Haven taken apart some of them, the links I saw connect to something that looks like a Microsoft 365 server and attempts to trick the browser into disgorging credentials saved in the browser.
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Clearview CEO doubles down, claims biz has now scraped over ten billion social media selfies for surveillance
Re: Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann indicted for lying to FBI during Russia investigation
You're talking about an indictment brought by Durham, the special prosecutor assigned by Barr (Trump's attorney general), as a parting gift to people trying to hold Trump accountable. I doubt that has blown anything up.
And this has exactly what to do with Solarwinds?
What makes me worried about windows *10* is driver signing. I think what TPM has done is limited operating systems to a small number of players (Windows and Linux) that TPM signs off on. The required signatures in Windows 10 drivers lead back to Microsoft, which I'm concerned has give Redmond a kill switch.
Open Sesame, says Google... to voice identification: Speech ID adds biometric security to call-centre bots
Want to check out Windows 11 but don't want to buy a new PC? Here's how to bypass the hardware requirements
Is it worse than 'support'?
Something new in Windows 10 is that all drivers must be signed by Microsoft. I haven't been able to confirm this, but it seems like since Microsoft owns the certificate that they have a kill switch for Windows 10. Unlike previous versions of Windows where you could perform tricks to keep them running, it isn't obvious to me that this will be possible with Windows 10. People who are willing to pay for the extra service can probably get extended certificates, but I'm not sure that will be an option for the rest of us.
Can anyone confirm this or (hopefully) show me the error in my thinking?
Re: Thanks to the Vaxxed
"the pointing / shaming / blaming" is happening on forums. This is denying people who want to spread misinformation an unchallenged bully pulpit. It is nothing close to anti-vaccine fanatics intentionally spoiling the vaccines so they don't work, which is the sort of thing that happens when an unchallenged preacher is allowed to foment irrational fervor.
Re: Thanks to the Vaxxed
I took a look at your PDF.
One problem I see with the reported deaths is that they are for all motor vehicles. I didn't see where that was broken down by cars (that have seatbelts) and other sorts of vehicles where they don't exist or are unlikely to be used: motorcycles, buses, taxis.
Another issue I'm aware of in the US is that after seatbelts became mandatory equipment there was an expectation that of course people would use them. It needed to be mandated and police needed to stop people for not wearing them; often the safety belt could be seen dangling out the driver's door. I assume the use in Great Britain also needed to be mandated at some point, but if not hats off to your nation.
Yes. If you are being uncivilized, civilized society needs to deal with you, or society breaks down.
Yelling "FIRE" in the crowded theater is the classic (and outdated - it was more like a nightclub) example.
Police go to great efforts to collect speech involving the planning and execution of crimes, and subsequently imprisoning people for that speech. We really don't want the authorities to wait until the crime is being committed: https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1998-nov-29-mn-48977-story.html
Re: Hating hate is still hate...but tolerating it is insane
Perhaps when 'I' choose what is intolerable and to enforce my own sense of justice, I am incontrovertibly wrong. When 'we' decide what is intolerable it is a legal system. We, long ago decided torts are intolerable. If someone is advocating torts as a reasonable political tool, they are a problem and the state has a duty to preserve the peace.
It seems to me that what Anonymous has done here is to put light on crimes being planned. Anonymous would have committed crimes if they were doing this to just anyone or if they set about destroying things. When you do certain things to criminals, you have limited sorts of immunity. For instance, subduing and holding someone is called false imprisonment...unless you are holding a criminal for authorities (but you had best be sure they were actually committing a crime or you will be in deep pucky.)
The legal systems in all English speaking countries I know of support citizens reporting and under some circumstances preventing crimes.
You don't need to hate someone planning a crime to want to report and possibly stop them and let the authorities deal with them.
Ransomware crim: Yeah, what I do is bad. No, I don't care. Yes, infosec bods are all mouth and no trousers
Or engaging the assistance of privateers?
As I'm reading about Russia tolerating the activity so long as Russia isn't targeted, privateers is what comes to mind. That sounds like what Russia is, in effect, doing. I'm sure there are factions in many nations who would be OK with hoisting the jolly roger and going after Russia similarly provided they got state impunity and an expectation of riches.
I don't think that is actually a great solution as it would give Russia excuses to do other things, and it trains people to be jerks. My understanding is that piracy stops being an issue when pirates no longer have safe ports, but I'm not sure what you are supposed to do with pirates when you can't strong-arm the ports into cleaning up their act. What possible downside is there for Russia when they send their citizens a-viking today? Bad press in the UN?
If anyone can explain why Jupiter's Great Red Spot is spinning faster and shrinking, please speak up
Re: If anyone can explain why Jupiter's Great Red Spot is spinning faster and shrinking
I'd like to get smarter, so please disabuse me of my misunderstandings.
I was just looking at the Voyager I imaging of the spot (a time lapsed image taken each rotation of the planet so that the spot appears stationary with respect to the spacecraft). From that imaging it appears there are several laminar flows on the planet all traveling West to East (implying a planetary rotation that matches Earth's) and one very dark flow just north of the spot in the contrary direction (East to West).
Doesn't a vortex tend to form when two contrary currents pass by each other? In my ignorance, I would be looking for the cause of that apparent East to West (relative to the spot) flow and expect the spot to be driven and controlled by the intensity of those currents.
Always remember that privilege literally means private law
I never noticed that. Thanks!
[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin prīvilēgium, a law affecting one person : prīvus, single, alone; see per in Indo-European roots + lēx, lēg-, law; see leg- in Indo-European roots.]
Or the west coast of the US
I suppose I needed to know that.
' The lesson asked employees to be "less white," '
You want to discourage the primates from hurling their feces at each other. Telling them one target is OK will not end well.
Stressed-out IT workers, software devs – we're not being funny but have you tried rebooting your breathing?
This deep breathing is something I recently discovered myself. Perhaps if I wasn't so arrogant I might have remembered sooner that I'd learned this from Jack LaLanne decades ago.
What was different for me was that I was watching my blood pressure and dreading getting on medication. I'd gotten morbidly obsessed with it and was tracking with spreadsheets when the obvious hit me that it was taking way too long for my stats to recover after any exercise. And I started breathing in an exaggerated manner. This is what Jack LaLanne referred to as dynamic breathing: https://www.facebook.com/officialjacklalanne/videos/dynamic-breathing-with-elaine-lalanne/949604392037894/
I do it particularly when I exercise and during the recovery period. If you are monitoring your blood pressure and have some regular exercise you do, and your doctor hasn't expressly warned you against breathing, give it a try and see if you notice a difference.
Re: "What might they currently use aerial surveillance for?"
For the record, I haven't supplied any downvotes, but you seem to have replied to yourself because of a downvote and might not see what you just said. To paraphrase: People who have nothing to hide, hide nothing.
Without writing a book on the topic, the problems with a totally open society / totally intrusive spying network are generally that it leads to abuse by tyrants that get control of it, and it promotes antisocial behavior as it gets used for personal vendettas.
It can be empowering for say an environmentalist to be able to study military level surveillance to find illegal mining or logging operations. If that also empowers the neighborhood scold to study the backyards, heat signatures, and personal records of all visitors to someone they don't like, then the price is too high in my opinion.
Guntrader breach perp: I don't think it's a crime to dump 111k people's details online in Google Earth format
US Air Force chief software officer quits after launching Hellfire missile of a LinkedIn post at his former bosses
Re: A Solid 40%...
I'd like to offer a different example.
My understanding of the history is that the mastermind of Gallipoli, Churchill, was so demoralized that he resigned his commission to join the infantry and pay the price for his mistake. It doesn't seem like Churchill, the Australians, or the Turks would have ever forgotten. On the other hand, the war of 1812 was white-washed in the US for something like 150 years.
Brit authorities could legally do an FBI and scrub malware from compromised boxen without your knowledge
Outsourced techie gets 2-year sentence after trashing system of former client: 1,200 Office 365 accounts zapped
Thank god I work for a company that makes something
"work at the company ground to a halt, with employees unable to access their emails, contacts lists, calendars, documents, or Microsoft Teams."
because of course we don't actually do anything; our job is to talk about things getting done and enable others.
While Reg readers know the difference between a true hacker and cyber-crook, for everyone else, hacking means illegal activity
It isn't the word 'hacker', it is the concept
If you consider yourself a hacker, you can do things with a computer that most people cannot.
If you're nerdy enough to master odd details about computers, most people will have problems guessing your motivations.
Cue fantasies about a mad scientist up on skullcrusher mountain. Who knows, you might even feature as an avenging angel in some of the fantasies. See the movie: Brazil.
Nominet faces showdown with British internet industry: Extraordinary vote called to oust CEO, board members
I was targeted by North Korean 0-day hackers using a Visual Studio project, vuln hunter tells El Reg
The Novell NetWare box keeps rebooting over and over again yet no one has touched it? We're going on a stakeout
Re: Staking out the culprit
We really think he was trying to be "green". When the PC was unplugged and plugged back in, it was not configured to reboot. Therefore the guard was saving the planet by powering off the machine. Just our best guess. We were never told that was why; we just got that we should never setup a sneaky camera like that...even in our own cubes.
Staking out the culprit
ALTAIAGFFA. A colleague was running an unofficial, but necessary server at his desk that would go dark in the evening. He was convinced someone was turning it off in some misplaced desire to do some tree-hugging. Denials that anything like this was happening were immediate and stern, so he set up a camera on his machine (they were a little bit rare at the time). He was treated to a fish-eye close-up of once of the guards as he leaned around the back to apparently unplug and plug the machine back in. I'm sure it's no surprise my colleague got a good chewing out for using surveillance.
Re: Yes, but ...
The state owes its citizens a fair playing field, but does not owe its businesses the right to maintain profit margins. Having different customers pay different amounts for the same product is an important goal in maximizing profits. The company owner you worked for managed to pull this off, at least for a while. That should be considered a windfall profit. IBM used to be the king at this sort of thing.
Remember Ask Jeeves? It's still alive, kinda, and Google seems keen to show it the door once and for all
Any way to opt out of IAC properties?
I remember Ask quite well. Useless wrappers and hijackers. How about just giving us an option in Chrome to block IAC? Put it in the expert settings so that it obviously not Chrome/Google pushing the idea that IAC are well-known leeches that probably help spread infections.
Regarding the sins of Google vs. Ask, they are qualitatively different in my opinion. Google does provide something useful. I never felt I received anything of value from Ask, and I've never felt I was fighting active infections from Google they way I felt I was battling to keep Ask off of machines I've been responsible for.
Secretly installing toolbars is like using a gun in a crime. That is a behavior that has crossed a line.
Here's US Homeland Security collaring a suspected arsonist after asking Google for the IP addresses of folks who made a specific search
I'm supposed to feel good about this?
"These data demands represent less than 1 per cent of total warrants and a small fraction of the overall legal demands for user data that we currently receive"
so if this bothers me, I should take comfort they are doing over 100x what I think they are up to?
And this is for law enforcement - much like the old phone company, Google, et. al. have no trouble listening in for their own purposes.
Facebook rejects Australia's pay-for-news plan, proposes its own idea: How about no more articles at all, sunshine?
Youtube video shell-game
It is all part of youtube making money. If the person gets you to stay on their video for a certain amount of time it might be possible to monetize it and become a millionaire ... or more likely a nickelaire. If it is any consolation, the person making the video is being "bait and switched" at least as badly as you.
Brave takes brave stand against Google's plan to turn websites into ad-blocker-thwarting Web Bundles
Securus sued for 'recording attorney-client jail calls, handing them to cops' – months after settling similar lawsuit
Former HP CEO and Republican Meg Whitman – who split HP with mixed success – says Donald Trump can't run a business
Re: Asset stripper
Yeah that's right. Asset stripper. The money he appeared to have recently made in real estate is now looking like a lot of promissory notes all about to come due. Sort of like someone who takes out a reverse mortgage. Not exactly genius level real estate.
Care to guess at the next act? All those farmers he's been starving out in the mid-west? Want to bet whether he and his buddies are about to head west to do some more great real estate deals? Some leveraged buyouts all the while never quite getting to black ink?