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2020-08-24 12:05:07 PM  
Is it a mobile device of any vendor or a PC running a closed source OS and connected to the internet?  Yes?  Its being spied upon, and you can't stop it either unless you stop using the device entirely.

Not to worry though, we're about to get lots of helpful tips from fan boys to defend their respective fan clubs on why this is actually a good thing and we should all just continue to let it happen while thinking of England.
 
2020-08-24 12:22:03 PM  
Someone else's semen is all over it?
 
2020-08-24 12:23:15 PM  
Is it connected to the internet? Yes, someone is spying on it.
 
2020-08-24 12:44:00 PM  
I'll remember this the next time somebody wonders why my search history shows German midget dungeon porn.
 
2020-08-24 12:46:17 PM  
These points don't even show a direction to where you may find something helpful.
 
2020-08-24 12:47:26 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Is it a mobile device of any vendor or a PC running a closed source OS and connected to the internet?  Yes?  Its being spied upon, and you can't stop it either unless you stop using the device entirely.

Not to worry though, we're about to get lots of helpful tips from fan boys to defend their respective fan clubs on why this is actually a good thing and we should all just continue to let it happen while thinking of England.


Open Source isn't immune from being pwned:

https://threatpost.com/black-hat-linu​x​-spyware-stack-chinese-apts/158092/

https://thehackernews.com/2019/07/lin​u​x-gnome-spyware.html
 
2020-08-24 12:49:57 PM  

Mad_Radhu: BumpInTheNight: Is it a mobile device of any vendor or a PC running a closed source OS and connected to the internet?  Yes?  Its being spied upon, and you can't stop it either unless you stop using the device entirely.

Not to worry though, we're about to get lots of helpful tips from fan boys to defend their respective fan clubs on why this is actually a good thing and we should all just continue to let it happen while thinking of England.

Open Source isn't immune from being pwned:

https://threatpost.com/black-hat-linux​-spyware-stack-chinese-apts/158092/

https://thehackernews.com/2019/07/linu​x-gnome-spyware.html


and i'd never made such an assertion that it was (but I bet we'll see someone come trotting in to say their own pet open source platform is, no doubt), at least with an open source OS the chances are 'maybe', not 'definitely'.
 
2020-08-24 12:55:30 PM  
Open source is more secure only b/c it depends on the innate tendency of hackers to be type A megalomaniacs who want to tell everyone how awesome they are and what an amazing thing they did.

If they thing they did is illegal they "tell" by posting results on the deep web and selling it.
If there's a legal route they sell it back to the company and get recognition at white hat conferences and such.

The trick is to give them more positive feedback by going a route that doesn't result in all your shiat being on fire.  its not complicated which just makes it amazing that some companies still havent figured it out.
 
2020-08-24 12:56:17 PM  

Metaluna Mutant: Is it connected to the internet? Yes, someone is spying on it.


^This.  If you're reading this, congrats.  Someone's reading *you*.

(Thing is, you're just not all that interesting...)
 
2020-08-24 1:03:15 PM  

cocozilla: I'll remember this the next time somebody wonders why my search history shows German midget dungeon porn.


German?
 
2020-08-24 1:10:35 PM  

Craw Fu: cocozilla: I'll remember this the next time somebody wonders why my search history shows German midget dungeon porn.

German?


Forget it, he's rolling.
 
2020-08-24 1:10:46 PM  

Craw Fu: cocozilla: I'll remember this the next time somebody wonders why my search history shows German midget dungeon porn.

German?


/ it is the gold
// in the shower
 
2020-08-24 1:17:28 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Mad_Radhu: BumpInTheNight: Is it a mobile device of any vendor or a PC running a closed source OS and connected to the internet?  Yes?  Its being spied upon, and you can't stop it either unless you stop using the device entirely.

Not to worry though, we're about to get lots of helpful tips from fan boys to defend their respective fan clubs on why this is actually a good thing and we should all just continue to let it happen while thinking of England.

Open Source isn't immune from being pwned:

https://threatpost.com/black-hat-linux​-spyware-stack-chinese-apts/158092/

https://thehackernews.com/2019/07/linu​x-gnome-spyware.html

and i'd never made such an assertion that it was (but I bet we'll see someone come trotting in to say their own pet open source platform is, no doubt), at least with an open source OS the chances are 'maybe', not 'definitely'.


You specifically called out "closed source OSes" in your original post, which I took to mean that you were asserting that open-source OSes were safe from spyware.
 
2020-08-24 1:29:44 PM  

rikdanger: Craw Fu: cocozilla: I'll remember this the next time somebody wonders why my search history shows German midget dungeon porn.

German?

Forget it, he's rolling.


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2020-08-24 1:31:56 PM  

Mad_Radhu: You specifically called out "closed source OSes" in your original post, which I took to mean that you were asserting that open-source OSes were safe from spyware.


No problem I can understand that, but no I'm not one of those blind sycophants that assumes those are any safer from exploitation, my intention was more of calling out the families of OSes that are doing this by design.
 
2020-08-24 1:50:58 PM  
1541 Commodore disks all over the floor after someone tried to use your FD-501 drive on the CoCo and threw the diskettes in frustration?
 
2020-08-24 2:03:46 PM  
I only use an abacus, so I'm getting a kick out of this.
 
2020-08-24 2:08:33 PM  

hogans: I only use an abacus, so I'm getting a kick out of this.


I am listening to the clinking of your beads and selling it to bed bath and beyond.
 
2020-08-24 2:14:49 PM  

Mad_Radhu: BumpInTheNight: Mad_Radhu: BumpInTheNight: Is it a mobile device of any vendor or a PC running a closed source OS and connected to the internet?  Yes?  Its being spied upon, and you can't stop it either unless you stop using the device entirely.

Not to worry though, we're about to get lots of helpful tips from fan boys to defend their respective fan clubs on why this is actually a good thing and we should all just continue to let it happen while thinking of England.

Open Source isn't immune from being pwned:

https://threatpost.com/black-hat-linux​-spyware-stack-chinese-apts/158092/

https://thehackernews.com/2019/07/linu​x-gnome-spyware.html

and i'd never made such an assertion that it was (but I bet we'll see someone come trotting in to say their own pet open source platform is, no doubt), at least with an open source OS the chances are 'maybe', not 'definitely'.

You specifically called out "closed source OSes" in your original post, which I took to mean that you were asserting that open-source OSes were safe from spyware.


Open source much safer.

No OS is completly secure if connected to the internet.

Closed source is a black box that can do anything its developers want it to do.

Open source source code is readable by anyone in the world who can read code.
Much harder to hide shiat
 
2020-08-24 2:20:29 PM  

Linux_Yes: Mad_Radhu: BumpInTheNight: Mad_Radhu: BumpInTheNight: Is it a mobile device of any vendor or a PC running a closed source OS and connected to the internet?  Yes?  Its being spied upon, and you can't stop it either unless you stop using the device entirely.

Not to worry though, we're about to get lots of helpful tips from fan boys to defend their respective fan clubs on why this is actually a good thing and we should all just continue to let it happen while thinking of England.

Open Source isn't immune from being pwned:

https://threatpost.com/black-hat-linux​-spyware-stack-chinese-apts/158092/

https://thehackernews.com/2019/07/linu​x-gnome-spyware.html

and i'd never made such an assertion that it was (but I bet we'll see someone come trotting in to say their own pet open source platform is, no doubt), at least with an open source OS the chances are 'maybe', not 'definitely'.

You specifically called out "closed source OSes" in your original post, which I took to mean that you were asserting that open-source OSes were safe from spyware.

Open source much safer.

No OS is completly secure if connected to the internet.

Closed source is a black box that can do anything its developers want it to do.

Open source source code is readable by anyone in the world who can read code.
Much harder to hide shiat


Is there a spotlight with a tux logo on it run by a shady police commissioner somewhere?
 
2020-08-24 2:21:29 PM  

Linux_Yes: Open source much safer.


Remember Heartbleed?

We ever learn how long that exploit existed, and how many machines were compromised?
 
2020-08-24 2:28:00 PM  
How to tell: Do you own a computer? Yes. You're being spied on.
 
2020-08-24 2:42:36 PM  

Linux_Yes: Mad_Radhu: BumpInTheNight: Mad_Radhu: BumpInTheNight: Is it a mobile device of any vendor or a PC running a closed source OS and connected to the internet?  Yes?  Its being spied upon, and you can't stop it either unless you stop using the device entirely.

Not to worry though, we're about to get lots of helpful tips from fan boys to defend their respective fan clubs on why this is actually a good thing and we should all just continue to let it happen while thinking of England.

Open Source isn't immune from being pwned:

https://threatpost.com/black-hat-linux​-spyware-stack-chinese-apts/158092/

https://thehackernews.com/2019/07/linu​x-gnome-spyware.html

and i'd never made such an assertion that it was (but I bet we'll see someone come trotting in to say their own pet open source platform is, no doubt), at least with an open source OS the chances are 'maybe', not 'definitely'.

You specifically called out "closed source OSes" in your original post, which I took to mean that you were asserting that open-source OSes were safe from spyware.

Open source much safer.

No OS is completly secure if connected to the internet.

Closed source is a black box that can do anything its developers want it to do.

Open source source code is readable by anyone in the world who can read code.
Much harder to hide shiat


Also much easier to find vulnerabilities when the source is public
 
2020-08-24 3:18:14 PM  
Holy sh*t. If that list actually helps you, discussing things you didn't already know, then you should just unplug your machine and never use it again.
 
2020-08-24 3:44:27 PM  
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I think I figured it out...
 
2020-08-24 5:19:56 PM  
Of course you're always being spied on and I do admit it's funny watching the ads on fark try to figure out what i like based on the contents of fark comments.
 
2020-08-24 5:42:53 PM  

Stephen_Falken: Holy sh*t. If that list actually helps you, discussing things you didn't already know, then you should just unplug your machine and never use it again.


I didn't go beyond the first tip, which was to check your recent files and folders to see if someone opened something you didn't. No mention of the fact that people can just delete that entry from the recent files and folders.
 
2020-08-24 8:34:09 PM  

Gonz: Linux_Yes: Open source much safer.

Remember Heartbleed?
We ever learn how long that exploit existed, and how many machines were compromised?


Yeah ... Linux_Yes is missing the mark here.  There's a missing link in having enough eyeballs that are interested and properly skilled to audit what really needs it.
 
2020-08-24 10:09:19 PM  
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2020-08-24 11:12:48 PM  
During an exit interview, I once had an upper level manager mention something that could only have been known by someone spying on what I was doing with my laptop, after hours, in my home. Now, new interns/employees are informed in advance that monitoring software will be loaded on any computer used to download the organizations programs and files.
 
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