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Euro digi chief 'H-dot' #twitterfail: 'My favourite app is the weather app'

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Save me from politicians

said it before...will say it again...politicians talking about tech makes my ears want to commit suicide.

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You think the CLOUD's insecure? It's BETTER than UK.GOV's DATA CENTRES

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Contempt

My god...this is even worse than listening to Cameron talk about IT!

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Our system handles £130bn and it's BUST. Want the job of fixing it? Apply to UK.gov

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Mission Impossible

How is this different from pretty much every other gov sponsored IT programme?

For the vendors its all just money for old rope.

I was in a meeting with that gov czar guy a while back and asked about quality in projects...answer was shoulder sloped with "cheapest wins".

Utter cock.

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Blackpool hotel 'fines' couple £100 for crap TripAdvisor review

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Re: Boohoo

@Alan Brown

Yes. And Travelodge also have some 6,000 employees, generated something something like 300 million squids in revenue (2010 figures according to wiki)...unlike this little pokey hotel.

Cheap one hotel operations charging low cost rooms are not going to match places like Travelodge...

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Re: Boohoo

@ JLV

Easy answer for the owners?

Just state "what the hell do you expect for 35 quid a night? The fucking Ritz?"

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Boohoo

Cry me a river. You don't want bad reviews? Don't go online to flog your wares. Or you know...reply to the bad review and explain why it had gone wrong, what you had done to fix it or plan to or to highlight unreasonable behaviour.

This is a perfect respose for example -

http://uproxx.com/webculture/2014/10/a-negative-yelp-review-led-to-this-hilarious-take-down-from-the-restaurants-owner/

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GiffGaff spanked for clumsy attempt at mum-and-dad-humping humour

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Re: Won't

@Bloakey1

Salt mines. Its the only answer.

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Re: Won't

Dammit...whats the saying? Everyone is a child of someone?

I think I just sicked in my mouth.

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Won't

somebody just think of the children?!

Fucks sake.

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New Euro digi tsar 'H-dot' Oettinger to host sort-of-live Twitter chat

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Annoying

How in the fuck did this idiot get that particular gravey from the train?

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Asian mobiles the DDOS threat of 2015, security mob says

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BYOD

Can we finally kill this?

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Holy cow! Fasthosts outage blamed on DDoS hack attack AND Windows 2003 vuln

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Bollocks

Already been said here but

DDOS is not DDOS when your DNS server goes tits up. Singular. Because they have no resilience built into LiveDNS.

2003 flaw. My god...someone turned on the WSUS server.

DDOS. Don't make me laugh.

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Cyber security: Do the experts need letters after their name?

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Good Grief

Children as young as 11 are introduced to the concept of cyber crime and what can be done to stop it.

Argh.

That is all.

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Fasthosts goes titsup, blames DNS blunder

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SLA

@ Velv

if you want SLA's etc you would not use LiveDNS

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No shock

Given their one freakin datacentre hosting their LiveDNS

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Facebook, working on Facebook at Work, works on Facebook. At Work

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Re: Microsoft Office is a social-network-for-suits now??

@ Ratfox

The killer app here is being able to downvote your bosses insane business proposals anonymously.

Who am I kidding?

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UK PM Cameron says Internet must not 'be an ungoverned space'

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Annoyed by Politicians

So the Freshly Wanked Cock does it again...showing quite clearly that when he says public discourse he means the unquestioned output from his "Cobra" meetings with the rest of the dickswinging autocrats who had their last proper technology interaction whacking off to pron on a dodgy version of Win95me.

We obviously are not allowed to be part of any discourse beyond the usual pedo under the bed scare.

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Someone has broken into your systems. Now what?

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Re: All good stuff but...

@ Nigel Smart

Nice. However I can see that being cost prohibitive for SME's. Well mine anyway. If my org was bigger I would certainly agitate for solutions like this. All I can do at the moment if document and highlight risk and let the business decide its course of action. Of course I do propose solutions but the fact is that as soon as technology rears its head non IT directors eyes glaze over as the topic is of little interest. The only time I can rouse any interest is with financials which is not the easiest topic for IT to deal with.

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Re: Honeypot should already be in place

@JeffyPooh

Automated? What? You just pull out a new system like that out of yer arse along with the associated policies?

Fan-fucking-tastic.

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Re: All good stuff but...

@Peter2

Oh yeah...data breach/loss is also a big big no no and can lead to some pretty hefty fines. On top that you also have the ICO who purview is the Data Protection Act. They can also land you with some pretty hefty fines as well.

I have no real issue with these things though...and would rather like to see them tightened up further. Howeveras someone else mentioned on this thread...bosses don't care until they have been stung.

As for the honey pot discussion....ludicrous. How many small businesses have the cash and the technical know-how to implement that? To keep it running, to dea with issues arising from it? Unless you are a tech company...not fucking many.

That is the thing with the so-called security experts in the article...they are ensconced in their ivory tower pontificating but with little knowledge of the world of the small business.

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Re: All good stuff but...

@ Destroy All Monsters

Absolutely....

TMG is utterly shyte at that. Certainly there are thrid party plug ins to provide more indepth logging but its not "real" logging...rather extrapolations of activity.

And should one really consider software plug ins as acceptable on security systems? <-- honest question for debate

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Re: All good stuff but...

@ Peter2

My fail...I work for a company that is regulated by the FCA (possible that that alone is a fail rather than the omission from my original post that we are regulated)

One of the things they seem to be interested in is if we log and read the logs and what actions are taken with regards to logs. I have no talent in my team that can read logs...let alone actually get logs (proper) from our TMG. Luckily it is eol next year so I will be able to get something new but I still have the base issue of not having the skill and time to have logs read. Let alone the logs off the servers to determine who had accessed what.

All these things are not massive issues if allowed to remediate but the business does not want to spend money. There is a trade off eventually that needs to be decided upon...document the policy/process and weigh up the risk appetite.

Probably my bad luck that I am in just the wrong side of the tipping point for enterprise/small medium business ;)

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All good stuff but...

Reality is a bit more complex for smaller companies that cannot afford to have a person dedicated to reading and interpretating the various logs, to pay for the IDS applicances etc etc etc

And then there is documentation. Oh and of course data registers...and who owns what and the requirements surrounding the management of the data and....and....

*sigh*

Its really annoying when you know what needs to be done but the business is either not inerested or not in a position to do all these gnarly things.

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Don't assume public trusts you, MI5. 'Make a case' for surveillance – Former security chief

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Re: Mulder & Scully

@ Permidion

Sadly that is the default these days as far as I am concerned.

Paranoid? No. Just careful.

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Alien

Mulder & Scully

Trust No One.

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ROGUE SAIL BOAT blocks SPACE STATION PODULE blastoff

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Coat

Re: Hey stupid.

@ Jack Faust meets Mephistopheles

Wasn't Samuel Plimsoll and Englishman?

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SLOSH! Cops dethrone suspect - by tipping over portaloo with him inside

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Coat

Wait for it...

Pretty shitty move that....!

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Payment security vastly improved when you DON'T ENTER your BANK DETAILS

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@ Dr. Mouse

It also looks rather horrible.

That's debatable to be honest...but is a very valid point and I propably would tend to debate in favour of your point. Guess it depends if you have the readies and tech to ensure you're on the right side of the compliance matrix though.We don't, so need to be cost effective and do the right thing. Not easy but do-able.

We use both - on one website we use a seperate pop up for the payment processor and on another system we use tokens.

We are of course compliant in both and certified.

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Re: We do it on our website

@ Frankee

"Means we don't have to comply with PCI DSS! That's a few million very year saved."

Actually yes you do need to undergo a compliancy check and get the certification. However it also means, as you correctly state, that you won't need to secure your infrastructure to meet PCI compliance for non token based environments.

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Dr Mouse

Why? Surelyit is easier to have your website open a window direct to your payment processor? Means it completely by passes your site and you don't to worry about tokens etc..

Of course you need to get the PCI compliance certificate but I had no issue getting past the SAQ...all the cert company did was open the link on the website and cehcked the URL...of course the payment processor needs to be also compliant and that is verifiable via the payment processor at a cost of I beleive £50.

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UK.gov lobs another fistful of change at SME infosec nightmares

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Re: Low Ball

You'd get a fair amount with my utter contempt and ever burning hatred...

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Politicians and Technology - water & oil

When are these politicians going to learn that they are not experts, that sound bites tend to come back and take a chunk out of their arses, that they cause more problems than creating solutions that actually work, that frankly they should know by now to stay away from anything resembling a keyboard and most certainly to learn that "social media" is not a one way tool and indeed trolling is no worse than heckling these arseholes on the hustings.

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Slap my Imp up: Bullfrog's Dungeon Keeper

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2000AD

Nemisis and the ABC Warriors...

*sigh*

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UK.gov's flagship infosec program ISN'T DELIVERING - but all's still well, say auditors

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Those who can't teach

"The programme’s objectives include tackling cyber crime and making the United Kingdom among the best places in the world to run secure e-commerce operations."

I laughed. Simple fact...unless there is a financial return or there is a regulatory requirement a lot of companies don't get give a rats arse if they need to spend £££.

I will say that my comment comes off the back of a meeting with the CFO to invest in some basic security measures that we are currently lacking.

Thank fek its bloody Friday.

/hrmph

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Gaming supremo creates maps that turn real world into Sim City

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Pint

Very nice

Now that is some decent looking and amazingly enough USEFULL tech...

Not often the two come hand in hand...well done to eegeo...

Here's a pint to the devs...well done!

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Chumps stump up $1 MEELLLION for watch that doesn't exist

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Re: Rampant Imaginings

Thecowking

Usually the board. Sometimes, for a split second, I do wonder where these people come from. Then reality takes hold again and I find my happy place.

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Angel

Re: Rampant Imaginings

i like crisps

Inspired. You must be my boss.

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Rampant Imaginings

MAKE IT LIKE IT IS IN MY HEAD!

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BBC goes titsup: iPlayer to News websites down – Auntie working to fix it

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Bouncy Bouncy

Shift everything to the cloud...its the only choice. Oh...wait...

Seems the site is bouncing harder than the doormen at the Big Market in Newcastle when confronted with Amazonian Geordie lasses wearing less than owt and brains to boot.

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Ex-despot Noriega sues: How dare Call of Duty make me look like, like...

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Reality

@ Dan -

Luckily "make it like it is in my head" is recognized in the field of jurisprudence.

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You 'posted' a 'letter' with Outlook... No, NO, that's the MONITOR

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Things that make me weep

From a supplier, one of their "technical" guys -

"We need a public key for us to log into to set up sending the file"

The really annoying part is that I have to be polite.

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'I got a little bit upset by that Register article...' says millionaire model. Bless!

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Re: Ok, you've had your fun

Mysogeny? Bollocks.

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Tom Hanks NICKED my COPYRIGHTED PIC, claims Brit photog

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Shurely if its digital its free...stands to reason innit...

oh wait...

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Kcom: Whoops – our traditional carrier biz is going nowhere

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No ideas

I was offered an interview with them...cloud product manager was the job title I seem to remember.

When sent the interview format was told that I needed to give a presentation on new trends in cloud computing and how KC could position its technology offerings to service these trends.

In other words we have totally run out of ideas and being the utterly useless shower that we are have decided to migrate our product development team to HR resourced candidates.

Given that I have hated KC since the 90's thanks to their completely futile tech/customer support service the quicker these jokers are out of business the better for Hull, East Yorkshire and most likely the universe.

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Put your feet up and make the virtual data centre work for you

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Eggs Basket

Worked with this few years ago...

As with all third party stuff...how much do you trust them to have x portion of your business running on their kit.

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What does people-centric IT mean, anyway?

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Same old same old

Microsoft - at the forefront of delivering world class secure computing environments since 197x

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'Amazon has destroyed the unicorn factory' ... How clouds are making sysadmins extinct

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Work for Amazon?

Think I'd rather rip my gnads off.

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PM Cameron leaps aboard Internet of Thingies

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Cringe

Is it wrong that I cringe whenever I hear of a politician either threatening to talk about technology or actually is talking about technology?

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Passenger jet grounded by two-hour insect attack

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Illegal Immigrants

So I presume that said bugs, if still alive have been sent to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nauru_detention_centre ?

Given our kleptomaniac ocker cousins famed levelheadedness and passion for fair play, integration of different peoples and love of nature and dingoes.

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Pics: 'Bitcoin ATMs' spring up in the US

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Pint

Bye Bye Money Bye Bye

https://twitter.com/mtgox <--- oh look....all gone!

https://bitcoinfoundation.org/blog/?p=462 <---- oh look....all gone MkII

Mines a pint.

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