* Posts by thecornflake

5 publicly visible posts • joined 2 Jun 2017

Happy Thursday! 770 MEEELLLION email addresses and passwords found in yuge data breach


Re: Interesting, but. . .

There are invalid email addresses in this list (I know because someone tried to tell me it was a scam site based on that fact), probably from people generating potential email addresses for company domains using common names etc and then they end up in a phishing attempts list or something. Details for the breach show that the data may have come from several sources.

There isn't any push to purchase anything, other than the recommendation that 1password is good because it uses an API to alert you if passwords you store in it are part of a breach. It's written by a totally different company (any company can hook their software into the data to check this).

I seriously did have someone tell me they're convinced this is a huge scam to harvest email addresses and passwords entered by people from the same source IP address (to link them together) which to be fair would be a brilliant one - spend years building a reputation and working for Microsoft etc to then use a fake massive email and password data breach to harvest thousands of peoples real details. I did point out (among other reasons) that why would you tell people their data had been breached and advise they change their password....

'It's like they took a rug and covered it up': Flight booking web app used by scores of airlines still vuln to attack – claim


Re: GDPR much?

4% potentially (and that's of turnover not profit so for a company with a tight profit margin could quite easily put them out of business). And that would be the airlines liable for the fine because they're the data controller.

I flew with 2 airlines last year, might check if either uses that system..

Fake 'U's! Phishing creeps use homebrew fonts as message ciphers to evade filters


Re: People stil falling for the fake email.

Was there any suggested reasoning behind the 1/4 who insist on clicking everything? I always struggle to figure out why there are still people like that and presumably it comes down to some sort of human behaviour\psychology aspect (e.g. cognitive dissonance).

Steamer closets, flying cars, robot boxers, smart-mock-cock ban hypocrisy – yes, it's the worst of CES this year


Re: CES relevance?

I don't really see the user demand for a roll-up TV, considering the amount of times I've thought "I just wish I could roll up my TV and place it into a tube" (0).

Possibly for example for people using rented conference rooms etc, to be able to easily transport a large screen there and back, and various other odd examples I can't think of but still must be a very small market space.

The nuclear launch button won't be pressed by a finger but by a bot


Re: We've already had a nuclear war.

On the book subject there's also Down to a sunless sea following a passenger jet that's in the air when nuclear war breaks out. Be careful of reading spoilers of the ending online if you look it up though :)