Tuesday, May 28


Daily News Stuff 28 May 2019

Big Bag Of Socks Edition

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1 "The coalition notes that at least 186 EU ISPs are now ignoring the net neutrality restrictions without penalty"
This is my shocked face.  Let's run right out and implement "net neutrality" in the US, too (oh yeah, and turn ISPs into telecoms so the barriers to wiretapping are more or less dropped.)

Posted by: Rick C at Tuesday, May 28 2019 11:57 PM (Iwkd4)

2 That local web server thing?  I let it scan my network and it didn't find the http server running on port 9090 on my work PC, and I'm not running a firewall because of stupid corporate GPO policy.  I did look, and 9090's on the short list of ports it checks.

Posted by: Rick C at Wednesday, May 29 2019 12:03 AM (Iwkd4)

3 The web-server scanner doesn't work at all under Safari, and doesn't find my NAS admin page under Chromium. It did find the status page on my HP printer, though, which has the potential for hilarity; printer firmware security has never been a thing. Since I deliberately passed on the opportunity to buy an Internet-connected fridge, washer/dryer, microwave, and range (seriously, Samsung has a gas range that uses wifi to talk to its hood and adjust the fan speed), I'm pretty safe there, although I'm surprised it didn't find the Philips Hue hub, which has a REST API.

Interestingly, I set up a web server on http://localhost/, and it didn't find that, either.


Posted by: J Greely at Wednesday, May 29 2019 03:53 AM (ZlYZd)

4 I looked at it a bit and it looks like (on my machine) both Edge and Chrome block the first request due to CORS, so it moves on to port 81, gets no response, and I think the script bails on the first timeout, so it doesn't check the rest of the list.  Lame, if true.

Posted by: Rick C at Wednesday, May 29 2019 05:37 AM (Iwkd4)

5 Sufficient as a reminder though.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wednesday, May 29 2019 11:49 AM (PiXy!)

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