I wonder why they didn't do a deal to port WebOS......
1918 posts • joined 11 May 2007
re: just that you patch them quickly
It's not that it doesn't matter how many vulnerabilities there are, but the fact is that vulnerabilities will be found if there's enough money to be made, and when that happens the patches are worthless unless they make it onto the vulnerable devices. I'm sure OpenBSD doesn't have any security vulnerabilities (!) but if it did, you would want them patched in a timely manner, wouldn't you?
Sounds like the problem is Android devices not getting patches...
... not the underlying architecture. So "all" blackberry need to do is patch in a timely manner.
re: we'll just buy feckin iphones as usual
They're popular and therefore a prime target for hacking. Unless these blackberries are really popular iPhones will always be a more attractive target...
Re: It's also a good way to hide from pontificating bullies who use offensive language
Why do you need to hide from me? What do you think I'm going to do? Downvote your posts? Scarey.....
Re: Gluten meat substitute
Known as Seitan I believe, and does make a much more credible meat substitute from a texture perspective, based on memories from 35 years ago.
Re: Make up your minds boffins
Yeah, can't they stop with this science stuff? I want a nice simple static belief system, not one where new research keeps changing things!!!
Re: talking out of your backside
How is what I posted arse talk exactly mr. Anonymous pussy? The AC thing is for when you're bitching about work or exposing potentially sensitive info, not just for hiding while name calling. Wanker.
Downvoted for liking the wrong carcinogen?
Re: Dirty Daves cancerous cockopalyse
That's my new band name right there!!!
Re: Wouldn't be worth it...
I felt the same when they told me to stop smoking those lovely cigarettes I used to enjoy. I trust you're as happy to pay for my lung cancer treatment as I am to pay for your bowel cancer treatment...
Re: So there is little kudos for exploiting them.
Bummer. If I'm killed by car hacking it better be a cool exploit!!
Re: This is The Register in full-on anti-Apple diatribe.
It's what they do, to all the big corps, not just Apple. If it's too upsetting for you to read something that isn't full on pro-apple marketing bullshit then you're in the wrong place.
re: before an update forced a reboot.
It runs Windows?!?!?
Re: The simple solution is to put the servers in Europe and under European law.
That exactly what MS's current case is about, the US demanding access to data stored on servers in Ireland. The American government doesn't care where the servers are, it demands access anyway.
A quick google (so correct me if I'm missing something) reveals both Knox and SEAndroid to be secure versions of android, but neither search shows top spec devices that come preloaded and are targeting business. Where are the specific samsung devices that are marketed to businesses as secure? As it stands the quote seems to be accurate.
Re: Best cockwomble definition I've seen
Surely it's just a boy womble, the female version being a henwomble.
Re: from a random website
Random website? Most of us know of github. The tool consists of batch files, registry files and additions for the hosts file and it's all plain text and readable. So no dodgier than a random registry hack. The best advice for anyone that feels capable is to take a look at it to see if you're prepared to trust it.
re: make play easier, get extra lives etc.
Bloody students!!! Even gaming properly is too much like hard work!!!
Re: Just proves that Windows is an insecure platform. Software programmers make lots of mistakes.
So you use an OS that isn't written by Software programmers and is therefore secure?
u - the proportion of devices updated to the most recent version
If the carrier hasn't pushed it yet the device isn't counted in u.
Re: no matter what platform you're running
Well maybe, but the risk decreases with market share. I bet anyone running a Palm Pre on Web OS is fairly safe....
Re: down-vote-baiting troll attempts
Judging by the icon it was a joke. Made me laugh anyway.....
The comment section
gets more like the Daily Mail every day. So do the feminazi click bait articles tbh....
Re: this really is nothing compared to what's coming.
Go on then, enlighten us. What's coming?
Re: Correct me if I'm wrong.
Has that ever happened?
it doesn't matter if the management knew.
They're paid to be responsible. They are responsible.
Re: The one your momma uses to call me on a Saturday night.
Yeah, she loves her pizza. Did you get it there on time?
Re: all I can smell from here is the slow, creeping spread of decay.
Yeah, I hate hot desking too. You never know what the last occupant has been up to....
Re: /. dug up some interesting dirt
No, she said that "You may need to learn to shout at people." was "*fucking* uncool". That's not interesting dirt, it's a perfectly reasonable statement.
Re: If that is the case then please enlighten me with your wisdom
Indeed. If you read the post that this article is about she comes across as perfectly sensible. She didn't like the environment she was working in so she left the project to go somewhere else. Seems reasonable. Why shouldn't she, on her own blog, explain why?
re: coarse language is a part of language, so it's only right it should be used.
That's some quality logic right there.
Re: I once got a 30 day ban from SO for calling someone a tard
Good. You're supposed to post helpful stuff on there. "It's here in the manual" is helpful, "You're a tard for not looking in the manual" isn't.
Re: just because it's Microsoft
No, just because it's The Register, and everyone gets short shrift, not just MS. Go and read the bleating under the latest apple security article.
For some reason it's upset you because it's MS and not Apple, Google, Oracle or some other massive corporation having the piss taken. That shows your bias, not el Reg's.
Re: (there are many)
Puts me in mind of a Fry and Laurie sketch set in a restaurant. When the diner asks for a new fork he gets a bin liner of plastic ones emptied on his table. "But these are crap!" he exclaims, "Yes, but look at the choice!" comes the reply....
Re: might of
Re: You can turn that option off anytime
No, people should not be given that option.
Re: Downvote it if you like but it's been proven time and time again
It's been proven that EVERYONE has a price? Where's the research that did that then?
re: Am I the only one to not give a shit about the english
No. It looks like the start of this thread is full of grammatical nit picking purely to distract from a serious issue. MS sock puppets in false flag grammar outrage?
Re: Bigger picture
Their market, their rules. You know the risks when you spend serious person-years-$$ (?!?) or you're a bit too naive to be running a business.
Besides, by the sounds of it the app did nothing that the mobile site doesn't (except possibly generate revenue).
I want free stuff!
Re: Prices are more reasonable than the Nexus 6
LG and Samsung are Korean. Korea is not part of China.
Re: A good thing
Google giving users a little more control over what happens on their machines must surely make Microsoft realise they can carry on in the direction they're going for a good while until they meet Google coming the other way.
Coral is a colour?
Like "sweets" is, or "jumpers". It's available in black, red and yellow, marketing arseholes!
And where I come from lemonade is clear and colourless.
Re: How dare you!
Because everyone uses the joke icon when they're being sarcastic....
Re: the point here about open source is that a user of the software created a fix for the problem
Well ok, if you explain it nice and clearly like that it does make sense.....
Re: The power of open source
And probably fucked your dog. Probably.
But I see your point, a bug like this hanging around for 10 years definitely proves that open source is better than closed.
Re: no-one does it or bothers catching the exceptions
Because the only thing that can go wrong when you call an external android service is permission denied.