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Comment: Re: Why would give them your cc? (Score 1) 49

by muphin (#49325349) Attached to: Possible Security Breach
I don't post Anonymously to make a point.
I am a CEO not some fat bludger stuck in his parents basement (as you like to generalize), and i watch the guys, they are entertaining and also allows me to watch games i haven't played to see if its worth getting.
I do pay VIA PayPal through and not credit card, i support he people the put int he effort to entertain me ... i have a life and i live it the way i want cause its MY LIFE.

+ - Aussie government warns against Steam malware->

Submitted by dotarray
dotarray writes: The Australian government has issued a warning to all Steam users, following the outbreak of online malware using the social side of the gaming platform to send malicious messages to users. We're used to seeing this sort of behaviour on other social networks, but this is the first time it's caused such a stir on Valve's digital platform
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+ - Inside Cryptowall 2.0 Ransomware->

Submitted by msm1267
msm1267 writes: If you need more evidence that ransomware is here to stay, and could turn into cybercriminals’ weapon of choice, look no further than Cryptowall.

Researchers at Cisco’s Talos group today published an analysis of a Cryptowall 2.0 sample, peeling back many layers of known commodities around this threat, such as its use of the Tor anonymity network to disguise command-and-control communication.

But perhaps more telling about the commitment around ransomware is the investment attackers made in its capabilities to detect execution in virtual environments, building in many stages of decryption present before the ransomware activates, and its ability to detect 32- and 64-bit architectures and executing different versions for each.

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+ - Canadian Anti-Piracy Firm Caught Infringing Copyright ->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes: Canipre, a Montreal-based intellectual property enforcement firm, yesterday issued a press release announcing an infringement monitoring program designed to take advantage of the Canada's new copyright notice-and-notice system. Yet a new report indicates that the company may itself be engaged in copyright infringement with a director's blog posting dozens of full-text articles from media organizations around the world, often without attribution and some that are subscription-only content.
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Comment: Prices are rediculous (Score 1) 400

by muphin (#48721501) Attached to: Box Office 2014: Moviegoing Hits Two-Decade Low
just went to see "The Hobbit" yesterday, $20 for a ticket, $18 for a coke (bottle), choc top and m&m's ... assigned seating which i hate .. small screen, geeze from the distance it looks like a 60inch tv

The cost of a ticket is a big negative for me and everyone i know... imagine taking a family, gonna cost you like $100.

They dont realise increasing ticket prices doesnt increase sales.. in fact reducing it to say $5-$9 would increase their sales 10 fold

and i know the licensing fees tak up a majority of the profits (thats why i refuse to go to opening screenings and wait a month, so the cinemas get more $$$)
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Comment: Technical Perspective (Score 1, Interesting) 267

Ok say they get into every ISP's network...
how are they going to monitor every device? pings? imagine the traffic overhead for that?
will the NSA have to pay to be in the "fast-lane"?
what about Dynamic IP's ? how often will they monitor those changes?

Comment: Snail Mail (Score 1) 210

by muphin (#47901191) Attached to: Turning the Tables On "Phone Tech Support" Scammers
Has anyone actually social-engineered them to provide postal details.
me: you want me to install __?
them: yes plz sir, please download and install!
me: how about i just send you the money to come and fix it, i take it you're in india.... where should i send the $500 cheque?
them: please wait wile i talk with my supervisor
them: sorry we cannot do that, do you have a credit card....
me: sorry i only have a cheque, i'm a 70 year old retired investment banker... i have no need for a credit card, i can draw up a bank cheque if you like, isnt $500 enough... ok how much do you need, i never deal with my computer so i dont know how much these things cost... $1,500?
them: ok let me talk to my manager again please
them: ok, as your computer is majourly infected, it will be very expensive to repair, please send $5,000 to.........
me: ok, i'll send it tomorrow, thank you.
them: we will call you once we receive the money, hangs up.
me: calls interpol with the details.

How come financial advisors never seem to be as wealthy as they claim they'll make you?