* Posts by Neil McCauley

12 publicly visible posts • joined 16 Aug 2017

Whistleblower claims NSO offered 'bags of cash' for access to US phone networks

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Live your life in such a way that you never have to have a spokesman say: “he has no recollection of using the phrase ‘bags of cash’, and believes he did not do so. However if those words were used, they will have been entirely in jest.”

Very little helps: Tesco serves up 3-for-1 borkage special to self-scanning Tesco shoppers

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..."I hunkered down for a fiddle," he said...


Atlassian scrambles to fix zero-day security hole accidentally disclosed on Twitter

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Dammit Tay!

I knew you were trouble.

I've had it with these motherflipping eggs on this motherflipping train

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On the other hand...

Train passengers eating stinky food can be a blessing in disguise. Years back I was getting the train from the Highlands back home to Glasgow after a week of hillwalking. I'd misjudged the timings and hadn't yet had a chance to get cleaned up and changed into fresh clothes. Sitting there acutely aware of my mankyness, I was saved by a pair of women who sat at the table opposite and pulled out their train snack: a range of pungent cheeses. Thanks for taking the heat off me ladies.

Boeing admits 737 Max sims didn't accurately reproduce what flying without MCAS was like

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What a clusterfuck.

National Enquirer's big Pecker tried to shaft me – and I wouldn't give him an inch, says Jeff Bezos after dick pic leak threat

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Attempt to blackmail the richest man on the planet, WCGW?

I'm looking at the Amazon logo in a different light now.

The Iceman cometh, his smartwatch told the cops: Hitman jailed after gizmo links him to Brit gangland slayings

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A fitness fanatic who's also a killer? Yet more reason to be suspicious of the jogger who finds the body.

Morrisons launches bizarre Yorkshire Pudding pizza thing

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Missing a crucial step

It needs to be deep fried in batter and served with chips.

Brit MP Dorries: I gave my staff the, um, green light to use my login

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Disturbingly common

Dorries' shambolic approach to computer security is not exactly uncommon in politics. Things I've personally witnessed in the office of a prominent Scottish politician:

Admin access given to all staff, including unvetted temps and volunteers.

"You've brought your own laptop? Great, the wireless password is on the whiteboard."

PCs left unlocked and unattended in an unlocked office while staff go for lunch.

Equifax fooled again! Blundering credit biz directs hack attack victims to parody site

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It's fail all the way down.

The pisstake website rickrolled the user if you clicked the FAQ link.

Crowdfunding scheme hopes to pay legal fees for Marcus Hutchins

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Re: No travel insurance?

It's possible Marcus had insurance which included legal cover, but that the company isn't paying out. Given that the offences he's accused of didn't happen during his trip to Vegas, the company may be treating it as the legal equivalent of a previously existing condition.

Web-enabled vibrator class action put to bed

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Paris Hilton

Didn't see that coming.