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Comment: That easy to detect... whew! (Score 1) 215

by cjjjer (#49727419) Attached to: Trojanized, Info-Stealing PuTTY Version Lurking Online

2015-05-19 Malware pretending to be PuTTY

A Symantec blog post warns that a trojaned copy of PuTTY has been detected in the wild. Fortunately, it's easily recognisable by its version identification ("Unidentified build, Nov 29 2013 21:41:02"). If you've encountered this version, we suggest you treat any machine that's run the malicious version as potentially compromised, change any passwords that might have been stolen, and resecure the accounts they protect.

Comment: Re:Great idea! (Score 1) 175

by cjjjer (#49017537) Attached to: Hobbyists Selling Tesla Coil Kits To Fund Drone Flight Over North Korea

It is simply the new reality we are living in. If NK starts killing people over it, it is only a testament to how out of touch with reality their regime is. . .

. . . or how some people will try anything including poking a sleeping bear with a stick just to get 15 min of fame . . .

Comment: Re:Downvotes (Score 1) 467

by cjjjer (#48988799) Attached to: Twitter CEO: "We Suck" At Dealing With Trolls, Vows To Kick Them Out
Not really down/up votes are not the answer because it gives to much power to the individual user.

What I think Twitter should do is bring back general public verification so that individuals who give up a certain amount of anonymity get it. Then you have the choice to follow only verified accounts, or filter your mentions/timeline with only verified tweets. Sure there are people who will abuse but it would be easier for twitter to block them. Since most people who I know that have personal twitter accounts they already have put themselves out there.

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