HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » steve2470 » Journal
Page: « Prev 1 ... 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 ... 224 Next »


Profile Information

Gender: Do not display
Member since: Sat Oct 16, 2004, 01:04 PM
Number of posts: 30,776

Journal Archives

Ashley Madison hackers leave footprints that may help investigators


The people who leaked more than 200,000 e-mails from the Ashley Madison dating service for cheaters left behind footprints that will almost certainly be of interest to police and company officials.

The BitTorrent file containing e-mail for Noel Biderman, the CEO of Ashley Madison parent company Avid Life Media, was originally uploaded by someone using a server operated by Ecatel Ltd., a web host headquartered in the Netherlands. A Web interface for administering the BitTorrent server was left exposed to the Internet without a password, making it possible for outsiders to access. A few hours after the BitTorrent went live, the server went dark after an outsider accessed the wide-open interface and began making changes to the server configuration. The above screenshot, published by a Twitter user calling himself Mr. Green, is just one example of such an outside access.

"Somehow, the person(s) setting up the original uploading (=seeding) of the file forgot to password protect the Web interface, or turn the feature off," Per Thorsheim, an independent security researcher in Bergen, Norway, told Ars. "I suspect used the Web interface to administer the various uploads of the leaks using BitTorrent."

The box seeding the torrent was located at Police and private investigators working feverishly to identify the people who hacked Ashley Madison and published user profiles, transactions, credit-card data, and a wide range of other sensitive data will almost certainly try to perform a forensic analysis of the physical server. They are also sure to check how the server was accessed. If the hackers didn't use Tor or a similar anonymity service, the investigators may be able to collect clues from the IP address used to log in to the box.

I turn 57 tomorrow, what should I do ?

If it's illegal, immoral or fattening, I'll have to take it under advisement.

All the things I really like to do are either illegal, immoral, or fattening.
"The Knock at the Stage Door" in Reader's Digest (December 1933); also in A Dictionary of Catch Phrases : British and American, from the Sixteenth Century to the Present Day (1986) by Eric Partridge and Paul Beale, ISBN 041505916X, ISBN 9780415059169


barring some hardware failure, I still think it's malware of some kind

The thing to do is to boot up into a rescue antivirus/antimalware mode and scan your hard drives thoroughly.


Download the iso file and burn it directly to a CD or DVD if you can. Then, boot up off the CD or DVD and scan the hard drives. Boot directly into the rescue mode, do not boot up into Windows. You have to carefully watch your bootup to make sure you do this.

You can also use a USB thumb drive, Rufus

You probably have to keep tapping F12 key or something like that to make sure you boot up the CD or DVD first. You can also go into your BIOS via the Delete key (probably) and change your settings to make sure your CD or DVD drive boots up FIRST instead of your regular hard drive.

If this doesn't work for some reason, you have two options left: 1) Take it to a qualified repair shop locally or 2) a gamble, erasing your hard drives AFTER saving all your data and reinstalling Windows 8.1. As I said, option 2 is a gamble, because it might be a hardware (motherboard? - pretty unlikely to have mobo problems on TWO computers at the same time but it's theoretically possible I guess) problem. Personally to be safe, if the antivirus scan doesn't work, I'd take them to a repair shop. Good luck.

NASA reminds the world, it's not always wise to believe the Internet

(yes original article title)


Old rumors of an asteroid approaching Earth sometime between Sept. 15 and 28, 2015 resurfaced online this week, and again, NASA says: there’s nothing to worry about.

"There is no scientific basis – not one shred of evidence – that an asteroid or any other celestial object will impact Earth on those dates," said Paul Chodas, manager of NASA's Near-Earth Object office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a group of astronomers and scientists monitoring the sky for any space objects.

The rumors seem to trace back to a self-proclaimed prophet, Efrain Rodriguez. He said he sent a letter to NASA on Nov. 12, 2010, titled “Letter to the Space Agency… meteor heading toward Puerto Rico,” according to Veterans Today.

Mr. Rodriguez received a message from God, he claimed, that an asteroid would “soon be seen in the alarm systems of NASA.” It would head towards Puerto Rico and trigger an earthquake and tsunami that would devastate the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the US and Mexico, as well as Central and South America. He urged NASA to act on his claims and issue an alert to evacuate those in vulnerable areas.

Ensemble computer models for Hurricane Danny

from: http://www.wunderground.com/hurricane/atlantic/2015/hurricane-Danny?map=ensmodel


To get better insight about Trump, I highly recommend this documentary

You've Been Trumped


This documentary is in the Video forum, let me find it again.

Donald Trump Exposed, A Documentary That everybody Must See

IMHO, it shows that he is an excellent liar. He lies several times during that documentary. His company broke the law several times in trying to strong arm resident Scottish homeowners into giving up their property. One lady (Molly Forbes) who is 90 years old apparently STILL to this day does not have water.


10 Common Computer Myths You Need To Stop Believing

Posted for discussion, I am NOT vouching for the accuracy of this article!


(heavily edited)

You Need to Defragment Your Drive Frequently

Viruses and Spyware are Slowing Down Your Computer

Paid “Cleaner” Software Improves Performance

You Don’t Need Antivirus Software

Turning Your Computer on and off Regularly Is Bad / Not Turning Your Computer off at Night Is Bad

Deleting Contents From Your Hard Drive Actually Erases Them / To Securely Erase Data, Use a Magnet

Macs are Better than PCs / Macs are Overpriced Junk

To Protect Yourself From Vulnerabilities, Use Firefox/Safari/Chrome/IE

More (Cores, RAM, etc.) Are Always Faster

Building Your Own PC Saves Money

Fun UK slang words and phrases, add yours!

'Well, I'll go to the foot of our stairs' - an expression of amazement or surprise.

'It's black over Bill's mothers' - implying oncoming bad weather.

'He had an ague bout' - a layperson's description of some sort of medical affliction. I remain uncertain of what this is despite many years in the medical sector.

'Ey up me duck' - a form of greeting used in certain parts of the English Midlands.

'Its piddling down' - rain is currently falling.

'Mardy' - a descriptive term used for someone who is over-emotional (currently me!)

A 'Chelsea Tractor' - the four wheeled drive, expensive, vehicles beloved of rich ladies in London.

'She could talk the hind legs off a donkey' - she talks too much.

'Coffin dodger' - an extremely elderly individual, not yet deceased.

'Fur coat and no knickers!' - an individual who is all appearance, no underlying substance.

'Syrup of figs' - a wig.

many more here: https://www.quora.com/British-English/What-are-some-phrases-sayings-or-words-that-people-use-in-the-U-K-that-arent-used-in-the-U-S-A

Florida's Presidential primary is March 15th, get your absentee ballot now

I got a notice from the Orange County Supervisor of Elections to remind me of important info.

March 15th = Presidential Preference Primary

August 30th = Primary Election

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 = General Election

Orange County Supervisor of Elections website = http://www.ocfelections.com

Find your Supervisor of Elections by Map

Yes, take some time off and a word of advice if I may....

I used to take this site way too seriously. I used to think, incredibly, that it had much more influence on the real world than it actually does.

Yes, it has some influence upon the real world, but I think it's rather small. Most people come here with their minds fully made up and argue their viewpoint. This site is infested with unpaid trolls and people who are oblivious to the black experience.

Learn what you can from here that is useful and discard the rest. Don't engage with people who will never get it. You and I are both white, and we both get it. Don't waste your time. Like pinboy told me one time, don't engage with rabid right-wingers over the Vietnam War. Well, I don't any more, and I won't engage with people who obviously have their minds made up. I feel it's a waste of time.

Best wishes to you!

Go to Page: « Prev 1 ... 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 ... 224 Next »