* Posts by FlamingDeath

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Indictment bombshell: 'Kremlin intel agents' hacked, leaked Hillary's emails same day Trump asked Russia for help

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I bet the democrats

are now wishing they didnt field a political crook as a presidential candidate, poor Berny, he would have made a good well balanced POTUS

Whether Russia are involved is kinda irrelevant when your basis of reality is pivoted to your own ego and hubris

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Google Cloud CEO admits: Yeah, we wanted GitHub too. Whatevs

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GIThub

I think I know all I need to know about its userbase

Git definition

Pop quiz, how many ASPD's do they have as members?

According to some statistics, these people make up 3% of the population

I think that statistic needs to be revised for the 21st century... it's way under compared to today, in 2018

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Arch Linux PDF reader package poisoned

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The internet

Was a far better place in the 90's

Then the masses of muppets came, and with them, the sociopaths

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UK privacy watchdog to fine Facebook 18 mins of profit (£500,000) for Cambridge Analytica

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A poorly formed...

wet turd could do a better job than than the ICO at getting some correct perspective on how much a company should be fined.

I'm! still! waiting! for! my! reply! from! the! ICO! and! my! £0.50! share! of! the! fine! for! the! Yahoo! database(s)! breach(s)!

fucking useless cunts

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OK, so they sometimes push out insecure stuff, but software devs need our love and respect

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Angel

Shiny or rustic?

I'll show more respect to the blundering coders and the idiotic profit-driven companies that are invariably the driving force behind such facepalms, when they start getting the basics right

What's more important, fixing your existing buggy code?

Or rolling out more features that basically introduces yet more bugs?

They all do this.... Oooooooh shiny

Obligatory Idiocracy quote:

Carl's JR Vending Machine

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UK.gov: New London courthouse will focus on crimes of a cyber nature

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Cyber evidence

I find it really difficult to understand how anyone can be convicted of a computer crime, when you consider the sad state of affairs that is IT security and shonky software development

Beyond all reasonable doubt?

Yeah good luck with that maxim in the murky world of cyber

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Gentoo GitHub repo hack made possible by these 3 rookie mistakes

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How long ago was it that NIST revised their password guidelines?

I guess they didn't get that memo, or maybe they did but it was TL;DR

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Re: That gives bad sysadmins an excuse

Gentoo didn't get hacked, their GitHub account did, (hardly hacking is it, guessing a poorly chosen method of nomenclature)

They also failed to secure it with 2FA.

Idiots

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I facepalm every time I come across those websites that deny you the ability to copy and paste your password, whether that be during its creation or when authenticating

I suspect they do it to stop bots, but man does it do my fucking nut in

Idiots

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Downvoted, purely because of this

https://www.grc.com/passwords.htm

Use it, everywhere

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Quite honestly

This kind of bad practice is more common than people realise.

The weakest link in security protocols are not the protocols, but people not following best practices

It simply does not even enter their thought process

Two-Factor-Authentication, while not a silver bullet, is massively recommended!!!

We really are heading further and further towards the predictions in the film Idiocracy

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Shatner's solar-powered Bitcoin gambit wouldn't power a deflector shield

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Re: Too late...

"It means the growth in demand for power is STILL outpacing the increase in the supply of power."

The fact that you needed to explain that to another humanbeing because they were too stupid to understand it themselves, is a sad state of affairs.

I propose El Reg includes some kind of captcha mechanism to weed out the unintelligent from this forum, perhaps some basic arithmetic?

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

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Re: Government IT security

"It's a mentality that people can't be trusted to use a computer securely"

It's a fair assumption, most people are idiots

Remember, "stupid is the default setting"

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Re: Do as I say not as I do

"Cheers to all the honest people...."

We're a dying breed unfortunately, because it turns out that those who lie constanty and are generally deviant, are more successful. Sociopaths breed sociopaths, the esitmation of 3% of the human population needs to be revised, but will probably be done by, you guessed it, a sociopath, so take any future estimated figures with a pinch of salt

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Cops fined £80,000 for revealing childhood abuse victims' names

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Hopefully the victims have the means to take the police to court, by that I mean they are wealthy enough.

What a shitshow British justice is

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User spent 20 minutes trying to move mouse cursor, without success

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Re: Trackball can be worse....

Speaking of the track ball mouse, does anybody know, what is the point of the wireless track ball mouse?

It doesnt even move around the desk!

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

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They're waiting for you Gordon... in the test chamberrrr.

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AWS Best Practices webinar series: Building security into your environment

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Let me google that for you

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=msp+aws

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UK! watchdog! slaps! Yahoo! with! £250k! fine! for! 2014! data! breach!

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I implore you all to...

Get in contact with the ICO, and ask difficult questions about why this fine was so pathetically low and what happens to the money, how will it be distributed to those who were actually affected

Even if it is just £0.50 per person, make them answer those questions, make them realise that real lives are affected by this fucking BS, because I dont think the ICO understands the seriousness of this, if they did, they wouldnt have been so weak in their actions

https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/

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Re: Where do I claim my £0.50 from given BT email (run by Yahoo) was hacked

The hackers were also able to forge their own authentication cookies, changing your password was pointless, although still recommended, obviously

The ICO are a shower of weak c*nts

That £250,000 will just go to ICO executives bonuses, we all know this

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Just a third of Brit cops are equipped to fight crime that is 'cyber'

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"However, handling the volume and complexity of data remains a key challenge for forces, said Cressida Dick, Metropolitan Police Commissioner. She told MPs she was 'deeply concerned about the exponential rise in digital data and the impact that is having'"

Doublespeak translator:

"She told MPs she was "deeply concerned about the exponential rise in historical evidence lingering about on the interwebs and the impact that is having on her ability to sweep it all under the carpet"

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I can just imagine the retarded thought process being deployed here

"Thornton also welcomed plans by Home Secretary Sajid Javid for MI5 to declassify and share information on UK citizens suspected of having terrorist sympathies."

What constitutes a terrorist sympathiser?

If I am critical of Anti-Terrorism™

Does that make me a terrorist sympathiser?

What if I suggest most terrorist attacks are False Flags™ and highly questionable

Does that make me a terrorist sympathiser?

I somehow suspect I am on that list, the result of a swivel eyed loon being allowed to be in charge of a pen, in the department of insecurity and unintelligence at Mi5

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'Moore's Revenge' is upon us and will make the world weird

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In my experience, people just walk right at you, usually while staring at a "smart" phone

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A Spectre flaw solution, Cloudflare blips, a bank cyber-heist in Canada, and more in infosec land

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Apple drops a round of updates

LMFTFY:

Apple drops a turd, names it iOS

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Git security vulnerability could lead to an attack of the (repo) clones

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I once sneezed at the screen, and viola, a computer program was born

Mission Accomplished™

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Half of all Windows 10 users thought: BSOD it, let's get the latest build

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Wasted energy

Has anyone ever wondered how much electricity gets wasted due to winwoes fuckdates?

More than crypto mining?

I'm gonna say yes, its sounds about right

Q: Whats the cost of ownership of a Microturd OS?

A: a nuclear power station

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Re: They say history repeats itself.

But but but...I'm sure they said Windows XP was built from the ground up, and they said the same about Win7, and so on.

So by that measure, its already had a major rewrite.

Or were those statements just marketing brain farts?

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Max Schrems is back: Facebook, Google hit with GDPR complaint

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Another manifestation of the abhorrent-behaviour-inducing-monetery-system

When are we going to evolve?

It's almost the fucking year 2100

If peoples fundamental needs were met, would they still act like cunts?

This cache / cash system is stupid, can theoretically hold more wealth than the world can actually provide for. If this seems offtopic, it's because you're asleep

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Russian malware harvesting Telegram Desktop creds, chats

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Re: So what?

Russia are the appointed bogeyman and as such, they are mentioned in any and every news story that might be negative in some way. I even saw Putin associated with a Flu outbreak, literally the headline read: "Flu pandemic, as dangerous as Putin"

Most people of sound mind can see this for what it is

Unfortunately, we have a lot of people in this country, and the world, who read newspapers, and some, read nothing BUT newspapers, and as you can guess, they are incredibly well-informed about what reality is, their newspaper editor told them so, so it must be true. They don't need to analyse the predigested information, its predigested. No thought necessary, they don't even bother trying to find out, like a headteacher might do when dealing with 2 kids who've been fighting and each blames the other, that would be the sensible thing to do

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Julian Assange said to have racked up $5m security bill for Ecuador

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Upvoting own posts

Is that akin to smelling your own farts?

I know some of you do this

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"Innocent people don't run and hide, they accept what they've done "

Logic

Nailed it

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Let me correct you, because you appear to have been confused by the MSM

Julian Assange is there because going to some show trial in Sweden is a fasttracked ticket to being extradited to the "land of the free", MURICA™

Lapdog Britain is a vassal of the USA, that's another reason he is there.

"A person who reads nothing at all is far more informed than someone who reads nothing but newspapers"

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Re: An anonymously sourced report claimed

The Pentagon paid Bell Pottinger $540,000,000 to produce fake terror videos (Probably the Jihadi John videos), Bell Pottinger, due to bad publicity of their operations in South Africa, apparently the company went into administration and redundancies ensued.

I say apparently, because a company is simply a mask, that can be discarded and reimagined under a new guise

Bell Pottinger are still out there...

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Enemy of the people

Hardly

I find it quite incredible that the seemingly common view held by fellow commentards here is that Julian Assange is some kind of boogey man, not worthy of being protected from powerful, long established power structures.

Is it willful ignorance that his organisation helped facilitate the revealing of war crimes by the USA?

Do you actually believe he is some kind of sex predator, going around raping women?

Maybe he also had sex with an alien shrimp, as depicted in that film District 9, the media are happy to oblige as long as there is money being paid

If I can offer you all some advice.

Try thinking for yourselves

Analyse FFS!

Take for example the media salivating over the death of Alan Kurdi, because it fitted in with their narrative, but completely ignored all of the "Alan Kurdi's" murdered in the Iraq war, the Afghanistan war, the Libya war, (insert any number of wars the USA has been involved with either directly, or via some proxy puppet)

I thought El Reg was where the intelligent people go, perhaps I am mistaken

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Bombshell discovery: When it comes to passwords, the smarter students have it figured

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Re: I must be a genius

Just dont recycle passwords across different platforms is the moral of the story, so I'm not convinced if being a higher achieving student has any bearing on whether someone chooses to follow best practices

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I must be a genius

All my passwords are unique pseudo-random alphanumerics, quite lengthy too, heck some even change over time (OTP) and sometimes 2FA or 3FA

I always knew really, I didn't need their confirmation of my genius

It's a shame the weakest link is probably the shonky coding of the web application, because the company fails to properly invest in resources, especially IT security

How many breaches have we seen?

How many have we yet to hear about?

How many will we potentially never hear about?

My lengthy unique pseudo-random alphanumerical passwords don't looks so great now, but its better than having qwerty, or the password being the same as the user name (that one is a favourite of managed services companies BTW) - Convenience!

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

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Stupid idea, just stupid

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IT systems still in limbo as UK.gov departments await Brexit policy – MPs

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"it's because they want it so much that they just charged on without impact assessment"

A bit like Iraq then

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MacBook Pro petition begs Apple for total recall of krap keyboards

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Planned obsolescence

To which, Apple are the masters of this ethos.

They're not the most profitable company in the USA by a factor of 2 for no reason

When you buy these products, what you're essentiall doing is going on a road trip with Apple, and you don't yet know the destination. Whatever business decisions they make, will drag you along with them if you're a willing passenger.

I'll be getting off at the earliest opportunity, and I only own some of their "smart" phones

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if dev == woman then dont_be(asshole): Stack Overflow tries again to be more friendly to non-male non-pasty coders

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Womanhood?

More like victimhood

Someone should tell these women they’re not unique snowflakes or daddies little princess anymore

Time to mannup

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AWS DNS network hijack turns MyEtherWallet into ThievesEtherWallet

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Re: '9/11 was an inside job'

Hey everyone, come store your cryptocash with me, I'll look after it

Ooops we got hacked, all gone. Soz?

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'9/11 was an inside job'

Crooks eh?

That old chestnut

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UK health service boss in the guts of WannaCry outbreak warns of more nasty code infections

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Idea?

The NHS bosses should employ the CIA, they're the best placed people to know what the threat landscape looks like, they're it

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GCHQ boss calls out Russia for 'industrial scale disinformation'

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Disinformation is happening alright

And has been for quite some time...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1VNQGsiP8M

I've heard this is a good book

https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/Full_Spectrum_Dominance.html?id=hxYUYgEACAAJ&source=kp_cover&redir_esc=y

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Furious gunwoman opens fire at YouTube HQ, three people shot

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The root of all evil

This is just a sad case of a mentally disturbed person with a sense of entitlement, going off the rails.

Honestly, I've felt aggrieved many times in my life, but I've never gone on a killingspree to appease my anger. It seems guns, knives and lorries are the weapon of choice these days (or laser guided bombs if you're a state actor)

While easy access to guns is a problem, there are plenty of other ways to kill people.

The real issue for me, is the desperation this woman felt when her means of living was cut off.

Yes, I am talking about money, and that it is the sole thing that drives most of us. They say it's the root of all evil, I think that analysis is for the most part spot on

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Any social media accounts to declare? US wants travelers to tell

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Re: its optional....

"It's not optional if you're travelling on business at the request of your employer."

The operable word being, request

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BOOM! Cambridge Analytica explodes following extraordinary TV expose

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If ever the was the face of a sociopath, Alexander Nix is it

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FYI: There's a cop tool called GrayKey that force unlocks iPhones. Let's hope it doesn't fall into the wrong hands!

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Re: Woah! Some much tin foil, so many hats.....

"An extraordinary claim requires extraordinary proof."

The Guys name is Truzzi, lol

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Brit retailer Currys PC World says sorry for Know How scam

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Re: Who would have thought it?

Don't forget the special 3D HDMI cable specifically for your 3D TV

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