* Posts by adam payne

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Job ad warns of boss who 'will incite anger and frustration'

adam payne

What about the motivational messages on loop?

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Bloke who tried to get journo killed by SWAT cops coughs to conspiracy charge

adam payne

Don't forget that the people who are swatting also have to share the blame.

Why would anyone want to send a SWAT team around to someone's house. The mind just boggles.

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Gamers Steaming over dumb Valve password vuln

adam payne

The code doesn't get validated and it just lets you straight through, that is priceless.

I wonder how long this hole has been there.

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UK.gov makes total pig's ear of attempt to legalise home CD ripping

adam payne

I legally purchased the CD so I will do with it as I please. As long as it's for my private usage and not shared around my friends and the internet I don't see the problem.

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BZZZT! NHS e-Referral system flatlines again

adam payne

I would expect a new system to have a few issues to begin with but for £131 million I would expect it to work with the systems in place.

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NHS IT failures mount as GP data system declared unfit for purpose

adam payne

Another NHS IT system over budget and not fit for purpose. That is certainly a huge shock.

Where exactly was the £40 million spent?

30 million on consultancy?

1 million on the tender process?

5 million on new hardware?

4 million on making the system?

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LG won't fix malware slinging bloatware update hole

adam payne

So they decide to not patch the issue, what are they going to do simply ignore the issue?

It's their additional software that they have installed so they should be patching it.

Surely a little inconvenience for LG is acceptable so that they can protect their customers.

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Windows 7 and 8.1 market share surge, XP falls behind OS X

adam payne

XP market share declining is to be expected as most businesses are migrating off of the old unsupported platform. People migrating off of XP can either go to Windows 7, Windows 8 or Linux hence the market share increase.

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Half of Windows Server 2003 fans will miss July's security cut-off

adam payne

Almost time to say goodbye to old reliable.

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Confused Colt dumps the IT services market while revenues shrink

adam payne

The IT services market should be growing so i'm not sure why they are trying to pull the plug on it instead of sticking with it.

If it's going to cost more money than it's worth to close it down why don't they split it off and sell it on to someone who can grow that part of the business.

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UH OH: Windows 10 will share your Wi-Fi key with your friends' friends

adam payne

Just reading about it makes me think security issues. This setting should be defaulted to off.

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Microsoft in Blighty reveals its 78 THOUSAND POUND Surface 3 slabloid

adam payne

The one hell of a bug

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Cunning goldfish avoided predator in tank for seven years

adam payne

Nature will find a way.

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Oracle grunts, grimaces, pushes out 98-flaw security patch batch

adam payne

Java

Java on the hit list again why i'm I not surprised by this.

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Britain beats back Argies over Falklands online land grab

adam payne

The people of the Falkland Islands voted to remain an overseas territory of the UK and that's good enough for me. As long as they remain a overseas territory we should protect them with everything we have.

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Phone scamming up 30 percent last year: Report

adam payne

Good Afternoon this is ****** from Microsoft.

Your PC is spamming the internet this problem needs to looked at immediately or we will disconnect your internet / your PC will blow up or bad things will happen to you.

We know it's your PC because your product code is ********************************

String the person along for as long as possible and then laugh down the phone at the person.

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How swearing at your coworker via WhatsApp could cost you $68,000

adam payne

I don't know what was said but that seems a little over the top.

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Vintage Ask toolbar is malware – and we'll kill Jeeves, says Microsoft

adam payne

"This software poses a high threat to your PC."

I wouldn't go that far but you still have to be careful with installers though.

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EEeeeeek, complaints! Ofcom roasts BT-wannabe-spouse

adam payne

What a shocker EE have the most complaints.

My friend who is using EE internet is always complaining about buffering, lag and speed issues.

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PCI council gives up, dumbs down PCI DSS for small business

adam payne

It's not just IT security at small and medium businesses that is the problem.

I was doing some network work for a small company in my local area. While working on an issue in their finance department one employee got credit card details (including 3 digit security code) from someone over the phone and wrote the details on a post it note. This person then went up to the payment machine found it was in use and stuck the post it note next to the machine and walked back to the phone to continue speaking with the customer.

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Grand Theft Auto maker lobs sueball at BBC over biopic

adam payne

This has publicity stunt written all over it.

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Get off the phone!! Seven out of ten US drivers put theirs and your lives at risk

adam payne

A car however useful is still a lethal weapon in the wrong hands and when driver is distracted.

I've had my share on run ins with distracted drivers.

I had a close call a few years back with a lady talking on her mobile phone. She did a u turn and shot out of a junction clipping me with her driver side wing mirror as I was crossing the road. She was completely oblivious to what she had done and drove off.

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Doom is BOOM! BOOM! BACK!

adam payne

I'm so happy that Doom is coming back, I love the Doom series and have played each game to death.

IDDQD, IDKFA, IDFA, IDCLIP, IDSPISPOPD, IDBEHOLD

I think i'm going to get the chainsaw started up.

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'Millions' of routers open to absurdly outdated NetUSB hijack

adam payne

So vendors have been told about this and they've known for a few months but according the advisory only one manufacturer seems to have done something about it.

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Manchester car park lock hack leads to horn-blare hoo-ha

adam payne

Why would a car manufacturer design a boot that can only be locked remotely with a fob it doesn't make any sense to me.

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Driverless cars deal DEATH to Detroit, says Barclays

adam payne

When are we going to see driverless buses and trains I wonder.

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South Korea mandates spyware installation on teenagers' smartphones

adam payne

Re: But what do they hope to find out?

"Once the data has been harvested, collated, indexed and analysed, South Korea will have scientific proof of what teenagers actually do. Spout angsty bollox to each other whilst streaming music & video by any chance?"

Should that be spout angsty bollox to each other whilst streaming music & video so loud that everyone in a mile radius can hear it.

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FTC to scavengers: Radio Shack corpse doesn't include customer data

adam payne

The TRS-80.

Where did it all go wrong for them?

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You can't put a price on LOVE, says Apple after court's Samsung payout slash

adam payne

"It's about innovation and the hard work that goes into inventing products that people love, which is hard to put a price on."

They don't seem to have any problems year after year when they release their latest product.

"Even though Samsung must pay for its widespread infringement of our patents, this case has always been about more than money,"

No it's all about the money.

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Milking cow shot dead by police 'while trying to escape'

adam payne

20 police officers seems a little bit over the top but if the cow had caused a massive pile up on the A1058 then the media would have lined up to criticise them.

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Open source power-up on the way for arcade game emulator MAME

adam payne

Everyone needs a little MAME in their life

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Major London rail station reveals system passwords during TV documentary

adam payne
Joke

Educate users will cricket bat and for those hard cases cricket bat wrapped in razor wire.

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NASA's Messenger craft SMASHES into Mercury: See ya later, alien crater

adam payne
Mushroom

Incoming!

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Mounties nab Canadian woman, 27, in webcam hack shenanigans bust

adam payne

It stops becoming a bad prank when you scare underage children and login to extreme pornography websites.

Put her in a cell and put the key somewhere nice and safe for a while.

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Macroviruses are BACK and are the future of malware, says Microsoft

adam payne

User education will be key in this. Users must be told what to look out for in these types of emails and any doubts ring IT support.

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Brits send Star Wars X-wing fighter to the stratosphere

adam payne

That was cool. Hope they get their tickets.

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Oxford chaps solve problem in 1982 Sinclair Spectrum manual

adam payne

That was so cool!

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This is Sparta? No - it's Microsoft Edge, Son of Internet Explorer

adam payne

While I applaud them for finally starting to kill off IE I don't see why it's only for Windows 10. Edge is not going to make me upgrade to Windows 10 anytime soon.

I think i'll stick with the fox.

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Ransomware scum find the sweet spot to coin it without copping it

adam payne

Keeping yourself safe has never been an easy task but it's up the company to do their level best to protect themselves.

Patched computers / servers, decent and updated anti-virus software, ban the use of weak passwords, web / email filtering, a decent firewall and a good backup rountine are just some of the ways to minimise risk.

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SECRET PROTOTYPE iPAD 'stolen from RANDY Apple employee'

adam payne

That's certainly embarrassing for him and I bet his boss had some choice words for him.

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Barclays, Halifax and Tesco still being gnawed by POODLE

adam payne

More than likely these banks use outsourced IT. When will these big companies learn that outsourcing simply doesn't work.

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SSL-busting adware: US cyber-plod open fire on Comodo's PrivDog

adam payne

I like the Comodo Firewall and have been using it for years but with everything I install it's a custom installation. I never install all the option extras and i'm disappointed in Comodo for dumping lots of extra and unwanted things in the installer.

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NINETY PER CENT of Java black hats migrate to footling Flash

adam payne

After they decided to start blocking old versions of Java is was bound to happen.

Make it harder for someone they will move on to a softer target.

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HP Services engineer dispatch tool 'broken', say engineers

adam payne

Sounds like a classic case of the system being designed by people with little or no field experience.

With anything like this there has to be communication with the field staff otherwise it doesn't work or it doesn't fit in with their way of doing things.

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Ads watchdog: Er, what does woman in her undies have to do with ‘slim’ phone?

adam payne

The advert is there to sell a product. Hardly anything in adverts has anything to do with the product.

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Nvidia U-turns on GTX 900M overclocking after gamer outrage

adam payne

Any damage to a laptop caused by overclocking is the responsibility of the owner not the manufacturer.

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Dodgy Norton update borks UNDEAD XP systems

adam payne

Re: equips tinfoil hat

Microsoft doesn't need to pay Symantec to break Windows. Symantec can do that all by themselves.

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Samsung threatens to cut ties with supplier over child labour allegations

adam payne

"Samsung has conducted three audits of Dongguan Shinyang since 2013 and said it had found no cases of child labour."

What type of audits were they?

Were they announced audits?

If companies such as Samsung and Apple are so bothered by this why don't they have surprise audits? or undercover workers?

These big companies only seem to care when things start making headlines.

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BOFH: You can take our lives, but you'll never take OUR MACROS

adam payne

This reminds me of a financial controller we had, the guy just wouldn't believe in was his spreadsheet causing the issue.

Excel using 900MB of RAM and pagefile size through the roof, horse to water and that kind of thing.

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