Posts Tagged ‘security’

It’s going to be one of those days…

Got to Stansted fine. As usual, about 6000000 people going through security.

And so the first problem: I’ve been using the same bag for toiletries for about 2 years now and it has a split in it, so I had to put the rest of my stuff through, pay a pound to get another bag, and have them scan my deodorant and toothpaste again. Got ‘bleeped’ as a random so had the pat down search (“Anything sharp on you sir?” said pat down guy “Only my wit” came the reply).

Having only notes on me I went to the info desk and asked if they could change £10 for a bag – nice lady gave me a token 🙂 result!

Bag rescanned and here I sit in Wetherspoons with a breakfast Guinness 🙂

Surely the day can only get better?

Have a quickie (oo-er missus)

So, Windows eh?

I like XP (Professional, SP3). It’s stable*, and you can get rid of all the girly crap and make it look like Win2K.

Vista is shit. Total shit – it has no saving graces whatsoever. When Lee died, it took me about 4 months to crack his laptop running Vista as he’d listened to me and put on the Password From Hell™.

Anyway, using the skills I acquired while cracking Vista security, I now have a bootable CD with various utilities to reset passwords, and run AV scans and the like (what’s very handy is the ability to mount NTFS volumes in read AND write mode to delete those bastard .exe/.dll files that some malware install).

So, t’other day I was given my first Windows 7 computer to crack…45 seconds later (I kid you not), the job was done.

My opinion? Windows 7 looks like Vista (so I didn’t really want to play with it for long), the security has gone backwards, and I’m sticking with XP Pro/various Linux distros for the foreseeable future.

That is all – jog on.


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