9 posts • joined Tuesday 26th June 2007 08:10 GMT
Well it costs my business £35/year to register for data protection act. Yes, a mandatory registration which AFAIK is completely automated and I have to pay that each year. What a rip off.
I think it's disgraceful that I'm paying for a service and yet in common use - train from Hampshire to Waterloo, train to Manchester, or just random locations (in the countryside or in the middle of large towns an cities, it's common for it to be next to worthless.
I'd swap provider in an instant to one who provided connectivity when and where I wanted it, rather than just occasionally.
Anyone with flash should remove it due to these dreadful (and never ending) security holes.
Anyone who wants it can't get it.
So basically any website which uses it is unusable.
Looks like the (welcome) death of Flash to me.
sign me up!
The Agile _Date_ Center? Sounds good to me (albeit a bit American). I've been practicing pilates which should help, however on second thoughts I suspect the number of babes reading the register is pretty low :-(
What about current major train services?
The current situation - where travelling from Basingrad to Waterloo (45mins) 3G "data service" is basically unusable is pretty darn shoddy though.
I'm sure they (mobile phone companies) know where the blackspots are, but then why should they fix it - they'd only be providing the service you had paid them for. If the phones worked better at least I'd only have to listen to annoying twits once, rather then hearing "hello? are you there?" ten times.
So they carefully decrypt the data and then forward it unsecured by email unless it it large? Surely they should just force the end-user to either:
a) have a clue and have encrypted software installed and be educated in its use
b) force them to use HTTPS to pick up the data
Security isn't easy, but making such a half-baked approach is pretty crap. I wonder if we'll be able to sue the government for compensation _when_ they lose our data.
Oh, and if the DVD is encrypted, why bother sending it via courier - 2nd class post will be just as good thank you.
Time to patch
The fact that some organisations take a month to roll out an urgent security patch isn't an excuse. It's just another problem that those organisations needs to sort out.
Taking time to test thoroughly is good, but there needs to be a sliding scale of risk due to not testing and risk due to not patching.
I patched all our nameservers and customers on the day Debian shipped them.
Today I raised a ticket on both our upstream work DNS servers and Eclipse.
Thank you for letting us know.
We are currently aware of this issue. Our entire DNS platform is currently due
for upgrade, And we will be installing measures to prevent exploitation of DNS
Whilst it's not too bad, why does it take _so_ long. It's not that difficult - it needs testing on a test environment (which of course they will have) and then rolling out. 2-3 days tops.
IIRC Google's hard disk analysis showed no difference between "desktop" and "enterprise" disks when it came to MTBF.
It amused me when looking at MTBF's of various components for a project - hard disks had an MTBF about twenty times higher than motherboards or any PCI card - which is definitely not my experience and I've seen systems with hundreds of computers so I have a reasonable idea.
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