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A scammer called me today. They were saying that harmful files were moved to my computer and they needed to remove them. I don't think they are ever going to call me again.
S = scammer; M = me;
S: this is tech support we need access to your computer because we detected harmful files and need to remove them.
M: oh my! Hold on, let me go to my computer now. How can you access it?
S: we can just use RDP and delete the files. They are in a hidden folder that is encrypted so this Is the only way.
M: oh ok I believe you. Hm... it looks like my son only allows certain IP addresses to access our computers.. I don't know how to disable this so can you just email me your IP address?
He then sends me his actual IP address... it doesn't even look like a proxy or VPN.
M: oh my I forgot that you need my password to login. It's really long and complicated... can I just email it to you?
I then tell him to hold on I have to find it that my "son" stored it somewhere.
At this time I'm taking a photo of my bare ass and attaching it to the email. I then say in the email "Please note what my job title is in my signature.. I just sent the FBI your name, phone number, email, and IP address. Please enjoy my bare ass, you'll see a lot of it in prison."23
If you are reading this, I want you to know that I am probably on some kind of FBI watchlist because I googled "How to kill all children while leaving the parent alive". So yeah, Linux is brutal.7
NSA: Hey, its looks like you a bit lonely
Me: Yeah sort of
CIA: (Retrieves list of facebook friends), why not hook up with these people
Me: Not interested
FBI: The girl across your room seems to be interested in you
Me: Nah not interested
CIA: We can send someone to keep you company if you want
Me: thanks, not interested
NSA: A girl winked at you at the cafe yesterday
Me: Didn't notice
CIA: What of the lady you spoke to on the phone earlier
Me: Too old
FBI: Can you please move your webcam to the left a little
So, recently, a person in the US was arrested for stalking people.
The evidence was some data from google, a work computer and from a VPN provider.
Guess from what VPN provider the FBI got those logs? Yes, PureVPN!
Althouh I'm happy they got this creep off the street, it still means that PureVPN has been lying to its entire customer base.
I personally hope that their reputation will be destroyed now because this should never happen.
Keep your eyes open when choosing a VPN provider!63
Another attempt at trying to get support for weakening encryption recently.
An FBI spokesperson said something like 'we can put people on the moon, why can't we just create law enforcement-accessible encryption? i just don't buy it."
Fuck off and die.28
My wife just asked...
Why do you keep looking at your phone? What do you do on it all the time? You dont even have Facebook or WhatsApp...
It's devRant baby7
FBI: FUCK!! We just lost our connection to all those civilian routers we were monitoring
FBI IT Department: Did you try turning them off and back on?
After opening the legacy code and finding out that the entire shit has 15000+ LOC and without proper comments3
Just went to the new cafe next to me (all over the top fancy as usual around here), thought after a long time I could and should enjoy a nice drink, snack and a great view while coding.
Got two babies screaming out their internals right when I've paid and sat down, then an old guy started asking me to leave multiple times, threatening to call the police and trying to drag me off my chair, because I "shouldn't be breaking other peoples computers" - most likely because I was pulling+compiling evince via yay and he caught a glimpse of it when I checked if it finished or not.
One of the employees saw that happening and kicked the old guy out, then gave me a fresh donut as a "sorry", was for sure the best donut I've ate, not because of the taste, but because I saw the old guy then hovering across the street and occasionally giving me a look, as if he's waiting for the FBI to finally show up and he could tell where I escaped to.
tbh when the employee was approaching, I've seen this turn into a completely different rant, positively surprised there's still some sane people out there.24
So my IT department at school accused a student (referring to him as MR) I know of taking down the Wi-Fi network.
MR, who I see at student tech support every once in a while, has zero fucking advanced technical knowledge. They thought he took down the network from his PHONE.
The FBI was even getting involved investigating him. 90% of the kids in this school can't even troubleshoot OneDrive, so I find it INCREDIBLY hard to believe a student here did anything.
THE FUCK AM I WITNESSING?19
Mr. hacker kid from one of my classes has just upgraded his 1337-ness
(I'm pretty sure this is illegal in Canada)25
Your rights and liberties are at stake
Long story short, former tech exec who worked for Mozilla was detained when re-entering the United States (he is a citizen) because he was involved with an organization (Mozilla) that advocates privacy and took measures to try to protect its users from warrantless surveillance. He was detained in customs and interrogated, and (he works for Apple now) it was demanded of him to unlock his work computer so that the FBI could search it
This is truly disgusting and goes to show that forces of a great degree of power are throwing their weight against our civil liberties and rights. This isn’t just the case for Americans.
We need to stand up for our basic human rights against warrantless surveillance, and protect the people that enable us to do so through safe and good technical practices.
He’s now suing for unjust detainment. God I hope he wins. Fucking bullshit.
Thank you Andreas
Deleted all my social media accounts, even WhatsApp
Only have SO, Twitter, & Devrant.
These ought to be enough 😎10
First I thought it might be the FBI that contacted me, but then I got real excited when I saw I got my devRant stickers!21
I have an Amazon Echo.
I've enabled Hey, Siri.
I've given Google the OK.
I don't tape my web cam.
And I find it highly amusing that someone has potentially seen my fat, hairy ass strut naked about my home office while singing "What's up" at the top of my lungs. Perhaps multiple times.
Should I feel bad? That I may have cost the American taxpayer money in the therapy required to rehabilitate those FBI or NSA agents that have witnessed me in my full glory?13
True Story: Stupid Ass recruitment people
I have had some HR people, who dont know how to Google/research or don't feel like asking the technical people for what they need and instead rely on hot buzz words that are circulating in the industry.
A couple of new positions opened up in our team.
We needed people with jQuery skills.
Consequently, we couldn't find people in time, the project was delayed and I (and one other person) had excessive work load3
H0LY SHIT, S0ME0NE I KN0W S4YS HE C4N DD0X ME WITH HIS M4LWARE-RIDDEN J4ILBR0KEN PS4?
I MUST USE HTTPS://H4CKERTYPER.NET IN 0RDER T0 L4UNCH 4 C0UNTER STRIKE 4ND 0UT-H4CK THE 1337 H4X0R
*types aggressively as green text appears on screen*
FUCK, HE'S G0T HIS (minecraft) CL4N, 4N0NYM0US, T0 H4CK ME. I'M FE4RING F0R ME/MY F4MILY'S LIFE RN. SH0ULD I C4LL THE FBI TO OUT-H4CK HIM?10
I hate when shit that is irrelevant and has 0 value makes it to news sites.
For example, TechCrunch today: Former FBI Director James Come changes Twitter handle". Ok? I give literally 0 fucks because guess what: HIM CHANGING HIS FUCKING TWITTER HANDLE DOESN'T MEAN SHIT. THIS ISN'T FUCKING NEWS. IT'S FUCKING GOSSIP.1
Glassdoor.com is in hot water after federal investigators in the US sent a subpoena to unmask anonymous users who might be "third party witnesses" to certain business practices by a company under investigation for fraud.
Can DevRant (@dfox, @trogus) be forced to unmask its users (IPs, emails) in a any way, by the US government (@fbi, @cia, @nsa) or any other government (@svr_rf, @mss, @mi6, @bnd), should a similar situation arise?15
Why does the FBI even bother asking Apple to put a back door into their devices when it already comes with backdoors?27
I'm officially becoming legal and losing my FBI license in less than 24 hours :/
I miss being 17 and below now22
My worst bad practice:
Saving my Linux Root SSH Keys on a Cloud Storage company.
Have them there, so I wont loose them ever. I password protected them, but you never know what the NSA/FBI/CIA can do 😉2
Master Foo and the Script Kiddie
(from the Rootless Root Unix Koans of Master Foo)
A stranger from the land of Woot came to Master Foo as he was eating the morning meal with his students.
“I hear y00 are very l33t,” he said. “Pl33z teach m3 all y00 know.”
Master Foo's students looked at each other, confused by the stranger's barbarous language. Master Foo just smiled and replied: “You wish to learn the Way of Unix?”
“I want to b3 a wizard hax0r,” the stranger replied, “and 0wn ever3one's b0xen.”
“I do not teach that Way,” replied Master Foo.
The stranger grew agitated. “D00d, y00 r nothing but a p0ser,” he said. “If y00 n00 anything, y00 wud t33ch m3.”
“There is a path,” said Master Foo, “that might bring you to wisdom.” The master scribbled an IP address on a piece of paper. “Cracking this box should pose you little difficulty, as its guardians are incompetent. Return and tell me what you find.”
The stranger bowed and left. Master Foo finished his meal.
Days passed, then months. The stranger was forgotten.
Years later, the stranger from the land of Woot returned.
“Damn you!” he said, “I cracked that box, and it was easy like you said. But I got busted by the FBI and thrown in jail.”
“Good,” said Master Foo. “You are ready for the next lesson.” He scribbled an IP address on another piece of paper and handed it to the stranger.
“Are you crazy?” the stranger yelled. “After what I've been through, I'm never going to break into a computer again!”
Master Foo smiled. “Here,” he said, “is the beginning of wisdom.”
On hearing this, the stranger was enlightened.2
why do i have an iphone?
well, let's start with the cons of android.
- its less secure. this isn't even arguable. it took the fbi a month or something (i forget) to break into an ios device
- permission, permissions, permissions. many of the android apps i use ask for the not obscure permissions.
· no, you don't need access to my contacts
· no, you don't need access to my camera to take notes
· no, you don't need access to my microphone to send messages
· no, you don't need access to my saved passwords to be a functioning calculator
- not being able to block some apps from an internet connection
- using an operating system created and maintained by an advertising company, aka no more privacy
- i like ios's cupertino more than material design, but that's just personal preference
pros of ios:
- being able to use imessage, at my school if you don't have an iphone you're just not allowed to be in the group chat
- the reliability. i've yet a data loss issue
- the design and feel. it just feels premium
- if i could afford it, ios seems like a lot of fun to develop for (running a hackintosh vm compiled a flutter app 2x as fast as it did on not-a-vm windows)
so that's why i like iphones
It was still unacceptable but come on, reduced time to 25% of original
Apple drops plan for E2E encrypted backups after FBI pressure: https://reuters.com/article/...
And one step at a time, the world goes deeper and deeper into shit...10
As usual a rather clickbait title, because only the chrome extensions (as always) seem to be vulnerable:
"Warning – 3 Popular VPN Services Are Leaking Your IP Address"
"Researchers found critical vulnerabilities in three popular VPN services that could leak users' real IP addresses and other sensitive data."
"VPN Mentor revealed that three popular VPN service providers—HotSpot Shield, PureVPN, and Zenmate"
"PureVPN is the same company who lied to have a 'no log' policy, but a few months ago helped the FBI with logs that lead to the arrest of a Massachusetts man in a cyberstalking case."
"Hijack all traffic (CVE-2018-7879) "
"DNS leak (CVE-2018-7878)"
"Real IP Address leak (CVE-2018-7880)"9
Found that a QA guy was testing some functionality on a page. He had to pick one record at a time by applying some filters and then hit Process. Apparently, there was no bulk post implemented (the functionality was hard wired in the screen-topic for another debate)
Best feeling ever
PSA to all non-software engineers:
Hacker instanceof SoftwareEngineer && !(SoftwareEngineer instanceof Hacker)
Please, next time I say I am a software engineer, do not assume I can magically hack the FBI nor can I get those nude pics off your friend's phone.3
Should not we update the joke about “my FBI agent” to “Google”? Serious question about tech surveillance.9
So, we were in middle of this in-house training session on Typescript, which was being held on Skype as the trainer was in another office in different city, when suddenly a senior fellow (working as associate architect and sitting right across the table from me in training session) asked a <put some nice adjective here> question:
Why should we use TypeScript? Why not jQuery?
There was silence for a few moments from the other end (there was no video of the trainer but I could feel the bewilderment on his face). Then the trainer broke the silence by saying that he didn't understand the question. After multiple attempts, I intervened by politely mentioning thay one is a language while the other is a library.
Here comes the best part
The senior guy replied and was rather adamant that I was wrong and that jQuery was, infect, a language.
I wonder, to this day, how he managed to become architect and who the fuck hired him?1
A colleague just told me that his Windows 10 got an update today and now Edge is not working (hangs when typing in searchbar) and IE is completely removed (can't find a trace of it)
I have my updates paused so I guess I am safe for now.
Did I mention we have to work on a silverlight app that only runs in IE4
Thank you, Google and Facebook, for organising my information. Godddd I wouldn't have the time and dedication to do it myself!!
Awesome products to build
Work from home
New technologies to work with
They don't understand.... They just don't understand at all.
They think I am sitting in front of computer all day surfing the web.
They distract me at the rate of 15 distractions / hour (I work from home mostly)
Maybe im wrong but still, damn policies, at my job i need a code review and a commit review before committing code and Im ok with that but hell, I was required to run the api tests when I only modified 2 front end file, i mean seriously i need to run c# tests after modifying angular components. It just seems silly and foolish and a complete waste of time to run the tests for all the projects when i didnt even modified one.
If you work with me and know who I am then stho and accept it. :p
//not quite a rant?
I actually like my manager. They're pretty awesome... All things considered...
But they have absolutely no idea what I do...
What I can't stand is when someone "name drops" a company they previously worked at. Such as, "...back when I worked at <insert Xxxsoft>" or "At <so and so place> we did things differently..."
We get it, your résumé is impressive. But it especially peeves me when they've been working at their current job for over a year and still mentions their old jobs.
1. I also worked at <XXXX-place> and it wasn't all that impressive.
2. If it was SO great, why aren't YOU still working there?2
Microsoft's font making headlines these days
The Calibri font could be an unlikely smoking gun in a corruption scandal which has mired Pakistan's ruling family https://t.co/BnONnwMas01
Why did you want to become a programmer? Spending alot of my Teenage years on online games I always had a fascination for those 1337 haxxors that just appeared, did some awesome neverseen stuff and sometimes suddenly disappeared, never came back and became urban legends ("I heard h4xor1337 got caught by the FBI"..."I heard he was a CIA Hacker".."He was from Russia").. I started universe, picked some C/C++ Tutorials and 3 years later I am a freelancing Android developer . Today I am Downloading the source code of that old mmorpg (which is still played by alot of people , especially in the private Server scene) to practice my C++
My manager keeps asking if there is something he can do to that can speed things up for us devs (there has been a lot of work.. a lot)
I was thinking about asking for hardware upgrade (apart from other processes related stff).... Want to get SSD but not sure if it would be beneficial enough.
What do you guy think?3
I wish it was as easy as:
> hack FBI
Cannot hack, root privileges needed
> sudo hack FBI
Edited grub for the first time. Used vi.... WTF IS that thing. Yes, I am a bit new to Linux but who can work in that thing? You either type or move around/delete/save but can't do both. Took me 20 mins to add a dozen characters5
This new USB Restricted Mode confuses me. Why's Apple fighting with LEO's about unlocking iPhones? I mean after what happened between FBI and them, it looks like they just trying to give an impression like they care about security and customers now. Did some companies changed their mind on cooperating with gov't or is it something else?2
Whats up with dates? I really hate handling dates. Specially in client server communication using JSoN. I mean common.
The other day, QA reported a bug that the date is different on screen. I looked into it and found that the date was once transformed at the server while converting model to json (adding offset from server time to UTC). Then again on client when creating date object, the date was being transformed to client time zone. The worst part was, it was not reproducible in development environment because both client and server are in same time zone. I had to usr VMs to reproduce the issue.
The actual date with time was mindate i.e. 1-1-1970 but after these offset calculations it was showing as 31-12-1969. WTF.
I hate handling dates. Hate it.1
WHY? WHY? WHY?
why can't I simulate a simple background fetch? I have been wasting hours in order to find a solution but I can't.
Not a coding job, per say
Did SEO for a website for 3 months... Google PR7 to Google PR5. Was paid in free tea and coffee1
Hey! Check this out!
My profile has a unique number. 386
You know why? Because there was an intel 386.
Thank you for your support everyone. You made me reach this goal.
I am so blessed!
Awesome folks here
For those who don't get it, it is sarcasm1
Starting a project on Xamarin.
Cant decide between Shared project or PCL
Want to be able to share code/UI design between multiple apps
Can't find any nuget package to ease REST API consumption.1
Help me understand something.
I used this App on my phone to buy a few things. I ended up buying nothing but did search a bunch of stuff.
I removed that app
Now, I am using another app (for video compression) and its shows adds.
Here is the interesting bit: its showing add for that App/website and its showing all the items I searched for 😮
How does one app knows what i searched for in another app?3