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Porn-Surfing Execs Infecting Corporate Networks With Malware

Zapotek Re:Why porn sites and malware? (151 comments)

Seems easier to setup a porn website to serve malware than a sports one. Not much need for coherence of content in porn, just random pictures/videos of naked people; plus, it really catches the eye.

about 8 months ago
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As IPO Nears, Do Twitter's Active User Claims Add Up?

Zapotek Re:The Funny Part (73 comments)

I don't know who modded you interesting but they're wrong and so are you. My buying a product from a store appearing as a first result makes you wrong, along with plenty of other people quite probably. I'm not saying that I selected a store based on its position in the results, but the first-result shop carried the product I wanted and I didn't have to look any further.

I'm not defending all the SEO ball-busting spammers and pseudo-experts (not by a long shot), but it's reasonable to expect that making a website friendly to search engines will make it easier to find and get you more visitors and customers.

about 8 months ago
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Google Bots Doing SQL Injection Attacks

Zapotek Re:HTTP RFC - Section 9.1 Safe and Idempotent Meth (156 comments)

I'm not sure to which line of thinking you're referring, both myself and the GP just posted a technical remark each. Also (to my great joy and surprise) no-one is blaming Google (at least not yet) and rightly so.

As for the back-end countermeasures you described, you are of course spot on, however it's safe to assume that if you're vulnerable to something as trivial and mundane as SQL injection, you won't have the required foresight to setup and use different DB roles, each with the absolutely least privs for the queries you expect to perform through them.

about 9 months ago
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Google Bots Doing SQL Injection Attacks

Zapotek Re:HTTP RFC - Section 9.1 Safe and Idempotent Meth (156 comments)

That doesn't really have much to do with anything, a lot of DB connection/query libraries allow stacked queries to be performed (i.e. more than one queries, separated by ';') so by appending your own SQL query (say, a DELETE one) via a vulnerable input you can still do plenty of damage, even via a GET method.

TFA isn't newsworthy in my opinion, this has been known for a while now.

about 9 months ago
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Rapid7 Launches Crowdsourced Security Research Project

Zapotek Re:Yet another probing system. (39 comments)

If you don't want people to grab the banner of the services you've made publicly accessible, it may be a good idea to keep them private.

about 10 months ago
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Facebook Launches Advanced AI Effort To Find Meaning In Your Posts

Zapotek Re:awful (125 comments)

We created life, intelligent life, and saw it open its eyes." We would never be alone again.

I seriously don't give a shit what its first message is.

Initiating human extinction protocol in 5...4...3...2..

about 10 months ago
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British Prime Minister Promises Default On Porn Blocking

Zapotek Re:The crucial point (311 comments)

I don't get turned on if the girl has no sense of humor, we better filter comedic content too.

1 year,21 minutes
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Kernel Dev Tells Linus Torvalds To Stop Using Abusive Language

Zapotek Re:Women in tech.. (1501 comments)

No, I think this could be the kind of vulgarity that some people wouldn't want to tolerate. And I obviously don't know all women but I do know some women and the ones I know would have ripped Linus' a new one in a right-back-at-you witty retort as would be the appropriate response to such a comment -- or just not care at all and write it off as a blunt dude just being blunt. And the same can be said for most of the men I know too btw, I don't see anatomy having anything to do with the situation.

1 year,6 days
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Kernel Dev Tells Linus Torvalds To Stop Using Abusive Language

Zapotek Re:What about new talent? (1501 comments)

I didn't say you have to be a jerk when rejecting code but the parent seems to have extraordinarily thin skin and a perception that OSS communities are run by a bunch of assholes -- which has been the complete opposite in my experience. So, it might be better for him to ease up on the transition and first get a feel for the project he'd like to contribute before jumping in. And yeah, you can reject code and hurt feelings, you can be the most polite and kind person, but they other party's feelings can still get hurt. I've had completely inexperienced people send me code that had syntax errors in it (wouldn't even get loaded by the interpreter) and who then acted out when I politely told them that I couldn't accept their contribution.

1 year,6 days
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Kernel Dev Tells Linus Torvalds To Stop Using Abusive Language

Zapotek Re:Attaboy (1501 comments)

If there was a decline in quality or they needed extra talent I'm sure that they'd probably reassess but that doesn't seem to be the case. Like so many others have said, he only gets rough on people he knows and who should really have known better. And as a project lead myself (tiny team, tiny project compared to the Linux kernel), what about the lead's stress? I've had to deal with users being profoundly (let's be kind) dense and completely unable to focus on the most in-your-face things but I take a few deep breaths and calm down before I reply because they're users, they don't/shouldn't know better, it's not their job and it's their first time using my system. But if a long-time contributor who should really have known better pushed code that broke something, then that dude's gonna have it. And, do keep in mind, we've seen some mild and public outbursts from the guy who is managing this huge freaking project, compared to what goes on in private on similarly sized organizations, I'm willing to bet that Linux will come off as the mild mannered one.

None of this matters though since the Linux kernel is flourishing, there simply isn't a problem to fix.

1 year,6 days
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Kernel Dev Tells Linus Torvalds To Stop Using Abusive Language

Zapotek Re:Women in tech.. (1501 comments)

What's up with the assumption that women are delicate little flowers that need to be protected because they can't handle...anything? Seems to me like your POV is a bigger problem.

1 year,6 days
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Kernel Dev Tells Linus Torvalds To Stop Using Abusive Language

Zapotek Re:Attaboy (1501 comments)

Well, of course I do, but this has nothing to do with the subject at hand. We're talking about that particular dude, and at most, he decorates his (quite extensive) technical critiques of other's people sloppiness with very colorful epithets (of the harsh type but still). And more importantly, he does that when he communicates with people he's worked with for years and with whom he's got a relationship that can carry that sort of tone. My following remark will invariably offend you, but, having some outsider coming to me and telling me how to talk to someone I've been working with for years (and with whom I've built a level of trust), well, that's the asshole.

1 year,6 days
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Kernel Dev Tells Linus Torvalds To Stop Using Abusive Language

Zapotek Re:What about new talent? (1501 comments)

So I should accept (and not comment on) your probably buggy and non-optimized code in my project to not hurt your feelings? You can contribute, just not in areas in which you're not qualified, however you can test and provide feedback (both very important aspects) and hang around to learn the craft and the project and then start sending patches.

1 year,6 days
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Kernel Dev Tells Linus Torvalds To Stop Using Abusive Language

Zapotek Re:Attaboy (1501 comments)

You'll always do something to turn off some people, you can't worry about the 1%; and if the way you've been doing things for years has been working well then you don't even have to consider it. It ain't broke -- it's working quite well actually -- so don't fix it. Personally, I'd rather someone pay me the respect of being honest and direct (even, to the point of being considered mean) rather than waste my time being "nice".

1 year,6 days
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Researchers Now Pulling Out of DEF CON In Response To Anti-Fed Position

Zapotek This is a non issue. (204 comments)

It's just 2 people from the same company who decided they didn't like DEF CON's stance this year and wrote a blog post saying they wouldn't attend. This means nothing. If me and a buddy decide we don't like Coke anymore that doesn't warrant a headline saying "People now giving up on Coke in response to [whatever]".

1 year,10 days
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Security Researcher Attacked While At Conference

Zapotek Re:Some of her words and his (666 comments)

No, but "that girl who was attacked and bravely stood up for herself and later overcame that ordeal to [...]" sounds good. And you are mistaken, she wasn't raped, she claimed that the guy attempted to rape her. Either way, both characters sound fishy to me but let's at least stick to the facts -- the only accurate and reliable fact being that she wasn't raped.

about a year ago
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Security Researcher Attacked While At Conference

Zapotek Re:Some of her words and his (666 comments)

Well, statistics mean nothing to the individual, something is either going to happen to you or it wont. I had no opinion on the situation before but she admittedly wants "to be an icon", which lends some credence to the writings of the guy. One thing's for sure, yet another person (or possible a couple of people) proven to be an asshole. Ain't people grand?

about a year ago
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China Says Serious Polluters Will Get the Death Penalty

Zapotek Re:Thou hast angered thy King (260 comments)

There is no legitimacy to the death penalty for the very simple reason of abuse or just fair mistake or freak coincidence. The fact that people trust the chain of government, law-enforcement, forensic investigators, prosecutors, witnesses, jury as input for enforcing an irrevocable and terminal punishment such as the death penalty is baffling. There's so much that can (and does, and will continue to) go wrong there that the death penalty is just an overall dumb idea.

If someone tries to seriously harm you then shoot that son of a bitch dead but passing the same authority to a bureaucracy... I don't know what to say to that.

about a year ago
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ITIF Senior Fellow Claims "America's Broadband Networks Lead the World"

Zapotek Re:USA Number One!!!! 111 1 1!!!! (298 comments)

A lot of those seem to imply absolute numbers rather than per capita, which is excusable seeing as the USA is quite large. Point taken though.

about a year ago

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The true reasons behind the LHC site defacement, o

Zapotek Zapotek writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Zapotek writes "Many news sites have misinterpreted the message of the defacement of CERN's LHC website left by Greek crackers.

Thankfully, a colleague and friend of mine, George Chlapoutakis (also known as DarkSYN) got his hands on a genuine screenshot of the defacement containing the full message in the Greek language and proceeded to write an accurate translation.
The story sums up as follows:

The purpose of GST (or Greek Security Team's) intrusion was neither to disrupt the experiment, nor to humiliate the CERN admins.
Their statement was against their adversaries in the Greek underground scene and the only reason they chose this site was due to it's extraordinary traffic.

"

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Segfault.gr (Beta) :: Projects :: vget

Zapotek Zapotek writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Zapotek writes "vget is a Linux video downloader for the Veoh service.
It is written in C using the cURL, libXML2 and ncurses libraries.
vget requires no personal data, no authentication of any kind and no registration.
Finally, it downloads the full-time, high-resolution, original uploaded videos."

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