* Posts by RobZee

12 publicly visible posts • joined 15 Nov 2013

High-heeled hacker builds pen-test kit into her skyscraper shoes


Re: Silicon Valley

Self-mutilation, all in the name of attention seeking. The most extreme form of Histrionic Personality Disorder.

Fort Lauderdale websites DDoSed after Anonymous threats over feeding ban


Don't do as I do!

Amazing how the right in the USA hate the poor and less fortunate and see compassion for them as communism, yet their fairy tale hero, Jesus, did a lot of that kind of thing!

Hacked and ashamed? C'mon, Brits – report that cybercrime


Only 1 in 20?

Only 1 in 20 people use the same password across all sites? That seems way too low from my experience, although I have to admit to not changing my very complex passwords that often, if at all !!

I tried to inform some family members recently that using the same password for multiple sites was a dumb thing to do, only for the lot of them to turn on me en masse, calling me paranoid. And only yesterday, I was attacked by another family member for setting the wifi network key to something too hard to remember! I give up! Most people don't want to hear security advice until they get stung.

Twitter 'news' spreads faster than Ebola #FakeCures #Malware


Bleach 100% Reliable

Bleach is 100% reliable at killing Ebola (as well as every other known virus). The problem is, ingesting it will kill you too !!

Adobe CSO offers Oracle security lesson: Go click-to-play


Elite Entry

"Arkin suspected every attack against Reader and Flash were created by nation-states and later co-opted by the criminal underground rabble."

So, it's only talented, well-funded, nation sponsored entities that can pick holes in Adobe code then?!! That must mean it's all so well written because only the ultra elite can get in!


Uni boffins: 'Accurate' Android AV app outperforms most rivals


94% ?

According to AV-TEST around 30 of the Android AVs they tested exceeded this figure, so am I missing something here?!

LulzSec supersnitch led attacks on UK, Australia – report


Is it just me...........

....or does that guy's picture make you want to smack the cheesy little jerk right in the mouth!!?!

Back-to-school Patch Tuesday: Critical updates for Internet Explorer, Adobe Reader



I just tried to inform my family about privacy and not using passwords on multiple sites and was told I was a paranoid fool.

I give up.

DAYS from end of life as we know it: Boffins tell of solar storm near-miss


Even Worse

If a super flare were to erupt:-

"If a super flare were to erupt from the Sun (which scientists predicts should occur every 800-5,000 years) then astronauts and air travellers would receive a lethal dose of radiation, all artificial satellites would be destroyed and global electricity transmission would cease. A solar super flare would send humanity back to the Stone Age."

Scary stuff!

Damn you El Reg, Call me a Boffin, demands enraged boffin


We're all Scientists these days!

Some 20yo kid on a quiz show I watched recently was described as a Scientist. The imbecile couldn't answer simple questions and it later transpired he was a technician in a lab testing water samples.

To call yourself a scientist you should have a degree in a scientific subject and have done several years research in a specialised area relating to that degree (ie. be doing or have already done a PhD). I suppose to call yourself a boffin, in addition to being a scientist you have to have that something extra, like a really bad hairstyle!

Gay hero super-boffin Turing 'may have been murdered by MI5'


Re: Trishiebunny TrishaD TrishaD Point of Order

"Stop being a dick"

Unfortunately Trish, there's a dick like Bryant trolling every forum on the Net. The more he annoys, the better it makes him feel. This speaks volumes about the kind of person he is and his motives to offend and annoy. I'd imagine him to be a totally insignificant person face to face. Here, his odious 'bravado' gives him a sense of power, and the more disdain he receives the more his choleric nature is stimulated.

A-DOH!-BE hack: Facebook warns users whose logins were spilled



I had an Adobe account to post a problem in their forum.

False personal details tendered. Throwaway email address with a random user name (used once for that account only). Random password of 12 characters blindly typed on my keyboard and then copied and pasted.

Do I care that it's been compromised?! NO!

Have I done the same with this account!? I work for a company with over 200000 employees!!