* Posts by _LC_

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UK.gov's Huawei watchdog says firm made 'no overall improvement' on firmware security but won't say why

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In the meantime Qualcomm lets them in as required.

>8-P

Uncle Sam sanctions Chinese AI outfits for links to Xinjiang Uyghur human-rights abuses

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Re: Sanctions based on made-up bullshit allegations

Yeah, sources pointing to Adrian Zenz. This has all been thoroughly researched by REAL journalists, not those bullshit pay-mouths.

The way these creeps look is funny to. This one is even funnier than Sigurdur Ingi Thordarson. Where do they find those abominations?

https://thegrayzone.com/2021/02/18/us-media-reports-chinese-genocide-relied-on-fraudulent-far-right-researcher/

https://news.cgtn.com/news/2021-03-02/What-s-behind-extremist-Adrian-Zenz-s-report-genocide-lies--YiA45BLuOQ/index.html

https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202104/1222535.shtml

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Sanctions based on made-up bullshit allegations

Oh yes, the fake Uighur allegations. First the “Prove that you are not hacking us, you evil Russians!” (Anyone remember the “Prove that you have no weapons of mass destruction!”?).

Just do a web-search for “Adrian Zenz fake Uighur”. They always have the best testimonies. Gotta hand it to them. Zenz is a fanatic Christian who declared that the Jews will burn in hell. His allegations are made up so poorly that it is actually funny. I can recommend it as comedy.

US offers Julian Assange time in Australian prison instead of American supermax if he loses London extradition fight

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Re: Wrong on pretty much every count.

The very same women correct the - propagated - false versions. Wake up.

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Not only that

Not only that. Just check out the “track record” of that Wiesel, which includes several convictions for sexual abuse of minors.

Unlike the “rape accusations against Assange”, THIS IS REAL. This is who they partner with to frame him. Says it all …

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Re: Edward Snowden tweeted: "This is the end of the case against Julian Assange."

As if they ever had or even needed one.

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Re: Out of the loop here

He has already more than served the maximum sentence for this offense. Therefore, this cannot be the cause.

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Not again

Standard propaganda practice:

“It's really awful that she got raped, BUT YOU GOTTA AGREE THAT SHE IS SUCH A BITCH!”.

Hint: one part of that sentence is completely made up and only kept alive by constant repetition.

Fool me OnePlus, shame on me: Chinese phone firm fingered for fiddling with performance figures – again

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This is a Qualcomm thing …

This has happened in the past with Western companies shipping Qualcomm phones as well. Though not as selectively (which is less damaging, btw.).

Whenever they lose touch with the competition, Qualcomm delivers veritable toasters that only get their performance by burning enormous amounts of energy.

Audacity is a poster child for what can be achieved with open-source software

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Race to the bottom on all levels

You may have noticed that this is part of the system. If you do something good, you get punished. If you do horrible stuff, they reward you. If you lie, you get on TV to tell the “news”. When instead you tell the truth, you'll get fired, your bank account and apartment canceled, your YouTube and Twitter channels deleted and lots of death threats by phone and letter. ;-{

Seriously, if you don't use software commercially you shouldn't have to pay for it. People will always use the “good enough” free solution, unless they actually make money with it or have plenty of dough to spare.

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Audacity could use a thorough overhaul anyhow, considering that Audacity was created when chips only had a single core. We now got 4-16 and threading with Audacity mostly ignoring all but one.

Intel sticks another nail in the coffin of TSX with feature-disabling microcode update

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Re: I'm curious -

Most modern operating systems (Windows, Linux, MacOS) load the microcode (and do the updates) automatically. This is done, every time the system restarts (volatile).

In theory, you can also update microcode from the BIOS/UEFI during boot. But, except for some odd cases, this is pointless. As previously stated, the operating system already does the trick. Therefore, what the BIOS does is irrelevant (and you can skip those updates).

South Korea’s nuclear research agency breached by North Korea-affiliated cyberattackers, says malware analyst group

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Re: Employ them?

There's only one small problem with this. The past has tought us that they already work for “NATO”. ;-P

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Our weekly propaganda bring us on Monday, please!

Sure this wasn't Iran, Russia or China?

Thanks to the US, a fuckhead "hardliner" has won the elections in Iran, just like they wanted. Whenever there was a moderate government, which did well for the people, the US intervened and brought their fuckheads (the ones who scream "Death to America!" the loudest) back to power.

With NK they are doing the same - ensuring that their stooges are being kept in power.

GPRS-era mobile data encryption algorithm GEA/1 was 'weak by design', still lingers in today's phones

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Re: This is only relevant if you use 2G

They must maintain either 2G or 3G for a while. It's being used by connected industrial devices, elevators and such.

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Re: This is only relevant if you use 2G

The problem is that the phones can usually be tricked into falling back to the unsafe encryption. We had this in a similar manner with web-servers. Those "fallback mechanisms" can often be triggered. Not few see this as part of the backdoor.

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Re: Are you in for a laugh?

I was counting on readers figuring that out quickly. There's our western "leader of the free world" (this makes many people want to puke, including me) telling the evil Russian - alleged - hackers to stop hacking. There's our free Western world putting in backdoors everywhere... Do the math.

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Re: Everything is compromised one way or another

"All these networks should be assumed as compromised"

And your phone? ;-)

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Are you in for a laugh?

https://www.theregister.com/2021/06/17/biden_putin_summit_cybersecurity_discussion/

"Biden to Putin: Get your ransomware gangs under control and don’t you dare cyber-attack our infrastructure"

Biden to Putin: Get your ransomware gangs under control and don’t you dare cyber-attack our infrastructure

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We had several managers from mobile phone companies coming forward, telling us that they were mandated to use weak and or faulty algorithms.

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Nah, they just need an enemy. Always, at all times.

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Just want to add this from Germany

https://www.nachdenkseiten.de/?p=73413

Translation of the title. "When the representative of the killer-nation calls his colleague a killer"

The picture underlying the title is from David Talbot's book "The Devil's Chessboard" about the Kennedy assassination.

I have to say that the US (and their dogs from the press) pointing fingers is creating nothing but laughter increasingly.

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*lol*

https://www.theregister.com/2021/06/17/gprs_encryption_backdoor/

"GPRS-era mobile data encryption algorithm GEA/1 was 'weak by design', still lingers in today's phones"

TimeCache aims to block side-channel cache attacks – without hurting performance

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Re: It's a shit-show!

Caches were introduced due to the HUGE discrepancy between D-RAM (capacitors) and S-RAM (transistors). The CPUs can do several thousand “rounds” (instructions) while waiting for a single memory access.

The way caches are being handled slightly defeats the purpose of the MMU, at least when it comes to security relevant accesses.

In simple terms: The cache is being shared. Therefore, you can deduce things from timing (cache attacks). The (supposed) separation has been partially lifted due to the caching. This was never really thought through.

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Re: It's a shit-show!

Sounds like graphic cards and mining. ;-)

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It's a shit-show!

They got aways with it. We have to fix processor issues in software. We get to see more and more fixes for something that doesn't work as it's supposed to do. As long as they don't get punished, they have no reason for fixing up their hardware.

This plainly sucks! If you give'em a finger they'll end up with the entire arm.

Systemd 249 release candidate includes better support for immutable OSes and provisioning images

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Re: Thinks I like about systemd

Oh come on now, not fair! Pulse-Audio works - most of the time...

Huawei names first tablets, phones to run its Android-in-disguise HarmonyOS 2

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Re: They could have gone replicant!

That is not possible due to patents. Such a phone wouldn't be able to use your local services. :-(

> "https://replicant.us/ <- a distribution of Android that is 100% Free Software. Since it does not use any non-free drivers, it currently works on a limited number of devices. ..."

The most important (and root vulnerable) part is not open at all - the driver BLOBs (binary large objects). They reside on a dedicated partition and - often enough - receive automated updates without your interference. Trust me, it's a shit-show.

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Re: Huawei is owned by its workers

> "Second, Huawei isn't owned by its workers in any sense."

Yes, they have started spreading lies about that as well, I see. Here's for you interested in the truth:

"Huawei was founded in 1987, and I joined in Huawei in 1989. Back then banks were reluctant to lend money to small start-up companies. Huawei had to raise capital by selling shares to employees, an arrangement that continues to this day.

Employees buy shares with their own money, and receive annual dividends based on the number of shares they hold.

They also elect members to form a Representatives' Commission on a one-vote-per-share basis. The Commission elects the company's Board of Directors. Such a profit- and risk-sharing system provides Huawei with the funds it needs for long-term growth and lays the foundations for its governance and management.

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Currently, Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei holds about 1% stake of Huawei; the rest is held by Huawei’s union, the platform through which employees own the company."

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OSMand

OSMand (offline maps) isn't accurate, really?

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Huawei is owned by its workers

Huawei is owned by its workers. This seems to be like a red rag to a bull in certain circles. ;-)

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Remember

Remember that they had to pull this one out of their nose quickly and it HAD to be compatible to Android. Although they are starting out on Google's tracks, the journey may (hopefully) be going somewhere else entirely.

Why did automakers stall while the PC supply chain coped with a surge? Because Big Tech got priority access

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I can only talk about this form a German viewpoint

Car-makers were in a crisis before. They received tax money and people got incentives for buying new cars.

There were times when Volkswagen didn't know where to put the new cars. They always came up with an excuse for reducing or even halting production. It was never: “We got too many cars, people don't buy them.”, but always something like “A cow farted near a supplier, therefore we have shortages now.”

The bottom line is this: Few of the younger ones want a car. Many don't even bother getting a license. Especially in the cities people do without them. They cost a lot (+in upkeep) and just stand around 95% of the time, taking up more space than is dedicated to humans.

Currently, any excuse is welcome and count on them to jump onto new excuses in the future.

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

Duh, that's what you get when you buy social media warriors from Poland in bulk.

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Re: Microsoft

They pushed the same turd on German computer news sites. You should read the comments! *lol*

It's a feast. ;-)

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

Russiagate, Russiagate, Russiagate!

Joseph Goebbels: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it."

I quoted Orwell: “Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.”

Assange, anyone? Craig Murray? Hello?!?

My posting got removed SILENTLY, along with the answers to it. It now shows "Rejected 14 days" in the top right corner of my postings.

Hello 1984. This isn't journalism, this is propaganda.

Samsung shows off rollable and foldable displays, suggests they'll arrive in 2022

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Chinese AI censors live-streamed Alpacas – beasts with a very NSFW and political back story

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Rust 2021 edition to arrive in October with 'more consistent panic' and other new features

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Re: Our problem is spaghetti code

"There is nothing you can do about spaghetti code ..."

Uggah uggah.

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Our problem is spaghetti code

Our problem is spaghetti code. The programs are falling apart left and right without anybody being able to spot shit.

Our solution: Spaghetti code with better memory management. *lol*

Preliminary report on Texas Tesla crash finds Autosteer was 'not available' along road where both passengers died

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Funny thing

Somebody already mentioned it. People used to have this level of “fully automated” back in the days. Horses and donkeys doing the same trips repeatedly knew the drill. Often enough, people dozed off in the wagon only to be awakened at the arrival. Furthermore, those creatures knew when something was wrong and were able to alert “the driver” properly.

When comparing this level of intelligence to this “coke-head invention”, I have to laugh. It's like comparing birds to worms.

As another vendor promises 3 years of Android updates, we ask: How long should mobile devices receive support?

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The “system” is a fuck-up

Android is irredeemably fucked-up. Every couple of weeks you'll get a bulletin warning you about severe vulnerabilities that are remote-exploitable. Every time, the “MediaFramework” is amidst the culprit code. Android has no propper hardware abstraction. The – closed source – hardware driver BLOBs (binary large objects) look worse than cheese from Edam. They let you in via the modem (telephone), WiFi and even freaking BlueTooth.

I will take a look at Harmony-OS. Nothing can be worse than Google's Android.

Samsung, Intel tease joint effort on new chip 'microarchitecture leveraging multiple types of XPU cores'

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Intel has invented “big.LITTLE” just now, wow!

Intel is trying to sell us the “big.LITTLE” concept as new. Every ARM SmartPhone had this for ages.

I can already predict their marketing. They will announce those chips with LOTS OF CORES, not mentioning that most of'em are barely motes.

Here's what Russia's SVR spy agency does when it breaks into your network, says US CISA infosec agency

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Re: Here's what US CISA do when they break in to your network

Technically, is it really “breaking in” though, when they can simply open the (back)door? ;-(

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"says US CISA infosec agency"

Joseph Goebbels:

"Eine Lüge muss nur oft genug wiederholt werden. Dann wird sie geglaubt."

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"A lie only has to be repeated often enough. Then it will be believed."

Being watching those repetitions for ages now. Our weekly/daily turd drop us now, dear intelligence services (=mobsters).

Apple faces another suit over its allegedly misleading water resistance claims

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You have to believe!

You must “believe” If you abandon faith even once and engage in “testing”, you will have already signed your soul over to the devil.

JavaScript developers left in the dark after DroidScript software shut down by Google over ad fraud allegations

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Kafkaesque

Anyone spotted anything “kafkaesque” in relation to a certain disease lately?

Obey your masters and shut up!

NASA comes up with COVID-19 infection detector that's out of this world – E-Nose built from space station gear

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NASA is full of it, as usual

"... the E-Nose will look out for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in human breath generated by the SARS-CoV-2 virus."

Maaaan! Things can be so simple. Dhu!

GCHQ boss warns China can rewrite 'the global operating system' in its own authoritarian image

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Re: Really, el Reg!

Why did I have to think about the Queen?

https://youtu.be/X8yqV7VYjMM?t=286

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