* Posts by razorfishsl

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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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Google ships WannaCrypt for Android, disguised as Samba app

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disable SMB1 is not that simple.

Many fuji/Xerox legacy equipment STILL use SMB1....

Hmmm wonder why Fuji/Xerox have no downloadable software upgrades.

Even the equipment is not EOL

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UK Parliament hack: Really, a brute-force attack? Really?

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IT Techs too worried about being assassinated from their cushy jobs by psychopathic MP's that are too old & senile too remember their passwords.

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Heaps of Windows 10 internal builds, private source code leak online

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it's a shill to get people to fix their bugs for free..

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Ego stroking, effusive praise and promise of billions: White House tech meeting in full

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do you really want the likes of Apple, Microsoft & Amazon controlling the US government and having access to all the information?

there are just somethings that should Not be in the hands of corporations.

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Two leading ladies of Europe warn that internet regulation is coming

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Re: But Angela has a working brain...

If it was Grindr... it might be more news worthy.....

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Microsoft officially hangs up on old Skype phones, users fuming

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They don't want those phones running, it does not fit in with their business plans.

The same way they modified office to deliberately destroy office documents on osx in an attempt to force people to use onedrive,

and the same way they deliberately cripple osx skype for business to prevent contacting non-business users.

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Going to Mars may give you cancer, warns doc

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LOL.... very funny dig at the fact that the DM is leaching articles.....

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Boffins get routers spilling secrets through their LEDs

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This is old research,

papers were written about this years ago and presented at a security conference.

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Utah fights man's attempt to marry laptop

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Re: OK Computer

Don't be silly......

Since using a dildo would be classed as sexual abuse of a minor.

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China cyber-security law will keep citizens' data within the Great Firewall

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Complete nonsense..

There is so much data leakage out of China it cannot be controlled.

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The sad thing is that it is the government & supposed top level controllers that are the problem.

We had a Chins tech. into one of our offices in China, his machine was so infected with viruses that it was tripping our internal systems every 2 seconds.

We have even had China Telicom staff, who maintain the endpoints, with the same problems.

This is where the issues are and they are not being corrected.

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New 'Beaver' web server has exactly ONE user outside China

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Re: Wait...

Because there is already some fairly Gash AV software called "Panda", you would not want them getting confused.

Not to mention the fun you can have when they get hacked....

Last night the Beaver was penetrated...... just does not sound same the same with Panda.

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Network-sniffing, automation, machine learning: How to get better threat intel

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In this day and age "firewalls" are basically useless.

There is no boundary any longer , certainly in China where the majority of set top boxes and off brand mobile phones are loaded with backdoors built directly into the OS.

On top of that you have the multitude of Desktop & mobile software , specifically written to appeal to users requirements, character input methods, translation software, cloud based hand jobs.

looks like a translation app, acts like a translation app, unfortunately when your logged into you tax or banking app, there it is screen capping and sending highly confidential data back to the cloud and all without data encryption, but hay... it certainly translates shit.

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Bitcoin exchange Coinbase crashes after Asian buying frenzy

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Re: Ahhhh bitcoin <3

sell them out.

re-buy when it bottoms out,

I'm still clearing coins i mined in 2010 and beyond.

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Well this is awkward. As Microsoft was bragging about Office at Build, Office 365 went down

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and as usual it will go down in their report as "a few users" experienced minor logging in issues.

for those of you not yet using 365, 365 is the number of days it does not work or has some issue.

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Gamers red hot with fury over Intel Core i7-7700 temperature spikes

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Re: Within parameters

Does not work like that.......

For every 10 deg above 25 deg junction temp you loose 50% of the life at 25 deg, this is well known for all designers.

The cooler & closer you run to 25 or below the longer the life.

The 90 deg. matters WHERE it is measured., junction core case or air.

If you are measuring 90 at the case you have massive problems, due to thermal lag the die & junction will be WAY higher.

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Male escort forgot pregnancy protection, scores data protection instead

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So she had no responsibility for preventing pregnancy

and she thought the weight gain was what exactly?

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Yeah, keep buying those SSDs, grins Seagate: Your data will be on our disks eventually, muaha

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Re: Capacity or Revenue?

Mass market.

but USB is crap for transferring data.

throw the case away and fit it internally directly to the SATA.

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Super-secure Pi-stuffed nomx email server box given a good probing

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Re: The NOMX site

One of the greatest acts of stupidity is to believe a " management interface " is safe behind a firewall.

sorry it ain't........

want more proof?

Go to find.synology.com and see how to reflect like a 'pro'.........

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The main excuse this "supplier" makes, is that these exploits would not be in the realm of a normal user.

But they sell a device that is supposed to protect against a 3Rd party?

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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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