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Why Chinese Hackers Would Want US Hospital Patient Data

lippydude Cyber Bullshit .. (167 comments)

"IDG News Service's Martyn Williams set out to learn why the data .. was so valuable. The answer is depressingly simple: people without health insurance can potentially get treatment by using medical data of one of the hacking victims."

And the people seeking such medical treatment wouldn't be aware that their medical history would be totally different than the real patent. And the medical establishment wouldn't be able to detect then the same people applied for medical treatment in two seperate medical facalities. This whole story is just so much cyber bullshit, an excuse to insert a free advert for some American medical insurance company.

2 days ago
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New HP Laptop Would Mean Windows at Chromebook Prices

lippydude HP to make an affordable laptop (214 comments)

"Microsoft has teamed up with HP to make an affordable Windows laptop to beat Google Chromebooks at their own game"

How would you go about replacing Windows 8.1 with a Linux distro?

2 days ago
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Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

lippydude Peter Hofmann is the leader of the LiMux project . (570 comments)

Why not phone up Peter Hofmann and ask him ..

"Munich city council has migrated 15,000 workers from Windows to Linux .. We visited the city and talked to Peter Hofmann, the man behind the migration" ..

3 days ago
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Hackers Steal Data Of 4.5 Million US Hospital Patients

lippydude Highly sophisticated malware used to attack system (111 comments)

'Working with a computer security company, it determined the attack was carried out by a group based in China that used 'highly sophisticated malware' to attack its systems.'

That would be a msOffice document sent as an email attachment ..

3 days ago
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Why didn't the Universe become a black hole?

lippydude The Universe is a black hole (5 comments)

The Universe is a black hole, it only looks like it's expanding because time runs backwards in the interior of one.

about a week ago
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How California's Carbon Market Actually Works

lippydude The Carbon Market: Exporting Pollution .. (97 comments)

"When California’s .. carbon market took effect in 2013 .. A few months later .. [Edison] sold its interest in the coal plant to an Arizona utility .. The coal plant will keep emitting pollution just as before—only now it serves customers in Arizona, not California." ref

about a week ago
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Watch a Cat Video, Get Hacked: the Death of Clear-Text

lippydude Targeted exploitation technique? (166 comments)

Will this targeted exploitation technique work if the target isn't Microsoft Windows ©

about a week ago
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Watch a Cat Video, Get Hacked: the Death of Clear-Text

lippydude Just one more reminder to use https? (166 comments)

"This technique is largely designed for targeted attacks, so it's likely most of us will be safe for now — but just one more reminder to use https."

Except if the local proxy is designed to intercept https traffic and replace the senders digital signature with its own. ref

about a week ago
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Scientists Who Smuggle Radioactive Materials

lippydude Complicity in smuggling radioactive materials? (66 comments)

"Although the complicity of scientists in the smuggling of radioactive materials has been a long-standing concern"

First I've heard of this, what are the names of these scientists caught smuggling of radioactive materials? I do believe we're in greater danger from nation states selling actual nuclear bombs to other nation states.

about a week ago
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A Look At Advanced Targeted Attacks Through the Lens of a Human-Rights NGO

lippydude Advanced Sophisticated cyber-email attachment atta (25 comments)

Slashdot is getting as bad as the conventional tech press in your inability to mention the Operating System that the vast majority of these cyber-attacks run on or require to vector the malware onto peoples 'computers'.

about a week ago
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Snowden: NSA Working On Autonomous Cyberwarfare Bot

lippydude Malicious network traffic repulser .. (194 comments)

'WIRED published a long piece on .. "MonsterMind," an NSA program to monitor all network traffic and detect attacks, responding with a counterattack automatically. From the article:'

Will this "MonsterMind" work on non Microsoft Windows network traffic?

about a week ago
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Gmail Now Rejects Emails With Misleading Combinations of Unicode Characters

lippydude Re:Unicode the standard .. (79 comments)

"Why yes, we should collapse all similar looking letters into one, why didn't anyone think about that before! Not that it matters, for example, that tolower("AT") should properly return "at", "a(cyrillic t)" or "(alpha)(tau)" depending on whether it was originally typed in English, Russian or Greek."

Have one set of 'code points' for every language on the planet and remove the duplicates. That way they wouldn't have needed to hack unicode in order to allow for the following:

'the code point U+006E (the Latin lowercase "n") followed by U+0303 (the combining tilde "") is defined by Unicode to be canonically equivalent to the single code point U+00F1 (the lowercase letter "ñ" of the Spanish alphabet)' ref

about two weeks ago
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Is "Scorpion" Really a Genius?

lippydude Re:Written by the team behind Prison Break? (391 comments)

"From what I remember, the tattoo was supposed to be abstract enough that no one would recognize it as the prison unless they knew to look for it."

What about that feller "Haywire" they put him in the same cell as Wentworth Miller, he spotted what the tattoo was. That's why they had to bring him with them. Haywire later on escaped and went round like the street numbers man off Sesame Street. Bicycling round, dressed in white overalls and sporting a football helmet 1:09 ref .. so as he wouldn't get noticed :)

about two weeks ago
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Gmail Now Rejects Emails With Misleading Combinations of Unicode Characters

lippydude Unicode the standard .. (79 comments)

And so this "standard" was designed in this way because country A didn't want it's script mixed up with country B, introducing vulnerabilities into the DNS system in the process. As in '' '' and 'A' all encode to different unicode er .. codes.

about two weeks ago
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Is "Scorpion" Really a Genius?

lippydude Written by the team behind Prison Break? (391 comments)

And just as unrealistic, I mean wouldn't a tattoo of the prison layout on your back be a bit of a givaway.

'Written by the team behind Prison Break, the show “follows an eccentric genius and his international network of super-geniuses as they form the last line of defence against the complex threats of the modern age”, according to its makers.' ref

about two weeks ago
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Leaked Docs Show Spyware Used To Snoop On US Computers

lippydude Software used to spy on computers? (135 comments)

"Software created by the controversial UK-based Gamma Group International was used to spy on [Microsoft Windows] computers that appear to be located in the United States, the UK, Germany, Russia, Iran, and Bahrain, according to a leaked trove of documents analyzed by ProPublica."

about two weeks ago

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Microsofts Android patents ..

lippydude lippydude writes  |  about three weeks ago

lippydude (3635849) writes "'73 patents that are said to be "standard-essential patents," or SEPs, implemented in smartphones generally, followed by 127 patents that Microsoft says are implemented in Android' ..

'The patent lists are strategically significant, because Microsoft has managed to build a huge patent-licensing business by taxing Android phones without revealing what kind of legal leverage they really have over those phones' ..."

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Android is rubbish says techno journalist ..

lippydude lippydude writes  |  about a month ago

lippydude (3635849) writes "BBC Business Matters July 17 2014

Audio from 17:43: "Apple is a lot simpler than Android and all of the Google platforms. There are so many — there are multiple types of devices using Android, where as there are only a handful that use Apple. So if you're in tech support and look after devices that are using your, that are in your office at any one time., it's a lot simpler to use Apple than to use a multiplicity of Android devices [..] right now my Nexus 7 isn't working , which is another reason why IBM did the right thing by going with Apple, as opposed to with Google, because a lot of the time their stuff just doesn't work, whereas Apple seems to work a lot better, so I may have to steal my wife's iPad the next time." Paddy Hirsch of Marketplace"
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Microsoft insecurity ..

lippydude lippydude writes  |  about 2 months ago

lippydude (3635849) writes "Vulnerability in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine Could Allow Denial of Service Published: June 17, 2014

Microsoft is releasing this security advisory to inform customers that an update to the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine addresses a security vulnerability that was reported to Microsoft. The vulnerability could allow denial of service if the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine scans a specially crafted file.

An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could prevent the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine from monitoring affected systems until the specially crafted file is manually removed and the service is restarted."

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GCHQ's Middle Eastern Internet spying base ..

lippydude lippydude writes  |  about 3 months ago

lippydude (3635849) writes "Above-top-secret details of Britain’s covert surveillance programme — including the location of a clandestine British base tapping undersea cables in the Middle East .. located at Seeb, on the northern coast of Oman, where it taps in to various undersea cables passing through the Strait of Hormuz into the Persian/Arabian Gulf ..."
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The site's security certificate has expired ..

lippydude lippydude writes  |  about 3 months ago

lippydude (3635849) writes ""You attempted to reach slashdot.org, but the server presented an expired certificate" ..

Dear slashdot, your certificate has expired ..

Dear Chrome, the word should be "sites", as 'site's' is a contraction of "site is" .."

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