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Comment: Re: Figures (Score 1) 336

by Zero__Kelvin (#49548881) Attached to: iTunes Stops Working For Windows XP Users
Are you completely ignorant of history, or merely pretending to in order to try to dig yourself out of a hole of stupidity?

The number of stories about vulnerabilities on Slashdot in the last 24 hours, the last week, or the entire lifetime of Slashdot is in no manner, way, shape or form an indicator of which platform is the Petri Dish.

The fact remains that Windows is by far worse than OS X or Linux.

When you see articles about OS X or Linux vulnerabilities they are always based on a condition that, if true, means you already were owned: ""Gatekeeper doesn't verify an extra content in the apps. So if I can find an Apple-approved app and get it to load external content, when the user runs it, it will bypass Gatekeeper," As you can see there is a magical requirement. All I have to do is somehow get ahold of an approved app, modify it, and then somehow resubmit it with the modifications. Now all that needs to happen is that when Apple notifies the app author his new submission was approved that he is too stupid to know that he didn't make such a submission and fail to notify Apple of said fact.. See. Super Easy!!!

It's likess almost every Linux vulnerability you see: "If an attacker can somehow gain local access to the machine at a console, and the version of Linux he is running happens to be vulnerable, then it is possible that someone could use a privilege escalation exploit to gain root.

Another huge Linux vulnerability is the rm command: "rm is a huge security flaw! If a cracker somehow gains root access to the system, rm makes it possible to delete critical files!"

Show me one Linux vulnerability in the last year that didn't require a highly skilled attacker combined with a set of highly unlikely conditions, or rely on the system to be poorly configured. Hell, forget the year limit. Show me one from within the last decade. Good Luck!

Comment: Re: Figures (Score 1) 336

by Zero__Kelvin (#49541893) Attached to: iTunes Stops Working For Windows XP Users
Windows Embedded for Point of Service has nothing to do with XP, which is a desktop OS, and you have no need to wait for malicious software to bork your system, as you are quite adept at fscking it up yourself (clearly.) For the record I don't give a shit if you put from the rough; there are hetero-douchebags and homo-douchebags. Clearly you could go either way.

Comment: Re: Figures (Score 0) 336

by Zero__Kelvin (#49541409) Attached to: iTunes Stops Working For Windows XP Users
Maybe you wouldn't be an idiot if you could figure out that if "supported OSes get b0rked on a regular basis" then you'd have to be a real moron to venture into the wild with one that hadn't been receiving regular security fixes for a year.

Of course, you are full of shit, because the only OS that gets borked on a regular basis is Windollars.

Comment: Re: Figures (Score 1) 336

by Zero__Kelvin (#49538981) Attached to: iTunes Stops Working For Windows XP Users
Yes. You are right. You just don't understand what you said. Apple made security improvements. XP no longer makes security improvements. Ergo, it is reasonable to believe they improved security in a way that means XP can't access the system with the new security, since XP only has the old garbage. Understand now? It really isn't that complicated. Seriously.

Comment: Re: Figures (Score -1, Troll) 336

by Zero__Kelvin (#49538925) Attached to: iTunes Stops Working For Windows XP Users
It isn't a perfectly functional machine you moron. It hasn't received security updates in a year! How stupid can you be? And nobody is forcing you to upgrade. You have the option of continuing to use outdated software that isn't supported and then cry like a little girl when exactly what you were warned would happen happens, and your system is no longer allowed to play with the rest of the world.

Comment: Re: Figures (Score 0) 336

by Zero__Kelvin (#49538877) Attached to: iTunes Stops Working For Windows XP Users

"Not entirely true."

Oh, no. I assure you. It is entirely true. You are applying updates that weren't designed for the OS you are running, and you use a kludge to do it. That in no way suggests that Microsoft didn't EOL XP last year. I assure you. They did. If you don't believe me, maybe you'll believe them?

Comment: Re: Figures (Score 0, Troll) 336

by Zero__Kelvin (#49538493) Attached to: iTunes Stops Working For Windows XP Users
You locked yourself out when you were too stupid, incompetent, or lazy to stop using an OS that was EOL'ed last year. Newsflash: Not only is it true that companies aren't going to support your incompetence in perpetuity, it is further true that they have been somewhat irresponsible for allowing XP users access to their systems for this long. Perhaps nobody told you that your OS was already a petri dish for viruses prior to all security updates ceasing a year ago.

Comment: Re:Turing complete protocols (Score 1) 118

by Zero__Kelvin (#49533695) Attached to: Exploit For Crashing Minecraft Servers Made Public
Keep up with what? You clearly are talking out your paper asshole and have no idea what the various terms you are throwing around with impunity even mean.

Your statement "An operating system has a API through which you communicate with it" broadcasted to the world that you had no idea what you were even saying.

Then this beauty: "Much like a protocol"The fact that you don't evidently know that protocols and APIs are virtually completely disparate is almost sad.

You wrap it up in a way that wouldn't make it more apparent how clueless you are if you launched a tour on the talk show circuit to announce it and ran for office as the candidate who is "Just as Clueless as the Little Guy!"

"both kernel and application are turing complete" ... Serioulsy ... you are kidding us and trying to make yourself out to be the biggest moron ever to post on Slashdot, right? If so, Bravo Sir.

Comment: Re:Turing complete protocols (Score 1) 118

by Zero__Kelvin (#49499109) Attached to: Exploit For Crashing Minecraft Servers Made Public

"An operating system has a API through which you communicate with it."

You are joking, right? Out of curiosity, as you are communicating with your OS, do you use Pascal or C calling conventions as you type?

"Much like a protocol."

Considering that "protocol" allows me to type 'sudo rm -rf /' Turing doesn't actually give an fsck at that point now, then, does he?

Hacking's just another word for nothing left to kludge.

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