* Posts by Phil^

2 posts • joined 27 Jul 2010

It gets worse: Microsoft’s Spectre-fixer wrecks some AMD PCs

Phil^

Typical

I've been trying to walk parents through fixing their pc of remotely with no joy whatsoever as a result of this. Microsoft ought to be paying for techies to be sent out on site to repair each and every one that's stuck bluescreening as a result of their deficient testing regime.

Opening UK cyber-security challenge cracked

Phil^

Not just the xkcd...

There were loads of people who thought that the solution was the xkcd image, it wasnt.

Around the border of that image was a binary message which when decoded gave you a url to the second half of the puzzle with new cyphertext

solving *that* part gave you the code you had to submit to 'win'

:)

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