6 posts • joined 8 Jun 2007
Vista machines using TPM have a hardware random key generator...
so you can be pretty sure this is obsolete in Vista for Trusted Platform Module-enabled applications...
What do you mean there aren't any? Not MS's fault!
As with any multiple-choice questions...
... life's definitely not black-and white:
What if you ARE the consultant?
What if you are the VENDOR?
What if you are the boss and these young ne'er-do-well ENGINEERS didn't do their homework properly, didn't document why they need the BFM-2007 (Remember BFG2000?) except that it looks cool and shiny and they were impressed by the mumbo-jumbo by the vendor and you're not?
OK, I see the point: coat, hanger, pint etc...
I hope it hits the Earth...
... so we won't have to tackle the "Jan 18 21:14:08 2038" date problem.
I couldn't face another one of those...
Turn off all unnecessary HW
Just shows that my standard of disabling all unneeded HW in a SERVER is a good one:
IDE: ON (Bootable CD's)
COM: ON (You might need remote debugging)
USB: off (For the one time you need to stick a USB key in there: burn a CD on your laptop!)
Display: standard Windows SVGA drivers. No fancy ATI/NVIDIA/... stuff
Screensaver: Login-screen (No 3GL fancy stuff: takes up processor time)
Dual NIC: link them in fail-over (disables 2nd NIC)
Floppy drive: off
I have been doing this since the end of the 80's on NetWare...
Oh, hold on: this is a CLIENT OS... Well, then you're out of luck!
And the scammers were pretty quick exploiting their data!
I got a 419-style "Job offer" that made it through Gmail's SPAM filters on Sunday and I immediately reported it as a phishing e-mail... Now I know how it ended up in my inbox in the first place! :(
I just wonder whether gmail's SPAM and malware filter is "community driven"... They have a couple of million humans reporting spam and phishing for them 24/7. Nice touch!
On the other hand: I'll be anonymising my on-line CV's a bit more.
.com would make my life easier: not when I'm using my own pc, but I would be happier on any other machine... And who cares about the UK angle anyway? (As long as you keep the British humour...)
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