* Posts by Haro

19 posts • joined 5 Jun 2007

Sony sued by ex-staff over daft security, leaked privates

Haro

Low Risk of Big Consequences

I mainly do earthquake risk, and this is sort of the same thing. Would you upgrade your building in California? Nobody expects anything to happen, and the government will fix it all anyway. IT risk should be insured, like earthquakes, and the more you do, the less the cost. But big trouble trying to quantify it.

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Hackers gone to the next level

They are now threatening to bomb theatres. But I think this is where the Norks could hack in with the 9200 baud analog connections. Just send phony emails.

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EU Google-bashing is making us look really bad, say Google bashers

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Google Withdraws

Spain is off the list, as well as Russia. The other companies worry about what happens when Google leaves the stage. Who's next?

Who suffers when Google, Uber, etc are forced to leave? My own feeling is that all best and brightest will march off to Palo Alto. Lots of jobs there, although the housing's a bitch. :)

ps. 2 weeks search and a new Canadian civil engineer lands a $85K job, although lots of people have to jam into a house.

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El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

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I love it!

Had to put this in here, just to be different. Really, I'm colour-blind and I don't care. Just give me the articles.

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Put me through to Buffy's room, please. Sony hackers leak stars' numbers, travel aliases

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Poor Sony

I am tired of Sony always being associated with the root-cough-kit. They've done other wonderful things as well. They turned my PS3 into a weird watermark policeman, thus making it useless for watching movies. And I wait for their new Android flashlight app that seeks permissions to go through my entire network, all bank accounts and credit cards, just to keep me safe from things they don't like. :)

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Silver-tongued phish bait lures execs, hooks M&A deals

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Sony, too

This would have been a great way to get to Sony, change the email to say "Your stuff stinks." :)

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Sony employees face 'weeks of pen and paper' after crippling network hack

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Follow the money

Sony now says North Korea paid for this to be done, because of their heroic work in the movie biz. Look for a lot of counterfeit bills coming out of a basement in New Jersey.

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World's best threat detection pwned by HOBBIT

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Absolutely undetectable

The more something is deployed, the greater the chance it is detected. Ergo, as the limit approaches zero of deployment, the result approaches 'undetectable'. Only a nation-state would want this, just to say they had it. :) Sort of a nuclear bomb.

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It's BLOCK FRIDAY: Britain in GREED-crazed bargain bonanza mob frenzy riot MELTDOWN

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Canadians more civil

We have Black Friday week, and the sales aren't that great. Haven't heard of fights here, but the real enthusiasts slip over the border. :)

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Heyyy! NICE e-bracelet you've got there ... SHAME if someone were to SUBPOENA it

Haro

Re: Encryption

It's nothing new. They could strap on a Google Street View Camera and then enter it into evidence. It has nothing to do with a Fitbit. Anyway, keep on slobbering, I love it, and the comments are always great.

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Encryption

There's no science in this article. First, the standard cheapo fitbit doesn't store much. It goes into the application on your phone. Second, everything is now encrypted, so Google can't reveal it under court order. And nobody can force you to reveal your pass code. This case just has the woman wearing a monitor for a few weeks voluntarily. Just like a heart monitor. It'll be thrown out of court because who wouldn't be a couch potato for money?

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Adobe spies on readers: EVERY DRM page turn leaked to base over SSL

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Evolution

A long while back, you could only get library ebooks with DE1. That only worked on Win. and not my cheap Linux ereader. I found a simple Python script that extracted the key from the win program and put everything in plain epub. Obviously there was screaming from the publishers. They wanted more devices, so they went the way of online games, where they assure the publishers that there are living, breathing people using it the way they should. The next step is to monitor heart rate and breathing. :) I don't use any of this now, and read prodigiously, using other methods. :)

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Payment security bods: Nice pay-by-bonk (hint: NO ONE uses it) on iPhone 6, Apple

Haro

Re: Too late

Regarding Uberx being banned, won't Europe have to go totally Poutine to stop it? At the core, it is informal ride sharing, which gov't has encouraged. Now they'll need Uber-trap cars, and sexy Uber-cops to suck people in. Tourists will be horrified when the Uber-arrests start.

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Re: Too late

I was there one day, and we had an earthquake! My son, though, goes to Stanford, and lives there. No hope for him.

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Google launching its own navy?

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Outer space

You forgot their rocket ship!

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Vista and IE 7 to receive 'critical' fixes on Patch Tuesday

Haro

Wild animations

Your wild animations never stop, making it impossible to actually read this article. You're going the way of Yahoo, and I might have to take you off my reading list. I'm sorry.

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Google beats chip and server makers to the future

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Cornering the talent

MS did this years ago, and now Google is following their book. The talent pool is limited, and those who can corner it, have a natural monopoly.

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Chip start-up could ignite Blade PCs

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No room in the brain

I don't think our corporate IT people (outsourced) could do anything innovative.

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Google shivs server crowd with PeakStream buy

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Google not that bad

I'm in real need of old journal results, so I can continue with open projects such as my blog and wikipedia. The publishers just want to hold on this stuff that has almost no value to them. They don't even know what they have! That's why they can't produce a list.

This 'pay wall' serves the established interests very well. So Google makes money cracking this wall, and puts up stuff about you. My stuff changes by the day, since I consider the whole Internet a big Second Life game. I'm more concerned about all the sleazy companies who let their databases get cracked.

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