* Posts by foliovision

4 posts • joined 11 Nov 2015

VPNFilter router malware is a lot worse than everyone thought


Re: What I'm having trouble understanding...

Most ISP's these days ship out obligatory routers with no admin password (well you might get a junior admin password, but super admin belongs to the ISP). I had to threaten to take my ISP to court to get a Cisco modem substitute for the router. With the modem, I can put my own router behind it (I did that before with the default router but that leads to some issues with obtaining an IP address on external services as often one gets the front router IP and not the external IP).

In any case, unique admin ID's and passwords per issued device are a pretty good start to security. Heads above the primitive but brutal VNPFilter exploit.

Cryptowall 4.0: Update makes world's worst ransomware worse still


As others have noted, who would have believed that the CIA would sell weapons to Iran to finance illegal guerillas in Nicaragua. Yet Oliver North told us its true.

Microsoft backports data slurp to Windows 7 and 8 via patches

Big Brother

Re: MicroNSAoft.

I was thinking we could still use Windows 7 at work. Apparently not. A pity I have some licenses.

The Windows machines will now be put fully out of commission for testing only and on their own private network. Needless to say more won't be bought (neither Windows computers not OS).

Big Brother

Re: Disable CEIP?

I think the secret is they've (government agencies and colluding companies, i.e. Microsoft) have been at it a long time. The race is on to total slavery.

If you wouldn't want to see it in your daily newspaper don't put it online (or even type it into an Internet capable computer).

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