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The Psychology of Phishing

lippydude Security issues of emails .. (126 comments)

"Phishing emails are without a doubt one of the biggest security issues consumers and businesses face today."

Only on Microsoft Windows, the Operating System that made clicking on a URL or opening an email attachment dangerous. Mainly because Windows doesn't know the difference between OPEN and RUN. If you want to be safe doing your online banking then use a LiveCD

2 days ago
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Critroni Crypto Ransomware Seen Using Tor for Command and Control

lippydude Re:Angler PC malware? (122 comments)

"didn't take look for Windows hate to hijack this thread."

So, how does the Critroni ransomware get onto the victim’s Windows PC in the first place?

5 days ago
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Critroni Crypto Ransomware Seen Using Tor for Command and Control

lippydude Angler PC malware? (122 comments)

How is it you manages to not once mention Microsoft Windows in that whole article?

How does the Critroni ransomware get onto the victim’s PC in the first place?

5 days ago
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Australian Electoral Commission Refuses To Release Vote Counting Source Code

lippydude Voting machine study .. (112 comments)

Executive Summary

"There is insufficient evidence available to allow independent observers to state reliably whether the results declared in the May 2008 elections for the Mayor of London and the London Assembly are an accurate representation of voters’ intentions. Given these findings, the Open Rights Group (ORG) remains opposed to the introduction of e-counting in the United Kingdom, unless adopting ORG’s recommendations for increasing the transparency around e-counting can be proved cost effective."

about two weeks ago
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A Skeptical View of Israel's Iron Dome Rocket Defense System

lippydude From a list of Fallacious Arguments .. (379 comments)

@DerekLyon: "Regular readers are also well aware of the extreme and longstanding bias .. of the Bulletin's editors against missile defense" ..

"Poisoning The Wells: discrediting the sources used by your opponent. This is a variation of Ad Hominem."

about two weeks ago
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Tired of Playing Cyber Cop, Microsoft Looks For Partners In Crime Fighting

lippydude When it comes to fighting cybercrime .. (113 comments)

"When it comes to fighting cybercrime, few companies can claim to have done as much as Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft"

Despite how much effort Microsoft retrospectively put into trying to change the historical facts. When it comes to causing cybercrime, few companies can claim to have done as much damage as Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft.

"Windows NT and its successors .. were not initially designed with Internet security" ref

about two weeks ago
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New Snowden Leak: of 160000 Intercepted Messages, Only 10% From Official Targets

lippydude Re:What the hell? (201 comments)

@engun: "The tone of this post is insane. It makes it sound like Americans are the only people on this planet with a right to privacy. What about the rest of the world? So the NSA's only crime is that it spied on US citizens? Is it perfectly ok to undermine those same rights for other human beings?"

Well yea, if your not American you have no right to privacy ..

about three weeks ago
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Nathan Myhrvold's Recipe For a Better Oven

lippydude Re:Better question... (228 comments)

@raydobbs: "Why the fsck should we listen to anything this dishonest vulture says or wants?"

"Because we are adults and therefore able to distinguish what is being said from who is saying it?"

Myhrvold is patently a patent troll and extortionist ref

about three weeks ago
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Nathan Myhrvold's Recipe For a Better Oven

lippydude Don't Feed the Super-Troll .. (228 comments)

Don't Feed the Super-Troll

1990: "The purpose of announcing early like this is to freeze the market at the OEM and ISV level .. One might worry that this will help Sun because we will just have vaporware":
Nathan Myhrvold to Bill Gates ..

1995: "Given that we are looking at the Internet destroying our position as the setter of standards and APIs do you see things we should be doing to use ACT assets to avoid this?":
Biill Gates to Nathan Myhrvold ..

about three weeks ago
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Banking Fraud Campaign Steals 500k Euros In a Week

lippydude What OS does this targeted banking fraud run on? (35 comments)

On the C&C server we detected there was no information as to which specific malware program was used in this campaign. However, many existing Zeus variations (Citadel, SpyEye, IceIX, etc.) – have that necessary capability. We believe the malware used in this campaign could be a Zeus flavor using sophisticated web injects on the victimsref

about 1 month ago
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Microsoft Wants You To Trade Your MacBook Air In For a Surface Pro 3

lippydude Micro.Slashvert .. (365 comments)

And this deserves a whole article on slashdot ??

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Way to Learn C# For Game Programming?

lippydude Re:Best Way to Learn C# .. (254 comments)

You're welcome, it's understandable why you would want to remain anonymous ..

about a month ago
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Big Bang Breakthrough Team Back-Pedals On Major Result

lippydude Proof of the big bang? (127 comments)

"A few months ago researchers announced they had discovered proof of the big bang"

They were actually looking for evidence of cosmic inflation, as this would account for how the universe is isotropic, or the same over vast distances, something big bang doesn't account for.

about a month ago
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WikiLeaks Publishes Secret International Trade Agreement

lippydude Re:Not sure what the "secrecy" fuss is (222 comments)

@schnell: 'All treaties are negotiated in secret. Furthermore, at least in the US, no treaty is in effect until it is ratified by the Senate, at which point all the elements of the treaty will be public and heavily debated down to the last comma.'
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"The cover sheet records that the draft text will not be declassified until 5 years after the TISA comes into force or the negotiations are otherwise closed. Presumably this also applies to other documents aside from the final text. This exceeds the 4 years in the super-secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA)! It also contradicts the hard-won transparency at the WTO, which has published documents relating to negotiations online for a number of years."

"Secrecy during the negotiation of a binding and enforceable commercial treaty is objectionable and undemocratic, and invites poorly informed and biased decisions. Secrecy after the fact is patently designed to prevent the governments from being held accountable by their legislatures and citizens."

"The suppression of background documents (travaux preparatoires) also creates legal problems. The Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties recognises they are an essential tool for interpreting legal texts. Non-disclosure makes it impossible for policy-makers, regulators, non-government supervisory agencies, opposition political parties, financial services firms, academics and other commentators to understand the intended meaning or apply the text with confidence."

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Way to Learn C# For Game Programming?

lippydude Best Way to Learn C# .. (254 comments)

C# is a multi-paradigm object-oriented programming language designed to totally lock you into Microsoft dot.NET ..

about a month ago
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Congressman Asks NSA To Provide Metadata For "Lost" IRS Emails

lippydude NSA in cahoots with Obama ? (347 comments)

"if the NSA doesn't come back with the data that it's asserted they have, then they're in cahoots with Obama"

HAAAA_RR !!

about a month ago
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The Nightmare On Connected Home Street

lippydude Connected Home of the Future .. (186 comments)

Does this Connected Home of the Future run on Microsoft Windows ©

about a month ago

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Android is rubbish says techno journalist ..

lippydude lippydude writes  |  about a week 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 a month 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 2 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 2 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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