The EU Are Killing The Internet

The EU Are Killing The Internet

I guess this is a nice segway from the last post which was about the Internet being open for everyone to curate, the EU are planning to abolish that so that’s fun…

On the 30th May, we got warned that the EU have plans to put in place a law on the 20th June which abolishes all fair use laws and will make it illegal to upload anything to websites or services which have copyrighted material in it. For example; Pictures with brands in them, memes, fair use content, parody and edits. Even if you credit the original author, it will still be copyright infringement according to this new EU law as linking to different services is now illegal as well. *claps*

Furthermore, there will be a heavy censoring field on all websites that let you upload and if that website doesn’t abide to these new EU laws, the website will have to make users pay for uploading content and monitor everything you upload which is just outrageous.

Here’s a run down of what happens if this EU law is passed; “The European Commission and the Council want to destroy the Internet as we know it and allow big companies to control what we see and do online. Should Article 13 of the Copyright Directive proposal be adopted, it will impose widespread censorship of all the content you share online.” – https://saveyourinternet.eu/ is the website which that paragraph and pictures are lifted from and is also where you should go to “Save Your Internet”. Write to your local MEP if you live in the UK, or any country in Europe to help save the Internet as we know it and don’t let your memes be dreams.

Hopefully this stupid article doesn’t get passed because if it does, kiss good bye to the Internet.

Thanks for reading.

Open Internet (RANT)

Open Internet (RANT)

Believe it or not, the Internet is meant to be open so that anyone can create their own web space and create their own things. Centralisation was made popular by Google originally and it was never what Tim Burners Lee wanted. Internet decentralisation is something which he is working towards as well which is great. The whole thing that seems to be the craze now is stealing people’s dynamic IP addresses and either DDoSing, DoSing or just jacking them off in an IRC chat or Discord server. For example, this site is not protected by CloudFlare as for some reason it really messes up the CSS and WordPress, I wanted my own blog however so I could ramble on my own platform and not be tied down to stupid centralised platforms such as the real WordPress site or Tumblr or even BlogSpot. Just because this site shows the dynamic IP address, doesn’t mean you have the right to post it anywhere or perform illegal take down acts. The Internet is open and allows people to do anything they want which is in the law. If you do perform illegal take downs on this address, I can always change it, that’s the point of a dynamic IP address.

The only reason CloudFlare exists is because this generation can’t seem to grasp the concept of morality and reason so they would rather commit illegal acts with people’s Internet protocol addresses. I’m so glad I was born in this era of AIDS.

Rant over.

WindowsLogic Productions Vivian 10.1.0.1

WindowsLogic Productions Vivian 10.1.0.1

We’ve released a new version of WindowsLogic Productions Vivian, changes and download are below:

~Version 10.1.0.1~
1. Fixed a bug where ‘Select All’ would not work on the address and search bar.
2. Fixed a bug where ‘Quick Start’ would appear even if start-up settings were changed.
3. Updated malicious website blocker.
4. Custom colours now translate to when you hover over a browser button.
5. Under the hood improvements to make Vivian more usable.

Download it here.

WindowsLogic Productions Vivian 10.1.0.0

WindowsLogic Productions Vivian 10.1.0.0

We’ve released a new version of WindowsLogic Productions Vivian, changes and download are below:

~Version 10.1.0.0~
1. Updated to .NET Framework 4.6.1. Windows XP and Vista are no longer supported.
2. Under the hood improvements to make the application run faster.
3. Added ‘Background Colour’ to ‘Web Studio’ so you can now change the text editor’s
background colour.
4. Added ‘Word Wrap’ to ‘Web Studio’.
5. Changed the design of the ‘Web Studio Start’ dialogue slightly.
6. Added link to the ‘Settings Panel’ in ‘Web Studio’.
7. Added a link to the WLP Software Agreement page on the ‘About’ dialogue.
8. Moved the website security link next to the address bar.
9. Fixed a bug where clicking from tab to tab would not update the address or title bar.
10. Fixed a bug where selecting more than 30 characters would cause the right click menu
to become bigger than the screen.
11. Tab text is now locked to 22 characters.
12. Added a right click menu for the address bar and search bar.
13. Hovering over an active tab now displays the full document title.
14. Added ‘Select All’ to browser right click menu.
15. Removed ‘Cut’ from the browser right click menu as it was useless.
16. Fixed a bug where the ‘Paste’ right click menu option would not work in the browser.
17. The ‘Status Bar’ is now smaller so it gets in the way less.
18. ‘Update Prompt’ no longer displays in the Taskbar.
19. Fixed a bug on the ‘Updater’ where it would disappear if there were no new updates.

Download it here.

WindowsLogic Productions Vivian 10.0.1.1

WindowsLogic Productions Vivian 10.0.1.1

We’ve released a new version of WindowsLogic Productions Vivian, changes and download are below:

1. Fixed a bug which would cause an exception when searching on any search engine.
2. Fixed a bug which would not allow you to cut, copy and paste the contents of this application
on another application.
3. Fixed a bug where creating new CSS or HTML document on ‘Web Studio’ would not work
properly.
4. Updated malicious website blocker.
5. Changed ‘About’ dialogue sound.

Download it here.

WindowsLogic Productions Vivian 10.0.1.0

WindowsLogic Productions Vivian 10.0.1.0

We’ve released a new version of WindowsLogic Productions Vivian, changes and download are below:

1. Fixed a bug where the back button on the ‘Web Studio’ Settings Panel would not work.
2. Updated the malicious website blocker.
3. Updated malicious website blocker dialogue to match the style of the application.
4. Added error sound to error dialogues.
5. Changed default search engine to DuckDuckGo.
6. The status bar is now smaller allowing for more of your content to be displayed.
7. Fixed a bug where DuckDuckGo wouldn’t search.
8. Fixed a bug which would not allow the user to change the home page.
9. Fixed a bug where Quick Start would not resize when resizing or maximising the window.
10. Fixed a bug where the minimum size of the main window was not set correctly
11. Fixed a bug where the save dialogue for Web Studio wouldn’t show up.
12. Fixed a bug where fonts and colours would not work when editing CSS.
13. Saving from the Unsaved Changes dialogue now shows the correct options.
14. Fixed a bug which prevented menu options from working when editing CSS on Web Studio.
15. Fixed a bug where typing special characters into the address bar would crash the application.
16. Removed messages that appear when changing font or colour on Web Studio.

Download it here.

WindowsLogic Productions Vivian 10.0.0.0

WindowsLogic Productions Vivian 10.0.0.0

We’ve released a new version of WindowsLogic Productions Vivian, changes and download are below:

1. Selecting ‘Feedback’ from the menu or Quick Start now opens the page in the current tab.
2. Added browser status and link readability.
3. Added secure document detector.
4. Disabled IE context menu and added new context menu.
5. Added tab context menu.
6. Vivian now closes when there are no more tabs left to close.
7. Double-clicking a tab now closes it.
8. Changed name of ‘HTML Studio’ to ‘Web Studio’. (Web Studio now supports CSS as well
as HTML.)
9. Added ‘Site Security’ dialogue to provide more information on site encryption.
10. Fixed a bug that would make Windows beep when searching for something.

Download it here.

Slow Services? Here’s Why!

Slow Services? Here’s Why!

Hello, over the past couple of weeks, you might have noticed that our services have been slower than usual. This is because we’ve been backing up data to the cloud so we can sort it out and put it back on our own hard disks. During this period, we will be deleting a ton of data that we don’t see as important anymore, be it pictures, documents or even music. We’re planning on making our data footprint up to 50% smaller than it has been in the past so our services can be utilised more expansively.

Thanks for reading this quick update, see you in the next post.

University Security Machine Broke

University Security Machine Broke

So, I recently acquired a little USB drive that’s “Windows To Go” certified and I wanted to use it instead of using the locked down operating system (Windows 10 Education) on the university computers (obvious reasons being that the installed OS is tracked and I’m very conscious about my personal data). I put a copy of Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB on the USB drive so it’s a very full copy of Windows with the added bonus of no telemetry out of the box.

When I first plugged in the USB drive to the university computers, I tried using the BIOS boot menu to boot from the USB, but they added a password to that so I decided to go a different route and not crack the password for the BIOS as that’s considered a hacking attempt and went to the Windows 10 settings app and booted the computer in recovery mode which let me boot from USB or DVD. Why they didn’t disable the ability to access recovery mode and enabled a BIOS password is beyond me but using that trick, I am now able to boot into my own copy of Windows with all of my applications like Plex Media Player and Adobe Photoshop.

My thoughts of the “security” put in place by the university is lackluster and even the WindowsLogic Productions servers are more secure than this. I mean, this is supposed to be a learning establishment with all of our data right and the computer systems can be booted into a Windows To Go environment and I shit you not, grant the ability to format the entire internal drives of the computer and any network drives connected. Of course, I wouldn’t do this as I’m a white hat (ethical hacker) and a blue hat (system administrator) and unethical hacking is against the law as well as vandalism to a computer system is against the Computer Misuse Act obviously. Just goes to show that enabling a BIOS password doesn’t stop anyone from getting into a computer by other means which are perfectly legal aka Windows 10 Recovery Mode.

Thanks for reading this news post and I’ll see you in the next one.