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15% Extra – Show 179 – 9 November 2018

15% Extra Strong
Another week of face-palm news as we plumb the depths of stupidity, then climb the heights of ingenuity
Thanks again to the chat-room crew for making us laugh and my task harder.
Many thanks to WACUP, Vivaldi and TeamViewer for providing the tools we need to get this boat afloat.
Thanks to MrLoathsomes Baconated Soda. The only fizzy-pig product you will ever need.

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Show Topics

If Shadow Home Sec Diane Abbott can be reeled in by phishers, truly no one is safe
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/11/08/abbott_pc_support_scam_confession/

UK.gov to roll out voter ID trials in 2019 local elections
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/11/05/uk_gov_voter_id_trial_2019/

Windows XP? Pfff! Parts of the Royal Navy are running Win ME
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/11/09/royal_navy_old_os_at_sea/

Spammer scum hack 100,000 home routers via UPnP vulns to craft email-flinging botnet
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/11/08/upnp_spam_botnet_broadcom/

The nights are drawing in. Pour a cup of cocoa and join us for Windows 10 Autumnwatch
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/11/06/microsoft_windows_10_autumnwatch/

Erratic Windows 10 Bug Breaks Changing of Default File Associations
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/erratic-windows-10-bug-breaks-changing-of-default-file-associations/

Windows 10 users finding their legit installs are being deactivated
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/11/some-windows-10-pro-installations-are-being-erroneously-deactivated/
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/11/08/windows_10_activation/

Microsoft is Porting Sysinternals Tools to Linux – ProcDump Released
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-is-porting-sysinternals-tools-to-linux-procdump-released/

Get your code on in RunCode, the online programming and pwning extravaganza
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/11/codewarz-reloaded-programming-contest-ads-pwning-prizes-as-runcode/

Pentagon Draws Back the Veil on APT Malware with Sudden Embrace of VirusTotal

Pentagon Draws Back the Veil on APT Malware with Sudden Embrace of VirusTotal

In news that will shock absolutely no one, America’s cellphone networks throttle vids, strangle rival Skype
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/11/08/cellphone_networks_net_neutrality_throttling/

Dollar for dollar, crafting cryptocurrency sucks up ‘more energy’ than mining gold, copper, etc
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/11/07/cryptocurrency_mining_energy/

British fixed broadband is cheap … and, er, fairly nasty – global survey
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/11/06/british_fixed_broadband_is_cheap_and_er_fairly_nasty/

WACUP beta build 2926 is released
https://getwacup.com
Oh and Radionomy leaked an official, or officially released a leaked Winamp update 5.8
https://winamp.com

Friend Unified Platform – Virtual OS
https://go.friendup.cloud
https://eu.openfriendup.net
https://friendup.world (community site)
https://github.com/FriendUPCloud