* Posts by Mandoscottie

112 publicly visible posts • joined 9 Mar 2012


INC Ransom claims responsibility for attack on NHS Scotland


Re: Crime... or something else?

or allowing NHS to run EOL systems years after they should be decommed, sorry but you reap what you sow NHS.

easy to blame hackers, instead of the irresponsible decision makers tasked with looking after said patient data as duty of care who have let this be accessible due to old legacy poop.

UK Ministry of Defence takes recruitment system offline, confirms data leak


wonder who it was......

mibbe it was the claimed 16yr old oxford boy labelled "White"

Reg reader returns Samsung TV after finding giant ads splattered everywhere


Re: Buy secondhand

my year old LG nanocell 55 still aint showing adds tyvm, something to do with the toggle to switch advertsing off in mernu?

easy solution, dont buy Samsung ;)

Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram deplatform themselves: Services down globally


Re: DNS?

makes you warm n fuzzy inside huh :) savour the moment.


just how do i find out what aunty gemima had for supper now! ill need to speak to her

oh arse.

can we make this permanent, it feels good :) (no farcebook i mean, not speaking to the dottled one) thats a laugh every couple of minutes, she's a funny old lady 87 and binned facebook for tik tok eons ago.

"wuars ma teesh son?" videos

You've had your pandemic holiday, now Microsoft really is going to kill off TLS 1.0, 1.1


Re: Skype

Or ofc you could untick autosign in sfb options....tadaaa problem solved and login when you need it? Or if thats too much clicking use dnd mode when you dont want disturbed?

How we manage the teams and skype setup corpwide.

Simples really.

In Hancock's half-hour, Dido Harding offers hollow laughs: Cake distracts test-and-trace boss at UK COVID-19 briefing


what cake? it is a cherry on a shit sandwich

Not only a shit sandwich, but hopefully end up a vapourware shit sandwich.

Good to see Dido is being let loose on noncritical things with such a stellar track record, i was starting to think it was doomed, but with Miss Mannering in charge, bring it on.

Remember the days when BJ was just an in-bred fool on tv (at least some things stay constant) and some may woman was doing that job.......she doesnt seem so bad now.....did i just say that.....F me.

Surprise! That £339 world's first 'anti-5G' protection device is just a £5 USB drive with a nice sticker on it



my fav testimonial before i couldnt read anymore for crying laughing, had to the the one penned by Snow White under an alter ego.

Claiming since using it, birds and animals visit her more.....yep bloody cuckoos i bet, you headtrumpet!


jings, crivvens n help ma boab!

Coulda ge`en me a warnin` laddie!

Ill get PC Murdoch on ye!

5G mast set aflame in leafy Liverpool district, half an hour's walk from Penny Lane


Re: Should be treated as domestic terrorism

Are you inferring Terrorrists are ignorant, stupid AND gullible....?? Hope they had their 5G biorb protection with them.

oh....you may be onto something there mate!


will somebody please buy the culprit a 5G Bioshield kit and save the masts.

Seriously, Sir Tom should walk a hunred laps to purchase us all one.....


£339 a pop.....

One of nine external members, Toby Hall, said: "We use this device and find it helpful," and provided a link to its website, which describes it as a USB key that "provides protection for your home and family, thanks to the wearable holographic nano-layer catalyser, which can be worn or placed near to a smartphone or any other electrical, radiation or EMF [electromagnetic field] emitting device".

"Through a process of quantum oscillation, the 5GBioShield USB key balances and re-harmonises the disturbing frequencies arising from the electric fog induced by devices, such as laptops, cordless phones, wi-fi, tablets, et cetera," it adds.

Ahh, doesnt say if it has a blue or red LED, im a hovering on purchase, anyone know?

Kerching! Intel PC chip shortage over just in time for everyone to buy computers for pandemic home working



yep cos all of that needs more than 8 cores....pfft, ill take less cores, and gain stable chipset drivers tyvm for corp.

chosen for a reason ;) none you list.

Maersk prepares to lay off the Maidenhead staffers who rescued it from NotPetya super-pwnage


utterly disgusting

I cant believe after all they did! From picking up a single HDD in an airport from an African nation saving a global multinational, to that.

I hope Maersk have not learnt a dammed thing and get hit again. Lest see how outsourcing works then for them when thats going down.

If any of the team read the reg (lets face it ofc they do!) Engineers around the globe salute you for what you did to save them, its dammed folklore esque!

Im sure you put that on your CV for an infosec role, you will be snapped up!

The wired article is forced required reading to my team!

Hey, fatso. If you're standing desk-curious, the VariDesk Pro Plus won't break the bank

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we have a few of these in work.

for that they do they are pretty good tbh, if you need that kinda thing, still a pain to cable manage nicely, if only they added side trunking.....we only do them in black though via amazon, Keeps H&S dept happy.

Tech can endure the most inhospitable environments: Space, underwater, down t'pit... even hairdressers


Reminds me of my first IT Role.

First job after college was at an engineerign firm, who had a shot blastng site.

I remember going into shotblasting site office to give the Apricot PC (yes those bad boys)a heatlhcheck, place was orange everywhere (Ferrous oxide)

Popped the hood of the funky Apricot cases to find an orange interior, every square inch Orange! Astounded the thing even ran, i put hood back on and promptly planned a replacement.....testament to that old girl it had run forgotten about for years.

Cache me if you can: HDD PC sales collapse in Europe as shoppers say yes siree to SSD

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Farewell the shiny platters

tbh ive been solid state all the way for a couple of years,

No brainer in a laptop longer battery life, better response, hell an Evo 860 stuck at stat2 on my trusty old X201, only ironic thing is the chatter of the spinning platter on the X201? Nope turns out its the hdd led :oD so SSD in and retro sounding :P

Desktop 4k Gaming box? Dual Raid volumes across 6 SSds in total. (2x123 win) (4x256 Games vol)

The old Nas has the only spinny platters here :)

Good folk of Forfar: Alan Hattel would like you all to know he's not dead despite what it says on his tombstone


holy cow pats!

coulda warned me id read my home town on the reg!

Poor Alan, ill nip up the road and chap his door :D

reminds me of an old north joke (too long to tell)

Jock Reid, drapped deid,

Tractor for sale.

There's something fishy going down in the computer lab

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Re: Lucky git

bet you dont regret it? i dont.

Not call, dude: UK govt says guaranteed surcharge-free EU roaming will end after Brexit transition period. Brits left at the mercy of networks


Re: Peace

or data privacy


Re: Transition Period?

ach ye o little faith with our own magic little johnson.


what could possibly go wrong.............


Re: Bankers

you need to join nationwide Loyal, loan rate is 3% for us members ;)


Re: Something they don't teach in Norwegian schools...

1. Are you sure?

2. really?

(push one way, light on, push other way light off?)

3. wha?

Firefox 72: Floating videos, blocking fingerprints, and defeating notification pop-ups


Re: Creepy, Crappy and FF

on 10 yes, not on 7 ;) or 2008

Beset by lawsuits over poor security protections, Ring rolls out 'privacy dashboard' for its creepy surveillance cams, immediately takes heat


Re: The Big Question:

my partner has one of those dammed doorbells, only thing its good for is seeing cold callers faces @her pad, when a big arsed scotsmans voice shouts, "f*** off!" its as priceless onsite and remotely :D days of fun, but not worth the cost imo (almost)

Overpriced piece of twat tat, with super annoying adverts.

"hey what you doing in my garden" pfft try that up here and theyd turn around and shout "cracking one off on yer lawn hen!" and drop a number 2 equidistant on the lawn in view of Ring, in HD.

What a load of bollards! Object of bloke's street furniture romp run over


im a scot, we like them on heads of important statues tbf :P


those poor orphaned cones!


Clearly the bollard was married and his/her partner wasnt amused.

what a tramp, seductivley lolling that Arrow about i mean ffs! Jezobel!

Interpol: Strong encryption helps online predators. Build backdoors


sod it, im just smiling and nodding now.

the world is run by fuckwitts

150 infosec bods now know who they're up against thanks to BT Security cc/bcc snafu


Re: Interesting dilemmas

wouldnt have been interested in BT infosec to begin with :P


note to self (like i needed it) infosec & BT got it.

not the first clowns id think of, pc world tech team first maybe.

Heads up from Internet of S*!# land: Best Buy's Insignia 'smart' home gear will become very dumb this Wednesday


Re: We shouldn't have skipped the time when it was the Intranet of Things

who needs IoT crap for that, get a teenage family and then light switches are optional! boom boom!

They say piracy killed the Amiga. Know what else piracy is killing? Malware sales


piracy killed amiga

No it didnt, CBM business machines did with their sublime budgeting skills and "world class" business practises :)

'Cockwomble' is off the menu: Uncle Bulgaria issues edict against using name in vain


Re: whats the female equivalent of a cockwomble?

I have it! Its simply "katiehopkins"


whats the female equivalent of a cockwomble?

Katie Hopkins

Oh the irony!

May she continue to argue with such pillars of society, keeps her off the tv, shit steering narcassistic witch.

UK's North Midlands hospitals IT outage, day 2: All surgery and appointments cancelled


Re: First rule of IT systems...

couldnt agree more, until you factor in its NHS and crippled by <insert political party in number10> decades of under investment, sky high trust board fees to pay and healthcare, poor it probs bottom of the shitpile.

then all common sense and "best practises" fly out the window, much to the pain of their poor IT staff.

id rather be on the dole than try to provide IT in the NHS, a tiny empty pot to p into and no funds.

White House mulls just banning strong end-to-end crypto. Plus: More bad stuff in infosec land


retardation alert

what a fantastic idea Uncle Sam, you are so smarts.

Hell give it to the NSA to look after they can keep a secre........oh feck.

Now you can have a twist of 2019 in your 2012: Microsoft goes back to the future with Edge on Windows 7/8


Re: Memories thru reality distortion lenses.

erm except its chrome called edge its not edge. 7 pro dies at end of year, suck it up its a dinosaur marginally more secure than XP/2k3

Sorry to poop on your parade.

To members of Pizza Hut's loyalty scheme: You really knead to stop reusing your passwords

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Re: Today I learned

really? ive found the opposite, find the right indian/kebab shop that are decent and their pizzas way better, more toppings and way cheaper up here. Hell they even do curry pizzas up here, sounds awful, it aint.

Chicken Madras pizza...16" of spicy lovelyness for £12 to your door. £12 wouldnt gett a 10" dominos or hut i dont think, dleivered.

We ain't afraid of no 'ghost user': Infosec world tells GCHQ to GTFO over privacy-busting proposals

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Re: Here we go again...

buy anon a beer! you made my week, they should call the ghost user "Amber Rudd" queen of clowns.

Introducing 'freedom gas' – a bit like the 2003 deep-fried potato variety, only even worse for you


Re: Freedom Gas...

for our stateside brethren, Magani is referring to the non-US version of Blazing Saddles.

we are treated to the campfire scene with lots of bottom burping, deemed too offensive stateside on release :)



mine aint after a haggis roll ;)

Two weeks after Microsoft warned of Windows RDP worms, a million internet-facing boxes still vulnerable


throw into the mix the fix for 2k3 and all the way up including XP right past 2k8.

with them even releasing it for those dinosaurs it shows how prevalent it is and its being actively used in the wild.

Get inside the perimeter and suddenly those old boxen with smb 1 enabled ssl1 n 2, tls 1.0... plus that and <insert a plethora of escalation priv bugs atm> or steganography into exchange get system and then use this across the prod ring as system.

gateway to a potential 5h1tstorm, its a 512kb exe patch and 1 restart get it done already, why have a look at Baltimore (still), my dinos were patched within 24hours of the release of said patch, despite them being carbon black in lockdown mode.

Yep its a finger in a small gaping wound, when they have more sec holes than a swiss cheese all over. Id kill them if i could but we cant quite yet, Azures what im reccomending, get them the f off my local estate of 2k12 n 16s

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


Re: ALL my calls from shouty men

lol phew not just me then?

apparently, when i get an angry, the right eyebrow joins in with the lowered voice......

id imagine like cluseos boss in the pink panther movies, I dont know, never seen it (my eyebrow), im usually seeing red mist by then :D (very rare event)

Buffer the Intel flayer: Chipzilla, Microsoft, Linux world, etc emit fixes for yet more data-leaking processor flaws


Re: Patches on patches

some "could" claim thats worked for Microsoft and plenty others in our game of IT for decades :)


except pretty much all i5s also have Ht so i7s become i5s and i5 owners have i3s? :)

Symantec boss Greg Clark exits biz amid dismal financials


Re: Alternatives?

its not all it claims, there are 2 well known exploits rampant in all SEP enterprise, from 12.x to 14.x they cant seem to fix it, they have been at it long enough (pre mp6 v12) but they are still open. Sadly I have to deplo we trialled Webroot Corp, for a while and was suitable impressed, but we went SEP.

its a bag of poop, just not as bloated as it once was, a more streamlined bag of poop now :)

Fire up the FruityLoops! Sir David Attenborough wants someone to remix Balinese field recording


Lol you spying on me reg?

Just finished saying to fellow synth mate, we should fire up fruity again for shits n giggles for this.......spooky!

Pity the samples noisey pish......

Sounds like my cat has lept onto my korg pads tbh.

Solder and Lego required: The Register builds glorious Project Alias gizmo to deafen Alexa


Re: Of course there's a way cooler thing do do

I find my thick north east accent Scots is enough without any lines of code :D

bit too south for mine but....you get the idea



Re: Why bother?

cos rev 2 could be portable and you can shut your friends "smart" speakers up when visiting? (cos you can? :P)


Re: If I was to have one

A valid use.

good to know. :)

still wouldnt have one personally.