Re: personal information is the aim
How do you make an offline backup in real time?
107 posts • joined 11 Oct 2010
How do you make an offline backup in real time?
Some clients of mine with differing use cases of productivity software spring to mind.
Client one, had MS Office 2003 and 2007 in a mixed environment, installed on Windows 7 boxes with a Windows SBS2008 server and used only three products, Outlook, Excel and Word. They upgraded both 2003 and 2007 office installs to MS Office 2013 Home and Business as, at the time we were told a site license was unavailable for fewer than 100 seats. Total cost was just shy of £5k and they'll continue using it for a minimum of 5 years. Projected cost of O365 for the same period assuming no price rises ~ £7500. Saving from not using O365 ~ £2,500
Client two, had MS Office 2003 exclusively, installed on Windows XP boxes with a 2003 SBS server. Their usage included basic spreadsheets and text documents only. They upgraded the SBS to Server Essentials 2012 on their existing hardware, the workstations to Win 7 Pro and switched to LibreOffice and Thunderbird. The workstations they had to upgrade anyway, the server software was £300 or so and the cost to upgrade office was £0.00, projected cost of O365, just shy of £3k over a 5 year period. Saving from not using O365 ~ £3k call it £2.7k if we factor in the SE2012 instead of using OneDrive.
Client three, MS Office 2003 on Windows 7 machines but they're fixated on MS Publisher and have MS Access database requirements. Cost to upgrade to Office Standard and purchase additional Access licenses where required almost £5k, cost for O365 more like £3k. Saving by using O365 ~ £2k
There are savings to be made with O365... if your use case lends itself to it. On the whole, not so much for small businesses.
The e-mail came from support, not from customer services. It's not impossible the question "Was that milk and two sugars?" would also be seen as a threat.
If the phone gives full access, or at least access sufficient to steal money from the account, then it's 2FA in name only and '1FA' in practice.
...the light at the end of this particularly dank and noxious tunnel, really should be an oncoming train.
Upvote for Pratchett reference.
"Ground based lasers will be harder to avoid"
Use their weapons against them and deploy said drone with tinfoil armour? It's the ultimate anti-government armour cladding after all.
If this happens then it has to be metallic and harder than a bear with a flick knife.
A solution, providing you have or can quickly implement a login script.
Add the following snippet to the script where it will be run for all users:
REM Remove all Lenovo Software Products
wmic product where "vendor like '%lenovo%'" call uninstall /nointeraction
Or if you're loath to be without SHAREit etc. but still want rid of the 'Solution' center, use the following:
REM Remove Lenovo Solution Center (sic)
wmic product where "name like '%lenovo solution center%'" call uninstall /nointeration
...it's all "To the cloud!" these days?*
*sincere apologies if someone else has remembered this advert afore I.
There could be a weird Wellsian backflip that occurs there, where a relatively benign bacterium from Earth carried by one of our own probes, learns new tricks from some nasty corrosive environment, flickknife wielding Martian bacteria and turns into the thing which prevents human colonization of Mars, much as the 'common cold' did for the Martians in War of the Worlds.
A facepalm of security flaws?
"Wieder says he's been trying to contact the whistleblowing website to get the data cleaned up"
Has he tried calling between the hours of, say, 9am and 5pm ECT?
Could/should have been in the article really.
Maybe it was an initialization? Bok - Bring own kangaroo? Buy our kar? Maybe it's Better off hitching and it's really a lower case h and not a k at all! The possibilities, while far from endless, are huge!
Did I miss something important or does:
"The duo report the Moose malware exploits weak login credentials in the networking gear, and does not require vulnerabilities to be exploited."
get contradicted by:
"Vulnerable devices are those running the popular μClibc C library"
BBQ - most people have one and charcoal burns nice and hot provided its given sufficient air ;)
For balance, check how much HMS King George V, HMS Rodney, a pair of cruisers and the best part of a squadron of destroyers dealt to Bismarck before rendering it unable to fight back.
Modern, for the time, battleships were significantly better armoured than the, even refitted, Hood.
EDIT: Pertinent bit from Thickipedia added; "The four British ships fired more than 2,800 shells at Bismarck, and scored more than 400 hits, but were unable to sink Bismarck by gunfire"
Well, I assume you'd want your nice new vibrating touchpad to work? ;)
Yes, oh... oh... OH! YES YES YES!... sigh... I love you Macbook.
No it's not... Birmingham has a screwdriver though, several in fact, which largely explains why Land Rover shut lines aren't pebble tight, let alone water tight.
Probably... if they didn't have to do anything more than "Monkey see app, monkey press app, monkey like app, monkey rate app 3 stars, would have been 5 if free"
For the supersimian, OpenVPN is still free if memory serves and has a free Android & IOS app - choose your OpenVPN host and attendent proxy and, while I can't burden this with any proof, your UIDH worries could well be over.
Just possibly Sony is the smokescreen Andyb@85... make lots of noise about an obvious target while stealing a quiet march on someone else while the World watches the theatre. As you say, an always fluid warzone, with as many mirrors and as much smoke as you care to code.
"Only a sith deals in absolutes" - Obi Wan Kenobi, a long time ago.
There's a T-shirt with something similar on it:
who girl; look; talk; date; strip; touch; unzip; finger; head; mount; uptime; fsck; more; fsck; more; yes; yes; more; umount; make clean; sleep
I used to work with some ex-mil types who, on hearing someone fart would exclaim:
"Keep shouting sir! We'll find you!"
I wonder how you could apply the principle in his open letter on advertising (have a look here if you've not seen it: http://static2.thedrum.com/uploads/drum_basic_article/110260/main_images/bansky-bottle_0.jpg) to something delivered electronically?
I'm sure a brighter spark than I will figure it out and there will be much hillarity when the 'smart' machine in the gents, instead of asking if you'd like "Anything for the weekend sir?", informs you "Don't buy this chewing gum, it tastes of condoms!"
Repay the love and attention lavished on your childhood by the simple purchase of some tech to spy on Mum and Dad, so you don't have to bother yourselves with their second one.
I'll pass thanks!
What could possibly go wrong?
Surely there's a one word explanation... choirboys.
Technically, all energy is 'renewable' since it can be neither created nor destroyed only transformed. In the eyes of a marketing or P.R. dept. I'm sure that gives lots of scope for ommissions e.g.
"All our data centres use 100% renewable energy sources. [omit]Some of those sources may require millions of years to 'renew'[/omit]"
My condolences to the bereaved.
The data protection acts in the UK don't apply to the deceased. It is also perfectly legal in the UK to resell/transfer your licences to downloaded software as of the judgement of the Court of Justice in the EU on the 3rd July 2012 (Directive 2009/24/EC – Articles 4(2) and 5(1) – Exhaustion of the distribution right – Concept of lawful acquirer) - the only stipulation is that your own use of transferred software must cease on (or before, I would assume) transfer. There would appear to be no legal basis to deny the new legal owner(s) of a device access to their property.
Any company may stipulate anything in their T&Cs. However, that doesn't make it legally binding or enforceable other than by threat of unaffordable legal costs should the judgement not go the way of the party least able to afford it.
$2, 700 for a dual core win7 msoffice box with some Adobe and Oracle feeeware on it... plus the cost of whatever you use it from. Hmmm... tempting?
So this app is the new and improved digital friend who will tell your beau/belle "My friend really likes you..." ?
...there will be a DM article about data security giving someone cancer and being a major factor in the death of Princess Diana, mark my words!
I'll be buying lots more insulating tape in the near future... black for preference, because black goes with anything and is very slimming. I'm not a lawyer, but I'm quietly confident that blocking the lens of a camera, provided it's not an 'official' (police/speed/CCTV etc.) one with something easily removable and which does no harm to said lens, isn't illegal. It would also create a need for someone to go and remove it... such people would need employment, a vehicle, work clothes, hi vis etc. etc. all of which creates demand and therefore more employment. A boost to the economy all round.
Break out the electrical tape people - it's a win win win situation (third win because it would tick off Beardy Al a treat)
...it's a potentially great interview technique to sort the wheat from the chaff - fall for an internet scam, particularly straight from doing a technology related degree, go to the bottom of the list when it comes to face to face interviews or the back of the line when it comes to salaries.
...IT companies are, by and large, run by business people not techies.
...it's the implementation, legislation and bu'euro'cratic bullshit that government injects into good ideas which is the bad idea.
If it's Fordward wuoldn't that be Model Tx, the Type Rx being invented much later by subsidiary Mazda?
...is there anything a Chromebook WILL do that an Asus X401A won't? There's pretty much everything that a Chromebook will do in the Asus and a lot more that a Chromebook won't, apart from cost you £20 less in the UK natch.
It was ahead of its time...
...usually precede rainfall. Anyone else tempted to move their data to someone elses servers and services today?
...is to tech news what standing at Speakers Corner in a clown suit shouting "WAH DRIBBLE DRIBBLE WAH!" through a megaphone is to polite dinner conversation. #justsaying
...it took them this long to work that particular angle out.
Hasn't that been done already? IIRC correctly it was free too! (*conditions may apply)
*Must spend $2k on a penknife to qualify for free 1TB USB
...and I claim my £5!
Try Ten Word Wiki ( http://www.tenwordwiki.com) instead, it's still inaccurate but gets to the point a lot quicker and includes a measure of humour, usually.
GOD.DOG - perfect website for a really good mirror manufacturer? I'll bet there's more...
I bet a good number of the 20K have antivirus installed and a firewall, other than the one on their router, running in the background.
"The most important part of a car is the nut behind the wheel!" analogy fits very well in this instance!
Quis accido ipsos accidiens? It's probably wrong, but I never learned Latin