* Posts by Samizdata

22 posts • joined 13 Feb 2013

It's 4PM on Friday, almost time to log off and, oh look, Disqus says it's been hacked

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FAIL

Notifications? Really?

Lies, foul lies. They certainly haven't notified me. The only thing I have heard on the whole thing was from the sainted Mr. Hunt. Sadly, at this point, I am almost regretting signing up for Mr. Hunt's notification service. No worries though. I use unique passwords across the board.

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Dude who claimed he invented email is told by judge: It's safe to say you didn't invent email

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FAIL

Here's my thing. As soon as you start tossing around comprehensice sueballs at everyone that criticizes you, that says to me, "Patent troll!"

That seems to be their default goto.

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Alert: AT&T customers with Arris modems at risk of remote hacking, claim infosec bods

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Also, port 49152 seems closed to external scanning. I am thinking the company was doing research with outdated kit.

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Some of the article's vulnerabilities seem a little questionable. I am still testing to see the open web server. Nope. External port scan shows 49955 is closed and unresponsive. Also, that kernal module for injection has never shown up on my end.

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Late night server rebuild led to 'nightmares about mutilated corpses'

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WTF?

I remember doing an initial Netware build on a server I had no documentation on at all, with a version of Netware I had never used. Finished about 0400, called in later that day, got chewed up one side and down the other by the boss.

The next day I had to setup backup infrastructure on a unnamed tape drive, again with no documentation...

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Comcast repeatedly crams modem upgrade demands into browsers

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Re: I don't think it's just about speed

Moreso I think to allow them to track you down better if anything questionable is involved.

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Still better than my craptacular AT&T NVG510, who's firmware makes a drooling moron look bright. I mean, seriously, this is the networking equivalent of a village idiot.

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FAIL

The only reason they are bitching because without their modems they can't allow other Xfinity users to leech your bandwidth at will.

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Ubuntu 15.10: More kitten than beast – but beware the claws

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Re: still self destructing?

Also Ubuntu Tweak (http://ubuntu-tweak.com/) does a lovely job of killing old kernals as part of their "janitor".

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Linux

Re: I feel someone should say.

I wouldn't say I am a fan, per se, but I can get stuff done with it, and the layout works nicely with the touchscreen machine I have one of my installs on.

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Happy

Re: SystemD

After that comment, you need to leave FASTER. Forget your coat.

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FAIL

And when does installing video break the OS...

Welp, just did a clean install, grabbed the latest updates, and went ahead and enabled the ATI proprietary driver.

One clue what happened.

Nothing.

That machine never rebooted functionally.

So, yeah, people wonder why I am a Nvidia fan. Prolly because ATI software has been the bane of my existance with either Windows or Linux for many years.

Sigh.

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Siri? Are you seeing another man?

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Headmaster

This is El Reg, not The Gruniad...

"As the researchers told IEEE Spectrum, iStegSiri is a proof-of-concept designed to try and get the security community to pay better attention to *seganography-based* attacks."

Seganogaphy? I understand the need for hot news, but, really lads..

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Cops think Mt Gox meltdown was an 'INSIDE JOB' – report

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FAIL

Such an AMAZING surprise from an organization that will take your money but not let you get it back.

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FBI offers $10,000 bounty for arrest of laser-wielding idiots

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Facepalm

This...

This is why we can't have nice things.

For those of us that enjoy popping balloons or slicing a cat into lunchmeat with our reasonably powered personal lasers, we have to suffer because some asses have no common sense.

Unfair, I say, unfair!

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Hello Moto: Lenovo grabs Motorola biz for $3bn. But Google's KEEPING the patents

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Coffee/keyboard

Good. Maybe Lenovo will finally turf the pants firmware for the NVG510 and come up with something reasonably decent.

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Cardslurping kingpin caged for 18 years over Carderplanet forum

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Alert

To edit or not to edit...

CarderPlane? Really? C'mon now, I expect better from El Reg...

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Unreal: Epic’s would-be Doom... er... Quake killer

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Terminator

Re: Quake, iD, Doom.

Ahhhhhh geez, the "medical" scene in Quake 4 is and will always been a major favorite of mine. Just figuring out what is going on and the feeling of helplessness was wonderful. The the reveal during the briefing. Then the kicking ass afterwards.

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I had played a lot of games at that time, but I remember, as I peeked up from behind a barrel for a quick peek, that I was actually seeing the real reflection of a Skarrj walking on a shiny floor and dying once because I found it so fascinating. Not so exciting now, but back then, that was a prett amazing thing.

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Google 'disappoints' US congressman over Glass privacy controls

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WTF?

Seriously though. The US Goverment, post PRISM, bitching about privacy and sousveillance? Methinks maybe the Big G is being less forthcoming with access to Glass data and specifications than the Fed likes.

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Bitcoin-mining malware ENSLAVES computers

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Devil

Already dealt with it...

Had to clean up a case pre-automated detection. Sort of a pain, but I whupped it.

And, sorry, I couldn't resist.

Is not a man entitled to the coin of his bit?

No, says the the man with malware, it belongs to me.

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Pertino uncloaks, fires 'cloud network engine' at Cisco

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I have been beta testing Pertino for a while and it is a pretty nifty tool. In fact, the biggest problem I have had with it was finding new use cases as it is so flexible.

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