18 posts • joined 28 Jul 2010
Re: The ultimate question of life the universe and everything.
Reminds me of a daft joke...
Q: How many software engineers does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: 10 ... One to hold the ladder and one to swap the bulbs over.
Techno babble bull
I'm sorry, but who does this spokeswoman think she's fooling
" Spokeswoman Amanda Miller has said that the website uses “sophisticated, proprietary hashing and salting technology to protect passwords”
All that means is they combine the fields and add a salt, which is rule #1 in the 101 list of things to do for a user's password
Unfortunately, rule #2 is "Do not store the password in the same database as the username, but use a unique foreign field to map between two separate tables in two separate databases"
If only they had got as far as reading rule #2. Incompetent idiots!
I agree and I use Ubuntu all day, every day. Not because I'm especially a Linux geek but because I develop LAMP websites and it makes sense to do so. For as long as a terminal or text editor to change a config file is needed for anything then Linux won't go mainstream. Look at OSx - the average user would never know it's BSD Unix underneath, but if you want or need the raw power of a command line then it's still there.
Not strictly answering the question....
... Won't help the migration, but if you have one then a spare PC with 2 NICs to leave behind with Sophus UTM or Untangle, Squid and FreeNAS running as VMs to give them a free but enterprise class firewall with caching, anti-spam, web filters and shared drives. Sophus UTM has a free non-commercial version for up to 50 people, and Untungle has a "lite" version.
Easy enough to setup the VMs and internal network under VirtualBox before you even leave the office and massively improve their experience. I'd run it under a Ubuntu LTS release rather than buy another windows licence, but that's me :)
Not to be picky, but...
When I saw those stats I didn't believe them - less than 10% of "world market" for Android, iOS, etc? Couldn't be true. This is important, because if I don't believe one number then I have zero confidence in any of the other numbers.
Checking the referenced, source these stats are only for *Desktop* browsers and not for *All* browsers.
A small thing, but it makes a big difference when trying to evaluate whether or not I believe the article...
I don't care about separate personal and corporate; give me an alternative to encrypted comms and BES so CESG will approve something other than blackberry devices for mobile email... it's actually why I'm praying that BB10 will fail and the company go bust so they HAVE to approve something else :)
Java is banished from all my PCs and I will not be re-installing it.
Does anyone actually watch broadcasts now? I thought that was why any new TV came with BBC IPlayer et al?
That's how much it would cost..... oh, and it'd take 0.8 million years to complete.
Pins on the case? Stupid idea - means multiple redesigns for international sale as in most countries equipment must be sold fitted with the right pins for that country's sockets, no adaptors allowed
How stupid can you get?
What Eejit thought that a 4-digit PIN was sufficiently secure in the first place to secure access to credit card details, irrespective of whether you need a rooted phone to get to the hash?
It's not a card you're putting into a hole-in-the-wall machine, it's a phone! Jeez! Did someone go beat the google softies with a stupid stick or something?
Dunno about Chocolate Factory, perhaps we should now call them "Chocolate Fire guard" as they're obviously about as useful as one of those.
See this on the inquirer.net;
Blocking of sites is illegal under European law (best tell BT they need to unblock the newzbin site pretty quickly) but providing some sites at a slower speed than others would probably be ok
Up yours Apple
I've just received provisional patent approval for a gesture whereby I extend the middle digit of either hand whilst keeping the other digits clenched into my palm, rotate my hand so that the finger nail of my extended digit points towards Apple and I them raise and lower it repeatedly ....
I hereby freely licence my patent to anyone who doesn't work for Apple
Move along.... nothing to see here.
Article is incorrect
The Microsoft Website states that data transfer covers 500MB in / 500MB out
nail, head... contact!
As a SaaS provider, my research and feedback within the general computing community aligns with this survey; i.e. Security is the primary concern. As you rightly highlight, its not so much physical security, but data security - how can you even tell if a data breach has occurred and your data compromised? Lets not forget there's a major(!) SaaS CRM provider who is reported to host all user entered data and information IN THE SAME DATABASE as for every other customer! If a single Actor gains access to the database with escalated privileges then they get everything from every one.
Personally, the thought of using many of the online office suites and other applications spinging up causes me to come out in hives and run around screaming in fear. IMHO you'd have to be very brave(!) to use a SaaS application for anything that's businesses related without a thorough due diligence investigation on the provider and obtain a 3rd party penetration test report to consider using them. Alternatively avoid them like the plague if they won't comply - including Google. If they're not serious about protecting your data, then they don't deserve your business.
Maybe, just maybe...
Hurrah! Maybe Google will now figure out that in the 10+ years I've been using the internet, I've never, ever, ever clicked on an advert and will finally stop showing them to me!!!
- Just TWO climate committee MPs contradict IPCC: The two with SCIENCE degrees
- 14 antivirus apps found to have security problems
- Feature Scotland's BIG question: Will independence cost me my broadband?
- FTC to mobile carriers: If you could stop text scammers being jerks that'd be just great
- Apple winks at parents: C'mon, get your kid a tweaked Macbook Pro