* Posts by Bob Hoskins

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Organised crime cops seek international hacking powers

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SOCA

Like NHTCU only more incompetent. If that's possible.

Paris, because she's been remotely penetrated many times.

Cisco source code swipe suspect charged

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Good

No country should extradite their own citizens. Paying attention jacqui?

Jacqui's secret plan to 'Master the Internet'

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Coup D'etat

"Rather I think GCHQ's game is to build up a profile of the public's internet habits to make it easier to identify political opponents to pick up for when Labour stage their coup d'etat to prolong their authority."

Ten years ago I would have considered this to be the height of paranoia - now I find myself looking at ways this could actually happen. The Civil Contingencies Act could be implemented to postpone a general election virtually indefinitely and as Labour must be aware by now there is absolutely no possible way they could win one at this stage.

This begs the question as to what will happen between now and 2010 that would justify such powers being invoked. In any case one thing is clear - this MTI nonsense is not the act of a government that is planning on going anywhere. What can we do about it? Right now, not an awful lot as we're in that uncomfortable zone where the democratic process no longer avails us but armed resistance is not yet justified. I don't know at what point you CAN justify actually - suggestions are welcome.

Mine's the tasteful Kevlar number.

DHS tests bomb-proof CCTV by blowing up bus

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Are the lenses spray paint proof?

.......I thought not

DEC 'hacker' questions McKinnon political bandwagon

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Cutherbert full of c**p

Firstly, he didn't change career he went to work for Corsaire (whilst they're not very good they are still technically a security consultancy).

Second, the reason Cuthbert was treated harshly (thought not THAT harshly) was because he lied from day one to the police and courts about what really happened. The whole 'i made a donation with a lynx browser and that triggered the IDS' thing, anyone remember that?

Thirdly, Cuthbert was never under threat of extradition which if you've ever met the guy will immediately strike you as a great shame.

Facebook-based privacy campaign to spam Wacky Jacqui

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Never mind the spamming.......

......why doesn't someone just shoot the bitch in the head?

Police poison speed debate with fuzzy figures

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It doesn't matter.....

....this government love cameras and Big Gordon is watching you.

Scammers making '$15m a month' on fake antivirus

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Scammers, Anti-Virus

I saw the title and assumed this was going to be an article about Symantec.

Noel Edmonds defies BBC's jackbooted enforcers

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See below

"There is no IT angle to this story. What is it doing here? I am removing The Register from my bookmarks. Please cancel my subscription. I am also dissatisfied with today's weather. Please make the weather the way I like it. Goodbye."

Lester, you're a twat.

How to beat AVG's fake traffic spew

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AVG is.....

...complete crap anyway. Not much point scanning all those links if it's so crap and actually finding the malware.

PayPal ambushes users with mystery Skype charges

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Account Topup

Luckily, we in the Netherlands can pay using something called iDeal which is essentially a signed bank transfer using tokens that happens instantaneously. It's been around for years and is far more secure than credit card (or shudder paypal).

Mine's the orange football top.

UK.gov plans central database for all your communications

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A guilty system.....

.....recognizes no innocents.

Extreme porn bill gets final reading

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@Irony

Touche.

You'll find very few Brits here who disagree that our "shiny little island" is well and truly down the sh1tter.

cDc automates Google Hacking

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Nothing new.

Foundstone did this years ago and better with SIteDigger.

Scotland Yard careers website defaced

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It's still vulnerable

It LOOKS like an SQL Injection problem to me. It also still appears to be vulnerable.

Paris because she knows the value of sanitizing database inputs.

MoD goat-bothering boffinry to cease

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@Curiosity

Relatively few goats actually died let alone exploded, not that I'm suggesting they were very happy about the whole thing - they almost certainly were not.

Icon because, well, Paris + decompression chamber = interesting reality TV.

SCO details bleak future

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Ha ha

Not even Paris runs SCO these days.

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