Re: 4 letters, then 3 letters...
1950 posts • joined 11 May 2007
With windows 10 data slurping it's no different.
... but knowing and having faith that the system will give you the right raise.
Now pull your knickers up and go and make me a cup of tea!
I love it.
Most Android users don't get security patches however long they wait.
A lot of windows devices are attached and are in the latest up to date fully patched state (as long as you don't count Windows 10 as a patch, obv...). We're discussing OSs, not all the additional code on the devices.
Not to mention the 50% of iDevices that are up to date.
You new here Aimee? At El Reg the glass is ALWAYS half empty.
Regular security patches?
Chrome OS takes 6GB? Don't lightweight Linux's run in under a gig? How did they manage to use that much?
The discussion is about searching when you don't know who you want to give your business to. If you've decided already why would you be searching?
All out of "Gandalf's Memory Stick" and "Wizard's Sleeve" then?
Fuck fairness to Google.
This is a slippery slope elReg, I'm not sure why you thought this was necessary. Are all security articles to come with links to associated best practices? This just makes it look like you're worried Google might get upset with you. Never seems to bother you with Apple or MS (but then, they don't effectively own internet search)...
No, I think you'll find that while the cattle are lowing and baby jesus awakes, no crying he makes.
Surely they'd have been in a worse position if they hadn't been cloudy and the data centre taken out was their only one.
Duh! Look around you.
I guess you believe "everything just exploded into being" is a better explanation than "god made everything explode into being". They both sound pretty similar to me...
No. The mms thing shuts down the attack vector from an unopened mms but doesn't fix the underlying vulnerability which is in android's video player.
I keep Refreshers on mine.
People react differently to the same thing. Apparently you all feel fine with some random bloke who's close enough to bluetooth a picture of his cock to your phone. Me, i'd be a little freaked out by that. I can imagine some people might feel violated by it.
You don't get to decide how other people feel and when you say they're wrong all you're really saying is "i don't do empathy".
Sounds so much better than "Google made an OS without thinking about security patches and they've just realised that that might be a problem."
But back in the days when some people thought drunk driving was acceptable you might have been.
...but at some point one has to move to more interesting, rewarding (or not) real-world activities.
Jesus, could you patronise that up a bit for me Grandad?
Yeah, it's not like this is a Windows issue.
That just blocks an attack vector though, doesn't it? I though Stagefright was a video system problem. If so then other methods of playing videos would still be vulnerable.
is open to answer and close to hang up!
If you don't want stupid headlines you're on the wrong site.
Google analytics is pretty much everywhere.
You mean like every browser does until you check the "don't ask me again" box?
Sounds like IE has a security hole and Edge doesn't. Why would you want your browser to be able to allow remote access to your machine?
They don't have to be the default to be used.
... must constitute a real indication of the individual's wishes.” Typical bureaucratese? Sounds like an accurate description of what consent means to me.
It's a "free upgrade" if you do it within a year.
Do you use Chrome? If so, got any tips on stopping it updating itself?
But does it install a driver update utility on unix that messes with the os' update mechanism? Otherwise it's not really relevant is it? The issue is the update mechanisms clashing, not the quality of either driver.
So just like ANDROID / CHROME now then? Except I'm PRETTY SURE that Microsoft ASK PERMISSION FIRST for anything involving PERSONAL INFO...
Is it really surprising that targeting a single device is easier than targeting all pcs made in the last 5 years and a load of tablets?
Yeah, i'd be so much safer if i didn't know about this. They can't hack my car if i don't know there's a flaw!!
Thanks for an informative and balanced post! Just what the OP required!!
Because they fuck it up and end up paying more for less?
Yeah, but that's Google stinking up the web with non-standard markup and therefore ok. Totally different to the IE specific stuff that we all loathe.
No, some of us like to be able to control when an app updates itself, something Chrome makes very awkward.
Without multiple rendering engines the html5 standards would just become "what webkit does". Multiple engines following the same standards should keep the standards clear and sensible.
I'm not too keen on Google taking over where IE6 left off....
Well they could make it so the option is always there, rather than it appearing after you've enabled it in an app. Or they could take you to the settings screen to switch it on, thereby informing you of where it is.
Both of those would make it clearer, if not easier...
Cool, link me up!
But srsly, reading the wikipedia mod discussions about this is better than any article. Where else exactly would the journos research?
The one month thing is fundamental to the discussion. It's imposed by MS ending support for 2003. If you don't understand that why are you commenting?
He's not giving you his condescending tone, get past it and move on.