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GossiTheDog

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Cybersecurity weather person and award winning shitposter. Shitposting is an anagram of Top Insights. You may be surprised to know I am not representing my employer here and these are not their opinions.

I have Direct Messages disabled - you can send them, but I will never receive them.

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One of the things which baffles me the most about being an adult is nobody but me thinks they are rich.

I think it’s presumably an us vs them thing, ie people want to believe The Others are rich.

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@pasquires that’s straight into The Others. People around here had iPhones, electric cars etc. I sit and fly planes in VR. I think we’re actually rich.

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@RaffKarva a quarter of people on 100k a year think they are working class

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@kittylyst that is again The Others trope. You don’t have to ten million to be rich. That puts you into the less than 0.1% of earners in the UK.

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@kittylyst yes, but you’re saying 10m and no longer needing to work as a metric for being rich. That’s an absurdly high bar.

The average salary in the US is, what, 64k?

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Wasn’t sure if I was interested in Assassin’s Creed Shadows but a few things have swung me:

  • Japan setting
  • Play as either a brute force warrior or ninja stealth character. Eg stealth character has a grapple and moves fast - but dies very quickly in combat.
  • light and shadows impact stealth for first time, you can Splinter Cell
  • dynamic weather, eg heavy rain, black out snow etc
  • dynamic seasons. In summer you can hide in bushes, in winter you can’t but can go prone in snow etc
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Burn the planet for shareholder value! Woo!!

Microsoft released its 2024 Sustainability Report. Last year, Microsoft's emissions went up 29%, and it used 23% more water, primarily due to "new technologies, including generative AI."

https://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2024/05/15/microsoft-environmental-sustainability-report-2024/

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@Schouten_B you might want to read the full report PDF, linked at the top of the page, rather than the PR spin.

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Windows event later today where the Copilot key is unveiled and this Mac^H^H^HWindows laptop is shown for first time.

Can’t wait for EU to ban Copilot integration in Windows, and to reassign the key to a fart sound.

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TV creators, your legacy will be studios rereleasing your work with ChatGPT writing the box art.

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Linamp coming soon. Just kidding, the audio drivers wouldn’t work.

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The picture and sound quality on the new Disney+ version of Queen’s 1981 Montreal concert are extraordinary.

You can see Freddie’s fluffy, shampoo’d hair.

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I was just googling to see what happened with Ubisoft’s NFT initiative (brief recap, they tried shoving NFTs into their games, made $400, told their customers they were stupid for not understanding them, then announced a Blockchain game that never appeared) - while googling found this guy, whose posting history is all Ubisoft NFTs posts that all got downvoted to oblivion 🤣

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I know the internet likes to poop on but after a few hundred hours I'm still enjoying it.

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Israel troops continue posting abuse footage despite pledge to act https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-69020237

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Companies monetising all your cloud data for their own benefit

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If you post to Reddit, you’re training OpenAI as Reddit decided to sell everything https://openai.com/index/openai-and-reddit-partnership/

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Slack have decided to start training AI on enterprise customer data, including DMs, private workspaces and files. You have to have admin opt out via email. HT @Quinnypig

https://slack.com/intl/en-gb/trust/data-management/privacy-principles

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@miki @Quinnypig where was my misinformation, out of interest? They’re training AI on enterprise customer data.

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@dancast @Quinnypig “the way we will achieve salary reductions is…”

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There’s an ongoing issue where any standard domain user can remotely crash event logging on Windows, and Microsoft haven’t fixed it. Details in thread.

Pretty obviously it’s a big bug, as if you’re moving laterally around a network, you can just stop Windows audit logging first. https://infosec.exchange/@0patch/111851266361754590

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Hypothetically, if you burned out so hard that you quit your job with no backup plan and your options were either look for a new job immediately knowing you're not over the burnout yet, or move somewhere cheap but miserable and take as long as you need, what would you pick?

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@malwaretech option 2

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Had forgotten about this one. The Pentagon had a security breach last year after Microsoft put their service personnel information on a publicly accessible webserver https://defensescoop.com/2024/05/14/post-data-breach-dod-microsoft-discussions-john-sherman/

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This was the original report, by @zackwhittaker - a security researcher found it on Shodan. https://techcrunch.com/2023/02/21/sensitive-united-states-military-emails-spill-online/

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If you haven’t patched ServiceNow on prem for a few years you might want to figure out how patching works 🤣

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@cy https://www.reddit.com/r/servicenow/comments/1cs7871/critical_vulnerability/

It’s a vuln in the on prem and cloud versions. Cloud versions have been patched.

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In the past ten years one my friends got married, had a kid, was in an Oscar nominated movie, an Emmy nominated TV show, Jurassic Park, and a Planet of the Apes movie. They got a UK talent VISA to stay indefinitely and purchased a house.

During this time I.. got out of bed at 10am most days, got mega fat, wasted my life in video games, alienated myself from almost everybody, lost the woman I love, named some Iranian APT’s vulnerability in RDP and drew some logos in Microsoft Paint.

art drawing GIF by tobycooke

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I’m not complaining, my friends have all done extraordinary things and you all should, too.

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A naked man we don’t know turned up, mowed our lawn and then left.

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@SamJSharpe it wasn’t, it needed mowing. He didn’t knock, he just.. mowed.

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@malwaretech I’m scared to ask on Nextdoor as I know somebody will reply saying ‘that’s Dave’

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The US gov says an AT&T exec paid a senator under the “friends and family” plan as part of a bribe to alter legislation. https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2024/05/att-paid-bribes-to-get-two-major-pieces-of-legislation-passed-us-govt-says/

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I have spent this week declining work requests that are unreasonable in scope or that make me uncomfortable and I would like a goddamn medal.

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Qakbot, commonly used by ransomware groups, has been dropping a Windows zero day exploit allowing non-admin -> SYSTEM elevation since at least over a month ago.

The vulns are again in DWM, and they’re again trivial variances which Microsoft haven’t allocated engineering resources to fix. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-may-2024-patch-tuesday-fixes-3-zero-days-61-flaws/

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If this sounds eerily familiar look at prior CVEs for DWM. Microsoft 100% know the code needs fixing - but nobody is willing to resource fixing it. So now we all rely on Kaspersky to find exploitation, and get owned in the process.

My prior posts on it: https://cyberplace.social/@GossiTheDog/111519357076446107

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Client data can’t get hacked if you accidentally delete it all first

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Someone recently asked me if I'm patriotic, and it kind of made me think. As a dual national currently living in a 3rd country in which I'm not a citizen, and who intends to relocate to a 4th country, if I was going to be parotic, to which country would my allegiance be? The country in which I was born, the country in which I've spent the majority of my adult life, or the country in which I intend to move to. Like the whole idea of patriotism just seems super abstract at this point.

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@malwaretech SHAG THE FLAG

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INC Ransomware, pass the bong.

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I thought the FBI were about evidence? Maybe the evidence was stolen on the made up USB airport devices they keep warning about.

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Like @Quinnypig, I’d love if Google went on the record about what happened with this one.

https://www.unisuper.com.au/contact-us/outage-update

Tl;dr is an entire org got wiped, and they’re trying to suggest it’s some kind of Google Cloud issue as the cause.

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Google Cloud (GCP) CEO has gone on the record now and said directly they accidentally deleted a $125bn business cloud estate in error. https://qz.com/google-cloud-pension-fund-unisuper-1851472990

A config mistake at Google’s end led to their VMs being deleted.

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@ojarjur a few days ago they put out an updated statement, attributing Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian.

I waited a few days before tooting about, until I got confirmation from somebody at Google it was real. They say it was.

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LockBit victims currently running incidents with Citrix Netscaler initial entry, by sector: finance, freight, legal, defence

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I got in loads of trouble for writing those blogs, but looking back I think they stand up, were important and helped defuse a situation where people weren’t paying enough attention.

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15 hours later. At the beginning of the main quest they asked me I wanted to join Constellation, so I said no - now I'm just a freelancer.

I shot somebody in a bar in Volli after they pulled a gun on me, which caused a riot - 23 civilians died, I have a 220k credit bounty.. so I fled the system.

Have done 25 side quests found randomly so far, no faction quests. Got a crew of 5 randoms. Upgraded ship so I can transport 6 passengers, too - I am Space Uber.

Set a 2001esque AI on a ship lose

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Now 250 hours into Starfield, level 122. Playing in survival mode, 45% XP boost in exchange for the game being tougher in theory - although in practice, since enemies are no longer bullet sponges I'm finding combat easier.

Spent the last two days pirating ships, stealing them, selling their goods, raiding settlements and selling contraband. 2.6 million credits in that time. Not long until I'm the Hero of Canton!

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@coffe yep, enjoying it

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That screenshot on my gaming PC with the crazy monitor.

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