* Posts by Lost all faith...

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Nokia's great lost smartwatch? #SavedYouALandfill

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Re: I miss Nokia's ideas

"At least they came up with new and interesting designs"

The original iPhone and lack of catching up in the smartphone market showed they stopped it quite sometime ago.

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Microsoft sweet-talks EC antitrust bods over LinkedIn buy

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"Especially when many will jump to another platform as soon as MS buys this one."

Will they?

And which other one?

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Antivirus tools are a useless box-ticking exercise says Google security chap

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Re: less effort indeed

but for those being spammed by your bot-net host are constantly fighting fires.

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PoisonTap fools your PC into thinking the whole internet lives in an rPi

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Can we start a petition on the government website?

Please ban The Register from making comments such as

"Protection? If you're running a server, use HTTPS – at the very least for authentication and authenticated content"

Until they themselves implement such a basic feature.

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After Microsoft joins Linux, Google Cloud joins .NET Foundation

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Re: Embrace, extend, extinguish...

So do tell how do they manage that with an open source product, headed by a very passionate founder?

Dammed if they do, dammed if they don't.

Remove the blinkers and move on.

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UK warships to have less firepower than 19th century equivalents as missiles withdrawn

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Re: Non-USA options may be better value

"UK, the only country in the world to reach space and abandon it (Bluestreak)"

Well if you ignore us being amongst the leading countries in satellite technology.

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"the Royal Navy find itself with a historic low of 17 usable frigates and destroyers,

Maybe because they are less relevant in modern warfare perhaps?

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Microsoft just got its Linux Foundation platinum card, becomes top level member

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Re: Embrace...

Embrace...Extend....Android?

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FAIL

Would someone like to point out how VM's work to the AC?

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Brit smart streetlight bods Telensa named 'global market leader'

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Re: @m0rt

"I've taken my measuring gear out on the main road near us. Under the old lighting, you could see many metres into the dark parkland to the side of the road, with the new lighting, it's under 2 metres. Shocking."

That is no test at all

That is likely to simply down to the fact the lighting is more directional and have bugger all to do with the light colour? Otherwise your LED headlights would be utterly useless if the effective range is 2m

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Pretty much every install I've seen involves a pole swap as well.

May be just coincidence that the poles are nearing end of life anyway and are being upgraded as they role out.

Also our are pretty white and mean when you are trying to describe, say a car looking dodgy, you can say "It's a dark metallic green one" instead of "it's dark coloured".

As for not seeing the stars, it's only when you go to a dark skies area, such as the Elan Valley, you realise how rubbish your view is, regardless of orange or white.

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Security bods find Android phoning home. Home being China

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the discovery of the firmware is being taken very seriously by US government officials

who are frantically working out how to intercept this data.

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Navy STEALS? US sailors dispute piracy claim

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We'll one answer....

..next service pack make each install require a unique license number after 180 days key obtained over the phone, in German.

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TalkTalk teen hacker pleads guilty as firm reveals £22m profit jump

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No problem....

he just has to say.

"I am sorry for any inconvenience caused. It only affected a small number of customers and I have changed my hacking procedures."

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Virgin Media users report ongoing problems delivering legit emails. Again

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Re: We send a few hundred million messages a month to domains all over the world

We send about that as well. We also handle 20,000 external phone calls a day.

It's called being a large business.

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China gets mad at Donald Trump, threatens to ruin Apple

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Re: Thin Skin

"Trump has expressed no love for Apple and might enjoy punishing them for a while."

Yes but he's said no such thing about Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Ford, McDonalds and other billion dollar companies,

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Pythons Idle and Cleese pen anti-selfie screed

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One word

Narcissism

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Re: On the plus side ..

Oddly I'd never seen that until I saw the Apprentice a few years back and they were doing it, It then seemed every dickhead on the planet adopted this as a standard method of holding a phone.

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Re: I think the GOGs are on here!

maybe it's because an autograph involves scrawling on a bit of paper, maybe a quick chat (or not). Not some self obsessed, possibly bo ridden person trying to give you a hug and pissing around for 5 minutes trying to get the perfect picture.

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Re: Adobe Flash? Really? Seriously?

The Reg is there as an example of everything everyone else should avoid.

Passwords of http - Check

Requires flash - Check

Animated Adverts taking up most of the bandwidth required to load the page - check

All it needs it to require a java plugin and we're there.

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Re: Really

Telecoms companies buy a lot of Huawei kit. It's fast and reliable.

They had around a 60 BILLION Dollar turn over last week, so either a lot of Chinese are buying a lot of kit, or people are fed up with the usual vendors.

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Russia shoves antitrust probe into Microsoft after Kaspersky gripes about Windows 10

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Re: His concerns are valid

"but someone complained in country whose MoJ will listen and actually do something about it."

In a country with a publicly stated interest in getting away from as as many none homegrown products as possible.

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Australia teases binning x86 for Power CPUs in new supercomputer

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Re: Doubly Amazed

The hints are in the previous build, referenced in the article.

large shared NFS/Windows file systems

The Accelerator cluster supports both Linux and Windows HPC environments.

Use Microsoft Remote Desktop utility and connect to:

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Red squirrels! Adorable, right? Wrong – they're riddled with leprosy

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Joke

As I once heard....

Squirrels are just rats with a good PR company.

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Yeah, that '50bn IoT devices by 2020' claim is a load of dog toffee

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<Deity Help Us All>

And we think DDoS levels are bad now.

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Join the Q: British intel agencies seek tech-savvy apprentices

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WTF?

Complains about a password being to secure when applying for a cyber security role.

Please don't apply for any more jobs, you're in the wrong role.

IoT security is over there >>>>>>

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Russian banks floored by withering DDoS attacks

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WTF?

No, No NO!

"Consumers and end users need to understand the importance of changing your password from the manufacturer's default.

That is just bad advice and gets the IoT dickheads of the hook.

Lets make new law for Internet connected kit.

Have no default password.

Have a lockout policy

Fixed.

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Software biz boss on harassment charges represents himself, says I want a jury

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Recruitment giant PageGroup hacked, Capgemini dev server blamed for info leak

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WTF?

Typical bullshit...

""Our work has established that this was not a malicious attack and we are not aware of any broader dissemination of data or fraudulent activities as a result of the incident," Capgemini said."

How can they say that? How can they be 100% sure there is no criminal intent, unless of course they know who did it?

Just because it hasn't been sold / used yet, doesn't mean it won't be.

This is exactly the info required for spear phising attacks.

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Google: If you think we're bad, you should take a look at Apple

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WTF?

What?

"Plus, it says with wide puppy-dog eyes, bundling its other products with the app store means that it can give people everything for free."

Bullshit.

They could just allow Play to be installed, then let people choose to download the rest.

I'd still download some stuff, but the other crap, such as hangouts that I never use, can do one.

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Re: Point of order...

Internet Explorer was not the only Browser and look what happened there.

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Cisco emits new branch box

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Re: Sales pitch

"Cisco sells same day hardware services to take care of that."

Will they unplug the old one and patch it in. Many vendors won't.

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What went wrong at Tesco Bank?

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Re: With cloud computing, hackers have so many more points of entry

As opposed to online backing located in each branch????

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IoT worm can hack Philips Hue lightbulbs, spread across cities

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FAIL

Cue another over hyped exploit....

...it can spread across a whole city*

*Provided you have clear space of less than 400m between each niche product.

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Re: Solves Philips's Obsolescence Needs

No need, they updated the firmware on the base to lock out other vendors, but then had to back down...

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/12/17/philips_firmware_that_adds_drm_to_light/

Welcome to the brave new world.

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The big day is here and it's time to decide: Patch Flash, Windows, Office or Android first?

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Re: My HP laptops Services started hanging on boot.

First rule of using an OEM image.

Uninstall all bloatware, not most. ALL.

Be careful of uninstalling McAffe as it may brick you internet connection. Get the heap of shit, sorry McAfee, removal tool and run that after MS uninstaller, otherwise your internet connection WILL be fucked.

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Re: Time to decide?

The Dirty COW is yet another example of an exploit that depends as much on social engineering as it does on the coding.

As do most exploits these days.

Click to download, ignore all warnings, click to install, ignore all warnings.

Done.

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Facebook opens up, shares blueprints for its 100Gbit network switch

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Re: Another example of how 'Pointless' G.fast is obsolete?

What the fuck has this to do with delivering to a house?

This is a switch for use in the data centre, not the cab at the end of your street.

Trust me, the high end kit many Telcos use blow these out of the water, but have eye watering prices to go with it. Take the Huawei CE12816,there you have a throughput of up to 356 Tbit/s

The idea of these is a build it yourself design, without high license fees.

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Toblerone's Brexit trim should be applied to bloatware

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Re: Not likely

"BREXIT-misers: You'll have to pries the bar of Dairy Milk from my cold, dead, chocolate-smeared hands."

Cadbury did it ages ago, around the time of the London Olympics.

And make sure it is not one of the Dairy milk with <insert brand item here> bars. They are made in Poland, not the UK.

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Bungling ATM thieves blow up bank statement machine

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Happy

So much for German efficiency.

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Add it to the tab: ICO fines another spammer as unpaid bills mount

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"caller-id falsification a serious criminal offence and then go after the directors for that."

We legitimately fake the CLI of about 10,000 calls a day.

We operate contact centres for many large companies, they own the number we send, but it is redirected to us. However we have to jump through a load of hoops with our carrier to do this, and many of the UK ones are also similar, we simply cannot send one without the carrier allowing ti through.

You have 3 main issues:

1. Spoofed CLI's. Often these are originating from abroad and / or VoIP services. The issue you have is rapid changes. They spoof a number for a short period. The telco's clamp down and they simply move on. Many here are saying they can trace for billing purposes, but all a UK Telco does is bill the Telco it comes from and if a Telco in nation B is happy to handle those calls and pick up the charges and pass them onto the spammer, not much you can do, other than block the carrier, but then you have real issues.

2. Many now use mobile numbers. Take hundreds of PAYG SIMs, load them with credit, often using stolen credentials, or simply cash, then sitck them in a SIP to GSM gateway and fire away. As the SIMs get blocked, move onto another batch.

3. Withheld numbers. There isn't actually such a thing, it simply a flag that says please don't send my number. The carrier see the issues are similar to point 1. In the UK there are banned these for companies in the UK.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/cold-callers-to-be-forced-to-display-phone-numbers-under-new-government-plans

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Re: The law is there for a reason, it’s to stop companies inundating people with unwanted messages

@PatientOne.

"but the tel-co's make money by connecting calls and they won't get paid if they block the call, hence they only do so under court order, "

Utter bollocks.

TalkTalk alone are already blocking 70 million a month and BT are gearing up a service to block a 25 million a WEEK!

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Trump's plan: Tariffs on electronics, ban on skilled tech migrants, turn off the internet

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Look on the good side....

..at least all the goods and services that have had the prices raised due to the crap exchange rate of the Pound, will suddenly become cheaper with the collapse of the Dollar...Oh wait....who am i kidding.

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See....

...the Trident replacement doesn't look such an expensive idea now.

Wonder if Lewis will still suggesting we buy all our mil-tech from the USofA?

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China passes new Cybersecurity Law – you have seven months to comply if you wanna do biz in Middle Kingdom

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Re: So apart from "the overturn of the socialist system,"

"Where in the western world is illegal to distribute porn?"

Err most countries.

Go ahead, test it. Send a load of porn to say a female politician, with your name and and address attached and see how well you get on.

Oh and the vast majority of Muslim countries, but not sure if you count them as western.

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Re: Really?!?

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"Really? Please enlighten we benighted masses by naming two such "good ideas". "

"All security incidents must be reported to a central government register"

"users must be told if their data has been hacked. "

""Persons who are directly in charge and other directly responsible personnel" can be fined up to RMB100,000 ($14,760) apiece for failure to comply."

There you go, 3 good examples in the same paragraph. I take it you read the article?

In the western world it goes as such.

Cover it up, then deny everything and finally issue a half arsed apology and carry on as before.

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Hitler's wife's lovely lilac knickers fetch £2,900 at auction

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Re: £2,900 for Eva Braun's knickers?

Maybe he was just missing that from the rest of the wardrobe they have.

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We're going to have to start making changes or the adults will do it for us

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Brilliant...

..an article about how pointless arguments about things such as tabs vs spaces are and 80% of the comments are about tabs vs spaces.

Genius.

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Apple drops dongle prices to make USB-C upgrade affordable

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Re: How generous

Looks at my Zbook's ports smugly

1 SD UHS-II flash media; 1 smart card reader

(SD supports next generation secure digital and is backward compatible to SDHC, SDXC)

Left side: 1 RJ-45; 2 USB 3.0; 1 USB 3.0 (charging)

Right side: 1 power connector; 2 Thunderbolt™ 3; 1 VGA; 1 HDMI 1.4; 1 USB 3.0; 1 stereo microphone-in/headphone-out combo

/smugmode off

It's also great for weight training.

Also the screen isn't the best, unless you go for the higher screen option.

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