Seems like the dominos are falling in the fight against online crime.
208 posts • joined 26 Jan 2011
This is the problem with cryptomining on websites
At the moment, it is the malicious criminals who are exploiting cryptomining. Websites need to get their security beefed up. In times like this, it feels like technology has brought about a lot of woe and worry, that I sometimes wish that I was living in a cave.
Cryptomining vs Adverts
I would happily support cryptomining only if the website says that it is how they are funded. Also, it has to be such that the script cannot be hijacked by others. If a website does not mention that they are funded by cryptomining, then I would block it in an instant.
The advertising industry have shot themselves in the foot with all those dreadful campaigns from the early days of advertising; I am talking about the monkey one. Now they are filled with dodgy malware spreading campaign. If El Reg or the Guardian website was funded by cryptomining, then I would be glad to help, only if it was sanctioned by them.
I guess password generators will be cracked as well. :(
The old boys are back in town...
Now expect a lot more with AMD's Ryzen chips, especially Threadripper. :) Finally there's good competition.
This will be perfect for those who use Boinc and things like PrimeGrid or Einstein at Home. They need to make a version for the AMD Ryzen Threadripper though.
Also perfect for running some Machine learning experiments.
Re: Suggestions for replacement?
I used to use Foxit until I noticed that the install file size was humongous. I moved to Sumatra after advice from the peeps here. I have to say that I haven't looked back. So, thank you all. :)
When to record
If the cameras work like the ones in the US, then we have a problem. The police choose when to record the video, as has been shown when the police in the US were caught planting evidence because it happened to record 30 seconds prior to pressing record.
Police cameras should be recording at all times the police is wearing his uniform, so if there is an allegation brought up, they can review the footage for the day.
I thought the sanctions were lifted
Didn't the sanctions against Iran finish in January last year?
Used Firefox from when it was Firebird
I have used Firefox from the very beginning, and still use it. I am a bit annoyed by the way it has influences from Chrome, but at least, I know that by using the Alt key, I can get the normal menu up. One thing that really annoys me whenever I use a different browser on someone else's computer, is when using Youtube, there are adverts. That always surprises me!
Their mobile browser however needs to be severely optimised. It is rather slow though, it is the slowest thing on my Android mobile :( , it does mean that I don't need to bother with Facebook apps. :)
Nothing about Samsung Galaxy Edge???
Why don't they have specific training and certification for those who are doing things like health or social or judicial work on using the computer systems? This way they can be approved to use said systems and it can be definitely known that they know how to use the computer systems required.
The judge or healthcare professional will know not to use hotmail or whatever.
Do buses complete their journey?
I still have memories of using buses around 2005, when the bus driver would suddenly say it was the "end of the road", quite a bit from the end point. That used to annoy me, because I wasted an Oyster journey on that. I would have to look for another bus.
I would sometimes walk to the next bus stop if I saw that I missed my bus.
Wouldn't Micron benefit from an increase in DRAM prices?
Fantastic way to make phones unrepairable
This seems to be the way to make sure that only the manufacturers can repair phones. No more cheap phone repairs, just make sure everyone chucks their old phones away to buy new ones, or pay over the odds so then Apple or Samsung or their partners can repair phones.
Surely there could be a country that can make full use of the technical know-how and allow foreign staff to enter and become the second Silicon Valley in the world. I don't mean India where they just use staff as slave labour.
Unfortunately, everyone have put all their eggs in one basket. It is time to spread them around to a place that looks after data security.
I thought Facebook have said that you cannot tell who has been looking at your profile. So, how do they know that their profile has been looked at by those people?
But no fine?
I bet they weren't fined.
No Root Firewall
This has been a godsend in reducing the amount of advertising. :)
I have also stopped installing any software that contains advertising and would need internet connection.
FBI is following the scams
However, they do nothing about it. I guess they will do something about one scam if it affects a major politician or a famous person. Since it's the normal guys they can't be bothered. $5,302,890,448 in three years is not a small amount for the ordinary folks. Yet, they are happy to do everything to help the film and music industries to reap extortionate money from the ordinary folks sharing videos and music.
This is going to get worse.
Hmmm... two from Tamworth, one from Norwich and one from Wales. Wales is a rather large area, in fact it's a whole Reg unit in itself. I wonder how many Tamworths can fit in Wales. Whereabouts in Wales?
Re: "as robust and secure as a kitten crossing a motorway"
Quote of the year wrt IoT.
Considering that Pluto was demoted.
It'll be a fight between Pluto, Goofy, Mickey and Minnie. :p
That college name
I have a feeling that Wor-Wic Community College was named by someone who heard of Warwick University, but didn't know how to pronounce it.
Rather than trying to spend a large amount of time and money fighting piracy, there should be more efforts in fighting the scourge that is ransom encrypting malware. The losers in piracy are the movie and music studios. The losers in those ransomware attacks are the ordinary people and also hospitals and other critical places.
DRM means you don't own your content
I have a Nook e-book reader. I bought a few books from the Nook store. However, when Nook decided to close down its online book store, it meant that the books that I paid for were no longer available and were going to be wiped from my system if I connected it to the Internet. I had to download a special software to remove the DRM from my paid books.
This is what I HATE about DRM.
Lawsuits In Motion as a stand in for RIM?
What happens to Skype phones?
As above, do Skype phones work on the new system?
Who gets the money?
Microsoft and AI
Considering how badly Microsoft software crashes, e.g. Blue Screen of Death, I have a feeling that Microsoft based robots will for no reason suddenly fall over crashing everywhere.
If they have Linux, then hopefully we can remove the backdoor junk that is installed on Lenovo computers.
Back in late 2015
I had my Yahoo Mail address book hacked and so people in my address book had spam emails sent to them. I had created the password using Keepass then. I had to change my password again after that breach. Would this be related to the hack, or is this something else?
What about numberplates?
I always "paint" white on top of number plates rather than blurring them. I guess that is immune to the algorithm.
Space travel is always risky
This is why you have insurance, to cover you for failure. You should have read the small print Spacecom.
That's a huge download!!!
How come Foxit Reader has become 46 Megabytes??? It used to be so much smaller! The default install is now over 100 Megabytes!!!! I had to deselect all the options for just a basic pdf viewer. They have removed the real reason we loved Foxit. It used to be fast and small. I will have to find an alternative!
Re: Taping over the mic has no effect at all, it's just another membrane.
Duck tape will have an echo. ;)
This is the future of IoT
We are all doomed! Trying to get everything to install applications from the Internet is a disaster waiting to happen!
Re: Champagne Cider
Israel has been at Eurovision for donkeys years.
Why does an Android keyboard need to see your camera and log files – and why does it phone home to China?
I had deleted many Android software because they had permission creep. They had a few permissions, and then added more. Another set of software that I refused to update was a calculator that seemed to need access to the phone. It used to be excellent until they decided to team up with a phone answering company that basically hijacks your phone when it rings.
I have increasingly had to delete software. Probably one of the most useful software I have installed on my Android mobile is No Root Firewall. It has stopped me from getting adverts for many installed software. :)
I am sure that if the United States or any of the "Western" countries had lost that money, then SWIFT would have acted a LOT sooner.
So, what will happen to those banks that have lost a great deal of money? Bangladesh isn't a particularly rich country. That amount of money leaves a huge dent in their purse.
My experience at job hunting
I noticed that many of the job agencies would advertise entry level jobs, and yet ask for many years of experience of using so many different packages and programming languages.
I am at university now doing Postgraduate studies. I sometimes have a few classes with the Bachelor students. I have noticed that some of them didn't want to do any programming!!!!
I sometimes wish that I had studied more computer science in my Bachelor course. I hope my Postgraduate course helps.
Could we have a full list of the domain suffixes owned by these domain registrars? This way everyone can avoid using them. :)
Re: Not worth the risk
If you are really desperate, you could run Windows as a Virtual machine under Linux, which can be used to run your Windows only software if Wine doesn't help.
Another password change?
Sorry, but does this mean that we all have to change our Google, Microsoft and Yahoo passwords?
I am a bit worried
Yahoo deal with email. If the Daily Fail take over Yahoo, how would we know whether the Yahoo services that are currently running will still be available? I have a feeling that Daily Fail will take over services that it feels are profitable and remove those that are making a loss. Therefore things like Yahoo Mail and Flickr may suffer.
One small question...
When will The Register stop using Flash for videos?
Some may complain "Why are people publishing details of exploits?" Thing is, I have a feeling that governments and *cough* NSA *cough* have probably been using these exploits.
This is why using computer communications worry me. There is no way to keep a secret. :(
Really??? Why is the coin dated 2014?