* Posts by waldo kitty

232 posts • joined 1 Dec 2008

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What do you mean you gave the boss THAT version of the report? Oh, ****ing ****balls

waldo kitty
Happy

well done!

this article got an honest full on belly laugh! excellent job and perfect report!

Twitch increases bug bounty payouts after source code leak by... wait, is that it?

waldo kitty
Unhappy

Re: And this offer comes

"It is easier to get money from poor people" Gunilla Goodmountain.

yep... it is easier for a poor man to get $10 each month for a pair of paper boots than it is for him to save $100 for a better pair of boots that will last for years instead of just 30 days...

Ex-DJI veep: There was no drone at Gatwick during 2018's hysterical shutdown

waldo kitty
Boffin

Not quite clear...

it is not quite clear in the article but i'm guessing that Brendan Schulman was an executive at DJI and is now moving to Boston Dynamics?

Audacity users stick the knife – and fork – in to strip audio editor of unwanted features

waldo kitty
Boffin

perhaps NTAT?

NTAT == No Telemetry Audio Tool

Hmmmmm, how to cool that overheating CPU, if only there was a solution...

waldo kitty
Big Brother

Re: no such thing as a stupid question?

The only stupid question is one you ask twice.

unless you have short term memory loss and don't even remember asking the question in the first place... then it is only (possibly) stupid to those being asked the question if it is their 2nd or more time around the barrel...

signed,

yes, i do know where the ANY key is

Ouch! When the IT equipment is sound, but the setup is hole-y inappropriate

waldo kitty
Alien

It hadn't occurred to them to look at where things were plugged in before unplugging them.

parallel printer (DB25) into an external SCSI port (also DB25) on a SCO Unix station... on boot, things didn't work properly and took a couple of hours to figure out... especially after the system reconfigured itself during that initial post-cleaning boot... why? both 16bit cards were addons and both inadvertently and accidentally swapped into each other's slots... it was the slot position in the case, not the specific card, that was remembered for the cables to plug into... first time ever working with SCO Unix... not so much fun as much as informative and quite the learning experience...

We don't know why it's there, we don't know what it does – all we know is that the button makes everything OK again

waldo kitty
Boffin

Re: Reminds me of a server issue we had.

Or you could have adjusted the HDD delay in the BIOS?

IF the BIOS had such, yes... otherwise, you had to find some other way to delay the BIOS boot... adding more RAM was one solution... putting the HD on a separate power supply and turning it on first followed by the PC power supply a little later was another solution...

Here's how we got persistent shell access on a Boeing 747 – Pen Test Partners

waldo kitty
Boffin

Re: How long...

Well, we are all going to die…

yup! birth is a death sentence, after all...

Does the boss want those 2 hours of your free time back? A study says fighting through crowds to office each day hurts productivity

waldo kitty
Boffin

Re: Who got the extra time?

in many cases both, employer and employee, have benefited from W@H...

the employee benefits as noted by other responses... more rest time, more family time, being able to start work less stressed, etc...

the employer benefits by the employees being more productive and able to work their full shift due to the above...

Forget GameStop: Keyboard warriors and electronic trading have never mixed well

waldo kitty
Alien

Re: Shortest known period of time

I thought that was a New York Minute?

you're probably right... remember, NYMs are measured in picoseconds by normal humans with a true understanding of how time works...

Whistleblowers: Inflexible prison software says inmates due for release should be kept locked up behind bars

waldo kitty
Boffin

Re: They're having a laugh

Yeah, just a tweak to the code. And some testing to make sure you don't release a murderer by mistake - could you knock that off in half an hour or so as well?

with proper unit testing, yes...

This Brit biz's seven-screen laptop is something to behold

waldo kitty
Boffin

does no one think of the content makers?

The biz says it created the beast depicted above because it thinks there’s a market for “a proper mobile Security Operations Center.”

that could easily be a streaming gamer's battle station, too... the 1060 is a bit behind the curve for this use but there is still the future to look forward to...

Everybody's time is precious, pal: Sometimes it isn't only the terminals that are dumb

waldo kitty
Boffin

dumb terminal with modem on top???

when i read the phrase "dumb terminal" i think of Wyse 60 and similar... what i'm recalling is fairly thin devices like today's flat screens... i have a hard time picturing how a modem (eg: USR Courier) that's roughly 8" x 5" (203mm x 127mm) and maybe 1" (25mm) thick is sitting on top of a terminal housing that is only a few inches thick... these things i'm remembering from the late '80s were not CRTs but we did have a bunch of those, too...

while trying to be fairly accurate with my measurements, i went looking for pictures and dimensions of these terminal devices my mind keeps picturing... weird that i cannot find any that look like those i remember... thin clients are close but they have too many brains in them... the ones we used required at least a two wire (TX/RX) serial connection and had no brains in them at all... green or amber monochrome and no graphics capabilities at all... we used them with PCMOS, a multiuser multitasking disk operating system, running several database applications on FoxBase (before m$ acquired it)... the "servers" we used at the time were maxed out 286, 386 or early 486 systems generally loaded with several Digiboard serial cards to provide 16+ terminal connections and as much memory as the system could handle... i won't mention all the fun inserting all the memory chips into the EMS/XMS memory boards we used to max the systems' memory out...

ah, the joys of being an old fart...

Dell online store charges 16 million dollars for new laptop with paint job

waldo kitty
Paris Hilton

Black is your only real option

FWIW: when i looked just a few minutes ago, black was the only choice... looks like they solved the problem by simply removing the other color option... i did just close their notice box asking me if i wanted to switch to the North America site so they might have switched me anyway...

kinda reminds me of an old quote...

"You can have your FORD any color you like as long as it is black." - Henry Ford

[time passes]

just checked the link again... i'm not getting the server switch dialog any more but the top right corner does say GBR which i guess is for Great BRitain...

Unexpected Porthcawl in the borkage area: Riding an indoor Power Truck to nowhere

waldo kitty
Boffin

Re: Early Arcade Games

I can remember the very early arcade games introduced colour by having fixed coloured bands running across the screen.

yep! green on the bottom for grass and blue up top for sky... i remember those days :)

Wave goodbye: DigitalOcean decimates workforce as co-founder reveals lack of profitability, leadership turmoil

waldo kitty
Boffin

Re: Impressed with the service but........

One of my servers was under constant port scanning. I traced the IP back to one of Digital Oceans servers.

we've seen similar here so we instituted an active blocking program whereby any DO IPs that scan are immediately blocked... normal usage connections are allowed but monitored closely for bot activities and banned if found to be botting...

Updated your WordPress plugins lately? Here are 320,000 auth-bypassing reasons why you should

waldo kitty

Re: I love WordPress

failregex = ^<HOST> -.*"(PUT|GET|POST|HEAD|PATCH|DELETE).*\.php([^a-z0-9 ][^ ]*)? HTTP.*"

that looks like the beginnings of a snort or suricata IDS/IPS rule ;)

Remembering Y2K call-outs and the joy of the hourly contractor rate

waldo kitty
Holmes

Re: I was working as a care assistant

it might be hard to do anything useful with the tomatoes if there's no power

Chop up some of the furniture, bonfire out in the back, tomatoes poured into a big pot, and off you go..?

My initial thought was how to open the cans without an electric opener. Like all good scouts, I have a manual opener with me at all times but perhaps this little item was overlooked in the mosh?

Dough! Jobs microsite for UK's data watchdog set hundreds of cookies without visitors' consent

waldo kitty
Black Helicopters

What if...

what if each and every cookie a site wanted to set required individual approving? users would soon stop using those sites and guess what? the site would suffer and soon realize their mistake... or would they?

Mystery database left open turns out to be at heart of a huge Groupon ticket fraud ring

waldo kitty
Facepalm

Re: "people still use this voucher biz – who knew?"

this reminds me of those laughable TV ads for discount sites... the ones where the the people are saying things like "i made $900" and similar... this goes for those credit cards ads that do the same thing touting their "cash back" offers... the folks falling for these come-ons didn't "make" anything... they simply saved it... maybe...

waldo kitty
Boffin

Re: Fake accounts? You sure?

I would love to have a simple way of populating Chrome's password store with fake logins (real login in password manager), as I suspect that some webpage malware has been able to access the password store - given the old passwords that I'm threatened with.

why use malware to access and decrypt some local password storage when one only need to use an "invisible" iframe and embed a ftp link which causes the browser to use the user's configured name and password? that's an old method, though, and it doesn't really work any more with modern browsers... it wasn't quite that easy, either, but it is the gist of the method that i'm conveying without going into too much detail...

remember, there are some very sneak bastards out there in the ethers...

The NetCAT is out of the bag: Intel chipset exploited to sniff SSH passwords as they're typed over the network

waldo kitty
Mushroom

non-trivial to exploit...

yeah, non-trivial to exploit but if you're in this deep, you're in the gold vault anyway... it is just a matter of picking out what you want from all the other gold things that may not be so valuable...

Parliament IT bods' fail sees server's naked OS exposed to world+dog

waldo kitty
Mushroom

Re: Right click - Share C drive as read only...

Been a good few years since I touched IIS but isn't it actually quite fiddly to configure it that poorly? By default it's way more secure?

these days, maybe but back in yesteryear, it was not so stable or secure... it is still as fiddly as hell, though...

IT pro screwed out of unused vacation pay, bonus by HPE after judge rules: The law is a mess but it's still the law

waldo kitty
Boffin

he really needs to appeal this decision... if he can afford it, that is...

waldo kitty
Facepalm

Re: Reciprocity for new hires?

> under the law, White could only get hold of the relevant policies if he turned up, in person, to the company's official human resources headquarters – which is on the other side of America in California, roughly 2,500 miles away.

So if you can only get hold of your contract by physically going to CA,

read that again, please... i've bolded the key words...

hint: "relevant policies" are not "the contract" ;)

Who left a database of emails, credit cards, plain-text passwords, and more open to the web this week? Tech Data, come on down!

waldo kitty
Holmes

almost gotta wonder if they've done or are doing any forensics to find out if anyone outside has accessed the system(s) and if they've pulled data off... another question is how long was the system(s) open in this manner... when and why...

I'll just clear down the database before break. What's the worst that could happen? It's a trial

waldo kitty
Alien

don't you just look at the hostname at the top of the ssh window and use that, which will be the target machine you're typing the command on?

does it still do that when you're daisy-chained ssh'd into a machine through an/several other(s)?

Japan on track to start testing Alfa-X, fastest train in the world with top speed of 400kph

waldo kitty
Holmes

Re: Well....

And we are told that we are "advanced" economies.

Economy is one thing... Infrastructure and technology are two other and different things...

Strong-willed field support op holds it together during painful customer call

waldo kitty
Boffin

Re: At Gene Cash...

Scratch monkeys ?

this reply is highly underrated... i'd like to +1 it numerous more times! ;)

Woman calls cops on shadowy baddie barricaded in bathroom... to discover: Roomba gone rogue

waldo kitty
Holmes

Re: All your bathrooms are belong to us!

"I would also love to know how it locked the door."

our interior doors have push button locks... actually, the whole knob pushes in... it is very easy to accidentally lock a door by pushing it all the way open with nothing behind it to prevent it from hitting the wall and pushing the knob in...

unlocking these is pretty easy from outside the locked room... there's a hole in the other knob and you simply poke an ice pick or clothes hanger through the hole to push the other knob out of the lock position...

this is the same type hole that you have to put a flat piece into, find the lock slot, and turn to unlock on doors with twisting lock buttons... it is just easier to unlock these push-to-lock knobs since you only have to push straight in instead of locating the slot and turning...

when toddlers were running around opening and closing all the doors, it was easy for them to get locked into a room...

Crash, bang, wallop: What a power-down. But what hit the kill switch?

waldo kitty
Paris Hilton

"Two words: Molly Guard"

It has gotta make one wonder what Molly did to get a switch cover named after her.

Bad news for WannaCry slayer Marcus Hutchins: Judge rules being young, hungover, and in a strange land doesn't obviate evidence

waldo kitty
Facepalm

Re: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

"Stopping a computer virus you helped unleash isn't exactly a good deed."

ummm... apparently you are not familiar with the case... marcus didn't help unleash WannaCry... he stopped it...

Are you sure your disc drive has stopped rotating, or are you just ignoring the messages?

waldo kitty
Paris Hilton

Re: I can believe it!

"Let me ask the stupid question... if you aren't allowed near the printer, or don't know where it is, how do you collect the output?"

Have you ever seen one of the mail room folks coming around with their little cart delivering the mail? They deliver more than just the postal mail. This is also why there are banner and closing pages on print jobs. The banner page states who the print job belongs to and where they are located. The closing page indicates the end of that job. Someone, maybe the mail room personnel, collects the print jobs from the printers and delivers them to the originator of the job when they bring the rest of the "mail".

TLDR; You don't collect the job from the printer. It is delivered to you.

Begone, Demon Internet: Vodafone to shutter old-school pioneer ISP

waldo kitty
Boffin

Re: Modem ISP

That depends on what you call an 'ISP'... There are still BBSes around with POTS dial-up offerings. Depending on their setup, you might get email on the BBS or they may offer PPP...

Still a sysop, 30+ years...

VMware 'pressured' hotel to shut down tech event close to VMworld, IGEL sues resort giant

waldo kitty
Holmes

Though lots of complaints about CDW who designed the platform for us . . .

CDW? as in Computer Discount Warehouse?

Code of conduct claims new Texas Instruments CEO after just six weeks

waldo kitty
Facepalm

Just now finding out?

Wait... Crutcher has been there for 22 years and they're just now finding out that his personal behavior doesn't conform to the company's code of conduct? Who else is sleeping at the wheel over there?

Sysadmin shut down server, it went ‘Clunk!’ but the app kept running

waldo kitty
Facepalm

Re: Halted machine on other side of the planet

I typed shutdown -h on a system to bring up the help. Except it didn't bring up the help :-)

yeah, that should have been "--help" instead of that old DOSism "-h" :lol:

'Uncarrier' T-Mobile US to un-carry $40m for bumpkin blower bunkum

waldo kitty
Boffin

Ringing has never been synced

The ringing has never been synchronized. Much too much trouble. Why would anyone ever get the idea they were synced is beyond me.

Google asked to take down 2.4 MEEELLION URLs under EU law

waldo kitty
Facepalm

this is just funny!

"After re-reviewing the original document he submitted as proof of his innocence in the benefits case, we discovered that it was a forgery," the biz said.

Elon Musk's Tesla burns $675.3m in largest ever quarterly loss

waldo kitty
Boffin

"In all honestly, he was aiming for AT LEAST Mars. They burned the upper stage to depletion regardless of target."

go here and have a play... the green orbit is the Roadster... take the simulation with a grain of salt as it is done with the currently available numbers which will change over time...

sorry for the long url...

http://orbitsimulator.com/gravitySimulatorCloud/yr/gsim2018.html?sv,1,2018-017A,2458157.50,-111460718436.256134,96755918467.335342,-75465634.877971,-22692.886039,-25294.933534,-722.153515,0,0,00FF00,90,65,,16000,0,12,1,0,

here it is shortened...

https://tinyurl.com/yabgew5v

ASA tells Poundland and its teabagging elf: Enough with the smutty social ninja sh*t

waldo kitty
Angel

I'm trying to figure out how Twinings determined it was their tea bag. It looks like a Lipton bag to me but it could be any number of tea bags.

Intel's super-secret Management Engine firmware now glimpsed, fingered via USB

waldo kitty
Boffin

Re: Claim: all IPv6 addresses are *PUBLIC*

NAT in the IPv4 world was a "good enough" solution to that problem. Not because it expanded the address space, but instead because it (incidentally) hid users end devices from external things being able to reach them. That seems to be what Bombastic Bob is talking about.

this! i wish i could give you more thumbs-ups but...

The cheek of it! Beach bar owner shoots nude bather in the booty

waldo kitty
Facepalm

Re: Low jeans

It has been around a longer than that and supposedly originated in prisons and jails as a way for those wearing such to advertise their availability to others...

waldo kitty
Trollface

Re: Could have been worse

I fail to understand why people pick on Norfolk...especially as Suffolk is so nearby.

There is the same problem in Virginia, USA :lol:

Creepy backdoor found in NetSarang server management software

waldo kitty
Boffin

What is a DLL? Sounds like a really secure way to build an OS.

well, you have a choice...

1. use a shared file of routines and functions to keep programs smaller by compiling dynamic.

2. make every program larger by including what could be shared code into all of them and compile everything static.

WannaCry-slayer Marcus Hutchins 'built Kronos banking trojan' – FBI

waldo kitty
Holmes

In America you apparently only have to glance at the person committing a crime to be generously provided with the same kind of jail sentence.

if you know what they are doing and you don't report it, you can be considered an accessory...

I don't recall what the fucked up legislation is called, but it's apparently there to fill all the privately owned bank accounts prisons.

the term you are looking for is "accessory after the fact" and it requires that you know that "the act" was illegal and you didn't report it...

there is also "accessory before the fact" which means that you knew about the act to be committed and you didn't report it... this one may also carry additional conspiracy charges if you participated...

waldo kitty
Holmes

Re: "I've read the indictment"

"it seems they may have thought that the accounts malwarertech (probably the bad guy) and malwarertechblog (the good guy) were the same, somehow."

ummm... they are... MalwareTech is a GoodGuy<tm> and MalwareTechBlog is his twitter account for his blog... same guy, two different twitter accounts... depending on what you want in your feed, you follow one or the other or both...

waldo kitty
Holmes

Re: Also Wannacry?

"Given how clueless US agencies are [...]"

ummm... remember, all this so-called evidence is given to a/the Grand Jury... they are the ones that say "yay or nay" on these things... these folks are common every day john and jane does who likely don't have the first clue about these things to start with... just talk with some random on the street and see what kind of answers you get for the most common computer, internet and security related topics... clueless? yeah, to say the least... the GJ is definitely not a jury of peers... if this case goes to trial, it is highly doubtful that the court will even be able to find any true peers, peers that fully know and understand the aspects of so-called hacking and computer/internet security...

WannaCry kill-switch hero Marcus Hutchins collared by FBI on way home from DEF CON

waldo kitty
Holmes

So, who really stole MalwareTech's wallet in Vegas?

he slept in the lobby because his phone was dead and his wallet had been stolen... while he slept, someone was kind enough to charge his phone for him... he took the phone with a 5% charge and called Uber to take him back to where he was staying... gotta wonder, now, who really stole his wallet... he'd been in Vegas for over a week driving high end rental cars, visiting shooting ranges, and doing other touristy things... if the FBI knew who he was, they could have nabbed him at any time before he was heading home... the whole thing reeks of shite...

waldo kitty
Facepalm

Brits and their damned extra "u" (was: Re: Stay CLEAR of the USA)

"Is that a revolution to change the spelling of "colour" back to being correct?"

i don't know about you but over here we pronounce the word as "col or" or "col er"... not "col our" or "col hour" ;)

i won't mention the "colour" spelling being flagged as misspelled B)

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