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Message 1396940 - Posted: 31 Jul 2013, 10:59:49 UTC - in response to Message 1396922.  

When the hardware itself is hacked, NO security, no matter how strong, is totally useless so your password/s in sealed envelopes might as well be used to light up a ciggie.

As for sites like Wikileaks, without those most users will be ignorant that their systems are wide open.
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Message 1396954 - Posted: 31 Jul 2013, 12:35:05 UTC - in response to Message 1396940.  
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When the hardware itself is hacked, NO security, no matter how strong, is totally useless so your password/s in sealed envelopes might as well be used to light up a ciggie.

As for sites like Wikileaks, without those most users will be ignorant that their systems are wide open.

Indeed so.

Note how most 'hardware' in recent years often includes or relies upon a 'firmware' component. If there is any internet or any other supplier access possible, that could be reprogrammed to anything at any time. No user intervention needed. Such as mobile phones highly vulnerably have that very feature ever present...

There's also been an example of the firmware of a PC/server network card being subverted by not-so-random data packets...

Currently, there is a CERT security alert about servers motherboard hardware controls using IPMI:

... Original release date: July 26, 2013 | Last revised: July 30, 2013
Systems Affected

Any system connected to the internet running the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) may be affected. IPMI is resident on many server platforms, and provides low-level access to a system that can override operating system controls.

Overview

Attackers can easily identify and access systems that run IPMI and are connected to the Internet. It is important to restrict IPMI access to specific management IP addresses within an organization and preferably separated into a separate LAN segment. ...


(Geee... Is that why I run segregated multiple LANs dependent on use/traffic?...)


Perhaps you should watch The Net (1995)... (Thanks whoever that poster was earlier.)


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Message 1396961 - Posted: 31 Jul 2013, 12:57:04 UTC - in response to Message 1396954.  

That was me Martin, ignore Taffy, he would much rather put his passwords in sealed envelopes., then forget the safe combination :)
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Message 1396966 - Posted: 31 Jul 2013, 13:05:56 UTC - in response to Message 1396960.  

We apologise for the recent loss of normal service, this was due to a glitch in some Seti users.

Meanwhile, the NSA and GCHQ haven't been reading all your emails after all?

Really?

And then there is the Marketing profiling you to decide for you how you will spend your money...


IT is very much what we allow it to be...
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Message 1396982 - Posted: 31 Jul 2013, 13:57:42 UTC - in response to Message 1396969.  

Meanwhile, the NSA and GCHQ haven't been reading all your emails after all?

I couldn't care if they did. They would most certainly now know what I and a lot of others really thought of a few around here if they had done ......

That is all well and good until you become 'of interest' or even just the target of some random nut-case that tripped over you file and fancies a 'bit of fun' at your expense...


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Message 1396983 - Posted: 31 Jul 2013, 14:00:10 UTC - in response to Message 1396969.  

IT is very much what we allow it to be...

IT is what YOU perceive IT to be. Keep looking over your shoulder they are out there ....

Here's looking at you:


Intel to target TV viewers with facial recognition ad tech - Sell your soul...

"facial recognition of the viewer, including their age and gender." So.we'll now have cameras watching us in the living room, or in any room you choose to use such a 'service' in. ... They know that you know you want it.


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Message 1397002 - Posted: 31 Jul 2013, 15:33:34 UTC - in response to Message 1396983.  

I can just imagine the pedophiles now hacking in to watch the slumber party ...

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Message 1397026 - Posted: 31 Jul 2013, 16:32:32 UTC - in response to Message 1397021.  

You are all getting totally neurotic .....

It's about the level that Seti politics has sunk to these days.

About time I walked elsewhere.

Nutters R us


That would be nice, but you're too addicted to your righteous manner to do that, so we'll continue to see you here.
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Message 1397178 - Posted: 31 Jul 2013, 19:49:40 UTC - in response to Message 1397021.  

You are all getting totally neurotic .....

It's about the level that Seti politics has sunk to these days.

About time I walked elsewhere.

Nutters R us

You can bury your head in the sand if you wish. Before you do you should be aware of the numerous cases where hackers gain control of webcams and turn them on. Such footage sells for a premium in the dark corners of the internet. If you have a camera on a TV, tell me again why it won't be hacked where there are financial and other perverted reasons to do it?

I know you want to assume the best in people. That might work in your neighborhood. I'm telling you it doesn't work globally. Better to assume the worst.

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Message 1397680 - Posted: 1 Aug 2013, 19:26:07 UTC

http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/08/gone-in-30-seconds-new-attack-plucks-secrets-from-https-protected-pages/

"Dan Goodin @ ArsTechnica.com" wrote:
The HTTPS cryptographic scheme, which protects millions of websites, is susceptible to a new attack that allows hackers to pluck e-mail addresses and certain types of security credentials out of encrypted pages, often in as little as 30 seconds.

The technique, scheduled to be demonstrated Thursday at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas, decodes encrypted data that online banks and e-commerce sites send in responses that are protected by the widely used transport layer security (TLS) and secure sockets layer (SSL) protocols. The attack can extract specific pieces of data, such as social security numbers, e-mail addresses, certain types of security tokens, and password-reset links. It works against all versions of TLS and SSL regardless of the encryption algorithm or cipher that's used.
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Message 1398099 - Posted: 2 Aug 2013, 20:51:19 UTC

Apple in the "bad" news sections again.....

Clampdown on Apple e-book contracts demanded
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Message 1399096 - Posted: 5 Aug 2013, 17:39:54 UTC

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Finally got the go ahead & we spent all weekend there. Everything now networked with documentation. 18 ports out of the 20 in the building active. Number 20 which was one of the fire damaged ones is inactive. We found out why. The renovators/replacement companies forgot to rewire that port. back to the insurers to get that done.

Number 1 has never worked even before the switches were installed. We've tried tracing the cable but got nowhere....that one's puzzling.

Spent all day there today changing all the networking printers to RJ45 instead of USB. Wanting to secure the network, found that BT changed the IP of the router (no documentation provided to the client, even after upgrading their phone system). Using the IP to get into the router, it just hung there waiting....Thanks BT.

Looking at the 2nd picture in the link above, you will see 2 cable looms, 1 switch & 1 BT control panel. 1st cable loom RJ45, 2nd loom telephone. 12 phones in total on site so why 16 connections on phone control panel? Why 6 connected to RJ45 loom?

Building Alarm on seperate dedicated line.

Any BT engineer care to comment?




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Message 1399104 - Posted: 5 Aug 2013, 18:09:51 UTC - in response to Message 1399096.  

Number 1 has never worked even before the switches were installed. We've tried tracing the cable but got nowhere....that one's puzzling.

Put a TDR on it and find out where the break is. I'm assuming you know where it is supposed to go. If not that is a different story.

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Message 1399134 - Posted: 5 Aug 2013, 18:50:14 UTC - in response to Message 1399104.  

Interesting but un-neccessary on my part. That's all down to the landlord of the building with fixtures & fittings & his clients. Wasted too much time on this one so as far as I'm concerned, that's his problem.
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Message 1401507 - Posted: 10 Aug 2013, 16:16:24 UTC

About time! Now we'll hear no more sad stories of "We woz robbed!"

Goal line technology to start this season

We'll see how it fares on Sunday with the FA Community Shield.

C'mon Wigan, kick the crap outa the reds!
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Message 1402496 - Posted: 13 Aug 2013, 6:10:57 UTC
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Whatever next?

I suppose it won't be long before all footwear manufacturers permanently install rf tags into their goods.....

Edit: Sometimes....just sometimes.........

Simple is best

Just goes to prove that the best technology ever is simply.......

...The Human Brain!
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Message 1405590 - Posted: 20 Aug 2013, 18:50:47 UTC - in response to Message 1405509.  

For those with big ears.......

New laptop to be released on Friday...ooops, sorry, phone....

It is not the first Asus have a Fonepad.
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