* Posts by Sabot

20 posts • joined 10 Apr 2017

America tops ITU's Global Cyber Security Index, UK in tie for second with Saudi Arabia


Putting Israel in the Europe region makes this report and the ITU a bit questionable.

To avoid having a Middle East or West Asia section, where Israel belongs to, they created an Arab States region. Well, Tunisia is not an Arab state, and neither is Morocco.

Crane horror Reg reader uses his severed finger to unlock Samsung Galaxy phone


More than 20 years ago I tested fingerprint readers from Precise Biometrics, that would refuse to recognize "dead fingers", even when the fingers were still attached to the body, but suffering from a serious lack of blood flow. After the blood flow returned, the fingers came back to life, and the fingerprint reader would accept them again.

UK's National Cyber Security Centre recommends password generation idea suggested by El Reg commenter


As a dutchie I'd like to say the bri ish are overtaking the Belgians.

Hacktivists breach Verkada and view 150,000 CCTV cams in hospitals, prisons, a Tesla factory, even Cloudflare HQ


DOJ after the wrong people again

No one indicting Verkada for criminal negligence?

Someone tried to poison a Florida city by hijacking its water treatment plant via TeamViewer, says sheriff


"hacker"... Sure...

You weren't hacked because you lacked space-age network defenses. Nor because cyber-gurus picked on you. It's far simpler than that

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Re: Too hard, too frequent, too unreliable

Indeed, if it isn't setup with high availability, apparently it isn't business critical.

HP printer small print says kit phones home data on whatever you print – and then some


Failure is an option

Wasn't HP also the company that had a "printer driver" that created a .exe file for every print job?

Freaking out about fiendish IoT exploits? Maybe disable telnet, FTP and change that default password first?


This is about miscreants creating internet-connected devices.

Large Redmond Collider: CERN reveals plan to shift from Microsoft to open-source code after tenfold license fee hike


Make Microsoft pay for the use of a CERN invention: the World Wide Web.

Argh. Shot themselves in the foot, on 30 April 1993 CERN announced that the World Wide Web would be free to anyone.

'Plane Hacker' Roberts: I put a network sniffer on my truck to see what it was sharing. Holy crap!


Israel is a threat 24/7

Pirates and war criminals should know about security.

Sophos tells users to roll back Microsoft's Patch Tuesday run if they want PC to boot


No, just running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008r2

And you have less than 36 hours before Microsoft will have fixed it.


The real cause of the issue turned out to be Windows Defender ATP...

Status today:

Microsoft is aware of the issue and is rolling out a fix for Windows Defender ATP over the coming 36 hours.

What the #!/%* is that rogue Raspberry Pi doing plugged into my company's server room, sysadmin despairs


Re: I am a bit disappointed ...

Who gives their brooms names?

Guess who's back, back again? China's back, hacking your friends: Beijing targets American biz amid tech tariff tiff


Re: Hypocritic US

So I use a free home edition UTM, and tell it to drop all incoming traffic from any other country than my own. Except when I'm abroad, I still need to be able to VPN into it, so allow traffic temporarily from that country. Companies can buy this stuff.

What could be more embarrassing for a Russian spy: Their info splashed online – or that they drive a Lada?


Only if the spy is a citizen of the EU.

Trainer regrets giving straight answer to staffer's odd question


Now I miss my Epson LX 800...

AI sucks at stopping online trolls spewing toxic comments


The other way around

Twitter just banned a guy permanently for explaining the difference between threatening and non threatening language. The TwitterSupport bot is also useless.

Former ICE top lawyer raided US govt database to steal aliens' identities


Re: What a stupid idea

Let him loose on veterans or the homeless? Surely he wouldn't prey on them. Do not forget he did not "just" steal identities, he stole money, and caused real damage to his victims. They could not afford food, a decent lawyer, a home or whatever. That sounds violent enough to me.

NSA bloke used backdoored MS Office key-gen, exposed secret exploits – Kaspersky


"Following a request from the CEO, the archive was deleted from all our systems." Why? Because the CEO is allowed to make such a request?

US govt ceases fire in legal spat with Twitter to unmask anti-Trump 'immigration official'



What is rogue here is not the twitter account. What is rogue here is the US CBP.


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