* Posts by Lost all faith...

4517 posts • joined 17 Sep 2009

Britain shouldn't turn its back on EU drone regs, warns aerospace boffin

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You know we have this thing...

...called a Kite Mark.

Is like EU certification for grown ups.

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IoT needs security, says Microsoft without even a small trace of irony

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Re: Euro NCAP Crashiness stars?

Just like most ISO certs..especially the like of 9001.

All it shows is you know how to tick a box. For more complex ones, it's how good you fool the inspectors

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French fling fun-sized fine at Facebook for freakin' following folk

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Re: Outsource

Why do you think they chose Ireland in the first place?

A government that butters up int's ring, bends over and asks the the tech companies if they would like them to bark like a dog.

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Re: 4% turnover

And something the EU can afford even more....knowin a several billion settlement will cover any costs.

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16 terabytes of RAM should be enough for anyone. Wait. What?

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Coat

So should be ok

for Windows 11 (Minimum requirements)

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Do we need Windows patch legislation?

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Re: Quality

Please name one bit of complex software that is flaw free.

Thought not.

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Re: It is simply a matter of procurement

Name one vendor in the world that will support that.

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Re: Support it - or Open Source it

So how do they open source the code without revealing 80% (guess) of their code still used?

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Re: Win 10 1507 is already no longer supported.

You'll find that with most MS products since the days of 95.

XP ended a long, long time ago.

XP SP2 was the one that was supported until "recently"

Windows 10 "versions" are just service packs.

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Or just not put them on the network...

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Re: All products have a support life

So how about a new version of XYZ software that causes the flaw in the OS?

Who then?

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Blighty bloke: PC World lost my Mac Mini – and trolled my blog!

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Re: Quite simple...

As a business customer, may of been on account, so not so easy.

Granted, you just don't pay if on account, as you don't agree to the invoice.

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It's 2017 – and your Mac, iPad, iPhone can all be pwned by an e-book

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Fix For IWatch...

...so everyone.....time to get them out of the drawer, dust them off and patch.

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While Microsoft griped about NSA exploit stockpiles, it stockpiled patches: Friday's WinXP fix was built in February

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Re: Plenty of blame to go around

"or Google for business would be far more secure."

Is that the same Google Docs that got totally owned the other week?

Yes lets put everything in the cloud, patient records, hospital appointments, drug information...

Fuck Off

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Kill it with fire: US-CERT urges admins to firewall off Windows SMB

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Re: Samba can disable SMB1 as well

So you're saying 20 year old *nix never needs patching and the current version is 100% compatible with the 20 year old hardware?

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Ransomware scum have already unleashed kill-switch-free WannaCry‬pt‪ variant

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Re: Inevitable

So you're blaming a commercial company for not patching a 13 year old OS?

Really?

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Re: Inevitable

Oh c'mon...it will be spun as

"If we have back doors we can prevent this sort of thing happening by getting into the system and blocking it"

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WTF?

Re: Experts all giving advice how how to stay secure

and every other unpatched OS in the world is safe to use.

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And in a few years it will all be forgotten.

Nachi / Blaster anyone?

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DeX Station: Samsung's Windows-killer is ready for prime time

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One thing...

...it shows Word, PowerPoint etc, but surely this are the run of the mill scaled down versions you get on the phone, not the full blown versions?

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T-Mobile USA sued by parents after their baby dies amid 911 meltdown

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No cell phone can give accurate information (unless they have GPS information transmitted as well, provided this is also turned on). It can give rough location based on masts. In a city it may be down to a few hundred square metres, in the country it could be a few square KM.

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Microsoft shrugs off report that Edge can expose user identities from JS Fetch requests

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Re: HTTP became a can of worms...

being picky, but it Javscript that's the issue, not http.

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Re: It's not really a problem

To be fair, they will soon be back to using Chrome once they update Java or Flash, when they choose default settings and you end up with McAffee and Chrome, even if you don't want it.

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Microsoft's Windows 10 ARM-twist comes closer with first demonstration

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FAIL

ARM kit will cover all form factors, from phones up to laptops"

Like anyone other than the most ardent MS bound company or the blinded fanboy is going go with the phones, after they completly shit on those that bought into then with Win8 and then got abandoned.

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Cloudflare goes berserk on next-gen patent troll, vows to utterly destroy it using prior-art bounties

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More fun way....

...all the CDN's blacklist their website and their IP addresses.

Let's see how long they last with 90%* of the internet down.

*made up number, just like all other factual stats.

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Uber is a taxi company, not internet, European Court of Justice advised

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Re: I am really...

"When will it sink in to people's minds that voting Tory is a mortal sin"

I don't think Labour are any better, just those involved with Greenpeace, PETA and CND will be beneficiaries, not the general public.

Choose the party* least likely to screw you over and vote for them.

*Why the hell most people still choose the same old pair, especially for local elections, then moan constantly about them is beyond me. IMO if we banned political parties and only had independents, things may be a whole lot better.

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Drugs, vodka, Volvo: The Scandinavian answer to Britain's future new border

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Re: Norway is in EFTA and Schengen...

May will sweep to victory as the vast majority of newspapers are telling people she is perfection and the rest are just pure evil.

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IBM: Customer visit costing £75 in travel? Kill it with extreme prejudice

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as opposed to the public owned train service, where was a case of "I'll be there sometime in the next week.....hopefully. Please excuse the smell of diesel, vomit and piss when I arrive"

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"picking up on small issues which need resolving/could be bigger issues isn't always possible."

Bigger issues = more money from customer.

Welcome to the modern economy.

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London app dev wants to 'reinvent the bus'

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Does it fix the main issues of bus travel?

Does it go where I actually want?

Does it have a free seat next to someone that doesn't stink of piss, booze or both?

Is it rammed for of chavs gobbing off?

Is there a nutter on there waving a knife around?

Do I have to listen to someone elses music?

Do I have to listen to someone elses phone conversation?

Do you get the impression I hate bus travel?

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"It would be better to just develop an app that will tell you - accurately - how long your bus is, how busy it is, and how busy your proposed stop is going to be."

The next 6 buses will be full....

Now what?

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'Crazy bad' bug in Microsoft's Windows malware scanner can be used to install malware

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Too true

"Over the years we've seen multiple examples of organizations getting word of flaws and dragging their feet for months, or even years, before fixing issues that malware developers may already have spotted."

<Cough> 5 years Google docs flaw</cough>

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It's been patched and rolled out.

...latest update closes the issue.

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Facebook is abusive. It's time to divorce it

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Re: Huh?

https://www.theregister.co.uk/about/company/contact/

Scroll down, Press releases and news tips.

Submit link to article.

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It's been two and a half years of decline – tablets aren't coming back

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Falling sales? Rubbish!

Why IDC themselves predicted it will "only" see single digit growth in 2017. So clearly you lot a peddling Fake News!

https://www.forbes.com/sites/chuckjones/2013/12/04/idc-predicts-that-tablet-unit-sales-will-slow-to-single-digits-by-2017/#5b47e64719a5

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What augmented reality was created for: An ugly drink with a balloon

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Re: Is that Leisure Suit Larry in the header pic?

Indeed I thought the same and a quick right click confirmed it...

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Dark-web pedo jailed after FBI and co use vid trick to beat privacy tech

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Javascript

Java script can be used to leak all sorts of crap

e.g.

http://thehackernews.com/2015/02/webrtc-leaks-vpn-ip-address.html

As stated it warned about going to another URL. This was most likely a plain old vanilla website, breaking out of a TOR external node and spilling it's information.

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Re: Unidentified foreign law enforcement agency?

"Would we allow their agents to infiltrate a trrrst organisation and help to detonate a bomb that kills people, in the hope that they can identify other members of the group?"

We allowed thousands to be killed to protect Enigma code breaking.

We had / have undercover agents in terrorist cells that will allow murders and beatings to happen.

Unfortunately, some people do have to suffer to achieve the wider goal.

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Chip design chap arrested for using photocopier

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Re: Charges

"Red China"? Really? Who calls it that anymore?"

Fox News, seriously, along with Communist China.

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FYI: World was warned FIVE years ago about flaw exploited in Google Docs phishing phrenzy

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Re: "It's like if a web browser didn't show the address bar"

Re: "It's like if a web browser didn't show the address bar"

You mean like Edge, where it's the same colour as the borders until you click in it and the cursor focus is in the search bar.

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First cardboard goggles, now this: Google's cardboard 'DIY AI' box powered by an RPi 3

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This one I prefer

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/310865303/movi-a-standalone-speech-recognizer-shield-for-ard

No spyware required.

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

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Re: Hmm, bugger off, government. I didn't elect you, and I don't respect you

Erm, democracy?

This is how it works.

No one voted for Chairman May to be Prime Minister.

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After years of warnings, mobile network hackers exploit SS7 flaws to drain bank accounts

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Wrong.

If you are to call my mobile, once it leaves your carrier (or maybe not even that far down, simply the remote PBX) it is no longer encrypted.It is only encrypted in your leg. So all you will do is encrypt the rogue traffic.

Not only that a lot of them only encrypt the RTP, not the SIP....and even more fun, some forget about RTCP as well.

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Intel gives Xeon a makeover to bring us colour-coded clouds

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And in a years time...

...when the Gold performance is the same as the newest silver, will they rebrand them?

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Fire fighters get grinding on London man’s trapped genitalia

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Re: Perhaps...

I'm sure H Samuel would love you to get that out on the counter.

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I'm pretty sure of this...but don't take it as fact

"that said, surely it's about time someone studied why so many chaps seem to be able to get the things on, but struggle to have it off. So to speak"

I believe the issue is the blood supply coming in enters via an artery nearish the centre of the appendage.However many of the return points are on the outside and are therefore restricted by the ring. As it's your blood that causes it to swell in the first place, the lack of return prevents it flopping as it were.

So no matter the amount of cooling you do is going to help (other than make it drop off completely).

Hint: instead of using say a curtain ring, use the proper thing! If to embarrassed, go to B&Q and by an rubber "O" ring from the plumbing section... at least you can cut that off in an emergency!

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324 typo-squat domains found impersonating Natwest, HSBC and co

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Couple of tools....

First for those that run their sites:

http://registrars.nominet.uk/namespace/uk/security-tools-and-protection/phishing-feed

Toolbar plugin.

https://www.netcraft.com/anti-phishing/phishing-site-feed/

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Re: Inspect every domain that are clicked on

Explain how a distro stops you clicking on a dodgy URL and entering your valid details?

Ah forgot, Linux is perfect and even comes with free Unicorns and fairy dust and can never be compromised, except when it is, and then it's the users fault, except when it's say a TCP injection attack and then it's errr fact there was a Tuesday in the month.

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Re: Organisation - Barclay's

The bank is called Barclays not Barclay

Snark reinstated.

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Greater Manchester cops fined after victim interview vids lost in post

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"Set this as a criminal offence punishable by up to 2 years jail and a fine for the person who sends it as they are responsible."

So do you fine the postroom?

Or admin

Or the computer illiterate copper?

OR heres a crazy idea....ENCRYPT them whilst being recorded!

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