* Posts by razorfishsl

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NiceHash diced up by hackers, thousands of Bitcoin pilfered

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it is NOT untraceable, EVERY transaction in bitcoin is traceable

That is how it works.

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sorry I have great difficulty believing this was an "accident".

They had all the bitcoin in a single account under a single password.

With on "cold storage", it just smells of Bollox.

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Guilty: NSA bloke who took home exploits at the heart of Kaspersky antivirus slurp row

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Yes.....

Stay away from Bitdefender as well.

I caught BD uploading names of directories & root device info to their cloud.

including details of my actually name & identity as well as catalog info.

They have no business "profiling" my directory structure of the computer.

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Crypto-cash souk Coinbase forced to rat out its high rollers to probing US taxmen

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Re: Bitquestions

This is where HK wins.

once you have paid tax on any of your money, you are free to invest it for "free"

so if you paid tax on your $14USD to buy a bit coin....

then cash it out at $10,000USD, your tax is zero.

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We go live to the Uber-Waymo court battle... You are not going to believe this. The judge certainly doesn't

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Re: Just wow

Yes all their investors are moving to Bit coin.... less of a risk and a higher return.

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Breaking News...

Uber Caught Tracking jurors and blocking pickup by uber vehicles.

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As Apple fixes macOS root password hole, here's what went wrong

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Re: Mistakes happen

Mostly on those SHITTY BEAT headphones....

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Boffins craft perfect 'head generator' to beat facial recognition

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Giving head to face book.

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Munich council finds €49.3m for Windows 10 embrace

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there is a lot of GOOD german software on linux

Univention is a good indication.

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FTC approves Broadcom Brocade buy – if Cisco switch tech is walled off

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Protected from itself ,but not foreign governments.

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EU's data protection bods join the party to investigate Uber breach

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I hope they make the next season of "silicon Vally", this company could be a big part of it.

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Microsoft to run VMware on Azure, on bare metal. Repeat. Microsoft to run VMware on Azure.

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M$ does not share any of the pie in its eco-system

you can bet this is a stop gap measure because they have a massive hole in their plans

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Some 'security people are f*cking morons' says Linus Torvalds

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Re: Linus Torvalds is not a Security Expert

Clearly you do not understand a thing about writing software.

There will ALWAYS be false positives, because your system of checking is rule based.

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The guy is talking about changes that will kill the OS if something is not right,

Then retroactively imposing it based on some arbitrary set of rules.

Which then means if you have software that cannot be upgraded, you have to stick with the kernel before the changes, which is even more of a security risk, since exploits are already exposed.

Linus may be wrong with his attitude, but I have seen this shit in nearly all big companies

you get a stupid idea trying to be introduced, it gets stomped on softly, then the protagonist starts dragging in other cool aid drinkers and the stupid idea gets in via the back door to the overall determent of the business.

The real problem is too many pussies and left wing metro-sexual thought processes, this is the development of a free world beating OS, collaborated on my millions, if the left wing pussies get a hold, we will be into naming code "mandella-way" , "black_subrotines_matter", or have 35 different way to name binary handling subroutines.

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Parity's $280m Ethereum wallet freeze was no accident: It was a HACK, claims angry upstart

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Yep ,

I had a dig about the transactions, once you see the trigger transaction you can start to trace the attempts to extract or corrupt the wallets.

you can see multiple attempts all within a small amount of time.

the story about it being an accident

" oh i just created a bad transaction and then deleted it"

just do not appear to wash.

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Bitcoin drops SegWit2x hard fork after community objects

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Basically a $10 processing fee makes the coin useless for micro payments.

on a $100 payment that is a 10% charge possibly one of the most expensive ways of transferring money.

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Mellanox NICs Xilinx FPGA to save backplane slots and CPU cycles

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it is NOT for bitcoin, FPGA's are useless for bitcoin now.

It is for the commodity traders, consider a trading system directly inspecting the "bits" on the wire without having to travel up the full stack.

you program up the FPGA with the trigger /response conditions via a back end, completely negates the CPU & software stack ,very very high speed trading friendly.

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AMD, Intel hate Nvidia so much they're building a laptop chip to spite it

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Re: "Nvidia's dominance"?

Because it is integrated into the CPU core.

So even if it is not used ... it is still "shipped"

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Only good guys would use an automated GPU-powered password-cracker ... right?

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But why ?

you chew up a massive amount of power and bandwidth to test PW in an organization you can easily ask the user their pw

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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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