* Posts by Bota

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FBI: Er, no, we won't reveal how we unmask and torpedo Tor pedos

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Re: Huh?

Wait, so if the FBI has seized and fully controls the Playpen server, and the subject's computer has been infected with an exploit that reports the suspects IP/MAC address/quantity of Justin Bieber songs in music library/etc back to the server, you are asserting that the fix is to ensure all traffic is routed through Tor? - The exploit worked by running a javascript exploit on the main site, setting up a connection directly to the FBI server separate to the connection to the playpen site. The only details it gave were MAC and IP. Nothing more. So yes, the vulnerability would not of worked because it wouldn't of been able to set up a side connection outside of Tor. Also, anyone not allowing JS to run wouldn't of been affected.

I don't know anything about their exploit - so why argue it?

Given the hit rates, I'd guess that the exploit may be as simple as seeding a hot_nekkid_pics.zip.exe file on the server - If a site has x amount of files and you infect 1, what is your hit rate as compared to just running a JS exploit on the main page and nabbing everyone who visits it?

they relied on the idiot's own actions to reveal themselves. - yes.

Plus, the original goal would have been to bring the server down (and, hopefully, go after those running it and producing any content). Nailing a few consumers is just gravy if it helps with deterrence. - Agreed, but from what I've heard the goal was always to take the clients, then the server.

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Re: @Bota. FFS

English is one of the 3 languages I speak. If it isn't perfect 110% of time I BEG for your forgiveness.

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Re: Huh?

I don't know anything about their exploit, but it appeares that it did not rely on "leaking" connections outside of Tor. - that's exactly what happened. But if you want to believe super amazing new methods were used, then ok.

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No it isn't.

Regular users of the Tor browser are open to side attacks which can open connections outside the TBB. Meaning that a direct connection between the computer being targeted and the machine doing the targeting can be established.

With tails, all traffic is routed through Tor. Hence this attack cannot work.It is that simple.

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It was a javascript vun, it was discussed months ago.

Also, anyone using Tails wouldn't of been affected.

That said, if they want to see that shit I really hope they like the taste of prison food.

And penis.

Surface Hub: A Howard Hughes folly, or a cunning Post It Note killer?

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Re: I'll wager that the ....

Spend the same cost in Thailand and I imagine you'll have a way happier ending to the experience.

Microsoft's equality and diversity: Skimpy schoolgirls dancing for nerds at an Xbox party

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Re: Depressing reading this comment section

Why should men and women have an equal distribution of everything? Serious question, are you equally "disgusted" that there are 90% more female nurses to male? Or that hair dressers are overwhelmingly women?

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So, thought experiment:

If girls weren't allowed to work as whatever they wanted they would be oppressed.

However,

Dressing up as school girls and dancing means they are oppressed??

So what's the solution? The shaven-headed feminazis now choose which professions these girls / women can interact with?

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Re: Depressing reading this comment section

Have an up vote for making total common sense.

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Re: Papa, don't preach

Depends on the business.

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We need more women in tech!

But seriously, I thought consenting adult A paying consenting adult B was a fairly legal / equal transaction.

You could have male promo people there, but then it would be about race.

You could have varied ethnic background promo people there but then it'd be about "positive body" image.

You could have fat, multi-racial promo people but then it'd be about the lack of disabled.

You could have disabled, fat, multi-ethnic promo people but then it'd be about height.

Truth is - stale c**ts, because their whole purpose is to be offended (and therefore implying they must immediately be placated) means there is always something "wrong". I would of had way more respect for Xbox as a brand if they said "we wanted some school girl uniformed babes, go f**k yourself".

For how a company should handle themselves with the tides of feminist thought police, look no further than the "beach body ready" campaign.

As for Asian promo models, I spend a lot of time in Malaysia / Thailand. If you're into hot chicks not wearing much, just go to a mall there. Seriously.

F**k feminism, it's cancerous.

Microsoft will rest its jackboot on Windows 7, 8.1's throat on new Intel CPUs in 2018 – not 2017

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Can we request it's those Catholic school girl outfit babes doing the neck assault?

"Stop..stop....no it's fine"

:)

Investigatory Powers Bill to be rushed into Parliament on Tuesday

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Who remembers voting for ..

Invading Iraq, Afghanistan, Bobig Syria, to bail out the banks, anything Blair related or the "historic" kiddie play at Dolphin House where no one still has been brought to account.

Democracy?

If you believe that I've got some magic beans for you to buy.

Science contest to get girls interested in STEM awards first prize to ... a boy

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FAIL

As a male student, currently at uni

I can make the following statements:

1 - we've had a 33% drop out rate of females, the dropouts came after the guys stopped doing their work when the casual flirting enabled the men to be manipulated

2 -currently have 2 females in my class

3 - both of them didn't have the same rules applied to them when joining the course. One has an NVQ in Sports and in her third year doesn't know what "task manager" is.

This is where box ticking gets you, an army of women on paper who are just as skilled and who are prioritized for job applications but ultimately are clueless.

US DoJ files motion to compel Apple to obey FBI iPhone crack order

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Just set a custom pass code to something with more than 10 digits.

See you in court, 125 years later ;)

German mayor's browser tabs catch him with trousers down

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Think that's embarrassing?

Try bringing home a German slut video from your mate at college, with the plan of: empty house+ rub n tug, and after about 30-odd minutes, your mother knocks on your door and proceeds to remind you she's fluent in German and some things probably shouldn't be shoved into certain places.

UK to stop children looking at online porn. How?

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Re: Government Paywall

Screw the kids > according to Dolphin Square no-one is free from their dirtbox punching,specifically when it concerns the gov.

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NEWS!

I had some jazz mags from the age of 12-ish graduating to pirated VHS tapes from my mate around the corner who'd burn copies of "Asian invasion" for me for a few quid. Nowadays,I imagine kids (like my younger brother) just send skin flicks by whatsapp and other peer to peer stuff.

I think porn can be dangerous, but a little inspiration once in a while after a shit week isn't the end of the world. Also the government isn't my parent, or my equal in raising my own kids. They can get fucked.

Why Tim Cook is wrong: A privacy advocate's view

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FAIL

Why Tim Cook is wrong: A total shills view

FTFY

US Dept of Defense to shift 4 million devices onto Windows 10

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This will keep the Chinese and Russians happy

For a second there I'm sure they were concerned they'd switch to Linux and change default passwords.

Confused as to WTF is happening with Apple, the FBI and a killer's iPhone? Let's fix that

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It would also be terrible PR for Apple, which has repeatedly stated in recent months that it cares about protecting people's privacy and security. >> it's a good job they didn't join PRISM then.

Wait...

Yahoo! axes! websites! you've! never! heard! of! and! lays! off! staff!

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FAIL

The cuts come as Yahoo! finds itself in an increasingly desperate struggle to stay afloat and remake itself under CEO Marissa Mayer - We just NEED more women in tech.

Five Eyes nations must purge terrorists from the web, says Theresa May

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I think wanting to see what everyone is doing at all times is "extremist", why not just sniff your own knickers and leave ours out of it?

On a more comedic note I always feel that clicking on these articles with Beasty May will end up with me being Rick Rolled. Shame really.

Facebook tells Viz to f**k right off

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FAIL

They're not "fat slags"

They're "plus sized socially extrovert independent women"

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See how much more beautiful life is with political correctness?

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Google wins High Court fight with StreetMap over search results self-pluggery

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For those who want to avoid the Google all seeing eye:

Yandex - Russias homegrown rival also available in English - https://www.yandex.com/

Or utilising Google without the tracking: www.startpage.com

or there's: duckduckgo

To be honest I find myself using Yandex a lot due to it's excellent image search and better than Google relevance when searching for white papers.

Enjoy.

Brit spies can legally hack PCs and phones, say Brit spies' overseers

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Our university which I'm currently finishing up a CS degree in got a call from them asking if our graduates wanted "in" on a "very exciting project", this message was conveyed to us by our tutor (head of year so to speak). The room fell silent, and then a collective giggling which emerged into a sort of infectious laughter. Dazed at our reaction our tutor asked us what we were laughing at?

The reply, from one of the word smiths of the group announced "I wouldn't work for those assholes if you paid me in gold and Brazilian hookers".

Basically the sentiment from a group of 18-32 year old grads. Make of it what you will.

Computer Science grads still finding it hard to get a job

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As a soon to be CS grad (3 months left)

I can tell you what the issue is. Working your nuts off for 3 years, paying 9k a year in fees, 10k a year in living costs, getting every cert under the sun incl. CCNA, Linux NDG, Cisco Cyber Security, plus your degree and work experience working for a large visualization firm and then being offered 15k as a starting salary. Out of that 15k I have to pay 300 a month to travel to this job, then another 1000 a month for rent and associated living costs. What's left?

The answer: Dubai, Singapore and a wealth of other places outside the UK who value a UK education and will pay you a generous starting salary with decent prospects.

Companies trying to pay STEM graduates retail wages is the "skills gap" issue in a nutshell. The skills are there and are abundant, but they just don't want to pay for them.

Silent Nork satellite tumbling in orbit

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So sad

It's so sad. They live in a society where everything they say is monitored, there really is no true democratic process, there are secret sites where people are tortured to death and they're led by a buffoon with a cult of personality. But enough about the US, North Korea at least has clean rivers, nice trains and free health care.

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Re: Hans Brix? Oh no.

So ronery :(

Intelligence Committee marks Gov's Snoopers' Charter: See me after class

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Whatever the law says, there's an army of "legalese speakers" who will interpret it as whatever they want.

Remember kids, it's only collected if someone looks at it ;)

Ex-TalkTalker TalkTalks: Records portal had shared password. It was 4 years old

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"Customer answered door wearing an adult nappy*'."

Like I told my wife, I ate KFC and it gave me a bad stomach,honestly, this isn't what it looked like.

Ballmer schools SatNad on Microsoft's mobile strategy: You need one

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It's just an iceberg we'll be fine

So their strategy is to stay on a course more akin to a death by-privacy fuckery spiral.

Nice.

Don't you see these simple facts? Destroy Facebook and restore human Liberty

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Zuck: Yeah so if you ever need info about anyone at Harvard

Zuck: Just ask

Zuck: I have over 4,000 emails, pictures, addresses, SNS

[Redacted Friend's Name]: What? How'd you manage that one?

Zuck: People just submitted it.

Zuck: I don't know why.

Zuck: They "trust me"

Zuck: Dumb fucks

How Zuck considers his users privacy (see: sheep)

France joins India in telling Facebook to just Zuck off

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All you need to know about that Zuck c**t

Zuck: Yeah so if you ever need info about anyone at Harvard

Zuck: Just ask

Zuck: I have over 4,000 emails, pictures, addresses, SNS

[Redacted Friend's Name]: What? How'd you manage that one?

Zuck: People just submitted it.

Zuck: I don't know why.

Zuck: They "trust me"

Zuck: Dumb fucks

See above for his respect level of others privacy.

Assange will 'accept arrest' on Friday if found guilty

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Can't decide if trolling or just like staying anom?

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Re: Assange and Snowden have more guts than most. Period.

In a sea of anom cowards, you say what you feel is right. For that, have an upvote.

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Re: Wil be glad to have him out of the news

@Bota, I appreciate the response, but I can't help but feel you've taken its intent and tone as some kind of put-down; nothing of the sort was intended. >> Water under the bridge.

The other issue I have is that wikileaks were instrumental in getting Snowden safely out of Hong Kong to a safe place of asylum. If you're hesitant with Assange (most are) then what about his work with Snowden? Or should everyone just "play by the rules" and we call all forget about over reach/ corruption/ murder by various powers?

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Re: Go and never darken our shores again

.. none of which has had any bearing on any document released through Wikileaks. Whatever conclusion that article came to, none of that was based on data provided by Wikileaks. >> it was based on the video released by Wiki-leaks.

Amusing you keep trying to de-rail the conversation with "facts".

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Re: Wil be glad to have him out of the news

I'll bite,due to the interesting and thought provoking response on your part.

I'm not sure you've really grasped how the comments section on here works. >> let's aim for a little less condescending overtones next time shall we?

You see, it is entirely possible for an intelligent human being to hold many conflicting views simultaneously.>> double think you mean? Or do you mean that situations/ events aren't only one dimensional and hold a wide array of variables upon which we can draw different conclusions depending on the current frame of reference?

It is also possible to have a nuanced view of a situation/person. >> I also think he's a bit of a c**t, truth be told. However, the work he has done politically will have him spoken about for decades. Who will remember you? It's easy for us to judge those with bigger foot steps, and knowledge = power, he had/has a lot. He went from a jobless nobody hacker in Oz, to a vocal mouth piece against one of the largest powers the world has ever seen. For that alone he gets my respect. Did Michael Jackson do something immoral with the children in his care? Maybe, but Thriller is still one of the greatest albums ever made.

I can also think that his published behaviors and attitudes could cast some doubt as to his motives for all his endeavors (both good and bad). >> irrelevant to me, he provided knowledge, most notably about the illegal invasion of Iraq and most recently about the TPP which about to fist f**k us all.

The one thing that I am remembering right now is that a legal fund was set up through Wikileaks to help Bradley Manning. I don't recall that ever being sent to the poor sod when he was being held, naked, in isolation with charge or trial in the US. >> no amount of money could of saved him, I'm sure of that. There is also the fact that VISA cancelled payment transactions for Wikileaks.

I've lost interest in his actions >> So why are you commenting?

Whether you take my comments at face value or not is no business of mine, however, I read your comments and agree with a small % of what you stated. In the future though, if you want to have a discussion with me then approach me with a sense of equality, not projecting a pseudo-asynchronous mis-balance of intellect. I may not express myself the way "you like", that's the beauty of so called free speech. Either that or ignore me, it's your choice.

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Re: Go and never darken our shores again

And the only thing I can remmeber from Iraq was the "collaterol murder" video. Which definitely wasn't a war crime

In an June 7, 2010, article in The New Yorker, Raffi Khatchadourian addressed several issues involved in determining the legality of the attacks, including "proportionality", "positive identification" ("reasonable certainty" that the target has hostile intent), and "the treatment of casualties during an ongoing military operation".[111] Mark Taylor, an expert on international law and a director at the Fafo Institute for International Studies in Norway, has stated that there is "a case to be made that a war crime may have been committed

Nice try.

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Re: Wil be glad to have him out of the news

Be careful, the thought policed mob scene here will be relentlessly down voting you.

In advance of that, have an upvote from me.

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Because he's not "in the UK" he's in the Ecuadorian embassy which is classed as sovereign land.

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Re: Gentlemen put away your pitchforks

No not obvious to me and certainly not the charge of "Failing to attend court on time as required" to which he is almost indisputably guilty. >> See "wikileaks", and when did you pass the bar?

Really? Sweden the country to which Assange had originally decided to apply for residence on the basis of their laws prohibiting extradition on the basis of "a political offense" or "an offense connected with a political offense". >> the UK and US don't legally fly rendition flights to torture sites all over the world "legally" either. What's on paper is seldom what happens when you're an enemy of the "most powerful" country on Earth.

I imagine you also think torture followed by a life sentence for Manning was "just" and Snowden is a "traitor"?

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Re: Go and never darken our shores again

Oh do stfu, you're talking like the guy committed war crimes. He exposed war crimes.

What's so morally superior about Blighty anyway?

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Gentlemen put away your pitchforks

It's fairly obvious to even the casual observer that any charges against him are political in origin, I'm not saying he didn't do anything wrong - I wasn't there. The fact that the original claimants have gone on record to say that actually they knew it was consensual etc yet charges persisted anyway, should make things more than crystal to you all.

If you want to talk about countries bending the rule of law for US sensitivities look at Kim Dot com, he's lost his family, his business, his fortune and he's going to be extradited to the US for "most likely" life in prison. He refused to back door his business and then got the back door.

Julian, whatever his actual real life deeds gave us (the plebs) a glimpse of American psychopathy, and we should be grateful for that. That people are on here acting like witch burners from the dark ages is sad. Mob justice isn't justice.

To summarize: 2 individuals that were shown to be "persons of interest" to the US both ended up getting the shaft. It isn't rocket science.

Leak – UN says Assange detention 'unlawful'

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He's totally free to leave

Straight into the loving arms of the UK armed officers waiting for him. Probably to hold him under "terrorism" charges like they did David Miranda, Glen Greenwalds' partner when he was transiting through the UK, you remember him? The guy who helped that Edward fellow with his leaks. Just like Julian, with his leaks. If you think he wouldn't be on a plane within the hour to face "justice" (see torture / and or political assassination) in the United "we don't torture" States then I have some magick beans to sell you.

<sarcasm>

I mean the UK isn't just going to bend over for the US are they?

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Scenario A - He did actually do something wrong with that chick

Scenario B - he didn't

Either way it's obvious that he doesn't want to end up like Manning, so he chose exile like Snowden, like Poitras, like many other people deemed "interesting" by the elites (see Dolphin Square for a sense of their morality).

Europe wants end to anonymous Bitcoin transactions

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Is this an omission that in fact cash isn't anom? I've seen some "tin foilers" ranting on the interwebs how notes have tiny tiny Kylie size chips in them.

Maybe it's true?

Also bahahahaha the US/UK/Israel are funding worldwide terror, pretty well known.

Google calls out Comodo's Chromodo Chrome-knockoff as insecure crapware

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Google talking about security issues, well, tickle me Elmo

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