* Posts by _LC_

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New appliances from Cisco aim to make branch SD-WAN easier

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Alert

You buy our Cisco products...

You buy our Cisco products and we'll throw in a set of backdoors for free. Promised!

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Yikes. UK military looking into building 'fully autonomous' killer drone tech – report

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It's not that things would have to change that much in that respect.

=> Drop the bomb/fire the missile and afterwards declare the victims terrorists.

Daily procedure.

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Re: Fewer witnesses

You are referring to the perpetrators as "witnesses".

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Flame

Fewer witnesses

Fewer witnesses, that's what it's all about.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2017/09/18/chelsea-manning-denies-betraying-the-u-s-feels-like-she-lives-in-a-dystopian-novel/?utm_term=.5514d94b6876

[Chelsea Manning denies betraying the U.S., feels as if she lives in a ‘dystopian novel’]

"...Recordings of U.S. soldiers firing from a helicopter at suspected insurgents in Baghdad (“I think they just drove over a body. Ha ha!”), leaving two journalists dead and revolting much of the American public."

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Diss drive: Seagate and IBM bring blockchain sledgehammer to compliance nuts

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Paris Hilton

Wow!

This does the same as a normal signature, but is so much cooler in advertisement! :-P

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Oops: Cisco accidentally leaked in-house Dirty COW exploit code with biz conf call software

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Just no.

At this time, do we really have to keep pretending that those have all been mistakes?

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You may also like...

People who use Cisco also leave their doors open and advertise this along with their daily schedule in the local newspaper.

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Former Intel love rat Krzanich finds his calling, lands at biz that sells tech to car dealers

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Re: "Love rat"?

You can read or hear that Hitler was allegedly a vegetarian quite a lot. He wasn't. Get the difference?

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Stop

"Love rat"?

The "love rat" was the excuse. It's sad to see attempts, to cement this as "true history", now.

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Setback for Qualcomm: It has to license modem tech to competitors

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Dhu, major setback!

They now have to abide to laws. *weeeeeep*

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Lloyds Banking Group: We're firing 6,240 to hire 8,240

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Re: Fired?

Have you noticed how the terminology is being created from above?

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Woke Linus Torvalds rolls his first 4.20, mulls Linux 5.0 effort for 2019

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Re: It's called humor.

That one of those ⇧ is from me, goes without saying. *oops* :-)

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Unhappy

It's called humor.

Some saw it as swearing, some as insults. Dumb people not getting the concept of humor can be quite annoying.

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30 spies dead after Iran cracked CIA comms network with, er, Google search – new claim

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Holmes

Re: Karma?

How about the present and the future?

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Re: Karma?

Actually, it was the US giving weapons to Al-Qaeda in Syria:

https://www.mondialisation.ca/syrian-al-qaeda-commander-us-forces-are-arming-us-in-syria-the-americans-are-on-our-side-us-state-dept-we-would-never-provide-nusra-with-assistance/5548552

[Syrian Al-Qaeda Commander: US Forces Are Arming Us in Syria]

There are really numerous sources on this. Initially the US argued that their weapons ended up in the hands of Al-Qaeda 'by mistake'. Then, those 'mistakes' kept repeating. By now, it's rather clear that they kept furnishing/furnish the worst of islamists with weapons - and so does Saudi Arabia, btw.

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Drug money

There's even more to it. The whole world can see that Afghanistan has been turned into the world's biggest opium factory. You can see the fields from above; it's no secret.

Now, there's a certain 'organization', which has been caught dealing drugs repeatedly. I wonder who's cashing in on Afghanistan's opium... Could it be? No, wait – it can't be! They can't be doing it again, they've already been caught before!?! :-P

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Facepalm

Now why would they do that???

It's not like the USA (and the CIA in particular) ever did anything bad to Iran - or did they? ;-)

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Android fans get fat November security patch bundle – if the networks or mobe makers are kind enough to let 'em have it

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Facepalm

Nooooooooo! There are critical bugs in the media framework???

Who would have thought that Google was playing in the same league as Adobe? It should be baptized "Android flash media framework".

Hint: There's going to be critical bugs in the "Android flash media framework" next month, as I'm a prophet!

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'Pure technical contributions aren’t enough'.... Intel commits to code of conduct for open-source projects

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Coat

Huh?

Why would anybody even care? What kind of pissheads are you dealing with?!?

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WTF?

Intel?

This is like Al Capone giving you a lesson in morals.

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PortSmash attack blasts hole in Intel's Hyper-Threading CPUs, leaves with secret crypto keys

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Megaphone

Re: Still no recall

https://techreport.com/news/34209/intel-turns-in-smashing-q3-2018-financials-with-all-time-record-revenue

[Intel turns in smashing Q3 2018 financials with all-time record revenue]

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Talk about Micron-aggression: US charges Chinese biz, staff over DRAM chip secrets theft

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Re: Now the mob will try to extort more and more...

It is funny how those guys have to use the terms handed to them. "Whataboutery" - is that considered undercover now? *lol*

And why is it, that we're always being asked to forget about "the bad things" the USA did? It's not that they have ever stopped.

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Now the mob will try to extort more and more...

After their first extortion attempt* worked out superbly, this was to be expected.

This is really an old rule when dealing with criminals: If the mob tries to extort money from you, NEVER pay them off or they'll be coming back for more.

When it comes to the USA and people – allegedly – stealing information from them, I have to laugh bitterly.

Already at a time long before the Internet was born, when we had nothing but fax-machines, they were stealing information from their allies under the pretext of protecting us from the Soviets. I remember cases, where they had patented technology invented in Germany, in the USA. Some were even patented using the original drawings from the faxes they had intercepted. The swindle was obvious, as the Germans had plenty of proof that this was THEIR invention. Yet, US courts usually ruled that "their" patents were in order. The Germans ended up paying fees for the usage of their own inventions...

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* China's ZTE agreed to pay US $1bn

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We (may) now know the real reason for that IBM takeover. A distraction for Red Hat to axe KDE

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Angel

Re: Very Happy With GNOME Shell

"I can tweak its looks and behaviour to my liking with minimal effort."

Are we trolling?

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Re: This is silly

You say it yourself, "... but then again in an enterprise you are probably mostly using shell and a selection of external management tools."

Red Hat has never been that big on the desktop (home users).

"The challenge is will KDE survive being just a desktop GUI?"

Haven't they done so the last years? (K)Ubuntu, Mint, ... Those are the popular user distros. They all support KDE. If at all, KDE is being challenged by MATE and Cinammon. They are becoming increasingly complete, while being more stable and less boated than KDE.

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WTF?

This is silly

Whether or not Red Hat was going to axe KDE, is as important as the proverbial sack of rice in China. I know of nobody who uses KDE in conjunction with Red Hat. Put differently: I know of nobody using KDE, doing so on Red Hat.

I think IBM's acquisition has something to do with their OpenPower initiative. It makes perfect sense in that context. ;-)

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EU Android latest: Critics diss Google's money-spinning 'cure'

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Angel

Re: See who the critics are

Yes, of course. The EU is pushing for Microsoft! *lol*

Did you miss the last decade(s)?

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The Chinese are here: Xiaomi to bring phones to the UK next month

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Re: The alternative would be to trust Qualcomm

If I recall it correctly, the MediaTek (modem) drivers for instance, do drop their privileges.

Furthermore, the Chinese never bombed civilians here. The so-called 'Five Eyes' have. The USA furthermost of them all, of course:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1990/11/14/cia-organized-secret-army-in-western-europe/e0305101-97b9-4494-bc18-d89f42497d85/

[CIA ORGANIZED SECRET ARMY IN WESTERN EUROPE]

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2001/mar/26/terrorism

[Terrorists 'helped by CIA' to stop rise of left in Italy]

...

Therefore, it is pretty clear whom we CANNOT trust, here in Europe. ;-)

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The alternative would be to trust Qualcomm

The alternative would be to trust Qualcomm. Since I happen to know about their backdoors, I don't.

Here's a little excerpt from last month (Note how the closed source components have mostly "high" to "critical" vulnerabilities, which translates into "when the shit hits the fan".):

Qualcomm components

These vulnerabilities affect Qualcomm components and are described in further detail in the appropriate Qualcomm APSS security bulletin or security alert. Android partners can check applicability of their issues to their devices through Createpoint. The severity assessment of these issues is provided directly by Qualcomm.

CVE References Type Severity Component

CVE-2018-11816 A-63527106

QC-CR#2119840* N/A High Video

CVE-2018-11261 A-64340487

QC-CR#2119840* N/A High Video

CVE-2018-11836 A-111128620

QC-CR#2214158 N/A High WLAN HOST

CVE-2018-11842 A-111124974

QC-CR#2216741 N/A High WLAN HOST

CVE-2018-11898 A-111128799

QC-CR#2233036 N/A High WLAN HOST

CVE-2017-15825 A-68992460

QC-CR#2096455 N/A Moderate Boot

CVE-2018-11270 A-109741697

QC-CR#2205728 N/A Moderate WiredConnectivity

Qualcomm closed-source components

These vulnerabilities affect Qualcomm components and are described in further detail in the appropriate Qualcomm AMSS security bulletin or security alert. Android partners can check applicability of their issues to their devices through Createpoint. The severity assessment of these issues is provided directly by Qualcomm.

CVE References Type Severity Component

CVE-2016-10394 A-68326803* N/A Critical Closed-source component

CVE-2017-18314 A-62213176* N/A Critical Closed-source component

CVE-2017-18311 A-73539234* N/A Critical Closed-source component

CVE-2018-11950 A-72950814* N/A Critical Closed-source component

CVE-2018-5866 A-77484228* N/A Critical Closed-source component

CVE-2018-11824 A-111090697* N/A Critical Closed-source component

CVE-2016-10408 A-68326811* N/A High Closed-source component

CVE-2017-18313 A-78240387* N/A High Closed-source component

CVE-2017-18312 A-78239234* N/A High Closed-source component

CVE-2017-18124 A-68326819* N/A High Closed-source component

CVE-2018-3588 A-71501117* N/A High Closed-source component

CVE-2018-11951 A-72950958* N/A High Closed-source component

CVE-2018-11952 A-74236425* N/A High Closed-source component

CVE-2018-5871 A-77484229* N/A High Closed-source component

CVE-2018-5914 A-79419793* N/A High Closed-source component

CVE-2018-11288 A-109677940* N/A High Closed-source component

CVE-2018-11285 A-109677982* N/A High Closed-source component

CVE-2018-11290 A-109677964* N/A High Closed-source component

CVE-2018-11292 A-109678202* N/A High Closed-source component

CVE-2018-11287 A-109678380* N/A High Closed-source component

CVE-2018-11846 A-111091377* N/A High Closed-source component

CVE-2018-11855 A-111090533* N/A High Closed-source component

CVE-2018-11857 A-111093202* N/A High Closed-source component

CVE-2018-11858 A-111090698* N/A High Closed-source component

CVE-2018-11866 A-111093021* N/A High Closed-source component

CVE-2018-11865 A-111093167* N/A High Closed-source component

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I love this

I'm witnessing an increase in the attempts to "trash talk Chinese products away" in Western media - particularly the US and Britain.

If that's all you can come up with, here are my condolations! :-P

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From today, it's OK in the US to thwart DRM to repair your stuff – if you keep the tools a secret

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Re: DRM didn't protect anything, ever.

Let’s put it this way: they want(ed) to maximize profits; make the most money, with the smallest of effort.

You will see that most Hollywood movies are being financed by foreign countries, these days (Canada, Germany, ...).

Nonetheless, you can easily spot them spiraling downwards when it comes to financing. Even with foreign financiers, they still lack the money. A good example is the latest “Incredibles 2” from Disney (Pixar). If you know a little about computer animation, you can easily identify that they were squeezing each cent. In open scenes, they blurred the backgrounds. Mostly though, their setups were very “meager”. This used to be typical for cheap B-movies. Now it has reached the biggest studios. They are broke and they well deserve it. While they were flying high, they whipped their horses into collapse.

The faithful costumer they painted on their posters had to be dumber than life. Blu-ray players which refused to play the exorbitantly expensive disks for the silliest reasons; 3D-hype and re-hype that went nowhere. If you were to follow their advice, you’d end up stuffing half of your income into the bin. None of it was lasting – trash the day you bought it...

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FAIL

DRM didn't protect anything, ever.

If by now they didn't manage to figure out that DRM and high prices killed Hollywood, they can't be helped.

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The D in Systemd stands for 'Dammmmit!' A nasty DHCPv6 packet can pwn a vulnerable Linux box

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Now hang on, please!

Ser iss no neet to worry, systemd will becum stable soon after PulseAudio does.

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If you saw a Google ad recently, know that it helped pay off one of its 'sex pest' execs $90m

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Re: different rules

Nope, it's essentially the same.

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Sure, Europe. Here's our Android suite without Search, Chrome apps. Now pay the Google tax

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WTF?

Re: Who gets the $5billion?

I'm getting thumbs down for neutrally answering a question (with facts)? *lol*

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Pint

Re: TANSTAAFL

Just a few prominent ones:

http://www.zoho.com/mail/

https://protonmail.com

https://tutanota.com

http://mail.com/

https://mail.yandex.com

And of course:

https://www.icloud.com/#mail

Outlook.com

AOL Mail

Needless to say, that there are a ton more...

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Incompatibilities

I spot more and more sites heavily employing scripts, that work only 100% on Chrome. We used to have this disease with the "Internet Explorer" before. Only the dragon has changed...

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Re: Who gets the $5billion?

The fines go into the EU-budget. They make up a fraction of 1% of the total revenues.

Therefore, it goes to the tax payers in the EU (as they have to pay slightly less due to this).

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Re: Sailfish ahoy

I would consider changing the bank, if they try to force you into using a CLEARLY INSECURE device.

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Re: Is this a joke?

It's a 'forced web-authentication', which takes you out of the client and into the browser. You basically get a cookie that way. Afterwards, they ignore that you have the cookie and claim that your 'sign in is suspicious'. I had to 're-activate' my account dozens of times - even though I set all the flags correctly, in theory allowing such access. This is clearly intended to break users until they give up and use their GMail client.

If you look through the forums, you will find users complaining about this en-mass.

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WTF?

Is this a joke?

Employ your search engine of choice and enter “best free e-mail providers”. Pick a few and use the one you like best. ;-)

As for GMail, Google has been trying everything to nail their GMail shut. They even invented their own authentication mechanism just to break competing e-mail clients. Most new clients can deal with it again, but Google will simply keep blocking your client randomly, bombarding you with “Suspicious sign in prevented” messages.

The way Google is “fighting” unfair has been reminding me a lot of Microsoft recently.

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Huawei Mate 20 series: China's best phone, but a pricey proposition

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Meh

Pricey?

What terminology should be apply to Google’s line of products or even Apple's, then?!?

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Enterprise IoT security sucks so much, it's made Intel and Arm work together to tackle it

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Black Helicopters

incoming ARM ME

RISC V to the rescue

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Serverless? There’s more than one way to run a function

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The 'can't do anything right' looking for new buzzwords

Does it come with a blockchain at least? Coz I won't buy it, if there's no AI in there.

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AI lifeline to help devs craft smartmobe apps that suck a whole lot less... battery capacity

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Go

Open source can fix this

Making the sources public (open source) can help fixing it. This is why I always prefer the open source version to a proprietary one.

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Chinese Super Micro 'spy chip' story gets even more strange as everyone doubles down

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Holmes

Re: Red pill or blue pill? There is no 'neither' option...

> ... then someone went to a lot of trouble setting up a large scale scam sufficiently elaborate to convince / fool a major news outlet ...

It's the opposite, which makes it the real problem. The scam is nowhere near "sufficiently elaborate". So far, there's been nothing but empty (and quite silly) allegations. It's as if I'd report having found Excalibur, unfortunately not being able to show it to you for your own good. *pffft!*

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Brit startup plans fusion-powered missions to the stars

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Re: Can't we send them off right now?

I'm not one of those who drop them into the crapper...

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Angel

Can't we send them off right now?

Let's put the entire pack of scammers into a long tube and fire them towards the stars. I bet that there will be some sort of 'fusion' going on as well...

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'Incommunicado' Assange anoints new WikiLeaks editor in chief

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Pirate

Mass report abuse?

I could really report most of those posts as abusive. Those ‘allegations’ have already proven to be wrong, which doesn’t stop the 'three-letter-mobsters' from repeating them continuously. Then again, we all know where this 'manhunt propaganda' is coming from… (actual murderers there/protecting them) :-P

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New theory: The space alien origins of vital bio-blueprints for dinosaurs. And cats. And humans. And everything else

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Re: Assumption: There is a god and he* created everything.

Are you insinuating that he 'fired off' into other directions, as well? So there are extraterrestrials out there then and they look just like us!

Quite some manners, that. Dude needs a mom, I'd say.

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