* Posts by Martin hepworth

30 posts • joined 4 Nov 2006

Microsoft adds new 'Enterprise Products' section to privacy policy

Martin hepworth

No Unsubscribe?

Hmm no unsubscribe huh - will be interesting to see how the Can-Spam, CASL and the various EU based legislations stack up against this.

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Melbourne motorway to lose its $1k-per-call emergency phones

Martin hepworth

stay inside your vehicle?

Not the advice from the UK traffic folks - if you get hit by someone verring onto the hard shoulder you're pretty much dead, Much better to be out of the car

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Salesforce's data centre team 'fought' AWS cloud outsourcing

Martin hepworth

They fought the cloud..

So a case of..

They fought the cloud and the cloud won

sorry couldnt resist

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Siemens Healthcare struck by rebranding madness

Martin hepworth

Heal...

I read that as Heal Thinners, so was about to grab a doughnut...but off to specsavers now.

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Catastrophic 123-reg VPS cockup deletes Ross County FC website

Martin hepworth

Re: cloud goes pooooof

I think theres a level of transparency from the folks like 123reg that needs to be increased so the smaller folks selling stuff via sites and the like are completely aware of risks and issues they could face.

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Furious customers tear into 123-reg after firm's mass deletion woes

Martin hepworth

It's in the cloud

I pay money, they must be backing stuff up... did you actually check?

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Misco: We're moving to the cloud after yesterday's bit barn meltdown

Martin hepworth

DR/BC

yeah cos all the big folks like Netflix dont need multiple redundant instant DR setup to cope with AWS etc falling over.

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Britain is sending a huge nuclear waste shipment to America. Why?

Martin hepworth

Re: Why not send it into space...

'cos the rockets arent 100% reliable and will explode on launch with too much regularity, just for 1 reason not to..

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New UK cyber security centre to work with Bank of England

Martin hepworth

Action Fraud

AF would be alot more useful if you could put in actual details of the (attempted) fraud sich as email headers, caller-id info for Smishing stuff etc rather than just aggregating the info

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So. Are Europeans just a whining bunch of data protection hypocrites?

Martin hepworth

HR 1428 and US Freedom Act

Seems these covers only US "agencies" (HR 1428) or Intellignce Agencies (US freefom Act) not companies who hold data in general so how does this provide better protect than us Europeans already have when what have covers everyone!

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Home Office lost its workers' completed security vetting forms

Martin hepworth

OPM

Just following the US OPM's lead then ;-)

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500Gbps DDoS attack flattens world record

Martin hepworth

BBC at 602GBS

https://www.grahamcluley.com/2016/01/ddos-gang-takes-bbc-websites-donald-trumps-campaign-site-holiday-weekend/

the BBC DDOS was allegedlly even higher so they mustnt use Arbor then...

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UK ISP Sky to make smut an opt-in service from 2016

Martin hepworth

correction system

Depends is they have a decent correction system for things they have mis-classified.

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Cyber security buck stops with me, says Dido Harding

Martin hepworth

avoidable?!?

Seriously, this was a SQL-Injection vuln and they'd been breached 2 previously documented times this year alone....

As to the lack of of a CISO and a well trained security team and droppng to to t he business units to sort this out, I'd suggest this isnt a good idea in todays world.

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GCHQ goes all Cool Dad and tags the streets of Shoreditch with job ads

Martin hepworth

Salaries

folks might be put off by the difference in salaries from the boys in Cheltanham

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E.ON fined £7m for smart meter fail

Martin hepworth

Internet of Smart Meters

Oh good more vulnerabilities in our national infrasctucture..

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/30/smart_meter_hackable_for_free_electricity_say_security_reserachers/

just to start with

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TalkTalk shares drop 10.7% despite research that breaches don't cause drops

Martin hepworth

what else is going on

Given the continued poor levels of customer service even before this and after the 'new management' had turned this service issue around are we sure this just isnt an excuse by the investors to show disapproval.

just like the CEO of Target wasnt ousted due to the breach there (it was a failed attempt the start Target in Canada) what else has TalkTalk not been able to do?

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Vodafone left the lonely singleton as Liberty deal kiboshed

Martin hepworth

Poor fixed line?

They bought C&W about 2 years ago.. thats a good start to build on

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Storage device reported stolen from insurer RSA's data centre

Martin hepworth

credit monitoring

So all they do is give Credit moniting for X months.

Great so I know after I've had my details abused..

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TalkTalk deactivates hundreds of email accounts after legacy spam scare

Martin hepworth

I wonder if they've done the same with pipex emails?

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DRM is NOT THE LAW, I AM THE LAW, says JUDGE DREDD

Martin hepworth

Re: Started reading it from Prog 13...

Sounds like he has a big old building to store them in as well..

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I don't think you're ready for this Jelly: Google pulls support for Android WebView

Martin hepworth

who would have got this anyway

Given the vast majority of users would have never been sent these updates from either the phone vendor or carrier would this make any difference anyway.

Now we just have to get the vendors to stop selling devices with Gingerbread (2.3) installed :-)

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BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled

Martin hepworth

Or get the guys back that ran the technology dept before they outsourced it all to Siemens

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Banning handheld phone use by drivers had NO effect on accident rate - study

Martin hepworth

flouting the law

Thats because everyone who did before is still doing it..... taking pictures of stuff at the side of road etc.. do basicallu no drop off in actual handheld use despite the law, ergo no drop in accidents

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Royal Navy parks 470 double-decker buses on Queen Elizabeth

Martin hepworth

Vulture Central's backroom gremlins can't help but wonder why the MoD want to park buses, rather than F-35 fighter jets, on their shiny new aircraft carrier. As regular Reg readers know, the defence industry got away with murder when the Queen Elizabeth class were ordered.

Probably because the Buses actually work.. http://gizmodo.com/all-us-and-uk-f-35s-are-being-grounded-again-because-1599593347

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Dixons Retail and Carphone Warehouse mull merger

Martin hepworth

merger??

No such thing as a merger IMHO, its always takeover

So with that, who's buying who?

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Friends don't do tech support for friends running Windows XP

Martin hepworth

Windows 8.1 Easy Transfer - not

Would be alot easier if 8.1 Easy Transfer still allowed you to use a cable (USB/ethernet) or indeed read the XP easy transfer files.

Both of which changes from 8 make the move from XP to 8.1 irritatating...

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Mail my printer - I'm busy!

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printed spam

great, now i get printouts of the watches and mortgate spam and no-ink when I actually want to print something out!

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Apache packages: creating a support vacuum

Martin hepworth

well put

This is very true, more so of the Debian based distro's.

Exim is a worst case example I think in Debian. The Debian stuff is STILL at V3 which hasn't had any developer support for over four years. The devs even setup a separate maillist just to cover then and stop the main list getting drowned in V3 questions which people can hardly remember anymore.

It also doesn't help that alot of packages make up their own directory layout and can be difficult to place in other ways. and again the distro's have their own layout which they config the package into - eg package1 uses /usr/local/package1 by default; package2 uses /usr/local; distro one puts things in /usr, distro 2 puts things in /usr/sfw....

it's a mess and this needs sorting out not just for linux based systems for for the Unix world in general.

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