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First, and most important: consider changing every single one of your public Internet passwords (possibly even VPN ones) right now. Go to the Heartbleed site if you want a nice easy unpleasant read on the subject.

And yes, this supreme idiocy has already been repeated so often over the Internet that even MSN has picked up on it.

This invidious little distinction between “virus” and “fucking huge uncontrolled security leak” must be so comforting to anybody whose bank account has been ripped off.

Customer: Somebody has drained my current account and has taken over my Facebook front page. Facebook is ...

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M$ is retreating by reverting the changes they made to Winders. So the next version will just be another 7 while GNU/LInux continues to innovate and take over the mobile space which is the future.

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Ballmer gets it right: Loonix is a cancer.

And we are the cure.

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Inserted for the record, as much as for any other reason.

Well, my response is, we OWN the kernel command line, and as such, we can keep the users from seeing ...
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M$ is reading your mail. That is all. Go about your business, but if you dare say anything against the illegal monopoly, you will be disappeared.

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Or perhaps not.

Perfect FUD, this. It’s Chicken Little quality FUD. According to the secondary link:

The documents consist of what appear to be invoices and emails between Microsoft’s Global Criminal Compliance team and the FBI’s Digital Intercept Technology Unit (DITU), and purport to show exactly how much money Microsoft charges DITU, in terms of compliance costs, when DITU provides warrants and court orders for customers’ data.

So, we’re talking about (“purported”, good word that, it smells of “ha ha I win”, but believable) charges for data retrieval that are required for warrants and court orders ...

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Google and Apple are caught in an illegal wage-fixing scandal they called a “restricted hiring” protocol. They eventually involve dozens of large tech companies in this. The whole thing is being tried by the US Department of Justice.

Hasn’t the DOJ ever heard of Google’s “don’t be evil” slogan? Clearly, wage-fixing the best and brightest minds in the world isn’t evil.

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Do you know what else Mexico is overflowing with? Marijuana.

Coincidence? I think not.

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Of course, they rebuilt servers from scratch

Linux Security sat on a wall.
Linux Security had a great fall.
All the king’s horses,
And all the king’s men,
Couldn’t get Security back together again.

With Linux not going through the formality of keeping logs that can’t be changed by a root user, there is no way an audiit about what really happened can be conducted, so indeed, the best way is to nuke everything and start over.

“Re-securing a compromised Linux system is very difficult. Intruders usually
leave startup traps, trap doors, and trojan horses in ...