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Comment Re:We Were Attacked! (Score 1) 66

"LOL! You think so? Let's say your own DNS infrastructure is a victim of this attack with the same magnitude. Are you able to handle this?"

Yep, all fucking day without even looking, and IPv6 will make it even easier. It's called a static IP address and not having more fucking domain names than you can handle.

While everyone else was fucked, my sites ran without a problem, and they all use DynDNS.

Comment Re:If the point was ... (Score 4, Insightful) 317

There's no proof that it has anything to do with Wikileaks, but in a world of IoT devices with no thought toward security, anyone who cares to do so can mount DDOS with the power of a national entity.

What's the point of doing what Assange and Wikileaks have been doing without any moral position? He isn't helping his own case.

Comment Re:Legal? (Score 2) 264

No, of course it is not legal to set a trap to intentionally hurt someone, even if you expect that the trap could only be activated by the person committing property theft or vandalism. Otherwise, you'd see shotguns built into burglar alarms.

Fire alarm stations sometimes shoot a blue dye which is difficult to remove or one which only shows under UV. Never stand in front of one when pulling the lever! But they are not supposed to hurt you.

And of course these booby traps generally are not as reliable as the so-called "inventor" thinks and tend to hurt the innocent.

Comment Re:I'm glad somebody is on the case (Score 1) 190

" Apple chargers are incredibly over-engineered to protect against many problems."

Except for people running them off square-wave inverters, and then your touchscreen goes to utter shit because of the real Apple charger (as in the one that came with my fiance's 4S) passing along some seriously wonky power and signal. Give it a shot, hook up to an O-scope and watch for yourself. You might even be able to hear a slightly audible buzzing from the iDevice itself.

Comment And after half an hour of probing their website (Score 1) 49

I spy so much shitty code. Most of the site doesn't even serve static content from a cookieless domain, and most of the site itself is scripting/code instead of media/text.

Exploitable from the bottom up.

Turn your own people against your site first before advertising out to others, eh?

Comment Re: Were the users randomized? (Score 1) 492

The actual solution is fire everyone that has no expertise doing their own troubleshooting and hire people that possess these capabilities, company-wide.

*THEN* you can get rid of the help desk, and downsize all the other departments (including IT) because there will be far fewer support requests coming from the other departments, and the people at the computer are likely to be faster and more productive. They're also likely the kind to help you find even MORE efficiency to gain, and let you know FREELY about it. They might even have the system already designed and an implementation ready for you to try!

That's how you run shit as CIO. You get the CEO, CTO, and COO on board with that plan and go. Real lean, you can pay the fewer people remaining more money AND still manage to pocket a good chunk of money on the side.

I have no clue why the fuck anyone needs a degree to figure this out.

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