1125 posts • joined 11 May 2007
Re: Unless Hank is your nice local US government spook
I thought it was obvious that I chose the name Hank to indicate an american. What exactly is your point?
That's beautiful man!
from the article:
>> If you don't like the idea of Virtru's cloud holding your keys, you can set about creating your own one if you ask nicely. <<
The article says this is designed for normal users, as such they probably do want to trust someone else with the keys as the alternative is most likely not having keys.
If alice can't trust bob
it doesn't matter how she shares stuff, he's got a memory. You don't have to screen grab or freeze a browser or whatever to recall the contents of an email.
This service is about stopping derek, igor and hank from looking at the mail in transit, isn't it? And it sounds like it makes a decent fist of it.
That's the only rational position, isn't it? We are talking about businesses.
An even more complete solution would be to swtich the computer off and go outside.
Facetiousness aside, disabling this feature is very secure but not very forward looking. The voice and video apis in the new web standards are an important part of providing proper, cross browser, cross device and multi os support for communication apps. That is what we should be aiming for.
The spec for this feature needs to be "disabled in all windows by default, can be explicitly enabled in a single window, that window cannot enable other windows". If Google just impelemented that I'm sure the "living standard" would follow....
Re: Now who's the idiot?
Is it the bloke with a phone the size of his head?
Re: Why no follow on?
Seems bizarre to single out Nintendo for this hatred when the big games publishers are much worse. The "moribund milking of franchises" surely applies more to the regular COD and FIFA updates than to Nintendo.
Re: Zelda game for the Wii or Wii U
That'd be Skyward Sword, November 2011.
Re: Why no follow on?
Because Nintendo don't milk franchises like other publishers do. They tend to do a single Kart per hardware platform. It's part of their charm.....
That'd be "a link between worlds", the one they released just before Christmas.
It's pointless to abbreviate then type the thing in full underneath.
Re: but it's really poor compared to Sony's and Steam.
I disagree. I find the Sony store to be a total pain to use, it's ugly, searching for a game invariably brings up a load of other hits before the thing that's an exact match for what you typed and browsing the store is clunky. I quite often browse the 3DS store to see what's available, I find the interface much more attractive and I've purchased a few things I've spotted whilst browsing (around the 6-7 quid mark), whereas I only really look in the ps3 store if there's something I specifically want.
Steam store I quite like though!
Doesn't Vince have copyright on that?
So stop whining and become your own boss.
No, you stop paying yourself so much and share it around a bit with the people who do the actual bloody work.
Re: It didn't go my way. It must be a conspiracy!!
Yeah, that's the only possible interpretation.
Re: Why strikes down't work.
Yeah, can't have the plebs being overpaid, that's a management perk.
The fact you choose to use Apple services doesn't mean Google can ignore your privacy settings. Why would you think those two things are linked?
Re: flaky as a lepers crotch
Re: Worked 1st time for me
Right. We've got two succesful updates right here. This article is obviously full of shit when it claims that every update is bricking phones.
What? It didn't say that? You sure? Why else would people think it was worthwhile posting a "my phone updated ok" message if we already know that a lot of phones are updating ok?
Oh, it's to give smartarses like me something to bitch about? Tidy!
Re: any C/C++ code, you know it sucks...
Re: Already fixed
Only 22 years after it went in! Sweet!
Re:though 40 char+ function names don't help
"wait_for_completion_interruptible_timeout" seems pretty helpful, more helpful than "x" anyway.....
Doesn't your IDE complete that stuff for you once you start typing anyway?
Re: Nail, head.
As Mary so rightly points out, the presence of a known NSA stooge doesn't make everyone else clean, they have many employees. For the standards group to have any credibility he surely has to go.
without worrying about viruses, updates, licensing etc etc.
You don't need to worry about being up to date, but you might want to worry about updates removing functionality you use. If you're not paying to use a service then Google have no reason to maintain features they don't want to....
Automatic security patches are great (up to a point) but automatic "updates" to application behaviour can cause all sorts of problems.
Re: Nothing to see here, next story please.
Please stop discussing this and get back to work plebs!
Re: No numbers of successfully installed ones are ever given.
You say that like it's a good thing. It would be much better if the number was known and it was insignificant. You imply that this lack of knowlege is because the number is small, I hope you're right, I fear you're not.
Re: pretty much useless
Too right. Letting you know you have malware on your phone is pointless if you can't automatically quarantine it. I'd rather let it run if the alternative is having to take some action myself....
the closest thing to Apple one can find beyond Cupertino. ®
Yeah, nothing says "Apple" like a build it yourself router. Or a terabyte of storage for 10p.
Re: If you've left your phone unattended you're not likely to see it again.
Depends whether I want to sell your phone or use it to impersonate you in an email or sms. If I'm trying to blag that I am you then stealing the phone will alert you that's something's afoot. Clearly there is limited but real potential for this to be exploited.
Re: Is this a Real world vulnerability?
From the article: As a result, any rogue app can at any time remove all existing locks.
If this is true then you could have malware on your phone that I could trigger when I see you leave your phone unattended and disable the lock. But you don't think that's a "real world implication"?
re: that's when Betty is on most channels...
It's disrespectful to call her that!
Should call her Liz!
Re: 2 - 4 - 6 - 8
never too late!
@ Brenda McViking
And the evidence to back up your theories is?
Re: I no longer know which side of the argument The Register is on
Refreshing, isn't it!
Re: No, that's you, that is.
You might not use their services
but if you're surfing in english then it's highly likely that Google Analytics is tracking pretty much every site you visit. And that allows them to monetise you to advertisers.
So, assuming the original quote is a translation, what he said may well have been quite reasonable, you aren't using their services directly but their analytics service is certainly using you.
Re: people can gain control of an expression by being the first to get there
By that logic we can all write the complete works of Shakespeare, but he just got there first.
Sounds ridiculous to me, I know I couldn't create what he did. Art is an expression unique to the artist (or in this case artists), no one else can "get there first" because no one can be someone else.
Re:But hey, you don't care when having a good rant?
A three line post is hardly a rant, and the "it's the third party code that's shit" argument is equally true whether running on Windows or *nix.
Only if you're a Windows Administrator who doesn't know how to configure a *NIX type OS.
Ah, it makes sense now. It's the Windows Administrators that are responsible for all the Linux defacements....
Re: can El Reg get rid of those MS Dynamics ads...they are bloody annoying.
Try noscript, you still see ads but their ability to be annoying is severely reduced!
Re: a discount given to prevent the early Linux netbooks getting market share
So that's why we haven't had the year of the linux netbook! FFS M$, back off!!!
Re: what the fuck
How dare you call today's generation tossers! I'm incensed and will be writing to my mp forthwith!!
Re: 3D still being filmed using 2D methods?
Nevertheless the illusion of depth is shattered by blurring things in the background, it makes it very clear that what you're seeing is an illusion of 3D. The Dredd film ruined a couple of shots with exact issue, looks fine in 2d but at the cinema in 3d they looked crap.
Re: Pint of Lager is almost unwatchable.
Indeed, and that logo gets in the way as well!
Like, ahem, cooking pr0n and talent shows.
Of course the BBC shouldn't waste money on popular shows just because licence payers like them. How will the plebs ever learn if you give them what they want?
Re: They release alpha software and charge a fortune for the privilege of you testing it.
Yeah! They should do a Google and release all their alpha software free. It might not work properly but at least you don't end up out of pocket as well!
So how secure is the supposedly locked down business side of BB10 now android apps can call into blobs of code that no one at BB understands?
Re: Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. Stupid. Wrong.
Stupid? For not knowing the intracacies of the iOS settings screens? Fuck off.
I quoted the line I had a problem with, if you disagree with the article that's fine, but I didn't write it.
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