* Posts by nuked

472 posts • joined 12 Jul 2012

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Gift cards or the iPhone gets it: Hackers threaten Apple with millions of remote wipes

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Undervalued.

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Airplane bomb fears spark America's laptop, tablet carry-on ban

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Why does a bomb disguised as a laptop be safer in the baggage hold than cabin?

...because it can't be used to open the cockpit door.

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Home Office admits it's preparing to accept EU ruling on surveillance

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"Cynical? Moi?"

Reading this made me want to break something.

Have a downvote.

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MI5 man to steer GCHQ as Trump wiretapping saga continues

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Re: Isn't it their job?

I guess there's a difference, albeit subtle, between security services monitoring communications to ensure elections are fought fairly without external influence, and, monitoring on behalf of a political opponent to give an advantage.

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Dormant Linux kernel vulnerability finally slayed

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...where kernel vulnerabilities to allow privilege escalation come as standard

Quite. Hence the obvious sarcasm, which if you missed initially, should have been clearly sign-posted by the "I'll get my coat".

You appear to have sadly missed both.

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Re: Slayed?

'Secured' would be a better antonym...

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Coat

Should have used Windows...

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Google's Deepmind NHS deal 'inexcusable', says academic paper

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Black Helicopters

These (information networks) are controlled by: Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, IBM.

Choose your faction...(wisely)

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US and Russia engaged in legal tug of war over LinkedIn hack suspect

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Popcorn on order. Can't wait to watch the media wake from their wet dream to see this guy being charged with hacking US democracy. I'd also take a small bet that after being put away for 20 million life sentences, to be served consecutively, he will get a presidential pardon when trump leaves office in 4 years.

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LeakedSource website goes dark amid claims of police raid

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Unhappy

But..

...I found it really useful

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Naughty UK Google cloud users can now be sued by Chocolate Factory in England

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Holmes

"...Google and Mozy have promised not to screw over their British consumer cloud customers"

Seems believable on past evidence.

"Google users trust our systems to help them with important decisions: medical, financial and many others. Our search results are the best we know how to produce. They are unbiased and objective, and we do not accept payment for them or for inclusion or more frequent updating. We also display advertising, which we work hard to make relevant, and we label it clearly" - Google Inc.

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UK will retaliate against state-sponsored cyber attacks, Chancellor warns

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Who gets the retaliation?

The difficulty of course is that a lot of these hacking groups are international and also, inconveniently, 'for hire' by practically anyone. Identifying the enemy is largely in the hands of the enemy as to who they want the finger pointed at.

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Apple urges court to hurry up with hearing Galway data centre objection

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Holmes

I anticipated an expedited trial, shortly followed by the appearance of three new inductees to the Irish Times Rich List...

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Smart Meter rollout delayed again. Cost us £11bn, eh?

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The gravy train rolls on...

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Search engine results increasingly poisoned with malicious links

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Holmes

"81 million websites turned up 29,632 infected web pages"

Didn't look hard enough.

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Digital minister Matt Hancock promises 'full fibre' eating plan for Blighty

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Every time this guy opens his mouth on TV I want to break something. Typical clueless economist presiding over something that they cannot possibly understand to the requisite level.

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Judge allows Apple's faceless Irish head to settle for €45k - report

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About half a days interest on the amount stolen. Seems about right for European justice.

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'Non-state actors*' likely to blame for Dyn mega-attack – US intel chief

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I guess the state actors are busy trying to figure out how to bring down our critical infrastructure rather than interrupting an episode on Netflix for an hour or two...

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AI lawyer: I know how you ruled next summer

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Perhaps run it on all of the Apple vs. $WORLD patent suits and see how accurately it would have predicted the inevitable outcomes...

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Hacktivist crew claims it launched last week's DDoS mega-attack

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Holmes

Think I've found the problem....

.."default username & password"........

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Sysadmin gets 5 years for slurping contractor payments to employer

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Facepalm

hmmm...

So a similar sentence for arms trading and female circumcision. Seems proportionate...

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British unis mull offshore EU campuses in post-Brexit vote panic

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Given that the cost of a degree for UK students is now roughly £50k, and about double that for an international student, this just seems like good business for the Universities. I suppose it sounds a little less greedy if you do it whilst jumping to board the gloomy-Brexit bandwagon...

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Judge makes minor tweaks to sex ban IT man's order

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Fancy coming up for coffee?

I can't see that conversation ending well...

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Sad reality: It's cheaper to get hacked than build strong IT defenses

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Eh?

That average seems pretty low. They always seem to cost a whole lot more when it actually comes to sentencing the disillusioned kid still hiding underneath the bed.

Not sure attributing the cost of plugging a hole that shouldn't have been there in the first place, is entirely fair.

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Report: NSA hushed up zero-day spyware tool losses for three years

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It monitored the world's internet traffic to try and catch sight of the tools...

Oh really?

And what did they do after lunch...

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I want to remotely disable Londoners' cars, says Met's top cop

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"Probably an astoundingly stupid idea"...

This.

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Simply not credible: The extraordinary verdict against the body that hopes to run the internet

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Holmes

Think i've found the problem...

"...double-dealing that many suspected occurred in the non-profit organization.."

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Get ready for mandatory porn site age checks, Brits. You read that right

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I'm guessing with enough money I would be able to get a 10Mbps line cabled into to nearly every household now. How does this 'right' convert to affordability for every household?

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5 years, 2,300 data breaches. What'll police do with our Internet Connection Records?

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Holmes

“at least 2,315 data breaches”

...and these are the ones that got caught.

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Prominent Brit law firm instructed to block Brexit Article 50 trigger

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Re: And the house of lords?

"The EU is far more democratic than Her Maj's government" -

You cannot be serious.

The EU laws are decided upon and drawn up by an unelected council. The elected members only get to vote on whether it passes or fails (they might have a right to amend, I'm not sure).

But given that they are all career politicians (at best), looking for a notch up the ladder of the bourgeoisie, nothing ever gets rejected.

So no, it's the opposite of democratic in practice when it comes to legislation.

Neither was it democratic for the EU council to insist on the removal of the greek prime minister during the financial issues, and instead replaced him with one of their own people without a democratic election.

It also wasn't particularly democratic to ignore several countries "NO" to the very first nation state referendums on the Lisbon Treaty, and bring it in via the back door anyway. Not to mention that all of the UK ever voted for was a single market. And on the back of that 'vote', we've been signed up to the European Court of Human Rights with no control over the majority of the laws imposed upon us, and are (were?) on a course for 'ever increasing political and fiscal union', with Germany apparently in control of pretty much everything.

This is not democracy.

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From another angle...

It cannot be the case that a referendum which claims to determine the future of x, does not in fact have any actual power to do so; instead relying on a vote elsewhere involving circa 400 people to mirror the public opinion.

Not a legal argument, but put simply, there would and should be an uprising if this proved to be the position.

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Man sues YET AGAIN for chance to marry his computer

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Re: I don't see why not.

Should have upgraded to Windows 10...

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Google off the hook for feeding kids bad cookies

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Unhappy

Monetising kids?

Their behaviour is sickening, and the failure of the law to recognise this is just as bad.

Worrying times.

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Florida man sues Apple for $10bn, claims iPod, iPhone was his idea

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Facepalm

"...he neglected to pay the fees for the submission, and it was declared abandoned..."

Best of luck with your watertight lawsuit against these litigious lightweights

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Zero-interaction remote wormable hijack hole blasts Symantec kit

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Black Helicopters

Taking the proverbial...

****.

For every disease there is a cure that's 10x worse.

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UK eyes frikkin' Laser Directed Energy Weapon

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Yes but can this one kill CL4P TRAP?

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Hacker flogs '42.5m freshly stolen logins' for seventy-five cents

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Perhaps...

...an intellectual challenge defence is being prepared...

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Volkswagen: 800,000 of our cars may have cheated in CO2 tests

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Wonder how well the true results stack up against the rest of the industry, given what we know for VW's design and build quality generally. I doubt there's a manufacturer out there who are not doing exactly the same, and if so, it's fairly inconceivable to think that the testers/regulators were not complicit. Either that or they are a complete bunch of drooling retards. I'll do them the favour of assuming that instead they're simply corrupt.

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Ashley Madison invites red-faced cheats to bolt stable door for free

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Re: Bolt for Free ?

Horse bolted door?

That's about all that can be made...

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Hacking Team spyware rootkit: Even a new HARD DRIVE wouldn't get rid of it

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Groupthink

140 companies comprised the UEFI cartel consortium apparently.

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Privacy campaigners question credibility of NHS ‘endorsed’ apps

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The future of healthcare is heavily weighted towards prevention and early identification, with our personal data key to any deep machine learning that might help along the way...

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'I'm COMING for you, DIRTBAG!': Ex-Sony chief Smedley to Kid Lizard hacker

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Facepalm

On the basis that I couldn't mindlessly slaughter zombies on my PS4 over the Christmas break, I say let the guy hang. Seems proportionate.

As an aside, didn't I see somewhere that Sony's security contractors told the court that this had cost them over £100k?! So kid finds gaping hole; security company incurs costs fixing the hole that should already be fixed, and then uses this amount ("as damages") to try and seek a harsher punishment in court?! wtf.

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Boffin: Will I soon be able to CLONE a WOOLLY MAMMOTH? YES. Should I? Hell NO

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Trollface

We might get a picture of dinosaurs on an Ark after all...

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Facebook bug could have ERASED the ENTIRE WORLD

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Re: Cheque $12,500 USD

It is an insultingly poor gesture given the number of testicles saved from the chop by such a find. Would it really hurt Farcebook that much to stick a zero on the end and give the odd bug-finder a jackpot commensurate with what Farcebook developers earn when writing these bugs?

Jokers.

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Silent but violent: Foul Google Play flaw lets hackers emit smelly apps

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Re: Say what you want about Apple's walled garden...

"And the recent iPhone malware makes me glad I own a Windows Phone!"

Quote of the day

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$10,000 Ethernet cable promises BONKERS MP3 audio experience

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Re: So Stupid

"Stupid is the one who is _BUYING IT_"

And who gets the stupid hat when not-a-single-person buys it?

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BT coughs £12.5 billion for EE as fourplay frolics pay off

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Re: Can somebody Explain

It means jobs are going.

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National Lottery website goes TITSUP again

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Re: LottoNet

Lancelot: I need your clothes, your boots and your motorcycle.

Dale Winton: You forgot to say please...

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'Revenge porn' bully told not to post people's nude pics online. That's it. That's his punishment

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Re: @dan1980 ..... it's sad when the default position has to be "don't trust anyone"."

He who sticks his nose into a beehive can expect more than a nostril full of honey...

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David Cameron: I'm off to the US to get my bro Barack to ban crypto – report

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Re: Try Vote for Policies

Any what, exactly, has a manifesto to do with the decisions that those elected to power actually end up taking. A general election is simply a measure of who can sell the biggest story to a gullible population.

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