* Posts by Tom Chiverton 1

1081 posts • joined 12 Jun 2009

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Canuck couple returns home after night on tiles to gaggle of randomers hanging out in their flat

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Re: It always pays to carry a Micro-Uzi in a shoulder holster

You should go to your neighbours with food and water, not guns.

more achieved together than apart.

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NHS supplier that holds 40 million UK patient records: AWS is our new cloud-based platform

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Re: Storing PII Data in AWS (S3)

"EU-West-2 is the UK"

Not for long!

#Brexit

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'Cuddly' German chat app slacking on hashing given a good whacking under GDPR: €20k fine

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Keeping it within the hash table space of TLAs...

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Australia's 'snoop minister' wants crypto-busting law probe wound up, proposals back into parliament

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Re: Hmm

Ahh, the Zimmerman method.

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Re: There's an easy solution to this stupid law

Vs. quietly backdooring it and keep making money?

What do you trust Facebook or Microsoft to do with Messenger or Skype ?

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It's likely they have traffic meta data which may be enough to prove conspiracy for instance, even without access to the content.

Signal just rolled out meta data encryption as a defence - "sealed sender".

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Arm kit vendors snuggle up around the Windows 10 Autumnwatch bonfire awaiting supported OS

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Re: License issues

How does a cock up on "a" single machine cause "major data loss"?

me thinks you just leant backups are worthwhile...

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It's raining drones, but just one specimen: DJI's Matrice 200 quadcopter

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Re: Damn batteries ...

Surely sensible LOS procedures would be to hover until contact is restored, or critical battery, in which case a slow descent to last-known-good zero height ?

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Haunted disk-drive? This story will give you the chills...

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Re: Put a heater in the safe then ?

Or just overpressure the safe and blow the bloody doors off

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What could be more embarrassing for a Russian spy: Their info splashed online – or that they drive a Lada?

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Re: The Spy Game is changing

You don't need to fake the passport biometric. Just the identity it's linked to. Hand matches passport, all is good.

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NPM not tied in knots over Yarn rival project

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alias yourprogram='npm install && yourprogram'

That wasn't hard now was it...

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Microsoft adds Windows module support to PowerShell Core while Amazon unleashes it on Lambda

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"Redmond is vague about what is in that data"

Breach of GDPR, right there....

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Card-stealing code that pwned British Airways, Ticketmaster pops up on more sites via hacked JS

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"not carry any third-party code"

And how do you enforce this ?

As soon as you start putting a red box in the address bar for 2nd or 3rd party access, or not showing a green tick, admins will be aliasing media.domain.com and/or domain.com/media to some.thirdparty.com...

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Intel finally emits Puma 1Gbps modem fixes – just as new ping-of-death bug emerges

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Re: Nice story

Users can't update their mobile phones. Almost all Android are locked (and all iOS ones)

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Three more data-leaking security holes found in Intel chips as designers swap security for speed

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Re: Going a bit overboard, El Reg

Maybe if RIM didn't hand over the BBM keys to any government who asked they'd still have a business

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Space, the final Trump-tier: America to beam up $8bn for Space Force

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Re: I don't understand why they need it

This weekend is the 12th as well...

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TSMC chip fab tools hit by virus, payment biz BGP hijacked, CCleaner gets weird – and more

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Re: Off means I opt out

Illegal not to in Europe...

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Google unwraps its gateway drug: Edge TPU chips for IoT AI code

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Hope Pi are getting a kick back for that base board design...

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Prof claims Lyft did a hit-and-run on his ride-sharing tech patent

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Prior art abounds in SciFi, as always.

Can I get Johnny Cab around here ?

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UK.gov commits to rip-and-replacing Blighty's wheezing internet pipes

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Re: Not wanting to state the obvious

Because you shouldn't have to be rich to be informed.

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Outage outrage: TSB app offers users a TITSUP* encore

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Well, I'm ready to go cashless. Anyone else? No? Really...

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Google Chrome update to label HTTP-only sites insecure within WEEKS

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Re: Idiots...

"What happened to critical thinking / analysis of what needs to be made secure and what doesn't?"

Lusers happened.

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Israel cyberczar drops hints about country's new security initiative

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"state-level cyber shield"

That's guaranteed to be used to restrict their own people from accessing parts of the Internet, of course. If the UK and China can do it...

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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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