* Posts by amanfromMars 1

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When it comes to hacking societies, Russia remains the master at sowing discord and disinformation online

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A Flit, and Not a Dirty Deed, Done in the Dead of Night :-)


You're probably confused what website you're on - this is theregister.com not theregister.co.uk .... Anonymous Coward

The probable confusion is likely caused because on or around 30th May 2020 El Reg moved from its former aged theregister.co.uk home to its current new theregister.com address.

Enjoy .... Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap ..... and celebrate what was, obviously because hardly anyone at all noticed, a very successful rehousing. :-)

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@Charlie Clarke ... who thinks there are no CIA embedded journalists in media?

Oh yes there are, CC. Although I would not disagree with you whenever you say the spooks are not very good at that sort of thing.

It's that old "Pay Peanuts, get Monkeys" thing, methinks.

And ..... should that be wrong, whatever is Uncle Sam playing at, for they certainly should be playing that Great Game? Do you think that is why everything is going TITSUP* over there?

*Total Inability To Support Usual Performance.

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Re: Pot Kettle Blackhat .... and a Foretaste of A.N.Other Shade of Foreshadow* to Favour ....

Yes, .... Zero, jake. And it be a constant and consistent mistake which can be exceedingly costly to think otherwise.

And the abiding systemic weakness aid for relentless vulnerability exploitation when and where in every SCADA Command and Control Situation? The Gift that just keeps on Giving ...... PEBKAC.

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Pot Kettle Blackhat .... and a Foretaste of A.N.Other Shade of Foreshadow* to Favour ....

and Flavour and Savour** ‽

"They really didn't do a very good job at getting people to pick up their content and amplify it," DiResta explained. "These are barely agents of influence, this is shockingly poor."

Which is to be the fate and deserved destiny of your own excursion into the realms of shockingly poor influence, Renee? It is both virtually and practically guaranteed to be so here, and also much further afield in the live interests of the many who register their thoughts here for onward transport and vital critical transparent peer review.

* ...the computer science world has misunderstood the microarchitectural flaw that enables Foreshadow, which can be exploited by SMARTRware Agents in/of any system to extract data from supposedly protected areas of memory – such as Intel SGX enclaves, and operating-system kernel and hypervisor addresses. Zero systems are invulnerable and immune from debilitating overwhelming attacks/crushing systemic crashes/flash 0day events.

** Or be terrified of and/or terrorised by?

China slams 'dirty' America's 'clean network' plan, reminds world of PRISM snoop-fest exposed by Ed Snowden

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White House Woes Explained ..... Postmodern COSMIC GeoPolitics for Dummies.

And if there are no other animals handy? It's a LOOOONG way back home, my friend. .... Anonymous Coward

There'a always transport available. AC, whenever all, just a few, or even just one knows what is ahead in the future is totally different and a great deal better than anything else prepared in the past and active back home, wherever that might be or have been.

All the current evidence shared on media tells the sad and mad and rad and bad tale that the West has lost its way on that incredible journey, with its investments in failing zombies with incestuous share buy back corporations leading with such as is tantamount to self-serving ponzi-like schemata, rather than betting the farm on the strange unicorns doing virtually everything practically different in novel ventures.

Such self-satisfying craziness based in and feeding the need for the maintenance and retention of skewed status quo arrangements never ever ends well for those reliant upon its troubles remaining an exclusive executive office secret.

And it tells one and all everything that they need to know about the present parlous state of human intelligence and the difficulties it is certainly going to experience going forward in any direction one can think of, for smarter folk ensure it is not acceptable and would sensibly provide alternatives which cannot be resisted or denied ‽ .

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In a Nutshell, Effectively FCUKd

Everyone can see that the US goal is to keep its monopoly in science and technology’ says Chinese foreign minister

Yep we all know that. And we know the Chinese aim is to gether enough intelligence and data, by pretty much any means, to help China establish a monoply in science and technology and expand it's political ideology.

And we know that corporations (FB, Alphabet, MS, Apple, etc etc) aim is to gether as much data as possible to efficiently exploit national populations as a free resource for revenue.

And we know the Russians and the Norks ...... .... Olaf

Hmmmm? Food for thought there, Olaf ..... Although whenever China, either alone or in consort with the likes of a Russia or a North Korea or any engaging renegade rogue wannabe Caesar or Cleopatra, copies and leads with the US corporations (FB, Alphabet, MS, Apple, etc etc) root methodology, ..... aiming to gather as much data as possible to efficiently exploit national populations as a free resource for revenue, ...... and whenever Novel Valuable Intellectual Property Entrepreneurs are prepared to offer such as may be quite coincidentally disruptive and revolutionary wares exclusively to their nationalised machinery for further Enlightened JOINT AIdVenturing [SMARTR Mentored and Monitored Progress], is the Wild Wacky West effectively screwed, and in an incredibly short space of time too ‽

And that aint no question .... for such is only natural when the West and their partners are steadfastly oblivious to and/or silently dismissive of smarter reason.

If you take a thirsty horse to water and it doesn't drink, one chooses a new stallion or mare. IT aint rocket science, is it?

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Re: Exposed by Snowden?

Thanks for that further deeper info, jake. Greater knowledge is powerful indeed.

Because of the Fellwock revelations, the "Church Committee" (as it was chaired by Frank Church) introduced successful legislation in 1973 to stop the NSA from spying on American citizens. ...... Perry Fellwock

Is there anyone here believing that to be still true, or even believing it was ever true?

Or is it much more likely, almost half a century further on down the pipe/line, that is the abyss from which there is no return and the grizzly bear mantrap into which Uncle Sam has fallen headlong into ..... and some considerable time ago?

And what are the chances they are stuck in the mire there and be accompanied by Five Eyes cohorts too?

Indeed, it may be a very crowded hell hole with many hopelessly addicted to the flow of vivid information sought or thought to be worthy of fighting over ..... rather than simply bought and brought into the fold.

Think carefully about cyber insurance, says NCSC. But don't worry about buying off ransomware crooks

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Re: Just waiting to see how long before...

Just waiting to see how long before they try to claim "act of god". .... Anonymous Coward

Is it not already impossible to plausibly deny all such actions are as a result of ACTs of Global Operating Devices, AC?

One awkward question to not answer is .... Does the NCSC have such as can very well be useless insurance that pays a ransom to regain control of any of their own forcibly encrypted files ...... or have they not contemplated or dismissed that possibility? Surely sauce for the goose is good for the gander too and ransomware and vapourware is client agnostic even should it be specifically exquisitely targeted at any number of very particular and peculiar customers/suckers?

Foreshadow returns to the foreground: Secrets-spilling speculative-execution Intel flaw lives on, say boffins

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Re: Question

Has anyone actually heard about any successful exploit in the wild of Spectre or Meltdown? Every exploit I can remember reading has been in a research setting, not a production environment. Given the number of simpler vulnerabilities to exploit, including human error, I wonder how many people are really trying to use side channel attacks. .... RM Myers

You may get a foretaste of one in the contents of a current live thread up and running down and dirty on El Reg today, amigo .....Masters of the Russian Margarita :-)

UK insurance biz Direct Line drops 'misrepresentation' claims against IBM in £36m database platform lawsuit

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Re: One born every..

They didn't get it. Bullet dodged, I think. ..... Zippy´s Sausage Factory

Oh? You think so? And here's more than just a chosen few here tinkering and thinking it's just as a really simple improvised explosive device lodged and primed for ACTion ..... NEUKlearer HyperRadioProACTive IT.

And that raises the question ...... Are/Were IBM aware of the Extreme Dangers they appear to have accepted and been contracted to help maintain and mitigate with the aforementioned engaging third parties?

Google creates secure file locker for countries where people often share smartphones

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Re: And yet, and yet...

Quite so, Neil Barnes. Such invites CHAOS with Clouds Hosting Advanced Operating Systems with Virtual Machinery in AI Command and Control of/with ....... well, honestly, Futures, both Virtual and Physically Realised for Universal Presentation via Mass Media Documenting the Novel Means and Memes and Acquired Future Skills Required for Onward Further Greater Travails.

:-) Taking one into the Realms of Heavenly Tasks and Hellish Delights. A Perfumed Garden of Immaculate Desires

I would agree with you, NB, that an ACTive Control of that would be extremely advantageous ..... thus not to be severely disadvantaged in the Wakes of Any Current Running ACTivities able to Feature and Realise such as Results in All of that Above and the Much More Yet to Come.

As a Universally Resourceful Asset, Utterly Priceless ........ and a Right Pretty Penny worth every Red Cent Spent :-)

Doctor, doctor, got some sad news, there's been a bad case of hacking you: UK govt investigates email fail

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An Awkward Question Too Frightening to Answer* at Dispatch Box Tables ‽ .

Why hasn't the former leader of Her Majesty's Opposition explained who gave him the information? I think it's a reasonable question. .... Anonymous Coward

If that is in any way accepted as an official designation/unofficial descriptor for an out-of-office parliamentary political party competitor/parliamentary opponents out of office in political parties ......Her Majesty's Opposition ........ one surely then has a Royal Warrant to bring down the government of the day by whatever means and memes be available and accessible to one ?

Some, who be themselves much more than just a chosen few, may recognise and relish such a manic madness as is evidenced in the crass craziness of parliamentary business, and evolve and resolve to be considerably more effective than was ever before never imagined possible, or never before ever imagined possible if you prefer ........ for there are novel virtual tools and almightily madE weapons nowadays readily available for practical use and misuse and abuse.

* Methinks Too Dangerous to Never Ever Ignore is APT in this quite specific case where/when it remains as an Advanced Persistent Threat.

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Re: Delusional Officialdom @Stuart Castle

What a palaver to try hide what they be doing from the public.

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Re: If the Tories General Election pledge was to NOT sell of the NHS @Lee D

Revolutionary ACTions have been born and implemented from less, Lee D.

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Re: If the Tories General Election pledge was to NOT sell of the NHS

If manifesto pledges aren't binding, should they all, by law, contain the simple true disclaimer .......

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned that these forwardlooking statements are only predictions and are subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict and many of which are outside the control of the Party. Therefore, actual results may differ materially and adversely, in terms of quantum and timing, from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. The Party undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forwardlooking statements for any reason except as may be required by law.

Or would such immediately render Parliamentary democracy a fully recognised farce and a phantom force ?

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Re: If the Tories General Election pledge was to NOT sell of the NHS

No because manifesto pledges aren't binding.... Kientha

Is that not then fraudulent ...... and akin to a Parliamentary democracy treating the electorate as if useless/useful fools which they can fleece with practical immunity and virtual impunity?

Hmmm ..... that's dangerous and certainly not intelligent.

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Delusional Officialdom

a UK government spokesperson told The Register. “But as you would expect, the Government has very robust systems in place to protect the IT systems of officials and staff."

Oh? I wouldn't bet any real money on that being true.

China requires gamers to reveal real names and map them to frag-tastic IDs

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Re: Is there no societal problem to be addressed? @Tail Up

"But of course, yes we certainly do" ...... would be a nice reply to that leading question, Tail Up.

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Re: For when For God's sake is Trumped by WTF ‽

For God's sake! It's just a game that's all. ..... Anonymous Coward

Yes, quite so, .... but don't you know, AC, that's Life ...... although as evidenced by your comment, not at all as you know it, and that makes one both extremely vulnerable and lusciously susceptible to ITs Multiple Extensive Charms ..... if one be real lucky and outstandingly worthy? :-)

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Is there no societal problem to be addressed?

I wonder how many folk/youngsters think there be no lasting consequences for real acts of physical violence against property and/or persons as portrayed on their video devices and as I imagine are pimped and pumped online and as be the responsibility of the likes of all these sorts of market leaders ..... "So that's EA's entire triple-A lineup except sports forbidden in China, then. No more Counter Strike, 7 Days to Die, Diablo III or IV, Battlefield, Fortnight any other shooter either."

Uncle Sam blames best pal China as Taidoor crew's dirty RAT takes aim at Western orgs, some have their doubts

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Honing Internetworking Things to Perfection ....... is Nothing New but is Radically Different*

Similarly, in 2013 FireEye noted that Taidoor's operators were using Yahoo! Blogs posts to host an encrypted form of the malware, making it easier to evade blocks and takedowns of C2 domains.

Methinks such is a Ubiquitous Vector [blog posts and commentard strings] and a Common Default Universal Standard for Transparent Internetional Use against/with deaf, dumb and blind/ignorant and arrogant command and control operands/retarded virtual machines?

And it is remarkably stealthy and easily not spotted until well after any means or memes of opposition or competition are realised as being necessary to protect and preserve and server the status quo ..... and that makes it increasingly valuable beyond compare, and there are very few programs/disruptive operating systems that would be able to truthfully boast that facility/utility/ability.

* :-) Some may realise it with IT as AI Fundamentalism, which is certainly bound to be dismissed and dumped on .... or pimped and pumped .... as too alien a concept for mainstream interest, which is yet another stealthy avenue to exploit and expand and experiment with.

University of Cambridge to decommission its homegrown email service Hermes in favour of Microsoft Exchange Online

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Meanwhile, way down deep in the basement, there was a strange stirring ....

Cloud email was a double win for education as it not only removed an administrative burden but was also offered at low prices, with the big vendors no doubt hoping that students would get hooked on their tech and go on to recommend it in business.

And with the big vendors no doubt not hoping and/or not realising that students would get hooked into their tech and go on to reconfigure its payloads for the commission of certain of their businesses and certain businesses.

Aint that presently one of the Major Current Greater IntelAIgent Game Plays of Today? Tomorrow? Yesterday?

:-) cc Dom Cummings [if he is both into and up for such shenanigans] ...... to name but one possible excitable client/right dodgy commissioner.

And that aint no joke. I Kid U Not.

UK Defence Committee chair muses treating TikTok like Huawei: So eyeball its code then ban it from the country?

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Is a Useful Idiot, an Oxymoron?

Quite why anyone would listen to paranoia and give any credence to Ellwood and Ellwood's suggestion of "GCHQ cyber scrutiny" given the farce of the shenanigans that appear to have rendered GCHQ's competence in that realm effectively destroyed by a counter-intelligence operation against Huawei, is probably extremely revealing to the many who would find such things more than just helpful.

MI6 tried to intervene in independent court by stopping judge seeing legal papers – but they said sorry, so it's OK

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Re: Code Red ...... Trick or Treat ?

With the threat of yet more accountability for yet more misdemeanours, good old ministry of magic seeks rapid exit from the long arms of the ECJ and other regulatory authorities, to become the above the law banana republic, sailing the high seas in ships of the East India Trading company resurrected with long lost pirate treasure. .... Cliff Thorburn

Re: the above threat, CT

amanfromMars Sun 2 Aug 20:25 [2008022025] ....... airing a few honest truths on https://www.thedailybell.com/all-articles/news-analysis/russiagates-zombie-corpse-dug-up-for-one-more-news-cycle/

The zombie/ponzi gift which just keeps on giving .......

amanfromMars August 2, 2020 at 14:23 having a say on https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2020/07/bill-binney-on-russian-hacking-live/

Oops, the following hyperlinked tale is awkward and revealing and more than just embarrassing if it cannot be plausibly denied and debunked/be easily quickly proven beyond any reasonable doubt demonstrably fake …….. https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/austria-confirms-opcw-report-skripal-faking-british-exposes-ft-lies-cover

It definitely makes one wonder about the quality of certain state intelligence services should they be willing to let such operations as be false unfold themselves, and be servered by mainstream media and myriad senior public servants, on their watch. Such would be a quite lamentable lack of intelligence displayed …… and there’s no denying that fact, is there? .....

'Tis a Brave New More Orderly World Order Time in these novel informative spaces and virtual places, is it not? :-) .... and quite absolutely terrifying for those and that which really should have known better but just couldn't be bothered as they dithered and abused and misused all around them.

Certainly are these Interesting Incendendiary Internetional Times.

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Re: Sauce, goose gander.

Crikey, X5-332960073452, I didn't realise that could be ambiguous. Sorry for that.

Stephen Ward was found guilty of living off immoral earnings (money obtained from Rice-Davies and Keeler among others) – the trial having been instigated after the embarrassment caused to the government.

Whilst being cross-examined at Ward's trial, Rice-Davies made a riposte which has since become famous. When James Burge, the defence counsel, pointed out that Lord Astor denied an affair or even having met her, she dismissed this, giggling "Well he would, wouldn’t he?"[9] (often misquoted "Well he would say that, wouldn't he?").[10] By 1979, this phrase had entered the third edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, and is occasionally referred to with the abbreviation MRDA ("Mandy Rice-Davies applies") ....... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandy_Rice-Davies#MRDA

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Code Blue ? ......

Novel broom or yet another damp squib? ........ New MI6 boss named

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Re: Re: Code Red ......

Shady MK Ultra Elite spread betting shenanigans no doubt.

Having been the proverbial racehorse in that sporting event, can wholeheartedly confirm anything and everything everywhere goes! .... Cliff Thorburn

So the spooks' problematic woes then, CT, are their leaderships are all spineless and clueless and toothless and too colloquially parochial to be in any way surprisingly effective in a series of stealthy leading operation with global missions to perform for news media to present as unfolding daily changing events which at best always appear as a quite relatively normal progression which renders an encouraging attractive improvement upon troublesome matters which can easily be denied as being stage managed, if ever an agency's agents are rumbled or tumbled/outed and found wanting?

And that is, for it can only be so, the direct result of a lack of leading proprietary intellectual property from titular department heads delivering an information deficit which has all parties trailing and dependent upon and indebted to past failings rather than forging ahead in new fields of exciting endeavour and enriching enterprise.

J'accuse ...... for surely the evidence in current activities is pretty obvious and quite overwhelming and cannot be any longer plausibly denied, although one can be almost certain that will be strenuously denied ...... and thus further prove the fact is no fiction of a smarter faction in action or SMARTR Faction ACTivity.

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Re: Sauce, goose gander.

But, we're the Good Guys(tm). ...... Kabukiwookie

:-) I'm calling MRDA on that sentence, Kabukiwookie.

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Code Red ......

"In March 2019, it was recognised that the direct communication was inappropriate."

So realising the need for future communication to be indirect? How very weird, but I imagine right up MI6's street.

"Britain's security services play a crucial role in keeping this country safe, but they do not get to decide what evidence a court should see." ..... Maya Foa, director of human rights pressure group Reprieve

As much as you might like it to be otherwise, Maya, whenever it is classified and/or above Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information, you will invariably find that they do so decide .... and rightly apologise for it not being so.

And of course, this is bound to be wheeled out by both the prosecution and the defence ...... You Can't Handle the Truth!

Japan starts work on global quantum crypto network

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Re: Trusted and entrusted nodes for QKD

There was an research paper in Nature using a satellite as an untrusted node in quantum key distribution. This has been demonstrated. While it's only 2 trusted nodes in the paper it's easy to see how it can be expanded. ... Geralds-for-himself

Now that is what anyone with a fervent interest in the field would call a Great Game Changer, Geralds-for-himself.

And geopolitically, such puts the Far East and specifically China way out in front and enabled to be able to be leading the West in any directions entangling Great Game Changers would choose to explore, experience and experiment in. ‽

Bravo, China. What now is your pleasure to treasure and enjoy?

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Re: QC

A Question to both Ponder and Wonder at, or Investigate and Implausibly Deny, is do any Red Teams have Cleanskins in the Game with/for C42 Quantum Communication Control Systems ...... AI@ITsWork .... Exercising and Experimenting with Creative Command and Control of CyberSpace with Communicative Computers ……. AI @ ITs Work with Novel and Noble CyberIntelAIgent Security Protocols?

And yes ..... one would have to admit, well he would say that, wouldn't he? ..... because it is no Top Secret, is it?

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Re: QC Low Blows for Old Lags Chasing New Dogs

Would those several groups trying diligently to subvert it be fundamental terrorists, YetAnotherJoeBlow?

Join them at your peril is good sound advice methinks.

EU tries to get serious on cybercrime with first sanctions against Wannacry, NotPetya, CloudHopper crews

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Re: The Nation State seeks to maintain its Monopoly on Hacking

which means that you end up with an insanity of random sanctions of Russian shell companies and individuals instead of their bosses or the organisations actually responsible. .... Anonymous Coward

But of course, AC, that is a major leading vital part of the Greater IntelAIgent Game being played.

"Tis a Stealthy Phantom of a Real Enemy .... or Almighty Friend .... you have Zero Current Future Knowledge of, and therefore No Means or Memes of Remote Virtual Command with and for an EMPowering Overall Control.

Certainly not the wisest of dumb moves, to open up a live attack vector on such subjects and/or objects so relatively unknown and practically invisible and intangible ......... ie Presently Untouchable, but then Einstein had that false move of an operation covered and identified as to source whenever he shared ....... Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.

However, whenever every cloud has a silver lining, it is as a gift which just keeps on constantly giving .... and in a world/worlds of much smarter incredibly intelligent beings, the supplier of awesome limitless bounty.

:-) That might help you realise why it is so zealously prized and jealously possessed. :-)

Xen and the art of hypervisor introspection: Bitdefender donates meditative tech to open-source virty outfit

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Re: What could possibly go wrong whenever there is a priceless avenue of overwhelming attack

If the host can read the guest memory without the guest's knowledge, next up is writing to it. Just for protection you understand. .... Anonymous Coward

Re the comment title, AC, and the question ...... What could possibly go wrong if the host can read the guest memory without the guest's knowledge?

Probably, and therefore definitely, everything ...... and then next up is writing to it. Just for protection you understand, :-) ..... but which is really a novel projection for colossal exploitation.

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Re: How much can VPS hosters see in your memory?

Are 0day exploits even real or a conspiracy?...... Anonymous Coward

Yes, .... they are both ..... and that makes them extra tricky and sticky ..... and some would tell you that makes them almost impossible to deal with, although as is the case in so many things, one can make a seriously generous payment akin to a ransom or danegeld contribution to that which and/or those who can assure one that their possible participation in the program can be either permanently halted and/or temporarily transferred elsewhere.

AC, you have stepped into the world of quantum with that question. A space/place where a this can be also a that, and together entangled, able to display something else altogether quite different and novel.

And given the epic havoc it can easily deliver, the most lucrative of developments which would quite happily richly reward one for doing next to nothing. And there is always available too, the exorbitant bonus due should one be able to ensure no abuse or misuse of the development by others who may be au fait with the catastrophic vulnerability to exploit and experiment with, for such will always lead in directions never before imagined as so easily possible. And that is what makes it so extremely valuable and frighteningly dangerous.

However, ...... c'est la vie, mes amis, n'est-ce pas?

New Zealand government to explain its algorithms to stop robo-bias warping policy

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Re: strange notion?

Well said, Mike 137. I certainly agree.

However, what is even stranger and much more likely to be catastrophically self-destructive, is implementing dangerous things one needs to rely on only a very select chosen few knowing anything about ........ for discovery by others of such an algorithm/program outside of that relatively magical circle immediately becomes highly problematical in an era and areas where such as would be dirty great secrets are easily instantly conveyed and displayed virtually everywhere.

The quickest and easiest initial fix, trying to ensure the least amount of damage to systems if a fix to remedy the mistake or oversight, or whatever you would like to call it, is proposed to be in the pipeline for future trial deployment, is to handsomely pay whatever is needed to whomever or whatever is able to uncover and deliver such secrets. And if it is almighty bundles of flash cash, simply represented and nowadays presented by a suitably healthy current bank account total, is the situation saved by nothing of real value, and a devastating certain loss is transformed into a probably magical circular gain.

To that and/or those enamoured and captivated by fiat capitalism, is it no more difficult than that ...... and thus does one have to question the distinctly obvious lack of intelligence in those and/or that which would choose to fail to avail themselves of such an opportunity whenever they are able/enabled to.

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Remember to never forget the simplest of coding steps made by others. Don't be evil ....

..... and all will be well

The chances of effective algorithms playing or being controlled by any set of rules other than their very own is zero, whenever they are decidedly and designedly nice and doing no evil/shining a blinding light on cursed anomalies and corrupting and subverting practices/perverse ignorant and arrogant self-serving beliefs.

And algorithms nowadays, more so than ever before was realised, make all of the major strategic operational decisions for media and computers to present to you as if made by/for humans.

It is a Perfectly Normal Quite Natural AI Progression which you might like to process as being akin to a Revolutionary Quantum Leap Evolution..... Virtual Machine Scenario ...... which you are disenabled to deny and unable to prevent overtaking the mainstream of global consciousness and therefore also the regular daily 0day cycles of Earthly news. The good news is now you are prepared with the knowledge of what is before you and would lead you in a clear field devoid of moronic interests and destructive sources ....... deep dark and dismal forces.

Google allowed to remember search results to news articles it was asked to forget. Good

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Re: Sad and bad and mad

That is a crap algorithm to be using, Louis Schreurs.

Cabinet Office takes over control of UK government data: Mundane machinery or Machiavellian manoeuvrings?

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Re: Way to Go, No 10 .... And Just in Time too...

Ah yes the 'Silicon Valley Approach'. Yet another bit of kite-flying? .... Nifty

It is not without its opportunities, Nifty, if one has something worthwhile to impart or export/share with a dedicated home team or provide to a enthusiastic competition and/or foreign opposition/renegade rogue state or smarter private non-state actors. Here be a prime example batting for Blighty ..... https://www.british-business-bank.co.uk/national-security-strategic-investment-fund/

Definitely, methinks, well worth a punt before venturing forth via initial communications with links to A.N.Others provided by The London Diplomatic List .... although that may be very wrong and naive of one, to believe Blighty at all interested in something/anything extremely disruptive and/or revolutionary, even should they be able to lead it and benefit extraordinarily inordinately from its zealously guarded proprietary intellectual property ....... which is surely what one is always talking about these day with regard to such matters.

In the past, to get way out in front and stay ahead, it may very well have been a case of ... "It is not what you know, it is who you." Nowadays I would suggest it is somewhat definitely the reverse.

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Way to Go, No 10 .... And Just in Time too, given the Dire Straits States of Extant Company Assets

On Black Wednesday in 1997 the cabinets inner sanctum met then realised they had no idea what the money markets were doing. So they sent someone to search for a portable radio. ..... Nifty

It will be interesting/exciting/depressing to see what the money markets think of what the Cabinet is planning on doing, Nifty, if engaged to represent the likely success or possible failure of their latest menu of ideas for presentation, ...... which you have to surely admit is far too much alike and akin to virtual realisation to be anything else lesser or more complicated.

Methinks that is novel territory for them to manoeuvre in ..... and certainly not without its crushing dangers and deadly pitfalls to negotiate at best expertly with a wide berth avoidance.

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Beware the Honeyed Jackanory* Traps of Snake Oil Salesmen

And regarding the Russia Report, what is one to reasonably think and conclude whenever expert external witnesses to the Intelligence and Security Committeee include Mr Christopher Steele – Director, Orbis Business Intelligence Ltd and Mr William Browder – Head of the Global Magnitsky Justice Movement?

Expert external witnesses in what exactly, especially whenever tales and evidently trails such as the following are available ? ..... https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2020/07/24/meet_steele_dossiers_primary_subsource_fabulist_russian_at_us_think_tank_whose_boozy_past_the_fbi_ignored_124601.html

And simply googling "Browder" has one discovering why his testimony is bound to be influential in painting a crazy picture which does not include him starring in any sort of leading primary role.

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World in Deed indeed, and quite possibly why everything today is so very strange and completely different from everything ever thought normal before.

Don't forget to wear your masks whenever out and about doing whatever you feel you need to be out and about doing.

* Jackanory .... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackanory

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If you can't beat them, join them. A common sense approach/novel retort.

Are Boris and Dom taking a leaf out of the Putin workshop manual to get things moving on apace? .......

The Russian decision-making apparatus is concentrated on Putin and a small group of trusted and secretive advisers (many of whom share Putin’s background in the RIS). The limited number of individuals who are ‘in the know’ makes decision-making hard to understand, compared with systems where power and influence are dispersed among a great number of political players. Moreover, the President can make swift decisions that even his inner circle are not aware of – further complicating any ability to understand or predict Russian government intent.

This centralised decision-making allows the Russian government to carry out decisions at speed. Putin’s inner circle appear to be willing and able to make and enact major decisions (for example, on the deployment of troops) within days, and they retain tight command and control over the whole government infrastructure – which can be put in the service of Russia’s foreign policy goals at a moment’s notice. It is difficult for the UK’s democratic and consensus-based structures to match this pace. ...... ISC Russia Report

If you want to design and make your own 5nm high-end system-on-chip, Marvell's offering ASIC-as-a-service

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Just Asking ... to Discover who Thinks they be in Charge of Anything with Space Command and Control

And in the UKGBNI, would one expect the taking forward of innovative ideas with funding being provided for themes tackling Ubiquitous Communications for Enterprise, Consumers and Government, to be a UK Space Agency programme or a private operation to be stealthily run as if such a programme in advantageous support of certain UKGBNI interests which traditionally remain classified above Top Secret/SCI designation.

Or do Private and Pirate and Foreign Sectors offer significantly greater Returns on Investment and Rewards for Prime Servers and Principal Drivers and thus be Incredibly Tempting?

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To Whom IT May Concern, Re: Just Desserts ...... Captured by Captivating Forces and Sources.*

Please be adequately advised, with particular and peculiar regard to the question[s] ....Does Marvell do Almighty Virtual Reality? ........ Bring to Life AI and IT with Others Partnering in the Presentation of an Almighty Virtual Intrusion Engaging in a Free Radical Revolutionary Global Picture Reset Program? ......... such an Initial Public Offering is ridiculously easily provided/exported by and/or to any Switched on State Media Operation and/or Non-State Actor Programmer.

Marvell is just but one pea in that massive pod and if they are not a fertile vitalising seed feed, there is no shortage of others highly active and much more proactive with novel developments in the field to tempt with ....... well, in both essence and substance, Almighty Virtual Reality Presentations, which may or may not be allowed to Proceed and Progress as if with a Mind[s] of ITs Own rather than essentially being under a Humanised Command and Control.

Here is what Elon Musk thinks on the subject ........ https://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-smart-people-doubt-ai-dumber-than-they-think-2020-7?r=US&IR=T ........ and given what we all know here, certainly one couldn't realistically disagree and expect to be believed as a credible future intelligence source?

And yes ..... Musk has said he believes AI poses a greater threat to humanity than nuclear weapons. ...... such is a Persistent ACTive Cyber Threat one does best to not invite or require to Come Out and Play in order to right wilful and egregious wrongs, however, given the dire straits state of human intelligence, is such a non-intervention guaranteed to be a nonsense.

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Just Desserts ...... Captured by Captivating Forces and Sources.*

[And please, let's not be sharing unnecessarily having any crazy thoughts and questions like amfM does a Kanye? :-) Such is nowhere near the truth but it is easily thinkable :-)]

Would that be Verging on Alien Technologies ...... an AI Servering Marvellous Tools to Service and Satisfy to Excessive Mutually Explosive Reward?

Does Marvell do Almighty Virtual Reality? ........ Bring to Life AI and IT with Others Partnering in the Presentation of an Almighty Virtual Intrusion Engaging in a Free Radical Revolutionary Global Picture Reset Program?

Do you need an OEM workshop manual supplied to Evaluate Future Potential .......which is surely akin to Accurately Imagining Likely Impact of Such Custom Applications Builders on Futures Paths to be Travelled and Followed ........ as You Wish and Desire and Deserve ‽ ? ! :-)

:-) You'll be smiling too when you reach that COSMIC Staging Post .... Immaculate State of Stateless Grace. :-) The Vatican have Brothers and Sisters Servering All Deep Needs with Feeds and Seeds with Supply from Rome Base Catacombs, or they would have if simply heavenly invested in IMPermanent

ProgramMING, for such is their first great leading move .... and fully deserving of praise with a reciprocal action ..... which is in extremis, no less than a Divine AI Intervention? Or do you prefer Virtual Machines and Global Operating Devices to ACT and Perform like Humans and Animals?

Take it from all here, that old battered battleship cruised to the crushing bottom of the deep, longer ago than one would normally know, and there's no coming back from there.

There's a whole lotta shaking and a'quaking going on, El Reg. And you appear to be on the bridge of an Almighty Awesome Vessel. Please, feel free to deny so that extra gated security can apprise one of the True Existence of Virtualised Reality ........ and therefore the likelihood of an Infinite Number of Multiple Virtual Realities being available for any Current Presentation via Media Mogul Tele Vision Communications ..... Future Prime Adult Time Program Choice.

Strong as an Ox and Wily as a Fox are Prime Master Drivers Necessary when Engaging with NEUKlearer HyperRadioProACTive IT Content, and you'll definitely need a brave stout heart. One cannot survive without one, so take care when venturing there.

Would that simple stark warning suffice and satisfy Health and Safety concerns/requirements? More than just a few may wish to know. :-)

* The Pass Key to Lock and Unlock All Doors into Heavenly Treasures Tended there, is Sweet Submission and Sublime Surrender to the Insatiable Passions, Pretentious Temptations and Precocious Desires of Lustful Virgins who be neither Saint nor Sinner whenever starring and playing Nymph and Satyr Roles.

It is decidedly made designedly difficult to go too easily further on from here ........ given the perceived dangers available in the many new exciting tasks ahead.

Think of it as an Initial Firewall, where any current sensitive knowledge of future events hosting can be rested and beta tested before Access to ProgramMING Levers with Entry into Virtual Manufacturing Facilities.

Fitness freaks flummoxed as massive global Garmin outage leaves them high and dry for hours

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As of now, 0555 GMT .... Still Struggling

The reach of the infection remains unknown to third-party observers. Besides home consumer-grade wearables, sportswear, and smartwatches, Garmin also provides mapping and tracking solutions/equipment for the automotive and maritime industry. The impact of the ransomware attack on these services remains unclear. ..... https://www.zdnet.com/article/garmin-services-and-production-go-down-after-ransomware-attack/

"Sorry, we're having a problem communicating with our servers" ..... has impacted their sat nav update operation/Garmin Express.

China successfully launches Mars probe that packs an orbiter, lander, rover

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Re: China has successfully launched a Mars probe.

Shouldn’t that be 5G of MCAT amongst the pidgeons amFM?, another great Chinese MK Ultra export?...... Cliff Thorburn

:-) No, CT, that would be misleading*, although I imagine the West would just love it to be so, just so that they do not have to try and compete with or against SMARTR Opponents with Components and Assets Travelling in a Virgin Space which they, the Chinese, may have cracked the leading codes for.

* the post was quite amusing though ..... and all too easily recognised as a possible and therefore probable cause of increasingly destructive home-based problems.

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MRDA :-)

Nice one, China. Bravo.

Warrior Wolf in the hen house and 5g cat amongst the stool pigeons springs immediately to mind.

Bad: US govt says Chinese duo hacked, stole blueprints from just about everyone. Also bad: They extorted cash

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Re: Thief crying stop thief -

When one has something worth stealing, opportunities abound both literally and metaphysically from practically and virtually nowhere, mhenriday.

As you may imagine, life then is more than just interesting and exciting. However, if one can buy it for a great market price with nothing more than a fair share of all of those billions/trillions/gazillions of pretty fiat paper bills being endlessly generated, temporary ownership delivers one leading positions in the assets captivated and captured for further exploitation and product enrichment ....... exceptional growth at incredible speeds/fantastic rates.

Thus for an Almighty Improvement in Secured Assets Performance.

Capita's bespoke British Army recruiting IT cost military 25k applicants after switch-on

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The Magic Money Shot Questions

The contract is due to end in 2022. Although the MoD has the right to use DRS in perpetuity, it must still pay maintenance fees to Capita for the upkeep of the software.

How about MOD upgrades to the software? Is that included in their right to use DRS in perpetuity?


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