* Posts by pyhoff@gmail.com

13 publicly visible posts • joined 31 May 2015

Near-undetectable malware linked to Russia's Cozy Bear



Yeah cause windows insists on hiding extensions. Why probably some execs decision the icon should be enough he said. Agree with another poster just put in a pop up with the actual filename and its extension. Mark of the web you say, what if the file is forwarded via internal relay from doc repo, guess what no mark of the web, just add the extension by default.

To plug gap left by CentOS, Red Hat amends RHEL dev subscription to allow up to 16 systems in production





Other flavors

Talk about the fox guarding the hen house. Comcast to handle DNS-over-HTTPS for Firefox-using subscribers


So what now? What do I use?

Same dilema again which Browser to use?

Disable DoH?

Use a VPN and TOR?

Brave, sold out to bitcoin

Google ‘is’ evil

Edge (no Linux package) but All chromium based suffer same resource exhaustion issue and flaws.

Operas? Hacker please....

If there's something strange in Symantec's neighborhood, who you gonna call? Not Broadcom, it seems: Systems go down, cut off customers


Loosing customers in droves

Since their merger with blue coat things have not been great. But man have they gone down hill after the Broadcom acquisition. We haven’t seen an account rep in 8 months and they had the gall to audit us. Then they wonder why security folks next project is replace anything Symantec branded.

YouTube mystery ban on hacking videos has content creators puzzled


Well again failure

Tavis and Parisa need to talk to your compliance peeps. Just because Blackhills proved you guys had big holes in your GDocs platform you do this? You had a disclosure program people would like you more.

Youtube still can’t fix the hatefulness that suddenly pops up onmy kids feeds . I guess distract people from problems hackers are bad people. Vimeo anyone?

Devs slam Microsoft for injecting tech-support scam ads into their Windows Store apps


Re: "Avoid Redmond..."

I see dead people OK so a business poor maintenance is a Microsoft problem, so if push my car 3 years with out an oil change thats the manufactures issue or my idiocy?

Why telcos 'handed over' people's GPS coords to a bounty hunter: He just had to ask nicely


Re: Capitalism baby

Ok so fire department, ambulance and army are also communist. Hope your home does not ever have to catch on fire or you get sick/have accident and need transport to a hospital or need your country defended. Good luck my friend with your logic.

Tech security at Equifax was so diabolical, senators want to pass US laws making its incompetence illegal


Come on Europe

Can you fine these bastards into oblivion.

Women of Infosec call bullsh*t on RSA's claim it could only find one female speaker


Re: Unfortunately...

Parisa Tabriz, Amanda Rousseau, Katie Moussouris come to mind. That's in 15 seconds, not that hard to find talent.


Wow comments here are special, proves a point and why OURSA happened.

Microsoft vacates moral high ground for the data slurpers' cesspit


H8TRS - Hypocrites

All I hear , waaah, waah penguin is better, bitten fuit is cooler, waaa, waaa, but all of you are going back to MS and/or google in the end.

4 new twists that push the hacker attack on millions of US govt workers into WTF land


Re: And the idiots in Congress responses have been...

They will grab on to anything to claim we need more surveillance. It's the only words they have in their current voice chip.

Free Windows 10 upgrades from Microsoft will FLATTEN PC sales


I think author is off base - sorry wearables are not it yet.

Life cycle of hardware is such that every piece of computer hardware has built in obsolescence, user replaces their hardware every 3-5 years, components don't last longer than this. So you might have decline in PC hardware purchases granted, but it is not because they received a free version of an OS, it's because they selected another technology that fulfills their needs such as a tablet. If a free OS upgrade was the doom of a hardware platform Apple would not sell new MacBooks or iMacs,Mac Airs, etc...they have not charged for new version of OSX in over 5 OS generations, their hardware has obsolescence built in thats how they do this.

Wearables are not where the money is going either, due to an enhanced obsolescence factor where these devices are old news in 3 months after purchase makes it too expensive for the common user even to consider. Wearable devices such as the Apple watch are also failures; they do not successfully replace or improve on the item they are focused on, your wrist tech. They are parasite devices that can't survive or stand on their own, they need to be paired to other smart devices to be functional, are just too expensive and one more darn thing to charge every day. To make wearable attractive at the current price range they need to stand on their own as the all in one device. Yes it needs to make me my espresso too.