: This version of npcap will likely crash on uninstall. Would you like the installer to disable it and reboot to try again?

I wish all software was so graceful. Case in point, the machine stalled on logoff because of a bug.

Nmap 7.80 is out!
nmap.org/download.html

I received an email today from Paypal (signed and verified) with a "Confirm your phone number" button.

The link was a broken and triggered parsing errors in my browser.

It's REALLY hard to be vigilant against phising, when the companies attackers pretend to be from are so bad

company is implementing 2fa

and we'll be required to set up a "security question" as one of the 2fa options

you stupid fucks you literally just defeated the entire fucking purpose of 2fa

@ashfurrow Hey Ash, what's the maximum attachment size for this instance? Getting vague errors from Tusky when trying to upload a 10MB MP4.

Relatedly, some of the lightning from the other day. A surprisingly quiet storm, but the lightshow made up for it.

British weather forecasting must be like herding bats on cats on skateboards.

Just received a smartd warning from an old server that both system disks' Power On Hours are reading as 9 hours. I think some counters have overflowed...

A thorough article by the about web advertising that pulls no punches: it is an adversarial system and a surprising number of people reject it, choosing to protect themselves and their .
eff.org/deeplinks/2019/07/adbl

"Any idea why my computer speakers are playing Chinese radio?"

"Scrub that, it's Welsh, but the question stands".

Trust your encryption tools enough that you are absolutely certain you know what backups you need (key material, headers) and how you store those backups. Suffer data loss with any one of them and you can be certain that your data is lost.

I really hope IndieAuth takes off at some point and allows us to privately host our own decentralized and federated authentication.

indieweb.org/IndieAuth

Title of web page: "$<, $><, $$<, $$><, $$ >a< (Run Script File)"

I can see this is going to be simple.

It's been a while since I've perused El Reg, and I've been welcomed back:
"The vulnerable version of win32k.sys is only present in Windows 7 SP1 or earlier. This means anyone running Windows 10, Windows 8, or Windows 7 SP2 is in no danger."
theregister.co.uk/2019/07/15/s

Windows 10: Integrated advertising framework
Ubuntu 18: Integrated password strength checking libraries

Help help, I've slid into an alternate reality.

Sign #1: I lost one (1) of my bicycle trouser clips
Sign #2: This phrase, on a Microsoft web page: "I'm running a non-Microsoft Linux distribution. Where can I find information about fixes for this vulnerability?"

Stranger, to the Fedivoid: hey, anyone know what this regex does?
Me: *cannot analyse and reply fast enough*

Know thy enemy.

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