* Posts by razorfishsl

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'We should have done better' – the feeble words of a CEO caught using real hospital IT in infosec product demos

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Sorry...... but HOW is that even possible?

That said you should come to HK, where most of the tech support companies setup secret accounts , then share the PW in emails and store on mobile phones.

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Mondays suck. So why not spend yours playing with an original Mac and games in your browser

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Least you could have done was preview MacPlaymate.

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Toshiba conglomerate: Can we keep going? We don't know

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Re: Gentlemen: start your lawyers!

The legacy of all that Japanese bullshit ,SigMA 6, "lean" systems, economic powerhouse bullshit.

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Re: PWC again eh?

If you ever see an 'Audit' by one of these so called top companies you will understand completely.

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Prisoners built two PCs from parts, hid them in ceiling, connected to the state's network and did cybershenanigans

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Re: Odd that there were network ports available inside the secure area

LCD monitor & clowns pocket comes to mind.

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Re: They would have got away with it

**Example of a professional Microsoft rant....**

I have a very nice email from microsoft tech support explaining why they have DELIBERATELY changed the 2016 office software to loose attachments.

Double clicking on a word attachment in outlook opens the file in word, but puts the file in a temp directory .......8 levels down.

so when you do a save , guess where it goes?

and when you quit outlook...... guess what happens to the "temp" folder.

the explanation goes on to point out,.......

but notice how we have made the "one-drive service" very easy to use for saving your documents., the functionality is by design.. Please use one drive.

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Re: Hats off to them...

yep and your little system fails on 2 counts:

1. Mac spoofing

2. Current trend for devices to randomize the MAC.

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Put down your coffee and admire the sheer amount of data Windows 10 Creators Update will slurp from your PC

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So if MS happens to slurp medical records or a lawyers confidential discussions with a client they are going to be allowed to get away with that?

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Mac Pro update: Apple promises another pricey thing it will no doubt abandon after a year

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It will be triangle, taking only apple Triangle shaped PCIe v1.0 boards as well as having an LCD icon display and be backed by V2.0 of a 6502.

It is clear that Jobs made a massive mistake with his current Technical person.

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Douglas Coupland: The average IQ is now 103 and the present is melting into the future

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Thought it was 120.....

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LastPass scrambles to fix another major flaw – once again spotted by Google's bugfinders

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Re: Best Practice...

No..... A password manager.

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Hold 'em, don't fold 'em: How to bite Bitcoin pools

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Re: Could this happen by accident?

Beeeeeee cauuuusseee the reward is based on some theoretical assumption of robbing peter to pay paul.

since the calculation is solved "quickly", it is theoretically possible that the time saved by not calculating an extended solution, frees up time to solve another solution quickly, and hence reduces the cost of the whole setup, thereby making the payout higher for the winners.

There is not a single fixed "next block" it is not a single solution race, it is a race to hash a semi-random collection of spends so that the proposed solution meets the difficulty currently required AND gets that solution accepted by the majority.

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Re: house of cards question

No... no it cannot

Go look up what ASIC means.

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Re: house of cards question

Nothing , because it is NOT computing power, it is hash calculation power

the chips used are single solution hardware. remove the requirement for work and you re left with e-waste fit for land fill.

Nearly all the hardware on offer is useless for generating fully extractable sha256(x) or sha256(sha256(x)), you cannot actually get out all the XYZ GH/S results.

Since the check for a solution is hardcoded into the actual chips, so the result calculations are not even extractable only single proposed solutions are passed out of the chip.

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Microsoft's Slack-slapping 'Teams' slips into Office 365

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They have started their shit again, where they attempt to eradicate osx from the business work space.

Skype for business on OSX WILL NOT communicate with any outside skype application not within the business domain.

Strangely the windows version has functionality to add contacts to external skype users.

This and the continual Nazi Jackboot like behavior of dictating to IT admins what services are turned on by default, clearly shows that microsoft are intent on resurrecting their old habits.

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WikiLeaks promises to supply CIA's hacking tool code to vendors

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Re: Thank you to Assange?

We seem to be in a minority,

people at work think i'm some sort of paranoid conspiracy merchant who is against the world.

The sad fact is that most people are the chimps in the first space trials,

surrounded with technology they know nothing about & totally unaware of what is about to happen to them.

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Family of technician slain by factory robot sues everyone involved

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And this is why Asimov 's three laws of robotics are complete bollox.

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Frustrated by reboot-happy Windows 10? Creators Update hopes to take away the pain

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They are as thick as pig shit and have a FU attitude.

We run a distributed network over a production facility, pattern print jobs are processed at night.

Well they used to be until win 10, now we just come in in the morning to find the print controllers have all shutdown to update.

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Machines taught how to 'smell' by new algorithm. How will they cope with shower-dodging nerds?

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My mother ate a shed load of blue Stilton whilst she was pregnant.

It is now the only cheese i will eat,

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Installing disks is basically LEGO, right? This admin failed LEGO

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Re: RAID cock-up

for the cost of $100 us we pull 1 drive a month, then recycle into the desktops.....

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Re: Not a PC

you can start a serious fire with a few hundred mA and a fuse is NOT there to protect the appliance

it is there to protect the cabling... go read the BSI standards.

I have even seen CORECT BSI approved fuses not blow and cables to completely burn.

go check out the washing machine & dryer fires.....

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Re: Not a PC

do they still use fuses or is it actually an ECB?

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caddies are not Lego..

it is fairly easy to fit a disk drive upside down even though the caddie is correct.

Saw one IBM 'engineer' do it......

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GRAPHENE: £120m down, UK.gov finds it's still a long way from commercial potential

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120Mil is NOTHING when developing a new technology potentially worth Billions......

Really good R&D spends upto 25% of a companies profit, or the UK could continue to piss 16 billion down the drain by supporting the EU Greek bail out....

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Google claims ‘massive’ Stagefright Android bug had 'sod all effect'

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Users are stupid and Greedy, that is why they are Easy.....

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The guy is an idiot, "very few people" he needs to get out of his little ivory spy tower and start looking at Chinese Android, see if he thinks a few million devices are a "few people"

Or he could try running a corporate network in china factories, and get to see the "shill devices" that have been specifically engineered to hack corporate networks from the inside.

Perhaps take a look at WIFI.com, a company that specializes in the theft of corporate WIFI network credentials in the attempt to turn a profit by spreading advertising malware inside corporate systems.

Then maybe he can be qualified to talks about android "security"

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Stick glue on a drone. Fly it into a flower. World hunger solved, bee-lieve

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So the solutions are:

1. get a free pollinator from nature, something that has been honed for tens of thousands of years is 100% bio degradable and self repairing.

2. Poison the planet with man made insecticides to wipe out natural solutions then make some landfill plastic shit that requires massive resources to work & service the tasks previously taken by a natural solution. finally make that so it is not bio degradable.

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Unlucky WD Ultrastar drives are knackered, need replacing ASAP

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Seriously......... WD cause us nothing but problems....

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sounds like Microsoft & 365.......

We have identified a small % of users... yep when it is calculated over several million users....

never will they give a figure... I.E 500 users have been impacted......

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University DDoS'd by its own seafood-curious malware-infected vending machines

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Seriously WTF was this not on a separate VLAN with Firewalls.

Typical China like mentality, just increase the subnet mask and stick it all on the same network with the same DHCP.

As one of my staff asked today,

"I've been reading up on some internet tutorials, can you give me a config dump of the CISCO core switch & FW, I want to improve it"

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"NO"

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Update or shut up: Microsoft's choice for desktop Skypers

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Scum bags have not told anyone that the new clients also prevent you from using any domain account tied to a business that uses a M$ server.

Also force you to enter a genuine name/email-address as the id, plus forcefully insert spaces to beak functionality

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So... this new Skype, is obviously not the same as the crap that has just been introduced and does not work reliably in a corporate environment.

Nor is it hopefully the same 2016 crap that requires you to have both a 365 account & an outlook.com account to work correctly for the licensing.

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Chrome 56 quietly added Bluetooth snitch API

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Google shoving a gloved hand up users rectums again.....

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Apple weans itself off Intel with 'more ARM chips' for future Macs

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Re: Non-Intel processors in the Mac? Erm, yes.

It is not about Apple, the same as marriage is not about you.

It means billions of wasted $ for all the developers to have to deal with yet another of apples control freak tantrums.

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The end of Apple

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Sophos update borks systems at London NHS trust

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Obviously you aint been involved with "AVAST"

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Ransomware avalanche at Alpine hotel puts room keycards on ice

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WTF would you have your doorlock system attached to the internet?

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Happy Friday: Busted Barracuda update borks corporate firewalls

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Re: Why even use hardware firewalls in the first place?

Hardware inspection.

a decent firewall has to inspect & move a data packet rather than just "route" it.

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Oracle grasses up Google to Brussels over user 'super profiles'

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Re: Oracle?

oracle does databases......

if you cannot see what is going on better to stick with your facebook profile.

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Operator of DDoS protection service named as Mirai author

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what sort of moron has matched skills on linkedin & Hackforums........

What sort of a hacker even uses linkedin?

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Viral Chinese selfie app Meitu phones home with personal data

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it is only the thin end of the wedge.

Go look at some of the translation apps.

then there is QQ......

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Avaya files for bankruptcy

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Re: What I wonder is...

About as simple as creating a complete VR solution to blow people out of the water.

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One BEEELLION dollars: Apple sues Qualcomm, one of its chip designers

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Re: Excluding the parties in this case

LOL you need to wake up.......

IBM

HP

Fujitsu

All sell servers full of hardware you pay for but cannot use.

you have to pay for enable codes.......

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Windows 10 networking bug derails Microsoft's own IPv6 rollout

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We should get away from that stupid MTU of 1500 as well.

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Re: IPv6 needs a catalyst

Ignorance is like nuclear waste......

you should stay as far away as possible from it....

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Trump's cyber-guru Giuliani runs ancient 'easily hackable website'

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They need that guy from Die Hard 4 ,

he seemed to know what he was doing..

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Fake History Alert: Sorry BBC, but Apple really did invent the iPhone

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Yes.. over at the DM they seem to be playing the same game....

Could it be that shill news is the new big money maker

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Oracle finally targets Java non-payers – six years after plucking Sun

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Re: J2C on github

you mean some shit half assed C++ translator , that has not been updated for 5 years....

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Bimodal IT: Let the backlash begin

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The article needs a picture of a spit roast.

This is where the Management team decide to undermine the actual IT staff by backdooring IT policy to any underling that will take the bait.

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Poor software design led to second £1m Army spy drone crash

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Or they could just use the time validated systems used by real aircraft........

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