* Posts by Arachnoid

998 posts • joined 17 May 2012

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Snap, crackle ... patch! Apple kicks out iOS 11.0.2 to tackle crappy calls, fix email glitches

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WTF?

So Self drive Cars,,,,,,,,,,

Will be full of bugs given the number of lines of code they will have or will they crash too?

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US Senate stamps the gas pedal on law to flood America's streets with self-driving cars

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If all thats required.............

Is a reduction in accident figures then just make it a 30 mph [or less] speed limit on all roads,install speed limiters in all vehicles and instant jail for any traffic offender or anyone tampering with such equipment.There ya go saved billions of investment in new technology and being unable to afford a new "high tech self drive car" and removing any miscreants from the road.

In doing so Ive increased the employment levels in Vehicle equipment and testing jobs, Prison officers, re-offence prevention officers.Thus enabling the Billions to be reinvested into the economy and jobs rather than unneeded equipment that constantly needs upgrading at great expense.

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Gov contractor nicked on suspicion of Official Secrets Act breach

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Free Speech like Freedom and Free will has a cost

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Brit military wants a small-drone-killer system for £20m

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukqqEDlsgyA

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Drone spped

We are not just talking about those slow blade spinning droids much loved by nerds but high speed,jet powered devices too.

As for many of the "weapons" offered as solutions so far, just remember many of the areas under defense will be in civilian populated areas during peace time.

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Target recognition

Its not so much knocking the device down thats going to be hard as you can launch tangle netting or a solid or liquid object once its in range.The difficulty is target recognition on such a small scale object in a variety of weathers and light conditions, given the airspace may also be full of wildlife.

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Firmware update blunder bricks hundreds of home 'smart' locks

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Remote security risks?

So the lock owner is reliant on the lock producer having a secure enough server, thats up to the snuff of preventing a rogue compromised update that allows ner do wells access to propertys protected by said locks.

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WannaCrypt victims paid out over $140k in Bitcoin to get files unscrambled

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WMD`s......

Was`nt there a "general consensus" about those too.........

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Who would pay.........

I would`nt put it past some security agencys to pay an intreging amount for a chance to trace the money through the wash system.They may not get the root of this particular problem doing so but it would give a working knowledge and a fingerprint for furure issues.

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Hacked Chrome web dev plugin maker: How those phishers tricked me

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Lucky it was a security app developer..........

Can the restricting of access to accounts from only certain I.P. address help in such situations?

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WannaCry-slayer Marcus Hutchins 'built Kronos banking trojan' – FBI

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Sounds like an FBI Honey trap to me........

Invite them to DEF CON ,collect evidence from other attendees then arrest the perp on the way out.......

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Programmer's < fumble jeopardizes thousands of medical reports

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Pint

Re: Looks like...

My Dad > Your Dad

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Moneysupermarket fined £80,000 for spamming seven million customers

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Too cheap. 1.1p per person

Cheaper and quicker that Royal Mail 1st class

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I've got a verbal govt contract for Hyperloop, claims His Muskiness

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Verbal Contract

Waits for updates from President Trump though the tweet may end up with some spilt Maglev Covfefe during the ride

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Hackers able to turbo-charge DJI drones way beyond what's legal

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Self drive vehicles

So given the propensity for humans to change things, how long before self drive vehicles have their firmware hacked by users.Yea lets have it cut into traffic lanes making all the other SDVs behind panic stop or exceed the speed limit by 5mph or jump through a changing traffic light instead of stopping.....At what point does "its my property I`ll do what I like" become a big problem?

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Ker-ching! NotPetya hackers cash out, demand 100 BTC for master decrypt key

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"so why would anyone bother paying up next time?"

If you were oh......say a large western intellegence company and you wanted to poison the ransom well and thus deter others asking for money what better action could one take.........

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Please do not scare the pigeons – they'll crash the network

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"We ran ARCnet "

So do you wear a dark coloured suit and glasses for work.Maybe we should simply refer to you as "A"?

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We're not saying we're living in a simulation but someone's simulated the universe in a computer

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Careful........

The Vogons are also part of the simulation and may prevent finding the answer to the question

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My unpopular career in writing computer reviews? It's a gift

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Missing Opportunity

You forget to tell the retailer you needed covering expenses to test the gloves in different enviroments like aboard a SpaceX launch or even on the Space Station

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Trident nuke subs are hackable, thunders Wikipedia-based report

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Re: Quite right, but...

Yes the Computer and even the Personel are open to corruption,technology will never change that,survielance will never change that it all a matter of risk.If anything the risk is much greater that a third world country will gain access to the necesary materials to make an effective nuclear weapon and a capable delivery system.

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A fine book to read : The Silent Deep -The Royal Navy Submarine Service Since 1945

A very interesting and detailed book it relates the history of the UK fleet and how it has been diminished by various Parliaments over the years to the minimum threshold of only four, which barely allows one to be on patrol at all times and another to perform ancillary duties such as training Perishers.Additionally how due to reduced fleet sizes, it gets more difficult every year to provide adequatly trained crews who are prepared to spend months at a time away from home living in confined spaces with no outside contact.

As to firing an ICBM or the newer Cruise missle configuration should it ever be needed , it requires the boat to atain certain states of stable flotation and rediness matched by crew willingness to progress the system to an active state.This whole sequence of events may take up to an hour to achieve so no its not an instant push to launch that some may think.

It would be easier not that it will ever happen,to hack a surface vessel with nuclear capability as they only move in two planes not three.

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Security company finds unsecured bucket of US military images on AWS

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The trouble with Buckets

Is they may get water,,,,,, er scorn poured on them

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US laptops-on-planes ban may extend to flights from ALL nations

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Joke

whatever way the Throwers (sorry Baggage Handlers) feel like

Ex Delivery drivers ........possibly

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WannaLaugh? Funsters port WannaCrypt to Commodore, Cisco, Nintendo and Tesla

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*very* carefully written

Yea but theres a big difference between a computer crash and a car crash,

The problem being in the future it may turn out to be a legal obligation to have your vehicle upgraded to the latest patch or face being unable to drive it [or it drive you] on public roads.

As to upgrading thr GPS software I have a 2008 Mazda 3 and a quote of £300+ for a sim card upgrade is a definate no no.

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Three home security systems found to be vulnerable – if hackers were hiding in bushes

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Re: Proximity

Fly-by Drones with wifi,the potential thief has no need to expose himself to get close access

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Train station's giant screens showed web smut at peak hour

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Hmm the Train now coming into Belles end has been delayed

Maybe they need a condominium building

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WannaCrypt 'may be the work of North Korea' theory floated

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Hmm... North Korea is a good scape goat

President Trump says its definatly not the Russians

And will members please leave the poor Goats alone......

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Realistic Brits want at least 3 security steps on bank accounts

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2FA is good

I believe I did see a post the other week stating 2FA is easily broken through intercetion techniques and as such is phsudo security.As to validation Id like the bank to actually use part of a specified phrase given by myself, to identify themselves to me not assume valid identification is all one sided.

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America's mystery X-37B space drone lands after two years in orbit

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Re: Coincidentally...

Maybe it brought one back its big enough......

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BOFH: This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back

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"The Architect"

Is not amused by these deviant anomalies and may initiate a redesign of the human intuitive program.Zion is clearly at the root of the erronious code.

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Goodbye, cruel world! NASA's Cassini preps for kamikaze Saturn dive

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Re: Crashing our junk in somebody else's backyard...

Maybe thats how life started on Earth......

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BOFH: Elf of Safety? Orc of Admin. Pleased to meet you

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What no mittens!!

As a precautionary measure I would have insisted on them wearing fingerless mittens to prevent accidental insertion of digits into moving parts or high voltage electrical components ,,,,,,,,and a ski mask to prevent chill blains from the extreme cold of the server room.

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Last Concorde completes last journey, at maybe Mach 0.02

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Support

Like lots of aging and niche technology getting the neccesary support services from an ever decreasing supply of contractors becomes ever more acute and costly.I think in the end there were only two company able to work on the bird but beside that the insurance companys took a complete 180 once the accident happened and withdrew any resonable offer to insure them.

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This goldfish and its steerable robot tank will destroy humanity

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Re: Now if ...

Ah you fell for the Bait

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Re: Now if ...

Yea but they would never get back to the start they only have a three minuite memory

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Counter-terror cops arrest pair for sending poo-smeared toilet paper to public figures

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Mushroom

In the USA

They would have run a DNA test and arrested them the following day

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I'm deadly serious about megatunnels, vows Elon Musk

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WTF?

Outer Space and Inner Space who would have thought.

In the same week Trump announces walls across the Mexican border......is it coincidence!

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My hole is a private thing – see for yourself

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Council edict

I thought the latest cost cutting idea from Councils was to get punters to fill their own holes in..... Mind some of those "instant" Porridges produced these days would make ideal filler and probably outlast any contractors patch

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Embrace the world of pr0nified IT with wide open, er, arms

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Re: An Old Game

Well there is a surfit of Ewoks so I guess that alright

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pay by bonk

Unless you recieve the No signal in which case its just like being married

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Cha Cha Cha

Maybe the wrist band could be set to give a suitable selection of background music when it detects the symbolic rhythm of the mating call,a hearty round of applause on completion and a reminder to use the Visa or Paypal app as the choice of payment for the young ladys company.

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Euro space agency's Galileo satellites stricken by mystery clock failures

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Re: No longer functioning...

The Rubix clock..........it just needs someone clever enough to provide the solution

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Stop us if you've heard this one before: Seamen spread over California

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A smart cluster bomb system?

You could however make each a heat seeking smart bomb be it personel or vehicles

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Fitbit throws fit, emits writ for outfit's non-hit, rather sh*t, 'Fitbit' kit

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Re: You mean...

An Un-Fit Bit

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Is! Yahoo! dead?! Why! web! biz! will! rename! to! Altaba! – the! truth!

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Re: JCEYUIJOKVBYHUJIOK.com

Yea but it takes someone with foresight like Google to grab the Alphabet

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UK Parliament suddenly remembers it wants to bone up cyber security *cough* Russia *cough*

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Mushroom

Change your passwords!

Thats usually the standard answer to security breeches........along with new pants to remove the stains

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Man jailed for 3 days after Texas cops confuse cat litter for meth

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Re: I carry a whole bag in winter

You should look into Liquid Snow Chain Spray.When you have an issue with tyres slipping in Snow a quick spray then wait for it to dry and your good for about 30 miles.Halfords or Amazon for a fiver per tin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hALJDiNnq-k

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If you bought a dildo in Denver, the government must legally be told

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Re: Back to us to beat them.

They also made it illegal to tell anybody they were spying on you so...........[knock,knock].....

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Kentucky pried chicken: Fried grease chain's loyalty club hacked

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Hacking?

Maybe they were after the secret source!

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Icelandic Pirate Party sails away from attempt to form government

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Pirates......

Shiver me timbers Pirates unable to come to an agreement what is this, the next episode of Pirates of the Caribbean me heartys?

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