Why isn't there an RFC
for password storage and handling ?
1798 posts • joined 5 Mar 2010
for password storage and handling ?
If they can, they will.
Aren't there some numpty jihadists enjoying state-sponsored B&B after deciding to cook-up their own encryption on the basis that "infidel technology" was bound to be compromised. Thus proving paranoia does erode rational thought.
after all, the film having a BBFC certificate is protecting *them* from prosecution,
£50 total, to keep the video versions of the (IMHO) mainly excellent "Richard Herrings Leicester Square Theatre Podcasts" coming (The one with Johnny Vegas was worth it alone !).
Pluses: Unedited, and no book/film/TV show plugging. Oh, and no BBFC involvement. And free on ther internet.
Minuses: Occasional low-energy guests.
At least I know where my money went. £50 for getting on for 50 hours of when-it-works ****ing brilliant comedy sounds a bargain.
Something I suspect western banking systems may struggle to understand.
You jest, but actually I suspect this is a real thing.
I live in Birmingham, and in the past few weeks, mysterious "roadworks" have cropped up - coned off carriageways with **** all work going on. When combined with *real* works the overall effect is to make the flow of traffic through the city "sticky". It's not gridlock, but careful inspection reveals there are now several pinch points where cars are forced into single lanes. Something an operation to detain a suspect vehicle would find invaluable. The fact Birmingham (like all major cities) is ringed with non-speed ANPR cameras may be a factor.
Likewise, overt summer, when there were murmurs of mass social unrest, a few people noticed that the net effect of all the rail system *and* trunk road maintenance was to prevent rapid mass rapid movement of people.
was that you could install it, zip up C:\WINDOWS and mess around installing shit, nuke C:\WINDOWS, and replace with the zip file.
Rinse and repeat.
Made our installs rock-solid. Unlike some rival vendors, who learned the hard way ....
So they're already recruiting from a shrinking pool. Because civil service working practices trump catching terrorists.
Makes you wonder how real the "war on terror" is, doesn't it ?
... something the ancient Egyptians did many times, as the course of the Nile changed nover centuries ...
a data breach of this magnitude should be considered a priori evidence of the failure of the company to adhere to it's own data protection policy, and therefore a breach of contract.
Can we have a Judge Dredd icon ? (And maybe, following Private Eyes example, a "Judge Dreadful" icon for numpty judgements ?)
A song in 5/4 IIRC. Phil Collins is one of the few drummers who can understand time signatures (well, Genesis were built on weird time changes).
I have my doubts the people arrested so far are the actual perpetrators. In fact the more 16 year olds arrested, the less likely it is. Quite aside from Finks Fifth Law, I refuse to believe 4 16 year olds could organise their homework diaries, let alone a "sophisticated cyber attack" (c).
Given how all this has played out, it's entirely possible the entire reason for the hack was to create enough media noise such that phone and email phishing attempts briefly became easier with no actual need to use the accessed data (and thus risk capture).
When news of a "ransom" was mentioned, I turned my thoughts as to how to extract money from such a situation without ever being caught. Obviously a straight transaction of bitcoin is ultimately identifiable. However, then I wondered, what if the perpetrator legitimately accumulated a stash of bitcoins over time. Undertakes hack. Ransom demand is that the victim simply buys £1,000,000 of bitcoins. I'm not economist, but the spike in demand should heft the value of my *already bought* bitcoins enough that I make a profit. Not the £1,000,000 paid out, but a substantial amount.
Rather than (moronically) sending each other emails, I suspect terrorists, criminals (and spies) who have an aversion to being caught would simply:
1) Identify a *public* channel for communication(s). Maybe a couple of binary newsgroups
2) post in one an NZB of a media file (don't worry if it doesn't work. Thanks to the media providers dark war on copying, corrupted media files aren't significant) which while not encrypted, has your encrypted message hidden inside it.
3) The actual intended recipient of the file will not be immediately apparent
4) The recipient replies the same way. If the channel is *initially* secured, it can be used to switch newsgroups/posting handles at will.
5) Notice how nothing in the UK governments land-grab of data could (a) prevent (b) identify this.
To be honest, I wouldn't even bother encrypting the source message. There's so much shite spouted online anyway, there's no way you could determine anything in isolation.
But then if I were a "terrorist" and my aim was to kill, hurt and maim as many innocent people as possible with my own survival being unnecessary, there's plenty of things I could do RIGHT NOW that could take a dozen or so souls out without really trying. The lack of such incidents leads me to wonder quite how "threatening" the "terrorist threat" is ?
Is that the van Buren supernova I see ...
"laminar flow" ?
One of the reasons aerators are fitted to modern taps - to prevent the stream of water acting like a solid (and bouncing back into your face).
if comets have been spraying the Earth with ozone forever ? Yet (another) example of how the universe interacts.
"codelessn code" is another way of saying that instead of writing the code yourself, you direct code other people have written to do your dirty work, by crafting a config for it ?
e.g. rm *.* -rf in a script ?
is no-one uses the ****ing doorbell. *If* you're lucky, you might hear the mouse fart they call a knock.
When we actually got to ask our postie why he never rang the bell he didn't say "what bell" (which would have been understandable). No, he just said "I don't know if it works or not."
He's a moron. He's part of a league of morons.
Time for a new icon ... pot and kettle perhaps ?
is an endpoint where all taxes are equivalent. No one loses, no one wins.
Of course, as the EU so clearly demonstrates, where there is monetary union, can political union be far behind.
Of course, if there are people who don't want this, then it needs to be considered how people *oppose* political unions ---------------->
requiring*eBay* (et al) to collect the VAT.
Although as someone who used to receive C&Es (now HMRC) quarterly billet-doux with such groundbreaking decisions about what was and was not exempt (bear in mind the pasty tax uses mean ambient temperature as a threshold) I would pity eBay.
Presumably eBays *fees* include VAT ?
AS Mythbusters pointed out (every 30 seconds) in their episode *busting* the hoax myths.
"THE MOON IS NOT THE EARTH"
and anyone who looks at the photos and then points out "light doesn't do that" is correct.
On the Moon (as shown) things are different. Lack of atmosphere for a start. It's indisputable the Apollo pictures were taken in a vacuum.
*Omega explains: "When NASA chose this watch, they requested a hesalite crystal, which, unlike a sapphire crystal, does not break into tiny fragments on impact. This feature is very important for astronauts, as the tiny fragments of a broken sapphire crystal would pose a danger in a zero-gravity environment."
Now *that* is preparation,. *That* is properly scoping out a project. And *that* is proper specification.
Like the reason they didn't use pencils (Russian gags aside) was because of the danger of graphite floating into electrical circuits. *That's* why the Apollo pens cost so much.
They were bought by one of the countries that would like ISIS to triumph.
Saudi Arabia ?
the sheer nerve of the US trying to explain *our* laws to us.
Next year, Teresa May explains to the US congress how they don't really get the US constitution.
Is there a word - possibly from another language - to describe the situation of the "inferior" in a relationship presuming to lecture the "superior" ?
In this case, the US explaining to the EU that the EU understanding of EU law is flawed ?
Or (as happened a year ago) Alex Salmond explaining to the Bank Of England how the Bank of England didn't understand British monetary policy ?
There must be a word. There must
pass the popcorn ....
Sorry I have no advice.
We managed to buy a house in one of the most topsy-turvey places in Britain.
Technically, we live in a city. But are 5 minutes walks from a "shire" with beautiful countryside all around.
We're 2 minutes from a motorway.
We're a "deprived area" (no stamp duty, thanks to Gordon Brown) yet are cabled up to the max. My standard 60MBps pure-cable connection is better than *any* of our directors (so they tell me). And I am a minutes walk from a highly-ranked UK university (although not so highly ranked they reply to my emails).
Mobile coverage is 100% for every network - probably due to the proliferation of masts on tower blocks within line of sight.
And a 10 minute drive from the newest hospital in the UK.
Yet house prices here are sub-normal. Currently. A couple of country-dwelling friends have commented that they would pay more for a property with decent broadband.
3 months ago, for various reasons, we had to pull the phone out of the wall. Since then the world hasn't ended. We have already ensured that any communications are email/twitter/ Hospitals and doctors seem to be able to call the mobile.
Bottom line, is 3 months without a landline, and not a single cold call. Probably not what Virgin Media will want to hear when I next call them up "to quit".
Presumably the fact that you still have to pay for a mobile call means they are much less prone to spamming ?
why did I immediate think of "Menshn" ?
the mash-up of Dueling Banjos/Creep with the Indian band and choir is probably my favourite.
Oh, hang on .... how about "Cars" playing on a rack of bicycle horns ?
I predict the person who has (already) filled this post (what ? You *really* thought this was an above-board business) doesn't have security clearance, and
has proven knowledge and experience of operating within a Microsoft private cloud system system, plus proven knowledge in non-Microsoft technologies, such as Agresso, Cisco core networking, NetApp Storage, and HP Blade Centre and Compute.
For something which really should be the dogs bollocks, it seems to me that bluetooth is fragmented and badly implemented in most cases.
that the only use for it would be to calculate how much it had cost
The joke icon spoils the truth .....
And how many innocent people have been killed by the police ?
for those people who advocate eating insects as a source of protein.
Nominative determinism at work there. Or proof God *does* have a sense of humour.
not Latin ?
Quite an impressive piece of kit on the roof ....
ah, that was how mainframes did graphics in those days. Techtronix and Wyse terminals ring bells.
whatever happened to the idea of using a film of liquid curved with electrostatic force to replace solid lenses ? Maybe bit premature for eyeglasses, but for cameras ?
For at least 10 - maybe 15 years, I (not a climatologist nor a meteorologist) I have been increasingly sceptical of how the Met Office headlines can be connected to the data. It seems to me that *whatever* the (pesky ?) data shows, the story from the Met Office conveniently fits the narrative of <p><del>global warming</del></p> "climate change". Making the Met Office look like prize charlies, when the "BBQ" summers they insist will happen didn't. And then when the mild winters they insisted we will keep having didn't either (anyone remember 2010-2011 ?).
Probably finely nuanced ...
The key question is "would the defendant have acted as they did, if the police had done nothing ?"
In this case it would seem the defendant would have - they seem to have dreamt up the idea of buying a gun, and if it hadn't been for the actions of the police, may very well have got one. A real one. And like people who want to be MPs, the very last person who should have a gun, is someone who wants to have a gun. They are - by definition - dangerous people.
So in this case, big up for plod --->
I was on a conference call by my (home) office window last week. Facing the road. Saw an anonymous white van pull up. Driver gets out, walks up path. Hearing no doorbell, I assume the Missis, who's in the lounge (i.e. by the front door) has dealt with it.
Imagine *our* surprise when next day, we find a card jammed into the letterbox (so you couldn't see it from the inside) from Yodel, telling us we'd "been out" when they tried to deliver.
Collected the parcel from a neighbour who said the driver "had rung your bell, and banged your door for ages" ...
Bollocks he did. CCTV (which will catch a lot of lying towrags out - vis dashcams) shows him neither ringing the bell, nor knocking. Just carefully folding the postcard up to ensure it remained hidden till next day.
If your job is really *that* boring, why not change, rather then waste your life ?
when our office was closed, and remaining staff transferred to homeworking, it was decided to install separate phone/broadband lines for them. I argued against the office managers decision of BT, and was given an opportunity to contact Virgin. Which I did, but they didn't reply, so probably no great loss there.
BT managed to cock up every single install for 5 people. When it was all sorted (2 months after the contract date) the office manager asked why I had been so anti-BT, and couldn't understand my answer ... "I've used them."
Seriously, my wife and I can't recall a single time we've had a BT service from install to moving which hasn't been blighted with some spectacular incompetence.
The worrying thing is, having been private for the better part of 40 years, all the systematic incompetence from the 1970s era must be gone now. So where is this new generation of muppetry coming from ?