114 posts • joined Tuesday 16th June 2009 12:27 GMT
What are the Affected Schemes?
Why does there not seem to be a full list of the schemes that Loyaltybuild were responsible for? A couple of company names have been given, but how are people expected to know if they are affected without a definitive list of the schemes?
I'm pretty sure that this will be the first that 99% of the people on the schemes have heard of 'Loyaltybuild'.
Re: So will this 7% rise be in addition to the 11.5% rise BB only subs got gouged with?
"Handily VM have included a setting in the admin screens to switch off hub features and enable "modem only mode". There is no reason to stick with 20Mbps just because you don't want a superhub because there is no good reason not to want a superhub"
When the 'super' hub first came out, the modem only mode did not exist. It was simply a planned feature for the future. This came in at the time I was moving out from a shared house with VM BB. They lost me as a customer because they wouldn't supply me with a device that behaved like a plain modem.
That situation has changed now, it may be that Pete 47 isn't aware of the upgrade.
" I don't use Google products now bar analytics, but even that is soon to change."
You are probably already aware of this, but Piwik does an amount of the stuff that google analytics does and can be self hosted ..
Re: 6502/6809's rool btw...
"EIEIO on the 6502? You jest. It's the PowerPC "Enforce Instruction Execution In Order" opcode."
Hmm, my memory is failing.
The mnemonic expands to the same wording, but I've definitely not done any assembly code on PowerPC (not done any at all for at least 15 years tbh,) so it must have existed on an earlier platform. It could have been 68000 I suppose.
Re: dont get it
The point of the differences is not to find the best performing system, it is to find a sweet spot between price and performance that a typical user would accept.
It's my understanding that SteamOS will be free to download and install wherever you want.
I'm sure that they'd be delighted to have your input.
Re: Really? Are you sure?
Unlike physical security who typically have no need to enter the secure areas - just keep others out, information security is much more far reaching. There isn't a clear boundary that is the only place you need to actively defend, you need eyes everywhere from the external boundary firewall(s) through to internal authentication, applications and data stores.
Also, the skills needed to break in are not the same as those needed to secure. My field, penetration testing is the one where people always fail to see that. A bad guy needs to 'simply' find one way to compromise the system and exploit that.
In addition to that I need to find as many other ways as possible and know how to mitigate or fix those issues. I also have to do that with as minimal an impact on the system (not always possible) and communicate the issues to the system owner. I'm also expected to know about pretty much anything that I encounter on a network.
Re: at least my unlocked iPad and iPhone works ANYWHERE!
If it were a radio issue, and the warning would point out that it won't work at all in the other countries. The implication here is that roaming would work, and just not a local SIM. Whilst a technical limitation of a device is disappointing, adding deliberate blocks to functionality that the device has is abhorrent to me (even more than defending Apple).
Is it possible that there is a new standard for a SIM that has only been rolled out in Europe and that the phone depends on a feature in this version?
Re: This is supposed to be a tech site
"er no ... <£10 on eBay (I checked)"
Link please. I checked also and failed miserably to find one.
Re: Police are looking for the smug git
True, the Android crowd have already started slavishly copying it's new features.
... two years ago : http://www.gsmarena.com/motorola_atrix-3709.php
Re: Do I spot a tendency here?
I've always thought that to MS, the term 'partner' means 'entity in the queue to be shafted'
Typical O2 Rip-off
£2 for only 25MB ??!
Get on Three, throughout most of Europe it is £5 a day (note the lack of a data cap) - that was cheaper than the WiFi in the hotel I was in :)
Re: Got my free T-shirt ...
Yeah, went there, got the t-shirt :)
Is there any news on what the exclusive 'other half' will be yet?
In my dreams it would be a physical keyboard, but no real chance of that I suppose.
Re: BBC PR = news
"Just because the BBC think anything to do with Dr Who counts as internationally-important news doesn't mean the rest of us have to go along."
Regardless of what you may personally think, it was an international "event". The thing was broadcast live pretty-much globally. Just out of interest, I tried the BBC America website at 7PM and the thing was basically flattened. Getting some global viewing figures would be interesting.
Come to think of it, I can't think of many other live global broadcasts like that (even thing like the Olympics had different anchors/commentators etc.)
The thought of that almost made me throw up a little bit of sick.
I don't know whether to give you a down or up vote for that.
If the BBC are reading this forum and decide to do that next time, I will hunt you down.
It's very different to BEAST, but I really can't see this as any substantial difference to CRIME, other than the code generating the multiple requests resides on the attacker's website (which the victim has to vist) as opposed to finding a cross-site-scripting vuln on the target website.
Re: How to stop this happening again
I almost agree. However, it is unreasonable to prosecute just for the presence of security issues. In such an environment, no one could risk producing anything. We have to accept that imperfections are inevitable in any nontrivial system. It is especially unfair when systems use third party components.
Where I would support jail is for failure to react to the discovery of issues in a professional and timely manner.
Re: staff are motivated to blow the whistle to limit their potential exposure to criminal offences
"It is a criminal offence to know about a crime being committed and not report it"
No it is not. There are a number of exceptions to this, but they are few and mainly focus on terrorism and child sex abuse.
Re: Research or Tax fiddle for big business?
With their foray into Tizen, I wouldn't be surprised to see them go for the Maemo expertise. I hope that they don't raid Jolla though. I prefer the open approach to the carrier friendly lock down that Sammy is likely to produce.
Given the nature of the operating systems being open source, it is possible that it could be mutually beneficial.
Re: Rolling upgrade
Indeed. I am hoping that they will be able to produce a keyboard as an 'other half'.
Finally, something that looks like it could be an available successor to the N900 :)
They have my 100 Euro
Re: So glad these are still live!
Thanks for those, I never knew that http://www.reynholm.co.uk/ existed. I'm sorting my Reynholm security pass now :)
BTW you missed out on http://www.ladyproblems.org.uk/
Re: I really don't like the idea of gesture TV
"5 pairs of eyes are detected, this film is only licensed for 4 pairs of eyes at once. Please upgrade your license at www.bastards.com"
You are behind the curve on that one - Microsoft patented that concept last year as something that Kinect can do..
Re: ...while TLS 1.2 isn't implemented by any!
TLS (and most other crypto) in IE and IIS (and many others) is handled by SCHANNEL which I believe to be a component provided by the operating system, so it is more correct to comment on the capabilities of various versions of Windows as opposed to the applications that make use of whatever is offered. Basically, WIndows XP does not support TLS 1.2 but Windows 7 may well do.
Of course, most multi-platform pieces of software will be using some other crypto library.
Re: God I'm getting sick of Fry
Brian Cox actually has a proper Ph.D in particle physics, has a large number of peer reviewed papers to his name and spends a lot of time playing with data from the LHC. Frankly he is one of the most knowledgeable guys on TV, especially when it comes to talking about the universe and it's origins.
Re: Still Snake oil
I was talking about the biometric data, not any sort of hash. Once you have that and access to the data communication channel the scanner uses, the system is irreparably broken. For an ATM that may be tricky but for many other applications of this technology, it is a trivial task.
"Which you have to do from the CLI. Epic fail, right there."
Or you can just click the 'upgrade' button in Update Manager.
Epic failure to check facts, right there.
Still Snake oil
This thing is subject to the same fundamental flaws of all biometric systems. The scanner produces a static data representation of your palm. It is this data that is actually used for authentication. I the server checks if this pattern is the same as (or close enough to) the pattern stored for you during enrolment. Basically it is a long password.
What happens when (not if) password data is compromised? Easy! Simply force the user to change the password - good luck doing that with biometrics.
Re: I don't mind being compared by age...
"Did you see him that time they had to build a Caterham?
WIlfully ignorant. To the point that it was embarassing to watch."
What, you mean where he's putting on an entertainment show, playing the incompetent clown?
Put him in a different context where he is giving his opinion not just comedic* entertainment and he has a totally different set of apparent values.
If you took almost everything on TG at face value, you would believe that all three of them could barely stand each-other and take great delight in endangering/humiliating the others. Watch the episode when Hammond comes back after his near-fatal crash - that mask significantly slips there.
* Remember, comedy, like many other art-forms, is a subjective thing.
Re: Sony have dropped the ball
Yeah, I it would be good for Sony to put a general(er) the purpose OS on the PS4. That way they have some functionality to remove after a year or two.
Re: I don't mind being compared by age...
I don't think you're being fair there. He has his viewpoints and they may be polarised to yours, that doesn't necessarily make them invalid or willingly ignorant any more than yours are.
Quite often his belligerence, when not exaggerating for entertainment purposes, is due to him actually believing what he is saying is right. Importantly, he is willing to change his opinions if they are shown to be wrong. The whole bank account details thing is a case in point. He believed that 'the experts' were over exaggerating the problem and needlessly scaring people and throwing seemingly pointless obstacles in the way of daily life. Believing himself to be right, he didn't just grandstand but put his money where his mouth was.
He was shown to be dead wrong. Did he dissemble? Did he go on the defensive or on the offensive? Nope. Unlike many, he quickly acknowledged the reality of the situation and changed his opinion.
Re: SingStar on PS3 XMB anyone?
Exactly. With this and the Linux fiasco, I have lost faith with Sony.
I don't ask much from companies I do business with ... just the acknowledgement that what when I purchase something it becomes mine (and is not something that they should tinker with to my detriment) and a modicum of respect for my opinions and me as a paying customer.
Sony decided that they did not want to provide that so I have decided that I do not want to provide them with any more money.
Eagerly awaiting the Piston.
Re: Duh, perhaps there are too many bugs in Java 6 and it's time for an update?
"However, this can be fixed by simply doing
java -version:1.4 -jar MyClientApp.jar"
Nott quite. It causes the Java launcher to locate and use a1.4 JRE. This only works if one is installed and (obviously) will not work if the new installer has removed all old versions.
Re: A security scanner that requires Java ! WTF?
Metsploit is written in Ruby.
There is an optional desktop GUI, Armitage, which is written in Java. Like any other desktop application, it does not run in the applet sandbox - which is where the security concerns lie.
Just becasue you can't see a viable attack vector ...
... doesn't mean that there isn't one, or that no-one else will figure one out.
The assumption that you are cleverer and more prepared than those out to get you is the best way to set yourself up for a fall.
I say entropy. When I ordered the Nexus 10, it said to expect dispatch in 2-3 weeks.... two days later it was witing for me at a TNT delivery depot.
Get the commercial ones for free anyways..
Many (most?) online banking and CC services offer free AV and related software for free.
Barclays gives out licenses to Kasperky's suite and MBNA dole out McAfee (I think). I wouldn't be surprised if the other banks have similar schemes.
Re: A couple more old adages...
I think that a better example of Microsoft's malicious intent would be their old OEM contracts. Many companies were locked into 'agreements' where they were charged a fee for Windows on every machine produced... regardless of whether Windows was installed or not. Other companies were given significant price breaks if they refused to supply any systems without Windows pre-installed.
If the above isn't deliberate abuse of position, I don't know what is. This current issue just smells like a continuation ofthat ppolicy.
I got to the store, put one in the basket and went through most of the purchasing process then the checkout bit ground to a halt.
Went back to the store to try again and they're all gone :(
Downvoted you out of spite :P
Do you think people are only paying to watch sports?
I am. Specifically for the Formula 1, I finally capitulated a coupler of months ago and felt dirty ever since. The second they lose exclusivity of that is the second they lose me as a customer (or the 12 month contract expires, whichever comes sooner).
Whilst there is some other stuff on there worth watching that isn't the same old repeats, it is few and far between. 'Elementary' is the only thing that springs to mind and I'd be more than happy to do with that what I did with their other exclusive shows - wait for the DVD boxed set.
I've always thought that MS have made some pretty decent hardware. For many years, they and Logitech were the only names I would look at for mice and keyboards. Whilst I've never owned (nor intend to own) an XBox, that Kinect (sp?) thing looks like some neato tech too.
Based on that, I would expect surface to be a damn fine tablet.
It's just a pity that you can't say the same about their software that I wouldn't touch with a barge-pole.
Re: Hmm - sold at cost for £75 in the US or with a 46% margin in the UK
You are missing out on things like tax and such.
Americans have different sales taxes levied by different states so it is impossible to quote a single price for the whole of the US unless you go excluding tax.We have the luxury of having a national single rate so it can be included in the sticker price. I know that doesn't account for all of the difference, but it does take the edge off it. They would also have to deal with different financial pressures in different markets, shipping and have to price it based on an estimate of what they reckon the exchange rate is going to do over the next year or so.
I persnally do not think it's that bad a differential.
Security is the key
For BYOD to work, the company has to ensure that company data is kept securely and cannot be misused or lost or exposed to malware on the device.
The only way to come anywhere near the required level of confidentiality and security of company data is through lock-down software on the device that will enforce :-
* Encryption of data.
* Reasonable level of authentication to get access to the device after device lock or power on.
* Automatic device lock after a (short) period of inactivity.
* A whitelist of approved software (no downloading and running of arbitrary 'apps' from the store)
* Monitoring of usage of the device.ngs aren't secure enough for company c
* Ability of company IT to wipe the device in case of compromise.
* Device will be wiped when employee leaves the company.
Without these restrictions, there is a significant risk of exposure of company data. When these restrictions are spelled out, no employee in their right mind would submit to them and no-one would want BYOD.... win-win!!
That seems to be so.
I have a S3 from Three and have not received an update for a couple of weeks. The IMEI test did not work for me.
Re: Again and again and again @Ragarath
Well, it's now the 20th here. No retune notices either. Also, Dave is still on 19.
Looks like they've not done the EPG change here this week, probably next week. I wonder if they could have made the process any more confusing or inconsistent.
Re: Already answered
"More than half a billion?"
Yep. Easily, even if it were technically possible.
Let's accept their estimate of 80% usage. That means that whatever range you replace it with is effectively a class A range. This network connects a lot of networks that require access to the Internet, so whatever range you use must be in RFC1918. SO, the easiest option is to use 10.x.x.x.
OK, that's the easy bit out of the way, to enable communications across this network, it is your task to organise and re-number the internal networks of every government department, every local council, school, police authority, fire service etc. etc. so that they do not use any 10.x.x.x address internally (to ensure that they can reach any and all services on the network) and then go round and do the same for all the private companies that have a need for direct communications with any aspect of government.
If you can do that for less than half a billion and within a time-scale so that the whole exercise isn't pointless I'll buy you that pint to the left!
It is in use
That range houses all the networks used to connect together government departments and other organisations. Things such as the GCSX and GSI exist there... and no they couldn't have used RFC1918 addresses as many separate organisations and networks attach to it.
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