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Ask Slashdot: How Dead Is Antivirus, Exactly?

goarilla Re:cryptolocker solution (331 comments)

The annoying thing with "Previous Versions" is that you need to have the server service started. Which is weird
since there is no service level dependency it provides to the Volume Shadow Copy Service.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Dead Is Antivirus, Exactly?

goarilla Re:Dead as a profit source for Symantec, well, ... (331 comments)

But they are ! Antivirus programs run most of their program as a service (services.msc). A quick look reveals Mcafee uses 4 services
Framework, Shield, Task Manager, Validation Trust protection.

The avg user program and tray icon's are just front-ends to control some aspects of these services or to start custom scans.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Dead Is Antivirus, Exactly?

goarilla Re:It works (331 comments)

What happens when said AV solution quarantines svchost.exe ?

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Dead Is Antivirus, Exactly?

goarilla Re:Dead as a profit source for Symantec, well, ... (331 comments)

p.s. it is perfectly viable for a literate individual to not use an antivirus. It is also possible to not use AV on a PC in a corporate environment, but it has its implications. T

I think using the OS supplied security controls the Windows Vista/7/8 family provides: Applocker/SRS, Group Policy, App-V
is preferable to running antivirus in an OR scenario. It's also a lot more complicated.

about a week ago
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The IPv4 Internet Hiccups

goarilla Re:Ipv6 is the fix ? (247 comments)

Aah so instead of John doe owning 1.1.1.0/24,1.2.0.0/16, 6.6.6.0/24, etc ... he only owns one. OK thanks.

about two weeks ago
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The IPv4 Internet Hiccups

goarilla Ipv6 is the fix ? (247 comments)

Can someone explain me how a protocol with bigger addresses and bigger routes fixes
a hardware resource problem.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Datacenter HDD Wipe Policy?

goarilla Re:Physical destruction (116 comments)

And takes a very long time /dev/{u}random does not have a lot of bandwith. In my opinion a single dd if=/dev/zero suffices for drives going out of the company.
But for a reinstallation of a system in the company I just format and reinstall again because a zero pass takes a long time as well.

about two weeks ago
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Verizon Throttles Data To "Provide Incentive To Limit Usage"

goarilla Disgusting (316 comments)

They milk their data-usage plan subscribers as much as they can even going so far as reducing the bandwith of their premium paid-up front users.
And then they try to convince everybody it's for guaranting that everyone has (some) connectivity.
Douchebags ! Verizon customers vote with your money !

about two weeks ago
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The High-Tech Warfare Behind the Israel - Hamas Conflict

goarilla Re:Hamas are Terrorists (402 comments)

Yes these are just 'born' troublemakers: Bohemians and barbarians. It's not like men have fought each other for resources before.

about three weeks ago
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The High-Tech Warfare Behind the Israel - Hamas Conflict

goarilla Re: Hamas are Terrorists (402 comments)

You can't expect them to collaborate with their 'enemy'
The only thing they can do is guerilla warfare or agree to the occupation.
If they didn't have the support from the palestinian public eg: if Israel was actually civil
with these people instead of raiding them en masse and 'interrogating' their children then Hamas
wouldn't exist as it is now anyway. Punishing everybody for the crimes of a few is wrong policy.

Threat the people like people, work your informants
and send special ops to the actual terrorists, that's how you get them.

about three weeks ago
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Comparison: Linux Text Editors

goarilla Re: You're welcome to them. (402 comments)

Just out of curiosity which workloads are better suited to vim than Sublime and vice versa ? When do you decide to switch editors.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Linux Login and Resource Management In a Computer Lab?

goarilla Re: NFS + SSH is a security hole (98 comments)

No, he was putting public keys (not private) into a home directory. Specifically, the user was root which was only possible because a) /root was exported (via exporting /), b) root squash wasn't enabled. Yes, nfs3 is fundamentally insecure. Any vaguely competent sysadmin knows this and knows to take appropriate precautions.

And what's the appropriate action besides root_squash and proper host access control (/etc/exports,tcp wrappers, firewall, etc ...) ?
It still doesn't do any real authentication.

about 1 month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Linux Login and Resource Management In a Computer Lab?

goarilla Re: NFS + SSH is a security hole (98 comments)

I think he means you can spoof uid of some known user and get the private keys in his .ssh directory.

about 1 month ago
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MicroxWin Creates Linux Distribution That Runs Debian/Ubuntu & Android Apps

goarilla Re:Drivel (42 comments)

I guess it means that the apk's run on Dalvik or Art straight on the machine instead of in the emulator.

about a month ago
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Critroni Crypto Ransomware Seen Using Tor for Command and Control

goarilla Re:Antivirus (122 comments)

All trojans/bots/ransomsware is designed to circumvent antivirus. It is a arms wars between viri and anti-virus. At the moment the viri are winning it :(.

Well it's a reactive business (hopefully) so that's to be expected.

about a month ago
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X.Org Server 1.16 Brings XWayland, GLAMOR, Systemd Integration

goarilla Re:Systemd? Not on my system... (226 comments)

TCP isn't noticably more secure than UDP - the extra fields in TCP are unsigned and can be spoofed too.

But it's a lot harder since you need to have the server believe you've established a connection and can't just dump spoofded data on the wire like with UDP.

Thus, security is implemented on top of the transport layer, where it works just as well for udp as tcp. The advantage of udp then is that you get more payload per encrypted or signed unit, thus higher speed.

What are you talking about: NFSv4 ?, ipsec ? What is this security you speak of.

about a month ago
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X.Org Server 1.16 Brings XWayland, GLAMOR, Systemd Integration

goarilla Re:Systemd? Not on my system... (226 comments)

Also, avoid distros that set up NFS to use tcp instead of the default udp. That's a huge performance killer, and not needed unless you use hubs instead of switches or need to tunnel the traffic.)

I'm not avoiding a distro if it chooses tcp over udp.
Isn't using UDP instead of TCP removing that last bit of pseudo-security NFS has ?
Aren't you now vulnerable to all sort of spoofing mayhem now ?

about a month ago
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X.Org Server 1.16 Brings XWayland, GLAMOR, Systemd Integration

goarilla Re:So... (226 comments)

init doesn't manage services. Services are either managed by inetd or by themselves. init only has to start the services.

That's not completely true: init (re)spawns (a|min)getties on the ttys. So it does some monitoring of its "special" children.
Wether this is feature creep and/or an exception I don't know.

about a month ago
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X.Org Server 1.16 Brings XWayland, GLAMOR, Systemd Integration

goarilla Re:Soon... (226 comments)

The only problem with Macs is that people hoard them instead of throwing them in the trash where they belong. Else I would have picked up a Mac Mini on the ground, install BootCamp on it and then it would be about good enough as a DHCP server and porn storage unit.

So you want one but can't get one through "dumpster diving". Oh, poor you.

about a month ago
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X.Org Server 1.16 Brings XWayland, GLAMOR, Systemd Integration

goarilla Re:Systemd? Not on my system... (226 comments)

NFS is crap too and in my testing also slower.

about a month ago

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