* Posts by ortunk

72 posts • joined 11 Jun 2010


British bank TSB says it will fix days-long transaction troubles tonight


is it short for?

the $hite bank

Signal app's Moxie says it's possible to sabotage Cellebrite's phone-probing tools with booby-trapped file


That's an old mailbomb technique by the way. So funny they fell for it.

Best security practice seems to be favorite old: security by obscurity

Update on PHP source code compromise: User database leak suspected


Re: Legacy is always a problem

don't bother and switch to Wife 1.0

Yep, the 'Who owns Linux?' case is back from the dead


Re: Follow the money

trilateral commission?

Tin Foil Hat Anyone?

Micron chief warns 'severe shortage' of DRAM expected to continue this year


Last time it was a flood and I made $$$ as had a flight attendant friend flying back and forth.

32 MB EDO Rams for time stamp

Turns out humans are leading AI systems astray because we can't agree on labeling


I try to sneak in two wrong amswers to every challenge

Yep, you're totally unique: That one very special user and their very special problem


Re: easily done

Also now they deliver your keystrokes to Micro$

BOFH: Bullying? Not on my watch! (It's a Rolex)


Re: Contracts? Must be nice.

I love tje roller door of fired BOFH to hired consultant

Swiss security provocateur who leaked Intel secrets indicted by US authorities


Re: Extradition treaty?

However the banks will extradite the money as soon as they are notified of death of a numbered account owner.

ZIPX files that aren't: Keep a weather eye out for disguised malware in email attachments

Paris Hilton

Re: Solution?

Get a tinfoil hat and live underground where 5G cannot reach you

Sign of the primes: Linux Foundation serves up free code-signing service


Re: This will work great!

So you type npm install <packagename> and then read through the plethora of files downloaded by it.

First Verizon, now T-Mobile: US carrier suggests folks use 2G to save battery


Re: 200k boored

Ah what a whopping 4x increase that was.

in the 14.4bps to 33.6kbps era I was pretty able to guess connection speed from handshake sounds

Splunk junks 'hanging' processes, suggests you don't 'hit' a key: More peaceful words now preferred in docs


Top level entity stops responding the peer


Primaries decide while peers are exempted as always

Half a million stolen French medical records, drowned in feeble excuses


Re: But they still don't know

Yeah know him as well

quiet and unassuming lad, but very precise with a rifle

Valheim: How the heck has more 'indie shovelware with PS2 graphics' sold 4 million copies in a matter of weeks?


Re: I fired up GTA5 for the first time yesterday...

Bought the game gave to two nine year olds, few hours later all city unlocked and missiona done so I can loiter and ride motorbikes all day

Stack Overflow 2019 hack was guided by advice from none other than... Stack Overflow


Re: Second time TeamCity is mentioned in a major breach

Many idiots running systems using stacko... and linux for dummies these days.

that is the real problem.

Sun, sea and sad signage: And lo, they saw a shining light in the sky... oh, it's a BIOS error


I remember at least one BIOS switching to Peess F1... due to number of support calls

Pure frustration: What happens when someone uses your email address to sign up for PayPal, car hire, doctors, security systems and more


I create special adresses then + envelope them to my main adress on the server side.

FBI confirms Zodiac Killer's 340 cipher solved by trio of amateur math and software codebreakers


Re: Their next project...

We have an HPC cluster on.it since forever, no coherence as of yet

Oracle upgrades MySQL with an analytics speed boost albeit only in the Big Red cloud


Re: Question

It was robust and performing well before just not as script kiddy friendly as mysql.

Comcast to impose 1.2TB-a-month broadband download limits across more of America from next year


universal basic broadband

7G suppository chips will deliver it right up your...

Google previews Document AI for parsing forms: Just a catch-up with AWS and Azure?


and I trust google implicitly

Yeah Right!

LibreOffice rains on OpenOffice's 20th anniversary parade, tells rival project to 'do the right thing' and die


Haha I was thinking it was just me :)


Selling hardware on a pay-per-use or subscription model is a 'lie' created by marketing bods


Kill All Beancounters then?

BOFH: Rome, I have been thy soldier 40 years... give me a staff of honour for mine age


Re: what a classic!

Days I've spent trying to piece together that puzzle

ICANN begs Europe: Please fill in the blanks on this half-assed GDPR-compliant Whois we came up with


I have a fake employee in my company with email and linked in profile twitter etc...

he handles matters of privacy for me and my customers

Plane-tracking site Flight Radar 24 DDoSed... just as drones spotted buzzing over Azerbaijan and Armenia


Re: a regional conflict may have been the cause

Haha! Kudos

Yeah I was trying to explain the same to my ftiends all around and they looked at me with blank eyes

This is how demon.co.uk ends, not with a bang but a blunder: Randomer swipes decommissioning domain


bull CRP

"Additionally," it said, "we have confirmed through our technical investigations that the logs were never accessed and have been permanently deleted."

*it is flammable

Typical '80s IT: Good idea leads to additional duties, without extra training or pay, and a nuked payroll system


Re: Oh good grief....

On the particular HP DAT reader we found out full wind/rewind made the tape readable sometimes

Microsoft to charge $200 for 32 GPU cores, sliver of CPU clockspeed, 6GB RAM, 512GB SSD... and a Blu-Ray player


Re: will either of them do 4k/60fps?

Then you probably see discreet frames when you go to the movies...

Why cloud costs get out of control: Too much lift and shift, and pricing that is 'screwy and broken'


Re: So now the truth is coming out

Haha seeing HSBC there is funny, back in the day they called and asked me to check some alarm in the system room, they didn't bother to come and gave me the door and alarm codes.

there was an unlocked PDC with Domain Admin logged in.

CREST exam cheat-sheet scandal: New temp chairman at UK infosec body as lawyers and ex-copper get involved


25 years in the industry

zero (0) certifications

Someone got so fed up with GE fridge DRM – yes, fridge DRM – they made a whole website on how to bypass it


Re: so wrong on two counts

Fridge apocalypse now!

+1 for Mad Max

As Twitter blocks white supremacists posing as anti-fascists, FBI appeal is flooded with images of cop violence


yeah maybe everyone should be KYC'd and IDs reported in a global database with known IPs, device IDs and etc...

Got $50k spare? Then you can crack SHA-1 – so OpenSSH is deprecating flawed hashing algo in a 'near-future release'


Re: Exactly. Additionally, air-gap is impossible to breach...

still its nice to be able to turn on the nuclear reactor / hydro dam etc from home no?

beats public transport in corona times

Months-long trial of alleged CIA Vault 7 exploit leaker ends with hung jury: Ex-sysadmin guilty of contempt, lying to FBI


Re: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

The ghost in the machine?

Or was that a trick question?


C'mon SPARCky, it's just an admin utility update. What could possibly go wrong?


He realized he had to rewrite the boot block as well

Haha been there with a already EOLed 5 years ago HP-UX :)

Not a pretty date I tell you

Maryland: Make malware possession a crime! Yes, yes, researchers get a free pass



So if you get infected by ransomware it will be considered misdemeanor and you pay a fine.

That might really improve security actually.

Sends HR and Law departments scurrying.

Gravitons, Neoverse... you'd be forgiven for thinking AWS's second-gen 64-core Arm server processor was a sci-fi


Re: All Amazon CPU include a integrated microphone as standard

This is so wrong:

*Ethernet cables do not *have* any ground wires (unless we go back to the days of coax Ethernet).*

UTP doesn't but FTP, STP, SSTP have grounded cables and connectors.

Imagine being charged to take a lunch break... even if you didn't. Welcome to the world of these electronics assembly line workers


Re: "the cost of which would be automatically taken from their wages"

hoping to upgrade to honda robots ASAP

Boffins stole our 3D files – and gave them all to Facebook's AI eggheads, claims Lithuanian biz



Still trying to understand what you hope to accomplish trolling the comments this way.

One would expect from a person so enlightened to better spend his pastimes / work hours.


Re: Machine Learning!

I think I.Geller is a soddily programmed shot at a text peocessing AI.

ProtonMail filters this into its junk folder: New claim it goes out of its way to help cops spy


So your mail comes over telnet (port 23)?

Guess smtp and submission are blocked in CH..

Dedicated techie risks life and limb to locate office conference phone hiding under newspaper


I usually hangup on shouty man

Then next time they call (5 seconds max) I explain in really calm tone that unless we communicate in a civil manner...


Hang up...


SAP cofounder admits: Biz goofed on branding, confused customers, depressed staff


Doggy internet connection in a demo?

What kind of a biggest event is that.

Ah well dodgy company and dodgy connection, follows I suppose...

As Alexa's secret human army is revealed, we ask: Who else has been listening in on you?


Did that for a while

In a clinic where i was nursing a friend through a bad drug habbit, i randomly waved at cctv cameras at night

Drove the doctors crazy how i knew they were watchinf

DXC Security exec: Yes, I'd have thought we'd spend more on certs and laptop kit for staff, too

Big Brother

We are a family!

Everytime you hear these words, run like hell! It just means you are to be violated and abused in more than one possible way very very soon.

Buffer overflow flaw in British Airways in-flight entertainment systems will affect other airlines, but why try it in the air?


A bored nerd is still a nerd, and nerds do these kind of things.

Once I wrote a script to send the same SMS to all th company using a serial gsm modem just because I was stuck recovering a shitty database from old backups at the middle of the night.

Let me tell you they didn't appreciate the 3 am recovery complete SMS.

Still the culprit is the airline/manufacturer as they didn't test a very basic thing in the first place.

How I got horizontal with a gimp and untangled his cables

Paris Hilton

Re: Why, ... have I never heard of a fish-tape?

Because as every average it guy from early 90s in the third world knows that fish tape will break cheap cat5 cables while laying them.

Hence we used discarded plastic cable tray caps most of the time.



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