* Posts by The Morgan Doctrine

34 posts • joined 9 Feb 2011

Ever feel like all your prayers go unheard? The Catholic Church has an app for that

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Back in 1974, I sold a Data General Nova computer to a Catholic client who programmed his minicomputer to say "Hail Mary's" for him.

Five ways Apple can fix the iPhone, but won't

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I use android because in can automatically record both inbound and outgoing telephone calls. So when scammers call me, I can post their inane schemes on my blog....

Why I just bought a MacBook Air instead of the new Pro

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Yo, what about the ancient desktop Pros?

I've been ready to spend up to $9,000US on a new blazing desktop. Since 2014. My old one is too old to update with the new OS. But I'll be damned if I spend big bucks on obsolete hardware and a CPU that's two-generations too old. Yeah, good bye Apple. You schmucks. Great OS if you like riding dinosaur hardware.

Feds look left and right for support – and see everyone backing Apple

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Anybody can crack an iPhone, if they have I.C.E. technology

Dear Morons (er, FBI), haven't you ever heard of I.C.E. That's an in-circuit emulator that can crack anything. Stupid judge banboozled by FBI, the same people who couldn't secure millions of federal employees' private information, including security clearance investigations. Man, what could go wrong here?

Want to crack an iPhone? Google "The Morgan Doctrine"

Been hacked? Now to decide if you chase the WHO or the HOW

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Attribution is VERY IMPORTANT

Without the threat of overwhelming and grossly disproportionate retaliation, hackers will keep plying their trade. Details of disproportionate attack strategy in http://www.themorgandoctrine.com. Cheers!

The sad song Samsung's sung: SEVENTH quarterly fail in a row

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It's your lousy battery life, schmucks!

I know my Galaxy is the first and LAST Samsung product I'll buy. Battery life sucks big time. I unplug from the charger in the morning and check my email over breakfast. You can literally hear the battery sucking wind. I'm at 90% just after morning email check. My wife's iPhone and my iPad live forever on a charge.

The $60,000 logo: What it costs to change a website

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Good Gig if You Can Land It

I put Oracle on the map for a lot less. Salesforce, too.

Huawei networking kit gets the green light from Blighty's spooks

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Guaranteed Huwei Has Hooks it its Kit

Good grief! Giving Huawei a clean bill of health is letting the fox in the henhouse. Heck, 37 years ago I was putting foolproof back doors into the RSTS timesharing system I had installed in my home and from which I ran my 1978 race for the U.S. Congress. The revelation that NSA put back doors into the firmware on US-manufactured disk controllers ought to be proof enough that any reasonably competent developer can create absolutely undetectable hooks. Somebody (probably multiple somebodies) on Her Majesty's Cyber Security team has been well and truly…bought.

Don't panic, US Navy has only deployed a ROBOT SHARK (but where are the lasers?)

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Not to get in the way of a spiffy Brit headline, but lasers don't work under water.

Nork-ribbing flick The Interview AXED: Sony caves under hack terror 'menace'

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NORKs ought to fund assassination of POTUS, staring Jackie Chan and Lucy Liu

This could be the best-selling DVD of all time…if Sony were smart.

And if the NORKs were smart, they'd fund their own movie of the assassination of Barak Obama, staring Jackie Chan and Lucy Liu.

But neither organization is smart, which goes to show that…drum roll…two dumbs don't make a bright.

Did North Korean hackers nobble Sony Pictures?

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I've really been looking forward to this movie!

I thought this was a hilarious premise, snuffing that mental (and otherwise) midget from North Korea, the only world leader who uses his stupidity as a tactical asset. I'm hoping the negative comments are part of a NORK disinformation campaign. Go for it Franco and Rogan! I hope you win an academy award. And Merry Christmas Kim Jong-un.

Renewable energy 'simply won't work': Top Google engineers

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The sure-fire bet is when people say something can't be done, it sure as hell will be accomplished by some entrepreneur in a garage. Personally, my bet is on fuel cell technology. Besides, I remember one of Larry Ellison's favorite stories: "When I want someone to work in Oracle kernel development, I get the top of the class at MIT. When I want someone to work on applications, I get the top of the class at U.C. Davis. And when I want someone to run the mail room, I get the top of the class at Stanford." Net net, a Stanford PhD doesn't carry a lot of credibility with me.

SDI wars: WTF is software defined infrastructure?

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SDIs Give Akamai Nightmares

Check out the billboard run in the Miami airport all October. Turns out, SDIs have obsoleted CDNs, the bread-and-butter cash cow of Akamai. As Akamai's customers arrived in Miami at the annual EDGE conference, a billboard greeted 100% of them. Red claw marks on a black wall, with nothing but the words "We Give Akamai Nightmares . COM" as text. Yes, there is a practical use for SDIs, and it's going to significantly change the balance of power in the delivery of Internet content. My question: How the heck did Mr. Potts "grok" this reality from publicly available information? IMHO, a brilliant analysis of technological data exhaust.

How to get $542m from Google: Dress as a SPACEMAN with dayglo dancers – Magic Leap

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I'd like to see the data investors were given to make them part with half a bill.

Google, Andreessen Horowitz, and Kleiner-Perkins don't throw away that kind of money on a whim. I would really like to see the offering memorandum. Hey, I'd even sign an NDA.

Hacker crew nicks '1.2 billion passwords' – but WHERE did they all come from?

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That's the trouble with playing defense only

The Morgan Doctrine is the only answer to this sad state of affairs. Period.

Massive! Yahoo! Mail! outage! going! on! FOURTH! straight! day!

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I've been getting spam from my dead friend for three years, thanks to Yahoo! lousy security.

Karma is a bitch, morons!

Death of the business Desktop

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Just wait until Apple starts shipping their new desktops. Then your story will be "the rebirth of the pc."

Idaho patriots tool up to battle Jihad with pork bullets

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Douglas McArthur did this in the Philippines

I did a piece on this back in 2011. http://www.themorgandoctrine.com/2011/01/righteous-hack-clearplay.html

Shagbook won't take Facebook thrust lying down

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If Shagbook has the…staying power…they will prevail

My friend once had a product called "PodFitness" that combined workout tutorials with your own playlist. Apple went after him, and rather than defend it he abandoned the name and came up with another. Then Apple decided not to try to own "Pod" stuff. I predict that…awh geeze, forgive the double entendre…if shagbook has the, uh, staying power, they will prevail.

E-petitions site: Death wish FAIL

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Anybody game for legalizing CYBER PRIVATEERS?

While I'm not a UK resident and cannot initiate a petition, I just wondering if any of you Brits want to initiate a petition to see if you can get 100,000 signatures to:

1) Abrogate the Paris Declaration of 1856 that outlaws privateering;

2) License and bond CYBER PRIVATEERS; and

3) Demand that the cyber privateers follow THE CODE outlined at www.cyberprivateer.com?

This is…The Morgan Doctrine

Scotland Yard still have no idea why their network fell over

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Supply chain EPROM virus, as reported by the Register in 2003

The Register's March 10, 2003 story on how the Baghdad air defense system was brought down by a virus hidden in a printer's EPROM (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2003/03/10/one_printer_one_virus_one/) might be a clue that more is at work here than meets the eye.

Codemasters pulls website after hackers pwn customer database

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There are cases where banks and governments are fair game

Any "Robin Hoods" out there might consider certain banks and government treasuries to be fair game for some social engineering. But ya gotta follow the Cyber Privateer Code of Conduct (www.cyberprivateer.com). I elaborate: http://www.themorgandoctrine.com/2011/06/when-banks-and-governments-are-fair.html

Twitter cock-up confession deflates Weiner

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Gosh I love your headline

You should have a headline contest. Have the readers vote. Give an iPad to the winner.

Hack attacks on US could spark military action

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Obama almost articulates The Morgan Doctrine

This is really the right first step.


Japanese still locked out of PlayStation Network

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Hey, we're ALL locked out of PSN

Taman Shud.

Source code leaked for pricey ZeuS crimeware kit

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I look forward to analyzing the code

I've done a virus report card on Zeus/SpyEye vs Stuxnet vs The Perfect Virus that my someday-legal cyber privateers will use to loot the bad guys' bank accounts. I can't wait to get my hands on the Zeus source code and do a deep dive. Then I can upgrade my analysis on The Morgan Doctrine blog. Good news.

Sony mulls hacker bounty offer

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Hey, Sony DID watch Zombieland after all!

Double tap. Zombieland Rule #2. Now you're talking! Play Alien vs Predator in a public game. Ya still need a get-out-of-jail-free card to really play to the public!

Sony says data for 25 million more customers stolen

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Second Sony bomb a dire warning for U.S.

Clearly, we're in the midst of a raging but undeclared cyber war, and the window is rapidly closing on our options.

Vote now for the best sci-fi film never made

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Wowzer, I must be really out of touch.

Oracle and life after Larry Ellison

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Oracle without LJE wouldn't be Oracle

IMHO, Oracle is Larry and Larry is Oracle.

Mystery hack pwns Australian government

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China: "The usual suspects"

No longer a whispered scenario, China is now the first guess in any hacking story. My advice to China is clean up your act, before a licensed and bonded cyber privateer cleans it up for you. Because they'll clean out a few bank accounts along the way.

'Iranian' attackers forge Google's Gmail credentials

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Just a cyber war proof-of-concept exploit

Scenarios for a full-blown cyber war abound.

Interview: Unisys on the cybercrime treaty

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Australia is better than this

International sovereignty trumps this treaty. Come on, Australia, issue Letters of Marque and Reprisal to licensed & bonded cyber privateers.

Russian hacker avoids jail over WorldPay heist

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Russia doesn't jail young Darth Vader

Luke, I'm your father. http://www.themorgandoctrine.com/2011/02/russia-doesnt-jail-young-darth-vader.html


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