* Posts by Tom Chiverton 1

1058 posts • joined 12 Jun 2009

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Max Schrems is back: Facebook, Google hit with GDPR complaint

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Re: Micropayments

Micropayments exclude the poor from (essential) services like news and search.

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Whois is dead as Europe hands DNS overlord ICANN its arse

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Gandi for instance

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Container orchestration top trumps: Let's just pretend you don't use Kubernetes already

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AWS Fargate

... Makes containers on ECS simples

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Use of HTTPS among top sites is growing, but weirdly so is deprecated HTTP public key pinning

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Re: I only just noticed...

"I'd like https a lot more if there weren't a potential "tollbooth" designed into the protocol (i.e. having to periodically pay a 3rd party for a cert)."

LetsEncrypt is free.

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Chrome adblockalypse will 'accelerate Google-Facebook duopoly'

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Tell me again why I can't pay ElReg ~1/month and skip the (blocked anyway) ads?

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If you haven't already killed Lotus Notes, IBM just gave you the perfect reason to do it now, fast

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Re: CVE-2018-1383

" extensive knowledge, priviledge and time "

Like governments

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Exoplanets from another galaxy spotted – take that, Kepler fatigue!

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Re: A dash of salt

"I expect this to be debunked shortly. 3.8 billion light years is just too far to see planets."

Which is why they didn't. RTFA

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biohazard's were a brand new thing hardly anyone knew of when WOTW was written. Just another case of SciFi reflecting society.

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Ugly, perfect ten-rated bug hits Cisco VPNs

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Don't raise the spectre of that!

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'WHAT THE F*CK IS GOING ON?' Linus Torvalds explodes at Intel spinning Spectre fix as a security feature

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http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1801.2/05282.html

"Then there's Skylake, and that generation of CPU cores. For complicated reasons they actually end up being vulnerable not just on indirect branches, but also on a 'ret' in some circumstances (such as 16+ CALLs in a deep chain)."

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Real excitement is where they mention RET is busted too.

That's new.

Probably embargoed vulnerability they are trying to address without saying so explicitly ?

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Boffins split on whether Spectre fix needs tweaked hardware

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Re: Interesting fix

And their goes energy efficiency and throughput.

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Yahooooo! says! its! email! is! scrahoooo-ed!

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Re: Surprised...

GMail supports plus addressing too.

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Peak smartphone? iPhone X flunks 'supercycle' hopes

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Re: Choose your phone with more care..

https://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?&idPhone1=8907&idPhone3=8756&idPhone2=8522#*,*,m700a

Nokia 7, or LG Q6 ?

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GCSE compsci kids' work may not count after solutions leaked online

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".. per cent of final 9-1 grades"

Wot ?

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'Water on Mars' re-classified as just 'sand on Mars'

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Re: but where were the spiders?

I knew a girl from Mars. I don't know if you knew that? Oh we'd stay up late playing cards!

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Firefox 57: Good news? It's nippy. Bad news? It'll also trash your add-ons

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echo "firefox hold" | sudo dpkg --set-selections

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Wowee. Look at this server. Definitely keep critical data in there. Yup

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"they are planted deep in a server's system data stores "

E_PHB.

What does this thing actually do ?

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Leaky S3 bucket sloshes deets of thousands with US security clearance

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So many of these recently. Has someone got a tool that scans for open S3 buckets somehow ? Is AWS leaking a global list of S3 bucket names somewhere ?

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British snoops at GCHQ knew FBI was going to arrest Marcus Hutchins

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Re: Rules

Everyone who upvoted: Your on The List now.

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UK.gov to treat online abuse as seriously as IRL hate crime

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Re: Slippery slope?

"protected characteristic" has a particular meaning.Paedophilia isn't one.

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Game of Pwns: Hackers invade HBO, 'leak Game of Thrones script'

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Re: To be honest,

But not on UK TV. Criminally.

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Latest Windows 10 preview lets users link an Android to their PC

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So I can't "continue this" from Windows Phone then ?

Ha ha.

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Should you stay awake at night worrying about hackers on the grid?

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If you rapidly switch a whole bunch of stuff off and on again quickly, the local sub will probably give up. Most are only a dozen electric cars away from brown out anyway.

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Taiwan government to block Google's public DNS in favor of HiNet's

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Re: Good News

" The only thing it doesn't work for is Android phones (should a visitor have one) as they have Google DNS hardcoded."

I've never seen an Android ignore DHCP DNS server settings ?

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Leaked: The UK's secret blueprint with telcos for mass spying on internet, phones – and backdoors

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Are you willing to go to jail for owning a compiler, or running Linux ? That's where this will end up...

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Bankers to get 1Gbps free Wi-Fi in City of London deal

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Money talks...

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WWW daddy Sir Tim Berners-Lee stands up for end-to-end crypto

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Re: Email this to your MP

Great idea !

You might want to join the Open Rights Group as well.

There may even be a local group in your area already - https://www.openrightsgroup.org/groups/ !

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One IP address, multiple SSL sites? Beating the great IPv4 squeeze

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Re: Doesn't a proxy defeat the purpose?

What dedicated IP ? TLS has SNI.

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BBC admits iPlayer downloads are broken

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Re: Thank god get_iplayer still works fine, and is not limited to the "approved" platforms

"iPlayer to use their new "Nitro" API. To interact with the API the software needs to present a valid key, and "

And DRM has worked flawless in the past. Never been broken when motivated...

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A spanner in the works: Google's cloud database hits beta, gets prices

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Re: Cool

Hmm ?

I though it just sounded like an expensive version of AWS RDS ?

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Instapaper in 31-hour outage, says it needs a week to restore all data

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FAIL

Re: Hitting a limit without being able to scale up or out ? REALLY ?!

The linked article on Medium has the guy saying "I’m making a wager that it’ll be worth the cost savings over the next year to go with a cluster that is capped at 4TB."

Guess it wasn't worth it...

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Digital Transformation Agency deletes links to GovShare project, says it's still alive

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Why the screen shot black outs for the publicly available info at https://github.com/AusDTO/dta-website/pull/311 ? Are bjgordon or skpandey27-patch-2 somehow a national secret ?

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Human memory, or the lack of it, is the biggest security bug on the 'net

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Re: "the only available computer is communal"

Or use a deterministic password manager... then all you need is something you can run JavaScript on

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Sneaky chat app Signal deploys decoy domains to deny despots

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You misunderstand. You can use fronting with many domains. They will only ever use / release one at a time for Signal use in order to keep the pool as full as possible (and create more work for the bad guys).

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Did EU ruling invalidate the UK's bonkers Snoopers' Charter?

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Re: Still debating the same points, again

"All the above points have been raised and debated so many times. I really don't understand why the Government just does not go back and amend the act "

The *whole point* of the DRIP and IP bills is to legalised the (pre-existing) indiscriminate mass surveillance that Snowden and others revealed was happening, in absence of law, oversight etc.

As it turns out, those activities they seek to legalise are incompatible with leaving in a free, fair and function democracy. Never mind fundamental rights to privacy (remember, the EU rights just enshrine UN principles). But Our Glorious Leader has hitched her self to the "something must be done. Terrorist blah blah blah" wagon and so has no way out (such as an appeal to expert opinion).

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Hull surfers cut off by router attack

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Re: Backdoor

"So ZyXel have a backdoor into the routers they have sold? What happens when (not if) the bad guys get a hold of that?"

They just did...

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Re: Too much cheapness

And ISPs that leave the management ports open to the internet...

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Chirp! Let's hear it for data over audio

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FAIL

" a Chirp to a Wi-Fi router to authenticate and join the network. You may not want that to be audible"

The fuck. If the router can hear it, so can my phone !

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A British phone you're not embarrassed to carry? You heard that right

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Re: Have they fixed the "no way to disable a SIM" problem in Cyanogen 13?

"Now, when I'm in the US, I have no way to disable the UK SIM. "

Just take it out you lazy sod.

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Researchers tag new brace of bugs in NTP, but they're fixable

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Re: Why not filter by comparison?

Linux's NTP already does that, no ?

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Three LibTIFF bugs found, only two patched

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WTF?

FAX ?!?!

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Joomla! readies patch for core vulnerability so critical it isn't talking

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Yup. It's bad. Anyone can register on any site. And it's probably as an administrator too. Oops.

This could be like that Drupal vuln where if you didn't patch within 7 hours or something you should consider your site owned.

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Orange blows up French govt website in terrorism censorship snafu

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Something must be done. This is something.

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How a chunk of the web disappeared this week: GlobalSign's global HTTPS snafu explained

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What's the point of a wildcard, when you can have as many as you like for free as often as your want ?

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WD gives My Passport spinning rust drives a lick of paint

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But think of the bundled software ! Experience the joy of being part of a giant world wide botnet ...

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Realm – a database you may not have heard of but app devs have – touts cloudy platform

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Sounds like Pouch/Couch ?

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Microsoft preps defence against the dark arts for enterprise customers

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Re: Redmond playing catchup again

Sounds like Qubes OS

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WAN, bam, thank you... oh @£$%. We've gone dead. Drop the burger. RUUUUUN!

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This should have been posted on a Friday ! Much better than the normal ones...

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Opera debuts free VPN built into desktop browser

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VPN ? Are you *sure* ?

Last time they announced this, it was actually an SSL-stripping HTML man-in-the-middle proxy...

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