It depends on the architecture, I think. Frequently the big networks optimize the retail/public APN's speeds via sharing among GGSNs/SGSNs (or whatever the LTE terms are), and the MVNOs might only be using one or two GGSNs for their own APNs. My sense is that the MVNO is (or should be) offering some network customization options in lieu of pure speed, where data is concerned. For voice, it's typically identical between them.
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One wonders how soon the announcement about the impending departure of newly-redundant staff will appear.
Perhaps a bit like calling a "transportation support" agency. Sure there may be a series of mistaken assumptions about whether you're calling about a problem with your car, but when the support person asks you to engage the ignition, "I don't have a car" is considerably less unhelpful than "It's not there" even though both are technically correct responses.
Re: It's hopeless
Not necessarily - the top 25 passwords are ALWAYS going to be this collection of mindmeltingly simple passwords, even if the percentage of users using them is .01%. Good passwords are not going to be commonly used. So even if there's only a handful of people worldwide using 123456 because educating users on best security practices has been successful beyond anyone's wildest fantasies, this article can still be trotted out annually nearly verbatim.
Re: the problem with drones...
"secretly or surreptitiously uses" - but drones flying close enough to viably peer in windows are (currently) loud enough to be definitively not-surreptitious, making the Peeping Tom law inapplicable. Although at that point perhaps harassment or neighborhood noise ordinances could come into play instead.
Regardless, if the FAA thinks it is going to somehow protect drones flying within birdshot range of suburban or rural houses, it has mistakenly doubled down on its absurd drone registration idea and the bureaucratic reversal will only come sooner rather than later.
Re: No Standards
For what definition of "IoT"? If it's the bit formerly known as M2M, you're probably interacting or brushing elbows with it on a daily basis already - parking meters, ATMs, vehicle tracking, security cameras, etc etc etc.
Re: Plain ASCII Text files
Files in American Standard Code for Information Interchange format? It is clearly a Stuxnet-esque plot, and is properly regarded as malware within RedStarOS with re-education penalties for those who would persist in using "ASCII".
Re: Internet of Things...
Or if they're going to be on the internet, at least they could be behind a separate-box firewall and connected to the central station via IPsec tunnel.
Re: "Most current drones cannot reach 400 feet....."
But is the problem to be solved really that of drones crashing into people on the ground? From watching the news, they're mostly upset pilots that are having near-misses with drones, there's a bit of a privacy issue in the airborne camera around one's neighbors bit, and a vibe (or maybe it's just me and my own anarchist cookbook mentality) of fitting a drone with some explosive and turning it into a guided missile (albeit a rather slow one).
That's a great idea! I think I'm going to start putting a Win95-emulation wallpaper on my Mint desktops and see who reacts (and how).
aka "M2M" but now more commonly referred to as the "Internet of Things", presumably as distinct from the "Internet of Meatbags" that we all know and love.
In the US Navy, it is (or was, 15yrs ago) red-tagging all relevant controls and logging them. Since each bit of work got its own round of red tags, and it's helpful to combine different maintenance into a single window (work aloft on the masts, when any ships nearby would ALSO have to tag out their radar/HF emitters), you could sometimes get a piece of equipment with over a dozen red tags on it, and woe be to the sailor who left their tag up after their maintenance was completed.
Re: Just go with it
Or worse, in bed with her husband.
Meanwhile, the actual installer/administrator has declined to answer questions on the grounds that the answers may tend to incriminate him.
Every couple weeks, usually associated with some major chunk of automation going down, I sit back and just think that my job might be occasionally suckacious, but at least I haven't gotten a few hundred flights grounded (or some similar newsworthy level of impact). Having to go in front of a Congressional committee and answer questions (or worse, NOT answer questions) about a mail server install is pretty freaking high on that "I'm happy I don't have THAT job" list.
Reminds me of the commonly heard line in Alaska, where the ratio of men to women is also tilted: "The odds are good, but the goods are odd."
"Be honest, you're on pay as you go for both, aren't you?"
Suddenly the EverythingEverywhere brand sounds much more appealing...
Re: Rules when she was in office....
Excellent judgement, rather, from the perspective of avoiding scrutiny of her email, official or otherwise.
But the claim that one can read any of her emails anyway because "anything official she sent to other Federal employees is on their .gov mail server" (unless it was sent to Lois Lerner, natch) suddenly breaks down as it turns out that other people also had accounts on the private Clinton mail server, and at least one of them is claiming rather vehemently to have been a State Dept employee at the time.
Brilliant work by the boffinry I'm sure, but I must confess that I'm exceedingly disappointed that the laser IS the bacon, rather than being used ON the bacon.
I once encountered a forum where they prompted for a custom secret question. Great idea, I thought, and put in a properly clever one. And some lengthy time later, had to do a password recovery, and it started with asking me a fill-in-the-blank "What is your secret question?" At which point I abandoned the site, never to return.
Yep, yep and yep. Sticking a device out there with a public IP and nary a clue about how to lock it down (or even that it should be locked down in the first place) is inviting disaster. That's why my company sells cellular connectivity with decent network options - like assigning private static IPs, and routing all the cellular traffic to the customer's datacenter - effectively pulling the device behind the customer's corporate firewall, no matter how the device is configured.
Of course, they should still be DMZing the devices within their WAN, but at least some schmoe on the internet can't root the device with a portscan and two minutes of websearching for a setup manual. Not that there's anything new about that: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/05/03/cop_car_hacking/
Well done that man!!
Well, she's been after the firearms and ammunition for quite a while, and has gotten nowhere at all with that.
Yeah, 2G (and sometimes 3G) latency is a big consideration in some corners of the machine2machine space, too. Mostly you get the pushing of tiny config or data files back and forth, and don't much care if it is measured in minutes vice seconds, but you sometimes run across folks trying to replace ethernet with 2G for their not-particularly-well-tuned client/DB app and then insisting that the cellular network is broken.
Many a pint will be hoisted in Sir Terry's memory, for all the brilliant writing he's given us over the years.
I always assumed it was because they were trying to make sure there were no bombs or drugs in the electronic device, neverminding that someone could rig a laptop to show a boot screen and even a generic Windows desktop with little trouble (as always, security is there to catch the stupid ones).
But aside from the hidden truecrypt partitions etc, how about a login or PIN that while showing inocuous data also automatically/silently activates audio/video recording until owner-stopped or device powered off? It'd make me actually eager to turn it on and provide a login for the nice officer folk.
Tthe State Dept email administrator is a BOFH. 'Nuff said?
Every fifth or sixth BOFH, there's a timely one that I can simply forward to certain individuals because it saves me from actually issuing relevant threats or looking like a... ummm... BOFH. This one is one of the most timely and helpful in recent memory.
Re: more advertising
Going back to... the first television show? The first AM radio broadcast?
They're just getting more clever and insidious (and one might add, annoying) about how they do that, but sending out interesting content in order to advertise stuff has been around for quite a while.
Well, there goes the FCC's perfect record this millenium of being completely useless.
And for goodness' sake, make sure the patch/upgrade doesn't gack the SSH service on the box.
Re: Highly Unlikely...
Sure, but wouldn't her next step before connecting to the internet unprotected (and in a place where her keystrokes assuredly would NOT be recorded) be to change her now-potentially-exposed login password?
It would be for me, and I'm probably not half as security-conscious as her.
“The odds of success are not great – perhaps 50 per cent at best,” the firm said in a statement.
How refreshingly blunt and honest.
Here's to a dry and stable landing.
Re: NORKs ought to fund assassination of POTUS, staring Jackie Chan and Lucy Liu
Sorry, wait - wasn't this sorta what Sony did with audio CDs a while back?
Re: >If I was Sony I'd release it free to download.
Yeah, but they embedded DRM in it and so no one would touch it.
Re: Wow. Just wow.
Unless "the damned door" was an airlock, I don't see how firing them does much good - they would then have zero disincentive to take/leak it to the media, right? To say nothing of potentially exacerbating the security issue - they'd then have external entities inside their network, and unhappy former-internal entities able to exploit that situation and make it substantially worse. Well, worse according to what they knew at the time, anyway - right now "worse" is where they're very definitely at.
Re: M2M services?
I'm not sure what you think it means, but unless you're Captain Cyborg, then it's probably not for you.
I'm glad the air traffic control isn't considered a critical system, or it'd be a bit embarassing not having this kit wired up with emergency generator backup power.
Re: The U.S. military first tested lasers
Moisture? Ermm, fair point... But limited power resources? You've not see a ship's shore power cables inport, or a sense of the electrical load of a SPY1 radar or hull-mounted active sonar? USN Missile cruisers and destroyers have three 2500kW generators. Nimitz-class carriers have eight 8000kW generators. I don't think the ships would even have to shut down all non-critical systems to get the laser going, unless they wanted to destroy the floating continent of Jupiter or something.
Have an upvote, purely for the enjoyment you provided me in the form of being able to watch BattleBots.
I eagerly await the immediate adoption of this by law enforcement agencies.
Wait, what do you mean they aren't interested?
Re: Too late
It's an interesting tactic. One wonders whether the US government would eventually apply Eminent Domain to intellectual property, the same way they do it to real (estate) property?
I do wonder how much a (slightly) misspelled last name impacts the automated data-trawling that FB and its advertisers perform?
(It isn't idle curiosity, mind, more of an experiment where the results are not visible to me.)
I foresee some Denial of Thermostat attacks coming soon. Then again, could Global Climate Change just be considered a DDoT attack? Via social engineering, no less?
I'll get my coat, yeah, even though I might not need it.
Re: The routers in question-
I was going to say Rosewill...
I can say that for Arkansas, the low end in practice is fairly close to "shouting is quicker". RFC 1149 is viable technology in some areas of the state.
Marketing, contests and prizes are all well and good, and I'm certainly fond of the free beers that this day typically produces, but can we start a movement whereby on this day ritual sacrifice of "most user-ish user in the office" becomes traditional? I mean, we don't have to *actually* remove their beating heart or chuck them into a volcano, I'd settle for a simple ceremonial gesture such as a good flogging in the server room where no one can hear them scream...
(Beer, because I can't bring myself to apply the Joke Alert icon here.)
Chairman Wheeler & cronies are probably going to try and let memories fade and then pull a fait accompli in a few months. *sigh*
From what I've seen, "common sense legislation" rarely involves common sense, and "bipartisan agreement" means the two major parties have figured out how to get what they want and it's only the commoners getting screwed.
Re: Rockets use liquid fuel?
I think the downvoters (and helpful explainers) are missing the JokeAlert icon?
Selling shares in a venture about to launch into space? Elon Musk is taking another page from DD Harriman's playbook.