Simple case of
Qualifications exceeding common sense.
1778 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
Qualifications exceeding common sense.
Using Windows Defender / MSE / Update will probably yield more results than dell's update as MS's update platform is more likely to be used.
Good on MS...
Nothing tinfoil hatter about it...
MS's record over the past 3 months has shown us exactley what they are after and will do almost anything to acomplish their goal of assimilating every user and acruing every bit of data about them. If you thinks that's tin foil hattery, you crack on with your farce book and twatter accounts. At least I know i'm doing something to protect my last shreds of privacy...
""when the November update was installed, a few settings preferences may have inadvertently not been retained for advertising ID, Background apps, SmartScreen Filter, and Sync with devices.""
""when the November update was installed, a few privacy settings preferences had purposefully been turned back off for advertising ID, Background apps, SmartScreen Filter, and Sync with devices."
fly-aways, wont stop idiots.
The last i heard was that the manufacturers were going to implement a "map" that would stop it flying near particular sets of GPS coordinates. OK, they (users) will just turn of the GPS... Genie is out, not be easy to bottle...
VERY reason that the first thing i do, is wipe the HD and then install a clean OS. Stops all the crapware dead in its tracks...
What part of "I dont want to hear about your research into hackers being kept outside your corporate headquarters data cantre" but i DO want "Microsoft inbuilt and external snoopware keeping OUT of MY computer" do you not grasp.
Its a fairly simple concept.
That, dear MS$, is exactley why windows 7 (possibly 8) will be my last MS OS.
That is all...
"Anonymous" isn't a political group, and it doesn't have "leaders".
It's more of a herd thing, really, and it has bellenders.
Is it not possible to design these things in such a way that all the code within them is signed so that without the key, it is essentially impossible to implant software that does not "belong" to the unit.
I ask not as an expert but as someone who sees shit like this on an almost daily basis and thinks, there *must* be a simple way to mitigate this...
"Well, that'd work in Blighty but not in the US of A, so..."
And the problem with that is??
I mean, i do notice the URL here ending in UK.
ensures they are open to attacks from new exploits that they will not receive.
I know TFI Friday but how can a user be open to an exploit they wont recieve or am i just mis-reading that line???
Perhaps you woul;d have prefereed being alive in WW1 or WW2???
The obliteration of Linux.Encoder.1 comes days after BitDefender released a preventative tool that would prevent the reigning ransomware kings Cryptowall and CTB Locker from executing on victim systems. It does so by preventing executables running from the Windows AppData and Startup folders.
Erm, https://www.foolishit.com/ has had cryptoprevent out for about 2 years now helping stop ransomware on Windows PC.
Catch up, Bitdefender
better customer service than TalkTalk??
Thats hardly an achievement...
In fact, note to Sky, Virgin, Plusnet et al. Drop TalkTalk from your advertising dross altogether...
Clearly, you've never visited Bangcok...
"I'd be worried about the big data analytics they could then do on it. Anyone with a passing interest in how explosives work will go on one list, anyone who watches porn on another list, looking up drug paraphernalia would warrant a further look"
Fuck the gubbermint. They will never quell my thirst for knowledge, verboten or otherwise...
Yet another vapourware improved battery story that will amount to sod all. Just as ALL the previous "breakthroughs" have amounted to....
Data slurping apps on windows phone (8.1) are......??????
May i propose the "blubber" or "ambergrist" as a unit.
In which case i'll hang of buying an XBO till after xmas, when the prices drop...
And C4Eva releases some new news! ;-)
The simple fact is that until Camoron and May get access to EVERYTHING we do on line they will never be satisfied. There will be subtle changes and acts brought in to accomplish this every year.
And don't think liebour will be any different. Given the amount and scope of the collected data they wont complain if they receive the data. Privacy, as we know it, will soon be a distant memory and the youngsters will grow up in a world where everything you do,read,write and say will be logged,filed,indexed and cross referenced.....And no one will be left to fight the democratic right to a private life...
Poor mans Eadon...
Bet it tastes like a 9v battery
Nothings changed, I used to sell Kirbys back in the 90's.
We'd vacuum the mattress, empty the contents of the filter out and then say "The good news is 10% is dead, the other 90% is alive. Would you let your child sleep in that?"
You (El Reg) could have pointed out that "poppers", either Amyl Nitrate or Iso Butyl Nitrate are THE first line treatment in cases of cyanide poisoning. But no, you had to go down the old sniggering school boy route.
Shame (with a pox) on you, Sir.
No and until the CEO/Directors/managers/ etc face either personal crippling fines or gaol then this crap (as history keeps proving) will keep on happening...
that rose tinted, sterile PC bubble you sit in bursting....
"but why not have a more expensive option that includes permanent deletion on their side of any working data and destruction of samples?"
Didn't Ashley Madison have a similar system, "pay us more and we will delete your profile"?
Didn't work out too well that.....
"why not build them into your latest mouse trap."
You can buy an electric mouse killer that actually has the ability to tell you via email/sms/ it has caught a rodent..
Because actually looking (as you legally have to) is too difficult...
"For the same reason that dogs lick their bollocks."
What, to get the taste of pedigree chum out of their mouths?
This was inevitable and it's only going to get worse.
Why the fuck does a kettle need a connection to the internet. Or your fridge, vacuum, washing machine, Why? WHY??
your goggles might make it LOOK like lemonade but enjoy a half pint of fresh man-water.
will only end badly...One way or another.
We don't need the Chinese (nothing against them, love rice*) to "help" build our NPSs, we are, have been, will continue to be able to build our own...
*to all politically correct wet lettuces on here, &%^% you..
Lync, Skype et-al shit is purely because some fuckstick decided to kill messenger. At what level of numbnuttedness do you decide to kill a perfectly good, functional service like messenger and then fuck it all up with Skype and lync...
MS really are reaping what they have sown....
Yes, it clearly fucks up your ability to construct a cogent sentence.
One of my old pest control customers was a Ms Minnie Cooper..
Lovely old lady as well...
No, you wont..
CH4 catchup wont work if your device is rooted either!!!!
you mean that some iPhones are even more awful (sic) than others. Surely?
" I don't understand the rabid "IT'S EATING MY PRIVACY" response with Windows 10 - after all, Google makes its living from stealing your private data and serving you ads based upon it."
You are operating under the assumption that myself and others who DO care about their privacy are automatically using Google and other privacy stealing platforms, twatter and farcebook to name but two.
I, myself, use Duckduckgo, have adblockers running left right and centre and go to great lengths to keep my privacy, well, private.
Please don't tar us all with the same brush.
Its not a mandatory upgrade.
I refuse to join (beta test) the privacy stealing OS that is windows 10.
"see what data these things send to Google"
All you need.
Oh and disble GWX in the registry.
That explains why he only comes once a year
Just to add, Sid the Sexist taught me all the Geordie I ever needed.
"For the past four years, I have been in a state of perpetual unemployment".
"Do you get your doorlocks for free from the bloke down the pub?"
I did, until they all got nicked!