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Google's Doubleclick Ad Servers Exposed Millions of Computers To Malware

simplypeachy Privoxy (221 comments)

pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/ads?gdfp_req=
blocked by three different rules

d3.zedo.com/jsc/d3/fo.js
blocked

static.the-button.com/d2.php
blocked by a five-year old exploit protection rule

inter.wiab-service.ge/geobalancer/geo2.php
blocked (alright, by a geo-location rule, but still blocked!)

I don't think that one stood a chance here.

2 days ago
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

simplypeachy Re:One bad apple spoils the barrel (1134 comments)

I can't even remember the last time I witnessed or suffered any prejudice, sexist or otherwise, or harassment in multiplayer games or the community that I partake in. However, when I visit friends' places and get a taste of other sorts of games people play, particularly those which lean towards lots of strangers playing together, it's horrifying. I can assure you this problem exists and is at the scale that is claimed.

about two weeks ago
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Hackers Behind Biggest-Ever Password Theft Begin Attacks

simplypeachy Re:Why? Simple bullshit is why. (107 comments)

Your account has been locked out due to too many failed login attempts. Please contact your slashministrator.

about three weeks ago
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Hackers Behind Biggest-Ever Password Theft Begin Attacks

simplypeachy Re:Why? Simple bullshit is why. (107 comments)

Assuming an attacker has no knowledge of the password make-up, according to your policy the password nkeL4(b3 sits in a keyspace of around 6.1 * 10^15 combinations.

Under equal conditions the password refineddisplayparcelsuited sits in a keyspace of around 6.2 * 10^36 combinations. When I get back from my appointment this morning, I will still remember refinddisplayparcelsuited and won't have to write it on a sticky note, or save it on to the Dropbox App on my phone, which has a crappy password I use everywhere, using the file name "Work login password.txt".

about three weeks ago
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Hackers Behind Biggest-Ever Password Theft Begin Attacks

simplypeachy Re:many sites still dumb (107 comments)

But it's special characters! It MUST mean the password is more secure! Wait, you're also saying that using "seventysix" is more secure than "76"? Goodness gracious, man, what is wrong with you? Did you use that "mathematics" thing again?

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?

simplypeachy Re:Batch files (635 comments)

Program Files (x86)

Bane of my life. But still, at least batch isn't 95% "Sniplets". Sniplets - Why Bother Understanding When You Can Copy and Paste?

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?

simplypeachy Computer and data security (635 comments)

It's all been about the Cloud for some time now but I'm still old fashioned and prefer to keep my data on my computers and hold myself responsible for ensuring my stuff is actually looked after.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?

simplypeachy The bicycle (635 comments)

I know, actually moving my body using my own effort. Absurd. I just can't help but keep pedalling away.

about three weeks ago
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BBC and FACT Shut Down Doctor Who Fansite

simplypeachy Re:Anyone know what, exactly, was the issue? (186 comments)

There is no special tax on television sets. There is no bureaucracy to collect any such tax nor an army of any special police. If you wish to watch or record live television as it is broadcast you are legally required to purchase a license. As I do neither, I am not required to, nor do I have, a license.

about a month ago
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BBC and FACT Shut Down Doctor Who Fansite

simplypeachy Choice (186 comments)

I'm a UK citizen who pays taxes. I do not pay for a television license because I am not required to.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Would You Pay For Websites Without Trolls?

simplypeachy Re:Very subjective (382 comments)

It's also fun reporting a service's moderators for trolling or worse - feeding the trolls. What sport!

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Would You Pay For Websites Without Trolls?

simplypeachy Re:What trolls (382 comments)

Yeah, I suppose I'm picky where my bubble extends. If it's a place that doesn't cope with trolls then I leave the discussion or the service for somewhere better. There was a time I participated in the discussions on Gawker's Kotaku gaming blog, but the web site became barely functional and every change they implemented made it more difficult for me to join in. So I stopped. (I also tried their IRC channel, but gave up on that because it was mostly about game piracy, the irony.)

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Would You Pay For Websites Without Trolls?

simplypeachy What trolls (382 comments)

There are trolls on the Internet? What, have people forgotten how to use /ignore? Do they actually join in conversations on Internet services that don't have effective ignore/moderation systems? Well, that's your fault, then.

about a month ago
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Windows 8.1 Update Crippling PCs With BSOD, Microsoft Suggests You Roll Back

simplypeachy Re:For Win9, MS should go back to Service Packs... (304 comments)

At least with Service Packs you knew that it was complicated and had a lot of updates to install, and were aware it could hose the machine. I've come to expect Microsoft's monthly updates be trouble-free, because they are almost every single occasion.

about a month ago
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Windows 8.1 Update Crippling PCs With BSOD, Microsoft Suggests You Roll Back

simplypeachy Re:It isn't only Windows 8 (304 comments)

I'm taking collections for a Karma Self-Destruction Fund, to support people who accidentally held up logic and sane discussion towards a Microsoft subject, and get themselves mutilated by the prejudicial horde. Care to donate?

about a month ago
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Windows 8.1 Update Crippling PCs With BSOD, Microsoft Suggests You Roll Back

simplypeachy Re:It isn't only Windows 8 (304 comments)

Yesterday I had mod points :-(

Guess I'll join you down here at 0 Troll for discussion of a sensible, unprejudiced manner. Shall we start with Heartbleed?

about a month ago
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Synolocker 0-Day Ransomware Puts NAS Files At Risk

simplypeachy /.ed (150 comments)

Forum post so far:

Hello Everyone,

We’d like to provide a brief update regarding the recent ransomware called “SynoLocker,” which is currently affecting certain Synology NAS servers.

Based on our current observations, this issue only affects Synology NAS servers running some older versions of DSM (DSM 4.3-3810 or earlier), by exploiting a security vulnerability that was fixed and patched in December, 2013. At present, we have not observed this vulnerability in DSM 5.0.

For Synology NAS servers running DSM 4.3-3810 or earlier, and if users encounter any of the below symptoms, we recommend they shut down their system and contact our technical support team here: https://myds.synology.com/supp....

-When attempting to log in to DSM, a screen appears informing users that data has been encrypted and a fee is required to unlock data.
-A process called “synosync” is running in Resource Monitor.
-DSM 4.3-3810 or earlier is installed, but the system says the latest version is installed at Control Panel > DSM Update.

For users who have not encountered any of the symptoms stated above, we highly recommend downloading and installing DSM 5.0, or any version below:
-For DSM 4.3, please install DSM 4.3-3827 or later
-For DSM 4.1 or DSM 4.2, please install DSM 4.2-3243 or later
-For DSM 4.0, please install DSM 4.0-2259 or later

DSM can be updated by going to Control Panel > DSM Update. Users can also manually download and install the latest version from our Download Center here: http://www.synology.com/suppor....

If users notice any strange behavior or suspect their Synology NAS server has been affected by the above issue, we encourage them to contact us at security@synology.com.

Apologies for any problems or inconvenience caused. We will keep you updated with latest information as we address this issue.

about a month and a half ago
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Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities Increase 100%

simplypeachy Re:Odd Conclusion (137 comments)

Pfft, as if any Windoze users have IE11 installed. Poppycock! Your figure of "80 days to 5" between "dinosaur" and "current" versions of Internet Explorer are of no relevance. You're clearly in the pay of Micro$haft.

about 2 months ago
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Selectively Reusing Bad Passwords Is Not a Bad Idea, Researchers Say

simplypeachy Re:HAHA WUT? (280 comments)

"into using a password manager that holds -unique to every site- passwords that I can't even remember myself at 25 characters of complete ASCII gibberish. And you know what? It's easier on top of being more secure."

Bingo. Why would anyone want to remember all of their passwords? I wouldn't even recognise 99% of mine if you showed them to me.

about 2 months ago

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SourceForge now serving free software with a side of malware

simplypeachy simplypeachy writes  |  about 3 months ago

simplypeachy (706253) writes "Not that long ago /. reported on Cnet wrapping software downloads with malware. Cnet chose the wrong guy to mess with when it was found even nmap wasn't safe to such underhanded and dangerous practises. Now it seems SourceForge is following in their footsteps as discovered by this Eset anti-virus user. Unsuspecting users will be suffering the joys of InstallCore if they install a hosted project's program that has been wrapped in the malware-bundling platform."
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Phishing Content Served From Autodesk.com

simplypeachy simplypeachy writes  |  about a year and a half ago

simplypeachy (706253) writes "After having a look through today's batch of phishing emails I found it rather unusual that a PayPal phish was littered with images linking to autocad.com, the web site of the popular CAD suite. To my surprise I then saw that the actual phishing page was also hosted on autocad.com — and it was live. In all of the other phishing emails I've seen, the content is served from hacked forums, small web sites and VPS systems that have been compromised. This is the first time I've seen the web site of a well-known brand to be serving up tasty portions of phish.

Autodesk.com doesn't list any webmaster or abuse contacts and has no entry in abuse.net so I'm expecting my report to abuse@ to be ignored."
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simplypeachy simplypeachy writes  |  more than 7 years ago

simplypeachy (706253) writes "According to the Wikipedia entry:

A USB system has an asymmetric design, consisting of a host controller and multiple daisy-chained peripheral devices. Additional USB hubs may be included in the chain, allowing branching into a tree structure, subject to a limit of 5 levels of branching per controller. No more than 127 devices, including the bus devices, may be connected to a single host controller.
There are all sorts of crazy hardware hackers out there. I had a look around and couldn't find anyone who has tried this before — surely someone has!"

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