* Posts by Black Rat

160 posts • joined 13 Jul 2013


Been hacked? Don't dial 999: The plods are too dense, sniffs sec bigwig

Black Rat

Browser Fingerprinting

Is only good for tracking the average technophobic user and is totally dependant upon the browser having Javascript & Flash enabled. Any good cyber miscreant worth their digital salt should know how to spoof all the parameters being recorded.

Comrade! If you dare f$%^ing swear on the internet, WE'LL SHOOT

Black Rat

Re: segregation

Ummm from personal experience.. It's mainly the 'innocent' kids swearing & posting porn.

Man who pulled gun during chess game surrenders to robot cop

Black Rat

Chess, more than just a game

I always thought it was an Internet legend that 'kohai' from Chess.com would reach through the screen and slap miscreants, now I'm not so sure.

Virgin Media hangs from traffic lights, hands out free Wi-Fi to Brummies

Black Rat
Big Brother

Colour Me Curious

I wonder what the privacy policy will say about tracking your location? Even if you deny the network access to the onboard GPS info then density of hotspots still narrows your position down to a particular street corner.

Sods law also suggests that when every traffic light has an internet connection, somebody will say...

"why don't we put CCTV or APNR on them as well?"

WAR ON PORN: UK flicks switch on 'I am a pervert' web filters

Black Rat
Paris Hilton

Ok Fess Up..

Who slurped up GobblersKnob.co.uk ?

Apple patents touch display that KNOWS YOU by your fingers

Black Rat

Re: What if you don't have fingerprints?

Well there's always Ear-prints but this does rely on the next generation of phones being held against the head in the traditional manner.

There was also was some biometric research done over two decades ago on the unique echo signature of an individuals audatory canal.. the bit you shove the cotton bud into, I suppose that could work in theory for phone handsets.

Black Rat

You are Steve Jobs and I claim my free patent.

Five bods wrongly cuffed thanks to bungled comms snooping in UK

Black Rat
Big Brother

Re: It's not about the truth

Ay there's the rub, for if we are all behaving ourselves then they are out of a job. To quote JB DiGriz "a little crime is good for the economy "

UK.gov fines itself harshly for hurling NHS records to the winds

Black Rat

Re: Hypothetically speaking

Wasn't the guttman method superseded around 2003 with the "Secure Erase Standard" ?


Erasing the drives would be a superfluous process IF the confidential data had been encrypted.

<caveat>Of course there's always some silly sod who keeps passwords in text file on the desktop.

However as most commercial software 'phones home' at boot-up checking for Key validity or updates then bricking the decryption packages on mass should be a simple & speedy affair.

DARPA uncloaks unTerminator for $2 million robotics challenge

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Re: Hector, Saturn 3

There was some interesting work being done using rat brain tissue a few years back where they taught the goo to operate a basic flight simulator. So as concept it's do-able, just remember to use the one in the jar marked 'Genius' not 'Abby Normal'


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