* Posts by JoelLkins

15 posts • joined 22 Jan 2019

Firefox armagg-add-on: Lapsed security cert kills all browser extensions, from website password managers to ad blockers

JoelLkins

Re: "But seriously, how do you not catch an intermediate cert expiration date?"

> Write a stored procedure that gets executed every week to check for expiry and email or report to the concerned persons.

Who are these "concerned persons"?

What happens when they leave the company and no one knows to update the stored procedure [sic] with the new email address?

Internet industry freaks out over proposed unlimited price hikes on .org domain names

JoelLkins

Re: Protection Racket

> This is where a government body should step in and ensure customers aren't being screwed.

So NOW you want Big Daddy to come save you, huh?

Before it was all, "Keep the government out of my life" but when you're faced with the possibility of being screwed by the free market you scream for the sweet embrace of protectionism.

That way leads to enslavement, pal. You have to Take Matters Into Your Own hands and set up your own ICANN (ICANT?).

/s

JoelLkins

Re: Domain names are all pointless

127.0.0.1

Come at me, bro.

JoelLkins

Re: Domain names are all pointless

But ABC Windows from Dogshit Arizona deliver! And their selection is vast!!

JoelLkins

Re: Value for money

> I’ll expect to see a breakdown of cost, so that I know I’m getting good value.

$44.50 - Executive Bonus and compensation

$05.00 - Advertising

$01.00 - Overhead (website, secretary, office facilities)

$00.45 - Lobbyist kickback

$00.05 - Processing charges

--------

$60.00 / year

A+++ Value!!!

Stress, bad workplace cultures are still driving security folk to drink

JoelLkins

Re: Curiously American @AC

> they dock your pay for not taking leave.

That's not the American (Indentured Servant) Way!

https://youtu.be/cv33SsGHYHo

Oracle splats 300 vulns in MySQL, Database, Fusion, etc, pours fresh brew of Java SE terms

JoelLkins

Re: Cloud must be rather Cloudy

How much money are we talking about? $1k? $100k? $1m?

JoelLkins

Re: Cloud must be rather Cloudy

> They're doing it to be able to sustain it's development...you need be severely retarded to not understand it.

"It is development" what?

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=angry+flower+quick+guide+its+and+it%27s&iar=images&iax=images&ia=images

You need to be severely retarded to not understand it (is).

Did someone forget to tell NTT about Brexit? Japanese telco eyes London for global HQ

JoelLkins
Facepalm

Re: Ha

> In spite of brexit? Is this tripe still being pushed?

Uh huh. When Hard Brexit comes, how much will trade slow down now that every lorry will need to be inspected for proper paperwork?

How long before The Troubles 2.0 start?

How long before the situation in Gibraltar requires a response?

US-Cert alert! Thanks to a massive bug, VPN now stands for 'Vigorously Pwned Nodes'

JoelLkins
FAIL

Everyone knows security software is easy to write! Even a 10 year old can do it!

JoelLkins
Childcatcher

Re: There are *no* shortcuts if you want full privacy and security.

> I'd guess the chain of "logic" the developer(s) would have gone something like this

> "Almost no one knows what these are, so on one will look for them and beside, they are on the end users [sic] machine"

The chain of "logic" more likely went something like this:

Developer: I'll need three weeks to fully implement this

Manager: Do it in one! Marketing is saying we need to launch before next week.

Developer: But it will leave certain parts dangerously vuln--

Manager: Quit arguing and get back to work. We release in a week.

Developer: But--

Manager: (glares)

Developer: sigh

College student with 'visions of writing super-cool scripts' almost wipes out faculty's entire system

JoelLkins

Re: find is your friend

$ find . -name "*.bak" -exec echo rm "{}" \;

$ find . -name "*.bak" -exec rm "{}" \;

Rule for exec: whatever is found replaces the curly brackets. Surround by quotes in case the filename has spaces or other junk, always end command with \;

Don't be a WordPress RCE-hole and patch up this XSS vuln, pronto

JoelLkins

> "WordPress performs no CSRF [Cross-Site Request Forgery] validation when a user posts a new comment. This is because some WordPress features such as trackbacks and pingbacks would break if there was any validation"

Um, Trackbacks and Pingbacks have been broken for over 10 years, ever since script kiddies figured out it was an easy way to Spam and DDOS.

Anyone that admins a Wordpress site that has TB/PB enabled shouldn't own a computer let alone admin a Wordpress install.

There's no 'My' in Office, Microsoft insists with new productivity hub

JoelLkins
FAIL

Re: Why only now?

>I don't like the hoops you have to jump through to get a tab-delimited file with a .txt extension to open in Calc.

1. Open Calc

2. File -> Open -> Select file

3. Click "OK" to accept defaults

Yeah, that sucked.

Wow, fancy that. Web ad giant Google to block ad-blockers in Chrome. For safety, apparently

JoelLkins

Go for it, Google!

The moment my "Chrome Experience" devolves into a hot mess of pulsating ads, that's when I start using another browser (Firefox, Opera, Safari...)

BRING IT.

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