* Posts by razorfishsl

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Apple Cook's half-baked defense of the Mac Mini: This kit ain't a leftover

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The guy is so full of shit it is just unbelievable.

With the money they had made from phones, they could have become a major player.

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Man prosecuted for posting a picture of his hobby on Facebook

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What is sadder?

1.He was prosecuted for a picture of a toy gun.

2. He enjoys being Walter Mitty

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Linux kernel community tries to castrate GPL copyright troll

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Simple......

Re-write the 0.25% of the code he supplied and remove him from the scene completely.

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Supreme Court to rule on whether US has right to data stored overseas

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Yep the Americans, using American law to gain access to the data,

then saying since it is NOT America they don't need to follow the law and get an American warrent to read the data.

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Dear America, you can't steal a personality: GDPR godfather talks privacy with El Reg

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People are forgetting that they don't own other peoples data.

Take for example UPS or DHL in Europe or Hong Kong, you can allocate your phone number

so the delivery guy can contact you before delivery........

only problem is that it uses the delivery mans phone, so if that delivery man is running facebook

then under the EULA for the delivery man , he said he would share the data from his phone,

But I never gave him permission to share my phone number with Facebook.

I live in a private gated estate. google is not allowed in our estate, but since the delivery company is using google API's on its delivery vehicle software & hand helds, my address and full details have been passed to google.....

worse my house and the address I gave to the delivery company is now on google maps.

How do I know.... Simple, the spelling/ layout of the address is slightly different for each delivery company used.

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Equifax's malvertising scare, Chromebook TPM RSA key panic, Cuban embassy sonic weapon heard at last – and more

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Looks like they finally got a recording of Jennifer Lopez singing.

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US Congress mulls first 'hack back' revenge law. And yup, you can guess what it'll let people do

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It is a stupid idea,

from morons with a 1 dimensional thought process.

since most hackers with any brains , use other peoples systems, where does that leave retaliation?

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Stealthy storage startup wants to fly read-write heads closer to disks

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Heads don't float,

When you get down to this level air resistance is so high the air behaves like a liquid.

Hence the Helium drives.

Perhaps some sort of vacuum drive and a protonic emitter to make the head levitate.

Or some little man running very fast carrying the head......

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Sole Equifax security worker at fault for failed patch, says former CEO

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LOL,,,, what a crock.

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Toshiba, you can't have 14TB served on a platter. It'll take eight, at least

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Helium is this amazing stuff that is actually lighter than air....

using your assumption about air pressure, it should be possible to stick helium in an open glass and it would still be there 10 minutes later.

it would continually be trying to leak out and create a vacuum

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work it out....

you end up with a MASSIVE failure, since the space inside the drive is now way more turbulent and "sticky", head crashes, you name it...

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Russian spies used Kaspersky AV to hack NSA staffer, swipe exploit code – new claim

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it is unlikely to be a "conspiracy" theory.

I complained to "bitdefender" because with their new enforced fucking "cloud" system, not only can they "snag" files. (never used to happen with the standalone version, which they discontinued)

But they can and DO identify personal information , which is then uploaded to their servers.

Because I have seen my personal information ON their server in the "cloud" log files associated with MY account.

This includes "fullpaths" of any files they consider infected.

So yes totally believable story,, since the guy was working on infection code

AV system identifies "code", then they upload it to do an analysis.

Consider the power of this "tool", you get something from a government agency (spying), file name etc.....

Then you upload a "hash" to a "pet" AV company, the AV company then identifies EVERY computer

the same "hash" appears on.

Great way to "out" spies or people with a connection to a file you are interested in.

Or consider it from a "peado" catching system. get the AV to search the computers of millions of people without a search warrant, just based on "hash" values.

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Azure fell over for 7 hours in Europe because someone accidentally set off the fire extinguishers

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The sad thing is that when scientists talk about modeling random systems and tracking them, people laugh.

But someone comes up with a half assed idea of sticking the whole of mankind's data into a cloud system and instantly it is a good idea.

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Re: The insane thing about it is...

Yes an exchange server = email done the WRONG way.

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Apple Mac fans told: Something smells EFI in your firmware

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IBM did a MASSIVE install of over 100k macs.

That is being managed by some system i forget the name of (they have a video).

but that system tracks all aspects of the macs

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Scared of that new-fangled 'cloud'? Office 2019 to the rescue!

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Coming to OSX sometime in 2027.....

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Microsoft sparks up Ignite with fresh Azure, Office 365 features

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Missing off their list is uptime of < 97%

Oh..... and they missed off the new T&C requirements,

that state all data related to performance and up-times are considered the proprietary internal information of Microsoft and must not be disclosed, without prior written authorization from MS

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Twitter is just randomly deleting people's lists – and no one knows why

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Stupid people use free software for CRITICAL tasks,

then whine when "all their critical work" is trashed.

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Hi Facebook, Google, we think we might tax your ads instead – lots of love, Europe x

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by every country sharing the tax records.

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looks like the EU needs cash

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CCleaner targeted top tech companies in attempt to lift IP

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LOL.....

D-link , who the hell would want access to their half assed IP.

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A todger, a 2.5kg dumbbell, the fire brigade... and the inevitable angle grinder

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Re: Ummm - I fell...

There IS a BSI Penis.

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SQL Server 2017's first rc lands and – yes! – it runs on Linux

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This has always been their long term plan, ever since they funded SCO to try and destroy "free linux"

Clearly the plan was to get hold of the valuable Kernel and limit the "free" usage.

That plan failed, with the redirection of how computers are used ,cloud, services etc

they are now ready to start moving their products over to a system where the majority of maintenance and work is done for them, they no longer make most of their money from the OS.

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Achievement unlocked: Tesla boosts batteries for Irma refugees

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YAWN......

IBM have done this for years.... pay for a full server with 4 network ports KVM and two CPU... but only get 2 NW 1CPU and no KVM, unless you enter the software codes.

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HSBC biz banking crypto: The case of the vanishing green padlock and... what domain are we on again?

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Re: To be fair to HSBC.

If you were born in China , you will have a Chinese passport... how else did you get out?

Or are you one of these Chinese that carries multiple passports and swaps at immigration, only to get caught out crossing the ShenZhen boarder, when thy do a bag search?

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Yep , these dumb MOFO's did the same in HK.

new web interface for banking, than redirecting to a non-HSBC site to ask "how was your experience"

in a separate window OVER the HSBC site.

Are you F***ing insane?, so i cracked open my developer tools to take a look at their new page source

Well, at least they have removed all their todo & bug reports out of the javascript, but clearly that are making savings on thier web developers.

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Red panic: Best Buy yanks Kaspersky antivirus from shelves

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Bitdefender is the same.

Since it went cloud, it is actually harvesting personal information from your computer.

Prior to the renewal of my subscription ,I was really happy , then on the renewal I was asked to DL an "updated" version.

now it is harvesting personal information from my files structure and in some cases it is unsecured, wireshark has show me this.

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Networking vendors are good for free lunches, hopeless for networks

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Re: That works for a simple network

Simple cisco equipment sucks cock as regards security.

Why compromise a little bit of your system when you can compromise it all?

Then there is the issue of something called the Sherman act.

Developers "develop" and a developer who works on software is called a "software developer" a developer who works with networks is at least called a "network engineer", just becasue you have the "mind" for software , does NOT mean you have the mind for networks or indeed visa versa.

What this guy suggests is that be default software engineers make good systems designers, be it network, cloud or mobile phones, after all a mobile phone could be built with cloud resources.

The one thing that everyone overlooks , is that if something like NK kicks off, then any war manufacturing will rapidly come to an end... a single air burst Nuke could completely decimate all technology & manufacturing.

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Crushed Juicero now officially a fruitless endeavor

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There are individuals on taobao handling global distribution chains more effectively than this group of spanners.

More like they decided they could not dig themselves out of that 120m hole

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Google routing blunder sent Japan's Internet dark on Friday

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So all the traffic for Japan "accidentally" went into google?

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AccuWeather: Our app slurped your phone's location via Wi-Fi but we like totally didn't use it

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"if a user opts out of location tracking on AccuWeather, no GPS coordinates are collected or passed without further opt-in permission from the user,"

Well there we are then, clearly it states GPS , whilst excluding all other tracking systems.

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NotPetya ransomware attack cost us $300m – shipping giant Maersk

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Re: Easy to mitigate

It's like China ..

You MUST USE the local government supplied software, don't use it , you are out of business.

The fact that it is supplied from fixed ip addresses over Http connections & auto installs & updates , has nothing to do with it.

Boy..... is a reckoning coming to China , once the malware writers start doing research into local government offices and their pisspoor requirements of "nepotism software" they force on local businesses.

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Creepy backdoor found in NetSarang server management software

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you can bet this is the last we will hear of this.

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Read IBM CEO Ginni Rometty's letter to staff: Why I walked from Trump's strategy forum

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Notice she lists out who they have worked with to "improve" mankind's lot....

The full irony of this is that IBM were instrumental in record keeping for the Nazis and many of the Death camp inmates actually have the IBM card number still tattooed on their skin.

So a company with past Nazi links beats down a president about how bad nazis are.

Seems she failed to mention this little gem.

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Rowhammer RAM attack adapted to hit flash storage

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Hate to rain on their parade.

But this was discovered back in 2008, micron , (of SSD chips fame) have a set of test programs up on GIT I think.

Specifically designed to do this.

then there is the NASA paper "Disturb Testing in Flash Memories"

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Place your bets: How long will 1TFLOPS HPE box last in space without proper rad hardening

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They did this is the 70's

The stuff would not even operate correctly up a mountain.

main issue is soft errors and corruption due to Alpha particles striking the silicon, then there was the bad batch of ceramics used to house chips, where the ceramic was giving of particles.

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Alibaba: We're no haven for pirates – we'll yank fake goods from our web bazaars within 24 hours

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it is a crock.... I have 20 odd USD FTDI pcb's bought over a year that are all fake.

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Infosec eggheads rig USB desk lamp to leak passwords via Bluetooth

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Nothing new, just a simple USB shill with re-direct to blue tooth.

Had such hacks ar ound the 2008's , also had attack models for the new version of firewire and a range of malware firmwares for the oxford chipset with Java loaders. just sad firewire did not take off properly.

later a range of USB 3.1 with intelligent peripheral hacks waiting in the wings.

It is not what is published that is interesting.......this is mostly just "jump on the bandwagon" stuff from research not published.

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Revealed: The naughty tricks used by web ads to bypass blockers

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How long before hackers use this system to backdoor browsers & computers.

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Linux kernel hardeners Grsecurity sue open source's Bruce Perens

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Sorry , he was expressing an "opinion" how can you be sued for expressing an opinion, we also note they don't go after Linus, who is obviously a bigger fish.

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Adobe will kill Flash by 2020: No more updates, support, tears, pain...

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if it runs VMware , it needs flash

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Linus Torvalds pens vintage 'f*cking' rant at kernel dev's 'utter BS'

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He is 100% correct.

We currently have 3 servers running linux that just stop, usually about the end of the month and always on an "o'clock" , jobs have been moved about and yet no job appears to coincide with the times the servers stop.

Take an exact bit image and moe it to a PC and it works reliably, put it back on a server and the errors come out.

There is nothing in any log, the system just STOPS dead, only a power cycle can restart it.

If idiots are allowed to just handle errors anyway they want then way more situations like this will occur, you may as well just use windows.

Fine, he may not be the most diplomatic, charismatic person on the planet and sometimes he's a complete twat, but look how far linux has come and what the whole planet has gained from that.

Take linux out of the equation and look at the shit we would have been left with.

In any equation it is rarely one-sided perfection.

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Flash... Nu-uh! Tech folk champing at the bit to switch off life support

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Vmware

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So who exactly was to blame for Marketo losing its dotcom?

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It is down to Dumb ass IT staff.

Several years ago, I joined a company , one of my first tasks was to assign a single email address for all critical domain/software/hardware registration.

Prior to that 4 other names of previous staff were in the system.

I'm now moving on.

Guess what...... some other guy has other ideas and is currently re-registering the services under his own company email address tied to his personal name.

So why bother being professional ........ when it can take a year to track down all the missing registrations, only to have someone else come and undo it all.

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systemd'oh! DNS lib underscore bug bites everyone's favorite init tool, blanks Netflix

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Re: @AC "have to live in a box"

But only a few are able to cross-reference that against maps and searches.....

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China crams spyware on phones in Muslim-majority province

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just buy facebook

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Volterman 'super wallet': The worst crowdsource video pitch of all time?

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Hmm...

Stolen Apple tech, magnetic power connector.

Let's just hope this product & battery are built with "flexi-tech", because any wallet in your back pocket with a lithium battery using current tech is gonna torch your cards & cash.

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Sweden leaked every car owners' details last year, then tried to hush it up

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Re: Read the title, knew it was IBM

Clearly you have difficulty understanding that the whole world will be heading this way.

IBM are just way ahead of the curve.

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HPE claims new gen-10 ProLiants have more mem persistence, more secure server firmware

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sounds more like an attempt to control the severs and prevent a second hand market

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.. ..-. / -.-- --- ..- / -.-. .- -. / .-. . .- -.. / - .... .. ... then a US Navy fondleslab just put you out of a job

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you can bet GPS will be the first thing targeted during a world war.

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