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About two weeks ago I was called in to consult* on a cryptolocker infection.
It was ugly, like Trevor describes, users with local and network share files. All encrypted because it's network aware. They were running two daily backups, but just overwriting and no off-site media. Both backups had run and only had the encrypted versions. We turned up a 14 month old copy of the data from when a new server was put it. It was hard to tell the owner that was the best that could be done, and he took it pretty well - probably already knew.
*confirm their existing/former IT vendor's verdict.
While I agree with you, let me say...
Hey Swiper! No swiping!!
You lose 60 to that darn Apple tax...
Maybe they could locate in an "anarcho-syndicalist commune"
...if approved by the Executive Officer of the Week.
Would that be .mp?
Re: Let's think about this
Yes! This is a more coherent version of my thoughts while reading the article.
Re: Can Apple really be 60-70% of Foxconn's revenue??
DougS' comment is on target.
With PC shipments falling off a cliff, why jump to blame iPads and iPhones?
Grasping at straw
When you do something stupid, then make a transparently bogus claim you were trying to do something different yet stupid -
you go from looking stupid to looking an arse.
$ £ € ¥
The price of the product seems to be of the "if you have to ask..." level.
Given the general thrust of their marketing, I'm surprised GoDaddy doesn't go down more often!
I work with small businesses, and the upgrade to Win7 is just under way with 64bit snags. A lot of small shops run their business on some little db app.
If it's QuickBooks, the pain is reduced as Inuit wants you to buy a new version each year anyway.
But if it is a application targeted toward managing something like a law office, veterinary practice, etc. I can tell you it's very common for the application hasn't been ported to 64-bit yet or the owner hasn't ponied up for the new major point upgrade. With the economy in neutral, expenditures are conservative in small businesses.
Beyond that, the end users really, really dislike change. Even the minor changes to Office '7-10 or Win7 get push back. Mostly these people don't want to screw something up because they're unsure of proper new way to do an old task. Some of it is also frustration at just wanting to get their work done. Once they get it sorted, it's OK - but, when picking the replacement I am usually told to get the old familiar not the new hotness.
I don't have strong opinions on Win8. However, I am paid to make people productive. Neither me nor my bosses get paid to push new because it's new. If there isn't major advantage to the new version is will ramp up slowly. cf. WinXP. The consumer market may go crazy, but if I had to guess most of those people just want a tablet that's priced entry ipad or less right now.
It'll be interesting to see what comes from all of this.
Often by trying to eradicate something you end up with a new harder to kill variant.
... that pesky law of unintended consequences and evolution can be a PITA.
Re: A Crime to be Pro Google?
Some have data caps on more than just mobile.
> Default is to upload over wifi.
Re: Atari joysticks
The first time I rolled the score in Space Invaders the pain in my hand was getting pretty intense.
Robust, indeed, those joysticks logged a lot of time without fail. And while not the best ergonomically, I liked them much better than the Nintendo controllers that came later.
Look what happened to dslreports. Bad luck can strike anyone.
Apollo sites shown
Actually, the LRO imagery of the Apollo sites is available and really interesting.
Get your conspiracy theory squashed here:
OK this is about business and the opinions of those signing the checks. I don't know how important it will be in the tablet wars where the consumer market is more important, but I would think some of this think would carry over and makes me suspect IDC's predictions.
I was just part of customer facing tablet (iPad) deployment. Android was a non-starter. One of the reasons - The perception (or reality) is that accessory market is iPad. Not that there aren't accessories for Android tablets, but the breadth of options for the iPad is so much larger.
Additionally there is a belief that there is long term plan for where the iPad (software and hardware) is going. If we went with iPads there would support and upgrades. Replacing tablets in months down the road would be as easy as buy more iPads. Rightly or wrongly, Android tablets are viewed as the flavor of the month. Here today, gone tomorrow for any particular model. This could be a reflection of the Android mobile phone market.
Plus, the three letter Cxx executives admire what Apple has achieved as a business, and would like that successful themselves.
App running, but hiding itself...
If your anti-virus isn't giving a informational warning about this (at the very least), then what use is it?
Regardless of the software's ultimate intent - It is HIDING itself.
I have a problem with that.
While the banks and telcos are squabbling with each other...
Apple will announce a new iPhone where Apple gets all the NFC transaction revenue, leaving banks and telcos only their existing fees.
(You may not like Apple, but wouldn't it be worth it to see bankers and telco execs cry?)
Kaspersky doesn't mention if TDSS is making the rogue outbound DNS connection on port 53.
If so then firewall rules whitelisting DNS servers will interrupt the dropper mechanism.
Though I wouldn't be surprised if this has been anticipated and they are using 80 like everything else that doesn't want to be filtered.
What's in a name
I had the director of one of my clients refuse the change (so far) because she thought the name LibreOffice sounded awful. If OpenOffice dies then it may be another story, but for now she feels that it easier to convince the general public (this is a public facing institution) that the replacement for Micrsoft is Open not Libre.
a) What compensation?
«Acidgen also provided suggestions for fixing the flaw»
b) What deadline?
«He also told the representatives he planned to disclose vulnerability details publicly once a patch was released.»
Zvezdochka survived! Fasicating history of dogs in the Soviet space program here:
(standard wikipedia accuracy disclaimers apply)
I had to laugh at Bolik who ran away just before her flight.
So easy to use, no wonder it's number one™
I was talking with the Director at of my clients, who has OpenOffice heavily deployed, about the split. When I got to the LibreOffice name, she made a face and told me to stay with OpenOffice until there was a compelling reason to change.
Maybe someone will offer a distro of LibreOffice that just re-skins it in a better name. OpenDoc Office anyone??
Today's phrase that pays -- WTF?
First off; MacAfee -- Really!? Of all of the security vendors, that's your choice? And you want to pay a premium!? ...er, Ok.
More importantly; last time I checked the black hat malware writers were winning the war with the white hat security vendors. I can't imagine moving the AV software into silicon is going to help long term. Likely to make things easier. Somehow I suspect that I will still need to run security software on top of all of this.
Besides haven't we been down a similar road before with Microsoft? If buying and integrating an AV vendor worked out so well for them, I surprised that Intel needs or want to. Inspite of how tasty securing the mobile space may seem.
I don't remember the name of the tool either, but there was a copy in our computer lab.
@ Richard Read
Incorrect => 3) VPN Access
VPN access on my iPad is smooth and easy. No complaints - and I use it a lot!
Correct => 2) The ability to connect to external devices like printers, usb storage, tv
No native printing? - I have no idea what they were thinking. File transfer is a PITA.
A CPA friend always warned me "money makes people think they're smarter"
El Reg Icon request
Deerstalker & Magnifying Glass for the "No Shit Sherlock" icon, please
The Galaxy 15 card says...
The Galaxy 15 satellite features a unique commercial/government hybrid payload configuration. In addition to C-band communications, which will be used to distribute entertainment and informational programming to cable television system operators, the spacecraft will also broadcast Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation data using L-band frequencies. This data is part of the Federal Aviation Administration's Wide-Area Augmentation System, which is a Global Positioning System (GPS)-based navigation system that provides precision guidance to commercial and general aviation aircraft at thousands of airports and airstrips where there is no precision landing infrastructure in place. North America, Alaska, Hawaii, Caribbean; 24 C-band transponders, 2 L-band transponders for transmission of navigational data
Yeah. With mobile data caps or If the tele-cables get their way with monthly caps for wired service, who'll want want to used monthly allotment for _local_ printing.
Double Fail: Choc-o-Print and Monthly Caps
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