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Forum Post: tired of corporate hacker attack sites

Posted 1 year ago on Feb. 2, 2016, 11 a.m. EST by agkaiser (1825) from Fredericksburg, TX
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feedback I posted with Mozilla Firefox:

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

"in preferences->privacy I can no longer opt to be asked every time about cookies. I want no one to have access to any part of my machine without explicit permission. yet I want to be able to choose to allow cookies, at least for the session, when in my interest. allowing them until I close firefox is inadequate.

"I want to see who is demanding that access. popular sites like espn, facebook and huffington post are causing firefox to crash if their control freak demands aren't met.

"I'm tired of this bullshit and will soon switch to Konqueror or even w3m if you don't get your act together and give me what I want instead of pandering to corporate malware hacker attack sites that are a threat to free and open communication."

I hope others who experience such will complain similarly to whoever publishes the browser they use.

agkaiser

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[-] 2 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 1 year ago

twitter is window popping discussion sans their own address

might cut forum comment readability

I understand programmers need jobs

[-] 1 points by grapes (4989) 1 year ago

There's a deadly prostitute counterattack possible. Make sure that your computer has so much unsavory sex that it has cookies, malwares, viruses, worms, trojans galore. Then go to the websites you want to attack and let your computer have lots of orgasms. There are digital counterparts of gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, chlamydia, HIV, etc. If the website has one malware for your computer's twenty, your computer has a much greater chance of wreaking havoc on the website than vice versa. "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." - Nietzsche.

Newton's third law about action and reaction applies.

[-] 1 points by agkaiser (1825) from Fredericksburg, TX 1 year ago

I prefer to block all such hostility at the point of entry. I don't use microsucks products so my OS isn't a virus to begin with. Linux is naturally immune and only browser vulnerabilities, which are quarantined in hidden directories by processes without necessary permissions to do damage. Anything that does get through is detected by clamscan and subsequently sequestered or destroyed.

My argument is not with the corporate attack sites but with Mozilla for discontinuing the option I used to observe and deal with them. I appreciate your colorful metaphors but the advice they convey is not useful to me.

Thanks anyway. However, I'll continue to do things my way.

[-] 1 points by grapes (4989) 1 year ago

Mozilla firefox is used by unsavory countries, too. Our Never-Say-Anything has a far superior stash of cracks than our Feral Burro of Incontinence. Both of them want access but one wants easy access through a backdoor. The other doesn't mind hard access if the fact that there is access is believed to be impossible by the target. In World War II, the Enigma Code was cracked but the fact that its having been cracked was believed to be impossible by the Third Reich.

[-] 1 points by agkaiser (1825) from Fredericksburg, TX 1 year ago

I don't get it. Is it Mozilla, the FBI or LInux that you're comparing to Nazis?

Belay that! I'm not that paranoid. I prefer confident action that I control to exaggerated fear promoted by the forces of evil that attempt to subvert anything that they don't own.

[-] 1 points by grapes (4989) 1 year ago

As Kryptonitess had facetiously asked about wiping the waiter, the answer is that wiping is often the only very sure "confident action" possible. Even that is not really bulletproof, either. However, why should anyone want 100% security anyway? I have lived with the "blue screen of death" for many decades. Isn't rebooting nowadays much faster than before?

I can neither confirm nor deny that I experienced the same problem as you did. The young digital natives don't care much about security but I certainly would not ever be as trusting as they are. I guess that you are one who knows the security concerns. I agree with the young ones, though, mostly: Who cares? Not many!

[-] 1 points by agkaiser (1825) from Fredericksburg, TX 1 year ago

when working for an Army contractor on communications interfaces, I was asked how to network computers safely so classified material could be xmitted. I said don't. The only secure network is closed at a single location and connected only by hardwired ethernet from box to box within the physically contained area. Anything over public telecom lines or radio can and will be intercepted. They thought I was paranoid and now drones are satellite controlled half way round the world. It's not if ...!!!

The "young ones" have also networked the power grid through public airways and lines. Power trading between geographical areas is automated in that network. When the hacker anarchists or religious fanatics get hold of that and crash the grid ... who cares?

[-] 1 points by grapes (4989) 1 year ago

If the space garbage litterbugs kill the satellites, the drones' control would be disrupted. It seems likely that human beings would launch so many satellites and destroy so many of them in the name of wars and rumors of war that the access to space would be shut off due to space junk. Human beings would then be locked down on Earth permanently.

[-] 1 points by grapes (4989) 1 year ago

I care and you do, too, I presume, but we have to recognize that financialization by the "young ones," especially the ones with MBAs, has annexed much of our world so we belong to a past, passing, and soon-be-gone generation. We may still care that we have our important matters protected by a "cage" but that is not even in their vocabulary.

They should have already protected the drone signals by now. In the early days, South Americans were watching U.S. drone strike videos live, gasp! Imagine the targets themselves watching those, too. Iran tricked a most advanced drone of ours to crash-land there and be captured. The recent capture of U.S. sailors by Iran in the Persian Gulf might have demonstated its cyberwar muscle flexing. Iran may have already developed electronic measures to be able to spoof U.S. guidance systems. Once we have a drone airforce, it may suddenly turn into an enemy's airforce! Yikes!

Arrogance or ignorance can trip us up badly. Never Say Anything...

Quantum physics allows local area networks to be able to raise an alert upon being listened to so absolutely secure LANs are nearly possible now.

[-] 1 points by agkaiser (1825) from Fredericksburg, TX 1 year ago

I hope others who experience such will complain similarly to whoever publishes the browser they use.