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Phoenix22
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Microsoft Joins Ranks of the Tragically Hacked

Microsoft said late on Friday that its computers had been hacked in a similar way to a series of cyberattacks recently affecting high-profile tech companies like Facebook and Apple.

The software giant indicated that it had been aware of the attack on employee computers for an unspecified period of time before going public in an official Microsoft Security Response Center blog post published Friday.

»www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,24···K0000992

this seems 2be spiraling out of control...........as we can now add the redmond giant 2the big list..........
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Blackbird
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Hmm. Maybe they were beginning to feel left out? Getting hacked seems to increasingly be a badge denoting organizations that "have arrived" in the world of movers and shakers... soft of like being invited to list on the NYSE. Wouldn't it be ironic if the portal into their system was a previously-disclosed, but as yet unpatched, vulnerability in IE?
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Link Logger
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reply to Phoenix22
I guess we're playing for keeps now. I guess the kidding around is pretty much over. I guess it's just a matter of pumping about five thousand gallons of water down there to teach you a little bit of a lesson. Is that it? I think it is!
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StuartMW
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So since I haven't been hacked does that mean I'm a nobody not worthy of the attempt?
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Blackbird
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said by StuartMW:

So since I haven't been hacked does that mean I'm a nobody not worthy of the attempt?

Uhmm... well... those are your words, not mine. Don't feel too neglected, though... there's always those guys in the gray van with all the antennas parked out front just to help you feel better.
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Link Logger
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I think we might have gotten a little to comfortable with security as we saw it as a conventional threat which we felt we were managing, however other countries had embraced it as means to extend dominance and control. It might be game on time so how far will this go?
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StuartMW
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There's not space right now. About 18" of snow out there
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Blackbird
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said by Link Logger:

I think we might have gotten a little to comfortable with security as we saw it as a conventional threat which we felt we were managing, however other countries had embraced it as means to extend dominance and control. It might be game on time so how far will this go?

In the far off olden days (before DARPAnet or the Internet), countries would have their on-site agents sift through trash bins, suck up every trade journal in sight, and covertly tap phone trunks to collect copious information about their adversary's military and industrial capabilities. Now they just sit in the comfort of their cubicles and hook right into the other side's computers to get all the data they used to get, and more. Ain't technology marvelous?
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Link Logger
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said by Blackbird:

In the far off olden days (before DARPAnet or the Internet), countries would have their on-site agents sift through trash bins, suck up every trade journal in sight, and covertly tap phone trunks to collect copious information about their adversary's military and industrial capabilities. Now they just sit in the comfort of their cubicles and hook right into the other side's computers to get all the data they used to get, and more. Ain't technology marvelous?

Welcome to evolving dependencies, it used to be paper where we stored our information, hence dumpster diving etc, but its on a computer which is connected to every other computer it seems, but could this be the final step of information evolution, in which case we might actually want to do something to solve the problem besides moving to the next technology which might not be an option.
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StuartMW
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said by Blackbird:

Ain't technology marvelous?

Yup and we can sit, in our pajamas, and comment about it
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jaykaykay
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reply to Blackbird
said by Blackbird:

In the far off olden days (before DARPAnet or the Internet), countries would have their on-site agents sift through trash bins, suck up every trade journal in sight, and covertly tap phone trunks to collect copious information about their adversary's military and industrial capabilities. Now they just sit in the comfort of their cubicles and hook right into the other side's computers to get all the data they used to get, and more. Ain't technology marvelous?

In short, NO, and yes, I am hollering. I remember the good old days before DARPAnet or the Internet, and personally, I would rather go back to those days. "(
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jaykaykay
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reply to StuartMW
said by StuartMW:

said by Blackbird:

Ain't technology marvelous?

Yup and we can sit, in our pajamas, and comment about it

Pajamas? Hmmmmmmmmm.


Name Game
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said by StuartMW:

So since I haven't been hacked does that mean I'm a nobody not worthy of the attempt?

No..your jammies are a natural deterrent when your Security blanket is in the wash.


StuartMW
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said by jaykaykay:

Pajamas? Hmmmmmmmmm.

Well if you prefer I can say that I sit butt naked. Is that better?
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siljaline
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reply to Phoenix22
The Mac hack is still under investigation.

»blogs.technet.com/b/msrc/archive···cks.aspx


siljaline
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reply to Phoenix22
And then there were four hack victims


goalieskates
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Well, if you're trying to up your cred as a hacker, there's nothing like owning the big 4.

Who's next I wonder?


EGeezer
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reply to StuartMW
said by StuartMW:

said by Blackbird:

Ain't technology marvelous?

Yup and we can sit, in our pajamas, and comment about it

Pajamas? What are pajamas??
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Mike
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reply to Phoenix22
Blackhats work day and night to find exploits.

All software is garbage. You can't trust computerization.

The only thing you can trust is pen, paper, and a good safe.
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MaynardKrebs
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reply to StuartMW
said by StuartMW:

said by jaykaykay:

Pajamas? Hmmmmmmmmm.

Well if you prefer I can say that I sit butt naked. Is that better?

Turn your webcam on so we can see if you're telling the truth.

Curiosity

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reply to Phoenix22
Microsoft has been hacked before, at least twice.


exocet_cm
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reply to StuartMW
said by StuartMW:

said by Blackbird:

Ain't technology marvelous?

Yup and we can sit, in our pajamas, and comment about it

Or on the toilet.
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workablob

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reply to MaynardKrebs
said by MaynardKrebs:

said by StuartMW:

said by jaykaykay:

Pajamas? Hmmmmmmmmm.

Well if you prefer I can say that I sit butt naked. Is that better?

Turn your webcam on so we can see if you're telling the truth.

Do NOT do this!
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HELLFIRE
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reply to Phoenix22
Tragically Hacked....

And a band named the Tragically Hip...

Hm....

Regards