* Posts by razorfishsl

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Sir, you've been using Kaspersky Lab antivirus. Please come with us, sir

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Bit defender next......

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Former FBI boss Comey used private email for official business – DoJ

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And they are continually crying about being hacked by Russia & China..

You would think they would have an off the shelf box or suitcase... that could be wired directly into a home circuit to secure all digital comms .

It's just Pathetic........

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June 2018, and Windows Server can be pwned with a DNS request

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Looks like their "red team" is not earning their money.

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Da rude sand storm seizes the Opportunity, threatens to KO rover

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LOL... love the music reference

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Microsoft loves Linux so much its R Open install script rm'd /bin/sh

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Re: Demonstration of Incompetence

LOL... you to eh....

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Worst. Birthday. Ever. IPv6's party falls flat

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The issue is the ISP's

many still do NOT supply IPv6 for the last /first leg of the journey.

If they sorted that out, then the uptake would be a lot faster.

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WannaCry reverse-engineer Marcus Hutchins hit with fresh charges

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More like he was taking out a competitor

Then decided to show how "clever" he was.

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GNOMEs beat Microsoft: Git Virtual File System to get a new name

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RBFS

"Robber barrons fie system", should fit right it.

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Microsoft commits: We're buying GitHub for $7.5 beeeeeeellion

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They are not after github

They are after all the personal data and interrelations, plus the business info of who they can sell their shit to.

Then they will gradually leverage thier own personnel into top opensource projects, get control of the direction and use the hundreds of thousands of contributors as slave labour.

They set the direction .... You do the work.

Then you can bet there will be the EULA that will be changed over time.

They made it clear in 2010 they WANT linux or they want it DEAD. that was why they probably funded SCO against IBM

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Chinese president Xi seeks innovation independence

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LOL......

Physics..... might well stop you.

But the real issue is no one is trying to stop you do anything other than continually stealing technology you don't contribute to.

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This after a China national hacked into a US robotics company via Macao

The HK government refused the US deportation order.

In other news , HK complains very strongly about the US holding a HK/China national and refusing to grant him bail.

Yes... the sordid little webs we all weave.....

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Apple tells app makers to strip VoIP toolkit from iOS software in China

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Sealing money from the government owned China telicoms.

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High-end router flinger DrayTek admits to zero day in bunch of Vigor kit

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Same shape and tooling they used 15 years ago......

sure i still have that one propping up the missing foot on my wardrobe.

Their top of the line Switch is still only 1000 SFP ,the kind of crap that poorly educated Technicians would use.

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Microsoft, Google: We've found a fourth data-leaking Meltdown-Spectre CPU hole

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Anyone else get the idea this is a fuck feast, where intel and Co are out to find more spectre flaws to muddy the waters & stave off any lawsuits against intel

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Kaspersky Lab's move from Russia to Switzerland fails to save it from Dutch oven

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Code reviews mean Fuck all.

The key features of AV software:

1. Generally runs as root process or with authority of user.

2. Reconfigurable from central location

3. Downloadable updates

4. Uploads data to "central servers"

You can have the cleanest code for review, but a 30 second change can pull in all the data you need.

There is an increase in the lack of user control for all modern apps, these fucking companies will just NOT leave it alone.

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PGP and S/MIME decryptors can leak plaintext from emails, says infosec professor

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So if I buy a lock

and then a criminal rips the door off , I should blame the lock manufacturer?

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Apple MacBook butterfly keyboards 'defective', 'prone to fail' – lawsuit

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They are garbage products,

The keyboards are so BADLY engineered, that some of the keys are raised and this impacts the screen when closed, those idiot apple engineers made the keys curved so that after a few months there are impact marks on the screen.

so far I have had Two screens replaced due to the failure of the finish & the keys impacting and taking the finish off and all they do is fuck you over by reducing the guarantee on the new screen to 90 days.

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Commodore 64 owners rejoice: The 1541 is BACK

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Re: Bang!

Yep it was an old trick, the track header contained the track number & block

by setting the track header to a different one than expected, caused the drive to error.

Basically the drive went to track XYZ but when it got there , the header was a different number and so it threw an error, validating the disk.

There was also a byte in each sector header that was 0x09 or was it 0x21.. if i remember correctly..

my system produced a disk that only the directory track (trk18) could be read, the rest of the disk was unreadable.

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nope sorry.......

can guarantee it wont emulate correctly.

I was a specialist in writing protection for the 1541 disk drive, and i don't mean adding "IBG" or extra sync marks to the sync headers....

and for some of my stuff he would need to have programmed the head travel time between tracks

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Tech VCs sue Uncle Sam over President Trump's immigration chill

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Sorry... but why wold you strip the most competent people out of another countries economy just so you can produce shit for a cheaper price?

It's not helping anyone other than the VC's get Rich.

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Windows app makers told to think different – you're Microsoft 365 developers, now

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LOL... Java script in Excel.. as if there have not been enough exploits with visual basic.

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Is your gadget using secondhand memory? Predictable senility allows boffins to spot recycled NAND chips

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Re: Bathtub curve

Don't be silly.

that is like eating a cake to see if it meets the required standard.

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Fork it! Microsoft adds .NET Core 3.0 including Windows Desktop apps

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You WILL see windows running on linux in the short term.

Currently MS is spending hundreds of millions maintaining a full os, but you see all there other kit

MSQL, 365, is migrated to linux, but just not available for the "public" yet.

as the billions start to roll in from 365 and MSQL cloud integration they will gradually move everything to offsite, possibly keep some onsite AD+skype engines for speed.

Then all they have to do is shove some massive pipes up the ass of every user and start pumping the cash out, since everyone will be so tied it it will make 50 shades of grey look like a childs bedtime story.

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Password re-use is dangerous, right? So what about stopping it with password-sharing?

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Even if they hash the passwords, let's not forget that recent MASSIVE cockup with windows authentication, where they were passing password hashes out to fake SMB sites, those sites were then using that data to identify the users passwords against rainbow tables.

However that aside, sites should not be sharing user data , becasue that would allow them to profile who has what services with whome.

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LLVM contributor hits breakpoint, quits citing inclusivity intolerance

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So now the Leftwing is going to try and take over the open-source community.

There should be NO acceptance of money from ANY politically motivated group.

Won't be long before they start inserting their own people at the top of the tree and we can see WHY they targeted "LLVM" because it has tentacles into major projects.

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Bill Gates declined offer to serve as Donald Trump's science advisor

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thank fuck for that.

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What could Facebook possibly do next to reassure privacy fears? Yup – make a dating app

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It is just completely laughable that people are stupid enough to allow access to there sexual profile info.

I have today sent a letter to Mr Musk asking when the fuck he plans to get me off this planet, even if it is in the next car he send up.

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GitLab crawling back online after breaking its brain in two

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I weep that people using GIT , who you would expect are programmers or at-least IT savvy, think it is a "server system"

Same reasoning I suspect that people think if it's in the cloud or 365 you don't need to waste money on backup storage, "because the providers have their own backups"

Or the people hiring IT staff in Hong Kong based on "tell us your current salary or we won't look at your CV"... nice......

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What the @#$%&!? Microsoft bans nudity, swearing in Skype, emails, Office 365 docs

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it will be fun for all the legal firms.......

say for example they get a case where verbal abuse is used and they have to document it.

Then they will potentially get banned for documenting the details.

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Re: No Cussing Allowed?

They don't have to be the government.

They are a company and subject to the laws of the US, the same way they are subject to Gender laws.

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Amazon warns you have 30 days before Music Storage files bloodbath

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They want to clear the space for business users.

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Bitcoin's blockchain: Potentially a hazardous waste dump of child abuse, malware, etc

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I discussed a method of creating issues with malware as a DOS against the bitcoin wallet over 5 years ag,.long before "inter-poll" got involved............

There are a number of potentially attack vectors, they just require a bit more thought.

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Whois? More like WHOWAS: Domain database on verge of collapse over EU privacy

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it's bollox.

Specifically because you can "opt out", so that the company specifies one contact in the company who's data is available.

Which is already the same for directors of companies.

list the name, the email address & the company head office.

All of which is available on a business card.

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Patch LOSE-day: Microsoft secures servers of the world. By disconnecting them

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Fixed IP address?

Clearly some people have never run a "real network"

Software licensing comes to mind as one reason, yep.... there are some real "developer" tossers out there who STILL lock their license keys to IP address.

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IBM thinks Notes and Domino can rise again

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This crap is still big in Hong Kong

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Let's Encrypt updates certificate automation, adds splats

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Potentially this is dangerous,

since you could launch servers under a companies existing SSL that are

malware , but have a valid ssl /https encryption to tunnel thru AV software.

so for example I could launch a https server under the domain WITHIN the network and then use https encrypted tunnels to corrupt other workstations within the organization , without it triggering any network or firewall alarms.

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China ALTERED its public vuln database to conceal spy agency tinkering – research

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If you buy hardware from China , you throw away your security.

If you guys could actually read Chinese and were on the forums you would piss yourself with shock at the information available, people selling the ability to load " modified firmware into devices at the factory level, Illegal reverse engineering & hacking to openly steal I.P & you guys think an exploit database is news.....

don't even get me started about malware being injected into hotel feeds by government sanctioned companies or HARDWIRED "bypass" boxes fitted to patch ROUND firewalls, all thanks tof your local government funded police & security dept.

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Does Parliament or Google decide when your criminal past is forgotten?

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Same rules apply,

There should be no "right to be forgotten" as long as the original data remains in the court file.

When they destroy ALL records of the court case held in the legal files, all news paper articles and any other sources THEN google should be required to remove the data.

in the UK you can go back 400 years , in some court cases "pendle witch trials" springs to mind.

Surely those people who were acquitted also have the "right to be forgotten", let's start by burning and destroying ALL historic records of legal cases.

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Marvell cooks up 400* Gbps Ethernet chips

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Problem is not the port speed but the backplane speed and intelligence.

Like those cheap assed 1000T 48 port Chinese switches with a back plane of less than 2gb

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Microsoft builds Uncle Sam custom versions of 365 and Azure Stack

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All the government data in a single area, protected by a single system.....

What could possibly go wrong?

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Intel didn't tell CERTS, govs, about Meltdown and Spectre because they couldn't help fix it

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It was Fraud pure and simple.

Bet the stock price got shorted as well.

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The e-waste warrior, 28,000 copied Windows restore discs, and a fight to stay out of jail

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Re: Oh, come on

No you CANNOT.

lets say for example you have a machine with win 7 that is fully licensed.

Then as PART OF A DISCOUNTED UPGRADE you get a win 10 license from that win 7

Then your company dumps/sells the OLD win7 machines to a recycler.

Then that re-cycler RE ENABLES the win 7 license.

YOU ARE in breach of the license terms, technically speaking when you upgrade software you are NOT supposed to sell the old version to someone else.

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Careful with the 'virtual hugs' says new FreeBSD Code of Conduct

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Re: What is a 'hug' ?

Living in Asia I go out carrying a large two by four,

I don't want to meet wild animals OR random people,

Nor do I enjoy directors of the company I work at continually doing high fives every time they manage to successfully wipe their own arses.

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Re: Oh my fucking gawd/ess ...

Trigger warning.....

Then they should just fuck off.

Many of these code project have extensive histories, when you join you abide by the rules that have been established by the group.

Everyone seemed to manage before the SJW's and soy boys came onto the scene, but no these individuals just cannot resist inserting themselves into every process, continually trying to control the way humans reach consensus.

The answer from the group should always be "fuck off you are not wanted here" if you cannot abide by the current group consensus ... then don't come here to contribute.

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Hands up who HASN'T sued Intel over Spectre, Meltdown chip flaws

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Simple... return your CPU and get an upgraded one.....

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Crypto-gurus: Which idiots told the FBI that Feds-only backdoors in encryption are possible?

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Hay!!!,

If some government agency threw a few million at me to write a report on back-door cypto... I would do it, even though I know it's a bad idea and not really likely to be secure.

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Blackbird shot down, patent nuked by judge in Cloudflare legal battle

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it's a massive con to fuel the legal profession.

There was still a significant loss of resources fighting something that should NEVER have been granted.

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Bluetooth 'Panty Buster' 'smart' sex toy fails penetration test

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This was already looked at about 5 years ago with another product.

Lawyers also looked at the possibility of people being charged under statutory rape laws if they activated devices without the users consent, which basically it would be.

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