* Posts by martin 62

22 posts • joined 4 Mar 2010

Russian computer failure on ISS is nothing to worry about – they're just going to turn it off and on again

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i can imagine

I can imagine the sene on the ISS playing out a little like this: https://youtu.be/6QihBIewyrY

Smart burglars will ride the surf of inter-connected hackability

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you have forgotten

they won't even need to break in as they will be able to unlock the door by breaking into the smart lock on your front/back door

Botched Microsoft update knocks Windows 8, 10 PCs offline – regardless of ISP

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Re: The fix is

To set your connection as metered and say bye bye to broken updates (at the cost of security i admit)

Firefox 'Electrolysis' reaches the one per cent

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if Multiprocess Windows is blocked by addons....

If you want to enable it but it's blocked by add-ons go to about:config and change extensions.e10sBlocksEnabling to False that will enable Multiprocess Windows.

BT broadband is down: Former state monopoly goes TITSUP UK-wide

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not just broadband the operator is affected too

Operator services are down dialing 100 to speak to someone gets you an engaged tone dialing 150 gets you a network busy message as does the fault checker line (0800 169 0199) if you do manage to get through to someone their systems are down also got told to phone back in 4 hours.

TalkTalk website STILL down on day TWO

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more info

from the bbc website:

"The phone and broadband provider, which has over 4 million customers in the UK, said credit card and bank details could have been accessed.

The Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit is investigating the attack, which happened on Wednesday."

looks like peoples credit card info "could" have been obtained we will see as the story unfolds.

Premier League wants to PURGE ALL FOOTIE GIFs from social media

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next it will be.....

you can pay to get into the grounds but can not actually watch the match as that would be classed as viewing copyrighted content.....

BT and Neul ink gov-funded deal: Milton Keynes to be test bed for Internet of Stuff

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some whellie bins aready are "smart"

some councils trialed a system in 2006 which reports to a central database


Asia's internet in peril as cable network breaks in TWO places

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here ya go

take a look here and you can see all the under sea fiber optic cables: http://www.submarinecablemap.com/

Forget sledgehammers – crooks can CRACK ATMs with a TEXT

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we will be seeing more of this.....

Most ATM'S run windows xp and Microsoft are not updating windows xp anymore so we will be seeing attacks like this more often. Unless banks pull their fingers out and update the atm's to windows 7 (or ditch windows and run another secure os)

BT finally admits its Home Hub router scuppers some VPN connections

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Cant install firmware manually

BT Home hub updates are handled by a company called motive HDM (http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/products/motive-home-device-manager) and updates cant be installed manually (to stop people messing with features and inexperienced users bricking their routers) This is the reason i use a TP-LINK router with my connection as it allows me to change all the settings and install custom firmware and NOT reply on BT or any other provider to update the firmware and can install custom firmware such as dd-wrt. Plus i know what features are installed and can open/close ports as i wish (the home hub has numerous ports open including port 4567 which allows remote management/ home hub updates by motive).

Microsoft in sexism strife again over XBOX rape joke

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Black Helicopters

The video TheReg has quoted has been edited

unsurprisingly Microsoft has edited the video to remove the comment here is the missing bit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P75YQHFnyKY

Truck-maker CAT flogs smartphone spawn to butter-fingered fondlers

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Re: Cat's not friendly.

yes they make an armored version of the D9 bulldozer Picture: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:IDF-D9-Zachi-Evenor-001.jpg for the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) Another fact is The US army used D9 bulldozers to clear forest in the Vietnam war but after the war they were replaced with smaller and cheaper Caterpillar D7G bulldozers. D7G dozers are still very common in US combat engineering battalions, but there is a resurgent high demand to replace the lighter D7Gs with the newer and more heavily armored D9s.

Xbox 360 video cable boasts NOISE VIRUS protection

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you think those are a ripoff look at these:

one of the worst offenders is monster cables take a look here for an example: http://www.monstercable.com/HDMI/linelist/hdmilist.asp?CAT=1

but its not just the hdmi cables their headphones are also a ripoff (same quality as £20 headphones)

Veggies tricked into dating meat-gobbling escorts

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i got a feeling......

somone is telling pork....ies

Nigerians panic over killer calls

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Dooms Day is upon us people!!!!!

Tips to survive:

1. Smash your tv (so the girl cant get out of the screen)

2.board up your windows ( so the mass of marauding zombies which are outside will have a hard time reaching you)

3.Dead bolt your door ( see above)

4.Smash your mobile phone ( so you cant receive a killer phone call)

5.unplug your landline. (see above)

6 curl up in a ball in the corner of your bedroom and start praying

Domino's to serve pizzas on the Moon, apparently

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IT Angle

what will they say?

will they say "one small step for man one giant leap for Domino's pizza"

Worm spreads via RDP

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disable RDP

The way to stop your pc being infected is to disable RDP which will stop the attack. The problem is that RDP is enabled by default in windows ( why?) and many non technological people realise that is is even turned on ( or that it even exists)

Sony PS3 rootkit rumours rubbished

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sony has to protect the integrity of their hardware. Anyone remember the dreamcast by sega

? The same thing will happen if Sony allows hacking to continue yeah people may say "its my device we should be able to do what we like with it" if Sony allowed hackers to root the console and play copied/backed up games developers will stop making games for the console (as the amount of copied games would outweigh the legitimate ones plus cheating in games would be rife) As mentioned before if you want to maintain a rooted console don't connect it to the internet.

Filthy PCs: The X-rated circus of horrors

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leap frog

was that pc in the last photoa leap frog byany chance?

Shell's London office UNDER WATER and besieged by GIANT EELS

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well eel be damned

Apple turns the flamethrower on Android

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Gates Horns

i was listening to this while reading this article

i was listening to this while reading this and found it very fitting:


the song is: My Patch - Jim Noir

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