* Posts by razorfishsl

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Google location tracking to forget you were ever at that medical clinic

razorfishsl

I wonder if Microsoft is going to do the same?

their authenticator app geo-locates/ BLE/GPS every 5 minutes (even they say it is 15..)

then REPORTS it back to AZURE, making it FREELY available to company/police and even 3rd party microsoft agents.

Open source body quits GitHub, urges you to do the same

razorfishsl

Re: What they do

The problem is they are "license stripping"

Taking code as an example but not including the license for that code.

Azure Active Directory logs are lagging, alerts may be wrong or missing

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LOL this is fuck all.....

I have found an exploit where an admin can log off a totally unrelated domain.... as in log off close windows.....

then using another admin account from a TOTALLY unrelated domain log BACK into that old domain.

as in a.com physically log out... close windows

B.com log BACK into A.com..... USING B.com auth.

So in theory a user with admin right is B.com , if caught right can gain access to A.com if they can catch it within say 5 minutes

Mysterious firm seeks to buy majority stake in Arm China

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Re: Chinese communist party

Yep they MUST hold onto ARM, becasue they have this problem with US tech.

in china 5% possession by the communist party makes them the owners of hte company, with a majority stake in every board decision...

oh... and you have to give them the 5% for free, nor is it tax deductible.

razorfishsl

Simple ... just close it down.

Microsoft Bing censors politically sensitive Chinese terms

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in the meatime they are building their own communist dictatorship.

much of MS website for admin & technical support now does not work with anything but edge.

The same inside 365 , it is gradually being locked down to ONLY work with hte MS browser.

Plus functionality is being removed from inside 365 to tackle hackers/spammers and fishing, only for it all to be put behind a per user paywall.

Tere used to be the ability to generate reports on domains contacting your domain...... came back a day later and it was gone.

Seems every-time i find something useful it dissapears.

and don't even talk to me about having paid $60,000 for corporate licenses , that require each computer to be connected to MS support in india for upto 3 hours

just to get the "upgraded" licenses into win 10 after the forced fuck of auto upgrade from win 10->win 11, they are still claiming they don't know what happened...

maybe.. but it is my fucking time & money they are wasting , dealing with this shit.

Export bans prompt Russia to use Chinese x86 CPU replacement

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you know..... it would be far more effective to recycle ewaste....

Microsoft points at Linux and shouts: Look, look! Privilege-escalation flaws here, too!

razorfishsl

They can kiss my ass

I found an exploit today in there azure, where i can get into an account that is signed out and not even using the same login details.

Seems if you can get the cookies of a logged OUT account, the login as admin to another , it auths you into the logged out account...

Reg reader rages over Virgin Media's email password policy

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more interesting is if the internal systems for VM use the same rules....

becasue that could be a massive problem....

China orders web operators to spring clean its entire internet

razorfishsl

War is coming......

I honestly thought i would make it completely thru my life without having to live thru a full war.

but is seems some factions are determined to have the biggie , another reason for all this work to get paperless money.

Microsoft's do-it-all IDE Visual Studio 2022 came out late last year. How good is it really?

razorfishsl

Re: "The top request for Visual Studio is a Linux version. Why?"

you need it for game development.

Unitiy... may people do development on other platforms

main problem is MS.... they did in OLE, foxpro and many other toys thrown out of the pram and STILL peopel don't learn a lesson.

Google Chrome's upcoming crackdown on ad-blockers and other extensions still really sucks, EFF laments

razorfishsl

Google ensuring it is the ONLY ad platform, and you aint gonna control the shit you see on your computer.

CentOS Stream 9: Understanding the new Red Hat OS release for non-Red-Hat-type people

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We just eradicated all our centos machines and will be starting on the other paid RH systems shortly.

Clearly they cannot be trusted to honor their commitments.

We spent a lot of time & money moving to 8, only to get shit on.

Flash? Nu-uh. Windows 11 users complain of slow NVMe SSD performance

razorfishsl

This of course has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with the fact that this manufacturer & others

have recently been caught "substituting" chip-sets for cheaper less performant rubbish.

Same product "same specs" , but on an analysis several tech publications found removed chip numbers & changed controllers ,which wre known to be more problematic.

International Monetary Fund warns crypto-related risks could soon become systemic

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yep... but a Chinese company drops 300 billion and it's just chickenfeed...

IKEA: Cameras were hidden in the ceiling above warehouse toilets for 'health and safety'

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Like all registered charities that always have something kinky to hide.......

razorfishsl

Re: Excuses, excuses

Mc Donalds.....

'Cocaine spoon'

Totally harmless item everyone can carry...

Apple tried to patch this security hole in macOS Finder but didn't consider upper and lowercase characters

razorfishsl

Since Cook took over, Apple has continued its decline into windows territory....

But wHo caREs PROfItS are uP.

Apple responds to critics of CSAM scan plan with FAQs, says it'd block governments subverting its system

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It has nothing to do with kiddie porn.....

They just want to be able to run their classifier over every picture & video in a users private piece of kit.

it it designed to :

1. set a legal precedent

2. use existing material to train their A.I on other none related material.

3. allow their staff to access private content to validate results.....

think they over looked one small matter....

for their staff to validate the results.... it requires them to load the "kiddie porn" onto a viewing device controlled by apple, to be viewed by staff employed by apple...

or are they going to use a 3rd party?

Ex-NSA bigwig Chris Inglis appointed America's national cyber director by Senate

razorfishsl

It should be made a criminal offense to assist hackers by not patching computer systems....

Same way supplying items to a criminal to pull off a heist.....

Tim Cook: Sideloading is a disaster and proposed App Store reforms would harm user privacy and security

razorfishsl

Not so worried that he aint farming off all the private info of Apple users for the benefit of Apple.

That and starting to FORCE users onto Icloud as well as making macs very very difficult to manage in a corporate environment.

Biden expands Chinese tech and military blocklist to 59 companies

razorfishsl

Re: Guess what we found!

No becasue the report will be "secret"

razorfishsl

He needs to add "fs" to that list......

who are taking over from Hua wei.....

Deadline draws near to avoid auto-joining Amazon's mesh network Sidewalk

razorfishsl

Re: I wonder if...

it is very very hard at higher frequencies.

at about 1GHZ it's close to 1cm for a wave length.

the issue is that anything more than a 1CM gap allows higher frequencies in.

so air holes are out....

Generally metalised plastics do very well....

be 100% clear that unless your phone is "off" you are not off.

also "off" is not a physical state, it is a computer coded state that operates some mode inside the phone.

and as such can easily be bypasses to be "on".

the only real way is to remove the phone battery...... but strangely that's not an option any more......

razorfishsl

Yep but most of this shit is going to backfire spectacularly.....

WE were doing "Bag tracking" devices exactly the same as the apple "tile" credit card sized crap

it's an off the shelf product.

but then the Samsung .... let's burn the phones fiasco started & airlines banned the tech.

so all the bag tags with lithium batteries was banned, and now they are trying to re-introduce the tech.

China says its first Mars rover Zhurong has landed on the Red Planet

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You can bet it is there to leach off NASA signals.....

Bill to protect UK against harmful foreign investment becomes law

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Yep.... like you KNOW Apple are behind this with their lobbying.......

The time for this law was BEFORE ARM was sold to Chinese investors.......(go look into who & what REALLY owns ARM....)

Pentagon confirms footage of three strange craft taken by the Navy are UFOs (no, that doesn't mean they're aliens)

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and in some small office in the USSR. there are 3 guys laughing thier tits off....

That their China made drone with LED lighting fucked up a billion $ organization....

Spy agency GCHQ told me Gmail's more secure than Microsoft 365, insists British MP as facepalming security bods tell him to zip it

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Both are exploitable.......

I wrote to google in 2011 about an exploit I found in gmail....

month later they replied back that , whilst it worked... Gmail was performing within spec....

As far as i know...it's still there....

1Password targets developers with Secrets Automation, acquisition of SecretHub

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1password

used to be good.......

you could have the standalone app and pay for upgrades...

Then they decided to fuck everyone and shove a money hose up your ass.

Converted it to a "cloud version" and started charging monthly,......

WTF would you want all your highly confidential p.w stored in the cloud?

THEN it leaked that the P.W were not actually protected..... when the app loads it totally decrypts all the p.w & stores them in memory.....

but that was spun...... to "it's highly unlikely that the p.w can be recovered in their un- encrypted state..."

UK reseller sues Microsoft for £270m in damages claiming prohibitive contracts choke off surplus Office licence supplies

razorfishsl

There is a complete "rip off" made by a Chinese software company called kingsoft

problem is...... you are replacing MS with perhaps a worse vendor...

razorfishsl

Re: Sympathy?

They do the same with fonts....

recently we found old documents had huge sections of empty areas....

so our old pdf/ stored document archive is basically useless...

No, no, let's hear this out, says judge waving away Apple's attempt to kill MacBook Pro Flexgate lawsuit

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No one has actually asked WHY Apple keep making products that keep failing for strange reasons.

when you have ultra reliable components in a product from known manufacturers, how else are you going to build in obsolescence?

Ah that's right...... start making your own CPU & silicon.... Trip back to 94 anyone ?

Red Hat pulls Free Software Foundation funding over Richard Stallman's return

razorfishsl

If people are not careful , the likes of Google, Microsoft & Facebook.. will own opensource within a few years. (they are already on most of the controlling "boards")

Because if you don't check the fascist left woke check box , u ain't never gonna be involved in the process of anything...

It's already started with the removal & policing of language in software, these clowns are forcing their views on the world and that is what fascists do,....

OVH says burned data centre’s UPS, batteries, fuses in the hands of insurers and police

razorfishsl

once you have a fire, all the equipment is useless due to the smoke damage.

Since the smoke is acidic, it eats at the internal components

GitHub bug briefly gave valid authenticated session cookies to wrong users

razorfishsl

now move the decimal place by the number of users....

I haven't bought new pants for years, why do I have to keep buying new PCs?

razorfishsl

Apple have started locking the OS down.

you can no longer install previous versions, an if you think keeping an "old" version will work...

they lock, plus they have key components stored on the apple servers.

enforced upgrades...

Malware attack that crippled Mumbai's power system came from China, claims infosec intel outfit Recorded Future

razorfishsl

Re: Christ, what assholes

yep... but so what?

what are you going to do about it?

nothing.......

This is why "God" was invented... so that people could right the wrongs that were beyond their control or at least believe that they would get theirs in the after life.

Ever felt that a few big tech companies are following you around the internet? That's because ... they are

razorfishsl

you want to run it against the daily-mail in the UK...

as many as 80-100 for other trackers....

Linux Mint users in hot water for being slow with security updates, running old versions

razorfishsl

Updating by default is just lazy IT.

It is also very risky and can easily totally destroy a critical system.

Just try it with tomcat & a background database....

go try it with postgresql....., sometimes there is more to it than just shoving in some new updated code.

Intel sues former staffer for allegedly stealing Xeon cloud secrets in USB drives and exploiting info at Microsoft

razorfishsl

Hardly........

"impressive" forensics.......

GLPI & the fusion-inventory engine tracks all drives + serial numbers plugged into computers....

It even pulls manufacturers data..

As does "bit defender" cloud.... these are hardly "expensive" products....

once you have this info, it's just a simple action of cross-referencing what files were downloaded to the machine during that time.

you have gone from tens of thousands of employees to a single employee.... in two steps.

I worry when a top level rag is impressed by even the most rudimentary low level Software products...., what's next?

Firefox 85 crumbles cache-abusing supercookies with potent partitioning powers

razorfishsl

The image tagging has been in use since about 2008,

Why have they only decided to do something about it now?

Facebook was the biggest user of the tech... via their off site links back to face book.

each website has a link which serves a tagged image from FB to the users browser.

Singapore changes the rules and will now use COVID-19 contact-tracing app data in criminal cases

razorfishsl

Singapore is basically a dictatorship

File format conversion crisis delayed attempt to challenge US presidential election result

razorfishsl

The real question of course is

WHY THE FUCK are businesses with client Attorney privalage putting documents into google doc.

Red Hat defends its CentOS decision, claims Stream version can cover '95% of current user workloads'

razorfishsl

no... they announced a "let's talk ourselves to death" session

quote:

"There is no ETA for a release. "

razorfishsl

it's things like this that will kill Linux

Boffins from China push quantum computing envelope for 'supremacy' in emerging photon field

razorfishsl

That is a fantasy.....

Since it was NOT a unified country but a group of countries that were brought together....

Not to mention that if it is so ahead of its time.. why does it still not have decent roads or a decent sewerage system?

Even the Romans managed that in a much shorter time......

So stop drinking the communist cool aid and start thinking for yourself....

CodeWeavers' CrossOver ran 32-bit Windows Intel binary on macOS on Arm CPU emulating x86 – and nobody died

razorfishsl

Just "jumping on the band wagon"

There are a MULTITUDE of programs that wont run under whine in the best case

many of those that do have maybe 70-90 % functionality.

There are rumors that "hello world" program can run with 100% compatibility....

but it has yet to be proved.

Trump fires cybersecurity boss Chris Krebs for doing his job: Securing the election and telling the truth about it

razorfishsl

yep..

Just the voting machines were from a Venezuelan company...

CERT/CC: 'Sensational' bug names spark fear, hype – so we'll give flaws our own labels... like Suggestive Bunny

razorfishsl

Be prepared for bugs called

"fuck me" , "fuck you",

which might make congress a WAY more interesting place to watch.......

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