* Posts by TXITMAN

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Mysterious IT snafu at British Airways causes bunch of inbound flight delays and cancellations

TXITMAN

Re: So long and thanks for all the free coffee ;-)

Did this ever come to pass?

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/02/25/ba_tata_consultancy_service/

UK public sector IT chiefs shrug off breach threats: The data we hold isn't that important

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Incompetence and denial

It is incompetence and denial that drives this attitude. Imagine if the voter registration records were compromised. It would be possible to change the voter rolls.

Pentagon beams down $10bn JEDI contract to Microsoft: Windows giant beats off Bezos

TXITMAN

Re: Does this mean ...

"Windows for Warships" is a terrifying phrase.

Remember the 1980s? Oversized shoulder pads, Metal Mickey and... sticky keyboards?

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Coke Cleans

About 35 years ago we used coca cola to clean a keyboard and computer. It was a Tektronix and the coke was a good abrasive that with the real sugar grinding the dirt off. Think about what that does to your insides.

Four words from Cisco to strike fear into the most hardened techies: Guest account as root

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Re: Man it must be hard for Cisco

Cisco has a couple of buildings on their campus full of federal workers. Nothing will change soon. If you want security look elsewhere.

HMRC chief digital wonk Jacky Wright takes flight back to Microsoft's light

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I don't normally upvote or respond to AC posts but your post is an exception. You have to work from within to fight the fraud. It is difficult but needs to be said.

Time to check in again on the Atari retro console… dear God, it’s actually got worse

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Re: Atari Updates? Who for the senior citizens?

Sounds about right as I had a 2600 as a child. I just retired so don't have long to go. Good news though; The old 2600 still works and the only repair was replacing the big capacitor in the power supply brick.

This current Atari VCS 'company' is nothing more than the brand name owned by lawyers, FYI. Read the previous excellent evaluation by El Reg for the full details.

From June 2018

But most of all, we would like to apologize, sincerely, to all our readers and to anyone considering putting down money for the Atari VCS for completely omitting a critical part of the interview in our original article.

We made no mention of the fact that there is every reason to believe that Atari's entire enterprise is being funded by hype and that the only way the company can afford to create even its first console is by persuading people to hand over their cash before the company itself has a working prototype.

Ohio state's top legal eagle just made it harder for the FBI, ICE, cops to snoop around its DMV DB for people's faces

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Training

Training on our individual rights would be a good start.

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

'Hey Google, remind Greg the locks have been changed, and he should find a new place to live. Maybe ask his mistress?'

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Hey Hal!

Open the pod bay doors.

An Army Watchkeeper drone tried to land. Then meatbags took over from the computers

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Get a dog

Since everything is automated they need to get a dog. The dog is there to bite the pilot in case he tries to take control.

All roads in US cable biz GTT's Brit network seem to lead to Menwith Hill

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This reminds me of 1990

Back around the time that HTML was being developed a USSS agent just happened to show up at our radio club meeting. Several of us were were using IRC to discuss frequencies and listening to certain government users. I figure that he came to the meeting to get our license plate numbers and whatever info we revealed. So for a very long time US Citizens have been monitored directly, have no doubt.

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Re: Hastings

At this point you should expect that there is a team that infiltrates any VPN provider.

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Re: As I only live a few miles from The Hill...

Aren't you lucky to have a full backup of your electronic communications!

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They spy on us we spy on them

They spy on our citizens and we spy on their citizens. Results are shared all around.

One person's harmless japery can be another's night of LaserJet Lego

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Mental processing capacity no doubt.

US still 'not prepared' in event of a serious cyber attack and Congress can't help if it happens

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Makes no sense

It makes no sense to give the federal government control over every aspect of everything in our lives. What exactly do you all want out of this? Only the giant companies will benefit and everyone else suffers.

2001: Linux is cancer, says Microsoft. 2019: Hey friends, ah, can we join the official linux-distros mailing list, plz?

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The Borg

Microsoft is the Borg. They are killing open source just as sure as the sun will rise in the East.

Hate your IT job? Sick of computers? Good news: An electronics-frying Sun superflare may hit 'in next 100 years'

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100 Year flood

It floods in Houston a lot more than once every hundred years but they keep calling them 100 and 500 year floods. Just thinking out loud. Also just retired as IT director so for a small fortune I am willing to come out of retirement to start the rebuild.

What a pain in the Azzz-ure: Microsoft Azure, SharePoint, etc knocked offline by DNS blunder

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Re: Woohooo!

XBOX on-line is down too.

Bish, Bash... gosh! Good ol' Bourne Again Shell takes a bow as it reaches version five-point-zero

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Re: From the announcement ...

It's a feature not a bug.

Google now minus Google Plus: Social mini-network faces axe in data leak bug drama

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Re: Another One Bites The Dust

POOF. Years of digital history erased with a couple of commands by the sysadmin.

You had one job, Outlook! Security bug fix stops mail app from forwarding attachments

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Microsoft is to email as Stalin was to human rights.

Internet giants removing 70 per cent of reported hate speech, crows European Commission

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Censorship

It is automated government sponsored censorship. Nothing else.

Euro ransomware probe: Five Romanians cuffed

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Did anyone in the hospitals die during the infection?

IT buyer? Had enough of pesky resellers cold calling? You aren't alone

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Consider your life

I ask the caller to 'consider what you are doing with your life, calling strangers on the phone, uninvited.'

Massive US military social media spying archive left wide open in AWS S3 buckets

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I wonder

How many posts are from el reg?

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Coast Guard (USCG)

Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

Border Patrol

Secret Service (USSS)

National Operations Center (NOC)

Homeland Defense

Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE)

Agent

Task Force

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

Fusion Center

Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)

Secure Border Initiative (SBI)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS)

Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Air Marshal

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

National Guard

Red Cross

United Nations (UN)

Assassination

Attack

Domestic security

Drill

Exercise

Cops

Law enforcement

Authorities

Disaster assistance

Disaster management

DNDO (Domestic Nuclear Detection Office)

National preparedness

Mitigation

Prevention

Response

Recovery

Dirty bomb

Domestic nuclear detection

Emergency management

Emergency response

First responder

Homeland security

Maritime domain awareness (MDA)

National preparedness initiative

Militia Shooting

Shots fired

Evacuation

Deaths

Hostage

Explosion (explosive)

Police

Disaster medical assistance team (DMAT)

Organized crime

Gangs

National security

State of emergency

Security

Breach

Threat

Standoff

SWAT

Screening

Lockdown

Bomb (squad or threat)

Crash

Looting

Riot

Emergency

Landing

Pipe bomb

Incident

Facility

Hazmat

Nuclear

Chemical spill

Suspicious package/device

Toxic

National laboratory

Nuclear facility

Nuclear threat

Cloud

Plume

Radiation

Radioactive

Leak

Biological infection (or event)

Chemical

Chemical burn

Biological

Epidemic

Hazardous

Hazardous material incident

Industrial spill

Infection

Powder (white)

Gas

Spillover

Anthrax

Blister agent

Chemical agent

Exposure

Burn

Nerve agent

Ricin

Sarin

North Korea

Outbreak

Contamination

Exposure

Virus

Evacuation

Bacteria

Recall

Ebola

Food Poisoning

Foot and Mouth (FMD)

H5N1

Avian

Flu

Salmonella

Small Pox

Plague

Human to human

Human to Animal

Influenza

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

Drug Administration (FDA)

Public Health

Toxic Agro

Terror Tuberculosis (TB)

Agriculture

Listeria

Symptoms

Mutation

Resistant

Antiviral

Wave

Pandemic

Infection

Water/air borne

Sick

Swine

Pork

Strain

Quarantine

H1N1

Vaccine

Tamiflu

Norvo Virus

Epidemic

World Health Organization (WHO) (and components)

Viral Hemorrhagic Fever

E. Coli

Infrastructure security

Airport

CIKR (Critical Infrastructure & Key Resources)

AMTRAK

Collapse

Computer infrastructure

Communications infrastructure

Telecommunications

Critical infrastructure

National infrastructure

Metro

WMATA

Airplane (and derivatives)

Chemical fire

Subway

BART

MARTA

Port Authority

NBIC (National Biosurveillance Integration Center)

Transportation security

Grid

Power

Smart

Body scanner

Electric

Failure or outage

Black out

Brown out

Port

Dock

Bridge

Cancelled

Delays

Service disruption

Power lines

Drug cartel

Violence

Gang

Drug

Narcotics

Cocaine

Marijuana

Heroin

Border

Mexico

Cartel

Southwest

Juarez

Sinaloa

Tijuana

Torreon

Yuma

Tucson

Decapitated

U.S. Consulate

Consular

El Paso

Fort Hancock

San Diego

Ciudad Juarez

Nogales

Sonora

Colombia

Mara salvatrucha

MS13 or MS-13

Drug war

Mexican army

Methamphetamine

Cartel de Golfo

Gulf Cartel

La Familia

Reynosa

Nuevo Leon

Narcos

Narco banners (Spanish equivalents)

Los Zetas

Shootout

Execution

Gunfight

Trafficking

Kidnap

Calderon

Reyosa

Bust

Tamaulipas

Meth Lab

Drug trade

Illegal immigrants

Smuggling (smugglers)

Matamoros

Michoacana

Guzman

Arellano-Felix

Beltran-Leyva

Barrio Azteca

Artistic Assassins

Mexicles

New Federation

Terrorism

Al Qaeda (all spellings)

Terror

Attack

Iraq

Afghanistan

Iran

Pakistan

Agro

Environmental terrorist

Eco terrorism

Conventional weapon

Target

Weapons grade

Dirty bomb

Enriched

Nuclear

Chemical weapon

Biological weapon

Ammonium nitrate

Improvised explosive device

IED (Improvised Explosive Device)

Abu Sayyaf

Hamas

FARC (Armed Revolutionary Forces Colombia)

IRA (Irish Republican Army)

ETA (Euskadi ta Askatasuna)

Basque Separatists

Hezbollah

Tamil Tigers

PLF (Palestine Liberation Front)

PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization

Car bomb

Jihad

Taliban

Weapons cache

Suicide bomber

Suicide attack

Suspicious substance

AQAP (AL Qaeda Arabian Peninsula)

AQIM (Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb)

TTP (Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan)

Yemen

Pirates

Extremism

Somalia

Nigeria

Radicals

Al-Shabaab

Home grown

Plot

Nationalist

Recruitment

Fundamentalism

Islamist

Emergency

Hurricane

Tornado

Twister

Tsunami

Earthquake

Tremor

Flood

Storm

Crest

Temblor

Extreme weather

Forest fire

Brush fire

Ice

Stranded/Stuck

Help

Hail

Wildfire

Tsunami Warning Center

Magnitude

Avalanche

Typhoon

Shelter-in-place

Disaster

Snow

Blizzard

Sleet

Mud slide or Mudslide

Erosion

Power outage

Brown out

Warning

Watch

Lightening

Aid

Relief

Closure

Interstate

Burst

Emergency Broadcast System

Cyber security

Botnet

DDOS (dedicated denial of service)

Denial of service

Malware

Virus

Trojan

Keylogger

Cyber Command

2600

Spammer

Phishing

Rootkit

Phreaking

Cain and abel

Brute forcing

Mysql injection

Cyber attack

Cyber terror

Hacker

China

Conficker

Worm

Scammers

Social media

May the excessive force be with you: Chap cuffed after Star Trek v Star Wars row turns bloody

TXITMAN

Deep Snooze 9

The photo is triggering all by itself.

Create a user called '0day', get bonus root privs – thanks, Systemd!

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Slackware

I always wondered why the systemd controversy with Slackware. <Smug Slackware user Icon>

Great Ormond Street children's hospital still offline after WannaCrypt omnishambles

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Thousands of attacks per hour no doubt. Meanwhile the fedex delivery notice with zip file attachment are pouring into email.

Ubiquiti network gear can be 'hijacked by an evil URL' – thanks to its 20-year-old PHP build

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Updates have been published

Not that this is a tech forum, more a Politico thing at this point but here I go;

YMMV. AirOS 8.0.1 did come out in February and does fix the vulnerability. AirOS, AirFiber, and AirMax updated over the weekend here with no issues.

TV anchor says live on-air 'Alexa, order me a dollhouse' – guess what happens next

TXITMAN

Re: How about..

Google home says it doesn't have an inhibitor chip.

Fire alarm sparked data centre meltdown emergency

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Never

I have read so many of these 'data center shut down by xxx' over the years but Never have I seen a fire alarm nor emergency power off button save a person from injury. I have been in hundreds of data centers.

Passengers ride free on SF Muni subway after ransomware infects network, demands $73k

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Relevant?

http://www.infoworld.com/article/2653004/misadventures/why-san-francisco-s-network-admin-went-rogue.html

Adblock Plus blocks Facebook's ad-blocker buster: It's a block party!

TXITMAN

This reminds me of the credits for a cult film. Maybe not but funny in anycase.

We apologize for the fault in the subtitles. Those responsible have been sacked.

The directors of the firm hired to continue the credits after the other people had been sacked, wish it to be known that they have just been sacked.

The credits have been completed in an entirely different style at great expense and at the last minute.

Hilton hotels' email so much like phishing it fooled its own techies

TXITMAN

Pure junk either way. I have been blocking their mailings for years via my local DNS blocklist and email server setup.

Since you love Flash so much, Adobe now has TWO versions for you

TXITMAN

Sick joke

We managed to uninstall flash from all but a handful of machines and now see that M$ is backdooring it into IE like some kind of sick joke.

Adobe...sigh...issues critical patch...sigh...for Flash Player zero day

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HoHum

Spent the afternoon checking computers for Flash Player. Only found a few remaining and those are required, for now.

Stop resetting your passwords, says UK govt's spy network

TXITMAN

Not using the same password across multiple accounts is the objective here. Once your email account is compromised it is a simple thing for the criminals to take over your life.

I force password changes when there is a large turnover, or a key person leaves. We make sure that all the accounts that we can find are reset.

Homeland Security report hoses down energy-sector 'cybergeddon' talk

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Coat

Blank Check

What the security vendors want you to write.

Lincolnshire council IT ransomware flingers asked for ... £350

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Outsourced IT

Looks like Lincolnshire outsourced IT early last year. Brilliant. http://thelincolnite.co.uk/2014/07/serco-will-move-to-lincoln-for-county-council-partnership/

LastPass in 2FA lock down after 'fessing up to phishing attack

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Coat

Never saw this coming

Sharing your passwords on the Internet will always be a bad idea.

BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled

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Coat

Good thing I kept that old shortwave antenna and radio handy.

Dell will AXE up to ONE IN THREE workers in its US & EMEA sales teams

TXITMAN
Meh

So that is why I received my first in person visit

Got my first in person visit from a Dell marketing person this week. Thankfully I have studied the BOFH guide and was able to completely avoid contact.

Right, that's IT: We'll encrypt INTERNAL traffic to thwart NSA - Yahoo

TXITMAN

Secret Courts, Secret Laws, and the cooperation of every TELCO in the country thanks to CALEA equal tyranny on a grand scale.

From Russia with Code: Edward Snowden gets job on website helldesk

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Have you tried turning it off and back on again? Or better yet to any US Government callers 'have you tried turning it off?"

Can you trust 'NSA-proof' TrueCrypt? Cough up some dough and find out

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Big Brother

It only takes one

One NSA friendly insider is all it takes to break into the vault. Instead of centralized systems that big government loves, we should rely on our own localized systems.

Azerbaijani election app announced winner before polls even opened

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Bender Wins!

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/03/01/electronic_voting_hacked_bender/

Snowden's email provider gave crypto keys to FBI – on paper printouts

TXITMAN

The federal government has become the enemy.

Iranian cyberwar chief shot dead. Revolutionary Guard: Assassination? Don't 'speculate'

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Coat

Obviously

Obviously a suicide.

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