Re: "...undermines public faith in government."
I know we shouldn't feed the troll but seriously, go back to tumblr, faggot.
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When I got arrested years ago for possession of several different drugs, I was held in maximum security in a cell by myself. When I asked why, I was told it was because my bail was so high.
Do you really think an opioid addict coming off methadone cold turkey really needed maximum security? My neighbors were people who assaulted others and someone who killed her girlfriend...
After I read this story, I began to think: I'd bet this guy thought he was trying to be independent and bring down the man. Yet, he downloaded a program and ran it per instructions from 'Anonymous'. How much non-conformity is that really?
I'm sure he wishes they had just tricked him and stole his login and passwords with a trojan instead of playing follow the leader because 7 proxies won't keep his anus from getting LOIC'd now.
Packeting websites is gonna change people's policies about as much as changing your Facebook profile pic in support of the movement du jour.
Unless those 300K customers are on one ISP, which it doesn't sound that way, is it really gonna be that bad for ISPs?
And I just say cut folks off. We've had people who won't pay their bill for one of our services but we magically get a call and an offer for payment when we turn their service off. This is after sending many late notices in the mail and several phone calls.
I've never bothered to find another media player. I hate using WMP. When I got an iPod a few years ago, I didn't want to use iTunes because it has more bloat. After playing with a few programs, I found Winamp had the capability of adding music and movies. I usually just do the minimum install possible so I don't get all the crap on my Desktop. Milkdrop is awesome for certain situations.
Although, when watching TV episodes, Winamp likes to move from Full Screen back to Windowed mode once one file ends and another starts. I'm forced to use WMP if I want to watch a season of Squidbillies. :\
We've got a customer who runs CA Anti-Virus on 15-20 computers at their lumber yard. It's sad that Microsoft Security Essentials works better than CA's product.
Hopefully this news will allow us to move them to something where they aren't calling us once a week to remove malware from their computers. Although, that'd kinda put me out of a job......
I know several parents who have tons of pictures of their kids stored on their computer with NO backup. And now, those kids are in Middle and High school. What's the chances of one of them getting hit by one of these drive-by downloads and getting the PC infected? Pretty high, I can assure you from talking to the parents.
Whenever I've had to work on these PCs, their pictures is their main concern. If they were to lose their kids' childhoods because their kid clicked off some popup about saving their files and didn't say anything to anyone, you can imagine the anger that would follow. Granted, I'm sure the data recovery industry would love it.
This sounds like a huge invasion of privacy. What's next? Removing software that you can't prove you bought?
I don't see anything to deal with law enforcement in the ICANN name or charter. Guess it's not their job.
Also, I'm sure if someone decides do card a domain, they really don't care whose name is on the WHOIS information. The only way accurate WHOIS info would be useful is for the idiots who buy domains for their botnet with their Mommy and Daddy's credit card. Like others have mentioned, I think they just want someone to do the legwork they should be doing themselves.
...doesn't mean I don't do other things to secure my box. Hell, when I was still using XP, I had 0 ports open to 'net that I didn't open myself. (The only things people could see were the 3 honeypots running on my box). No, I didn't use some lame software firewall to make this happen. The box is still online (I'm using Win7 now for my main PC) running the same config and the only time I worry about malware on either of my PCs is when I have someone over at the house who likes to get on Crackbook and nonchalantly click links sent to them. That's why I've finally dedicated one PC to visitors and another to myself.
Anti-virus software gives one a false sense of security to most people. I deal with people who'll shell out $40 or whatever for BitDefender or Kaspersky and STILL end up bringing their PC at some point in the year because even though it auto updates and auto scans everything, something will still get through and they have no idea how to handle it.
I agree that some work goes into securing a Windows machine. I just don't believe as much is required as you guys think.
Sorry for late response. Busy at work cleaning up poorly maintained Windows machines. ;)
Personally, I've been running XP Pro 32-bit and now recently, Win7 Pro 64-bit without any anti-virus software (or UAC turned on) and I don't have any problems. Then again, I know where to get my warez/music/movies and where not to and I use common sense.
For people at work though, I've been trying to steer people away from AVG and more to Avast! or MS Security Essentials if they're too cheap for BitDefender or Kaspersky. AVG's detection rate just fucking blows.
...come and partake in an "unholy spell to be cast upon the city of Sydney" featuring the "ultimate of soul possessing occult revelations...unbridled blasphemy... [and] a union of all things unholy".
That totally sounds like it could be on the flyer hanging up in bars and whatnot. =D
I know everyone here loves their 'kool' Linux, *BSD, etc but that statement is a bit over-reaching. It may be hard to believe that there are people who use the computer that just wants it to work, kinda like most people (myself included) don't know the ins and outs of their vehicle. I just want it to get me to A and B.....
More than likely, they wouldn't read it. When I remoted into a computer at a library to fix something on their network, it took me disabling the keyboard and mouse to get the person off the computer. The big message that says "SOMEONE HAS REMOTELY LOGGED INTO THIS MACHINE AND IS CONTROLLING IT" was only closed when it popped up. Similar messages that I sent to pop up on the screen were sometimes read but ignored, like it was some malicious popup from Facebook or something.
I remember the days of boot sector/file infections fondly. Word macros and CIH made me shat bricks. I'm just surprised they're infecting .exe and .dll as I figured most programs would have safeguards preventing piracy that would prevent a program from working properly. I know most of my customers would immediately be on the phone if they're favorite account/word processor/time waster wasn't working because they got some virus off the interbutts.
.HTML files seems more plausible because as long as you don't make anything visible, not many people would notice what's happened.
Sounds like the power plants need better IT admins. I know everyone here hates Windows but I really think this could have been avoided with better network guidelines. Granted, Windows may have provided a method for this to happen that might not have happened if it was Linux or whatever but I really don't see this being all of Microsoft's fault.