"Yes, but first you have to work out the protocol. That'll stop you!"
Because security by obscurity has worked so well every other time it's been used before.
Who wouldn't use it?
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Because security by obscurity has worked so well every other time it's been used before.
Who wouldn't use it?
Aside of course from anyone who'd thought about it for a few minutes.
Now that turns "Ho hum, well it's obsolete anyway" into "S**t, so if you can mess up the 3G signal enough you can force drop back to 2G"
Do that at a tower site and you have a sort of watering hole attack against however many subscribers use it.
How useful that is depends on what else you can get apart from their speech....
Why is BCP 38 and DNSSec not being implemented?
Does it need all ISP/DNS operators to go together?
Is the software too complicated to do the upgrade easily?
Is it because no one asks for it so suppliers don't see the point?
Certainly those who understood what just happened.
While the suppliers of the IoS products that enabled it should be ashamed.
And it's taken an outside report how long to point this out?
And BTW all big IT systems embody some concept of how a problem is to be solved. That will point you in certain directions and away from others. Anyone not realizing that is likely to find themselves in trouble.
"Gosh, that reminds me of Tivoli (acquired by IBM) and CA Unicienter"
But presumably a bit cheaper and simpler to deploy.
A filing cabinet full of old PR bumpf can be a remarkably useful tool in the IT game.
System is in audit mode at present.
Vaz endorsed greasing kids entry into unit?
But both are huge and I didn't realize just how odd Uranus's orbit actually is.
Sounds like there are few opportunities to visit it as it rarely crosses the ecliptic plain.
But well done for the high density of a**e gags.
of the Civil Service.
Seems to be an ongoing theme, does it not?
From what I've seen this stuff works best when the departments/organisations/councils/whatever are on quite good terms with each other and are prepared to adapt to standardize around a shared way of doing something.
26 to 2 (and only 2 actually transferred). Sounded over optimistic from day 1.
Clearly quibit coherence time is a critical parameter here.
What happens if that increases 10x? 1000x? 1000 000x? And yes IIRC a small number of physical processes have improved by that much over their initial versions.
Now how many ASICs are you using? 1? A board full? A server room full?
It was only when the EFF developed a DES cracker ASIC and IIRC about 8 of them dropped the worst case crack time to less than 1/2 a week at 20MHz, when the NSA finally admitted a 50 bit cypher was insecure.
I don't think people should stop worrying just yet.
And that's before the kidnapping and wrench option is considered.
Sadly it's not.
But there are a Push and a Fish language.
Perhaps they could be merged?
Isn't that how this usually ends?
Something to do lots of virtual machines?
Over eager IBM bod thinks this is a big deal and doesn't want anyone to know.
A big IBM customer cannot/will not update their Websphere installation asks them to suppress details so they don't have to spend the money to do what they should have done.
Every bit of software you don't write may have to be removed/upgraded/patched and you should have some kind of plan to do so. Think of it as the software operations life cycle.
In the UK street lights are not run off a separately run power cable. They pick it up off the nearest building supply. They are triggered either by photocells or timers in each light, usually cell as they are a bit cheaper.
Well yes, right now it's more of a squeak, but it's getting there.
Could someone get Donal Trump interested, perhaps in an on site visit?
Still at least no hard coded credentials in there.
Sound advice that should be drummed in starting from kindergarden.
If you do this for a living plan for it happening where "it" is ransomware, data extraction, fraud etc.
No plan survives contact with the enemy but you at least have a framework to guide you.
The usual TOTC hysterical BS covering the "opportunity" for a clean load of the (currently) defunct National Identity (register) scheme.
The joker will be that "cloud update" service, how secure it is and how many will want it.
Time will tell.
Telcos have by definition always been heavy on infrastructure.
Do they still run on 40 year pay back cycles? I'd have thought they'd halved it by now but does anyone know?
Interesting how the internet companies have a "lobby size" totally out of proportion to their actual US investment.
"...spying on the rest of we innocent people, tracking ANPRs and arresting kids in playground for dropping litter to bother tracing real crime like scumbag nonces."
You forgot the underage sexting.
Just because both parties are underage does not stop them both being guilty (of making, possessing and distributing CP).
Does anyone hear the sound of a new CO taking over, finding this haul of stuff and saying "What the f**k? How long have we had this?"
"Crushable structure" is more like the papiemache honeycombs eggs are packed in.
Until something breaks up the Micky & Mallory Knox of IT development that's likely to stay the situation.
On the plus side MS is looking slightly more willing to look at other architectures (but we saw how far that went with Windows RT) and intel is running out of road with Moores "law" as they push further into X-ray imaging.
And won't pay honest American ex-politicians, lobbyists (often the same people) and PR people to do so!
The audacity. The cheek.
Perhaps you might like to read some of their judgements over the last 5-10 years.
But I'll go with Murdoch.
Most of the politicians on that list are trying to pander to an agenda his media outlets (let's not call them "newspapers" shall we? And outlet sounds like sewage outfall, which seems quite appropriate) have created and shaped over the last 50 years.
Like a slow growing tumor.
"Well I did not expect to see that."
And how long has that technology been obsolete for?
Remind me what is Dropbox's core business.
Something about the backing up data that people and businesses feel are personally critical to the, isn't it?
Fully paid up member of the SLS supporters club.
The joke is what really lowers prices to customers (including the USG) is competition.
So what do these people want to strangle first?
Oops. Should have remembered this is the Con-gress, note the Senate.
No doubt the letter from the Senate will arrive in due course.
Which devs should purge from their tool box ASAP.
But won't because it's easy and (it seems) dev tools to create (and configure) unique strong ones into their hardware are absent from the standard dev tool box.
True, but that gives you a lot more velocity to brake at either end. In the early 90's the Defense Analysis Agency did a report on this. 76 days is possible if you can get up to 20 Km/s.
At the speeds Musk is proposing (around 8 Km/s) 80 days will be possibly in an alignment that comes up in about 20 years. The average for the speed he's been talking about is about 115 days, more like 4 months.
Sounds like a firm of sleazy lawyers who don't give a s** who the client is as long as they have deep pockets.
Acts like one as well.
No that's for when the company is actually trading fraudulently.
A subsidiary question would be did the get the database by a breach of trust or by breaking the other companies security.
One is obviously unethical. The other demonstrates (misapplied) skillz.
I await the full write up with interest.
I thought most of this s**t worked its way out of corporations collective sphincters in the 90's.
Obviously some of them still need an enema.
IIRC this started when Regan gutted the USPTO and ended any but the most cursory examinations.
But their f**king well ought to be.
My British friends tell me some places use the new fangled fascimile machines, apparently.
Welcome to the early 90's.
"Taking back control" (of your stair cupboard)
And no "supper savings" are only the same as "customer savings" if the suppler decides to pass them back to the customer.
BTW Aren't most UK utility suppliers foreign owned, so most of those savings go back to more profit to their (foreign) parent.
And you can bet that won't change post Brexit.
No officer that is not my coat. I have never seen that bag of brown nuggets before.
And I think that's the author's point.
The tech in a tech company is (sadly) just the start.
A lot of s**t has to line up just right to make a successful tech company in the UK with its financial culture of "If it's not making a profit in 18 months (and ready for IP in 2 years) we're not interested."
I think a dewer is a glass of a particular single malt Whisky. :)
A Dewar is the usual scientists name for a vacuum insulated flask, named after their inventor.
What most people would call a Thermos (which was a company that made them).
I'd guess he means a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance lab that does NMR to study chemical compounds, rather than imaging.
There are extensive threads on this here including a thread devoted to the wild and wacky.
F9 telemetry is by FO Ethernet connections and there are 3 000 channels of it. I've no idea what sampling schedule they use on each channel. In principle some could just be switch opens/closures and a time stamp. It's a common rule of telemetry engineering to choose sample rates that are adequate for the task being sampled but with Gigabit Ethernet and an FO line they may be more generous. The issue is of course lining those samples up exactly with when they were taken.
Unauthorised activation of the Flight Termination System was ruled out some time ago.
High pressure gas bottles store a lot of energy (one of their uses is to provide the muscle to open and close fluid valves on rockets). Range Safety assess them in lbs of TNT equivalent, so pretty serious. However AFAIK no tank has ever failed and they are designed to leak (bleeding off the energy) before burst (which is short and very explosive). However F9 COPV's (gas tanks) are Aluminium lined carbon fibre overwrapped, where most are steel lined. This has suggests thermal expansion/contraction mismatch coupled with mfg issues.
That said a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. It's more likely some of the couplings or pipework ruptured. Presumably shrapnel from this punched into the fuel tank and had enough thermal or kinetic energy to ignite the now mixing LOX/RP1
BTW SX expect to open their refurbed pad 39 in November so I expect they will begin launches from their ASAP after that from that pad. How long this pad will need to get back to being launch ready is anybodies guess. Given that SX are quite into "continuous improvement" I'd guess they'll also want to make a few tweaks in the rebuild as well.
It was a cost benefit analysis.
The cold equations said it'd cost them a shed load of money to do the changes and save about180 lives and 180 burns cases so the Board said f**k em.
IIRC one of those burns case was an 11YO boy. :(
Please note insurers regularly put a value on human life and some industries or products specify the model. IIRC a weighted average life time salary is often used, about $1-2m.
Possibly the worst statement of them all.
The US Government was AFAIK modeled on the 17th century system for running a town council.
It's never been seriously revised. IE a tacit concensus by a bunch of wealthy white men who might disagree on the details but all saw things basically the same way. Once one of them stops "playing the game" chaos can promptly ensue. And it has....
There is no age limit on Con-gresspeople or Senators,
Once they are the incumbent they are a b**ger to shift as long as they keep looking after the interests of their state/district. Accepting sacrifices due to changing national (or global) realities seems practically unheard of, hence the 2 (or is it 3) corporate bailouts of Ford and Chrysler.
Actual party line following seems to be virtually non existent. You get nominal Democrats to the right of Wacqui Jacqui Smith (Like the CA Democrat who loves the NSA) and quite relaxed Republicans.
IAN a Political Scientist. Indeed I'm not any kind of scientist.