I can't plug one in anyway...Unless I want to decapitate the people walking down the footpath in front of my house.
223 posts • joined 17 Jul 2009
Its been cracked (either by them or someone else), but theyve just realised, now that its cracked they're quite happy for crims to keep using it.
If they award for successfully completing the contract then everyone knows its cracked.
If they make a big media story out of it being 'impossible' then the crims keep using it, while they keep listening in
So if a certificate is exploited, it can be revoked.
If a password is cracked it can be changed.
If your 2FA device is lost or nicked it can be replaced.
What are we supposed to do when biometric credentials are hacked?
If (or when) someone figures out a way to crack and exploit a biometric database, its not like I can ask them to change my authentication details.
What hope do we have for the general public to understand computer security, if 'professional' devs are downloading materials for their jobs from unknown and untrusted sources!
Wonder why he used the Sony hack as an example? Rather than the MUCH closer to home hack of the OPM (office of personnel management).
Or is that too much of a raw nerve to talk about yet?
If one 'rogue' employee
Can 'hack' away into a journalists details, why would we trust government with backdoors into our data.
All it takes is one pee'd off civil servant and we're all caught with our trousers down.
Re: 4k vs VR
You only need a small VR screen in 4k a few inches from your face.. Rather than several panels at 30inch+ mounted all round.
I'd suspect for family entertainment we'll still have a 4k screen stuck on a wall.
Gamers will move to VR, if only for the sake of cost.
My boss would never allow it
I can imagine what would happen if I turned up in a new job and refused to use the company network or provided services. "Don't worry boss, I know what I'm doing, I'll run my own IT stuff"
A fairly short reply, which might not even have been polite enough to say something like, using the approved and provided IT services are a condition of employment.
Why would Her, or Her team ever think this was a) allowed, b) a good idea?
Re: Plan of action
Its a 'festival'.
2450 instances of a tiger were reported.
In unrelated news, the face painting tent reported a 2000% increase in customers.
If you're bored
Seeing as these guys are operating as a business, time is money. The more time you can waste, the less time they're making money out of people that dont know they're crooks.
Oh yes, hang on, it's really slow you'll have to be patient.
Oh someone at the door, back in a moment.
Oh I've forgotten my password hang on.
Oh its just crashed it'll need to reboot.
Oh my internet is really slow.
Oh my internet has stopped working.
You want me to install what?..... RICK ASTLEY!!
I've always thought QR codes were an exploit waiting to happen.
Here's a box of random squres, do you want to go to whatever site it may be?
I'm amazed no one has started printing their own on sticky labels, and pasting them over the 'official' ones on adverts and posters. 'Oh look a QR code on a poster for new shiny product, click, Oh thats strange it took me to malware.r.us.'
Better not say that too loudly or your budget for next year will get slashed!
I've heard talk of the US justice getting round having to reveal the help they get from the FBI etc by building a case on Parallel construction.
I assume its something like;
The info we got from the FBI stingray says they are selling drugs from this house. But we cant mention that so we'll say we got a tip off from nosey neighbor.
we're tracking his phone heading up the motor way. Lets fudge the DVLA database so local plod can pull him over for no record of insurance, then they can do a stop and search on the car.
Secret evidence? No need.
Why think is a cock up?
Having such a high profile site (even if it is now defunct) as megaupload becoming associated with the likes of warez and pron is a good marketing strategy to get it into the minds of the massess that sites like it must just be full of nasties.
Generally speaking, people want stuff that works. They want to walk into a shop, choose something, walk out with it. If it breaks take it back or ask someone for help.
Apple, since they opened their own stores you can now do this. Popularity in Apple stuff took off at the same rate as the retail store expansion.
Windows, was successfully at work so people are familiar with it so they buy one for home, and they can ask the helpful IT geek at work to fix their home PC for them.
Linux has neither of these. Which distribution do you choose? Where do I get a computer that comes with it? Someone with the money needs to step up and force a distribution into shape and sell computers in a shop with the support network to go with it. Until then the masses wont be interested.
DDoS ate my homework
Check the assessment timetable.
Which class had an assignment due, probably more likely to be tech related subject?
Cross reference with whomever couldnt get their assignment finished because it was offline?
Fine is a contract employing someone
How about a fine that directly funds someone elses job.
Leaky data, Pays a contract for a security consultant?
Dirty hospital, pays a contract for a cleaner?
Corrupt bank, pays a contract for an auditor?
Corrupt copper, pays a contract for legal advisor?
Crap school, pays a contract for teacher training?
Keeps the money going round, maybe gives a few real people some real jobs, and gets the problem directly addressed?
Signal to noise
All the kids need to do is just add the keywords to the end of every message.
Parents will soon get fed up filtering through all the messages to see which ones actually had something interesting in them.
2013 data i can see says something like 60 messages a day each, as the app monitors incoming and out going that can be multiplied up by the number of friends each. Add in a couple years of growth, and the reduced cost of the contracts (free?).
I could imagine 100+ messages a day, on top of app and web activity. If all of them have #uptheduff in them when is a parent going to have time to check them all
Re: Surely time for different security....
Doesn't necessarily need to be a dongle.
Seeing as we're talking about mobile app, starbucks could always plug the 2FA into the users phone. Which, they've probably got with them if theyre using it for paying in starbucks already.
***beepbeep*** It looks like you're try to top up, or moving credits, enter this following onetime code into the starbucks app to confirm you really are you and you really wanted to move your starbucks-money around.
Re: Immersion ...
If you watch a couple of youtube vids of lads building immersion gaming rigs you'll see the issues with it demonstrated on a small scale pretty quickly.
1) its HEAVY. A cabinet full of kit needs a good strong floor, now imagine filling all the spaces around that kit with oil? Double? Triple? the weight.
2) its messy. Want to change a network card? Got to turn it off, lift everything out of the oil, try not to make a mess, then put it back again without contaminating the oil too much in the process, or spilling it across the floor.
Are they all really only 1080 native screens?
With the power they're packing, and that they're 17" screens, would actually including a better panel increase the PRICEY price tags any much higher?
Free mobiles for coppers, plus the snoopers charter? Nice way of finding out which reporters are talking to which policemen, without all that nasty bother asking judges to get the telecoms to hand over the data.
What did they do before the internet?
I remember the days of terrorists blowing stuff up in the UK before we had email and twitter or Facebook.
What were the intelligence agencies doing then? They couldn't listen to everyones phone calls or open everyones snail mail, so they had to target the ACTUAL suspects.
They followed people, targeted surveillance, investigated clues and evidence.
Before the electronics I heard tales of agents hiding under the floorboards or in loft spaces to listen in to conversations.
Just because its 'easy' to hoover the 1s and 0s as they fly past doesn't mean the old fashioned ways of doing things aren't still available to you.
For the money they spend on 'cloudy things' they could afford to have someone actually walking around behind the top list of suspects 24/7.
Re: Obligatory comparison with non-Apple laptop
As close a Dell as I can find. And the price/spec isn't that far off a match in either direction.
5th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-5200U Processor (3M Cache, up to 2.70 GHz)
Windows 8.1 Pro (64Bit) English
13.3-inch UltraSharp™ QHD+ (3200 x 1800) infinity touch display
8GB Dual Channel DDR3L at 1600MHz
Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500
939 Ex VAT (£1126)
Higher Rez Display
Older CPU (i think)
You win some you loose some, but the prices aren't as far apart as I might have expected.
Re: Wow BT is getting faster at responding to user problems
To quote from btbusiness support page: Your line may well be getting 72Mbps as far as the green box at the end of the street, but you're sharing the national infrastructure with everyone else.
"Although BT Business Broadband is a contended service, it’s no longer contended at the exchange level by the previous 20:1 and 50:1 ratios. However, this doesn't mean that you'll receive a one-to-one contention. The contention now happens at the national level and only at busy periods.
BT plans the whole network to provide good performance and shares its national infrastructure between all users. This works well, as consumer use in the business day is low, which gives a very good performance for business customers. An analogy would be the roads near your house. There’s enough capacity to keep traffic moving well at most times and sometimes there’s a bit of a slow-down. If everyone used their car at the same time, there would not be enough capacity."
Re: The burn
Whereas in the UK we have festivals such as:
70,000 + people in a muddy field in Scotland. You hope the mud is because of the rain and not the leaking urinal troughs. The port-loos are blocked with bottles of buckfast, so while you're at the stage having cups of 'hopefully' warm beer thrown at you, someone has decided to leave a cr@p in your sleeping bag.
175,000 + people in a muddy field in England. Where the mud is mixed with cow cr@p, yet diving in it for the press pack seems like a good idea at the time. The 10ft security fence is no help stopping the supply of drugs as the face painting tent is actually a secret tunnel.
Burning Man doesn't sound so bad.
Cases thrown out due to mistrial
Maybe I've not drunk enough coffee yet, but I seem to remember something about this sort of thing causing a mistrial and cases/convictions getting thrown out.
Something about the irony of the spying that gets someone convicted is then used to overturn the conviction. How long before the appeals cases start popping up?
Only if you watch the LIVE stream, any delayed stream from iPlayer does not require it. Am sure that'd be an interesting case if it came to court. "He said, She said"
Quote from the tv licensing page:
‘Live TV’ means any programmes you watch or record at the same time as they’re being shown on TV or an online TV service.
An online TV service is a service that mainly aims to provide TV programmes over the internet, e.g. on a website or through an app or Smart TV.
If you only ever watch ‘on demand’ programmes, you don’t need a TV Licence. On demand includes catch-up TV, streaming or downloading programmes after they’ve been shown on live TV, or programmes available online before being shown on TV.
Too many providers
The problem with OTT/streaming whatever content is that there are many providers with different distribution rights and content. Which are provided via different set top boxes or services.
I shouldn't need to care which service I need to subscribe to so that I can see last years episodes of Homeland or whatever, then a different service for last weeks episodes of 24.
I'd be happy for a single box, that gave me a single interface to all the providers, Amazon Prime, Apple, Sky+, Netflix, BBC, etc etc. So that when I search for a series I want it'll go and find which service its on, let me start watching it if I've already subscribed, or give me a 'Pay Now' option to start subscribing.
Its not re-inventing the wheel, its not some miracle technology, it just needs someone thats good at packaging everything into a nice interface that works. Which Apple are actually good at. They could handle the billing for me (as they already do with Netflix), and even stick a banner at the top to say something like 'This stream provided by XYZ'.
Time and again its been seen that people are happy to pay for content, IF its easy enough.
It'll be the headphones they mug you for now
Those big over ear cans you see them wearing, £160+ especially if they're a silly colour.
"Nah mate, keep the phone, I said headphones!"
Having watched a few youtube vides of RepoMan, a US repossession agent, car security seems a bit of a waste of time. I realise he has spent some time and money customising a good recovery vehicle and he knows his business, but seeing how fast he can remove a parked vehicle is something of an education.
If you weren't concerned about doing it safely, or your business reputation anything on wheels is a moveable feast!
Re: For the Nth time
Assuming the wreck in the picture is of the 'flying machine' in question, I'd argue that it does (at times) classify as a drone.
Wiki for what its worth defines a Drone as : An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone and also referred to as an unpiloted aerial vehicle and a remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard.
Oxford Dictionary: A remote-controlled pilotless aircraft or missile.
It's certainly not big enough to have a pilot on board, and when the model in the picture looses signal it attempts to fly home autonomously to its point of departure and land by itself.
Sounds like a drone to me.
Legally binding or not?
Not sure if its only me that spotted the disparity in the report on the BBC?
""I am pleased to have secured a legally binding deal with the four mobile networks," said Culture Secretary Sajid Javid."
One vote for legally binding.
A Vodafone spokes person said, ""The voluntary industry commitment we have agreed with the government today will deliver 90% of the UK's land mass with voice services and a major improvement in mobile internet coverage as well."
One vote for voluntary.
Am betting we'll see some spin on this in a couple of years time with some he said, she said, you said.
Too subtle for me.
Maybe I've not had enough coffee yet, but the implication of the report seems to suggest that what this guy was doing is hardly worth mentioning.
Yes, ok, its just a website. But it appears he was trying to gain un-authorised access.
Would you brush off an incident where someone was outside your house for a few days trying all the door and windows, then sitting at the front door and trying 1000s of keys in the lock to see which one worked?
"I've not got in M'Lord, I was just checking"
No mention of the NDA for reviewers that actually lasted beyond public release?
First time I encountered VbyV (many years ago) I called the card issuer and said "What is this?".
The call centre replied with, "We've never heard of it, so we've locked your card".
Frankly, its been downhill ever since.
Can't remember your password?
Re-set immediately just by using the details on the card and the date of birth.
Its not like my DOB is very secret.
Its a waste of time even complaining
I'm listed on the Telephone Preference service, have been for years, yet I still get calls.
Usually I tell the caller immediately that I'm listed and they are breaking the law to call me, normally they hang up pretty quick. Some occasions I do get the details of who they are, when reporting this to Ofcom I'm told 'Theres nothing we can do'. So, whats the point again?
Re: Out the b*****ds
Hit them in the wallet.. Its one of the 'other' place that hurts.
If you've been offended, insulted, harassed by someone wearing their company shirt.
Go right up to that sales booth and tell them.
"I would have been interested in your product but one of your sales men was a total ass, so I won't be buying from you ever again"
Word WILL get around the company in question, even if its not in official channels, the talk over the water cooler will cause embarrassment.
Re: There's probably more to it than that
And then we end up in the situation where...
"We attack place X, at Y time, on Z day"
That gets 'leaked' to some media or intelligence agency, the government of the day 'Has to act to protect the citizens' and we end up with closed airports, roads, rail, stop and search in the streets, and shut down telecoms.
Then the terrorist pee themselves laughing because for every one attack that they do actually perform they can terrify us into doing what they want another 10 times for free.
I'm more likely to catch a double decker bus in the face than be victim of a terror attack, but I don't see the government protecting me with a 'bus stop and search' every time I cross the street.
Aren't there a number of exemptions to copyright
And I give you two quick examples.
1) News reporting
Using material for the purpose of reporting current events is permitted provided that:
The work is not a photograph.
The source of the material is acknowledged.
The amount of the material quoted is no more than is necessary for the purpose.
2) Criticism or review
Quoting parts of a work for the purpose of criticism or review is permitted provided that:
The work has been made available to the public.
The source of the material is acknowledged.
The material quoted must be accompanied by some actual discussion or assessment (to warrant the criticism or review classification).
The amount of the material quoted is no more than is necessary for the purpose of the review.
So if you set up your twit/vine/facebook/youtube account as either:
Red top style news outlet.
Giving appropriate acknowledgements and only to show 'appropriate' amount.
Review or criticise the goal and again quote your sources.
But then.. Since when has copyright been for the 'little guy'?
Re: wait, what?
Its like twitter and Facebook.
"We have xyz millions of accounts! Invest in us now."
But % are fake, bots, spammers, duplicates, aren't they?
"But look! we have xyz millions of accounts!"
"Invest in us now!"
"Invest in us now!"
Or rather, it'd be something like. "Our disruptive exponential growth of accounts in our new cloud based initiative presents a unique investment channel to realise multi percent point growth on your initial outlay of under utilised traditional economic funds."
Remember it's not just Synology
It shouldn't have happened. No argument.
But why the laser like targeting on Synology? Which appears to be far more aggressive than previous reporting for:
You could at least slap all of them equally for their incompetence over the years.
Re: I did not know there *were* that many cloud providers. Or are they
Re: Why never any employees
I see what you did there :)
+1 subtle internet points to you!
Re: *dum de dum de da*
I'd imagine/assume it works on the same principle as the Cineworld quiz app and those damn furby-ipad app combinations, lets the kids chat to the furby via an iPad app.
They encode a high frequency audio that you can't 'hear', but must annoy the hell out of dogs. So its just broadcast out of a mini speaker and picked up by the microphone. The fury iPad combination was particularly painful for me at least. No one else in the house could hear it, and I only stopped twitching once the furby was 'humanely' put down.
Re: Blind eye
I'm not saying you're wrong, I've seen some real mess when users with a little bit of excel knowledge are set free to develop their own solutions. But the correct process would have required (in no particular order)... By which time they probably would have started the drawdown to bring them all home again.
A business case (written and reviewed)
An analyst team to review the scope
Some form of development lifecycle (more than likely swapping back and forth between waterfall and agile)
A team of coders
A team of testers
A deployment team
A development environment
A test environment
A training environment
Outages to deploy to production
Formal sign off
Change review board when it needs reworked to actually meet requirements
Test environment to be updated
Outage to production environment
Handover to support team
Support team training
Am I missing anything?
What happens when we reach "peak electric car"?
If electric cars keep getting all this stuff for free, are we going to go broke when enough people have electric cars?
The subsidy on the purchase price
Congestion charge exemption
Free electric charging
Bus lane/HOV use
Or... Will the government of the day suddenly change the rules when they realise how much cash they're missing out on compared to the days of the 'evil ICE'?
Submitting flight plan...
For flight number :
' OR '1'='1'; Drop table TSA_no_fly_list; Select next_destination where call_sign = 'air force 1';
Free asda wifi
Filtered by mumsnet.
So while it might let you visit competitors to check prices, is sure as hell doesnt let you run a VPN to make sure your connection is secure.
Wont someone think of the 'my data is my data, dont you dare spy on me'