* Posts by FlamingDeath

892 posts • joined 30 Oct 2015


The coming of Wi-Fi 6 does not mean it's time to ditch your cabled LAN. Here's why

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Wireless is insecure

Its hard for a bad actor to get access to cabled infrastructure, but pretty easy to send a deauth to a station and capture the handshake, cloud computing is cheap, crack the key

Wireless is fked, frame attacks, only wifi alliance can fix


Impromptu game of Robot Wars sparks fire in warehouse at UK e-tailer Ocado

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Companies do push employees over the edge, why would it be any different for robots

Google fined €500m for not paying French publishers after using their words on web

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Just when I thought maybe these media goons were gonna go to the wall cos nobody is buying their shitty stories, this shit happens

They’re gonna be effectively immortal

These pricks love capitalism, except when they’re losing

IT for service providers biz Kaseya defers decision about SaaS restoration following supply chain attack

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Re: As Kaseya customers


Mike Judge is my hero, ever wondered why?

NHS England staff voice concerns about access controls on US spy-tech firm Palantir's COVID-19 data store

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“I Like Money” - Frito

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I’m just picturing that hospital scene in Idiocract

Not long now

Green MSP calls on Scottish government to stop spending £4.7m a year with AWS after Amazon 'dumping' allegations

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Re: "we do not send items to landfill in the UK"

“I like money” - Frito

Dystopian future, or documentary?

‘What are the odds someone will find and exploit this?’ Nice one — you just released an insecure app

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Managers are for the most part but not always, sycophants who are eager to please higher ups, shareholders desire for a get rich quick scheme

Hyundai takes 80 per cent stake in terrifying Black Mirror robo-hound firm Boston Dynamics

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Re: Random

This is literally describing my thoughts around online FPS when I was around 14 YO, if it wasn’t for aimbots, wallhacks and other assorted cheats, it could literally be a contender to replace actual IRL wars

Three million job cuts coming at Indian services giants by next year, says Bank of America

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I find it incredible that we send probes into space, we look for intelligent life, we even want to try and recreate intelligence in machines

It’s a shame ‘we’ don’t understand what intelligence looks like

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Be careful what you wish for

Mensa data spillage was due to 'unauthorised internal download'

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Want to keep working in shorts and flipflops way after this is all over? It could be time to rethink your career moves

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“I like Money”

- Frito

The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The best time to build a semiconductor foundry is 5 years ago

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Hey, even Mike Judge admitted he was no prophet, he was off by a couple of hundred years

Who could of though that some dick head would come up with the idea of CPU’s crunching numbers, proof of work, can be minted into value. Frito wouldn’t care less, as unthinking as he is, much like the general population of today is, ie dumb and short sighted.

Much like splitting the atom was a bad idea for future generations, block chain is another nightmare scenario

The only place you get a block & chain usually, is a prison

Ransomware-skewered meat producer JBS confesses to paying $11m for its freedom

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The dude responsible for making that decision should be locked up for funding a criminal enterprise

Version 8 of open-source code editor Notepad++ brings Dark Mode and an ARM64 build, but bans Bing from web searches

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The best software out there is not pretty, but it is intuitive and functional, and certainly doesn't change its look every time a new manager who wants their piss-stench over everything, you know the types, new, wants to mark territory, etc. we’ve all met these pricks at least once in our lives

Nobody gives a toss about UI tweaking, it just means I am forced to relearn something I already knew

Chinese app binned by Beijing after asking what day it is on anniversary of Tiananmen Square massacre

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Re: They're weirdly touchy

Yeah do as the west does, sweep it under the carpet and hope nobody goes looking for it.

This is akin to evil people pointing at other evil people claiming that they’re evil

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Blah blah blah

China bad, west good, russia bad, west good

Reality, they’re all as bad as each other which is why they hate each other, they’re essentially a reflection in the mirror and they don’t like it

Proof-of-space cryptocurrency Chia triggers HDD sales boom in Europe

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Saying something doesn’t make it true

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“I like money”

- Frito

I feel like this movie got so much about humanity down to a fucking tee, Mike Judge is a living prophet

Apple settles with student after authorized repair workers leaked her naked pics to her Facebook page

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Re: How to tell if you're stupid.

Oh and I don't give a flying fuck about 1000 downvotes even if it is just hyperbole. Internet opinion is more than likely just an astroturfing campaign, I pay little attention to the opinions of muppets, and even less of white knights. You’d be led to think that a woman doesn't posses a tongue or spine, considering how often these white knights leap into action

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Re: How to tell if you're stupid.

Oh give it a rest with the misogynist trope, criticism is just criticism, no need for you to go all fucking white knight.

We dont all have aspirations to be a star on onlyfans

Honestly, only a moron would record and store nudes of themselves on an internet connected device

A smart person would at the very least have them stored within an encrypted container

Stupid her, but stupid her is now rewarded for stupidity

Idiocracy was reclassified into a documentary for a reason

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Re: In before . . .

Personal responsibility….

Where is it?

I dont have pictures of my private parts on an internet connected device because I’m not an unthinking moron.

This is akin to a woman going to go get a brazilian butt job and when it goes wrong, blames government for not stopping her

The phones might be smart, unlike many of their dumb as fuck users

The common factor in all your failed job applications: Your CV

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Re: The gap year

My reply to “what have you been doing” in reference to any gap, would be “none of your fucking business mate” and if they persisted or got upset with my curtness, I’d just walk out.

Simple as that

Enjoy your encrypted data you fucking cheap cunts :o)

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Two way street

The application process is generally a stab in the dark, alot of the time they’ve already picked their person for the job but because of laws, have to go through the motions to make it appear fair and accessible

I find the interview stage the most interesting, people seem to think its the interviewer who is assessing the candidate, but trust me whenever I am in an interview, I’m assessing the company ethos and manglement. i’ve turned down a lot of jobs because I thought the interviewer was a bit of a moron

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Get em while they’re young

I did a little experiment a few years back

On my CV I had a statement

“I have a commitment to continually update my skills and knowledge”

Any techie worth their salt can understand this, its something we have to do in a fast changing landscape and at our own expense usually.

On another identical CV, I had the same statement , except I appended it with

“I expect to have yearly pay reviews”

Suffice to say, the latter CV got very few bites, actually none, while the former was pounced on like a weak bit of prey

Nuff said

It’s not what you know, but who

If you’re in a secret club, it then becomes a circlejerk

Hybrid working? Buckle in, there's no turning back as survey takers insist: You can't make us go back

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Travelling pointlessly to a destination is a huge waste of time, and I value time, we have a finite amount of it and quite honestly we should value it more than others seem to, they take it for granted.

The thumbnail of a crowded underground station almost gave me PTSD just by looking at it, 3% of that crowd are probably sociopaths and could push you into a moving train at any moment.

I’ll take the working from home thanks

Offices are full egotistical wankstains, generally

Stack Overflow acquired for $1.8bn by Prosus (no, me neither)

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Isnt stack-overflow essentially a forum?

And the value comes not from the forum, but from the collection of many peoples input and answers?

Excuse my ignorance if I got that misunderstood

UK Special Forces soldiers' personal data was floating around WhatsApp in a leaked Army spreadsheet

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Re: Example != Definition

We pay people to do jobs

We dont pay people to think

I think thats the problem, not much thinking being done, no profits you see

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This is not very reassuring

Feds seize two domains used by SolarWinds intruders for malware spear-phishing op

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So they deserve this then

Brilliant, hope plenty of other shonky companies get shafted in this way, just leave the hospitals alone

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Re: Next time ...

Ok after re-reading the article, I suspect someone didnt enable 2FA on their domain registrar account and someone probably credential stuffed the account, and added a subdomain

How often do companies check this shit?

Answer, almost never

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Re: Next time ...

You’re conflating domain registration with hosting

Two very different things

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Is this some kind of bollox article?

Every phishing campaign I’ve ever seen usually involves compromised web servers, you name it, its been hacked

No need to register domains, plenty of shitty sites out there forgotten about by their owners to use to serve malware

Will the real IRC please stand up? Freenode’s forest fire leaves ashes – and fresh growth

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Lee sounds like a prick

One of those wideboys you keep at arms length in case they try and pickpocket you

Mammoth grab of GP patient data in the UK set to benefit private-sector market access as rules remain unchanged

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Technology has outpaced human development

'We have guided missiles, and misguided men'

Do you trust anyone? in this day and age? considering everyone is obsessed with money, and how much you have of it?

Hard cheese: Stilton snap shared via EncroChat leads to drug dealer's downfall

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Re: 10,000 UK users and 60 arrests?

Dodgy corporates?

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Re: 10,000 UK users and 60 arrests?

Those 60 forgot to reaffirm their freemason memberships, silly boys

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Shhh, sensible thought is not allowed here

Challenging perceptions is a big no no

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I bet the dude was now wishing he'd joined the masons

Membership includes GOJF cards

Fujitsu pulls ProjectWEB tool offline after apparent supply chain attack sees Japanese infosec agency data stolen

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Welcome to the shit show


Russian gang behind SolarWinds hack returns with phishing attack disguised as mail from US aid agency

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Re: This is what happened, when The Register pushed propaganda the last time

No idea why you got so many downvotes, most of the awake people know that the USA is very good at self-harming and then blaming an enemy of the corporations

Nobody with a brain, trusts these cunts anymore, UK/US etc

Four women suing Google for pay discrimination just had their lawsuit upgraded to a $600m class action

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Doncaster insurance firm One Call hit by not-dead-at-all Darkside ransomware gang

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Re: Same Ol', Same Ol'

Run for the hills, my brief experience with One Call was absolutely shocking

They tried to ignore my 2 week cooling down period for a financial agreement when I requested it to be cancelled within the allowed timeframe. Had to involve the ombudsman to get One Call to see sense

It's probably another one of those wideboy companies where everything is "the lowest denomination"

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This is amazing news, One Call are fucking awful

UK Computer Misuse Act convictions declined last year despite pandemic explosion in online criminal activity

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Last time I checked, it was companies and their staff misusing computers, many of them think its magic and have no idea how any of it works

I am actually pretty surprised any computer crimes can be considered considering the shitshow that is infosec and software.

Case in point:


So here we have a telecommunications company designing and selling shit

We also have a family, who didnt even know they should be changing admin passwords or wifi key

The education system has alot to answer for

People are clearly not taught how to think for themselves

American insurance giant CNA reportedly pays $40m to ransomware crooks

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Re: What are they insuring exactly?

I know the pedantic will say, it isnt stolen, but its the closest analogy I can come up with

Restricted access is as good as stolen



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