Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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February 20th, 2015

@kcarruthers I did not have to WAIT PATIENTLY for very long. I am back at @bunjaree now.

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@GernotHeiser @tobycmurray @NICTA Thanks. I’ll have to grab a more accurate figure next week. Good to see you too, brief though it was.

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RT @kcarruthers: Delightful to commence plotting & scheming with @viveka [This word “delightful”… I don’t think it means what, etc.]

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@drearyclocks @dobes @kateiselin @LGLancaster @Ebswearspink This is only the second sensible thing I’ve heard all day.

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@niltiac @dobes @drearyclocks There are things that should never be allowed to happen.

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RT @dobes: @drearyclocks m8, pls pic.twitter.com/M7DPfg4idb [I am very confused by this image.]

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RT @iblametom: The Company Behind Lenovo’s Dangerous Superfish Claims It’s Under Attack @Forbes onforb.es/1LjZBPA [Oh my heart bleeds.]

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@corduroy Tempting, but I’ve been up since 0420 and my patience runs thin.

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RT @JustJimWillDo @stilgherrian Are we sure that’s Little Johnny Farnham and not (Doc) Martin Clunes? [Who can tell?]

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@BobGrrl @parisba I am more than familiar with the Bristol Scale and I would like to stop this conversation now.

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From the other day, a deep mystery, “Why would you even do this?” instagram.com/p/zUU_nvCFp6/

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RT @nschultz: @stilgherrian @parisba A turd pecking order - is the phrase you’re looking for… [Well I wasn’t looking for that, but yeah.]

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ataraxite @stilgherrian An ontology of turds.

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RT @evilsnoofy: @stilgherrian @parisba A Spill of Turds. [OK, you just won the internet for today,]

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RT @parisba: @stilgherrian Tapestry of Turds? Triumvirate of Turds? [These all have merit.]

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RT @parisba: Brandis is one of the foremost turds of this government [So there’s a hierarchy of turds? A Taxonomy of Turds?]

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NewtonMark I am SO GLAD someone cleared this up! FINALLY! pic.twitter.com/QCkbM3eRPO

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Some of your suggestions have unpleasant connotations.

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RT @ssharwood: After shot pic.twitter.com/HxiZdqEtha [Why does the phrase “medical waste” come to mind?]

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Dear Agony Aunt, I just saw a guy I kinda like walk past with his friends, and he was wearing a GetUp! t-shirt. What should I do?

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RT @ssharwood: Tacklinh the Oxford Tavern jelly wrestle. Eaten with gloves not cutlery pic.twitter.com/AmW7vG6muA [Jesus!]

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sussanley I’ve been a mother farmer pilot n shearer’s cook. U wldn’t believe things I’ve done without gloves pic.twitter.com/weFISK7UJJ

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Oh. I forgot to finish and send today’s @5at5daily. I’ll send it at 0500 tomorrow, so there’s some weekend reading.

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C_Corday Lunar New Year is my favourite New Year because it has dragons & dim sum while the other one only has disappointment and existential malaise

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sorrynotsorryy Remember when teachers used to say ‘You won’t have a calculator everywhere you go.’ Well, we showed them.

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@tobycmurray @NICTA Ah, that explains my confusion. I thought I’d misheard, and I had. Thanks.

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@nilesh13 @dobes I thought spitting blood got you arrested.

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SnarkyPlatypus RT @Stratfor: When travelers leave US, they are no longer subject to US laws, but instead to laws of country they are visiting

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R_Chirgwin Give up trolls, you’ve been beaten hands-down. THIS is how to troll. pic.twitter.com/yfGUvXTiEf HT @ibbers and @stufromoz

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Escaping that place for a better place.

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@glengyron I’m pretty sure you’ve done that “joke” before.

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I think I might have a quiet bite somewhere before heading back up the hill.

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Oh God yes that was good.

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In Potts Point, for my sins.

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Yeah, so @kcarruthers has been helping.

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OH: “What happens if we run out of the future?”

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Me at @crikey_news: “Lenovo screwed by the Superfish: a cybersecurity nightmare” [$, free trial] crikey.com.au/2015/02/20/len…

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Wow, the NICTA-developed secure microkernel is now in 1.5 billion smartphones worldwide.

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RT @OaaSvc @stilgherrian didn’t the government de-fund NICTA? @TurnbullMalcolm [Yes, though I think that was the long game anyway.]

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“Complacency leads to failure,” says @TurnbullMalcolm. We need to be “innovation insurgents”.

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The model for faster and more innovative, says @TurnbullMalcolm, although no one nation is perfect.

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In which @TurnbullMalcolm says the new literacy is reading, writing, ‘rithmetic, and coding…instagram.com/p/zTuNTyCFgM/11

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We’re about to be Malcolmed.

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Oh, I’ve just seen the news that the submarine thing continues to be a display of procedural excellence. Well done, Australia.

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@RewiLyall @6PR @BernardKeane @DrRimmer Hah. So Keenan hasn’t read the Bill? Or what, I wonder.

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@DavidFeng Is there much reaction in Beijing, or is it still too early to tell?

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Lenovo, world’s largest manufacturer of PCs and laptops, appears to be a bit shit at understanding how they work.

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jbrodkin Lenovo’s instructions for fixing the security hole it put in its own PCs don’t do anything, so @DrPizza wrote his own arstechnica.com/security/2015/…

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@GreenJ @AgnessMack Have you ever seen Edict Piaf and me in the same room? Just think about that for a moment.

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Well, except that one thing.

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“Soapy, activate!”

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Enhancing the user experience.

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dobes Lenovo’s left and right hands cannot agree on whether Superfish is a ‘security concern’ + model numbers zd.net/1FAeBbS

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Hey you with a Lenovo computer, read “What You Need to Know About Superfish” by @gcluley tripwire.com/state-of-secur…

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rantyben WELL DONE, TEAM, YOU TAUGHT PEOPLE THAT READ SECURITY TWITTER HOW TO REMOVE A CERT. PKI IS FIXED NOW. GOOD JOB. pic.twitter.com/bN1uYv8NYj

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Tom yum gai ped ped maak krub.

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Re-plug: This week’s ABC @RNDownload “Exclusive: Police Insider Speaks Out on Mandatory Data Retention” is excellent. abc.net.au/radionational/…

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Me at @zdnetaustralia Thursday: “Stop monkeying around with our metadata laws, Prime Minister” zdnet.com/article/stop-m…

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“What Metadata Retention looks like: Prepare to be shocked”, writes @maninultimo abc.net.au/technology/art…

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@siggsau Abbotts making a national security statement on Monday, wants to pass data retention legislation this session.

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glengyron “A second” JFC “@GrogsGamut: Good thing the government raises around $12,000 a second in revenue then… pic.twitter.com/5DW4KUqjEE

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Approaching Sydney Central station instagram.com/p/zTW_J6iFoa/

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Story filed for @crikey_news. “It’s possible that things haven’t completely gone to shit,” I write. Though why I think that I’ve no idea.

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@RhetoricalDev Yeah sounds like you’re jumbling lawful intercept (warrant, telco cooperation) with covert capabilities such as this example.

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GreenJ thank goodness. RT @smh: Australians invent fibre optic catheter that provides detailed map of colon pic.twitter.com/eFOrrpojrt

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@ncoghlan_dev Yeah there’s a nice collection of stiff there. The POS terminals are particularly sweet, I think.

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@RhetoricalDev That’s a bit vague to respond to. Are you referring to lawful intercept provisions in exchange and switching equipment?

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Yeah, so NSA/GCHQ stole the encryption keys for mobile SIMs, so they can decrypt everything at their leisure. firstlook.org/theintercept/2…

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0xabad1dea a) we have the private keys, it’s hard to be less theoretical than that b) I don’t answer to “guy”, dude 👧 🔥🔓🔥 pic.twitter.com/CzjWqTOEyP

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@zackwhittaker I’ve decided they’ll be the opening words of my piece for @crikey_news.

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SwiftOnSecurity I’m pretty busy right now Lenovo, but we’re going to have a little talk.

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Mind you, I wouldn’t show a bad SSL certificate to any IP address ever associated with @hdmoore. Excuse me while I get more tinfoil.

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hdmoore Good news on the Superfish front; no Superfish-issued certificates in the public IPv4 space (port:443)

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RT @R_Chirgwin: @stilgherrian @RealNickHodge Supertramp? [Look, we’re in enough trouble as it is.]

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There’s probably something wrong with me.

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RT @klintron: Lenovo’s Clueless Response to Its Dangerous Adware is Not Funny wrd.cm/1JsiXo5 [Exactly this. Except I am laughing.]

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Lenovo is so screwed.

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zackwhittaker Lenovo CTO admits the company shit the bed. But “theoretical” security concerns? Just rude. blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/02… pic.twitter.com/h4Vl8COFzx

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“Australia’s response to 9/11 was more damaging to freedom than any other country’s” theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

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RT @RealNickHodge: @stilgherrian sad. neither was supernaut [Even I think it’s too early in the day for Supernaut.]

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Every time someone tweets about Superfish I hear one of these two tunes. youtube.com/watch?v=E06cNv… youtube.com/watch?v=E8m9Z0…

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: The Eurozone is really fucked, isn’t it. [Everything is fucked. We’re all fucked. Everything is totally fucked. Fucked.]

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RT @lewellyn: San Francisco : The city with stairs as sidewalks. ;) pic.twitter.com/fg6uFq8AUX [I love that hill! It’s such, erm, fun*.]

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@thegrugq I’ve been awake for three hours now, so yes, it’s definitely past your bedtime. BUT AREN’T WE ALL HAVING SO MUCH FUN.

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RT @thegrugq: “@thegrugq_ebooks: @octal @thegrugq I got a Chinese snake and relieves sore muscles.” O_O [Well it would, wouldn’t it?]

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@siggsau Well, the article and the @RNDownload podcast are full of them. I can’t really just tweet the article.

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Fri plan: Write for @crikey_news; 0924 train to Sydney; 1230 meeting; @NICTA Techfest; 1800 repair back; return to Wentworth Falls.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Well, he thinks it’ll make him look like a strong national-security leader. Like is “up to no good” idiocy over Hicks.

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I know I’m hammering that metadata stuff more than usual, but Abbott is trying to rush it through parliament. Talk to your MP about it.

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Re-plug: This week’s ABC @RNDownload “Exclusive: Police Insider Speaks Out on Mandatory Data Retention” is excellent. abc.net.au/radionational/…

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Me at @zdnetaustralia Thursday: “Stop monkeying around with our metadata laws, Prime Minister” zdnet.com/article/stop-m…

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@jplonie And I shall be writing further about this in the next few days.

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@josefajardo Indeed. There’s another whole rabbit hole to go down just with that, though I’ll have to leave it for another time.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Lenovo is the biggest PC/laptop manufacturer by units shipped.

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Here’s a better test page for Lenovo’s Superfish. If you get to filippo.io/Badfish/ without seeing a security warning, you’re affected.

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@josefajardo Yeah I thought I’d scare people one step at a time. Sigh. This is such a mess.

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@juhasaarinen @iTnews_au Ah yes, that is indeed a better presentation, thank you.

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@elisedavidson It’s an impressive* effort, isn’t it. It takes real skill* to achieve these wins* in foreign policy.

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And here’s @iblametom’s profile of Superfish, the company behind Lenovo’s “problem” software. It won’t reassure you. forbes.com/sites/thomasbr…

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“Until Superfish fix, Lenovo devices can’t be trusted for secure work”, writes @zackwhittaker zdnet.com/article/superf…

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Once you do get to canibesuperphished.com there are rudimentary instructions on how to fix the problem. Anyone know any better ones?

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Important point, though. That test won’t be reliable with Firefox. You need to use, oh, Chrome or Internet Explorer.

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Got a Lenovo computer? Try canibesuperphished.com. If you get there with no security warning about a certificate error, you are affected.

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“Lenovo PCs ship with man-in-the-middle adware that breaks HTTPS connections” is a good technical overview. arstechnica.com/security/2015/…

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Lenovo customers, consumer PCs have been shipping with software that subverts security to show you ads, and it leaves you vulnerable.

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For those of you just waking up, I shall now retweet some things that anyone with a Lenovo computer needs to know.

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NSA_PR Our friends at Lenovo have extended their President’s Day sale! Use coupon code “superfish” at checkout to get free shipping!

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caseyjohnellis did i mention that @Bugcrowd is hiring? no? ok… @Bugcrowd is hiring: bugcrowd.com/careers

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@19bk69 OK, but if I get indigestion then you’re to blame.

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“Fears Tony Abbott has damaged Bali nine diplomacy”, reports Fairfax’s John Garnaut. theage.com.au/federal-politi…

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@19bk69 Oh God, do I have to read those prats?

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GonzoHacker A bot is just an intern you got around to coding

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@woodgillian I don’t follow that sort of thing, sorry, apart from remembering that Lenovo got the first laptop in schools gig.

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In which @iblametom profiles Superfish, the company behind Lenovo’s Superfish, um, “problem”. You won’t be reassured. forbes.com/sites/thomasbr…

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In which Waleed Aly explains why Tony Abbot’s comments on Indonesia are so comprehensively stupid. Superb. smh.com.au/comment/fuse-l…

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Good morning, Australia. Here are the headlines. You’re screwed. Comprehensively screwed. And now here’s Julianne with the weather.

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TheOnion The Apple Car’s wheels turn into rainbow pinwheels whenever it stalls onion.com/1AfB1uu pic.twitter.com/YJf3aO1sV6

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I suppose I’d better have a shower, get that out of the way before the phone calls start.

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I love you, Superfish.

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Ah, it’s the fish that keeps on giving!

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antumbral Superfish was bundled with fucking *Java*? Jesus christ

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@JMRooker Quite possibly @zackwhittaker was thinking that “secure” is not merely about national security agencies.

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“Until Superfish fix, Lenovo devices can’t be trusted for secure work”, writes @zackwhittaker zdnet.com/article/superf…

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Viss ….
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goddammi@ErrataRobob, that literally made me burst out laughingpic.twitter.com/ZzoMbDao4f4f

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alexhern Ah, the ceremonial “no I’m not signing your NDA” at a tech firm’s offices. Still can’t believe reporters sign those

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CasparBowden moreover @lenovo when a BIOS update “Fixed a security vulnerability” download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/p… mind telling us what exactly

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@dobes Sp you that that ANYTHING is possible in this the best of all possible worlds.

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@dobes Have I ever told you about the time I ended up doing cricket commentary on ABC Radio? Also, Bing is stupid. Überfisch is “Superfish”.

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@mpesce @crikey_news @SwiftOnSecurity THIS WILL END WELL SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP.

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@dobes Überfisch. It’s like an Uber for fish.

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Two men have been charged by @nswpolice after more than 800 computers were stolen from schools across NSW. police.nsw.gov.au/news/media_rel…

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RT @SwiftOnSecurity: Note that testing websites are NOT VALID ON FIREFOX. You must test using Internet Explorer or Chrome.

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I think today is the day I introduce the good readers of @crikey_news to @SwiftOnSecurity.

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Once you do get to canibesuperphished.com there are rudimentary instructions on how to fix the problem. I’m looking for better ones now.

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Got a Lenovo computer? Try canibesuperphished.com. If you get there with no security warning about a certificate error, you are affected.

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“Lenovo PCs ship with man-in-the-middle adware that breaks HTTPS connections” is a good technical overview. arstechnica.com/security/2015/…

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Lenovo customers, consumer PCs have been shipping with software that subverts security to show you ads, and it leaves you vulnerable.

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I suppose I should provide some links to the Superfish thing for those folks just waking up in New Zealand and Australia etc.

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Fri plan, draft: Write for @crikey_news; 0924 train to Sydney; 1230 meeting; @NICTA Techfest; 1800 repair back; return to Wentworth Falls.

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seldo This Lenovo spyware scandal is not a security “bug”, it’s a deliberate violation of privacy by Lenovo that should destroy their brand.

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Re-plug: This week’s ABC @RNDownload “Exclusive: Police Insider Speaks Out on Mandatory Data Retention” is excellent. abc.net.au/radionational/…

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Me at @zdnetaustralia Thursday: “Stop monkeying around with our metadata laws, Prime Minister” zdnet.com/article/stop-m…

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SwiftOnSecurity Journalists: Call up AV companies, and, off the record, ask them why they call it “potentially unwanted software” instead of “malware.”

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SwiftOnSecurity Journalists: “Adware” is malware with a legal team.

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Today we are all fish, @jeamland. A higher, structural category of fish. What Nietzsche might call an Überfisch, if you will.

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Friday. I wonder where that fish has gone. You did love it so. You looked after it like a son. And it went wherever I did go. Friday.

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