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by rapier57
Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:38 am
Forum: Tech News Zone
Topic: The Mask -- No, not the Movie
Replies: 6
Views: 7653

Re: The Mask -- No, not the Movie

Not on my lappy or desktop.

Although, YouTube does switch to HTML5 with some browsers.
by rapier57
Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: Tech News Zone
Topic: The Mask -- No, not the Movie
Replies: 6
Views: 7653

The Mask -- No, not the Movie

The Mask exploits vulnerabilities found in older Kaspersky versions and Flash: https://threatpost.com/new-mask-apt-campaign-called-most-sophisticated-yet Users are targeted via spear-phising and the Mask has a number of implants at its disposal to infect and compromise OSX, Windows, and Linux. There...
by rapier57
Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:24 am
Forum: Tech News Zone
Topic: Bitcoin/CPU miners, Oh My!
Replies: 9
Views: 12691

Re: Bitcoin/CPU miners, Oh My!

Well, BitCoin isn't doing well. Even the use of the currency for drug trade in Colorado isn't helping.

http://www.coindesk.com/price/

Today was in the 676 range. Huge drop in the last three days.
by rapier57
Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:28 am
Forum: TAZ Bar & Grill
Topic: Super Bowl Sunday
Replies: 3
Views: 5956

Re: Super Bowl Sunday

Seahawks won 48-8 over Denver.

Founded in 1976, this is the first time the Seahawks won the SuperBowl.
by rapier57
Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: TAZ Bar & Grill
Topic: Super Bowl Sunday
Replies: 3
Views: 5956

Super Bowl Sunday

Today is the highlight of the American Football season. Not that sissy soccer everyone else plays, but the smash-mouth football the US plays.

Yeah.

GO SEAHAWKS!

Bring it on.
by rapier57
Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Tech News Zone
Topic: Et tu, Neiman Marcus?
Replies: 5
Views: 6626

Re: Et tu, Neiman Marcus?

Be careful what you wish for.
by rapier57
Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: Introduction Room
Topic: Let's do the time warp again!
Replies: 10
Views: 13147

Re: Let's do the time warp again!

I haven't played in CP/M for a -very- long time. Today, I can't tell the difference between CP/M and MS-DOS codes, as you can see. Here's a gem, though. The Star Trek game; you know the one, where you start on a grid, move the ship to new coordinates, fight the Romulans or Klingons. All ASCI. The fi...
by rapier57
Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: Introduction Room
Topic: Let's do the time warp again!
Replies: 10
Views: 13147

Re: Let's do the time warp again!

Yeah, you tried to address an 8-bit register that doesn't exist on the 64-bit CPU. ;-)

Or, Maybe it is malware!!!

I remember using those big floppies. They held about a meg of data.
by rapier57
Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:11 pm
Forum: Tech News Zone
Topic: Et tu, Neiman Marcus?
Replies: 5
Views: 6626

Et tu, Neiman Marcus?

Turns out, Neiman Marcus was hit with a similar credit card breach over the holidays. They just didn't want to mess up the holiday shopping to let folks know. It discovered the attack in mid-December. http://techcrunch.com/2014/01/11/following-attack-on-target-neiman-marcus-confirms-its-own-breach-a...
by rapier57
Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Tech News Zone
Topic: Snapchat give up phone numbers
Replies: 2
Views: 4462

Snapchat give up phone numbers

The recent hack of Snapchat revealed a lot of user phone numbers. Here is an analysis by Naked Security:

http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2014/01 ... elessness/

Seems the Snapchat gurus are a bit confused over what constitutes privacy and security.
by rapier57
Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:32 pm
Forum: Introduction Room
Topic: Sign up and make a post
Replies: 15
Views: 302855

Re: Sign up and make a post

Except when Dino drunk posts again.
by rapier57
Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: TAZ Bar & Grill
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 6
Views: 8759

Merry Christmas

It's Christmas Eve here in the Rapier household. Gifts are wrapped and Christmas music is playing on the home entertainment system. The snow is all melted off the lawn and roads, and we now have a frosty sheet of ice out there. Plans are to have the kids and grandkids over for a snaky kind of meal b...
by rapier57
Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: Tech News Zone
Topic: 40 million customers Security breach
Replies: 1
Views: 4052

Re: 40 million customers Security breach

Here's a post about how the card numbers may be used:

http://www.tripwire.com/state-of-securi ... ck-market/
by rapier57
Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:11 am
Forum: Tech News Zone
Topic: Activating iSight cam on Macs
Replies: 0
Views: 4588

Activating iSight cam on Macs

There is an exploit of the Mac iSight cams published by researchers at Johns Hopkins U. Check this: http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/12/18/researchers-find-way-to-activate-isight-cameras-without-alerting-users Some things to keep in mind. 1. It only affects 2008- and earlier Macs (iMac and MacBoo...
by rapier57
Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: TAZ Bar & Grill
Topic: overheard conversations
Replies: 3
Views: 6071

Re: overheard conversations

Yeah. I'd rather prevent than do the cleanup.


Stupid is as stupid does.