* Posts by Omar Smith

54 posts • joined 11 Feb 2016

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SBU claims Russia was behind NotPetya

Omar Smith
Terminator

Re: Just "No"

@Archtech ..

"I'm not having that. It's a grotesque distortion of the truth, amounting in effect to a deliberate lie .. any fool can see that nobody is in control in Kiev."

Unfortunately, there are 14 such fools here ..

Omar Smith
Big Brother

Ukraine's security service said - did they?

Please stop posting this neocon waffle on a technical website. Is this the same Ukraine that was the victim of a U.S. neocon inspired coup. The same people that were complicit in ousting the democratically elected President Viktor Yanukovych in 2014. All organized out of the U.S. embassy. The U.S military industrial complex is in dire need of an enemy and are desperately trying to provoke the Russians. They care little for the consequences of their actions on their so-called allies. As Assistant Secretary of State Nuland once put it "fuck the E.U".

Cyber-spying, leaking to meddle in foreign politics is the New Normal

Omar Smith

Re: Hmmm? If you aint making COIN you're an Expense and Liability causing Debt and Deficit

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GCHQ feeds first crop of infosec startups to Cyber Accelerator

Omar Smith
WTF?

Re: This should be a resounding success

> Quite so, Lotaresco ..

Does everyone working for the security services eventually go totally bonkers?

Donald Trump confirms TPP to be dumped, visa program probed

Omar Smith
Facepalm

What would President Priest have done?

President Priest blows up Cuba

Lexx episode 01 "I Worship His Shadow" (1997) ..

Free 'cyber hugs' for all is the plan at New Zealand's first CERT

Omar Smith
Joke

Declan Ingram image ..

He's not actually wearing a ponytail is he?

Fallout from Euro Patent Office meltdown reaches Dutch parliament

Omar Smith
WTF?

The reform efforts of Benoît Battistelli

'The European Patent Office (EPO) has been granting software patents in Europe despite the law (as per the EPC) explicitly forbidding it.'

UK spying law delayed while Lords demand Leveson amendments

Omar Smith

Re: Private Eye

> Private Eye are not amused about the implications of this.

Private Eye were neutered a long time ago. Witness their total lack of interest in the 'Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse' farce. Exaronews were actually doing a better job until they got shutdown.

Alleged hacker Lauri Love loses extradition case. Judge: Suicide safeguards in place

Omar Smith
Big Brother

Not a real country anyway ..

"District Judge Nina Tempia ruled that Love, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, should be handed over to the US authorities"

And of course the extradition treaty is totally asymmetrical as in under the same criteria, an American couldn't be extradited to the UK. It's not as if we were a real country anyway.

Top infosec vendors, cops, liberate thousands from ransomware

Omar Smith

Infosec warriors defeat criminal ransomware.

I blame Linus Torvalds and his communist Operating System for all this ransomware. I got the strangest feeling of Deja vu while I was typing that.

US National Security Agency gets CREST smile

Omar Smith

Integrity of NSA accreditation process?

'CREST .. has signed an agreement with the National Security Agency .. to help grow its Cyber Incident Response Assistance programme, "while also ensuring the continued integrity of all aspects of the strict accreditation process,"'

translation: The NSA would like to install its own bugging equipment directly into ISP networking facilities.

Moscow TV channel faces Ofcom inquiry

Omar Smith

Moscow TV channel faces Ofcom inquiry

"RT, the Kremlin’s English-language TV channel, is to be investigated for bias after it launched an inaccurate attack on a fracking company."

Read the damning dossier on the security stupidity that let China ransack OPM's systems

Omar Smith

Chinese hackers stole documents

What evidence is there that it the hack was done by state-sponsored groups from China Who decided to put such confidential personal records on a computer connected to the Internet. Assuming that OPM was aware of a breech since 2005, why were 'fingerprint files' still doing on a computer accessible to the Internet right up to 2015.

Officials, lack of kit to blame for 'critical delays' in sex abuse inquiry

Omar Smith

Historic Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

The 'Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse' was designed to fail, as have all the others and it was never independent. IICSA was set up by then home Secretary Theresa May to shutdown the CSA inquiry. None of the sacked CSA members were on the new 'independent' inquiry. ref ref

Microsoft thought of the children and decided to ban some browsers

Omar Smith
Childcatcher

Microsoft innovation strikes again ..

a. Disable other browsers under the pretext of protecting the children.

b. Run the battery down under other browsers.

George W Bush hacker Guccifer to spend 52 months in the big house

Omar Smith

Notorious celebrity hacker Guccifer

When are they going to arrest George W Bush for war crimes and deliver him to the International Court of Justice in The Hague. Oh wait, Dubya passed a law that the US military can bomb it if a Murican is ever brought before it.

Cisco axes up to 5,500 workers in scramble to remain relevant

Omar Smith
Terminator

Cisco the networking Borg

"That's someway off earlier rumors of 9,000 to 14,000 redundancies, which would be about a fifth of the networking Borg's global headcount."

There is only the one technological BORG and we all know just who that is. You used to even have one such on here as an ICON, what ever happened to that? image

Shark bosses sink teeth into booming ransomware market

Omar Smith

Re: 20 per cent cut

Just as a matter of interest, how does one extract ones bitcoin revenue into money that can be spent in the real world, without the transaction being traced back to yourself, purely as a matter of interest you understand.

IT delays helped derail UK's historic child sexual abuse inquiry

Omar Smith
FAIL

Historic Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

The 'Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse' was designed to fail, as have all the others and it was never independent. IICSA was set up by then home Secretary Theresa May to shutdown the CSA enquiry. None of the sacked CSA members were on the new 'independent' inquiry. ref ref.

London cops waste £2.1m on thought crime unit – and they want volunteer informers

Omar Smith
Joke

The Metropolitan Police are a ..

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM and the Metropolitan Police are a bunch of mindless jerks who'll be the first up against the wall when the revolution comes.

Mitt Romney tax-return 'hacker' Dr Evil gets four years in the slammer

Omar Smith

Romney consulting technique

Didn't Romney one time work at Bain, they make their money as investor consultants, the technique goes something like this. Identify an underperforming company and get hired on as investor - consultants. Then have the company take out loans for restructing etc. Then sell on the company and have the new buyers take on the 'debt'. Bain then walks away with a tidy sum both from fees and its 'investment' in the old company, then wash, rince and repeat.

| Bain & Company | Bain & Company |

Jeremy Corbyn Brexit and the Chilcot Report

Omar Smith
Facepalm

Jeremy Corbyn Brexit and the Chilcot Report

"No rational person could blame Jeremy Corbyn for Brexit. So why are the Blairites moving against Corbyn now, with such precipitate haste? The answer is the Chilcot Report."

Israeli cybersecurity boom 'sustainable', argues industry’s father

Omar Smith
Devil

Israel's cybersecurity industry

Is it wise giving access to Israeli Intelligence to your computers?

This is an important announcement

Omar Smith
WTF?

Re: Does this really belong here?

> Probably not, and maybe I shouldn't have been feeding the troll, but there is something morally repugnant about how the RMT have reacted to this, especially when it seems to include unofficial strike action.

Considering what these captains of industry get up to in there off time, I wouldn't go invoking 'morally repugnant' anywhere near this.

Omar Smith
Holmes

Re: This is an important announcement

> The first lie is an argument over semantics

It isn't a mere argument over semantics. SR are moving guard duties to the drivers as part of their plan to introduce "driver-only operated" trains. Then it'll be the drivers responsibility to see no passengers are dragged under the train or caught in the doors. Something that is not at all rare. You may recall that recently some trains had to be canceled because the sun shone on the drivers rear view mirror and blinded him.

> why should anybody believe RMT rather than Southern Rail

Because generally speaking members of trade unions are people of integrity who perform the actual work that the officers and executives of Southern Rail then get paid large salaries and bonuses off of. The only people playing games with words here is you and your friend ;)

Omar Smith
Omar Smith
FAIL

This is an important announcement

"Southern services are continue to be severely affected by train crew availability including a high level of conductor sickness." link link

Not a day goes by without a train being canceled because of driver unavailability. This had nothing to do with any alleged Union activity. The real reason being it's the results of a budgeting excercise on behalf of management. Keeping the number of crew on call at a critical level and banning overtime. All to save money.

Problem's connecting to the Internet with your HG633 router

Omar Smith
IT Angle

Problem's connecting to the Internet with your HG633 router

'We're aware that a batch of firmware upgrades have failed and following this a small number of fibre customers with our HG633 router may have continual red lights indicating a faulty router that must be replaced. Please contact us here for a new router to be sent.' ref

Outsourcery sold after Dragon runs out of puff

Omar Smith
Joke

Dragons' Den ..

Did anyone ever notice how the other one er .. 'Peter Lewis' always went out of his way to humiliate any ethnic types who came on the show. 'My shit is worth more than your company' being one such phrase comes to mind. That whole show just an excercise in massaging the egos of the presenters. A monkey throwing a dart at a board would have a better investment record.

Clueless s’kiddies using exploit kits are behind ransomware surge

Omar Smith

Pinkslipbot Trojan stealing banking credentials from compromised PCs ..

W32.Qakbot in Detail: 'The worm arrives as an EXE file that is UPX packed with an additional custom encryption layer. Within the EXE is a DLL that contains the core functionality of Qakbot.'

Forget Game of Thrones as Android ransomware infects TVs

Omar Smith

Re: Killing TVs, a step too far

> This isn't a security hole in the TV / phone.

So this headline is misleading "Android ransomware infects TVs" else it would be ransomware infects peoples brains :)

African IP address body exec half-apologizes for 'Whites are taking over' race-row email

Omar Smith
Joke

Whites the results of a genetic experiment gone wrong.

The whiteman was created by a scientist named Yakub through selective breeding of the "original black man", which resulted in an evil creature given over to lying and murder. This scientific experiment came to fruition roughly six thousand years ago, on an island in the Aegean Sea called Patmos. This according to the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad.

Cisco drags down the Ethernet switch market, routers grow a little

Omar Smith

Re: Yeah, but times change

Is Cisco extracting money from purchasers of other people routers and switches for violating unspecified patents?

Omar Smith
WTF?

Cisco was never referred to as Borg!

What's this attempt to transfer the Borg epitaph to Cisco when it has always been known historically as referring to Microsoft. The Register even had a special icon representing billg as a Borg.

ISS 'nauts to face Mark Zuckerberg grilling

Omar Smith
Joke

Who is Mark Zuckerberg

What's Mark Zuckerberg famous for again, so we can msg total strangers on another continent and pretend we're friends.

Blighty's National Cyber Security Centre cyber-reveals cyber-blueprints

Omar Smith
Facepalm

Re: Cutting the cake into ever diminishing slices doesn't feed nations what they need to seed

@amanfromMars: Have you ever considered that you were suffering from mental health issues?

SEC warns cybersecurity is biggest threat to financial system

Omar Smith
Mushroom

It's patently obvious what the biggest threat to the financial system is.

It's patently obvious what the biggest threat to the financial system really is and that would be Microsoft Windows. The reason no one can say this is political influence in Washington.

IBM invents printer that checks for copyrights

Omar Smith
Big Brother

Re: Won't sell may of these

In the future it'll be illegal to own a printer that doesn't come with a Copyright Infringement Prevention device. Besides it sounds like great way of spying on the population, when everything you type is sent back to Minitrue head office. The Staatssicherheit could have only dreamed of such technology.

Microsoft .NET Core update asks developers: How you doin'?

Omar Smith
IT Angle

Open Source cross platform dot.NET Core

Reminds me of snap-ins, where you buy a GUI (eg the Microsoft Management Console (MMC)) and in order to create anything usefully, have to pay piecemeal for the actual components. Under .NET Core of course using these components doesn't exactly make your code cross platform, as the code will not run natively on the foreign platform without the presence of .NET Core, either resident on the native OS or compiled into the application. Even then you need to compile a different version for either Linux or Mac. Not exactly write-once-run-anywhere. Deciding to move your own code to a third party platform would also be an impossible and hugely expensive undertaking. Selling this a cross platform is a bit disingenuous don't you think?

First ATM malware is back and badder than ever

Omar Smith

Re: Diebold ATMs are the least secure

ATM

GCHQ's Twitter move: Wants to be 'accessible', people to 'understand'

Omar Smith
Joke

Re: Penultimate Ultimate Weapons Systems ........ Suffer Not the Folly of Fools with Blunted Tools

When did you first become aware that GCHQ was spying on you through the television?

'I thought my daughter clicked on ransomware – it was the damn Windows 10 installer'

Omar Smith
WTF?

What do you get when you cross Scientology with Disney?

Microsoft: they're relentless, they infiltrate everywhere and they charge a lot for mediocre product.

Finance bods SWIFT to update after Bangladesh hack

Omar Smith
Joke

Malware vector used Oracle DLL

Well, the clear solution is to ban SWIFT and Oracle software on banking computers.

GCHQ is having problems meeting Osborne's 2020 recruitment target

Omar Smith

Re: Every Silver Cloud has a Stormy CHAOS* Lining

You're your own one man cult.

Omar Smith
Joke

GCHQ is having problems meeting recruitment targets.

GCHQ is having problems meeting recruitment targets because no one wants to work for a bunch of crypto fascists.

Reddit debuts official apps

Omar Smith
Joke

Social bookmarking madhouse Reddit.

Reddit: the go-to place for abortion porn and pictures of peoples cats.

Calm down, dear: Woman claims sexism in tech journalism

Omar Smith
Facepalm

Woman claims sexism in tech journalism?

"Why can’t I get sterilised in my 20s? Holly Brockwell"

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jan/28/why-wont-nhs-let-me-be-sterilised

I don't know, don't want to know and couldn't care less. What I would like to know is, why do certain people have a compulsion to blast out on the Internet every detail of their tiresome banal life.

ps: How to get yogurt stains off yer monitor, try Windowlene or Windex as it's known now.

New UK cyber security centre to work with Bank of England

Omar Smith
Facepalm

Re: Insanity, the Great Game, and how IT is Played to Win Win with Sad Mad and Bad Rad Losers

"And there is here at least one El Reg commentard"

You're opinion is as valued as any other comentator on here.

"a’wondering on whether that which is lurking unsung and unpraised and unappraised in UK.gov kicks long awaited digi strategy into long grass"

I'm sorry but my intergalactic babelfish translator is having difficulty in following your thought processes:

ref: AAA action actors beta bigger bit climaxes coincidental collateral Command commentard Control controlled deficit digi dire El extraordinarily extras fluffers Gamesplay Great inconsequential intelligence IT Media media money non-state picture players prime Programs public Reg rendered roles seed shot simple stage state straits strategy ..

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