* Posts by Prst. V.Jeltz

1491 posts • joined 17 Sep 2015

uTorrent file-swappers urged to upgrade after PC hijack flaws fixed

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well how do you know your more obscure torrent client doesent have the same vulnerability?

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A print button? Mmkay. Let's explore WHY you need me to add that

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Re: PerlyKing: Use python

Ah , Thankyou

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Re: PerlyKing: Use python

So what do these modules do? how do they allow the data to have commas in it that dont end up getting used as a delimiter?

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Re: It's known in other industries as "Root cause analysis"

"Why would you want to do that?"

So the programmer is now responsible for designing the work flow procesess of the whole company? Is this what a "business anaylst" does? great work if you can get it - id love to be tasked with something like that ,and have the authjority of high up people to make changes. bliss.

We just get crazy requests from users which , unless they are monumentally stupid must be done.

we dont get to suggest the sensible efficint paper free methodology.

We cant even stop people buying printers and scanners in order to print stuff out so they can scan it in again.

And fax machines! will we ever be rid of them? Again anything people put through a fax these days was already digital 5 minutes ago but they printed it out so that they could fax it.

...and dont get me started on our "new user" process.(it involves handwritten biro)

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Rogue IT admin goes off the rails, shuts down Canadian train switches

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Re: So did the accused admit his guilt?

Wasnt there a rumour that in the uk "trespass" was just a word , and not an official written down crime?

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Re: So did the accused admit his guilt?

I don't know how things stand where you live but around these parts ..

Could people just say where they are talking about ffs?

http://www.plainenglish.co.uk/

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Re: So did the accused admit his guilt?

An open window, at court, is the difference between breaking and entering (a crime) and entering to dick with you by turn off some of your electric equipment, changing the recording times on your PVR (not a crime) or any other action that doesn't break the law.

Seriously? so i can just walk into someones house and watch their telly? or an office building? and then complain about being manhandled by the understanably frustrated owner ?

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Global security crackdown, a host of code nasties, Brit cops mocked, and more

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Re: 'Crypto' may be termed 'Bitcoin' for ever.....

"genericide"

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-27026704

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Developer recovered deleted data with his face – his Poker face

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More dangerous than delete and * is the the mirror option (as seen in robocopy and equivalents)

If you dont get your source and destination paths dead right , which can be done by as little as not putting a final "/" on the end , robocopy ends up chewing through your colleagues system32 folder like pacman!

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Farts away! Plane makes unscheduled stop after man won't stop guffing

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I heard this story over the weekend and assumed it was bullshit, Mostly cos facebook was the source. Turns out its true but deliberatley misleading headline. Flight was diverted due to fighting , like all those other stories, the difference being this tine there was a reason for the fighting specified.

You may ass well title all these incidents "Flight diverted due to asshole on board"

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should've just wound the window down :)

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Facebook smartmobe app's pre-ticked privacy settings violate German data protection law

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If you've paid us we need to keep records for seven years to comply with tax audit requirements.

So how does the local sweetshop mange that? or MachineMart? I could happily spend a couple of K in there anonymously.

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"recommended" dosent help me. Is it recommended because that means they capture more data and make more profit? or recommemded for my benefit to restrict data and improve safety?

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UK Home Sec Amber Rudd unveils extremism blocking tool

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Re: 99.995% is impossible

"with only 50 out of a million randomly selected videos requiring additional human review."

So in the testing phase , to verify that figure , they must have human-reviewed a million videos.

That must have eaten into the 600k fund

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Yorkshire cops have begun using on-the-spot fingerprint scanners

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"What is your argument for changing that situation?"

Well if a criminal stole my car , and was then pulled over for a check - if he refused to identify himself . The police wouldnt know he wasnt me , and would let him go.

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Re: Do we have a lawyer commentard?

Nail on head there buddy.

That is the crux of the issue.

Although I think the answer to your question is "not very"

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Basically this comes down to "Do you want our police to be able to identify people"

If you think it should be legal to refuse to identify yourself to a representative of the law - then i can see why you'd be concerned.

If you think "In order for the police to have *any* chance of keeping law and order they need to be able to identify people - then this is a tool to facilitate that.

..make with the downvotes

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" Retaining the data is the 'there's no smoke without fire' attitude."

Wether that happens or not is nothing to do with fingerprints - if you get charged with a serious offence , and not prosecuted - it should come off your record.

I dont see a problem with keeping the fingerprints against a "clean sheet"

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ok , time to get my downvotes up .

Such as the false positive and negative rates.

Well they will be using 2nd factor ID - they wont be executing people based on the apps say so.

An area density map showing were and when they are used.

Areas of suspicious loitering etc i guess

A break down by race, gender and wealth.

I can tell you now penniless smackheads need more regular checks than Doctors and nurses

How it handles people with damaged finerprints.

the damage will or wont be recorded and is part of the finger print

On going costs.

should save some time , and therefor money....

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Re: "allowed police to identify a driver following a pursuit"

I think you missed the little jest phuz

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BOFH: We want you to know you have our full support

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Re: Oh the Irony... the irony

I have been dealing with a similar system all morning - an infinitely configurable helpdesk system , that amounts to full on dev work but in a stupid GUI process map system that you cant google because virtually no one else in the world has used it.

They do have a full support site full of out of date duplicates manuals , a log a call bit and - the community.

Unlike the bofh's example answers in the community will be supplied by one dedicated and expert customer(reseller) very promptly - much quicker than asking the company themselves.

I feel guilty asking too many beginner questions of the guy, so this morning (after reading all the documentation on the bit im struggling with) decided to make the actual company do it and logged a call.

.... and all I want to do, in a normal high level language would amount to:

binVariablename = 0

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Home taping revisited: A mic in each hand, pointing at speakers

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clock hacker!

I once managed to obtain the time from the speaking clock using a payphone and no money.*

After several rings and listening to the 0.5 seconds of connection before the "put money in system" kicked in , I managed to piece together the time.

*I dont know why this was necessary, and at roughly age 12 it probly wasnt

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It's been 50 years since those damn dirty apes took the planet by storm

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I didnt realise the recent slurry of apes movies were unconnected to the Wallberg one of a few years ago.

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What did we say about Tesla's self-driving tech? SpaceX Roadster skips Mars, steers to asteroids

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Re: Mars Colony

"totally dependent on the Earth"

well its not a colony then , its a camping trip.

I guess to insure against big easteroid death ( the absolute LEAST of my worries) you'd have to take a load of mother earth off the planet - "Silent Running" style.

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Re: "rapid, unscheduled disassembly,"

" I recall when we were ordered to stop referring to "crashes" "

That must have been when the fun police moved in as per the discussion a few comments up

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" create a sustainable colony on Mars"

We cant even create a sustainable colony on this planet.

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Re: Umm shirley.....

"or maybe the 'Major Tom Revisited' from the 80's"

do you mean "Major Tom (Coming Home)" by Peter Schilling.

as used in excellent cold war drama Deutschland 83? (and Breaking Bad)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIlUj9J3quM

or did Mr Bowie do some sort of remix?

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It took us less than 30 seconds to find banned 'deepfake' AI smut on the internet

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"will the first case be heard"

Ive onlu seen the example pic in the last reg article , but i suspect we're a long way off the videos not being blindingly obviously fake if given a second glance.

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I see you're writing a résumé?!.. LinkedIn parked in MS Word

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Top Tip for employers:

To avoid employing unlucky people randomly bin half the applications

-viz

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Re: I knew there was a reason

"I wouldnt even interview someone without a Linked In profile. Good way of background checking."

Really? I thought it was just a defunct spam centre these days? Hence I havent signed up.

Do i need to?

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UK web grocer Ocado takes £500k hit after robo-warehouse tech splurge

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100 devs , 20 testers ,30 admin = 150 people

35700000 / 150 = £238,000 Salarys . nice .

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£35.7m to develop its own proprietary software

Does that seem a little steep to anyone else?

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Boffins crack smartphone location tracking – even if you've turned off the GPS

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So this 'hack' is that people are trackable due to the crap they post online ?

It cant see it being anywhere near GPS accurate.

I't'll probably report that I'm at Wetherspoons 24/7

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MPs: Lack of technical skills for Brexit could create 'damaging, unmanageable muddle'

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"EU rules allow control, we just don't follow them."

Well that's crucial titbit of info that would have made it a landslide for the remainers - had anyone mentioned it.

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Yeah , because once we've removed uncontrolled unlimited free movement of workers , no one will be able to enter or exit the country again. and nobody will go abroad on holiday . and nobody will be able to but a BMW. we will only eat tripe and it will be hideously expensive.

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Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU)

Couldnt they just call it the Brexit Department?

Now imagine they've complicated the other trillion details by the same factor.

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Vast majority of NHS trusts have failed cyber security assessment, Brit MPs told

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Re: heres 2 right off the bat.

Wannacry did have some unique exploring and tunnelling and P4wnage features ,which made it more contagious, but i think patient zero was indeed "Physiotherapist or whatever decided to run COOLPICTURES.JPG.EXE "

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Re: There are a total of 236 trusts

"exercises little useful control."

True dat.

NHS England have now developed the nhs.net email system - that all the trusts can use

If they could do something similar for (e.g) a "Patient Checkin / management / tracking " system they could all use that - instead of them all running off to loads of separate 3rd party companys getting bespoke stuff made that needs to be replaced before they've even got it working properly and paying through the nose for it . x 236 trusts

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A Hughes failure: Flat Earther rocketeer can't get it up yet again

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Re: 1,800 feet

"how do they explain satellites in orbit, how GPS works, how compasses work..."

I dont believe there is anyone on the planet who thinks the world is flat. I've looked for their websites before now. Plenty of people might say they are a Flat Earther , but they are just attention seeking.

I think there is a "society" but its had to radically revise its main policy and ethos to "ok the earth is round , Us "Flat earthers" will now fight for common sense instead, like our name suggests"

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South Wales cops crow about facial recognition arrests on social media

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"a grainy image taken from a completely different vantage than the mugshot in less than ideal lighting with compression artefacts,"

I dont think this AFR is designed to pull of miracles. If a human cant do it when taking a good look at , I dont expect a Computer to do it when looking at it for 1/10 second amongst half a million other pics.

This isnt CSI bullshit edition.

People seem to think this technology is just pointing at random blurry images having people arre4sted in a completyely automated , no human input way.

Again , even if the pc did pull of a fucking bladerunner - photo extrapolation miracle to turn a pixel into a name - They just go up the guy and say "ID please ..... oh , the computer was wrong , on your way sir."

They dont fkn execute hi, on the spot judge dredd style

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"its probably way over the plods pay grade to go against what the computer says."

Well they get paid a lot more than I do. A little common sense isnt too much to ask surely?

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You dont need to go that far - luckily these types all dress in the same uniform.

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"What about if and when it gets hacked by some skiddie, or extra national hackers? What about when the data from the capture gets leaked by a disgruntled employee? What about when a police officer or other authorized user decides to use it for their own ends?"

Well , lets look at those horrifying scenarios:

" hacked by some skiddie"

So the skiddie has a database of a load of criminals and access to run pictures at it to look for a match. So he could find out if the pic he has is a criminal. Well , thats a risk already isnt it ? If the polices computers are open to skiddies walking in and soing what they want then even without this tech they could be looking up records on anyone.

"data from the capture gets leaked by a disgruntled employee?"

Again , the police are quite strict about this sort of thing - but if some employee with access to all the systems they have at the moment was stupid enough to do a Bradley Manning - then .... wait a minute whats "the capture" you are referring to?

" authorized user d decides to use it for their own ends"

Well thats the same question again. I guess they could search for their ex and get a match at a trainstation , then run over there and kill them ..... But once again without this tech they could look up someones address and do the same. In fact anyone can do that right now with the electoral reg cant they?

So has anyone got a good and specific example of how this is a bad thing?

If the thugs that stamp on peoples heads outside nightclubs , that end up crimewatch with the caption "We have no fucking idea who this is" are then collared buying nuggets in KFC - thats a good thing.

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what I dont get is , ff the computer says "This guy is this guy based on these 2 pictures" , Surely the policeman will have a look at the 2 pictures himself to see if it is the same person.

So how do you get false arrests?

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Long haul flights on a one-aisle plane? Airbus thinks you’re up for it

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Re: I hate the nickel-and-diming

" but if I do, I swear I'll take a 1st class "

Have you compared prices yet?

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‘I crashed a rack full of servers with my butt’

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Re: L-shape

"I genuinely cant work out how your post."

Hmm, after writing several guesses why he was confused, then giving up to get some work done , I seem to have created my own unfinished sentence!

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Re: L-shape

You can't arrange server racks in L-shape and arrangement have nothing to do with hanging cables.

Calling BS on this one.

whut? to continue the Pratchett theme.

I'm calling "Try to articulate a comprehensible sentence" on this one. I genuinely cant work out how your post.

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What a Hancock-up: MP's social network app is a privacy disaster

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Re: Like the privacy policy on my new LG TV

Well for me the TV is a one way device. I have to make do with having my privacy invaded at a different stage.

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"Other users and news outlets have also reported a bug in the iOS version that seems to allow the app to access to pictures even when permission is denied."

Whaaat? Aside from this idiot MP making a mockery of our system of government by clearly demonstrating he is driving the bus as efficiently as a muppet baby , the bigger issue for me is:

How come Apple have delevoped their IOS in such a way thats its up to the programmers of a 3rd party app wether they comply with the answers to the "This app wants to ..." questions? I mean why even have the questions if the results are optional?

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Re: I guess he gets points for trying?

My guess is that whoever of his assistants was in charge of coming up with this application did not know any better and/or couldn't care less about the finer points of online communication and publishing, neither at a technical (somewhat understandable) nor at a legal (less understandable) level.

Ok Boff, I am now Digital Secretary and you I'm promoting you to "my assistant" . First things first , As Digital Secretary I should make my mark by having my own "app" to engage with my public on issues of Digital security , privacy , industry , digital security, ICT developments etc....

So nip down the market and get the cheapest / first one you see.

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