiser in Colorado

waldo kitty
Boffin

And for any proper delivery vehicle, like for instance a supermarket truck, it's the driver who unloads the cages at each drop off. Let's see your Uber truck do that!

easy enough to do... freight is on pallets with rollers... back it in, tip it up, dump it out in a controlled manner... the truck only need signal that it is in place and ready for the lift...

let the humans inside deal with moving the freight to where it needs to go and placing the pallets elsewhere since the truck doesn't need them any more... they will get more next time and there can even be an industry built around picking up and returning these pallets to the freight loading facilities...

http://www.aminternationaltnllc.com/pictures.html

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Sweet, vulnerable IoT devices compromised 6 min after going online

waldo kitty

Re: Nothing new

ISPs will already alert and disconnect domestic users if they have bots on site. Don't ask me how I know...

*some* ISPs may do that but not all of them... if they did then AT&T, Comcast, Level3, Timewarner, and all the others would be shutting folks connections down because of all the traffic from MIRAI, Bashlite and other IoT infestations currently running rampant over the cybersphere...

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waldo kitty
Boffin

Re: I'm not burying my head in the sand...

"... but some of those numbers look dodgy to me.

Every day there is an average of over 400 login attempts per device, an average of one attempt every five minutes and 66 per cent of them on average are successful, according to Nazario.

So that's over 260 successful logins per device per day?"

no, you are misreading it... especially in the case of MIRIA and others which disable the ports so that others can't get in once they are in place... in fact, one of the ways to find out that your camera, DVR or other IoT device is infested is when you cannot get into the admin interface...

back to your numbers problem... 400 attempts a day... yes i can easily see that on my traditional old-school BBS that's attached to a virtual modem on port 23... watching that is how i picked up on MIRAI and wrote a set of IDS rules to detect it... rules that emerging threats has published...

on to the rest of the numbers problem... they're saying that 66% of attempts are successful... not 66% of attacks on one device...

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She cannae take it, Captain Kirk! USS Zumwalt breaks down

waldo kitty
WTF?

Re: Displaced, by gad.

I'll trust USNI over some Wikipedia nerd any day, thanks.

even with the cost figures? one place says $4.4bn while another says $22bn... that's 5.5x difference so where does it come from?

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Lethal 4-hour-erection-causing spiders spill out of bunch of ASDA bananas

waldo kitty
Facepalm

it happened again??

this article is very similar to another one in the last year or so... bananas and spiders with an infestation that drove the family from their home... different supplier i think but still... someone's not taking their job seriously...

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