* Posts by Ole Juul

1774 posts • joined 27 Apr 2007

BACS Bank Holiday BALLS UP leaves 275,000 employees cashless

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The bank could close for a month and I'd be OK.

This just reminds me of parts of my life where I was living beyond my means and couldn't keep cash on hand without spending it. I'm now an old aged pensioner, but have learnt to save my money before I spend it and don't put all my savings in the bank specifically because they're troublesome and sometimes (like this) unreliable. I'm probably a bit of a trowback.

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New low for humanity: A billion souls log on to Facebook in one day

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I sense a new vulnerability coming

Fake accounts set up to take advantage of M and all hell could break loose.

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Another chance to win a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive

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Browser history:

Frontier web crawler.

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Google makes it official: Chrome will freeze Flash ads on sight from Sept 1

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Remedial

Interestingly, Google's security engineers have been helping Adobe's programmers

Adobe is a rich company. How embarrassing for them not to be doing their own homework.

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French woman gets €800 a month for electromagnetic-field 'disability'

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electrosensitivity sufferers

give me a headache.

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AT&T accused of Wi-Fi interception, ad injection

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Re: Legality?

Or has the world just caved in to the big companies?

Yes.

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More deaths linked to Ashley Madison hack as scammers move in

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Re: Insane

I think what's interesting on this board is that many of them don't reveal their identities. I'm sure the odd one has good reason to post AC, but others are probably suffering from some level of cognitive dissonance - much like the Ashley Madison members.

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Big trouble in big China: Crashing economy in Middle Kingdom body slams US tech stocks

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Re: Rule 48

It's about letting the big guys sneak away with minor losses, leaving the suckers to get hosed.

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Dude, you're getting a few thousand custom Dells!

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Where's the info?

So Dell has a new product line and delivery model. Their press release says:

"Dell DSS features new and optimized hardware designs, enhanced fulfillment models and accelerated product introductions to give customers exactly what they want"

Claiming that they give their customers "exactly what they want" is not particularly informative. Let's hear about that optimized hardware.

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Samsung smart fridge leaves Gmail logins open to attack

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My fridge is my friend

I've got a 1950's ROY that just keeps on chugging along doing what he does best - keep my food from rotting and my ice cream from melting. Roy doesn't have any allegiances outside of the house. He answers to me alone. I trust Roy.

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Canadians taking to spying on their spies

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media

"While the Net is retentive unto itself, poll after poll have indicated that the social media generation do not vote in significant numbers."

Good point, but the "social media" that is really working here is different from things like Facebook. To quote the article:

"Online civil liberties movements Leadnow.ca and Openmedia.ca are seeing membership and engagement treble ahead of the election."

These are e-mail based and appeal to a politically engaged audience. This is quite different from the world of lolcats and selfies.

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Spotify now officially even worse than the NSA

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Re: So, wait

Did anyone think they weren't collecting this stuff?

Probably not. But the point of the article is that Spotify is now much worse than most other companies in this regard.

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Re: And there goes my subscription...

I don't have one, but this serves as a warning to not even bother looking into getting one.

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TalkTalk not talking much as systems take a tumble

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Uptime

And this is a communications company.

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Unholy Hong Kong hackers hit evangelicals with IE 0day

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Re: Hallelujah!

Ah yes, fax vobiscum and all that. I was thinking more along the lines of finding some hot daily affirmations or racy prayers.

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Hallelujah!

The unholy blackhats can gain unfettered access to the church-goer's computers

I bet the Evangelical Lutheran Church members have some of the most exciting computers you're likely to encounter. No?

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Biz that OK'd Edward Snowden for security clearance is fined $30m for obvious reasons

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And the buck stops where?

So who gave clearance to USIS?

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Stop the war between privacy and security – EU data watchdog

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Re: Stating the blindingly obvious here

"Yeah, when I was reading I thought I wasn't sure what's he talking about, but since I've believed that there's a continual proportion between privacy and security, I'm going to assume he's talking about The WAr on Terrorism or something."

I too was wondering what he was talking about because the basic statement is obvious. But I think you're right. He's not talking about security in the obvious meaning of the word, but rather using the political meaning of taking away people's freedoms and destroying the fabric of society. That kind of "security" is not compatible with privacy. In short, he's a lunatic.

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Bruce Schneier: 'We're in early years of a cyber arms race'

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cyber canary

So the first sign that the "cyber cold war" is turning hot will be conventional military strikes against 1980s_coder and other IT experts?

No. The first sign will be the crippling effect on cyberfashionistas - the ones running highly proprietary apps and who don't know, or don't care, what's in the box.

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US government tweaks internet handover date: 1 October 2016

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their head what?

The problem was not that he left, but that he was there to begin with. If he had the competency to listen to the internet community instead of trying to push his own ideas, we'd be much further ahead.

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NSA: Here’s $300,000, people. Go build us a safer Internet of Things

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Labelling

Soon there could be a marketing opportunity with NSA FREE labelling.

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John McAfee launches cert authority but it's got a POODLE problem

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Re: 2048-bit

NIST's deadline for CAs to stop issuing 1024-bit certificates and revoke any below 2048 was December 2013.

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Samsung says micro-sats could blanket the world with Internet

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roundabouts

I think there's actually a lot of spaaaaaace, but you're right, with Musk's proposed Ku-band satellites in 625 Km high orbits it could start to look like a locust swarm to those who want to go straight through. Presumably they'll all be going the same way around and staying to the right . . . eh, I mean left . . . do they actually have any traffic rules for space yet? Can you get a ticket?

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Blacklists miss 90% of malware blogged IP love

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Re: Static- tistics?

Zombies on changing addresses may not be on any list until they activate that day.

Exactly. Anybody who's been watching connection attempts from the open net will have seen the ever changing IPs from attackers who obviously have huge IP blocks available. I'm pretty sure that RecordedFuture knows that and are just saying stuff to get more attention - and perhaps impress some of their corporate clients who've never looked at server logs in their life.

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ICANN chairman loses mind over his domain-name privacy shakeup

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"He has failed to respond."

Is there a doctor in the house?

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TXT message leaves Corvette wrecked

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Re: Next!

and car thieves don't need to leave the sofa, they can even deliver the 'goods' automatically

The recipient of the stolen car subsequently getting a surprise when they discover the original owner still onboard.

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Repeatedly robocalling? That's a paddlin' – a record $3m paddlin'

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outdated rule

Robocalls made to mobile numbers are always required to have consent from the recipient.

And how can they tell if the number is forwarded or not? Some people have multiple numbers and forward them all to their cell.

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Thirty five Flash Player holes plugged (and there's one quick fix)

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Re: BBC in the dark ages

Please feel free to ask them why

But dont expect a quick reply

Rupert Bear?

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Illinois man steals vibrator, strips naked, attacks Obama

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American politics

Business as usual.

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IoT security is RUBBISH says IoT vendor collective

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Forgettaboutit

In other words, vendors can't simply abandon users either at the end of the warranty, or at some arbitrary end-of-life date.

Sounds good.

If a security vulnerability emerges (and the vendor still exists), it should be patched.

Hey waitaminnit. You mean some company that I probably don't trust and who I'll never know what I need to know about them, is going to have access to my stuff in my house - forever?

Deal's off.

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STOP! You – away from the keyboard. There's no free speech in our China

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Free Speech

I wonder if all the Anonymous Coward postings have anything to do with free speech. There's an awful lot of them and they can't all be from China.

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Sengled lightbulb speakers: The best worst stereo on Earth

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oh I get it

So do they have a really, really expensive one that sounds really, really, really bad?

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Lights out for Ada Initiative – women's group closing shop

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Re: Unfortunately doomed to fail

Reading through the vitriol . . .

I don't see any comments there now. Perhaps they decided that would not be a positive legacy - and that's probably a good thing.

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Wait, what? TrueCrypt 'decrypted' by FBI to nail doc-stealing sysadmin

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remember a strong 30-char pw?

I agree with you, but the AC above has a point too - only 10 years sounds like negotiation.

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Vodafone adopts hydrogen fuel cells to dodge African outages

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Re: Masai

Well, Vodafone has expanded into Kenya.

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Sick of politicians robo-calling you? Bin your landline, says the FCC

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Re: What about VOIP?

I use VoIP a la carte and pay for both in and out on some numbers. Luckily I also use a telemarketing block so don't get nailed by these sorts of attacks.

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This hospital drug pump can be hacked over a network – and the US FDA is freaking out

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including secure firewalls

Firewall. They just had to get that word in there because it's all good then.

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Start learning parallel programming and make these supercomputers sing, Prez Obama orders

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continued failure to accurately predict the weather

They can't even predict if Adobe flash is going to work on any given day.

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So just WHO ARE the 15 per cent of Americans still not online?

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Re: Small Town Minnesota

I'm now living in ranch/mining/logging land in Canada and I can corroborate what you say. In many cases it's neither lack of intelligence nor money. Some people here really like their life the way it is.

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US to rethink hacker tool export rules after mass freakout in security land

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The pen is mightier than the sword.

"items that have both civilian and military applications."

There goes MS Word.

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Let kids delete their online rants, demand campaigners

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Re: May I suggest...

I probably agree with you, but what right is that? The way I read the iRights bulletin is that we should help young people to see the net with a wider perspective and help them disengage when they get too involved. I would hope that parents and those interacting with young people already take on that kind of mentoring. It seems the iRights folk are suggesting that developers play a role in that. I agree.

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Facebook pumps up ENTIRELY SELFLESS, altruistic Internet.org

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Another option

Give everybody a free cat.

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Fiat Chrysler recall BLUNDERING could lump carmaker with $105m fine – report

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Re: Wow !

I don't know about the USA or Canada, but here in blighty that feature could get someone fined since it's illegal leave a vehicle unattended with the engine running on a public highway.

It's illegal in Canada and probably in most of the US as well. However, it's not typically enforced here in Canada. Also, I think we have a luxury of space on this continent. Most people park their cars in their own driveway.

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Re: Wow !

"I'm not sure they are that bright...."

They may actually be very bright, but they are in a universe very far from ours so it looks dim to us.

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Crazy Chrysler security hole: USB stick fix incoming for 1.4 million cars

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Re: chrysler said..

"Only hackers can do this."

That's Chrysler's way of saying that only people who know how to do this can do this.

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ICANN further implicated in .Africa controversy

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Re: I wish more commentards were interested in this

As someone who cares about Africa, and Africa on the internet, I agree.

"Apparently our fellow commentards don't care as much as we do."

What "we" are you talking about?

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Re: My question is: who cares about a .africa domain?

You have a point. Certainly the general idea of these .name domains is suspect, but if we're going to accept them perhaps Africa is a special case. I have a feeling that the beleaguered continent could benefit from a sense of unity that such a thing may provide, all be it likely to a small extent.

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BURN ALL BLOGS! WordPress has a critical cross-site scripting flaw

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Yep, just checked, and it was already done.

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Boffins sting spooks with 'HORNET' onion router

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Re: Should've googled before they named this..?

I got the same from New York and thought perhaps your results were tied to a specific area. So I tried it from the Netherlands, same result. How about Ukraine? A little better - gay social is number 3 there. Hornet is a great name though, regardless of what you use it for.

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Facebook fails to block NY DA's fat warrants for profiles of suspected September 11 fraudsters

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Re: We are all screwed.

"it's past the point where we can do anything about it"

"Out of control" would be another way to word that.

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