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Comment: Re:Company I work for got hit... (Score 1) 83

by DigiShaman (#48626603) Attached to: Over 9,000 PCs In Australia Infected By TorrentLocker Ransomware

SonicWALL baby! I block all P2P and TOR traffic at the WAN zone. Also use Content Filtering to block known sources of malware and shit. You can also block certain websites too. Effectively putting the kibosh on the most casual of end-users activity at getting infected. If they're actively trying to work around the protection in place, it's malicious activity that should render the employee frogmarched out of the office with security!. The 3rd line of defense (the 1st one being end user situationally are of such threats in the first place ( Art of Deception and all that) involves anti-malware software installed on all managed end-user machines.

Comment: Re:Backups solve much of the problem: (Score 1) 83

by DigiShaman (#48626531) Attached to: Over 9,000 PCs In Australia Infected By TorrentLocker Ransomware

I've ran into CryptoWall. Before it rears its ugly head to the end-user, its programmed to first encrypt data both local and via mapped shares. Next, it purges all local shadow copies of whatever local volumes are enumerated to the local host (so as to prevent quick restoration of corrupted data). I can't imagine any of the servers OS getting infected as that would require a user directly executing the malware from console, but in theory yeah, locally attached backup drives could get whacked as well. It's nasty. REAL NASTY!

Comment: Re:Ah Tucows... (Score 2) 65

by DigiShaman (#48614499) Attached to: A Domain Registrar Is Starting a Fiber ISP To Compete With Comcast

Have you been to Cnet lately? They used to be the place to download shareware / freeware back in the early 2000s and prior. Back in the 90s, CNet was the premier place to go for all the latest in computing news and internet fads (along with ZDnet). Back then, Weatherbug was spyware and AVG was the anti-virus of choice. Now the Internet is all flipped upside-down. Cnet contains links to dubious apps and tricks you into some download app, WeatherBug is clean (and awesome), and AVG contains a craptastic IE toolbar that's impossible to remove completely without resorting ripping it out manually via some utility like Autoruns.

Comment: Re:'it is out of stock now; try to ask next year.' (Score 1) 115

by DigiShaman (#48610593) Attached to: The Personal Computer Revolution Behind the Iron Curtain

The poverty of a nation is directly proportional to the freedom and type of government they have. They need to rise up and have a revolution. I refuse to curtail my lifestyle so the poor can be impacted less thereby keeping their ruling class government elite fat and happy. Your global concerns is prolonging the problem of oppression and tyranny around the world. Fancy that.

Comment: Re:'it is out of stock now; try to ask next year.' (Score 1) 115

by DigiShaman (#48609019) Attached to: The Personal Computer Revolution Behind the Iron Curtain

You can eat better than the ultra wealthy did 100 years ago. From fruits, vegetables, fattened up chickens, etc. Not just what you can buy, but how product has physically changed from industrialization. Also modern medicine and the resulting technology has had a profound impact on civilization.

Screwing up the planet you said? Look pal, Mother Nature is a BITCH! She doesn't care about you. Your job, out of pure circumstance, is to eat, sleep, fuck, and die. Congrats if you have children out of it to continue the chain of reverse entropy that is known as life.

Comment: Re:Interesting, but ... (Score 1) 142

by DigiShaman (#48608237) Attached to: Want To Influence the World? Map Reveals the Best Languages To Speak

Which is why in fact a Holy Bible translated into Mandarin loses even more of its meaning to being nonsensical; arguably more then it already is. In a book where metaphorical and literal are so deeply intertwined, is it any wonder old religious text can withstand the time of multi-generational translation?

Comment: Re: Don't worry guys... (Score 1) 874

by DigiShaman (#48605313) Attached to: Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

I agree with that assessment; Sunni vs Shia and all that. In the end, doesn't really matter? They're only at each others throat insomuch as vying (ostensibly) for world domination via Islamic caliphate. The best thing that could happen is that Iran dominates the Islamic community. This would theoretically contain the Islamic threat to a specific region of the world vs the global Sunni. Shia believe in following the line of Ali (Muhammad's son-in-law), so that leaves them more philosophically vulnerable whereas Sunni believe in predestination. I mean, if you believe that God already knows the outcome and that Islam isn't going anywhere, you really have nothing to fear.

I'm not taking sides, but as a Christian, as least there's a point of convergence with Shia (and Judaism) that could finally put all this BS behind us. May take another thousand year or so...but...

Comment: Re:Don't worry guys... (Score 1) 874

by DigiShaman (#48605051) Attached to: Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

I don't like it, but there are certain fundamental truths of life; one of them being that "the world is governed by the aggressive use of force". Always has been. Always will be.

What side are you on?? Oh yes...there are sides. There are always sides. If you don't pick one, one will be chosen for you. Yeah, another undeniable truth of life.

Again. I'm not telling you what you want to know. I'm telling you what you NEED to know.

Comment: Re:It's just some dipshit with weapons and no hope (Score 1) 874

by DigiShaman (#48599755) Attached to: Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

I'm perfectly fine with calling him an "Islamofacist" or "Islamic fanatic". Whatever, tag Islam in with his movement per the flag he raised. If that won't be done, then we have a bunch of cowards who just assume turn a blind eye to the evil that's being forged in the hearts of men.

Comment: Re: Don't worry guys... (Score 1) 874

by DigiShaman (#48599729) Attached to: Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

Pakistan has the nuke (with a tenuous pro-western political regime and an anti-western Islamic population). Iran is in the midst of creating one. With regards to Iran, how much of their effort is religious zealotry? How much of it is pure political brinkmanship under the auspicious of Islam?

Sleep tight.

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