* Posts by tmTM

532 posts • joined 27 Jan 2011


Russia-backed crew's latest malware has discerning taste – when screening visitors to poisoned watering holes


Re: "the C&C [command-and-control] server replies with a piece of JavaScript code"

Probably just switch to pictures/videos of scantily clad women.

They're hacking Armenia, not the Pentagon.

US prez Donald Trump declares America closed to those flying in from Schengen zone over coronavirus woes


and in fairness at least they're trying something, even if it does appear flawed.

One-time Brexit Secretary David Davis demands Mike Lynch's extradition to US be halted


His extradition should be stopped till they send us that stupid woman who killed Harry Dunn.

'Buyer's remorse' drove HP's legal crusade to go after Lynch, High Court told


Sold as seen

Deloitte signed off the books and HP didn't bother to do their homework. A big tech company whinging because the accounts are complex is pretty special.

Five years in the clink for super-crook who scammed Google, Facebook out of $120m with fake tech invoices


Re: He should of just hit normal people

$120m taken in the scam.

£26m in restitution

Is the remaining money accounted for or is this guy heading to jail laughing his head off?

Oi, Queenslander who downloaded 26.8TB in June alone – we see you


Someone's running a data centre on a residential line

Icahn smell money! Corporate raider grabs $1.2bn of HP stock to push for Xerox merger


Dinosaurs of a digital age

Neither occupy a growth market and it won't be too long before the bottom really drops out and they go into freefall.

Weird flex but OK... Motorola's comeback is a $1,500 Razr flip-phone with folding 6.2" screen


Re: Want one

Looks cool, but it ends there.

Unfolded the screen isn't massive, plenty of non-folding phones are just as big.

If it sounds too good to be true, it most likely is: Nobody can decrypt the Dharma ransomware


Re: "Negotiating with the ransomware author"

An interesting business mode.

Infect lots of people with ransomware

Setup a company offering decryption of (your own) ransomware

Earn money as direct bank transfers from companies instead of Bitcoin

OneCoin lawyer trial kicks off in NY as cryptocurrency founder remains on the lam


Re: Worthless tokens

Not real money so not a real crime.

Wait, what???

Xiaomi the way to go phone: That would be with a 108MP camera by the looks of things


Re: Android ?

So far Xiaomi have avoided the glare of the big orange man and don't seem to be threatened with any Huawei like restrictions.

The phones run Android fine and don't come saddled with tons of bloatware.

'Earworn Wearables' will save the day (wireless earbuds, but cool name for your D&D halfling)


Re: Mordor Intelligence?

More like an attempt to justify an already flagging market by simply re-labelling everything as a wearable.

Lenovo unfolds time frame for bendy ThinkPad: Pricey Windows PC out in summer '20


Re: WTF!?

Well apparently they're willing to trade sales figures for style so I guess we'll see how that pans out.

No great surprise if they manage to sell scant few and end up scrapping the line within 18 months.

HP polishes the redundancy cannon, prepares to fire 16% of workforce


Stock Price

When the CEO is only interested in the stock price you know it's a good indication to short in the long term.

Initial gains will be followed by substantial losses as they've clearly lost focus on their core business.

Suspected crypto-coin crook collared after emailing apology note to the cops rather than victim – shock claim


HOW the thief got into the phone!

and how did he get into Coinbase?

Surely it has additional security on the app?

Devon knows how they make it so steamy: Phantom squatter of Torquay curls one out on bloke's motor


Filmed from a screen, it seems.

because all CCTV in news needs to be as fuzzy and low quality as possible.

Even if they used HD cameras to capture the incident.

TalkTalk's voice-over is writing speeds that its text can't match: Ad pulled from broadcast


"Our marketing strategy is hoping people don't pay attention to our adverts"

Teen TalkTalk hacker ordered to pay £400k after hijacking popular Instagram account


Re: why was CCleaner the trigger?

The searches were done by un-skilled PC's, who will have just had a list of banned items to watch out for.

Find something on the list and call in the Techs.

There's fraud, and then there's backdoor routers, fenced logins, malware, and bribing AT&T staff seven figures to unlock 2m phones


No-one has asked how these guys got their hands on 2 million phones locked to AT&T ??

Hull be damned: KCOM shuts shop as UK High Court waves through £627m Macquarie deal


Re: Liberty Global = Virgin Media?

No they bought the LG assets in Germany, Romania, Hungary and the Czech Republic.

Don't panic: Dixons Carphone's share price crashes 30% after statutory losses hit £329m


No surprises here

Merge a flagging tech retailer with an almost obsolete phone retailer and you'd expect the thing to sink like a stone.

After years of listening, we've heard not a single peep out of any aliens, say boffins. You think you can do better? OK, here's 1PB of signals



Maybe the funding just ran out?

Especially if it's academical research where any money left after the grant ends has to be handed back.

3 years is a pretty short length of time for a grant that big though.

When virtual mittens sell for thousands, of course gamers are ripe targets for cyber shenanigans


The question is, where did someone get 60 grand to spend on a stupid weapon skin?

Silicon Valley doesn't care about poor people: Top AI models kinda suck at ID'ing household stuff in hard-up nations


Re: I'm sure humans wouldn't be that much better

Aye, parts of Rotherham haven't seen a bar of soap for decades now.

Not very bright: Apple geniuses spend two weeks, $10,000 of repairs on a MacBook Pro fault caused by one dumb bug


Been there...

Did the same with a mobile phone, turned the brightness all the way down then went outside on a summers day.

Though it was broken till I remembered what I'd done.

EE switches on 5G: Oi, where are your Mates? Yes, we mean the Huawei phones


Re: Is there actually much demand from punters for this?

The ones with a genuine demand for it will be the ones who are least likely to access the service, those in rural or isolated locations with terrible coverage.

It'll be a nice gimmick for those in city centres, for the occasional times when they're not on Wi-Fi anyway.

CryptoQueen on the run from Feds, lawsuit after her OneCoin slammed as 'an old-school pyramid scheme on a new-school platform'


A fool and their money

Will apparently still try and take you to court after they've forked it all over.

Maybe try using an ounce of common sense before investing in such utter rubbish next time???

5G is Chinese firms' foot in the door to Europe as Oppo launches flagship Reno mobe in Zurich


5G ??

We need this right??

Telly production biz films maternity clinic, doesn't tell patients, gets fined £120,000


Re: Who in the hospital ...

and just as importantly, has this colossal idiot been fired already??

Dutch director cops roar deal after selling off lion-based schlock to China


Re: he might even learn how to make a good film

Maybe, but don't count on it.

Friedberg and Seltzer never learned, they made a raft of terrible rubbish before their careers finally got flushed down the toilet where they belong.

Quadsys exec who hacked rival firm's database in 2016 convicted of assault


"Who is giving you this information?"

Surely it's public record?

Armor Games admits all its users' deets slurped in database mega-hack as site moves to repair chink


Re: Isn't it time

Isn't it time that the huge fines we've been promised are dished out??

Not just a slap on the wrist, something large enough to decimate the stock price.

Nokia 9: HMD Global hauls PureView™ out of brand limbo


Re: That's not much more than the launch price of the Nokia N97

That phone was a steaming turd as well, even if the flip out keyboard was very useful.

Go, go, Gadgets Boy! 'Influencer' testing 5G for Vodafone finds it to be slower than 4G


Re: what's the point?

Does anyone actually need 5G to begin with??

Is 300Mbps really insufficient to run your pocket device?

Crypto crash leads to inventory pile-up at Nvidia, sales slaughtered


Gambling on Crypto

Well there's your problem.

Go big (with our bandwidth) or go home, Verizon: Texas mulls outlawing 911 throttling after Cali wildfire fiasco


25GB though??

Thats per-person right??

I mean no sane person would buy that for the entire department??

Samsung Galaxy's flagship leaks ... don't matter much. Here's why


Re: No jack, Jack.

Does it matter though??

Well actually yes it does, because there's always another phone out there that does come with the Jack and in such a saturated market it's probably not a great idea to be defined by something your product is missing.

London's Met police confess: We made just one successful collar in latest facial recog trial



Where is the money coming from to pay for all this??

I hope it's central government and not the police force budget.

Terribly Sorry Bank reports 165% drop in profits to a pre-tax loss of £105.4m



That is all

Human StarCraft II e-athletes crushed by neural net ace – DeepMind's AlphaStar


Re: "I cringe a bit when I think about how many CPU cycles are being used for this sort of stuff

Just think of the power being used to generate increasingly worthless crypto coins

$24m in fun bux stolen from crypto-mogul. Now he fires off huge fraud charge. Like, RICO, say?


Re: All the King's horses ...

Isn't this the same case where the claimant had heightened security on their account, which AT&T employee's just ignored and allowed the scam to progress.

Brit hacker hired by Liberian telco to nobble rival now behind bars


Re: highly skilled hacker

Not skilled enough to keep out of prison though.

A Christmas classic: Cloudera founder asks staff to stay another day


Re: take the job

Please stay so we can sack you tomorrow.

How about no??

Laptop search unravels scheme to fake death for insurance cash


Re: Take your pick as these were ashes

The death certificate was obtained in Moldova, using a human corpse dressed in the mans clothes and carrying his identity documents.

That corpse was then cremated, the ashes and death certificate brought back to the USA.

Cheeky cheesemaker fails to copyright how things taste


Re: As a resident of NL

Given the crap you do share perhaps it's best you don't offer the rest.

ICO poised to fine Leave campaign and Arron Banks’ insurance biz £135,000


He doesn't care

Lie, cheat and break the law, none of it matters if you win the vote.

Chinese biz baron wants to shove his artificial moon where the sun doesn't shine – literally


Re: The silver lining

Does this man own a private island and an army of goons??

He should probably be stopped.

UK.gov to press ahead with online smut checks (but expects £10m in legals in year 1)


So what of all the sites hosted in another country?

Leaked memo: No internet until you clean your bathroom, Ecuador told Julian Assange


It's clear Ecuador is getting a little more than pissed off

It's another step in convincing him to finally leave.

He was only going to be welcome for as long as he could curry favour with the Ecuadorian political establishment.

The winds are starting to change and they don't want him sat on their Sofa much longer.

Screwed SAP salesman scores $660,000 jury award


Re: Payment upon revrec is common

True, but if the client completes the deal the company owes the salesman his commission, whether he still works for them is immaterial.



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