* Posts by Walter Bishop

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Web regulation could push Silicon Valley startups away from UK, Parliament warned

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Internet to be regulated by Parliament

What we block at a network level, with the customer having no choice whatsoever, should be decided by Parliament

I disagree, I don't want Parliament deciding what we see on the Internet. If such a situation comes about then things like IICSA would never see the light of day. ICSA, that's the child abuse enquiry where they lost all the victim testimonies from the website. ref ref

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Kremlin hacking crew went on a 'Roman Holiday' – researchers

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Re: RUSSIA covertly acquiring information about Italian Marine Border security?

"Russia is weaponising the population it is helping to displace in the Syria conflict."

how the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq

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Re: Numbered days?

@Mark 85: "Governments really need their own networks isolated from the internet in general and perhaps allow contracting companies a heavily monitored and controlled connection."

Something like a Virtual Private Network (1996):

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Alleged Kremlin-linked hacking waffle

Any of these Kremlin-linked hacking stories got anything to do with the Trump/Putin summit?

Has the Italian military ever considered not putting their secrets on the Intertubes?

Has APT28 not considered using the name of the target on their C&C server?

The group was involved also in the string of attacks that targeted 2016 Presidential election.” link

Apart from some self serving entities of the deepstate, there is no real verifiable evidence for any of this cyberwaffle.

What is this neocon propaganda doing on a technology website?

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ZTE sends 400 million hostages, gets back in business stateside

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A question regarding Drumpf

I have a question regarding Drumpf, is there anyone in there? Or is he the product of an unnatural medical experiment performed by some mad scientist in a south American jungle, the mutant spawn of mixing the DNA of Emperor Palatine and Chauncey Gardiner.

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Notes/Domino is alive! Second beta of version 10 is imminent

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Why Lotus done faded away ..

Register: ‘Lotus, which invented Notes, and drove the product to great prominence .. But once Microsoft launched Outlook, bound it to Exchange and web-based development took off, both faded.’

May 08 1995: “there are several other ISVs who have very successfully implemented OLE Control Container .. So, I find it difficult to understand why you feel that you don’t have all the information that you need

May 25 1995: “By now, you should have received via fax an invitation to our upcoming OLE DB Design Preview

May 26 1995: “No .. I did not receive the fax. Do you know to which fax number you sent it?link

Dec 17 1996: “If a users data is in Domino and their UI/app is Notes, then windows is basically irrelevent for that userlink

Register: ‘reason Notes/Domino faded was that its development environment was a silo.’

Feb 1997: “I consider this cross-platform issue a disease within Microsoftlink

Dec 1998: “Notes/Domino R5 is very scary. We all saw the demo. Exchange has worked with teams around the company to put together a very detailed analysis of the R5 betas and the hints they've exposed on their future direction. We now have a fairly good understanding of what they are doing and where they're going. Lotus's goal is nothing less than to become the new OS - to provide the environment applications are built upon and users live in without ever needing to leave. They threaten not only the Exchange/Outlook business but all of Office and eventually Windows. BobMu points this out very eloquently in this recent maillink

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Walter Bishop: Going through all those emails, I don't see anything about writing better code, possibly explains the low quality of the 'innovation'

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Microsoft: For God's sake, people, cut down on the meetings!

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A healthier approach toward meetings

"Microsoft yesterday squeezed out a couple of technologies aimed at encouraging teams to adopt a healthier approach toward meetings and, you know, maybe think a bit before firing off that midnight email."

Nothing useful ever comes out of meetings and emails are only usefull for covering your arse later on if something goes T.I.T.S.U.P :]

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Ukraine claims it blocked VPNFilter attack at chemical plant

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Russian cyber attack against a chlorine plant

"A Ukrainian intel agency has claimed it stopped a cyber attack against a chlorine plant that was launched using the notorious VPNFilter malware"

Have they ever considered not connecting their chlorine plant directly to the Internet?

Is this the same Ukraine that deposed a lawfully-elected government and installed an American puppet instead, or as translated into WashingtonSpeak “Yankovich fleeing after we brokered a deal to transition power in Ukraine.”, Barack Obama

What is this neocon propaganda doing on a technology website?

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Hope for Hutchins, Navy sinks contractor, there's another Russian hacking scandal, and more

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Keep 'secret' files in dropbox account :]

@ Doctor Syntax: "A former electrical engineer ...Jared Sparks"

"An electrical engineer secretly uploaded onto his personal Dropbox account thousands of files containing sensitive information about the unmanned underwater vehicles his company was developing for the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research."

The story is a bit more ambiguous than is made out by the DOJ. Sparks worked for both companies and took his own documents with him when he left. Somehow I don't think the words secret and dropbox go together in a sentence :]

Assuming the 'secret' files were so insecure that such un-audited transfer took place and contractors were allowed to maintain personal dropbox accounts, anyone and his dog could have access to them. The FSB must be laughing their socks off at this kind of thing.

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US Senate behind cyber büllsh1t

"If substantiated, the claims about APT28 posing as the Cyber Caliphate could be the first public evidence that influence operations have specifically targeted American military families .. If left unchecked, such operations would threaten the personal liberty, financial security, mental health, and morale of our military families."

What is this neocon propaganda doing on a technology website?

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Don't fear 1337 exploits. Sloppy mobile, phishing defenses a much bigger corp IT security threat

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Android fragmentation and reliable exploits

"Weidman ran through enterprise-grade security controls available on the market – such as mobile threat defense and mobile application management"

How about making an enterprise-grade security switch on the underside of the phone, that renders it read-only when in the OFF position.

"Android is so fragmented that it's hard to develop reliable exploits, Weidman said during her presentation."

A novel concept .. maybe we should ban iOS and Android from the Intertubes and move to the industry standard :]

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Micro Focus offloads Linux-wrangler SUSE for a cool $2.5bn

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The Microsoft way of doing business ..

As a Microsoft "Gold Certified Partner"microsoft, Micro Focus isn't going to let Suse threaten Microsoft customer base. i suspect the strategy with Suse is to, keep the patent just alive enough to soak up 'open source' developers but not alive enough to divert customers away from Microsoft. As part of the deal MS promises to not sue Suse or its customers for using Linux through the provision of 'mutual IP assurance'.

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Another staffer at mega-hacked Equifax slapped with insider trading rap

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Equifax board’s oversight of information security

Only in high finance do the crooks get to regulate themselves. Have they yet hired on that intern to patch the system. When I say hired I mean work for nothing ..

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FireEye hacked off at claim it hacked Chinese military's hackers

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FireEye and the confidential patent license agreement

"Finjan Holdings .. and FireEye .. today announced they entered into Confidential Patent License Agreements on December 29, 2017" ref

What would these confidential patents be exactly?

"Finjan's inventions are embedded within a strong portfolio of patents focusing on software and hardware technologies capable of proactively detecting previously unknown and emerging threats on a real-time, behavior-based basis"

Would this 'invention' involve some kind of pattern recognition engine?

"Finjan Holdings.. has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Check Point Software Technologies" ref

"Finjan Executives Phil Hartstein and Julie Mar-Spinola Recognized in the World's Top IP Value Creators in Market-Leading Publication" ref

"beginning in 2005, Finjan commenced its licensing program around its patents. The first license, issued in 2005, was to Microsoft" ref

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A year after devastating NotPetya outbreak, what have we learnt? Er, not a lot, says BlackBerry bod

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Russia to blame for NSA malware?

"The malware spread using the US National Security Agency's leaked EternalBlue exploit, which was also abused by WannaCry months earlier .. The effects were devastating. Western intel agencies subsequently blamed Russia for the attack."

In relate news Russian intelligence agencies were to blame for kidnapping a bear off of Paddington railway station and putting him to work in some gulag making Wellington boots.

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'No questions asked' Windows code cert slingers 'fuel trade' in digitally signed malware

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Code signing certificates a good idea in theory?

Code signing certificates a good idea in theory but not in practice as, since they were opened up to commercial exploitation there's no way to trust the vendors:

114kti Co

3rd Eye Solutions Ltd

Abingerdale

Ad Shows

Ahranta

Arcdo Co.

Beijing Gigabit Times Technology Co.

Biz Secure Labs Pvt. Ltd.

Buster Ind Com Imp e Exp de Acessorios P Autos Ltda

CDNetworks Co.

Changsha Hongfu Environmental Protection Technology Co.

CharacTell Ltd

Cigam Software Corporativo LTDA

CWI SOFTWARE LTDA

Cybercreat

Delta Controls

DIAGRAM SOFTWARE

DigitalDM Pty Ltd

Dmitry Shesterin

Eagle Point Software Corporation

Esaya.com Inc.

FSPro Labs

Gamsoft Sistemas de Informa̤̣o Ltda

Guangzhou ShuLian Software Technology Ltd

Guiyang Netho Technology service Co.

Haivision Network Video

Helpful Technologies

HS SOLUTION

INBEE.COM

IObit Information Technology

iS3

isonet ag

Jinan WanMing technology Co.

joaweb

John W.Richard

Korea Virtual Payment Co.

Kunshan Youxun Network Tech Co.

Myfolder net

NIA

OM NETWORKS Co.

pointmani

Positive Networks

Realtek Semiconductor Corp

Reg Revenue

Remedica Medical Education and Publishing Ltd

Respondus

S2BVISIO BELGIQUE SA

SHANGHAI ZHONGYUAN NETWORKS LIMITED

Shenzhen Hua?nan Xingfa Electronic Equipment Firm

Shenzhen Paojiaosizhi Information Technology Co.

Shenzhen Paojiaosizhi Information Technology Co.

Shenzhen QVOD Technology Co.

Shenzhen QVOD Technology Co.

Silver Arrow Color Labs.

Skyline Software Systems

SMART ADV LTD

Smart Plugin Ltda

smnetworks

SoftWindow

Syncode Sistemas e Tecnologia Ltda

TAB Software Corp.

Tavultesoft Pty Ltd

Technical and Commercial Consulting Pvt. Ltd.

Tencent Technology(Shenzhen) Company Limited

Tera information Technology co.Ltd

The Department of Education and Training

TT4YOU

WEBPIC DESENVOLVIMENTO DE SOFTWARE LTDA

Windowlink Ltd

WLSE Desenvolvimento de Software E Assessoria LTDA EPP

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On Kaspersky’s 'transparency tour' the truth was clear as mud

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CIA wrote code to impersonate Kaspersky Lab?

"WikiLeaks says it has published the source code for the CIA hacking tool ‘Hive,’ which indicates that the agency-operated malware could mask itself under fake certificates and impersonate public companies, namely Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab."

Kaspersky is possibly the only AV company not compromised by the NSA, remember AV software gets to run on all the computers on the planet, as root and report back to the mother-ship. Every-time you update you don't know what it's really doing.

@smalldot "why would any AV company knowingly co-operate with government spies?"

Well, the AV companies wouldn't knowingly co-operate, that's why they're called spies and since the end of the cold war, rather than engaging in mutual spying, the various state security apparatus currently engage in mostly exfiltrating industrial secrets from companies for monetary gain.

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Intel finds a cure for its software security pain: Window Snyder

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Security products and future OSes?

'Among Snyder's duties in her new role will be working with operating system vendors and third-party researchers for "industry sensing" efforts to get Intel's security products working with new and future OSes.'

I can remember when it was the function of the OS makers to get their software working with the hardware. How is one to designate Window Snyder, since the James Damore and Jordan Peterson cases one is hesitant to make the wrong guess. Personally, I would have preferred her first name 'Mwende', as I don't know why she chose to refer to herself after Bill Gates creation.

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Painful truth: DNS, CDNs and CAs are Achilles' Heel for top websites

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The resilient distributed nature of the Internet?

"Internet infrastructure may be fairly resilient thanks to its distributed nature .. In a paper distributed last week through the ArXiv preprint server .. Citing how the 2016 DDoS attack that downed managed DNS provider Dyn affected dependent sites like" ..

Services that depend on a single point of failure are by definition not resilient or redundant. Did Amazon, Netflix and Twitter have no fall over system to kick in when Dyn crashed? Same applied with CDN and CA being run from the one service.

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Happy birthday, you lumbering MS-DOS-based mess: Windows 98 turns 20 today

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Failure to implement the Java standard?

"Microsoft trumpeted its Java implementation as being the fastest for Windows. However, a failure to implement the Java 1.1 standard to the satisfaction of Sun Microsystems, the creator of Java, led to a sueball being lobbed in 1997." elReg

It was never merely a failure to implement the standard, it was a blatent effort to (Mar 2007): wrest control of Java away from Sun?.

May 1997: "This summer we're going to totally divorce Sun"

Sep 1997: "Screw Sun, cross-platform will never work. Lets move on and steal the Java language. That said, have we ever taken a look at how long it would take Microsoft to build a cross-platform Java that did work? Naturally, we would never do it, but it would give us some idea of how much time we have to work with in killing Sun's Java."

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WannaCry is back! (Psych. It's just phisher folk doing what they do)

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Super virus able to run on any platform

"The email warns of a super virus, able to run on any platform (Windows, iOS, Linux, and so on), which cannot be detected by antivirus and renders firewalls, erm, "marrowless" in some versions of the email we've seen."

How exactly does this super virus load, run and execute its payload on iOS and Linux?

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Teradata lobs sueball at SAP, alleges HANA based on its 'trade secrets'

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SAP stole our innovation says Teradata

'Teradata claims that SAP used its strong position in ERP to "lure" the US biz into a joint venture back in 2008 and alleges it then took the opportunity to accumulate the info necessary to "quickly grab market share" in data warehousing.'

That's business 101, in this business, it isn't unknown for a larger firm to 'partner' with a smaller one until they've extracted all the innovation and then co-incidentally announce a similar product on sale. The smaller company goes bust in litigation and the larger one then mops up the intellectual property and hires on the old staff. Lets see if we can think of the name of one such company.

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Microsoft CEO wades into ICE outcry: Cool it, we only do legacy mail

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LinkedIn members who work for ICE

LinkedIn members who work for ICE

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'If you've done nothing wrong then you've got nothing to hide'

or .. build a big spying machine and it'll be used to spy back at you :]

'if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee'

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Audi chief exec arrested over Dieselgate car emissions scandal

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Dieselgate first came to light on ~ca. 2013

"Dieselgate first came to light on ~ca. 2013. Some five years latter, should there be anything left to be found."

Take a look at the source code and find out the name(s) of the programmers who wrote it. Then ask them who told them to hack the code to generate false readings. If you see anyone hunched over a computer in a hoodie talking to his invisible friend, then it's probably one of 'em.

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Pwned with '4 lines of code': Researchers warn SCADA systems are still hopelessly insecure

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Historically everything was "air-gapped"

'Historically everything was "air-gapped" but this has changed as the equipment has been adapted to incorporate internet functionality.'

I feel like I'm stuck in some kind of a version of Groundhog Day, where the same thing keep happening over-and-over again. As in the Register posts a story (2003) on SCADA not being secure and I post on the solution being to use end-to-end encrypted using VPNs running on embedded hardware.

"security has never been a design criteria for industrial control kit .. As a result, issues such as default hard-coded credentials and lack of encryption abound."

And running your SCADA systems on top of Microsoft Windows with a direct connection to the Internet.

"Worse yet, most systems are running either old or hopelessly obsolete versions of Windows. Most terminals are running Windows 7 but some run Windows 98"

Nobody in their right mind would run critical infrastructure on Microsoft Windows.

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

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MS does not understand UNIX symbolic link

@dbtx: "MS does not understand UNIX symbolic link. Even if they do, Windows does not come with sane replacement for the same, and [software that depends on] it might not work predictably in the vicinity of their reimagined, NTFS-integrated substitute"

Some time ago someone asked me to fix their Windows laptop which could not update as their was a stuck corrupt file in the update folder and Windows refused to delete it. So I booted a live CD and deleted the file, except it went back up the tree and deleted Windows, necessitating a total reinstall, my reputation never recovered.

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

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Github has ever had to withstand that level of attack

@veti: "Nothing on Github has ever had to withstand that level of attack."

At least the source code and bug reports are fully disclosed. Lets hope Github can also spell:

"The DnsQueryEx function should be used if an application requires asynchronous querries queries to the DNS namespace." link

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Microsoft reveals which Windows bugs it might decide not to fix

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Re: Pay more, get less

@big_D: "If MS had an infinite number of developers and infinite money"

I do believe Windows is such a convoluted mess of spaghetti code, that it's virtually impossible to verify the code is safe, using formal methods. Hey elReg editors, I have an idea, lets blame 'Russian' hackers :]

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Dixons Carphone 'fesses to mega-breach: Probes 'attempt to compromise' 5.9m payment cards

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Retailers not adopting appropriate cybersecurity strategies

"Despite the well-publicised Target data breach, it seems that other retailers are still not adopting appropriate cybersecurity strategies"

That's because there is no real penalty for not implementing appropriate cybersecurity strategies.

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VMware’s remote management agent allows remote execution

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VMware remote agent buggy ..

Shouldn't they hire on someone to test the product for such defects, before releasing to the public?

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Devuan ships second stable cut of its systemd-free Linux

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Re: Storm in a teacup

@KarelE: "An almighty fuss and effort that's entirely pointless. Systemd is here: get over it. Really, all this effort around posturing could be better expended working on Debian itself (or Arch or similar)."

Systemd suffers from a number of strange design decisions such as embedding a HTTP Server directly into the software, that provides remote interactive browsing.

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US tech companies sucked into Russian sanctions row

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When did the United States go totally insane?

'The US Treasury department has formally accused Digital Security of "providing material and technological support to the FSB"' as distinct from putting backdoors into their equipment for the NCSD, like what they are supposed to. And since the end of the cold war the US UK and Israeli security people mostly engage in economic espionage.

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Hackers target payment transfer system at Chile's biggest bank, 'take $10m'

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Troj_killmbr.Ee technical analysis

Troj_killmbr.Ee technical analysis

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Spectre-protectors: If there's something strange in your CPU, who you gonna call?

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Re: Explain slowly please, I'm a software guy

@AMBxx: "How can a browser have any impact upon Spectre when that's a CPU bug?"

I recall reading somewhere that, in order to implement cutting edge features Chrome is given low-level access to the OS. That's why Chrome needs such security mitigations:

The Security Architecture of the Chromium Browser

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UK judge appears in dock over Computer Misuse Act allegations

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

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Windows 10 update rolled out really fast

Windows 10 update would be really fast considering the end user has no choice but to update. Microsoft does magnanimously allow the end user to 'pause' the update for up to thirty five days. This *is* a one time only 'pause' and 'pause' randomly gets reset back to the default, which is no pause at all.

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FBI fingers North Korea for two malware strains

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Tools of the US deep state

You're in danger of losing all credibility. Would you please leave this kind of politicized neo-con waffle to the main stream press, like Faux News. Maybe the current purpose of such cyber waffle is in retaliation for Trump firing the FBI director. Remember this is the same FBI that re-opened the Clinton investigation days before the election and in the process possible sabotaging her presidential ambitions.

Maybe there are numerous agencies in Washington, all endeavoring to politically influence events through selective leaks to their tame reporters in the MSM. Sometimes having facilitated such incidents in the first place. For example leak a report implicating Russia in hacking the US presidential election, then within days, charge the leaker.

They achieve two things, inject the 'Russian hackers' meme into the narrative and show just how on the ball they are at catching 'spies'. You would think an intelligence officer of all people, would know about those hidden yellow dots on printouts. But then again such stories are aimed at the domestic audience. ref

In short, I believe, nothing - nothing - these people have to say.

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New Windows Servers are like buses: None for ages, then two at once!

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My take on the Windows Server Logo ..

Windows Server

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Cyber-stability wonks add election-ware to ‘civilised nations won’t hack this’ standard

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The global commission on the stability of cyberspace

The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC), never heard of them.

"Microsoft, the Internet Society and the governments of The Netherlands, France and Singapore have all funded the group."

Ah, so a public relations effort. The problem would mostly go away if at least one of the above disconnected themselves from the Internet. Going on their website the 'Internet Society' is major into diversity and 'innovative licensing'.

"The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) has called for an end to cyber-attacks on electoral infrastructure".

Who in their right minds connect their electoral infrastructure directly to the Internet. Has no one informed the GCSC that computers are being hacked over the Internet.

All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state

This isn't funny considering the numerous victims of such 'relations'.

"The GCSC knows that those will be considered nought but noble words by some nations and non-state actors, who will carry on hacking regardless"

I knew it, it was those commie Russian bastards all along, the ones that gave Trump the election through Facebook adverts.

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Chief EU negotiator tells UK to let souped-up data adequacy dream die

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Re: The more I listen to the EU...

@msknight: "The EU is a worthwhile project. The way it is currently run, however, is not."

The EU is not a worthwhile project and not what we voted for in the first place, a Common Market, they can stuff the rest. I recall recently where the French President complained about the UK not totally opening Calais and taking 'our' refugees. What has any of this got to do with free trade - answer nothing. Two things that swayed the Brexit vote, arrogance on behalf of EU commissars and the economic migrant/refugee crisis.

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Re: The more I listen to the EU...

'msknight: "...the more I conclude that it is the EU itself that is trying to have its cake and eat it".

The UK is being punished with such ferocity as a deterrent to anyone else wanting to leave the European Project. The reality is that it is barely keeping afloat. A two-tier system run for the benefit of the few. The rest drifting in and out of perpetual bankruptcy being rescued by more "loans' from the IMF and the European Central Bank. I recall once, where a private bank owed lets say 4 billion to a country, once the bank came to restructure, the country ended up owing the bank 1 billion. They must have been laughing into their soup.

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Trump’s new ZTE tweet trumps old ZTE tweets that trumped his first ZTE tweet

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Re: --->Everyone is allowed to make a mistake.

>> But that’s democracy for you - it’s flawed, but better than any alternative, and it gives society a chance not to make the same mistake twice!

> What - you mean we're going to get to vote on Brexit again?

And we'll keep on voting until we get it right.

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Re: Toddler

@Warm Braw: "those assets - like golf courses - belonging to the principals in a regime threatening our economic security would already be emargoed or forfeit by the time he arrives"

At which point her Majesties cabinet would be transported to Guantanamo Bay..

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Electron patches patch after security researcher bypassed said patch

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Re: It's simply a terrible idea

@Christian Berger: "It's simply a terrible idea to use a full browser, one of the most complex software projects around, as a GUI framework."

Or to run native code in the browser. They also seem to be suffering from third-version-itis, as in they throw in everything they left out of the first clean version.

Architectural Risk Analysis of Chromium

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Starbucks site slurped, Z-Wave locks clocked, mad Mac Monero mining malware and much more

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RT removed story about Tommy Robinson

"Apparently P.U.T.I.N. itself just bent to the wishes of a British Judge and had RT remove the story about Tommy Robinson getting sent to jail"

"Tommy Robinson arrested for ‘breach of the peace’ after chasing down accused child abusers"

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Brit water firms, power plants with crap cyber security will pay up to £17m, peers told

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Re: Legacy systems exposed to the Internet

> As far as I can tell the main problem is people wanting to have access to and from the network to the Internet. Just say no! ..

YES!

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Legacy systems exposed to the Internet

"a lot of these organisations .. are facing challenges, as their legacy systems increasingly interface with and are exposed to the internet."

The solution being to build a distributed VPN network running on embedded hardware, providing end-to-end encryption and authentication. The Raspberry Pi could do the job.

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BOFH: Their bright orange plumage warns other species, 'Back off! I'm dangerous!'

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Ninety three comments and counting

"BOFH: Their bright orange plumage warns other species, 'Back off! I'm dangerous!'"

As usual the Register exceeds itself in creative title creation.

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Penetration tester pokes six holes in Dell EMC's RecoverPoint products

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Foregenix vulnerabilities in RecoverPoint devices

"Foregenix, found five zero-day vulnerabilities in RecoverPoint devices, as well as an insecure configuration option."

Why didn't Dells security department pick this up in the testing stage. They do actually have such a security department or do they have a department tasked with inserting such vulnerabilities.

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Microsoft's Azure green-lit for use by US spies

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Green-lit for the FSB

So I guess the FSB will now have only the one system to hack. Seriously, just who in their right minds stores their secrets in the 'cloud'.

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