* Posts by Philip

4 posts • joined 11 Feb 2008

Rock Group goes titsup

Philip

"You Rock"

Not quite like a Chinese earthquake but some things do... particularly if you're a British co. with Rock in your name and have flawed business models. Oh yet another business shaken by a failure to consider the robustness of their processes.

Management egos eh!

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AMD now has 'more than allegations' against Intel

Philip

Intel - What else is inside?

I think it unfortunate for AMD that they have levelled accusations about hidden microcode. If this practice is embarked upon then I would expect other covert microcode features to be embedded in the dies Chipzilla produces. Let’s suppose that national security depends on these features to allow cXXXXXX and XXXXXXXXXing then fighting this will be difficult and would undermine AMD’s position when the evidence is not corroborated by the opposition (because their position is protected by higher authorities). Moreover, if the authorities wish to push these features in to mega-corps across the globe what better than by using high-end products blue-chips would tend to rely upon or are encouraged to purchase through other corporate tie-ups! Then, o’course, Chipzilla might use the same for their own nefarious purposes... ;-)

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Brazilian cleaner spots security hole in Heathrow e-borders

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Alert

@Andy Taylor - Stupid Questions & Catching Terrorists

I seem to think that a question akin to "Are you or have you ever been a member of a terrorist organisation? - Answer Yes or No, if yes, please provide details." persist. Such outrageously funny questions most definitely appear on the USA visa form... Something like "Have you ever committed moral turpitude?" is obviously gonna get you deported to Guantanamo Bay in an instant - assuming that is the information get processed by anyone other than an illegal immigrant to start with.

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Hackers seed malware on Indian anti-virus site

Philip
Coat

Paranoid

Is this perhaps the first attempt to infiltrate an AV vendor’s development environment and leave a legacy for years to come?

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